A STORY FOR THE AGES WITH UNIVERSAL APPEAL
“When We Were Pirates”: it’s about friends.
James Richard Black is an actor and former professional football player. Born in Lima, Ohio, Black played college football at the University of Akron and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music.
Black may be best known for his leading role as Agent Michael Hailey on the UPN science fiction drama The Burning Zone. His television appearances include V.I.P., Fashion House, Anger Management, All of Us, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Strong Medicine, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and Six Feet Under. His motion picture appearances include Cappuccino, The Replacements, Out of Sight, Love and a Bullet, Universal Soldier: The Return, and the HBO movie Don King: Only in America.
Black is cast as “Ray” in When We Were Pirates.
When Henry Ian Cusick was two years old, he moved with his family to Trinidad and Tobago where they lived for ten years. He attended Presentation College in San Fernando and is very excited to return to the island to film When We Were Pirates in the role of Dickie.
Cusick began his career at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre playing his first leading roles in Hamlet and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He received a special commendation in the Ian Charleson award for the title role in Torquato Tasso at the Edinburgh International Festival and as Creon in Oedipus at the Citizen’s Theatre.
He is best known for playing Desmond Hume on Lost where he was nominated for an Emmy. His other television appearances include Scandal, 24, Fringe, The Mentalist, and Body of Proof. His feature film appearances include Hitman, Gospel of John, 9/tenths, Half-light, Frank vs. God, and The Girl on the Train.
Jorge García first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker and later for his portrayal of Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the television series Lost. Garcia also performs as a stand-up comedian. He starred in the FOX television series Alcatraz, as well as on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. His most recent film is Rainn Wilson’s Cooties.
García grew up in Southern California and went to San Clemente High School. As a senior, he was selected by the faculty as “Triton of the Year”, the highest award given to a graduating senior.
Garcia graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1995 as a Communication Studies major.
Garcia is cast as “Jerry” in When We Were Pirates, and is also an Associate Producer on the project.
Harold Perrineau is best known for the roles of Michael Dawson in Lost, Link in The Matrix films and games, Augustus Hill in the television series Oz, and Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. He stars in the hit movie, The Best Man Holiday, which was number two at the box office its opening weekend with a $30 million start. He starred in ABC’s comedy-drama television series The Unusuals, playing NYPD homicide detective Leo Banks, and was cast as ruthless drug kingpin Damon Pope on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy.
Perrineau was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Shenandoah University. Perrineau and his wife, Brittany, have three daughters.
Perrineau is cast as “Chuck” in When We Were Pirates.