Michael Gross Charms On and Off Screen

Photo courtesy Universal Pictures La Cañada Flintridge resident Michael Gross stars in “Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell,” the sixth film in the franchise, due for release May 1. He has embraced his fan-favorite character, who is a supporting or lead character in every film in the franchise as well as the TV series.
Photo courtesy Universal Pictures
La Cañada Flintridge resident Michael Gross stars in “Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell,” the sixth film in the franchise, due for release May 1. He has embraced his fan-favorite character, who is a supporting or lead character in every film in the franchise as well as the TV series.

Depending on the time of year, you can find him in the bleachers at La Cañada High School volleyball matches or on set in a South African desert.
In between, you might happen to see Michael Gross ordering his decaf cappuccino from Constellation Coffee on Foothill Boulevard, or possibly at a local Planning Commission meeting regarding a development in his neighborhood. In his round glasses and absent facial hair, you may have to double-take to recognize him as the actor behind Steven Keaton from the sitcom “Family Ties” and Burt Gummer from the cult-favorite “Tremors” franchise. Continue reading “Michael Gross Charms On and Off Screen”

LCF Editor Exposes Syria Tragedy in Documentary

Derek Chin

Derek Chin hopes you’ll tune in. And that you won’t look away.
He’s part of the team that is bringing “The Volunteers,” a documentary about people voluntarily risking their lives in the fight against ISIS, to the AT&T Audience Network on DirecTV. The film will air in two parts, at 10 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 12.
For Chin, a film editor whose prior credits mostly include reality TV shows such as “The Profit,” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Top Chef,” his contribution to the documentary represents the most difficult, meaningful work of his career.
“When I first saw the footage, I realized this is not a television show, it’s a mission,” said Chin, who has lived in La Cañada Flintridge with his family since 2007. Continue reading “LCF Editor Exposes Syria Tragedy in Documentary”