“A Killer Among Us” Cast & Characters: About The Cast of Lifetime Movie Premiering Saturday September 8, 2012
Detective Joseph Moran
Tom Cavanagh as “Nick Carleton”
Tom Cavanagh is perhaps best known for his television work, including his starring role on the comedy series Ed, for which he earned a Golden Globe® nomination and won the 2001 TV Guide Award for Actor of the Year. In addition to acting in the show, he also produced and directed a number of episodes.
He more recently played recurring roles in Royal Pains and the critically acclaimed sitcom “Scrubs,” and starred in the series “Trust Me, Eli Stone” and “Love Monkey.” He also had a regular role in the popular drama series “Providence”, and starred in Showtime Networks’ drama “Bang Bang You’re Dead”, which won a Peabody Award and several Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Children’s Special, and which garnered Cavanagh a nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special.
Cavanagh recently starred in Debbie Macomber’s “Trading Christmas.” Prior to that, Cavanagh starred in Warner Bros. feature, “Yogi Bear”, in which he starred opposite Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, and Anna Faris. He has also appeared in a number of independent films, including the romantic comedy “Gray Matters”, the family film How to Eat Fried Worms, and the Canadian comedy Breakfast with Scot. He recently finished directing a short film set in New York City, about a female playground basketball hustler.
Cavanagh made his debut on Broadway in 1989, in the revival of the musical “Shenandoah.” His stage credits also include productions of “Grease”, “A Chorus Line”, “Cabaret”, “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, “Urinetown” and “Some Americans Abroad.”
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, at the age of six Cavanagh and his family moved to Ghana, where his father educated local school teachers. His family later moved back to Quebec, where he attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He played varsity ice hockey and basketball, and graduated with degrees in English, biology and education.
He lives in New York City with his family.
Boris Kodjoe as “Detective Moran”
From his big screen and television roles to his theater and entrepreneurial skills, Boris Kodjoe has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He was handpicked by JJ Abrams to star in his drama series “Undercovers” which aired during the 2010 TV season. He is currently filming Nurses 3D and reprising his role as Luther West in the action thriller “Resident Evil: Retribution”, set to premiere September 2012.
Boris is best known for his role as Damon Carter on the hit Showtime TV series “Soul Food”, which earned him three NAACP Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor. He also starred on the UPN sitcom “Second Time Around” opposite then fiancé Nicole Ari Parker where they play a married couple. He has since gone on to guest star on such hit television shows as “Franklin & Bash”, “Nip/Tuck”, “Crossing Jordan”, “Eve”, and “Boston Public” among others.
Boris’ film credits include a role in the Disney thriller Surrogates opposite Bruce Willis, “Resident Evil: Afterlife” with Milla Jovovich, the Spike Lee produced movie “Love and Basketball” and “Brown Sugar”, alongside Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan, for which he was nominated for an NAACP Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Previously, Boris co-starred in the hit movie “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion” and was the lead in the film, “The Gospel.”
In 2008, Boris made his Broadway debut in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, opposite James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose for director Debbie Allen.
Boris’ main personal interest is to raise funds for Sophie’s Voice Foundation, a foundation he started with his wife, Nicole, in honor of their daughter Sophie, who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth.
Boris, currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nicole, and their two children, Sophie and Nicolas.
Tess Atkins as “Alex”
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Tess Atkins discovered acting in her high school drama classes, auditioning and participating in various school plays. At the age of 14, Atkins decided to pursue acting professionally and quickly landed television and film roles. Her first role was in the film, “The Odds” which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Her television roles include an appearance on the AMC show, “The Killing” and she co-starred opposite Anne Heche in Lifetime Original Movie “Girl Fight.”
When she’s not working, Atkins rides horses competitively, plays soccer, tennis, is an avid swimmer and an advanced downhill skier. She also enjoys traveling, playing the piano and writing short stories and scripts.
Tune in to Lifetime TV for the World Premiere of A Killer Among Us on September 8, 2012
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