Fred Willard - Host

Fred Willard, four time Emmy nominee, is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise which he has exemplified in over 100 appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Fred has appeared in over seventy films. Fred’s work in Waiting For Guffman earned him an American Comedy Award nod for Funniest Supporting Actor. For his performance in Best in Show, he won the American Comedy Award. Some of his other film work includes: This Is Spinal Tap, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, the Academy Award nominated Monster House, and the Academy Award winning short film, Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall. Fred starred as the only human in the Academy Award winning film, WALL-E and was honored by AFI for contributing to America’s Cultural legacy. Fred has appeared in over a thousand TV episodes. From Get Smart to his recent appearances on Modern Family. Fred garnered three Emmy nominations for his performance as Amy’s Dad on Everybody Loves Raymond. He received his fourth prime time Emmy nomination for his performance as Phil’s dad on ABC’s Emmy winner, Modern Family.

Carl Reiner, Honorary Golden Tripod Award Recipient

Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, three as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his "10,000 Year Old Man" album, based on his comedy routine with Mel Brooks. He has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and received the Mark Twain Prize for American humor in 2000. In 2007, Reiner was made an honorary life member of the Directors Guild of America.

Reiner landed his first job in television in 1949, performing on the Admiral Broadway Revue, which starred the unpredictable comedian Sid Caesar. The program evolved into Your Show of Shows the next year. The show was a precursor to today's Saturday Night Live, a 90-minute live comedy program. Reiner then created, wrote and produced The Dick Van Dyke Show. In the 1970s, Reiner directed more films, most notably the box office hit Oh, God! (1977) with comedian George Burns as the title character. He also worked with Steve Martin on several successful projects. Their first film together was the over-the-top comedy The Jerk (1979).

Resurrecting his character from The Dick Van Dyke Show, Reiner won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance as Alan Brady on the popular sitcom Mad About You with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt in 1995. More recently, he has appeared in the remake of the Rat Pack classic, Ocean's Eleven (2001), with George Clooney taking over the role of ex-con Danny Ocean, played by Frank Sinatra in the original. His character leads a gang of cool criminals to pull off a heist in Las Vegas. He reprised his role in the film's two sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates had a career breakthrough with the 1990 Stephen King adaptation Misery, for which she won an Academy Award for her gripping portrayal of a lonely, desperate and obsessive woman. Bates soon followed up that success with her comic turn in Fried Green Tomatoes, which earned her a Golden Globe Award, Dolores Claiborne, Diabolique, Titanic and The Waterboy. She then earned Academy Award nominations for her work in the political satire Primary Colors as well as for her performance opposite Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt.

Bates showed off her comedic chops on the popular comedy The Office. She's also directed episodes of hit television dramas Homicide, NYPD Blue, and OZ. She also took a starring role on the legal drama Harry's Law, created by David E. Kelley, followed by portraying writer Gertrude Stein in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Most recently, she's appeared on the hit show American Horror Story, and she's appearing in Tammy with Melissa McCarthy this July.

John Cho

Cho first came into the spotlight in the 1999 breakthrough hit comedy “American Pie,” in which he popularized the slang term “MILF.” Cho achieved near-household name status starring as Harold Lee' in the Harold & Kumar cult comedies. Cho was last seen reprising his role as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu in J.J. Abrams' epic sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. He also recently appeared in Seth Gordon's “Identity Thief” opposite Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

Cho will next be seen starring in the highly-anticipated ABC series, SELFIE, opposite Karen Gillan. Additionally, Cho will return as the corrupt “Officer Andy Brooks” in Fox’s captivating drama series, Sleepy Hollow. Upcoming on the big screen, Cho will next appear opposite Bryan Cranston and Anna Kendrick in "Get a Job", a comedy centered on a recent college graduate, his friends, and their attempts to secure employment.

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos is an Oscar nominated and Emmy award winning actor whose long running, successful, and prolific career in film and television includes Stand and Deliver, Mi Familia, American Me, Blade Runner, Miami Vice, Dexter, and so much more. Not to mention playing the beloved Admiral Adama in Battlestar Gallactica.

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell is an American comic actor best known as a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006 and for his role as Dr. Leo Spaceman on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock. While in Los Angeles, he began performing with The Groundlings, where he was eventually discovered by Saturday Night Live. Parnell is currently doing voicework as "Cyril Figgis" on the FX animated comedy Archer, and as "Jerry" on the Adult Swim animated sci-fi/comedy Rick and Morty. He also recently co-starred as Fred Shay on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory.

Jack McBrayer

Jack McBrayer is best known for portraying Kenneth Parcell on the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed series 30 Rock on NBC. His other credits include Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Campaign, The To Do List, and They Came Together. McBrayer has lent his voice to Fix-It Felix in Wreck-It Ralph, Despicable Me, Wander Over Yonder, The Simpsons, and Archer. McBrayer will next be seen in the Untitled McBrayer/Triumph the Insult Comic Dog series for Universal/Adult Swim.

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison currently stars in ABC’s hit drama series Once Upon a Time as ‘Emma Swan,’ a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic of Fairy Tales becomes real. Morrison wrapped the horror film, Locked In, with Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film is directed by Franck Khalfoun and will be released by The Weinstein Company on January 2, 2015. Morrison is best known for her work as ‘Dr. Allison Cameron’ on Fox’s critically acclaimed drama, House. The show was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2009 as well as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 2008. She also had a notable recurring guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as ‘Zooey,’ a love interest of ‘Ted,’ played by Josh Radnor.

Diego Boneta

Diego Boneta is most known in the US for starring in Rock of Ages. For his performance, Diego was named Cinemacon’s rising star of the year and won the Alma Award for best actor. Recently Diego was named one of the LA Times “Faces to Watch in 2014” and was featured in Bruce Weber’s new “Rising Star” campaign. He recently wrapped up filming in Barcelona starring as the lead in Lionsgate’s new thriller Summer Camp. Prior to that, he wrapped production on Brian Grazer and Imagine’s Pelé. Boneta co-stars as the legendary Brazilian scolder player “Jose Altafini” opposite Rodrigo Santoro and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Dave Coulier

Dave Coulier is perhaps best known as “Uncle Joey” from the hit ABC television series, Full House. Coulier followed this success by hosting his second prime-time hit series, America’s Funniest People. Recently, Dave guest starred on How I Met Your Mother on CBS. Highly regarded for his voice-over talent, Dave's additional credits include many Saturday morning cartoon favorites. He began by doing voices on Hanna-Barbera's Scooby Doo and the re-syndicated version of The Jetsons. Dave then went on to lend his versatile voice to Jim Henson's multiple Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Muppet Babies, where he portrayed Animal and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew for the run of the series, and then became the voice of three additional characters; Waldorf and Statler (the two old guys in the balcony on the original Muppet Show) and Bean Bunny. Coulier has just started his second season on China, IL for Cartoon Networks' Adult Swim lineup and continues his stand up performances across the globe.

Vanessa Lengies

Vanessa Lengies is best known for starring in the drama American Dreams as Roxanne Bojarski, in addition to her reoccurring role as Sugar Motta on FOX’s GLEE. She also appeared in Stick It, The Perfect Man, Waiting, on the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe and as Loco Uno in an online mockumentary and sitcom called MyMusic. Currently, Lengies is the lead on Darko Entertainment’s film, Happy Birthday, that just wrapped production.

Missi Pyle

Missi Pyle is an American actress and singer. Pyle started an acting career playing a role in the comedy film As Good As It Gets starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. She has since appeared in several films including the Academy Award-winning film The Artist, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Big Fish, 50 First Dates, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. She has also appeared in various television roles, on shows such as Mad About You, Friends, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, Frasier, My Name Is Earl, and 2 Broke Girls.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an award-winning actress and activist. She was most recently seen on NBC’s critically acclaimed series, Parenthood, for its 5th season and is currently co-starring in HBO’s True Blood. Smollett-Bell also starred in Tyler Perry’s 2013 film Temptation, and The Great Debaters with Forest Whitaker and Denzel Washington. In addition to receiving rave reviews, The Great Debaters was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture and Smollett-Bell won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. In addition to acting and singing, Smollett-Bell is an activist and the youngest board member of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), a nonprofit organization working in the U.S and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, advance human rights, and educate and empower children orphaned by AIDS as well as other at-risk youth.

Jessica St. Clair

Jessica St. Clair co-stars and co-created USA Network’s first foray into half-hour comedy, Playing House, with her writing partner and co-star Lennon Parham. St. Clair has appeared in numerous features, most recently the critically praised independent films Afternoon Delight and Enough Said. One of her most memorable roles was in 2011’s blockbuster hit, Bridesmaids, in the unforgettable bridal salon/food poisoning scene. On television, St. Clair currently has a recurring role on HBO’s award-winning comedy, Veep. St. Clair initially gained notoriety performing at the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and Los Angeles.

Derek Waters

Derek Waters is the creator of Drunk History on Comedy Central, which will have its season two premiere in July 2014. The show began as a series of online shorts that garnered millions of views on Funny or Die and YouTube. Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln, starring Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle, premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won The Jury Prize for Best American Short. As an actor, Waters' credits include the Farrelly Brothers' comedy Hall Pass, Christopher Guests' For Your Consideration, a recurring role on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory, and guest starring roles on New Girl, Maron, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Middle. He is upcoming in the dark indie comedy Hits directed by David Cross.

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