onewordnocaps is a sketch group located in Los Angeles. They focus on creating some combination of hilarious, weird, and/or vaguely thought-provoking video material for your consuming pleasure. They are more than happy to regularly offer a side-order of absurdism. In their free time, they pilot giant robots that are capable of joining together to fight extraterrestrial crime. Anti-trust lawsuits threaten their ability to join together, but the group still maintains it has done nothing illegal. Yet.
The People in the Robots
has the heart of an artist and refuses to return it to the artist’s family. Vinnie was raised on a family owned and operated diversified dairy farm just a little west of Portland, Oregon. That’s where he learned that Tillamook cheese is the best in the world. He did a lot of things, was involved in tons of organized groups, and got accolades aplenty. To escape his cripplingly supportive environment he moved to LA to further his acting career. He also lived in New Zealand for a year and a half, but that fact doesn’t fit the narrative so we’ll ignore it. Vinnie performs musical improv regularly—mostly in LA, occasionally in New York, and sometimes even with an audience. He graduated from the Portland Actors Conservatory if that means anything to you and he’s an amazing cook and okay at making wine and beer. If he sees you on the street, Vinnie will want to talk about your wildly successful and lucrative future together.
grew up in sunny Claremont, CA. He attended Pomona College, then went on to get his MFA in Acting at Harvard where he dug in the snow with a spoon while wearing only his underwear. He is happy to be back home in California and is fully capable of appreciating its beautiful weather. He loves art, although he would struggle to define it. If you put a gun to his temple and demanded a definition, he’d say, “Art is anything that moves you, that stays with you long after it’s finished. …please don’t shoot me.”
was born and raised in Upstate New York—no, that does not mean Harlem, so stop asking her which hot dog stand is best—in a small town where the ducks outnumbered the people. Ever since she was a little girl, she’s dreamt of becoming a Velociraptor, but since that is socially frowned upon and apparently there’s no money in it, she decided to pursue a more lucrative career in acting. She made the great trek to Los Angeles in 2010 and has been a part of the infamous onewordnocaps team since late 2013. If you want to keep up with her current projects, feel free to check out her IMDB page and send her unrequited pokes on Facebook.
Angel Laketa Moore
is a trained actress and comedian. Not only has she had the opportunity to play the “black best friend” on stage and on screen, she has also been several white people’s first black friend in real life. One of her philosophies in life is that writing jokes is way cheaper than getting therapy. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons.
is from Albany, New York, and her name is Jacqueline. She just wanted to remind you before you start referring to her as Jackie, but the past decade of her life would indicate that you’re going to do it anyway, even though she clearly introduced herself as Jacqueline. Until a year ago, she enjoyed a certain amount of comfort with her recurring role as “Danni’s roommate who looks mildly annoyed as onewordnocaps holds meeting in her apartment”, but she decided to throw caution to the winds and cast it aside for the slightly less stable, but ultimately more fulfilling, role of “permanent group member”. But, lest you think she just stumbled into this performing thing due to her housing situation, fear not — thousands of dollars were paid for her to receive a BFA in Musical Theater from SUNY Fredonia. Those skills are REAL. Jacqueline makes up for Danni’s complete and utter lack of physical activity by doing enough for the both of them plus all the members of the US women’s gymnastics team. She is a part of stunt team Sword Fights Inc., and works as a group fitness instructor/personal trainer at multiple studios around Los Angeles in order to fulfill her duties in becoming a well-rounded LA cliche.
grew up in Portland. No, not Oregon. No, not Maine. Portland, Michigan. Yes, that’s a thing. And it has an amazing summer theater program which Kate grew up acting in until she aged out of it. Then she started directing. After high school, she grew tired of explaining that Michigan also has a Portland and moved to Chicago — yes, THE Chicago — to study musical theater and performance art at the Chicago College of Performing Arts (yes, that’s a thing), comedy at Second City, and commercials, independent film, and rock music at “Real Life Chicago, Inc.” (Not a thing.) After college, Kate decided to become a cliché by falling in love with the drummer in the rock band she sang in. She dragged him to LA where she’s been making funny for (a little) money ever since. Also, they just made a baby. Kate’s very into making things.
is originally from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, but was first born in Detroit (because why not?). He grew up playing numerous sports and one day quit them all to destroy that so-called acting bug everyone talks about. At 19, Chris moved to NYC to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduated after 3 years, and also later on studied with renowned acting teacher Wynn Handman. He spent a decade in NYC doing everything except selling his body on the street (which he quit after 2 nights, so that doesn’t count). He’s done a little bit of everything, from writing/producing/directing/editing/acting in his own short films, which he is very proud of. Chris describes his comedy as if it were one of those coins you bite into. Sometimes it’s gold, but sometimes it’s just chocolate. He is happy to be here in Los Angeles, and excited to be apart of onewordnocaps!
Richard “Scooter” Rosenthal
is an actor, writer and musician who earned his BFA in Acting from a small town in Western New York that is most famous for the Marx Brothers vaguely disliking it. He recently made the move to Los Angeles after travelling hither and thither performing in theaters along the East Coast. In his spare time he enjoys writing bios about himself and structuring them in the third person as if he’s fooling anyone. He also probably thinks that sort of meta-commentary is funny, but it isn’t. Please don’t encourage him. Seriously. (He doesn’t have a website right now, but here’s a link that will take you to pictures of cats. Because let’s be honest, that’s the reason you got online today anyways. Statistics don’t lie.)
Pictures of cats