The stars are out during the Fall Harvest event! Find out more about the cast members of the romantic comedy premieres airing this fall on Hallmark Channel.
Tyler Hynes as Luke in Roadhouse Romance
Tyler Hynes was born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa Ontario with the artist gene in his veins. He is an accomplished actor, director, producer, editor, writer and musician, and he is constantly striving to create and star in new and innovative projects. Hynes got his professional start at the age of eight performing on stage, touring Canada in the role of young Tommy in the rock musical The Who’s Tommy. From there he went on to television and films. By age 13, Hynes was on television screens everywhere starring as a main character in “Amazon” and he hasn't stopped since. Some of his greatest accolades and achievements include a Best Actor Gemini nomination for “Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story,” which told the real life tragedy about a Canadian high school student who was beaten and left for dead.
At age 18, Hynes landed in movie theaters everywhere starring alongside Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth in “The Last Sign.” He then transitioned from teen actor to adult actor flawlessly, and in his 20s he found himself working alongside James Franco and Sienna Miller in “Camille.” Shortly thereafter, Hynes captivated audiences everywhere in NBC’s “The Firm” based on John Grisham’s novel, in which he portrayed the smug and overly intelligent Ivy Leaguer Patrick Walker, who was about to stand trial for first degree murder. He also appeared in “Betty and Coretta” opposite Mary J. Blige.
Most recently, Hynes can be seen in a recurring role this season of “UnREAL,” as well as a lead in the upcoming feature, “Peace,” starring opposite Alexander Ludwig. He also cultivated a huge following as a series regular on “Saving Hope,” for his portrayal of Luke Reid, the paramedic brother of the main character. His other notable recurring guest starring roles include “Transporter: The Series,” and the critically acclaimed Canadian series, “19-2.”
While his acting portfolio continues to prosper, Hynes keeps adding his name to grassroots indie projects where he has written, directed and starred in his own short films. A talented musician with a knack for the unknown, Hynes enjoys reading and traveling in his down time.
Lauren Alaina as Callie in Roadhouse Romance
Country music star Lauren Alaina is known for her big voice, big personality and heart-on-her-sleeve honesty in her lyrics. She has earned three number one hit singles in just under three years. Her two EPs, Getting Over Him and the previous Getting Good follow her number one hit “Road Less Traveled” from the 2017 most-streamed album of the year for a female country artist, Road Less Traveled. Her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Road Less Traveled, landed on multiple “Best Of” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Amazon, and became the top-streamed female country album release of 2017.
The singer songwriter has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride and Jason Aldean, and sold out her own, first-ever headlining That Girl Was Me Tour.
Alaina has received multiple nominations for ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Accolades include 2017 ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year for her “Road Less Traveled,” and CMT Collaborative Video of the Year for “What Ifs,” the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit with childhood friend, Kane Brown.
The Georgia native has played on some of the highest-profile stages in the world including national television performances on PBS’s “A Capitol Fourth,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol,” “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” ABC’s “CMA Fest” specials, CMA and ACM Awards and more.
Alaina made her film debut with Road Less Traveled in 2017 and is excited to further her acting career.
Laura Osnes as Jenna in Raise a Glass to Love
Laura Osnes is becoming a familiar face to fans, having previously starred Hallmark Channel’s “In the Key of Love” and in “A Homecoming for the Holidays” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which premiered during the network’s “Miracles of Christmas” programming event in 2019. She was last seen on Broadway headlining the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Bandstand (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations), which was filmed and released in movie theaters nationwide via Fathom Events.Other Broadway credits include Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Astaire nominations); Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination); Hope Harcourt in the Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations); Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific; and Sandy in Grease. Other New York and regional credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel and Crazy for You (Manhattan Concert Productions); The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk Award nomination; Atlantic Theater Company); City Center Encores! productions of The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall); On the Town (Boston Pops); Carousel (Lyric Opera of Chicago) and Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center).Osnes’ television credits include “Dynasty” (The CW), “Fosse/Verdon” (F/X), “Elementary” (CBS), “Six by Sondheim” (HBO), “Live from Lincoln Center: Bernstein on Broadway,” “A Capitol Fourth” (PBS), “Sondheim: The Birthday Concert,” the HBO pilot “The Miraculous Year” and the “The 35th Kennedy Center Honors : A Celebration of the Performing Arts” (2011) and “The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors” (2012). In addition to touring the country with Broadway Princess Party, her popular concert series, her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, The San Francisco Symphony and The National Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, Lincoln Center, The Smith Center in Las Vegas and the Minnesota Orchestra Hall.Osnes can be heard on several original cast recordings and her two solo albums- Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston. @lauraosnes
Juan Pablo Di Pace as Marcelo in Raise a Glass to Love
Juan Pablo Di Pace is a multifaceted artist; an actor, musician and director. He recently stared in the Paramount Network movie, “Dashing In December.” On television, Di Pace co-starred in the #1 Netflix Show, “Fuller House,” Emmy®-Nominated and winner of the People’s Choice, Kid’s Choice and Teen Choice Awards. He recently appeared on the 27th Season of “Dancing with the Stars” where he became a semi-finalist garnering numerous perfect scores throughout the competition. Prior to that, Di Pace played the role of Jesus Christ on NBC’s “A.D. The Bible Continues” for which he won a Grace Award for “Most Inspiring Performance.” Before that, he played a self-made billionaire Nicolas Treviño on the TNT reboot of “Dallas.” He also appeared in the film, Mamma Mia.
Di Pace has an extensive theatre background, which includes performing in Chicago in London’s West End and starring in Grease and Saturday Night Fever in the Spanish Broadway.
In 2017 he wrote and performed the critically acclaimed solo show “An Evening with…” at Feinstein´s 54 Below and in 2018 he headlined the “Music of George Michael” with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Musically, Di Pace has released the hits “We Wanna Rock,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Broken” and “Just A Feeling”.
Di Pace has performed concerts of his music around the world, including Madrid, New York, Buenos Aires, Trieste, Los Angeles, Houston TX, London. He has recorded and collaborated with Nick Gale (Digital Farm Animals), Kole (Songland), Diane Warren, Desmond Child and Jeffrey James, among others. As a director, Di Pace has written and directed short films La Belleza, Tom´s Habitat, Venki and Admission and is on pre-production for his feature film New Boy. Di Pace resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Jennifer Huether as Herself in Raise a Glass to Love
Jennifer Huether’s love affair and studies in wine started in her early 20s when she took an interest course at George Brown college. From there, she immediately leapt into the Sommelier Certification from ISG and graduated top of her class. She then earned her Diploma of Wine from WSET, followed by the Advanced Sommelier, which she passed in 2005, and finally the Master Sommelier Exams – becoming Canada’s first female Master Sommelier in 2011, graduating in Dallas, Texas.
Her restaurant industry experience is vast, starting off in Toronto Restaurants where she found wine. Huether has also worked for Canadian-owned Cliff Lede Vineyards based in Napa Valley, and for seven years ran one of Canada’s top wine programs at MLSE in Toronto. During that time she oversaw six restaurants and a multi-million dollar beverage program, while mentoring the property’s 11 Sommeliers. Huether most recently was employed with California-based Jackson Family Wines representing their brands throughout Canada. Huether is a founder of @socialherbivore, together with Priya Rao, and is now writing a book on plant-based food & wine matching and feels that this is the next huge wine trend.
After winning the Ontario Sommelier Competition in 2006, she decided to invest her energy heavily in the execution of the competitions from 2008 to 2019. Huether, together with Alex Evans, made it her mission to hold the Ontario & Canadian ASI Competitions to the highest level of quality, integrity and standards to provide the best possible experience to the candidates. She sat for several years on the board of directors of CAPS Ontario and focused her energy into building competitions and the content for them. Huether continues as an active teacher with the Court of Masters and mentors several Advanced and Master Sommelier Candidates throughout Canada and teaches with WSET. She sits on the Board of Directors for Femmes du Vin as the Education Chair working to enhance the lives of all women in wine. Huether can be found curating an organic, sustainable and earth friendly wine and spirits list at Fresh City Farms.
Nikki DeLoach as Sam in Taking the Reins
Born in a small town in South Georgia, Nikki DeLoach always knew she wanted to be an entertainer. She started dancing at the age of three, eventually adding singing, modeling and acting to her repertoire. All her hard work paid off when at age 12, DeLoach became a member of “The Mickey Mouse Club” alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling. After “MMC,” DeLoach spent several years in Los Angeles pursuing acting and landed a starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg and Bill Paxton in the feature film Traveller and the TV series “Misery Loves Company.” She also played Anthony LaPaglia’s daughter in the television movie “Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story.” In 1997, DeLoach put her acting career on hold to enter the world of pop music, signing with RCA and BMG Records to become part of the girl group Innosense. When the group disbanded in 2003, DeLoach returned to Hollywood and has gone on to enjoy a successful and diverse acting career.
DeLoach’s credits include her starring role on MTV’s critically acclaimed series “Awkward.,” where she was considered one of television’s “hottest moms” with her portrayal of Lacey Hamilton. Although she is perhaps best known for her roles on “Awkward” and the iconic “The Mickey Mouse Club,” DeLoach has also guest starred on some of television’s biggest hit shows including “NCIS,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” “CSI: NY,” “Cold Case,” “Mad Men” and “Without a Trace,” among many others. She was also a series regular on the popular show “North Shore.” Her films include Love & Other Drugs, Flying Lessons, opposite Maggie Grace and Hal Holbrook, and the French comedy Hollywoo. Hallmark Channel viewers will also recognize DeLoach from her starring roles in the network’s original movies “The Perfect Catch,” “Christmas Land,” “A Dream of Christmas,” “Truly, Madly, Sweetly,” and “Love Takes Flight,” which premiered as a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation. She also developed, executive produced and starred in “Reunited at Christmas.” In 2019, DeLoach starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “Two Turtle Doves,” opposite Michael Rady.
Outside of acting, DeLoach is dedicated to sharing her passions and ideas with others. She co-founded What We Are, a community of women that celebrates their unfiltered selves. She is also a passionate supporter and spokesperson for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and The Alzheimer’s Association. DeLoach also shares her love for acting by coaching at the renowned Warner Loughlin Studios. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two young sons, Hudson and Bennett.
Scott Porter as Luke in Taking the Reins
Scott Porter is best known for his critically acclaimed performance on the beloved Emmy-winning NBC drama “Friday Night Lights,” on which he starred as the fallen quarterback, Jason Street. He also charmed audiences for four seasons starring as George Tucker, resident lawyer and southern gentleman, on the CW series "Hart of Dixie.”
He currently stars on the Netflix series “Ginny & Georgia” and previously recurred as Tim Armstrong in the popular CBS drama series “Scorpion.” Porter also had recurring roles on the CBS hit drama “The Good Wife,” opposite Julianna Margulies, and on “Caprica,” the prequel series to the SyFy smash hit “Battlestar Galactica”. Porter can be heard as the voice of Luke in Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead: Season 2,” as well as numerous other animated shows and video games.
On the big screen, Porter appeared in Maggie Carey’s THE TO DO LIST, alongside Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader. He also starred in Jamie Linden’s romantic comedy 10 YEARS, alongside Channing Tatum, Kate Mara and Rosario Dawson. Additional film credits include independent feature BRAMPTON’S OWN, opposite Rose McIver; DEAR JOHN, directed by Lasse Hallström, opposite Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried; THE GOOD GUY, an independent drama starring Alexis Bledel, Bryan Greenberg and Aaron Yoo; BANDSLAM, directed by Todd Graff and also starring Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Hudgens; Andy and Larry Wachowski's live-action SPEED RACER; PROM NIGHT, opposite Brittany Snow; and MUSIC AND LYRICS, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.
After moving to New York City in 2005, Porter starred in two off-Broadway productions: Altar Boyz as Matthew (Drama League Ensemble Cast Nominee) and the award-winning Toxic Audio (Drama Desk Award, Most Unique Theatrical Experience).
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, he considers that city, Austin and Orlando, as his homes.
Corbin Bernsen as Preston in Taking the Reins
Corbin Bernsen comes from an entertainment family. His mother, Jeanne Cooper, was on the long running soap “The Young and The Restless” for 35 years. He is a graduate of UCLA where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Theater and a Master of Playwriting. Bernsen was first catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC television series, “L.A. Law.” He was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his performance as Arnie Becker on the show that virtually created the ensemble drama as we now know it today. Later, he starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series “Psych.” During his illustrious career he has hosted “Saturday Night Live” and guest starred on “Seinfeld” and “Star Trek,” to name just a few of his many notable television appearances.
In the feature film arena, Bernsen starred in the comedy Hello Again, followed by other critically acclaimed roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular Major League film franchise. Other film credits include Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. He also appeared with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
In 2006, Bernsen formed his own production company, Team Cherokee Productions, to exert more creative control over his projects and begin exploring material both as writer, director and producer. Today that company has taken root as Home Theater Films, an early player in the Faith and Family film genre. The company has explored a wide variety of themes beginning with the film Rust which was distributed by Sony Pictures. With five other films under their belt, including 25 Hill, Beyond the Heavens, Christin Mingle (starring Lacey Chabert) and Jess and Naomi. Home Theater Films has firmly carved a niche and name in this lucrative genre. Projects include the dramatic feature Life with Dog, the family comedy Mary 4 Mayor and the television series “Blind Eye.”
In 2017, Bernsen delivered a powerhouse performance as Vulcan the Roman God of Fire, to great acclaim on the Starz hit “American Gods.” “American Gods” is a blend of ancient and modern mythology, fantasy and Americana based on the best-selling novel by renowned author, Neil Gaiman.
Bernsen has been thrilled to reprise his role as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s three “Psych” television movies. The “Psych” movie franchise is a continuation of the original series, which aired on USA Network from 2006 to 2014. The show had such a cult following that fans demanded it continue so the first installment, “Psych: The Movie,” aired on USA in 2017. The gang reunited again in “Psych 2: Lassie Comes Home” in Spring 2020 and Bernsen will join The Psych gang for a third movie titled “Psych 3: This Is Gus” set to premiere on Peacock later this year.
Bernsen recurred on Sundance TV’s dark comedy series, “Hap & Leonard” as the foul-mouthed and morally ambiguous head of police, Chief Cantuck. “Hap & Leonard” is based on the popular book series by Joe R. Lansdale. In 2019, Bernsen joined the second season of the comic book vigilante action drama “The Punisher” for Netflix playing Anderson Schultz, an extremely wealthy man who’s grown accustomed to getting his way.
Bernsen continues to play recurring roles on some of network and cable television’s hottest series such as, Showtime's “Billions” playing Bill McGann, CBS’s “Magnum PI” playing Icepick and most notably, Fox’s “The Resident” playing the role of Kyle Nevin for three seasons. He will next be seen in HBO’s “The White House Plumbers.”
Bernsen lives in New York with his wife, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.
Janine Turner as Bonnie in Taking the Reins
Janine Turner currently lives on her 100-acre Longhorn ranch in North Texas. She is an Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominated actress.
Turner’s illustrious career includes starring in television shows such as Lifetime’s “Patsy & Loretta Forever” directed by Callie Khouri and NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” as Katie McCoy in a recurring role. Turner won the role of spunky, crop-haired Alaskan air taxi pilot Maggie O’Connell opposite Rob Morrow on the eccentric prime-time series “Northern Exposure.” It was role of her career, a meaty, delightfully quirky star turn that made her a household name. The show lasted six seasons. She then went on to a leading role in “Strong Medicine” that lasted two years.
Turner’s feature film career has included portraying Anthony Hopkins’ wife in the feature film Solace, Steel Magnolias, Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, Dr. T and the Women with Richard Gere, Night of the White Pants with Tom Wilkinson and in Universal’s Leave it to Beaver as June Cleaver.
As a producer and director, Turner won Best New Director at both the Deep Ellum and Beverly Hills Film Festivals for her short film, Trip in a Summer Dress.
Katie Findlay as Maggie in Love Strikes Twice
Katie Findlay is a native of Vancouver and has been studying acting since childhood. Findlay recently wrapped an explosive storyline throughout the first season of Shonda Rhimes’ hit series, “How To Get Away With Murder,” where she starred as Rebecca, a tough Philly girl, murder suspect and love interest to her neighbor to Wes (Alfred Enoch). TV audiences may also know Katie from previously starring in the CW’s “Carrie Diaries,” as Maggie Landers. Findlay has had multiple guest starring roles on television but gained particular attention in 2011 when she was cast as the doomed teenager Rosie Larsen in AMC’s series “The Killing,” and was used as the face of the marketing campaign for the show’s acclaimed first season. Findlay’s feature film credits include Universal’s “Jem & The Holograms,” and indies "The Philosophers,” “Dark Stranger,” and “Premature.”
Wyatt Nash as Josh in Love Strikes Twice
Wyatt Nash co-stars in Netflix’s highly anticipated new series “Dear White People,” but The Hallmark Channel viewers will know him from his starring roles as Ryan in “Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge” and “Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge, Part 2.” Nash, born and raised in country music’s capital: Nashville, Tennessee - quickly landed his first acting gig; 13 episodes on Nick at Nite’s “Hollywood Heights.” In 2013 he appeared on “1600 Penn” for NBC opposite Josh Gad, and “Mistresses” for ABC. He went on to book a recurring guest starring role on ABC Family’s hit series “Pretty Little Liars.” Other television credits include guest starring on ABC’s “Dr. Ken,” and a guest star role on FOX’s “Rake,” opposite Greg Kinnear. When not working, Wyatt is an outdoorsman, loves camping, hiking, climbing, and anything involving adventure. When not out in nature, he enjoys reading. Some of his favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, Mark Twain, and Kurt Vonnegut. He is a supporter of Children International, and he resides in Los Angeles.
Marshall Williams as Rick in Love Strikes Twice
Marshall Williams was recently seen in the Netflix feature The Ice Road opposite Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, the film tells the story of a rescue mission over a frozen lake to save trapped miners in a collapsed diamond mine in the far northern regions of Canada. Additional credits include a recurring role on the FOX series “Glee” and a lead role in the Disney Channel television movie “How to Build a Better Boy.”
Taylor Cole as Sara in South Beach Love
Taylor Cole can currently be seen starring in a number of Hallmark original movies, including the highly regarded “Ruby Herring Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and “One Winter Wedding” for Hallmark Channel. Cole has appeared in numerous television shows, including CBS’s “Salvation” and “CSI: Miami,” The CW’s “The Originals,” TV Land’s “Impastor” and A&E Network’s “The Glades.” She was a series regular in NBC’s “The Event” and The WB’s “Summerland.”
William Levy as Tony in South Beach Love
William Levy was born in Cuba and immigrated to Miami, Florida at the age of 14. He attended St.Thomas University on a baseball scholarship before dedicating himself to pursuing a career in acting.
Levy starred in a string of hit television series including “Cuidado con el ángel,” “Sortilegio,” “Triunfo del amor” and “La Tempestad,” which have been translated into dozens of languages and have aired in over 100 countries worldwide.
Named one of the Top 10 Latino Actors by Variety, Levy has appeared in a number of films including Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club, Universal’s Term Life and Lionsgate’s Addicted, which grossed the highest per-screen average during its opening weekend and earned Levy the award for Best Actor at Premios Juventud. He also starred in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter for Screen Gems and was a series regular on “Star” for 20th Century Television and Lee Daniels Entertainment. Most recently, he wrote, produced and starred in En Brazos de un Asesino (In the Arms of a Killer), the feature film adaptation of the romance suspense novel Killing Sarai, written by New York Times Bestselling Author J.A. Redmerski. Next, Levy will co-produce and star in La isla, a thriller set on Easter Island, which will begin shooting this fall.
Brooks Darnell in Advice to Love By
The eldest of three sons, Brooks, named by his father after the late baseball great Brooks Robinson, signed with a talent agency at the age of 16, and soon after tested his skills at the nationally acclaimed IMTA talent showcase, New York City competition. Darnell placed third out of more than four hundred monologue contestants, winning an invitation to study at the prestigious Conservatory theatre school in San Francisco.
Darnell appeared in the 2012 feature film Total Recall, and in the 2016 Hallmark Channel original movie “All Yours.” Most recently, he had a recurring role in Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” and has appeared in episodes of “Bones,” “Breakout Kings,” “Nothing Personal,” “Nikita” and “Ghostly Encounters.”