David RascheAlden Schmidt
David Rasche stars on "Impastor." The series revolves around Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), a gambling, pot-smoking slacker on the run from a loan shark, who steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as the new gay pastor in a small, tight-knit town. While everyone else in the town seems to accept Buddy with open arms, Alden Schmidt (Rasche), the church president, is the only one who senses that something isn’t quite right. But then again, Alden has some secrets of his own.
David began his career on the mainstage at Chicago’s famed cabaret theater, “The Second City.” His Broadway credits include David Mamet’s "Speed-The-Plow,” "Lunch Hour” starring Gilda Radner and directed by Mike Nichols, Michael Weller’s "Loose Ends,” and "The Shadow Box."
His Off-Broadway credits include “Little Miss Sunshine,” directed and written by James Lapine; Chekhov’s “The Seagull” at CSC, for which he earned the Richard Seff Award from Actors’ Equity; "Regrets Only" by Paul Rudnick (Manhattan Theater Club); David Mamet's "Edmond" (Atlantic Theater Company); "Last Dance" by Marsha Norman, with JoBeth Williams (Manhattan Theater Club); David Mamet's "Faust" (Magic Theater, San Francisco); and Mamet's "No One Will Be Immune" (Ensemble Studio Theater).
His TV credits include recurring roles on the HBO series “VEEP” opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus and “Bored to Death” opposite Ted Danson. He has appeared on episodic TV in shows from “Miami Vice” to “Monk,” and he was “Sledge Hammer!” in the series of the same name. His films include “In the Loop” (Armando Iannucci), “Burn After Reading” (Coen Brothers), “Men in Black III” (Barry Sonnenfeld), "Flags of our Fathers" (Clint Eastwood), "United 93" (Paul Greengrass), "The Sentinel" (with Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger), "An Innocent Man" (Peter Yates), "The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood" (with Sandra Bullock), "That Old Feeling" (with Bette Midler, dir. Carl Reiner), "Delirious" (with John Candy), and "Manhattan" (Woody Allen). He most recently appeared with Blythe Danner on Broadway in Donald Margulies’s “The Country House.”
Michael RosenbaumBuddy Dobbs
Michael Rosenbaum has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most versatile talents, equally adept at comedy and drama. Michael executive produces and stars in “Impastor,” a single camera series from Christopher Vane (“Wings”). The series revolves around Buddy Dobbs (Rosenbaum), a gambling, pot-smoking slacker on the run from a loan shark, who steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as the new gay pastor in a small, tight-knit town. He’s welcomed with open arms by his new assistant Dora (Sara Rue), alluring church treasurer Alexa Cummings (Mircea Monroe) and enthusiastic secretary Russell Kerry (Mike Kosinski). Only the church president Alden Schmidt (David Rasche) seems to sense that something isn’t right. Only time tell how long he can keep up the façade.
The Indiana native established himself in 2001 when he transformed to play the infamous Lex Luthor in the CW (then WB) series “Smallville.” As the bald, spoiled future nemesis of Clark Kent, Michael quickly proved what would continue to be a successful on-screen career. He has been nominated for five Teen Choice Awards for his work on “Smallville.”
Aside from a successful career on the small screen, Michael has flourished in several memorable films, including the Warner Bros. movie “Sweet November” with Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves, “Hit and Run” opposite Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper, Columbia’s “Urban Legend,” Clint Eastwood’s “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” “Poolhall Junkies” and “Sorority Boys” as well as countless uses of his assorted dialects for voiceover work, including the voice of The Flash on Cartoon Network’s “Justice League.”
He also starred alongside Christian Slater in the FOX comedy “Breaking In.” His on-camera energy and physical comedy quickly made him a favorite with the show’s fans. In 2011, Michael also returned to his native series “Smallville” for the emotional series finale.
Although Michael’s true passion is acting, he has recently begun producing, directing and writing with his production company Rose & Bomb Productions. One of his first successes is “Ghild,” a short film he wrote, produced and stars in. “Ghild” was recently accepted into the Newport Beach Film Festival, Palm Springs Shorts Fest and Los Angeles Shorts Fest. Additionally, Michael’s horror short film “Fade Into You,” which he wrote, directed and produced, was accepted into Screamfest. In 2014, he wrote, directed and starred in “Back in the Day” opposite Morena Baccarin and Nick Swardson.
An avid hockey player and sports enthusiast, Michael currently resides in Los Angeles.
Mike KosinskiRussell Kerry
Mike Kosinski is an actor, improviser and writer who stars in he single-camera comedy series “Impastor.” The show revolves around Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), a gambling, pot-smoking slacker on the run from a loan shark, who steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as the new gay pastor in a small, tight-knit town. He’s welcomed with open arms by his new assistant Dora (Sara Rue), alluring church treasurer Alex Cummings (Mircea Monroe) and enthusiastic secretary Russell Kerry (Kosinski). Only the church president, Alden Schmidt (David Rasche), seems to sense that something isn’t right. Only time will tell how long he can keep up the façade.
Mike is an alumnus of The Second City Mainstage and ETC, where he co-wrote and starred in three Jeff-Nominated shows “Depraved New World,” “A Clown Car Named Desire” and “We’re All In This Room Together,” for which he also received two Jeff Award Nominations for Best Actor. He performed regularly at The Annoyance, iO Chicago, ComedySportz, and The Playground Theater. He is the co-creator of the hit web series “Hipsters” on The Second City Network.
Mircea MonroeAlexa Cummings
Raised in the Solomon Islands and Fiji, Mircea Monroe has become one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars. She stars in the single-camera comedy series “Impastor.” The series revolves around Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), a gambling, pot-smoking slacker on the run from a loan shark, who steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as the new gay pastor in a small, tightknit town. Mircea plays alluring church treasurer Alexa Cummings, who thinks that Buddy isn’t telling the entire truth about who he is -- especially when it comes to his love life.
Mircea first showcased her acting skills in the theatre, but her career has expanded with numerous roles in feature films, including the Universal Studios comedy “The Change Up” opposite Ryan Reynolds and directed by David Dobkin, and “Magic Mike” opposite Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer, directed by Steve Soderbergh. She has also done countless award winning independent films.
Mircea is just as recognizable on the small screen. She co-stars alongside Matt LeBlanc in the Showtime series “Episodes,” and she has been on a plethora of other shows, including “Hart of Dixie,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “The Odd Couple,” “Scrubs,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Without a Trace,” “Chuck,” “How I Met Your Mother” and sketches on “Conan.” She is active in all aspects of new media, creating viral videos and trending on Twitter.
In her free time, Mircea is a stand-up comedian, surfs and enjoys practicing yoga (she is a licensed instructor), and she is a certified scuba diver. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Sara RueDora Winston
Sara Rue stars alongside Michael Rosenbaum in the single-camera comedy series “Impastor.” The series revolves around Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), a gambling, pot-smoking slacker on the run from a loan shark, who steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as the new gay pastor in a small, tight-knit town. He’s welcomed with open arms by his new assistant Dora (Sara Rue), alluring church treasurer Alex Cummings (Mircea Monroe) and enthusiastic secretary Russell Kerry (Kosinski), but the church president Alden Schmidt (David Rasche) seems to sense that something isn’t right. Only time will tell how long he can keep up the façade.
Born and raised in New York City, Sara spent most of her childhood backstage with her father, a Broadway stage manager. Rue's acting career began at age nine when she was cast as Kevin Spacey's daughter and Burt Lancaster's granddaughter in the film "Rocket Gibraltar." Shortly thereafter, she won critical acclaim for her television series debut in the comedy "Grand." Since then, she has appeared as a series regular on various shows, including "Phenom," "Minor Adjustments," "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane," "Popular," "Eastwick" and "Malibu Country." She is best known for her starring role in ABC's "Less Than Perfect." Sara has also had recurring appearances on “Bones,” ""Rules of Engagement" and the Chuck Lorre shows "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory" and “Mom.”
Sara gained attention in feature films as she starred as Sigourney Weaver's cellmate in "A Map of the World" and appeared as a scene-stealing social misfit in "Can't Hardly Wait." She was also cast in "Pearl Harbor" as a tough-talking nurse. Originally, there was no role for the young actress, but she so impressed director Michael Bay that he flew her to Hawaii, threw her in the scenes with the nurses, and told her to "improvise and be funny." She played Lili Taylor's best friend in the adaptation of Anne Taylor's novel "A Slipping Down Life." That same summer, she received rave reviews for her portrayal of the title character in the film "Gypsy 83." Rue also played the Attorney General of the United States, opposite Luke Wilson, in the Mike Judge film "Idiocracy." She has been active in the independent film world, completing a handful of films in the past few years, including the title role in "Dorfman in Love," which won awards at multiple festivals around the country. Sara also appeared in the indie thriller "Maternal Bonds."
Sara established a presence onstage as she starred at the Ensemble Studio Theatre's (NYC) one-act festival two years in a row in productions of "The Shallow End" and "Seventh Word, Four Syllables." In conjunction with shooting two television pilots and a feature film in 1999, she made her Los Angeles theatre debut at the Matrix Theatre in Wendy McCloud's play "The Water Children." She also starred in the world premiere musical "Little Egypt" at the Matrix Theatre, where she received tremendous praise for her portrayal of a lovable, social misfit and star-crossed lover. She later reprised that role for a short run Off Broadway.
She has also produced film and television, having sold a movie to Dimension Films and a half-hour pilot as the writer/creator to Warner Bros. and the CW.
Most of Sara's time away from work revolves around her daughter Talulah, but when given the opportunity, she also loves to garden, play poker (mostly for charity) and go on hikes with her family. Some of her favorite charity associations are CAST, Project Angel Food, The Lily Claire Foundation, The LA Mission and The NRDC.