Charlie Picerni was born in Corona Queens, New York. The fourth of five children to Italian Parents. After high school, he worked different jobs, one being construction work on high rise buildings in Manhattan. He married at a young age his childhood girlfriend, Marie. He had a son after one year of marriage and decided he didn’t want to work in construction anymore. So he headed west to try his luck in the movie business!
His brother Paul was an actor on a hit TV show at that time called “The Untouchables”. Charlie worked as a stand-in, an extra and started doing stunt double work. Charlie immediately fell in love with this work and moved his family to California. Charlie excelled as a stuntman and then moved up to stunt coordinating TV shows. He got his big break on “Starsky and Hutch”, he was the stunt coordinator and Paul Michael Glaser’s stunt double. Aaron Spelling and Duke Vincent saw what direction Charlie was heading in – “Directing”!
He started second unit directing Starsky and Hutch and then moved up to Directing episodes of Starsky. He continued stunt coordinating and second unit directing such shows as “Kojak” and “Magnum PI”. He then started Directing Television for producers Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg and Steven Cannell, for such shows as, “Tj Hooker”, “Matt Houston”, “Vegas”, “Hard Castle and McCormick”, “Hunter”, “Stingray”, “Finders of Lost Loves”, “A-Team”, “JJ Starbuck”, “Spencer for Hire”, “Blue Thunder”, “Gavilan” and HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt”.
At that time Charlie caught Warner Brothers producer Joel Silver’s eye. Joel hired Charlie to stunt coordinate “Die Hard”. This lead to second unit directing and stunt coordinating on the films, “Die Hard 2”, “Road House”, “Lethal Weapon 2 & 3”, “Hudson Hawk”, “Christmas Vacation”, “The Last Boy Scout”, “Demolition Man”, “Ghost”, “Ricochet”, “Basic Instinct”, “Low Down Dirty Shame”, “True Romance”, “2 Days in the Valley”, “15 Minutes” and many more. Charlie also during this time directed multiple episodes on a TV series called “Seven Days” for Paramount studios.
Charlie also worked as an actor in many TV and film projects through out his career. Realizing he wanted to further his career as a Director, he studied at the “Beverly Hills Playhouse” in the master class for two years with Milton Katsales. In 2007, he Directed, Produced and co-wrote a feature film entitled “Three Days to Vegas”, starring “Peter Falk”, “Rip Torn” and “George Segal”. In 2010 Charlie Directed “Ayn Rand’s” “Night of January 16th” at the Odyssey Theatre to rave reviews! While continuing to work in all avenues of the motion picture business, he is currently developing and writing his own project called “Spaghetti Park” which he will Produce and Direct.
Justin is a professional Hollywood Production Manager from New York and he has extensive experience dealing with locations and unions. With his solid background, Justin is able to put together a top notch crew for any given show that he works on. He started off his career working as a Production Assistant on notable feature films such as “Ghost”, “The Prince of Tides”, and “The Devil’s Advocate”. Eventually, Justin assistant directed some mainstream shows which included “Sliver” and “Mighty Joe Young”. He also worked on the blockbuster films “Die Hard With A Vengeance” and “Eraser” as a Production Supervisor. Today, he is kept quite busy with his career as a Unit Production Manager on numerous Hollywood movies which included “Jack Frost”, “Hitch”, and most recently “I Am Legend”.
Nancy Young was born and raised in New York where she studied and performed at “The National Improvisational Theatre” for 3 years before heading west to Los Angeles, studying Improvisation at “Second City Hollywood”. She has also studied at “The Beverly Hills Playhouse”, “Margie Haber Studio” and the “Ivana Chubbuck Studio”.
While honing her acting skills, Nancy decided to use her athletic background to perform Stunt work. She quickly became one of the most in demand Stunt Performers doubling some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Landed the female lead in the film “Three Days to Vegas” opposite Peter Falk (his last film), Rip Torn, George Segal and Billy Burke. Has worked as an actress on the feature films “Show Business”, “The Bleeding” and the TV shows “Two Broke Girls, “One Tree Hill” and “Castle”.
Recently for the stage, playing the lead as “Kat” in “The Porcini Test” by Laureen Vonnegut”. Other recent stage work, as the female lead “Mary Hatch” in “Frank Capra’s” “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the female lead “Karen Andre” in “Ayn Rand’s” “Night of January 16th”, the female lead “Collette” in “John Patrick Shanley’s” “Four Dogs And A Bone”, the female lead “Anne Norbury” in “William Fairchild’s “The Sound Of Murder” and the female lead “Phyllis Dickerson” in Katherine Bates “Double Indemnity”.
Steve Picerni was born in New York. He got his start in the motion picture business as an actor at 10 years old on the TV show called “TOMA”, playing “Tony Musante’s” son.
At 18 years old, his Father, Charlie Picerni was directing Television at the time and got him working on “Matt Houston” as a Stunt Performer. Steve continued working as a Stunt Performer from there on, establishing himself as one of the top Stunt Performers in Hollywood.
From there he moved up to Stunt Coordinating such films as “Bad Boys”, “Conair”, “The Rock”, “Pearl Harbor”, “Bad Boys 2” and many more. He has received two Taurus awards for his Stunt Coordination on the films “Pearl Harbor” and “Bad Boys 2”.
He has also moved up to Second Unit Directing. He continues to work in the business in all fields of performing, coordinating and directing!