Hallmark's 'Coyote Creek Christmas': 5 things you didn't know about Janel Parrish

The new Christmas movie sees a well-known cast starring Janel Parrish, Ryan Paevey and Cameron Bancroft

                            Hallmark's 'Coyote Creek Christmas': 5 things you didn't know about Janel Parrish
A still from 'Coyote Creek Christmas' (Hallmark)

The much-awaited Christmas movie 'Coyote Creek Christmas' is finally set to premiere on Saturday, October 30 on Hallmark. This beloved family movie is filled with joy and surprises as the fate of the "Coyote Creek Inn" and Paige's (played by Janel Parrish) relationships are both left to be decided by the magic of Christmas.

The movie walks us through the lives of Paige and Dylan (Ryan Paevey). During a party hosted at Paige's family's inn, the party planner discovers some Christmas magic with a charming father-son duo whose mere presence brings about both tension and joy. Here's some info on the case starring in the movie.


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5 things to know about Janel Parrish 

Janel Parrish, a popular American actress, is known for her role as Mona Vanderwaal in the series, 'Pretty Little Liars', for which she won four Teen Choice Awards for her performance throughout the series' run.

Parrish has also competed in Season 19 of 'Dancing with the Stars', placed third, and released her first single as a singer-songwriter shortly after, in 2007.

Janel began her acting career in 1996, playing the role of Young Cosette in 'Les Miserables', after which she made guest appearances in several TV series, before making it big with her role as Jade in 'Bratz', in 2007.  She appeared in two episodes of Baywatch as a young girl named Hina.

Parrish began playing piano at age six. At age 14, on January 3, 2003, she appeared on the 2003 remake of Star Search, performing the song "On My Own". 

In 2007, Parrish was signed to Geffen Records to produce her first album. Her first single, "Rainy Day", one that she has written, along with its music video, was released on July 7, 2007, and was also featured on the Bratz Motion Picture Soundtrack. She also makes a brief appearance in Prima Js "Rockstar" music video, which is also on the soundtrack. She also made an appearance in NLT's "She Said, I Said" music video. She provided background vocals for the song. 


Ryan Paevey as Dylan Bailey 

Ryan has been in the spotlight via modeling since high school and has been shooting ever since. He made an appearance in Christina Aguilera's music video, in 2012, called "Your Body".  An American model and actor, Ryan is mostly best known for his role as Nathan West on the ABC soap opera, 'General Hospital'. Being a model, Ryan has also worked alongside Katy Perry and Cher. In addition to this, he also worked as a body double for Robin Thicke for the music video for "Sex Therapy". 

Ryan Paevey (IMDb)


Cameron Bancroft as Rick Parker

Cameron Bancroft, born and raised in Canada, studied acting at the "California Institute of the Arts", from the late 80s to the early 90s. He is also an alumnus of "Handsworth Secondary School". He is best known for playing Joe Bradley on the TV series, 'Beverly Hills 90210', for his work on 'The Cape' (1996), 'Simple Things' (2007), and 'NarcoLeap' (2018). Cameron played the role of Spencer in 'The Town that Came A-Courtin'', in 2014. In addition to his many accolades, he also played a supporting role in various episodes of the Canadian TV series, 'The Beachcombers'.

Cameron Bancroft (Twitter)

Other cast details 

The rest of the cast includes Marc-Anthony Massiah as George, Azriel Dalman as Noah Bailey, Naomi King as Quinn, Dolores Drake as Julie, Nimet Kanji as Sara, Ana-Maria Alvarado as Mrs Alvarez, Adriana Ravalli as Mia, Linda Minard as Linda Parker, Manny Hernández as Mr. Alvarez, Daylin Willis as Concierge, and Gayle Yamamoto as Mrs. Tanaka.