Kevin Bacon (Balto) has established himself as an actor who can perform a broad range of roles. From the charming yet malevolent Wade in The River Wild to the straight-laced marine in A Few Good Men, Bacon creates complex and indelible characters. He most recently has enjoyed critical and box-office success for his role as astronaut Jack Swigert in the Ron Howard blockbuster Apollo 13 as well as his siering performance in Murder in The First.
At the age of 17, he became the youngest student to appear at Circle in The Square Theater in New York. He studied acting in New York until he made his film debut as a preppy fraternity recruit in National Lampoon's Animal House. Shortly thereafter, he appeared in Diner and Footloose and from there soared to stardom.
Bacon's additional film credits include JFK, Flatliners, She's Having a Baby, Tremors, The Big Picture and He Said, She Said.
His noteworthy stage roles include the off-Broadway production debut in 1983 with Sean Penn in Slab Boys and also starred in the 1986 production of Joe Orton's Loot.
The actor's television credits include the American Playhouse version of Lemon Sky, which teamed him with Kyra Sedgewick, who later became his wife.
Bridget Fonda (Jenna) succumbed to acting after appearing in a high school production of Harvey, thus establishing the third generation of the Fonda acting dynasty. The daughter of Peter and the granddaughter of Henry, Bridget has appeared in 19 films in just eight years, most recently opposite Nicolas Cage in the romantic comedy It Could Happen To You. She will next be seen in the upcoming City Hall starring Al Pacino and John Cusack. Other credits include Scandal, The Godfather Part III, Doc Hollywood, Bodies Rest & Motion, Point of No Return, Little Buddha and Single White Female. Balto marks Fonda's first venture into animated films.
A former member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and a veteran of the BBC, Bob Hoskins (Boris) adds his own unique charm and wit to Balto's ever-faithful Russian snow goose sidekick Boris. With dozens of stage performances to his credit, Hoskins is most recognized for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, Brazil, Sweet Liberty, Zulu Dawn, The Cotton Club and Mona Lisa (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor).
Hoskins next appears in Oliver Stone's Nixon, and the upcoming The Secret Agent. He just finished directing a children's film, The Rainbow.
Six-time Grammy Award winner Phil Collins (Muk/Luk) has sold in excess of 35 million solo albums worldwide. His recently released, sixth solo album Both Sides was written, produced and performed entirely by Collins, who played all of the instruments.
In addition to music, Collins has pursued an interest in acting, which began at the age of 14 when he starred as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! in London's West End. He has since expanded his roles to include both film and television; taking on a variety of diverse and original characters in such movies as Buster, Hook, Frauds, and the HBO presentation of And The Band Played On.
Jim Cummings (Steele) is one of the leading and busiest voice-over artists in the industry. Anyone who watches television or listens to the radio has heard his voice, although they might not know it. Cummings has earned two Emmy Awards for his work voicing the characters of Pooh and Tigger in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Other credits include Darkwing Duck, Tazmania, Animaniacs, Goof Troop, and Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers. On the big screen, Cummings has voiced characters of Aladdin, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Lion King.
Nine-year-old Juliette Brewer (Rosy) made her feature film debut as Mary Ann in the Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures film The Little Rascals. In addition, she has appeared on Showtime's Kids On Stage, as well as numerous commercials. In addition to acting, she likes dancing, bicycling, roller-skating, T-ball, gymnastics and cheerleading.
Miriam Margolyes (Grandma Rosy) has appeared in dozens of television programs and stage productions throughout the United Kingdom. Her theatrical credits include Yentl, Dead Again, The Butcher's Wife, The Age Of Innocence, Immortal Beloved and James & The Giant Peach. Most recently she was heard as the voice of Fly in Universal's hit movie, Babe.