THE CAST

Bill Parmentier (Cmdr Sam Flynn)
Bill Parmentier (Cmdr Sam Flynn)

Bill lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife, sons, and two dogs. He works around the St. Louis area as a screen and voice actor, and the founder of Oldstorm Studios, a Creative Video Agency in the greater St. Louis area.

Paul Goetz (Paul Kirsch)
Paul Goetz (Paul Kirsch)

Paul is an actor generally associated with comedic projects which is why he has relished the chance to broaden his horizons by being a part of TFCO. He is currently the producer and host of the movie podcast, "The Follow-Up Showdown."

Brian Voelkerding (Walter Langston)
Brian Voelkerding (Walter Langston)

Would-be professional actor with an apparent aversion to professional headshots, Brian’s primary career as a film/video editor does have one thing going for it: headshots optional. “I’d love to make hundreds of dollars a pop photographing actors against the same stone wall, but I have real work to do,” Brian normally says while looking for real work to do. More than a decade of acting and editorial work and training amongst film projects big and small on the west coast and non-coast.

Sarah Porter (Abby Murdoch)
Sarah Porter (Abby Murdoch)

Sarah Porter is a St. Louis-based actor and costumer for whoever will hire her. When she’s not working at her ‘real person’ job she can be found zig-zagging around town with a carload of costumes (more than likely late to her next destination). She prefers rock musicals, her cat Moots, Winston the actual Muppet, and performing with her band Bonedaddy.

Zachary Allen Farmer (Tim Conrad)
Zachary Allen Farmer (Tim Conrad)

Zachary Allen Farmer is a graduate from AMDA, who has worked professionally with The NY Metropolitan Opera, The Black Rep, Kid Detective Productions, Theatre Lab, Players Project Theatre Company, and SIUE’s SummerShowbiz. He is a River Front Times Award Winner – Best Actor in a Musical-2009 (Love Kills), a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award Nominee – Best Lead Actor in a Musical-2014 (Bukowsical), and Theatre Lab’s Award winner for Best One Act Play-2013.

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marcy_wiegert_new

Marcy graduated from Saint Louis University in 2010 with a BA in Theatre. She loves to perform and sing on stage. Some of her favorite (and, not to mention, always loud) theatre roles include Kelli (Hands on a Hardbody), Barbra (Night of the Living Dead, The Musical), Pepper Walker (Cry-Baby), Sweet Lady Booze (Bukowsical), Lucy Van Pelt (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), Hildy (Slasher), Crissy/Marcy (HAIR), Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), and Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors).

Clare Burke (Rachel Yoshida)
Clare Burke (Rachel Yoshida)

Clare is a social work student at the University of Missouri—Saint Louis and a part-time barista at Starbucks. She is an avid toy collector and loves watching cartoons and playing video games. She dreams of one day becoming a voice over artist and being a part of cartoons and video games that she enjoys so much.

Ed Selvey IV (Connor Nye)
Ed Selvey IV (Connor Nye)

Edward Selvey IV is a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory and Music Conservatory programs, and performed in SC House Ensembles Twisty, Moxie, Next, and Infinite Sundaes. He was also a recipient of their 2015 Bob Curry Fellowship, and will be performing in The Second City’s Urban Twist this fall. He is currently a house ensemble member of VAMP: A Musical Drinking Show at MCL Chicago, as well as an ensemble member of the Improvised Sondheim Project.

Jaysen Cryer (Pete Ross)
Jaysen Cryer (Pete Ross)

Jaysen is an English-born actor currently living in St. Louis, where he has performed on stage and in many short films. He was recently nominated for a St. Louis Theater Circle Award, for Stupefy! The 90 Minute Harry Potter, which he adapted. Currently he is working on short films with his comedy sketch group “The Exacerbaters”. You learn more about Jaysen at his website, jaysencryer.com.

Becca White (Chloe Hooke)
Becca White (Chloe Hooke)

Becca is a voiceover artist, writer, and producer living in Los Angeles. She is originally from Sioux Falls, SD where she got her start in local community theatre and commercials. She earned her BFA in Theater from the Webster Conservatory of Theatre in St. Louis, MO. Becca co-founded Xia Ri Min Productions and creates web content with her producing partner at SulliFlinn Productions.

Dustin Weiskopf (Fedor Morozev)
Dustin Weiskopf (Fedor Morozev)

Dustin has very little acting experience and hopes any Russians among you will forgive his impersonation of your dialect. Dustin helped create this very podcast, and is currently a freelance DIT and Camera Operator in St. Louis, MO.

Faith Feng (Cmdr Jiao Li)
Faith Feng (Cmdr Jiao Li)

Faith Feng is an architect living and working in St. Louis. She moved to St. Louis from Suzhou, China to pursue a graduate degree in architecture. Faith loves fashion, travel and fitness. This is her first voice acting role.

Ryan Doris (Vasily Koskov)
Ryan Doris (Vasily Koskov)

Ryan Doris is a writer, director and sometimes actor. In Transmissions From Colony One he uses an accent but he bets you wouldn’t* have known that if we didn’t tell you (*would’ve). Ryan also works professionally as a Director of Photography/cameraman for many television shows like “Listed Sisters,” “Time Traveling with Brian Unger,” and “Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots.” Also, since this is John Richter’s passion project you should go check out Ryan’s at timeslotshow.com.

Jessica Spaid (Nicole Snow)
Jessica Spaid (Nicole Snow)

Jessica is a graduate from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She has had the pleasure of studying improv and sketch comedy at Second City, and will be performing there again this summer with her troupe The Citizens of Townsville. She has also been lucky enough to work with some of Chicago theatre’s greatest, including Adam Belcuore(The Goodman), Joanie Schulz(Victory Gardens) and Amy J. Carle(Steppenwolf). This is officially her first role as a voiceover artist.

Jason Klefisch (Luc Hachette)
Jason Klefisch (Luc Hachette)

Jason Klefisch is both honored and ecstatic to join the crew of Colony One. Mr. Klefisch has just recently started working as an actor in Saint Louis. Most recently having starred in Theatre Lab’s Production of The Pillowman. Jason would like to thank the show’s creator, John Richter for allowing him the opportunity to play Luc, as well as thank his family and friends for their continuous support.

Deanna Beaton (Neda Morozev)
Deanna Beaton (Neda Morozev)

Deanna Beaton is currently living the good life in Chicago and studying everything under the sun at The Second City. Some of her hobbies include writing, playing volleyball, comedy, smashing the patriarchy, reading, and eating all the things Chicago has to offer.

Shawn Kohne (Orlando de Luca)
Shawn Kohne (Orlando de Luca)

Shawn currently resides in Los Angeles working as a freelance editor. Please hire him. Check out his YouTube Channel. You can also follow him on his Twitter page: @TheUniBaller.

Kasey Anderson (Jennifer Simmons)
Kasey Anderson (Jennifer Simmons)

Kasey’s three favorite things are dogs, napping, and snacks. Space exploration is pretty cool too! Kasey, an advocate of adopting/fostering dogs, would like to promote Stray Rescue of Saint Louis.

Darian Michael Carey (Omar Alvarez)
Darian Michael Carey (Omar Alvarez)

Darian Michael Garey is an actor living in Los Angeles. He is originally from St. Louis, MO where he began acting in local theatre and commercials. He’s currently keeping busy working on two short films set to shoot at the end of April. In beginning of May he starts rehearsals for TUCK in Naomi Wallace’s Slaughter City with the Coeurage Theatre Company. Darian is honored to work with the incredibly talented John Richter and excited to be a part of the TFCO story.

Bryan M. Fornachon (David Stern)
Bryan M. Fornachon (David Stern)

Bryan is a German born, American actor. He graduated from Lincoln Technical College for Diesel Engineering, and when that turned out to be horrible, he started writing, directing and acting in short films and live sketch comedy as often as he could. He has been a practicing improviser for eight years and performing for five. This was his first shot at dramatic voice acting and he can’t wait to sink his teeth in even further.

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adam_huber

Adam Huber is a commercial film director, whose quirky style and passion for storytelling has gathered attention on various comedy websites, including Cracked.com. Recently Adam started a youtube channel dedicated to comedy shorts called Parody Patrol, as well as a travel series called AdamVentures. He plans on adventuring out into doing features in the near future.

Chrissy Young (Tina Flynn)
Chrissy Young (Tina Flynn)

Chrissy is a St. Louis actor/singer and holds a BA in acting from Columbia College Chicago. She has enjoyed working with several theatre companies throughout St. Louis. Her most recent appearances include Bukowsical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, High Fidelity, and Cry-Baby with New Line Theatre.

Robert Ashton (Roland Ross)
Robert Ashton (Roland Ross)

Robert is a director and actor, primarily in theater but has had a number of roles in film and voice work. He most recently film work is in Casualties of the State and Beethopia. His next stage role is as Sir Toby Belch in St. Louis Shakespeare’s production of Twelfth Night.

Kevin Crawford (Pres.Richard Thorpe)
Kevin Crawford (Pres.Richard Thorpe)

Originally from Atlanta and raised in St. Louis, Kevin Crawford is an actor and voice over artist who began his career in the theater and has since appeared in independent films as well as national commercials for STIHL, Explore Branson, RCN, Scottrade and others.

Whitney Gries (Leslie Jacobs)
Whitney Gries (Leslie Jacobs)

Whitney is an actor and producer living in Los Angeles. She is originally from Onawa, Iowa, which is not Idaho nor is it Ohio. She started out as a very involved speech kid and quickly fell in love with theatre. She earned her BA in Theatre and Mass Communications from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. You can learn more about Whitney and her dumb cat Mona on her website: WhitneyGries.com or Instagram @wgrieslightnin.

Larissa White (Rita Holgersen)
Larissa White (Rita Holgersen)

Larissa (Lari) Mae White is an actress, songstress, writeress currently residing in St. Louis, MO. She has been performing since she was in elementary school (awww) and has appeared in shows including but not limited to Bonnie & Clyde, Les Miserables, Hello Dolly!, Twelve Angry Jurors, Twelfth Night, Alice in Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Heathers: The Musical, Rent, and Ragtime (but we really didn’t want to see her resume did we?).

Catharine Golomski (Jane Goodwin)
Catharine Golomski (Jane Goodwin)

Cat is incredibly stoked to get to be a part of TFCO. Cat attended Webster University Fine Arts Conservatory and has enjoyed practicing her love of theater on stages in Houston, San Diego, and St Louis. Her favorite roles include Nurse (Romeo and Juliet), Chef Louis (Little Mermaid), Sister Mary Amnesia (Mesuggah-Nuns), and Grandma Addams (The Addams Family).

Jack Ritchey (Scott Richmond)
Jack Ritchey (Scott Richmond)

Jack Ritchey is a comedian, writer, and actor living in Chicago. He performs every Friday with the improv team Cheeky Rafiki at the Comedy Clubhouse, and frequently with his independent team Neighborhood Watch. He is a graduate of the Second City’s Writing and Improv training programs, as well as Depaul University and the St. Louis University School of Law. You can check the satire blog that he co-founded with fellow TFCO cast member Ryan Doris at WaxingHumorous.com.

Andrew Rader (Danny Holland)
Andrew Rader (Danny Holland)

Andrew Rader is an engineer at SpaceX and author of the Children’s books Rocket Science (2017), Mars Rover Rescue (2016), and Epic Space Adventure (2015). He earned a PhD in aero/astro engineering from MIT in 2009, where his research focused on countermeasures to sustain the human body during long-duration spaceflight and settlement of the Moon and Mars. Originally from Canada, in 2013 Andrew won the Discovery Channel’s #1 competitive television series, "Canada’s Greatest Know-it-All."

Jim Tudor (Max Baker)
Jim Tudor (Max Baker)

Jim is the co-founder of ZekeFilm, a t non-profit organization devoted to cultivating community through cinema. He is Director of the St. Louis Film Critics Association, and works as video editor and Art Director for professional film and video productions. He also co-hosted the long-running comedy podcast, The Wonder Show. He is a life-long St. Louisian living with his wife and four children.

Jesse Pazmiño (Felix Mendez)
Jesse Pazmiño (Felix Mendez)

Jesse is an Ecuadorian-American, Chicago-based actor, artist and writer. He’s been heavily involved in the Chicago improv/theater scene studying and performing at The Second City, iO Theater, Acting Studio Chicago, and his alma mater: Illinois Institute of Technology. He has worked both on and off stage as well as written and produced. Jesse is a writer for Generation Latinx – an all-Latinx improv & sketch comedy team. When he’s not performing, he freelances as a graphic artist.

Luke Steingruby (Damian Collins)
Luke Steingruby (Damian Collins)

A St. Louis, MO native, Luke is a stage and film actor, model, classically trained vocalist, songwriter, and pianist. He has received multiple nominations and awards for his work with several theatre companies, and headlines his own cabaret series titled “Down With Love” alongside his dear friend (and TFCO co-star Marcy Ann Wiegert). You can follow his shenanigans on Facebook, Instagram, or at LukeSteingruby.com.

Ken Calcaterra ("Mike," a Synthopal)
Ken Calcaterra ("Mike," a Synthopal)

Ken is a multimedia storyteller working and living in St. Louis, specializing in documentaries, narrative film, commercial and corporate video, photography and his podcast series "Conversations with Calcaterra."

Brittany Forrest (Rose Cooper)
Brittany Forrest (Rose Cooper)

Meet Brittany Forrest, a passionate media enthusiast from Chicago, IL. Brittany’s media career started in St. Louis, MO, along with her other business ventures. Brittany has a wide-range of experience in television, radio, and print. Also, she is in graduate school pursuing a master’s degree in public relations at Webster University, and co-founded a nonprofit organization called Youth Expressions St. Louis.

Dan Patrick Fulton (Hiroku Yoshida)
Dan Patrick Fulton (Hiroku Yoshida)

Dan is a writer, musician and actor. His previous voice work includes Murder on Skull Drive and The Space Adventures Of Chet Cosmos. You can learn more about his current pursuits at danpatrickfulton.com. Follow him on Twitter @dpfulton.

James Faupel (Andrew Wood)
James Faupel (Andrew Wood)

James is a huge fan of space exploration in science fact and science fiction. He is a certified horticulturist and arborist by trade and used to work in commercial construction. He has dabbled in the entertainment trade in acting and set design/construction in short films. This is his first foray into voice acting.

Stacy Ni (Mei Wen)
Stacy Ni (Mei Wen)

Stacy is an architect, landscape architect and zumba instructor based in Hangzhou, China. Stacy previously lived in the United States for approximately four years, and currently is a COO working in international art education in China.

Paige Eckstein (Jackie Wood)
Paige Eckstein (Jackie Wood)

Paige is currently studying behavioral neuroscience at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She also tends bar in downtown St. Louis. In her spare time she is an avid reader, obsessive gamer, and amateur knitter. Her dog is pretty awesome and probably has a better beard than you.

Shiyun Yu (Bo Xia)
Shiyun Yu (Bo Xia)

Shiyun Yu is an architect and poet from in north China, currently working in New York City. Shiyun is a very good friend of the director and his wife. Thought he could get an extremely cool role to play like Spock or Duke Leto Atreides, but Captain Bo Xia is a spacecraft pilot that flies between Earth and the moon like no one’s business, which is badass in its own right.

Maggie Conroy (Lisa Conrad)
Maggie Conroy (Lisa Conrad)

Maggie Conroy is a St. Louis actress who earner her BA in Performance/Dance from SIUE in 2010. She has worked with Upstream Theatre, HotCity, Onsite Theater, and St. Louis Shakespeare, as well as performing the in the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. She is currently co-producing director for the new company YOUNG LIARS.

Jing Bao (Fei Lu)
Jing Bao (Fei Lu)

Jing Bao is an architect and architectural illustrator living the life in Denver, Colorado.

Emily Hickner (Kimmy Zola)
Emily Hickner (Kimmy Zola)

Emily Hickner is a St. Louis- based comedian. She’s opened for the likes of Jim Breuer, Hari Kondabolu and Janeane Garofalo.

Michael Arnette (Bruce Farley)
Michael Arnette (Bruce Farley)

Michael Arnette is a human from the planet Earth. He sometimes moonlights as a Lycanthrope. This is his first role.

Kristina Mueller (Debra Palmer)
Kristina Mueller (Debra Palmer)

Hailing from Las Vegas, Kristina is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance. Kristina made her NYC debut as a stage manager for HotCity Theatre’s Whammy! The Seven Secrets to a Sane Self for the New York International Fringe Festival.

Andrew Torgerson (James Wilson)
Andrew Torgerson (James Wilson)

Andrew works as an emergency room technician in St. Louis, MO. He recently received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Washington University. Occasionally, John Richter asks him to say space things into a microphone. He wonders if adding “voice actor” to his résumé will make him seem more interesting. He enjoys books and booze. He is standing right behind you.

Emory Stagmer (Charles Swanson)
Emory Stagmer (Charles Swanson)

Now a 35 year veteran computer programmer, Emory has worked on spacecraft for the last 17 years, having previously worked on EO-1, WMAP, EOS-Aura, and was Lead Flight Software Engineer for NASA's LCROSS mission.

Michael Romanoskie (Nathan Miller)
Michael Romanoskie (Nathan Miller)

Michael is a retired sergeant in the United States Air National Guard, and lives on a farm in rural Missouri with his wife Jeanne. As far as we know, this is his first voice acting performance.

Janaye Williams (Ann Oliver)
Janaye Williams (Ann Oliver)

Janaye Williams is 2011 graduate of Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. In her spare time, when she isn’t reading or writing, you can find her on her yoga mat.

Jessica Leitch (Beth Anders)
Jessica Leitch (Beth Anders)

Jessica is a rambunctious midwesterner with a passion for styling, list making and baking a great pie. Keeping her plate full, Jessica works in events and marketing by day and writes feverishly for her blog, City in a Jar, by night.