Supreme Champion Cast & Crew



Stephan "American Psycho" Bonnar

In the summer of 2004 Stephan was chosen to be a cast member of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter." He went on to fight in the finale against Forrest Griffin, a fight which many describe as the greatest in UFC history and one of the most important moments in MMA, propelling it to stratospheric heights.

Daniel Bernhardt

Daniel has appeared in a number of martial arts films including Bloodsport 2, 3, and 4 (in which he replaced actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme), and had a supporting role in the box office hit The Matrix Reloaded, the second of The Matrix trilogy, as Agent Johnson.

Leila Arcieri (pictured at left)

Leila was crowned “Miss San Francisco” in the 1997 Miss California Pageant and was later a spokesmodel for Coors Lite Beer. Leila has appeared in many films such as xXx, Wild Things 2, and Daddy Day Care. In 2005, she was voted #65 on Maxim Magazine's Hot 100 list.

Marieh Delfino

Marieh Delfino starred in the blockbuster Jeepers Creepers 2, National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze and the critically acclaimed Auto Focus. Marieh also starred on TV in David E. Kelley's "Boston Public."

Igor Jijikine

Igor has worked with noted directors including: Steven Spielberg in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Clint Eastwood in Bloodwork; and J. J. Abrams in “Alias.” Igor has also appeared in Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystére” in Las Vegas.

George Saunders

George is a writer with over 20 movies produced, many for the Lifetime Channel.

Rich Styles

Rich was the President of Production for D.S.I. Productions and he was the Head of Film Production and Development for Sunset Films International. Rich has been involved in the production of 10 movies in various capacities, including writing, directing and producing. His most recent work is Supreme Champion which he co-produced with Ted Fox. Rich’s next two projects include The Unknown, and Hybrid.

Sean "Muscle Shark" Sherk

Japanese fans gave him the nickname “Muscle Shark.” In October of 2006 he defeated Kenny “Kenflo” Florian to become the UFC Lightweight World Champion.

Gilbert "El Niño" Melendez

Gilbert defeated Clay Guida in 2006 for the Strikeforce Crown and he has appeared on several best “pound for pound” fighters lists.

Oleg "Russian Bear" Taktarov

Oleg won UFC 6 by defeating David "The Tank" Abbot in the final match. In 2001 Taktarov appeared with Robert De Niro in 15 Minutes and has also been in Bad Boys II, Rollerball and National Treasure.

Travis "Serial Killer" Lutter

Travis won Spike’s TV reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” Season IV and has appeared in American Bad Ass. He has also appeared in many magazines and articles including “Ultimate Grappling,” “FHM,” and “Combat Sports.”

Jason "The Punisher" Lambert

Jason is a UFC fighter who had a six fight win streak between 2004 and 2006.

"African Assassin" Sokoudjou

Sokoudjou was the 2001 US Open Judo champion. At PRIDE 33, Sokoudjou defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via KO in 23 seconds. This fight stands out amongst fans because Sokoudjou was a 16 to 1 underdog. He is currently under contract with the UFC.

"Judo" Gene LeBell

“Judo” Gene LeBell won the National AAU Heavyweight Judo Championship and the USA Overall Judo Championship back to back. He was a Professional Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion at a time when wrestling was more about survival than show business.

He was there during the "Golden Years" of martial arts growth in the U.S. and shares intimate experiences with legends like Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, Ed Parker, Bruce Lee, “Andre The Giant," Lou Thesz, Hulk Hogan, George "Superman" Reeves, Burt Reynolds, Chuck Norris and many others.

Gene has appeared in more than 1,000 movies and TV shows. Gene is considered one of the greatest martial artists of all time, in addition to being a teacher of champions. He has taught grappling to such greats as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Gokor Chivichyan, Bob Wall, Ed Parker Hayward Nishioka, and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace just to name a few.

Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum is a Grammy Award winning musician who was part of Guns n’ Roses and is currently part of Velvet Revolver as well as Camp Freddy. Matt produced three songs for Supreme Champion.


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