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Richard Raddon
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Rich Raddon. Married his wife, Katie, in Salt Lake City in 2001. Producer of the movies: "A Slipping Down Life" (1999); "Shooting Lily" (1996); "The Woman in the Moon" (1995); "...And God Spoke" (1993). Major onscreen role in the movie "Shooting Lily." Director of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Bio from website for the short "Flow" (2000), which he produced:
A 1998 nominee for the Ralph Lauren producers award, Mr. Raddon is currently in post-production on his fourth independent film A SLIPPING DOWN LIFE. The film is based on the Anne Tyler novel by the same name. The film stars Guy Pearce of LA CONFIDENTIAL fame, Lily Taylor, Bruno Kirby and Tom Bower. The picture will have its world premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Raddon's other feature credits include SHOOTING LILY, a film which garnered the grand prize at the 1997 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Mr. Raddon also produced the 1995 foreign film, THE WOMAN IN THE MOON starring Maria De Madieros (PULP FICTION, HENRY & JUNE), Brooke Smith (VANYA ON 42ND STREET) and Portia De Rossi (SIRENS). In 1993, Mr. Raddon produced Arthur Borman's critically acclaimed moc documentary ...AND GOD SPOKE which was released theatrically through Live Entertainment. Before entering the realm of feature film production, he served as an in house producer for the Chicago based Loxley Hall Productions where he produced a number of industrial films and commercials. Mr. Raddon received a BA in Business Finance from Brigham Young University in 1991.

Ryan Radebaugh
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Served a full-time mission in the Australia Adelaide Mission. Actor. Bit part as the main character's "Basketball Pal" in HaleStorm's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Bit part as "Ricky" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Bit part in HaleStorm's "The Home Teachers" (2004). Bit parts in the Feature Films For Families videos "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and "Split Infinity" (1992). Was the lead actor in Ruth Hale's play The Other Side of Love (Hale Center Theater in Orem, Utah, 2000). Ashley Radebaugh and Tani Radebaugh also appeared in the play. Lead role in the Hale Theater's Over the River and Through the Woods (2001), Charley's Aunt (1999), Beau Jest (2002) and major role in Hale's Five on a Honeymoon (1999).
Aaron Radl
Utah-based actor. Also known as: Aaron Lee Radl; Aaron L. Radl. Had a supporting role as "Hippie Johnny" in Joseph Osborn's low-budget feature film "No Dogs Allowed" (2002). Small role in the TV movie "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" (2002). Also worked as a grip on "No Dogs Allowed." Small roles in "The World's Fastest Indian" (2005) and "Summer Solstice" (2003).
Melba Rae
Born in 1922 in Willard, Utah. Died 30 December 1971, New York City (cerebral hemorrage). Was married to Gilbert Shawn from 2 September 1955 until her death. They had one son. Actress. Best known for her 20-year role as "Marge Bergman" on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" (1951-1971).
Kevin Rahm
Latter-day Saint. 7 January 1971, Mineral Wells, Texas. Raised in Bossier City, Louisiana. Was a cheerleader for Loyola College Prep. in Shreveport, Louisiana. Placed fourth in the 1987-88 N.C.A. National Championship. Attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as a pre-law student, but left prior to graduation in 1996 in order to pursue acting. Talented actor best known for his regular roles on TV series, especially as Amy's medical school dropout cousin "Kyle McCarty" on the popular drama "Judging Amy" (2001-2004). Prior to that, he starred in two short-lived sitcoms, as "Dr. Daniel 'Danny' Kozak" on "Jesse" (1999-2000), and as "Leo Gorelick" on "Everything's Relative" (1999). Small roles in the movies "Intrepid" (2000), "Nurse Betty" (2000), "Valerie Flake" (1999), "Clay Pigeons" (1998) and "Same River Twice" (1996). Small roles in the TV movies "Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!" (1998), "Divided by Hate" (1997), "In the Blink of an Eye (1996), "Unabomber: The True Story (1996) and "Out of Annie's Past" (1995). TV guest appearances include: Beverly Hills, 90210; Rescue 77; Friends; Ally McBeal; Silk Stalkings; Cutting Edge; Pacific Blue. He had a very prominent role as Ezri Dax's brother "Norvo Tigan" on the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episode "Prodigal Daughter." Had a major supporting role in the movie "Alfie" (2004).
Glenn Ralston
Lives in West Jordan, Utah with his wife, wardrome supervisor Lorree Ralston. Sometimes credited as: Glenn A. Ralston. Costume designer for: Benji: Off the Leash! (2004); Right on Track (2003); Just a Dream (2002); The Climb (2002); Christmas in the Clouds (2001); Net Worth (2000); See You In My Dreams (2000); A Crime of Passion (1999); Money Plays (1997); Perdita Durango (1997); The Rage (1997); Mysteries of the Ancient World (1994). Costume supervisor for: Bats (1999); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); Dead by Midnight (1997); Invasion of Privacy; Terror in the Family (1996). Nominated for a Goya Award for Best Costume Design for "Perdita Durango" (1997). Costume designer for the WB network TV series "Everwood" (2002-present).
Loree Ralston
Lives in West Jordan, Utah with her husband, costume designer Glenn A. Ralston. Sometimes credited as: Lauree Ralston. Wardrobe supervisor or costume supervisor for "Benji: Off the Leash!" (2004); "Just a Dream" (2002), "A Crime of Passion" (1999), "Money Plays" (1997), and "The Rage" (1997). Costumer for the TV movies "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999) and "Dead by Midnight" (1997). Buyer (art dept.) for "The Right Temptation" (2000).
Ron Ralston
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Company: Ralston Media. Field producer or producer for MSNBC, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and Today Show (NBC). One of three film editors for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Work and the Story" (2003).
Natacha Rambova
Latter-day Saint (non-churchgoer as an adult). Born 19 January 1897, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 5 June 1966, Pasadena, California (dietary complications). Birth name: Winifred Shaughnessy Hudnut. Sometimes credited as: Peter M. Winters. Natacha Rambova is most frequently remembered as the wife of legendary movie star Rudolph Valentino. Rambova's father was Irish and a lapsed Catholic. Her mother was a Latter-day Saint (apparently not a churchgoer as an adult), an interior designer and was married multiple times. The artist and filmmaker who would become known as "Natacha Rambova" was the great-granddaughter of Heber C. Kimball, an early apostle of the Church. She attended school in Europe, where she changed her name and eventually joined the Kosloff's Imperial Russian Ballet. She eventually became a successful set designer and costume designer in Hollywood, where she married Latin leading man Rudolph Valentino. She is the niece of legendary interior designer Elsie de Wolfe (Lady Mendle). She is credited with giving legendary MGM costume designer, Adrian, his first experience in working in films. Costume designer and/or art director on many Hollywood films, including: Monsieur Beaucaire (1924); Salome (1923); The Young Rajah (1922); A Doll's House (1922); Camille (1921); Forbidden Fruit (1921); Billions (1920). Many of these were films that starred her husband Valentino. Some film historians blame Valentino's increasingly effeminate onscreen appearance on Rambova's mismanagement of his career. Rambova produced the movie "What Price Beauty?" (1925). Writer of "What Price Beauty?" (1925), "The Hooded Falcon" (1924) and "Salome" (1923). She starred in a small number of movies, including her own productions "What Price Beauty?" (1925) and "When Love Grows Cold" (1925). After Valentino's death at the age of thirty-one in 1926, Rambova continued her own remarkable career as a playwright, a couturiere, an actress, a Spiritualist and as an Egyptologist and collector of antiquities. Book Excerpt
Jorge Ramirez
Latter-day Saint. Based in Mexico City. Director of the award-winning trio of short films "The Fiancee trilogy." Producer of the feature films "Hermanos" (2003) and "Blue Demon" (2003). Producer of the short film "Xochitonatl." Production assistant for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997), a tribute to Latter-day Saint women.
Steven Ramirez
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Steven E. Ramirez. Film editor. Perhaps best known as the director/film editor of the feature film "The Legend of Johnny Lingo" (distributed by MGM) and the editor of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Other Side of Heaven" (2001). Ramirez was one of only four Latter-day Saint crew members to work on "The Other Side of Heaven." The others were writer/director Mitch Davis, and producers Gerald R. Molen and John Garbett. Many of the key creative people, crew members and cast members re-teamed to make "The Legend of Johnny Lingo," a feature film adaptation o a story that was the basis for the decades-old film "Johnny Lingo," which was made by BYU and the Church, distributed on Church videos, and popular among Church members. Ramirez was also the film editor of the TV movie "All My Friends Are Cowboys" (1998) and "Pacific Heights" (1990). First assistant editor on over 15 films, including: Double Jeopardy (1999); The Devil's Advocate (1997); A Family Thing (1996); The Chamber (1996); Dolores Claiborne (1995); Intersection (1994); Leap of Faith (1992); Rush (1991); Driving Miss Daisy (1989); Cocoon: The Return (1988); The Running Man (1987); Big Trouble in Little China (1986); Weird Science (1985); Tough Enough (1983). Sound editor for a number of movies, including: Roommates (1995); Getting Even with Dad (1994); He Said, She Said (1991); Farewell to the King (1989); Vice Versa (1988); Flashpoint (1984); All the Right Moves (1983).
Susie Ramos
Lives in Kaysville, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Susie Ramos Jensen; Susie Ramos-Jensen; Susie Ramos-Jenson. Still photographer for the movies "The Right Temptation" (2000), "Earthbound" (1981), and "Windwalker" (1980), and for the TV movie "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999).
Heather Rampton
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short student film "Narcolepsy," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival.
Sheldon Rampton
Latter-day Saint. Born 4 August 1957 in Long Beach, California. Served a full-time mission in Japan from 1976 to 1978. Co-author (with John Stauber) of the non-fiction book Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq (2003), which was adapted into the 2004 theatrically released documentary film "WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception." Some time after his mission Rampton ended traditional church attendance, influenced in part by Latter-day Saint feminist Sonia Johnson, but he has remained an active observer and occasional writer and commentator about Latter-day Saint topics and issues. Rampton is best known as one expert on the subject the uses and influence of mass media, public relations and propaganda. Books by Rampton include: Friends In Deed: The Story of US-Nicaragua Sister Cities (1987); Toxic Sludge Is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry (1994); Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here? (1997); Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles With Your Future (2001). Excerpt from biography from Wikipedia, the free "collaborative" encyclopedia project that Rampton himself helped establish (
As an undergraduate student at Princeton University, Rampton studied writing under Joyce Carol Oates, E. L. Doctorow and John McPhee. Upon graduation in 1982, Rampton worked as a newspaper reporter before becoming a peace activist. During the 1980s and 1990s, he worked closely with the Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua (WCCN), which opposed the Reagan administration's military interventions in Central America and works to promote economic development, human rights, and mutual friendship between the people of the United States and Nicaragua. At WCCN, Rampton helped establish the Nicaraguan Credit Alternatives Fund (NICA Fund) in 1992, which channels loans from socially concerned US investors to support microcredit and other "alternative credit" programs in Nicaragua.

In 1995, Rampton teamed with John Stauber as co-editors of PR Watch, a publication of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). Defenders of the public relations industry regard their writings as one-sided and hostile., a website hosted by Washington lobbyist Rick Berman, has castigated them as "self-anointed watchdogs," "scare-mongers," "reckless" and "left-leaning." ( In their own profile of, however, Rampton and Stauber have stated that the ActivistCash critique contains a number of "demonstrably false claims." (

Rampton is also a contributor for the open content encyclopedia project called Wikipedia and was the person who coined the name "Wikimedia" which later became the name of the foundation that manages Wikipedia and its sister projects. Inspired by Wikipedia's collaborative writing model, Rampton founded Disinfopedia, another CMD project, to complement his PR Watch work to expose deceptive and misleading public relations campaigns.

David M. Randall
Executive producer of the PBS specials "Easter Song: A Musical Celebration of Creation" (1999) and "Songs of Praise and Remembrance: A Memorial Day Celebration" (2000), featuring the choirs and orchestra of Brigham Young University (BYU).
Guy Randle
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah County with his wife, critically acclaimed novelist Kristen D. Randle. Company: Rosewood Recording Co. Accomplished audio engineer, particularly for music albums. Audio engineer for the puppet musical film "Cinderabbit" (1978), made at BYU. Music engineer for the Feature Films For Families video "In Your Wildest Dreams" (1991).
Shawn Rapier
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Lindon, Utah with his wife Vanessa. Was one of five Latter-day Saint comedians featured in the direct-to-video live comedy concert "It's Latter-day Night" (2003). Production manager. Operations manager for Orion Pictures Corp. Rapier's company, Smack Dab Creative (located in Provo, Utah), is headed by himself as director of sales and marketing, and fellow Utah filmmakers Tyler Measom and Quinton Stevens. Smack Dab Creative was formed as a result of a merger between Measom's Left Turn Productions and the web design company FX Dimensions. Was once an occasional drummer for the BYU-based comedy troupe "The Garrens." Website:
Dan Rascone
Latter-day Saint. Television news reporter in Utah. Has a cameo appearance (as a reporter) in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001).
Carmen Rasmusen
Latter-day Saint. Born circa 25 March 1985, Bountiful, Utah. Raised in Bountiful, Utah. (Earlier sources stated she was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.) Also credited as: Carmen Rasmussen. Best known as the 6th place competitor on the second season of "American Idol." When she was 17 years old she achieved instant fame when she competed as a singer on the second season of the hit FOX TV show "American Idol." After becoming a finalist by competing in open auditions against tens of thousands of other hopefuls, Rasmusen was originally cut from the top 200. She was later chosen as one of the judges' nine favorites to be on the "wild card" show that aired March 4th, 2003. Competition judge Simon Cowell strongly criticized her performance on the wildcard show, saying, "Well, as you know, we brought some people back so that you'd have a chance to shine, and you didn't. Wasn't good enough. Sorry." Despite this criticism, it was Simon himself who chose her to advance to the next round of competition. This made Rasmusen one of just 12 finalists. (Each of the three judges chose one singer, and a fourth was chosen by viewer votes). As a finalist, Rasmusen competed on weekly episodes of the show in which one competitor per week was eliminated: the singer who received the fewest votes each week, from the millions of viewers watching and voting. Carmen made into the final six before being eliminated. Carmen ended up coming in sixth place overall on the show. The top two winners of the season were Clay Aikin and Ruben Studdard. One of the interview questions posted on the official "American Idol" website was "What would people be surprised to learn about you?" Rasmusen answered, "I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." After the "American Idol" season ended she toured the country with the other finalists, performing in over 50 concerts. She was invited to open for the Dave Matthews Band when they played in the new amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. She has told reporters that after completing the American Idol tour she plans to pursue an acting career. After competing on "American Idol," she moved to Provo, Utah and became a student at Brigham Young University (BYU). She made her film debut in a supporting role in the LDS Cinema feature film "Pride & Prejudice" (2003). In 2004 she appeared at least 5 times as a guest on the short-lived "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" show, providing commentary and predictions about the 3rd season of "American Idol." She later performed in other concerts. Had a bit part in Eric Hendershot's family film "Down and Derby" (2005). Her first solo CD was released nationwide in early 2005. Profile Page

Bio from (,%20Carmen):

Carmen was born of Norwegian heritage on March 25, 1985 in Bountiful, Utah to Carl and Michelle Rasmusen. The second of four children, Carmen began playing piano at the age of six. She spent most of her childhood performing; singing, dancing (includes cheerleading, tap, ballet and hip-hop dance) until going to Hollywood in early 2003 and becoming one of the Top Twelve Finalists (out of 50,000 competitors) for "American Idol". Currently, Carmen is a senior at Woods Cross High in Woods Cross, Utah. She is aspiring to attend Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah and become a dermatologist.

Frank Rasmussen
Latter-day Saint. Small roles in "The Marines Come Thru" (1943), "They Won't Forget" (1937) and "The Toast of New York" (1937).
Mick Raton
Latter-day Saint. Writer of the unproduced screenplay "Dandelions," a contemporary Latter-day Saint-themed drama written in 1993. In December 2002 he started an online newslist/discussion group, based on, devoted to the discussion of Latter-day Saint filmmaking.
Susan Rather
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, John Rather. Ed.D. student in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Cluster 11 Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. M.A. in Film, 1997, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Thesis abstract: "Film, Propaganda, and the Christian Way of Knowing Truth: A Look at LDS Documentary Filmmaking." B.A. in English, 1969, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently works for Latter-day Saint Charities as a Program Development, Evaluation and Training Specialist. Participated in a panel discussion ("Fantasy and Reality in LDS Media") at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. Webpage:
Theresa Ravnikar
Utah-based actress. Major supporting role in Joshua Tai Taeoalii's independent feature film "Twice Today" (2000). Major roles in the short films "Seeds of Need" and "Shelter." Smaller roles in the movie "Nightfall" (1995) and the LDS Motion Picture Studios production "Lest They Be Wise." TV appearance on "Touched by an Angel."
Randy Rawe
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short film "First Family Federal." Lead man for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Set dresser and set decorator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). A grip for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996).
Christopher Rawson
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Chris Rawson. Director of the short documentary film "Me Nsu Bio" (2002). Director of the short documentary "I Will Weep No More" (2002), which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. "I Will Weep No More" received Honorable Mention at the Festival and was included in the touring "Best of 2002" program. The 22-minute "I Will Weep No More" is described thus: "A haunting documentary about the effects of the Buruli Ulcer, a flesh eating bacteria spreading through West Africa. The film explores the hopes and struggles of two individuals seeking treatment." Director (along with Wyatt Wooley) of the short student film "Smithsonian Folkways," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival.
Joshua Ray
Actor. Bio from The Actor's Lounge (
Joshua is a very gifted and determined actor. His passion has landed him supporting roles in both television and feature films. He can be seen in episodes of "Touched By an Angel," "Promised Land," and others. In his own words he says, "It's just in my blood."

John Raymer
Lives in Draper, Utah with his wife Mari. Sometimes credited as: John G. Raymer. Gaffer for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002) and for the TV movie "Victim of Love" (1991). Best boy electric for the movies "Just a Dream" (2001), "The Way of the Gun" (2000), "Invasion of Privacy" (1996), "Overnight Delivery" (1998), and for the TV miniseries "Dead Man's Walk" (1996). Best boy for the TV movie "Babylon 5: The Gathering" (1993). Electrician for the TV miniseries "The Stand" (1994). Key grip for the TV movie "Little Heroes" (1992). Assistant film editor for the Lyman Dayton's movie "On Our Own" (1988).
Mari Raymer
Mari A. Evenson Raymer
Lives in Draper, Utah with her husband, film worker John Raymer. Sometimes credited as: Mari A. Evenson Raymer; Mari A. Evenson; Mari Evenson. First assistant director for the direct-to-video family films "Clubhouse Detectives" (1996) and "Heaven Sent" (1994). Second assistant director for the TV movie "Little Heroes" (1992). Production assistant for the movie "Ski Patrol" (1990). Driver for "Halloween 5" (1989).
Brett Raymond
Latter-day Saint. Pop musician. Media composer. Was one of the arrangers of the music for "The Children's Video Songbook Vol. 2: I Am a Child of God" (1991). Bio, from official website at
RETT RAYMOND is a composer/arranger who also makes the occasional CD (keeping his boyish dreams of pop-stardom alive, and having a great time doing it!). Stardom, or the lack thereof aside, composing themes and songs for television and movies is what keeps the bread on the Raymond table. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The WB, Arts and Entertainment Channel, Paramount Pictures, Warner Pictures, and Kabel 1 Germany are most of the big name companies that have used, or are currently using Brett's music. Four or five TV shows in Germany use Brett's music as main themes. In Canada and The U.S. His music can be heard from Montreal (CFCF12 main promo music) to Manhattan (ABC's Wide World of Sports); from Chicago (Oprah Winfrey Show) to L.A. (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox promo music). Worldwide, his music plays in Australia, Britain, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lithuania (not joking), Mexico, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The coolest single gig right now for name-drop purposes is NBC's 'Today Show', which uses Brett's themes each day.

As has been mentioned, Brett loves to make the occasional CD, creating albums and playing live music. He plays many styles, but seems to, more often than not, gravitate to his pop/jazz roots. His new album, a jazzy, poppy (of course...) collection of Brett's own compositions mingled with the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim will be released in Japan and the Asian territory in Feb, 2002. Hopefully American, European, and South American releases will follow.

Adam Reader
Lives in Tooele, Utah. Co-writer of the as-yet-unproduced screenplay "Stealing Sundance"
Jeff Rector
Utah-based actor. Has appeared in over 25 feature films and TV movies. Was a recurring host on the 1997 TV series "SFN: Science Fiction News." Jeff's home page: Bio from Jeff Rector's home page (
Having spent most of his youth in Michigan, Jeff, his twin brother, Jerry, and his family moved to California when he was in high school. While working as a tour guide at Universal Studios, Jeff watched films being made and was inspired to pursue a career as an actor. He went to college and graduated with a degree in speech and telecommunications. Jeff then moved to New York, where he studied with Warren Robertson and Michael Shurtleff. During his five years in New York Jeff had roles on several soap operas and won his first major feature film role. He also performed in many theatrical productions, commercials and voice-overs.

In addition to drama, Jeff performs stand-up comedy and also emcees various celebrity events. His Improv Comedy group, At the Drop of a Hat, performs regularly at the world famous Comedy Store.

Jeff enjoys using his skills in stage combat and martial arts to do a lot of his own stunts and fight scenes. He sings and plays guitar (acoustic and electric), and is a certified ski instructor and scuba diver. Jeff excels in most other sports as well.

As an active participant in many celebrity charity events, Jeff supports such organizations as the Ronald McDonald House, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The National Heart Foundation, Special Olympics and The Frontline Foundation.

Between projects, Jeff teaches an acting class at the University of Utah. He holds memberships with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Los Angeles Film Teachers Association, and is the official spokesman for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

Patrick Reddish
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Pat Reddish; Ratrick Reddish. At least 29 film credits as a camera operator or gaffer. Camera operator credits include: Bewitched (2005); Drive Me Crazy (1999); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); Halloween 5 (1989); Cookies Fortune. Gaffer credits include: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001); Cookie's Fortune (1999); A Life Less Ordinary (1997); Michael (1996); Wild at Heart (1990); Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989); Field of Dreams (1989); Hoosiers (1986); Prince of Bel Air (1986). Chief lighting technician: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Body of Evidence (1993). Was a grip for the classic film "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" (1980), produced by the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.
Amy Redford
Born 22 October 1970. Birth name: Amy Hart Redford. Also known as: Amy Hart. Daughter of non-LDS actor/director Robert Redford and Redford's Latter-day Saint wife Lola Van Wagenen. Actress. Major supporting role in "Casanova Falling" (1999). Small role in "Mergers & Acquisitions" (2001). TV guest appearances on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Sex and the City" and "The Sopranos." Excerpts from Oct. 26, 2002 article in The Star:
Redford comes across sober and centred... expounding on her lead role of Evelyn in Neil LaBute's The Shape Of Things, extended to Nov. 9 at CanStage's Berkeley Street Theatre. Her surname is a draw. How many Redfords can you name? She is less expansive about her husband, a photographer about whom very little is known. Indeed, she is a photographer's dream: Tall, slim and leggy, with yards of blonde hair... this younger daughter of Robert Redford and his ex-wife, documentary filmmaker Lola Van Wagenen... She was Amy Hart while attending university in California, assuming her father's mother's maiden name. She resumed the Redford handle when she returned to New York in 1996. "I was raised in downtown New York and in Utah," she recalls. "I need Utah. I like spending a lot of time alone; I need solitude or I get batty... My parents are very grounded; they made sure we were treated like normal children. Neither of them came from privilege and they were not interested in having kids they didn't want to be around"... Both parents make a ritual of seeing all her shows: She's appeared in The Messenger off Broadway in New York, co-starring with Hollywood brat Troy Garity, son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden; Hand Of God; Measure For Measure; Macbeth; Baby With The Bathwater; and Golden Ladder, where she was scouted for Shape... Her mom, she points out, is as much a role model as Dad. Van Wagenen went back to school when Redford was in grade school to get her Ph.D. from NYU with a dissertation on the suffragette movement. Mom was also exec producer of the [documentary] "There She Is: A History of Miss America."

H.E.D. Redford
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Narrates the video "J. Golden" (2000), available in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Major supporting role as "Grandpa" in the Feature Films For Families video "Split Infinity" (1992). Small roles in over 17 feature films and TV movies, including: Footloose (1984); No More Baths (1998); A Home of Our Own (1993); Tripwire (1990); Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984); Earthbound (1981); Hangar 18 (1980); Beyond Death's Door (1978); The Fall of the House of Usher (1982); The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980); The Time Machine (1978). TV guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel."
James Redford
Birth name: David James Redford. Also known as: Jamie Redford. Born 5 May 1962. Son of non-LDS actor/director Robert Redford and Redford's Latter-day Saint wife Lola Van Wagenen. Producer of the HBO documentary "The Kindness of Strangers" (1998). Executive producer of the short films "Flow" (2000), "From One To Another" and "The Kindness of Strangers." Writer of the PBS TV movie "Skinwalkers" (2002), an adaptation of author Tony Hillerman's Navajo detective novels featuring officer Jim Chee. Writer of "Cowboy Up" (2001), a direct-to-video movie about bull riders on the rodeo circuit, also known as "Ring of Fire." One of James Redford's early jobs in the film industry was working as the assistant to director Peter Masterson on the Academy Award-winning feature film "The Trip to Bountiful," which was produced by his uncle Sterling Van Wagenen.
Kevin Redford
Latter-day Saint. Screenwriter. One of four writer/directors who created the four segments of the film "Post-Mortem" (1997).
Robert Redford
Non-LDS. Lives in Sundance, Utah. Born 18 August 1937, Santa Monica, California. Between 1958 and 1985 he was married to Latter-day Saint scholar, documentary producer and consumer rights activist Lola Van Wagenen. They are the parents of four children, including Shauna, actress Amy Redford and filmmaker James Redford. Actor and director. Won the Academy Award for Best Director for "Ordinary People" (1980). Nominated for Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for "Quiz Show" (1994). Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "The Sting" (1973). Received an Honorary Academy Award in 2002 for being an actor, director, producer, creator of Sundance, and inspiration to independent and innovative filmmakers everywhere. Among the best known movies he has starred in are: The Sting (1973); Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969); Sneakers (1992); All the President's Men (1976); A River Runs Through It (1992); The Natural (1984); Indecent Proposal (1993); The Horse Whisperer (1998); Out of Africa (1985); Three Days of the Condor (1975); The Great Gatsby (1974); Jeremiah Johnson (1972); The Candidate (1972).
Donal J. Reed
Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Plays the part of the historic John Browning (in the year 1911) in Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
John Reed
Based in Salem, Utah. Video operator. Reed's company, "Reed Productions" (in Salem, Utah) is a complete production company. Has done film work for ESPN, TNN, ABC Sports, New York Times TV, NASA. Crane operator for the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002).
Lynda Reed
Lives in Hurricane, Utah. Script writer/continuity.
Ronald Reed
Lives in Manila, Utah. Plays Jonathan Browning's missionary companion in Lee Groberg's documentary "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991).
Stacey Reeder
Has a major role in the video about Ezra Taft Benson in Living Scriptures, Inc.'s "The Modern Prophets" series, filmed in 2002. Reeder is the granddaughter of Ezra Taft Benson (Church president and U.S. Cabinet member). In the video she plays her grandmother Flora.
Danny Rees
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Part-time actor. Bit parts as a juggler or clown in the movies "Harry and Walter Go to New York" (1976), "The King's Pirate" (1967), "Double Trouble" (1967), and "Kim" (1950). Bit part as the Justice of the Peace in the TV movie "A Loss of Innocence" (1996). Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). TV guest appearances on: Little House on the Prairie; The Bob Newhart Show; The Big Valley.
Margie Regan
Born 19 November 1942, Salt Lake City, Utah. Actress. Playing the part of "Lucy Hamilton," she was one of the stars of the TV series "Michael Shayne," which ran for 32 episodes from 1960 to 1961. Guest appearance on "Sea Hunt."
Jack Regas
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Los Angeles, California. Television director (now retired). Worked for many years as a contract dancer, then as a choreographer, then as a television director. He and his family joined the Church while working as a choreographer with the Osmond family on the Andy Williams show. Among the movies he danced in are "The Strip" (1951) and "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946). Appeared regularly as the dance leader on the short-lived TV series "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show" (1968). Choreographer for the movies "My Six Loves" (1963), "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (1966), and "Live a Little, Love a Little" (1968). Choreographer for the TV series "The Flip Wilson Show" (1970-1974). Worked for Sid and Marty Croft doing many of the H.R. Puffinstuff shows. Director of the TV movie "Pssst! Hammerman's After You!" (1974), an "After School Special" featuring Christian Juttner as a kid nicknamed Mouse, who gets himself into trouble with the biggest kid in school, Marv Hammerman. Regas was a director for at least 7 different TV series, all of them either science fiction or variety shows featuring music and dance performances. Regas was one of 3 directors (along with Dick Darley and Walter C. Miller) who directed the 16 episodes of the half-hour TV series "The Lost Saucer" (1975-1976), which starred Jim Nabors and was produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. Regas was one of 3 directors (along with Bill Hobin and Bob Lally) who directed the 16 episodes of the 15-minute TV series "Dr. Shrinker" (1976). Regas was also a producer of the series, along with Sid and Marty Krofft. "Dr. Shrinker" starred Jay Robinson in the title role and Billy Barty as his evil accomplice. The series was about a mad scientist (Dr. Shrinker) who shrunk three teens to six inches in height. Regas was one of 3 directors (along with Chuck Liotta and Walter C. Miller) of the 8-episode TV series "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" (1976), yet another Sid and Marty Krofft creation. As one might surmise by the title, the series featured a pair of gorgeous superheroes who battle a costumed villains. Regas was the director of the non-musical segments (with George Wyle as the director of the musical segments) of the short-lived hour-long variety show "The Brady Bunch Hour" (1977), a spinoff of the hugely popular sitcom "The Brady Bunch," featuring the original "Brady Bunch" cast singing and dancing in character. Regas was the director of the 13-episode Saturday morning TV variety show "The Bay City Rollers Show" (1978-1979), starring Billy Barty. Regas, along with Stan Harris, directed the half-hour dance show "Dance Fever," which ran from 1979 to 1987. He also worked on the "Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters" show (1981-1982), and made a guest appearance on that show.

The last series Regas directed was the science fiction sitcom "Out of This World" (1987-1991). He was one of about 9 directors of the series, which ran for 96 episodes. In 1985 Regas directed "One Minute Bible Stories: Old Testament" and "One Minute Bible Stories: New Testament," which were video featuring Shari Lewis and her famous puppet Lamb Chop presenting Bible stories and parables in a simple, one-minute format. There were about 30 segments on each video. Regas also directed Lewis' videos "101 Things for Kids to Do", "Don't Wake Your Mom!" and "Lamb Chop In The Land Of No Manners."

Arthur Reid
Latter-day Saint. Screenwriter of the epic Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002), directed by Kels Goodman.
Terri Reid
Latter-day Saint. Screenwriter. Has written some unproduced screenplays, including "The Girlfriend" and "Quest of the Heart." Website:
Marcia Reider
Utah-based actor.
Christian Reiler
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Electrician.
Katharine Clark Reilly
Utah actress. Sometimes credited as: Katharine Reilly; Mary Lee Nigro. 9th billed role as the principal's secretary in T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001). Small role in the TV movie "Anya's Bell" (1999). Guest role on an episode of "Everwood" ("Ms. Marvin" in episode: "Colin the Second," 27 January 2003). Founder/Artistic Director of the now defunct former theatre group, the Emily Company, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
John Reim
Latter-day Saint. Executive producer of the PBS documentary "Brides on the Homefront" (2000) and the PBS series "Ancestors" (1997; 2000). Managing Director and CEO at KBYU (PBS/Public Television Station at Brigham Young University. Credited in such KBYU productions as the documentary "The Call of Story" (2002).
Liz Reiter
Production assistant and craft service for the Feature Films For Families (FFFF) video "Seasons of the Heart" (1993). Set prodution assistant for the FFFF video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Russ Relyea
Lives in Kaysville, Utah. Owner of The Studio (in Salt Lake City). Also: Video Waves. Editor, producer and/or director for commecials and industrial films for clients such as: ABC News, Delta Airlines, ESPN, MTV. Producer/director of "One of these Days."
Joel Remke
Open lab tech (a tech/intern level position) at the Media Arts Lab at Brigham Young University (2002). Second assistant camera for the award-winning short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003).
Liz Renay
Born 14 April 1926, Mesa, Arizona. Birth name: Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins. Sometimes credited as: Melissa Morgan. Major roles in "Date with Death" (1959) and "Deadwood '76" (1965). Has appeared in over 15 other films. TV appearances on "
Adam-12" and "The Young and the Restless." IMDb bio:
Liz Renay's extraordinary life could almost be a movie script. Raised by [extremely] religious parents, she ran away from home to win a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest, and become a showgirl during the war. She eventually became a gansters moll and when he was arrested she refused to co-operate with the authorities and was sentenced to three years in Terminal Island prison, where she wrote her autobiography. On release she became a stripper, and self-publicist, performing the first mother and daughter strip and the first grandmother to streak down Hollywood Boulevard.

Rachel Rencher
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Rachel River Rencher. Location manager for the TV series "The Visitor" (1997) and for the TV movies "Face of Evil" (1996) and "In the Blink of an Eye" (1996). Locations assistant for the feature film "Independence Day" (1996). Production assistant for the TV miniseries "The Stand" (1994).
Melinda Renee
Utah-based actress. Also credited as: Melinda Reneé. Had a supporting role as "Catherine" (the main female part) in the LDS Cinema movie "Saints and Soldiers" (2004). Played the title role (Alyson) in "Alyson's Closet" (1998). Was one of the stars of Duane Andersen's award-winning short film "Shooting People" (2001). Had smaller parts in the independent feature films "Baby Bedlam" (2000, written and directed by Eric Hendershot), "The Right Temptation" (2000) and "No Dogs Allowed" (2002). Appeared on an episode of "Touched by an Angel" in 2000. Co-costume designer and co-art director (along with the director), and also assistant camera on Joseph Osborn's low-budget feature film "No Dogs Allowed" (2002).
Alvino Rey
Latter-day Saint. Born 1 July 1911, Oakland, California. Birth name: Alvin McBurney. Inventor of the electric guitar. Popular orchestra conductor of the Alvino Rey Orchestra. Married to Luise King of the singing King Family Sisters. Featured on the TV show "The King Family Show" (1965-1969). Small roles as a musician in the films: Jam Session (1944); Larceny with Music (1943); Follow the Band (1943); Sing Your Worries Away (1942); Syncopation (1942).
Susan Reyes
Make-up artist and hair stylist for the 1986 video version of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed musical "My Turn on Earth," written by Lex de Azevedo and Carol Lynn Pearson. Makeup artist for the feature film "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988).
Amie Reynolds
Utah-based actress. Has a major role in the 2001 short film "4:53," directed by Martin Patch, starring actress Tayva Patcy. "4:53" is the "story of Tom Sorto, a top-notch but work-weary journalist whose overdue vacation is threatened by a last-mintue work obligation, and who overcomes independence to meet the obligation and restore passion to his life." Reynolds also stars in "Vibrator Blues," director Kyle Mallory's mock "NeverReady" commercial (2002). (Mallory describes the short film as "pretty mild," but with audio that may be "a bit distracting for your coworkers.")
Randy Reynolds
Lives in Park City, Utah. Producer, director, production assistant, camera operator, still photographer, stunt double. Credits include the CBS TV movie "Double Jeopardy" (1992) and commercials and ads, including: Ski Utah, Deer Crest, Self Magazine, Deer Valley Commercial, Blizzard Skis, GGP Skiing Magazine, Utah Winter Ritual. Production assistant for "Utah Winter Wonderland" and "Next Descent."
Gregg Rhineer
Based in Utah County. Sometimes credited as: Greg Rhineer. First assistant camera or second assistant camera on at over 15 feature films and TV movies, including: Boycott (2001); Johnny Tsunami (1999); NetForce (1999); Krippendorf's Tribe (1998); Virtual Obsession (1998); Most Wanted (1997); The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1997); Breakdown (1997); White Man's Burden (1995); MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice (1994); Family Prayers (1993); Liebestraum (1991); Dying Young (1991); Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991); Hider in the House (1989); Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989); Evil in Clear River (1988). Second assistant camera for the Church-produced film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989). Other credits include commercials for clients including Coke.

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