Guest Announcement Thomas Waites

Thomas G. Waites is an American actor and acting instructor born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Waites runs an acting studio in New York City which is named for him. He has been a member of the Actors Studio since 1984. After very strong critical notices Waites auditioned for and got a part in Walter Hill’s The Warriors (1979) playing the character Fox.

Guest Announcement Terry Michos

Terence (Terry) Michos enjoyed a successful Broadway, film and television acting career which included lead roles in “Grease” both on Broadway and the National Touring Company, Paramount Picture’s “The Warriors”, a CBS Movie of the Week, The Great Skycopter Rescue, the Universal Pictures / CBS miniseries “The Contender”, various guest starring roles in television series such as McClain’s Law, Simon and Simon and Romeo and Juliet for Public Television.

Guest Announcement David Harris

His first role came in the 1976 television film Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys, in which he co-starred as Haywood Patterson. He followed this up with a number of supporting roles until 1979, when he appeared as Cochise in The Warriors, the role for which he is best remembered. He also appeared in the Robert Redford film Brubaker the following year. Throughout the 1980s, he appeared in a number of fairly high-profile films, and in the 1990s, he did mostly television work. He lent his voice to The Warriors video game in 2005, reprising his role as Cochise. In 2012, he appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Warden.

Guest Announcement Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom was born in Hollywood, CA on Halloween – 2007 to Lisa Reyes and Ernie Reyes, Jr., a Filipino martial arts prodigy and action hero (The Last Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Rundown). Lotus Blossom first gained national attention in a T-Mobile campaign. She played an adorable, but sassy, little girl selling lemonade – with a whole lot of hidden fees. Lotus’s pitch-perfect performance earned her a 2018 “Best Actress” nomination from the Young Artist Academy.

Far more than pigtails and a bright smile, Lotus is carrying on in the tradition of her legendary family. Lotus trains with her father, at West Coast Martial Arts, in the highly skilled, and acrobatic techniques of cinematic martial arts made famous by the Reyes family. Lotus confidently performs her own stunts, and is gaining a reputation as a fierce Asian-American stuntwoman; earning the nickname, “The Ninja Princess.”

Lotus’s big screen debut will come this spring (2020) via the independent feature, “Magic Max”. The movie stars Barry Corbin, Sally Kirkland, and Parker Bates (This is Us).

This project is followed up by “We Can Be Heroes” directed by Robert Rodriguez for Netflix. Also starring Priyanka Chopra, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal and Christian Slater.

Outside of acting, Lotus Blossom loves the beach, swimming, gardening, photography, and all things vintage. Perhaps her greatest passion is for animal rescue. She has a dog named Luke Skywalker and two bunnies that she is raising on her own. She works closely with The Bunny World Foundation in Los Angeles.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Team Lotus

Guest Announcement Ernie Reyes Jr.

Ernie Reyes Jr. is an American actor and martial artist, known for his acting work in films such as The Last Dragon, Red Sonja, as Donatello’s stuntman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Surf Ninjas and The Rundown.

Ernies Daughter will also be at the event Lotus Blossom

Guest Announcement Kevin Thompson

Kevin is one of 6 siblings who always stole the scenes and attention since he was born.  He performed in school plays and family skits while growing up.  He attended Pasadena City College and Los Angeles Valley College studying cinematography while touring with The Original Harmonica Band and The Hollywood Shorties Smallest Sports Team.  Along the way he started auditioning and landed a role in the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner (1982) delivering his first on camera line “Home again, home again jiggity jig, Good Evening JF”.  Later he would work again alongside Harrison Ford in the Star Wars IV-Return Of The Jedi (1983).  He continued in the made for television movies as the Ewok Chukha Truk in The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewok Battle For Endor (1985).  Kevin appeared in the 80’s cult films Weird Science (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Twilight Zone (1986), Night of TheCreeps (1986), Garbage Pail Kids (1987), Spaced Invaders (1990), Looney Tunes Back In Action(2003) and Epic Movie (2007).  Television brought Kevin into your living room with such shows as Married With Children, Growing Pains, Boy Meets World, Bob Newhart, Carol & Company, Ally McBeal, Charmed, Malcolm In The Middle and Dexter.  A memorable moment for Kevin was being in the opera Tales Of Hoffman, sitting on the lap of Placido Domingo and his favorite role was starring alongside his wife Tracey in the television show “The Neighbors”.  They auditioned separately and they both landed the roles.  The crew saw them visiting in each other’s dressing rooms between breaks.  Towards the end of the day they were talking to the crew as if everyone knew they were married.  The entire crew burst out laughing once they realized that they had thought something “scandalous” was going on.  The crew had just realized they were married.  He has been published in the book “The Star Wars Vault” as well as several newspapers and magazines.  Kevin has a few trading cards as the character Ali-Gator and his Ewok characters.  There is a Ewok toy with a catapult that was made after his character Chubbray in Return of The Jedi. Chubbray the Ewok has a signature white slash across his face with brown fur.  Check out his most recent work on the television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.  Kevin lives by his own quote: “No role is too small for Kevin and Kevin is not too small for any role

Jan 29th 2022 Pasadena Convention Center