'Big Brother 14' cast includes Russell Hantz's brother, a Playmate of the Year and more

big-brother-14-cast.jpgCBS has announced the cast for "Big Brother 14" and let us tell you, hamster fans - it's shaping up to be a good one. Russell Hantz's brother Willie is joining the house, as well as Kara Monaco (above, left), a former Playmate of the Year for Playboy. Also amongst the houseguests is Frank Eudy (above, right), son of 1980s wrestler Sid Vicious.

We've already posted our interviews with Willie and Kara - look for more interviews throughout the week leading up to the premiere on Thursday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Don't forget - sign up for the live feeds while you can get a discount!

Wondering why there are only 12 hamsters? In a series first, four of the most successful players to ever enter the house will return to play their own game and for their own separate prize. The identities of the four returning players and details surrounding their mission inside the house will be revealed during the season premiere.

The cast is as follows:

Jenn Arroyo, 37
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Musician / Former Bass Player for the Female Metal Group "Kittie"

Joe Arvin, 41
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Current City: Schererville, Ind.
Chef

Frank Eudy, 28
Hometown: Marion, Ark.
Current City: Naples, Fla.
Unemployed

Jodi Rollins, 42
Hometown: Englewood, Colo.
Current City: Calipatria, Calif.
Restaurant Server

Willie Hantz, 34
Hometown: Vinton, La.
Current City: Dayton, Texas
Tankerman

Wil Heuser, 24
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Current City: Louisville, Ky.
Marketing Consultant

Ashley Iocco, 26
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: West Hollywood, Calif.
Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning Company

Shane Meaney, 26
Hometown: Bennington, Vt.
Current City: Bennington, Vt.
House Flipper
 
Kara Monaco, 29                                                                               
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.       
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.         
Model           

Danielle Murphree, 23
Hometown: Grant, Ala.
Current City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Nurse

JoJo Spatafora, 26
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.
Bartender

Ian Terry, 21
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: New Orleans, La.
Engineering Student

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