The Christmas Bunny

Cast

Florence Henderson (“Betsy Ross” aka “The Bunny Lady”)

Florence Henderson (“Betsy Ross” aka “The Bunny Lady”)

On television, Florence Henderson was an anchor on the Today Show alongside Dave Garroway. She was also a mainstay on Ed Sullivan, the Bell Television Hour, The Dean Martin Show and Jack Paar’s and Johnny Carson's Tonight Show (becoming the first woman to guest host). But she is perhaps best known for her role as “Carol Brady” on The Brady Bunch, a show which remarkably has not left the airwaves since it ceased production in 1974, and is currently aired in syndication in over 122 countries. Florence received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008 was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute's first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit as one of the greatest pop cultural icons of all time. Her memoir, Life is Not a Stage, was published by Center Street/Hachette Book Group, and is currently available at bookstores everywhere.

Sophie Bolen (Julia)

Sophie Bolen (“Julia”)

Sophie Bolen was 10 years old when she was tapped by director Tom Seidman to play the lead role of "Julia" in The Christmas Bunny, even though she had never appeared in a film before. “Becoming Julia was very interesting because I have not had to experience anything like Julia had to go through,” says Sophie. “I had to really use my imagination and circumstances in my life to get into her character and try to feel what she must have felt”. About working with TV icon Florence Henderson, Sophie says “It was such an honor! She is such a wonderful person. She told me to always keep a cool head and a warm heart! I will always remember that.” When Sophie isn't acting in a film or theatre she enjoys riding her horse "Billy" and hanging out with her friends.

Colby French (“Scott Cooper”)

Colby French (“Scott Cooper”)

Colby French started his Los Angeles film & television career in 1996, after a brief stint as a professional baseball player for the Houston Astros farm system. Some of his film roles include Sleeping Dogs Lie, a Sundance favorite, The Changeling, directed by Clint Eastwood and The Brittany Murphy Story for Lifetime. He has been seen in numerous guest-starring roles on television, including Lost, Medium, Revolution, The Mentalist, Ray Donavan, and appeared as a recurring character on hit series Heroes and the The Chicago Code.  Colby was so excited to be a part of The Christmas Bunny that even his fear of flying didn’t stop him from getting on a plane to Michigan in the middle of a snowstorm.

Madeline Vail (“Patti Cooper”)

Madeline Vail (“Patti Cooper”)

Madeline Vail studied theater and English literature at the University of Florida and began her professional career as a fashion model in South Beach Miami and Germany. Her first film appearance came in the Eddie Murphy comedy Holy Man. Since then she has appeared in the independent features The Big Bang, The Wishing Stone, and several short films. Some die-hard short film fans may remember her as the feisty ex-Italian supermodel/soccer mom "Sophia" in Cleats of Imminent Doom, now a cult favorite on the Independent Film Channel.

Derek Brandon (“Billy Cooper”)

Derek Brandon (“Billy Cooper”)

Says Derek, “At age 3 it was apparent that I was destined to be in the movies! Every time we watched a movie, I would make my mom re-enact the entire film”. Realizing that Derek had a true passion for acting, his mom enrolled him in the local civic theatre. Four years later the theatre recommended him to the local college to act in their student films. “Once I got in front of the camera and on even these small sets, I was hooked”. Since then he has appeared in several feature films, including Dark Fields, playing David Carradine’s son, The Genesis Code with Ernest Borgnine and Louise Fletcher, and played the title character in The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Pirate's Code.