Daniel Tuttel’s goals in life are to create and inspire. Daniel’s imagination has always been something that has driven him, starting off running around as Superman assisting his mom with the dishes in Dallas it has turned into writing a series about superheroes in his apartment in Los Angeles.
Daniel found his love of acting in high school at Mesquite Poteet High where he performed in such shows as: The Music Man, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Diary of Anne Frank. After high school, he performed in several professional productions where he played Sampson in Romeo and Juliet and was directed by UK director Chris Pickles. He was also in an original melodrama comedy Fu Manchu: A Melodrama.
After being part of such great shows Daniel decided to lean towards a true love of his: film and television. After co-starring in a few web-series, including Stella B. and the Busted League, Daniel decided to start creating stories of his own. At twenty-four he wrote his first pilot and at twenty-nine he had his first feature produced, a crime drama called Triple D.
When he moved to LA in 2013, Daniel continued to hustle towards a screenwriting career. He met the show’s producer, Michael, while performing at Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights in 2013. After working together, Daniel found a new energy and support in creating stories. From this Hollywood Hustle was born. Loving stories himself, Daniel is excited to bring other passionate creators and performers stories’ to the forefront for many to hear.
Michael is an actor, writer, creator, and a podcast-enthusiast turned podcast-producer. He hails from the cow-covered hills of Vacaville, CA where he grew up in a British-American household with the best of both countries: Monty Python, The Three Stooges, Mr. Bean and the amazing work of the late Robin Williams, the later inspired him to become an actor.
Michael found his love for acting by performing in plays at Solano Community College and later helped to produce and direct shows for his high school's Drama Club. He received his Bachelor of Art’s degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Davis where he continued to act and produce work. In his final quarter, his one-act play, Brother(s) At War, was performed at the EDGE Performance Festival and he also directed a full-length production of Julius Caesar. He somehow survived and knew he had to move to Los Angeles.
Since moving to LA, Michael has trained in the Meisner Technique at the Baron Brown Acting Studio under the instruction of Lisa Mililo and Tom Patton. Several notable acting credits including Aleister McKay in Trainspotting (Elephant Theatre), Luke in No Homo (Atwater Village Theatre), and Edgar Allan Poe in Nevermore (Theatre Unleashed). TV credits include: Murder Book (Investigation Discovery), Say It To My Face (FYI Network) and My Crazy Ex (Lifetime Movie Network).
Michael's "Hollywood Hustle" Tip: Surround yourself with people you respect and whose talent surpasses your own. Find your creative Tribe and do work that interests you.
Excited to finally find something to do with his time when he’s not rehearsing a play, filming, or working full-time as a desktop technician, Gordon Meacham is excited to lend some time to listen and analyze some of the raw audio for Hollywood Hustle. The podcast and its content have been a positive influence on him and he wanted to give back after seeing the long hours his roommate, Michael Lutheran was putting in.
Gordon is an actor, dancer, and IT guru. Fiction like Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and Blade Runner inspired him to be an artist first and then an actor. His first and most beloved role was Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia at Lincoln High School. He also has a costar role in TNT’s Murder in the First and a lead role in Investigation Discovery’s I (Almost) Got Away With It.
He met Michael Lutheran in his second year at UC Davis, and he’ll come out and say right now that he was wearing a lab coat (he had just finished working in a graphite-based art class) because that’s the first thing Michael always brings up any time they meet someone new. When Michael called him in 2013 to say he needed another roommate in LA, that’s when Gordon moved to the city of dreams.