Cast & Crew

The Dracula Files

Stephen Novick

Stephen Novick

Jonathan Harker

Jonathan drew me because of his quiet strength.  He’s in way over his head, but he always does his best and tries to make the best of every situation.  He takes action in the face of abject terror, and as a working actor in LA, that’s something that resonates pretty personally with me.  

Past credits include Andrea Cavalcanti (The Count of Monte Cristo at the Hollywood Fringe Festival), Petruchio (Taming of the Shrew at OTE Theatre), Francis Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare Orange County), Michael (The Peter Pan Project at Chapman University) and Borachio (Much Ado About Nothing at Terra Theatre.)  He is a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of Chapman University’s BFA Theatre Performance program, currently pursuing theatre and film here in Los Angeles.  He would like to specially thank his mother, Anna Marie Novick.

Jasmine Hester

Jasmine Hester

Mina Murray

I love Mina’s character because she has so many layers to tackle, which is like a playground for me. I have so much respect for her, and how she puts the people she loves the most, first in her life. She’s a fighter by nature, and I can’t wait to explore this character’s mind, as we move forward with Dracula Files. 

Jasmine was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Growing up, she was always interested in acting but it was not until her final year in college that she began to pursue it professionally. A few years later, she now has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California-Riverside, and a number of projects under her belt including Spike TV’s hit television show Urban Tarzan and hit web shows like the award winning series Redwood, Fear Force Five, and The Valley. She was also awarded as Best Actress at the 2012 24 Hour Film Festival. Currently, Jasmine is co-owner of a shared production company by the name of Peats-Hester Productions, where she will be tackling her own projects, and roles behind the scenes like writing and directing. When Jasmine is not acting or modeling she spends time working on her craft with her acting coach, playing Assassin’s Creed, or spending time with her family.

Bill Castrogiovanni

Bill Castrogiovanni

Dr. John Seward

Seward is a very rich mix of intellect, compassion, curiosity… and profound loneliness.  He works so hard to appear clinical, but Renfield sees right through him.  When the two converse, you’re forced to wonder which one of them is the patient.

William Castrogiovanni came to the profession at an early age, earning numerous theatrical and commercial credits as a youth performer in the 1980s and 90s.  He holds a BFA in Film and Television Production from NYU, has studied acting at Playhouse West and UCLA, and is a graduate of the Second City LA Conservatory.  He performs weekly with his Improv team “Squire”, and appears in the upcoming films “Dead Wrong” and “Trust (and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves to Sleep at Night)”.

See him in action at www.castbill.com.

David Castro

David Castro

Count Dracula

Playing the role of Dracula is playing the role of a lifetime.  I believe that the common thread with Dracula is that we all have our achilles heal. He is trapped in his world, like all of us. First and foremost, Dracula is a gentleman. His moral codes are to be abided, and whatever his needs are to survive, respect of others is foremost; no matter what the outcome. 

David Castro (David Everhart Castro) is an American actor of German, Irish and El Salvadorean descent. He has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. His father, Charles Dale Everhart was a celebrated naval officer of 30 years and later was 15 years with the CIA. He is buried at Arlington Cemetary. His mother, a native of El Salvador, was Miss Central America inluding Columbia in the early fifties.

One of his favorite roles was playing Jesus in the national tour of the female version of THE ODD COUPLE, by Neil Simon. The show starred Barbara Eden, Larry Thomas and the late Shirley Prestia and Elisabeth Alley. The tour played 148 perfomances in over 50 cities, to extremely well reviews throughout.

In film he has had the opportunity to return to his mothers homeland El Salvador to play Fern in RELENTLESS, an unforgettable experience with director Lance Tracey and the wonderful Lauren Shaw.

Mr Castro owes his dedication to the arts to his Aunt Jane Glodek, a painter, and his cousin Roxana, also a painter. In recent years most of his work has been in the independent film world, but he greatly looks forward to his return to the theatre and working in front of a live audience once again.
Autumn Harrison

Autumn Harrison

Lucy Westenra

When I started reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula I was taken aback by Lucy’s character. Kind? Loving? Genuinely sincere? Who was this woman and why has her character become so mangled in the many adaptations of Stoker’s story? Because of her inexplicable portrayal in many of these adaptations as the over-flirtatious ditz, our writers and myself made it our mission to present Lucy in a light more in line with Stoker’s original intentions. It is our hope that the Lucy you come to know is intelligent, complex, and intensely caring for all who are close to her.

I am thrilled to be embarking on this unique journey with the Dracula Files cast and crew. Although new to the world of audio drama, I’ve appeared in numerous theatre and short film productions, as well as the feature Boiling Pot with Louis Gossett Jr. and Danielle Fishel. In the last year, I returned from living abroad in the UK and received my bachelor’s in drama and film from UC Irvine. To keep up with my shenanigans, check me out on twitter @AutumnHarris0n or at facebook.com/HarrisonAutumn.
Tom McLaren

Tom McLaren

Renfield

When I’m asked what famous character I would like to tackle in my acting career, I must admit Renfield would be on my short list of dream roles.  My love for Dracula lore began in my early childhood when I first viewed the 1931 film version of Dracula starring Bela Lugosi (still one of my favorite films of all time).  I only hope now that I can bring a new spin to the tortured Renfield, as I walk respectfully in the footsteps of brilliant actor Dwight Frye.  Renfield is an amazing character study – beyond his obvious insanity, I find his tragic and animalistic qualities to be fascinating and challenging.

 

Best known as Phil, the dad of Cameron Dallas in the hit Dreamworks/Awesomenesstv feature film “Expelled”, Tom has two Twentieth Century Fox feature films releasing in Fall 2015: “The Exorcism of Molly Hartley” and “Santa’s Little Helper”. Born and raised in the Midwest, Tom relocated to Los Angeles where he enjoyed a successful corporate finance career at both Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Studios. In pursuit of his true passion, Tom made the leap in front of the camera in 2012, and is now a busy and happy working actor.
 
Tom has appeared in 13 feature films in less than three years, including “Monster & Me” and “Mac Daddy & The Lovers”.  TV show credits include “My Crazy Ex” (Lifetime Movie Network), “Tabloid” (ID), and an interview on “CBS This Morning”.  His first book “Styling the Stars – Lost Treasure from the Twentieth Century Fox Archives”, co-authored with Angela Cartwright, was published by Insight Editions in 2014.
 

Find him at his website tom-mclaren.com, Facebook, or on Twitter and Instagram as @tommclaren1

Stephen Barrington

Stephen Barrington

Capt. Quincey Morris

Captain Quincey Morris is a military man who chose his destiny but may have a few regrets. He still remains human and accepts the truth behind that decision. Now for me, the most interesting thing is how he reacts to his friend marrying his ex-girl. He is happy for them because he owns the decisions he made for himself and only fears that his friend feels uncomfortable. This is what I actually love about him, he’s always taking resposibility for his actions.
Stephen was born in New York City to Jamaican Immigrants Lurline Archer and Lloyd Collins, he was raised on the island of Jamaica until he was old enough to attend school where he then returned to the United States at the age of 5 where he began school in North Carolina. He realized the change in dialect and began to adapt very quickly while he spoke clear English in school. He used his families native tongue at home, He  began to pick up on cultures very fast. He attended the Historic Hillside High school  in Durham NC, and then went on to N.C. Central University where he received a Theater Performance degree. He has been acting for over 14 years. Mainly doing stage for those years he began to branch out and booked his first full length Feature film entitled “Finding Forever in Love”.
 
Learn more about Stephen on his website.
Jonny Loquasto

Jonny Loquasto

Arthur Holmwood

 
If they ever came face to face, Jonny would be terrified of Dracula and probably try to punch him in the eye as if he was a shark. Also a standup comic, Jonny has performed on national television and overseas for our troops with Armed Forces Entertainment. He’s the host of the Wrestling Compadres Slamcast on FOX Sports and and was the host of “AXS Live” on AXS TV. He wrote and starred in his film The Thumb Wrestler and has been in a collection of short films, web series, and digital projects. Jonny also has a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and is very active in volunteering at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles with the charity foundation Regular Hero. Find him on Twitter/IG @JQuasto and at www.JLoComedy.com

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