Catherine Corcoran as Christine…..
Award Winning Actress Catherine Corcoran is a Philadelphia native, based in New York City. She is best known for her staring role in Troma Entertainments, ‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High’ (a revamped, reboot of the 1984 cult classic, ‘The Class of Nuke ‘Em High’). Her career also includes roles in Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, MTV Pranks, and working under the mentorship of Academy Award Winning directors Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones) and Josh Fox (Gasland). She has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Interview Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and Le Figaro. Much in the vein of her mentors, Catherine is also known for spearheading Troma Entertainments, ‘Occupy Cannes’ Campaign and its subsequent documentary. Catherine has received praise for her recent Indie Horror Films Terrifier and 100 Acres Of Hell and stars in the Hallmark Holiday Film Last Vermont Christmas.
Ernie O’Donnell as Coach Nathan Sanderson…..
Best known for roles in Kevin Smith films, most notably ‘CLERKS’ as Rick Derris. Mat Rats will introduce you to a character Ernie was born to play. Coach Sanderson, former College Wrestling Legend and prestigious coach of The Ironbourne Academy Golden Warriors. Cocky as he is handsome. That guy who always wins and it’s never enough. He’s got his sights set on our hero Jimmy and failure is not option. Sanderson is the classic character you will love to hate.
Terry Brunk as The Steel Sultan……..
Terry Brunk is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Sabu. He is known for his hardcore wrestling style. Sabu has most notably competed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and WWE’s ECW brand. Championships held by Sabu include the ECW World Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He will be appearing in Mat Rats as the former World Wrestling Champ and loose cannon wrestling coach The Sultan.
Stephen Jutras as JOHNNY PABLO…..
You may know Stephen from the most recent installment of the Phantasm Series ‘Phantasm Ravager’ where he plays the lurker dispatching hero Chunk. In Mat Rats he will be playing former Wrestling Champion Johnny Pablo. Here is how we describe his character in the script ‘Pablo has been around the world. A mini Don Juan with a voice like velvet . Total badass but smooth as they come.’ Pablo is the character American films need today. Photo Credit Phantasm Ravager
Clare Lopez as Rosalita………..
The tremendous talent of Clare Lopez will be on display in Mat Rats Movie. Clare was born in Chicago, IL and was raised in Sacramento, CA. Clare spent her early years singing in choirs, competing in vocal competitions, and was an avid reader. It was when studying plays in English class that Clare discovered her passion and empathy for characters, which directly lead to her choice to pursue acting. Clare attended college at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA where she earned her Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Music and Theatre. She spent much of her college years performing in both musicals and plays. Clare continued her training at The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre) in Santa Maria, CA. It was at PCPA that Clare discovered her passion for community based theatre, and theatre for youth. While there, Clare booked her first commercial and rounded out her training by working as a director and dramaturge. A typical vagabond performer, Clare has worked extensively in theatre as an actor and teaching artist traveling all around the country, performing regionally and internationally. Now she will light up the big screen as Rosalita, Love interest and the only lady that can keep bad boy Johnny Pablo on his toes. Will it be a love match or strike out. You will have to see Mat Rats Movie to find out.
Lloyd Anoa’i as Coach Tamah/The Warlord
Lloyd Anoaʻi is an Professional Wrestler, Professional Wrestling Manager and Actor best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the ring names Tahitian Savage, Fred Williams, and Lloyd Lanui and for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) under the ring name L.A. Smooth. He is one of the three sons of professional wrestling patriarch Afa Anoaʻi and a member of the World Famous Samoan Dynasty Wrestling Family. You’ve seen Lloyd on many Movie and Television appearances including Law And Order, Bonfire Of The Vanities, Woody Allen’s Celebrity, The Perfect Murder with Michael Douglas,
as a sumo wrestler on MTV’s Silent Library and with Mickey Rourke in the critically acclaimed film The Wrestler. Most recently Lloyd is featured with his cousins The Rock and Roman Reigns in the How Do You Open a Can of Whup Ass Brisk Tea commercial in conjunction with the new film Hobb’s and Shaw feature film.