Celebrities I've Met

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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 Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD ” - ZeoRangerFive
Tom Savini
Pittsburgh-born actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini did a tour of duty as a combat cameraman in Vietnam, and has since acquired a remarkable cult following among film fans, primarily due to his ground-breaking SFX in the "splatter movie" explosion of the early 1980s. Along with fellow special make-up legends Dick Smith and Rob Bottin...
“ 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
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
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
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
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
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
Robert Englund
Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. Since 1973, Robert has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon and Jeff Bridges...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my A Nightmare on Elm Street poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
Kane Hodder
Stunts, Se7en
Kane Hodder was born on April 8, 1955 in Auburn, California. He is best known for his role as horror icon Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, and Jason X. He is also known for his role as the deformed serial killer Victor Crowley in Hatchet, Hatchet II, and Hatchet III.
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Jason X poster and my Friday the 13th book ” - ZeoRangerFive
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
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
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
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
Davy Jones
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
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
“ At Chicago Comic-Con; signed my first season of Power Rangers from Germany. ” - ZeoRangerFive
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
“ At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
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
“ At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster ” - ZeoRangerFive
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
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
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
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
Marilyn Burns
Marilyn Burns was born Mary Lynn Ann Burns on May 7, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Drama. Marilyn was one of the original scream queens, remembered primarily for her role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre...
“ At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Texas Chainsaw Massacre poster. ” - ZeoRangerFive
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
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
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
“ At Chicago Comic-Con in 2002. ” - ZeoRangerFive
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
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
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
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
Jason David Frank
Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running children's television show Power Rangers. His character has morphed into the most different power rangers in the show's twenty year history. He first morphed on the scene as the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, a bad boy turned good...
“ 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
Stan Lee
Writer, Iron Man
Stan Lee is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books...
“ At Chicago Comic-Con 2013; signed my "Dark Phoenix Saga" graphic novel. ” - ZeoRangerFive
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Melissa Benoist
Actress, Whiplash
Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW superhero drama series Supergirl (2015) .She rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the fourth and fifth seasons of the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2009)...
“ At C2E2 in Chicago in 2016; autographed my Supergirl poster ” - ZeoRangerFive