Gold Star is a house team at iO Chicago (formerly Improv Olympic.) They perform the Harold in the iO Cabaret. Gold Star was formed in November 2008.
Gold Star is part of the Family Tree-tenured groups that can trace their coaching to Improv Olympic's famous team The Family. Gold Star is coached by Sarah Gee, who was a member of Valhalla, which was coached by Liz Allen who was on Frank Booth. Frank Booth was coached by Craig Cackowski, a member of Mr. Blonde. Mr. Blonde was coached by Matt Besser, a member of The Family, who was coached by Del Close.
Current cast is Mike Daflos, John Douglass, Otis Fine, Christine Klein, Maria Randazzo, Megan Redfearn, Adam Rubin, Joey Romaine and Jamison Webb.
Past cast members include Tom Dean, Will Hettinger, Tina Jackson, and Wolfgang Stein. Past coaches include Joe Burton and Kevin Sciretta.