Alma's debut in Luis Valdez's American film classic Zoot Suit (1981) launched a career that in, in 2013, led to her induction into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Australian director Fred Schedpisi later cast Alma in his American film debut, Barbarosa (1982) with Willie Nelson and Gary Busey - a performance that has since been followed by Under Fire (1983), Born in East L.A. (1987), For Greater Glory (2010), Strike One (2015), Stevie D (2015), Cake (2015), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) among others.
Her extensive television performances include her role in the Peabody Award-winning drama The Bridge (F/X, 2013) Season 1. A consummate stage actor, Alma has over 100 credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre and the Mexican and European stages.
Alma holds a Ph.D. in Drama from Stanford University, an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Theatre from Whittier College. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Centro Universitario De Teatro (CUT) at the National University of Mexico.
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Peter Jason was born on July 22, 1944, in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Balboa. He originally planned on being a football player, but fell in love with acting after playing the lead in a high school production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner." He went on to study as a drama major at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later made his film debut in Howard Hawks' final film, Rio Lobo. He has appeared in a number of films by renown directors like Walter Hill and John Carpenter. He had the unique experience of working with Orson Welles on the uncompleted The Other Side of the Wind. Other notable film work includes his roles in Dreamscape; Clint Eastwood's Heartbreak Ridge; Alien Nation; Seabiscuit and Alien Apocalyse.
Jason's television career includes a recurring role on the gritty cable Western series Deadwood and a long list of guest appearances that include Desperate Housewives; Coach; The Golden Girls; Murder, She Wrote; Married... with Children; Roseanne; Dear John; Quantum Leap; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; The Incredible Hulk; and Hawaii Five-O.
Off-screen, he has acted in over 150 plays and hundreds of TV commercials. An accomplished baritone vocalist, Jason has also sung in musical stage productions such as "The Music Man," "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off," "The Roar of the Greasepaint" and "Threepenny Opera".