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Nick Lachey
Birthday: November  9 1973
hometown: Harlan, KY

Nick Lachey joins the cast of Charmed in its seventh season as Leslie "Les" St. Claire, the ghostwriter hired to take over Phoebe's (Alyssa Milano) advice column while she is on sabbatical.

If there's one constant that has accompanied Lachey's rise from Cincinnati local to his current status as one of the hottest properties in the world of entertainment, it has been his all-encompassing love of music. At every key stage of his life - from studying sports medicine to multi-Platinum success with 98 Degrees, and through the recent years with his marriage to Jessica Simpson and their hit reality TV show Newlyweds - Lachey's desire to create music has always remained a driving factor in his life.

Lachey's first memory of music is of his mother playing hits from Stevie Wonder and The Beatles. By the time he was 6, Nick was singing in his local church choir. It was the first stage that set him on the road to enlisting at Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

At this time, Lachey was torn between music and his other passion for sports. Despite enrolling at Miami University to study sports medicine, the calling from music proved too much for him to resist, and he found himself spending weekends singing and playing saxophone in a local band playing classic R&B and Motown covers.
When the chance arose for Lachey to join 98 Degrees, he needed little convincing to accept what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Initially helped in part by the patronage of Stevie Wonder, the band enjoyed a string of hits with singles such as "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" and "Invisible Man," as well as a run of Platinum albums. As the band gradually grew apart, Nick was given the chance to go solo.

The album, entitled SoulO, was released in late 2003. It featured tracks such as "Shut Up," "This I Swear" and the show-stopping "On And On," and marked an impressive start to his solo career. Lachey, who cites George Michael as a major influence, is determined to make his forthcoming album a more rootsy, organic affair.

Currently in the process of recruiting collaborators for the new material, Lachey is planning to work with Rob Thomas, and admits that he would love to work with George Michael and former 98 Degrees champion Stevie Wonder.
Lachey's appearance on Charmed will mark his first major acting role. Other notable guest-star appearances have been on I'm with Her and American Dreams.

This past year, Lachey, along with wife, Jessica Simpson, headlined The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour. Currently, Lachey can be seen on the reality series, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.

Lachey's passion for social issues is reflected in his work with the youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition to his Big Brother role, he also acted as a spokesman for the organization's centennial anniversary.

Lachey and his wife Jessica currently live in Los Angeles.


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T.W. King
Theodore William King, also known as Ted King, was born on 1 October 1965 in Hollywood, California. 
He is probably best known for his role on the short-lived series Time Cop in which he starred as timecop Jack Logan.

T.W. King was raised in Maryland, California and New York. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where he studied film direction. He co-founded the Portal Theatre Company, on off-off Broadway company, in New York City and has been a strong presence in New York Theatre for several years.

Before starring on Charmed, he appeared in the television series Loving and The City as Danny Roberts from 1995 - 1997. The ABC series Time Cop, in which King had a lead role, did not last a full season due to poor ratings. King has also guest starred on shows such as Frasier, JAG, Sex and the City, and Law & Order.

T.W. left Charmed after its first season for reasons unexplained, though there are rumours that conflicts with Shannen Doherty might have led to his leaving.

He worked as a film and video editor before landing his first leading acting role.

Contact Address:
Ted King
200 West 57th Street Suite 900
New York, NY 10019 United States

Unofficial webpage: Ted King online
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Michael Bailey Smith
Birthday: 2 November ??
Birth place: Alberta, Michigan, USA

He is he oldest of six kids (our sisters and another brother). 

Michael grew up as an Air Force brat traveling the world and graduating from high school in Tehran, Iran. He later served in the renowned 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. Michael attended college at Eastern Michigan University where his athletic talents earned him a spot as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. After a career-ending knee injury, Michael moved to San Diego and became a competitive bodybuilder. Michael stumbled upon acting when he accompanied a friend to an audition for Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, A (1989). Michael landed the role of Super Freddy and the rest is history. 

In Charmed he not only played Belthazor but also Shax, The Source and a grimlock.

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Greg Vaughan

Birthday: 15 June 1973,
Birth place: Dallas, Texas, USA

Greg was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Shortly after graduating from high school, he ventured to Italy, where he modeled for legendary designer Giorgio Armani. Gianni Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic and Ralph Lauren campaigns soon followed.

After several years in modeling, Vaughan's interests turned to acting. When he's not working, Greg enjoys participating in a number of sports including golf, basketball, horseback riding, windsurfing and hiking. He also enjoys singing and playing the guitar.

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Dorian Gregory
Birthday: 26 January 1971
Birth place: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

When he's not in front of the camera, Gregory simultaneously indulges his passions for music and his love for his family with MD Says, his "hip-hop on another level" musical group that also features his sister. Gregory also supports numerous non-profit and community service organizations. He has served as a National Spokesman for the American Diabetes Association and participates in the Los Angeles Police Department sponsored Jeopardy Program for at-risk youth, among other community service activities. Gregory has also devoted many hours to fund-raising for nonprofit humanitarian and charity organizations such as AIDS Project LA, Special Olympics, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. 

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Finola Hughes
Born in London and educated in Norland Place, an English private school, Finola enrolled at Art's Educational, a theatrical school where she studied ballet from age 10 through 17. While there, she participated in various television plays and ballet performances, making her first public appearance at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden at age 11. 

Finola then joined a ballet company for 12 months before returning to London, where she worked as a dancer in television and had occasional small parts in films.

In 1980, she originated, and portrayed for one year, the role of Victoria, The White Cat, in the London-based original company of "Cats." Andrew Lloyd Weber interviewed each member of the original cast to incorporate bits of their personalities into their characters, thus leaving a little bit of Finola in every Victoria that plays around the world. Next came a stage production of "Song and Dance," which was followed by "Nutcracker," a British film that starred Joan Collins. 
It was because of her impressive performances in "Cats" and "Song and Dance" that actor/director Sylvester Stallone received a video tape of Finola's work and cast her in her first American motion picture, "Staying Alive," opposite John Travolta and directed by Stallone. Playing opposite Travolta in a steamy love triangle had tremendous impact for Finola, helping to make her a familiar face to audiences here and abroad. Finola later returned to London, where she starred in the television series, "The Hot Shoe Show," for nearly a year. Her other television credits include the mini-series, "Master of Ballantrae," "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (BBC), "Grace Kennedy," and "The Monte Carlo Show." She also appeared in the Berlin based film "The Apple." Her American television movies include "Haunted By Her Past" and "The Bride In Black." 
Finola studies acting with Milton Katselas and ballet with Stanley Holden. She keeps in shape by swimming and doing aerobics. She also enjoys reading and viewing MTV and feature films. She is now married to photographer Russell Young and they have a son, Dylan Joseph, born 9 November 2000.

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James Read
Name: James Christopher Read

Nick name: Jim
Birthday: 31 July 1953
Birth place: Buffalo, New York, USA (raised in Schenectady, NY)

Father: phone company executive
Mother: housewife

Education: University of Vermont, University of Oregon (graduated in 1976 with Bachelor's Degree in Radio and TV Production), Pepperdine University (graduated in 1996 with Master's Degree in Psychology).

Married to Wendy Kilbourne in 1988. They have two children.

Residence: Santa Barbara, California (north of Los Angeles)

Hobbies: Sailing, tennis, music

James Christopher Read was born on 31 July 1953 in Buffalo, New York in well prospered family. He has never dreamt about acting until his university years. He started studing law at Oregon University but near to the graduation, he discovered his love for theatre. He left university and joined a theatrical group in Denver. His movie and TV career started in 1982, when he played one of the main roles in the "Remington Steele" (1982) series and started to guest-appear in different popular series. The most important moment was the year 1985 when he received role of George Hazard in succesfull and one of the best ever mini-series - "North and South" (1985). Before starting doing the show, Read has spent few weeks at Patrick Swayze's rancho, where Swayze taught him to ride a horse. During his first month on "North and South" set, Read met Wendy Kilbourne. They started dating and got married soon. They are together until today. In 1986 Read played Hazard once again in "North and South" sequel entitled "North and South II" (1986).

He played in dozens other movies and series, but none of them was such a big success. Though he has never been "a Star", he is liked a lot and his movies are watched with pleasure by viewers all over the world. He lives with Kilbourne and their son Jackson (born 1991) in California.

Unofficial webpage: JamesRead

For detailed filmography see The International Movie Database





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