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Cast Biographies


Jordan Gavaris

2007 proved to be an exciting year for rookie actor Jordan Gavaris

After graduating from high school in spring 2007 he embarked on path not unfamiliar to his friends and family and enrolled in university studies beginning the following September.

Around the same time Jordan considered pursuing an interest in acting.  This pursuit would temporarily derail his first semester of academic post-secondary education.

Jordan Gavaris celebrated his 18th birthday on September 25, 2007.  The same day principal photography began on his first role - as lead character in the feature film 45 RPM. And, 17 shooting days later marked the completion of his first role.

Jordan now works to balance his studies and continuing work in film, television and theatre productions while residing in Ontario, Canada.

Justine Banszky 

Justine Banszky caught the attention of casting directors while auditioning in her hometown of Edmonton, Canada.

Justine's relative inexperience will come as a surprise to the audience of her inaugural role in 45 RPM as she appears with the grace and talent of an industry veteran.

She continues her studies and resides with her family in Edmonton.



August Schellenberg

August Werner Schellenberg was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 25, 1936 to a Swiss father and an English-Mohawk mother. He lived in Montreal until moving to Toronto, Ontario, where he made his home from 1967 until 1995. Currently living in Dallas, he is married to actress Joan Karasevich and is the father of three daughters.

August is a lifelong athlete, a champion diver and boxer in his youth who currently participates in celebrity charity sporting events. He has taught acting seminars at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and at York University, both in Toronto. He continues to conduct motivational workshops in schools and for cultural and community organizations across North America.

A 1966 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, August began his acting career in the theatre with a six-month tour of Ontario performing for high school students with the Crest Theatre Hour Company. 

August has appeared at Ontario's renowned Shaw and Stratford festivals; at Stratford he received the 1967 Tyrone Guthrie Award for most promising young actor.

The early Canadian classic film Rip Off in 1971 marks the beginning of a film career that has spanned almost four decades and includes: Power Play (Peter O'Toole), Bear Island (Vanessa Redgrave), Bruce Beresford's Black Robe and Terrence Malick's The New World (Colin Farrell, Christian Bale).

His diverse television achievements include August's Emmy-nominated portrayal of Sitting Bull in Dick Wolf's HBO production Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee also starring Adam Beach, Aidan Quinn, and Anna Paquin.

August was presented with the National Theatre School of Canada's Gascon-Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award upon wrapping production on 45 RPM.

MacKenzie Porter 

MacKenzie Porter was born in Medicine Hat, Canada.  The 18-year-old actor began her performing career at a young age alongside her family of musicians.

MacKenzie has appeared in several roles including the highly entertaining television series Dinosapiens for the BBC.

Her film credits include Christmas in Wonderland alongside Patrick Swayze and Tim Curry.

She is the sister of Canadian Idol winner Kalan Porter. When not travelling for work, MacKenzie makes her home on the family ranch outside Medicine Hat.

Michael Madsen

Michael Soren Madsen was born September 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. His sister is Academy Award nominated actress Virginia Madsen. Michael's acting career started at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where he served as an apprentice actor under John Malkovich.

Soon after his apprenticeship, he was cast in a small role in his first movie War Games. He moved to Los Angeles and appeared in a series of minor film roles, including playing baseball player Bump Bailey in The Natural, a deranged killer in Kill Me Again, and Susan Sarandon's tough but touching boyfriend "Jimmy" in Thelma & Louise.

He played a razor-wielding, sadistic ex-con and jewel thief, "Mr. Blonde", in the film Reservoir Dogs. The film gained attention among film critics and fans, as did Michael's performance and the brutality of his character.

Subsequently, he was cast in a variety of supporting roles in major studio films, including Free Willy, Mulholland Falls, Species, and the critically acclaimed production Donnie Brasco.

Michael has appeared in several television series, including Vengeance Unlimited and most recently as "Don Everest" in the poker-themed ESPN series Tilt.

He resides with his family in Malibu, California.


Kim Coates

Canadian born actor Kim Coates was raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - not far from the set of 45 RPM.

With over 40 films to his credit, including director Michael Bay's feature film The Island, Hostage (Bruce Willis), Assault on Precinct 13 (Ethan Hawke) and Open Range (Annette Benning, Robert Duvall).

He has appeared in the Academy Award-winning films Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbour.

Kim has worked extensively in television and theatre including a portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in the Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire and in the title role in Macbeth at the Stratford Theatre.

Kim makes his home in Los Angeles, California.

Amanda Plummer

The daughter of Christopher Plummer and Tammy Grimes, Amanda Plummer was born in New York City on March 23, 1957.  

Her breakthrough role came when she starred opposite Robin Williams in The Fisher King (1991). However, Plummer may be best remembered for her work in the Quentin Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction (1994). Tarantino wrote the parts of two robbers who hold up a restaurant specifically for Plummer and her partner-in-screen-crime Tim Roth.

Since that stand-out role, Plummer has continued to appear in a wide variety of films, including The Prophecy (1995), Freeway (1996), and My Life Without Me (2003).

Terry David Mulligan

Terry David Mulligan is renowned as the host of Mulligan Stew on CKUA radio, and is a former West Coast Correspondent and On-air voice for Star! the Entertainment Information Station and was the host of Movie Television, seen in over 100 countries around the world.

Mulligan became a household name with his on-set visits to feature films and television series, conducting celebrity interviews and hosting his own specials. Well-known to viewers for years as host of Citytv's "MT - MovieTelevision," he joined Star! in 1999 after working as a segment producer for "Startv" - Star!'s signature magazine program. A native of British Columbia who now calls Penticton home, Terry started his career in radio as a DJ, spending two decades at stations including CFUN and CHUM. He moved into television as host of CBC's video show "Good Rockin' Tonight" before joining MuchMusic in 1985.

Mulligan continues to raise his acting profile on the West Coast dozens of appearances in both feature films and television. His many roles include "Disturbing Behaviour", "Robson Arms," "Fantastic Four," "The X-Files," "Millennium" and "Suddenly Naked."

Along with Jason Priestley, Mulligan hosts a new wine reality TV Show called "Hollywood & Vines," celebrating wine and the celebrities who love it.