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 Elaine Kalisher



Played by: Michele Greene
Job: Writer
Age: 28
Height: 5'6"
Birthdate: February 3
Birthplace: Currently living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Blood Type: ?

A writer for the popular magazine, "Traveller's Review", Elaine leaves her quaint suburban home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, headed for Los Angeles, California, to write a travel article on the acclaimed "Wessex Hotel", a Victorian-style hotel built in 1898. She ends up getting more than she bargains for and the scope of her article completely changes from croissants - to murder...


 Detective Sargeant Madden



Played by: John Karlen
Job: LAPD Detective Sargeant
Age: 56
Height: 5'10"
Birthdate: May 28
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Completely overworked, yet extremely effective at what he does, LAPD's Detective Sargeant Madden is thrown into the middle of all of the madness at the Wessex Hotel when Elaine Kalisher insists she witnessed a murder, somewhere in the hotel. Although every floor was examined, and nothing found, Elaine refuses to quit searching for the truth. The Sargeant is thrown into a a world he never thought possible and, this time, it seems, it would have been better if he had never found "the truth"...


 Letti Gordon



Played by: Louise Fletcher
Job: Runs the Service Department of the Wessex Hotel
Age: 55
Height: 5'10"
Birthdate: July 22
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Hardworking and extremely proficient, Letti Gordon keeps the entire bottom two service floors of the Wessex running smoothly and efficiently. She is in charge of accepting deliveries and packages, authorizing entry for the laundry service, flower deliverers and other workers, manning the kitchen and ice sculptors and planning activities for the day for areas of the Hotel such as prep for the Garden Cafe and the Ballroom. She seems to have ulterior motives, however...


 Jake Rogas



Played by: Alan Fudge
Job: Manager of the Wessex Hotel
Age: 56
Height: 6'2"
Birthdate: February 27
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Smiling yet stern, Jacob Rogas is the manager of the Wessex Hotel. Like the rest of the staff, he has a friendly and professional demeanor and, as manager, seems to solve problems around the hotel effectively. When faced with the possibility of jailtime and the closure of the hotel, however, the usually calm and confident Mr. Rogas turns into a nervous wreck. Because he would anything it takes to save both his reputation and his hotel, a little reassurance is all it requires to help to get him back on the right track.


 Dr. Alan Lanier



Played by: James Brolin
Job: Doctor at the Wessex Hotel
Age: 49
Height: 6'4"
Birthdate: July 18
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Running a practice over on 32nd Street, Dr. Alan Lanier also runs a small office at the Wessex Hotel, becoming the regular doctor upon the prior hotel doctor's retiring. Seemingly happy, the doctor seems very proficient at his practice. He joins upon Elaine's quest to find "the truth", and although he helps provide her with answers to most of her questions, he tries hard to keep her from delving too deep, in an effort to keep her safe...


 Judith Teller



Played by: Terri Treas
Job: Concierge of the Wessex Hotel
Age: 32
Height: ?
Birthdate: July 19
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

An ex-flight attendent who spent years in the air, Judith was put up at the hotel for a night, fell in love with the place, and decided to put in an application. Now the conceierge of the hotel, Judith will do anything she can to make sure your stay is the best one yet. To make sure, however, all one must do is call with a request, and she will take care of it personally.


 Abraham (Desk Clerk)



Played by: Alan Haufrect
Job: Runs the Registration Desk of the Wessex Hotel
Age: 48
Height: ?
Birthdate: May 10
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Polite and well-worded, Abraham is the operator of the Registration Desk of the Wessex Hotel. He will help find you a room, find reservations, and arrange for your luggage to be taken to your room. Although he is extremely efficient at what he does, he is generally softspoken. Don't worry about any questions or concerns you may have, however, for he is happy to help accommodate you in any way he can.


 Juli (Hotel Waitress)



Played by: Juli Donald
Job: Waitress at the Wessex Hotel
Age: 26
Height: ?
Birthdate: January 1
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

The perky young hotel waitress, Juli is charming in appeal, and will serve you coffee and croissants as you dine in the hotel's "Garden Cafe". She also brings you the telephone if you have a call. She is a good girl that seems to have a lot on her mind...


 Gail Myers



Played by: Kerry Noonan
Job: Works for the City Engineer's Office
Age: 30
Height: ?
Birthdate: January 25
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Working for the City Engineer's office, and possessing access to the floor plans of the Wessex Hotel, Gail Myers is a sweet young lady who helps Elaine on her quest to find out if there really is anything hidden within the hotel or not...


 Creeson (Hotel Doorman)



Played by: Steve Eastin
Job: Doorman for the Wessex Hotel
Age: 41
Height: ?
Birthdate: June 22
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Strong and proud, Creeson is the doorman of the Wessex Hotel. He is the first staff member you will meet upon arriving at the hotel and provides your initial welcome and goodbye. He will open taxi doors for visitors arriving and leaving, secure your luggage, and make sure it is given to the hotel's porter. He prevents derelicts from hanging out around the hotel, and although he is sometimes ignored, he maintains a sense of diligence.


 Moselle Beecher



Played by: Norma MacMillan
Job: Retired
Age: 68
Height: ?
Birthdate: January 25
Birthplace: Silo, Minnesota
Blood Type: ?

One of the kindest old ladies around, Mrs. Beecher spent 30 years of her life with her husband down on a little farm they own in Silo, Minnesota. After her husband passed away two years ago, she became "free-as-a-bird" and decided to do a little sight-seeing as a present to herself. She is now staying at the Wessex Hotel while she is in town to attend a convention on crystals, "three blocks down and one block over" from the hotel. She must have forgotten about breakfast with Elaine... or did she?


 Hotel Porter



Played by: Jeff Marcus
Job: Porter / Bellhop at the Wessex Hotel
Age: 30
Height: ?
Birthdate: February 21
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

The hotel porter is in charge of carrying a hotel patron's luggage to his room, opening and closing both ventilation and windows, and help provides a valuable service to the hotel by running errards or delivering food, drink or newspapers to the patron's room.


 Father Thomas G. Bergin



Played by: Harvey Vernon
Job: Priest
Age: 63
Height: ?
Birthdate: February 21
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California?
Blood Type: ?

Father Thomas G. Bergin is a priest whose faith relies solely in God, and although he knows that Satan is real, he doesn't necessarily believe that contact with Satan may be made by the taking of human life. His father, however, believed strongly that it could, and spent the rest of his life looking for answers...


 Wendy



Played by: Molly Morgan
Job: Housesitter / Catsitter
Age: 12
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Blood Type: ?

Sweet and caring, but a little clumsy, Wendy is Elaine's housesitter while she is away writing articles. She checks the mail, waters the plants, and takes care of Elaine's best friend - her cat Stanley.


 Peddler



Played by: Michael Melvin
Job: Derelict
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Taking the name for his love to sell or trade, Peddler does so, mostly for a drink. He will do anything to find items for sale or trade, even rummage through dumpsters and hotel incinerators. He savalges any item he thinks possesses a value, and stores them in the abandoned, graffitied-up underpass he calls his home.


 Artist



Played by: Chip Hipkins
Job: Artist
Age: 43
Height: 5'8"
Birthdate: January 21
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

While he may not be Michaelangelo, at least not in Letti Gordon's eyes, the "Artist" is an ice sculptor that has been hired by the Wessex Hotel to carve a horse out of a giant chunk of ice. Using his chisel and a small chainsaw, the Artist does indeed produce quite a masterpiece.


 Man 1



Played by: David James Alexander
Job: ?
Age: 43
Height: 5'8"
Birthdate: January 21
Birthplace: ?
Blood Type: ?

A traveller visiting the Wessex Hotel. He picked a very bad time to visit the hotel, and the trip costs him his life. It is because of this man that Elaine embarks upon a mission to learn "the truth"... whether this man really was murdered in the hotel, or whether or not it is like the staff insists - that it is all just a wild hallucination caused by hitting her head.


 Patrolman



Played by: Charles Bazaldua
Job: LAPD Patrolman
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

The young patrolman is a police officer working with the Los Angeles Police Department. Arriving at the hotel with Detective Sargeant Madden, the young patrolman is there to provide backup in case trouble ensues. He seems to get nervous when talking about superstitions, and will usually brush the talk off with a nod of rhetoric comprehension.


 Man 2



Played by: Tony Auer
Job: ?
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

This gentleman is currently on his way through Los Angeles and is staying at the Wessex Hotel. When Mrs. Beecher "checked out" early, her room, Room #871, was given to this man. Elaine, looking for Mrs. Beecher, accidentally interrupts the man while he is shaving. Towel around his neck, it appears he had just started to shave, thus he is happy when Elaine goes on her way.


 Saleswoman



Played by: Niele Adams
Job: Saleswoman for the Wessex Gift Shop
Age: 57
Height: ?
Birthdate: July 10
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Our charming saleswoman runs "The Wessex Gift Shop". The gift shop, attached to the hotel's opposite side, sells antique knickknacks that are mostly imported from England. The saleswoman retains an air of dignity and professionalism, and provides a smiling face that is prevelent in the customer service industry.


 Bag Lady



Played by: Phyllis Flax
Job: Bag Lady
Age: 67
Height: ?
Birthdate: July 19
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

Elaine meets the stereotypical "bag lady" pushing a shopping cart full of her belongings and most personal possessions. Living in an alley a few streets down from the hotel, the bag lady has obviously lived a rough life. She "don't know anybody" and she "don't wanna know anybody". She prefers living the life of a recluse rather than befriending other derelicts, each of whom are only out for themselves.


 Street Nurse



Played by: Edwina Moore
Job: Nurse
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: July 19
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

A sweet and helpful nurse with a heart of gold, our "Street Nurse" is very kind and caring. She is more than likely a regular nurse, who, after work, spends her days looking out for the derelicts that reside down from the hotel. She isn't concerned about her safety, as the care she provides is too widely sought after by those less fortunate. She will help provide answers to any question asked of her, but she stays extremely busy as her skills are in high demand.


 Pusher



Played by: Charles R. Penland
Job: Pusher
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: July 19
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

When it comes to drugs, if you want it, the "Pusher" has it. Or can get it. Apparantly he thinks Elaine is in the alley looking for some kind of recreational drug to help her get her "fix", but Elaine doesn't want anything to do with the drug pusher, and is glad to escape to be around someone that can help provide a larger degree of safety and security.


 Young Officer



Played by: Frank Kopyc (listed Frank Kopvc)
Job: LAPD Police Officer
Age: 62
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

The "young officer" works for the Los Angeles Police Department. Not minding if he disturbs the Investigating Detective Sargeant while he is conversing with a vistor, he is looking for the "Wallenstein File". Looking on top of the file cabinet, and then on the Sargeant's desk, he is infomed he obviously overlooked the file in his haste, for it is located only a couple of files down, on the top of the file cabinet.


 Cook



Played by: Dana Craig
Job: Chef / cook at the Wessex Hotel
Age: 42
Height: ?
Birthdate: December 22
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

The cook creates delectable delacacies, such as croissants, for visiting patrons. He also determines how food should be presented, and creates decorative food displays. He inspects supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards, and instructs other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food. His is friendly and will try to answer any question he can.


 Draftsman



Played by: Joe Faust
Job: Draftsman for the City Engineer's Office
Age: 48
Height: 6'2"
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

An architect working for the Los Angeles, California, City Engineer's Office, the draftsman will answer any question he can. He seems very concerned for the safety and wellbeing of all of his coworkers.


 Uniform Sgt.



Played by: Ken Kerman
Job: Sargeant for the LAPD
Age: 54
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

This is the police officer that brings the fax to Sargeant Madden, proving that the City Engineer's Office has already taken a missing persons report out on Gail Louise Myers. He states, reading from the paper, that she was "reported missing yesterday".


 Hotel Operator



Played by: Sharon Conley
Job: Telephone Operator for the Wessex Hotel
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

The Wessex Hotel's telephone operator handles all incoming and outgoing calls, providing visiting patrons a link to the outside world. She also has the power to monitor all calls, and will intercept any that may threaten the livelyhood of the hotel.


 Paramedic



Played by: Michael McNab
Job: Paramedic
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: Currently living in Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: ?

A paramedic who has arrived on scene following the tragic explosion of the 13th floor, he helps to make sure Elaine has oxygen, and is okay.


 Executive



Played by: James R. Sweeney
Job: Executive
Age: ?
Height: ?
Birthdate: ?
Birthplace: ?
Blood Type: ?

An executive arriving in Seattle, Washington on business, J.J. McMahon checks into a hotel in which Judith Teller is working as a Desk Clerk. Judith is so on top of everything, she even has his reservation slip on hand.






 Stunt Double




Portrays: Stunt Double for James Brolin

It is currently not known for sure whether or not Dean Raphael Farrandini was actually in the movie, or not, but according to the IMDB, Farrandini was the uncredited stunt double for James Brolin. It would make more sense for Sargeant Madden to have had to have a stunt double, as he dropped down the elevator shaft. Why would James Brolin need a stunt double? The first scenario would be that it was for when Elaine fires a shot into the air, and James Brolin falls to the ground, axe in hand. Maybe they weren't wanting James Brolin to get hurt, assuming he was to fall onto the axe. The second scenario could have been that James Brolin wasn't paid one set price for doing the complete film, but rather was so expensive to hire that he was paid per scene. In this case, the less scenes with Brolin in them, the better on the film's budget. This would mean that Brolin's stunt double was used when only the hand or shadowed side of the killer's face was shown.




Portrays: ?

It is currently not known for sure who exactly Christy Sandoval is. NOTTFO's guess is that she is either the woman with the rainbow scarf during Elaine's walk to the Convention Hall, the woman in pink that passes by J.J. McMahon in Seattle, Washington, or the female beachgoer in front of Elaine's house that has "to get the ball... Paul". All we know for sure is that she has been mentioned twice throughout the years, both times in the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News, and both times mentioning "Nightmare on the 13th Floor" in her list of credentials. The articles, and their captions, appear below:


[1994.09.27]     [1995.07.04]
Towel Anyone?

Curvy Christy Sandoval heads for the shower after working out as a cheerleader for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders.

The Sandoval gal has appeared on Entertainment Tonight with the high-kicking Raiderettes, and her film credits include Sideout, Nightmare on the 13th Floor and Lame Ducks.

When Christy isn't rooting for her favorite football team, she's likely to be involved in some other high-stress aerobic action &emdash; like rocking on a David Lee Roth video or waterskiing.

Rah! Rah! Rah!

Curvy Christy Sandoval is a former Los Angeles Raiders cheerleader who made the leap to the silver screen in Nightmare on the 13th Floor and Lame Ducks. When she isn't strutting her stuff in front of the camera, the California cutie keeps her shape shipshape by swimming, biking and rollerblading.