Cast Bios

austin.jpg Austin Kearney
(Caleb Hogan)

Austin Kearney is a 19-year-old entertainer. Raised in Portland, Oregon, he possesses an eclectic taste in activities. Participating in high school forensics, he holds a national rank as a speaker and debater. He enjoys philosophy, literature, good conversation, music, theater, exercise, and chewing gum. Currently he plays guitar in two bands and is involved with filmmaking.
victoria.jpg Victoria Emmons
(Rachel Morton)

Victoria Emmons was five when her older sister Christina encouraged her to audition for a lead role in a church musical, for which Victoria was selected. Thirteen years later, Christina once again encouraged Victoria to audition, this time for Come What May. From an early age, Victoria has loved entertaining people. She and her three sisters have a gospel bluegrass band, The Emmons Sisters, and they are also members of The Ivy Street Band. During high school, Victoria competed in two different speech leagues, going to Nationals twice and placing fourth in the nation with her pro-life speech. Victoria lives in Oregon with her parents, three sisters, four goats, and a pet chicken named Susanne. She hopes to use her passion for performing and love for God to touch and affect people's lives.
kenny.jpg Kenny Jezek
(Don Hogan)

A professional actor, Kenny Jezek is best known for his role as Lars Englund in NBC's Days of Our Lives. He has also guest starred in Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, and FAME. Prior to transitioning into acting, Kenny was a top dancer, often touring and teaching master jazz and tap classes in the US, Europe, and Canada. His dancing credits include the Los Angeles companies of two award-winning Broadway musicals: Cats and 42nd Street. He was also a regular series dancer in FAME, and a featured dancer in the movies Pretty In Pink and Fast Forward.

His professional, civic light opera, and community theatre credits include roles in Paint Your Wagon, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, and many others. He has numerous national and local commercial, music video, industrial credits as well. Kenny also holds black belts and full instructor certifications in several martial arts disciplines, founded Christian Freestyle Karate, and owned and operated a successful martial arts school.
karen.jpg Karen Jezek
(Judith Hogan)

Karen has acted in two soap operas, playing the role of Brenda Clegg in CBS's Capitol and Noel Gallager in Rituals, for which she earned a nomination for "Best IngÈnue" in the Soap Opera Digest Awards. A former Miss LaHabra and expert in Polynesian dance, her theater credits include Stone Soup and Betty Bear Saves Christmas.

After leaving Hollywood, Karen and Kenny (who met at a Hollywood party in 1986), were married in 1989 and became heavily involved in the theatrical arts ministry of a large local church where they acted, directed, and choreographed skits and musical productions. They have also starred in three independent Christian films, including Forevermore—The Karla Faye Tucker Story in which Karen played the title role. In addition to Come What May, the Jezeks can be seen in A Father's Heart. These films have allowed them to use not only their gifts in acting, but also in mentoring and helping other members of the casts to develop their acting and performing gifts.
farris.jpg Dr. Michael P. Farris

Michael Farris is the Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Chancellor of Patrick Henry College. Since founding HSLDA in 1983, Mike has used his extensive experience in both politics and appellate litigation to defend parental rights and help grow the organization to over 80,000 member families. He is also the founding president and current Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, a Christian institution with the mission of training students through a classical liberal arts curriculum and apprenticeship methodology to impact the world "for Christ and for Liberty." He has written more than a dozen books; his daily radio program, "Home School Heartbeat," airs on several hundred stations nationwide. Mike and his wife Vickie live in Virginia and have 10 children and 10 grandchildren.