Cast Bios

A Night of Nightmares is proud to introduce our guests for the evening.

Ira Heiden

Ira Heiden is an actor, producer and voice actor. Born in NYC, he took his talents to Los Angeles where manager Marylin Sherman discovered him at a John McEnroe vs Jimmy Conners Tennis match. Ira’s first job to get into the Screen Actors Guild was a Pepsi commercial played in movie theaters.

He went on to star in a Nightmare on Elm Street, 3 Dream Warriors, as Will Stanton. Next, he played Rob Lowe’s younger brother in Peter Bogdanovich’s Illegally Yours. He then landed the wonderful role of Bo in Elvira Mistress of the Dark, in which he had the pleasure of working with Cassandra Peterson.

Ira has been on TV shows such as Family Ties, Step be Step, and Alias as CIA agent Rick McCarthy. Lately he has been doing voice work on films, such as Ghostbusters Afterlife in which he voiced some of the Mini Stay Puft characters.

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Jennifer Rubin

Jennifer  Rubin is an American actress. Rubin was discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency and went on to model for Calvin Klein and became Ford International Model of the Year in 1984. She made her film debut as Taryn White in the 1987 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors[2] and has since starred in a variety of films including Andrew Fleming’s Bad Dreams (1988), Marisa Silver’s Permanent Record (1988), Oliver Stone’s The Doors (1991), Alan Shapiro’s The Crush (1993), Louis Venosta’s The Coriolis Effect (1994), Christian Duguay’s Screamers (1995), and the 2001 Dogme 95 inspired film Reunion. Outside of film, Rubin has guest starred on a variety of television series such as The Twilight Zone (1987) and Tales from the Crypt (1992). In 2010, Rubin appeared as herself in the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and has since been also working as a writer, producer & director on her original screenplays.

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Ken Sagoes

Ken Sagoes is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Roland Kincaid in the fantasy horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and the sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988). Sagoes portrayed Darryl in the television show What’s Happening Now!! He has made guest appearances on shows such as The Twilight Zone (Episode: “But Can She Type?”), Night Court, My So-Called Life, Martin, The Parkers, The Division, and The District.

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William R. Perry

William R. Perry has had an impressively long career in the film industry and as a seasoned stunt performer. Mr. Perry has had the pleasure of meeting and working with many big names in the entertainment industry.

Throughout his career, William R. Perry has acted or performed stunts in several popular films, including in 1990 “Predator 2”, in which he played the subway gang leader. In 1987, he was in “The Lost Boys” and in 1991 he was one of “The People Under the Stairs”. He also had a part in the famous 1992 hit– “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”. In addition, he performed as a stunt-double in  “A Nightmare on Elm Street – Dream Warriors, “A Nightmare on Elm Street – The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street – Freddy’s Dead”. Other horror favorites include “The Monster Squad‘ and The Return of the Living Dead Part 2“. Television appearances include “Star Trek The Next Generation‘, The Wonder Years‘ and “Alias“.

As well as being an actor and stunt performer, Mr. Perry is a writer. His first published novelette, By His Hand, was published by Red Cape Publishing in 2023.. His second book was released exactly one year later, and is titled, “Out of His Mind”. Both books are filled with the dark, horror his fans are accustomed to and love!

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Brooke Theiss

Brooke Theiss is the actress who played Wendy Lubbock on ABC’s Just the Ten of Us. A spin off of Growing Pains.

Brooke has also had the privilege of being a series regular alongside Teri Garr, Seth Green and Margaret Whitton on the Witt, Thomas, Harris sitcom Good & Evil.

Not only did she work with Matthew Perry on her series, Just the 10 of Us. She also starred alongside Matthew as his love interest, on the ABC sitcom Home Free. Brooke and Matthew had a blast hamming it up with their costars Alan Oppenheimer and Dan Schneider.

Brooke played Leslie Sumner on the ever so popular Beverly Hills, 90210, after her character gain popularity in the fourth season, the producers decided to bring her back for the six season.

Brooke made her film debut at age 17 in the 1988 film Little Nikita, she said “working with River Phoenix was a thrill”. Brooke traveled to India to co-starred in the dramatic thriller Quicksand with Michael Dudikoff.

She became a part of Pop Culture, after Freddy turned her into a cockroach in A Nightmare on Elm Street part 4: The Dream Master. Brooke played Debbie Stevens.
As well as having starred in three ABC sitcoms, Brooke has guest stared in numerous television shows. From, The Golden Palace playing Betty White’s granddaughter, to NBC’s Blossom, also Boy Meets World, and the TV show Clueless, just to name a few.

She got married to actor Bryan Genesse in 1994. The couple had two children, Mitchell and Aubrey.

3 out of the 4 teenage girls on Just the 10 of Us, have all been in A Nightmare on Elm Street, by total coincidence.

When the “Maxie” fashion doll was produced by Hasbro to compete against Mattel’s Barbie, Brooke proved to bear so strong a resemblance to the doll (even though she herself was not the model for Maxie) that she performed in the live-action segments of the Maxie toy commercials. She did not, however, provide the main character’s voice in “Maxie’s World”.

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