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Left to right - Liz (MARY McDONNELL) reluctantly comes to the aid of former boyfriend Bishop (ROBERT REDFORD), his fellow sneaker Crease (SIDNEY POITIER) and Crease's wife (ELLARAINO).
"Last few years have been very confusing for people in my line of work."
GEORGE HEARN, as a Russian diplomat in San Francisco, attempts to provide valuable information to Martin Bishop.
Best known as the star of popular Broadway musical comedies, Hearn won the coveted Tony Award in 1985 as Best Actor in a Musical for his memorable role as Zaza in "La Cage Aux Folles."
He also starred on Broadway in the title role of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeny Todd" opposite Angela Lansbury. When the play was taped and broadcast for network television, Hearn earned an Emmy Award for Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical Program. In 1986, he performed in the Sondheim review "Follies In Concert," which was aired on PBS.
The following year, Hearn starred in the musical adaptation of "The Chosen." In 1989, he performed in both "Meet Me In St. Louis" on Broadway and in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in California.
His work in television movies includes "A Piano for Mrs. Cimino," "Sanctuary of Fear," and "The Adams Chronicles."
"My voice is my passport--verify me."
STEVEN TOBOLOWSKY as Werner Brandes becomes suspicious of Doris, his computer date.
A veteran character actor who is active in film, television and theatrical productions, Tobolowsky has also directed for the stage.
His most recent motion picture credits include "Memoirs of an Invisible Man," "Thelma and Louise," "The Grifters," "Bird on a Wire," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Mississippi Burning."
Among his television movie projects are "The Marla Hansen Story," "Deadlock," "Last Flight Out," "To the Moon, Alice," and "Roe vs. Wade," among others.
Tobolowsky's theatrical projects are numerous. In 1987, he directed the Beth Henley play "The Lucky Spot," and "Two Idiots in Hollywood" in 1988. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film "True Stories" with playwright Beth Henley.
GARY HERSHBERGER is the young Martin Bishop, one of the first computer hackers in the '60s.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hershberger attended UCLA, but won his first film role at the age of 19 as the lead in "Paradise Motel."
He soon did a television pilot for CBS called "Summer," which led to a long list of episodic appearances on such shows as "China Beach," "Coach," "21 Jump Street" and "Columbo." Hershberger also had a recurring role on the popular TV show "Twin Peaks," as the best friend of Bobby.
His motion picture credits include the upcoming film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," a prequel to David Lynch's imaginative series, and "Burglar" starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Among his TV credits are HBO's "Enter the Homeland," ABC's "Heroes of the Storm," "To Heal A Nation," "The Love She Sought" and "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill."
"Power to the people, Marty."
JOJO MARR is the young Cosmo, a naive college hacker who later has diabolical plans for the information age.
Born and raised in Ottowa, Canada, Marr performed in numerous local plays as he grew up. Following graduation from high school, he performed on drums and back-up vocals for the band "Zodiak" for several years.
In 1989, he moved to Los Angeles and took a job as a bartender at the Comedy Store, experimenting as a stand-up comic along the way.
He met actor Jason Hervey at an acting class, and was soon signed to his mother's talent agency. "Sneakers" marks his motion picture debut.