Stormworld: cast

Cast | Characters

Andrew Jenkins (Jason)

His calculated focus, and a real zest for life, is serving Andrew well, in a career that embraces both dramatic and comedy roles. His influences range from Daniel Day-Lewis to Sean Penn to Ed Norton.

He credits Saving Grace star Holly Hunter as the “perfect example of a consummate professional,” during production of his guest-starring role on the popular TNT network series. Andrew’s character, a suspect in the disappearance of a child, commits suicide in an emotionally charged episode.

Aliens in America, which ran on the CW Network, provided Andrew’s first opportunity on a comedy series. Its quirky exchange-student theme had a wide international appeal. Andrew appeared as a student charged with finding Pakistan on the globe, in the Homecoming episode.

These days, there isn’t much down time for the young native of Alberta, Canada. Andrew doesn’t neglect the gym, yoga, family and friends. But, most of his “free” time is devoted to honing his craft with continued actor’s training.

His background is richly diverse, having been raised on a farm, with musicians in the family (Andrew spent much of his childhood impersonating Elvis Presley) and parents who are supportive of his acting career. His father drove him from Alberta to Los Angeles for Andrew’s first acting classes and pilot season auditions. Vancouver is now home, with Los Angeles running a close second.

In three short years, Andrew Jenkins has achieved some impressive credits, proving his ability as an actor with great depth. He’s eager to meet the next challenge, and embark on the next adventure.

Calum Worthy (Lee)

Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1991, Calum Worthy made his film debut at the age of 9 with Bill Pullman in Night Visions. He subsequently landed the starring role in the BBC- Canadian award-winning mini-series, I Was a Rat, opposite Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, Tom Conti, Ned Beattie and Sir Edward Fox.

This busy young Canadian Actor has been fortunate to work in 26 different film and television productions in the past six years, including a regular on HBO's Out of Order (with Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Eric Stotz), recurring roles in The Days, Reunion, and Psych and guest starring roles in Stargate Atlantis and Kyle XY.

Feature credits include National Lampoon's Holiday Reunion (for which he won a Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Movie”), Dr.Dolittle 3, Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness, and Second Sight.

Calum is a 2008 Young Artist Award of Hollywood nominee for the "Best Performance in a TV series, Recurring Young Actor" for NBC's Psych. a triple threat.

Calum is equally at home on stage, and he is an accomplished singer, pianist and composer. At the age of 11, he won the Canadian National Young Composer Award. An emerging film maker, Calum recently scripted, filmed and edited the behind-the-scenes featurette and EPK for the feature film Mulligans (2008).

Calum has also just completed shooting Living Out Loud and an episode of Supernatural and had a guest starring role on Smallville. Currently Calum is preparing for his leading role in the feature film, Aftermath, which is shooting in 2009.

Valentina Barron (Flees)

Valentina first appeared on television and in a leading role no less, in the innovative kid’s series Streetsmartz, three series of which were filmed between 2005 and 2006 for the Nine Network. Her next role and again a lead, was in the 2007 kid’s fantasy adventure series Wormwood for the Ten Network, where she played nasty, conniving Jarod (a role originally written for a boy) in complete contrast to her friendly, cheeky role in Streetsmartz.

Valentina’s next challenge has been the role of Flees, an outwardly tough, independent survivor on Stormworld. And she needed all her toughness too, suffering an appendicitis and subsequent surgery during the filming of Stormworld!

Valentina is a talented musician, loves sport and has a strong interest in fashion. She is in Year 11 at high school.

Andrew Kavadas (The Voice Of Ogee)

Born and raised on the great plains of Canada [Saskatoon, SK], Andrew headed off to Los Angeles where he managed to land a role on the long running soap General Hospital. A return to Canada meant a move to beautiful Vancouver and he hasn't looked back since. Appearing on stage, television and film Andrew has played a wide range of roles. A stoned out Hippie opposite Sally Field in SHOWTIME's A Cooler Climate, undercover officer Jared Blount in ABC's The Evidence, Russian Hockey coach Sergei Bostov in the intense family drama The Rhino Brothers, Selene's father, a British mediaeval architect, in Underworld Evolution, Wesley Hauser, Vietnam veteran and member of The 4400, Olaf, leader of his people in Stargate SGI, Womack a biker turned cop in Police Academy the Series, to name a few.

Notable stage roles include Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac and Robert in Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love. Lifelong loves of animation led him to a cartoon voiceover workshop which was actually a clever audition in disguise. He was cast as Simon Belmont in the series Captain N the Gamemaster and then as Arthur King in King Arthur and the Knights of Justice.

From that starting point Andrew has been blessed with an extensive career in voice work. In addition to numerous advertising campaigns recent work includes, Alejandro Corner in Gundam 00, Bruce Banner in The Fantastic Four, Higuchi in Death Note, Shadow in Eon Kid, and Patrick Zala in Gundam Seed.

Also an accomplished singer-songwriter Andrew has had his music featured in two recent films and he has plans to release two new albums this year.

Lim Kay Tong (Khelioz)

Lim Kay Tong is one of the pioneers of English Language theatre in Singapore, and is one of the founders of TheatreWorks, the first adult professional theatre company in Singapore.

In 1986 Kay Tong featured in the controversial movie Shanghai Surprise opposite Sean Penn and Madonna as the villain Mei Gan, head of the Shanghai Police Force. The mini- series based on James Clavell's novel about Hong Kong, Noble House for NBC with Pierce Brosnan followed in 1988. Kay Tong played Brian Kwok, a trusted Hong Kong detective who turns out to be a double agent.

Also in 1988 he completed the 20th Century Fox Vietnam war thriller movie Off Limits opposite Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines in which he played the head of the Vietnamese military police, Lime Green.

Interspersing film with theatre, Kay Tong embarked on several site-specific projects for TheatreWorks, presenting plays in sites of historical importance in Singapore.

In 1992 he played the role of role of Frankie in ABC's Frankie's House, about the famous Vietnam War photographers Tim Page and Sean Flynn

He also played the main antagonist Keow Tak in Noel Barber's sprawling epic of Singapore, Anglia's, and Channel 10's Tanamera for Australian and British television. He was Colonel Cao Huynh Van opposite Bill Paxton in the Emmy-nominated A Bright Shining Lie for HBO which was based on Neil Sheehan's Pulitzer prize-winning book of the same name. Kay Tong followed this in 1999 with Fox Searchlight's Brokedown Palace as Chief Inspector Jagrit opposite Clare Danes, Kate Beckinsale and Bill Pullman. Smaller roles include Mister Sun opposite Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda in Tri-Star Pictures' It Could Happen To You and opposite Jason Scott Lee as Philip Tan in Universal Studio's Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He also had featured roles in Fifty/Fifty as Akhanter with Peter Weller and Robert Hayes. For British television, he has appeared in The Chinese Detective, Tenko, Dr Who and Ruth Rendall: Murder Mysteries. For American television he was cast as a regular in the short-lived series H.E.L.P. opposite Wesley Snipes, David Caruso and John Mahony and an episodic of Murder She Wrote.

In the Asian film scene, he starred in 2004 in Singapore film Perth as Harry Lee. The film won four awards at the Lyon Asian Film Festival in France. He also starred in the 2007 Indonesian feature film The Photograph as the Indonesian-Chinese photographer Johan Tan which was well-received by Variety, the Hollywood film industry magazine when reviewed it at the 2007 Pusan International Film Festival in Korea and Asia's top film festival.

Kay Tong has recently featured in three 2007 Hallmark Channel TV films: as the Governor in The Son of the Dragon, as Lord Chenchu in Marco Polo and Kahn Xin in The White Crane Chronicles.

During 2008 he also featured in a one hour drama for the Arts Central Channel in Singapore called The Perfect Exit as Koh Kwan Howe a dying schoolteacher who chooses a bizarre exit from life. He has also recently featured in an 8-part series for Arts Central called Mental where he plays five different roles. He has just completed filming as one of the lead characters, Chok Chye Cheng, in a new series for Singapore network Channel Five called En Bloc. Kay Tong has also starred in the successful Singapore series Growing Up and has hosted and narrated a popular true-crime series called True Files. His latest feature Dance of the Dragon was also completed in 2008.

Kay Tong has a degree in English and Drama from Hull University in England and an acting diploma from the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.