Here is a list of celeberties I have met or seen up close over the years. Many of these I saw while living in Southern California during the course of my job working security at various events.
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ I did 3 security events for the former California Govener when I lived in Fresno, Ca. ” - jhyatt87
Marino was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he became the most prolific and celebrated passer in Pitt Panther history and a first-round draft pick for Don Shula
of the Dolphins. Marino has established a record number of records on the All-Time Quarterback list...
“ Met Dan Marino in 1992 as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to South Florida for relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew. ” - jhyatt87
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry...
“ In 2001 Snoop Dog visited B 95 radio in Fresno, Ca. Myself and several other security officers were called in for crowd control. I actually got to assist his body guards in escorting Snoop from his tour bus to the entrance of the radio station. ” - jhyatt87
Kim Kardashian West
TV star, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and author (New York Times best-seller - "Kardashian Konfidential"), Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, to Kris Jenner
(née Kristen Mary Houghton) and attorney Robert Kardashian
. Her father was of Armenian descent and her mother is of mostly English ancestry...
“ ESPY awards 2008 ” - jhyatt87
“ ESPY Awards 2008. He and his step daughter Kim Kardashian approached me while directing traffic after the event. Bruce was looking for the area where the limos were parked. I offered to radio his limo, but he declined and said they didnt mind walking. Very down to earth person. ” - jhyatt87
Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise
, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. He was something of a rebel, playing in bands but paying little attention to school...
“ Saw him on the streets of down town L.A. shooting a scene for CSI: New York. Yep, they shoot a lot of the city sceens in Los Angeles. ” - jhyatt87
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson
, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ Whole Foods grocery store in Thousand Oaks, Ca. ” - jhyatt87
One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time...
“ Hogan visited Ft. Bragg, N.C. in 1991 to met and welcome us home from Operation Dessert Storm. ” - jhyatt87
Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel. After receiving advice from "The King" himself, Elvis Presley
, she traveled to Europe where she pursued a career as a singer and actor...
“ World of Wheels, New Orleans, La. 1989 ” - jhyatt87
“ Saw Ms Spears at 6 Flags Magic Moutain in 2005. We were waiting to ride a roller coaster. She and her group were ushered in ahead of the rest of us as a V.I.P. ” - jhyatt87
“ Ft. Bragg, N.C. All American Week Division Review, 1992. ” - jhyatt87
“ Ft. Bragg, N.C. 1991 ” - jhyatt87
Though not Hispanic, Autry's parents named him "Carlos" after a Louisiana politician admired by his father. The couple soon divorced, however, and Autry's mother took him to be with her family in central California. Carlos Autry now became Carlos Brown. Autry played sports in high school and earned...
“ Former mayer of Fresno, Ca. Met this guy many times around Fresno. Very down to earth guy. ” - jhyatt87
“ ESPY awards 2008 ” - jhyatt87
“ Fresno, Ca. 2006 ” - jhyatt87
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon
and Chita Rivera
, inspired her as a child. She began performing...
“ With Gary Sinese in 2008 shooting a scene for CSI: New York ” - jhyatt87
“ Thousand Oaks, Ca ” - jhyatt87
Frank Ferranna II was born to Frank and Deana Ferranno. When Nikki was in his thirties, he found out that he had a sister with down syndrome. She was older than him. The day before he was to meet her for the first time, she passed away. His father left him and his mother soon after he was born. He was often swapped between his mother and his grandparents and moved numerous times to numerous places...
“ The Avalon in Hollywood, 2008 ” - jhyatt87
Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. The youngest of four children, she has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Her acting career began at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of acting to the future teenie-bopper...
“ Thousand Oaks, Ca. ” - jhyatt87
Roger Daltrey is noted as a founder of the legendary rock band The Who
. After leaving London's Acton County Grammar School in 1963, he formed a skiffle band called The Detours, then displayed an early genius by putting together unusual elements into a world-class performance. The unusual elements included Daltrey on vocals...
“ VH1 event at UCLA in 2008 ” - jhyatt87
U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham
, was a white American from Wichita, Kansas. His father, Barack Obama Sr.
, who was black, was from Alego, Kenya. They were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left for Harvard...
“ Gave a speech at L.A. Trade Tech in 2008. I was trying to enroll in classes but couldnt because of his sppech. The admin building was closed for security reasons. ” - jhyatt87
Considered by many experts to be the greatest quarterback in the history of NFL football, Montana was recruited by the San Francisco 49ers from Notre Dame in 1979 after leading the "Fighting Irish" to a Cotton Bowl victory in 1978. "Joe Cool," as he was known for his ice cool disposition in the heat of the game...
“ Westlake Village, Ca. ” - jhyatt87
“ VH1 event 2008 ” - jhyatt87
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray
. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral
“ While shooting the movie "The Soloist" in 2008. ” - jhyatt87
“ Fresno, Ca. 1999 ” - jhyatt87