Return to biography index

Brief Biographies
of Latter-day Saint and/or Utah
Film Personalities


Biographical sketches are arranged alphabetically on separate pages, by last name.
Click on the letters below:

A   Am   B   Be   Bl   Br   C   Ci   Co   D   Di   E   F   Fi   G   Go   H   He   Hi   I   J   Jo   K   L   Li   M   Mc   Mi
N   O   P   Pf   Q   R   Ri   S   Sh   Sl   St   T   U   V   W   Wh   Wi   X   Y   Z

Ryan Bradford
Lives in Park City, Utah. Made the short (15 min.) documentary film "An Evening Out," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: "Voyeur: French for one who lies in wait."
April Bradley
Electrician for Leucadia Film Corporation's "Coyote Summer" (1996) and "Just Like Dad" (1996). Best boy electric (i.e., 2nd in command to chief electrician/gaffer) for Leucadia's "The Paper Brigade" (1996).
Shawn Bradley
Latter-day Saint. Born 22 March 1972, Landstuhl, Germany. Professional basketball player. Tallest American to ever play in the NBA. Center for the Dallas Mavericks. Lengthy cameo appearance in the feature film "Space Jam" (1996). Cameo in "The Singles Ward" (2002). TV guest appearance on "Walker, Texas Ranger."
Anne Bradshaw
Latter-day Saint. Born and raised in England. Novelist. Author of Latter-day Saint Christian market novels, including Terracotta Summer and Chamomile Winter. Wrote the feature-length screenplay "Season of Fire," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival. Website:
Ken Brailsford
Executive producer of "Legacy West," the 1997 series of documentaries for PBS television, about the Latter-day Saint pioneers. The series, produced and directed by Kevin Mitchell, is available as a series of documentaries sold at Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Wallace Brazzeal
Latter-day Saint. Script supervisor for the classic short film "Cipher in the Snow" (1973), made at Brigham Young University. Lives in St. George, Utah. President/CEO of MB Media Group. Bio from company website:
In 1988 Wallace Brazzeal partnered with Brent Miner, to form MB Broadcasting. Brazzeal also manages Ink Well Advertising, one of the largest ad agencies in Southern Utah. He works to provide local programing and advertising media for local merchants on major networks in Washington County. The TV stations under the MB banner are also responsible for producing several national shows. Mr. Brazzeal works in many areas of the company focusing on team management and creative leadership. He has written and produce several award winning shows. He works in all areas of production including titling, animation, production management and directing. Brazzeal was President of Eagle International Motion pictures Distributing (1973-74) and has written many short stories, articles and published the book, Fabulous Gold and Where to Find It. He continues to writes scripts for radio and television commercials including infomercials. He was President of Publisher's Place (1974-76). Director of Creative Graphics (1975-76). President of Ink Well Communications (1977-95). President and Publisher of St. George Magazine/Publisher's Place Inc. (1982-86). He served on the Board of Directors for KUED Channel 7 (PBS, University of Utah - 1987-95). He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University in 1970. Masters Program/BYU 1971-1973, Juris Doctorate, Kensington University, 1990.
Bio excerpt from (
After graduation, he began a career in motion picture production. He worked as an Assistant Director, Director, and Associate Producer, and has more than a score of motion pictures to his credit, many of which have won national and international awards.

As a published writer, Wallace still finds enjoyment in writing an occasional short story. His interests in this area extend from a background in high school and college newspaper writing. Later, he helped develop screen plays, one of which, "A Christmas Child," was shown nationally on CBS. He produced the book "Fabulous Gold," including the layout design, most of the art, and the text.

Dustin Breau
Born 1970. Lives in Magna, Utah. Photography business owner and part-time actor. Auditioned for the TV series "Survivor" in 2002. Small role in the Tag Entertainment production "Dumb Luck" (2001), directed by Craig Clyde.
Jennifer Breeden
Lives in Provo, Utah. Costume supervisor for Blair Treu's direct-to-video movies "Just Like Dad" (1995), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996), as well as "Coyote Summer" (1996), another Leucadia production. Costumer for the TV movie "Divided by Hate" (1997).
John Breinholt
Latter-day Saint. Director of the independent feature film "We Didn't" (1997), featuring a film score by his brother, musician Peter Breinholt.
Stephanie Breinholt
See: Stephanie Foster-Breinholt.
Timmie Brennan
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Assistant location manager for the feature films "Bats" (1999) and "Drive Me Crazy" (1999), and for the TV movie "Dead by Midnight" (1997).
Wayne Brennan
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Wayne T. Brennan. Actor. Small roles or bit parts in the feature films "Little Secrets" (2002), "Wind River" (1998) and "Walking Thunder" (1997), and "The Legend of Grizzly Adams" (1990), the video game "The Pandora Directive" (1996), and the TV movies "Double Teamed" (2002), "The Darkling" (2000), "Windrunner" (1995), "The Avenging Angel" (1995) and "Neon City" (1992). Guest appearances on 2 episodes of "Touched by an Angel."
Jacen Brewer
Latter-day Saint. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lives in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Graduated from Olympus High School. Currently a film student at the University of Utah. Freelance videographer and editor. In July 2002 Brewer made the 6-minute documentary "Balance," which "explores the balancing that goes on within our spiritual, physical, and natural world. It is based on the book Finding True Balance by James LeVoy Sorenson. Brewer won Honorable Mention for the short film "The Bond Between Brothers," which he and his team (Spencer Christensen and Jason Ball) created as part of the 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon competition at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. Brewer is part of a group known as "Local Filmmakers," loosely organized by fellow filmmaker Spencer Christensen. The group is committed to making films which maintain high ethical as well as high artistic standards.
John-david Brewer
Producer, partner, and editor at Metropolis Integrated Media in Salt Lake City, Utah. Working for the ad agency Publicis, he created the United Health Care national ad campaign with spots titled Simple Message, Simple Truth, and Disclaimer, featuring Sparky Anderson, famed Latter-day Saint actress Ruth Hale and St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play-announcer Jack Buck. Bio from MIM website,
A skilled director, producer and editor, John-david brings over 10 years of film and video experience to Metropolis. He has produced and directed documentaries, advertising and direct-response television campaigns and training videos for national and international clients. John-david has created successful productions for United Health Care, Franklin Covey, Publicis, Mug Root Beer,, and U.S. Senator Robert Bennett.

Brent Brewington
Lives in Park City, Utah. Boom operator for over 22 TV movies and feature films, including: American Pie 2 (2001); Tombstone (1993); Road Trip (2000); The Way of the Gun (2000); The Sandlot (1993); Drive Me Crazy (1999); Bats (1999); A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989); The Crow: Salvation (2000); Gang Related (1997); and more.
Brandi Brian
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Production coordinator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), which was made in large part by her relatives, including the film's star Will Swenson and the director Kurt Hale.
Kam Brian
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Grandson of the legendary theater founders and playwrights Nathan and Ruth Hale. Younger brother of feature film director Kurt Hale. Kam has a bit part as a waiter in his brother's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Montana Brian
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Sandy, Utah. Daughter of director Kurt Hale. Appears briefly in her father's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Sherry Brian
Latter-day Saint. Eldest daughter of legendary theater founders and playwrights Nathan and Ruth Hale. Mother of feature film director Kurt Hale. Aunt of actor Will Swenson. Listed as one of 12 "associate producers" for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), which was directed by her son Kurt Hale. Has a small role as "Nancy Powers," the mother of the lead female character, in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003), directed by Kurt Hale.
Joseph Brickey
Latter-day Saint. Born in Utah. Painter. Credited with original paintings in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). In 2001 he was called as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to paint murals for temples and visitors' centers around the world. Many of his paintings are compiled in the best-selling book When Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem. Production artist and designer for "A Voice from the Dust," a series of feature films based on the Book of Mormon. Bio from the project website (
In creating a great motion picture, many artistic renderings will be created to facilitate the actual photography of the Motion Picture. The aesthetic perceptions of artist Brickey will be of tremendous value to the overall development of the artistic expression of A Voice from the Dust: Journey to the Promised Land. Described as a "breathtaking rendering" of sacred scenes of the birth of Christ, Brickey's book of paintings, When Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem, was an immediate success. Brickey paints in the style reminiscent of the Old Masters through his use of color, light, form, composition, and a profound use of symbolism. Brickey believes that "art should both measure up in the museum and capture the common heart. The greatest art is that which generates the greatest good." His award-winning paintings have been displayed in both the prestigious Springville Museum of Art and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building as well as in LDS Church publications. He also has paintings in the Salt Lake Temple and the Salt Lake Temple Square Visitors Center. He is currently painting the murals for the LDS Copenhagen Temple.

Curtis Brien
Latter-day Saint. Lives in New York City. Producer of the low-budget feature film "Hold the Door" (2001). Actor in the award-winning documentary "Forgotten Voyage: The Mormon Sea Trek that Sparked the Gold Rush" (2002), directed by New York City-based Latter-day Saint filmmaker Scott Tiffany.
Curtis Briggs
Latter-day Saint. Served a full-time mission. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Company: Slickrock Motion Pictures. Director of the independent direct-to-video feature film "Into the Paradise" (1999). Director of the documentary videos "Dead Sea Scrolls: Unraveling the Mystery" (1998 Discovery Channel) and "LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls" (PBS).
Jaron Briggs
Assistant film editor for "Message in a Cell Phone" (2000).
Doren Brim
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short documentary "La Traviata: An Opera Character Study" (2001).
Alicia Brimhall
Lives in Provo, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Alicia K. Brimhall. Locations/cleanup, props (50's stuff), carpenters, medical technicians. Heptathalete (competed in heptathlon) with the BYU track and field team (2000).
Cynthia Brimhall
Born 10 March 1964, Ogden, Utah. Model and actress. Has primarily played the part of "Edy Stark" in multiple R-rated "T&A" videos, including: Picasso Trigger (1988); Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987); Guns (1990); Do or Die (1991); Hard Hunted (1992); Fit to Kill (1993). "Every Breath" (1993) was a minor "non-Edy" dramatic role. Has been in 3 Playboy Playmates videos.
Sterling Brimley
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Brother of actor Wilford Brimley. Plays the mayor in Richard Dutcher's "Brigham City" (2001). Appears in the direct-to-video Latter-day Saint-themed film "Christmas Mission" (1999). Appears in the game "The Pandora Directive" (1996). TV guest appearances on "Promised Land" and "Touched by an Angel."
Wilford Brimley
Latter-day Saint (non-practicing). Born 27 September 1934, Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor. Has appeared in over 60 movies, mostly in major roles, including: The Round and Round (2002); Brigham City (2001); Cocoon: The Return (1988); Cocoon (1985); The Firm (1993); The Progeny (1999); Summer of the Monkeys (1998); In & Out (1997); My Fellow Americans (1996); Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985); Country (1984); The Natural (1984); Harry and Son (1984); High Road to China (1983); The Thing (1982); All My Friends Are Cowboys (1998; PBS).
Melissa Brinkerhoff
Lives in Ogden, Utah with her husband Paul Brinkerhoff. Bit part as a person in the art exhibit crowd in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Mindi Jo Brinkerhoff
Lives in Provo, Utah. Hair stylist and make-up artist.
David Broberg
Latter-day Saint. Graduated in 1987 from Brigham Young University with a BFA degree in film. Lives in Simi Valley, California with his wife, Debbie. In 1998 was living in Thousand Oaks, California. Member of the Motion Pictures Editors Guild. Film editor for the LDS Cinema feature film "Suits on the Loose" (2005), which was the first movie from Orem-based HaleStorm to be filmed in California. Assistant editor for feature films including: Children of the Struggle (1999); 8MM (1999); Titanic (1997); That Darn Cat (1997) (first assistant film editor); Father of the Bride Part II (1995); Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994); Father Hood (1993). Slated to be the film editor for "A Voice from the Dust," a series of feature films based on the Book of Mormon (not yet in production). Writer and director of the 1988 KBYU-PBS special "Buckaroo Bard." Second assistant director for the award-winning BYU student film "Wildest Dreams" (1986). Bio from the project website (
With talent enhanced and experience forged by association with such film legends as James Cameron and Joel Schumacher, Broberg's sense of telling the story through picture and sound editing is exceptional. Film Editor credits include: Children of the Struggle, Angel, Baby!, and the Network/Airline versions of: Men in Black, A Knight's Tale, Ali, Finding Forrester, Godzilla, Riding in Cars with Boys, Deep End of the Ocean, Random Hearts, Blue Streak, Mirror Has Two Faces, and Terminal Velocity. First Assistant Film Editor credits include: Titanic (Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Film Editing), That Darn Cat, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale; other experience includes, The Parent Trap, Father of the Bride II, Phenomenon, Father Hood, Forget Paris, Alive, Oscar, Three Men and a Little Lady.
Bio from Fall/Winter 1998 issue of Audience, BYU Theater and Film Department newsletter ( audience_fw_98.pdf):
After graduating with a film production BFA in 1987, I went to work for Disney Studios in Burbank, California. I started as a production assistant in television and then later became a coordinator in their feature production department, working on such films as Three Men and a Little Lady, Oscar, Father of the Bride, and Alive. After five years, I left Disney to work freelance as an assistant film editor. My assistant editing credits include Father Hood, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, Father of the Bride II, Phenomenon, and That Darn Cat. For the last year and four months I've been the first assistant editor on Jim Cameron's film, Titanic (which was a very difficult yet rewarding project).

Lisa Broberg
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah with her husband, David Broberg. Director of the short film "Car Crash." [NOTE: Lisa Broberg's husband has a similar name but is NOT the same person as LDS film editor David Broberg who graduated from BYU in 1987 and has lived in California for most of his career.]
Nicole Broberg
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Swing gang for "The Crow: Salvation" (2000) and the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999).
Wally Broberg
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Midvale, Utah. Director of photography of "The Little Pioneers", "The Shoes" and "Wild Horse Hermit." Producer/director of "A Tie That Binds", "Cry to the Wind", "Preservation of Green Space", "The Magic Gift."
Lino Brocka
Latter-day Saint. First convert to the Church in the Philippines. Served as a full-time missionary in Hawaii, then attended Brigham Young University-Hawaii, but left before graduating. Later not an active churchgoer. Writer/director. Regarded as the greatest filmmaker in the history of the Philippines. Profile Page
McKell Brockbank
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short film "A Candle is Burning."
Clark Bronson
Utah filmmaker, naturalist and artist. Made the videos "Animals and Art" and "Black Bear Basics."
J. Scott Bronson
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Scott Bronson. Writer, actor, playwright. Won the Association for Mormon Letters (AML) Award in 2002 for his play "Stones." Had the 3rd billed role in the Crystal Heart Award-winning short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers. Minor role as a carpenter in Richard Dutcher's "Brigham City" (2001). Minor roles in at least 10 TV movies, including: Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2000); Anya's Bell (1999); Not In This Town (1997); The Stand (1994 miniseries). TV guest roles on "The Visitor" and "Touched by an Angel." Author of One Soul, a novel commissioned by Richard Dutcher based on characters and situations in Dutcher's feature film "God's Army" (2000). One Soul focused on "Elder Dalton," the terminally ill character portrayed by Dutcher himself in the movie. Bio from cast notes for Stones (March 2003):
A native of San Diego, where his love for theatre was also born, Scott came to Utah twenty-one years ago so that his friend, John, would have a room-mate while schooling at BYU. Scott soon got himself going to school at BYU as well and continued his studies in theatre. After a few years Scott fell in love with the incomparable Lynne Davis and got married and got kids (five) and got stuck. While in Utah he has performed in scores of stage and small screen productions. Scott is also Artistic Director for the Nauvoo Theatrical Society.

Kimberly D. Bronson
Latter-day Saint. Speaks Portuguese. Lives in Utah. Previously lived in Tucson, Arizona. Mother of 4 children. College graduate; studied at Brigham Young University and Utah State University. Owner/director of Showtime Performing Company, a Music/Dance/Theatre Studio (founded circa 1995). Played "Emily" in the LDS Seminary video "As I Have Loved You." Performed on stage at Little London Dinner Theatre, StageStop Theatre, BYU, Playmill Theatre, Ricks College, etc. Roles include playing Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at BYU's Neike Theatre. Has directed multiple plays.
Kyle Bronson
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah County. Also credited as: Kyle Lyndon Bronson. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short student film "285, The Movie," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival. Swing gang for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Savalias Brooks
Utah-based actor. African-American. Height: 6' 2"; weight: 180 lbs. Guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel." Featured in the NuSkin-produced short film "Walls" (2002), directed by Martin Anderson. Small role as "Troy" in the Latter-day Saint-themed comedy feature "The Singles Ward" (2002). Played a guard in the Latter-day Saint-themed romantic feature "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Matt Broten
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Matthew C. Broten. Grip for Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991), "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992). Grip for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002), the TV movie "Divided by Hate" (1997) and the feature films "Drive Me Crazy" (1999) and "Halloween 5" (1989). Electrician or best boy for the TV movie "Not In This Town" (1997), the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and the movie "Edge of Honor" (1991).
Brian A. Brough
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Brian Brough. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU) film school. Writer and producer of the short film "In Time of Need" (1999), available on video. Assistant director on Richard Dutcher's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). First assistant director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Out of Step" (2002), directed by Ryan Little; "The Singles Ward" (2002), directed by Kurt Hale; and "The R.M." (2003), directed by Kurt Hale. Also the Unit Production Manager for "The R.M." Producer of the videos "Road to Riches: A Journey to Financial Freedom" (2001), "Treasured Stories of the Golden Rule" and the national award-winning film "The Last Good War" (1999), directed by Ryan Little. Associate producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Saints and Soldiers" (2003), directed by Ryan Little. Producer, first assistant director and video editor for the award-winning short film "Freedom on the Water" (2002), directed by Little.
Brittany Brough
Latter-day Saint. Born in 1982. From Orem, Utah. Also credited as: Brittany Wiscombe; Brittany Brough Wiscombe. Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Production assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Brigham City" (2001) and "The Singles Ward" (2002), for which Brian A. Brough was the assistant director. Production coordinator and extras coordinator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Saints and Soldiers" (2003), for which Brian A. Brough was an associate producer. Foley assistant for the short BYU student film "In Time of Need" (1999), produced by Brian A. Brough. As a journalist, Brough has written articles about Latter-day Saint-made films for the BYU newspaper Daily Universe, including: "Film extras weigh the benefits and drawbacks" (27 Feb. 2002), "Film industry hard hit by recession" (6 March 2002), "Lyde films break into LDS market" (26 Jan. 2002), and "LDS Film Genre on the Brink" (15 Jan. 2002).
Austin Brown
Utah-based child actor. Major supporting role as "Charlie" in "He Took My Licking" (2001), a direct-to-video film sold at Latter-day Saint Christian bookstores. Photo double for the lead in "Just a Dream." TV guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel." Lead role in a commercial by Cosmic Productions for Magellin GPS Visor.
Dean R. Brown
Lives in St. George, Utah. Also credited as: Dean Brown. Construction coordinator whose credits include the feature films: Monkey Trouble (1994); Guilty by Suspicion (1991); Cujo (1983); Bad Influence; The Mighty Ducks; Meet the Applegates; Reuben Reuben; Less Than Zero (1987); Rampage (1988); The Right Temptation (2000). Construction coordinator for many TV movies and series, including the TV movie "Rough Riders" (1997), the TV miniseries "Dead Man's Walk" (1996), and the TV series "Philly" (2001). Did special effects for "Survival Quest" (1989). Also worked on "The Abyss", "Kuffs", "Missing in Action II."
Glenn Brown
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short film "Mime," shown at the Loaf-I film festival in Salt Lake City, 2002.
Jared F. Brown
Latter-day Saint. Co-founder of Living Scriptures, Inc. Producer or executive producer of Living Scriptures, Inc. animated videos, such as "The Miracles of Jesus," "Joseph's Reunion", "Moses". Executive producer of animated feature films: "The Swan Princess" (1994), "The Swan Princess II" (1997) and "The Swan Princess III" (1998). Executive producer of the "Docudrama of the Restoration" video series, which includes 12 videos about Latter-day Saint history, including "The Trek West", "The Mormon Battalion", "Kirtland: The Spirit of God", "The Handcart Pioneers", "Nauvoo: The City of Joseph", etc.
Jorja A. Brown
Latter-day Saint. California resident. Producer of "Where's Willie?" (1978), also known as "Computer Kid."
Gary Brown
Lives in Herriman, Utah. Animal handler/wrangler.
Marcy Brown
Latter-day Saint. Executive producer of the PBS series "Ancestors" (1997 & 2000). Bio from "Ancestors" website Ancestors
Marcy Brown is an educator and independent filmmaker, and also the co-founder of Wisteria Pictures, Inc. Her expertise in gathering and preserving oral histories on film and video makes her an ideal match for the Ancestors instructional media project.

Marcy has written, produced and directed documentaries in diverse world-wide locations, with topics ranging from Shakespeare to the Olympics to Christianity in Africa. Her LDS film credits include writer/producer/director of "Pioneers of Africa" and "Beyond The Dream: The Story of the Polynesian Cultural Center." She also writes and produces media for the educational market.

Marcy holds a B.A. degree in English from Indiana University and an M.F.A. in film production from B.Y.U., and did post-graduate training with BBC producer Stephen Peet in England.

Currently Marcy is a founding partner and managing director of Roots Television, a ground-breaking online network of family history programming. (

Michael Brown
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Mike Brown. Film editor. Editor for over 50 feature films and TV movies.
Mike Brown
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. With 4 other filmmakers, made the short (4 min., 20 sec.) film "Floz," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is a look at purchasing in the near future.
Ron Brown
Lives in Ogden, Utah with his wife Ginger. Horse wrangler and supplier for Lee Groberg's PBS documentaries "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995); "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997); "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999). Animal wrangler for the Feature Films For Families video "Seasons of the Heart" (19933). Provided period props for Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The History of Firearms" (1992). Bit part actor in "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995), "Enduring Legacy" and "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story."
Ronald Brown
Based in central Utah. Sometimes credited as: Ron Brown. Driver for the feature films "O" (2001), "Cast Away" (2000), "Dante's Peak" (1997) and "The Distinguished Gentleman" (1992). Other transportation crew/driver credits include: "Getting Even With Dad", "Rising Sun", "Batman Returns", "Under Seige 2", "Last Boy Scout". Possibly this is the same Ron Brown who was the second unit director for the feature film "The Red Fury" (1984), which was made by Utah director Lyman Dayton.
S. Kent Brown
Latter-day Saint. Historical consultant for "A Voice from the Dust," a series of feature films based on the Book of Mormon. Bio from the project website (
Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and one of the foremost authorities on The Book of Mormon and the history of the ancient world, Dr. Brown will serve as the Motion Picture's lead historical and cultural consultant. He has lent his expertise and insight in the refinement of the screenplay to ensure that the historical and cultural events depicted in the film are accurately portrayed. His expertise will also be used in set and wardrobe design to assure the highest degree of accuracy in portraying the characters' environment and dress. Dr. Brown is also the central contributing scholar in the Motion Picture's companion documentary Journey of Faith.

Toni Pendleton Brown
Actress. Host of the TV shows "Cafe Etc.", "Utah Outdoor", "Hawaii After Dark" and "Panarama Utah." Supporting roles in the feature film "Ski Patrol", the ABC TV movie "Battling for Baby" and the NBC TV movie "American River." Principal roles in the films "It's My Baby" and "DGMV" (both produced by Bonneville Media). Guest appearances on TV series including "Touched by an Angel", "One West Waikiki", "Marker", and "Raven." Demonstrator on QVC. Extensive voice-over, commercial, and industrial film acting experience. Clients include Revlon, Zion 1st National Insurance, Utah Olympic Bid, Sears, Dodge, TWA.
Vinnie Brown
Lives in Hurricane, Utah. Boom operator/location audio.
Rob Bruce
Lives in Park City, Utah. Second unit cinematographer for the feature films "Firestorm" (1995) and Friends & Lovers (1999). Also a camera operator on "The Rage" (1997), "The Runner", "Net Worth", "Touched by an Angel" TV series, and commercials.
Jason Brunner
Non-LDS. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Videographer/cinematographer. Mostly works as a director of photography for commercials and as a still photographer. Director of photography for the feature-length film "The Connecticut Kid," which premiered at the year Durango Film Festival. Co-director of photography for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Work and the Story" (2003): he shot much of the mockumentary's filmed footage. Cinematographer for Brian Chavez' short film "The Collector" (starring Roland Kickinger). Has won four regional Emmy Awards. Won a gold medal for "Best Multi-Faceted Promotional Campaign" in the 1998 Utah Broadcasters Association Awards (The "UBEE" Awards) for the "Smell of the Playoffs" campaign he helped create for KSL. Co-recipients of the award were: John Lopez, Jeff Winget, Alan O'Conner, Lance Hope, Laura Hadley, Bill Conner, Phil Isom, John Williams, Marcus Wheelwright, and Reid Griffiths. The anti-smoking "Lab Rat 204" series he filmed for director Chip Haskell was awarded Judges Choice in the Addys. Went to the West Indies and shot second unit ("second unit lighting cameraman") for the Sci-Fi Channel feature "Chupracabra: Dark Seas," which premiered 29 January 2005. Major clients currently include My Subway Sandwich and Comcast. Had bit parts on screen in "Chupacabra: Dark Seas" (2005) and "The Connecticut Kid" (2004). Website
Kitty Brunson
Utah-based actress. Had a bit part as a bank teller in the feature film "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997).
Bill Brussard
Lives in Utah. Videographer/cinematographer for KUED, the Salt Lake City/Univesity of Utah-based PBS affiliate. Director of photography for Ken Verdoia's KUED documentaries "Promontory" (2002), "Skull Valley" (2001), "Fire in the Hole" (2000) and "Joe Hill" (2000), as well as Nancy Green's KUED documentary "The Journey Home: Stories from Hospice" (2001) and Elizabeth Searles' "Utah in the 50's" (2002). Videographer for the educational Utah TV series "Technology Navigator" (1997-1998). Grip for Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Chris Bryan
Lives in Holladay, Utah. Company: Happy Trails Media Works. Producer/director. Producer/director of corporate videos and commercials. Clients include: Botanic Gardens, Fame Hair Design, Have Fantasy, NE Furniture, Broken Plate Artistry, Schlotzysky's. Made a Spanish language video "How to Use a Computer."
Bret Bryce
Latter-day Saint. Justin Smith, Bret Bryce, Dave Kimball and Abe Mills form the Deseret Book-owned "guy group" known as Jericho Road, which released its self-titled debut album in 2001, and released True North in 2002. The band is featured on the documentary DVD "Backstage Pass" (2002), which features their first two music videos, "Inside Me" (2001) and "Finding My Way Back To You" (2002), both directed by Tyler Measom.
Doran Bryson
Did sound for classic short Church films made at BYU, such as "The Phone Call" (1977) and "The Mailbox" (1977).
Fred Buchanan
Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Mark Buehner and Caralyn Buehner
Latter-day Saints. Author/illutrators of the children's book Fanny's Dream, which was made into a video, available from BYU Creative Works. Bio from inside cover jacket of the Fanny's Dream book (Dial/Penguin Putnam, New York, 1996):
Husband and wife team Caralyn and Mark Buehner have created several children's books together, including The Escape of Marvin the Ape and A Job for Wittilda, both published by Dial. School Library Journal has said of their work, "The rhythmic language has an effortless flow, and both text and artwork are a great mix of the traditional and the contemporary. The illustrations are a delight, with comic touches to discover at every rereading." Their most recent book, It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel (Dial), is a gleeful test of young readers' manners and is "both comical and educational," according to Publishers Weekly.

In addition to his wife's books, Mr. Buehner has illustrated several others, including The Adventures of Taxi Dog (Dial), by... Debra and Sal Baracca.

Both Mark and Caralyn Buehner attended Utah State University. After living in Brooklyn, New York for several years, they now make their home with their four children in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rick Bugg
Actor with small parts in "Money Plays" (1997) and "Double Jeopardy" (1992). TV guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel." Had the lead role in the short film "Follow Your Heart" (1998), directed by Martin Andersen.
Christine P. Bump
Born 1 January 1978, Salt Lake City, Utah. Credited with 1 minor film role: "Baby Snatcher", a 1992 made-for-TV movie.
Eric Bunch
Art director for T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video movie "Bug Off!" (2001). Also briefly appears on screen in "Bug Off!" as part of the alien council. On-set decorator for the IMAX film "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure" (2001), produced by Scott Swofford. Swing person for the independent Evangelical feature film "The Climb" (2002), filmed in Utah County. Leadman for the HBO movie "Made Men" (1999).
Michelle Bunnell
Latter-day Saint. Director of the documentary "The Price of Milk" (2002, 6 minutes, color), which competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004) and was described thus: "What drives a local farmer to continue farming in an urban society?"
Brian Bunton
Lives in Orem, Utah with his wife Stacie. Camera operator, editor, producer and director. Has made commercial and industrial films for clients such as Sundance Resort, Novell, Nu-Skin, Nature's Sunshine, Covey, ESPN, Prime Sports, and QVC. Film editor for Martin Andersen's short film "Follow Your Heart" (1998), commissioned by Nu Skin.
Bobby Buntrock
Latter-day Saint. Born 4 August 1952 in Denver, Colorado. Died April 1974 in South Dakota. Child star. Played "Harold Baxter" throughout the entire run of the television sitcom "Hazel" (1961-1966). The star of the series was Shirley Booth, playing the title character "Hazel," the housekeeper for attorney George Baxter, his wife Dorothy, and their son Harold (Buntrock). Buntrock had TV guest appearances on a few TV series (including The Virginian; Burke's Law; Mister Ed; Wagon Train), but essentially did little professional acting outside of "Hazel." Buntrock died at the age of 21 in a car accident, which, oddly enough, was on the same bridge that claimed his mother's life a year earlier. Description of the TV series "Hazel" from (
Show Type: Situation Comedy
First Telecast: September 28, 1961
Last Telecast: September 5, 1966
Episodes: 154 Episodes (34 B&W and 120 Color)

Hazel debuted in the fall of 1961 and was an instant hit, ending the 1st season ranking number 4 in the 1961-1962 Nielsen's ratings.

Based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoons, the series centered around Hazel Burke, a maid, who for the first four seasons worked for the Baxter family. George Baxter was the head of the family which consisted of his wife, Dorothy and their son, Harold. Hazel ran the household and often preempted George's authority. The next door neighbors, Herbert and Harriet Johnson were occasionally seen.

When the series moved to CBS in the fall of 1965, Hazel was given a new family to look after. George and Dorothy were transferred to the Middle East leaving Hazel and Harold behind. They moved in with George's brother, Steve and his family, which consisted of Steve's wife, Barbara and their daughter Susie.

Carter Burch
Co-writer (with Leo Paur) of the Feature Films For Families video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), directed by Scott Swofford. The film was the sequel to "The ButterCream Gang" (1991).
Mike Burke
Writer of the video documentary series "Forgotten Gunfighters."
Brian Burnham
Latter-day Saint. Served a full-time mission in the Donetsk Ukraine from 1996-1998. Also credited as: Brian T. Burnham. Graduated with a BA degree in Media Arts from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2001. Director of the short film "A Peculiar People" (2000). Production manager for the acclaimed 1999 KBYU documentary "Brides on the Homefront. Author and reviewer for Webpage: Bio from BYU Theatre & Media Arts website (,%20Brian&category=Alumni):
Brian, a class of 2001 graduate of the TMA program, is currently a student at Oklahoma State University pursing a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He has used his multimedia and broadcast experience from BYU to play a major role in designing a non-traditional newscast for the Salt Lake market. Brian has also worked in 3D design and large-format graphic design. Brian is married and hopes to move to Southern California and work in marketing after graduation.

David Burr
Latter-day Saint. Born 27 October 1947, Susanville, California. Film and television actor. Had a regular role as "Morris" on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital." In 2000 he had a regular role for one season on the network drama "JAG," as "Wilfred Waller."
Kurtis Burr
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Ogden, Utah. First assistant camera for the 70mm film "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 2nd assistant camera for the IMAX film "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West" (2002) and the movie "The Way of the Gun" (2000). Camera loader for "Same River Twice" (1996).
Ben Burrell
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Animator and illustrator. Writer, director and animator of "The Muliple Voices of Albert Ross", "Man in the Box," and "Photosynthetic Ego" -- short films which have been screened in film festivals, including the Williamsburg Brooklyn Festival, Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts, 1 Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot, Long Beach International Film Festival, SantaFe International Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, International Festival of Cinema and Technology. Website: Bio from Site Creative Network:
As an independent animator, Ben Burrell's films have been recognized in film festivals all over the country. As an illustrator Ben offers his unique visual perspective, versatility in traditional mediums and the speed and efficiency of an animator.
Bio from 2002 Slamdance Film Festival (
Ben Burrell was raised in an artistic family. His father, a painter and sculptor, inspired him to develop his artistic interests. By the end of high school Ben had a strong desire to pursue animation. Unfortunately there were no local programs available, so he went to film school where he pursued animation independently. He built his own animation desk, found a way to shoot animation without an animation camera, bought all the books he could find and set to work making his film. A year and several live action films later "The Multiple Voices of Albert Ross" was finished. Because of this animation experience he approached his later live action work with a different stylistic perspective; animation uses a very non-literal approach to describe the human experience. With his live acton thesis "Man in a Box," Ben used this same interpretive approach.

Marie Burrell
Utah-based actress. African-American. Small role as the teacher of one of the lead characters (Tyler) in the direct-to-video feature film "Bug Off!" (2001), directed by T.C. Christensen. Small role in "Cowboys and Angels" (2000). Featured role as a diner in "Family Now," a commercial made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Caroline Burton
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Camera operator. Camera assistant for the movies "Drive Me Crazy" (1999), "Made Men" (1999), "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), and "Lost Highway" (1997). Still photographer for the movie "The Usual Suspects" (1995).
Gideon Burton
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Gideon O. Burton. Moderator of multiple panel discussions at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. Bio from AML-List (
Gideon Burton is an assistant professor of English at Brigham Young University where he teaches Renaissance literature, literature of the Latter-Day Saints, and rhetoric. He maintains the Mormon Literature Website. In 1995 he received the Award in Criticism from the Association for Mormon Letters for "Should We Ask, 'Is this Mormon Literature?': Towards a Mormon Criticism." He has also published sonnets with LDS themes in BYU Studies and Literature and Belief. He currently edits Mormon Literary Library, a reprint series published by Tabernacle Books. He and his wife, Karen, live in Springville, Utah with their four sons.

John Burton
Born 30 July 1909, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died September 1972, Los Angeles, California. Set decorator for the feature films "Watermelon Man" (1970), "True Grit" (1969) and "Twelve to the Moon" (1960). as well as for TV series during the 1960s: "The Rogues" and "Burke's Law."
Jennifer Buster
Casting director whose credits include 4 Latter-day Saint-themed feature films -- "God's Army" (2000), "Brigham City" (2001), "Out of Step" (2002), "The Prophet" -- making her the most prolific casting director of Latter-day Saint-themed feature films. Casting director for the feature film "Fly Boys," directed by Rocco DeVilliers. She has also worked as a casting director for many TV shows. Bio from "Out of Step" press kit:
Jennifer Buster, wife of actor Michael Buster, lives in the Los Angeles area. She has worked for Liberman/Patton Casting in Los Angeles and works on casting ABC, FOX, HBO, and UPN shows such as, "The Drew Carey Show," "The Norm Show," "Dilbert," "T. Thumb & Thumbelina," and many others. She also has been the casting agent for God's Army, Brigham City, and the upcoming film, The Prophet.

Michael Buster
Latter-day Saint. Lives in the Los Angeles area, California. Married to casting director Jennifer Buster. Actor best known for playing "Elder Kinegar", the apostate missionary in Richard Dutcher's feature film "God's Army." Starring role in Joel Sadilek's "The Summer House" (2001). Starred in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002), playing "Paul Taylor", the Latter-day Saint film student who becomes the lead character's best friend and would-be boyfriend. Also co-wrote the "Out of Step" screenplay. Dialect coach on: Minority Report (2002); Happy, Texas (1999); Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999); Hope (1997). Also behind the scenes, Buster was the 2nd Unit Assistant for Richard Dutcher's acclaimed Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001).
Greg Buttars
Lives in Orem, Utah with his wife and colleague Leslie Buttars. Company: Buttars Music Copying Service. Music preparer, copyist or music librarian for the feature films "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002), "The Patriot" (1998), "Living in Peril" (1997), "Mrs. Munck" (1995), "New Nightmare" (1994) and "Army of Darkness" (1993), and the Leucadia TV movie "Windrunner" (1995). Music conductor for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and for Scott Featherstone's feature film "Same River Twice" (1996). Music copyist for the PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999). Copyist for "Light the Fire Within: The Governor's Music & Education Program." Bio:
I have 15 years experience as a music copyist, orchestrator, and conductor. I began my career as a hand copyist and learned all the rules and preferences of the studio musician which I then applied to the computer. I have worked on over 800 film score and album projects. I have also done a great deal of engraving for publishing. Located in Orem, Utah.

Leslie Buttars
Lives in Orem, Utah with her husband and colleague Greg Buttars. Company: Lives in Orem, Utah with his wife and colleague Leslie Buttars. Company: Buttars Music Copying Service. Music preparer, copyist or music librarian whose numerous film credits include the movies: The Patriot (1998); Living in Peril (1997); Mrs. Munck (1995); New Nightmare (1994); Army of Darkness (1993); Windrunner (1995).
Aaron Bybee
Latter-day Saint. One of star voices in the animated "Willy the Sparrow" (1989), the English-language version of the Hungarian animated film "Vili, a vereb," distributed by Feature Films For Families.
Ariel Bybee
Latter-day Saint. Famed opera singer. Has a major role as Flora in the 1981 TV version of "La Traviata," and also sings in the 1982 film version directed by Franco Zeffirelli, considered by many to be the best cinematic rendering of an opera ever.
James Bybee
Lives in Orem, Utah with his wife Roxane. Production assistant. Utah unit production assistant for the blockbuster feature film "Independence Day" (1996). Other credits as production assistant include: "Nothing Lasts Forever", Dodge/Chrysler commercials.
Walter Byrnes
Lives in Park City, Utah. Grip/electrician, whose credits include: Chill Factor, Clay Pigeons, Independence Day, Con-Air, Meet the Deedles, Touched by an Angel, Natural Enemies, Promised Land, Extreme Rescue.

Please send comments, questions, corrections, etc. to

Copyright © 2005
Web page created 7 June 2002. Last modified 23 February 2005.