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LASSITER HOLMES

Vice President

Born in Fort Hood, Texas, Lassiter has had three careers as an aspiring professional athlete, attorney and now as an actor. A native Houstonian, Lassiter graduated from Strake Jesuit High School, Southern Methodist University B.A. History, and The University of Tulsa School of Law, JD. In 1981 Lassiter was recruited out of high school by Ron Myer to play tight end for SMU. He then began working in the legal field in 1984 and after obtaining his law degree he practiced for ten years as a trial and appellate attorney in South Texas. After landing in some legal hot water, Lassiter was disbarred and served a sentence for a white-collar crime. Upon returning to the Rio Grande Valley, he continued to write appeals as a legal assistant and began training contestants for Miss Texas USA. Most notably Danielle Doty who won the Best Teen Swimsuit Award and was crowned Miss Texas Teen 2010.  In December 2010, Lassiter was encouraged to audition for some local roles and was cast as an extra in Jacob (2011). While on set Director Larry Wade Carrell liked what he saw and cast Lassiter as Leroy resulting in one of Larry’s favorite scenes in the movie. Lassiter went on to film over a dozen roles in 2011 and perform in several plays including Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird before sold out crowds. In the Summer of 2011, Lassiter was cast as Father Diekmen in The Cloth (2013) by Director Justin Price in which Lassiter performed opposite Eric Roberts.  During the filming of Lonestar in April 2012 Lassiter was asked to run on top of an 8 foot brick wall and jump off. Although he was able to sprint atop the eight inch wall the ensuing jump resulting in a boken ankle.  He was bed ridden for 4 months and wasn’t able to walk again until October.  Thereafter, he began working in New Orleans and Atlanta.