EMANUEL WOODS

​Played by Chris DeLoatch

 

As an all-around performer (singer/songwriter/actor/model) Chris DeLoatch has captivated audiences on stage, in film, in music, as well as in countless runway shows and magazines editorials. Chris got his start by signing with Millennium Model Management, where he worked with clients such as BET, Vibe Magazine, Macy's, Armani Exchange, and Shaka King. He later signed with T.H.E. Artist Agency and branched out into music and acting, appearing in the Feature film "Changing Lanes" and on stage in a production of Langston Hughes  "Black Nativity," while still gracing the covers of magazines such as  Clik and Swerv Magazine.


Chris was honored to have landed a role in the film "Bait" by famed author Lee Hayes because of its groundbreaking theme and subject matter. Most recently, Chris has returned to his passion for music, writing songs for other artists and working on his own musical project. Chris is looking forward to working with the best talent this industry has to offer and honing his craft even more. For more information on this budding young talent, please visit www.chrisdeloatch.com.

LENNOX BURGESS

Played by JR Rolley

 

Fresh off of promoting his official calendar for 2014, actor/entertainment correspondent JR Rolley co-stars as "Lennox Burgess” in the independent film "Bait." He also co-starred in romantic comedies "A Four Letter Word" and "Violet Tendencies." JR also can be seen on the red carpet as a correspondent via TV Guide and Glo T.V.

 

He has interviewed celebrities such as Ciara, Andy Cohen and Russell Simmons to name a few. For more information on JR please visit his official website at www.justjr.net

RYAN BURGESS

Played by Reginald Richard

 

Reginald Richard is currently a student at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, building on his craft as an actor.  He has participated in the DC Black Theatre Festival since it began in 2010.  Included among those DCBTF performances were a pair of “New Works Reading Series” appearances with the African-American Collective Theater:  I Don’t Kiss! (Hand to Mouth, 2011) and Getting Results (11 x 8 ½ Inches, 2012).  He reprised the latter performance last fall, at the John F. Kennedy Center’s annual “Page-To-Stage” festival.  

 

Reginald made his ACT debut narrating Damage Control in 2011 and was most recently seen last month in All Over Him, which was featured in “New and/or Slightly Used” -- the 2013 installment of ACT’s annual DC Black Pride LGBTQ Theater  Showcase back at the Warehouse Theater.

MARSHALL WALKER

Played by Dominick Gerard

 

With previous acting experience in stage productions in and around the Washington D.C. area, Bait is his film debut. In addition to acting, Dominick is also an author and will be releasing Boy Meets Boy, the first of a three part installment for his Little Black Book dating diary series, which will be released in February 2014.

 

Dominick is a native Washingtonian and current resides in Washington, D.C.

DAMANI JONES

Played by Gary Borden

 

Model, Actor, Gary Borden, 26, began modeling, professionally, in 2008. A Detroit native, Gary relocated to Atlanta at the age of 18 and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.  With Atlanta and L.A. both being meccas for fashion and entertainment, Gary has placed himself on a successful, professional trajectory by networking and making his presence felt in both industries. Being no stranger to the entertainment industry, as a teenager Gary hosted local hip hop shows, contributed music production to a top selling hip-hop documentary (Rap Files, Vol.1, 2004), as well as worked with major recording artists. Since then, Gary has walked in some of the world’s top fashion shows, benefiting notable not-for-profit organizations such as Toys 4 Tots, Kids Against Hunger, and Washington D.C’s 2012 and 2013 Fashion Weeks.

 

He has also gained attention from gracing the pages of credible publications such as Kontrol Magazine (Objects of Desire Issue featuring Tamar Braxton and Elle Varner on the covers), The Hype Magazine, BE Magazine (Fresh Faces Issue), Metro Weekly D.C., and high fashion magazine Man.u.Elle. Gary also added commercial modeling to his resume by contributing print work to nationally recognized websites for organizations such as NEA (National Electronic Attachment) and AU (American University, DC). With no signs of slowing down, in 2012 Gary modeled in an online ad for The Gap at Pentagon City Mall. Later that year, he also added film to his list of endeavors being featured as an extra on a number of hit TV shows including TBS's "For Better or Worse", VH1's "Single Ladies", USA’s “Necessary Roughness”, AMC’s “Walking Dead”, WeTV’s “The Braxton’s Family Values”, Trina Braxton's "Party or Go Home" music video as well as a featured appearance on the DIY Network show “I Want That”. 

 

In 2013 Gary  landed  principle roles on Investigation Discovery’s “Nightmare Next Door (Tyrone)” and the short film “Bait”, in addition to becoming the spokes model for the new “Get Tested” health ads, which are currently seen on all Metro buses and stations in the metro Washington, D.C. areas, including Virginia and Maryland.  For booking or more information, please contact Gary via email at bookgarylavard@gmail.com and connect with him at www.twitter.com/GaryLaVard.

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