J. Michael Finley made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables in 2014, and is making his screen-acting debut in I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. His stage credits include playing Steve in Hair (at the Paramount Theatre), Sweeney Todd (at the Drury Lane Theatre) and Louie in The Christmas Schooner (in the Mercury Theater). After production wrapped on I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, J. Michael returned to Broadway.
Dennis Quaid was born in Houston to Juanita Bonniedale, a real-estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburb of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued his study at the University of Houston but dropped out before completing his degree. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career where his brother, Randy Quaid, had already begun to build a successful career. However, Dennis initially had trouble finding film roles, but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away in 1979. He earned strong reviews for his role in The Right Stuff. Among his many other roles are the recent television series American Crime Story and the movie A Dog’s Purpose. Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician and plays with his band, The Sharks. He also holds a flying license and is a five-handicap golfer.
Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies. She and her husband Jerry lead Going Beyond Ministries, thorough which they provide spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ. Between writing and studying, Priscilla can usually be found at home cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) her three rapidly growing boys. Priscilla played Elizabeth in the powerful movie War Room.
Madeline Carroll began modeling when she was 3-years old after being “discovered” in a nail shop in Sherman Oaks, California. She has performed in 65 national commercials, and has guest-starred on several TV shows and series. Her favorite roles have been as Julie Baker in Flipped, and Molly in Swing Vote. She is active in giving to the foundation Zoe International, a non-profit Christian organization that rescues children from child prostitution. She also volunteers at The Dream Center and partners with her family in feeding the homeless every Tuesday night.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is Trace Adkins’ second film with the Erwin Brothers and Kevin Downes after starring as Bones in Moms’ Night Out. Trace's trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling more than 10 million albums cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is also a television personality, actor, and author. He’s also a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, and he has performed seven USO Tours. He authored his autobiography, A Personal Stand, in 2007 and was a finalist in the 2008 version of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice. Trace played a tough-as-nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer, he developed and hosted GAC's Great American Heroes series to pay tribute to everyday Americans doing great things, and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX. Trace will soon be seen in the feature film Hickok.
A true Hollywood icon, fan favorite Cloris Leachman has won an Oscar, a record-setting eight Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Daytime Emmy. In 2005, at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she moved to New York to pursue an acting career. She appeared in many television anthologies and series through the 1950s and 1960s with a handful of films, including Kiss Me Deadly, The Rack, The Chapman Report, and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. Though she won an Oscar for The Last Picture Show in 1971 and appeared in three Mel Brooks movies, her career remained mainly in television. Cloris won two Emmys for her work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spin-off series Phyllis, for which she also won a Golden Globe Award. Her first Emmy was in 1973 for the television movie A Brand New Life. She also won two Emmys as a supporting player for Malcolm in the Middle. Cloris is 90-years young and not slowing down. She can be seen on the cable series American Gods.