ABOUT THE CAST
SCOTT MECHLOWICZ (Scotty Thomas) graduated with honors from the UCLA Conservatory Acting Program before landing his role in “Eurotrip.” The part of Scotty marks his first leading role in a feature film.
Immediately following production on “Eurotrip” in Prague, Mechlowicz flew to Portland, Oregon, to begin production on the independent film “Mean Creek,” in which he co-stars with Rory Culkin.
Born in New York and raised in Texas, Mechlowicz moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA in 2001.
MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG (Jenny) is best known for her role as Buffy’s sister Dawn on the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress. On the big screen, Trachtenberg made an auspicious feature film debut at the age of 10, starring in the title role of “Harriet the Spy,” opposite Rosie O’Donnell. Trachtenberg won the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film for her work in that film. She later earned another Young Artist Award nomination for her role in the family hit “Inspector Gadget,” opposite Matthew Broderick.
Following “Eurotrip,” Trachtenberg stars with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the independent film drama “Mysterious Skin,” based on the novel by Scott Helm and directed by Gregg Araki. She is next set to star as a brainy girl who realizes her dream of becoming a champion figure skater in “Ice Princess.” On television, Trachtenberg is currently filming a four-episode arc on HBO’s award-winning series “Six Feet Under.” She is also featured in Trapt’s new music video for the single “Echo.”
A native New Yorker, Trachtenberg began acting at the age of three when she appeared in her first television commercial. Her early credits include the television series “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” and “Meego,” the daytime drama “All My Children,” and the telefilms “Christmas in My Hometown” and “A Father’s Choice.” She also appeared in such independent features as “Can’t Be Heaven,” “The Cage” and “Melissa.”
Trachtenberg was recently named by Teen People as one of the “20 Teens Who Will Change the World” for her active participation in a number of charities, including many anti-drug campaigns.
JACOB PITTS (Cooper Harris) recently appeared in the film “K-19: The Widowmaker,” with Harrison Ford. His credits also include the independent feature “Pipe Dream,” and the award-winning short “Zen and the Art of Landscaping.”
His television credits include starring roles in the acclaimed Lifetime movie “We Were the Mulvaneys” and Showtime’s “A Separate Peace.” He has also guest starred on such series as “Sex and the City,” “Law & Order” and “Ed.”
Pitts began his career on the New York stage and made his Broadway debut as Fleance in “Macbeth,” starring Kelsey Grammer. He has also been seen in a number of off-Broadway productions, including “Lost In Space” at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
TRAVIS WESTER (Jamie) recently appeared in the feature film “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.” The part of Jamie in “Eurotrip” is his first starring role in a feature film.
On television, Wester appeared for one year on “Beverly Hills 90210” in the role of Austin Sanders, and co-starred in the MTV movie “Spring Break Lawyer.” He has also had guest roles on such series as “ER,” “Six Feet Under,” “Scrubs,” “Felicity” and “Boston Public.”
JESSICA BOEHRS (Mieke), who makes her American film debut in “Eurotrip,” hails from Germany where she began acting at age 13. German television audiences know her for her work on several series, most notably “Marienhof.” She has also served as a host on a number of television shows and at European youth fairs and music fairs.
In addition to acting, Boehrs is a popular musical artist in Germany, where her CD, “Novaspace,” has been a success, spawning the hit singles “Time After Time” and “Beds are Burning.” Her follow-up album, titled “Cubes,” is due out later this year.
LUCY LAWLESS (Madame Vandersexxx) still has a loyal following of fans from her cult hit television show “Xena: Warrior Princess,” which ran from 1995 to 2001. She first played the role of Xena as a recurring character on the series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” which led to her own series. Last year, she had a regular role on the series “Tarzan.”
On the big screen, Lawless was recently seen in Sam Raimi’s blockbuster film “Spider-Man.” She next stars in the horror thriller “Boogeyman,” due out later this year.
VINNIE JONES (Mad Maynard) first came to fame as a world-class soccer player in his native England before making his feature film debut in Guy Ritchie’s “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” He later reunited with Ritchie in the film “Snatch,” in which he co-starred with Brad Pitt. Jones has also collaborated with director Dominic Sena on the films “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” with Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie, and “Swordfish,” with John Travolta and Halle Berry.
Jones can currently be seen in the crime comedy “The Big Bounce.” His upcoming films include “Tooth,” “Blast!,” “Hollywood Flies,” “Slipstream,” “The Filthy War” and “Guns, Money and Homecooking.”
FRED ARMISEN (Creepy Italian Guy) is currently in his third season as a featured player on “Saturday Night Live.” He will next be seen on the big screen in the comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” starring Will Ferrell, which is due out this summer.
Armisen previously appeared in the independent feature “Melvin Goes to Dinner,” and the family film “Like Mike.” He has also been heard as a voice on the television series “Crank Yankers.”