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Tim Talman (born February 23, 1965) is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is the youngest son of the late William Talman, who was known on television as Perry Mason's district attorney, Hamilton Burger. With the rest of his family, he appeared in an anti-smoking ad.
Talman made his Broadway debut in Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, playing Cecco (Pirate/Indian). He has performed in the Broadway and touring companies of The Who's Tommy as The Lover with Alice Ripley, and Miss Saigon. Talman worked with Pete Townsend, performing in 1st US National Tour of The Who's Tommy. He originated the role as The Lover in The Who's Tommy in its European Premier in Offenbach Germany. He has also gone on tour with companies of Man of La Mancha and West Side Story. In August 2007, Talman appeared in the Hollywood Bowl's concert presentation of South Pacific . A few months later, he was cast in the Reprise! production of Damn Yankees at the UCLA Freud Playhouse.
Talman was interviewed for "Medical: Remembering the Man Who Always Lost to Perry Mason and then Died of Cancer",an HNN article about his father, and "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets—History, Chemistry, and Comedy", an article regarding his role in National Treasure 2.
His work in television includes roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Moonlight , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and 24. In 2005, he was Dylan in the film My Demon Within. He played FBI Agent Cade in Jon Turteltaub's 2007 movie, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. In 2013 was directed by Clint Eastwood in the film American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper. In 2016 he filmed House of Sticks with Jack McGee.
Talman was an original cast member of the Universal Studios Hollywood productions of Beetlejuice, with former Wicked cast member Eden Espinosa, and Spiderman Rocks! He performed the role of the Deacon in the Waterworld Stunt Show.
Talman originated the role of the Witch's Father/Ozian Official in San Francisco's sit-down production of Wicked , which opened at the Orpheum Theatre on February 6, 2009, and closed on September 5, 2010. He replaced Matthew Stocke in the Los Angeles company of Wicked on February 12, 2008, later closing with the cast and moving to San Francisco to open the sit-down production.
Carolyn Laurie Kane is an American actress. She became known in the 1970s and 1980s in films such as Hester Street, Dog Day Afternoon, Annie Hall, The Princess Bride and Scrooged.
Timothy James Curry is an English actor and singer. He rose to prominence for his portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles musical stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.
Wicked is a 2003 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is loosely based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, in turn based on L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation.
William Whitney Talman Jr., was an American television and movie actor, best known for playing Los Angeles District Attorney Hamilton Burger in the television series Perry Mason.
Hamilton Burger is the fictional Los Angeles County District Attorney (D.A.) in the long-running series of novels, films, and radio and television programs featuring Perry Mason, the fictional defense attorney created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
Ray Bidwell Collins was an American character actor in stock and Broadway theatre, radio, films, and television. With 900 stage roles to his credit, he became one of the most successful actors in the developing field of radio drama. A friend and associate of Orson Welles for many years, Collins went to Hollywood with the Mercury Theatre company and made his feature-film debut in Citizen Kane (1941), as Kane's ruthless political rival. Collins appeared in more than 75 films and had one of his best-remembered roles on television, as Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Arthur Tragg in the CBS-TV series Perry Mason.
Eden Erica Espinosa is an American actress and singer who is best known for her performances as Elphaba for the Broadway, Los Angeles, and San Francisco productions of the musical Wicked. In 2022, she was nominated for the Children's and Family Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice Performance in a Preschool Animated Program for her role as the Queen of Hearts in Alice's Wonderland Bakery.
Jenna Leigh Green is an American actress and singer best known for her performances as Libby Chessler on the television show Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as well as for roles on tour in the musical Wicked and later in the Broadway production.
Paul Benedict was an American actor who made numerous appearances in television and films, beginning in 1965. He was known for his roles as The Number Painter on the PBS children's show Sesame Street and as the English neighbor Harry Bentley on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons.
Sebastian Arcelus is an American actor, best known for his roles as Lucas Goodwin in the Netflix TV series House of Cards (2013–2016) and Jay Whitman in the CBS TV series Madam Secretary (2014–2019). Arcelus began his acting career in the early 2000s and spent the first decade of his career on Broadway, having played Roger in Rent, Fiyero in Wicked, Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, and Buddy in Elf, among other roles. He returned to Broadway with the 2022 revival of Into the Woods and its subsequent national tour.
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.
Julia Kathleen Murney is an American actress and singer, also known for television commercial voice-overs. Until 2005, she was commonly known as the Broadway actress who had technically never appeared on Broadway. This was because her fame came mostly from her performances on the Broadway charity circuit, and not traditional Broadway productions. She played the role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked, both on the US national tour (2006) and on Broadway (2007). She is also a two-time Drama Desk Award nominee, for The Wild Party (2000) and Falling (2013).
Kristoffer Cusick is an American actor of stage, television and film. He has performed in such musicals as Saturday Night Fever, Rent and Wicked.
Tim Martin Gleason is an American actor known for his roles in the musical The Phantom of the Opera. He has also appeared in films and television episodes.
The Who's Tommy is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Pete Townshend and a book by Townshend and Des McAnuff. It is based on the 1969 rock opera Tommy by The Who.
Matthew Stocke is an American stage and television actor. His hometown is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1996 as he began his professional career and educational company. He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts in 1995 with a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre, where he occasionally returns as a guest instructor.
Rachel Kelly Tucker is a Northern Irish West End and Broadway actress, best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked. She most recently starred in Come from Away on Broadway, having originated the role on the West End. She has also starred in various other musicals and plays, including one alongside Sting.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 1998 musical about a fictional rock and roll band of the same name fronted by an East German transgender woman, with a book by John Cameron Mitchell, and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. The musical has gathered a devoted cult following, and was adapted into the 2001 American musical film of the same name directed by Mitchell.
The Wizard of Oz is a 2011 musical based on the 1939 film of the same name in turn based on L Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. The musical uses the Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg songs from the film and includes some new songs and additional music by Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice. It is the third stage musical adaptation of the film following the 1945 version for the St. Louis Municipal Opera and the 1987 version for the Royal Shakespeare Company.