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Robert Field
Visual effects artist working out of Spanish Fork. Owns own company, RF Animation LLC. Provides freelance visual effects work for the local and LDS film industry. Has worked on some local (and LDS) films as a visual effects artist include "Forever Strong," "Passage to Zarahemla," "The Errand of Angels," "Outlaw Trail," and "Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration." Has also worked on several local documentaries and other LDS projects, including "Journey of Faith" and the Truman Madsen series on the prophet Joseph Smith. His company is available for visual effects and post-production. Visit his website at RF Animation LLC
James Fields
Resident of Park City, Utah. Second unit director of the documentary "Pipe Dreams" (2002), which premiered at the Park City Film Festival in January 2003. The film was made by his friend, fellow Park City residents Adam Hull (producer) and Enzo Mileti (director).
Lillith Fields
Had a major supporting role as "Kimberly" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Day of Defense" (2003). Bio from "Day of Defense" website (
A resident of Southern California, Lillith graduated from the University of Utah as a theater major. She has played both minor and lead roles in several independant pictures and has continued her study in film since being cast as the saucy Kimberly in Day of Defense.

Barbara Filichia
Latter-day Saint. Composer for the short film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996), directed by Spencer Filichia at Brigham Young University and LDS Motion Picture Studio, and commissioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Spencer Filichia
Latter-day Saint. Graduate at the Brigham Young University film school (BYU). Sometimes been credited as: Spencer Filicia; Spencer Felicia. Currently lives in Burbank, California (2002). Story department coordinator of the hit DreamWorks animated feature film "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" (2002). Director of the Church-sponsored dramatization "Fourth Witness: The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996), shown on PBS and sold as a video. His short documentary "The Making of The Touch" tied for the Best Documentary Award at the BYU's Final Cut film festival in 1996. Key grip on "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath," directed by Alisa Anglesey in 1996. Best boy grip for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997), a tribute to Latter-day Saint pioneer women. Electrician for the Church video "Woman At The Well" and the BYU-produced PBS series "Ancestors."
Bryce W. Fillmore
Lives in Tooele, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Bryce Fillmore. His film company, Majestic Entertainment, is in Salt Lake City, Utah. Producer of many Utah-made direct-to-video feature films: Dumb Luck (2001); Ghost Ship (2000); Heaven Sent (1998); No Place Like Home (2001); The Long Road Home (1999); A Dog's Tale (1999); Walking Thunder (1997) Wind Dancer (1993); The Legend of Wolf Mountain (1992); Little Heroes (1992). Casting director for "On Our Own" (1988). In late 2002 he was commissioned by popular Latter-day Saint novelist Chris Heimerdinger to film "Summer of the Nephites," a short film based on an unpublished book by Heimerdinger, intended to be shown to investors in order to finance a feature-length version, the title of which was later changed to "Passage to Zarahemla." Tag Entertainment bio (
Bryce W. Fillmore, has enjoyed an extensive and award winning career in the entertainment business and in particular in the family entertainment area. After attending Utah Technical College, Bryce worked for several years in the film distribution business before forming Majestic Entertainment. Bryce has a proven track record in creating successful modestly budgeted films for the theatrical, video, cable, television and foreign markets. In business over ten years, Majestic has capitalized on the family film market niche and has proven itself with artistic films that also have a proven financial track record for their investors. Bryce's films include "Little Heroes", "The Legend of Wolf Mountain", starring Mickey Rooney, "Wind Dancer", starring Mel Harris and Brian Keith, "Walking Thunder", starring John Denver and James Read, "Heaven Sent", starring David Bowe and Wilford Brimley, "The Long Road Home", starring Michael Ansara, and T.J. Lowther, "A Dog's Tale", starring Gordon Jump and Ann Lockhart, and their latest productions "Castle Rock", starring Ernest Borgnine, Wolf Larsen, Pamela Bach Hasselhoff, Alana Austin and Roger Velasco, "No Place Like Home", starring Judge Reinhold, Joanna Pacula, Bruce Weitz, Adrienne Barbeau and Richard Mull, and "Dumb Luck", starring Scott Baio, Hal Linden, Tracy Nelson and Eileen Brennan.

Kent R. Findlay
Lives in Orem, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Kent Findlay; Kent Findley. His company, Utah County-based Telos Productions, does post-production work for many films made in Utah. Gaffer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Credited as an electrician on the HBO movie "Made Men" (1999) and electric intern on the Leucadia TV movie "Windrunner" (1995). Electrician for the direct-to-video movie "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997). Post-production supervisor for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Produced the Jericho Road music videos "Inside Me" (2001) and "Finding My Way Back To You" (2002). First assistant camera for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997). Grip/electrical for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997).
Jason Fife
Lives in Utah. Key grip for: Money Plays (1997); The Rage (1997); Same River Twice (1996); Invasion of Privacy (1996); Face of Evil (1996); In the Blink of an Eye (1996); A Midnight Clear (1991); Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989). Also key grip for the TV series "Touched by an Angel" (1994). Best boy for "Wait Until Spring, Bandini" (1989), "Halloween 5" (1989) and "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988). Has worked on many films with Julie Fife, who is also a grip.
Julie Fife
Lives in Riverton, Utah. Grip for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1998), the Feature Films For Families video "Rigoletto" (1993), the TV movie "Money Plays" (1997) and the feature films "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), "Invasion of Privacy" (1996) and "A Midnight Clear" (1991). Best boy grip for "The Way of the Gun" (2000) and "Same River Twice" (1996). Electrician for "Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat" (1989) and "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988). Head scenic artist for the feature film "Bats" (1999). Has worked on many films with Jason Fife, who is a key grip.
Samuel Fischer
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Electrician, gaffer.
Brendan Fisher
Lives in Provo, Utah. Production assistant.
John M. Fisher
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Acted in the Las Vegas area, later in Utah. Studied at Brigham Young University. Small role in "Cool World" (Paramount Pictures) and "Father", a film by John Hale. Industrial film work includes films for Clark County School District (Las Vegas), The Rio Casino and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Stage work at the Valley Center Playhouse in Lindon, Utah. TV guest appearance on "Miracles and Other Wonders." Voice over work includes the IMAX film "Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods," plus ads, such as for Emergency Essentials Inc. Speaks Spanish.
Kelly Fisher
Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Co-producer and co-editor (along with the director) of the short student film "Woodwork" (2001), a documentary, directed by Carter Durham. Cameo appearance in "Back to One," a short film by Katie Bogner. Writer/director of the PBS documentary "Bernie Fisher: Everyday Hero," which is available for purchase as a video from BYU Creative Works. Script supervisor for the award-winning short film "The Wrong Brother" (2000).
Kimberly Fisher
Born 2 February 1978, Roy, Utah. Now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sometimes credited as: Kimberly Kay. Starred as "Bo" on the TV series "7 Lives Xposed" (2001). Dancer on the TV series "Soul Train" (2001-2002). Appeared in the video "The Model Solution" (2002). TV appearances include: Spy TV; The Man Show; Strip Mall; The X Show; Sex Wars (a quiz show about gender). Production assistant for "Romeo & Juliet Revisited" (2002). Bio from "Only Models" website (
Kimberly Fisher was born on a cold, snowy day in Roy Utah to an English/American Indian father, and a Vietnamese/Chinese mother.

Being in the military, Kimberly spent the first 6 years of her life between Utah and Germany. After a move to Alaska, the Fisher's decided to call it home.

In Alaska Kimberly was a great student, excelling in english, literature, and foreign language, as well as part-taking in an array of activities including Z-Club, cheerleading, dance, and Key Club.

After graduating from high school, Kimberly moved with friends to Sin City -- Las Vegas. While there Kimberly frequently booked moeling jobs in LA, commuting as much as 2-3 times per week.

Eventually she moved to LA, where she nows calls home. Kimberly can be seen in many layouts for Street Customs Magazine, Swimsuit USA, Swimwear Magazine, Hardbody News Fitness Magazine, Lingerie Dreams 2001 Calendar, music videos, commercials, and tv. spots.

Nathan Fisher
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Producer of the PBS documentary "Bernie Fisher: Everyday Hero." Did sound work on Aaron Ruell's short film "Happy Go Lucky" (2000).
Ryan Fisher
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short documentary film "Disciples of Christ" (2003, 16 minutes, color), which was screened at the 3rd LDS Film Festival in January 2004. The film is described thus: "Documentary capturing the thoughts and opinions of the Bountiful Stake Youth on current LDS issues."
Rusty Fisher
Lives in Utah. Stand-Ins for actress Lois Chiles in Blair Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996). Boom operator for the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998). Craft service for the feature film "Wind River" (1998).
Scott Fisher
Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Stephen J. Fisher
Also credited as: Steve Fisher. Unit production manager for "Harry's War" (1981), which was directed by Kieth Merrill and made by a crew consisting largely of BYU graduates and students. Worked as the unit production manager for the long-running network TV series "Touched by an Angel" (1994-2002), which was filmed in Utah. First assistant director for the movie "The Right Temptation" (2000), also made in Utah. Unit production manager for a number of productions made outside of Utah, including the films "Modern Romance" (1981) and "Worth Winning" (1989), the TV movie "Clinton and Nadine" (1988), and the TV series "V" (1984). First assistant director for "There Goes My Baby" (1994), "RoboCop 3" (1993), "Downtown" (1990), "The Abyss" (1989), "La Bamba" (1987), "Against All Odds" (1984; 2nd unit 1st A.D.) and for muliple episodes of the 1980s TV series "Scarecrow and Mrs. King."
Vardis Fisher
Latter-day Saint. (Vardis Fisher was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was baptized into the Church as a late adolescent and he influenced his parents to become active Church members. Fisher became disaffected with Christianity after his first wife died and became known as an atheist writer. Obviously Mormonism was a major influence in Fisher's writing, but he told his second wife that he did not wish for Latter-day Saints to "reclaim" him after he died.) Born 31 March 1895, Annis, Idaho. Died 9 July 1968, Hagerman, Idaho. Birth name: Vardis Alvero Fisher. Author of Mountain Man, which was turned into the 1972 feature film "Jeremiah Johnson" starring Robert Redford. Author of Children of God, which was a major influence on the writing of the screenplay for the 1940 feature film "Brigham Young: Frontiersman", starring Dean Jagger, Vincent Price, Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell. Children of God is widely considered by literary critics to be one of the greatest Latter-day Saint novels ever written.
Bobby Fisk
Also known as: Robert Fisk. Sound mixer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Donald W. Fisk
Latter-day Saint. Died December 2002. Also credited as: Don Fisk. Credited with "Sound" for the classic short films "Johnny Lingo" (1969), "Cipher in the Snow" (1973), "Uncle Ben" (1978), "Christmas Snows, Christmas Winds" (1978), "The Lost Manuscript" (1974), "The Mailbox" (1977) and "The Emmett Smith Story" (1979), which were made at Brigham Young University and circulated widely as videos used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Glenn Fisk
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Glen Fisk. Freelance boom operator and camera operator. Boom operator for the Church-produced film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989). Second unit boom operator for the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992). Production sound for "Fedora" (1994). Did crane camera work for the Latter-day Saint-themed World War II movie "Saints and Soldiers" (2003). Crane camera operator for T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video movie "Bug Off!" (2001) and the Julie de Azevedo: Pray For Rain Concert Tour" video (1998). Sound engineer for the Jericho Road music video "Finding My Way Back To You" (2002). Jib operator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Sound mixer for the KBYU documentary "Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint" (1988).
Christine A.J. Fitzerald
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wardrobe/costumer.
David Fitzgerald
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Location scout, art department, and stunt coordinator.
John D. Fitzgerald
Mother was a Scandinavian Latter-day Saint, the daughter of pioneers; father was an Irish Catholic. John D. Fitzgerald was born in Price, Utah in 1907. Although half-Mormon, Fitzgerald was never baptized as a Latter-day Saint. Best known as the author of the popular children's book series that began with The Great Brain, based loosely on his life growing up as a "Gentile" in turn-of-the-century Utah. The title character "Great Brain" of Fitzgerald's books was based on the exploits of his older brother Tom, as seen through the eyes of his younger brother John. Tom joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served a mission, and lived the rest of his life in Price, Utah. The 1978 movie "The Great Brain" starring Jimmy Osmond as Tom Fitzgerald was based on these books.
Paul St. John Fleming
Utah-based actor. Retired 20-year veteran of The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Rhonda Fleming
Latter-day Saint. Born 10 August 1923, Hollywood, California. Birth name: Marilyn Louis. Actress. One of the most popular leading ladies of her time. Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Appeared in over 50 films, frequently in leading roles. Her first big break was as the female lead opposite Bing Crosby in his musical "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949). Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1995. Widow of Ted Mann, owner of Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre. Profile Page
Darrin Fletcher
Latter-day Saint. Native of Sandy, Utah. One of the preeminent, most experienced storyboarders in the region. His more than 40 credits as storyboard artist include: Double Teamed (2002); Hounded (2001); The Poof Point (2001); Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001); Nobody's Baby (2001); The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000); Coyote Moon (1999); Johnny Tsunami (1999); Alyson's Closet (1998); Mysteries of Egypt (1998); A Life Less Ordinary (1997); Same River Twice (1996); Behind the Waterfall (1995); Rigoletto (1993); The Sandlot (1993). Also storyboard artist for TV series, including: Charmed; The Pretender; Promised Land; Extreme; Touched by an Angel; Crossroads. Production assistant on "The ButterCream Gang" (1992), a Feature Films For Families direct-to-video feature film, and "Legacy" (1990), the Church-produced film directed by Academy Award-winning director Kieth Merrill that was shown at the Joseph Smith Building for many years. Also a budding director, collaborating with Chet Thomas. Fletcher is the director of the short films "A Kiss Remembered" (2001), "Harry Jawbreaker" and "Premiere Night." Producer and writer of the short film "Simplicity" (2002), which was directed by Chet Thomas. "Simplicity" won the award for Best Editing in November 2002 at the prestigious Eclipse Film Festival in St. George, Utah. "Simplicity" also competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. Fletcher received a "special thanks" credit in Tanner Christensen's short film "Waiting on Sound: The Making of BUG OFF!" (2001). Company: High Country Productions. Website:
Katja Flint
Born 11 November 1960, Stadthagen, Germany. Grew up in Utah. Has a son Oskar with her ex-husband, German actor Heiner Lauterbach. Actress. Regular role as "Ruth" on German TV series "Regina auf den Stufen" (1990). Some guest appearances on German TV shows. Has appeared in over 40 feature films, made-for-TV movies and miniseries, mostly made in Germany.
Michael Flynn
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Alpine, Utah. Born 15 December 1944, Warren, Michigan. Birth name: Michael Charles Flynn. Graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1973 with a theater degree. Utah-based actor has appeared in 40 movies, including: Stripes (1981); Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000); Before He Wakes (1998); The Paper Brigade (1996); Just Like Dad (1995); Rockwell (1994); The Goodbye Bird (1993); A Home of Our Own (1993); Halloween 4 (1988); Savannah Smiles (1982); Trail of Hope (1997). In 2002 Flynn began appearing in a regular role as "James Hart" on the popular WB television series "Everwood." TV guest appearances include: "Touched by an Angel"; "Moonlighting"; "Matlock" and a recurring role as Principal Vincent Peters on "Promised Land." Cast as Laban in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Website:
Lee C. Fobert
Utah-based actor. Played a Salt Lake City cab driver in the French language Canadian feature film "Un 32 ao't sur terre" (1998), known in English as "August 32nd on Earth" (1998). Played a home teacher in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Steffani Foley
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Starring role on the UPN (later Disney/ABC) sitcom "Two Of A Kind." Voice actress for the Disney movie "Fast Fingers." Voice work for the Nickelodeon special "Real Monsters." Starring role in the film "Times We Share" (Paramount). Starring roles in the TV movies "Springs to Life" (Leslie/Lowe Productions) and "Dreams." Starring role on ABC's "For Real." TV guest appearances on "Friends" (CBS), "Chicago Hope" (CBS), and "Clarissa Explains it all" (Nickelodeon). Chosen for the lead role in "Beyond Limits." All of this is according to Foley's website. Yet, Foley appears to be listed nowhere in IMDb: she isn't listed in the cast of any of the films or TV series her site says she is in. Nor is she listed on websites for these TV series or films. She may be a faux film personality. Bio from her website (
The American TV public came to know Steffani Foley as the cute girl who appeared in many tv commercials including her major for 'Frito Lays,' which attempted to recreate the humour that was captured brilliantly .

Steffani was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was interested in acting from her early age and at age of three she joined the acting academy with one of her cousins. At that age her mother was approached by an agent who asked if she would consider having her model.Years later, when she was Seven, she came across some pictures of her early days and asked mom what they were about and if she could try it again. Mom said she could, if she was really serious. By then their family had moved to Irvine, California but would move to Los Angeles when she won a role in the tv commercial for "KFC". Ever since then she has been into acting in tv commercials and some tv series.

Her first series was the hit "Two Of A Kind," however their were several controversies regarding her role and the production of the series. It was said that she could do more better.

After the first season, many of us, understandably, expected "Two Of A Kind" to be cancelled. We certainly didn't anticipate what happened. When ABC axed the show, it was picked up by UPN. Although the ratings were worse on UPN than they were on ABC, the show stayed on the air because (the truth hurts) all UPN shows have bad ratings. Well, since all UPN shows fail "Two Of A Kind" was finally cancelled.

She hopes she will get some good starring movie roles!

One of the failings of the "Two Of A Kind" TV show was that it was successful without making Alicia look goofy, yet the producers of the TV show seemed to feel that the Cher character [Steffani] required foolish looking hairstyles and clothes. Although we had hoped UPN would turned down the idiot factor, the show still didn't concentrate on the comedy that made the show work. Steffani is a most outstanding actress, and could have handled anything they dished out. Rather than trying to make her look funny, they should have improved the writing. Instead, the show remained quite bad, and now it's history.

But then she caught the attention of other producers and got her chance and soon did appear on other tv series which include hits like "TIMES WE SHARE", "DREAMS" and "FOR REAL". This supressed the ratings of "Two Of A Kind" and now again she's working for new episodes of the same show... but this time written by Gregory Smith and aired on both ABC and UPN.

Shortly before her "Two Of A Kind" debut, Rachel appeared in first few episodes of the Disney Channel's "Flash Forward," playing the part of Ellen who is the lead character Becca's older sister.

Bob Folkerson
Born 7 April 1918 in Utah. Died 23 March 1976, Los Angeles. Bit parts in "Flaming Star" (1960); "Run for Cover" (1955). Stunt work in "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1956).
Bryan Fong
Utah-based actor. Played "Asher" in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Hale Centre Theatre, West Valley, Utah (2000).
Carole Fontana
Lives in Park City, Utah. Extensive work as a location manager, with at least 14 feature film and TV movie credits, including: Double Teamed (2002); Just a Dream (2001); The Poof Point (2001); Joy Ride (2001); Partners in Crime (2000); The Horse Whisperer (1998); A Midnight Clear (1991); Blind Fury (1989); Evil in Clear River (1988). Unit supervisor for "A River Runs Through It" (1992). Production coordinator for "Earthbound" (1981). Production supervisor for "Runaway Bride" (1999) and "Vertical Limit" (2000). Unit production manager for "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) and "Wait Until Spring, Bandini" (1989).
Ken Foody
Latter-day Saint. Extra or actor in very small roles in: Interview With a Vampire (1994); Angels in the Outfield (1994); Beverly Hills Cop III (1994); Getting Even With Dad (1994).
Tyler Ford
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short (17 min., 15 sec.) narrative film "The Fairest of the Seasons," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: "Even though the ship sinks, we know we can't let go."
Noah Forrest
Actor. Major supporting role in the independent feature film "A Kid Called Danger" (1999), written and directed by Eric Hendershot. Bit part as a cop in "One Hour Photo" (2002), starring Robin Williams. Has the lead role as "Gino" in the independent film "Last Night at Eddie's" (2002). Supporting role in Joseph Osborn's low-budget Utah-made feature film "No Dogs Allowed" (2002). Also credited as the associate producer for "No Dogs Allowed." Bio from "Last Night at Eddies" website (
Although he'd made a much lauded cameo appearance in Trojan's informational video "Condoms and Common Sense" Noah had no prior feature film experience before he auditioned for the role of Gino Delmonico. But his Brooklyn roots served him well, and what he lacked in experience, he made up for with the look, voice and attitude. Like Gino, Noah's an intense guy-- but he also has a sense of comic timing that serves the character well. Just check out some of Gino's hilarious reaction shots at the cashier's counter. He's now out in Los Angeles and recently finished a starring role in a picture for Promark.

Phil Forsey
Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Voiceover actor.
Patrick Fortune
Lives in Park City, Utah. Carpenter (set construction). Credits include feature films "A Midnight Clear" (1991) and "A River Runs Through It", and the TV movies "Avenging Angel" (1995), "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion" (1992). Also: "Extreme Rescue."
John Foss
Latter-day Saint. Had one of the lead roles playing "Elder Burke," a full-time missionary embroiled in a legal controversy brought on by anti-Mormon bigots in a small town in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Day of Defense" (2003). Bio from "Day of Defense" website (
John Foss is welcomed to the Utah film industry and the big screen after having moved from his home in Colorado. John studied two years with the Colorado Film and Video Instructional Studios at Colorado University in Denver. He has gained leading roles in film, national television commercials Foundation for a Better Life and LDS Family Adoption Services, and other industrial media pH Miracle. John continues to study film and resides with his wife Heidi in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Greg Fosse
Lives in Utah. Driver for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1999), and also "Dos Santos" (Treasure Productions), "Space Cadet," and "Sunchasers" (Warner Brothers).
Emmett Foster
Latter-day Saint (non-practicing). His mother married nine times. He is perhaps best known for his autobiographical stage play "So... It Comes To This," which opened to much acclaim in New York in 1996. The play recounts growing up as a Latter-day Saint, being gay and working at New York's fabled Public Theatre in the pre-AIDS '70s -- complete with cocaine parties, the opening night of "A Chorus Line," etc. Foster worked as the assistant to the legendary theatre producer Joseph Papp ("Hair", "A Chorus Line") for nearly 18 years, and their complex working relationship is also recounted in the play. Foster's only film credit is being featured in "The Papp Project" (2000), a documentary about Papp. Foster has performed his own play, prompting reviewers to suggest that his strength is his writing, not his acting.
Jared Foster
Latter-day Saint. Creator of "A Wedding Music Video" (2003, 4 minutes), which competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004) and was described thus: "All wedding videos are cheesy? Mormon receptions are boring and all the same? Eric and Wendi wanted to celebrate their eternal marriage showing a celebration that brought in humor, excitement, energy and love by creating this music video."
Stephanie Foster-Breinholt
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Stephanie Breinholt; Stephanie Foster. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Costume designer for Jim Leonard Jr.'s BYU stage adaptation of the Barry Lopez book Crow and Weasel. Had a major role as "Carol Appleby" in the award-winning BYU student film "The Appleby Sensation" (1997). Received an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship in 1997 to study at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Played Sariah in the critically acclaimed production of Michael McLean and Kevin Kelly's "The Ark," at Thanksgiving Point, Utah (2002). Tuacahn cast bio (
Kate in Oklahoma!, Baroness Elsa Schrader in The Sound of Music) This is Stephanie's first appearance at Tuacahn. She comes to Southern Utah from the Dallas, Texas area, where she most recently performed with the Dallas Children's Theatre in Mummy's Claw and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Other recent performances include work with the Pioneer Theatre Company, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and various commercials and industrial films. Favorite roles include Sorel Bliss in Hay Fever, Annelle in Steel Magnolias, and MiLady in The Three Musketeers. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1999. She also won the Irene Ryan National Acting Competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Stephanie is especially excited to be performing at Tuacahn with her husband, Steve.

Byron Foulger
Born 27 August 1899, Ogden, Utah. Died 4 April 1970, Hollywood, California. Graduated from the University of Utah. He made his Broadway debut in the early 1920s and later joined the Circuit Repertory Company of the Moroni Olsen Players touring the northwestern U.S. Character actor. Had featured roles on many TV series: The Mystery of Edward Sims; Petticoat Junction; Captain Nice; Full Circle; Dennis the Menace. Appeared in over 300 movies.
Cragun Foulger
Latter-day Saint. Cast as Lemuel, a major supporting role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (
Cragun Foulger is a very versatile stage and screen actor. Cragun's stage credits include: Ann Frank (The Art Barn), Night Words (The Jewett Theater), Skin of Our Teeth (Nelke Theater, BYU), Ordinary People (Orem Little Theater), The Tree (Babcock Theater), Plain and Fancy (The Shell), Taming of the Shrew (Orem Little Theater).

Cragun's film and TV credits include: The Man With Three Wives (ABC Movie of the Week), Salt Lake To Mesa, Andersonville, In God's Country, The Work and the Story, Sweet Remembrance, Apathy Dining, and Mountain Of The Lord.

Cragun provided the voiceover for young Joseph Smith at the Temple Square Visitor Center.

Doug Fowkes
Also credited as: Douglas Fowkes. Was a camera operator and editor (alongside Rocco DeVilliers, who directed the taping) for the videotaped version of the Latter-day Saint-themed one-woman musical "Polly" (1993). Director of photography and editor for the instructional self-defense video "Empower Yourself: Women's Self-Protection" (1996). Colorist for the Book of Mormon documentary "Lehi's Land of First Inheritance" (2002). Colorist for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002). Colorist for the direct-to-video feature-length family films (also shown on cable TV) "Horse Crazy" (2002) and "Message in a Cell Phone "(2002), directed by Eric Hendershot. Included in the "special thanks" section of the direct-to-video movie "Pure Race" (1995), directed by Rocco DeVilliers.
Amy Fowler
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prop assistant for "Partners in Crime" (2000) and "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999). Art department coordinator for the TV movie "No Laughing Matter" (1998). Art department assistant for "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997). Swing gang for "Same River Twice" (1996).
Bruce Fowler
Born circa 1950. Brother of Salt Lake City native orchestrator and composer Walt Fowler. Orchestrator of at least 30 movies, including: Shrek (2001); Hannibal (2001); The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000); Chicken Run (2000); Gladiator (2000); The Road to El Dorado (2000); The Tigger Movie (2000); The Thin Red Line (1998); The Prince of Egypt (1998); The Rugrats Movie (1998); The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998); Antz (1998); Armageddon (1998); The Man in the Iron Mask (1998); As Good As It Gets (1997); Con Air (1997); Dante's Peak (1997); The Rock (1996); Twister (1996); Crimson Tide (1995); Speed (1994); Toys (1992). Composer of: First Degree (1995); Renaissance Man (1994); Uncut Gem (1990; TV); Betrayal of Silence (1988; TV); Lonely Knights (1988; TV); Rescue Me (1988; TV). One small "acting" credit, as a trombone player in "Short Cuts" (1993).
Denise Fowler
Latter-day Saint. B.S. Behavioral Science, College of Notre Dame (Magna cum Laude). Former airline hostess. Studied at The Actors Academy under Rick Macy. Studied acting under Frank Gerrish. Minor roles or extra in films made in Utah: Pool Hall Junkies; Sisters of Bethany (LDS Motion Picture Studios); Stolen From the Heart; Perfect Murder, Perfect Town; Christmas in the Clouds; Baby Bedlam; Global Pursuit; Shattered Trust; Under Contract; Right Temptation; Partners in Crime; Johnny Tsunami; The Runner. Minor roles in TV movies "Anya's Bell" and "The Test of Love." Played a researcher LDS Family History Center training video. Appeared in a Martin Luther King music video. TV guest appearances on "Cover Me" and "Touched by an Angel." Some commercial and voiceover work, including Homefront ads for Bonneville Communications (PSAs produced for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
Walt Fowler
Born 2 March 1955, Salt Lake City, Utah. Brother of orchestrator and composer Bruce Fowler. Orchestrator of at least 11 movies, including: Shrek (2001); Hannibal (2001); Sugar & Spice (2001); The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000); Chicken Run (2000); The Road to El Dorado (2000); The Tigger Movie (2000); Antz (1998); The Man in the Iron Mask (1998); The Rock (1996). Instrumentalist on movie scores, including "Separate Lives (1995) and "Regarding Henry" (1991). Composer of "Kamikaze Hearts" (1986).
Ben Fox
Film crew member. Lead man for Leucadia's "Just Like Dad" (1995) and "Coyote Summer" (1996). Swing gang for Leucadia's "Breaking Free" (1995). Grip for the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998).
Erin Fox
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of short student films "Heather the Mailman" (2001) and "Scooter Metcalfe, Man of all Seasons" (2001), both documentaries. Cameo appearance in "Back to One," a short film by Katie Bogner. Later made the short film "Andrew" (Super8 to video), which was screened at the CalArts Student Showcase in 2002. Also made "Danku Belgium" (2002, digital video, 30 min.), a film about a family history trip to Belgium. Bio from Strictly Docs film festival:
Erin Fox was born in Jackson, Mississippi as the second oldest of seven children. She is interested in making experimental documentaries and will pursue her graduate studies at California Institute of the Arts. She loves filmmaking because it rules.

Ian Fox
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Ian M. Fox; Ian Maguire Fox. Cinematographer (director of photography) for "No Turning Back" (2001) and "Don't Do It" (1994). Has worked as a camera operator on more than 25 movies, including many big-budget Hollywood films. Second unit director of photography for: The Princess Diaries (2001); Runaway Bride (1999); Stephen King's The Stand (1994 miniseries). Camer operator on movies, including: The Way of the Gun (2000); The Crow: Salvation (2000); Tom Clancey's NetForce (1999); Virtual Obsession (1998); Sphere (1998); Face/Off (1997); D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996); Waterworld (1995); Wyatt Earp (1994); A Far Off Place (1993); Far and Away (1992); Backdraft (1991); Arachnophobia (1990); Always (1989); The Abyss (1989).
Ken Fox
Based in Utah County. Primarily works as a carpenter (set construction). Carpenter for the feature film "Halloween 5" (1989). Second second assistant director for "Feds" (1988). Production assistant for "Stand and Deliver" (1987). Numerous other film credits.
Kevin J. Foxe
Latter-day Saint (convert). Also credited as: Kevin Foxe; Kevin Fox. Best known as the producer of "The Blair Witch Project" (1999), which holds many records for cost-to-performance ratios, because it was a very low budget film ($35,000) which ended up becoming a worldwide hit film, grossing over $140 million in U.S. ticket sales alone. After the surprise success of the first "Blair Witch" movie, Foxe was the associate producer of the less successful sequel, "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" (2000), which cost $15 million to make and earned over $26 million in U.S. ticket sales. Subsequently was the executive producer of Steve Olpin's documentary "Miracle Boy and Nyquist" (2001) and the theatrically-released Filipino-American comedy "American Adobo" (2001), the associate producer of theatrically-released documentary "How to Draw a Bunny" (2002), and the co-producer of low-budget science fiction comedy film "The Helix... Loaded" (2005). Prior to "Blair Witch," Foxe's credits include being the producer and editor for "Nowhere to Go" (1998) and the producer of the BYU documentary series "Ancestors" (1997), which showed how to do family history research (genealogy). He as the first assistant director for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997), directed by Richard Dutcher. He was the location manager for the Stephen King miniseries "The Stand" (1994), which was filmed in Utah. He also worked as a location manager and post-production supervisor for the TV series "Homicide." He had a bit part in the low-budget indie feature "Impure Thoughts" (1985), which was a finalist in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Bio from Fathom (, circa 2002:
Kevin J. Foxe began his film career in 1983, working as an editor, location manager and line producer. He has worked with a number of notable filmmakers, including Robert Benton, Federico Fellini, Bob Fosse, Milos Forman and David Mamet. He executive-produced The Blair Witch Project, the documentary How to Draw a Bunny, A Ray Johnson Portrait and Magic Adobo. He also served as producer on many independent films, such as The Contenders (Best Comedy, 1992 Houston Film Fest), Blessing (1994 Sundance Film Fest Finalist) and Nowhere to Go (1998 Santa Barbara Film Fest, 1998 Newport Film Fest, Montreal International Film Festival). He is currently producing Heart of Love with the filmmakers from The Blair Witch Project, and is executive-producing the first independently produced animated feature, Cyberslacker, and a project with Disney tentatively titled Area 99.

Michael R. Fox
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Michael Fox. Film editor. Associate producer and film editor of "Alphaville, Live In America" (2001). Film editor for Clay Essig's independent feature film "Fortune Cookie" (1999) and for the "Touched by an Angel" TV series. Assistant editor for the films "The King's Falcon" (1997), "The Last Resort" (1997) and "Same River Twice" (1996).
Tony Fox
Honeywagon driver for the Leucadia productions "Coyote Summer" (1996), "Just Like Dad" (1995) and "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), made in Utah. Transportation co-captain for "All I Want for Christmas" (1991), filmed in New York City.
Jon Pierre Francia
Lives in Draper, Utah. Bio from Site Creative Network (
Looking to produce something him, cool, cutting-edge or funny? There isn't a better producer for "hip" in the state of Utah than Jon Pierre Francia. In the past 2 years, many national clients have tapped Jon Pierre's skills for their energetic tradeshow, commercial, and corporate media. Nobody can produce more for less. Visit Jon Pierre's portfolio. Clients: Sun Microsystems, Novell, Iomega, Smartforce,

Gary Francis
Latter-day Saint. Producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002). Bio from "Shadow of Light" website:
Gary Francis (Producer) is originally from Springville, Utah and is President of Milestone Productions. Gary has produced numerous television programs and videos. Along with his father Sam Francis, Gary has produced fifteen educational albums for school-age children. He has also composed music for his album Called To Serve and has written music for the Utah Centennial and the Olympics.

Gregory Francisco
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Gregory Kalei Francisco. Craft service for "Partners in Crime" (2000) and Blair Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996).
Jessica L. Frandsen
Latter-day Saint. African-American actress. Full name: Jessica Leigh Frandsen. Featured extra in the feature films "Drive Me Crazy" and "Cowboys and Angels", the ABC TV movie "Trouble in the Family", and in a Seminary video for the Church Educational System (CES) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Featured extra on "Touched by an Angel" and "Promised Land." Commercials include "Always Kids" (Bonneville Communications) and seven commercials for the Church.
William Frederick Jr.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Grip.
Ron Frederickson
Latter-day Saint. Resident and native of Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor. Major supporting roles in "The Darkling" (2000; TV) and Douglas G. Johnson's "The Hideout" (1974). Cast as Ishmael, a major supporting role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Third-billed role in the award-winning short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003). Bio from University of Utah faculty page (
Dr. Fredrickson holds B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah. He served for 27 years as Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Theatre at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, where he taught acting, directing, script adaptation, interpretation, classical text and voice & diction courses, retiring to his native Salt Lake in 1999.
    He has numerous stage and film acting credits, and had directed over 70 plays and musicals, including The Voice of the Prairie, which was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as a featured national finalist in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. Ron is recipient of the 1998 Kansas Governor's Arts Educator Award, and a Kennedy Center Medallion of Excellence for 1999.
Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (
Ron Frederiskson has been involved in acting, directing and teaching acting for over 50 years. Ron has a ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of Utah. He was Professor of Theatre at Emporia State University for 27 years. Ron is currently Adjunct Instructor at the Department of Theatre, University of Utah.

Ron has directed over seventy plays and musicals for University, Regional, and Community Theatre including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, Ron has had roles in over fifty stage plays and musicals. Some of Ron's stage Credits include: South Pacific, You Can't Take It With You, Ten Little Indian's, The Visit, Love Letters, Born Yesterday, The Apple Tree, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance, On Golden Pond, The Rainmaker, Julius Caesar, Summer & Smoke, Molly Sweeney, The Man Who Came To Dinner, and King Lear.

Ron's film credits include: The Darkling, The Hideout, leading roles in 6 BYU films, and the role of Satin in the original Temple film for the LDS Church.

Dan Fredley
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah County. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Production assistant for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002). Visual effects technician for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "Shadow of Light" (2002). Film editor for the KBYU student film "I Miss You" (2001). Director of the short student film "Self Portrait," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival. Did the titles and digital effects for the award-winning short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003).
Judith Freeman
Latter-day Saint (non-churchgoer). Author of Set For Life, adapted to the TV movie "The Gift of Love" (1994).
Robert C. Freeman
Latter-day Saint. Co-author (with Dennis A. Wright) of the book Saints at War (2001) and the PBS documentary based on the material (available on video/DVD).
Kimberly Fricke
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Kimberly K. Fricke. Production assistant. Script writer/continuity supervisor.
Corbin Frost
Property master for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Pride and Prejudice: A Utah Comedy" (2003).
Jake Fry
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of Brigham Young University. Was the choreographer for the LDS-themed and dance-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Also appeared onscreen briefly in "Out of Step" as the dance class choreographer. Played a mutant in the video "Splatter: Architects of Fear" (1986). Wrote and directed the short film "The Fence" (1998). Bio from the official "Out of Step" website:
Jake Fry has been working in the music theatre world for nearly ten years. Jumping from one project to the next, letting his interests grow from singing, musicals, Shakespearean acting and modern dance. He found modern dance during college and discovered a love for creativity and choreography that he hopes to pursue in the future. Jake has danced aboard a cruise ship, toured North Africa, Canada, parts of Europe, and the U.S. while continuing to work locally choreographing for high schools and theatres. Jinx in Forever Plaid, and Bobby Child in Crazy for You are among his favorite performing opportunities. Jake first collaborated with director Ryan Little back in 1996 when he took on the lead roll in Little's award-winning sci-fi short Exposure. They have been good friends ever since.

Nyk Fry
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor and freelance cinematographer. Bit part as an FBI agent in the TV miniseries "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000). Creator of the low-budget local TV show "Nyk Fry's FluiD Television Show," described thus: "A man, a camera, and a pair of shorts. The Mission: Find anything interesting." Company: FluiD FilmS. Motto: "Have camera, will travel." BVW-200, specializing in action/fast-paced events/concerts, etc. Freelance recording studio engineer/editor also. 17 years experience.
Douglas Fryer
Lives in Park City, Utah. Medical technician/EMT. Nationally Registered Firefighter Level 2, Utah Paramedic. Has worked for many movies and TV productions, including: A Home of Our Own, Extreme Rescue, The Boys of Twilight, Walker Texas Ranger.
Andrew Fugate
Young Utah actor who had the 3rd billed role in "Bug Off!" (2001), directed by T.C. Christensen. He played tha annoying little brother who is turned into a bug by an alien babysitter. He is featured prominently on screen at the beginning and end of the movie, but during most of the picture only his voice is heard, as his character is represented on screen by an actual beetle. Fugate had met "Bug Off!" director T.C. Christensen three years earlier when he was featured in an Arby's commercial the director/cinematographer was filming. Small role in TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999). Stage roles include playing Tiny Tim Cratchit in the Provo Hale Centre Theatre's "A Christmas Carol."
Jenny Fugate
Presumably the mother or sister of child actor Andrew Fugate, star of T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001). Jenny Fugate appears briefly on screen in "Bug Off!" as part of the alien council.
Donna Fugal
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Also known as: Donna Fugal Erickson. Set dresser/props credits include "The Front Page." Wardrobe credits include: "Little Women", "Sleeping Beauty", "Cruise of Love", "Backwood Romeo."
Isaac Fugal
Utah-based actor had a major role as "Eli" in the Feature Film For Families direct-to-video movie "The Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), also known as "ButterCream Gang II."
Patrick Fugit
Non-LDS. Born 27 October 1982, Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor. Became famous as the star of "Almost Famous" (2000), for which he received many awards and nominations. Also major roles in: Spun (2002); White Oleander (2002); Legion of Fire: Killer Ants.
Richard J. Fullam
Casting coordinator in the Moab, Utah area. Credits include "Riders of the Purple Sage" (VHC Prod.), "Pontiac Moon" (Dysphuntional Films) and Saturn ads (Scott Davis Photo). Also an explosives expert.
Gene Fullmer
Latter-day Saint. Born 21 July 1931. Professional boxer. Has a cameo appearance as a bartender in the feature film "The Devil's Brigade" (1968). Fullmer is the subject of a documentary produced by Major Scale Productions. Bio from Boxing Hall of Fame website (
In the ring, Gene Fullmer was substance over style.

A Latter-day Saint from West Jordan, Utah, Gene Fullmer turned pro in 1951, one month before his 20th birthday. He scored knockouts in 14 of his first 16 pro fights while campaigning primarily in the West. Among his significant early victories was a points win over future middleweight champ Paul Pender. Wins over Rocky Castellani, Gil Turner and Ralph "Tiger" Jones in 1956 moved him into title contention.

He captured the middleweight title in 1957 by decisioning legendary champion Sugar Ray Robinson. Again, it was Fullmer's ability to endure punishment and his tireless attack that carried him to victory. In a rematch with Robinson four months later, Sugar Ray scored a one-punch knockout, delivering a left hook in the fifth round that some have called "the perfect punch."

Two years later, Fullmer won the NBA middleweight title by scoring a 14th-round knockout of Carmen Basilio. Seven successful title defenses followed. In that span, he beat Spider Webb, Basilio, Robinson, Florentino Fernandez and Benny Paret and fought to draws against Robinson (in their fourth and final fight) and Joey Giardello.

His reign as middleweight champion ended in 1962 with a 15-round loss against Dick Tiger. Theu fought a rematch in 1963 and the bout ended in a draw. A third match follwed and Fullmer retired after getting knoc

Bouts: 64
Won: 55
Lost: 6
Drew: 3
KOs: 24
Inducted into the Hall of Fame: 1991

Deseret Fuls
Latter-day Saint. Graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) film school in 2002. Has helped on several films including the large-format Church-produced film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), as a grip. Stock footage researcher for the PBS documentary "Brides on the Home Front" (2000). First assistant director for Stephen Groo's film "New Breed Trilogy." Director of the student film "The Customer." Script/Continuity Supervisor for Tucker Dansie's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Love Logs On" (2003).

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