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Richard Dreyfuss

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an American actor best known for starring in American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand By Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The Goodbye Girl, Always, and Mr. Holland's Opus.

Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and was nominated in 2002 for Screen Actors Guild Award.

He acted in a few small TV roles on shows, Peyton Place, Gidget, That Girl , [Gunsmoke,"The Golden Land" Bewitched, and The Big Valley. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dreyfuss's first film role was a small, uncredited appearance in The Graduate. He had one line, "Shall I get the cops? I'll get the cops". He was also briefly seen as a stage hand in Valley of the Dolls (1967), in which he had a few lines. In 1973 he starred in the CBS pilot Catch-22. He appeared in the subsequent Dillinger, and landed a role in the 1973 hit American Graffiti, acting with other future stars such as Harrison Ford and Ron Howard Dreyfuss played his first lead role in the Canadian film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), receiving positive reviews, including praise from Pauline Kael.

Dreyfuss went on to star in the box office blockbusters Jaws (1975) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), both directed by Steven Spielberg. He won the 1978 Academy Award for Best Actor at the 50th Academy Awards ceremony for his portrayal of a struggling actor in The Goodbye Girl (1977), becoming the youngest actor to do so (at the age of 30 years, 125 days old), besting Marlon Brando, who had won his first Oscar in 1955 at the age of 30 years 360 days old This record stood for 25 years until it was broken in 2003 by Adrien Brody, who was three weeks shy of age 30 at the time of the 75th Academy Awards ceremony.

he starred in Down And Out In Beverly Hills in 1986 and Stakeout the following year. Dreyfuss also starred in the Rob Reiner movie, Stand by Me, a 1986 coming-of-age drama/comedy film adapted from Stephen King's novella The Body. Dreyfuss plays the elder Gordie Lachance, who narrates the film. In 1988, he reunited with director Paul Mazursky to star in the political farce Moon Over Parador.

In 1989, Dreyfuss reunited with Spielberg on Always, a remake of A Guy Named Joe in which he co-starred with Holly Hunter. He had a starring role opposite Bill Murray in the 1991 comedy What About Bob?, as a psychiatrist who goes crazy while trying to cope with a particularly obsessive new patient.

Dreyfuss was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance as Glenn Holland in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).

In 2006, he appeared as one of the survivors in the film Poseidon. Dreyfuss portrayed U.S Vice President Dick Cheney in Oliver Stone's 2008 George W. Bush.

He guest-voiced as himself in the "Three Kings" episode of Family Guy in 2009, and later appeared again in the episode "Peter-assment". Dreyfuss has guest starred in the sixth season of Weeds as Warren Schiff, Nancy's high school teacher to whom she had lost her virginity.

Dreyfuss has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

On February 18, 2015, it was announced that Dreyfuss would portray Bernie Madoff in an upcoming miniseries. The first episode was telecast on February 3, 2016, co-starring Blythe Danner.
Art LaFleur
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LaFleur has had many guest-starring roles on television series, including Angel and JAG. In 1983, he was cast in the ABC sitcom pilot Another Ballgame alongside Alex Karras and Susan Clark.

The series went through many development changes before its fall premiere, with Emmanuel Lewis being added to the show and LaFleur, in lieu, being dropped from the regular cast. Once the series experienced its final title change to Webster LaFleur was only kept as a guest star in the pilot.

In 1993, LaFleur played baseball player Babe Ruth in The Sandlot. He had another notable role as the eccentric and obsessive character Red Sweeney (Silver Fox), in the 1995 family comedy film Man of the House. He also appeared in one episode of the television series M*A*S*H in season 9 ("Father's Day") as an MP looking for the people responsible for a stolen side of beef. LaFleur played US Army soldier, Mittens in the 1985 science fiction film Zone Troopers.

In addition to playing Babe Ruth, LaFleur also appeared as baseball player Chick Gandil of 1919 Black Sox infamy, in Field of Dreams. In terms of military and national security film roles he appeared as the White House's security chief in Disney's First Kid (1996), as "McNulty" in both Trancers (1985), Trancers II (1991) and as 1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams in In the Army Now (1994). He played pilot, Jack Neely in Air America (1990), appeared as Banes in The Replacements (2000) and in Beethoven's 4th (2003) as Sergeant Rutledge.

LaFleur played a coach for the New York Yankees in the 1992 film, Mr. Baseball. He also appeared in The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006 as the tooth fairy. In 2005, he appeared in Hostage. In 2009, he appeared in the Direct-to-DVD film Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective and in the Science-Fiction horror film "The Rig"

He also appeared on House M.D. in 2005 as Warner Fitch, in the episode entitled "Sports Medicine." He also appeared on Home Improvement as Jimbo.
Brenda Strong
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an American actress and yoga instructor. She began her career appearing in guest starring and recurring roles on television shows, include Twin Peaks, Party of Five, Seinfeld, and Sports Night, and was regular cast member in short-lived sitcoms Scorch (1992), and The Help (2004).

Strong had supporting roles in a number of films, include Starship Troopers (1997), Black Dog (1998), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) and The Work and the Glory (2004). She is best known for her role as Mary Alice Young in the ABC television comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives (2004-2012), for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Strong later starred as Ann Ewing in the TNT prime time soap opera, Dallas (2012-2014). In 2016, she undertook a recurring role as Lillian Luthor on Supergirl.
Brian Thompson
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Brian Thompson is an American character actor. Thompson has worked primarily in the action adventure and science fiction genres where his stature and unique appearance lends him to menacing roles.

His career began with a small role in the 1984 film The Terminator. He played the villanous "Night Slasher" in the 1986 film Cobra. His first named role was on Werewolf, a horror series that ran during Fox's inaugural broadcasting year of 1987-1988 Thompson has played several characters in the Star Trek franchise, the Alien Bounty Hunter on The X-Files, and Eddie Fiori on Kindred: The Embraced In 2014, he produced, wrote and starred in the B movie parody The Extendables.

Thompson was cast in The Terminator while still in school. He and Bill Paxton had minor roles as punk thugs.

He followed that up with "bad guy" roles on Moonlighting, Otherworld, Street Hawk and Knight Rider before landing the role in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle, Cobra (1986). Although the film was critically panned, it was a commercial success. The New York Times wrote of Thompson's portrayal, "the archvillain, a character that is a cross between a James Bond fantasy villain such as Jaws and a raging psychopath, delivers a scorching monologue - a feat of linguistic sophistication that Cobra would have a hard time matching."

He appeared in the film Rage and Honor (1992) as Conrad Drago. In 1993, Thompson landed a role on the large ensemble series Key West which was filmed on location in the Florida Keys. The series lasted for 13 episodes. In a departure from his previous work, he played a "new-age sheriff", which Thompson stated was his favorite role of his career The character uttered the introductory line, "I'm Sheriff Cody Jeremiah Jefferson. I'm a direct descendant of Wyatt Earp and the Lone Ranger. My personal heroes are Ted Nugent, Buddha and Davy Crockett. I am the last real lawman and the first peace officer of the 21st century."

The following year, Thompson began his tenure on The X-Files and followed that with roles in the science fiction-fantasy series Seven Days, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. Between these, Thompson made dozens of appearances in other series and films, often in similar roles. In 1996, he appeared in Dragonheart as the lead henchman of David Thewlis' villainous king. The fantasy film, starring Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery, was a moderate success.

Thompson then returned to the big screen as lead antagonist Shao Kahn in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. In 2014, Thompson released The Extendables, a film he produced, written and starred in. A parody of movies like The Expendables, Thompson stated that it contained true-to-life instances from his own career.It was released via iTunes .
Paul Sorvino
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an American actor, opera singer, , writer, and sculptor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero, a portrayal of Paul Vario in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas.

Also he plays NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order. He is the father of actress Mira Sorvino and actor Michael Sorvino.

He made his Broadway debut in the 1964 musical Bajour, and six years later he appeared in his first film, Carl Reiner's Where's Poppa? starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon. In 1971, he played a supporting role in Jerry Schatzberg's critically acclaimed The Panic in Needle Park starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn. He received an avalanche of critical praise for his performance as Phil Romano in Jason Miller's 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season, a role he repeated in the 1982 TCS film version. In a 1974 ABC Movie of the Week, he played Harry Walters, a stout real estate salesman, who is randomly picked up by a beautiful woman (JoAnna Cameron) and raped at gunpoint as a prank, and left to explain to his friend (Adam Arkin) and wife (Michael Learned) how It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy, a movie considered risqué, even for the '70s. He also appeared in the 1976 Elliott Gould/Diane Keaton vehicle I Will, I Will... for Now. He has starred in the weekly series We'll Get By (1975, as George Platt), Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (1976, in the title role) and The Oldest Rookie (1987, as Detective Ike Porter).

In 1981, Sorvino played the role of Italian-American Communist Louis C. Fraina in Warren Beatty's epic film Reds. He appeared in Larry Cohen's 1985 science fiction horror film The Stuff as a reclusive militia leader, alongside his future Law & Order co-star Michael Moriarty.

In 1991, he took on the role of Sergeant Phil Cerreta (replacing actor George Dzundza in a new role) on the popular series Law & Order. Sorvino was initially excited about the role, but would leave after 29 episodes, citing the exhausting schedule demanded by the filming of the show, a need to broaden his horizons, and the desire to preserve his vocal cords for singing opera. Sorvino's exit from the series came in an episode in which Sgt. Cerreta was shot in the line of duty and transferred to an administrative position in another precinct He was replaced on the show by Jerry Orbach (as Detective Lennie Briscoe).

In 1993, Sorvino subbed for the late Raymond Burr in a Perry Mason TV movie. He earlier appeared as Bruce Willis' father in the weekly series Moonlighting, and the "Lamont" counterpart in the never-aired original pilot for Sanford and Son. Some of his most notable film roles were caporegime Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990) and Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995). In addition to Goodfellas, Sorvino also played mob bosses Eddie Valentine in The Rocketeer and Tony Morolto in The Firm.
William Katt
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an American film and television actor, best known as the star of The Greatest American Hero. He is also known for playing Tommy Ross, the ill-fated prom date of Carrie White in the film version of Carrie and Paul Drake Jr. in the Perry Mason TV movies.

His earliest film credits include the role of a jock, Tommy Ross, in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film adaptation Carrie, and the role of Sundance Kid in the 1979 film Butch and Sundance: The Early Days. The same year he also appeared as Barlow in the John Milius surf film Big Wednesday opposite Jan-Michael Vincent and Gary Busey. His mother in that film was his real-life mother, Barbara Hale. This role made him so well known in the surfing community that in 2004 he presented one of the Association of Surfing Professionals awards at their annual World championship tour ceremony, to wild applause from the crowd of professional surfers.

In December 1975 Katt auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker in 1977's science fiction blockbuster Star Wars, and footage of his audition has been featured in many Star Wars documentaries. He was seriously considered for the role, which instead went to Mark Hamill, and Katt instead starred that year in First Love.

In 1981, Katt was cast as the title role in a filmed version of the Broadway musical comedy Pippin, which received mixed reviews. He won his best remembered role that year, however, as Ralph Hinkley, a mild-mannered schoolteacher given a superpowered suit by aliens on the television series The Greatest American Hero, a role he played until the show was canceled in 1983.

After The Greatest American Hero, Katt starred in Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985), about explorers searching for apatosaurs in Africa; the cult horror/comedy film House (1986) (reprising his role for the third sequel, House IV, in 1992), and played the recurring role of detective Paul Drake Jr. in the periodic Perry Mason TV movies of the late eighties. These co-starred his mother, Barbara Hale, who resumed her Della Street role from the original show, and Katt collaborated on some of the later scripts. Katt starred in the 1989 TV series Top of the Hill, and acted in the short-lived 1991 series Good Sports.

Katt continues to appear on television and in supporting film roles, and has also branched out into voice acting. He appeared in an episode of House in 2006. In recent years, he has returned to genre work, with appearances in Andromeda and Justice League and roles in the award-winning film Gamers (2006), The Man from Earth (2007) and Alien vs Hunter (2007).

Katt briefly appeared in Heroes season 3, "The Butterfly Effect", as a nosy reporter investigating Ali Larter's character.
Alisa Reyes
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Alisa Reyes is best known for her role on Nickelodeon's All That as a series regular season's (1-3). She has also starred in NBC's One World as the Cuban-born entrepreneur of the group.

Peter Engel created the show. Alisa received the coveted Hollywood Young Star Award for her role in One World.

Thinking you may recognize her from some other show? Well check out her credit's and you could be correct...seen on Without A Trace (CBS), Strong Medicine (LIFETIME), NYPD Blue (ABC), ER (NBC), as well as the controversial Trina on Boston Public (FOX) and Six Feet Under (HBO and on the Emmy nominated PBS series The American Family, portraying the younger Vangie) The list is endless, with lot's more to come.

Alisa was the voice for the recurring role on the Disney channel's c

ritically acclaimed animated series The Proud Family as the bossy, but oh so loveable La Cienega Boulevardes, as well as her newest animation project titled Da Jammies as Momo currently on Netflix.

And to add a bit more, Alisa stars in a film opposite Gary Busey titled Daze. Along with other films called A Trip to the Dark Side and My Trip Back to the Dark Side directed by Shane Stanely. Alisa plays the sexy but edgy Misty Ray. Keep an eye out for her latest film supported by The Dove Foundation called Heavenly Deposit as the role of Jenny. Along with the sci-fi film called The Circle. You can also make it a movie night and rent or purchase her movie Players she stars in with Freddie Rodriguez. Along with her latest documentary that she is producing and starring in as herself called The Orange Years about 80's & 90's Nickelodeon nostalgia.

Alisa's other projects include a show called Grown Up's where she is also a producer on the show along as a series regular. Get A Life is another current project of Alisa's as well both are comedic and have an all-star cast. Be sure to also keep an eye out for her latest project called The Biz as well created by Arjay Smith.

When Alisa's not acting she is producing movies or writing the newest treatment for her upcoming projects. As well as a children's book and an autobiography on her life story.

Alisa also played the role of La Cienega on the animated Disney show "The Proud Family".
Ann Dusenberry
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is an American film and television actress. She appeared in Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model? (1977), and Amy March in Little Women in a two-part miniseries on NBC in 1978, and returned to the role in a full series the next year In 1978, she appeared as beauty queen Tina Wilcox in Jaws 2. She played Margot in the short-lived 1986 series Life with Lucy .

Ben Marley
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Billy Van Zandt
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Bob Berryhill
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Brook Power

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Carl Gottlieb
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Carrie Leigh
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Carrie Leigh born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), A Fine Mess (1986) and Blood Relations (1988).

Prior to becoming The First Lady of The Playboy Mansion Carrie Leigh enjoyed a very successful modeling career in Toronto. From the age of fourteen to nineteen she was considered to be one of the top models in Canada.

At the age of nineteen she was asked to pose for the cover of Playboy. That particular cover helped that issue become the best seller of its time.

At the invitation of Hugh Hefner, Carrie decided to visit the Playboy Mansion.

After a brief courtship she and Hugh Hefner became romantically involved. The next five years her life were filled with hosting large celebrity parties, entertainment shows and maintaining a highly visible role as The First Lady of the Playboy Mansion. In 1986 she shot a celebrity feature for Playboy Magazine.

After leaving Hugh Hefner and Playboy Carrie never lost sight of her two lives of life, fine art photography and civil rights.

As a fine art photographer her work has become extremely collectible So collectible in fact Carrie created the magazine NUDE. NUDE showcased the work of some of the best photographers in the world and in doing so it became a major factor in restoring the validity of the Black and White Fine Art Nude as a serious art form.
Dawn Wells
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is an American actress known for playing Mary Ann Summers on the TV sitcom Gilligan's Island during its run from 1964 until 1967.

In 1959, Wells was crowned Miss Nevada and represented her state in the 1960 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

After moving to Hollywood, she began appearing in guest roles in such television series as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show on ABC, Maverick on ABC, and Bonanza on NBC, before taking on the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island. She reprised her character in the various Gilligan's Island reunion specials, including three reunion movies Rescue from Gilligan's Island, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island.

She also made guest appearances on TV shows including The Roaring Twenties, Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo, 87th Precinct, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, It's a Man's World, Laramie. Burke's Law, The Invaders, The Wild Wild West, The F.B.I., Vega$, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, ALF, Herman's Head, Three Sisters, Pastor Greg and Roseanne.

Wells had small roles in the early 1960s films Palm Springs Weekend and The New Interns and later starred with Michael Dante in the independent film Winterhawk (1975), playing a Western settler kidnapped by a Native-American chief. Other films include The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Return to Boggy Creek, Lover's Knot, Soulmates, Forever For Now and Super Sucker. In the fall of 2011 she began filming Hotel Arthritis, a comedy horror film set for release in 2012.

Following Gilligan's Island, Wells embarked on a successful theater career that is still going strong to this day. She has appeared in nearly 100 theatrical productions as of July 2009. She spent the majority of the 1970s and 1980s touring in musical theatre productions. She also had a one-woman show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1985.

In the 1990s, she became a spokesperson for Western Union, Cuisinart, Long John Silver's, Coca-Cola and 1800collect.

In 1993, Wells published Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook with co-writers Ken Beck & Jim Clark, including a foreword by Bob Denver.

In 2008, Wells came to Los Angeles to join Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan's Island for the celebration of Schwartz' entry into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Donna Wilkes
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is an American film actress known for her roles in several films, most notably the starring role in 1984's Angel, which became a cult classic.

She has also appeared in several television programs such as Father Murphy and the soap opera Days of our Lives. She appeared in the first season of the short-lived sitcom Hello, Larry. Twice, she played characters much younger than she was in real life. Her character in Hello Larry was 15 when Wilkes was actually 20 years old in real life, whereas Molly Stuart, her character in the movie Angel was supposed to be 15 years old as well, even though Wilkes was 25 years old at the time of filming.
Donnell Turner
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an American actor best known for his portrayal of Curtis Ashford on the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital.

Turner briefly played semi-pro basketball but quit to act full-time. In 2001, Turner moved to Los Angeles and eventually started modeling and commercial work for several major brands including Nike, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Bud Light, Coors, Mercedes-Benz, Disney and AT&T. As of 2016, he has appeared in over 100 commercials.[4] Turner also found work as a production assistant and stunt work for shows like ER where he doubled for Eriq La Salle and Criminal Minds where he doubled for Shemar Moore. Turner later doubled for Jesse L. Martin in the musical, Rent. Turner also found work as a background artist. In 2010, Turner appeared on Days of Our Lives as Dr. Aiden Williams opposite Kristian Alfonso. Turner who grew up watching General Hospital started writing to casting director Mark Teschner in the 1990s and first auditioned for the series in 2014. On October 29, 2015, he signed on to portray Curtis Ashford.
Eric Shea
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is an American actor. A professional child actor since the age of six, he is best known for his roles in the feature films Yours, Mine and Ours, The Poseidon Adventure and more.

He is also in Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies, and The Castaway Cowboy, as well as for his numerous guest-starring appearances throughout the 1960s and 1970s on such popular television series as Batman, Gunsmoke, The Flying Nun, Nanny and the Professor, The Brady Bunch, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and Little House on the Prairie, among others.

Shea's brothers Christopher and Stephen both voiced Linus van Pelt for the Peanuts TV animation specials in the 1960s and 1970s, respectively.
Fred Williamson
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an American actor and former professional American footballdefensive back who played mainly in the American Football League during the 1960s He has black belts in Kenpo, Shotokan karate and taekwondo.

After playing college football for Northwestern in the late 1950s, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers When during training camp he was switched to their defense, his attitude over the switch prompted him to play his position with too much aggression, and the coach of the 49ers asked him to quit "hammering" his players. Thus, "The Hammer" quickly stuck and became his nickname.

Williamson played one year for the Steelers in the National Football League in 1960. Next, he moved to the new American Football League. Williamson played four seasons for the AFL's Oakland Raiders, making the AFL All-Star team in 1961, 1962, and 1963. He also played three seasons for the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs.

During his period of playing for the Chiefs, Williamson became one of football's first self-promoters, nurturing the nickname "The Hammer" because he used his forearm to deliver karate-style blows to the heads of opposing players, especially wide receivers. Before Super Bowl I, Williamson gathered national headlines by boasting that he would knock the Green Bay Packers starting receivers, Carroll Dale and Boyd Dowler, out of the game. He stated "Two hammers to (Boyd) Dowler, one to (Carroll) Dale should be enough".

His prediction turned out to be an ironic one because "they (Green Bay) broke the hammer" as Williamson himself was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter on the way to a 35-10 defeat. Williamson's head met the knee of the Packers' running back Donny Anderson. Williamson later suffered a broken arm from his own teammate when Chiefs linebacker Sherrill Headrick fell on him.

Williamson finished his eight-season pro football career in 1967 with a history of many hard tackles, passes knocked away, and 36 pass interceptions in 104 games. Williamson returned his interceptions for 479 yards and two touchdowns.

Williamson became an actor much in the mold of star running back Jim Brown. He acted alongside Brown in films such as 1974's Three the Hard Way, 1975's Take a Hard Ride, 1982's One Down, Two to Go, 1996's Original Gangstas and 2002's On the Edge. He also guest starred with Brown in various television roles. In October 1973, Williamson posed nude for Playgirl magazine, preempting Brown's appearance in 1974. Williamson's early television roles included a role in the 1969 Star Trek episode "The Cloud Minders", in which he played "Anka". He also played Diahann Carroll's love interest in the sitcom Julia. In an interview for the DVD of Bronx Warriors, Williamson stated that his role in Julia was created for him when he convinced the producers that the Black community was upset that Julia had a different boyfriend every week.

Williamson's early film work included roles in M*A*S*H and Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon. In 1973 he played the role of an African-American mafioso in the film Black Caesar and its subsequent sequel, Hell Up in Harlem. He also starred in the 1975 western film Boss Nigger, in which he played the title role. After this he appeared as an actor in several films, most of which are considered to be of the "blaxploitation" genre. In 1974 he starred alongside Peter Boyle and Eli Wallach in the movie Crazy Joe.

In 1974, he was selected by the ABC television network as a commentator on Monday Night Football to replace Don Meredith, who had left to pursue an acting and broadcasting career at rival network NBC. Williamson was used on a few pre-season broadcasts, but was quickly declared unsuitable by ABC. He was relieved of his duties at the beginning of the regular season, becoming the first MNF personality not to endure for an entire season. He was replaced by the fellow former player (and fellow Gary, Indiana, native) Alex Karras.

Since that time, Williamson has continued his career as an actor and director, recently appearing in the 2004 feature film version of the 1970s television series Starsky and Hutch.

In 1985, he co-starred in the short-lived series Half Nelson.

During the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, Williamson frequently appeared on television as a spokesman for King Cobra ("Don't let the smooth taste fool you."), as did fellow actor/martial artist Martin Kove. In 1994, Williamson, along with many other black actors from the 'Blaxploitation' movie era (namely Antonio Fargas, Pam Grier, Rudy Ray Moore, and Ron O'Neal) made a cameo appearance on Snoop Doggy Dogg's music video "Doggy Dogg World", where he appears as himself using his pro-football nickname "The Hammer".

Williamson co-starred with George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in 1996's From Dusk till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez. He was in the cast of 1978's original The Inglorious Bastards, which would later inspire Tarantino's 2009 film of similar name.

Since the 1970s, Williamson has also been an active director and producer. His first film as producer was Boss Nigger (1975), in which he also starred. His second film as producer was in 1976 with Mean Johnny Barrows, a significant predecessor of the Rambo films which similarly featured a violent Vietnam Vet plot (however, the novel First Blood of which the film First Blood was based, was written in 1972). He has since directed over 20 features.

In the middle of the 1970s, Williamson relocated to Rome, Italy and formed his own company Po' Boy Productions, which started to produce actioners including Adios Amigo (1976) and Death Journey (1976), both of which starred and were directed by Williamson. Although his most recent efforts as director and producer have mainly been direct-to-video, Williamson has continued to remain active with films
G. Thomas Dunlop
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G. Thomas Dunlop is an actor, known for Jaws 2 (1978) and Eight Is Enough (1977).

Wrote some of the dialogue along with Keith Gordon and Billy Van Zandt for Jaws 2 (1978).
Author: Schooner: Building a Wooden Boat on Martha's Vineyard, with photographs by Alison Shaw. (Vineyard Stories, 2010). [February 2010]
Author: Morning Glory Farm and the Family that Feeds an Island, with photographs by Alison Shaw. (Vineyard Stories, 2009). [February 2010]
Author of The Chappy Ferry Book: Back and Forth between Two Worlds -- 527 Feet Apart, with photographs by Alison Shaw. (Vineyard Stories, 2012). [March 2012]
Former editor of Martha's Vineyard Magazine. Now working on special writing projects for the Vineyard Gazette and the magazine, 2003-present.
Writer and co-producer of the Historic Movies of Martha's Vineyard Project at the Vineyard Gazette in Edgartown, Massachusetts, 2012-present.
Gigi Vorgan
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Heidi Swedberg

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Heidi Swedberg was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Kay, a high school English teacher, and Jim Swedberg, a laser physicist.[2] She was raised in New Mexico and attended Sandia High School in Albuquerque, NM.

Following graduation she moved to Kentucky, where she spent a year at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, following which she acted in her first film role, Norman Jewison's In Country. She followed that with roles in the 1990 movies Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael and Kindergarten Cop and the films Too Much Sun and the Jim Abrahams comedy spoof Hot Shots!

During this time, she also had guest roles in a number of popular television series, including Matlock, Thirtysomething, Quantum Leap, Brooklyn Bridge, Northern Exposure, Sisters, Roc and Touched by an Angel. The following year she took on the role of Susan Ross aka 'George fiancee' in 11 episodes of Seinfeld's fourth season, 17 episodes of the seventh season and one episode of the ninth (via flashback in the 'backward' episode). She made a guest appearance in Wizards of Waverly Place as Jennifer Majorheely.

Heidi was not in Seinfeld's fifth season in 1994 but acted regularly in parts on other television shows, including Empty Nest, Murder, She Wrote, Grace Under Fire, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where she played 'Rekelen' in the episode: "Profit and Loss".

Heidi is also in the modern classic film: "Galaxy Quest" where she played 'Brandon's Mom' who makes him take out the trash a crucial time during the film.

While living in Hawaii, Heidi grew up playing the ukulele. In 1992, when playing the role of a singer/songwriter for a television pilot, she began playing the instrument again. She now sings and plays the ukulele in her band, 'Heidi Swedberg and The Sukey Jump Band.' The band released an album entitled PLAY!, in 2009 and "My Cup of Tea" in 2013. She has another band called the Smoking Jackets which plays ukulele festivals and night clubs. The members, Daniel Ward, Craig McClelland and John Bartlit, are multi-instrumentalists who also teach at ukulele festivals. Heidi continues to play and record music.
Iona Morris
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Iona Morris is an actress who first appeared in the Star Trek franchise as a child, playing an 'Only' in the original series episode "Miri".

Also like her brother, she would go on to reappear on Trek; in Iona's case, she played Umali in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Workforce". Her brother had previously appeared on Voyager in the episode "One Small Step". She is the daughter of Mission: Impossible star Greg Morris.

Morris attended the same high school as L.A. Law star and Star Trek: The Next Generation guest actor Corbin Bernsen. Morris and Bernsen would subsequently co-star together in an episode of Citizen Baines, starring James Cromwell and Matt McCoy.

After her first Trek appearance, Iona Morris went on to make guest appearances on such television shows as the 1980s update of The Twilight Zone (in a segment with Terry O'Quinn), Night Court (co-starring with John Larroquette and Bumper Robinson), Hill Street Blues (starring Megan Gallagher and James B. Sikking, in an episode with Marc Alaimo and Eric Menyuk), The Cosby Show, Murder, She Wrote (with Leon Russom), Moesha, and The District (starring Roger Aaron Brown).

She was also seen in an episode of Homeboys in Outer Space, which featured TOS star James Doohan in a recurring role. In addition, Morris has become well-versed as a voice actress, voicing regular roles on Robotech (as Claudia Grant) and the Problem Child animated series.

Perhaps most notably, she was the original voice of Ororo Munroe, a.k.a. Storm, on the 1990s animated X-Men TV series; John Colicos voiced the role of Apocalypse on this series. Morris also voiced Storm and the character of Martha Robinson on the Spider-Man animated series. In 2006, she would return to Robotech to voice Dr. Jean Grant in the animated file Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles which also stars Chase Masterson.

One of her few film credits is the 1992 drama Rain Without Thunder, which featured Voyager star Ethan Phillips as a gynecologist.

More recently, she has done voice overs for the video games Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Grand Theft Auto V, and Fallout 4. These days Iona is still acting and works behind the scenes on many projects.
Jackie Zeman
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an American actress. She is known for her role as Barbara "Bobbie" Spencer on General Hospital.

Jackie began training for the classic ballet at age 5. She was accepted into the New Jersey Dance Company at age 15, and accepted a scholarship from New York University at age 15 to pursue a major in dance. The dark-haired beauty decided to try acting, and has become a staple of daytime drama (aka soap operas).
Jason Shane Scott
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an American actor. Screen Kiss, as well as the Aerosmith videos for "Love Is Hard on your Knees" and "Hole in My Soul".

In 1998 he tested for and won the role of troubled teenager Will Rappaport on the daytime serial One Life to Live and moved to New York City. For this portrayal, he received two Soap Opera Digest Award nominations: 1999, Outstanding Male Newcomer; 2000, Outstanding Younger Leading Actor. Scott's three years on OLTL allowed him to polish his acting further as he was given a chain of challenging storylines. In 2001, he left OLTL and New York and returned to Los Angeles. Since then, he has appeared in such films as Wolves of Wall Street (2003), Latter Days (2004) and Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) and guest starred on such shows as the Lifetime drama For the People (2002), NBC's Scrubs and CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Scott has also made a few brief returns to One Life to Live since his departure in 2001, most recently in September 2007. He has appeared on CBS's The Young and the Restless and has co-starred with Brittany Powell in Soapnet's One Minute Soap titled "Too Late".
Jay David
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Jeffrey Weissman
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an American actor. He has appeared in dozens of motion pictures and TV shows, most notably as George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and III with Michael J. Fox.

Also as Teddy Conway in Pale Rider with Clint Eastwood, with John Lithgow in Twilight Zone: The Movie, guest star spots on Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Max Headroom, Dallas, The Man Show, and with Dick Van Dyke on Diagnosis: Murder and as Screech's Guru on Saved by the Bell
Jennifer Taylor
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an American actress, best known for her role as Chelsea Melini on CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, and earlier, for three other female roles on the show.

She appeared in the 1998 erotic thriller Wild Things. One of her earliest roles as a female lead was in a television series in the role of the character Laura in the short-lived television drama Miami Sands.
Jeri Weil
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Jeri Warner Weil-billed professionally as Jeri Weil, is an American former child actress, best known for her role as 'Judy Hensler' in the classic television series "Leave It to Beaver."

Among the films she appeared in was "The Eddie Cantor Story" as one of Cantor's daughters. The role of 'Judy Hensler' cast her as a classmate and nemesis of 'Theodore Cleaver' ("The Beaver"). Including the show's pilot, Weil appeared in 31 of the 235 Leave It to Beaver episodes.

Jeri also worked with John Wayne in "Trouble Along The Way", Gene Kelly in "It's Always Fair Weather" and Glenn Ford in "The Fastest Gun Alive".
Jerry Mathers

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This is an example of the endearing words said by Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers, who has become an American icon.

Born on June 2, 1948 in Sioux City Iowa, Jerry's television and show business career began at the tender age of two when he did a Pet Condensed Milk commercial with Ed Wynn on the "Colgate Comedy Hour." He continued to work on many of the early '50's live television shows and in 1954, he made his movie debut co-starring with Linda Darnell in "This Is My Love." He then caught the attention of Alfred Hitchcock who signed him for the 1955 film, "The Trouble with Harry," starring John Forsythe and Shirley MacLaine in what was her very first film role. The budding young actor next appeared in two Bob Hope movies, "The Seven Little Foys" and "That Certain Feeling." Two movies with Alan Ladd followed, "The Deep Six" and "Men of the Fighting Lady."

It was in 1957 however; with the debut of the series "Leave It To Beaver" that Jerry entered the hearts and homes of America. An immediate success, the show gained national attention and ran for six seasons, totaling 234 episodes. When it celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 4, 2007, the show became the longest running scripted show in television history. This year in 2017, the show is celebrating its 60th anniversary! Currently shown on Me-TV and in countries throughout the world, "Leave it to Beaver" has made Jerry an American Icon.

His television movie, "Still the Beaver", was one of the top ten movies of the week for 1982 which led to the development of a new series entitled "The New Leave It To Beaver." Jerry successfully completed filming 108 episodes which were syndicated and aired in all major domestic and foreign markets. As well as starring in the series, Jerry also directed multiple episodes. Mathers has a high "Q" rating for name and face recognition and is known by people throughout the world.
Jessica Morris
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After several small film and television roles, Morris was cast as the dysfunctional Jennifer Rappaport on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role she portrayed from 2001 to 2005 and in a dream sequence on October 1, 2008.

In 2008 Morris appeared in the comedy Role Models as "Linda the Teacher". She was in the cast of the 2010 fantasy film Fading of the Cries. In 2014 Morris played the lead role in the horror film Haunting of the Innocent.

In 2014, Morris played Diane Hamilton in the soap opera web series Beacon Hill.
Jim Winburn
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Jimmy McNichol
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James Vincent McNichol III (aka Jimmy McNichol) is internationally known for his acting, popular music, talk show hosting, along with many other activities.

In the beginning of his career, his popularity quickly grew causing networks like CBS, to create and implement multiple television series specifically for his involvement and leading roles. After achieving an immense amount of recognition, he was viewed as "the face you see everywhere" and made a record number of appearances on top talk shows.

Feature films that McNichol starred in include; Nightwarning, Escape from El Diablo, Smokey Bites the Dust, and Champions: A Love Story. He also featured in hit television series such as Little House on the Prairie Season One. After noticing McNichol's success, ABC created the talk show Hollywood Teen, specifically for him to host. McNichol attained such a following and popularity that top networks such as CBS, created television shows starring him to compete against other popular network shows. These TV shows included California Fever and The Fitzpatricks, which outperformed competing shows on each air time. In addition to his great success as an actor and talk show host, McNichol obtained record deals with both Atlantic Records and RCA Records and produced songs for Michael Angelo and Footloose Records Europe.

After McNichols brief separation from the Hollywood scene he became a very successful real estate investor and developer. He also focused his time and energy into various philanthropic efforts such as "Pet Power Kids," the nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. In collaboration with Playground Television and Pet Power Kids, McNichol is in the process of creating a TV series documenting animal rescues and issues, titled "Animal Rescue The Rockies (ARTR)." Recently, McNichol has decided to step back into the world of Hollywood. Jimmy as well as his daughter Kellee Maize will be featured in the hit TV show Decker: Unsealed
Joe Alves
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an American film production designer, perhaps best known for his work on three of the Jaws films. He directed Jaws 3-D.

Alves has designed three features for Steven Spielberg, firstly for The Sugarland Express. He designed the three mechanical sharks for the movie Jaws (1975) with mechanical effects man Bob Mattey supervising their physical construction in Sun Valley CA. After the sharks were completed, they were trucked to the shooting location, but unfortunately they had not been tested in water causing a series of delays that have become quite legendary over time.

He was nominated for the Academy Award and won the BAFTA for Best Art Direction for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Alves worked on Jaws 2 (1978) in the capacity of both production designer and as second unit director. After John D. Hancock, the initial director of Jaws 2, was sacked, it was suggested that Alves co-direct it with Verna Fields (who edited the original Jaws). Jeannot Szwarc was hired, however, to complete the film.

The model of New York he created for John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981) has been described as "memorably derelict", and he was visual consultant on Carpenter's Starman (1984).

He directed Jaws 3-D (1983), which took advantage of the revival in popularity of 3-D at the time.
John Davey

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Thanks to the recent release of the mid-1970s Shazam! series on DVD, today John Davey is now being remembered as one of TV's early superheroes, Captain Marvel. He did the role in a total of thirteen TV episodes, eleven times in Shazam! and three times in the spin-off series, Isis.

The role of Marvel required some hard action scenes but Davey pulled it off very well. Towards the end of the series in an episode titled, "Out Of Focus", Marvel revealed he had powers never seen before in the series.

If Shazam! were made today, I am sure a love interest would have happened between Marvel and Isis, but we got none of that, instead he was too busy saving kids from falling off a cliff or driving in a dangerous way, etc.

Davey's Marvel might seem too clean and simple minded to many of today's youth, but to kids of the 1970s Davey played a positive role model in a series that will never be forgotten, Shazam!
Kin Shriner
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an American dramatic actor, best known for his portrayal of Scott Baldwin on the ABC soap opera General Hospital (1977-93, 2000-04, 2007-08, 2013-) and its spin-off Port Charles (1997-2001).

Shriner was employed by Fuller Brush as a door-to-door salesman before becoming an actor. He was originally cast as Scott Baldwin on General Hospital in 1977, the role in which he is best known for playing. In the fall of 1980, he left General Hospital and immediately began playing Jeb Hampton, on the NBC daytime soap opera Texas. He left that role in 1981. He soon returned to General Hospital where he remained until 1983, returning again from 1987-1993. In between those stints, he appeared on the short-lived syndicated daily soap Rituals as hero Mike Gallagher. He played Dr. Brian Carrey on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful from 1994 to 1995. In 1997, he once again returned to playing Scott Baldwin, but this time on General Hospital's spin-off Port Charles. Port Charles was set in the same fictional city as General Hospital, Port Charles, New York, and featured many of the same characters. In 2000, Shriner returned to General Hospital and quit appearing on Port Charles the next year. He left General Hospital again in 2004. That same year he appeared as Harrison Bartlett on The Young and the Restless. In 2005, he joined the cast of As the World Turns playing the role of Keith Morrissey until leaving the role in 2006. He returned to General Hospital in 2007 and left the series again in 2008. In 2013, he returned to General Hospital where he has remained since. In 2011, he served as a temporary fill-in for fellow actor Ted Shackleford on The Young and the Restless. Shriner played Shackleford's role of Jeffrey Bardwell until September 2011, while he was unavailable.

Shriner has appeared on several primetime television programs playing temporary roles beginning in 1976. In later years he guest starred on several programs such as ABC's top ten sitcom Full House.

Shriner was first cast as Scott Baldwin on General Hospital in 1977. He has left the program several times to play different roles on other soap operas, for short periods of time. He is best known for playing Scott Baldwin on General Hospital over all other roles he has played. He still appears as a regular cast member on General Hospital to date. He holds the distinction of being one of only a few actors that have appeared on the same scripted television program in the same role for 5 consecutive decades.
Kellie Flanagan

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Kellie A. Flanagan played the role of a 'blonde girl' in the "Star Trek" The Original Series episode: "Miri".

She had a short acting career in the 1960s, appearing in series such as "The Andy Griffith Show", "Family Affair," and one feature film, "Wild in the Streets." She is best known for her role as Candice Muir in the 1968-1970 sitcom, "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" for its entire run.
Kristy McNichol
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Critically acclaimed actor Kristy McNichol is best known for her role as "Buddy" in the Spelling/Goldberg hit TV series "Family", where she won two Emmy awards, a critic's choice award for best supporting actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Kristy also starred in the hit movie "Little Darlings" with Tatum O'Neil which won her a People's Choice Award. Other TV credits include the Witt, Thomas; Harris hit series "Empty Nest".

Kristy's films include Neil Simon's "Only When I Laugh" with Marsha Mason which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, Alan Pakula's "Dream Lover" and Samuel Fuller's "White Dog". McNichol began her career with guest appearances on such popular TV series as" Starsky and Hutch", "The Bionic Woman"," Love American Style", " The Love Boat", "Golden Girls," and the list goes on. Her first role as a series regular came with the role of Patricia Apple in the CBS television series" Apple's Way".

McNichol began her feature film career in the Burt Reynolds comedy "The End" and went on to star with Dennis Quaid and Mark Hamill in "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", "Two Moon Junction" with Louise Fletcher, "The Pirate Movie" with Christopher Atkins, "Just the Way You Are", "The Forgotten One", and "You Can't Hurry Love".

Her television movie credits include "Women of Valor", "Like Mom, Like Me", "Summer of My German Soldier", "Love, Mary", "My Old Man" "Blinded by the Light", "Children of the Bride", "Mother of the Bride" and "Baby of the Bride". Kristy's after school specials include: "Pinballs", "Fawn Story" and "Me and my Dad's New Wife".

TV specials: "I Love Liberty" with Martin Sheen, Two "Carpenters Christmas", "Donny and Marie Show", "The Osmond Telethon" and the "Jimmy and Kristy" TV special.

Kristy works with the Los Angeles Valley College benefiting their music programs and also volunteers at the "Emerald City" assisted living facility in Glendale CA.

Kristy McNichol hosted her own tennis tournament for three years benefiting the "Help Group" charity.

Kristy participated in several celebrity sport specials which include "Battle of the Network Stars 1", Battle of the Network Stars 2", "Challenge of the Network Stars", "Us against the World".

Kristy also performed voice characters in several animated TV series including "Extreme Ghostbusters and Steven Spielberg's animated "Invasion America".

Kristy McNichol also sang on the soundtracks of " The Pirate Movie" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" as well as the RCA Kristy and Jimmy McNichol album.

We can't leave out the "Kristy McNichol Doll" made by the Mattel Toy Company.
Kyle Massey
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an American actor, rapper, and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He is perhaps best known for starring in the Disney Channel sitcoms That's So Raven and its spin-off Cory in the House, in which he played Cory Baxter.

Massey starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Life Is Ruff. Massey has released several rap songs for Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records. He provided the voice of Milo in the Disney animated series Fish Hooks and was the runner-up on the 11th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
Marlys Burdette

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Marlys Burdette played three roles in Star Trek: The Original Series: an 'Argelian barista' in the episode "Wolf in the Fold", an 'Annabelle series' android in "I, Mudd", and Krako's gun moll in the episode "A Piece of the Action".

After her work on "Star Trek" Maryls went into a successful career in real estate.
Martha Swatek
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Max Gail
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an American actor who has starred in stage, television, and film roles. He most notably portrayed the role of Detective Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz on the television sitcom Barney Miller.

He is best known for his television role as Det. Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz in the sitcom Barney Miller (1975-1982). Gail's best known feature film role is in D.C. Cab (1983) as Harold, the owner of the D.C. Cab taxi company. He also directed several episodes of Barney Miller as Maxwell Gail.

In 1984, Gail was featured in the monodrama The Babe on Broadway. This stage play was filmed and later featured on PBS.

Gail has starred in other TV series including Whiz Kids (1983) as Llewellan Farley, Jr., an investigative reporter who is friends with a group of teenaged computer hackers. He worked on the short-lived Normal Life (1990). He has appeared on the TV series Sons & Daughters (2006).

Gail has made many guest appearances on TV shows such as: Walker, Texas Ranger (ep. Whitewater), Cannon, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Due South, The Streets of San Francisco, Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers, The Drew Carey Show, Hawaii Five-0, Quantum Leap, Psych, Gary Unmarried, NCIS episode "Murder 2.0", "Longmire" episode 40, Dexter, Mad Men, and Scorpion, and an episode of the FX miniseries Fargo.

Gail appeared as Brooklyn Dodgers manager Burt Shotton in the 2013 film 42, a film about Jackie Robinson's first two years as a member of the Dodgers organization, including his first year of playing at the Major League level in 1947.
Michael A. Smith
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Michael Gray

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a retired American actor, best known for his portrayal of Billy Batson in the 1970s TV series Shazam! From 1972-1973.

He appeared as Ronnie Collins in the first season of the NBC sitcom, The Brian Keith Show, starring Brian Keith and Shelley Fabares. In 2015, Gray made a voice appearance as a fictionalized version of himself in two episodes of the animated series Archer.
Morgan Woodward
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is an American actor. He is probably best known for his recurring role in Dallas as "Punk" Anderson (an episode unveils his real name; Marvin Anderson).

He also played the silent, sunglasses-wearing, "man with no eyes", Boss Godfrey (the Walking Boss) in Cool Hand Luke and holds the record for Most Guest Appearances on the long-running, western TV series, Gunsmoke, with 19.

Woodward is notable for having starred in two different episodes of the original series of Star Trek as two different characters. In the first-season episode "Dagger of the Mind" Woodward plays Dr. Simon Van Gelder, an attending physician at a hospital for the criminally insane. After discovering that the director of the facility is engaged in illegal brain experimentation, Van Gelder himself becomes a victim of these experiments and is confined as one of the patients. Escaping the facility to the orbiting USS Enterprise the deranged and incoherent (due to his brain damage) Van Gelder eventually recovers enough to be able to divulge the nefarious goings-on at the hospital. (This is with the aid of Mr. Spock's "mind meld", which is revealed for the first time in this episode.)

In the second-season episode, "The Omega Glory", Woodward portrays Captain Ron Tracey, the commander of the starship USS Exeter, a sister ship to the USS Enterprise. Convinced that he is permanently marooned on an unfamiliar planet, Tracey chooses to abandon his duty as a Starfleet officer, and in essence he "goes native", allying himself with some of the planet's natural inhabitants in their war against their competitors. Discovered by Captain Kirk, Tracey is eventually defeated and taken into custody for his violation of fundamental orders: "The Prime Directive".

One of Woodward's longest TV roles was as the deputy/sidekick "Shotgun" Gibbs in 1955-1961 TV series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp starring Hugh O'Brian. On that series, Woodward played a tall, cantankerous, shotgun-toting backwoodsman who eventually became the trusted deputy of lawman Wyatt Earp in his days as a Kansas lawman. Though often overshadowed by the cool menace of Douglas Fowley's Doc Holliday, Woodward portrayed Gibbs as a solid, trustworthy, and more pragmatic partner to Earp, making Gibbs a character who, though ostensibly rough around the edges, would gradually come to share many of the qualities demonstrated over the years by another trusted TV deputy, Ken Curtis' world-weary Festus Haggen on Gunsmoke.
Nathaniel Taylor
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an American television actor, best known for his recurring role as Rollo Larson in the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.

a role he later reprised on its 1980-1981 spin-off Sanford, and later played the first version of "Jim-Jam" alongside Redd Foxx on the short lived 1986 series, The Redd Foxx Show. Later, he played Rerun's (Fred Berry) brother-in-law "Ike" in the sitcom What's Happening!!. Taylor's character "Rollo" once referred to Foxx's character "Fred G. Sanford" as, "One cold-blooded old dude." Taylor was also featured in Trouble Man starring Robert Hooks as one of Mr. Big's henchmen.
Randolph Mantooth

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an American actor who has worked in television, documentaries, theater, and film for more than 40 years. After signing with Universal and moving to California, he slowly built up his resume with work on such dramatic series as Adam-12 (1968), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969), McCloud (1970), and Alias Smith and Jones (1971).

This led to TV stardom on the popular Emergency! series in 1972. He was chosen to play a lead role as paramedic John Gage (opposite Julie London as Nurse Dixie McCall, Bobby Troup as Dr. Joe Early and Kevin Tighe as Roy DeSoto). The show aired six seasons (129 episodes) and six two-hour television movie specials. He earned further roles in two series. Mantooth portrayed Lt. Mike Bender on Operation Petticoat (1977) and as Eddie Dawkins on Detective School (1979). He was featured as a guest performer on episodic television. He appeared on several programs including Sierra, Cos, The Love Boat, Battlestar Gallactica, and Vega$

Mantooth has spoken regularly at Firefighter and EMS conferences and symposia across the United States, while maintaining an active acting career. He is a spokesperson for both the International Association of Firefighters [IAFF] and the International Association of Fire Chiefs [IAFC] for fire fighter health and safety, and honored over the years with numerous awards and recognition

Mantooth has appeared in numerous films and television series in lead and supportive roles including mini-series adaptations of Testimony of Two Men (1977) and a starring role as Abraham Kent in The Seekers (1979-80). Through the 1990s and 2000s he appeared in daytime soap operas, earning him four Soap Opera Digest Award nominations.

Emergency! (1972-1979)

Producer Robert A. Cinader saw Mantooth in a small role on The Bold Ones opposite Hal Holbrook that led to his decision to cast him as paramedic John Gage on Emergency! Mantooth and Kevin Tighe were part of a paramedic team assigned to Squad 51 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Responding to accidents or dangerous rescues in an "emergency room on wheels" with directions via biophone from medical personnel back at the hospital, the paramedics performed Advance Lifesaving (ALS) techniques to stabilize injured, ill, and dying patients before transporting them to a medical facility.

To train for their parts, the actors, Mantooth along with Kevin Tighe, "...sat in on paramedic classes" (although they never took any written exams) "and rode out on extensive ride-a-longs with LACoFD" In an interview with Tom Blixa of WTVN, Mantooth said that the producer wanted them to train so that they would at least know the fundamentals and look like they knew what they were doing on camera. Mantooth mentioned that unless you take the written course you are not a paramedic and that "if anyone has a heart attack, I'll call 911 with the best of them". According to authors Richard Yokley and Roxane Sutherland who wrote the book, Emergency! Behind the Scenes, the show Emergency! is an important chapter in television history.

At the time of the show's world premiere in 1972, there were only 12 paramedical units in North America located in four municipalities. Ten years later, more than half of all Americans were within ten minutes of a paramedic rescue or ambulance unit, due to the influence of the show. The program introduced audiences from all over the world to the concept of pre-hospital care, along with fire prevention and CPR.

The show ran six seasons (129 episodes) with seven two-hour television movie specials including the pilot film (The Wedsworth-Townsend Act) with a national audience that averaged 30 million viewers each week. Mantooth directed two episodes of Emergency!; "The Nuisance" (1976) and "Insanity Epidemic" (1977), and also directed the television movie Greatest Rescues of Emergency (1978). Mantooth and Tighe did many of their own stunts in the early years with the rule of thumb, "if you could see our faces, it was us doing the stunts, if you couldn't, it was our stunt double." He was offered an opportunity after Emergency! went off the air to be an actual firefighter, but decided to continue with acting.

Nearly 30 years after Emergency! debuted, the Smithsonian Institution accepted Emergency! memorabilia into its American History Museum in the public service division and not entertainment on May 16, 2000. Items inducted at the Smithsonian included their uniforms, scripts, helmets, turnouts, biophone, and defibrillator.

In conjunction to the induction of the equipment from Emergency! at the Smithsonian, Project 51 was created in an effort to raise funds for a children's burn charity, and exhibit the restored squad around the country. Mantooth, along with Marco Lopez, Tim Donnelly, Ron Pinkard, and Mike Stoker embarked on a 10-city tour with the squad to raise funds for charity on their way to Washington, DD, with their final destination being the Smithsonian Project 51 folded after the equipment was inducted into the Smithsonian and the funds were distributed to burn centers, fire education projects, and museums.

In 2012, Mantooth and Tighe were presented with the traditional white leather cairns helmets by the Los Angeles County Fire Department as Honorary Fire Chiefs of the department. The honor was bestowed on the men for their contributions to the fire service and emergency medicine through educating and inspiring kids and adults to be firefighters, EMTs, or paramedics. The show contributed to the revolution in emergency medicine and mobile health across the country.

The series was placed into syndication in 1977 as Emergency! One to some local stations in the late 1970s. It was called Emergency! One because the show was still filming new episodes in the United States. After the show ended, the name reverted to Emergency! The show was sold overseas and aired in a number of countries, including Germany where it was renamed Notruf California, in addition to being dubbed in Spanish in the United States.

In the late 1990s and 2000s, Emergency! began airing cable and digital sub-channels networks that included TV Land, RTV, MeTV, and Cozi TV. Emergency! spun off an animated version called Emergency +4 aired on NBC Saturday mornings from 1973 to 1976, with Mantooth and Kevin Tighe voicing the animated characters of John Gage and Roy DeSoto.Starship Rescue aired in 1973 to promote NBC's fall lineup of Saturday morning programs focusing on Emergency! and Star Trek: The Animated Series and it was hosted by Mantooth and Tighe. Tighe and Mantooth also presented the work of firefighters and paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department on the NBC Saturday morning's children's show, Go!.

Mantooth's and Tighe's likeness were used for games, puzzles, lunch boxes, action figures, and comic books connected to the show The comic books for Emergency focused on the primary actors from Rampart Hospital, along with Johnny and Roy. The four comic books, and four magazines, were issued by Charlton Comics in 1976 Some of the issues were drawn by John Byrne and Neal Adams. Emergency! +4 and Emergency! both had coloring books that were created to promote the show to young viewers using the likenesses of the five principal characters. Viewmaster released a series of reels that had film stills of the show arranged in a story or photo montage.

Mantooth and Kevin Tighe's characters John Gage and Roy DeSoto appeared on another Robert A. Cinader created show, Sierra. The show focused on National Park Service Rangers stationed in the Sierras. Mantooth and Tighe appeared in the episode, "Urban Rangers" Mantooth's character appeared on a crossover episode of Adam-12 called "Lost and Found".

The on-screen camaraderie between Mantooth and Tighe, as well as their friendship with both London and Troup, carried over to real life as well. Before London's and Troup's deaths, all four remained close friends after the series came to a close, and Tighe served as a best man at Mantooth's second wedding in 2002.

While talking with Tom Blixa of WTVN, Mantooth said that at first it was a little intimidating working with Robert Fuller, Bobby Troup, and Julie London, because they were all big stars but after doing a show with them for seven years they all became like family In the same interview while discussing happenings behind the scenes and blooper reels, Mantooth said there was "a lot of salty language though"..."and we learned every bad word from Julie London"..."I love her to death but she herself said 'I'm a broad" In a 2013 interview with the Tolucan Times, Mantooth said of his decades-long colleague, "Julie London was a mentor to all of us. She let the words work for her, rather than emoting; that's all anybody needed."
Robert Palmer Watkins
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Robert Palmer Watkins currently plays "Dillon Quartermaine" on ABC's daytime series GENERAL HOSPITAL. He is an actor and musician committed to the work. Robert is having a great time bringing truth and fresh nuances to "Dillon", while respecting GH's iconic legacy.

Robert's professional journey began after graduating from the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Hollywood), quickly building an impressive list of credits. He sought roles that would not only challenge him as a performer, but also allow him to experience working in different mediums, including: TV series, TV movies, features, shorts, web series, and a documentary. Throughout this time, Robert continued to hone his craft with some of the finest acting coaches in the industry. His dedication paid off when he auditioned for, and landed his current, coveted GH role.
Robert Tanenbaum

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Roy Arbogast
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Roy Arbogast is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), The Fugitive (1993) and The Thing (1982).Jaws 1975 Close Encounters Of The Thrid Kind 1977 Escape from New York 1981 and many more.

Sasha Mitchell
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an American actor best known for his television roles as James Beaumont on Dallas and Cody Lambert on Step by Step. Mitchell also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a skilled practitioner of Muay Thai.

Prior to acting, Mitchell was often used as a model for Bruce Weber's fashion photography.

From 1989 to 1991, Mitchell appeared on the hit CBS prime time soap opera Dallas (as James Beaumont, the illegitimate son of J. R. Ewing). He made guest appearances on other series, including Rags to Riches.

He had the title role in the 1988 film Spike of Bensonhurst and in 1994's Class of 1999 II: The Substitute. He starred in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back and the third and fourth installments of the film series. He also appeared in a 3 Musketeers commercial in 1989.

His best-known role came on the ABC sitcom Step by Step, where he played the nephew of actor Patrick Duffy's character (Duffy had also played Mitchell's uncle on Dallas).

In the early 2000s, Mitchell acted in several films and made guest appearances on JAG, NYPD Blue, and ER.
Ted Grossman

1st Ever Appearance!
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Ted Grossman is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

Terri Ivens
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Terri Ivens is an American actress and author. Ivens is best known for her portrayal of Simone Torres on All My Children - a role she originated in October 2001 and portrayed until December 2006, and briefly in 2007.

Her feature film credits include; Jimmy Hollywood, with Joe Pesci, and Marked for Death, with Steven Seagal. Her television credits include roles in The Barefoot Executive, with Jason London, There Was a Little Boy, with Scott Bairstow, and Breast Men. She also had guest appearances in Roseanne, Boy Meets World, Coach, Melrose Place, Baywatch, Married... with Children and Highway to Heaven. She has also done voice work for the classic Lucas Arts adventure game, Grim Fandango, as Lupe.
Terry Moore
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Moore worked in radio in the 1940s, most memorably as Bumps Smith on The Smiths of Hollywood.

Most of her films were B-pictures, but several were box office hits, including Mighty Joe Young (1949), Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), and Peyton Place (1957). She appeared on the cover of Life magazine for July 6, 1953, as "Hollywood's sexy tomboy".

In 1962 she appeared as a rancher's daughter in the NBC Western drama Empire, opposite Richard Egan and Ryan O'Neal. Moore has worked steadily throughout her career, usually in minor roles in small films. She appeared on the NBC interview program Here's Hollywood.

Terry Moore also has a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
Thaao Penghlis
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an Australian actor. He is better known for roles in the U.S. daytime soap operas such as Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, and General Hospital, but he has also guest-starred on a number of crime dramas, such as Kojak, Cannon, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, Hart to Hart, Nero Wolfe and Magnum, P.I.

He also starred in the late 1980s remake of Mission: Impossible. Penghlis has studied under Hollywood acting teacher Milton Katselas.

Penghlis was born in Surry Hills, New South Wales of Greek parentage. Penghlis started his career in acting on stage, performing in Jockeys under Milton Katselas´s direction. Penghlis first appeared to daytime audiences in 1981 on General Hospital during the Ice Princess saga when he played the role of Victor Cassadine, brother of Mikkos Cassadine and Anthony Cassadine. After his character was written out the show by being taken to prison, he was cast as the villainous Count Tony DiMera, the son of villain Stefano DiMera in the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives. Penghlis returned to daytime in his one-time role of Victor Cassadine of General Hospital from 30 January 2014 to 4 March 2014.

Penghlis starred in the 1980s revival of Mission: Impossible, which was filmed in his native Australia. Thaao Penghlis' role as actor, makeup artist, and voice impersonator Nicholas Black in the revival was a counterpart to Martin Landau's "Rollin Hand" and Leonard Nimoy's "The Great Paris".

In 2003, Penghlis was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Return for his return to the cast of Days of our Lives. He left the show in fall 2005. Penghlis returned to Days on 24 May 2007 to reprise the role of the dastardly André DiMera. He also began reprising the role of nice guy Tony DiMera on 17 July 2007. Penghlis was nominated for "Outstanding Leading Actor" at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008. In 2009, Penghlis' character was once again written out by having him die. In 2010 Penghlis returned to stage acting, performing in New Jersey's Cape May Stage theatre. He starred in Charles Evered´s play Class with Heather Matarazzo.
Tippi Hedren

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is an American actress and former fashion model with a career spanning six decades. She is primarily known for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, The Birds and Marnie, and her extensive efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre (320,000 m2) wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983.

Hedren is the mother of actress Melanie Griffith, and they share credits on several productions, notably Pacific Heights (1990).

Hedren had a successful modeling career in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing on covers of national magazines, such as Life magazine. She was discovered by Hitchcock, who was watching The Today Show when he saw Hedren in commercial for Sego, a diet drink. Hitchcock was looking for an actress who possessed something of the sophistication, self-assurance and cool-blonde sex appeal of Grace Kelly, with whom he had made three films. Hedren, expensively groomed and mentored by Hitchcock, appeared in his films The Birds and Marnie. At the time of the films' releases, she was criticized for being too passive in The Birds and too expressive in Marnie.[citation needed] It took several years before she received respect for her work in both films from American film critics.

At a packed house in Lancaster, California's Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival Cinema Series screening of The Birds on September 28, 2004, Hedren recalled how she was mysteriously selected for a lead role: "I said, 'Well, who is this person? Who is interested?'... Nobody would tell me who it was." It was Alfred Hitchcock, who soon announced his choice of Hedren.

Hitchcock put Hedren through a then-costly $25,000 screen test, doing scenes from his previous films, such as Rebecca, Notorious and To Catch a Thief with actor Martin Balsam. He signed her to a multi-year exclusive personal contract, something he had done in the 1950s with Vera Miles. Hitchcock's plan to mold Hedren's public image went so far as to carefully control her style of dressing and grooming. Hitchcock insisted for publicity purposes that her name should be printed only in single quotes -- 'Tippi'. The press mostly ignored this directive from the director, who felt that the single quotes added distinction and mystery to Hedren's name. In interviews, Hitchcock compared his newcomer not only to her predecessor Grace Kelly but also to what he referred to as such "ladylike", intelligent, and stylish stars of more glamorous eras as Irene Dunne and Jean Arthur. Later, Hedren indicated that she didn't want to be known as the next Grace Kelly but rather as the first Tippi Hedren.

Hedren made her debut in The Birds with a wealth of publicity. In a December 1962 Look magazine cover story "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly", Alfred Hitchcock compared her to his star of To Catch a Thief and Rear Window, saying, "'Tippi' has a faster tempo, city glibness, more humor. She displayed jaunty assuredness, pertness, an attractive throw of the head. And she memorized and read lines extraordinarily well and is sharper in expression."

Hedren said of Hitchcock, "He is subtle as a psychiatrist and never gives displaced encouragement." With the release of the film, she got a very tepid reception, the only exceptions being critic Bob Thomas ("Miss Hedren makes an impressive debut") and Time ("pleasant and ladylike, as Grace Kelly was.") Years after the film's release, she remembered the location work at Bodega Bay as dangerous and taxing, commenting, "For a first film, it was a lot of work."

For the final attack scene in a second-floor bedroom, filmed on a closed set at Universal-International Studios, Hedren had been assured by Hitchcock that mechanical birds would be used. Instead, Hedren endured five solid days of prop men, protected by thick leather gloves, flinging dozens of live gulls, ravens and crows at her (their beaks clamped shut with elastic bands). Cary Grant visited the set and told Hedren, "I think you're the bravest lady I've ever met." In a state of exhaustion, when one of the birds gouged her cheek and narrowly missed her eye, Hedren sat down on the set and began crying.[7] A physician ordered a week's rest, which Hedren said at the time was riddled with "nightmares filled with flapping wings".

The Birds brought her a Golden Globe as Most Promising Newcomer.Premiere magazine chose Hedren's character, Melanie Daniels in The Birds as one of "The 100 Greatest Characters of All Time".

Marnie (1964), a psychological thriller from the novel by Winston Graham, was Hedren's second Hitchcock assignment, co-starring with Sean Connery. She recalls Marnie as the favorite of her two films for Hitchcock because of the central character, an emotionally battered young woman who travels from city to city assuming various guises in order to rob her employers.On release, the film was greeted by mixed reviews and indifferent box-office; over the years, however, it has significantly grown in stature and is considered a classic.

Although Hitchcock continued to have Hedren in mind for several other films after Marnie, the actress declined any further work with him. Other directors who wanted to hire her had to go through Hitchcock, who would inform them she was unavailable. "It grew to be impossible. He was a very controlling type of person, and I guess I'm not about to be controlled", said Hedren. When Hedren tried to get out of her contract, she recalls Hitchcock telling her he'd ruin her career. "And he did: kept me under contract, kept paying me every week for almost two years to do nothing. By the time Hitchcock sold her contract to Universal and she was fired for refusing work on one of its television shows, Hedren's career had stalled.

Charles Chaplin cast her as the sophisticated, brittle, cheated-upon wife of Marlon Brando in his shipboard comedy A Countess from Hong Kong (1967). She made more than 40 films between 1967 and 2006, including Pacific Heights, Citizen Ruth and I Heart Huckabees. More recently, she has appeared in episodes of The 4400 in 2006 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2006. She was a cast member of the night-time soap opera Fashion House in 2006. Hedren has also appeared in many independent films. In 2009, she co-starred with the late actress Brittany Murphy in the made-for-television movie Tribute.

Hedren's influence on actors and films has surfaced in recent years: A Louis Vuitton ad campaign in 2006 paid tribute to Hedren and Hitchcock with a modern-day interpretation of the deserted railway station opening sequence of Marnie. Her 1963 publicity picture from The Birds was the cover for Jean-Pierre Dufreigne's book Hitchcock Style (2004). In interviews, Naomi Watts has stated that her character interpretation in Mulholland Drive was influenced by the look and performances of Hedren and Kim Novak in Hitchcock films. Watts and Hedren later acted in I Heart Huckabees (2004) but didn't share any scenes together on-screen. Off-screen, the film's director David O. Russell introduced them both, and Watts has said about Hedren, "I was pretty fascinated by her then because people have often said that we're alike. Watts was once expected to star in the remake of The Birds (1963) and has dressed up as Hedren's title character from Marnie for a photo shoot for March 2008 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In the same Vanity Fair issue, Jodie Foster dressed up as Hedren's character, Melanie Daniels from The Birds (1963). In another issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine called January Jones's character in Mad Men, "Tippi Hedren's soul sister from Marnie."[18] The New York Times television critic earlier had echoed the same sentiment in his review of Mad Men. Actress Tea Leoni said that her character in the film Manure (2009 film) is made up to look like Hedren.

Shambala Preserve
May 2006: Shambala benefit stage production of The Birds in Hollywood, California. (L-R) Shambala supporter Don Norte, Veronica Cartwright, playwright David Cerda, Tippi Hedren and Shambala supporter Kevin Norte.

In 1981, Hedren produced Roar, an 11-year project that ended up costing $17 million and starring dozens of African lions. "This was probably one of the most dangerous films that Hollywood has ever seen", remarked the actress. "It's amazing no one was killed." During the production of Roar, Hedren, her husband at the time, Noel Marshall, and daughter Melanie were attacked by lions; Jan de Bont, the director of photography, was scalped. She later co-wrote the book Cats of Shambala (1985) about the experience.

Roar made only $2 million worldwide. Hedren ended her marriage to Marshall a year later in 1982. The film directly led to the 1983 establishment of the non-profit Roar Foundation and Hedren's Shambala Preserve, located at the edge of the Mojave Desert in Acton, California between the Antelope Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Los Angeles. Shambala currently houses some 70 animals, including African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, leopards, servals, mountain lions and bobcats. Hedren lives on the Shambala site and conducts monthly tours of the preserve for the public.

Hedren took in and cared for Togar, a lion that belonged to Anton LaVey, after he was told by San Francisco officials that he couldn't keep a fully grown lion as a house pet. More recently, Shambala became the new home for Michael Jackson's two Bengal tigers, Sabu and Thriller, after he decided to close his zoo at his Neverland Valley Ranch in Los Olivos, California. On December 3, 2007, Shambala Preserve made headlines when Chris Orr, a caretaker for the animals, was mauled by a tiger named Alexander.

Several documentaries have focused on Shambala Preserve, including the 30-minute Lions: Kings of the Serengeti (1995), narrated by Melanie Griffith, and Animal Planet's Life with Big Cats (1998), which won the Genesis Award for best documentary in 1999. The animals at the preserve served as the initial inspiration for the life's work of artist A. E. London, who started her career working for Hedren.
Tommy Cook
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Spry, curly-haired, dark-complexioned child actor Tommy Cook's most famous roles happened during his nascent career in serial adventures.

He came on the feature film scene auspiciously in the role of young Indian boy Little Beaver alongside western good guy 'Don 'Red' Barry' in the Adventures of Red Ryder (1940), and followed that portraying Kimbu, the young jungle boy, alongside Frances Gifford's heroine Nyoka in Jungle Girl (1941).

Born in Duluth, Minnesota on July 5, 1930, Tommy's father was stricken with Bright's disease, a kidney ailment, which forced the family (which included a sister and grandmother) to seek warmer climate. In California, his mother inspired him toward theatrics and he gained entry at the Pasadena Playhouse where he stayed for seven years. Naturally talented, radio jobs soon cropped up for the youngster.

After appearing in a couple of short films for MGM and RKO, Tommy auditioned for and won the role of Little Beaver in the 12-chapter "Red Ryder" cliffhanger at Republic. He also played the role on radio. On screen Tommy had to learn to ride a horse bareback (star Don Berry also had to learn to ride). While these first two roles were prominent parts that could have insured youthful stardom, it didn't. Tommy continued in films in both highly visible and unbilled parts. The former included active roles in Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943); Hi, Buddy (1943); as Kimba, the Leopard Boy in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) with Johnny Weissmuller and Brenda Joyce; a Filipino in American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) starring Tyrone Power; and lead delinquent in the sub-par propaganda film Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955). More or less typed in exotic parts, his characters' names were usually dead giveaways -- Paco, Salim, Ponca, Mario, Chito, Pablo, Little Elk and Keoga among them. His transition from child to adult actor was rocky and eventually his career dissipated. A brawny, good-looking man, his short stature may have figured into the problem.
Tommy Kirk
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Kirk was discovered by talent agents at the age of thirteen. Hired by Walt Disney Productions, he was cast as a clean-cut teenager in The Hardy Boys serial feature which was aired in the The Mickey Mouse Club television series in 1956 and 1957.

Kirk played Joe Hardy opposite Tim Considine as older brother Frank Hardy in two serials: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (September 21, 1956 - February 1, 1957), based on the book The Tower Treasure, and the original story The Mystery of Ghost Farm (September 13 - December 20, 1957).

Kirk went on to starring roles in a succession of successful Disney feature films, in both dramatic and comedic settings. He played Travis Coates in Old Yeller (1957), an adventure story about a boy and his heroic dog. He then played a dog himself in The Shaggy Dog (1959), a comedy about a boy inventor, Wilby Daniels, who is repeatedly transformed into an Old English Sheep Dog under the influence of a magic ring. He had a more straightforward role as middle son Ernst Robinson in another adventure film, Swiss Family Robinson (1960). Kirk then played the "scrambled egghead" student inventor Merlin Jones in two comedies, The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) and The Monkey's Uncle (1965). Other major Disney roles for Tommy Kirk included that of college student Biff Hawk in The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) and its sequel, Son of Flubber (1963), and as Grumio in the fairy tale fantasy Babes in Toyland.

In several of these films, Kirk played the older brother of child actor Kevin Corcoran, better known as Moochie. Veteran actor Fred MacMurray starred in at least four of Tommy Kirk's films, The Shaggy Dog , The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, and Bon Voyage!. Annette Funicello played Kirk's girlfriend in the two Merlin Jones films and the girl Wilby passes over in The Shaggy Dog. MacMurray once reportedly gave Kirk "the biggest dressing-down of my life" during the filming of Bon Voyage!, one that Kirk says he deserved.[3] But Kirk maintained good relationships with his fellow actors. "Tommy played my brother in a lot of films and put up with a lot of things that I did to him over the years," Corcoran says in a commentary on the DVD release of Old Yeller. "He must be a great person not to hate me." Tim Considine calls Kirk "a monster talent".

He played in several of the 1960s beach party films and teen movie films, notably in American International Pictures' Pajama Party (taking Frankie Avalon's usual lead role opposite Annette Funicello while Avalon only appears in cameo role), The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (with Deborah Walley), and later in the independent It's a Bikini World (paired again with Walley). He starred in Village of the Giants (1965) and appeared in a cameo in AIP's spy-spoof film, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine. In 1966, Kirk starred in The Unkissed Bride (Mother Goose a Go-Go). He costarred with "Batgirl" Yvonne Craig in AIP's Mars Needs Women, released in 1968. He appeared with Lyle Waggoner in the beach movie/crime comedy Catalina Caper (1967), which along with Village of the Giants were eventually lampooned on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Disney legend

Tommy Kirk was inducted as a Disney Legend on October 9, 2006, alongside his old co-stars Tim Considine and Kevin Corcoran. His other repeat co-stars, Annette Funicello and Fred MacMurray, had already been inducted (in 1992 and 1987, respectively). Also in 2006, the first of Kirk's Hardy Boys serials was issued on DVD in the fifth "wave" of the Walt Disney Treasures series.
Tony Dow
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