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Chris L. McKenna

Chris is an actor, director, producer and teacher with extensive theater, television, film and commercial credits spanning nearly 40 years. He has the rare distinction of being a successful child actor who was able to continue that success through adulthood.   

His television work include roles on 40+ tv series across all genres, which include the series The Blacklist, Lucifer, State of Affairs, House, Good Trouble, NCIS: LA, NCIS: New Orleans, The Practice, That 70s Show, S.W.A.T., Major Crimes, Grimm, 90210, One Life to Live, and The Young & The Restless. His films include the Oscar-nominated comedy In & Out, directed by Frank Oz, Art School Confidential, and the cult hit King of the Ants. 


He has taught classes at U.S.C. Film School, Full Sail University, Los Angeles Film School, and Joshua LeBar Studios. 


Mallory McKenna

Mallory spent ten years training and performing improv and sketch comedy at Chicago's legendary Second City and Improv Olympic theaters. She has performed all over the country including Chicago's Women's Funny Festival in 2014 and 2015 with her sketch comedy group, It's Pronounced Kevin. She's known for her contributions and appearances in Buzzfeed's viral videos "What's It Like To Be Out of Shape at the Gym" and "What if Bartenders Were Honest". She can currently be seen in her commercial for Shlotzky's Burritos and her voice acting is featured in numerous commercial spots and Audiobooks.

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