Vincent D’Onofrio, Alan Tudyk, Brent Spiner Among Additions to FAN EXPO Cleveland, April 12-14

'Ahsoka’ Tandem of Esfandi, Inosanto, Ward, Suplee, Hartman Also Join Star-Studded Event at Huntington Convention Center.

Cleveland, OH, February 23, 2024 --( Eight standout celebrities from genres as varied as sci-fi, action and children’s programming have been added to the guest roster at FAN EXPO Cleveland, April 12-14 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Among the newly announced stars are Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Alan Tudyk (Star Wars, “Firefly”), Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Independence Day), the “Ahsoka” duo of Eman Esfandi and Diana Lee Inosanto, Ethan Suplee (“My Name is Earl,” American History X), Jeff Ward (“One Piece,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Butch Hartman (creator, “The Fairly OddParents,” “HobbyKids Adventures”).

The eight join a strong previously announced slate that includes The Lord of the Rings “four hobbits” Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn) and Charlie Cox (“Daredevil,” “Boardwalk Empire”), legendary director Sam Raimi, “Charmed” star Rose McGowan, “Harry Potter” standout Matthew Lewis and Jason Lee (“My Name is Earl,” The Incredibles).

In addition to starring as “Wilson Fisk” opposite Cox in the Netflix series “Daredevil,” Vincent D’Onofrio has a resume of more than 100 roles, most popularly as the lead detective “Bobby Goren” in the long-running NBC drama “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” His notable film credits include Full Metal Jacket, Dying Young, Men in Black, Mystic Pizza, Jurassic World and The Break Up.

Tudyk gained fans’ attention when he starred as wise-cracking "Hoban 'Wash' Washburne" in "Firefly" and Serenity, and later grabbed the “Star Wars” fandom with his portrayal of “K-2SO” in Rogue One. He also appeared in Wreck it Ralph and 42 and has lent his voice to characters in hits like “American Dad,” “Harley Quinn,” “Transformers: Earthspeak” and “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.”

For 15 years (seven on TV and four feature films), “TNG” fans were treated to the talented Spiner in the role of "Lt. Commander Data," an android with superhuman abilities. Spiner may not have all of those same powers, but FAN EXPO attendees will have the opportunity to meet this personable, quick-witted star of stage and screen. In addition to his regular role in the current Paramount+ series “Star Trek: Picard,” some of his other popular credits include Independence Day (and, 20 years later, the sequel, Resurgence), "Warehouse 13," "Fresh Hell" and "Threshold."

Esfandi co-starred opposite Rosario Dawson, David Tennant and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in this year’s Disney+ miniseries “Ahsoka,” part of the Star Wars universe. He has also been seen in King Richard with Will Smith and The Inspection with Jeremy Pope and Gabrielle Union.

Inosanto appears alongside Esfandi as “Morgan Elsbeth” in “Ahsoka”. She originated that role in an episode of “Mandalorian” in 2020 after appearing in dozens of movies and shows as a stunt person and a variety of other entertainment jobs.

Suplee has had nearly 100 film and TV roles, from comedies like the Kevin Smith productions Mallrats, Dogma and Clerks III, “My Name is Earl,” and “Boy Meets World” to dramas such as Remember the Titans and The Butterfly Effect.

Ward played “Deke Shaw” as a regular on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from 2017-2020, and most recently appeared in the first season of the Netflix adventure/comedy “One Piece.” Fans will also recognize him from his work in “Brand New Cherry Flavor” and the TV movie Manson’s Lost Girls, where he gave an appropriately creepy performance as the cult leader.

Hartman created some of the most memorable children’s series, including “Fairly Odd Parents,” “Danny Phantom,” “TUFF Puppy,” “Bunsen is a Beast” and “The Noog Network.” A public speaker, YouTuber motivator and teacher at Butch Hartman’s Art Academy, Hartman is passionate about inspiring young animators to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.

Single-Day Tickets, Three-Day Passes, and Ultimate Fan Packages for FAN EXPO Cleveland are available now. Advance pricing is available until March 28. More guest news will be released in the following weeks, including line-up reveals for additional headline celebrities, comic creator guests, voice actors and cosplayers.

Cleveland is the sixth event on the 2024 FAN EXPO HQ calendar; the full schedule is available at

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Jerry Milani