Celebrities I've Met

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1.
George A. Romero
George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful. The helmer of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 in New York City, New York, to a Cuban father and a Lithuanian-American mother. He grew up in NY, until attending the renowned Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
2.
Tom Savini
Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces, a young Tom Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat photographer in Vietnam, Savini saw first-hand the gruesome carnage for which he later gained fame, simulating it on screen.
“ A few times, once at Chicago Comic-Con in 2002 and twice more at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Night of the Living Dead (1990) DVD, Dawn of the Dead DVD, Friday the 13th poster. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
3.
Shawnee Smith
Actress, Saw II
Shawnee Smith has consistently put her versatile talents to use in the film, television, theatrical and musical arenas with much success. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award-winning television show, which is now strong in syndication, and a variety of memorable roles in hit feature films...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Saw poster and Saw II DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
4.
Jeffrey Combs
Jeffrey Combs was born on September 9th, 1954 in Oxnard, California. He grew up in Lompoc, California with a plethora of siblings both older and younger. He attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, and the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington in Seattle...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Re-Animator DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
5.
Adrienne Barbeau
Actress, The Fog
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...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Swamp Thing DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
6.
Adrienne King
Adrienne was born in and raised Oyster Bay, Long Island and did her first commercial when she was six months old, and has stayed at it with a brief hiatus or two ever since. She has also studied voice and dance, being continually involved in some phase of show business. She has done numerous television and radio commercials...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Friday the 13th poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
7.
Betsy Palmer
Betsy Palmer was probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th, but her career as an actress began many years before. Palmer was born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana, to Marie (née Love), who launched the Chicago Business College, and Rudolph Vincent Hrunek...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Friday the 13th poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
8.
Robert Englund
Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. He has Swedish, Danish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Since 1973, Englund has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my A Nightmare on Elm Street poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
9.
Kane Hodder
Stunts, Se7en
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Jason X poster and my Friday the 13th book ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
10.
Ken Foree
Large, likable, and muscular actor Ken Foree was born as Kentotis Alvin Foree on February 29, 1948, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Foree attended Loyola University in Chicago and studied acting at Michael Shulman's Performing Gallery in New York City. He began his career in off-Broadway theater and worked as an assistant manager at a restaurant in Greenwich Village...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
11.
Doug Bradley
Actor, Hellraiser
Mr. Bradley was born on September 7th 1954 in Liverpool, England. Since his school days Bradley has been close friends with Clive Barker. In the seventies Bradley and Clive Barker founded the progressive theatre group "Dog Company". While Barker worked on writing with his friend Peter Atkins (script-writer for several Hellraiser films)...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
12.
Lloyd Kaufman
Actor, Rocky
Stanley Lloyd Kaufman never really wanted to make movies, but wanted to work in Broadway musicals. During his years in Yale, though, he got introduced to "B" pictures and the works of Roger Corman. Lloyd later got the opportunity to executive-produce a short movie made by a fellow student. The film...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Toxic Avenger DVD, my Tromeo & Juliet DVD, my Class of Nuke Em High DVD and my Poultrygeist DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
13.
Micky Dolenz
Actor, Circus Boy
Micky Dolenz was born in Los Angeles on March 8, 1945. His dad, George, had starred in a number of films, and played the title character in the mid-1950s television series The Count of Monte Cristo. Micky first established himself as a performer at age ten when, under the stage name of 'Micky Braddock,' he starred in his first TV series...
“ At a concert in my hometown ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
14.
Davy Jones
Actor, Head
Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street and The Pickwick Papers before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This job took him to America's Broadway...
“ At a concert in Lockport, IL; signed my The Monkees Present LP and my David Jones LP. RIP. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
15.
Peter Tork
Actor, Head
Performed as a folk musician in Greenwich Village and Los Angeles before being selected for the Monkees TV show. Made 58 TV episodes 6 albums, a TV special, and a movie before leaving the Monkees in 196 Released a solo single in 1982. Rejoined the Monkees for tours and an from 1986 to 1989. Released his first solo album, "Stranger Things Have Happened", in 1994
“ At Chicago Comic-Con; signed my Monkees Season One DVD. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
16.
“ At Chicago Comic-Con; signed my first season of Power Rangers from Germany. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
17.
Sid Haig
Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film. Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an electrician...
“ Twice, once at Chicago Comic-Con and again at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Devil's Rejects poster. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
18.
“ At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
19.
Lea Thompson
Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
“ At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
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“ At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
21.
James Tolkan
Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. James Stewart Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan. His father...
“ At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
22.
Harold Ramis
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi...
“ At the Chicago premiere of "Year One"; signed my Ghostbusters Blu-Ray ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
23.
Dan Aykroyd
Writer, Ghostbusters
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...
“ Didn't get to quite meet him, but I did get a high five from him as he walked by me. I did end up getting an autograph from him, but I was not able to be there when it happened, a friend of mine got it for me! ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
24.
Bill Moseley
William "Bill" Moseley (born November 11, 1951) is an American film actor and musician who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Rejects. His first big role was in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as Chop Top. On the HBO TV series Carnivàle...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Devil's Rejects poster and my Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
25.
Marilyn Burns
Marilyn Burns was born on May 7, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She was one of the original scream queens, remembered primarily for her role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Her follow-up appearance was in Hooper's Eaten Alive, where she played a vacationer who unwittingly stumbles upon a hotel run by a madman who feeds his guests to his pet alligator...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Texas Chainsaw Massacre poster. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
26.
Caroline Williams
Caroline Williams began her career in Texas, co-starring for revered cinema master Louis Malle in his Corpus Christi-based film, Alamo Bay. She worked opposite stars Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in what was her first feature film, after only six months of training at the Studio For Actors...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
27.
Ruggero Deodato
Ruggero Deodato was born on May 7, 1939, in Potenza, Italy, and grew up outside Rome. One of his close friends at the time was Renzo Rossellini, the son of famed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Knowing Ruggerio's love for the movies, Renzo persuaded him to work as a second unit director on some of his father's productions...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Cannibal Holocaust DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
28.
Herschell Gordon Lewis
Only one film-maker can claim the title "Godfather of Gore." That peculiar but apt identification seems to be the exclusive property of Herschell Gordon Lewis. With an unusual background that included teaching English Literature to college students, producing and directing television commercials, and voicing radio and television commercials...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Two Thousand Maniacs DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
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“ At Chicago Comic-Con in 2002. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
30.
David Arquette
The youngest of five, David Arquette was born in Winchester, Virginia and is part of the illustrious Arquette family, whose work has spread over several generations. His parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other children: Rosanna Arquette...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Scream poster and my Scream 2 DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
31.
Jason Mewes
New Jersey born and bred actor, who burst onto cinema screens in 1994, playing the grass smoking, fast talking, foul mouthed and over sexed,...but very likable "Jay" in Kevin Smith's hilarious low budget hit Clerks. The off beat & philosophical drug dealing characters of "Jay and Silent Bob" (Mewes and Smith) cropped up again in four more films directed by the talented Smith...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Clerks 2 and my Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back DVDs. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
32.
Harry Manfredini
Composer, Friday the 13th
Film composer Harry Manfredini specialises in writing for horror films, but is also a song writer and jazz soloist. From his haunting dramatic scores for The Friday the 13th films, to his adventurous music for The Omegma Code, Harry Manfredini has established himself as a motion picture music composer of the same style as Bernard Herrmann...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Friday the 13th poster as well as a CD I purchased from him. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
33.
Ellen Sandweiss
Actress, The Evil Dead
Michigan native Ellen Sandweiss gained fame as one of the young cast members of The Evil Dead. She first began her association with The Evil Dead's director Sam Raimi and its star Bruce Campbell when she attended high school with them. Sandweiss appeared in some of Raimi's early Super 8 films...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Evil Dead DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
34.
Jason David Frank
Jason David Frank was born in Los Angeles, Ca. He went to Bonita High School. Jason first got interested in Martial Arts when he was young, and at the age of 4, got into his first Karate School. It was called The Red Dragon Karate School. When he was 12 he started teaching other children, and when he turned 18...
“ At Chicago Comic-Con 2013; signed a Power Rangers Movie display, a couple pictures and an unopened Green Ranger figurine! Also, got a picture with him! ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
35.
Stan Lee
Writer, Iron Man
“ At Chicago Comic-Con 2013; signed my "Dark Phoenix Saga" graphic novel. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
36.
Scott H. Reiniger
Scott H. Reiniger was born on September 5, 1948 in White Plains, New York. Scott studied theater at Rollins College in Florida. One of his classmates was Christine Forrest, the future wife of acclaimed cult horror filmmaker George Romero. Following graduation from college Reiniger went back to New York and did a lot of acting on stage...
“ At Flashback Weekend 2013; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
37.
Gaylen Ross
Gaylen Ross was born as Gail Rosenblum in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was managing editor of the poetry journal, "Antaeus" and Ecco Press from 1975 to 1977. Ross was an actress for brief 4 years only, making an impressive film debut as the heroine "Francine" in George Romero's outstanding Dawn of the Dead...
“ At Flashback Weekend 2013; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
38.
David Emge
David Emge was born in 1946 in Evansville, Indiana. Emge studied drama at the University of Evansville and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending college David got drafted and served in the army during the Vietnam war. He began his acting career on stage at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in 1971...
“ At Flashback Weekend 2013; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
39.
William Shatner
Actor, Star Trek
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc...
“ At Chicago Comic-Con 2014; signed my Star Trek V poster also got a picture with him and Patrick Stewart. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
40.
Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
“ At Chicago Comic-Con 2014; got a picture with him & William Shatner. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
41.
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
“ At Chicago Comic-Con 2014; signed my Halloween poster. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
42.
Austin St. John
Austin St. John was born on September 17, 1974, in Roswell, New Mexico, to his parents Steve and Sharon Geiger, becoming brother to Stephen. Austin has been practicing martial arts since he was five and now holds a second-degree black belt in Tae-Kwon Do, a first-degree black belt in Judo, and he also practices Shenkito and Kenpo...
“ At C2E2 in Chicago in 2016; autographed my Power Rangers 20th anniversary poster. ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
43.
Karan Ashley
Karan Ashley has had a career that has span over 20 years.. She was born in Odessa, Texas and raised in Dallas, Texas. She began her entertainment career as a child singer in the girl group KRUSH. They were signed to Perspective, A&M Records and had their first single, "Let's Get Together" on the Mo Money soundtrack...
“ At C2E2 in Chicago in 2016; autographed a Power Rangers movie display ” - ZeoRangerFive
 
44.
Melissa Benoist
Actress, Whiplash
Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer, known for her portrayal of "Marley Rose" on Season Four and the start of Season Five on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee. Aside from her role on "Glee", she has appeared in a number of television series, including Homeland...
“ At C2E2 in Chicago in 2016; autographed my Supergirl poster ” - ZeoRangerFive