A total of 73 nominees, including many celebrities and strike activists, have filed nominating petitions to run for 25 slots on the board of the Screen Actors Guild as Hollywood reps.
High-profile candidates include Steve Allen, Tom Bosley, Frances Fisher, Melissa Gilbert, Elliott Gould, Valerie Harper, Sally Kirkland, Joe Pantoliano, Peter Mark Richman, Charles Rocket, Fred Savage and Wil Wheaton.
Current board members seeking re-election include Renee Aubry, Jeff Austin, Steve Barr, Eugene Boggs, Wren T. Brown, Anne-Marie Johnson, Tom La Grua, Russell McConnell, Scott Pierce, Sy Richardson, Chuck Sloan and Raymond S. Zielinski. Also filing are strike captains Larry Cox, Gordon Drake, Matt Kimbrough, Michael Monks, Julie Sanford, Racheal Seymour and DeWayne Williams.
Other candidates: Aki Aleong, Jennifer Aquino, Kathleen Bailey, Blair Bess, Raza Burgee, K Callan, Jordana Capra, Elin Carlson, Barbara Cheeseborough, George Coe, Joe Del Mar, Sean Donellan, Carole Elliott, Larry Goodhue, Kathleen Haigney, Robert David Hall, Brian Hamilton, David Huddleston, Max Kerstein, Kevin Kilner, Joseph Lambie, Loren Lester, John Henry Mayer, Robert Duncan McNeill, Aubrey Morris, Daniel Navarro, Harrison Page, David Prince, Joanelle Romero, Randy Rose, Kipp Shiotani, Marshal Silverman, Al Silverstein, Terrie Snell, W.M. Supernaw, Todd Susman, Steve Tom, Keri Tombazian, Jerry G. Velasco, Tony Volu, Karl Warren and John West.
Twenty-nine of the candidates received official endorsement from SAG’s nominating committee last month (Daily Variety, Aug. 15) while the 44 others qualified by completing petitions pending signature verification. Ballots go out Oct. 11 and must be returned by Nov. 1.
SAG and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists are entering the 137th day of their strike against advertisers.