“ Full House ” - poetikriot
Lark Voorhies was born on 25 March 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee. She first began acting at the age of two but postponed her acting career until the age of 11, when she appeared on Small Wonder
. Lark later starred as Lisa Turtle in Good Morning, Miss Bliss
, the predecessor to NBC's popular teen series Saved by the Bell
“ Saved by the Bell ” - poetikriot
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his favorite TV shows were Roseanne
and Grace Under Fire
“ Home Improvement ” - poetikriot
“ Beverly Hills 90210 ” - poetikriot
Scott Eric Weinger (pronounced wine-gur) was born in New York, New York, on October 5, 1975, to Babs Weinger, a teacher, and Elliott Weinger, an orthopedic surgeon. The eldest of four children, Scott has two brothers and one sister. He spent the majority of his formative years in southern Florida, then moved with his family to Los Angeles when his career began to take off...
“ Full House ” - poetikriot
“ Family Matters ” - poetikriot
On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street
. She went on to perform in many productions in her native city...
“ Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ” - poetikriot
“ The Cosby Show ” - poetikriot
Jeremy Jackson At the tender age of six, Jeremy Jackson got his first taste of show business, booking his first successful commercial for Mattel. From this Jeremy exploded onto the commercial scene starring in dozens of national network ad campaigns including television and print. In addition to his...
“ Baywatch ” - poetikriot
Edward Walter Furlong was born in Glendale, California. His mother, Eleanor (Tafoya), is from a Mexican family, and worked at a youth center. Furlong had no acting ambitions until he was approached by casting agent Mali Finn
, who was looking for a young actor to play the role of John Connor in what turned out to be one of the the biggest box-office hits of the 1990s...
“ Terminator 2 ” - poetikriot
Devon started his career as young actor in Vancouver, Canada. First in the theater, and then moving onto smaller roles on TV. His breakout role was the title character in the Universal motion picture, Casper. He went on to star in many more films during his teens such as Now and Then, Little Giants and Wild America...
“ Casper, Idol Hands ” - poetikriot
Jonathan Ke Quan
Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinema Television.
“ The Goonies, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ” - poetikriot
Auburn haired Kerri Green was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA on 14 January 1967. In 1984, Kerri decided to skip summer camp and attend some movie auditions in New York City instead. This led her to the attention of none other than Steven Spielberg
, who cast her as Andy in Richard Donner's adventure movie The Goonies
“ The Goonies ” - poetikriot
Hallie Kate Eisenberg
A welcome and popular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
, Hallie Kate Eisenberg was born August 2, 1992, in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She has two older siblings, Kerri and Jesse Eisenberg
, a well-known actor. Hallie was a successful child star, and headlined in a popular series of Pespi TV commercials. She appeared in many movies...
“ Pepsi Girl ” - poetikriot
Lynsey Bartilson was born in Edina, Minnesota on July 1, 1983, and moved to Los Angeles with her family at four. A dancer from a very young age, Lynsey won her first talent competition at the age of seven, in solo dance. She discovered her love for comedy in a summer drama class, when she was cast as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz...
“ Grounded for Life ” - poetikriot
Actor/Producer Justin Berfield has spent the majority of his life in front of cameras. At the age of five, he auditioned for his first commercial for Folgers Coffee, and soon thereafter, appeared in over 20 national commercials. Berfield made his television series debut at the age of six, when he co-starred in 'The Good Life' with Drew Carey...
“ Malcolm in the Middle ” - poetikriot
Stand-up comic Pauly Shore
(né Paul Montgomery Shore) tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show Totally Pauly
hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for four years, opening the door wide for him for television and film roles. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas
, which drew in even more loyal fans...
“ Pauly Shore ” - poetikriot
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois, to Mary D. (Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, who ran a bronze foundry. Her parents were of Italian descent. She was raised in Oak Park, IL, and began her career in school plays as a teenager. Mary attended the University of Illinois and got bitten by the acting bug, starring in "Guys and Dolls"...
“ Robin Hood Prince of Thieves ” - poetikriot
Charles R. Korsmo is an Assistant Professor of Law and the U.S. director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in corporate law, corporate finance, and torts. Korsmo's articles have appeared in the William & Mary Law Review and Brooklyn Law Review...
“ Hook, Can't Hardly Wait ” - poetikriot
“ Hook ” - poetikriot
One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions
, a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a lawyer. She had a Jewish upbringing...
“ Cruel Intentions ” - poetikriot
Natasha Gregson Wagner
She was surrounded by Hollywood glamor from the onset as the daughter of film star Natalie Wood
and British producer/writer/agent Richard Gregson
, who was married to Wood from 1969-1972. Natasha Gregson was born on September 29, 1970, in Los Angeles. Her mother was of Ukrainian and Russian heritage...
“ Urban Legends ” - poetikriot
Tiffany began her "career" at the very young age of 2 years old. Her mother entered her in many pageants and talent competitions during her young life. That led to television voice-over work and many commercial appearances which included "Care Bears", "Florida Orange Juice", "IBM", "Jell-O Puddin' Pops" appearing with Bill Cosby
) and many others...
“ Small Wonder ” - poetikriot
“ Our House, My Two Dads, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman ” - poetikriot
“ Doogie Howser: M.D. ” - poetikriot
“ Home Improvement ” - poetikriot
Staci Keanan was born Anastasia Sagorsky on June 6, 1975 in Devon, Pennsylvania. She began her career at age four with fashion-show assignments and magazine work. At age eight, she moved to New York City with her mother and sister and balanced a modeling career with a budding theater career, in addition to keeping a high scholastic record...
“ My Two Dads, Step by Step ” - poetikriot
Mike Vitar started acting at age 12, when a casting manager spotted him in line for a ride at a school carnival. After several roles as a child, such as The Sandlot
, D2: The Mighty Ducks
and D3: The Mighty Ducks
, and a couple guest roles on TV series as a teenager, he discontinued his professional acting career.
“ The Sandlot ” - poetikriot
“ The Mighty Ducks ” - poetikriot
“ Empire Records, Welcome to the Dollhouse ” - poetikriot
Danny Strong was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, a little borough south of Los Angeles. He attended the University of Southern California, where he majored in Theater. During his tenure there, he was awarded the James Pendelton Award for Acting and was a finalist for the prestigious Irene Ryan
Award given by the Kennedy Center...
“ Buffy the Vampire Slayer ” - poetikriot
Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health was in serious danger...
“ Varsity Blues, Popular ” - poetikriot
“ Sabrina the Teenage Witch ” - poetikriot
Jonathan was born in Westlake Village, CA to Rhonda and Joe Lipnicki. At the age of five Jonathan Lipnicki received global acclaim as he carried his own with Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger in the Academy Award-winning film Jerry Maguire. After this breakout role, Jonathan had become a widely-recognizable celebrity...
“ Jerry Maguire ” - poetikriot
Haley Joel Osment
American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene Osment
. His sister is actress Emily Osment
. His ancestry includes English, German, and Irish. Osment began acting at the age of four...
“ The Sixth Sense ” - poetikriot
“ The Cosby Show ” - poetikriot
“ Free Willy ” - poetikriot
She is half-Scottish (father) and half-Israeli (mother). Her father Professor David Stronach, was a notable expert on Persian antiquities. The family had to flee Persia/Iran during the Revolution. They went to America, but ended up in Israel, where Tami is still based. She was studying acting in California...
“ The Neverending Story ” - poetikriot
Marc Price is co-executive producer and creator of Green Collar Comedy Show
, a one-hour special on Showtime that lets the environmental movement show its sense of humor while delivering a vital message (Premiered Earth Day, April 22nd, 2010). His past production credits include executive producing 65 episodes...
“ Family Ties ” - poetikriot
“ Labyrinth ” - poetikriot
Lisa Nicole Carson
Lisa Nicole Carson has the distinction of having simultaneously starred in television's most lauded comedy and drama series. She has both amused audiences as Renee Radick, the D.A. roommate of Calista Flockhart
on Fox's Ally McBeal
and riveted them as Carla Reese, the mother of Eriq La Salle
's son on NBC's ER
“ Ally McBeal ” - poetikriot
Chiaki Kuriyama she was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki. Kuriyama was a popular model during Japan's child model boom in the mid-1990s. In 1997, she appeared in the photobooks Shinwa-Shojo (Girl of Myth) and Shojokan (Girl's Residence), photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. Shinwa-Shojo became a best-seller but...
“ Kill Bill Vol. 1 ” - poetikriot
Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. He met his comedy partner and best friend Adrian "Ade" Edmondson at Manchester University in 1975...
“ Drop Dead Fred ” - poetikriot
Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School of Music and Art with a distinction in Opera...
“ 227 ” - poetikriot
Danielle Christine Fishel was born on May 5, 1981, in Mesa, Arizona. She began acting professionally at the age of ten, during which she made many TV guest appearances and commercials. She was originally a guest star on the show Boy Meets World
, but Danielle added a spark that the show needed and she became a regular cast member shortly afterward...
“ Boy Meets World ” - poetikriot
“ Pee-Wee's Big Adventure ” - poetikriot
“ Step By Step ” - poetikriot