Dileep Rao | Avatar Cast Role: Dr. Max Patel
Other Film Credits: Drag Me to Hell (2009), Brothers & Sisters (2009), Standoff (2006)
Avatar Cast Role: Med Tech #1
Other Film Credits: Big Kids (2008), Beowulf (2007), The Polar Express (2004), Rock Me, Baby (2003), Strong Medicine (2003), Haunted (2002), That '80s Show (2002), Secretary (2002), Any Day Now (2000), Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (1998), Titanic (1997), George & Leo (1997), The Client (1996), Hope & Gloria (1995), Roundhouse (1992), Dance Macabre (1989)
Avatar Cast Role: Valkyrie Crew Chief
Other Film Credits: Change We Need (2009), Cloverfield (2008), Halfway House (2004), Celtic Pride (1996), Everybody Can Float (1995), Timecop (1994), Doppelganger (1993), When the Bough Breaks, Ruby (1992), The First Power (1990)
Sean Anthony Moran | Avatar Cast Role: Fike
Other Film Credits: Waist Deep (2006), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode 2004), JAG (1 episode, 2002), Dark Skies (1 episode - We Shall Overcome, 1996), In the House (1 episode, 1996), Sister, Sister (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Van Horn
Avatar Cast Role: Dragon Gunner
Other Film Credits: Legend of the Seeker (2009), The Elephant Princess (2008), The Jaquie Brown Diaries (2008), Amazing Extraordinary Friends (2007), Sione's Wedding (2006), 1nite (2004), Forward (2004)
James Pitt | Avatar Cast Role: Shuttle Pilot
Other Film Credits: Change Your Life! (2009), The Insides of a Lamb (2008), Dance to the Offbeat (2007), Close to Home (2006), The Bros. (2006), xXx: State of the Union (2005), My Crazy Life (2005), Sekai Gyoten News (2000-2004), Deadly Species (2002), The ABC's of Acting (2002)
Luke Hawker | Avatar Cast Role: Med Tech
Other Film Credits:
Actor: Blackspot (2008), Kissy Kissy (2007), Black Sheep (2006), I Think I'm Going (2003)
Co-producer/writer: Blackspot (2008)
Special Effects: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), King Kong (2005), The Legend of Zorro (2005), LOTR: The Return of the King (2003), LOTR: The Two Towers (2002), LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Sean Patrick Murphy
Avatar Cast Role: Shuttle Co-Pilot
Other Film Credits: A Ball and 2 Cents (2008), Bones (2007), Pepper Dennis (2006), That Guy (2006), Thank You for Smoking (2005), Show & Tell (2005) (writer & executive producer), In My Life (2002), Suspended Animation (2001), Listen (2001), Rennie's Landing (2001), All You Need (2001), The West Wing (2000-2001), Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000)
Matt Gerald | Avatar Cast Role: Lyle Wainfleet
Any memorable film villain usually has a very distinct look, a visual such as strong facial features and piercing eyes. Miami, Florida native Matt Gerald fills that bill with his chiseled looks to play the Avatar human villain, Lyle Wainfleet.
Gerald began his career in film over ten years ago with a small role portraying a Patrolman in Starstruck (1998). He continued playing nameless characters the next couple of years with Judas Kiss (1998), The Minus Man (1999), and Magnolia (1999).
Then he got the role of Sgt. Eveland in Tigerland (2000) and followed that up with a SWAT Team Leader role in his first major blockbuster, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). The same year, Matt struck gold again as the character Nick in S.W.A.T. (2003).
After portraying a small role in Beautiful (2003), he went on to play Tommy Hisk in the hit television series The Shield. Gerald appeared in several episodes before returning to the box office with xXx: State of the Union (2005) as the character Liebo.
He bounced from film to television the next few years with the films In the Mix (2005), Choke (2008), and the telvision shows E-Ring (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007), Life (2007), Without a Trace (2008), The Unit (2006-2008), and Saving Grace (2009). You can also catch Gerald in the upcoming films Point Break Indo (2009) and Elektra Luxx (2010)..
Avatar Role: Akwey
Peter Mensah has been doing martial arts since he was 6 years old, growing up in St. Albans, England, just north of London. Mensah, who is in his early 30s, has only been acting for seven years.
A former engineer, Mensah came to Canada 11 years ago. He'd worked for British Gas developing gas fields at Morecomb Bay and had done theatre in school. He comes from an academic family.
His father, an architect, relocated with his mother to their native Ghana. He only has two younger sisters. Mensah emigrated from Britain to see the world and it was a toss up whether his destination would be Canada or Australia. The paperwork for Canada came through first.
Recently, he did the voice and likeness of Sgt. Zach Hammond in EA's video game Dead Space. Peter Mensah is the actor who played Terra Prime member Daniel Greaves in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes "Demons" and "Terra Prime".
He had previously appeared in an episode of Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, among other television shows. He has also appeared in a number of Nero Wolfe mysteries with Bill Smitrovich and Saul Rubinek. He has also been appearing as General Perry on the Fox television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, starring Thomas Dekker.
Avatar Cast Role: Med Tech #2 (& Stunts)
William Frederic Schultz II was born March 19, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Attended Towson University in Baltimore, also the Alma Mater of John Glover and Charles S. Dutton.
Woody wears many hats in the film industry including actor, producer, stunts, motion capture model, and director.
Having appeared in many popular films, Schultz is the only actor to appear in all three of Robert Zemeckis' performance capture films (Polar Express, Monster House, and Beowulf).
Woody became an ordained minister in July, 2006 and is a member of the Motion Capture Society.
Actor: Avatar (2009), Beowulf (2007), Monster House (2006), Alien Hunter (2003), Temptation (2003), Another Pretty Face (2002), Circuit (2001), Strip Mall (2001), American Pie (1999), Against the Grain (1993), Flying Blind (1993)
Avatar Cast Role: Shuttle Crew Chief (& Stunts)
From King Kong 2005 to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Dillon has landed acting or stunt roles for recent box office hits.
Dillon, a member of the Stunt Guild of New Zealand & Ireland, brings a variety of skills to a film project with his other credentials such a Wuzuquan (Five Ancestors Fist) Shaolin Instructor and a PADI Open Water and Specialty SCUBA Instructor.
While stunts have been his primary role in his career, Peter has appeared in acting roles including Legend of the Seeker (2008), Northanger Abbey (2007), and now Avatar.
Stunts: Avatar (2009), The Warrior's Way (2009), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), Legend of the Seeker (2009), Triage (2009), Zonad (2009), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), The Daisy Chain (2008), The Tudors (2007-2008), The Water Horse (2007), Northanger Abbey (2007), Rough Diamond (2007), Becoming Jane (2007), Murphy's Law (2007), George Gently: Gently Go Man (2007), Single-Handed (2007), Ros na Rún (2007), True North (2006), What If (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), McLeod's Daughters (2005), King Kong (2005), River Queen (2005), Hercules (2005)
Actor/Stuntman Jacob Tomuri
Avatar Cast Role: Dragon Navigator (& Stunt Performer)
Jacob Adam Tomuri was born December 4, 1979, in his hometown of Wellington, New Zealand. This Aukland actor/stunt performer speaks four different languages - English, Japanese, Spanish, and Maori.
Jacob is well known for his roles in 'The Tribe' as Lieutenant Luke and in 'Shortland Street' as Norman Hanson. He also had roles in movies like 'Snakeskin', 'Lord of the Rings', 'Peter Pan', and '30 Days of Night'.
Besides his acting and stunt performances in Avatar, Jacob is also a stunt rigger for 'The Lovely Bones' (2009) and a stunt performer for 'They Came from Upstairs' (2009).
Jacob's arsenal of skills include stunt fighting, weaponry, sword play, harness/wire work, high faolls, air rams, and motion capture. He also has a Diploma in Performing Arts and is a 4th Level Five Ancestor Shaolin in martial arts. His hobbies include Martial Arts (Wing Tsun and TaiChi), painting, photography, playing guitar/singing, soccer, and more. Jacob is a member of The Stunt Guild of New Zealand.
Actor: Avatar (2009), Legend of the Seeker (2009), 30 Days of Night (2007), Shortland Street (2004-2005), Peter Pan (2003), Revelations (2003), Snakeskin (2001), The Tribe (1999-2001)
Avatar Cast Role: Na'vi
Also: Avatar Motion Capture Model
This brown hair, brown eye'd beauty has a lot to offer in talent for film projects. Her young career has already seen her taking on film duties from actress to motion capture model to costume designer.
Besides nurturing her career in film, Nikie has experience in Theatre including portraying Myra Marlowe in 'A Bad Year for Tomatoes', and the character Charlotte in 'Beyond Therapy.'
Ms. Zambo's training includes Stuart Rogers Scene Study/Film Acting, Karen Keyser Acting/Commercial, and H.B. Studios Voice & Speech.
Her talents don't stop there, Nikie's special skills include a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist and Flight Attendant, Aerobics, Yoga, Surfing, Bowling, Billiards, Bartending, Modeling, Promotional Model, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Swimming, CPR & First Aid, and more.
Nikie Zambo Filmography: Avatar (2009), ROT: Reunion of Terror (2008), Sigma Die! (2007), Lost & Found (1999), Miasma (1999), Dirt Merchant (1999), Beach Movie (1998), Jimmy Zip (1999)
Avatar Cast Role: Samson Pilot
Crew: Helicopter Advisor
Born November 23, 1974, in Wellington, New Zealand, Dean grew up torn between wanting to be an actor or a pilot. At age 6, Dean moved to Sydney, Australia with his parents. Despite taking drama classes on the weekend throughout school, the urge to fly won over, and Dean graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation from the University of Newcastle Australia in 1997.
Dean continues to pursue his acting career, and is a veteran of several major feature films (Avatar, Land of the Blind, Goal,) television dramas (Spooks, M.I.T., Vincent, Wire in the Blood') and various television commercials. He lives with his wife of four years, Veronica, and enjoys flying, acting, cooking, Apple Macs, and racing his car collection.