I'm aware there are a lot of comedians on the list. I like to go to comedy clubs.
“ Went to church and high school with Tyson ” - overtheedge27
“ Met him several times at Dragon*Con ” - overtheedge27
American actress and political activist Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades...
“ Met her at Keenland outside of Lexington, KY ” - overtheedge27
“ Editorial cartoonist convention ” - overtheedge27
C. Martin Croker
Clay Martin Croker showed talent for drawing at a very early age; no blank piece of paper stayed that way long. His first love was of dinosaurs, then Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman and eventually comic book characters. As a kid, Clay would recite Tex Avery and Chuck Jones cartoons verbatim - flawlessly providing all the accompanying voices...
Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a teenager joined a doo-wop recording group who called themselves "The Scholars"...
“ He frequently shows up at the theater where I work. ” - overtheedge27
“ By far, one of the nicest celebrities I've ever encountered. ” - overtheedge27
Jeremy has performed standup comedy in Canada for over a decade. He has received a Gemini award nomination for the writing of his very own CBC-TV comedy show. He has numerous TV appearances as an actor and standup in Canada. He was on the writing staff of The Jon Stewart show and was an industry winner at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 1995.
Scott Thompson was raised in Brampton, Ontario. He is the second oldest of four boys (the others are Craig, Derek and Dean). At 19, Scott got involved in an educational program called "Canada World Youth", and spent some time in the Phillipines. After CWY, Scott enrolled in York University but, in his third year...
Born in Montreal Canada. Drama major at Humber College, but kicked out for only being good at comedy. Enrolled in an improv class and met Dave Foley
. They began working as a comedy team while employed as movie ushers. In 1984 they merged with another comedy team and formed The Kids in the Hall.
Actress-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theatre and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of 'Grease'...
Don is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series "Happy Days". During this time, he worked with such emerging talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show - "Glee", as well as starring roles in the indie film - "The Yankles"...
Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. Now residing in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. Schneer saw his photo, literally standing above the crowd around him...
“ Again, he frequently shows up at Dragon*Con. The poor guy looks worse for wear every year. ” - overtheedge27
Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The Andy Griffith Show
“ He was doing a special screening of his documentary, The Big Uneasy. ” - overtheedge27
Spent six a half years at Florida State University. In 1997, Rolling Stone Magazine published "The Undergraduate", a 6-page article about him. Rolling Stone Magazine named Bert the "Number One Partier in the Nation". Oliver Stone optioned the writes to his life, book deals were offered, and a local Florida radio station put together a comedy showcase with Bert as the headliner...
“ I had the honor of being one of his main targets at a comedy show. Needless to say, he had me in stitches. ” - overtheedge27
Voltaire is often referred to as a modern day renaissance man having achieved success in the fields of animation, toy design, comics, books and music. Voltaire (full name, Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez) emigrated to the United States from Cuba as a small child. His family eventually settled in New Jersey...
“ Does concerts at Dragon*Con every year. Nice guy. ” - overtheedge27
“ He held a lecture at my school on claymation. I got to have lunch with him. ” - overtheedge27
“ Met him at a book signing in Atlanta ” - overtheedge27
A Los Angeles native, Phil is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of MADtv
and as Marvin in Pulp Fiction
. In addition to numerous appearances on stages across the country, in films and on TV...
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore
, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore
Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman
who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award...
“ Genuinely a gracious individual. ” - overtheedge27
Christopher Lee Kattan was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to model Hajni Joslyn and actor Kip King
. Chris moved to Mt. Baldy when he turned five, and resided there until the age of fifteen, when he moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington for high school. After he graduated from high school...
Actor, writer and producer David Michael Koechner was born in Tipton, Missouri, to Margaret Ann (Downey) and Cecil Stephen Koechner, who ran a turkey coop manufacturing business. He is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. An alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theater, Koechner got his first break as...
As a multi-talented comedian who encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy, Jeff Garlin has honed a successful career that started at Second City in his hometown of Chicago. Influenced by the comedians of his childhood (such as Richard Pryor
, Woody Allen
Dave Foley dropped out of an alternative high school to do stand-up comedy. He met Kevin McDonald
at an improv class and, while employed as movie ushers, they began working as a comedy team. In 1984 they merged with another team to form "The Kids in the Hall". Foley made his film debut at 22 as the lead in the Canadian film High Stakes
Despite being a shlub from Jersey, Jeffrey Ross has accomplished a lot in his life. He's done everything from roasting almost dead guys at the Friars Club, to playing a dead guy on a 2003 episode of the smash hit TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
. As a stand-up comic, Jeff has appeared on dozens of TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman
“ He roasted me at the now closed Atlanta Improv. ” - overtheedge27
“ Met him at the Punchline in Atlanta. Got to have a few beers with him after the show. ” - overtheedge27
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones
(1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin
, he made The Late Show
for television, which was his first success...
“ Personal friend ” - overtheedge27
Jeff Richards attended Las Lomas High School. One of his first jobs was at a Walnut Creek plumbing company. He left California to attend the University of North Carolina. After leaving the school, Richards traveled across the country as a stand-up comedian. Once he performed at a 13 year-olds birthday party for $50...
Doug Walker was born in Naples, Italy; and because his father was in the Navy, lived in many different places across the United States when he was growing up. He went on to study film at Northern Illinois University, majoring in communications. After college, he worked as an illustrator and started making YouTube videos for fun...
“ Was my boss for a very brief period. ” - overtheedge27
Joey Fatone was born on January 28, 1977 in Brooklyn New York, to Phyllis and Joseph Anthony Fatone, who is an actor and musician. He is of Italian descent. At age 13, his family moved down to Orlando Florida. After graduating from high school, he started to work at Universal Studios. There, he met a co-worker named Chris Kirkpatrick
Tory Belleci started working for Jamie Hyneman in 1994 after graduating from San Francisco State University. Tory began working as a gopher, running errands and cleaning the shop before moving up the ranks. In a few years time Tory started work at Industrial Light and Magic building models for films including "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones"...
Scott Adsit performed on the mainstage of Chicago's Second City, between 1994 and 1998, and, alongside Saturday Night Live
's Rachel Dratch
and Tina Fey
, was one of the driving forces behind such groundbreaking revues as "Pinata Full of Bees" and "Paradigm Lost". An in-depth look at his craft is available in the PBS documentary...
Lee Crowe was born and raised in Atlanta. After getting her BA in Art from LaGrange College, she went to Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and then moved to L.A. Her first job was at Tom Carter Productions with Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan. Her first long-term job was at the brand new Film Roman...