Alessandro Juliani is a Canadian actor and singer. He is notable for playing the roles of Tactical Officer Lieutenant Felix Gaeta on the Sci-Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica, Emil Hamilton in Smallville, Jacopo Sinclair on The CW series The 100 and Dr. Cerebrus on Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, he is known for voicing the character L in the English version of the anime series Death Note and its live action films, as well as several other animation projects. Juliani provided the voice of Aaron Fox on Nexo Knights. Juliani was born to John Juliani, a producer and writer, Donna Wong-Juliani, who co-founded Savage God and Opera Breve in Vancouver, he graduated from McGill University in Montreal, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal/Opera Performance. He is of dual Chinese ancestry, he was the voice of Pit/Kid Icarus in the Captain N: The Game Master cartoon series, offered his voice in many other cartoons and anime including the English version of Death Note's L, Ranma 1/2, X-Men Evolution, the three My Scene films and two of the Bionicle films.
He played the voice of Nightscream in Beast Machines, he was the voice of Julian in Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, a Barbie movie based on the Mark Twain story The Prince and the Pauper, in which he performed his own singing. He was in the movie Barbie Mariposa as "Prince Carlos" and My Scene Goes Hollywood: The Movie as River, he voices the character Koji in the English version of Ōban Star-Racers. Made his TV debut at age 11 in the MacGyver episode "The Madonna, he played two minor roles in Stargate SG-1 as Eliam in the Season 4 episode Scorched Earth and Katep in Season 8's finale episodes Moebius: Part 1 and 2. He voices the character L in its dubbed live action counterpart, he was in the two-night Syfy event Alice as the 9 of Clubs. He appeared in the web series Riese as Garin, he played a small role as "Druid" in the TV series Dark Angel. In addition to his television and film work, Juliani appears on stage, both in Vancouver and elsewhere. In Vancouver, he has been in productions staged by Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Playhouse, the Vancouver Opera.
Further afield, he has appeared in the Aldeburgh Festival in England and the Orlando Shakespeare Festival. In 2003, the 1978 television series, Battlestar Galactica was brought back to the small screen in what was termed a "reimagined" form, as a three-hour miniseries; the project was directed by Michael Rymer. Alessandro Juliani starred as a lieutenant in the Colonial Fleet; the miniseries served as pilot for a potential TV series, commissioned in a collaborative effort between the Sci Fi Channel and Sky TV. Battlestar Galactica was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the episode Guess What's coming to Dinner, Alessandro's vocal skills were featured prominently, his character's singing is explained as a method of dealing with the pain of a severe physical injury. His voice is heard when flashing through other scenes and characters. In March 2009, Juliani won the Streamy Award for Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series for his work in the webisode, Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy.
Juliani sings in the first track of the Battlestar Galactica Season 4 soundtrack. Juliani had a small part in the 2009 movie Watchmen, as a Rockefeller Military Base Technician. From April 2009 to May 2011, Juliani appeared on Smallville as Dr. Emil Hamilton; the actor will be narrating a twenty-five part serialization of Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback for CBC Radio One. In December 2009, Juliani appeared in the Syfy miniseries Alice, the web series Riese. In the Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica episode "End of Line", Juliani sang in an opera composed for the episode's soundtrack by Bear McCreary. In 2010, Juliani appeared in Riverworld on the SyFy Channel. In the summer of 2010, he played Henry V in Bard on the Beach's productions of Shakespeare's Falstaff and Henry V in Vancouver, British Columbia. Juliani has performed the narration for audio books, including METAtropolis and in 2011 Stanislaw Lem's Solaris: The Definitive Edition. In 2012, he narrated for a new audio book version of Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber.
In 2013 Juliani played a minor role in Man of Steel as Officer Sekowsky. From 2014 to 2017, Juliani had a recurring role as Sinclair, a member of the Ark crew on The CW science fiction series The 100. Alien Racers – Undermaster Akhil Barbie: Fairytopia – Prince Nalu Barbie Mariposa – Prince Carlos Barbie: Mermaidia – Nalu Barbie as the Island Princess – Prince Antonio Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper – Julian Barbie Rock'n Royals – Clive Beast Machines – Nightscream Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui – Toa Vakama, Matoran Vakama Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows – Toa Vakama Captain N: The Game Master – Kid Icarus The Condor – Chato Dinosaur Train – Martin Doggie Daycare – Beau G. I. Joe: Spy Troops – Dusty Gobots – Buzzer-Bot Help! I'm a Fish – Chuck Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own - Gavin Chamelle, Mayor Perrito, Others My Scene: Jammin' in Jamaica – River Rhys Soo Ursa And Treelo Kong: King of the Apes - Chatter LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures DVD Series - Leap Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu - Kapau The Little Prince - Atsign Ratchet &
Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One of the most well-known Canadian voice actors of all time, McNeil has provided voices to many characters in animated shows, most notably The Wacky World of Tex Avery, ReBoot, Beast Wars: Transformers, Storm Hawks, Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, InuYasha, Ranma ½, Fullmetal Alchemist, X-Men: Evolution, League of Super Evil and Mega Man, he has done live action work as well. McNeil was born in Brisbane, but moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when he was 4 years old in 1966, he first appeared on stage at the age of three. He first learned that people were paid to do different voices after a trip to Disneyland at the age of 12; that was when he learned that Paul Frees, the person who provided the voice that greeted visitors entering the Haunted Mansion, was the same person who provided the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy. Though he knew about voice acting, McNeil pursued the theater.
He studied at Studio 58. After leaving, he worked as an Elvis impersonator for a short time, it was in the late eighties. A casting director at the time told McNeil. I. Joe cartoon. McNeil states, his first anime role was for Project A-ko. After appearing in a few films and two episodes of Highlander: The Series, he provided voices for Beast Wars, as Waspinator, Dinobot and Silverbolt, he has described this as the work. On another fan favorite show, Dragon Ball Z, he was cast as the original voice of Piccolo and various other characters, he provided the voice of Duo Maxwell on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Principal Kuno on Ranma ½. He got the call stating he was cast as Wolverine on X-Men: Evolution, he continued to play the role of Logan/Wolverine for a total of four seasons from 2000-2003. McNeil was cast in another fan favorite anime, InuYasha as Koga, he provided the voice of the Fullmetal Alchemist character Hohenheim of Light, Foghorn Leghorn on Baby Looney Tunes, Grumpy Bear on Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, Amergan and the lab director on Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, Stork on Storm Hawks.
He still appears in live action shows and was in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The Green Chain. As of October 2007, he estimates. McNeil is appreciative of fans because he knows what it is like to see your favorite voice actor talk as the character they provide the voice for, he says that he is inspired by Paul Frees, Maurice LaMarche, Mel Blanc. If he had a chance to meet the late Mel Blanc, McNeil has said that he would "fan boy all over him." Adieu Galaxy Express 999 - Captain Harlock Black Lagoon - Verrocchio and Chinese Man Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage - Verrocchio A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation — Demon King and Solid Gold Dragon Ball Z — Piccolo, Majin Buu, Old Supreme Kai, Android 16, Dr. Brief, Turtle, South Kai, Killa, Mercenary Tao, King Piccolo and Mez Dr. Slump — Mr. Skop, Race Car Driver, Syoppaman, Mr. Salad, Akira Toriyama's Dad, Ultraman, Alien Kid, Charmy Yamada, Jubei Norimaki. Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone — Piccolo Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might — Piccolo, Daiz and Oolong Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest — Piccolo and Turtle Dragon Drive — Saizou Toki and Magna Dragon Warrior - General Rudolph Elemental Gelade — Beazon Fullmetal Alchemist — Hohenheim of Light Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa — Hohenheim of Light Galaxy Express 999 — Captain Harlock Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors — Hachiro T. Kanamari and Motofuji Hikita Hamtaro - Ichiro Yamada and Chairman Inatori Highlander: The Search for Vengeance — Amergan and Lab Director InuYasha — Koga, Panther King, Elderly Wolf and Weasel Demon InuYasha: The Final Act — Koga Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Let's Go Quintuplets — Father Master Keaton — Colonel Fox, Priest, Resistance Member and Adult Student Master Keaton — Colonel Fox and Morris MegaMan NT Warrior — Guts Man, Cut Man and King Man MegaMan NT Warrior: Axess — Shade Man, Savage Man and Guts Man Mega Man: Upon a Star — Dr. Wily and Beat Mix Master — Prince Brad, Mayor Charles, Pirostar and Twistunga Mobile Suit Gundam — Teniente Reed Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack — Londo Bell Technician and Shuttle Pilot Mobile Suit Gundam 00 — Ali Al-Saachez, Daryl Dodge, Kinue's Boss, Kinue's Staff and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mobile Suit Gundam SEED — Captain Koopman, Gerard Garcia and Kojiro Murdoch Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny — Unato Ema Seiran, Glasgow Mobile Suit Gundam Wing — Duo Maxwell and Old Man Monster Rancher — Suezo, Gray Wolf and Captain Black Dino Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge — Lord Raptor One Piece - Shiki One Piece Film: Strong World — Shiki Powerpuff Girls Z - Fuzzy Lumpkins, Emo Hendrix and Giant Panda-Mask Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group - Captain Napolipolita and Kei Yuki Ranma ½ — Principal Kuno, Daitokuji Kimiyasu and Ushinnosuke Oshamanbe Saber Marionette J — Rinzo Sanctuary - Tokai Samurai 7 — Tanomo Shakugan No Shana — Orgon Sword of the Stranger — Luo Lang The Story of Saiunkoku — Official Wa and Seikan Gang Boss The Super Milk Chan Show — Pastel Mr. Shin Tico of the Seven Seas Transformers: Armada — Jetfire Transformers: Cybertron — Backstop and Snarl Trans
Christian Bethune Campbell is a Canadian-American stage and screen actor and photographer. He is best known for his roles as Gabriel in the movie Trick, Greg Ivey in Big Love and on stage as Jimmy Harper in the musical Reefer Madness, he is married to actress America Olivo. Campbell was born in Ontario. Campbell's mother, Marnie, is a yoga instructor and psychologist from Amsterdam, who ran a theatre in Guelph, Ontario, his father, Gerry Campbell, a British immigrant to Canada from the East End of Glasgow, taught high school drama classes in Mississauga, Ontario — first at Westwood Secondary School at Lorne Park Secondary School, now at Erindale Secondary School. Campbell's maternal grandparents ran a theatre company in the Netherlands and his paternal grandparents were performers. On his mother's side, Campbell descends from Sephardi Jews who immigrated to the Netherlands and converted to Catholicism. Campbell's parents divorced, his siblings are actress Neve Campbell, actor Alex Campbell, Damian McDonald.
He and his sister, resided with their father, with regular periods at their mother's home. Born into an acting family and his father an acting teacher, Campbell began training at an early age, he was acting professionally by the age of fourteen and attended Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, Ontario. Campbell starred in the gay-themed romantic comedy Trick in 1999; the feature film was a Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominated film. It grossed the most per-screen average for a gay-themed film at the time. In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the picture, Campbell spoke of the social climate at the time and how he, a straight actor, had taken on a gay role. "Having been in that movie... opened up a community," he said. "The gay community was supportive of me."In 2001, Campbell teamed up with Trick co-star John Paul Pitoc in the feature-film Thank You, Good Night, co-starring with Mark Hamill and Sally Kirkland. He starred in the 2004 short film Pretty Dead Girl. In 2009, Campbell starred in the feature film Neighbor along with America Olivo, who would become his wife.
He played conservative American political activist Ralph Reed in the 2010 movie Casino Jack. Campbell starred along with Amy Smart in director Russell Friedenberg's 2014 feature film Among Ravens. At the age of 16, Campbell made his television debut on the Canadian television series Degrassi High. Campbell's first starring role was in the television movie City Boy, in which he starred alongside James Brolin and Sarah Chalke. Campbell starred in the 1995 ABC telefilm Picture Perfect, he moved to the United States in 1995 where he was soon cast as Teddy Delacourt in producer Aaron Spelling's primetime teen drama/soap opera Malibu Shores. Campbell joined the cast of The $treet in 2000 as Tim Sherman, he starred in the science fiction-action animated series Max Steel from 2000-2002, providing the voice of the protagonist, Josh McGrath, a 19-year-old fictional extreme sports star. Campbell joined All My Children as the recast Bobby Warner from 2004 to 2005, replacing Brian Gaskill for the role after a seven-year absence for the character.
Along with Shannon Elizabeth, he starred in the 2008 made-for-TV movie You Belong To Me. Before its abrupt cancellation, he had a starring role in the NBC drama The Book of Daniel. In May 2010, Campbell had a guest-starring role as victim Ben Rooney in CSI: Miami season 8, episode 21, "Meltdown". In 2013, Campbell joined the cast of the Lifetime original movie An Amish Murder, in which he played the brother of Kate Burkholder, played by his real life younger sister, Neve Campbell. Campbell has a recurring role in the second season of HBO's True Detective, he can be seen playing the villain Pierce Peters in the 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie Bad Hair Day. Campbell's theatre training began early and was extensive due to his father being an acting teacher and his mother's acting background, his earliest acting roles were on the stage for his father's panto productions for the Association for Scottish Traditions and Arts in Etobicoke, Ontario. Campbell said of his early work with his father that "Dad was always throwing Neve and me on the stage.
The pantos are sort of fantasies-sometimes fairy tales like Jack and the Beanstalk. In these shows there's a lot of humor, always a cross-dresser. That's part of the genre." His first starring role on the stage was as the role of Nick in A Thousand Clowns, held at his mother's dinner theatre. He toured Europe in the early 1990s, acting in stage plays such as Der Ritter Von Mirakel and A Clockwork Orange at the Schaulspielhaus, Nürnberg. Shortly after his move to Los Angeles in 1995, Campbell co-founded the theatre company Blue Sphere Alliance, he began. Campbell made his directorial debut with Reach, a one-act play that starred Matthew Lillard and Sandra Thigpen. In 2000, Campbell produced Trust, in New York City. Campbell starred in Reefer Madness in 2001 with newcomer Kristen Bell, he joined ill-fated Rent playwright Jonathan Larson in tick... tick... BOOM! in 2002, which he has played on a national tour of the United States and in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Campbell went on to work on Great Expectations with Kathleen Chalfant in 2004.
In July 2015 it was announced that Campbell would lead the cast of Harold Chapin's The New Morality at the Mint Theater. Campbell has been a photographer for the last two decades and showcases his work on his personal website, he currentl
Max Steel (film)
Max Steel is a 2016 American superhero film based on the action figure line of the same name. Directed by Stewart Hendler and written by Christopher Yost, the film stars Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Ana Villafañe, Andy García, Maria Bello and Billy Slaughter. Based on the eponymous toy line by Mattel, the film chronicles the adventures of teenage Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who combine their powers to form the superhero Max Steel. Filming began on April 29, 2014, in Wilmington, North Carolina and wrapped in late May 2014. Dolphin Films and Mattel Playground Productions co-produced the film; the film was released in the United States on October 14, 2016, by Open Road Films and was a critical and commercial failure. Teenager Max McGrath moves with his mother to the town of Copper Canyon, where he had been born and where his father had died in a supposed storm, he discovers he has a unique form of tachyonic energy and encounters alien creature Steel, with whom he can symbiotically bond to become the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Max learns to control and harness his powers and learns the truth about his father's life through flashbacks. Steel, a member of the Ultralink alien species, had worked with Max' father Jim to repel an attack from his fellow Ultralinks on the earth. Max lashes out at Steel when he learns the truth, but is forced to work with Steel again when Edwards entraps Max, seeking to harvest his tachyonic energy for himself. Learning to use his armoured form as Max Steel, Max defeats Edwards and learns the whole of his father's story from his mother; the film ends with Max learning to fly in the armour with Steel's assistance. Ben Winchell as Maxwell "Max" McGrath / Max Steel Josh Brener as the voice of Steel Ana Villafañe as Sofia Martinez Andy García as Dr. Miles Edwards Maria Bello as Molly McGrath Mike Doyle as Jim McGrath Billy Slaughter as Agent Murphy An early attempt to create a Max Steel film occurred in December 2009 when Paramount Pictures purchased the rights to the franchise. Taylor Lautner was an early choice for the starring role, although he would drop out due to commitment to the Stretch Armstrong film.
In January 2013, production was suspended when Max Steel was developed into a television series of the same name in 2013. In August 2013, plans for a new film adaptation resumed with Mattel partnering with Dolphin Entertainment to fund the film. In February 2014, Ben Winchell and Ana Villafañe were cast Max McGrath and Sofia Martinez, respectively. In April 2014, Billy Slaughter was cast as Agent Murphy; that same month, the press confirmed Andy García's casting as Dr. Miles Edwards. In May 2014, Maria Bello and Mike Doyle joined the cast as Max's parents. Principal photography commenced on April 29, 2014, in Wilmington, North Carolina, ended on May 31, 2014. Max Steel grossed $3.8 million in the United States and Canada and $2.5 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $6.3 million, against a production budget of $5–10 million. Max Steel opened on October 14, 2016, alongside The Accountant and Kevin Hart: What Now?, was expected to gross $5–7 million from 2,034 theaters in its opening weekend.
After grossing just $1,637,795 on its first day the film went on to open to $3.2 million, finishing 8th at the box office. In its second weekend the film grossed $680,104 finishing 17th at the box office, making it a box office bomb. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 0% based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 2.5/10. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 22 out of 100, based on reviews from 7 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale. IGN critic Alex Welch gave the film a score of 4 out of 10, summarizing his review with: "Max Steel is one of the more forgettable and pointless attempts at a superhero franchise in the current post-MCU Hollywood market, lacking any of the originality or vibrance that could give it a remote shot at a successful future." Variety's Joe Leydon gave a negative review, describing it as: "A half-baked, time-wasting curtain-raiser for a superhero franchise, never going to happen."
Christy Lemire for RogerEbert.com gave half a star out of 4, writing: "For a movie about developing the greatest energy source in the universe, Max Steel is bland" and that "a movie based on a toy should be a whole lot more fun than this." The Hollywood Reporter critic Frank Scheck gave an unfavorable review, writing: "Even tweens may find themselves underwhelmed by the new live-action film based on what — for many of them — may be their favorite Mattel action figure. Delivering a bland cinematic origin story which seems calculated to boost Christmas toy sales, Max Steel is a stillborn, would-be franchise starter, sneaked into multiplexes without advance critic screenings." Universal Pictures Home Entertainment released Max Steel on Digital HD on January 3, 2017 released the movie on Blu-ray/DVD on January 10, 2017. List of films based on toys List of films based on cartoons List of films based on television programs List of films with a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes List of American superhero films List of teen films Max Steel Max Steel Max Steel Official website Max Steel on IMDb
Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television is the television production arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment; the division was started on March 21, 1955 with its first and most successful head being Jack L. Warner's son-in-law William T. Orr. ABC had major success against its competition with Walt Disney's Disneyland TV series and approached Warner Bros. with the idea of purchasing the studio's film library. WB formally entered television production with the premiere of its self-titled anthology series Warner Bros. Presents on ABC; the one-hour weekly show featured rotating episodes of television series based on the WB films and Kings Row, as well as an original series titled Cheyenne with Clint Walker. The first one-hour television western, Cheyenne became a big hit for the network and the studio with the added advantage of featuring promotions for upcoming Warner Bros. cinema releases in the show's last ten minutes. One such segment for Rebel Without a Cause featured Gig Young notably talking about road safety with James Dean.
With only Cheyenne being a success, WB ended the ten-minute promotions of new films and replaced Warner Bros. Presents with an anthology series titled Conflict, it was felt. Conflict showed the pilots for 77 Sunset Strip; the success of Cheyenne led WBTV to produce many series for ABC such as Westerns, crime dramas, other shows such as The Gallant Men and The Roaring Twenties using stock footage from WB war films and gangster films respectively. The company produced Jack Webb's Red Nightmare for the U. S. Department of Defense, shown on American television on Jack Webb's General Electric True. All shows were made in the manner of WB's B pictures in the 1940s. During the 1960 Writers Guild of America strike, WB reused many plots from its films and other television shows under the nom de plume of "W. Hermanos"; this was another example of imitating Warner Bros' B Pictures who would remake an "A" film and switch the setting. Two of the most popular stars, James Garner and Clint Walker, quit over their conditions.
Garner never returned to the Warner's fold during this period. Successful Warner's television stars found themselves in leading roles of many of the studio's films with no increase in salary. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was the lead of 77 Sunset Strip, in a recurring role on Maverick, headlined several films until exhaustion forced the studio to give him a rest. Many other actors under contract to Warner's at the time, who despite their work conditions, did see their stars rise over time, albeit for most only included Jack Kelly, Will Hutchins, Peter Brown, Ty Hardin, Wayde Preston, John Russell, Donald May, Rex Reason, Richard Long, Van Williams, Roger Smith, Mike Road, Anthony Eisley, Robert Conrad, Robert McQueeney, Dorothy Provine, Diane McBain, Connie Stevens, who had recorded songs, "Kookie, Kookie" with Edd Byrnes in 1959. Burns and Troy Donahue would become teen heartthrobs. Another contract player, Englishman Roger Moore, was growing displeased with Warner as his contract was expiring and would relocate to Europe from Hollywood, becoming an international star on TV, in films.
Warners contracted established stars such as Ray Danton, Peter Breck, Jeanne Cooper and Grant Williams. These stars appeared as guest stars, sometimes reprising their series role in another TV series; the stars appeared in WB cinema releases with no additional salary, with some such as Zimbalist, Walker and Danton playing the lead roles. Some stars such as Connie Stevens, Edd Byrnes, Robert Conrad and Roger Smith made albums for Warner Bros. Records. One particular recording, a novelty tune titled Kookie, Kookie became a big hit for Edd Byrnes and Connie Stevens; the following year, Connie Stevens had her own hit, with Sixteen Reasons. It was during this period, that shows Westerns like Cheyenne and Maverick. Depending on the particular show, William Lava or David Buttolph would compose the music, with lyrics by Stan Jones or Paul Francis Webster, among others. For the crime shows, it was up to the songwriting team of Jerry Livingston and Mack David, who scored the themes for the sitcom Room for One More, The Bugs Bunny Show.
In 1960, WBTV turned its attentions to the younger viewer, for one program, anyway, as they brought Bugs Bunny and the other WB cartoon characters to prime time, with The Bugs Bunny Show, which featured cartoons released after July 31, 1948, combined with newly animated introductory material. That year saw the debut of The Roaring Twenties (which was thought to be a more benign alternative to Desilu's The Untouchables. Whether or
Big Jim (toy line)
Big Jim was a popular line of action figure toys produced from 1972 through 1986 by Mattel for the North American and European markets. In Latin America he was renamed Kid Acero, for a short period of time, Mark Strong in Europe. Inspired by G. I. Joe, the Big Jim line was smaller in size and each figure included a push button in the back that made the character execute a karate chop action; the action figure's arms were made of a soft plastic/vinyl material and contained a mechanism that simulated the bulge of a biceps when the elbow was bent. Big Jim was less military-oriented than the G. I. Joe line, having more of a secret agent motif, but had a large variety of outfits and situations available including sports, space exploration, martial arts, western and unusual choices such as fishing and photography. Characters are sorted in the year. Note most of them were produced for several years after their initial release. Original Mark Strong the Man Mark Strong – Big Jim's former concept – The basic figure dressed in orange shorts with white stripes with karate board and test of strength belt.
He was released in Europe only. Original Big Jim Basic series Big Jim – the "basic" good guy leader of the P. A. C. K, he was an average Caucasian male with no other distinguishable characteristic, except having a permanent good attitude and joy for life. Big Jack – One of the first African American characters with friendly attitude that made it into toys without racial stereotypes. Big Josh – Effectively Big Jim with a beard, he is one of Jim's best friends, was positioned as the tough guy among the group. Big Jeff – Big Jim's third buddy. An Australian kind of blond type, Jim's opponent in the Olympic boxing match set though both Jim and Jeff are on the American team. Dr. Steel – He came with a steel right hand and an iron pipe, a big dragon tattoo on his chest. Most of the time, kids thought of him as being an evil villain for the first series, but it turned out he was one of the good guys, as he re-appeared as an official member of the P. A. C. K. In other countries he remained as a villain however.
Chief Tankua – Jim's Native American friend. He came with bow and arrow, was the first character who wears a wolf tattoo, which became the P. A. C. K. Image. P. A. C. K. Series Warpath – He is Tankua with a different name; the same figure. The Whip – A weapons specialist who masters all kind of weapons, he came with boomerangs and whip, from which he takes the nickname. The Whip is one of the few Big Jim characters known for an alias instead of his real name. Torpedo Fist – Probably the strangest of all members of the P. A. C. K, he was the only one who had "superpowers". While all other members of the group were normal humans with no other special ability except their agility and normal strength, Torpedo has a telescopic cybernetic arm. Zorak – A reputed scientist who performed several genetic experiments with his own body, until he became a major menace, he is like The Hulk, who transforms into a monster. He was the villain in the P. A. C. K. Series. Not to be confused with the unrelated character of the same name from Space Ghost.
Spy series Agent 004 – Big Jim, with a new secret identity. Joe – A professional alpinist who helps agent 004. Professor O. B. B. – An Asian gentlemen with refined moods and a dangerous profession. His character was based on James Bond's Doctor No. Boris – He looked like a European driver a Soviet soldier, was inspired by Oddjob from Goldfinger, he has a fist which could extend from his wrist with a cable. A remarkably similar character named Brocken would appear in the World Heroes video game series. Global Command series Commander Jim – Big Jim, this time as the leader of an adventure team, a bit similar as the original P. A. C. K, but this time oriented to spy and space adventures. Astros – Described as a loyal friend of Jim, he was dressed as an astronaut. Dr. Alec – A member of Global Command specializing in jungle and desert missions. Baron Fangg – A longtime enemy and rival of Doctor Alec, he was equipped with a "mimetic armor" which allowed him to mimic the area around him like a chameleon. Vektor – A cosmonaut specializing in supersonic aircraft, he was intended to be Astros's rival.
First Editions – At their debut season, Big Jim action figures came out in a small blue box with red and white stripes. The entire 1972 toy line was split from the beginning in three sub lines: the Basic Line, the Adventure Line and the Sports Line, being the sport one the first which hits the shelves as with the sub line name "All Star". Mattel released an identical figure named Mark Strong, The Man from Mattel© in Europe, he was Big Jim's former concept, at first sight looks the same as Jim, came with same accessories. A close inspection of the crotch piece reveals. Jim's piece has thicker junctions; the Basic line was composed of figures which came naked, with minimal clothes or accessories. The original basic Big Jim came simple dressed in orange shorts with white stripes. Came with a karate board, a dumbbell and test of strength belt. Jack was an identical, with only a different head, he was one of the first African American related toys produced in the United States that represents a minority in a plain and respectful way.
The Basic line included the first incarnations of Josh and Jeff. Jeff is an Aussie type figure dressed with brown hat. Came with chopping knife with chest belt and a bamboo stand. Josh is supposed to be the tough guy, a be
Max Steel (2000 TV series)
Max Steel is an action/science fiction animated television series which aired from February 26, 2000 to January 15, 2002, based on the Mattel action-figure of the same name. Max Steel ran for three seasons, totaling thirty-five episodes with a predicted audience of young males from the ages of eight to twelve. From 2004 to 2012, direct-to-DVD movies kept the presence of the main character alive. However, the first movie was the only movie to keep the continuity of the series. After Endangered Species, the continuity was altered. Endangered Species was the only movie to be made available in America, while releases were in Latin America; the voice-acting cast for the series included such people as Chi McBride and Christian Campbell, the older brother of Neve Campbell, as well as well-known sports stars, such as Tony Hawk. After the bankruptcy of Netter Digital and Foundation Imaging, Mainframe Entertainment took over the productions of the third season and the movies; the last episode, "Truth Be Told", aired January 15, 2002.
Max Steel was the first computer-generated series to air on Kids' WB. A reboot aired on Disney XD in 2013; however and storylines were either altered or taken away entirely. The protagonist, Josh McGrath, is a 19-year-old fictional extreme sports teen star, whose parents died some time ago, he was adopted by his father's best friend and partner, Jefferson Smith, who works in an extreme sports equipment manufacturing company, in reality a façade for a secret counter-intelligence agency known as N-Tek. While Josh was visiting his stepfather at work, Psycho broke into the facility; the young McGrath faced him and battled against this super-powered cyborg, but in the middle of the fight, he was injured and exposed to a swarm of microscopic nanomachines, known to the company as "Nano-Tech Max." The nanomachines entered Josh's body and, as they ran out of energy, started dying, causing Josh to die too. In order to save Josh's life, his foster father, Jefferson Smith, agreed to submit Josh to a high proportion of the transphasic energy, which the machines need to survive.
This saved his life and gave him superpowers. As a result, Josh took on the identity of Max Steel and fights against super-powered villains Mr. Dread, Psycho's evil boss, the members of DREAD, his spy organization. In the movies, they fight off mutants, mad scientists and monsters. Max Steel alias Josh McGrath - As Josh McGrath, he is a college student and an extreme sports star, working for his adoptive father, Jefferson Smith of N-Tek, which supplies such equipment, he discovers that N-Tek is a front for a secret anti-terrorist organization. In the course of this discovery, he suffered an accident when he was doused with nanoprobes while battling Psycho; these probes gave him the enhanced senses, ability to alter his appearance, turn invisible and become superhumanly-strong and fast, to heal faster than a normal human being, but due to them integrating with his organic systems, he requires periodic doses of transphasic energy to survive or the probes will starve to death and kill him. He uses this to take on the appearance of Max Steel, who looks different from Josh McGrath, join the fight against crime.
His work in extreme sports and as a crime-buster conflicts with college and his relationship with his girlfriend Laura Chen. As Josh, he has blonde hair; as Max, he has brown hair. Molly McGrath - Josh's mother died when he was just a toddler, in a shipwreck during a storm at sea while the family was on a pleasure trip. Molly makes a brief appearance without dialogue only once when the incident is mentioned in the episode "Sharks": Max is being haunted by her death, despite being only a toddler when she died, blames himself for her death. After this, she's never mentioned again. Besides being a lovely mother, there's no other information about her. Jefferson Smith - The CEO of N-Tek, both the sports and spy sides, he inherited this position from the previous and first CEO of N-Tek. He is the adoptive father of Max. Being an international counter-terrorism agency, N-Tek answers to the UN and includes a number of other non-US citizens on its staff, he voices his displeasure when Max is put in harm's way, but lets him go, knowing that Max is stronger than any human, will be able to defeat enemies more than others.
His relationship with Max is strained, but the two make amends. Dr. Roberto Martinez - A technical genius in his late teen years. Best known as'Berto, he is the main expert on Nano-Tek Max, the microscopic machines which gave Max Steel his superhuman abilities.'Berto is based at the HQ of the secret intelligence service N-Tek where he monitors Max's missions via a computer screen, but he often takes a more active part in the missions himself. He has family in Colombia. From the moment they met, he and Josh became close: Josh would call Roberto "Bro", who would respond with the Spanish version, "Hermano". Rachel Leeds - Max's first partner at N-Tek. Although her country of origin is not specified, her accent indicates that she may be a British national. Rachel has a rather bossy personality but is attractive in her own way. Much of season 1 focus