ABOUT THE CAST
TOM GREEN (Duff) Tom Green is fast becoming one of the hottest comedic talents in motion pictures today. Tom was seen last summer in the New Regency feature Freddy Got Fingered,” which was his feature film directorial debut. In addition to starring, Tom co-wrote the film with long time writing partner Derek Harvie. He also recently launched his own production company, Bob Green Films, which has a three-year, first look deal with Fox based Regency Enterprises for film and television.
Despite his recent forays in to feature films, Tom continues to star in and produce television specials. This past June, the WB aired a half hour special entitled “The Skateboard Show,” which Tom executive produced and starred in. This past March, Tom returned to the MTV airwaves with his one hour special “Tom Green’s Subway Monkey Hour,” in which he headed to Japan to visit it’s many attractions and stir up trouble.
Tom’s other feature film credits include a role in the box office hit Charlie’s Angels and a starring role in the smash comedy hit Road Trip, directed by Todd Phillips. In November 2001, Tom fulfilled his longtime goal of hosting “Saturday Night Live,” which received its highest ratings for the season.
Green began his career as an amateur stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Ottawa, Ontario. While taking a television production course at Algonquin College, Green released Organized Rhyme: Check the O.R., a rap album under the Island Records label. Two music videos were released with the album, one of which earned the band a Canadian Juno Award nomination.
After the release of his album, he developed and hosted “The Midnight Caller,” a radio show that aired on the University of Ottawa’s CHUO. The show was the most popular program on the station for several years.
After graduating from college, Green pitched an idea for a talk show to Rogers Community Television in Ottawa. After only four episodes, “The Tom Green Show” was already a hit with viewers and media alike. Three years later, The Comedy Network picked up the show where it has continued to grow in popularity on a national level. Green not only starred in the show, but also wrote, edited and created the music for the series. The second, 13-episode season of “The Tom Green Show” began on The Comedy Network on December 4, 1998. MTV bought “The Tom Green Show,” for the U.S. audience, which premiered on the network on January 25, 1999. The series was picked up by Australia’s thecomedychannel and began airing there in December of 2000. The show also airs around the world on MTV.
With a flourishing career that includes an Independent Spirit Award and three upcoming studio features, JASON LEE (John) is solidly establishing himself among critics, directors and peers alike.
Lee made a strong impression as Jeff Bebe, the lead singer for the rock band Stillwater in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, and then as Brian Shelby, the best friend to Tom Cruise's character, in Crowe's Golden Globe award-winning Vanilla Sky.
He next stars as the romantic lead in the comedy A Guy Thing. He plays a marketing executive who fears he may have committed the ultimate betrayal to his fianceé (Selma Blair), when he wakes up the morning following his bachelor party next to a tiki dancer (Julia Stiles). He also appears in director Lawrence Kasdan's upcoming ensemble thriller Dreamcatcher.
Born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, Lee turned a childhood pastime of skateboarding into a professional career. After moving to Los Angeles in his early twenties, however, he developed an interest in acting.
Lee's big break came in 1995 with the lead role in writer-director Kevin Smith's comedy, Mallrats, in which he deftly portrayed the inconsiderate slacker, Brodie. He went on to star in Smith's Chasing Amy (1997), for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his role as Ben Affleck's insecure, outspoken roommate, Banky. He next showcased his intuitive timing as the demonic Azrael in Smith's supernatural comedy Dogma (1999), and he reprised his Chasing Amy role in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).
His additional feature credits include: director Barry Sonnenfeld's ensemble comedy Big Trouble; the comedy Heartbreakers with Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt; Kasdan's ensemble comedy Mumford; the political action-thriller Enemy of the State; Kissing A Fool; and American Cuisine.
Lee has most recently established the non-profit Jason Lee Foundation for the Arts (www.jasonleefoundation.org), to support artists and artistic projects.
LESLIE MANN (Elaine) is perhaps best known for her starring role opposite Brendan Fraser in the 1997 summer hit “George of the Jungle.” Last year she starred in the feature Timecode. Prior to that she starred opposite Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick in the dark comedy Cable Guy, The (1996). The California native’s other feature film credits include Big Daddy (1999), Things I Never Told You, She’s The One, Last Man Standing and Orange County.