Ryan Clark McChesney Grew up on the mean streets of Blue Springs, Missouri and over came a childhood of being loved and spoiled. He studied theater in college at the University of Central Missouri and soon after graduating moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy. He has written and directed several plays including “Mark and Laura’s Couples Advice” and been doing stand up and improv in the Chicago area for five years now. He and his writing partner Brad Best started writing the screenplay for “The Campaigners” around 2008. He has been compared to such stars as Don Knotts, Fellini, all three stooges, Shia Labeouf, and Gene Wilder. “The Campaigners’ is his feature film directorial debut. It will also be his first lead role in a feature film. The dude is a flat out genius!
BYRON ROUSSIN as Willard
Byron Roussin is a St Louis native who’s been performing in Chicago for about 5 years. He’s performed at Second City, IO, Gorilla Tango, and Stage Left. He was on one of the first Gorilla Tango house teams and has also written/co-written and stage managed shows at various venues around the city. He’s also a former pro-wrestling ring announcer and haunted house actor. He can be seen in the upcoming web series Yard Times (search on Facebook). He has no comment on the rumors that he may, in fact, be Batman.
NEAL RIVET as Lathrop
Neal Rivet is a native of Plaquemine La where he started his acting career in such movies like Brooke Ellison story, Deal, and Middle of nowhere. He is very excited about this project and is enjoying each day on set. He would like to thank his very supportive family and friends both here in Chicago and back home In Louisiana. I love you mom and can’t wait to see you and dad at the premiere.