The Last Ship Cast Bios

Eric Dane
Captain Tom Chandler

Eric Dane was born in San Francisco and has been seen in film and television roles for the past two decades. He got his start in television with guest appearances on series such as The Wonder Years, Married with Children and Roseanne. In 2000 he spent two seasons on the hit series Charmed. In 2005, Dane made an appearance on the second season of ABC's critically acclaimed series Grey's Anatomy and received such positive audience reaction to his character that he was then cast as a series regular. He played Dr. Mark Sloan (aka "McSteamy") for seven seasons, during which time the twice-nominated cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series. 

Dane's film credits include X-Men: The Last Stand in 2001 for 20th Century Fox, Marley and Me in 2008 also for Fox, Burlesque for Screen Gems in 2010 as well as the Garry Marshall directed New Line/Warner Bros film, Valentine's Day.

Dane currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, and their two daughters.


Rhona Mitra
Dr. Rachel Scott

Rhona Mitra has played memorable roles in such television series as David E. Kelley's critically acclaimed dramas The Practice, Boston Legal and Gideon's Crossing, as well as a season-arc on FX's Nip/Tuck. Since then, she has moved on to more roles in film, starring in The Number 23, with Jim Carey and Virginia Madsen, and Shooter, with Mark Wahlberg and Danny Glover.

Mitra recently played Major Rachel Dalton on the popular UK TV series Strike Back. She can also be seen in the futuristic action/thriller Doomsday, co-starring Malcolm McDowell and Bob Hoskins, and the independent feature Boy in the Box, with Josh Lucas and Jon Hamm. In 2009, Mitra also starred in the Underworld franchise origin story, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, co-starring Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy.

This August, Mitra will be on the big screen again when she stars in Universal Picture's The Loft. The thriller centers on five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs. When the murdered body of an unknown woman is found on the property, the friends begin to question each other.

Mitra's other big screen credits include Universal Pictures' The Life of David Gale, opposite Kevin Spacey; Highwaymen, alongside Jim Caviezel; Sweet Home Alabama, with Reese Witherspoon; Hollow Man, alongside Kevin Bacon; and Get Carter, starring Sylvester Stallone.

Originally hailing from the United Kingdom, Mitra currently resides in Los Angeles.


Adam Baldwin
XO Mike Slattery

Adam Baldwin has amassed an impressive and expansive range of film roles totaling over 60, from large studio projects to gritty independents. As a teenager in Chicago, he was chosen from among 4,000 aspiring actors to play the title role of Ricky Linderman in the 1980 feature film, My Bodyguard, starring Matt Dillon. During that same year he caught the attention of Robert Redford and was cast in Ordinary People, opposite Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore.

Baldwin went on to work with the legendary Stanley Kubrick as Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket. Throughout the years Baldwin has worked with many of Hollywood's most talented and successful actors and directors, including Robert De Niro in Guilty By Suspicion, Mel Gibson in The Patriot and Kevin Costner in Lawrence Kasden's Wyatt Earp. He also starred in Independence Day and Richard Donner's Radio Flyer, with Lorraine Bracco.

Television has been a great medium for Baldwin, as he has appeared in projects that include HBO's acclaimed miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, executive-produced by Tom Hanks, the telefilms In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers and Francis Ford Coppola's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and the series The Cape. He also starred in the series The Inside and Day Break and in 2012 wrapped his fifth and final season as John Casey in the NBC dramedy Chuck. Memorable recurring and guest-star roles include TNT's Leverage, Castle, Bones and CSI: NY.

In the sci-fi world, audiences know Baldwin for his starring role on Firefly, recurring roles on The X-Files, Angel and The Visitor, and guest starring roles on Stargate SG-1 and the new The Outer Limits. He followed up his Firefly character once again in Joss Whedon's motion picture, Serenity.

Baldwin currently resides in Los Angeles.


Travis Van Winkle
Lt. Danny Green

Originally born in California, but making his way to Hollywood via Georgia, Travis Van Winkle came to L.A. when he was 20 and has been working in the business ever since.

On the TV side, Van Winkle's recent credits include 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, Raising Hope, a recurring role on Happy Endings, a multi-episode arc on 90210. Past roles include Greek, Veronica Mars, Campus Ladies, The OC, Malcolm in the Middle and 7th Heaven.

On the film front, Travis recently shot indie thriller Rites of Passage, opposite Stephen Dorff and Wes Bentley. He can also be seen in a new (and controversial) series of consumer giant Unilever spots shown throughout AMC's run of Mad Men.

Van Winkle recently wrapped the indie thriller Bloodwork opposite Tricia Helfer. His previous film credits include lead roles in Paramount's Friday the 13th reboot; the Fox comedy Meet the Spartans; Asylum, directed by David Ellis; and the independent comedy Last Call, with Ryan Hansen and Christopher Lloyd. Van Winkle also appeared in in the first Transformers movie and had a supporting role in Universal's Accepted.


Christina Elmore
LTJG Alisha Granderson

Christina Elmore is a talented newcomer who is already achieving great success across the fields of stage, screen and television. Elmore currently stars as Junior Lieutenant Officer Alisha Granderson on the TNT post-apocalyptic drama series, The Last Ship, returning for its second season June 21. The Last Ship takes place after a global viral pandemic wipes out over eighty percent of the planet's population. The crew of a lone unaffected U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer, the USS Nathan James, faces their toughest mission yet: to find a cure to stop the virus and save humanity. The Last Ship is executive produced by Michael Bay and also stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin.

Elmore was born in Los Angeles to a minister/psychologist father and a singer/musician mother. From a young age, she was encouraged to pursue both art and academics and it was in elementary school where she began to fall in love with acting while performing in school plays. This desire to be on stage and in front of an audience continued to grow with her as she went on to attend Harvard University where she majored in African American Studies and honed her acting skills. Upon graduation, Elmore was accepted into the American Conservatory Theatre where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting.

Just prior to her return to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, she was cast in the critically-acclaimed film Fruitvale Station (which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival). This was her first on-screen debut before landing the role in The Last Ship.

On stage, she has most recently starred as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and as Monique in the world premiere of Adam Rapp's The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois at South Coast Repertory.

When not in production, she is also working on a handmade, all-natural apothecary skin & hair care line called Blaine Lorenn, which will debut this summer. Elmore is married and resides in Los Angeles with her husband where she enjoys all things Pinterest and completing do-it-yourself projects.


Charles Parnell
Commander Master Chief (CMC)

Charles Parnell was born in Chicago, where he began flirting with acting at the Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston. After studying with Byrne and Shira Piven, father and sister of Jeremy Piven, Parnell moved to New York and began working in the avant-garde theater scene with such directors as David Herskovitz and Todd Alcott. From there, he began to study with Richard Pinter and Jacklyn Maddux from the Neighborhood Playhouse, followed by two years at the legendary Jean Cocteau Repertory Theater in New York.

After years in regional theater and guest starring in Law & Order, Without A Trace, Third Watch and many other shows, Parnell starred in the off-Broadway play The Overwhelming, which went on to receive rave reviews. Sensing an opportunity, he moved to L.A. and was soon cast in the Starz television series Crash. He has since guest-starred on such series as Bones, Lie to Me, and Fringe, among others, as well as the film Pariah.


Marissa Neitling
Lt. Kara Foster

As a native of Oregon, Marissa Neitling graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon with a degree in theatre arts and mathematics. She has since guest-starred on such series as TNT's Leverage, Oregon Lottery and The Go Getter, while also earning a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama.


Jocko Sims
Lt. Carlton Burk

Jocko Sims is one of the most engaging acting, writing and producing talents on the rise with roles in feature projects such as the award-winning Dreamgirls, Jarhead and last summer's box office smash Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, opposite Gary Oldman.

Sims also starred with the late Dennis Hopper in Starz's first original drama series, Crash, and has had recurring roles on TNT's Franklin & Bash and ABC's Castle, as well as appearances on numerous notable television series such as Masters of Sex, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, CSI and Bones, among many others.

Additionally, Sims hosts the weekly Apollo Night LA Radio show designed to showcase indie music artists from around the world ( Originally hailing from Texas, Sims graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in theater and currently resides in Los Angeles.


John Pyper- Ferguson

John Pyper-Ferguson has died over 40 times on screen in film and television and counting. Over an extensive career, he has given many varied performances playing roles like the most nervous deputy in the West in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven; a neurotic possessive narcissistic gunslinger in the cult series Brisco County Jr.; a shy, reclusive bassist in the mocumentary punk rock film Hard Core Logo; a preppy dad in the comedy She's the Man; and a quiet, driven, ruthless sheriff in Hungry Hills. Pyper-Ferguson has been in two movies titled Drive, one a kung fu classic, the other opposite Ryan Gosling. He has enjoyed the occasional cameo appearance, such as in Conviction, opposite Hilary Swank.

On television, Pyper-Ferguson portrayed a drug-addicted immortal on the TV show Highlander, for which he was nominated for a Gemini for Best Guest Star. He recently won Best Actor for his transformative performance as bereaving father seeking vengeance for his son's death on the ABC drama Motive. Other great roles in television include a critically acclaimed dual-role performance as a profiler and serial killer on Fringe and as the penultimate villain in the final season of Burn Notice.

Last year on the big screen, Piper-Ferguson played the ever effervescent, happy-go-lucky, ferocious Wild Joe in David Hayter's directorial debut Wolves, and Pastor Shay, a conflicted man in search of his faith finding the courage to lead his flock, in The Remaining.

Pyper-Ferguson currently resides in Los Angeles, where he plays guitar and golfs frequently…but mostly practices dying for a living.