All our Special Guests are just that – Special. They may be celebrities or famous in one way or another. Each special guest is specially selected based on a number of criteria. Popularity is only one of them. They must love their fans and be willing to shake hands, take pictures and share their stories. Returning guests only return because they have shown their passion and love for GalaxyFest.
Noah Hathaway – NeverEnding Story (Atreyu)
Noah Hathaway was born on November 13, 1971 in Los Angeles, to Judy and Robert Hathaway. Noah started his way to stardom in commercials (in which he began to appear at age three). In 1978, he landed the role of Boxey on the cult Sci-Fi show, Battlestar Galactica (1978). Later that year, he played the role of Atreyu in The NeverEnding Story (1984) and the lead as Harry Potter Jr. in Troll (1986). He taught advanced jazz and street dance in his late teens until an injury forced him to quit at 18. Afterwards, he studied Muay Thai boxing and then fought as an amateur. Noah then stayed out of the limelight until 1992 for the drama To Die, to Sleep (1994).
Prior to moving back to LA in 1998, he lived in New York for two and a half years. In his spare time, he tries to get out to the track at Willow Springs, California, to race in Super Sport motorcycle racing. He has tended bar at several LA clubs. He holds black belts in Tang Soo Do and Shotokan, and is learning American Kenpo from Dr Jerry Erickson, and he also helps him teach “a close-quarter combat-training course for flight attendants and pilots for the airlines.”
Sainty Nelsen – The Bay/Boss Baby
Sainty is a Three-Time Emmy Award Winner for the 9 Time Emmy Winning series “THE BAY” on Amazon and an Acclaimed Television/Theatre Actress. Sainty is the youngest female Emmy Winning Producer. Sainty was recently cast as “Nova Swift” in the HIGHLY anticipated DreamWorks Netflix series “TROLLS”. She is a co-executive producer on the highly anticipated movie “Wakefield” starring Bryan Cranston & Jennifer Garner. She shot a pilot called “Stand In” in NYC and finished her role as the infamous “Becky” in FX series “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Gillies (star of CW’s Dynasty). She is most recognized for her voice on the series “Eureka Seven: AO” as Fleur Blanc. Some of her favorite credits include: Sue in the People’s Choice Nominated Series “Losing It with John Stamos”, Tiffany in “Chasing Yesterday”, Dory in Broadway in the Park’s “Finding Nemo The Musical” in Orlando, FL and starred in many acclaimed regional houses. Sainty has also been apart of many ADR Loop Groups including FX’s “The Americans”, NBC’s “SMASH”, “Jamie Marks is Dead” and the upcoming movie “Kristy”. She is Level 4 with the Upright Citizens Brigade in Improv.
Kazha – Band
Kazha is a power rock trio from Japan founded by a Japanese Singer/Songwriter Kazuha Oda and guitarist Hideki Matsushige. Kazuha is a classically trained singer and has worked in various fields of the music industry from Classic to Heavy Metal. Her work has appeared on the iTunes Top 100 charts of numerous countries for a significant amount of time. After releasing Kazha’s first album “Overture” in 2010, they had their first North America tour debuting at Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco playing with the American Hip Hop group “Far East Movement”. Since then, the band has been touring around the world, appearing at various festivals and Anime conventions. Kazha also have been performing at local venues including The World Famous Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. They have been sharing stage with national acts such as Gilby Clarke, George Lynch, Trapt, LA Guns, and Y&T until now.Kazha continue their musical adventure armed with their strong belief in their music and aspirations of achieving their goal. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane. Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound.
Tracee Lee Cocco – Star Trek
Tracee is an actress, model and stunt woman who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. She was most visibly seen as Lieutenant Jae, a featured background character on The Next Generation between the fourth and seventh seasons. She was one of the background performers who also appeared in the three Next Generation feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Cocco also worked as stand-in for Alice Krige (the Borg Queen) in Star Trek: First Contact.Seven years and more than 100 episodes appearing as aliens in Deep Space Nine, Voyager and all three Star Trek: The Next Generation Movies.
Michael Copon – Power Rangers Time Force / The Bay / One Tree Hill
Actor / Producer / Entrepreneur / Singer
Michael started his acting career as the Blue Power Ranger on “Power Rangers Time Force” and simultaneously modeled in various print advertisements such as Tommy Hilfiger, PacSun, Levis, and Sketchers to name a few. Alongside modeling, he was featured in numerous national commercials for companies like Old Navy and AT&T. These opportunities kept him busy until he broke out on the hit TV show “One Tree Hill” as Felix Taggarro, the Latino bad boy. This show opened his doors to other lead roles like Penn in “Bring It On: In It To Win IT” and Mathayus in Scorpion King 2: Rise Of The Warrior” both from Universal Studios. He is commonly known for playing the lead singer Ricky, in the “Boyz ’N’ Motion” on Disney’s “Thats So Raven.” Michael is also recognized through his frequent guest star roles in “CSI Miami”, “Hawaii 5-0”, “Reno 911”, “Greek”, and “Scrubs”. He brings fear to his audience in the “Night Of The Demons” remake and Lionsgate’s “Killer Holiday” co-produced by Michael himself, he taps into his painful past to play the serial killer “Melvin Holiday.”
He is a singer who has toured with “Bruno Mars”, a philanthropist who fights to defend both bullying with his “I Am Me” Campaign and helps to support kids with autism and shaken baby syndrome, and started his own film production studio “Michael Copon Studios LLC”. MCS has produced “Worth The Price” written and directed by Michael, created a tv show entitled “Dystopia,” and co-produced the film “Public Affairs.” Michael has acted in over 21 movies, 95 TV episodes, and has produced 6 projects. After 18 years in the industry, Michael has now teamed up with Untouchable films. Michael has also owned a popular Italian restaurant on Hollywood Blvd, had a clothing store business on Melrose, and has flipped real estate properties.