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Award Winning Actor Michael Dante has appeared in approximately 30 films and 150 television shows and spent several years under contract to three major studios; MGM, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox.
Michael was a bonus ball player with the Boston Braves and later went to the big leagues with the Washington Senators. He has won many awards in and out of Hollywood and has a street named after him, Michael Dante Way, in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.
Michael’s first starring role was in Westbound with Randolph Scott, co-starred in two films with Audie Murphy, Apache Rifles
and Arizona Raiders, Seven Thieves with Rod Stieger, Sammy Fuller’s film noir, The Naked Kiss and starred in the title role in the film Winterhawk.
He co-starred in classic TV shows such as Desilu Playhouse, Star Trek, Bonanza, General Hospital and the Custer Series, just to name a few.
Michael hosted his own one hour radio talk show, The Michael Dante Classic Celebrity Talk Show, with the top names in entertainment and sports. Michael has written his biography about the people he worked with and those he encountered throughout his journey, ‘Michael Dante – From Hollywood to Michael Dante Way.’
Award winning actor of 30 films and 150 television show plus multiple awards, Michael Dante, signed a $6,000.00 bonus contract at the age of 18 with the Boston Braves organization in 1950. He played shortstop for two years in the minor leagues before injuring his throwing arm.
A young Ralph Vitti, whose name was later, changed to Michael Dante while under contract to Warner Bros. Studios by movie mogul Jack Warner, played for the Hermosillo ball club in the Mexican Coast Winter League in 1952. He wanted to make up for lost playing time because of his shoulder injury. After a shoulder operation, the Washington Senators invited him to spring training with their club in Orlando, Florida in 1955. Michael’s shoulder was healing slowly, so he took advantage of an opportunity to do a screen test at MGM Studios in Hollywood, arranged by big band leader Tommy Dorsey. The Studio signed him to a movie contract and he never went back to baseball. The rest is history.
Michael Dante was sworn in as an Honorary Arizona Ranger – January 2016. There are only two Honorary Arizona Rangers in the state of Arizona, George W. Bush and Michael Dante.
Michael Dante was inducted into the Fulton County Baseball and Sports Hall of Fame
Gloversville, NY – August 2017
MORE NEWS! Michael wrote the sequel to 'Winterhawk,' 'Winterhawk's Land' and would love to share with the fans/audience his vision for making it into a film. As 'Winterhawk,' he embodied the character and wrote the sequel in the spirit of his character. Only he could do that.
Michael will be bringing the books to TWBFF, along with his third book, just being published now, called SIX RODE HOME. It's about six horseman that served together in the Civil War and came home to ...what? Michael will have this book too just in time for TWBFF!
Michael just recently went to Marshfield, Missouri and received a national literacy award, the 'Ella Dickey Literacy Award' for his autobiography, 'Michael Dante-From Hollywood to Michael Dante Way.' It is quite an honor! Now, Michael will be described as an Award Winning Actor and an Award Winning Author.
Award Winning Actor/Award Winning Author
Charlie has had a very busy 26 years as a noted western film historian and “Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian.” As one of the most sought after celebrity Q & A moderators, he led panels at the popular “Festival of the West” in Scottsdale, from 1992 until its closing in 2013.
Since then he’s moderated panels all over the U.S.A. including: California fests in Los Angeles, Grass Valley, Victorville, and Palm Springs. For Arizona festivals, he’s conducted dozens of Q & A sessions in Phoenix, Willcox, Apache Junction and Tucson. In Texas, he was the official moderator for “The Spirit of the Cowboy at McKinney Square,” and is currently the official moderator for the “Cowboy Way, MayFest” in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
As an Encore Fellow at the Smithsonian endorsed “Western Spirit, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West,” Charlie gives monthly presentations on western film, as well as classes on the western genre at Central Arizona College.
In January, 2014, he was recognized for his work at Apacheland Movie Ranch by having his bootprints placed on The Apacheland Alumni Wall at the Superstition Mountain Museum, with other honorees including Dale Robertson, Richard Boone, Rory Calhoun, Patsy Montana, Jock Mahoney, Johnny Western, Neil Summers and Ronald Reagan.
Currently, he’s in production for his Amazon Prime/YouTube show, “Mysteries of the Superstition Mountains,” focusing on the many stories associated with this mysterious mountain range.
He’s appeared as a guest on television shows such as, “The Joey Canyon Show” on the RFD Network in Nashville, and several episodes of “Crossroads Live” in Texas and Oklahoma. Hosting duties included the yearly “The High Chaparral Reunion” live webcasts from Tucson.
When not on the road for festival and convention duties, Charlie continues to act in films like, “The High Riders,” “Lucifer Complex,” “Good-bye, Franklin High,” “Serial Blondes,” “C-Bar, the Movie,” and “Wanted,”
As a writer and radio personality, Charlie has four published books on western film and a monthly column for Arizona Real Country Magazine, and is currently under contract with KSWG – 96.3 fm for weekly discussions on westerns.
Charlie is honored to be asked back by Rock and Brenda Whitehead for his second year as M.C. of The Wild Bunch Film Festival.
Corinna Harney was born on February 20, 1972 in Bremerhaven, Germany as Corinna Denise Harney. She is an actress and producer, known for Vegas Vacation (1997), Rat Race (2001) and Pitcher and the Pin-Up (2003). She'll also be playing the role of Bethany Elder in the western faith based movie "Eli Elder" that is in development.
She has been married to Christopher Michael Jones since August 20, 1994. They have one child.
Besides working in film, she can currently be seen in "Alibi". It's a unique immersive theatrical experience, which is part show, part game, part tour, part bar/restaurant crawl. Details at http://alibitheshow.com in Las Vegas.
'TWBFF 2018 AWARD SHOW CO-HOST'
Crossing Flowers Motel (pre-production) - Melanie
Eli Elder (In development) - Bethany Elder
Space Captain and Callista (pre-production) - Corinna
The Dark Field (filming) - Baroness Franziska Konig
Bleach (post-production) - Neferniti
Gloria (post-production) - Player One
Red Herring - Blonde Woman
Sins of Our Youth - Bike mom
Separation (Video short) - Woman
Escape from Polygamy (TV Movie) - Drunk Girl #1 (as Corinna Jones)
Yonkers Joe - Shampoo Girl (uncredited)
Pitcher and the Pin-Up - Melissa Curtis (as Corinna Harney-Jones)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Girl Gone Wild (as Corinna Harney-Jones)
Rat Race Cocktail Waitress - (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Nash Bridges (TV Series) - Waitress
Jackpot: Part 2 (2000) - Waitress (as Corinna Harney-Jones)
Vegas Vacation - Girl at Blackjack Table (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Vampirella (Video) - Sallah
Beach House - Corinna
High Tide (TV Series) - - Mermaid (1995)
Cindy Mitchum grew up in a truly royal Hollywood family. Niece of legendary actor Robert Mitchum, her father, John Mitchum is well known in his own right; not just for the 170 film and TV projects he worked on, but for his many wonderful songs and poems; most notably “America Why I Love Her,” made famous by John Wayne.
Recently Cindy has been busy recording her father’s works with well known celebrities. Robert Duvall, Wilford Brimley, Jane Russell, Rob Word, Ken Curtis, Barry Corbin, Peggy Stewart, Herb Jeffreys, Rusty Richards, Alex Cord, James Drury and many more have taken part in this 50 piece CD set in preparation for release. Ben Mankiewicz of TMC called the CD, “Pure Americana and not just Hollywood History.”
Cindy is in charge of Mitchum Media with 20+ projects on their slate, including a cable series,, “Them Onery Mitchum Boys,” based on the early life of her father and uncle; also included in her production company is an ASCAP associated publishing company, “Little Chardonnay,” with over 64 song titles written by John.
Cindy is working on a return to print of the book version of, “Them Onery Mitchum Boys,” and making “American, Why I Love Her,” the Official National Poem; it’s already spoken before the opening of Congress, is in The Boy Scout Handbook, as well as college courses and fireworks displays
Along with her cousin, actress Carrie Mitchum, (“The Bold and the Beautiful” with Ethan Wayne) a cordon bleu chief, and Robert Mitchum’s granddaughter, and great grand niece of famous actor/comedian Harold Lloyd, Cindy and Carrie have created Mitchum Brothers Inc, including research in medical cannabis as well as, accessories, botanical Delicacies nutritional CBD meals, and a Hemp clothing line along with their designer jewelry
Cindy has dedicated her life to preserving the talents of her father, John Mitchum, through books, recordings and a cable series. She’s very happy to be at the Wild Bunch Film Festival in honor of her father and uncle.
SAT OCT 20TH
Q&A W/ MICHAEL DANTE
BY MICHAEL DANTE
Stefan is best known for his role as Barry Lockridge in the Irwin Allen series Land of the Giants. Stefan has also starred in several movies including "The Way West" with Richard Widmark and Robert Mitchum, "Class of 1984", "Fear No Evil", "Strange Days", "The Final Cut", and the 2005 version of "The Fog".
Before landing the co-starring gig in Land of the Giants, Stefan had guest roles on the small screen in the likes of The Defenders, Gunsmoke, T.H.E. Cat, Combat, Dragnet, Dead Man's Gun (TV Series), Angel and the Badman (TV Movie), and The Virginian. Later on, roles in Switch, Police Story and TJ Hooker would cement his television credentials.
In recent years has appeared in the likes of Fargo (TV Series), Arrow (TV Series),Highlander ("Courage"), The Sentinel ("Payback"), The X Files ("Terma" and "Tunguska"), Poltergeist: The Legacy ("Ransom"), Viper ("Stormwatch"), Millennium ("Thirteen Years Later" and "Goodbye Chris"), The Crow: Stairway To Heaven ("The Road Not Taken"), 7 Days ("The Dunwych Madness"), Special Unit 2 ("The Eye"), UC: Undercover ("The Seige"), Cold Squad ("True Believers"), Da Vinci's Inquest ("Wash The Blood Out of The Ring" and "Dizzy Looking Down") and Dead Like Me (the pilot episode). He also appeared as Shire Reeve in "The Legend of Earthsea" mini-series.
Stefan is a very accomplished musician. He had a band called "The Knights of The Living Dead", in Los Angeles from 1986 to 1993. The band was offered several deals, and signed with Capitol Records. Unfortunately, the president of Capitol was fired that same week, and the new president dropped all the new bands that were signed but had not gone into the recording studio.
The band did get money to make a demo with Dave Jerden (Jane's addiction, Rolling Stones, etc) as producer. But by the time everything was done, the band was breaking up. Stefan and his partner Roland Devoile continued to make music until the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Stefan also helped his sister (Alison Arngrim) get one of her first roles on the series Room 222, who went on to fame as Nellie in Little House on the Prairie.
Stefan won The Science Fiction Film & Fantasy Award "Best actor" for "Fear No Evil" in 1981, and was recently Nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best supporting actor" for "The Life" in 2005. The movie production of The A Team brought Stefan back to the big screen. Most recently Stefan has had a recurring role in the hugely popular television series Fringe.
Currently: Stefan has several projects on the go at the moment including his own production called The Last Ride with writing partner Anthony Wilson. He is also working on a number of music projects with a new CD in the works. To top all of this, Stefan recently met up with his fellow Land of the Giants cast members to record a quite unique audio soundtrack commentary for the UK Land of the Giants Season 2 DVD release.