The Understudies

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DANNY JACOBS

After graduating from Stanford with a degree in international relations, DANNY JACOBS has built a prolific career as an actor, writer and director.  As an improviser for fifteen years, Danny has performed with Bay Area Theatre Sports in SF, Improv Olympic in Chicago, and the long running improv group dvdevious, in LA.


As an actor, Danny has appeared in numerous television roles, including The West Wing, NCIS: Los Angeles, Days of our Lives, Last Man Standing, Love Bites and Graceland. Additionally, he has starred in several films, such as Sony Pictures' The Cavern and Fox's Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation.


As a writer and director, Danny made his debut with Humboldt County, a drama starring Chris Messina, Fairuza Balk, Frances Conroy, Brad Dourif and Jeremy Strong.  The film premiered at the 2008 SXSW film festival before being purchased and released into theaters across the country to strong critical reception by Magnolia Pictures.  Danny is now in post-production on his follow up film, Growing Up and Other Lies, in which he stars alongside Adam Brody, Josh Lawson, Wyatt Cenac and Amber Tamblyn.

SETH BROWN

SETH BROWN discovered improv in 1993 and has been crafting his skills ever since. He studied and performed across the American west, from Impulse Theater in Denver to BATS Improv in San Francisco, and through out the Los Angeles area.


Seth graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2001 with an emphasis in screenwriting. He has since written material in all forms and formats from internet sketches to feature scripts and from multi-cam sitcoms to children’s animation. He is also the co-author of the Name 6 book series.


As an improviser Seth has performed with various southland groups including Impro Theater, LA Comedysportz, the Ventura Improv Company and The Orange County Crazies. He is currently a cast member on Mission IMPROVable and Ghost Party Orchestra at the Westside Comedy Theater, and has performed on major stages across LA, including The Groundlings, Second City, IO West and the Comedy Central Stage.