JASON DOLLEY as Marty Preston
Born in Southern California, Jason Dolley is the youngest of four boys, two of which are now adults. Always wanting to be an actor, Jason participated in school plays and talent shows. His first stage experience was performing the Abbott & Costello routine “Who’s On First” with his brother in a school talent show, and they’ve since been requested to perform that routine for other shows and events.
Jason started acting professionally at age 11 with his first agent & acting classes. Within three months he did his first commercial – a national spot for Kellogg’s Smorz cereal. That same week, he also booked and shot an industrial video for The Discovery Channel. From here on, Jason has been diving into Hollywood with a big splash!
Jason’s big break came in 2004, where he landed a series regular role in the Mel Gibson ABC comedy, “Complete Savages” as ‘T.J. Savage,’ the youngest of the five brothers. Julie Thacker-Scully & Mike Scully, both of The Simpsons, created and wrote this show. While it only lasted a season, Jason received a Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a TV Series” in 2005.
His first film credit was the lead role in the award-winning short film entitled Chasing Daylight, where he plays a boy in his attempt to cope with the loss of his best friend. The film was directed by Jeff Stephenson and won several festival awards including the Grand Prize at the 37th Worldfest Houston. In addition to the huge success of the film, Jason was nominated for a Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a Short Film.”
Most recently, Jason shot a series regular role in the ABC/Touchtone drama pilot, “Enemies,” where he plays ‘Young Mickey Holloway’, a mischievous teenager who grows up to be a ruthless mobster on the rise. The plot takes on former best friends who have taken vastly different paths in life, and are now bitter enemies. The pilot was shot by famed director, F. Gary Gray (Be Cool, The Italian Job) and written and produced by Sean Bailey (Matchstick Men). In addition, Jason can be seen with a lead role as ‘Conner Kennedy’ in the Disney Channel’s comedy family TV movie, How My Private Personal Journal Became a Bestseller. The movie is directed by Paul Hoen (Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Even Stevens) and will debut on television sets in July 2006.
In addition, Jason recently wrapped a supporting role in the crime-drama feature The Air I Breathe, directed by newcomer Jieho Lee. The movie, which Lee also co-wrote, stars an ensemble stellar cast including Andy Garcia, Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Forest Whitaker, and Emile Hirsch to name a few. The story follows the basis of an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks down life shown into four emotional cornerstones—happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. Jason plays the younger version of Brendan Fraser’s character ‘Pleasure.’ The movie was shot on location in Mexico City, which is slated to be released in early 2007. Lastly, Jason can be seen with a lead role in Warner Brothers’ Saving Shiloh, the final installment of the trilogy based on the award-winning novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Jason plays ‘Marty Preston,’ a very bright, good-hearted, independent minded boy who believes everyone deserves a second chance. The film hits theaters in May 2006.
An excellent student, Jason maintains a consistent 4.0 grade point average. He has been chosen to represent his school in several academic competitions including Spelling Bees, Math Olympics, and Speech Meets.
When Jason isn’t picking up his next script, he enjoys spending time with his friends which often includes paintball battles or poker. Other hobbies include hacky-sack and mastering yo-yo tricks, and Jason looks forward to family camping trips and visits to Disneyland. He is active in his church youth group and has fun helping with the younger kids classes on Sundays and with Vacation Bible School.
Jason currently resides in Los Angeles with his family, and pet chocolate Labrador retriever.
TAYLOR MOMSEN as Samatha Wallace
Taylor Momsen was first seen on the big screen in the blockbuster HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS as “Cindy Lou Who” starring opposite Jim Carrey, directed by Ron Howard. She followed this feature with a role in WE WERE SOLDIERS starring opposite Mel Gibson as his daughter, “Julie Moore. Next came SPY KIDS 2: ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS starring with Antonio Banderas as “Alexandra”. Last summer, Taylor worked on the independent feature SAVING SHILOH as “Samantha Wallace,” and she recently wrapped DOUBTING THOMAS, another independent feature, playing the role of “Madison.” Next up for Taylor – Disney’s new feature film UNDERDOG.
JORDAN GARRETT as David Howard
|Nat’l Lampoon’s Totally Baked||Supporting||Dir. Lee Abbott|
|Saving Shiloh||Lead||Dir. Sandy Tung|
|Thank You For Smoking||Supporting||Dir. Jason Reitman|
|Junior Pilot||Lead||Cool Productions|
|Seven’s Eleven||Lead||10R10 Productions|
|Easy||Supporting||Warner Brothers Dir. Jane Weistock|
|Alex the Great||Lead (Alex)||Dir. Nicole Slamer|
|Hidden Agenda||Supporting||Dir. Scott McAboy|
|Sixty Minute Man||Co-Star||ABC|
|Without A Trace||Guest Star||CBS|
|Law and Order: SVU||Guest Star||NBC|
|Six Feet Under||Co-Star||HBO|
|Howie Mandal Pilot||Guest Star||NBC|
|Hidden Hills||Guest Star||NBC|
KYLE CHAVARRIA as Dara Lynn Preston
Kyle Chavarria has always been a part of great things. Not only has she had outstanding sports achievements, like being on the girls American Youth Soccer Organization's All star team, but she has had continuous academic achievements and is involved in music. She has acted in a variety of advertisements including ads for Ford, Toyota, Smuckers, Sears and more. She has also been involved in Public Service Announcements for the LA Zoo. Kyle has also been seen on television shows like "The Agency" and "According to Jim". Her first starring role is as Laura Ingalls in the television version of the beloved "Little House on the Prarie" series. It is clear that Kyle Chavarria is on the road to stardom.
SCOTT WILSON as Judd Travers
Returning to his acclaimed role as the cruel dog owner Judd Travers is the Golden Globe Awards nominee Scott Wilson, who portrayed Judd in both "Shiloh" and "Shiloh Season." For well over three decades Wilson has graced the silver screen, making his best-known appearance as killer Dick Hickock, Robert Blake's costar in Truman Capote's classic thriller "In Cold Blood." Wilson is also often remembered for his role as garage owner George Wilson who kills Robert Redford's title character in "The Great Gatsby." Recently, Wilson has appeared in such films as "The Last Samurai," "Monster," "Pear Harbor," "G.I. Jane," and "Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking." Wilson's television appearances include a recurring part as Sam Braun in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," as well as roles in "The X-Files" and "The Twilight Zone."
Wilson was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and upon graduation from Thomas High School was awarded a basketball scholarship at Georgia’s Southern Tech University to study architecture, though becoming an architect was more of his father’s idea than his own. So when as injury led him to leave college, Wilson, at the age of nineteen, hitchhiked across the country to Los Angeles, just to “see what it was like.” Upon chance and invitation, he soon after arriving found himself in an acting class and intrigued, decided to stay. He was eventually cast in his first play, The Importance of Being Earnest, and continued to perform in about twenty plays in Hollywood over the next five and a half years.
Wilson made his motion picture debut in 1967 with Norman Jewison’s “In the Heat of the Night,” which starred Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. Wilson later co-starred as Steiger’s son in “Lolly Madonna Wars.” Over two decades later, Steiger still remembered Wilson’s considerable talent and felt Wilson would be perfect to play the part of Judd Travers, suggesting he be cast in Shiloh. His role as Judd proved to be impeccable, and Wilson has remained an integral part of the Shiloh franchise.
Since Wilson’s film debut, other feature roles of his include Mitch in “On the Line,” for which in 1984 he was Best Actor co-winner at the Cartagena Film Festival, “The Right Stuff,” “The Ninth Configuration,” for which his role as Captain Billy Cutshaw earned him his 1981 Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, “The New Centurions,” “The Grissom Gang,” “The Gypsy Moths,” and “Castle Keep.” In 1997 Wilson portrayed Adam Chmielowski (Saint Brother Albert) in the film “Our God’s Brother,” which was based on a story written by Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) before he became the Pontiff.
Wilson currently resides in West Los Angeles with his wife Heavenly, who is an attorney as well as professional painter and sculptor. When not on camera, Wilson enjoys playing golf and chess, and reading biographies and novel.
GERALD MCRANEY as Ray Preston
Appearing in the Shiloh series for the first time is Gerald McRaney, continuing the role of Ray Preston in “Saving Shiloh.” Best known for his starring role as Major John D. McGills on the Emmy-nominated TV series “Major Dad,” as well as Rick Simon on the hit show “Simon and Simon,” (both shows which McRaney also helped to direct) McRaney has appeared in over seventy films and television shows throughout his career. His recent TV movie and series appearances include “Deadwood,” General Patton in the 6 time Emmy nominated “Ike: Countdown to D-day,” “The West Wing,” “Third Watch,” “JAG,” “Touched by an Angel,” “A Thousand Men and a Baby,” “Home of the Brave,’ “Fast Forward,” “Simon and Simon in Trouble Again,” “Murder she Wrote,” “Coach,” and “Diagnosis Murder.”
A Southern gentleman, McRaney was born in Collins, Mississippi, and at the age of fourteen knew that he wanted to become an actor. A nineteen, McRaney joined a New Orleans Repertory Company, working in oil fields during the off-season. He made his first screen appearances in 1969 in Women and Bloody Terror, and The Night of Bloody Horror, and in ’71 McRaney moved to Los Angeles where he managed to find work, but struggled to lose his Mississippi accent. He almost always played the bad guys, and some of McRaney’s early television appearances include the award-winning “Roots: The Next Generations,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Dukes of Hazzard,” “Eight is Enough,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “The Waltons,” and “Gunsmoke,” where McRaney happens to be the last guest star to meet Matt Dillon in a gunfight in the episode ‘Hard Labor.’
McRaney’s break-through role, this time as a good guy, finally came in 1981 with the series “Simon and Simon,” which ran for seven years and was followed in 1989 by his role in “Major Dad.” McRaney has also continued to have film roles including, “The Neverending Story” and more recently “Hansel & Gretel,” both in which he played the father.
After making a guest appearance on “Simon and Simon,” “Designing Woman” co-star Delta Burke and McRaney fell in love and were married. The two of them have since then spent Christmas overseas with American troops during Desert Storm, and when not performing, McRaney’s interests lie in reading, history, and hunting.
ANN DOWD as Louise Preston
Ann Dowd also reprises her role in “Shiloh Season” as young Marty Preston's mother, Louise Preston, who sympathizes with and lends support to her son in his quest to reach out to Judd Travers. Dowd's feature film career includes starring or co-starring roles in Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia," Andrew Bergman's "It Could Happen to You" and George Miller's "Lorenzo's Oil." She also performed important roles in the films "All Over Me," "Bushwhacked," "Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long," "Appearing Live" and "Green Card."
For television, Dowd guest-starred in the Lifetime series "Molly Dodd" and two episodes of NBC's "Law and Order" series; She also essayed important roles in the television movies "Homecoming," NBC's "Guy Hanks," HBO's After School Special "Babysitter's Club," Fox TV's "Against the Law," CBS's "First Steps" and the ABC miniseries "North and South."
The actress's New York stage work includes starring roles in "The Bay at Nice," "Candida," "Remembrance," "New York 1937," "The Crucible" and "The Lark." Also, in Hartford, at the Hartford Stage she starred in "The Paper Gramaphone"; and in "Major Barbara" at Milwaukee's Chamber Theatre.
Dowd began her career on the stage in Chicago with major roles in such productions as "Ballerina," "A Different Moon," "Kennedy's Children," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Misanthrope," "The Philanthropist," "The Rivals," "Arms and the Man," "Heartbreak House," "Uncle Vanya," "Orestebia," "The Mound Builder," "The Normal Heart," "The Nerd" and "The Glass Menagerie."
For her performances in the legitimate theater, Dowd has been honored with a number of awards including the 1993 Clarence Derwent Award For Most Promising Broadway Debut; the 1987 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actress; and both the 1984 and 1983 Joseph Jefferson Citations for Outstanding Performance.
Dowd earned her M.F.A. at Chicago's Goodman School of Drama where she won the school's highest honor The Sarah Siddons Award.
BONNIE BARTLETT as Mrs. Wallace
Boonie Bartlett returns from the first “Shiloh” movie to reprise her character of Mrs. Wallace, wife of the country doctor who operated on the little beagle Shiloh and saved his life. In “Shiloh Season,” Mrs. Wallace helps nurse Judd Travers back to health and assists young Marty Preston in his appeal to the embittered recluse by reading Marty’s letters to him every day.
Bartlett's most recent starring roles have been in the feature films “Ghosts of Mississippi” and “Primary Colors.” Her other important feature film roles include "The Grass Harp," "Courtyard," "Twins," "My Love Letters," "Frances," "All Night Long," "Seed of Innocence" and "Promises in the Dark."
Her starring roles in made-for-TV movies are "Family Blessings," "In the Name of Love," "Take Me Home Again," "Perry Mason," "Donato & Daughter," "Right to Die," "Deadly Intentions," "Celebrity," "Dempsey," "A Long Way Home," "Lizzie Borden," "Death in Cannan," "See Jane Run," "Murder in the Family," "Where are My Children," "Victim of Love," "The Big One," "Deliberate Stranger," "Malice in Wonderland," "V," "Rape and Marriage," "Ike" and "She Drinks a Little."
She starred as a regular cast member in the TV series "St. Elsewhere," and has had key recurring roles in the sitcom "Home Improvement," the drama series "Midnight Caller" and "Little House on the Prairie." Her TV series guest-starring roles include "I'll Fly Away," "L.A. Law," "Golden Girls," "Wiseguy," "Seaquest" and "Matlock."
Bartlett starred on Broadway in William Inge's "Natural Affection" and also Lanford Wilson's "Lemon Sky." Off-Broadway, she starred in "Telmachus Clay," by John Lewis Carlino. Her regional stage work includes Jules Feiffer's "Hold Me" at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles; "At Long Last Leo," by Mark Stein, in Santa Barbara; and A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," with Bill Daniels, in Buffalo, New York.