Media Guests 2019
Autograph Prices: Ninja Turtles and Shredder will be $30 a piece and April O’Neil will be $20
Michelan Sisti (Micha) is thankful to have a long and varied career as musician, actor, director and puppeteer. From Broadway to Hollywood, his favorite performances include: Michaelangelo, in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I & II”, Charlene Sinclair, in the television series “Dinosaurs”, all of his work with the Muppets, and Tol, in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode, “Bloodlines”. Yes, Micha was a Ferengi! How cool is that?
Film audiences & television viewers know Brian as a star of several hit films, a collection of 6 television series, theater, and a multitude of guest-starring and co-starring roles in episodic television.
In film, Brian has starred and co-starred in a myriad of motion pictures and their sequels. Some of his hit films include: the original ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ plus 2 of its sequels, as well as ‘Police Academy III & IV’, where his creation of outlandish characters have been the prototype for countless other portrayals in television, commercials and feature film productions. Another hugely successful film franchise is the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movies: I, II, & III’, where he voiced the pizza lovin’ Leader of the Turtles, “Leonardo” in the first original live action film plus ‘TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze’ and ‘TMNT 3: Back in Time’.
An actor, director and writer and the founder of Committed Impulse. He loves teaching, acting and has been in over a hundred movies and TV shows.
He's currently playing Stu Feldman in the hit Showtime series, Ray Donovan, with Liev Schreiber. And will be seen regularly in Denis Leary’s new series on FX: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Has several movies coming out including: Going In Style where he had the honor to work opposite Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Morgan Freeman, directed by Zach Braff. The Family Fang with Nichole Kidman, directed by Jason Bateman. Also, Darker Than Blue, and I Saw The Light will be released in the coming year. Recent films include Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely, with Ellen Page and That Awkward Moment with Zac Efron and Miles Teller. He also recurs on Law and Order: SVU and Younger. And, of course a fan fav, his first big movie was when he played Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Leif Tilden is from Boston, Massachusetts and left for NYC to study at NYU at Tisch School of the Arts where he studied Experimental Theatre, Dance and film. He has worked on several projects with the Jim Henson Company such as the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 1 & 2 (‘DONATELLO), and the TV series ‘Dinosaurs’ (ROBBIE SINCLAIR). His other character credits include ‘Ace Ventura 2’, ‘George of the Jungle’, ‘Born to be Wild’ and ‘Buddy’ - playing a Gorilla in all four. He also performed the Cyclops character in ‘Monkeybone’, as well as the evil alien Invader in ‘Life Form’. Recently, Leif directed a feature film entitled, ‘Life at These Speeds’ starring Tim Roth, Billy Crudup, Stefanie Scott, Peter Coyote, Melanie Lynsky and Graham Rogers.
Renae Jacobs was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in East Lansing, Michigan where she began creating voices at the age of nine for a local children’s show, The Land of Play. At the age of 11 she moved to Los Angeles with her family and began singing and performing on stage. She is a graduate of the USC School of music and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Renae has performed nationally and internationally throughout her career and has worked in voice over for radio, television, instructional DVDs, and animation. She is best known as the voice of APRIL O’NEIL in the animated series THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Renae has been heard on numerous animated shows such as Rose Petal Place and Rose Petal Place: Real Friends as the voices of Orchid and Lilly Fair in 1984 and 1985 with Marie Osmund. In 1985 she voiced charactors on a searies of books on tape from the toy line “The Land of Pleasant Dreams” as well as charactors on the Hanna Barbarra series, It's Punky Brewster! That same year she worked with Carroll O’Conner on the The Glo Friends Save Christmas . In 1986 she began the much loved My Little Pony and Moon Dreamers series. Of course she created the voice for April O’Neil, Lotus Blossom and other charactors along the way on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles durring the show’s amazing 9 year run. She provided voices for Hanna Barbarra’s The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda , The animated film, The Page Master and the voice of Baby Glen in Bride of Chucky . You would have also seen her on the game series Masters of the Maze (1994–1996) as the "Lady of the Maze" hosted by J.D. Roth. Most recently Renae played the role of April O’Neil mother in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon under the direction of Andrea Ramano and voicing another mother in the critically acclaimed, award winning docudrama Who will Write our history?
Saito, a native of Los Angeles, California, has sustained a broad acting career with highlights in film, television, and theater. He is widely known for his many on-screen roles including his fan favorite portrayal of The Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Saito has also appeared in several notable films including Life of Pi, Big Eyes, While We’re Young, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Devil's Advocate, Home Alone 3, Pearl Harbor, and can currently be seen in the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe"
He has worked with several noteworthy film directors such as Ang Lee, Barry Levinson, Gus Van Sant, Noah Baumbach, and Tim Burton.
His upcoming TV credits include Altered Carbon for Netflix, The Terror for the AMC Network, Modern Love for AMAZON. James has enjoyed working on CBS’s New Amsterdam Elementary, Instinct, and Hawaii Five-0, HBO’s Paterno and The Deuce, and the Netflix Originals Iron Fist and House of Cards. Saito also starred on Greg Berlanti’s ABC drama Eli Stone as series regular Dr. Chen.