Return to biography index
of Latter-day Saint and/or Utah
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
Lives in Heber, Utah. Also known as: Elizabeth L. Gagne. Production assistant. Credits include: "Con Air", "The Waiter", "The Dancin' Life", La Jolla Playhouse.
Latter-day Saint. Served a full-time mission for the Church in Germany from 1985 to 1987. Graduated with a B.A. degree Near Eastern Studies from Brigham Young University. CGI animator. Was one of the animator for the feature film "Ice Age" (2002), which was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award. An animator for "Gone Nutty" (2002), a.k.a. "Scrat's Missing Adventure" (featuring a character from "Ice Age"). The film was included on the "Ice Age" DVD and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Animated Film. Gallagher also worked as an animator on the feature films "Ice Age 2" and "Robots" (2005). After college worked at an Arabic software company doing typeface design, but just before graduating he saw a 3D animated short film done by his neighbor and fellow BYU student Jonathan Banta. That film inspired him to decide to go into 3D computer animation himself. He bought software, taught himself techniques, and went to work as a modeler for Viewpoint Datalabs in Orem, Utah. Worked for a year at a local game company, Saffire, doing 3D modeling for computer games. Then did contract work. Started working at Blue Sky Studios just as they were starting pre-production on Ice Age (circa 2000). Did model work for about 3 years and then switched to doing computer animation. He and his wife have 3 children.
Stephen Josefsson Galli
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Stephen Galli. Worked in art department on the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998). Company: Tao-Jones Production Service. Production coordinator or assstant for "Face on the Barroom Floor" and for commercials for clients such as Governor's Commission on Values, Liberty Heights Fresh, America First Credit Union, First Security Bank, Mountain Fuel, Questar.
C. Howard Gallup
Sometimes credited as: Master C. Howard Gallup. Prop master for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" (2002) and "The R.M." (2003), both directed by Kurt Hale.
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Made the short film "Piana," described as "a touching documentary about two brothers' odyssey back to the land of their ancestors." Propermaster for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Gallup is featured in Episode 205 (Vital Records) of the PBS series "Ancestors," talking about his Italian ancestors. Craft services for "Fedora" (1994).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Kristin and their five children. Lived in Los Angeles until about 2003. Producer (along with Jerry Molen) of Mitch Davis' feature film "The Other Side of Heaven" (2001). Molen and Garbett also produced the feature film "The Legend of Johnny Lingo" (2003), an expanded big-screen movie inspired by the classic Latter-day Saint video "Johnny Lingo" (1969). Garbett was the original producer of the box office hit "Shrek" (which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001), but he left during the pre-production stage to work on other projects. Producer of made-for-television movies "My Town" (1986) and "Casebusters" (1986). Worked behind the scenes on: Pet People; Alive!; Three Men and a Little Lady; The Frighteners; Father of the Bride. Garbett's company: The Stable Moving Image Company, in Salt Lake City.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Script supervisor whose credits include: The Calling, Boys of Twilight, The Young Harry Houdini, Avenging Angel.
Latter-day Saint. British actor. Obituary from the Deseret News (3 January 1999, "Beloved British actor Bryan Gardner dies at 73", written by Ivan M. Lincoln and summarized by Kent Larsen of MormonsToday.com):
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Mormon actor Bryan Gardner died December 28th at his home, while recuperating from bypass surgery. Gardner was 73.
Gardner was well known in Salt Lake for roles such as that of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in many productions of "Annie" and for roles in more than 60 other shows over a 25 year period.
Gardner grew up in London the son of the official physician to the King and Queen (parents of Queen Elizabeth) and was a playmate of both Queen Elizabeth and her sister Margaret. About 1950 he met missionaries in Hyde Park, and soon after joined the LDS Church, losing his fiance (the singer Petula Clark) in the process. He later wed Katherine Kenner in the London Temple and with her became the father of five daughters. They were married for nearly 40 years.
Gardner persued an acting career, while paying the bills serving in the Royal Air Force as a radio technician. He also worked as a television critic for the Daily Express and as a late-night BBC disc jockey with a program called "The Late Bryan Gardner."
Gardner later moved to Utah and became a staple of the stage in Utah for more than 25 years.
Lives in Utah. Electrician/gaffer. Credits include the feature film "Thelma & Louise" (1991).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Layton, Utah. As a child actor, he appeared in many film productions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also had a major role the feature film "Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers" (1995). Later had the 3rd-billed role in the direct-to-video movie "A Kid Called Danger" (1999), directed by Eric Hendershot.
Latter-day Saint. Native of Gainesville, Florida. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU), where she was performed worldwide as a member of the Young Ambassadors. Majored in in Music, Dance, Theater. Married to Quin Gardner. Resides in Orem, Utah, where she is in high demand as a private vocal and drama teache. Actress. Played "Laneah" in the Church-produced film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), directed by Kieth Merrill. Her role was the female lead: she was the beautiful Nephite girl who is converted and witnesses the coming of the Savior. Had a bit part as a sister missionary in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Has had the lead roles in such musicals as "Children of Eden," "Guys and Dolls," "Anything Goes."
Credited with "Wardrobe" and "Assistant To Mr. Williams" (Lance Williams, the producer) in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Also appears on screen in "Charly" as a guest at a party.
Utah filmmaker. Made the 5-minute documentary film "Carnivor" and the 3-minute experimental film "Insights," both shown at the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" screening in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2002.
Latter-day Saint. Born in and lives in Wyoming. Soared to worldwide fame when he defeated the previously unbeaten Russian world champion and won the gold medal in heavyweight wrestling at the 2002 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Made a cameo appearance in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Kenneth Garff. Served a two-year mission in Japan. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Cinematographer on numerous documentaries, incuding: Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents (2002); Realm of Redheads (2001; HBO). Cinematographer for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997). Has filmed documentaries for A&E (about cosmetic surgery), The Learning Channel (Future Warfare), MSNBC, PBS and the Discovery Channel (Extreme Hwaii, Eco-Challenge). Also a still photographer. Second unit DP on feature film "Avalanch" (1999). Cinematgrapher for 35mm and High Definition commercials; clients include Bank of America and Honda. In addition to being cinematographer, has been the producer/director of at least 2 documentaries: "Lives Affected" (about the disastrous affects of drunk driving) and "The Mysteries of Wild Mexico" (a video series). Ken Garff's official website: Lightwave Productions.
Latter-day Saint. Bio from Players Anonymous (http://www.playersanonymous.org/main/Puzzleanswer.html):
Janna has most recently been seen in Sweeney Todd, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. She has traveled all over the world, and has a passion for Broadway Musicals. Janna has met Linda Eder, Sarah Brightman, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Douglas Sills, and Alan Campbell--just to mention a few of her favorite performers. She has been a contestant on The Price is Right, and had the opportunity to shake hands with Prince Charles while serving her mission to England. She has been in television commercials in Idaho, and is currently producing a short film project to submit to the Sundance Film Festival. This girl works for KBYU-TV, and loves hanging out w/ her playersanonymous friends, Whitney, Marcie, and the Gummies.
Bio from production notes for Evita (Scera Theatre, 2002):
Janna has most recently been seen in Pride and Prejudice, Sweeney Todd, and The Utah Premiere of The Scarlet Pimpernel. She has traveled all over the world, and has a passion for Broadway Musicals. Janna has been in television commercials in Idaho, and is currently helping produce a short film project to submit to the Sundance Film Festival. Janna works for KBYU-TV and is attending Grad School in the EMPA Program through BYU Marriott School of Management. She loves hanging out with her 28 nieces and nephews and visiting her Sno Shacks in Boise, Idaho.
Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Lives in Provo, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Joseph L. Garrard. Sound/audio technician. Boom operator for the short film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001), Blair Treu's direct-to-video films "Just Like Dad" (1993), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996), the Leucadia movies "Windrunner" (1995), "Breaking Free" (1995) and "Coyote Summer" (1996), and the feature films "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997) and "Same River Twice" (1996). Other credits include "CrossRoads" and "The Goodbye Bird" (1993).
Lives in California. Sometimes credited as: Ronald Garrard. Currently works in sound/video editing with NBC. Has worked on several films. Previously worked as a sound technician for a local TV station in Utah. Sound technician for the documentaries "She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein" (1999) and "Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'" (1999). Sound technician for "Beyond the Mat" (1999), a critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary about professional wrestling, which had over $2 million in U.S. box office ticket sales. Recording engineer for the documentary featurette "Inside 'Out of Sight'" (1998), which was included on the Special Edition DVD release of Steven Soderbergh's movie "Out of Sight." Post-production sound engineer for the TV series "Malibu, CA" (1998-2000). Background sound editor for the direct-to-video movie "Playmaker" (1994). Other credits, not listed here.
Lives in the Moab, Utah area. Versatile film crew member, with extensive experience as a property master. Property master for feature films and TV movies, including: Net Worth (2000); Partners in Crime (2000); Blue Ridge Fall (1999); A Crime of Passion (1999); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); The Robin Hood Gang (1997); No Laughing Matter (1998); Money Plays (1997). Also property master for commercials (including JB's), and "Tattoo" (a PSA produced by Dazzling Ace). Grip: Commercials for American Express, Taco Bell, Nike. Lead man: Dos Santos (Treasure Productions); Breakdown (DeLaurentis Productions); Wonders of Life (Disney). Set dressers/painters: "Con Air" (Disney), "Independence Day" (20th Century Fox), "City Slickers II" (Columbia Pictures). Location manager for the movie "Rosewood" (1997) and the TV movies "Clover" (1997) and "Psycho IV: The Beginning" (1990). IMDb also lists bit part acting credits for Garrett as a CNN Interviewer in the Utah-filmed miniseries "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000) and a part in "Demon Warrior" (1988). IMDb also lists minor roles as a lieutenant on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Loud As A Whisper" (1989), and as a thug on the TV series "Highway to Heaven" episode "Birds of a Feather" (1985).
Nicholas J. Gasdik
Director of the KBYU documentary "Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint" (1988), about the famous Western painter who was a devout Latter-day Saint. The Teichert documentary was written by Tim Slover and produced by Peter N. Johnson. Gasdik was the co-producer (with director Peter N. Johnson) of the PBS film "A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation" (1989), which was made in Provo. "More Perfect Union" was written by Latter-day Saint playwright Tim Slover, and featuring numerous veteran Latter-day Saint actors, including James Arrington, Ivan Crosland, Marvin Payne, H.E.D. Redford, Bruce Newbold, Barta Heiner, Jesse Bennett and Derryl Yeager, with music by Latter-day Saint composer Kurt Bestor. Working for Fresco Pictures, Gasdik (along with Derryl Yeager) developed an idea for adapting Latter-day Saint author Orson Scott Card's novel Enchantment to film. (Fresco has also acquired the film rights to Slover's play "March Tale.")
B. Cecil Gates
Latter-day Saint. Composer. Ranked 6th most important Latter-day Saint composer in history in 1968 Dialogue Magazine article by Lowell Durham. Was assistant director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Wrote the hymn "How Long, O Lord Most Holy And True." Not known to have scored any films. In 1915 he established an own opera company with his sister, Emma Lucy Gates Bowen, staging seven operas in the next few years.
Latter-day Saint. Considered one of the greatest Latter-day Saint composers in history (ranked 2nd, Durham 1968). Did not score films, but one of his compositions is featured in the PBS program "A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns" (1994), which is shown periodically on television and also available as a video.
Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short student film "Disco Gap," featuring music and dancing, starring Michelle Dixon-McDonald, Camil Jensen, Tara Beth, Jessica Dixon, Daniel McDonald, Brady Tanner, and John Madsen Jr.
Film editor for "Chloe's Blanket" (1996). Bio from Griffen Films (http://www.griffenfilms.com/burroughs.html):
Rhea Gavry, works as writer, director, and editor for Grande River Films, Ltd. with her partner and husband Douglas Monroe. Her first feature length documentary and thesis project for her MFA in Film from the University of Utah was selected for broadcast in 1992 as part of the prestigious PBS/POV independent documentary film series. The film received excellent reviews and was selected as that evening's "best bet" for television viewing by The New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, and many other newspapers nationwide. Her 16mm documentary: Tales of the Rails: The Building of the Transcontinental Railway" aired on PBS and was awarded the Freeman Tildon award in 1996.
Rhea works with HGTV, PAX, LIFTIME, shows as director, writer, segment producer, as well as producer, production coordinator for A&E, Discovery, Food Network, and many others. As president of Grande River Films, Ltd. Rhea also writes, directs, edits commercial projects for corporate clients. Rhea helped start "Saturday Cinema at the Avalon" a non-profit film society group that brings Foreign, Independent and documentary features to the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction the second Saturday of every month.
Rhea graduated from the University of Utah with an MFA in Theatre, Film Emphasis and has taught Film as Art, and Film History at the University of Utah. She taught masters' level class in Visual Communication at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and an Introduction to Mass Communication class at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. While attending University Rhea worked summers at Robert Redford' s Sundance Film Institute. She worked for the Sundance Film Festival for four years as audience development director. Rhea grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado but lived in California and Massachusetts and Utah before returning to her hometown.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Christopher M. Gawel; Chris Gawel. Best boy grip for the direct-to-video movie "Message in a Cell Phone" (2000). Grip for a number of feature films made in Utah, including: "The Right Temptation" (2000), "The Crow: Salvation" (2000), "Drive Me Crazy" (1999), "Made Men" (1999), "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), "Same River Twice" (1996) and the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999).
Latter-day Saint (although current level of Church activity, if any, is not indicated by his online bios). Born 29 May 1947, Coalsville, Utah. Actor best known for playing "Luke Spencer" on the soap opera "General Hospital" (a role he continues to this day). Awards, all for "General Hospital": 6 Emmy nominations, including 3 wins. 4 Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, including 2 win. Before "General Hospital" he played "George Curtis" on "The Young and the Restless" (1973) and played "David Lockhart" on the short-lived "Bright Promise" (1971-1972). Guest appearances on other TV series, including: Burke's Law; Roseanne; Murder, She Wrote; Hotel; Starsky and Hutch; Barnaby Jones; The Streets of San Francisco; Marcus Welby, M.D.; Mannix; The Partridge Family; All in the Family. Had a poster-billed supporting role in the comedy "Disorderlies" (1987), which earned over $10 million in ticket sales at the U.S. box office. He was billed after the "Fat Boys" comedy trio (of whom there were three), Ralph Bellamy and Tony Plana, making him the 6th-billed star of the film, his biggest role ever in a theatrically-released feature film. Played "Caesar" in the 1983 direct-to-video movie "Antony and Cleopatra." Major roles in a few made-for-TV movies, including: Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989); Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987); Kicks (1985); The Impostor (1984, written by Eric Hendershot). Minor roles in some feature films, including: Scorchers (1991); UHF (1989); Pass the Ammo (1988); Johnny Got His Gun (1971). Had a small role as a voice actor in the animated film "Teacher's Pet" (2004).
Born 15 February 1898, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 22 February 1946, Hollywood, California. Bit part actor appeared in over 180 movies.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Little River, South Carolina with his wife Rhonda. Composer, writer, performer and producer. While he attended school (with film composer Sam Cardon) he was a rock and roll drummer for several groups and played with The Vectors. Graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a BA degree in Music Theory. Credits as a film composer include Kieth Merrill's IMAX film "Ozarks: Legacy & Legend" (1995), which is shown in Branson, Missouri, and the movies "To Die, to Sleep" (1992) and "Land of No Return" (1975). Has performed on the PBS television show "Austin City Limits." Plays keyboard with the Carolina Opry. Bio from Spotlight Magazine (http://www.cgp.net/SpotLight/SpotlightTco.htm):
A graduate of Brigham Young University, with a Bachelor of Arts in music theory, Ralph joined The Carolina Opry in 1997. Ralph has a long list of credits to his name, including being the former musical director for Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Natalie Cole, and Charlie Rich.
In addition to his skill at performance, Ralph has composed music for movies and television, including Bob Hope's Christmas Special. Prior to joining The Carolina Opry, Ralph worked with such musical greats as Vince Gill, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, and Tanya Tucker.
Ralph currently resides in Little River with his five beautiful children -- Ralph II, Reni, Regin, Rakaia and Raquel -- and his wife Randi, whom he credits for his accomplishments.
Senior Accounts Executive at POWDER/FX and Zygote Media Group, based in Provo, Utah. Lead Lighter at Zygote Media. Working at Viewpoint, he did architecture modeling for the feature film "Dungeons & Dragons" (2001) and character modeling for "Nativity." Writer/director of "Empower" (UATP). Character modeling/animating/lighting/rendering for Net Smartz (Viewpoint contracted for MCF). Professional photographer. Website: http://www.zygote.com
C. Fred Gehrke
Born 24 April 1918, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 9 February 2002, Palm Springs, California. Made a cameo appearance as a football player in "Easy Living" (1949). IMDb: (1976-1981): General manager of the NFL football team Denver Broncos. First recipient of the Daniel F. Reeves Pioneer Award, presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 1972. Played football for the National Football League's Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams (1940, 1945-49), and in 1950 for the Chicago Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Trained in art, he designed football's first helmet logo while playing for the Cleveland Rams in 1948.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Production manager or coordinator whose credits include work for Discovery Channel, Miami Broadcast Center/EDEFX, AFI/Filmworks.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with five fellow Boy Scouts, he made the short (21 min., 20 sec.) film "Root Beer Runners," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: Written and produced by 16- and 17-year-old scouts in North Salt Lake's Troop 679 to fulfill several requirements of the cinematography merit badge, this film is a spoof of movies about rum running during Prohibition. Smokey and the Bandit meets the Cops TV show with root beer as the banned substance.
Assistant hair and makeup for Blair Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995). Key hair stylist for the TV movie "Face of Evil" (1996).
Latter-day Saint. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short documentary "Propaganda, Art of Persuasion" (2001; 8 min. 42 sec.) Bio from "Strictly Docs" film festival:
Derek was born and raised in the Salt Lake City area. He graduated in April 2000 from Brigham Young University with a BFA in graphic design. He currently works in Salt Lake City as a graphic designer. He loves being a graphic designer because of the interaction with different kinds of media: print, digital, music, film, and environmental graphics.
Lives in Utah. Key hair stylist for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002) and for the TV movie "Murder at 75 Birch" (1999). Key makeup artist for the Feature Films For Families movies "Return to the Secret Garden" (2000) and "Stolen from the Heart" (2000). Assistant hair stylist/assistant makeup artist for "Friends & Lovers" (1999). Makeup artist for the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998).
Lives in the Moab, Utah area. Sometimes credited as: Bego Gehart. A member of the Grand County Search and Rescue team. Rigger for "Vertical Limit", National Geographic Explorer (TV) and commercials, including Coca Cola. Grip for commercials, including Honey's House (OKOKOK Productions), Marlboro (Dragon Slayer), and a Wheaties ad with Michael Jordan (The End). Location scout: National Geo Explorer (TV), Marlboro (HSI), LA Times (Wild Eye Pictures). Bego Garhart, credited in IMDb as ground coordinator for the TV special "Aerosmith: Amazing" (1993), is probably the same person.
Lives in Moab, Utah with his wife Terri. Audio/sound technician whose credits include industrial films for Allen & Co., University of Utah Banquet, Icon Fitness/SGMA.
Latter-day Saint. Born 14 March 1963, Cranston, Rhode Island. Sometimes credited as: Frank Garrish. Actor perhaps best known for playing "Ralph," the Hispanic construction foreman in the feature film "Brigham City" (2001). IMDb: "Frank Gerrish is currently the Director of the Film Studies Program at the Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah. As an actor, Frank is a working member of the Actors' Equity Association & The Screen Actors' Guild, and over the past ten years, has remained one of the Intermountain West's most successful television & film performers. He has played as a resident member of the Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City for the past 12 seasons and is a young veteran of over 100 stage productions. Frank proudly holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre and Film from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island. Gabriel Nathaniel." Other major roles in "Dumb Luck" (2001); "Partners in Crime" (2000); "Address Unknown" (1997); "Just in Time" (1997). Has been in many Feature Films For Families and Leucadia productions. Among his many smaller or supporting roles are: Pool Hall Junkies (2002); Bug Off! (2001); The Princess and the Pea (2002); Fortune Cookie (1999); Coyote Summer (1996); The Paper Brigade (1996); Just Like Dad (1995); The Goodbye Bird (1993); A Home of Our Own (1993); Rigoletto (1993); Secret of Treasure Mountain (1993); Don't Look Under the Bed (1999); Nora's Christmas Gift (1989). TV series guest appearances include: Touched by an Angel; Promised Land; The Visitor; Miracles & Other Wonders; Crossroads.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Maine. Actor. Has appeared in two movies shot on location in Maine.
24 June 1926 in Utah. Died 25 July 1991. Birth name: Antoinette Newman. Actress. Appeared, usually as a featured actress, in: Oregon Passage (1957); The Story of Mankind (1957); Lust for Life (1956); A Bullet for Joey (1955); The Black Pirates (1954); Day of Triumph (1954); Boots Malone (1952). TV guest roles include: Simon & Simon; Family Ties; Perry Mason; Sea Hunt; Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Hometown: Trout Lake, Washington. Also known as: Lumina Julie Gershfield. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Production assistant for the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999).
Actor from Utah. Was one of the stars of the short-lived TV series "Eisenhower & Lutz" (1988), playing "Dwayne Spitler," alongside the show's star, Scott Bakula of "Quantum Leap" and "Enterprise" fame. Geter also had a major regular role as "Jay Edgar" on the TV series "FM" (1989-1990). Featured roles in a number of feature films, including "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers" (1995) and "Heaven Sent" (1994). Small roles in other feature films, including: Slaughter of the Innocents (1994); "Near Dark" (1987), Charles Sellier's "Silent Night, Deadly Night" (1984) and "Footloose" (1984). Roles in TV movies and miniseries include: Out of Annie's Past (1995); It Was Him or Us (1995); The Stand (1994); The President's Child (1992). Writer/director of the short film "Andy Across the Water" (2002), starring lapsed Mormon Broadway star Klea Blackhurst as a Latter-day Saint mother in a peculiar family. "Andy" won the Best Comedy award at the Aspen Shortsfest. Assistant director, art assistant and costume assistant for the short film "Desire" (1999). TV guest appearances include: Northern Exposure; Empty Nest; Amazing Stories.
Latter-day Saint. Served a 2-year mission in the Japan Nagoya Mission. Actor who has appeared in a number of Utah productions. Had lead role in Feature Films For Families' video "Friendship's Field (1995) and a major role in the TV movie "Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!" (1998). Small parts in the direct-to-video film "Only Once" (1998) and the TV movies "Divided by Hate" (1997) and "Dying to Belong" (1997). Guest appearances on the TV series "Touched by an Angel" and "Promised Land." During the early 1990s Gettling was a member of the BYU-based improvisational comedy troupe "The Garrens," and was also assisting its director Lincoln Hoppe. In 1994 when "The Garrens" separated officially from BYU and became a business, Gettling became of the owners. Gettling has lived in the Hollywood, California area since 1999.
Latter-day Saint. Actress. Had a small part in the 1999 Disney TV movie "Don't Look Under the Bed," starring Erin Chambers. Cast as Lemuel's wife, a major supporting role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (http://www.bookofmormonmovie.com/cast/jessicagiauque.html):
Jessica has received acting training from the University of Utah, Hale Center Theater and Pages Lane Theater. Jessica's stage credits include: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Mame, The Gift of Christmas (Promised Valley Playhouse), The Sound of Music, and Annie Get Your Gun (Grand Theater).
Jessica's film and TV credits include: Don't Look Under the Bed (Disney), Dojo Kids (Q.E.M. Productions), Destination Stardom (Masini Productions), Friendship field (Feature Films For Families), Family Answers (Bonneville Productions), and Just In Time (Leucadia Films).
Lives in Park City, Utah. Still photographer. Credits include work for the Sundance Institute, Budweiser commercials, and direct-to-video movies produced by Feature Films For Families (FFFF). Provided craft service, as well as still photography, for the FFFF video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992).
Lives in Utah. Appears briefly as a passerby and a driving double in T.C. Christensen's movie "Bug Off!" (2001).
Latter-day Saint. Also known as: Ted L. Gibbons. Producer of the documentary video "I Witnessed the Carthage Massacre." Served a full-time mission for the Church in Brazil. Graduated from Utah State University, and completed graduate work at Arizona State and at Brigham Young University. Ted and his wife Lydia are the parents of twelve children, all of them girls except seven. He has been employed as a teacher and administrator by the Church Educational System for the past thirty years. He currently teaches at the LDS Institute adjacent to Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah. He wrote, produced, and starred in the video production, "I Witnessed the Carthage Massacre." He is the published author of numerous articles and some poetry, and several books of history and fiction. He has written the lyrics for a number of musical pieces, including some performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. His photos have appeared as a series of fine art prints, and on the covers of books, magazines, musical productions, and in strategic places in several family photo albums.
Timothy S. Gibbons
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Timothy Gibbons; Tim Gibbons. Company: Tim Gibbons Videography, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Second assistant camera for the TV movies "Unforgivable" (1996) and "In the Blink of an Eye" (1996), and the feature film "Knights" (1993). Craft service for "A Midnight Clear" (1992). Professional BetaSp Videography. Travel - Kenya, Laos, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Guatemala, Mexico, The Bahamas, Alaska Clients include: Cronkite/Ward TV, The Learning Channel, BBC, ZDF, ORF, America?s Most Wanted, Comedy Central?s 'The Daily Show', Access Hollywood, CBS Eye On America, NBC News, Meet The Press, The Today Show, 20th Century Fox, Real TV, Outdoor Life Network, Swiss Television, CNET, American Legends. Gear: Camera: BVW-D600 (Macie Video Set-Up) Lens: Canon 14x8.5 IF Wide Angle: Century Precision .8x Tripod: Satchler Caddy Audio: PSC M-4 A+ Mixer, Boom, Lavs, Lectro UHF Wireless, Sennhieser UHF Wireless Lighting: Sun Gun, Arriflex Light kit, Chimera Monitor: Ikegami TM9-1 (9" Field Monitor) Back Up Deck: BVW-35.
Latter-day Saint. Born in Provo, Utah. Raised in California. Graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1981. Lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his wife Pamala. Also credited as: Steven Gibby. Multiple Emmy-winning television producer/director. Recipient of over forty national television awards, including three regional Emmy awards, nine Telly awards, fourteen Aegis awards, four Videographer awards, six Communicator awards, three Aurora awards, and a Pepsi/MTV award. Contributor as a producer, director, editor, scriptwriter, or cameraman for over 700 national television programs that aired on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, OLN, NBC, UPN, TLC, A&E, Speed Channel, and Comcast. Judge for National Sports Emmy Awards. Member of Board of Directors, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Pacific Southwest Region. NATAS is the Emmy organization. Model for national and international magazine ads and billboards: Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Dodge, Sheraton, Magnavox, Sports Illustrated, AMF Voit, San Diego Chargers, Hobie, and many more. Founder and President of Cut4 Media Group, a California Central Coast based company. Cut4 Media Group is a full-service production, marketing, and syndication firm servicing the television, video, Internet, and disc industries. Website: www.cut4.tv. Profile Page
Born 6 August 1877, Chillicothe, Ohio. Died 8 September 1947, Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth name: John Ulrich Giesy. Sometimes credited as: Charles Dustin; J.U. Geisy. Lived primarily in Salt Lake City, Utah. Popular pulp fiction writer whose stories appeared in many magazines in the early 1900s. Author of stories adapted to movies: Playing with Fire (1921); Pink Tights (1920); The Kaiser's Shadow (1918); The Cabaret (1918); Eyes of Mystery (1918); The Matrimaniac (1916).
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Janine Whetten Gilbert; Janine Whetten-Gilbert. B.A., Brigham Young University, 1994; M.A., Idaho State University, 1996. English professor at BYU-Idaho. Screenwriter who adapted fellow BYU-Idaho professor Jack Weyland's best-selling novel Charly 1980) into the movie "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Latter-day Saint (non-practicing). Born 10 July 1899, Logan, Utah. Died 9 January 1936, Los Angeles, California. Birth name: John Cecil Pringle. Actor; a screen idol of the silent era. One of the first "movie stars" in history. Known as "The Great Lover of the Silver Screen." Ranked #28 on the "Film 100" list of 100 most influential people in cinema history. Gilbert was the first actor to negotiate a contract for over a million dollars. Appeared in over 100 films, including "He Who Gets Slapped" (1924), "The Merry Widow" (1925) and "Flesh and the Devil" (1927). He is best known for his starring role in "The Big Parade" (1925), which was the most successful film of the silent era, and maintained its record as the country's top box office earner until "Gone With the Wind." Directed one movie: "Love's Penalty" (1921), which he also wrote. Also the writer of: Downstairs (1932); The Bait (1921); Deep Waters (1920); The White Circle (1920); The Great Redeemer (1920). Alcoholism and fights with studio heads led to him being essentially blacklisted in the industry; his career plummetted and he died at the age of 36. See also: John Gilbert Appreciation Society. Profile Page
Latter-day Saint. Born 25 May 1952. Birth name: Kent Sidney Gilbert. Served a 2-year mission in Japan, where he became fluent in speaking Japanese. Used his language skills to become a major TV personality in Japan. As an actor had major roles in at least 3 movies: Pekin genjin (1997); Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991); Chojiku yosai Macross: Ai oboeteimasuka (1984).
One acting credit: the low-budget "Beware! Ghosts!!" (1986), directed and directed by Latter-day Saint director Michael L. Schaertl, and co-written by Latter-day Saint writer/director Neil LaBute (also an actor in the film).
Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Lives in Kanab, Utah. Operations director for Kane School District. Bit part as a referee in the Leucadia TV movie "Windrunner" (1995), which was filmed partially at Kane County schools.
Born in 1951 in Utah. Non-churchgoing Latter-day Saint. Participant in AML-List. Journalist for Rolling Stone magazine. Has written extensively about rock music. Wrote the narration for the video "We Are the World: The Video Event" (1985). Shot in the Heart is Mikal Gilmore's autobiographical account of his life with his brother Gary, who was the first person in the United States executed after the ban on the punishment was lifted. His book was adapted to an HBO movie by the same name in 2001. Mikal's family life was also chronicled by Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song.
Latter-day Saint. One of the stars of the 1977 video "The Mailbox" (1977), produced at Brigham Young University for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Credited as co-casting director and craft services for the award-winning short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003), which was written and directed by D. Kohl Glass.
Lives in Moab, Utah. Did special effects work for the movies "Space Cadets" and "Con Air", and for a Conoco commercial. Electrician and grip for the TV movie "Mercenary" (1997). Grip for the movies "Sunchasers" (Warner Brothers) and "Species" (MGM). Set construction for the movie "Larger Than Life" (MGM), a Bon Jovi music video produced by Morgan Creek, and commercials, including Toyota.
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Full name: David Kohlepp Glass. Also credited as: D. Kohl Glass. Hometown: Mesa, Arizona. Director of short films "Der Ostwind" (2002), "Joe's Repair Shop" (a documentary), "As the Morning", and "The Hour Past." Actor in short student films "Back to One" (2001; by Katie Bogner). Key grip on short student film "Just Say When" (2000; by Tawnya Cazier). Grip for T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video movie "Bug Off!" (2001). Writer, director, editor and co-producer of the student film "The Promethean" (2003), a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Prometheus. "The Promethean" competed in BYU's Final Cut film festival and was selected as one of the top three films by the audience vote. "The Promethean" competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004), and was described thus: "The nature of justice and the role of fate is questioned as a man named Forsyth struggles to escape the daily cycle of death and restoration to which he is condemned in a modern retelling of the myth Prometheus." Set decorator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Pride and Prejudice: A Utah Comedy" (2003).
Lives in Layton, Utah. Has lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. Student at Weber State University, Utah. Writer/director of the 8-minute comedic film "How to Feed Your Cat Without Starting an Interplanary War" (2002), which won the Best Narrative film award at the Utah Short Film and Video Festival, 2002. The 8-minute film is described as "a day in the life of a schizophrenic man; he's out of cat food... and his mind." Made the short (9 min., 30 sec.) narrative film "Desolate," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. This film is described thus: "Only true love lasts forever." Made the short (7 min., 39 sec.) experimental film "Schizophrenia," which was also shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. This film is described thus: under the control of a disturbed mind, a man must face his personal demons head-on.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Evan R. Glassett. Served a full-time mission in the Venezuela Caracas mission. Small role as a Financially Strapped Customer in the low-budget video "Road To Riches" from Candlelight Media. Played a troubled youth in "Hold To The Rod #9" (a seminary video made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Played a salesman in the corporate video "Introduction to Innovus Multimedia." TV guest appearance as a valet on "Touched By An Angel." Anchor for SLCC News Broadcast, Salt Lake Community College. Has appeared in commercials including: Idaho Dept. of Child Welfare PSA, KUTV Check Your Health, Beneficial Life Family Matters. Has performed on stage at the Hale Centre Theatre, Cottonwood Theatre, and elsewhere in productions such as: Annie Get Your Gun; Phantom Killer; Jane Eyre; Nuptials; Man With the Pointed Toes; John Loves Mary; Beau Jest; Pillow Talk; Bye Bye Birdie; The Foreigner. Voiceover work includes: Introduction to Classic Sprinklers (host), Nevada JobConnect.com PSA, R.C. Willy, Relaxing for Success, LDS Visitors Center (Martin Harris).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hair stylist and make-up artist.
Latter-day Saint. Wife of entertainer Donny Osmond. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple May 8, 1978. Before they were married, Donny starred in the feature film "Goin' Coconuts" (1978), and Debra has a small part onscreen.
4th-billed role as "Lanny" in the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992). Played the same character in the 2nd-billed role in the sequel, "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Don Glover Jr.
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Don Glover; Don Glover Jr. Actor. Small roles in the TV movies "Windrunner" (1995) and "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion" (1992), and the feature film "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988). Has appeared on stage in The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, both at the Salt Lake Acting Company in 1999. Grip (Utah unit) for the feature film "Independence Day" (1996). Grip for the feature film "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993).
Please send comments, questions, corrections, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © 2005 LDSFilm.com.
Web page created 7 June 2002. Last modified 21 May 2005.