The Actors

Larry Elmore (The Old Wizard) Larry Elmore has been creating fantasy and science fiction art for over 30 years. He worked as a staff artist for TSR, Inc. from 1981 to 1987. While at TSR, he helped set the standards of gaming art in the role-playing genre. Besides creating covers for Dungeons & Dragons, AD&D and other gaming books, he may be best known for his work with the world of Dragonlance. Since 1987, he’s been working as a freelance illustrator, doing covers for comics, computer games, magazines, fantasy and science fiction books and many more projects too numerous to list here.
Tim Gooch (Art) Tim is an IT consultant, public speaker, actor, and indie film producer/director from Louisville, KY. He’s been acting in theatrical productions since the early 80′s, and in indie film productions for the past 5 years. He’s been producing and directing indie and professional video for 4 years, including regular entries in the 48 Hour Film Project, and the Fright Night Film Festival. In addition to playing the role of Art (one of the barbarian brothers), Tim will be the Director for “Brothers Barbarian.” Tim can be blamed for this project coming into existence, since he led Ken to believe that the whole thing was a good idea during an extended conversation at 4:30 AM on a Sunday morning.
Ken Whitman (Russ) Ken Whitman started is acting career later in life after being inspired by his daughter need to act on stage. Having always been in the entertainment business in one form or another, Ken has produced and designed over 100 games, performed stand-up comedy, and acted in local community theatrical for the last 5 years. At the ripe old age of 45, he has traveled the world, networked with thousands of people, and promoted many products, people, and ideas. As the creator of Brothers Barbarian, ken is happy that the story continues with season 2 this winter!


-

Robert Hatfield (The Fighter)

With 25 years of marketing communications experience, Robert’s skills span all aspects of the brand building communications development process and are nationally recognized for creative excellence and strategic effectiveness.

Robert’s strategically focused award winning work has also been recognized by several national communications standard-setting publications such as Print Magazine Design Annuals, Advertising Age, HOW Magazine, CA Magazine (Communications Arts) as well as Forbes and MC Magazines. Robert also regularly serves as a guest speaker…and judge for creative competitions…on the topic of brand marketing and communications for universities and design schools.

Break the rules that aren’t supposed to be broken… and a few that should be.

This is the Breakout Creative means to a successful end. Whether the assignment calls for IT and emerging mobile media applications, B2B, B2C, print, broadcast, online applications or a mixed bag employing several disciplines, the Breakout Creative customized approach is a tribute to our history of breaking through — and out from the norm — where captivating, engaging and motivating the mind are just the beginning.

Our clients succeed through partnership and mutual cooperation. By design.

William C. Eriksen (Red Wizard)

Dr. William C. Eriksen (Doc) has been acting all his life; now acting in front of a camera… thats a different story!  Doc has performed in high school plays, performed numerous public speaking events,  and talked with hundreds of thousand of chiropractic patients in his 36+ years as a doctor of chiropractic.  Doc is looking forward to reprising his role as the Red Wizard in seasons 2 & 3 (but don’t tell any body!)

Nycole Huber (Nicky)

Nycole Huber has been a performance artist for over half of her life. She is a professional bellydance performer / instructor and is also a fire dancer. For the past 16 years she has performed for various politicians, celebrities, conventions and charity organizations. She is also an art model and has modeled for fantasy greats Larry Elmore, LA Williams and comic artist Garth Cameron Graham. With being cast as Nicky she can now add acting to her resume as this will be her acting début.

Rebecca Wright (Nacky)

Rebecca Wright has been a working actor and director since the age of 16, traveling all over the world to perform on stage or in front of a camera. She received her B.F.A at Western Kentucky University after taking a short break to study British and Irish Theatre at Cambridge University in England, and recently got her Masters in Theatre at the University of Kentucky. While not performing, she learned how to design costumes, create wigs, design and paint scenery, and create horrible wounds and burns on others without actually inflicting harm. She was last seen on stage in the lead role of Lt. Commander Joanne Galloway in Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men,” and after playing a straight-laced navy lawyer, she looks forward to acting the part of a thieving bad girl named Nacky.

Josh Logsdon (Marnack)

Josh Logsdon has been entertaining for over 15 years and recently moved to film and radio. He is a proud member of the Hardin County Playhouse and has appeared in over 40 shows including Daddy’s Dying Who’s Got the Will which won five awards including best play and best ensemble at the Kentucky Theatre Festival2010. He has also turned to directing as well as co creating the HCP Halloween Show 2010 and 2011. His film projects in include Mountain Mafia, Braille, Souled, and the Dark Winter Studios shorts. Josh can also be heard weekday mornings on 94.3 WULF from 6-10 a.m. eastern and he also enjoys producing commercials for local businesses. Josh is very excited to be a part of Brother’s Barbarian and looks forward to bringing Marnack to life!

Tyler Neal (Stinki)

Tyler is a 30 year-old connoisseur of the arts, although this is his first time on screen. He has dabbled in everything from Musicals to acting as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”.  He is also involved in the music scene with over 14 years experience as a baritone.

Tyler thoroughly enjoys that fact that he has been been type cast as a bad guy ; which may make one wonder what this Stinki character is all about, bwhahahahaha!!!

Christopher Folan (The Young Mage)

Christopher Folan was born and raised in Kentucky, and has spent a few years in Los Angeles. In LA he studied at Playhouse West, and he’s currently back home, saving up to give LA another go.

Herschel H. Zahnd III (Dark Elf)

Herschel H. Zahnd III Actor, Singer, Writer, Director, Producer (Ok he does a lot). He has appeared in over 150 Stage productions with dozens of companies including; The Alley Theater; Kentucky Opera; Actor’s Theater of Louisville; Indiana University Southeast; Bluegrass Theater Guild; Sight & Sound Productions; The Louisville Rep; As Yet Unnamed Theater Co. and many others. Most recently he has appeared as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Alley Theater, and will next appear as David Frost in Frost\Nixon with Foundation Studios and as Dr. Horrible in Dr. Horrible’s Sing along Blog at the Alley Theater.  He has appeared in the feature films How You Look To Me, with Frank Langella, and Dreamer, with Kurt Russell. Herschel holds an A.A. in Theater and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Indiana University S.E.

Travis Huber (The Cleric)

Travis has been acting in one form or another his whole life. Though not classically or professionally trained, he has done voice and character acting for radio and animation, as well as some foley work for a local radio station. He majored in audio/visual engineering in college with an intent to pursue film as a career. But Life, as it seems, is not without a sense of humor. Through a long series of events, he joined the Army and has spent time working as a medic in several countries around the globe. He is currently working as a massage therapist and session musician in the Frankfort, KY area.

Philip Allgeier (Lord Brian)

Philip Allgeier is a Louisville native with 15 years of acting/improvising experience. He’s a former director of the HappyGAS improv troupe in Bowling Green, KY – the longest running improv troupe in the state. Philip has taken on numerous roles on the stages of Western Kentucky University, where he attained his Bachelor’s in Communications and Theatre. Additionally, he’s taken part in many improv festivals, including the Dirty South improv festival in North Carolina, and the Seaside Rep Comedy Festival on the Florida Coast. Philip was most recently seen in the Fools & Film 48 hour film fest submission “Keeping Up With the Stonses.” Mr. Allgeier is currently the media technologist at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Margaret Weis (The Evil Witch)

Margaret Weis was born on the 16th March 1948 in Independence, Missouri and is a New York Times best-selling author of fantasy books. Missouri in the 1950s was not an ideal setting for a budding young fantasy author but the young Weis was not to be deterred and enthralled her kindergarten friends and then her classmates in school with her stories.

Like many fantasy authors Weis was influenced by JRR Tolkien and in particular the Lord of the Rings. In 1983 Weis met Tracy Hickman and so began a partnership that would change the face of role-playing games and game-related fiction forever. Weis and Hickman are best known for the Dragonlance game world. Dragonlance is set in the world of Krynn and numerous short stories and novels have been set in this magical place.