Tom Gregory is a Los Angeles-based entertainment and social commentator. His thoughtful pieces on current events, social justice and entertainment makes him a persuasive voice in today’s broad market of media offerings. Gregory’s ongoing media forums include his work on Gregory Way and his regular Huffington Post column, He has also been featured on CNN, E!, and Fox News, and is the face of OVGuide.com, the Internet’s premiere source for indexing online video content. Recently, Gregory expanded his reach to the Great White Way with his debut as a Broadway producer on the 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls.
Tom Gregory’s love for film started at age three when his mother began educating him about the stars in old movies on TV. By the age of four, he knew that one day he would move to Beverly Hills; how he’d get there remained a mystery. Coming from South Jersey, he drove his ‘72 Impala all the way to Hollywood and never looked back. Tom has taken on the attitude that ’it’s not what you have, but what you do with what you have that matters’ In addition to being the go-to guy on a multitude of media platforms for entertainment news, today, Gregory is one of the world’s foremost collectors of archival Hollywood photographs of the highest quality, all of them signed by their legendary subjects, many of them by significant photographers. Included among the rarest photos are: a shot of Marilyn Monroe circa 1955 that is personalized to James Dean, and an exquisite portrait of Greta Garbo that is one of only a few known copies in the world.
Gregory has recently begun adding important Hollywood memorabilia to his collection, a pursuit that also affords him the opportunity to support non-profit organizations and causes in which he believes. Gregory’s philanthropic involvement also extends to community-related activities on both coasts. In Los Angeles, he helps teach after school acting classes for pre-teens. The endeavor takes Gregory back to his own acting years, both as a student (his first-ever role was as a tooth in a school play on dental hygiene) and in his early 20s, when he performed with repertory companies in East Hampton, NY and Delray Beach, FL. On the East coast, in Southampton, NY, Gregory helped found the Lake Agawam Conservation Association to clean-up the lake’s fragile eco-system.
Andrew Espinoza Long is a producer, actor, and writer currently living in Hollywood, CA. His passion for film and media began at a young age, when all Andy wanted to do was play video games and write stories about ninjas and the martial arts.
Andy’s love for acting began when he was very little. He and his older brother would dress up as clowns and entertain their little sister’s friends at all the birthday parties. Although Andy was too young to learn many magic tricks, he would create voices and characters to keep the children laughing while his older brother performed. His love for entertaining never let up, and still to this day he will do almost anything to get a laugh from his friends, no matter how ridiculous he may appear.
During his high school years, Andy realized he didn’t fit in to the stereotypical “popular crowd”, and instead took to the underground rave scene. Andy created his own dance team that was known for having a nose for mischief, called the X-Men. It was here that Andy encountered his first taste of fame; the X-Men became the “it” crowd of his school.
While in college, Andy began to expand his mind and discovered his love for poetry and philosophy. He began reading Shakespeare, Tupac Shakur and the writings of the great Bruce Lee. His love for martial arts intensified and with it, his respect for humanity and helping others.
When it came time to pick a major, Andy decided on Political Science and Journalism. He came to the conclusion that in order to help the world, he must first learn how to understand how society works. To this day, Andy plans on pursuing politics as a career sometime down the road.
After college Andy opened up his first business, a personal training studio called “So Cal So Fit”, he began helping people build up their self esteem and attain the mind, body and soul they always strived for. It was during this time that Andy also began working with children, as a part time after school counselor. During his free time, Andy still volunteers for many grade schools and is always finding new ways to keep the children smiling, even if it includes himself being the butt of many jokes.
Now living in Los Angeles, Andy started his own production company, Vermont Cowboy Productions, and is blessed with all of the great opportunities that have come his way. He often hangs out with his fellow cast members of “Gregory Way” and he still has that nose for mischief.
Daniel Tirman has been acting, teaching and telling stories in Los Angeles since 1995, upon his arrival from an idyllic ten month stint as a company member of BRITT, the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theater Training in Florida. BRITT afforded Dan the pleasure of performing in the musicals “The Fantasticks” and “Chicago” while creating and directing original works such as “The Dorothy Parker 20th Century Blues Review” and “Baudelaire: Get Drunk”.
In 2001, Dan became a regular contributor to “Story Salon”, the longest running storytelling venue in Los Angeles, where he has told well-over a hundred yarns covering a wide range of personal anecdotes and culminating in the writing and performing of “I Live Lucy”, his one man show about celebrity idolatry.
Daniel has been teaching English as a Second Language for a couple of decades since being awarded an MA degree from Hunter College in New York City. He’s an instructor at colleges in Los Angeles where many wonderful people come to learn, participate and contribute to American life.
The rights and integrity of animals has been an important factor in Daniel’s consciousness since early childhood when he first joined Cleveland Amory’s “The Fund for Animals” which led him to ongoing involvement with the Doris Day Animal Foundation and the United States Humane Society in their assertion and support of the dignity and advocacy of all sentient beings.
In the last few years, Daniel has been studying and performing Shakespeare’s villains and clowns, which, most cheerfully, if surprisingly, has brought him comfortably and happily to the show “Gregory Way”.
Recently, Daniel has also began hosting his own “Evening of Stories and Songs” at the Gregory Way Art Gallery in Beverly Hills, where up and coming actors, comedians, poets and singers can come and showcase their skills.
John Chaney moved to Los Angeles ten years ago at the slightest suggestion of a television producer during a “scouting event” that John and a number of fellow Seattle suburban thespians-in-training had paid a hefty fee to attend.
Like most of John’s adventures, ambition is the element that would provide his endeavor with any credibility. He had joined the United States Air Force straight out of high school and spent many years outside the US on various tours. He’d been married and farmed apples in Sonora, CA for a time as well, and even sold plumbing supplies on the road.
Before moving to LA, John was an owner/operator of a bread distribution franchise when he felt compelled to pursue happiness and art instead of stability and retirement. His father, like other men in john’s demographic, had spent the majority of his life passive on a sofa between meals and jobs, happy with his middle class life.
Many are called, but few are chosen. After years on the ‘actor’s treadmill’, john was invited to a “paint day” around the pool event at his employer’s house. The house just so happened to be the one the late great Gary Cooper died in. It was that day John found true love.
He was so used to being the one finding love that even today he finds it hard to believe that art is still around and found HIM. This time the slightest suggestion came from Color (mostly blue) and form.
John has painted most waking moments since that afternoon. Traveling and painting across the Atlantic ocean and in Southampton New York, however; John most enjoys painting in his apartment right here in West Hollywood.
John sees art as a responsibility. Art is the only thing that allows men to overcome the restraints they put on themselves.
Man’s spirit needs the freedom that religion and government try their damndest to regulate… Man can do anything… all he has to do is see it, imagine it, think about it…
John spends hours, weeks and months on his paintings, pouring thought and material into every piece of work.