Sea Stars are entertainment professionals who are invested in protecting our oceans. Below is a partial list of our Sea Stars team.
Jeremy Piven is known for his role as Ari Gold in the comedy series Entourage, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards. He also starred in the British period drama Mr Selfridge, which tells the story of the man who created the luxury English department store chain Selfridges, and portrayed Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres’s sitcom Ellen.
Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress, and nominated for six. Many people know her for her role as Sandy, Roger Cobb’s lovely ex-wife, in House. Other television credits include Heartland, JAG, Law and Order, ER, Touched by an Angel, Reasonable Doubts, and Simon and Simon. Film credits include Breezy, American Graffiti, Moving Violation, Fear, and Physical Evidence. Kay can be seen in Sea Save Foundation’s “Current Goals” video production.
Rebecca Staab won the Miss Nebraska USA 1980 title. Before becoming an actress, Rebecca worked as a model for the famous Ford Agency. She has appeared as a regular in numerous television shows, but is best known for playing Elizabeth Barrington in the award-winning ABC daytime soap opera Port Charles. Rebecca played Daphne, Barnabas Collins’ first victim, in the primetime version of the classic hit TV series Dark Shadows, and played recurring roles on Live Shot, Trade Winds, One West Waikiki, CSI:NY, PS I Luv U, The Fantastic Four (as the Invisible Girl), and Seinfeld.
Actor, Director, and Writer of film, television, and stage
Erick Avari has a long theatrical background performing in some of the most prestigious regional theatres in the U.S., including the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the Cleveland Playhouse, playing roles such as King Lear. Following a vacation to Los Angeles, Erick commenced his successful film and television career. His film credits include roles in The Beast of War (1988), Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), The Mummy (1999) and Planet of the Apes (2001). On television, he has played notable roles on Cheers (1982), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Cybill (1995), and Heroes (2006/11), and he resurrected his role as Kasuf from the movie Stargate in the global hit TV series Stargate SG1 (1997). Erick recently narrated and starred in Sea Save Foundation’s Wave Rave 2012 video production to help promote this project.
Stephanie Quayle is a country music recording artist, songwriter, and philanthropist as well as a scuba diver and ocean lover.
Editor and Producer
Kelly Coskran is the behind-the-scenes person who adds pizzazz, bling, and spin to many of today’s most popular reality television shows. Nominated for Two Emmy Awards in 2007 for Deadliest Catch, Kelly also edits and produces Monster House, Monster Garage, Into the Firestorm, and The Amazing Race. Kelly was a team leader for Sea Save Foundation’s Cocos Island 2008 Expedition.
Phil Coles has spent nearly ten years as a wildlife film producer. His many productions for National Geographic include Porpoises, Life and Death in the Fast Lane, Global Wolf, Hollywood Fox, Gorillas – from the Heart of Darkness, and Camel’s Empire. He is committed to raising awareness for all aspects of the natural world through media. Phil’s passion extends to the study and protection of marine mammals and is a founding member of Organization Cetacean (ORCA). Phil is also an accomplished artist. His illustrations are showcased in the Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Atlantic and Pacific, published by Wildguides, Sussex. Phil’s vast experience and talent for teaching make him a welcome addition to our team.