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Originally born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, moving shortly afterwards to Canada (as the family was pulled in tow by his father's pro football career), ERIC ALLAN KRAMER eventually received his Bachelors in Fine Arts (Acting) at the University of Alberta. Working as an actor and fight choreographer in various projects, both on stage and in film, Eric made a turn south for Los Angeles after working with GARY SANDY (WKRP IN CINCINNATI) in a production of THE FOREIGNER that ran at the La Mirada Theatre. From there he landed the role of THOR in his first made for television movie, THE INCREDIBLE HULK RETURNS. He has since guest starred and recurred on such series as MURDER SHE WROTE, ROSEANNE, CHEERS, WINGS, SEINFELD, EMPTY NEST, ELLEN, HOPE AND GLORIA, LOIS AND CLARK, NASH BRIDGES, NEWS RADIO, MAD ABOUT YOU, JAG, MALCOLM AND EDDIE, DHARMA AND GREG, MURPHY BROWN, ARLISS, THAT 70'S SHOW, TWO AND A HALF MEN, PHIL OF THE FUTURE, THE KING OF QUEENS, WILL AND GRACE, MONK, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CSI, MY NAME IS EARL, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, and HUGE. He has also starred in several series, some of which include, DOWN HOME, BOB, THE HUGHLEYS and HOLLYWOOD RESIDENTIAL. Some movies include ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS, TRUE ROMANCE, HOLLYWOOD HIGH, THE ROUGH RIDERS, AMERICAN WEDDING, GRILLED, MANEATER and FLYING BY (with BILLY RAY CYRUS). One of the warmest memories being SURVIVING GILLIGAN'S ISLAND: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE LONGEST THREE HOUR TOUR IN HISTORY in which he was fortunate enough to be cast as the Skipper himself, ALAN HALE JR. He currently stars as BOB DUNCAN in the Disney Channel series, GOOD LUCK CHARLIE.

TOM BADAL (Moose/Chief)

Tom has starred on stage opposite Gena Rowlands twice, John Voight, Richard Chamberlain and Stephanie Powers, to name but a few. He has been directed by John Cassavetes, Kim Stanley, Elia Kazan, Barbara Baine and Harold Clurman. He is a lifetime member of the prestigious Actor's Studio. He has starred in Hedda Gagler, View from the Bridge, Prayer for my Daughter, The Third Day Comes, Love Streams, Jews Without Money, True West, God of Vengeance and Savage World. He performed on stage as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, King Lear (in which he directed and starred), and as Benjamin Franklin in a special staged and filmed production at Greystone Manor. Most recently he appeared as King Claudius in Hamlet. He was King Henry for the enormously successful Snickers Feast national commercial campaign. He has just finished the film The Miracle Man in which he plays the lead. He has produced written and directed for the stage and screen. He is delighted to be part of Dina Morrone's warm and charmingly delightful play.

JOHN CYGAN (Giuseppe)

Last season John portrayed Mr. Manningham in the Chestnut/TW production of Gaslight. John also played Mike Brady in TW's A Very Brady Musical and King Henry in The Lion In Winter. Feature Film Credits include the role of Twitch in this year's Oscar winning Best Animated Feature Toy Story 3, as well as the Oscar winner UP, Wall E, Cars, Ice Age II, Horton Hears a Who, Surfs Up, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatbals and plays several characters in Pixar's Cars Toons shorts series on The Disney Channel. Other TV credits include series regular roles on The Commish, Bob (with Bob Newhart), Alive And Kicking (with Olympia Dukakis and Richard Mulligan) and Crow's Nest. Guest appearances include The Shield, Becker, Fraiser, The X Files, Diagnosis Murder, NYPD Blue, to name a few. John's voice has also been heard on over 200 commercials and more than 30 video games including Star Wars, Medal Of Honor, Mafia II, Lord Of The Rings, Everquest, Call of Juarez, Dead Island and others. John would like to dedicate his work in this production to his Italian immigrant father, James Vincent Padrone, who gave him a huge family to love, but not his name.


Connie stepped into the role of Maria at the eleventh hour (actually more like 11:59) when Mary Garripoli was unable to perform due to illness and was rushed to Emergency at 5:30 pm on the opening night of Moose On The Loose. Connie had the script for 1 day prior and performed brilliantly on book to rave reviews by the opening weekend audiences. The entire cast and crew of Moose On The Loose is grateful for her courage, tour de force performance and for saving what could have been a disastrous opening night. She brings to the role all she can from her 100% Italian heritage, as well as loving memories of her grandparents to help her to bring this character to life. Connie has studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner and additionally with Stella Adler. She has been a member of Theatre West since 1985 and this is the third “Mother” she has played in recent times. Connie was last seen as Nadine in Theatre West’s production of The Socialization of Ruthie Shapiro, and was the Italian mother in Thicker than Water by Roy Botacchio. She was a member of the famed LaMaMa ETC company in New York with director Andrei Serban and the Company Theatre in Los Angeles. Her television credits include the Emmy Award winning series for PBS called TNRC Presents and guest stars on Three’s Company and Married with Children. Connie has a successful business representing top directors for television commercials. She wants to thank this amazing cast and production team for all their love, help and support.


Johnny is thrilled to be part of this production, his first at Theatre West! An actual California native, Johnny is a second-generation Italian-American. Johnny recently played Clopin in the Crown City Theatre Company's original production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." His television credits include Nickelodeon's Victorious, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, and the Bill-O'Reilly-scorned Starbucks commercial with the "Town-Hall yellers." Johnny is proud to have been in several Skylight Theatre productions, including "Balm in Gilead," "Time of Your Life," with Tony winner John Glover, directed by Emmy winning director/producer Gene Reynolds. Johnny has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, which he puts to no use whatsoever on the stage. However, his Bachelor's in Journalism from the aforementioned school has taught him to wield a pencil with great accuracy upon the current script.

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