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Valerie Harper

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

 Come join Valerie Harper at Chiller Theatre Oct 25th-28, 2012 

FIRST EVER APPEARANCE AT CHILLER!!!!

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Tony Awards

Nominations

  • 2010 Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play – “Looped
Emmy Awards

Nominations

  • 1978 Outstanding Lead Actress — Comedy Series – Rhoda
  • 1977 Outstanding Lead Actress — Comedy Series – Rhoda
  • 1976 Outstanding Lead Actress — Comedy Series – Rhoda
  • 1974 Outstanding Supporting Actress — Comedy Series – The Mary Tyler Moore Show

 

  • Golden Globe Awards

  • 1974 – Winner — Actress In A Leading Role — Musical Or Comedy Series – Rhoda

Nominations

Valerie Harper was doing theater in a small theater on Vermont Street in Los Angeles, where casting agent Ethel Winant spotted her and in 1970 called her in to audition for the role of the wise-cracking Jewish New Yorker Rhoda Morgenstern on the landmark CBS TV sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She co-starred from 1970–1974 and then starred in the spin-off series, Rhoda (CBS 1974-1978) in which her character returned to New York. She won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her work as Rhoda Morgenstern throughout this period. In 2000, Harper reunited with Mary Tyler Moore in Mary and Rhoda, a TV movie that brought their iconic characters back together again in later life. The first season of Rhoda was released on DVD on April 21, 2009 by Shout! Factory.

She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for “New Star of the Year” for her role in 1974’s Freebie and The Bean. Harper was a guest star on The Muppet Show in 1976, its first season.

Harper has worked almost exclusively in theater and television, but did have key supporting roles in Neil Simon’s Chapter Two in 1979 and Stanley Donen’s Blame It on Rio (1984) opposite Michael Caine. She has had roles in TV movies and guest spots on a number of series, including Melrose Place in 1998 and Sex and the City in 1999. Also in the 1990s, she advocated hormone replacement therapy for Eli Lilly and Company.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Harper was involved in the Women’s Liberation Movement and was an advocate of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Valerie Harper  is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and ran for president in the 2001 election, losing to Melissa Gilbert. However, she serves on the Hollywood Board of Directors of SAG.

In 2005 through 2006, Harper portrayed Golda Meir in a US National tour of the one-woman drama Golda’s Balcony.[A film of this production was released in 2007.

She played Tallulah Bankhead in the world-premiere production of Matthew Lombardo’s Looped at the Pasadena Playhouse in California in a June 27 to August 3, 2008 run, and at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, in 2009. The play had a brief run on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, from February 2010 (previews) through April 2010.

Harper played the role of Claire, aunt of Susan Delfino (Teri Hatcher), on ABC’s Desperate Housewives in 2011.

 

 

Ian Ziering

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In 1990, Ziering was chosen as Steve Sanders on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. He was a celebrity dancer on Season 4 of ABC‘s American version of Dancing with the Stars. His professional dance partner was Cheryl Burke, who won the competition in Season 2 with partner Drew Lachey and also Season 3 with partner Emmitt Smith. Ian made it to the semi-final round of Season 4, and received a perfect score (three 10s) from the judges for one of his two dances in the semi-finals, but it was not enough to reach the finals; he and Cheryl were eliminated during the results show the next day,

Debbie Gibson

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DEBBIE GIBSON:

For more than 25 years, Debbie Gibson has proven she’s an entertainer of immeasurable talent. From singer, songwriter and musician to actress and dancer, she embodies what it truly means to be an entertainer. A music prodigy, Gibson exploded on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16 with the self-penned “Only In My Dreams.” The “Original Pop Princess” quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a No. 1 hit song, “Foolish Beat,” a record she still holds today in the Guinness Book of World Records. To date, Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, performed for British Royalty and hosted “The American Music Awards,” produced by friend and legend Dick Clark. After conquering the pop world with three consecutive albums and world tours, she set her sights on the theater. Gibson took a star turn in the Broadway production of “Les Miserables” as Eponine. She broke box office records in the London West End production of “Grease” as Sandy. She then took the stage in the U.S. Broadway tours of “Grease” and “Funny Girl,” playing Rizzo and Fanny Brice. Gibson also wowed critics as Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Gypsy Rose Lee in “Gypsy,” The Narrator in the national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Cinderella in the national production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” with Eartha Kitt, Velma Kelly in “Chicago,” and, most recently, Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of “Cabaret.” Continuing to dazzle with entertainment magic, Gibson bridged the gap between pop music and Broadway with her one-woman show “Pop Goes Broadway.” During her sold out summer run in 2008 at The Concert Venue at Harrah’s, critics agreed it was “the best show Atlantic City has seen in quite some time…it’s totally entertaining.” Phil Roura of the New York Daily News said, “she has mastered her craft to the point where she just doesn’t perform a song – she embraces it and delivers it with her own special stamp of approval.”

In 2010, Gibson made her debut in the world of orchestration for Dr. Rutledge’s documentary, “3 Billion and Counting,” about Malaria prevention in third world countries. She collaborated on the score and the powerful closing credits song, “Rise,” which was shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. Gibson also guest starred in “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” at MGM/Foxwoods. Gibson then released a new album, “Ms. Vocalist,” from Sony Japan that was top 10 on the Billboard charts and the first single, “I Love You,” hit No. 1, and she headlined a sold out tour.

To fill her passion of mentoring and fostering young performers and songwriters, she created “Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth,” a series of performing arts camps and music boot camps. In addition, she formed the “Gibson Girl Foundation,” a non-profit organization that awards scholarships and musical educational opportunities to underprivileged children who display talent and have a desire to participate in performing arts programs. As a spokesperson for Children International, she spent time in early 2011 in impoverished villages in Manila. For more than 20 years, she has been a child sponsor and advocate.

Gibson starred with Tiffany in the SyFy hit “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid,” which led to a joint sold out tour as well as a performance on GMA’s Summer Concert Series in 2011. Recently, she appeared in Katy Perry’s hit music video for “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” and on “The Celebrity

Apprentice,” raising more than $50,000 for Children International, and made a cameo in the film “Rock of Ages,” as part of Russell Brand’s Rocker Posse. Currently, Gibson’s recording a new U.S. album and releasing “Electric Youth Reloaded” in 3D as an exclusive on The Jace Hall

Show. From No.1 hits and platinum albums to starring roles on Broadway, film and TV, Gibson is a true entertainer with timeless talent and charisma.

Christopher Judge

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Science fiction fans might know him better as Teal’c, the genetically modified super soldier who serves as both the muscle and the comic relief on Stargate SG-1.

Judge  will have no problems portraying an all powerful warrior. As you may recall, on SG-1 Judge’s Teal’c had an abdominal pouch, wherein resided a symbiotic alien larva — specifically a parasite from the planet P3X-888 — that granted him awesome powers and an extended lifespan.

This isn’t his first video game outing for Judge, either. In addition to doing voice work for the 2013 release of Stargate SG-1: Unleashed, he was also the voice of Jericho in Turok.

Judge was incredibly charming last night, and seems to have really thought long and hard about God of War’s new Norse setting, and Kratos’ new role as both a warrior and a father.

“How can you be a father,” Judge asked, “when you have never been fathered?” causing pretty much everyone else on stage to gape for a bit.

Meanwhile, the original voice of Kratos, voice actor and jazz vocalist TC Carson, is a little salty about the whole thing.

Douglas Christopher Judge was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is of African-American and Cherokee ancestry.

Judge always knew that he wanted to be an actor, wanting to invoke feelings in others that he was receiving from the shows. He realized quickly that sports would be the stepping stone to an acting career.

Attending the University of Oregon on a football scholarship, Judge led in kickoff return yardage for 1983-84 and interceptions in 1984, in addition to earning the Casanova Award in 1982 (given to the freshman or newcomer of the year). Judge was also a three-time All-American, a Pacific-10 Conference Selection in 1984, and played in the 1985 Hula Bowl.

While at Oregon, Judge was a pre-med major, then psychology, then telecommunications and film, with a minor in psychology. In his senior year, he won a regional contest to host the West Coast Fox KLSR Morning Show, an “MTV talk show-type thing”; he used this experience to get an agent and move to Los Angeles.

Judge began studying at the Howard Fine Institute in LA in 1989. Some early roles were Bird on a Wire (1990), Cadence (1990), Neon Rider (1989) and MacGyver (1985) with future Stargate SG-1 (1997) star Richard Dean Anderson. In the ensuing years, Judge had small parts in various television shows and movies, such as 21 Jump Street (1987) (with future SG-1 director Peter DeLuise), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and House Party 2 (1991), and as a regular on Sirens (1993) from 1994 to 1995.

Judge’s largest role came in 1997 with Stargate SG-1 (1997). While at a friend’s house, he saw his friend’s roommate practicing for an audition and was intrigued. While the roommate was away, Judge looked at the audition notes, then called his agent and insisted he get him an audition, or lose him as a client. At the audition, there were three sets of actors for each of the principle roles, but eight or ten for the role of “Teal’c”. Judge was confident he got the part when they dismissed everyone who read for the part, except him. Out of all the actors on “Stargate SG-1”, Judge has been in the most episodes.

More recent works of Judge’s include guest spots on Andromeda (2000) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004), the television movie Personal Effects (2005), and the films, Snow Dogs(2002) and A Dog’s Breakfast (2007), the latter written and directed by fellow “Stargate” actor, David Hewlett.

Judge has written three episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997): Stargate SG-1: The Changeling (2003), Stargate SG-1: Birthright (2003) and Stargate SG-1: Sacrifices(2004). After “Stargate SG-1” was canceled, Judge began writing a script for a show called “Rage of Angels”.

Judge also does voice acting for animated series and video games, including the voice of “Magneto” on X-Men: Evolution (2000) and the canceled “Stargate SG-1: The Alliance”. In the season eight episodes of “Stargate SG-1” (Stargate SG-1: Avatar (2004) and “The Warrior”), Teal’c informs SG-1 that he plays Def Jam Vendetta (2003), alluding to the fact that Judge was a voice actor in that game. He is also known for voicing “Jericho” in Turok(2008).

Amy Yasbeck-Ritter

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Early into her acting career she appeared in Rockhopper, an unsold CBS TV-Pilot from 1985. Yasbeck has had guest starring roles in many television shows including DallasSpiesWerewolfJ.J. StarbuckMagnum, P.I.China Beach and Murphy Brown. She played Olivia Reed for four months between 1986-1987 on the long-running daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. She also played the part of Madison the mermaid in the Disney television movie Splash, Too in 1988 (the role of Madison was originated by Daryl Hannah in the 1984 movie Splash). Playing a mermaid in Splash, Too was a fulfillment of a childhood dream for Yasbeck as she loved mermaids when she was a little girl at 5 years old after watching a Disney movie that featured mermaids.[6] Yasbeck has also had starring roles in the sitcoms WingsAlright Already, and Life on a Stick and in movies such as House II: The Second StoryPretty WomanProblem ChildProblem Child 2 and The Mask. She has twice worked with Mel Brooks, in 1993’s Robin Hood: Men in Tights and 1995’s Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

Yasbeck also appeared once on the hit DCOS That’s So Raven as the mother of one of the main characters, Chelsea. The episode originally aired on September 22, 2006.

In late 2007, plans surfaced of a potential That’s So Raven spinoff featuring Yasbeck and Anneliese van der Pol, who portrayed her daughter, with occasional appearances by Raven-Symoné. The show was scrapped due to van der Pol signing onto a new Broadway play, and Yasbeck wanting to take a break from acting to focus on her family.

She was a contestant on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? in 2010.

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Christopher Sean

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Christopher Sean

Current Character: Days of our Lives – Paul Narita (November 7, 2014 – present)

Biography

Christopher Sean was crowned Mr. Asia USA 2007. He Began started his acting career three years later when in 2010 he appeared in two episodes of “The Bold and the Beautiful.” More roles followed, and Sean landed a recurring role on the web series, “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” before taking on the “Twilight” parody “Twiharder” in 2013. In October 2014, Sean joined the cast of “Days of our Lives” as Paul Narita.

Career Highlights

Days of our Lives – Paul Narita (November 7, 2014 – present)
Hawaii Five-O – Gabriel Waincroft (2014)
Progress: Ask a Cam Harlot – Chance Von Thundermast (2014)
The Mindy Project – Frat Bro (2013)
Hollywood Heights – Solo Dude (2012)

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Charlene Tilton

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mini Biography:

Actress Charlene Tilton was a key player in the rise to fame of the mega-hit TV show of 1980′s, ‘Dallas.’ Dallas became a regular phenomenon – it grew to become wildly popular and made the main characters in the show household names across America and around the world!  

She has reprised her role as Lucy Ewing in TNT‘s  Dallas revival series, a continuation of the original series where she will be joined by several of her former cast mates as well as a younger generation of Ewings.

CURRENT UPDATE!!!

Charlene is now Appearing on a World Tour in a One Woman Show, and plays Tammy Faye Bakker

Tilton had early roles in television series such as Happy Days and Eight is Enough. She made her first film appearance alongside Jodie Foster in Freaky Friday. In 1978 Tilton made a cameo appearance in the John Milius film Big Wednesday. A year later, she made her big break by landing the role of Lucy Ewing, the sly, vixenish, frequently frustrated granddaughter of Jock Ewing in the popular television series Dallas from 1978 to 1985 and from 1988 to 1990. She also appeared on one episode of the show’s spin-off series, Knots Landing, in 1980.

In 2001, Tilton was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement” Award for her role as Lucy Ewing on the original Dallas television series!

In January 2012 Tilton was a contestant on the British ice-skating show, Dancing on Ice, in its seventh season. She was paired with American figure skater, Matthew Gonzalez.

Anthony Michael Hall

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Michael Anthony Hall is an American actor, film producer and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen debut in 1980. His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1984 coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles, shaped his early career. Hall’s next movies with Hughes were the teen classics The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, both in 1985. His performances as lovable geeks in these three films connected his name and face with the stereotype for an entire generation.

Hall diversified his roles to avoid becoming typecast as his geek persona, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live (1985–1986) and starring in films such as Out of Bounds (1986), Johnny Be Good (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Six Degrees of Separation (1993). After a series of minor roles in the 1990s, he starred as Microsoft‘s Bill Gates in the 1999 television film Pirates of Silicon Valley. He had the leading role in the USA Network series The Dead Zone, from 2002 to 2007. During its run, the show was one of the highest-rated cable television series

Brenda Dickson

Posted on: March 25th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Brenda Dickson originated the role of Jill Foster Abbott on The Young and the Restless(1973) where she worked for almost 12 years. Ms. Dickson has studied with Lee Strasberg, and then she studied with Milton Katselas. Milton, the famous acting teacher and director was an Academy Award Winner for Butterflies Are Free (1972). Ms. Dickson has worked with Bob Hope, singing and dancing in his 1971 Christmas Show. She traveled with Johnny Grant to entertain the troops and did radio shows that were broadcast in Vietnam. She received a Senate resolution for her work in finding jobs for permanently injured vets working with Nancy Reagan. She was in Director, Jimmy Burrows, hit play “Mr. Roberts” with Gordon Jump and James Drury of “The Virginian.” She also performed in a hit play with Francis Fisher and Bob Crane called “Send me no Flowers.” She worked in a Tennessee Williams‘s production of his hit play, “Vieux Carre.” opposite Mike Nader and Ray Stricklyn. She played the part of Jane Sparks, Mike Nader, her lover, and Ray Stricklyn, as Tennessee Williams. She did a film with Robert Quarry called Deathmaster(1972), a cult favorite. She starred in an “FBI” episode with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. She did Love, American Style (1969), “Falcon Crest”, “Here we go Again”, and she starred opposite William ShatnerJan-Michael Vincent and Robert Foxworth in “Men at Law.” After her illegal firing and blacklisting she never worked in Hollywood, she is now back in Hollywood and intends to pursue a film career. She created a hit, runaway internet film she wrote, produced and directed called, “Welcome to my Home” that was put on by a fan. The film quickly garnered 3 million viewers. Dickson produced the film into a DVD. Dickson brought people into her home to spend the day with her. She showed her cat and dog and did a fashion show of over the top, couture gowns from the 80s. The industry took note of this film and suddenly a reality show was born. The Kardashians brought you into their home. Other shows did the same. High fashion became a Red Carpet must, and all of the industry was changed. Blue jeans and tee shirts were suddenly replaced by top designers.

In Brenda Dickson’s book, “My True Hidden Hollywood Story”, released on e-books in mid March 2013 and hard copy to be released in late March or early April 2013.

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Daniel Feuerriegel

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Daniel Gregory Feuerriegel  is an Australian actor who is based in Los Angeles, USA. He has acted in a number of Australian television series and first came to international notice with his role as a gladiator recruit Agron in the series Spartacus: Blood and SandSpartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned.

Elisabeth Röhm

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

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 Currently Filming:  Everlasting 

Röhm received her first TV acting role in 1997, as Dorothy ‘Dorf’ Hayes in the American soap opera One Life to Live. She had a starring role in the 1999 BBC Northern Ireland mini-series Eureka Street, then portrayed recurring character Detective Kate Lockley in the first two seasons (1999 to 2001) of the TV series Angel. While appearing in Angel, Röhm also had a regular role in the only season (2000–01) of the Turner Network Television drama series Bull. Röhm portrayed regular character Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn through four seasons (2001–2005) in the television series Law & Order. Elisabeth went on to winning two SAG awards with her ensemble cast. Elisabeth has also moved into producing, with several projects in development including reality television, scripted television and features.

Gregg Daniel

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Actor/Director Gregg T. Daniel is best known for his role as Reverend Daniels on HBO’s True Blood. With over 100 credits in film and television, Gregg’s roles span the spectrum from comedy (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds) to drama (The West Wing, Castle, Desperate Housewives) to procedurals (NCIS), science fiction (Star Trek: Voyager) and children’s shows (Austin & Ally, Kickin’ It). Big screen credits include Spiderman 3, Hancock, Mars Attacks, Evan Almighty, Pump Up The Volume, and White Men Can’t Jump. Currently, Gregg will appear in the 2nd season of HBO’s “True Detective” and in the upcoming Civil Rights film “Jerico”. An accomplished theatre director, Gregg is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles-based Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, and was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for helming the Los Angeles production of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Elmina’s Kitchen, which also won the NAACP Award for Best Ensemble for 2103. Prior to that, his stage direction included 2009’s acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard’s Heroes, Sybyl Walker’s Beneath Rippling Waters, Lee Blessing’s Cobb, and Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Gregg also directed the world premiere of solo performance artist Joyce Guy’s War Stories at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and at St. Mark’s Church in New York. For Theatre 150 in Ojai, California, he directed Athol Fugards’ Sizwe Bansi, Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, and the 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright. Recently, he directed Alice Childress’ The Wedding Band that received an ovation recommendation and won “Best Ensemble” at the 2015 Stage Raw Awards.

A trained theatre actor from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Gregg stars as Lord Montague in Shakespeare Center of L.A.’s production of Romeo & Juliet this summer. Previous stage acting credits include the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Back Country Crimes, Gogol), The Mark Taper Forum (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), the Pasadena Playhouse (Jitney), Actors Theatre of Louisville (Master Harold), Hartford Stage Company (Peer Gynt), and South Coast Repertory (A Christmas Carol, Fences, Death Of A Salesman).

Renée Taylor

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Taylor is most often recognized for her standout role as Sylvia in The Nanny, the overbearing mother of thirty-something Fran Fine who is determined to live to see her daughter get married. Her character is intent on finding Fran a husband and has a passionate love for food.

In recent years, Taylor has guest-starred as Ted Mosby‘s neighbor, Mrs. Matsen, on How I Met Your Mother. In addition to her numerous guest-starring appearances, Taylor has worked as a voice-actor as the character Mrs. Start in the animated feature film Ice Age: The Meltdown, and as Linda’s mother Gloria in the animated Fox series Bob’s Burgers. Taylor also played Martha Benson in the film Opposite Day, released in 2009.

Taylor also guest-starred on Fran Drescher‘s newest show Happily Divorced as Fran’s mother’s best friend. A reference is made to The Nanny when Taylor’s character tells Fran that she’s the daughter she never had, and again when Fran looks to the camera and states “I’m feeling some deja vu” as Taylor eats a piece of cake.

Abigail Hargrove

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Abigail Hargrove is an American teenage actress born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in the Dallas area until she was nine. She and her family relocated to Los Angeles where she began her acting career. Her previous credits include two independent films, “I.D.” and “Butterfly Circus.” She also made an appearance on the long-running daytime drama “General Hospital. Abigail is a lead in the Action film World War Z co starring Actor Brad Pitt as his daughter Rachel Lane.

Kevin Sorbo

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by admin No Comments

Kevin Sorbo has enjoyed success on television for over 25 consecutive years, a feat rarely accomplished by an actor.

Sorbo quickly rose to stardom in the title role of the international hit series, “Hercules, the Legendary Journeys . The immense popularity of the 5 initial 2-hour telefilms in 1993 resulted in the launch of a weekly series, which ran from 1993-2000.

The series not only became a breakout hit by becoming the number one first-run program in syndication, it also passed “Baywatch” as the most watched TV show in the world.  Sorbo also directed two episodes of the show, and co-wrote one installment.

Following the success of “Hercules”, Sorbo went on to star in the lead role of “Captain Dylan Hunt” in “Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda”, which ran from 2000-2005. The series, based upon writings from the late “Star Trek” creator’s archives, debuted as the number one hour show in first run syndication and held that spot throughout it’s five year run.

Additional television guest roles include, “Dharma and Greg”, “Just Shoot Me”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Hawaii 5-0”,  “Don’t Talk to the B@*#& in Apartment 23”, “Psych” and “The OC”.

His 40 plus movies include, “Walking Tall: The Payback”, “Soul Surfer”, “What If”, “Avenging Angel”, “God’s Not Dead”, “Julia X”,  “Poolboy: Drowning out the Fury”, and “Meet the Spartans”.

Kevin has just released his memoir, “True Strength: My Journey From Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life”.   The book chronicles his near death experience in 1997 at the end of season 5 on Hercules where he suffered three strokes and  deals with the battle to gain back his life.  It is an honest account of celebrity, personal tragedy, and the power of letting go.  It is a book for anyone who experiences a setback in life and is struggling to find a way to move on.

He enjoys speaking at Hospitals, Book stores, Neurological centers …..any place dealing with health.  He brings humor to the speaking and video and pictures.

In real life, Kevin leads “A World Fit for Kids”, a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to become positive role models school, fitness, sports, and uses them to mentor younger children. In 2005, the program was awarded the Governor’s Gold Star for the most successful after-school program in the state of California.  In 2003, Kevin was also named national spokesperson, successor to Arnold Schwarzenegger, for the Afterschool Alliance; a non-profit organization working to ensure that all children have access to safe, enriching afterschool programs.

For more information regarding Kevin’s  availability  for motivational speaking for Companies, Universities, Hospitals, etc. Please feel free to contact me.

Please don’t forget to check out Kevin’s site at kevinsorbo.net  and his book at  truestrengthbook.com

CAROLYN HENNESY

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by admin No Comments

Emmy Award-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy most recently as the deliciously vicious “Rosalyn Harris” on Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed HBO series TRUE BLOOD.

Hennesy joined the cast for the fifth season of the sleek vampires-meet-world saga and fast become a fan favorite.  As Rosalyn, the ageless vamp with a Texas twang, Hennesy is at the top of her game. She tosses one-liners like firecrackers, occasionally enjoys a juicy stake, and gleefully partakes in old-timey interrogation.

Prior to TRUE BLOOD, Hennesy was best known for her memorable work as “Barb Coman” on ABC’s COUGAR TOWN; she currently continues her Emmy nominated run as “Diane Miller” on ABC’s GENERAL HOSPITAL.  Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channel’s JESSIE.  Other lengthy runs include shows such as THAT 70’s SHOW  and STRIP MALL.  On the big screen, Hennesy’s credits include CLICK starring Adam Sandler, LEGALLY BLONDE 2 with Reese Witherspoon, and TERMINATOR 3 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hennesy received her training at the esteemed American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  Her razor sharp comedic timing was honed as a member of The Groundling’s Sunday Company and in ACME Theatre’s main company. Hennesy has appeared in over a hundred productions worldwide.  Among other accolades, the LA Drama Critics Circle has distinguished her with the Natalie Schafer Award and the LA Stage Alliance has honored her with an Ovation Award.

Hennesy’s creative endeavors also include a very successful career as an author. She created the wildly popular “Pandora…” children’s book series (Bloomsbury USA)  and she is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli” (Hyperion).

When not on set, Hennesy is privileged to lend her time and talent to a number of causes including care for our wounded warriors, animal rescue with a particular emphasis on elephants, and fitness for kids. She is also a practitioner of the flying trapeze and lives in her native Los Angeles two groovy dogs a cool cat.

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Tony Denison

Posted on: February 24th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Tony Denison is most recently known for his role as Detective Andrew Flynn in The Closer (2005-12) and its spin-off Major Crimes (2012-present). He is well known for his role as mob boss Ray Luca on the NBC crime drama Crime Story (1986-88). Afterwards, he starred and guest-starred in several crime movies and television programs, notably as undercover agent John Henry Raglin in Wiseguy (1987-90), City of Hope (1991), as Joey Buttafuco in The Amy Fisher Story (1993), as John Gotti in Getting Gotti (1994), Criminal Passion (1994), and as head coach Mike George in ESPN‘s drama series Playmakers (2003). He appeared in Season 1, Episode 3, of Charmed (1998-2006) as the father of the Halliwell sisters. He played Detective Buroughs in Karla (2006). He had arecurring role as Aldo Burrows on the Fox series Prison Break (2005-09). In 2000, he played the role of a killer for hire in Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-2001)

  • Was recognized by Time Magazine as the best TV villain of the 1980s for his portrayal of mobster Ray Luca in Michael Mann’s critically acclaimed Crime Story.
  • Played head coach Mike George in ESPN’s first scripted series, the short-lived Playmakers.
  • Is an avid poker player.
  • Tony Denison Awards:
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Nominee

Richard Hatch

Posted on: July 31st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children.

Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined version of Battlestar on the Sci-fi channel for the past four years and has just written a BG manga for Tokyopop focusing on his character.  His most recent feature “THE POD” was just completed and last Summer and he also played the starring role of a ex- mafia street priest in “DEAD BY FRIDAY”filmed last May. His directing credits include the iconic “Second Coming” BG movie trailer in addition to movie trailers for his forthcoming pet project (Magellan) and was hired to write, produce and direct a NSAS infomercial for the securities industry.  He is currently directing a movie presentation for the film “WHITE WINGS” in Logan Utah.  His stage credits include starring off-Broadway in several plays and musicals, including the Obie Award winning play “Love me love my children”, PS, Your Cat Is Dead in Chicago, and the musical Pepper Street and “The Name Game” in Los Angeles.

Additional credits include starring in such movies for television as The Hatfields And The McCoys with Jack Palance, Addie And The Kings Of Hearts with Jason Robards, Last Of The Belles with Susan Sarandon, The Class Of ‘65, The Hustler Of Muscle Beach, and the cult classic Deadman’s Curve, in which he portrayed Jan Berry of the musical group ‘Jan and Dean’. He has also guest starred in numerous television series and feature films, including  Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen with Michelle Pfeiffer and “The Ghost” with Michael Madsen and Brad Dourif. He just completed filming Inalienable written by Walter Koenig.   He can also be heard voice acting on the new Sony Playstation 2 Battlestar Game.  In addition Richard has co-written seven Battlestar hardback novels for I-books including his most recent“Redemption”.  Richard formed a new production company “Merlinquest Entertainment Inc”, in 19995 for which he has written and produced a new Sci-fi/fantasy story entitled “The Great War of Magellan”, for which both a table top version and online social networking game will debut this Summer.  The online MMO is set to debut late next year.  A graphic novel version of Magellan is being currently being produced and will make its debut next May.  A theatrical trailer for Magellan has just been completed and will be screened at convention worldwide this summer.  In between acting and writing gigs Richard teaches and lectures all over the country on “Acting and Directing for The Camera”, “Acting From The Heart” “Overcoming FearUnleashing your Power and Creative Vision” and “Everything you ever wanted to know about the Entertainment IndustryThe Art, Craft, and Business of the Entertainment Industry,   “Learn cutting edge secrets to a successful career in writing, acting, directing and producing”.

Eric Roberts

Posted on: February 24th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Eric Roberts is an Academy Awards nominee for his role in Runaway Train and a three-time Golden Globes nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80 and King of the Gypsies . He also won a Golden Satellite Award for the 2002 season ofLess Than Perfect .

 He also made a profound impact in the Emmy nominated television adaptation of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood ,directed by Jonathan Kaplan and co-starring Anthony Edwards and starred in La Cucaracha , which won Best Film at the Austin Film Festival in 1998, and for which Eric won Best Actor in the New York Independent Film Festivalthat same year. Eric’s starring role in the film, It’s My Party , received critical acclaim at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival .

 Eric has diversified very recently, appearing in Sophie Muller’s Mr. Brightside video for The Killers, Brett Ratner’s video for Mariah Carey’s Emancipation of Mimi – Both award winners, and the Akon and Eminem video forSmack That .

 Other notable performances include his roles in Final AnalysisThe Pope of GreenwichVillageRaggedy Man,BabyfeverHeaven’s PrisonersThe Specialist and The Grave.  

Eric Roberts was recently seen in Christopher Nolan ’sBatman – The Dark Knight , along with one of the most incredible casts ever assembled. This follows a stint onHeroes – A job that ranks as one of Eric’s favorites. Eric strives to be associated with more comedy, hence will be appearing in a Larry The Cable Guy movie, Witless Protection.

Eric Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in and around  Atlanta, Georgia area. He began his career as an actor in his late teens in New York City.  In 1989 Eric won the Theatre World Award for his role on Broadway inBurn This .  He returned to the New York stage in 2003 inThe Exonerated , which he appeared in as part of their touring company as well.

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Domiziano Arcangeli

Posted on: July 30th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Domiziano Arcangeli is an Amazing Draw for any convention!

Fans love him for the numerous cult and genre films, he has worked with some of the greatest Euro-Directors in the world!.  In fact, he was cast by Federico Fellini in the Academy Award winning film, “Intervista”, and has acted in more than 100 films since then!

 

UPDATE!

Domiziano has a recurring spot as sexy gangster Chaka on the 2nd Season of the successful TV series “Femme Fatales”!   Make sure to watch the next episode “LIBRA” which  aires on August 10th, 2012!

Upcoming movies!

2013 El Toro (pre-production)
2013 Circus of Dread (pre-production)
2013 Creep Creepersin’s Dracula (post-production)
2012 ITerritory (post-production)
2012 Caravaggio and My Mother the Pope (post-production)
2012 Waiting for Dracula (post-production)
2012 Scenes from a Gay Marriage (completed)
2012 Woggie (completed)
2012 Scary or Die (completed)
2012 The Human Race (completed)
2011 Soul of an Artist  (completed)
Best known for;
ELLINI’s INTERVISTA (1987)
(Federico Fellini was actually the one who directed my very first screen test-ages ago, let’s not even say when lol- at Cinecitta’ Studios, after having me spotted on a controversial Helmut Newton’s shoot, which made the covers, back in the FAll of 1980 and Winter 1981!Lucio Fulci’s “SODOMA’s GHOST” (1989)
and Showtime 2 seasons prime time TV Series (then ahead of its time, but today gaining Cult Status) “Zalman King’s ChromiumBlue” (2002-2003).

Followed the successful Fellini film with 20th Century Fox’s “The Name of the Rose”opposite Sean Connery,later played in Sony Classics'”St. Francis of Assisi”starring with Mickey Rourke&Helena Bonham Carter, directed by legendary Liliana Cavani.
Domiziano starred in the hits, “Paprika” (1991) by Tinto Brass (of Caligula’s fame),in Giuseppe Schito’s “The Boy from Ebalus”,this Film won Top Honors at the Venice Film Festival,in 1985.

 

In”Pygmalion 88″, Arcangeli created the morbid, carefree protagonist, MANUEL, portraying a defining Role for that Decade, a certain kind of troubled, restless and lonely, desperate Youth.Was in Giovanni Bertolucci’s production of the Classic “Giallo””Ecstas y”(1994)&a Thriller”Intimate Crimes”.

 

Booked a lead role on Showtime’s TV Series”Zalman King’s Chromium Blue” (which aired for 2 years),appeared in shows such as NBC’s “The Restaurant”, WB’s “Mutant X”, E-Entertainment’s “Hugh Hefner’s:The Girls Next Door”, MTV’s “Switch Trip”, USA Network’s “Devil’s Highway” opposite Dennis Hopper, and HBO Film’s“Sin’s Kitchen” in which he played the twisted Carlton,opposite Jeffrey Wright,who marked a complete transition into his more recent image:The Villain.

 

Played bad-guy in an edgy martial arts Hit(a Grindhouse’s Classic Collection’s)”Samurai Avenger:The Blind Wolf”, showing a new look and superior combat skills,which also went on to win several major Awards worldwide.Played the Demon of the Apocalypse in TNT’s mini-series “Unlocking Ancient Secrets of the Bible”,a forlorn junkie in Lionsgate’s”Still Waiting”, followed by a much anticipated cameo in Universal’s “BRUNO” opposite Sasha Baron Cohen.Next to be seen on Spike Tv’s 5th Season of Hit Show”1000 Ways to Die”,he is the Lead, in Lionsgate”S”Virus X” presented by Sam Raimi,that Domiziano also Executive Produced.In 2008 Domiziano formed his own film production company Empire Films[us], which produced several upcoming films like “Lizzie”,”Box of Shadows”,a Horror/Vampire Gem”The Brides of Sodom”.

 

Recent works include Shoreline Entertainment’s Gothic/erotic”ORGY OF BLOOD”,”The Scarlet Worm”,a Spaghetti Western in which many famed cult actors from the 60’s/70’s are reunited,a deeply unsettling film “Sister of Night”, about the vicious&hopeless underworld of drug users in Hollywood,”Scary or Die”, a surreal horror comedy starring Disney favorite Corbin Bleu,the anticipated,TLA Horror release “Addicted to Blood”.Which came out in 2011,  as Sexy Gangster ‘Chaka’ in the Hyped TV Series for Cinemax”Femme Fatales”

 

Domiziano won BEST ACTOR at the TENEBRIA & HAMBURG&ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVALS for his turn as a former molested child,who becomes a tormented snuff film maker,in the Awards winning film “House of Flesh Mannequins” which his company also produced.

 

Empire Films, has given Domiziano the opportunity to branch out and create films that are not only interesting to watch, but are beautiful works of art!

Stephen Kramer Glickman

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by admin No Comments

Stephen Kramer Glickman is Gustavo Rocque on the new Nickelodeon series “Big Time Rush” Fridays 830pm. SKG has done stand up on Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and created the Live Stage Version of “Shrek” in “Shrek the Musical”. CEO of clothing companywww.giantcreature.com, Starring in the upcoming Liongate/Titmouse animated series “Trailer Trash”

Stephen Kramer Glickman is one of the stars of “Big Time Rush” on Nickelodeon Fridays at 8:30pm. He plays the role of Gustavo Rocque along side his band he created “Big Time Rush” with James, Kendall, Logan and Carlos. “Big Time Rush” was the highest rated premiere in the history of Nickelodeon.Stephen is sponsored by Rocawear, Nike, Reebok, Official Crown of Laurel, LRG, Aerial 7, AKOO, Von Zipper and Sean John.Stephen is currently working with Make a Wish foundation, Reading Across America, Childhelp USA and Plan USA.Stephen is an accomplished Broadway musical theatre singer and pianist having played the role of “Shrek” in the Broadway Staged Reading and the Broadway Workshop of “Shrek:the musical” in New York City. “Shrek:The musical” was produced by Dreamworks and Sam Mendes’s company Neal Street Productions. Music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Jason Moore.

Stephen was also featured as Larry in the Jeffrey Ross special “No Offense: Live from New Jersey”. He also worked as a composer on the show, composing 6 original songs used in the Comedy Central Special. This show is available on CD and DVD.

Stephen has also been seen on Last Comic Standing on NBC and was Rust Bucket on ABC’s Carpoolers. You can see him play “Seth” in the upcoming Fox movie “The 41 year old Virgin that Knocked up Sarah Marshall and felt Superbad”.

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Ernie Hudson

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by admin No Comments
As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre in the country. In addition, he enrolled at Wayne State University to further develop his writing and acting skills and found time to establish the Actors’ Emsemble Theatre, where he and other talented young black writers directed and appeared in their own works. After graduating with a B.A. from Wayne State, he was rewarded a full scholarship to the M.F.A. program at the prestigious Yale School of Drama.
While performing with the school’s repertory company, he was asked to appear in the Los Angeles production of Lonne Elder III‘s musical “Daddy Goodness,” which led to his meeting Gordon Parks, who gave Hudson the costarring role in his first feature film, Leadbelly (1976). Unfortunately, all that followed “Leadbelly” was a year of “bit parts and some harsh lessons about Hollywood,” which led Hudson to enroll in another academic program at the University of Minnesota that would lead to a Ph.D. Through his experience, he learned another vital lesson: “There are those who spend their lives studying it and those who spend their lives doing it.” Hudson definitely wanted to be in the second group.
Keeping in mind this self-revelation, Hudson accepted the starring role of Jack Jefferson in the Minneapolis Theatre In The Round’s production of “The Great White Hope,” a role that he put “everything he had into,” including shaving his head. A series of starring and guest roles followed on such television shows as “Fantasy Island” (1977), “The Incredible Hulk” (1978), “Little House on the Prairie” (1974), “Diff’rent Strokes” (1978), “Taxi” (1978),“One Day at a Time” (1975), “Gimme a Break!” (1981), “The A-Team” (1983) and “Webster” (1983), as well as costarring roles in the TV movies White Mama (1980) (TV) with Bette Davis“Roots: The Next Generations” (1979), Women of San Quentin (1983) (TV), California Girls(1985) (TV), Mad Bull (1977) (TV) and Love on the Run (1985) (TV). Other feature film credits include The Jazz Singer (1980), The Main Event(1979), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), Penitentiary II (1982), Going Berserk (1983), Joy of Sex (1984) and, of course, the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984).

Chris Bruno

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mini Biography

 

Currently filming A Remarkable Life 

 

Chris Bruno actor is best known for his role as Sheriff Walt Bannerman on the USA Network television series The Dead Zone.

Soon after college graduation, Bruno joined the cast of NBC‘s Another World as Dennis Carrington Wheeler and was nominated for a Soap Opera Award for Outstanding Newcomer. After Another World, he was cast as Michael Delaney on ABC‘s All My Children. Bruno spent some time as a stand up comedian in the years following his soap opera stints and landed several guest-starring spots on the sitcoms The Nanny, Jesse and Suddenly Susan. In 2001, he was cast as Walt Bannerman in USA Network‘s sci-fi drama The Dead Zone, the premiere of which was the highest-rated cable television series premiere at that time. In the series’ fifth season, Bruno’s directorial debut was the episode “Independence Day,” which was dedicated in memory of his mother, Nancy M. Bruno, who died of cancer He also starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 2005 Roger Donaldson film The World’s Fastest Indian, which according to Bruno was “one of the most exciting jobs” he’s ever done.

In 2009 he appeared in 2 episodes of Prison Break and then appeared in the television movie Prison Break: The Final Break He voiced Jack Slate in the 2002 video game Dead to Rights.

 


Max Baer Jr

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Max Baer Jr. is a Perfect draw to any show!  He is Globally known for playing Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies.

Baer’s first acting role was in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Blackpool Pavilion in England in 1949. He began acting professionally in 1960 at Warner Bros., where he made appearances on television programs such MaverickSurfside 6Hawaiian EyeCheyenne and 77 Sunset Strip. His career took off two years later, when he joined the cast of The Beverly Hillbillies.

Max was cast in the role of the doltish “Jethro Bodine”, Jed Clampett’s nephew. It would prove to be the high point of his acting career and the one he is best remembered for. He still found time to act elsewhere during the nine-year run of The Beverly Hillbilles, and appeared on Vacation PlayhouseLove, American Style, and in the Western movie A Time for Killing.

Max wrote and produced, acted the drama Macon County Line (1974), in which he played Deputy Reed Morgan. It was the highest-grossing movie per dollar invested at the time.  Baer also wrote, Acted, produced, and directed the drama The Wild McCullochs (1975), in which he played Culver Robinson.

He then got the idea of using the title of a popular song as a movie title, acquiring the rights to the Bobbie Gentry hit song and Directed & Produced  Ode to Billy Joe (1976). Since the success of Ode to Billy Joe, the motion picture industry has capitalized on the idea, producing more than one hundred song title movies.

He directed the comedy Hometown USA (1979), and is currently in the Gaming Industry  in Nevada. Contradictory to his later role as “Jethro Bodine”, in real life Max Baer had earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University, with a minor in philosophy. He has done amazingly well for himself,

Not bad for a boy with a “sixth grade education!” I’d say!

 

Sean McNabb

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by admin No Comments
Mini Biography
Sean is an actor and accomplished musician who at the age of 10 discovered his destiny. The life-changing moment occurred while watching the rock-opera, “Tommy.” Before this movie, Sean spent his youth studying and acting in the Theatre, but it was Tommy and The Who’s bassist John Entwistle which sparked a fuse and a passion for music. By the time Sean turned 13, he was performing in bars and nightclubs throughout his home state of Indiana.At 21, Sean moved to Los Angeles to hit the fabled Sunset Strip. Within two weeks, he became the bassist for Quiet Riot, the first heavy metal band to hit the billboard charts during the 80’s. Touring the world with the now-classic band created unique experiences and fond memories, one being the ’87 fundraising rock festival LIVE AT JAPAN for troops stationed in Tokyo. Over the past 25 years, Sean’s bands have been on various tour packages, including: KISS, The Scorpions, Ratt, Poison, Cinderella, James Brown, Skid Row, and Ozzy Osbourne. With over 35 CD’s in his discography, he’s also requested to work commercially (i.e, Dr. Phil, FED EX, Norton Anti-Virus and the catchy McDonald’s tune “I’m Loving It”). When not touring, Sean can be seen around Los Angeles jamming with his longtime friends or revisiting his childhood passion of acting.Sean studied Stanislavsky’s acting method with the celebrated Sal Romeo and Jeffery Brooks. He continues to train while currently pursuing acting work; recent credits include: “Four Christmas”, “Blue Dream”, “The Last curtain Call”, Season 4 and 5 of FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy,” NBC’s “Community”, CBS’ “NCIS LA” and numerous commercials. On stage, Sean has starred in the musicals “Flirting with Morty” alongside Dorian Harewood (Full Metal Jacket, Roots) and Allison Arngrim (Nelly, “Little, House on the Prairie”). Sean also had the pleasure to star alongside Dale Christian (“Phantom of the Opera”) and Bill Hutton (Joseph and the “Technicolor Dreamcoats”) for the stage production of “Lost Spirit.”

Sean paired his on-screen talent and knowledge of music as Host of AXSTV’s Best AXSTV Concerts 2012: Legends of Rock.Sean co-hosted the Pasadena Jazz Festival’s, “Rock For Relief” benefiting Hurricane Katrina survivors. He also hosted the Fashion Show for the exclusive, high-end Motorcycle wear, “Hein Gericke.” A speaker and sponsor for those in drug and alcohol recovery, Sean continues to remain involved in charity events and host/ emcee events (i.e, “Wednesday’s Child” w/ fiancé Christine Devine, Harley Charity Rides, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana, 911 for Kids, Celebrity Golf Tournaments and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals).

Don Swayze

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Amazing Draw for Every Convention! Don plays Gus, on the HBO series True Blood!

Best Known for;

  • True Blood,
  •  The young and Restless,
  • Carnivale.
  • Days of Our Lives
  • NYPD BLUE,
  • Criminal Mind
  • Submitted for an Emmy award for an episode of Matlock!
  • Cold Case, and many many more!
UPCOMING! 

His film work includes an appearance as a dancer in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy, as Ruben in the film, Father for Charlie, and as Mark in the film Shy People. He also starred in the film Death Ring and as the Alamo courier James Bonham in Alamo…Price of Freedom, an IMAX film shown in San Antonio, Texas.

Swayze’s television work includes multiple appearances in Murder She Wrote, NYPD Blue, Days of Our Lives, NCIS, as well as dozens of other programs. Swayze had a role as a mentally handicapped man suspected of murder in an episode of the television drama Matlock. He also made several appearances on the HBO drama Carnivàle, as well as Criminal Minds, specifically the episodes “The Big Game” and “Revelations”, in which he played Charles Hankel, the father and alternate personality of serial killer Tobias Hankel. On Cold Case. Swayze played the adult Grant Hall. He is currently appearing in The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives. Swayze had a small guest appearance on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia as a crazy boat captain. He has also appeared on Beyond Belief.

Marina Sirtis

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mini Biography

 

Marina Sirtis was born in London, England to Greek parents who did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and television. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California. For six months, she auditioned for parts but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the part of Counselor Deanna Troi in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987). After the series ended, she reprised her role for a string of successful Star Trek films: Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). In 1992, Sirtis married Michael Lamper, a rock guitarist. She occasionally attends Star Trek conventions so that her loving fans can meet her, and she can meet the fans.

Bart Johnson

Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by admin No Comments

CURRENT UPDATE:  Bart is reoccurring on Jennifer Love Hewitt’s new show, “The Client List”

Bart Johnson began his career in the late ’90s, appearing on TV shows like Babylon_5,  Bart is best known for his role as Coach Jack Bolton in the High School Musical film series.

In 2007, Johnson wrapped the shoot of his first job as a writer/director on a film called The Run, filmed in Paraguay.

Johnson owns a high-end bed and breakfast, . This was named by Redbook Magazine one of the four most romantic in the country!

2008 High School Musical 3  Movie, Actor – Coach Bolton
2007 Daddy Day Camp  Movie, Actor – Phil Jacobs
2006 High School Musical  Movie, Actor – Coach Jack Bolton
1998 Hyperion Bay  TV Show Series, Actor – Nelson Tucker
1995 My Family  Movie, Actor – Young Officer

   He was a guest performer and trained with the famous Groundings comedy troupe in Los Angeles and won rave reviews for his performances in “The Country Club,” an award-winning stage production at L.A.’s Mojo Theater.

   “Canyon News” (USA), 5 October 2008, by: Tommy Garrett, “Bart Johnson, A Legend In The Making”

   “New York Post” (USA), 24 October 2008, by: Jarett Wieselman, “Pop Wrap – Bart Johnson Went To Great Lengths To Land “Teen Witch””

   “Canyon News” (USA), 5 October 2008, by: Tommy Garrett, “Bart Johnson, A Legend In The Making”

   “Los Angeles Confidential” (USA), 1 October 2008, Vol. Late Fall, pg. 82, “Ya Gotta Have Bart”

   “Canyon News” (USA), 5 October 2008, by: Tommy Garrett, “Bart Johnson, A Legend In The Making”

   “Los Angeles Confidential” (USA), 1 October 2008, Vol. late fall, pg. 82, “Ya Gotta Have Bart”

 

 

Steve Valentine

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Currently : Teen Beach Musical (TV movie) (post-production

Steve is a Scottish actormusician and magician who has performed on stage and screen, but is best known for his role as the eccentric Nigel Townsend on NBC‘s crime drama Crossing Jordan. Currently he stars in the Disney XD sitcom I’m in the Band as Derek Jupiter.

Steve Valentine has been seen in films such as Tim Burton‘s Mars Attacks! and Foreign Correspondents, and has guest-starred on shows such as House M.D.MonkJust Shoot MeWill and GraceDharma & Greg and Charmed. He appeared as an art critic in Ringo Starr‘s Discover Card “Private Issue” commercials in 1995. Valentine hosted theSci-Fi Channel’s reality show Estate of Panic. He voiced the character of Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins as well as the character of Harry Flynn in the video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Beyond movies, Valentine is a rather accomplished magician,using this skill to occasionally portray magicians. He also is Mr. Moore in the recently aired Disney Channel movie Avalon High. His second Disney Channel Movie, the first being Don’t Look Under the Bed. And he also was in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.

 

Bill Daily (I Dream of Jeannie /Newhart)

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mini Biography

 

Television executives liked Daily’s clean-cut looks and superb comic timing (due to his brief role as Steve Allen‘s announcer/sidekick on his daily syndicated talk show in 1964), so by the mid-1960s he earned guest spots on sitcoms like My Mother the Car, The Farmer’s Daughter, and Bewitched. Veteran sitcom writer Sidney Sheldon noticed Daily in one of his myriad small roles, and decided that he would be perfect for a character in his new sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie.

Mario A.C. Della Casa

Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mario A.C. Della Casa is the CEO of Della Casa Designs, and the Official Creative Artist of both JeannieBottles.com & ElegantPaintings.com

Growing up with an Artistic Family from Italy and having had the benefit of traveling the world at an early age, Della Casa developed a true appreciation for beauty. Regardless if it were landscapes, people, or animals Mario’s journey to his creations had a very interesting beginning.

Like many artisans before him, Della Casa found inspiration inside of a bottle, but in this case it was Barbara Eden’s from I DREAM OF JEANNIE. Says Mario, “I was intrigued by Jeannie’s sequestered life deep within her jewel-tone bottle filled with magical dreams and wishes, so as an artist I created one to satisfy my own fascination.”

He would learn that this obsession was not exclusively his own, as he was quickly called upon to commission others for friends. Then the floodgates opened: “It’s impossible to count all the collectors and connoisseurs that needed to have one of my hand-painted bottles. It has taught me never to underestimate the power of a TV show that resonates in our collective hearts.”

In fact, so vital was the demand for his original Jeannie Bottles, that Della Casa is the only artist ever to be awarded the license by Sony Entertainment to officially create them for the world!

While Mario A.C. Della Casa successfully continues to bring back the true innocents of yesteryear into our lives, he does so with class and elegance. Della Casa approaches each creative work of art with the intention of first and foremost; creating a work that will evoke an emotional response to be enjoyed for many years to come. He truly created a new movement in his art by successfully blending the Classics with Amazing Elegance. “Truly bringing into existence something to forever be admired”.

Della Casa shares his unique expertise of Hollywood art with a truly exclusive clientele that includes Hollywood superstars, Major players in the motion picture and television industries, chief executive officers of U.S. and international corporations, authors, judges, legislators. His work has been exhibited in the United States, throughout the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as having been featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, A&E BIOGRAPHY, and on the TV Land Television Network. He has also created unique art pieces for numerous national commercials, magazines and TV shows.

Perhaps not unlike the natural progression from CHEERS to FRASIER or STAR TREK to VOYAGER, the worship of Della Casa bottles gave birth to the spin-off: A line of one-of-a-kind Paintings featuring Jeannie and other TVLand temptresses — many not of this mortal world — like Lily Munster, Samantha Stevens, and yes, even Seven of Nine! “I try to infuse each of these characters with a cocktail of gentle elegance and searing sexuality, if only to be true to how I saw them in my own dreams,” says the artist.

Mr. Della Casa’s art is now coveted by the very community he endeavors to memorialize.

His list of famous clients is impressive, including Anthony Michael Hall, Nicollette Sheridan, Christopher and Dana Reeve, Pamela Anderson, John Edward, Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Charlene Tilton, Linda Grey, Linda Blair, Kate Mulgrew, Penny Marshal and Cindy Williams are among those that own or have his work. Aaron Spelling, Laurence Fishburne and the Museum of Television’s James Comisar and other Hollywood notables have even fallen under Mario’s artful spell.

In many instances, the subjects of his art, wind up becoming his fans and his friends.  Della Casa appreciates beauty in all of its forms, finding it easy to apply his craft to nearly any genre.  Hollywood subjects grace the walls of the Della Casa home, and so do equally beautiful portraits of his family members.

Mario is uniquely committed to assisting those who struggle with the present, having raised money for Project Angel Food, Make a Wish Foundation, and numerous Pet Saving Organizations. He has donated his art specifically for Christie’s, Sotheby’s and the Hollywood memorabilia department for Butterfields, so they may auction his artwork to raise funds for those in need.

Della Casa will work his special magic in a client’s home, using their walls and ceilings as his blank canvas.  He looks forward to expanding his local client base and becoming involved with some Arizona art galleries like exposed in Phoenix.  With artist Mario A.C. Della Casa, your wish is his command. “I love what I do! As long as I can continue to create something that someone has always wanted and truly make their wish come then my own wishes are becoming beautifully fulfilled  ” said Della Casa.

Della Casa is an associate member of National Fine Arts Title Registry, which offers secure documentation for original works of art of any value. If you would like to set up an interview with Mario, he can be reached at 480-988-0095 or via email at ElegantPaintings@cox.net

 

Lesley Ann Warren

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

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Lesley Ann Warren has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Emmy Awards and five times for Golden Globe, winning one. She is known for her roles in films such as The Happiest Millionaire, Victor Victoria, Clue, Burglar, Cop, Color of Night and Secretary. She has also had roles in popular TV shows such as Mission: Impossible, Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace, and In Plain Sight

Malcom Jamal Warner

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With appearances and roles on many television shows and films, he landed his most successful role as Theo Huxtable, the only son of Heathcliff Huxtable, who was played by Bill Cosby on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992. Warner auditioned for the role on the very last day of the nationwide search and was chosen by Cosby himself.

He also starred in Jeremiah, was the voice of The Producer character on The Magic School Bus and co-starred with comedian Eddie Griffin for four years on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie. Warner continued his career on the CBS sitcom Listen Up! with Jason Alexander and the host of the literacy-promoting children‘s show CBS Storybreak.

Warner’s most recent television role is on Black Entertainment Television’s new scripted comedic television series Reed Between the Lines as Alex Reed. In this series, which first aired in 2011 Warner plays the role of an English professor married to Carla Reed, a psychologist played by former Girlfriends star Tracee Ellis Ross. The couple have three children together, Kaci, played by Zoe Borde and Kenan Renolds played by Nadji Jeter, which are Carla’s children from a previous relationship and Alexis Reed Zoe Hendrix which is their child together.The show highlights the couple’s ups and downs together as a blended family. In 2012 Warner was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a comedy series at the NAACP Image awards for his role in Reed Between the Lines

Sean Kapera

Posted on: July 29th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Actor, Director, Photographer, Performing Arts Coach and SAG-AFTRA Board member Sean Kapera

 

Sean, is a performing and visual arts graduate of Arizona State University who has has been acting in film, television, theatre, industrial films, and commercials since graduation. Sean has also worked with his two theatre companies that he created and directed. Impromptu, an improvisational acting, dancing, and music troupe and Bound at the Mouth, a sketch comedy and improvisational theatre troupe that performs at various venues in the Los Angeles area. With agency representation in both California and Arizona, Sean juggles a very busy schedule with his acting, directing, teaching, and well established photography business, Sean Kapera Photography.

As a famously known photographer, Sean shoots art, fashion, commercial, editorial and celebrity photography worldwide .  Sean has created some stunning imagery and captured magical soulful moments of

 

  • Ricky Martin,
  • Janet Jackson,
  • PItbull,
  • Lynda Carter
  • and Super Model Cindy Crawford

To name a few.  His work is known for truly capturing the true spirit and essence of anyone and any moment of time that  shares time and space in front of his lens Some of Sean’s acting credits include: The Majestic, The Chosen One, ABC’s The Wonder Years and Take Two Movie Reviews.Some theatrical performances, including musicals are: Bowl of Beings (Che Guevara / Christopher Columbus), Tuck Everlasting(The Man In The Yellow Suit), Up the Down Staircase (Joe Ferone), Man of La Mancha (The Barber), All American (Edwin Bricker), Most Valuable Player, (Leo Durocher/Enos Blackwell), Just Before Sleep (Joseph Gomez), and Impromptu & Bound at the Mouth.


Ron Masak

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by admin No Comments


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Ron Masak (MAY-SACK) was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a salesman/musician (Floyd L.), and a mother (Mildred), who was a merchandise buyer. Ron attended Chicago City College, and studied theater at both the CCC and the Drama Guild. He made his acting debut with the Drama Guild in Chicago in Stalag 17 in 1954.

During the course of his career, he has starred in 25 feature films and guest starred in some 350 television shows. Perhaps the most beloved character, and the one for which he is most famous, is that of Sheriff Mort Metzger on the hit television series, Murder, She Wrote. Given that he has also been seen and heard in hundred of television and radio commercials (he was named, “King of Commercials” by columnist James Bacon), it is no wonder that he is often introduced as one of America’s most familiar faces.

Trained in the classics, Ron has proven to be equally at home on stage or screen with Shakespeare or slapstick. He has played everything from Stanley in Streetcar Named Desire and Sakini in Teahouse of the August Moon to Will Stockdale in No Time For Sergeants and Antony in Julius Caesar. As more proof of his versatility, in one production of Mr. Roberts, he played Ensign Pulver and in another he portrayed Mr. Roberts himself. In his hometown of Chicago, Ron was resident leading man at The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse from 1962 to 1966, never missing a single performance. As with many performers, it was the Army that provided Ron with a platform from which to display his all-around talents for performing, writing and directing. In 1960-61, Ron toured the world doing vocal impressions in the all-Army show entitled Rolling Along. Once again, he never missed a show.

Never one to be pigeonholed, Ron continued to demonstrate his incredible range of talent in such films as Ice Station ZebraDaddy’s Gone A-Hunting, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Evel Knievel, A Time For Dying, Harper Valley PTA, Cops & Roberts and The Man From Clover Grove. It was during Clover Grove that Ron added credits as a lyric writer, as he wrote and sang the title song. He played his first big screen villain starring in No Code of Conduct. Among his many television roles, he starred as Charley Wilson in his own summer series, Love Thy Neighbor, Count Dracula on The Monkees and was submitted for an Emmy nomination for one of his ten starring roles on Police Story. He’s been seen on Magnum P.I., Webster and Columbo. His movies of the week include The Neighborhood, In the Glitter Palace, Pleasure Cove, Once An Eagle, The Law and Harry McGraw and Robert Altman’s Nightmare in Chicago.

Ron’s variety work includes emceeing hundreds of shows for, among others, Kenny Rogers, Diahann Carroll, Alabama, Billy Crystal, The Steve Garvey Classics, Tony Orlando, The Lennon Sisters, Trini Lopez, Connie Stevens, Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo, The Michael Landon Classics and The Beau Bridges Classics.

Ron is also considered to be the most famous salesman since Willy Loman, as he starred in the four most successful sales motivational films of all time: Second Effort with Vince Lombardi, Time Management with James Whitmore,How to Control Your Time with Burgess Meredith and Ya Gotta Believe with Tommy Lasorda, which Ron wrote and directed. He is a sought after motivational speaker. He has traveled all over the country as spokesman for a major brewing company and for 15 years was the voice of the Vlasic Pickle stork. Ron played Lou Costello in commercials for Bran News, McDonald’s, and Tropicana Orange Juice.

Frequently seen on the talk and game show circuit, Ron has been a celebrity panelist on such game shows as PasswordTattletalesCrosswits, Liar’s Club, Showoffs and Match Game. He was a regular panelist on To Tell the Truth.

Ron’s private life is also one of varied interests and talents, devoting time and energy working with many charities. For eight years he was the LA host for the Jerry Lewis Telethon and recipient of MDA’s first Humanitarian of the Year Award. He has served as field announcer for the Special Olympics in support of retarded children, and was named Man of the Year by Volunteers Assisting Cancer Stricken Families. In addition, he contributes much time to work with Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Breast Cancer Awareness and hosts charity golf tournaments for among others, Childhelp USA, for whom he is a worldwide ambassador.

Relaxation for Ron includes time spent with friends on the golf course, tennis court, baseball diamond, ski slopes or at Dodger Stadium. A fine athlete, Ron was once offered a professional baseball contract with The Chicago White Sox.

Future projects include Ron starring as Mark Twain in the feature film, Mark Twain’s Greatest Adventure, which he will co-produce, and a one-man show he wrote on Twain called, At Home with Mark Twain. He is currently writing a book entitled, I’ve Met All My Heroes, From A-Z. He recently created the role of Sam Belsky in the world premiere of Jay Kholo’s new musical My Catskills Summer.

Ron’s favorite role remains that of husband to his lovely wife Kay, and father to their six children as well as grandfather to their six grandchildren. They reside in Tarzana, California, where Ron has served for 35 years as, of course, its honorary sheriff,

He is also a very Proud GrandFather, Soon to be 9 grandchildren!!! ….They keep him  young!

 

Tiffany Shepis

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Voluptuous New York-born beauty Tiffany Shepis has become a princess of scream. In her films she often upstages more seasoned actresses and has some great dance grooves. Can be seen at shows like Chiller and will obviously make the move from indie schlock to mainstream films as time goes on and a good agent looks after her career. She been involved in filmmaking since the ripe old age of 12 and has appeared in numerous videos with people like Lil’ ZaneWu Tang ClanDexter Holland, Run DMC andDestiny’s Child video “Nasty Girl”, but this particular video was never released. Tiffany also shot a spot for Nintendo but it was pulled for being too (Janet Jackson-like) raunchy. She loves blood and gore but detests violence and is a very good reason why men prefer brunettes.

Jake Busey

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Busey’s motion picture debut was in the 1978 film Straight Time with his father Gary and Dustin Hoffman. His two most notable appearances are as the murderous religious fanatic opposite Jodie Foster in Contact and as smart-mouthed soldier Ace Levy in Starship Troopers. He appeared in H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, one of three 2005 film adaptations of the novel by H.G. Wells, alongside C. Thomas Howell. Additionally, he has had major roles in Tomcats opposite Jerry O’Connell and Shannon Elizabeth, in James Mangold‘s thriller Identity, with C. Thomas Howell in the The Hitcher II, Michael J. Fox in Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners and Road House 2. Busey played the role of “Backfire” in Patrick Durham‘s movie Cross which was released directly to DVD and download in May 2011. He has also had minor parts in films like Windrunner: A Spirited Journey starring Jason Wiles, Christmas with the Kranks starring Tim Allen, I’ll Do Anything, Enemy of the State, The Killing Jar, The Stoned Age, PCU, and Fast Sofa with Jennifer Tilly and Natasha Lyonne. He was also a main character on the television show Shasta McNasty.

Jennifer Rhodes

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A versatile actress, Jennifer Rhodes’ worked in theater, film and television for four decades. She grew up in Rosiclare, Illinois, a small town on the Ohio River.

In television, she is best known for playing Penny Halliwell on The WB hit series “Charmed” (1999-2006). Although not a regular, she is the only actress to have guest-starred in all eight seasons of the series. She also appeared on the Fame, “L.A. Law”, “Designing Women”, “ER”, “Murphy Brown”, “Friends”, “Ally McBeal”, “Gilmore Girls” and many more. Rhodes also appeared in the films “Slumber Party Massacre II” (1987), “Heathers” (1988), “Night of the Demons 2” (1994), “Skeletons” (1997) and “Let the Game Begin” (2010). 

Frankie Dee

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

About The Show:


A Hi-Energy Show! — Unscripted, with Celebritys and Indie Acts WorldWide an Entertainment Show like no other; loosely connected by the Bizarre humor provided by the Cast,Frankie Dee,Henry K & AJ Pero (Twisted Sister).
Frankie Dee
Creator, Producer, Editor
Frankie Dee has interviewed many celebrities on his radio show including: Chubby Checker, LL Cool J,Peter Criss (Kiss), just to name a few. In October 2010, Frankie Dee did an Exclusive Interview with Peter Criss from Kiss. Peter reflected, to Frankie Dee, about his bout with male breast cancer.

Leon Spinks (Former Heavyweight Champion)

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Former Heavyweight Champion of The World!

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Leon Spinks is a former American boxer. He had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 3 draws as a professional, with 14 knockout wins, and was the former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight champion of the world.

Spinks defeated 36-year-old Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship in what was regarded as one of the bigger upsets in boxing, but later was stripped of the WBC title for fighting Ali in a rematch in a fight which he lost via 15-round unanimous decision. In addition to being heavyweight champion and a gap-toothed grin (due to Spinks losing two and later all four of his front teeth), Spinks has become just as famous for the fall from grace he suffered after his career took a downward slide following his loss to Ali.[1]

He won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, alongside brother Michael Spinks, who also won a gold medal in those games. Two years earlier, at the inaugural 1974 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana, Cuba, he captured the bronze medal. His Olympic teammates included Sugar Ray Leonard, Leo Randolph and Howard Davis Jr.

Tony The Tiger Lopez (3-Time World Champion)

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3-Time World Boxing Champion!

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Is a former professional boxer from Sacramento, California. He is a 3-Time World Boxing Champion. He is remembered for his victory in the 1988 The Ring Fight of the year by decision over Rocky Lockridge. He fought against Julio César Chávez in 1994 in Monterrey. He lost by TKO. Tony Lopez is now retired from boxing and runs a bail bond agency in Sacramento.

Jim Leyritz – NY YANKEES

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

UPDATE!

On April 14, 2012, it was announced that Leyritz is returning to the Yankees on a personal services contract!

 

Jim Joseph Leyritz  (The King) is a former catcher and infielder in Major League Baseball (MLB). In his MLB career, Leyritz played for theNew York YankeesAnaheim AngelsTexas RangersBoston Red SoxSan Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Dodgers. With the Yankees, Leyritz was a member of the 1996 and1999 World Series champions.

After playing the 1985 season for the Kentucky Wildcats, Leyritz went undrafted by Major League Baseball, but was signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.[2] Leyritz made his MLB debut for the Yankees on June 8, 1990. He is best known for his 3-run home run off Atlanta Braves closer Mark Wohlers in Game 4 of the 1996 World Series. That home run was significant, as the momentum from then on shifted towards the Yankees.

After the 1996 season, the Yankees traded Leyritz to the Anaheim Angels for two players to be named later (PTNBL): minor leaguers Jeremy Blevins and Ryan Kane. On July 29, 1997, the Angels traded Leyritz and a PTNBL (minor leaguer Rob Sasser) to the Texas Rangers for Ken Hill. After the season, the Rangers traded Leyritz to the Boston Red Sox with Damon Buford for Mark BrandenburgBill Haselman and Aaron Sele.

On June 20, 1998, the Red Sox traded Leyritz with Ethan Faggett to the San Diego Padres for Carlos ReyesMandy Romero and Dario Veras. With the Padres, Leyritz appeared in the 1998 World Series against the Yankees.

On July 31, 1999, the Padres traded Leyritz to the Yankees for Geraldo Padua. On June 20, 2000, the Yankees traded Leyritz to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jose Vizcaino and cash.

Leyritz served as a pinch-hitter more extensively toward the end of his career. He batted and threw right-handed exclusively in the majors, but was known to switch-hit in the minor leagues. Leyritz is also known for hitting the last home run of the 1990s, in Game 4 of the 1999 World Series.

 

 

 

Dylan Bruno

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While working as a model for Calvin Klein, Bruno made his television-acting debut in 1995 on the NBC series High Sierra Search and Rescue. He made his film-acting debut in Naked Ambition in 1997. In 1998, he had small roles in Saving Private Ryan and When Trumpets Fade and also competed in and won a special episode of American Gladiators. He co-starred in The Rage: Carrie 2 in 1999, Where the Heart Is in 2000, Going Greek in 2001. He portrayed an L.A. cop in The One, and a rock musician in The Simian Line in 2001, and Harry “Blaine” Mayhugh, Jr., in The Pennsylvania Miners’ Story in 2002. He also appeared in the movie The Anarchists -Cookbook in 2002. Bruno had a long time career as “Colby” on the hit TV show, Numb3rsBruno has also done voice-over work for several products such as Bacardi Silver, Coors Light, Chevrolet, Jeep, Virtual Boy, and Sony Handycam. In addition to his voice-over work, Bruno is the current narrator of the Discovery Channel program Rides.

Judson Mills

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Mills spent two and a half years on the show and laid the foundation for the rest of his career. Upon leaving “As the World Turns” (1956), Mills immediately booked an episode of “Law & Order” (1990), which was the only other TV show being done in NY in 1993. Judson realized fame and fortune lay in sunny California, and one Thursday afternoon, he left everything behind (literally, he left everything in his apartment!) and moved to Hollywood.

The cocky young actor landed a role in a made-for-TV movie starring Alyssa Milano and Jamie Luner almost immediately, proving that obtaining work would not be a problem. Mills struggles would always surround his personal life and the attention people demanded of him.

At 22, Mills had landed in Hollywood and was already well on his way to stardom. His long-time friend and photographer Dino May became Judson’s Manager as well as mentor. Dino would prove to be not only a great manager, but family, sticking by Judson and helping him through the confusing road to success in the entertainment industry. Over the next ten or twelve years, Mills would Guest star on 25 or 30 TV shows including “NYPD Blue” (1993), “JAG” (1995), “Murder, She Wrote” (1984), “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990), “The X-Files” (1993), and “CSI: Miami”(2002). He also broke into feature films, starting in independents like American Perfekt (1997) with Paul SorvinoRobert ForesterAmanda Plummer, and David ThewlisJoyride (1997) starring Tobey Maguire, ‘Benicio DelToro’, and Adam West. Judson’s first starring role in a “Studio Film” was as the surfer dude pitcher Hog Ellis, in the third installment in the Major League trilogy, Morgan Creek’s Major League: Back to the Minors (1998). He also went on to work with such greats as Cuba Gooding Jr., in Chill Factor (1999), Sir Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser in the Academy Award nominated Gods and Monsters (1998), and Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton in Disney’s Mighty Joe Young (1998).

Most recently the up-and-coming star spent two years in Dallas with Chuck Norris filming the last 52 episodes of “Walker, Texas Ranger”(1993). The Norris family (Chuck, his brother Aaron, and son Eric) proved to be a valuable friendship when after finishing “Walker,” they continued working together filming the movie of the week The President’s Man: A Line in the Sand (2002) (TV). The movie drew 16 million plus viewers opposite the Golden Globe Awards in the Sunday evenings line-up and was set to be a series, only to be shelved amidst the country’s anguish over the horrors of 9-11.

Carol Connors

Posted on: July 14th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Carol co-wrote the theme from ROCKY. Her amazing diversity of talent is personified as a successful Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Charity Organizer and Cat Lover. She has been nominated for 10 major music awards: Emmy’s, Grammy’s, Golden Globes and two Oscars.

Phil Spector, had written called “To Know Him Is To Love Him” (Gold).

Spector fell in love with Carol’s voice and Carol performed the song as the lead singer of the Teddy Bears…and that song is the reason Elvis Presley became her first love… He too fell in love with her voice and they fell in love with each other. Today the song is #184 of the Top 5,000 Rock & Roll Hits according to Billboard magazine.

Co-writing the theme from ROCKY, “GONNA FLY NOW” with Bill Conti and Ayn Robbins (Platinum Records and ASCAP Award for most performed song), that became a box office giant (Academy Award Nomination, Grammy Nomination & ASCAP Award of Excellence) and plunged Carol into filmdom. This song was incorporated into the music for the subsequent Rocky’s (Gold and Platinum Albums) and is heard on all of the related soundtrack albums.

Carol’s film and TV work has been legendary and includes music and lyrics of such varied films as: THE EARTHLING, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR, DRESSED TO KILL, THE ONION FIELD, BUTTERFLY (1981 Golden Globe Nomination) ORCA and Walt Disney’s THE RESCUERS (Academy Award Nomination), to name a few.

She’s co-penned the theme for Robin Leach’s LIFE STYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS, “CHAMPAGNE WISHES AND CAVIAR DREAMS” sung by Dionne Warwick and for STAR SEARCH, “YOU CAN BE A STAR”.

Carol has received five Emmy nominations; one of them was for “LOVE WITHOUT STRINGS” (“Bob Hope Presents: Morris the Cat Salutes America’s Pets”). Over the years her special songs have accented many of the major television series.  

Robert Davi

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Davi made his motion picture debut in Contract On Cherry Street, in which he shared the screen with, Frank Sinatra. Since then he’s continued to work with the biggest names in Hollywood – Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, and Roberto Benigni, among others. He’s been in such movies as The Goonies, Die Hard, Showgirls, Son of the Pink Panther, and in the 1989 Bond film Licence to Kill as the villain Franz Sanchez, a South American drug lord and murderer, who was killed at the end of the film after being soaked in gasoline and set alight by Bond.

On TV, he starred as Commander Acastus Kolya on Stargate Atlantis, appeared in two-part episodes of Criminal Minds, and played Supervisory Special Agent Baily Malone of the FBI Violent Criminal Apprehesion Program / VICAP in 88 episodes of his own NBC series, Profiler. In 1989 Davi appeared as Mafia Albert Cerrico in the TV series Wiseguy, in the 10 episode Mafia arc titled Garbage Wars. He also sang in the first installment of the arc, called Le Lacrime de Amore. In 2011, Davi appeared alongside Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken in the gangster movie Kill the Irishman. The film, in which Davi played Mafia hitman Ray Ferritto, is a biopic of Danny Greene, an Irish-American mob boss who warred with the Cleveland crime family during the 1970s. Currently, Davi can be seen in Game of Death with Wesley Snipes.

Kate Linder

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Is best known for her role as Esther Valentine on The Young and the Restless, which she has played since 1982. In addition to her work on television, Linder serves as a flight attendant for United Airlines. Linder has been starring on “The Young and the Restless” for 30 years and she’s also one of two Daytime Governors at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS), who present the Emmys. For her contributions in television, Linder earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.She is the fourth actor to earn a star on the Walk of Fame solely on the merits of acting on a soap opera, after Macdonald Carey, Jeanne Cooper and 2005 honoree Susan Lucci.

Eddie Mekka

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After performing on Broadway in The Lieutenant, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, he moved to Los Angeles. He landed the role of Carmine for Laverne & Shirley in 1976, acting on the series until it was canceled in 1983. His recent television credits include 24, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Bold and the Beautiful, and as Detective Murdoch in the Fox television movie Catch Me If You Can. He had a small role in the 1992 film A League of Their Own whose credits list him as “Mae’s guy in bar”.

On stage, he has performed in Hairspray at the Luxor in Las Vegas, Nevada and in a national tour of Grease with Cindy Williams. Mekka returned to Broadway on July 15, 2008, starring in Steve Solomon’s long-running comedy “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!” at the Westside Theatre.[2]

Mekka reunited with his Laverne & Shirley co-star Cindy Williams in a November 2008 regional production of the Renée TaylorJoseph Bologna comedy play It Had to Be You.

In 2008, Mekka wrapped production in the independent film Code Enforcer. He stars opposite Erin Moran of Happy Days.

Mekka starred as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, New York, from April 29, 2010, until June 20, 2010.

Larry Thomas

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is best known for his role as the “Soup Nazi” on the television sitcom Seinfeld. The role earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 1996 in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 1997, he made a cameo appearance as the black jack dealer in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. In 2004, he guest-starred as himself in the Scrubs episode “My Self-Examination“. He also played a Soup Nazi-like “food cop” in a commercial for the Center for Consumer Freedom.[2] That same year he guest-starred in the television series Drake & Josh as Mr. Galloway in the episode “2 Idiots and a Baby.”

In 2006, Thomas made an appearance in the independent comedy feature Spaced Out (which includes a variation of his famous “No Soup For You” line). This was the start of a working relationship with Boomstick Films[3] which includes co-starring roles in Not Another B Movie, Dr. Spine, and the award-winning Paranormal Activity spoof Paranormal Calamity.

In other recent roles of note, Larry has portrayed each of the two most iconic Middle Eastern villains of American history. In 2006, he guest-starred in Arrested Development as a Saddam Hussein lookalike. An earlier joke had one character having a photo taken with the real Saddam, after mistaking him for Thomas. Thomas also played the role of Osama bin Laden in Uwe Boll‘s 2008 shock comedy film Postal.

In February 2012, Thomas again appeared as the Soup Nazi in an Acura NSX commercial featuring comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno.

Celeste Yarnall

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Celeste Yarnall is an amazing woman of many talents who has been very successful in a diverse number of fields. There appears to be nothing she cannot do when she puts her mind to it. Apart from her initial career as model, spokesperson and actress, Celeste has also managed several talented screenwriters, segued into the commercial real estate business, become a championship Tonkinese cat breeder, run her own successful company, hosted a radio show, produced a “How to” video and regularly appears as a speaker/lecturer.

At a time when many people would be thinking of an easier life, Celeste studied for and received her Ph. D in nutrition in 1998 and now serves as adjunct professor of nutrition at the Pacific Western University. In addition, Celeste has written two best selling books: ‘Natural Cat Care: A Complete Guide to Holistic Care for Cats’, and ‘Natural Dog Care: A Complete Guide to Holistic Care for Dogs’.

As a model and actress, Celeste was renowned for her beauty and very becoming figure, being named the Foreign Press’ Most Photogenic Beauty of the Year at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968. She was also the National Association of Theater Owners Most Promising New Star of 1968. Celeste currently features as Miss April in Cedco Publishing’s popular wall calendar for 2002. The April 2002 issue of ‘Femme Fatale’ magazine also features a detailed article about Celeste.

For Elvis Presley fans, Celeste is remembered as Ellen, the beautiful young woman Elvis romanced with the song “A Little Less Conversation” in the film, Live a Little, Love a Little (1968). As Elvis fans know, the track was recently re-mixed by progressive music producer/DJ, Junkie XL and is currently topping charts around the world.

As one of the “swinging chicks of the 1960s,” Celeste was not only interviewed by Tom Lisanti for his fascinating book, “Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema (Interviews with Twenty Actresses from Biker, Beach and Elvis Movies)”, but an eye-catching photograph of her was also used for the front cover.

Nazim Artist

Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by admin No Comments

NAZIM IS A FINE ARTIST OF OVER 30 YEARS USING TRADITIONAL METHODS TO CREATE ART. DRAWING AND PAINTING FORM THE BASIS OF HIS PRACTICE IN THE PURSUIT OF REALIZING HIS ARTISTIC VISION. THE MULTI VARIOUS THEMES EXPLORED IN HIS ART ARE DERIVED FROM OBSERVATIONS MADE TO STIMULATE THE IMAGINATION.

HIS SUBJECT MATTER INCLUDES RESPONSES TO NATURE, THE HUMAN FIGURE, SPORT, PERFORMING ARTS, POETRY AND MYTHOLOGY. MANY OF THE ANIMALS DEPICTED IN HIS WORK, SEEM TO EMBODY A HUMAN ESSENCE, DERIVED SOMEWHAT FROM THE SHAMANISM OF NATIVE AMERICAN AND TURKIC TRIBES.

AS AN ARTIST, NAZIM IS CONSTANTLY EXPLORING THE MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES ON TWO CONTINENTS, NOTING AND STUDYING THE OLD MASTERS, SUCH AS, MICHELANGELO, RUBENS, CARAVAGGIO, RODIN, AS WELL AS THE MODERN GREATS LIKE DEGAS OR WINSLOW HOMER. BEING A TRANS-ATLANTIC CULTURAL COMMUTER, NAZIM GAINS ACCESS TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND NATIONAL GALLERY IN LONDON, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM AND MOMA IN NEW YORK CITY, THE GETTY AND LACMA IN LOS ANGELES AND THE LOURVE AND MUSE RODIN IN PARIS.

THE NUMEROUS SOLO AND GROUP SHOWS NAZIM HAS HAD IN LONDON AND THE USA, HAS ALLOWED COLLECTORS TO AQUIRE UNIQUE WORKS OF ART BY THIS ORIGINAL ARTIST.

AMONG THE MANY COMMISSIONS NAZIM HAS HAD, THE WORK CREATED FOR THE EMINENT ACTOR, PLAY WRITER AND DIRECTOR STEVEN BERKOFF AND THE ACTRESS AND LEADING HOLISTIC AUTHOR CELESTE YARNALL, HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING.

Nazim Artist (b. London, UK), is a graduate of Winchester School of Art (BA Hons, Fine Art 1983 – 86).

Drawing and painting have formed the core of his multi-faceted subject matter for over thirty years. Observation and Imagination, fuse in his artistic vision, exploring themes derived from nature, the human form and mythology.

Nazim has had done numerous solo and group shows and commissions in the UK, USA and Worldwide, he has been collected by noted actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff.

Nazim is married to acclaimed actress and holistic author, Celeste Yarnall PhD, with whom he has created the ‘Art of Wellness Collection’.

Alana Curry

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She has guest-starred in small parts on such TV shows as “Robbery Homicide Division”, “The Bold & the Beautiful”, “Beverly Hills 90210”, and “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher”. Her film credits include a small role in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), as well as a string of independent films including Is This Seat Taken (2003) and Changing Fates.

She also currently participates in many charity events as well as appearing at numerous film conventions. She is also a part of The Hollywood Hoopsters, a celebrity basketball team that raises money for different schools.

Sandra Taylor

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Under the name Sandi Korn, she was the March 1991 Penthouse Pet of the Month. Later, as Sandra Taylor, she posed nude for Playboy, appearing on the cover and in a feature pictorial in July 1995, promoting her appearance in the movie Under Siege 2: Dark Territory in which she played a train barmaid opposite Katherine Heigl and Steven Seagal.

Taylor’s other film roles include appearances in such movies as Keeping Up with the Steins, L.A. Confidential, Batman & Robin, Runaway Bride, Raising Helen, and The Princess Diaries. She has also appeared in episodes of the television series Married… with Children, ER, The King of Queens and Just Shoot Me!.

Chuck Wagner

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His first encounter with acting was in the movie, “Back Draft”, written and produced by Ron Howard and starring Robert Deniro.

His work as an actor progressed for the next six years until he secured a regular role as a Doctor on the television series, “Chicago Hope”. Unfortunately, soon afterward, the show was cancelled. There is speculation that the cancellation may have been due to the changing tax laws in Chicago. Subsequently, filming in the area dried up for many years.

When “Prison Break” burst into television in 2005, Wagner went to work on the series first as an extra, stand-in, photo double for Dominic Purcell (“Lincoln”) and then in the role of “Presidential Secret Service Agent”.

This series served as a natural step toward his passion for working in the film industry. Because of his past (and his physical appearance), Wagner takes a special interest in gangster roles. Two of his latest projects were: “Trapped In the Closet” which was a full feature R & B Opera by rapper, R. Kelly, where Wagner appeared as a bone-crushing, arm wrestling, gun toting thug and “Chicago Overcoats”, a feature film starring gangster greats, Frank Vincent, Mike Starr and Armond Asanti. In “Overcoats”, Wagner appears as “Larry”, a garage owner who is none too pleased with Frank Vincent’s character and his “associates”. When Vincent wields a crowbar, Wagner puts his real life fighting expertise on display in a fight scene that rivals any on the silver screen today.

Early in 2008, Wagner will begin work as “Patriot”, the lead role in the feature film, “Brave New World”. This is a film which Wagner has assisted in development for almost two years.

The movie, “Brave New World” is based on the popular role playing game of the same name, written by Matt Forbeck. Wagner bears an eerie resemblance to the character “Patriot”, as he appears on the cover of the first in the series of “Brave New World” books, entitled: “Ravaged Planet”.

This character is of particular importance to Wagner because of the message the aged superhero, “Patriot”, carries throughout the film. Having experienced life on just about every conceivable side of the fence, Wagner can certainly be likened to the seasoned hero he’ll be portraying. 

CORNELIUS MD

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SINGER, PERFORMER,

Very few music artists operate like The Music Doctor. Cornelius MD brings to the stage an intoxicating, romantic and captivating voice that closely resembles “The Maestro” himself Barry White with an injection of Isaac Hayes.

In 2008, Cornelius MD signed with Domain Records one of the oldest and most prestigious record labels in America. Ironically, Tony Sepe, President of Domain Records was Barry White’s manager and helped write one of Barry’s greatest hits, “My First, My Last, My Everything.”

In recent years, Cornelius MD has opened for legendary acts such as Dionne Warwick, Ray, Goodman and Brown, and the Chi-lites to name a few.

Cornelius MD’s music was recently presented to one of R&B’s most legendary managers, Mr. Joe Douglas who represents the world-reknown group Frankie Beverly and Maze. Given the nod, on June 28, 2011 Cornelius MD signed on with Joe Douglas Management.

 

The Music Doctor is working on his own prescription for love, his latest single “I Belong to You” a remake of a song written, arranged, and produced by the late, great, Barry White. His new album, “The Best of Cornelius MD” was released in January, 2012.

Ron Lester

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His first acting role came when he went to Atlanta, Georgia to appear as an extra in a commercial, which turned into a feature part. He appeared in a music video for the band Little Texas. Lester moved to Los Angeles and began doing stand-up comedy in comedy clubs. His first film role was in the movie Good Burger in 1997, and two years later he had a recurring role on the TV comedy Freaks and Geeks. He also appeared in Not Another Teen Movie, which parodied his role in Varsity Blues.

Dawna Lee Heising

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Dawna Lee Heising is an amazing draw to any event!
Dawna is best known for:
– “Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead” (2013)
– “Teachers’ Day” (2013)
– “SLINK” (2012)
– “Eye on Entertainment” (2005 – Present) – Won 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host
– Miss Hawaii in “Fantasy Island”
– Cleo the Snake Dancer in “Magnum P.I.”
– Dana in “Barbie and the Rockers” at Universal Studios
Upcoming roles include:
– The Oracle in Danica Fontaine’s “Ethyrea” $105M series of five fantasy/adventure films
– The Snake Woman in Mark Savage’s “Circus of Dread”
– Michelle in “Past Due”, directed by Robert Conrad.
– Stella in “Mouthpiece”
Dawna is Miss SortFLIX International 2013-2014, and is a former Ms. World 2008; Ms. Universe 2009; Mrs. CA United States 2000; Mrs. American Achievement 2001; Miss Celebrities of Facebook 2012; Miss LA Chinatown; Miss Orange County Universe: Miss San Francisco Universe; and Miss CA Hemisphere, among other titles. She has worked as a swimsuit model for Ujena; Venus Swimwear; Supermodels Magazine and Catalina, and is on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Bikini Magazine.

David Mandel (Lawerence)

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Although only David Lawrence’s name is shown in the credits on “Bewitched” (1964), the role of Adam Stephens was actually played by David and his twin brother Greg. It was a convention in television shows that babies and toddlers were played by twins, since the law required that child actors can work for only a certain time on television, and having twins play one character meant that workload for each child was cut in half. David and Greg Lawrence were discovered by an enterprising agent who had called pediatricians in California to see if they knew of any six-month old twins for an episode of “Get Smart.”

A pediatrician in Sherman Oaks told the agent that he knew of “absolutely gorgeous, small-for-their-age, nine-month-old twins.” He offered to call their adoptive mother to see if she would be interested in a meeting with the agent. The mother sent the agent pictures of the twins. Even though, “Get Smart” was canceled, the agent knew she could get work for the twins based on their photogenic qualities. They were soon in demand for commercials and landed every role that they auditioned, such as for Listerine, Pillsbury, and Southwestern Bell. Meanwhile, the producers of “Bewitched” had done an exhaustive search throughout the state of California for a set of twins to play Adam, the warlock son of witch Samantha and her mortal husband Darrin. When they saw the Lawrence boys, they fell for the twins’ dark hair, blue eyes, rosy cheeks, cleft chins, and great smiles.

What gave the twins an edge was that they had same quizzical quirk in their eyebrows that Elizabeth Montgomery had. Once cast, the boys enjoyed working on the show and even fought over whose turn it was to be in the scene. The twins’ biggest episode was “Adam, Warlock or Washout,” where Samantha and her parents were worried that Adam hasn’t shown any talent for witchcraft. Samantha’s father Maurice puts a spell on Adam, where he gets to fly. The twins enjoyed filming the episode, because they were wired to fly and because they worked with actor Maurice Evans who played Maurice. The viewers were happy with the episode when Maurice takes the spell off of Adam, at which time, he does show a genuine talent for witchcraft. The twins were troupers, since they both both had ear infections and raging fevers when they filmed the episode. Once the final season of “Bewitched” ended, the twins parents decided to retire them from show business and just be regular kids. With the exception of the Emmy-nominated television movie, Victory at Entebbe (1976) (TV) with Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, and Kirk Douglas

Bobby Steele

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Steele was the guitarist for Parrotox, Slash and The Whorelords before joining The Misfits in 1978. While with The Misfits, he performed on the Horror Business, Night of the Living Dead and 3 Hits From Hell EPs and his playing can also be heard on the Beware and Halloween EPs as well as the “missing” Misfits album 12 Hits From Hell.[2] After being replaced in October 1980 by Jerry Only‘s younger brother Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. Steele formed The Undead with Chris Natz and Patrick Blanck. The band released their debut EP, 9 Toes Later, in 1982, which Glenn Danzig helped finance. The Undead have undergone many personnel changes throughout the years and today, Steele is the only remaining original member and chief songwriter of the band.

He has also played with Sloppy Seconds, Times Square, The Migraines, and The Graveyard School, and appeared in several movies.

Bernie Kopell

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In addition to his role on The Love Boat, Kopell also made memorable appearances as KAOS agent Siegfried in Get Smart, Alan-a-Dale in When Things Were Rotten, Jerry Bauman in That Girl and Louie Pallucci in The Doris Day Show.

Kopell also played several characters on the sitcom Bewitched including the witches’ Apothecary, and the warlock Alonzo in episode # 239, “The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit.” He played a director in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (“Good-Bye George,” original air date December 13, 1963). About this same time, he guest starred on Phil Silvers‘s unsuccessful sitcom The New Phil Silvers Show on CBS. He had a cameo as a patient in the Scrubs episode, “My Friend the Doctor“, as well as an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. He also portrayed a plastic surgeon who gave Ed Brown a facelift on Chico and the Man. He also appeared on an episode of “Charmed” entitled “Which Prue is it Anyway” as a coroner.

Kopell made a cameo appearance in the 2008 film adaptation of Get Smart. Recently he has been seen in television advertisements for Nasalcrom, carefully enunciating the product’s name and assuring viewers “that’s right, it’s a spray”.

Kopell has also appeared as guest star in the Monk episode “Mr. Monk and the Critic”, playing Mr. Gilson, the restroom attendant. Kopell also guest starred in a 2009 episode of My Name is Earl entitled “Pinky.”

Kopell has performed in the theater and played the lead role in the off Broadway production of “Viagra Falls” in 2010

Felix Silla

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Silla was born in a small village outside Rome, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. His multiple talents as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler brought him to Hollywood, where he became a stuntman, starting with the Gig Young-Shirley Jones vehicle, A Ticklish Affair. His best-known roles are Litvak, the maniacal, miniature Hitler who menaces George Segal in The Black Bird (his favorite role), and Cousin Itt on the long-running TV series, The Addams Family. He was also responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki in the TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, a role for which the voice was supplied by Mel Blanc or Bob Elyea. In part due to his short stature of 1.19 m (3 ft 11 in), he has often doubled for children in such movies as The Towering Inferno, The Hindenburg, and Battlestar Galactica. Between movies, he frequently appears in Las Vegas and Reno night clubs with his own musical combo, “The Original Harmonica Band”.

His audition for his most famous role, television’s “Cousin Itt” of The Addams Family, was as mysterious to him at the time as the popular character would soon be to millions of viewers. Arriving at the studio, he received little more than a quick looking over by the director and producer, who merely said “That’s Itt!” and told him to come back Monday morning and report for work. He returned home for the weekend, pleased to have passed the audition, but still completely unaware of who — or what — he had been hired to portray on The Addams Family. Not until Monday morning, just hours before he made his debut as “Cousin Itt”, did he have any idea as to the nature of the character.

He provided the voice of Mortimer Goth from The Sims 2, the best-selling video game of 2005. He also played one of the Ewoks in the movie Return of the Jedi.

Silla was almost killed while working as the stunt double for “Short Round” in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom during the filming of the river rapids scene. The life raft in which he was riding flipped over in the turbulent water and he was trapped underneath it for some time with a faulty inflatable life vest, nearly drowning until a safety diver could reach him and pull him to safety.

 

Lydia Cornell

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Lydia Cornell is a gifted actress who has had extensive theater, film and television experience. She won the People’s Choice Award for her portrayal of Sarah Rush on the ABC hit series “Too Close for Comfort” (1980). Lydia appeared in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Othello”, “As You Like It”, “Ibsen”, “Enemy of the People”, “Of Mice and Men”, “The Seagull”, “Uncle Vanya”, “Bus Stop”, “Butterflies Are Free”, “Night of January 16” and “Les Arboles Mueren de Pie”, which she performed in Spanish.