Seymour (Dr. Michaela Quinn - "Dr. Mike")
in Wimbledon, England, Jane Seymour made her professional acting debut
at the age of 13 with the London Festival Ballet and enrolled in the
Arts Educational Trust to train in dance, music, and theater. After
one performance with the Kirov Ballet, she suffered knee injuries
and her hopes of continuing as a dancer ended. She made her feature
film debut in the Richard Attenborough-directed Oh, What a Lovely
War and received Emmy Award nominations for her roles in the mini-series
War and Remembrance and the limited series Captains and the Kings.
She won an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series
for her role as Maria Callas in Onassis: The Richest Man Alive.Among
her other feature film credits are Live and Let Die and Battlestar
Galactica. She has starred in the motion pictures for television Angel
of Death, Matters of the Heart, The Woman He Loved, and Jack the Ripper,
all on the CBS Television Network. In 1995, she won a Golden Globe
for Best Actress, for her role as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
is married to actor-director James Keach. Together, they have
six children: his son, Kalen, her three children, Jenny, Katie
and Sean and their twin sons, Kristopher and John. They live
with the three youngest boys in Malibu, California, and own
a 15th-century country estate near Bath, England.
Seymour playes the role of Dr. Michaela Quinn.
Lando (Byron Sully - "Sully")
Lando worked as a chef at Vittorio's while seeking acting jobs
on the side prior to landing the role of Jake Harrison in the
daytime drama One Life to Live.
led to an assignment as a rather specialized technical advisor,
coaching Tracey Ullman and Kevin Kline on how to spin pizza
for the film, I Love You to Death.
was born in Chicago, grew up in Prairie View, Illinois, and
studied with acting coach Vincent Chase in Los Angeles. His
television credits include the films Shadows of Desire with
Nicollette Sheridan, on the CBS Television Network, Any Place
but Home, and Alien Nation: The Enemy Within. Among his feature
film credits are Star Trek IV and Seeds of Doubt. He also appeared
in CBS's Guiding Light, in segments taped during a hiatus from
Dr. Quinn in 1994, and as a guest star on The Nanny, also on
the CBS Network, and The John Larroquette Show. His more recent
films include Counterstrike, Killer Flood, Devil Winds, and
he was the star and producer of his own TV series, Higher Ground.
His birth date is December 9th.
Allen (Matthew Cooper)
Allen has been acting since he was a young child and provided the
voice of Charlie Brown in the animated special, Happy Anniversary,
Charlie Brown on the CBS Television Network. He then played Zach in
the series My Two Dads, David Witherspoon in Our House, and had recurring
roles in St. Elsewhere and Webster. He won the 1996 Young Artists
Former Child Star Achievement Award.
television credits also include the films Murder in New Hampshire:
The Pamela Smart Story, Code of Vengeance, The Bad Seed, Help Wanted:
Kids and A Death in California. He starred in Straight Up, an anti-drug-and-alcohol
educational series of specials, and guest starred in the series Simon
& Simon, The Wonder Years, Star Trek:The Next Generation, Hunter,
and Highway to Heaven. On stage, he starred in the Los Angeles productions
of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, A Man Called Peter,
and Oliver! He co-starred with Jane Seymour in the television film
is one of the founding members of "The Creative Outlet Theater", a
company committed to providing a "creative outlet" for talented young
actors in the Los Angeles area. Through this company, Allen produced
and acted in the hit Neil Simon play Biloxi Blues, as well as Scooter
Thomas Makes It to the Top of the World.
has worked for such causes as Angels' Flight, M.A.D.D., the American
Diabetes Association, and the Autistic Children's Foundation. He was
recognized by Los Angeles Mayor Thomas Bradley as an outstanding volunteer
for his contributions to the American Cancer Society. He was born
in Orange County, California.
birth date is June 5.
Flores (Colleen Cooper, seasons 1-3)
began her professional work with a role in "Danielle Steel's
'Kaleiodscope'". She was also featured as young Arlena
Twigg in "Switched at Birth." After making guest appearances
in "Step By Step" and "Star Trek: The Generation,"
Erika got a role that would profoundly change her life.
became Colleen Cooper on "Dr. Quinn," and it certainly
became her most memorable and everlasting job. For three and
a half seasons, Erika showed us, through Colleen, what's it
like to have a broken heart, be held at gunpoint, get a first
kiss, face discrimination, and so much more. Opposite series
stars Jane Seymour and Joe Lando, Erika held her own by making
her portrayal filled with poignancy and realism. However, in
the middle of the third season, each cast member was asked to
sign a five-year contract. Erika was offered the same salary
amount as her TV brothers, Chad Allen and Shawn Toovey, but
her father/agent felt that the amount was unfair. Erika could
not renew her contract for that reason and was abruptly replaced
by Jessica Bowman.
that time, she completed her schooling and has continued to
keep her portfolio up to date. However, she has not appeared
in any movies or made any TV appearances. It's TV's big loss
of a great talent!
Bowman (Colleen Cooper, seasons 3-6)
Bowman, who joined Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman in January 1995, was
formerly a regular in The Road Home, on the CBS Television Network,
and starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of The Secret.
She has also guest starred in the series NYPD Blue, Baywatch and Boy
won Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Dramatic Series at the
1996 Young Artists Awards for her performance in Dr. Quinn and was
nominated for a 1997 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award. She was
born in Walnut Creek, California. Her birth date is November 26.
Toovey (Brian Cooper)
Toovey's television credits include the films' A Seduction in Travis
County, on the CBS Television Network, In Broad Daylight and Bed of
Lies. He also appeared in the CBS mini-series The Fire Next Time with
Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia.
his performance in Dr. Quinn, Toovey won the 1993 Youth in Film Award
as Best Actor in a Dramatic Series (Age ten and Under), the 1994 Spirit
of the Prairie Award, presented by the governor of his home state
of Nebraska, and a 1996 Young Artists Award for Best Performance by
a Young Actor in a Television Drama Series. He was also nominated
for a 1997 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award.
and his family are active in children's charities and community service.
He has been a long-time friend to a child with cancer through the
My Good Friend group, and also contributes his time to the Juvenile
Diabetes Foundation, the Braille Institute, Meals on Wheels and various
was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and lived in Seward, Nebraska
until he was four. His birth date is March 1.
"Lexi", Megan and McKenzie Calabrese (Katherine "Katie"
Bean (Loren Bray)
his show business debut in New York as a stand up comic, Orson Bean
headed for Broadway and won a Theatre World Award for his role in
Almanac and a Tony nomination for Subways Are for Sleeping. He went
on to roles in such feature films as Inner Space, Love Sick, 40 Deuce,
Lola, and Anatomy of a Murder. He had a recurring role in the television
series The Facts of Life and also starred in the television films
Girl in the Song Title, and A Change of Heart. He has guest starred
in the television series Murder, She Wrote, on the CBS Television
Network, and The Fall Guy.
is also well known to television audiences for his numerous appearances
on such game shows as To Tell the Truth and I've Got a Secret, as
well as for his more than 200 guest and guest-host stints on The Tonight
Show Starring Johnny Carson. He is the author of the books Me and
the Orgone and Too Much Is Not Enough, and a humorous cat-lover's
book, 25 Ways to Cook a Mouse (For the Gourmet Cat).
was born in Burlington, Vermont, and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He is part of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winning Pacific
Resident Theatre Ensemble in Venice. Bean has starred in Ensemble
productions of such plays as A Christmas Carol and The Playboy of
the Western World. His birth date is July 22.
Knobeloch (Jake Slicker)
Knobeloch has appeared in several Off-Off-Broadway productions, including
Heaven's Gate, Standstill, and The Count of Monte Cristo. He also
toured internationally with Albee Directs Albee, performing in The
Zoo Story, The American Dream, and Sandbox, all directed by their
author, Edward Albee. Knobeloch is also a founding member of the Mirror
Repertory Company. In Los Angeles, he is involved in Theatre West,
Actors' Alley, and the Powerhouse Repertory Company. His television
credits include the role of D.A. Duncan Watts in the series The Trials
of Rosie O'Neill, on the CBS Television Network. He also appeared
in the television film Target and guest starred in the series Dark
was born and raised on a farm outside of Belleville, Illinois, and
was graduated from Southern Illinois University with honors and two
bachelor of arts degrees, in theater and art. While studying in the
master of fine arts program at Ohio State University, he earned his
Equity card in summer stock. He helped found the Ohio Repertory Theatre
and performed in its inaugural productions of When You Comin' Back,
Red Ryder? and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Lower (Rev. Timothy Johnson)
Lower received a Drama Critics Award for his performance on Broadway
in Happy Ending. His additional stage credits include The Taming of
the Shrew with the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival and Love's Labour's
Lost with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. His feature film credits
include Hook and And the Band Played On.
also played the role of a pompous attorney in the CBS Television Network
series The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, which was the closest he has come
to fulfilling his initial career ambition to be a lawyer representing
his family's construction company. He has also appeared in the series
Friends, Hudson Street, and The Naked Truth. After his interest in
acting eclipsed his pre-law studies at the University of Nebraska,
he studied at the Juilliard School in New York before getting his
start in theater.
was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. His birth date is March 19.
Collison (Horace Bing)
Collison began his career when his actor father and director mother
included him in their production at the Tent Theater at Denison University
in Granville, Ohio when he was six months old.
played many diverse roles throughout college and at the American Conservatory
Theatre, and is a founding member of the Pacific Resident Theatre
Ensemble, which is a winner of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award
for Continuous Achievement. He starred in the group's productions
of The Beggar's Opera and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Collison's feature
film credits include The Last Boy Scout, Mobsters, Wild at Heart,
Diggstown, Alien Nation, and The Blob. He created the role of Mr.
Weasel for the anthology series Inside Out. Also among his television
series credits are guest-starring roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation,
Night Court, Gabriel's Fire, Cop Rock, and Hill Street Blues.
was born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Richmond, Virginia and
Mansfield, Ohio. His birth date is February 14.
Sanders (Robert E)
G. Sanders began acting as a form of therapy after nine years as a
field communications expert in the U.S. Army, serving two tours of
duty in Germany, and two in Vietnam, for which he was awarded a Purple
Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge.
therapy became a passion, and Sanders found his niche on the stage.
He is a member of the 2100 Square Foot Theater Group of Los Angeles.
His feature film credits include Independence Day, Bull Durham, Heartbreakers,
Made in Heaven, Endangered Species, and The Boss's Son, for which
he was nominated for an NAACP Best Actor Award. Television films in
which he has appeared include The Switch, Trouble in the City of Angels,
The Johnnie Gibson Story, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Backstairs at
the White House, and, on the CBS Television Network, The Atlanta Child
Murders. Sanders was born and raised in Houston. His birth date is
Shockley (Hank Lawson)
Shockley's feature film credits include Showgirls, Howling: The Rebirth,
Dream Lover, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, and Robocop. On television,
he has appeared in the series Bagdad Cafe with Whoopi Goldberg, on
the CBS Television Network, and Good and Evil with Teri Garr, and
the Jackie Collins mini-series Lucky/Chances and Lady Boss.
was born in Lawrence, Kansas, attended the University of Texas, and
was graduated with a B.A. degree in political science from Texas Tech
University. His birth date is September 17.
Jonelle Allen (Grace)
Allen, who is known to daytime television audiences for her role as
Doreen in Generations, made her television debut in the children's
show The Merry Mailman starring Ray Heatherton. She began her stage
career at the age of four in a revival of Wisteria Trees, with Helen
Hayes and Ossie Davis at New York's City Center. She received a Tony
Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical and won a Drama Critics
Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award, and an Outer Critics
Circle Award for her role in the Broadway musical, Two Gentlemen of
Verona. She also received a Dramalogue Award for her role in the South
Bay Civic Light Opera's production of Man of La Mancha.
feature film credits include The River Niger, for which she received
an Image Award, Hotel New Hampshire, Come Back to the Charleston Blue,
and Cotton Comes to Harlem. Among her television credits are starring
roles in the series Palmerstown and After Midnight, and the films
Black Hope Horror, Penalty Phase, The Midnight Hour, American Women:
Profiles in Courage, Sparrow, Legacy of Blood, Cage Without a Key,
and Foster & Laurie.
was born and raised in New York. She has just finished writing her
first cookbook, based on her grandmother's cooking.
birth date is July 8.
Gail Strickland (Olive Bray-Davis)
Babcock (Dorothy Jennings)
Babcock won an Emmy Award for her recurring role as Grace Gardner
in the series Hill Street Blues. She was also a series regular in
The Law and Harry McGraw, and has guest starred in Murder, She Wrote,
Sisters, The Golden Girls, Perry Mason, Taxi, China Beach, Cheers,
and Wings. She starred in the television films A Mother's Instinct,
News at Eleven, Quarterback Princess, Salem's Lot, Stranger in the
House, A Family for Joe and Steambath.
feature film credits include starring roles in Far and Away, That
Was Then, This Is Now, The Lords of Discipline, and Bang the Drum
Slowly. She has also appeared in numerous regional stage productions.
was born in Fort Riley, Kansas and raised in Tokyo, where her father,
an Army general, was stationed. In her spare time, she assists scientists
on anthropological and archeological research expeditions in Africa
and in the Amazon jungles of South America.
birth date is February 27.
Larry Sellers (Cloud Dancing)
Sellers, an actor, stuntman, translator and technical advisor, draws
on his Osage-Cherokee-Lakota heritage to serve also as an educator,
historian, and historical consultant.
acting credits include the feature films Wayne's World II, Son of
the Morning Star, Quick and the Dead, Revolution, Like Father, Like
Son, and Assassination. Among his television credits are the film
The Gambler III--The Legend Continues and the series Walker, Texas
Ranger, both on the CBS Television Network, and the series Life Goes
On, Beverly Hills, 90210 and General Hospital.
was born and raised in Tawhuska, Oklahoma. His birth date is October
Leland Adams (General George Armstrong Custer, seasons 1-3; Preston
A. Lodge, III, seasons 4-6)
Leland Adams has performed in, designed, and/or produced more than
60 plays in regional theaters around the country, and is a founder
and former artistic director of the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare Company.
During his tenure with the company, he produced six shows that garnered
two Helen Hayes Awards and six nominations. He was also the 1991 recipient
of the Source Award for his performance in the title role of Don Juan
of Seville. He is a member of Actors Leading Actors, a Los Angeles-based
theater group, and the Evidence Room, a new experimental theater company.
feature film credits include The Arc, Buffalo Jump, Black and White,
The Privilege Cage, and Vanishing Son. He has also been a scriptwriter
for National Public Radio, a copywriter for the Smithsonian Press,
and a cabinetmaker.
was born in Washington, D.C. His birth date is August 18.
Meneses (Señora Teresa Morales-Slicker)
Meneses has appeared in numerous Los Angeles stage productions and
in such feature films as Kissing Miranda, Living in Peril, and Selena.
Before joining Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman in season six, she guest-starred
in the series Friends, The John Larroquette Show, and The Untouchables.
She was also a regular cast member in the pay-cable series Sherman
was born Alexandra Estella DeAnna Meneses on Chicago's South Side.
Her ethnic heritage is Mexican on her father's side and Ukrainian
on her mother's. While in school, she spent summers studying at Chicago's
famed Second City Improvisational Theater.
graduation from high school, she received a modeling contract to work
in Milan. She intended to stay in Italy for three months, but ended
up living there for two years. Returning stateside, she moved to Los
Angeles to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
John Schneider (Daniel)
Schneider, known to television viewers for his role as Bo Duke in
the series The Dukes of Hazzard, on the CBS Television Network, recently
reprised the role in the television film The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!,also
on the CBS Network, and appeared in the CBS mini-series True Women
as the legendary Sam Houston. In addition, he has guest starred in
such series as Diagnosis Murder, Touched By An Angel, and Christy.
Broadway, Schneider appeared in Tommy Tune's Tony Award-winning musical
Grand Hotel, and recently completed a soundtrack album for Breakfast
at Tiffany's with Tony Award winner Faith Prince and Hal Linden.
is also a singer-songwriter who has 11 solo albums to his credit,
including a No. 1 album and four No. 1 singles. He recently released
Worth the Wait for FaithWorks Productions, a company he founded and
dedicated to the distribution and production of quality family entertainment.
He is also the co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network, the only
annual fundraiser of its kind in the world all monies raised
are given directly to children's hospitals located throughout North
America. Since its inception in 1982, the telethon has raised more
than $1 billion for hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.
was born in New York State. His birthday is April 8.
Douglas (Mr. Cummings, Iceman Cometh; Dr. Andrew Cook, seasons
Douglas thought he wanted to be a lawyer until he landed a role in
the feature film Papa Was a Preacher, which was shot in Dallas, where
he attended high school. Through a friend's mother, who ran a talent
agency, Douglas was given the opportunity to do a cold-reading tape
for a Hollywood agency. The tape got him the lead in the television
film, Children of Times Square.
has guest starred in such series as Touched By An Angel, Northern
Exposure, and Murder, She Wrote all on the CBS Television Network,
Matlock, 21 Jump Street, Life Goes On, Coach, and Beverly Hills, 90210.
He was a series regular on CBS's Falcon Crest for a year and a half,
then on Ferris Bueller and The Class of '96. His additional television
film credits include Not Quite Human and Chips, the War Dog. Among
his additional feature film credits are Adventure at Eagle Island
and John Avildsen's For Keeps.
was born in Oklahoma City and brought up in Dallas. His birth
date is June 21.