Meet the cast of the BROKEN ROAD dystopian audio drama by Recursor.TV and distributed by Fable & Folly Network, based on the short story “Patience Lake” by Matthew Clayton, and available on all major podcast services starting July 25.
Manu Bennett (Arlin Frey)
Mostly known for his portrayal as the Gallic gladiator “Crixus” in the Starz television series SPARTACUS, New Zealand actor Manu Bennett has also famously brought to life the orc commander “Azog the Defiler” in Peter Jackson’s three-part film adaptation based on THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as DC iconic supervillain “Slade Wilson/Deathstroke” in The CW TV series ARROW. Manu’s most recent starring role was of “Allanon” in the MTV/Netflix series THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, based on the Shannara novel series by Terry Brooks.
Peter Shinkoda (Emmett Lee)
Peter Shinkoda is a film and TV actor well known for his portrayals of big-hearted rebel, Dai, in Steven Spielberg’s FALLING SKIES (TNT) and the treacherous ninja, Nobu, in Marvel’s DAREDEVIL (Disney+). Currently, Shinkoda has a lead role in the award-winning Sundance Institute independent feature, WAIKIKI, from groundbreaking director Chris Kahunahana, now playing the global film festival circuit. He can also be seen in the theatrical releases MIDWAY and THE PREDATOR, as well as guest star turns on TV’s MAGNUM P.I. reboot, HAWAII FIVE-0, BLOOD & TREASURE and many other shows. Currently, he is producing several projects in hopes that his voice can contribute to the need for a more diversified approach to storytelling.
Lana McKissack (Rebecca Clark)
Lana McKissack began her career under the direction of Robert Rodriguez, playing Antonio Banderas’ misbehaving daughter in the cult hit FOUR ROOMS. She was a series regular on Amazon Prime’s Emmy winning show DARK/WEB and Machinima’s TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS and TITANS RETURN, and recurs on multiple animated series, including THE LION GUARD and SHIMMER AND SHINE. Other film/TV credits include COUNTDOWN, A CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHRISTMAS, SHAMELESS, HAWAII FIVE-0, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE WALLS ARE WATCHING and 9-1-1: LONE STAR. Via her YouTube channel, which amassed 200,000 subscribers, she collaborated as a writer/producer/actress with Guillermo del Toro, Stan Lee, and Skybound Entertainment. She is also a former recording artist with Sony Records (Japan), an Ovation Award-winning theater actress, and a host on the HBO Max Asian food/travel series FAMILY STYLE.
Indiana Massara (Carly Clark)
With over 7 million followers across platforms, actress and singer-songwriter Indiana Massara encapsulates the voice and essence defining Gen Z. Hailing from Australia, Indiana is known to most as ‘Rooney’ from Brat TV’s viral hit shows. Indiana has amassed more than 90 episodic and film credits and has had mainstream radio play worldwide. Indiana began working with Brat in 2017 when she landed the role of Rooney Forrester in CHICKEN GIRLS. She instantly became a fan favorite, and she continued playing the beloved character in various series and films for the network, such as ATTAWAY APPEAL, CHICKEN GIRLS: THE MOVIE, HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, INTERN-IN-CHIEF, and the lead in Rooney’s LAST ROLL, as well as cameos in TOTAL ECLIPSE and STUCK. Indiana was previously seen in HERO MODE opposite Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino and Sean Astin.
Ian Paget (Roy McGee)
Ian is an actor and digital creator. He has worked on projects in both film and TV, including REASONABLE DOUBT premiering on Hulu this fall, THE UNTITLED CHIPPENDALES PROJECT on Hulu, KATY KEENE (CW), MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (Prime), STEP UP REVOLUTION, and ROCK OF AGES. Several episodes of LIP SYNC BATTLE, DANCING WITH THE STARS, and SNL round out the roster. The world was introduced to him by TikTok in April 2020, and Ian quickly gained a mass following making comedic videos about relationships and dance videos. He was nominated for TikTok and GLAAD’s first ever Queer Advocate of the Year Award in 2021 and was named one of E! News‘ New Faces of Pride 2021. Find him on TikTok: @ianpaget_ and Instagram: @ianpaget
Monte Markham (Stan Clark)
Monte Markham’s versatility and extraordinary range of talent and experience as actor, director, producer, and writer, has created a remarkable and enduring career. He has starred in iconic national and international feature films, television series and movies, major theatre productions, and produced and directed a prodigious variety of world documentary films. From his show-stopping performances, singing and dancing on Broadway, and notable appearances in the best of television and motion picture dramas and comedies, his creative journey is legendary.
Leilani Barrett (Dwayne Dawson)
Leilani Barrett (SAG-AFTRA • AEA) is a veteran of stage, television, commercial, film, and voiceover and has enjoyed many wonderful opportunities in his career on stage, in television, commercials, and film. His most recent stage work includes INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage and Steve Martin’s METEOR SHOWER. In the realm of voice acting, Leilani’s distinctive voice can be heard in video games like Aliens: Fireteam Elite as João Sócrates Santos and in commercials for AMPM, Hyundai, McDonald’s, Nike, First Energy, Subway, Chewy, Time Warner Cable, Ohio Lottery, JP Morgan Chase, Cincinnati Bell, and more. He can be seen in feature films including REAL STEEL with Hugh Jackman, DOG EAT DOG opposite Nicolas Cage, THE BIG UGLY with Ron Perlman, and the independent short film USE OF FORCE. Leilani is originally from Cleveland, OH, and graduated from the Cleveland School of the Arts as a theater major, continued on at The Ohio State University, and trained at the Second City Cleveland, The Groundlings and ACME Comedy Co. in Los Angeles.
Jentel Hawkins (Rocky Dawson)
Jentel Monet Hawkins is an American actress who has provided voice-over work for animation, television and radio commercials and has performed in live-action. She is best known for voicing Dame in Disney’s 2019 LADY AND THE TRAMP. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, in the early 1990s, she grew up playing sports, performing in school plays and watching cartoons. Hawkins had her first professional job as the voice of Dame on LADY AND THE TRAMP. With her new Screen Actors Guild card, she also performed normal acting roles on the television show, BETTER THINGS. She has since lended her voice to Walmart, Comcast, BMW, American Career College, and The Zebra for TV and radio commercials. In 2021, Hawkins landed animation roles for Cartoon Network, HBO Max, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Apple TV, and an up-and-coming SAG podcast, which are all currently in production. Among her many projects, Jentel has broadened her scope, adding loop groups/ADR to her resumé. In 2022, vocal casting director, Barbara Harris, has booked Hawkins for multiple films, such as Netflix’s RESORT TO LOVE and upcoming Disney+ film RISE. She also had the privilege of performing ADR for the upcoming film SPIRITED, featuring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds, coming later this year.
Robb Moreira (Oscar Vasquez)
Robb Moreira is a NY-based bilingual voice actor who specializes in all types of voice work. Audiobooks, podcasts, commercials and anime, Robb has done them all. A conservatory trained theater actor, he took a chance on voice acting almost 10 years ago and is happy to have been able to grow a successful business for himself and provide only the best for his clients in both English and Spanish. You always Get More with Moreira!
Taylor Murphy (Ali)
Taylor Murphy is a Dallas-based actress who knew from the age of three that acting was her passion. She started her career back in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. Her credits include a lead role in the feature film LITTLE WOMEN, a modern day adaptation of the beloved classic starring Lea Thompson, star of Lifetime’s CHEERLEADER NIGHTMARE; a guest star on AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE ALTHEA TAPES as Samora; Lionsgate Films NIGHTLIGHT and MAGGIE; Richard Linklater’s EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!; Freeform’s CRUEL SUMMER; AMC’s PREACHER; Lifetime’s OVEREXPOSED and ONE SMALL INDISCRETION; ABC’s THE MIDDLE; MTV’s AWKWARD, SCREAM and SWEET/VICIOUS; Nickelodeon’s BUCKET AND SKINNER’S EPIC ADVENTURES; and films such as THE STARVING GAMES, BAREFOOT, YOU PEOPLE, and Netflix’s upcoming PLUS/MINUS. Her national commercials include a spot in 7-Eleven’s Shark Week and the national Coca-Cola Food Feuds: Tailgate campaign.
Nigel Braun (Kevin)
Nigel was born and grew up in Montreal, Canada, where he is currently based. He has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from McGill University, and he is best-known for producing and starring on the popular chemistry-focused YouTube channel NileRed.
Eric Keitel (Mitchell)
Eric is a magna cum laude Theatre graduate of The Ohio State University. He works on stage, film and TV, and voiceover. His current projects include MR. LOVE: QUEEN’S CHOICE (anime voiceover), LINKED BY LOVE (informational dramatic TV series), and THE PLAY’S THE THING (on stage at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills).