Dan Lagana is a brilliant little league coach. He is also the showrunner and executive producer of American Vandal. He previously co-created and was the showrunner of the MTV series Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous, starring Bo Burnham. He’s married to a beautiful Jewish woman, and has learned to be a great listener.
Dan Perrault is a writer/producer who co-created the true crime satire, American Vandal for Netflix. Before American Vandal, Dan hosted multiple series for Fandango, including “Reel Kids” for several years. Dan has created content for Yahoo, CollegeHumor, Cracked, Maker Studios, and Defy Media where he wrote for the popular digital series, “Honest Trailers.”
Jimmy Tatro is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young talents in comedy. Most recently, Tatro can be seen starring as Dylan Maxwell in the critically loved and much-buzzed-about Netflix series AMERICAN VANDAL. The series is a true-crime satire spoof that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Additionally, Tatro is the creator and star of the YouTube channel LIFE ACCORDING TO JIMMY. The online community—which is dedicated to exposing the common, yet awkward, situations of college—has amassed over 2.8 million subscribers and continues to grow daily. He recently wrapped shooting on ACTION #1 opposite Mike Castle and Hayley Magnus. Previously, he starred in Sony’s 22 JUMP STREET opposite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. His additional film credits include GROWN UPS 2 and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE.
Tony Yacenda grew up outside of Philadelphia. He earned a BA in Film from Emerson College in Boston and then headed out to Los Angeles where co-founded his production company, Woodhead Entertainment in 2011. Tony Yacenda’s digital originals have garnered over 12 million views. Tony has directed and produced music videos and branded content for comic/rapper Lil Dicky that have amassed over 50 million views. He’s written and directed content for Activision, Maker Studios, Google, CollegeHumor, and Yahoo, where he began his parody 30 for 30 series with 30 for 30: Space Jam. Recently, Tony wrote, executive produced and directed all 8 episodes of the Netflix comedy series AMERICAN VANDAL which released in September of this year. Currently, Tony is back in the writers room for AMERICAN VANDAL which was just picked up for a second season by Netflix.
From the streets of the Bronx to the steps of Hollywood, 19-year-old Tyler Alvarez has positioned himself as “one to watch” in the entertainment industry, with leading roles in a Netflix original series title and a James Franco-directed film, both set to release within the year.
First, Alvarez can be seen starring in Netflix’s brand new original series “American Vandal.” The show is a true crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank, that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Alvarez is a knockout as Peter, an aspiring sophomore documentarian who sets out to investigate the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known profane artist) Dylan Maxwell. Alvarez shines in this leading role as both the director and creator of “American Vandal,” willing to risk it all to discover the real culprit, which could land him in some serious trouble. An additional Netflix credit for Alvarez includes the fan-favorite “Orange is the New Black,” where he starred as Benny Mendoza, Gloria Mendoza’s son.
On the film front, Alvarez also stars in the James Franco-directed film, “The Pretenders,” set to premiere in 2018, alongside names like Juno Temple and Jane Levy. Set in the ‘70s, Alvarez plays Doug, a freshman in high-school aspiring to become a stage actor with some personal demons to overcome. Franco offered Alvarez the role direct, after working with him on the 2017 Lifetime movie, “High School Lover.” An additional film credit for Alvarez includes “Every Witch Way: Spellbound” in 2014.
Alvarez attended Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and has exhibited a passion for acting and entertaining from a young age. Born in The Bronx and raised in Long Island, NY, Alvarez took control of his own destiny at the young age of 13 years old, setting up meetings with talent agents in the pursuit of his acting career. When he is not in front of the camera, Alvarez studies and experiments with all aspects behind the scenes. He is currently directing and editing his first feature documentary, which highlights an in-depth and very personal look into surviving and coping with Alzheimer’s disease. Alvarez now resides in Los Angeles, CA.