The Last Ship Season 4 Cast Bios
Season 4 Cast Bios
Eric Dane was born in San Francisco and has been seen in countless film and television roles over the last two decades. His current role is as 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 fourth season on Sunday, Aug. 20.
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.
Bridget Regan currently stars opposite Eric Dane on the Michael Bay-produced TNT hit drama series The Last Ship as Sasha Cooper. She also recurs on the Golden Globe nominated series, Jane the Virgin as Rose AKA Sin Rostro as well as on Marvel’s Agent Carter as the original Black Widow, Dottie Underwood. These performances made E! Online declare her "The Ultimate Kick-Butt TV Villain."
A native of Carlsbad California, Regan relocated to New York City to pursue her acting career upon graduating from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2010, she completed her run playing Kahlan Amnel 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 opposite Matt Bomer, The Good Wife, Greys Anatomy, Beauty & The Beast, Perception, The Black Donnelly's, Lisa Gardner's bestselling mystery thriller, Hide alongside Carla Gugino, Person of Interest, Sons of Anarchy, NCIS: Los Angeles, Six Degrees and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Regan's film credits include Devil's Gate opposite Milo Ventimillia, John Wick, HBO's The Leisure Class, The Best and the Brightest with Neal Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris, Sex and the City, The Babysitters and Binders.
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.
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.
Command Master Chief (CMC) Russell Jeter
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 and the Sundance Award winning film Pariah where Charles was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his performance. 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. 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, California, Van Winkle moved as a 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 and buildOn. 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 2016, 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.
When not working or giving back, Van Winkle maintains a very active lifestyle. 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 appeared alongside The Rock in San Andreas, while also earning a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama.
LT Alisha Granderson
Christina Elmore is a talented actress who is achieving great success across the fields of stage, screen and television. Elmore currently stars as Lieutenant Alisha Granderson on The Last Ship, TNT’s post-apocalyptic drama series that chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. It also stars Eric Dane, Bridget Regan 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 film projects such as the award-winning Dreamgirls, Jarhead and 2014’s summer’s box office smash Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opposite Gary Oldman. Sims was also featured in a critically praised recurring role as the charismatic ‘Robert Franklin’ during Showtime’s second season of the acclaimed period piece drama, Masters of Sex. He can currently be seen starring as series regular ‘Lt. Carlton Burk’ in the TNT network ratings hit, The Last Ship, slated to return for its fourth season on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Additionally, Sims recently wrapped filming a guest starring role for the Amazon Studios comedy pilot The Climb awaiting series pickup.
Sims also starred with the late Dennis Hopper in Starz’s first original drama series Crash, has had recurring roles on TNT’s Franklin & Bash and ABC’s Castle, as well as appeared on numerous notable television series such as Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, CSI, Bones, and Showtime’s new series I’m Dying Up Here among others.
Originally hailing from Texas, Sims graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in theater and currently resides in Los Angeles.
SBS WO-N Wolf Taylor
Australian actor Bren Foster returns as SCPO Wolf Taylor in season four of The Last Ship.
Other television credits include the series regular role of Quinn Hudson in Days of Our Lives. He played the recurring role of Lt. Cliff Bailey on the hit Aussie series Sea Patrol and roles on both Home and Away and the award-winning police drama series East West 101.
Foster is a nine-time world champion in six different martial art disciplines, holding black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido and Hwarang-do. He has appeared in National Geographic Channel's 2-hour special Fight Science, and Discovery Channel's Extreme Martial Arts.
Foster's recent feature credits include si-fi films Osiris Child and Infini directed by Shane Abbess, Terminus, Force of Execution opposite Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo and Maximum Conviction opposite Steven Segal.
He starred in Shadow of Sin and played Jamal opposite Rachel Taylor in the critically acclaimed Australian feature film Cedar Boys.
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 hit action drama The Last Ship on TNT, portraying Eric Miller. What started as an initial two episode offer, turned into quite the growing character over the past few seasons.