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Stan Wadley
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Also known as: Stanley K. Wadley; Stanley Wadley. Writer, director and cinematographer (credited with "Videography/Aerial Footage") of the documentary "In Search of Ancient Cumorah" (2001), produced by David C. Asay, available on video in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Credited with additional cinematography for the documentary "Lehi's Land of First Inheritance" (2002), produced by Asay. Was on the camera crew for the classic Church film "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" (1980). Grip for the classic Church video "The Emmett Smith Story" (1979), filmed by a BYU crew. Camera assistant for the feature film "Harry's War" (1981), directed by Kieth Merrill.
John-John Wadsworth
Latter-day Saint. Was a Utah-based child actor. Also credited as: Jon-Jon Wadsworth. Had the 2nd-billed role as the main little boy in the short film "Joseph Smith: The Man" (1980), directed by T.C. Christensen. Had the 2nd-billed role as the son whose father watches him die on a bridge in the short film "The Bridge" (1978), executive produced by John K. Wadsworth (presumably his father), with cinematography by T.C. Christensen.
John K. Wadsworth
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Executive producer of the short Gospel-oriented film "The Bridge" (1978), directed by T.C. Christensen and sold on video in LDS and other Christian bookstores.
Todd Wahlquist
Latter-day Saint. Assistant film editor on "Mountain Of The Lord" video for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1993). Editor or assistant editor of Disney live-action movies "The Sandlot", "The Bulkin Trail", and "Legend Of Wolf Mountain." Lead man on the movie "Clubhouse Detectives" (1996).
LaRee Waldron
Lives in Logan, Utah. Company: Firefly Productions. Producer/director of commercials or industrial films for clients including Icon Health & Fitness, NASA, and Morton-Thiokol Corp.

Dave L. Walker
Passage to Zarahemla (2007) .... Clacker
Tears of a King (2007) .... Sir William
The Awesome Robots vs Transformo (2006) .... Transformo/Roy
David & Goliath (2005) .... Jesse
... aka David & Goliath (USA: new title)
Cowboys and Angels (2000) (uncredited) .... Lawyer
... aka Kissed by an Angel (USA: MIFED title)
The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999) (TV) (uncredited) .... Gang Member
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997) (uncredited) .... Drunk Cowboy
Not in This Town (1997) (TV) (as David Walker) .... Bartender
In the Blink of an Eye (1996) (TV) .... News Cameraman
Elves (1989) (as David Walker) .... Dave
Mind Trap (1989) (as David Walker) .... Whippee
... aka Danger USA (UK)
Saturday's Warrior (1989) (V) (as David Walker) .... Harold Green
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) (uncredited) .... Mental Patient
... aka Halloween 4 (Philippines: English title)

Jonathan S. Walker
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Jonathan Walker. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU) film school. Won the Horrigan Award for film while at BYU. While a BYU student Walker produced and directed the short film "Water in the Desert," the dramatic story of one pioneer woman's trial of faith. Also the producer/director of "Pearl of Great Discussions" and a video for "Primary Children's Hospital. Walker and Karl Bowman are the movie and video reviewers for Meridian Magazine, which is perhaps the most popular independent online magazine for the Latter-day Saints community. In their Meridian column, they sometimes write about Latter-day Saint-made films, but they write mostly about general market films by non-Latter-day Saints which exhibit positive values.
Larry Walker
Lives in southern Utah. Location Manager and location scout for commercials, including Citreon/Saxo (Monster Films), Cadillac Stills (Gil Gerrard), Union Swiss Bank (Fat Fish Productions).
Paul Walker
Latter-day Saint. Born 12 September 1973, Glendale, California. Birth name: Paul William Walker IV. Hollywood leading man. Top-billed star in "Timeline" (2003), "The Fast and the Furious" (2001) and its sequel, "The Fast and the Furious II" (2003). 2nd-billed star in "The Skulls" (2000) and "Joy Ride" (2001). Major roles in: Varsity Blues" (1999); She's All That (1999); Pleasantville (1998); Meet the Deedles (1998); Tammy and the T-Rex (1994); Monster in the Closet (1986). In terms of box office, Walker is the top-grossing Latter-day Saint actor working today. As of 2002, the 6 movies he starred in (above-the-line billing) have grossed over $322 million at the U.S. box office. TV guest appearances include: Touched by an Angel; Who's the Boss?; Charles in Charge; Highway to Heaven; Diff'rent Strokes. IMDb bio:
Began acting when he was very young. As a child, Paul starred in many commercials. In 1986, he played Professor Bennet in the movie, "Monster in the Closet" (1986). He then starred in the television series, "Throb" (1986). He also made guest appearances on several television shows including "Charles in Charge","Highway to Heaven" (1984), "Who's the Boss?" and "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978). Paul also had a role in the soap opera, "The Young and the Restless" (1973).

In 1987 Paul was cast in the film "Programmed to Kill" (1987) as the character Jason, and since then he has appeared in a steady stream of movies. Paul is definently a rising star and not only does he have good looks, charm, wit and excellent acting skills, he also majored in Marine Biology at a California community college.


Robert Walker
Latter-day Saint. Born 13 October 1918, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 28 August 1951, Los Angeles, California (adverse reaction to prescription drugs). Birth name: Robert Hudson Walker. Father of actors Robert Walker Jr. and Michael Walker. Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Leonard Maltin bio [http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Walker,+Robert+(I)]:
Spine-chillingly brilliant as the softspoken psychopath in Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951), this boyishly handsome, sensitive performer may have brought more of himself to the role than anyone could have suspected. The disturbed product of a broken home, a victim of lifelong anxiety attacks, Walker eventually lost control of his battered psyche, self-aborted his once promising career, and died at a tragically young age. In 1938 he studied acting at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he met and fell in love with aspiring actress Phyllis Isley. They went to Hollywood together the following year; she landed minor ingenue roles at Republic, he played bits at MGM. Returning east to take jobs in radio, the Walkers had two sons before coming back to Hollywood in 1943, Phyllis under contract to David O. Selznick, Robert to MGM. He played supporting roles in 1943's "Bataan" and "Madame Curie" before winning the lead in "See Here, Private Hargrove" (1944), a mildly amusing look at army life as seen by an open, mild-mannered boy-next-door. Selznick teamed him with his wife, by now renamed Jennifer Jones (and from whom he was by this time estranged), in "Since You Went Away" that same year, and he was very touching, in a homespun way, as a sincere soldier.

MGM, by now keenly attuned to Walker's youthful appeal, featured him in "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), then costarred him with Hedy Lamarr in "Her Highness" and the Bellboy" and Judy Garland in that charmer "The Clock" (both 1945), as well as a Hargrove sequel, "What Next, Corporal Hargrove?" (1945). But the Walkers were divorced that year (thanks in large measure to Selznick's influence on and feelings for Jennifer), and Robert never really got over it. He played songwriter Jerome Kern in "Till the Clouds Roll By" (1946), and also starred or costarred in "The Sailor Takes a Wife" (also 1946), "The Sea of Grass", "The Beginning or the End" (both 1947), "Song of Love" (also 1947, as Johannes Brahms), and "One Touch of Venus" (1948) before being institutionalized for more than a year with a severe nervous breakdown.

Walker played in several minor films (including a 1951 Western, "Vengeance Valley" cast as a slimy villain) before tackling "Strangers with Hitchcock," who harnessed his natural edginess and released it sparingly, enabling the troubled young star to deliver his finest performance. Walker died suddenly while working on "My Son John" (1952); outtakes and close-ups from "Strangers" were edited in to help cover his absence. Ironically, his portrayal of a suspected Communist was among his very best. His lookalike son Robert Walker, Jr., is an actor who had a brief fling with stardom in the 1960s.


Neil Wall
Executive producer of (and principle investor in) the Gospel-themed short film "The Touch of a Master's Hand" (1988), directed by T.C. Christensen. Investor in the direct-to-video feature film "Bug Off!" (2001), directed by T.C. Christensen.
Craig C. Wallace
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Craig Wallace. Electrician for the feature films "Little Secrets" (2002), "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), "Just a Dream" (2001) and "The Crow: Salvation" (2000), and for the TV movies "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999) and "No Laughing Matter" (1998).
Kathryn Wallace
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short documentary film "Mormons Gone Mild", which was screened at the 3rd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo/Orem, Utah in January 2004. A Question and Answer period with the filmmakers were held after the screening. The film was described thus: "Kathryn Wallace follows the peculiar dating habits of a peculiar subset of Mormons: 20-30 something urban singles. Shot in Washington D.C., the cast is pulled from the Colonial Ward - the biggest U.S. Singles Ward." Description from the film's official website (homepage.mac.com/wallaceworld/mormonsgonemild/):
"Mormons Gone Mild" is an unblinking look at the sometimes odd, but always entertaining, dating rituals of young, single Mormons. Mormons, as you might know, tend to marry early. Not this bunch. This documentary records a group of twenty- and thirty-something singles in the Washington, D.C. area, following their pursuit of a different kind of fun than perhaps their peer group enjoys. All of this fun is intended to bring single Mormons together, to make friends and to hopefully find an eternal mate. "Mormons Gone Mild" takes you on this group's bumpy and slightly adolescent search for "the one."

William Kauaiwi'ulaokalani Wallace
Latter-day Saint. Executive producer of Daniel M. Skaf's documentary "The Birthing of Iosepa" (2002), about the building of a traditional Polynesian canoe. Bio from press kit for the documentary:
William Kauaiwi'ulaokalani Tao'a Magele Tuipelehake Wallace III, born at Ho'olehua, Molokai, of Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, and Scottish ancestry. Married to Nihipora Tatiana Kereama of Ruatoki, Aotearoa with four children and six grandsons. Wallace is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, class of 1966. He received his B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Church College of Hawaii. In 1984 he completed his Juris Doctor's Degree at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Utah and served as a Public Defender for the State of Hawaii from 1984-1985. Until 1987 he was Assistant Attorney General for the government of American Samoa. Wallace returned to Hawaii to practice law privately from 1987 through 1991 when he became an Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University-Hawai'i. In 1998 he was named Director of Ka Halau Nui A Hawai'iloa, the university's Hawaiian Studies Program, renamed in 2000 as the Jonathan Napela Center for Hawaiian Language and Cultural Studies. On November 3, 2001 the program launched their Voyaging Canoe, Iosepa.

Ernie Wallengren
Latter-day Saint. Born 15 December 1952 in Heber City, Utah. Died 27 May 2003 from Lou Gehrig's disease. Birth name: Ernest Ferrin Wallengren. Sometimes credited as: E.E. Wallengren; E.F. Wallengren; Ernest Wallengren. Son of screenwriter Orma W. Wallengren (Claire Whitaker). Served a full-time mission for the Church in Central America in 1974. Attended the University of Utah before moving to Los Angeles with his family so that his mother could pursue her screenwriting career. Graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in communication. Ernie Wallengren became a prolific television writer and producer, primarily of family TV dramas. Wallengren wrote for numerous TV series, including: Doc (2001); Promised Land (1996-1999); Flipper (1995); Touched by an Angel (1994-2001); Diagnosis Murder (1993-2001); Baywatch (1989); Knight Rider (1982-1986); Falcon Crest (1981-1990); Eight Is Enough (1977-1981); Little House on the Prairie (1983); The Waltons (1972-1981). Executive producer of "Baywatch" during its first season, from 1989 to 1990, but left the successful show because he felt it was too trashy. This syndicated program about lifeguards became the most watched television show in the world. Executive producer of the short lived revival of "Flipper," which aired in 1995 and starred Orem-born actor Brian Wimmer. Supervising producer of the primetime drama "Falcon Crest" (1981-1990). Producer of the Utah-filmed family-oriented TV series "Promised Land" (1996-1999). Wallengren was the only credited screenwriter of the Church-produced film "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" (1980), in which Jimmy Stewart dreams of conducting the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The script was based on a story treatment by Michael McLean, J. Scott Iverson and Allan Henderson. Screenwriter of the film "Checkered Flag" (1990) and the TV movie "MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice" (1994). Recently honored with the Karen Brown Courage award by the MDA at a recent function attended by the reunited cast of "Falcon Crest", some cast members and producers of "The Waltons", the producer of "Touched By an Angel", his family, friends and a host of others. The award, given to Ernie for his work in helping to create a greater awarness of ALS, was presented by Martha Williamson, the creator and producer of "Touched By an Angel" and "Promised Land."
Joel Wallin
Latter-day Saint. Had the 3rd role as Wilbur Wright in the award-winning BYU student film "The Wrong Brother" (2000). Bit part in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Wallin was one of the people who directed the BYU-based comedy troupe The Garrens, which also included "Out of Step" actor Lincoln Hoppe and film critic Eric D. Snider.
Alesia Walser
Lives in central Utah. Dolly grip or key grip whose credits include: The Feature Films For Families videos "Seasons of the Heart" (1993), "The ButterCream Gang" (1991), and "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), the feature films "A Midnight Clear" (1991), "Snow Kill", "Con Air" (1997), "Desperate Hours" (1990), "Promised Land" (1988) the TV series "Encyclopedia Brown," and the TV movie "Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View" (1992). Dolly grip for the short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers.
Karl Walser
Lives in Mapleton, Utah. Set construction/design. Special effects for "Magnolia" (1999). Property master for "China O'Brien" (1990).
Justin Walter
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short (24 min.) narrative film "Theater of the Mind," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: "A surreal journey through the ambiguous dreams and jealous nightmares of an experimental writer and a Shakespearean actor."
Fred Walters
Actor who has major roles in the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002) and the PBS documentary "Utah's Blackhawk War" (1998).
David Wanamaker
Latter-day Saint. Original producer (later replaced) of Kieth Merrill's IMAX documentary "Dinosaurs: Face to Face" (2002).
Barbara Ward
Lives in Orem, Utah with her husband Rand Ward. Art designer and set decorator. Production designer for "A Kid Called Danger" (1999). Art director for "An American Story" on PBS, for "Sing With Me," and for national Rubbermaid commercials. Set decorator for the movies "Unhook the Stars" (1996) and "Neon City" (1992). Set decorator for a number of TV movies, including "Terror in the Family" (1996) and "Mortal Fear" (1994). Set decorator for "The Children's Video Songbook, Vol. 1: My Heavenly Father's World" (1990) and "The Children's Video Songbook Vol. 2: I Am a Child of God" (1991), sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Set dresser for the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002). Props/set dresser for the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002).
Spanky Dustin Ward
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Ogden, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Spanky Ward; Dustin "Spanky" Ward. First assistant director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature-length film "Day of Defense" (2003). Locations assistant (Utah) for the feature film "The Core" (2003). Production assistant for other Utah-made films: "Con Express (2002), "Just a Dream" (2001), "Poolhall Junkies" (2001) and "The Crow: Salvation" (2000), and for the TV series "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000). Director of the 17-minute drama "Number 9" (2002), which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. "Number 9" received an Audience Choice Award at the Festival: one of only 3 such awards in field of 36 competing films and a larger number of films submitted. The film was included in the touring "Best of 2002" program. "Number 9" is described thus: "A young psychology student meets a young man with a phobia of the woods. She convinces him he needs to face his fear and return to the woods." Wrote the feature-length screenplay "Both Sides of the Tracks," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
John T. Wardle
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Bountiful, Utah with his wife Michelle and two sons, Truman and Jack. Born 29 May 1961, San Bernardino, California.
John is a true renaissance man at heart and does it all from acting, writing, directing, producing, et cettera. John is the owner of Wardle Creations (a Utah based film/TV production company), an independent TV Producer, Director and Filmmaker, performer, with over 20 years in the media and educational environments, John is also a California born and New York trained actor, with more than 30 years of experience on stage and screen. A true knowledge-seeker. Wardle received a B.A. degree in acting/writing from BYU, and his M.F.A. degree in film/video production from the University of Utah. Known in Utah as a TV personality as host & executive producer of Outside The Box with John T. Wardle which was first a talk/public affairs show on KUPX Ch. 16 and is now a game/improv show on KTVX Ch. 4.2 HiveTV. John's professional experience includes positions as Manager of UTV for the University of Utah and Adjunct Faculty in Film Studies at Salt Lake Community College. While in New York City, John worked in theater companies including Dramatist Play Services, Survivor Productions, and at Columbia University. Over the years, John's curious and ever-seeking attitude has propelled him from one success to another...and that has led him to make his home in the Great State of Utah. His TV show website is Wardle.TV

Leo Ware
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Leo W. Ware. Supporting role as the grandfather of the 2nd-billed character in the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992). Bit parts in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002) and the TV movies "Rupert Patterson Wants to be a Super Hero" (1997) and "The Executioner's Song" (1982).
Wendy Ware
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Credited as the assistant to the producer, David Anderson, during production of Blair Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996).
Ben Wariner
Lives in West Jordan, Utah with his wife, Jennifer. Sometimes credtied as: Ben Warner. Production sound person for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002). Location sound recording and playback for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997). Sound mixer for the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999).
Cathren Warner
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Cathren S. Warner. Costume designer for a number of film productions based in Utah, including the award-winning IMAX film "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure" (2001), the Church-produced 70mm film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996), Lee Groberg's documentary "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995), Bill Shira's award-winning Latter-day Saint pioneer-themed short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), and most videos from the Feature Films For Families company: No More Baths (1998); Behind the Waterfall (1995); Rigoletto (1993); Seasons of the Heart (1993); Secret of Treasure Mountain (1993); The ButterCream Gang (1992); Split Infinity (1992). Assistant hair stylist/makeup artist for Groberg's documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999).
David T. Warner
Latter-day Saint. Director of the BYU-based PBS musical specials "Songs of Praise and Remembrance: A Memorial Day Celebration" (2000), "Easter Song: A Musical Celebration of Creation" (2000), "A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns" (1994), and "A Celebration of Christmas" (1991).
Dee Warner
Driver or transportation coordinator for Lee Groberg's documentaries "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995), "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999), "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and the Feature Films For Families (FFFF) video "Seasons of the Heart" (1993). Driver for the FFFF videos "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993) and "Rigoletto" (1993).
John Warnock
Graduate of the University of Utah: BS'61 MS'64 PhD'69. Co-founder and board chairman of Adobe Systems Inc., developer of Postscript software that helped launch desktop publishing by enabling desktop computers to handle graphics and page layouts for the first time. IMDb credits him with an appearance in the TV documentary "The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires" (1996), as well as a supporting role in the film "Innocent Prey" (1984) and a small part in the TV movie "Ride on Stranger" (1979).
Matthew Warren
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short (5 min., 10 sec.) film "The Merit Mini Market Massacre," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film, which stars Aaron R. Nelson and Elliot Zyraggen, is described thus: A young, unsuspecting gentleman goes about his morning routine, though deadly complications arise.
Brad Warwood
Utah-based actor. According to his resume, he was cast in a supporting role as the brother of the lead male character Sam in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). According to the movie's closing credits, he appeared as a "party guest" in the movie. He had a featured role in an training video for Intermountain Health Care. Lead male roles in Pandora's Box and King Midas, both at Central Davis Junior High School.
Gedde Watanabe
Born 26 June 1955, Ogden, Utah. The son of second-generation Japanese-American parents who settled in Utah after being interned in Idaho during World War II. Played Tran on the 1990 TV series "Down Home." Had a regular roles as "Hiroshi" on "Sesame Street" in 1988, and as "Kaz Kazuhiro" on the 1986 TV series "Gung Ho." His best known TV role may be on "ER", where he has played Nurse Yosh Takata since 1997. TV guest appearances include: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; Batman Beyond; The Simpsons; Home Improvement; Seinfeld; Newhart; Murphy Brown. Has appeared in over 20 films since his first film role: as Long Duk Dong in "Sixteen Candles" (1986). Provided the voice of "Ling" in Disney's "Mulan" (1998). Other film roles include: Slackers (2002); Guinevere (1999); Edtv (1999); That Thing You Do! (1996); Boys on the Side (1995) Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).
Brenda Keturah Watkins
Born June 1981 in Utah. Sometimes Credited as: Keturah Johnson. Production manager (and singer of the title song) for the short documentary "Against the Dying of the Light" (2001).
Jacqueline Watney
Sometimes credited as: Jacqueline Watney Biggs. Production coordinator for the Blair Treu direct-to-video movies "The Paper Brigade" (1996) and "Wish Upon a Star" (1996). Assistant production coordinator for "Coyote Summer" (1996) and Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1996). Office production assistant for Leucadia's "Breaking Free" (1995).
Keri A. Watson
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Keri Watson. Worked in the art department in making the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1991). Works for KUED, Channel 7 (PBS) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Margo Watson
Margo Jensen Watson
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Margo Jensen Watson. Actress who had a major role in the film "Beware! Ghosts!!" (1986), which was written and directed by Michael L. Schaertl, and co-written by Neil LaBute. (LaBute also co-starred. This was before LaBute's 1998 feature film "In the Company of Men" would launch his career as one of Hollywood's most acclaimed writer/directors.) Watson also had small roles in the TV movies "In the Blink of an Eye" (1996), "Unabomber: The True Story" (1996), "The Man with Three Wives" (1993) and "Snow Kill" (1990).
Thomas E. Watson
Thomas Watson
Lives in Park City, Utah and/or Delta, Utah. Also credited as: Tommy Watson; Thomas Watson; Thomas E. Watson; Tom Watson. Props assistant for Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996). Other credits for set dresser/props or grip/electrician for movies include: Cookie's Fortune, Next to You, Beyond the Prairie, Limbo, The Crow, Absence of the Good. Gaffer for the TV series "Night Visions" (2001), the feature film "Masterminds" (1997), and the TV movies "The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence" (2000), "Due East" (2002) and "Mother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story" (1996). Rigging gaffer for the feature films "Scary Movie" (2000), "Mission to Mars" (2000) and "Double Jeopardy" (1999). Electrician for "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999) and "Cookie's Fortune' (1999).
Chris Watt
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short film "A Christmas Kite" (1999).
Dino Watt
Latter-day Saint. Makeup assistant on the TV movie "Storm" (1999).
Eve Watterson
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production coordinator, whose credits include the movies "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999) and "Switchback" (1997), and the TV movies "A Crime of Passion" (1999), "Johnny Tsunami" (1999), "Host" (1998; aka Virtual Obsession), "Dead by Midnight" (1997), "Divided by Hate" (1997), and the TV series "The Visitor" (1997). Production supervisor for the TV movie "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" (2002). Production secretary for the feature film "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993).
Joey Watts
Lives in Midvale, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Joey C. Watts. Also known as: Joseph C. Watts. Second assistant camera for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). Cameraman for the films: "Just a Dream" (2001), The Way of the Gun (2000), Friends & Lovers (1999), Divided by Hate (1997), The Rage (1997), Invasion of Privacy (1996).
Doug Wayman
Lives in Price, Utah with his wife Kasie. Special effects assistant for the Feature Films For Families video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Michael D. Weatherred
Sometimes credited as: Michael Weatherred; Mike Weatherred; Michael Weatherrred. Actor who has appeared in numerous films made in Utah, including starring in the 2nd-billed role in the Feature Films For Families movie "The ButterCream Gang (1992), and playing small roles in the TV movies: Slaughter of the Innocents (1994); The Stand (1994; miniseries); The Man with Three Wives (1993); Double Jeopardy (1992); In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (1992); It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989). Had major roles in the TV movie "Project: ALF" (1996) and the film "Johnny Skidmarks" (1998). Small roles in feature films, including: Mulholland Dr. (2001); Senseless (1998); Born Bad (1997); A Very Brady Sequel (1996); Crimson Tide (1995); Automatic (1994). TV guest appearances include: JAG; Family Matters; NYPD Blue; Guys Like Us; Murphy Brown; Boston Common.
Susan Web
Bio from production notes for Evita (Scera Theatre, 2002):
Scenic Designer/Director. Susan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Performing Arts, with an Art Minor, from Weber State University. Susan has extensive experience as a designer in both film and theater. Her film credits include" Costume Manager for "Day of Defense" (2003, NuWorld Productions); Production Designer "The Golden Hour"; Set Decorator/Dresser "Fortune Cookie" J&L Pro.; Set Decorator/Dresser "Check Your Health", KUTV 2. Susan's theatrical scenic designs include; Sound of Music, The Owl and the Pussycat, Measure for Measure, Sophisticated Ladies, and Much Ado About Nothing. In addition to set designs Susan has created props and worked as Prop Master for Sweeney Todd, Dracula, Red Noses, and Utah Musical Theater. Susan's work in theater has won her awards from the Southern California Educational Theater Association (SCETA) and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Cole Webley
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short film "Goodbye," which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. The 8-minute drama is about a young girl who faces the trial of losing a loved one and finds faith and hope in God. "Goodbye" was selected for inclusion in the Festival's touring "Best of 2002" program. "Goodbye" was produced by Josh Bird, Webley's long-time friend.
Tim Weedn
Latter-day Saint (status in the Church unknown). Lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Lisa. Filmmaker. Filming a documentary about members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who leave the Church.
Sean Weakland
Director of "Legacies" (1996), a half-hour GLBT/LDS documentary in which gay four men tell of their personal experiences as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and students at BYU, and the attempts made by the Church to change their sexual orientation through aversion therapy. Later was the casting director for the short science fiction romantic comedy "Quenton (Queerbait)" (1998), directed by Q. Allan Brocka (nephew of renowned Latter-day Saint GLBT Filipino film director Lino Brocka).
David Weidner
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Aliso Viejo, California. Born 10 January 1970. Former professional soccer player in German Bundesliga. Now film editor/director. Director of "The Spirithunter" (2003). Editor of "Making Metamorphosis" (2000).
Geoff Weigand
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Geof Weigand; Geoff J. Weigand. Location scout.
F. Harmon Weight
Born 1 July 1887, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 12 August 1978, Los Angeles County, California. Birth name: Frederick Harmon Weight. Director of Frozen River (1929); Hardboiled Rose (1929); Jazz Mad (1928); Midnight Madness (1928); Hook and Ladder No. 9 (1927); Forever After (1926); A Poor Girl's Romance (1926); Flaming Waters (1925); Three Wise Crooks (1925); Drusilla with a Million (1925); On the Stroke of Three (1924); Ramshackle House (1924); Twenty Dollars a Week (1924); The Ragged Edge (1923); The Man Who Played God (1922).
David Weeks
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Cast as Zoram in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (http://www.bookofmormonmovie.com/cast/davidweeks.html):
David earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Utah State University. He also studied at the Musical Theatre Workshop under Madeline Doherty in New York City.

David's theatre credits include: Tom Sawyer (Sundance Theatre), I Do! I Do! (Hale Center Theatre), Big River (The Old Barn Theatre), The Secret Garden (Hale Center Theatre), Into The Woods (Southern Utah University), Forever Plaid (Hale Center Theatre), Days of '98 (Skagway Theatre Alaska), Guys and Dolls (Hale Center Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Utah State University), The unsinkable Molly Brown (Stage Stop Theatre), See How They Run (Hale Center Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Utah State University), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Utah State University) and A Christmas Carol (Stage Stop Theatre).

David's film and television credits include: Touched By An Angel (CBS), Find Your Own Trophy, and Homefront.


Pete Weiland
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Electrician for "9mm/Box", "Flat Dog", "Shattered Trust", "Stolen From The Heart." Producer/director of commercials for CBS/KUTV, Diamond Glass, Doctor Moms, Fitness Zone.
Eric Weiler
Lives in Park City, Utah. Born 27 January 1966 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Art director for the TV movie "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" (2002) and the TV series "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000). Set decorator for numerous TV movies, including: Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002); Second Honeymoon (2000); A Secret Life (2000); Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (2000); Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2000); Murder at 75 Birch (1999); Before He Wakes (1998); Dead by Midnight (1997); My Stepson, My Lover (1997); Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997); Tell Me No Secrets (1997); Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996); Our Son, the Matchmaker (1996); Inflammable (1995). Set decorator for many other productions, including the TV series "Cover Me" (2000), "Promised Land" (1996-1999) and "Flipper" (1995) and the films "Leo" (2002), "Under Contract" (1999), and "Matinee" (1993). Other art department credits include lead man for: Gold Coast (1997); Blood and Wine (1997); Up Close & Personal (1996); Just Cause (1995); The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988); and the TV series "Super Force" (1990). Assistant property master for the feature film "Bad Boys" (1995).
Kathleen Weiler
Utah-based writer, producer, and director of numerous television documentaries, many of which deal with Utah themes, including: Utah's Greek-Americans (2000), The Polynesian Gift to Utah (1999), Utah's African-American Voices, Probing the Genetic Universe.
Paul Weinberger
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actor. Has had small guest parts on the TV series "Promised Land" and "Touched by an Angel." Has appeared in commercials for Arctic Circle, Deseret.com, LDS Social Services, LDS Homefront series, Novell, Cosmic Pictures, Beneficial Life, Bonneville Communications, Cornerstone/CEMA. Has performed as an actor/comedian at Quick Wits Improv. MC/instuctor for Event Managment Conference (Cornerstone Audio/Visual). Voiceovers work: Co-host of "Secrets of Making Money on the Internet" (Web Resource Group). Has appeared in print ads for Majestic Homes, Derek Isrelson, Intel, United Way, Ralph Lauren.
Mary Weingarden
Lives in Moab, Utah. Photographer. Production assistant or driver for commercials: Zantac (Headquarters); Marlboro (HSI); Nissan (Sunnyside Up). Driver for the movie "Passion in the Desert" (1997).
Clarissa Weiss
Grip for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). Grip for "Just a Dream" (2001). Best boy electric for "The Third Society" (2000), "The Girls' Room" (2000) and "Nice Guys Sleep Alone" (1999). Gaffer for "The Woman Chaser" (1999).
Max Weiss
Utah-based actor. Appeared in the independent film "Stone Cold." Stand-in for "Midnight Man." Small role in the Sun Classics production "Miracles and Other Wonders." Small roles in TV movies, miniseries and feature films, including "Night Sins" (1997), "Unhook the Stars", "Species" (1995), "Unabomber: The True Story" (1996), and the Latter-day Saint-themed independent film "Rockwell" (1994). Played a shopkeeper in a Book of Mormon video ("Pride" series), made by LDS Motion Picture Studios. Featured in a martial arts demo and training videos made at Diego Evening College and San DIego State University. has appeared on TV in commercials or KUTV Quick Takes for B. Dalton Booksellers, Kay Bee Toys, Wilson Leather, Miller Stockman Auto. Was a weatherman in an industrial film by Video West. Played a street person in a film made by Nuworld Productions. Played "Harry Pepper" in Barefoot in the Park (Utah State University). Starred as "Caesar" in Julius Caesar and as "Puck" in A Midsummer's Night Dream, both at Old Globe Theater.
Richard A. Welch
Sound engineer for the short film "Last Day at Carthage" (1967), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Richard C. Welch
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Richard Welch. Carpenter and special effects assistant. Did special effects work for the TV movie "Mortal Fear" (1994). Other special effects credits include: "Total Recall", "Gremlins", "Bill & Ted's Bougas Journey", "Dick Tracy." Construction coordinator for "Into the Sun" (1992). Stage foreman for "New Nightmare" (1994). Other carpentry credits/set construction include: "Lawn Mower Man", "Salsa."
William Welke
Lives in Moab, Utah. Did special effects work for "Sunchasers" (Warner Brothers). Set construction for "Passion in the Desert" (1997, Roland Films) and McDonalds commercial (1/33 Prod.). Production assistant or driver for "Greenhorn" (Canyonlands), "Mercenary" (Mahogany Pictures) and a commercial for Kellogs (5 Union Square).
Richard Wellington
Latter-day Saint. Researcher for the documentary videos "Discovering the Land of Bountiful" and "Discovering Nephi's Harbor."
Cindy Wells
Set decorator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002). Also credited for the extras costumes for "Handcart", which was a period film which needed to outfit a large number of extras as 1800s pioneers.
Elizabeth Wells
Set decorator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Jed Wells
Lives in Provo, Utah. Filmmaker who, with partners Tony Gunn and John Hendricks, made the short film "Uncle Jack's Wild and Untamed Outback" (2002). In this 19-minute film "Uncle Jack takes you on a wild tour of an American university" (apparently BYU). The film competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival.
Richard Wells
Credited with Horse and Wagon Organization for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Marcia Wendorf
Latter-day Saint. Wrote the feature-length screenplay "Raising the Whydah," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
Sabine Werk
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Werk Sabine. Camera operator. Camera intern for Blair Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995). Property assistant for Treu's "The Paper Brigade" (1996). Included in the "personal thanks to the following for their contribution to the making of this movie" section in the closing credits of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Lee Wessman
Lives in West Jordan, Utah. Also known as: Lee D. Wessman. Online video editor for the independent feature films "Same River Twice" (1996) and "The ButterCream Gang" (1992), and (working for Telescene), Lee Groberg's documentaries "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999).
Karl Wesson
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salem, Utah. Also credited as: Karl E. Wesson. Hair stylist and makeup artist. Received 2 Emmy Awards and 1 nomination for his work on the TV series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993-1998). Hair department head on the Hollywood feature films "Max Keeble's Big Move" (2001) and the 1998 TV series "The Love Boat: The Next Wave." Key hairstylist and/or key makeup artist on the feature films "Blow" (2001) and "All Forgotten" (2000), "Harry's War" (1981), and the TV movies "The Man with Three Wives" (1993), "Double Jeopardy" (1992) and "Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View" (1992). Key hair stylist on the TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210" in 1998. Other hair/makeup credits include: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000), "Josh and S.A.M." (1993), Kieth Merrill's "Windwalker" (1980), the Church video "The Lost Manuscript" (1974), the classic BYU-made short film "The Phone Call" (1977), as well other TV movies. Assistant director for the classic BYU short film "John Baker's Last Race" (1976). Casting director for "The Phone Call" (1977) and the classic film "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" (1980), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Extras casting for "Harry's War" (1981). Production manager for the classic Church films "The Gift" (1977) and "The Mailbox" (1977), produced at BYU.
Trish Wesson
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production manager/line producer.
David West
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Producer of Bob Williams' 1989 film adaptation of the popular Latter-day Saint musical "Saturday's Warrior." Also, producer of the videos "Lorenzo's Songbook, Volume 1: The Discovery" and "Lorenzo's Songbook, Volume 2: The Spyglass," which are sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Producerof the "Innovators" DVD (featuring the music of Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon) and "Go for Gold" (PBS/Night Star Productions). Film editor for Sundance Film Institute. Commercial credits: "Dateline", Bureau One, "Eat Drink & Be Healthy" (infomercial), Larry Scott's "Bring Your Body to Life." Corporate credits: Health Net, Franklin Covey, Intel, NuSkin. Cinematographer: "Koko" (PBS), "Gorillas on the Edge" (National Geographic).
Jack H. West
Latter-day Saint. Director of the documentary "Ancient Ruins of America," sold at Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Jerry Lee West
Latter-day Saint. Studied acting at Brigham Young University (BYU). Utah-based actor with bit parts in numerous films made in Utah, including: Meet The Deedles; Clay Pigeons; A Life Less Ordinary; American Flyboys; Night Sins; In My Sister's Shadow; Virtual Obsession; The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd; Bats; Anasazi Moon. TV guest appearances on "Touched by an Angel" and "Promised Land." Stage work at BYU, Provo Theater Company, Scera Shell, Little London, etc.
Jerry West
Latter-day Saint. Bio from production notes for Evita (Scera Theatre, 2002):
Jerry West is no stranger to the SCERA stage, this being his fifth production on the outdoor stage. He is very excited to be a part of this production of Evita. He graduated from BYU in Psychology with Music minor where he toured three years with the Young Ambassadors in Asia and Europe. Past shows include roles in Godspell, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma, Robert & Elizabeth and Singing In The Rain. He was also recently privileged to dance and sing with 1500 of his "closest friends" in the Light of the World production held at the LDS Conference Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. In between "steady" work Jerry enjoys dabbling in film work and singing in studio sessions.

Terry West
Lives in West Valley, Utah. Animal handler/wrangler.
Richard Weston
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Richard P. Weston. Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Gordon Westcott
Latter-day Saint. Born 6 November 1903, St. George, Utah. Died 31 October 1935, Hollywood, California (horse polo accident). Birth name: Myrthus Hickman. IMDb: "Handsome, virile supporting player of varying roles in US films whose promising career ended with his early death." Appeared in at least 35 movies, including major roles in: Murder in the Clouds (1934); Private Detective 62 (1933); Footlight Parade (1933); Fashions of 1934 (1934); Front Page Woman (1935).
Robin Westover
Latter-day Saint. Film and Television
National Lampoon: 301-- peasant woman
The Nth Sector -- Bearded Lady
Everwood -- Everwood citizen
Touched by an angel -- Convention attendee, Mall patron
Promised Land-- Lady on the street
Stephen King’s “The Stand”-- Survivor in Boulder
Lucy Charm-- Landlord (supporting)
National Lampoon's Bag Boy"-- Home town citizen
Forever Strong-- Mother in police station
Beau jest -- Jewish congregation member
Daddy Day camp-- parent at camp Olympiad (featured)
Unaccompanied minors-- Airport patron
Halloweentown 4-- Creature (featured)
Wieners-- Studio audience member
Dumb and Dumber-- Neighbor Lady
Just Like Dad-- A Neighbor Mom
Josh and S.A.M.-- Restaurant patron
Slaughter of the Innocents-- Neighbor

Casting

MOVIES

Tu Tango: Victoria's inception-- Associate producer
The Sex Doll She Bitch-- Casting Director/Associate Producer
The Union -- Casting Director/Art Director
Minor Details -- Extras Casting
The Jerk Theory -- Extras Casting
Two Young Men Ut-- Extras Casting
Darkroom-- Extras Casting
Animals-- Extras Casting
Picketing August-- Extras Casting
The Silent Kill-- Extras Casting
The Creature-- casting director
The Prescription -- casting director

TELEVISION

Two Days In -- Casting Director/Associate Producer
Lifeless the Series -- Extras Casting

James Westwood
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Jim Westwood. Served a full-time mission in Switzerland. Co-screenwriter (with Andrew Lenz) and associate producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Day of Defense" (2002), based on the book by A. Melvin McDonald. Had a major supporting role onscreen as "Rev. Donald Williams" in "Day of Defense." Made a cameo appearance as "Brother Miller" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Tiffany Westwood
Latter-day Saint. Art director of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Day of Defense" (2002), co-written and associate produced by James Westwood.
Jack Weyland
Latter-day Saint. Weyland is quite possibly the most popular novelist in the Latter-day Saint niche market. A physics teacher at Brigham Young University-Idaho (former Rick's College), he revolutionized the Latter-day Saint book market with his 1980 novel Charly. This book, still his best-selling novel, was adapated to a 2002 feature film by director Adam Anderegg, becoming the first Latter-day Saint market novel ever to be adapted to a feature film. This was not the first film made from Weyland's writing, however. The short Church-produced film "The Phone Call" (1976) was made from his short story, which appeared in the Church magazine New Era. "The Phone Call" starred Marc McClure, who played "Jimmy Olsen" in the "Superman" movies starring Christopher Reeve, and also played Michael J. Fox's brother "Dave McFly" in the "Back to the Future" movies. Also, in 1985 Donna Dick and members of the Cypress California Stake made an independent film based on Weyland's New Era story "The Award." This film, about football players who learn a life lesson after they cruelly decide to give an "award" to the ugliest girl in their high school, became widely seen by Latter-day Saint in Sunday Schools and seminary classes. Weyland's other books include: Sam (the sequel to Charly); Punch and Cookies Forever; The Reunion; Pepper Tide; A New Dawn; The Understudy; Last of the Big-Time Spenders; If Talent Were Pizza, You'd Be a Supreme; Sara - Whenever I Hear Your Name; A Small Light in the Darkness; Brenda at the Prom; Stephanie; Michelle & Debra; Kimberly; Mega Powers; Nicole; On the Run; Night on Lone Wolf Mountain; Brittany; Jake; Emily. Website: http://www.jackweyland.com/ In 1983 Weyland received an AML Award from the Association for Mormon Letters for his contribution to "Popular Mormon Fiction." Speaking of his contribution to Mormon literature, the awards committee stated:
Weyland's gift for lively narrative, his ability to touch the lives and hearts of young readers, and his skill at subordinating a good moral to good prose and an exciting story have long delighted young and old readers of The New Era. And such novels as Charly, Sam, The Reunion, and Pepper Tide, as well a collection of short stories, have kept young people reading his work, which has thus supplanted or at least supplemented the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, sci fi, and even television. Jack Weyland has blessed a generation with good stories well told, set in a real world peopled with the good and not-so-good but fathered by and centered in a caring God. Many of our young people are cutting their literary teeth on Weyland--and we should all be grateful.

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