Skyrunners

KELLY BLATZ
"Nick Burns"

Kelly Blatz, of the hit Disney XD original series, "Aaron Stone," stars as Nick Burns, the confident, self-assured high school senior, in the network's first original movie, "Skyrunners."

The Burbank, California, native began acting at Burbank High School where he produced and starred in student films.  Shortly after graduating, he began taking acting classes with noted acting coach and teacher Ivana Chubbuck and acting coach and fellow actor, Sandy Marshall. 

In 2006, he landed his first role in the independent horror film "The Oakley 7." In the three years that followed, Blatz completed production on the independent film "April Showers," based on the events of the Columbine High School shooting.  His other feature film credits include leading roles in "From Within" and "Prom Night" as well as a supporting role in "Simon Says."  His television credits include a guest role in Disney Channel's "Sonny With A Chance" and CW's hit drama "90210."

Blatz is an avid sportsman who enjoys football, baseball, basketball, snowboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, skateboarding, biking and running.  His band, "Capra," is signed to Disney's Hollywood Records.

 

JOEY POLLARI
"Tyler Burns"

Joey Pollari stars as Tyler Burns, Nick's confident yet awkward younger brother who develops superhuman abilities in the Disney XD original movie, "Skyrunners."

Pollari trained professionally at the Stage Coach Theatre to hone his acting, vocal and dance skills. He immediately landed principal roles in national commercial spots for Crestliner Boats, Malt-O-Meal, Valvoline, Adidas and General Mills.  He has theatre experience at the Ordway, Steppingstone Theatre, Minnesota Opera and Guthrie. His television debut was in the CBS hit drama "Cold Case."

Born April 9, 1994, Pollari enjoys running, reading and watching movies.

 

LINDA KASH
"Robin Burns/Mom"

Linda Kash stars as Robin Burns, the warm and loving yet no-nonsense mom to teenage sons Nick and Tyler Burns, in the Disney XD original movie "Skyrunners."

Kash began her career at the Second City Mainstage in Toronto where she appeared in a number of plays for The Canadian Stage Company. She then successfully transitioned into television, landing guest roles on "Seinfeld," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Cybil," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Ellen" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

Her foray into feature films is equally impressive. She landed roles in Christopher Guest's "Waiting for Guffman" and "Best in Show," and was also in Ron Howard's Oscar-nominated film "Cinderella Man," Barry Levinson's "Man of the Year" and "Are We Done Yet?" the sequel to the hit film "Are We There Yet?"

Kash is also well-known as the beloved Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Angel, one of the most successful advertising campaigns in Canada.

In her free time, Kash teaches sketch writing and improvisation for Humber College as well as corporate workshops for "Beyond the Box" and to local children and teens in her community. She also co-owns and oversees the acting academy, Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA).

Kash recently just wrapped on the ABC pilot, "Happy Town." Currently, she lives on a farm with her husband Paul O'Sullivan and their three children.

 

CONRAD COATES
"Agent Armstrong"

Conrad Coates stars as Agent Armstrong, the elusive secret agent with a hidden agenda in the Disney XD original movie, "Skyrunners."

The British-born actor's impressive resume includes roles in international theatre, film, television and radio. Coates has performed in more than 30 stage productions including two seasons at Canada's premiere Shakespearean theatre, The Stratford Festival, and also appeared in numerous television programs including ABC Family's hit series "Kyle XY," NBC Universal's "The Dresden Files" and CW's "Smallville." His recent film credits include Chris Columbus’ "Percy Jackson – Lightening Thief" and "Tron," directed by Joseph Kosinki

Currently, Coates is working on Toronto's Tarragon Theatre's world premiere of "Hush" by playwright Rosa Laborde, opening in February 2010.

Coates enjoys motorcycling, horseback riding and stage combat in his free time.

 

JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD
"Julie Gunn"

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood stars as Julie Gunn, the object of Nick Burn's affection, in the Disney XD original movie "Skyrunners."

After enrolling in acting classes at Ryerson University, Centre for the Arts and the Armstrong Acting Studio, Wood booked several television appearances including the TBS series "Faith the Model" and the UPN series "Lovebites." In 2008, Wood relocated to Los Angeles where she landed a regular role on the hit CBS series "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Wood was recently in Lifetime's "Nightmare at the End of the Hall" opposite Sara Rue and can be seen in the upcoming MTV project "Turn the Beat Around."

In her spare time, Wood enjoys skiing, surfing and playing video games.

 

NATHAN STEPHENSON
"Darryl Butler"

Nathan Stephenson stars as Darryl Butler, Julie Gunn's intimidating ex-boyfriend, in the Disney XD original movie, "Skyrunners."

As a child, Stephenson trained at the Canadian Children's Theatre Company and landed roles in community musical theatre productions including "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." He migrated into the film and television industry, landing a lead role on the popular television series "Radio Free Roscoe," YTV's "System Crash" and a guest role on NBC Universal's "The Dresden Files." Stephenson also starred in "Twitches Too," the sequel to the top rated Disney Channel Original Movie, "Twitches."

Currently, Stephenson has a recurring role on the teen drama television series, "Degrassi: The Next Generation."

In his free time, Stephenson enjoys staying active by playing baseball, basketball and soccer.

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