"Bringing The Magic Together Under One Roof"
 

 

Dates: January 20th – 22th, 2023

Hours: January 20th – 3:00 PM (2:30 PM VIP) – 8:00 PM

Hours: January 21st – 10:00 AM (9:30 AM VIP) – 6:00 PM

Hours: January 22nd – 10:00 AM (9:30 AM VIP) – 5:00 PM

Location: Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South – 4955 Kyngs Heath Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

 

 


Our Guests

***MORE TO COME***

You’ve seen him. You’ve heard him. Appearing across platforms such as television, feature film, animation, video games, commercials, talking toys, promotion, narration, and internet; as a result, Mars is affectionately referred to as “That Guy From That Show”.

At age eleven, Jason Marsden relocated from Warwick, RI, to Hollywood to pursue his dream of being an actor. Starting with commercials, on camera and radio, Marsden landed his first recurring role on “General Hospital” as Alan Quartermaine Jr.. Soon after, Mars was cast as Eddie Munster on the 80’s revamp, “The Munsters Today” with John Schuck and Lee Meriwether, in an 86 episode, three season run! Marsden’s career continued to blossom when he joined the cast of the critically respected “Eerie Indiana” (now on Amazon). From there, Marsden continued to work on pilots and series, guest staring and recurring roles, and appearances in feature films through the mid 90s! To name a few, “Blossom”,”Baywatch” “Tales from the Crypt”, “Ally McBeal”, “Will & Grace”, “Just Shoot Me”, and most notably his recurring appearances in “Full House”, “Boy Meets World”, and ultimately joined the cast of “Step by Step”.

In the feature film world; Jason played a young Billy Crystal in Crystal’s directorial debut “Mr. Saturday Night”. In “Fun With Dick and Jane”, Jason botches Jim Carrey’s shoplifting attempt. At age 20, Jason landed the job of a lifetime when Sir Ridley Scott cast him in “White Squall”, opposite Jeff Bridges along with an ensemble of talent. The film shot in 8 countries around the world in 4 months. Recently, Marsden appeared in Steve Taylor’s indie hit, “Blue Like Jazz”.

During his 30 plus years as an actor, Jason built an outstanding legacy in Voice Over. Lending his pipes to hundreds of animated cartoon series, feature films, video games, toys, and counting! Amongst the most popular, Mars is the voice of Goofy’s son, Max, in “A Goofy Movie” and the follow up “Extremely Goofy Movie”, Thackery Binx in “Hocus Pocus”, “Kovu” the rogue lion in “Lion King 2”, Chester McBadbat in “Fairly Odd Parents”, Nermal in “The Garfield Show”, Conrad ‘Duke’ Hauser in “GI JOE: Renegades”, and appearing in episodes of “Ultimate Spiderman”,”Batman: Brave and Bold”, “Avatar: Legend of Korra” to name a few more. A fan fave is Jason’s performance in Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award winning “Spirited Away”, as Haku the mysterious boy/dragon. Jason absolutely loves working in animation! Getting to working with the talented voice over artists that he used to listen to while watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid is a dream come true! Current projects include: futuristic speedster, Impulse/Kid Flash in DC’s “Young Justice”, “Transformers – Rescue Bots”, “Monsters U”, “Secret Life of Pets”, “DuckTales”, and the popular video game, “Skyrim”.

Marsden currently lives in Nashville, TN. Between gigs, he produces live music events and original web and television content through his company Mars Presents.


Irene Bedard is a Native American actor, director, producer and advocate. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is the daughter of Bruce Bedard and Carol Otton and the granddaughter of David and Irene Ottonfrom the village of Koyuk. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After university, she moved to New York City and was a founding member of the Native American Theater Ensemble, Chuka Lokoli. She has performed on stages including Circle in the Square, Ensemble Studio Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, and the prestigious Joseph Papp Public Theater.

Soon after, she began a career in film and television and has over 100 credits including Lakota Woman for which she was nominated a Golden Globe, Grand Ave produced by Robert Redford, Into The West a Steven Spielberg miniseries, the cult classic Smoke Signals, the voice of Disney’s Pocahontas, which she has most recently reprised in Wreck it Ralph2. She can currently be seen in the Netflix Original series Longmire, Stephen King’s series The Mist for Spike TV, the 444th President of the United States in the Ava Duvernay directed Jay Z Beyonce collaboration, and HBO’s Westworld. Irene has received much critical acclaim for her performances and garnered numerous Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards from such organizations as the Emmy’s, The First Americans In The Arts, American Indian Film Festival, NAMIC VISION AWARDS, Diversity Awards, LA Film Festival, and Sundance Audience Award.

Irene is very honored to be inducted into the 2018 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Irene has been honored as an inductee into the Museum of Western Heritage and was the first Native American woman to be inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, has received honorary degrees from Sitting Bull College and the Institute of the American Indian Arts, and the Alumni Award of Excellence from the University of the Arts. She has been Artist in Residence at Vox Box Arts Collective 501(c)(3) in Los Angeles for 20 years. Has co-chaired the Native American Collection of the Art Train and the American Indian College Funds Flame of Hope Gala. 

Irene has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tyra Banks Show, Bill Maher, and The Roseanne Barr Show. She has been photographed by Annie Leibovitz and has been featured in Mademoiselle, USA Today, Native Peoples, and was chosen as one of People Magazines 50 Most Beautiful People. She was a guest at the White House Correspondents Dinner during Bill Clinton’s administration.

She currently serves on the American Indian Enterprise and Business Council Board as the Delegate to the White House and U.N., as well as the Special Consul to the U.N. for the Cities of Peace and the World Indigenous Forum where she is currently working to form a Peace Treaty based on the Values formulated by Standing Rock. She served on the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists National Diversity Committee, and also served on the National Task Force in support of VAWA for the National Congress of the American Indians, personally delivering 180,000 signatures to Sentaro Baynor’s office during her attendance of the NIWRC (National Indian Women’s Resource Center) field hearings throughout the United States. 

More recently, Irene is honored and humbled to be named Artist in Residence at Perseverance Theater, to follow with her mission and vision statement: To Heal through the Power and Art of Storytelling. She continues working on Grace…And, in the face of hatred, bigotry and outright lies….. 

E Pluribus Unum. Out of Many, One. Or as the Lakota say…. Mitakuye Oyasin……We are all Related.


Bret Iwan has loved the legacy and story of Walt Disney for as long as he can remember, but never dreamt he would one day voice Walt’s most iconic character, Mickey Mouse. Iwan decided to pursue his love of art at Ringling College of Art and Design. Shortly after, he moved to Kansas City, to begin a career at Hallmark Greeting Cards. After learning of auditions being held to understudy with the third voice of Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine, Iwan wasted no time submitting his high pitched performance. Since 2009, Iwan has been the official voice of Mickey Mouse, providing the famous falsetto for Disney theme parks around the world, video games, toys, promotional material, game shows, live shows, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2009-2016), Mickey and the Roadster Racers (2017-2019), Mickey’s Mixed Up Adventures (2019), and Mickey Mouse Funhouse (2021) television series.

When Iwan is not performing behind the microphone, he continues his passion for design, as well as wood working, restoration, and steam locomotive engineering. Since 2017, Iwan has worked as a steam mechanic, and engineer on several railroads, and is currently building his own steam locomotive, much like Walt Disney did.

The opportunities presented by the role continue to surprise him, and he looks forward to “fillin’ in for the boss” far into the future. Iwan resides in Los Angeles, California.


Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career–almost 20 years spanning television, stage and film. Arenberg has appeared in more than 30 movies, including Cradle Will Rock (1999), RoboCop 3 (1993), Waterworld (1995), Bob Roberts (1992), The Apocalypse (1997), Cross My Heart (1987) and the fantasy adventure feature Dungeons & Dragons (2000). Bitten by the acting bug at age eight when he portrayed David in his Hebrew school play, “Killing Goliath”, Arenberg notes that the parable “could be the title of any actor’s chances in this game.” A native Angeleno, Lee attended Santa Monica high school with “brat packers” Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr. and Emilio Estevez, and co-wrote a play with Estevez which was directed by Penn. Lee’s first professional job was in 1986 at the Mark Taper Forum in “Ghetto”, a play directed by Gordon Davidson. Within weeks he was cast in three films, including the role of Norton in the feature Tapeheads (1988)opposite Tim Robbins and John Cusack. Guest appearances on television began in 1987 with the hit sitcom Perfect Strangers (1986), and have continued with memorable roles such as the parking space-stealing New Yorker on Seinfeld (1989) and as the murderous rock promoter opposite Katey Sagal and Sam Kinison in Tales from the Crypt (1989), as well as roles on Arli$$ (1996), Friends (1994), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). Arenberg can also be seen in the role of the notoriously huge studio head, Bobby G., on the controversial syndicated comedy Action (1999) opposite series star Jay Mohr. Arenberg names his family and friends as his inspirations, and states that having grown up on Los Angeles’ Westside, he was able to see actors as the parents of friends and classmates, not as just as movie stars. “It also gave me an honest assessment of the industry and what I was getting myself into,” he laughs. He credits “fear of failure” as his main motivation, and admires the talents and creativity of such legendary actors Paul Muni, Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff. Lee also credits much of his development as an actor to his participation in the Actors’ Gang, one of Los Angeles’ oldest theater companies. The Actors’ Gang was founded by Lee in 1981 with Tim Robbins and other friends from UCLA. After 20 years as an actor in the group, Lee recently made his writing and directing debut with Foursome, a play about golf, sex and witchcraft. In his leisure time, Arenberg enjoys golf, cooking, blues harmonica, video games and pitching for his softball team Bubblin’ Crude, which is made up of other actors, many of whom are friends from high school. He is involved with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and other children’s health causes, and animal rights organizations, participating regularly in fund raising efforts on behalf of those charitable causes.


Video recap of some of the 2021 Celebrity Meet & Greets!

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If you are planning to attend the House of Mouse Expo and not staying at the Embassy Suites, please know that parking is free for all attendees. There is a daily parking fee for those staying at the hotel.

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