Kevin Costner is a critically acclaimed actor, producer, director and musician. One of our generation's most accomplished actors, Costner's unforgettable portrayals of characters from Eliot Ness in "The Untouchables" to Crash Davis in "Bull Durham" to Ray Kinsella in "Field of Dreams" to Jim Garrison in "JFK" have fortified his place in American cinematic lore. On television, Costner also won the Emmy Award®, Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Devil Anse Hatfield in "Hatfields & McCoys." When Costner is not working on films, he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar in his band Modern West, and can be seen playing venues across the country. The band recently recorded a collection of songs from and inspired by "Hatfields & McCoys." Featuring the song "These Hills," the album is entitled "Famous for Killing Each Other." The band's song "The Angels Came Down" from their album "Turn It On" was recently adopted by the Gold Star Moms and Gold Star Wives organizations, which support the mothers, wives and families of fallen soldiers.
Wes Bentley first gained recognition for his role in the Oscar-winning film "American Beauty," in which he played Ricky Fitts, the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor to Jane Burnham (Thora Birch). He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in "The Hunger Games" and costared in "Lovelace." Bentley also appeared in Paramount's popular franchise "Mission Impossible: Fallout" and the independent feature "The Best of Enemies," opposite Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson. He is currently one of the leads in Taylor Sheridan's series "Yellowstone" on the Paramount Network. Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Bentley participated in drama club and cultivated a specific interest in improvisational comedy while attending Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. There he founded an improv troupe with his brother Patrick Bentley and friends Damien Bunting and Josh Cowdery. At his mother's urging, Bentley attended The Juilliard School in New York after high school graduation, but only for a short period of time.
Luke Grimes maintains a fearless pursuit of challenging roles, evolving with each new project. He is fast becoming one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors, for both independent and mainstream film. Grimes was seen in his reprisal of the role of Elliot in "Fifty Shades Darker," the sequel to the hit film "50 Shades of Grey." Grimes also costarred in "Fifty Shades Freed," the final installment of the romance franchise. Grimes also can be seen in Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" opposite Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. On the small screen, Grimes starred in Greg Berlanti's hit drama "Brothers & Sisters" and HBO's top-rated series "True Blood." The son of a Pentecostal pastor in Dayton, Ohio, Grimes spent summers at church camp where he learned to play drums, which led to his other passion: music. He is also the lead of an alt-country band called Mitchells Folly. Before moving to Los Angeles, Grimes studied acting in New York City and received a degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Kelly Reilly's stage work at the National Theatre in the West End and at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage. Her performances in "After Miss Julie" and "Othello" at the Donmar earned her nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress. In 2011, she reprised her role as Mary Watson in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Reilly went on to star opposite Denzel Washington in "Flight" and opposite Greg Kinnear in "Heaven Is for Real" (which broke box office records) as well as in the John Michael McDonagh film "Calvary," opposite Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd. She also starred in the second season of the acclaimed series "True Detective" alongside Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn. She also appeared as Kerra in the Sky/Amazon U.S. series "Britannia" and starred opposite Luke Evans in the thriller "10x10."
Cole Hauser has generated incredible performances in independent films. He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "Tigerland." He also received much critical acclaim for his role in "White Oleander." He is the lead in the DirecTV series "Rogue." His numerous other feature credits include "Hart's War," "Tears of the Sun," "Higher Learning," "Good Will Hunting," "Dazed and Confused," "Olympus Has Fallen," "A Good Day to Die Hard," "Too Fast, Too Furious" and "Yellowstone." Hauser made his film debut in 1992's "School Ties", costarring alongside a host of soon-to-be big name players, including Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. He worked with Affleck again the following year in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," which also featured a veritable talent pool ensemble cast. Born in Santa Barbara, California, he is the son of Cass Warner, founder of the film production company Warner Sisters, and Wings Hauser, an actor.
Newcomer Brecken Merrill grew up in crowded Southern California but has fallen in love with the open-sky Montana lifestyle he has come to know by playing Tate Dutton on "Yellowstone." He has developed a passion for horseback riding and roping and an enthusiastic appreciation for colorful language. Brecken brings his youthful innocence and sensitivity to his nuanced portrayal of Tate.
Denim Richards has been performing for over two decades, with over 20 musical theater productions and numerous TV and film credits under his belt. He is currently on the hit Paramount Network series "Yellowstone." In 2006, Richards took first place in acting and singing in the Los Angeles NAACP competition. He went on to take fourth in nationals. For those who knew him well, the accolades came as no surprise. Richards found his passion for the arts when he was just six years old while performing as a guest soloist at the world-renowned Crystal Cathedral. Since then, he has never looked back. Through his acting, Richards loves to guide audiences through a range of emotions that leave them feeling uplifted and inspired. He is often attracted to roles that require extreme character development and vocal ability. Richards has always had a burning desire to own and create, so in 2010, he created his own production company, Lazer Focus Productions, LLC (LFP). LFP is a multi-ethnic company that takes pride in telling original stories of quality while providing opportunities for professionals in the entertainment industry. Richards believes that there is amazing talent everywhere, and LFP is the platform that is needed to showcase that talent. Richards's brand is Love. He believes that everyone should receive it, especially children. Denim strongly believes, "In this day and age where everyone is so busy, we have to remember that the youth are our future." With this in mind, he launched Youth Empowering Success (YES). YES is a nonprofit organization that focuses on giving youth a positive voice through the arts: singing, acting, dancing, public speaking and/or filmmaking. In conjunction with his nonprofit, Richards also mentors third-, fourth- and fifth-grade children at MLK Elementary. Richards is also very active in many different charities such as United Steps, which addresses homelessness; RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network); Rowell's Foster Children's Positive Plan; and the Innocent Justice Foundation. Richards hopes to continue being a positive role model and an inspiration of hope.
Award-winning actor Gil Birmingham is known for his work in over 60 film and television productions. Birmingham costarred alongside Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner in Taylor Sheridan's critically acclaimed film "Wind River," receiving praise for his performance as Martin Hanson, a grieving father whose daughter has been murdered on the Wind River Reservation. Birmingham previously collaborated with Taylor Sheridan in the film "Hell or High Water," costarring opposite Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges as a team of Texas sheriffs hunting down bank-robbing brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster). The seamless chemistry between the two garnered Bridges a Best Supporting Actor nod, and Birmingham's powerful performance was highlighted by notable film reviewers. The movie was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing at the 2017 Academy Awards. Birmingham generated public acclaim for his portrayal of Billy Black in the blockbuster films "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn," based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer. He costarred in the film "Love Ranch" (2010) with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, directed by Taylor Hackford. Additionally, he voiced Wounded Bird in the Oscar-winning film "Rango" (2011). Other film credits include roles in "Shouting Secrets," "End of the Spear," "DreamKeeper," "Gentle Ben," "The Doe Boy," "Love's Long Journey," "Te Ata," "Crooked Arrows" and "The Lone Ranger" alongside Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. On TV, Birmingham's powerful portrayal of Dog Star in Steven Spielberg's six-part TV miniseries "Into the West" captured the attention of audiences worldwide. Birmingham has guest-starred in several episodes of "Wilfred" alongside Elijah Wood, and he has been on "The Lying Game," "Castle," "The Mentalist," "Nip/Tuck" and "Veronica Mars." He was a recurring guest star on "Banshee" and "House of Cards" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," playing Jane Krakowski’s father. Additionally, he appeared on the mermaid drama "Siren" and had a recurring role on "Animal Kingdom." In addition to acting, Birmingham is an accomplished guitar player and singer and performs for fans in a variety of venues with his blues/rock style.
Kelsey Asbille appeared in Oscar-nominee Taylor Sheridan's "Wind River" opposite Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Jon Bernthal. She also starred on the go90 series "Embeds," about a group of young staffers on the campaign trail, produced by Megyn Kelly and Michael De Luca. Asbille recurred on two seasons of the hit MTV series "Teen Wolf" and starred in the FOX event pilot "Hieroglyph," written by Travis Beacham and directed by Miguel Sapochnik. She is known for her leading role on Disney XD's "Pair of Kings" and recurring role on the CW's "One Tree Hill." Her other film credits include Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man" opposite Andrew Garfield, "Run" opposite William Moseley, "The Wine of Summer" opposite Ethan Peck and Marcia Gay Harden and Disney's "Den Brother."
Jefferson White can currently be seen as Jimmy Hurdstrom on Taylor Sheridan's Paramount Network original series "Yellowstone" alongside Kevin Costner. Jeff has had major recurring roles on numerous critically acclaimed series, including "The Alienist," "House of Cards," "Manhattan," "The Americans," "Blindspot," "Aquarius" and "How to Get Away with Murder." His additional television credits include "Elementary," "Blue Bloods" and "Law & Order: SVU." As a graduate of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jeff's theater credits include "Long Day's Journey into Night," "The Whipping Man," "The Shape of Things" and "Macbeth," among others. Jeff resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham never really set out to be a musician. He grew up in New Mexico and Texas, riding bulls on the local rodeo circuit. His mother bought him a guitar when he was 16 years old, and a neighbor taught him a mariachi tune. When he grew tired of playing the only song he knew, Bingham began penning his own music, discovering the writing process to be a therapeutic coping mechanism for dealing with the tumultuousness of his upbringing. He set out on his own, shuffling from town to town. His first performances were informal affairs in the backseats of cars with friends on the way to rodeos, where he competed professionally on the weekends. Before he knew it, Bingham had more gigs playing guitar than riding bulls. After making his recording debut on Lost Highway Records (Universal Music Group) and touring hard across the U.S. in support of his first couple of albums, Bingham was actually in the back of a van in North Dakota when he wrote "The Weary Kind," which became the centerpiece of the 2010 film "Crazy Heart'" starring Jeff Bridges. It earned Bingham an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. The film also marked Bingham's acting debut in a small part opposite Bridges. Bingham went on to play the leading man in the feature film "A Country Called Home" and later appeared opposite Christian Bale as Sgt. Paul Malloy in the movie "Hostiles." All Bingham's film and TV projects have featured his original music, including Season 1 of "Yellowstone," on which he performed, in character, his song "Wolves" from the album "American Love Song."
Forrie J. Smith
Born and raised in Montana, actor Forrie J. Smith has appeared in over 100 different productions since first stepping into the spotlight over 20 years ago. Most notably, he has worked on "Rambo III," "2 Guns" and Oscar-nominee Taylor Sheridan's "Hell or High Water." Among Smith's other television and film credits as an actor and/or stuntman are "Midnight, Texas," "The Lazarus Man" and "Lucky Luke." Due to his on-camera wrangling expertise, his roles almost exclusively revolve around working with livestock, and he considers the ability to do both dialogue and stunts in a single shot to be his forté. Between projects, he has competed and won rodeos all over the North American continent and Australia. Now starring as Lloyd on Paramount Network's "Yellowstone," Smith credits his childhood on the road in the rodeo for instilling in him the values of the horse culture.
After pivotal roles in both "Soldado," opposite Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, and the critically acclaimed "Wind River," opposite Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, Ian Bohen reteams with director and Oscar-nominated writer Taylor Sheridan on Paramount Network's "Yellowstone," starring Kevin Costner. The contemporary western drama marks Bohen's return to television after his best-known role as Peter Hale on the hit MTV series "Teen Wolf," which helped him garner a massive worldwide social media following. His other roles include a modern retelling of "Little Women," as well as recurring arcs on NBC's "Chicago P.D." and AMC's "Mad Men."