Charles Michael Davis is an actor, director, model and photographer from Dayton, Ohio. He was born to an African American father and Filipino mother. As an actor, he is best known for his starring role on The CW show, The Originals (Marcel), but he’s also had recurring roles on Grey’s Anatomy (Dr. Jason Myers), The Game (Kwan Kirkland) and Switched at Birth (Liam). Contrary to his role as Marcel, Charles Michel is an amazingly nice man, doing volunteer work for many charities.
“It started just two years after signing with my mother agency, Wings Model Management. I awoke one Saturday morning to receive a call from my agent. He offered me the opportunity to pursue my dreams at SHINE. Boy, am I glad I took him up on it. Long story short, we came, we saw, we conquered.
I took that confidence with me and two months after SHINE I packed up and drove to LA. Another two months after that I booked my first television audition for That’s So Raven. After landing the role I became a member of the Screen Actors Guild and since then the ball continued to roll.
Today my plate is so full with theatrical, commercial, print, voice over, hosting, and producing gigs that its become a constant reminder of how grateful for what I learned and the experience I gained at SHINE!”
Star of the Kendrick Brother's 5th feature film, "War Room," T.C. Stallings is a film & television actor, author, and Youth & Sports Ministry Director at NorthPark Community Church in Valencia, CA. T.C.'s main mission is to use all of his gifts to share the message of Christ, and to encourage anyone who will listen to do the same. Before T.C. began acting, he enjoyed a football career in the collegiate and professional ranks. Success as an actor began with his role as "TJ" in the movie 'Courageous'. Six more movie roles would follow, along with national commercials for clients such as the NFL and Golden Corral. TC has always strived to be successful, but not by way of spiritual compromise.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss went from AMTC to Star Search to SYTYCD to films, teaching, the Academy Awards and the Ellen Show. He’s now a husband, father, SYTYCD Mentor and one of the most famous dancers in the world. Stephen is also an amazingly nice man who gives back more than he receives. When he came back as a guest star to SHINE, he stayed for hours working with the dancers.
Joivan Jimenez is a man that lives boldly and to the fullness to please God. Passionate and in Love with his family, a student of Worship, Leadership, Acting and Fashion, He is one of the up and coming Young Latino influences of this Generation. As an Actor, Joivan was recently featured in the award winning film "Stand Your Ground." Internationally, he has done commercials for Texaco, Burger King, and many others. As a singer, he invites God's presence with his heart and voice, bringing audiences to their knees. Joivan has toured the world. He has sung for the president of the United States. 2017 NEWS: Joivan's Generacion DeFuego was nominated for Spanish Song of the Year for the 48th DOVE AWARDS. He was also the Vanheusen Institute of Style Super Bowl Sweepstake Winner, having been featured in Superbowl XLVI on ESPN and GQ Magazine. His goal is to make Jesus famous by being a catalyst for the upcoming Generation. He loves the word, writing, eating, sports, comedy and movies. At the end of the day the walk of this Panamanian, will make you smile, give you hope, but most of all, an encouragement to follow Christ.
Ben Davies is a model, actor and athlete who shot his first national ad campaign before he was 2 years old! As an athlete, he was a Junior Olympics Decathlete, who went to college on an athletic scholarship. But injuries began to slow him down, his Olympic coach was fired, he broke his rib during a competition, and he was involved in a bicycle wreck that resulted in major surgery on his right arm. For the first time in Ben Davies life, he was weak. He cried out to God to show him the way, to allow him to do something “significant”. That’s when things turned around for Ben. That same week, Advantage Models & Talent got the call from Sherwood Pictures that Ben had a call back for a lead role in the movie Courageous. Since that film, Ben graduated, moved to Los Angeles, married and has been in 15 additional films. He’s now an actor, model and talent for Christ in the ultimate competition.
2017 NEWS: Matt is starring in the new Fox TV series, The Resident. Matt Czuchry came to SHINE with the Millie Lewis Agency after a tennis scholarship from the College of Charleston. He landed recurring roles in Young Americans and Hack. But his breakout role came as the 3-season love interest of Alexis Bledel in The Gilmore Girls (2004-2007). His next big series was Friday Night Lights. During breaks, he shot many guest star roles and films. For the last 6 years, Matt’s main role was the handsome young attorney, Cary Agos, on The Good Wife. Known as one of the best dressed Hollywood stars, Matt is a regular face at Fashion Week. "Czuchry may be the best young actor on TV." -David Hiltbrand of The Philadelphia Enquirer
At the age of 12, Ser’Darius’ mother, an English/Drama teacher at his Florida middle school, asked for his help rewriting a classic play. Fast forward to college, talent in sports and an athletic injury... Ser’Darius felt stagnant. He attended an audition for AMTC and came to SHINE! He earned callbacks and a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He headed to New York City to pursue what he had once assumed was an unattainable goal. Since then, he has been a successful actor in film, series TV, guest starring roles, and theater. Next summer, you can catch him along with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in the all new Jumanji film, a continuation of the 1995 movie starring Robin Williams.
Omarr Dixon spent most of his young life in sports. In 1996 he was the first high jumper at the USA Olympic Trials and in 1997 he signed with the NFL Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. Pursuing his acting and performing career with the same passion that he pursued his athletic career, Omarr is a sports anchor and host, and travels the globe promoting sport for both fitness and motivation. He is also part of the cast of "Champion: Motivation in Motion" along with other Olympians and celebrity athletes. Omarr has enjoyed success in TV, film and modeling campaigns, nationally and internationally. Omarr has two books, scheduled for release. Represented by Michelle Zeitlin, More Zap Productions & Management, along with other regional talent agencies to support his alternative and scripted assignments, Omarr has opened up more options with work in Los Angeles-- flying in and out of Los Angeles busy with film and pilot TV projects in Atlanta with TBS, Tyler Perry, and in Florida, where Omarr has his own real estate development company, and is father to triplets.
Hilmar Skagfield, recently won the CBS TV show, HUNTED, with his partner and best friend, along with a prize of $250,000. Hillman is an I.T. Consultant, former professional model and rising actor. He's a well-educated intellectual who loves the Lord. At the SHINE Conference, Christian Kaplan (20th Century Fox) took an interest in Hilmar and helped connect him with the producers of Hunter (then in casting). The future looks bright for Hilmar, rising star for God.
Aaron began his dance training at the age of 3. When he was 11, he landed his first professional job at a local theatre in his hometown of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Early in his career, Aaron appeared on America’s Got Talent (Season 1) and America’s Most Talented Kids. At the age of 12 (the year he came to SHINE with Millie Lewis of Charleston), he won “The Greatest Dancer in America Challenge,” a dance competition held on Good Morning America. One of the judges, nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune, later invited Aaron to join him on the National Tour of Doctor Dolittle. Aaron performed a tap duet with Mr. Tune in every show while touring. At 16, he appeared in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the show Tap Kids, which received five-star reviews from The Scotsman. Aaron taught his first tap master class at the age of 13, and loves to teach and choreograph tap for all ages and skill levels. He is also on faculty with Showstoppers, conventions which are held all across the U.S. Currently, Aaron is a part of the 20th Anniversary cast of Tap Dogs.
David McKay is a Model Athlete. He attended SHINE and has been modeling and acting ever since. Over the years, he’s worked with agencies like DNA (modeling) and CESD (acting) in NYC, Kim Dawson in Dallas, The Mens Division in Sydney, L.A. Models, and Future in Milan. Notable clients include Giorgio Armani, Hadleigh’s, Ermenegildo Zegna, Calvin Klein, GQ Magazine, Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren. David loves sports of all types, and is part of a non-profit organization, Watering Seeds Org., that helps physically challenged individuals excel in life through athletics. In recent years, David has expanded into marketing, producing, and creative director credits. He’s also posed as a real-life Marvel Comic Books superhero.
“Modeling can offer a vast wealth of knowledge about the world, and the constantly changing aspects of media, business, and culture.” – David McKay
Daniel Nelson, from Fairfax, Va. is a performer rising into entertainment’s spotlight. Since attending AMTC’s SHINE Conference, Daniel has walked for major designers in New York Fashion Week, starred in national commercials (like EA FIFA 15 and Kaboom Xero Sticks), and landed a lead role in the television series “Monumental Mysteries.” Throughout middle and high school, Daniel played basketball, baseball and football. He was set to play collegiate basketball when he injured his wrist and was out for two months. During this time, he realized his passion for the entertainment industry. “When I was hurt, I was searching for something else. I just felt a constant nagging on my heart to follow my previous interest in photography and acting,” he says.
Passionate about health and fitness, and a certified personal trainer and nutrition and lifestyle coach, Jeremy Shore was excited to find his niche as a fitness model. During his career, he has spent seasons in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Paris, Athens, and Sydney, and has been represented internationally by top agents, including Next, Elite, Wilhelmina, and IMG. Jeremy is the Co-founder of www.reGYMS.com. He’s the Lead Educator for Dynamax Medicine Balls and an expert contributor for ReebokONE and Livestrong.com. Jeremy has made appearances on the The Doctors, The Rachael Ray Show and other morning shows coast to coast. Jeremy is an on-air contributor to Men’s Health Magazine and host of the Men’s Health 15 Minute Workout: Arms, Abs, & Chest DVD and the Muscle System Workout DVD. He’s also an online Jeremy is the Founder of www.StrengthToServe.com, revolutionizing the culture of fitness.
At 48-years-old, Duane Daugherty was the top model at the SHINE Conference he attended, against odds which generally favor handsome men half his age. Yet Duane was highly sought after among all the agents at SHINE, showing off not only an excellent appearance, but charm, humor, and grace as well. It’s what winning overall honors at SHINE is about! Duane began with Advantage Models and Talent in Nashville and is listed with Grossman Jack, Chicago. His print work covers catalogue and lifestyle ads. Duane is now represented by Block (Nashville), Colors (Memphis), Gage (Knoxville), Talent Plus (ST. Louis), Talent Group (Cleveland), The Agency (Little Rock), Directions (Carolinas), AMT (Atlanta), Alexa (Tampa), Barefoot (Mobile), Maximum (Denver), Heyman (Cincinatti), Slate (Orlando), Alix Adams (Louisville).
Austen came to SHINE when she was 5 years old and has stayed close to the AMTC family ever since. She’s now been modeling, acting, singing and dancing for nearly 25 years. She completed more than 40 regional and national jobs by the time she graduated from high school. Clients include Southern Weddings, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ruehl, Ford Motor Cars, Hanes, L'eggs, Sony, American Airlines, Pfizer, Prevention Magazine, K-Swiss, MTV, The Firm, Vibe Magazine and Best Body Magazine. Some of her additional work includes over a dozen fitness videos, films like Radio, Mother of the River, and Clockers, as well as tv shows like Workin' It Out, One Tree Hill and Heat from the Street.
She won the title of Mrs. America. In addition to her work as model and entertainer, she’s been a personal development instructor, a stylist, a modeling and acting coach, a manager of a multi-million dollar fitness facility, a business owner and an inspirational speaker to nearly 20,000 students. Austen has worked extensively as a speaker with Eagle University, served on the Board of Directors for Project Nightlight, an abuse prevention organization, and was Director of the Girls Ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. She also completed her Bachelors Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Originally from Jamaica, Anthony Watson is a preacher’s kid, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, model… and going into his third season with Team USA skeleton. This AMTC star grad has traveled not only to the Olympics, but around the world with skeleton and bobsled events. When he’s not training or competing, Anthony’s performing. His management team includes Treehouse Entertainment & Rage Models in L.A., Bella in New York and Tate Music in Texas.