The Shift

About The Cast

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.

His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and The New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration and Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life have all been featured as National Public Television specials.

Dr. Dyer holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York.

Dr. Wayne Dyer is affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same.

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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Michael DeLuise

Middle son of comedian Dom DeLuise, Michael DeLuise is most noted for playing "Andy Sipowitz Jr." in NYPD Blue, Encino Man, Seaquest, Brooklyn South, and, most recently, for "T.J." in the Gilmore Girls. Highlights of his career include Wayne's World, Lost, CSI:NY, Man without a Face, Las Vegas, Some of My Best Friends, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Boys Will Be Boys (Directed by Dad) and a special 100th episode of Stargate SG1. Michael lives in Santa Monica where he loves to ride his bicycle and maintain his amateur Renaissance man status.

Michael Deluise

Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi has had a widely varied career, captivating audiences in both television and film.

De Rossi can be seen in the upcoming ABC comedy Better Off Ted as the superhuman boss “Veronica.”

De Rossi recently starred as a fifth season series regular on the FX popular original drama series Nip/Tuck as “Olivia Lord,” a lesbian mother with an out of control, over-sexed 18-year-old daughter.

De Rossi starred as “Lindsay Bluth Funke” in the critically-acclaimed Fox comedy Arrested Development. The show won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2006 and a SAG Award in 2005.

De Rossi is best known for her portrayal of the enigmatic lawyer “Nelle Porter” on Fox's hugely successful Ally McBeal. In addition, she starred in the television movie America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, in which she portrayed Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

On the big screen, De Rossi starred in Wes Craven's Cursed opposite Christina Ricci; Chris Ver Wiel's Who is Cletis Touts opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Tim Allen; Paul Goldman's The Night We Called It A Day opposite Dennis Hopper and Melanie Griffith; Wes Craven's Scream 2; Rupert Wainwright's Stigmata; Bruce Wagner's Women in Film and Noah Stern's The Invisibles.

De Rossi received her first acting break in the feature film Sirens directed by John Duigan starring opposite Hugh Grant, Sam Neill and Elle Macpherson. The film was an international and critical success.

De Rossi was born in Australia and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Portia de Rossi

Edward Kerr

Edward Kerr was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles in 1990 after graduating from Vanderbilt University. His first starring role in a film came in 1994 playing Christopher Reeve’s brother in the crime thriller Above Suspicion (also starring Joe Mantegna, Kim Cattrall and William H. Macy). He then went on to play Lt. Brody for two seasons on the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi series SeaQuest on NBC. Following that, Kerr played the lead role in the award-winning romantic comedy Confessions of a Sexist Pig opposite Traylor Howard and Lauren Graham. That same year, Kerr received critical praise as the lead in the TNT original feature film Legalese, with James Garner, Mary-Louise Parker and Kathleen Turner.

He has been a series regular in numerous television pilots and series including David E. Kelley’s Snoops on ABC and the NBC sitcom Three Sisters.

Kerr also recurred for two seasons in the role of Jennie Garth’s love interest (Rick) on the WB sitcom What I Like About You with Amanda Bynes.

Most recently, Kerr played opposite Anne Heche on ABC’s Men In Trees and will be appearing this fall in Lipstick Jungle (NBC) with Brooke Shields as well as CSI: NY (CBS) and Without A Trace (CBS). He is also currently getting laughs as a heartless attorney in the hit Web comedy series Living the Dream at BitterLawyer.com.

He has been a guest star on many television shows over the years including Sex and the City and House, M.D.

Kerr resides in Los Angeles and enjoys fighting crime in his spare time.

Edward Kerr

Shannon Sturges

Shannon is perhaps best known to television audiences for her numerous television movies; starring in Lifetime movies Wives He Forgot, with Molly Ringwald, Cradle of Lies, Maid of Honor, and The Perfect Wife. In addition, she has done many action telefilms starring in Tornado, with Bruce Campbell, Terror in the Mall, with Rob Estes, and Silent Predators, with Harry Hamlin. Other television credits include guest staring roles on Cold Case, Charmed, Brimstone, recurring characters on Boomtown and daytime dramas Passions, Port Charles and Days of our Lives. When Shannon starred in the Aaron Spelling series Savannah, she was selected as one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People. Feature films include Mr. Write, with Paul Reiser, Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel, with Sherilyn Fenn, At First Sight, with Jonathan Silverman, and S.W.A.T., with Colin Farrell and Samuel Jackson.

Granddaughter of the legendary writer-director Preston Sturges, she most recently starred opposite David DeLuise, brother of The Shift co-star Michael DeLuise, in the romantic comedy A Christmas Proposal.

She is thrilled to have her two children, Jack and Ethan, make their acting debuts with her in this project.

Jack loves Cub Scouts, karate, soccer, and working with Wayne Dyer. Ethan loves Legos, puzzles, and working with his big brother and Maury, his “TV dad”, he misses Monterey.

Shannon Sturges

Cast | In alphabetical order

  • Jamaal Bradshaw
  • Clyde Bruff
  • Molly Bryant
  • Michael DeLuise
  • Portia de Rossi
  • Vito Dieterle
  • Gabi DuBay
  • Robin DuBay
  • Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • Eben
  • Donald Franklin
  • Ron Garcia
  • John-Paul Goorjian
  • Louise Hay
  • Austin Highsmith
  • Suzanne Keilly
  • Ethan Kelley
  • Jack Kelley
  • Edward Kerr
  • Karen Kondazian
  • Darius Le Gall
  • Rick LeCompte
  • Ethan Lipton
  • Ron Marasco
  • D. Scott McQuiston
  • Ian Riggs
  • Marco Sanchez
  • Maury Sterling
  • Shannon Sturges
  • Joel Virgel
  • Waiter #2
  • Hugh Johnson
  • Sarah (The Production Coordinator)
  • David (The Director)
  • Denise Moore
  • The Saxophone Player
  • Wedding Guest Gabi DuBay
  • Wedding Guest Robin DuBay
  • Himself
  • The Guitar Player
  • Rob (The Cinematographer)
  • Ron (The Sound Technician)
  • Waiter #1
  • Herself
  • Libby (Chad’s Secretary)
  • The Bride
  • Brandon Harper
  • Kyle Harper
  • Chad Moore
  • Sophia (The Wedding Planner)
  • The Yoga Instructor
  • Lawyer (voice)
  • Ethan (The Singer)
  • Joe (The Asilomar Groundskeeper)
  • Asilomar Front Desk Attendant
  • The Bass Player
  • The Groom
  • Jason Harper
  • Quinn Harper
  • Homeless Man