Justin Herman as AJ Jenkins
After a long period of stagnation, Justin is returning to film for the first time since childhood. Little known to the broader audience of Barton Police, AJ Jenkins is actually not a new character and was first introduced in one of the early short films created by Barton Ct. Productions during the years where the original members were growing up. Justin remains an “original Barton” and has taken on a passion for working with the company behind Barton Police.
Much of AJ Jenkins is drawn directly from Justin himself, including the character’s love for techno and annoyance with religion. “Jenkins is definitely a part of me,” Justin remarks. On the other hand, much of the character’s facade has to be entirely simulated in Justin’s acting. “Jenkins is a total douchebag,” Justin has often remarked when reading the script on set. Many of his friends agree – the way he actually treats people is entirely different. Jenkins is essentially the most energetic, hyper, over the top version of Justin’s actual personality. See Justin Herman on IMDb.com.
Chester Smith as Bob Riley, Leonard Biggs, and Old Man Earl
Aside from his screen time in the feature length YouTube documentary I’m Not Gonna Lie, Chester has been known by his friends as a talented artist & cartoonist and known to the public as the guy who said “some people portray me as Barbara Streisand.”
Similar to much of the cast for Barton Police, Chester has rarely considered himself an actor. Much of his days recently have been spent throwing parties in his apartment, drawing cover art for a possible upcoming Barton Ct. Productions DVD release, and experimenting with music – assembling his own mixes and beats.
Scott Lee as Preston Leebo
Though he persisted that he would remain off screen for the next several years, long time friend and colleague director Stephen Wolfe managed to show him otherwise. The idea for Preston Leebo was originally pitched to Stephen in a conversation following the viewing of the original improvisational footage that became the basis for the series (currently unreleased). Preston is, as Scott likes to put it, “the part of me that never gets anywhere, never feels good about anything, and is always laughed at.”
While Preston’s incompetence is one of his defining characteristics, Scott is often thought of to be very different. As the producer of Barton Police, Scott also serves as Company Administrator for Barton Ct. Productions and runs much of the business end of the company while director Stephen Wolfe maintains the creative side. See Scott Lee on IMDb.com.
Xavier Flores as Alex Ramirez, Abu Samidi, and Davonte Roscoe Jankins III
Another signature cast member from I’m Not Gonna Lie, Xavier also holds much in common with his on screen character. When he is not filming Barton Police, you will often find him hanging with the rest of the Barton gang off screen, playing X-Box Live, or debating and discussing some topic of intellectual importance.
While Alex Ramirez in Barton Police is a detective, Xavier is actually a Biology major and holds a passive interest for science. To describe just how much of an avid gamer Xavier can be: he spends his time on set when not filming a scene on his laptop playing old Super Nintendo games like Super Metroid and MegaMan. Or, he may be listening to a wide variety of music or doing a video blog that picks apart the flaws of fellow cast members or recent wrestling matches.
John Pandolph as David McAlister
As the second one cast as David McAlister and an actor that stepped into the Barton Police project almost halfway through production, John Pandolph has demonstrated a remarkable ability to capture the essence of his character. Much of his acting capability comes from prior experience in both theater and film.
“I remember the first day he walked into the editing room with me and Stephen,” producer Scott Lee recalls the story. “We asked him to demonstrate different accents or even mixed accents and he did each one perfectly. When he left that day Stephen and I both looked at each other and just laughed. He knew we had found our guy.”
Mitchell Ganey as Bill O’Hara
Many first saw Mitch in I’m Not Gonna Lie and will remember him as an outgoing party person. When cast as Bill O’Hara, the character underwent a major evolution from start to finish, and from the first day of filming until the most recent days. Not only did Bill O’Hara become ex-military, he also became hardcore. But not just hardcore – Rambo hardcore, Crank & Jason Statham hardcore, or Planet Terror hardcore.
Mitch has long been an enthusiastic fan of over-the-top action films that have characters that never go down no matter what happens to them in a fight. “I want my performance to be believable,” Mitch has said. “Bill O’Hara is so different from me.” As a first time performer, Mitch has brought Bill O’Hara to life on screen and will likely continue to reprise his role in the future.
Matthew Cisneros as Jose D. Garcia
Also seen in I’m Not Gonna Lie, Matt has had a very specific role with the Barton gang, often being the one who gives everyone a hard time while not actually taking anything seriously, quite similar to his character: Jose D. Garcia, but with his performance adopting a much more goofy, racist sort of persona.
Jose D. Garcia is Matt’s first performance as an on screen actor. Originally, Jose D. Garcia was to be paired with a character at almost all times named Jamal, but the character was cut from the series during production. Following the loss of Jamal as a character, Matt took up the responsibility of getting Jose Garcia to shine.
Michael Gutierrez as Marshall Price
One of the only things Michael Gutierrez, or as his friends know him: Guti, has in common with Marshall Price is a tendency to be drinking alcohol often, but for Guti: the darker side of having a child and wife he’s separated from does not apply.
Guti is best friends off screen with Mitchell Ganey, and the two of them consider themselves entirely similar to brothers. In future installments of Barton Police, Marshall Price will hopefully play a bigger role, according to director and writer Stephen Wolfe. Guti’s performance of a drunken, staggering character who cannot properly function has been spot on. In reality, Guti is often very happy-go-lucky, with a sense of humor – two items his character appears to lack.
Also see Guti in “What’s Up, ATX?” on YouTube!
Director Stephen Wolfe
The founder and co-owner of the production company behind Barton Police known as Barton Ct. Productions Inc., Stephen began his film making team in 1999 and has created dozens of short films and even one feature length documentary, I’m Not Gonna Lie, since the beginning of his career. While his favorite genre is action-horror, Stephen typically considers the creation of a police series a suitable debut for beginning his first massive following; his very first film was created during childhood and was also about “cops.”
In addition to Barton Police, Stephen Wolfe is also the creative mind behind other intellectual property universes such as the Howloween universe and Doomsday universe, each of which has its own set of fictional worlds, characters, monsters, hereos, and villains. He is currently attending college for studies in media and film. See Stephen Wolfe on IMDb.com.
Producer Scott Lee
Many often associate the work of Scott Lee in film with Stephen, and coincidentally both of them began their journey in film making in 1999, where Scott’s first project was about a girl running away from home and her alcoholic mother, titled The Midnight Kids. Later in 2003, Scott eventually worked with Stephen Wolfe and Barton Ct. Productions Inc. to make The Midnight Kids as a short film. The film’s message about alcoholism is only one of many topics related to Scott’s possibly greater passion of human development.
Much of the technical knowledge imparted to Barton Ct. Productions Inc. has come from Scott, who has done the post production audio work for virtually all of Barton Police, along with some editing, visual effects, musical compositions, and other creative contributions. Scott is currently attending the University of Houston and hopes to eventually complete a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology. See Scott Lee on IMDb.com.
Composer Chris Worrell
After it became apparent that the workload was tremendous for the show, Scott Lee and Stephen Wolfe sought assistance for composing music for many of the episodes after Episode 3 – Revenge. Scott and Chris had been good friends throughout high school and played in a garage band called Erebus, with Chris playing lead guitar and Scott Lee on percussion and drums. When approached to do music for Barton Police, Chris did it coming from a previously independent project of his entitled Sum’m, an album under an alternate musical identity of Worrell’s called Kreese. Another, second album was never released under Kreese but the overall style and lessons learned from the experience had a hand in creating the unique musical pieces that are channeled into the Barton Police scenes throughout episodes 4 up though 8.
After Chris got done putting together the music for Episode 4, he worked with Scott to begin to attempt a merging of musical styles to bring a distinct sound to the show. Perhaps the greatest of Chris’s musical masterpieces is that of the official Milkman Theme, first making an appearance on Episode 6 – The Unveiling. Chris also created a techno mix called Screw Me that appears in Episode 7 and is the voice of Todd Farnsbury, a radio co-host of fictional station 95.8 KAWK, also appearing in Episode 7. Under heavy supervision from Director Stephen Wolfe, Worrell assembled the classical, sometimes semi-cheesy sounding horror soundtrack throughout many of the Halloween moments in Episode 8. Chris makes an on-screen appearance in both Episodes 2 & 3 as “The Driver,” whom Alex Ramirez (played by Xavier Flores) tends to harass.
Chris’s official website can be found at CWorrell.com. Chris is now working as a professional web designer and digital media specialist.
Composer Alex Kurilov
A new, talented musical composer and mixer with a firm hold on massive imagination, Alex Kurilov contributes to the final score and soundtrack in Episode 9 – The Takedown, soon to be available only on DVD. For Episode 9, Alex Kurilov created new original music for Bill O’Hara and Bob Riley sequences and created a newly refurbished, ominous Milkman theme adapted from the original work of Chris Worrell. The re-imagined Milkman theme is taken in different directions from the original, creating a new piece that sounds reminiscent of a Hans Zimmer score. Known for his originality and creative genius, Alex Kurilov is already hard at work creating new music for other films such as Director Stephen Wolfe’s Midnight Abyss. See Alex Kurilov on IMDb.com.
Assistant Director/Production Secretary Tracy Collins
The author of various short films prior to the production of Barton Police, Tracy Collins has become a supporter and contributor of the series and remains one of the key points of input for initial episode feedback.
Tracy served as Assistant Director for Episode 1 – “The Recruit,” portions of Episode 2, and has also performed the role of Production Secretary throughout several of the first nine episodes. Many promotional pictures and cast photos seen on the Barton Police MySpace and Facebook pages were taken by Tracy as well. See Tracy Collins on IMDb.com.
Production Assistant Cody “Hitman” Gist
His first day on set, Cody Gist arrived and immediately harassed Chester Smith to do better, who had been absent for a day of filming, and he quickly received his nickname: Hitman from that moment forward. Afterward, Cody immediately became the company protege of Barton Ct. and a personal student of Producer Scott Lee. While Cody serves as primarily as a production assistant for Barton Police, he is also involved in creating his own films, the most recent project of which many know is a horror film currently in development: The Clairvoyant. Cody found the cast and crew of Barton Police through an English teacher at Clear Creek High School and remains one of the youngest crew members in Barton Ct. Productions Inc.
Make Up Artist/Production Assistant Dana Mettam
Characters like Davonte Roscoe Jankins III could not be brought to life without make up artists and Dana Mettam is one of the make up artists responsible for both that character and some days on set has also performed various touch ups on the casts’ faces. Dana has also served as a basic audio tech and production assistant for various scenes throughout Barton Police and its first nine episodes. Portions of Barton Police were also filmed in Dana’s parents’ home in League City. Dana has also served as make up artist during the original narration shoots for the Barton Ct. Productions feature length documentary I’m Not Gonna Lie.
Coming to know much of the crew behind Barton Police through originally dating Scott Lee, Dana and Scott eventually broke up during production. Coincidentally, she plays the love interest of Scott’s on-screen character Preston Leebo in a later episode in the first season. The character she plays, Madison Price (sister to Officer Marshall Price), is her first acting experience and remains the only on screen cameo she makes in the series.