RING THE BELL is the first feature film for Ryan Scharoun, who was born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Titusville, Florida. At Florida State University he majored in public relations and minored in theatre after realizing his love for performing in an improv troupe with his college buddies. He relocated to Orlando to further his skills in improv at SAK Theatre, while studying TV and film acting at Art's Sake Studios. Ryan left Florida to pursue his dream in Los Angeles. Since then, he has appeared in multiple television shows and commercials. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two cats.
Experienced on stage and in television, RING THE BELL is the first feature film for Ashley Anderson McCarthy. Ashley is best known for her participation in NBC's "Grease: You're the One That I Want," where she competed in the reality show for the role of Sandy in the 2008 Broadway revival. Her credits include: "The Wedding Singer" (first national tour) and Josh Turner's hit music video "Why Don't We Just Dance." She has choreographed for the American Country Awards, The Nashville Symphony/Show Hope production of Cinderella, and regional theatre productions. Ashley is from Nashville and lives in Los Angeles. Visit AshleyAndersonMccarthy.com or follow her on Twitter: @ashleyamc16
Growing up in Georgia, Casey Bond always had a strong interest in acting, although he did not begin to pursue it until his college days at Lipscomb University in Nashville. After college, Casey played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants organization. After retiring, Casey moved to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming a successful actor. His baseball and acting skills combined to help him land the role of a big-league pitcher in Moneyball, the highly successful baseball movie starring Brad Pitt. Along with acting classes with the legendary Larry Moss, Casey is also producing films, and currently plays the role of Gil Martin on the hit ABC TV series, "Nashville." .
Primarily a stage actress, RING THE BELL is Trenell Mooring's movie debut. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in advertising, she trained at The Stella Adler School of Acting conservatory program in New York City and has been working as a professional actress ever since. Trenell and her husband Andrew are the proud parents of Isaiah. Learn more at TrenellMooring.com
Craig Stewart is an actor and model who began his career as a fashion model, appearing in several campaigns such as German Vogue, Perry Ellis, and Nike before turning to film roles. Born in McEwen, Tennessee, he has a lifelong love of the outdoors. An athlete growing up, he played college football at Tennessee Tech University. After graduating, he moved to Florida, where he continues to study acting. RING THE BELL is his feature film role.
Chase Tramont is a high school U.S. History teacher in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been teaching since 2010 after serving as a student pastor for nine years. An accomplished athlete, Chase was the Final Four MVP for the Florida High School Boys Basketball State Championship his senior year. He then went to play four years of basketball at Flagler College, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications. He also has a Bachelor's in History Education from Kennesaw State University. While Chase makes his acting debut in RING THE BELL, his brother, Ryan Tramont, is a veteran theater actor in New York City with notable film appearances in The Austin Pendleton Project and The Hurt Locker.
Bob Caso received a BFA in theater from Florida State University, where he studied with Joseph Papp and Raul Julia, and spent summers doing stock and regional theater. After graduation, Bob moved to Los Angeles where he continued his studies with noted teachers Milton Katselas, Ivana Chubbuck, and Jeffrey Tambor. Bob has appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including "Beverly Hills 90210," "Crusade," The Naked Truth, Out of the Wilderness, and Ocean Tribe. Bob can also be seen in commercials for Pepsi, Verizon, and as the Toyota "Go To Guy." He also does voiceover work for both commercials and audio books. Also a screenwriter producing three screenplays, Bob continues his TV, film, and commercial career in Orlando.
Thomas N. Weber is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. For the past two decades he has worked in television and film. He began his career as a sports journalist producing the critically acclaimed ESPN show, "Up Close with Roy Firestone." Tom then began working as a screenwriter and television executive producer and director. He first met RING THE BELL producer/co-writer Mark Miller in 1994 while producing a Grammy Preview television show. Tom grew up in Los Angeles and attended Indiana University.
Mark Miller is a multi-talented creative force and one of the most recognizable faces in country music. As the lead singer and founder of the trail-blazing band Sawyer Brown, Mark has enjoyed one of the greatest journeys in music history. The group burst into the limelight in 1983 and never looked back, recording 23 albums that produced an astounding 51 chart singles spanning 21 years. With a list of number one hits to their name, the high-energy band remains among the best live shows on tour. In addition to his incredible run as a recording artist, Mark is also a GRAMMY® winning producer. In 2003, Mark founded his own Christian record label, Beach Street Records. The first act he signed was the then-unknown Christian rock band, Casting Crowns. The GRAMMY® winning group continues to make a worldwide impact through their music. RING THE BELL is Mark's first feature film. He co-wrote the screenplay and produced the film. He also plays the role of Willie, one of the characters in the local Barber Shop.