This list is mostly meant for people that actually KNOW my friends, but it is an eclectic group.
Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy
. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
“ SAM BOUDLOCHE
He may not like the comparisons, but that just means he needs to eat more! ” - JamesEGuidry
Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld
, from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
“ CHRIS MATHERNE
I used to compare him to Paul Reiser so he has no one to blame but himself! ” - JamesEGuidry
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Began acting at the age of seven in his hometown of New York City. By 10, he had appeared in "Richard III" with the Brooklyn Shakespeare Company. He made his Broadway debut at 12 as an understudy in John Guare's Lincoln Center Production of "Four Baboons Adoring The Sun". He has numerous other theater credits as well as his many film roles. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.
“ CHARLES PITRE
This is a sh!tty picture of him, but it's the guy who f@cked Stiffler's mom in "American Pie". Yeah, Chuck... that's you, dude. ” - JamesEGuidry
Comic actress and voice specialist Yeardley Smith has made a virtue out of her odd looks, small figure and distinctive, child-like nasal tones. Lending vocal life to the animated role of "Lisa Simpson" - the intelligent, caring, saxophone-droning, vegetarian member of the Simpson family - has been her bread-and-butter job for over 20 years...
“ NORA MATHERNE
She doesn't have the whinny voice like Lisa Simpson, but she's cute with red hair! ” - JamesEGuidry
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks
, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco
, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ RYAN LEBOEUF
If James Dean were alive, I'd go with him. Franco would have to gain weight for the part, tho! (Seriously, have ya'll seen Ryan lately?)LOL ” - JamesEGuidry
This elegant lady defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama lessons after she was too shy to give a book report in class...
“ LADINA NEAL POSTON
This has always been Dinky to me! (I think it's the bone structure!) ” - JamesEGuidry
“ GUY JOHN WAALK
The one that looks more like my friend in mannerisms, but really looks nothing like him in the photo. ” - JamesEGuidry
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau
. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology...
“ GUS SMITH
Evil businessman/stock broker! lol Trying to give Gus a respectable look here! :-) ” - JamesEGuidry
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ TAE ZERANGUE
Renner played "Dahmer" before, he has the range for Tae! LOL ” - JamesEGuidry
Debra Jo Rupp
Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New York to begin her acting career...
“ SUE ZERANGUE
I'm surprised Sue hasn't sued "That 70's Show" for likeness rights! All the kids over at her house, sneaking out to toilet paper the neighborhood, jam sessions, liquor, etc. etc. etc. ” - JamesEGuidry
Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in California...
“ ZEKE ZERANGUE
It's been so long since I've seen Zeke, I don't know how close I am with this one! ” - JamesEGuidry
Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty
, was born on March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish...
“ WILMA "WILLIE LOU" GUIDRY
My mother... pretty soon, we'll have to cast Cloris Leachman! ” - JamesEGuidry
Sherman Hemsley played characters known to be wise-cracking, "Weezy" loving, boisterous fools which America and the entire world laughed with kindheartedly. Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Air Force veteran and actor, was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, William Hemsley, worked at a printing press while his mother worked at various factories during the war...
“ JOHN GUIDRY
My dad... ok, maybe I'm stretching it here a little. ” - JamesEGuidry
Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964. Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. His debut as the strict Chip Diller in Animal House
almost seems like an inside joke...
“ KEVIN BRASWELL
Kevin's always been a mix between Bacon, Harrison Ford & Mel Gibson but, in the end, he's REN! ” - JamesEGuidry
Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude
and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter
, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for Mobil Oil...
“ JOANNA GRABERT
A more recent photograph would more accurately depicate Jo Jo, who looks a lot like her mother now ie. Adrienne Barbeau! ” - JamesEGuidry
A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Fred Ward has nearly 70 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and studied at New York's Herbert Berghof
“ MICKEY WARD
Come on, bubba! Can ya see it? La Casa's door man, smokin' butts! ” - JamesEGuidry
Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Vernon Weir McDormand, a minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 and her MFA from Yale in 1982...
“ JOAQUIN MOLITOR
She's been married so many times, I don't know what her last name is now, but Jo Girl was her nickname. ” - JamesEGuidry
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color
but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
, Dumb & Dumber
and The Mask
established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ MATT RICHARD
Jim Carrey's a good enough actor where he could pull off playing Mike Richard as well! LOL ” - JamesEGuidry
“ SHANE BROUSSARD
Not too many people would argue with me here ” - JamesEGuidry
“ BRIAN GASTON
It used to be Jullian Sands, but Jude Law in "A.I." is pretty close to the fabulous one! ” - JamesEGuidry
“ GREGORY LEDET
I know I'm gonna get a lot of flack for this one, but when I look at Greg, I see Dane Cook- a mediocre comedian! LOL ” - JamesEGuidry
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta
“ SHEREE GLYNN
Ok she's not really a friend anymore, but if I ever needed to type-cast a psycho, she would look like Janis! ” - JamesEGuidry
Joaquin Phoenix is an American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. He started his career by appearing in episodes of television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major film release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989). During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix...
“ CHAD PIERCE
I know other people have thought the same thing before! ” - JamesEGuidry
Geena Davis was born January 21, 1956 in Wareham, Massachusetts, to Lucille (née Cook; 1919-2001), a teacher's assistant, and William F. Davis (1913-2009), a church deacon and civil engineer. Her parents, originally from small towns in Vermont, were both from families with deep roots in New England. Her brother, Danforth, is a geotechnical engineer in Las Vegas...
“ ANGIE SAWYER MORGAN
I don't think Angie would drive her car off a cliff, tho! ” - JamesEGuidry
Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloe Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes...
“ ANNETTE TROSCLAIR DUVAL
I had a few options for Annette here and went with the best actress. ” - JamesEGuidry
Interested in stage and film at an early age, Annie Potts attended Stephens College in Missouri, enrolling in the theater studies course, followed by graduate work in California. At the age of 20, she married her college sweetheart, Steven Hartley. Only a short time later, she and her husband were in a serious automobile accident in New Mexico...
“ COY RIVAS
She turned me on to Depeche Mode! Coy did... Annie Potts turned me on to OMD! ” - JamesEGuidry
“ LOIS ANN SEVIN
Joe picked out this one! LOL ” - JamesEGuidry
In the 1960s, Amy attended St. Philip Neri grammar school and Aquinas High School, both in Chicago, where she performed in school plays and was known as the school tomboy. In the early 1970s, Amy was featured in Playboy Magazine wearing only jelly, to promote her music band, Jelly. Amy is the daughter of John Madigan
, a media personality in Chicago, Illinois.
“ CARLA ANN PROSPERIE McCUE
Zoo Crew in da house! LOL ” - JamesEGuidry
Stephanie Courtney is main company member of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, regularly performing in their sketch and improv shows. She hails from Stony Point, New York. After graduating from the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, she started doing stand up, which brought her to Los Angeles...
“ GWEN POWELL
I really wanted to go with Illeana Douglas here, but decided on "Flo" from the Progressive ads! :-) ” - JamesEGuidry
Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (1961)...
“ ANDREA HAUGHTON CLAGUE
Just cut her hair and give her horn-rimmed glasses! LOL ” - JamesEGuidry
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ BRIAN GRIFFIN
It's too easy to type-cast for size here. Give Ben a goatie and put him behind the bar! ” - JamesEGuidry
Claire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films. Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black
“ CONSTANCE FAULK
Emma Rossum was a close 2nd! ” - JamesEGuidry
Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Linda (Graham) and Jack Arnold. After his parents divorced, he was raised by his father. In 1983, he got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa. Tom's comedy career had its ups and downs over the next several years until 1988...
“ ERIC C. VOGEL
I'm sure he'll be real happy over this one! ” - JamesEGuidry
Ginnifer Goodwin was born Jennifer Michelle Goodwin on May 22, 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Linda (Kantor), who worked at FedEx, and Tim Goodwin, who had a recording studio. Bright and talented, Ginnifer carried her love for theater and acting through her high school years. She graduated from Lausanne...
“ WINDY SATTERLEE RACHAL
Goin' back to the Flashpoint days! ” - JamesEGuidry
Christopher Eugene O'Donnell was born on June 26th, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, to Julie Ann (Rohs) and William Charles O'Donnell, Sr., who managed a CBS radio station, WBBM-AM. He is the youngest child in his family, with four sisters and two brothers. His father had Irish ancestry and his mother's lineage includes German, English, and Swiss...
“ BRYAN ROUSSE
It was either Chris O'Donnell or the Moby guy from "Hi-Fidelity"! ” - JamesEGuidry
Haley Reinhart was born on September 9, 1990 in Wheeling, IL. She auditioned for season 9 of American Idol
but did not make it past the judges round. She auditioned again for Season 10 and made it to the Top 3, with covers of songs like "Bennie & The Jets", "Rolling in the Deep", "I Who Have Nothing"...
“ TAGAN LISKO
Another choice of my brother's! ” - JamesEGuidry
He breathed life into Batman. Adam West was born Billy (William) West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson and his wife Audrey. At age 10 Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man (a la Count Dracula) and part world's greatest detective (a la Charlie Chan and Sherlock Holmes)...
“ LARRY LAFONT
We need an older picture of Mayor West NOW! LMAO! ” - JamesEGuidry
Roseanne Barr's story is one of the most controversial of any actresses. She dropped out of high school when she was 17 years old. After a car accident, she was admitted to a mental institution, claiming she was having nightmares and memory loss. She left the institute less than a year later. Soon after...
“ BOBBY JO CALLAHAN
LMAOTIPM! ” - JamesEGuidry
“ JAYMON YATES
Jay would play himself- a bit role again! LMAO! ” - JamesEGuidry
Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting. She learned a lot, she says, from working on...
“ JACKIE MORGON
Even though I only met her once, this is a "no-brainer"! ” - JamesEGuidry
“ LLOYD GOODBAR
Comedy relief! ” - JamesEGuidry
The normally erudite, soft-spoken and well-mannered Alabama-born actress Polly Holliday had accumulated quite an extensive theater background by the time she hit it big on 70s TV as the brash, uninhibited, gum-cracking waitress Florence Jean Castleberry (Flo for short) on the popular sitcom Alice
“ FLORENE BRASWELL
"My step mother IS Florence Jean Castleberry! KISS MY GRITS! ” - JamesEGuidry