Sol Goode : About The Cast

"Sol Goode"
From his memorable debut as the star of Lord of the Flies in 1990, Balthazar Getty has played an array of strong, complicated characters. He has worked with a number of respected filmmakers, also co-starring in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, which starred Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis; Ridley Scott's White Squall, starring Jeff Bridges; and David Lynch's Lost Highway, starring Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette. Balthazar's recent credits include Run for the Money, co-starring Val Kilmer and Christian Slater, and Deuces Wild, starring Stephen Dorff and Brad Renfro.

"Justin Sax"
Jamie Kennedy has been working non-stop since his groundbreaking performance in Wes Craven's Scream and Scream 2, for which he won a Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actor/Horror, Kennedy is currently writing, producing and starring in the new hit WB series, JKK The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. This new variety show is best described as hidden camera meets Mad TV. He's also busy writing and will star in a new Warner Bros. film called, Suckaz, based on one of the characters Kennedy created and often portrays on JKX, Brad Gluckman.

Kennedy was most recently seen in Warner Brothers feature Bait starring Jamie Foxx and David Morse. He is also known for his role in New Line Cinema's feature Boiler Room, which also starred Ben Affleck, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel and Scott Caan. In 1999, Kennedy co-starred in the Warner Brothers feature Three Kings. Directed by David O. Russell, Kennedy teamed up with George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze. In addition, Kennedy co-starred in the Universal feature Bowfinger with Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin and Heather Graham.

Kennedy's other credits include the independent feature Sparkler with Freddie Prinze Jr, Enemy Of The State opposite Will Smith and Gene Hackman, The Debtors with Randy Quaid and Michael Caine, STARF*CKER, William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio, Clockwatchers, Bongwater, and The Specials. Kennedy currently resides in Los Angeles.

"Bernie Best"
Cheri Oteri came to national attention as a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1995-2000, where she created several memorable characters, including her unforgettable satirical takeoff of newswoman, Barbara Walters. Oteri has also guest starred on the hit series Ally McBeal, as well as Just Shoot Me. Her feature work covers both the independent and studio worlds in such films as Inspector Gadget, starring Matthew Broderick; Scary Movie, starring Courtney Cox and David Arquette; Love & Sex, starring Famke Janssen; and most recently, Sol Goode.

Up next for Johnathon is his starring role next to James Caan in USA Network's "Hearts of Men. " A busy actor, Schaech will also play the title role in the ABC production "Judas," which was written and produced by Tom Fontana. Recently, Johnathon was seen in two feature films including "The Sweetest Thing," opposite Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. He also costarred in the independent feature: "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog," with Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright-Penn and Lynn Redgrave, which premiered at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival.

Johnathon has also kept himself active co-starring in the Danny Comden written independent feature "Sol Goode," with Balthazar Getty, Natasha Gregson-Wagner, and Jamie Kennedy. He recently starred in the Sony feature, "The Forsaken," with Kerr Smith and Brendan Fehr and previously starred in the Fox series "Time of Your Life," opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt. 1998 was a breakthrough year for Johnathon as he starred in five very different roles; co-starring with Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow in the Tri-Star thriller "Hush,", "Welcome to Woop Woop" for director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Johnathon was also seen in two films that hit the festival circuit, most notably, the Toronto Film Festival entry "Graceland," opposite Harvey Keitel in the story of an eccentric drifter (Keitel), claiming to be Elvis Presley.
Schaech also starred opposite Guy Pearce and Emily Lloyd in director Roberta Hanley's "Woundings," which appeared at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles. Also, Johnathon appeared as the legendary Harry Houdini in "Houdini," directed by Pen Densham (Moll Flanders), which aired on TNT. Schaech's key earlier film roles include starring in Tom Hanks' "That Thing You Do", Greg Araki's "The Doom Generation," Franco Zefferelli's "The Sparrow," and "How to make an American Quilt. "

After attracting attention for her role on the long running, and highly popular, Beverly Hills 90210, Tori Spelling has transitioned from television to feature films, receiving critical acclaim for her role in The House of Yes, opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. and Parker Posey. Making its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, this dark indie comedy was released by Miramax Films in 1997. In 1999, Spelling went on to star in Trick, along with Christian Campbell, which also made its debut at Sundance before its eventual release by Fine Line. Recently, Tori Spelling has also starred in the comedy blockbuster, Scary Movie 2, in addition to her role in, Sol Goode.

Katharine Towne, daughter of famed Chinatown screenwriter Robert Towne, has starred in nearly twenty features since her acting debut in 1998. These films include: She's All That, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. ; Go, starring Sarah Polley; What Lies Beneath, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer; Town and Country, starring Warren Beatty; Sol Goode, starring Balthazar Getty and Johnathan Schaech; and the upcoming Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon. Towne's acting credits also include The Bachelor, starring Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zellweger and Evolution, starring both David Duchovny and Julianne Moore.

Natasha Gregson Wagner returned to television last fall in the Fox drama series "Pasadena," opposite Dana Delaney. She also recently starred on the big screen starring opposite Jon Bon Jovi in Screen Gems' "John Carpenter Presents Vampires: Les Muertos. " Wagner received acclaim for her role opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Heather Graham in James Toback's highly complex exploration of modern relationships, "Two Girls and a Guy" and was most recently seen opposite John Cusack in "High Fidelity. " Additional film credits include Larry Clark's "Another Day in Paradise," with Melanie Griffith and James Woods, the Sundance Film Festival hit "First Love, Last Rites" opposite Giovanni Ribisi; David Lynch's hallucinogenic "Lost Highway" with Patricia Arquette and Bill Pullman; the hit comedy "High School High"; "Dead Beauty"; "SFW" with Stephen Dorff; "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; and "Fathers and Sons. " On television, Wagner has starred in "Hefner" and in Mary Lambert's installment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" anthology series, entitled "Dragstrip Girl. " She also starred in "The Substitute" and "Tainted Blood," both for the USA Network.

Wagner resides in Los Angeles.

"Sol's Dad"
Robert Wagner is one of the most popular and successful stars in the entertainment industry, boasting three hit series to his credit in addition to an impressive list of feature and television films. As a young man under contract to 20th Century Fox, where Wagner was cast by the renowned, Darryl F. Zanuck in "With a Song in My Heart. " Although the part lasted only a scant minute, his performance as a crippled soldier responding to the song of Susan Hayward brought immediate public reaction to the studio.

When highly respected actor, Spencer Tracy saw him in "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef' he requested Wagner for the role of his son in "Broken Lance. " Tracy was so impressed with Wagner; he again cast the talented actor as his brother in "The Mountain. " A small sample of his numerous film credits include such well known hits as "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story," "The Pink Panther," "The Curse of the Pink Panther," "Midway," "The Towering Inferno," "Banning," "Harper," "Prince Valiant," "The True Story of Jesse James," and "All The Fine Young Cannibals. " Most recently, Wagner re-visited his role of "Number Two," the villainous henchman to Dr. Evil, the archenemy of Mike Myers' title character in "Austin Powers: In Goldmember. " Wagner has also appeared in the Antonio Bandaras directed film "Crazy In Alabama" and "Wild Things," starring Matt Dillon.

On television, Wagner has starred in three long-running series including his Emmy nominated role as Alexander Munday in "It Takes a Thief," with Fred Astaire, "Switch," with Eddie Albert and Sharon Gless, in addition to "Hart to Hart," with Stefanie Powers. Since the end of "Hart to Hart's" original run, the actor has produced eight more movies of the popular series for both NBC and cable television's Family Channel. He also went on to star with Jaclyn Smith in the top-rated miniseries "Windmills of the Gods," based on Sidney Sheldon's best-selling novel; with Angie Dickinson in the miniseries "Pearl"; with Audrey Hepburn in "Love Among Thieves"; with Lesley Anne Down in both "Indiscreet" and "North and South III," with Joanne Woodward in "A Kiss Before Dying"; and with Elizabeth Taylor in "There Must Be a Pony," which he also executive produced.

In 1976, Sir Laurence Olivier chose Wagner to star in the television adaptation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," in which he also co-starred with Natalie Wood, his late wife.
In addition to his numerous film and television ventures, Wagner also tours the world performing A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters" with actress Stefanie Powers. Robert Wagner enjoys golfing and spending time with his 3 daughters, Katie (Television Personality), Natasha (Actress) and Courtney (Artist).

Author : Lions Gate Films