The Last Ship Cast Bios
Season 3 Cast Bios
CNO Captain Tom Chandler
Eric Dane was born in San Francisco and has been seen in film and television roles for the last two decades. His current role is as US Navy Captain Tom Chandler on the hit TNT series The Last Ship, from executive producer Michael Bay. The series, which is made with the full cooperation of The United States Navy, launches its third season on Sunday, June 12.
Dane 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 cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Best Ensemble and was nominated twice.
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 and 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.
CO Captain 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.
Bridget Regan is currently in production on the third season of TNT's hit series The Last Ship, as well as the second season of the critically acclaimed series Jane The Virgin and Agent Carter, roles that that made E! Online declare her "the Ultimate Kick-Butt TV Villain."
A native of Carlsbad, Calif., Regan relocated to New York City to pursue her acting career upon graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2010, she completed her run playing Kahlen on Legend of the Seeker, produced for ABC Studios by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Her other television credits include recurring roles on White Collar, Beauty & The Beast, Perception, The Black Donnelly's, Lisa Gardner's bestselling mystery thriller, Hide alongside Carla Gugino, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Sons of Anarchy, NCIS: Los Angeles, Six Degrees and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Regan's film credits include Leisure Class, Devil's Gate, John Wick, The Best and the Brightest with Neal Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris, Sex and the City, The Babysitters and Binders.
From December 2007 through March 2008, Regan originated the role of Cecile Leroux in the Broadway comedy Is He Dead? written by Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives and directed by Michael Blackmore.
Command 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. Last year, he played King Alonso opposite Sam Waterston as Prospero in The Tempest at Shakespeare in the Park.
Travis Van Winkle
Lt. Danny Green
Actor Travis Van Winkle has been a shining face on television and film over the last ten years. He is currently a series regular on one of TNT's epic series The Last Ship, from executive producer Michael Bay. The show, which was the #1 new cable series of 2014, has the full cooperation of The U.S. Navy and also stars Eric Dane and Adam Baldwin. Season 3 is currently in production. This project has re-teamed Van Winkle and Michael Bay for third time. They previously worked together on the blockbuster hits Transformers and Friday the 13th, the latter being a breakout film role for Van Winkle, playing one of the lead roles in the thriller remake opposite Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker and Amanda Righetti.
Born in Victorville, Calif., that Van Winkle moved as child to Michigan before settling into Peachtree City, Ga., just outside of Atlanta. In 2003 he made the move back to California, and on his second day in Los Angeles the acting bug hit. Shortly thereafter, he began being cast in guest roles on television shows like That's So Raven, Malcolm in the Middle, The OC and 7th Heaven. In 2013, he joined the cast of The CW's successful series Hart of Dixie in the role of Jonah Breeland. Other television credits include Veronica Mars, Greek, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, CSI:Miami, Happy Endings, 90210 and Raising Hope. On the big screen, Van Winkle appeared in Universal's Meet the Spartans and opposite Blake Lively, Jonah Hill and Justin Long in the comedy Accepted.
In addition to acting, Van Winkle makes time for several charity endeavors including the Big Brother Program, Young Storyteller's Foundation which guides children in writing and acting out their first screenplay with the help of some famous faces, Playground of Dreams, a Los Angeles non-profit mentoring program that teams entertainment industry influencers with children to help foster their creativity, confidence, leadership skills and unique purpose in the world and Art of Elysium which supports visits to children living in hospitals.
Van Winkle was recently appointed Global Ambassador of buildOn, a charity that takes U.S. inner city youth to foreign countries to build schools in global communities that desperately need them. He has been on several "treks" to areas such as Malawi, Nepal and Haiti and is the founder of LoveLife, an event that brings together some of Hollywood's best and brightest to raise awareness and dollars for the organization. In March, he partnered with Tiltify to present Lovelife: Livestream, a globally live-streamed fundraising event that raised over $100,000 to build three schools in Senegal, Africa, and established a new partnership between BigBrothers/BigSisters Los Angeles and buildOn. He is also executive-producing Groundwork, chronicling the work of BuildOn, which is currently underway and is expected to make the festival circuit in 2016.
Van Winkle has played with the Hollywood Knights International basketball league, which raises money for various causes, and the E League (formerly the NBA E League). A first-place finisher in the Malibu Celebrity Triathlon, Van Winkle currently resides in Los Angeles.
LCDR Kara Foster
As a native of Oregon, Marissa Neitling graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon with a degree in theater 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.
LT 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.
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 2014'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 (http://apollonightla.com).
Originally hailing from Texas, Sims graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in theater and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Kevin Michael Martin
A Chicago native, Kevin's late father made him a deal that if he were to make Dean's list in his first year of college, he could audition for any college theatre program he desired. A year later, Kevin made the early move to Los Angeles to study acting at UCLA. While there, Kevin quickly began booking national commercials and by the end of his senior year he was on his way with many television credits including Guest Star roles on NCIS, Desperate Housewives, Franklin & Bash and the movie of the week, Wild Card. Kevin got his big break when he booked a FOX Pilot “Like Father” directed by Bill Lawrence.
In 2015 Kevin booked a Guest Star role on David Fincher's new HBO series Living on Video, which tells the story of breaking into the music video scene in the 1980s and a recurring role on the Disney hit series Jessie
Currently, Kevin can be seen as a Series Regular on Michael Bay's TNT's hit action drama The Last Ship, portraying the youngest tactical member, Eric Miller. What started as an initial two episode offer, turned into quite the growing character.
WO-N SBS Wolf Taylor
Australian actor Bren Foster, stars as the athletic and aggressive Sr. Chief Wolf Brisbane on season three of The Last Ship.
Foster's other television credits include the series regular of Quinn Hudson last season on Days Of Our Lives, and the recurring role of Lt. Cliff Bailey on the hit Aussie series Sea Patrol. Recognized as one of the world's most elite martial arts experts, Foster appeared in National Geographic Channel's 2-hour special Fight Science, and Discovery Channel's Extreme Martial Arts.
Foster's feature credits include the recently wrapped feature films Force of Execution, opposite Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo, and Maximum Conviction, opposite Steven Segal. Other film credits include playing Jamal opposite Rachel Taylor in Cedar Boys and starring in Shadow of Sin.