Actor and Activist
Actor and Activist
Actor and Activist
Founder and Chief Creative of Art Not War
Actor and Activist
Virginia House of Delegates
Actor, Producer and Activist
President of the New World Foundation
Activist and Founder of Lead Locally and Energy Action Coalition
Author and Activist
Actor, Filmmaker and Activist
Actor and Activist
Peter Salett is a Brooklyn based songwriter, composer and activist, who originally hails from Columbia, Maryland.
As a songwriter and composer, his music has been featured in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Wet Hot American Summer, Keeping the Faith, The Ten, Down in the Valley, and Role Models. He has released nine records on his own Dusty Shoes Music label, and performs live at venues throughout New York City.
In addition to a wide-ranging career in music and film, Peter is involved in political action and advocacy. He has co-produced a comedic video with Moveon.org and Funny Or Die which supported the idea of the public option in health care, and starred Will Farrell and Jon Hamm. Peter is on the Board of the OLP Foundation and is a graduate of Brown University.
Erin Frederick is a passionate executive in Arts & Media with a focus on Nonprofit management. Erin's work has always had a central focus in social action and advocacy. She was the National Development Director at Outward Bound USA after previously holding the position of Director of Events & Membership at The Paley Center for Media in Manhattan. Erin also worked at the Sundance Institute with the Board of Trustees and Founder & President Robert Redford. In these roles she was responsible for stewarding and cultivating an engaged and dynamic community surrounding each organization. Erin also worked in production at HBO. She began her career in New York City in nonprofit theater working alongside Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project on the acclaimed play and subsequent film The Laramie Project. She then moved to the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), a dynamic off-Broadway theater company in the East Village. Her Hometown is Latham, NY. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Energizers are well known cultural leaders (artists, actors, athletes) who volunteer their time to participate in local politics and initiatives in their Hometown. Whether in person at a community event or online through heightened visibility on social media, the engagement of Energizers provides an expanded platform for local voices to be heard and inspires a more active, engaged, educated electorate.
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Billy Crudup is a Tony award winning stage and screen actor. He is known for roles in many films including Almost Famous, Big Fish, and Spotlight.
He began his career in theatre and continues to have an extensive stage career on and off-Broadway, having been nominated for 4 Tony Awards for his performances in Arcadia, The Elephant Man, The Pillowman, and winning a Tony for his two-part performance in The Coast of Utopia. He spent his childhood in New York and Texas before moving to Florida, where he attended Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Crudup received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his MFA from the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in New York City.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Jason George is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his work on Grey's Anatomy, Eve, Sunset Beach and Station 19. For over eight years he has starred on Grey’s Anatomy and was recently tapped for the new Shonda Rhimes firefighter series spinoff.
In addition to his work with The Hometown Project, George is a long time member of SAG-AFTRA’s National Board as well as the chair of their Diversity Advisory Committee.
He and his family return to their hometowns regularly for holidays and family visits throughout the year.
Hometown: Valrico, FL
Beth Dover can currently be seen on the Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-winning series “Orange is the New Black” in the role of Linda Ferguson for Netflix. Dover also stars in the Comedy Central historical satire series “Another Period,” with a cast that includes Michael Ian Black, Christina Hendricks, and Jason Ritter, Dover recently reprised her role as Shari in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
Born in Chicago, Dover’s family was in the military and she moved every two years until she was 13 years old. She attended high school and college in Florida where she majored in theatre.
Dover is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the HRC. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, actor Joe Lo Truglio, and their son.
Hometown: Triad area, NC
Emily V Gordon is a former therapist and current writer and producer best known for co-writing the Oscar nominated film The Big Sick. She has also written for TV, created and produced The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for Comedy Central, and authored a book called Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero.
She was born and raised in the Triad area of North Carolina and is intensely passionate about the people that live there and southern food. She returns home often.
Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI
Lisa Locicero was born and raised in Detroit and Grosse Pointe Michigan and grew up on the beautiful waters of the Great Lakes.
She left home to pursue a career as an actress, and is best known for her roles as Ensign Miral Paris on Star Trek Voyager and her now decade long Emmy nominated run as Olivia Falconeri Quartermaine on ABC’s General Hospital.
Hometown: Margate, FL
Beloved character actor Joe Lo Truglio has played fan favorite ‘Detective Charles Boyle’ for six seasons on NBC’s (formerly FOX’s) Golden Globe Award Best Comedy Brooklyn NineNine.
Joe has also starred, for two seasons, on acclaimed Netflix comedy Wet Hot American Summer, as ‘Neil,’ a role he created as a member of legendary sketch comedy troupe The State. Additionally, Joe starred in the Comedy Central series Reno 911 and continues to recur on Bob’s Burgers (FOX) and Drunk History(Comedy Central).
Joe was raised in Margate, Florida and now works in Los Angeles with his wife, actor Beth Dover, and their son.
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Piper Perabo is a Golden Globe nominated actress. She is currently filming Netflix’s Turn Up Charley, opposite Idris Elba.
She made her Broadway debut in Neil LaBute’s controversial Tony nominated play Reasons to be Pretty. She has been seen in such films as The Prestige, Cheaper by the Dozen, Imagine Me & You, Looper, and Coyote Ugly. In addition to her work on stage and screen, Perabo is a Voice for the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness surrounding the refugee crisis and to help those displaced by conflict, religious persecution and political oppression around the globe. She is also on the Advisory Board for Vote Run Lead.
Perabo’s Hometown is Toms River, NJ. Presently, she resides in Los Angeles and New York City.
Hometown: Kenosha, WI
Mark Ruffalo is an environmental activist and actor known for his Oscar nominated performances in The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher and Spotlight. He also portrayed Bruce Banner/the Hulk in the movie The Avengers and its sequel.
Mark was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and spent his teenage years in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ruffalo is widely known as an environmental activist, particularly focusing his efforts on combating fracking in New York state.
Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio
Molly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on “Saturday Night Live,” primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley. Her career has ranged from roles in a number of films, such as A Night at the Roxbury, Never Been Kissed, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, to her performance in the highly acclaimed drama Other People, which earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Molly can currently be seen in the popular HBO comedy, “Divorce,” opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church. Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Molly earned a BFA in drama from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. She currently lives in California with her husband and two children.