Wayne is an established and respected musician (AFM), actor, and creative writer with a career spanning four decades. In the late 1970’s, Wayne’s resemblance to the late, great John Belushi opened the door to showcasing his own formidable acting and musical talents onstage and onscreen. Joining ACTRA as a character actor, he was cast in numerous feature films, television shows, and international advertising campaigns. Wayne’s charismatic and animated physical style were instrumental in forming a persona that now compliments his achievements on the live music stage. All of this has culminated in the opportunity to be cast as Jake Blues in the Classic Blues Brothers Stage Show—a part that Wayne is very specifically qualified for and passionate about and which is, in reality, the pinnacle of his life’s work. Wayne is now on the writing team with Judy Belushi Pisano, Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live, Square Pegs) and with stage partner, Kieron Lafferty. is writing a TV show based on the continuing adventures of Jake and Elwood.
Kieron Lafferty is an Actor, Writer and Musician from Toronto, Canada. He started his career as a singer songwriter, playing the club circuit where he gained a solid reputation for his soulful vocals and melodic harmonica lines. Kieron received critical acclaim for the cd release of ‘Boomtown’ and then ‘Seven Sisters’ produced by Arnold Lanni (Simple Plan, Finger Eleven). As an actor, Kieron has had roles in film, TV and stage productions. He has also written music scores for several independent and documentary films. Off stage, he puts his versatile vocal ability to work in commercials, narration and animation. Music and acting came together when Kieron joined the cast of the award winning Las Vegas show ‘Legends in Concert’ as Elwood Blues. Along with Wayne Catania as Jake, their Blues Brothers act evolved beyond the Las Vegas show rooms into its own touring show. The A&E film ‘Lost in Las Vegas’ about the show, led to a roll in the Chicago based musical ‘The Official Blues Brothers Revival’ produced by Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi Pisano. Since then, the ‘Official Blues Brothers Revue’ has toured extensively across the USA, Canada and Australia. Currently Kieron, Judy Belushi Pisano, Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live, Square Pegs) and Wayne Catania have finished writing the pilot for an action/comedy/musical TV show based on the continuing adventures of Jake & Elwood Blues.