Mindy Sterling was raised in the sunny beaches of Miami, FL. Her father wasa singer/comedian and her mother was a dancer. She had it in her and came toLos Angeles where she got involved in improv with The Groundlings.Best known for her portrayal of Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powerstrilogy, Mindy continues her work at the Groundlings as an instructor,director and improviser.Some of her film credits include Mars Needs Moms, where she was a part ofthe motion capture process. Also Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Grinch Who SoleChristmas and Reno 911 The Movie.In addition to being the voice of Ms. Endive on Cartoon Network’s Chowder,she plays Principle Slidmore on Disney's Ant Farm and has appeared inDesperate Housewives, 2 Broke Girls, iCarly, The League, Curb YourEnthusiasm, My name Is Earl.She is currently the voice of Beifong in Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra.
Byron Vaughns is an American animation producer and Emmy® award winningdirector ofanimated cartoons . He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and has worked as anArtist-in-Residence program in a regional school district whose students'ages ranged from 6-18.
His background includes the development of animation concepts designed fortelevision, direct-to-video and theatrical motion pictures.
He has directed on Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures andAnimaniacs, (Warner Bros./Amblin), and produced for The Pink Panther (MGM),Dumb & Dumber (Hanna Barbera )and Casper's Haunted Christmas (Mainframe).He was nominated for an Annie award for The Adventures of Brer Rabbit DVDfeature (Universal).
His experience is extensive having worked with writers such as SethMcFarland, Joe Barbera, and Paul Dini and talented performers such as DannyGlover, Wayne Brady, Nick Cannon, Wanda Sykes, D. L. Hughley and PersiaWhite.
Byron wanted to share his knowledge of cartoon making with the public, so heteamed up with his wife Betty, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in ArtEducation, K-1. They decided to create a cartoon workshop studio createdfor young children & teenagers ages 5 to 17 whose primary interest was todraw and animate cartoons. It was listed in Los Angeles Magazine's Best ofLA (1999) issue.
Many creative people in animation participated as special guests at theworkshop studio including Gary Owens (voice of Space Ghost ), Butch Hartman(creator of Fairly Odd Parents), John Kricfalusi (creator of Ren & Stimpy)and Steve Hillenberg (creator of Spongebob Squarepants).
Betty has credits as a Nick Jr. producer/animation writer/ voiceoverperformer for the pilot (La-D-Da's First Nickel) and also worked as aproduction assistant on Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs (Warner Bros.Animation).Her background in animation production, coupled with her first love ofteaching children, was a natural segue for co-creating a place of learning.Thus, she served as the Administrative Director and Byron served as theCreative Director of their animation workshop studio.A new version of the Vaughns' workshop studio (based on the older model) iscurrently called Cartoon Gogo, which travels to students (children andadults) and shows them how to do their own cartoons.
Byron says that "Cartoon Gogo offers a fun experience where children andadults can learn the art of cartooning utilizing excellent one-on-oneinstruction from professionals who have solid animation backgrounds intraditional animation. The background of the instructors include either ananimation degree, strong knowledge of the field or actual working experiencein television or motion pictures (with such studios as Universal, Disney,MGM, Warner Bros. etc.)."
Jeremy Shada has been living and working in Los Angeles since the age offive. Currently, Jeremy is starring in Cartoon Network's The IncredibleCrew, a new live-action sketch comedy series produced by Nick Cannon, slatedto premiere in 2013.
Jeremy is also busy with his work as the young adventurer Finn, the centralcharacter on Cartoon Network's hugely popular, Emmy nominated animatedseries Adventure Time.
Jeremy Fun Factoids
Hobbies:Video gaming, skateboarding, surfing, working out at the gym, singing,watching movies, hanging out with his friends and donating time to a numberof charities and causes.
Past Television Series: Shark, Stacked, The Loup, Good Girls Don't, Nip/Tuck, Ghost Whisperer, ER, Parenthood, Cold Case and Lost
Past Movies: Team America, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Chowder, SuperCrazies, Penguins of Madagascar, My Neighbors the Yamadas, and Bambi