Stars I have met in Person

by mrredcoyote | created - 25 Nov 2012 | updated - 25 Nov 2012 | Public

1. Victor French

Actor | Rio Lobo

Victor French was the son of a stuntman. His debut was a small role in Lassie (1954), uncredited. He had his first real acting experiences in western-films, where he usually played the "bad guy" due to his rather gruff look. This changed with Little House on the Prairie (1974), (as Isaiah Edwards)....

I met him in Los Angeles in 1988. He was filming an episode of Highway to heaven. He was polite and didn't act put out when he gave me his autograph.

2. Douglas Barr

Director | Dead Badge

Douglas Barr was born on May 1, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA as Douglas Gregor Barr. He is an actor and director, known for Dead Badge (1995), Spaced Invaders (1990) and Secrets of the Mountain (2010). He has been married to Clare Kirkconnell since June 9, 1984. They have one child.

He was filming an episode of the Fall Guy outside my class room when I was a sophomore in High School ( We took classes in Griffith Park close to the LA Zoo).

3. Caitlyn Jenner

Actress | Can't Stop the Music

Caitlyn Jenner was born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as William Bruce Jenner. She is an actress and producer, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Jack and Jill (2011) and The Hungover Games (2014). She was previously married to Kris Jenner, Linda Thompson and Chrystie Jenner.

He was filming an episode of the Fall Guy also the same day as Douglas Barr. He wasn't very friendly to me a starstruck kid who had idolized him up until that time.

4. David Hasselhoff

Actor | Baywatch

David Hasselhoff has become one of the most recognizable faces on television and throughout the world. Aside from starring in Knight Rider (1982) and Baywatch (1989), he is also an accomplished singer and popular recording artist.

David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, ...

We were riding the bus to classes at the Zoo and he got out of KITT and waved to the bus as we rode by.

5. Brooke Shields

Actress | The Blue Lagoon

"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12,...

In 1989 I was boarding a plane to go to Army basic training from LAX. She was on the same plane as me on her way to a Bob Hope USO Show.

6. Montie Montana

Actor | The Circle of Death

He appeared in a number of John Wayne movies and made headlines in 1953 when he roped Pres Eisenhower as a gag during his inaugural parade. He asked the President's permission first, but Secret Service agents were unamused by the incident. Mr Montana was a fixture on the rodeo circuit in the USA ...

Met him when I was 11 at his ranch in California. The Country Music Station KLAC was having a Festival there. I also met him in Downtown Los Angeles about 10 years later when he was there to dedicate the Wells Fargo Western Museum.

7. Stuart Hamblen

Soundtrack | The Autopsy of Jane Doe

During his youth Stuart Hamblen traveled throughout Texas with his father, and itinerant preacher who later became the head of his denomination. Hamblen attended school between trips, preparing for a teaching career, later completed college with a degree in education. He practiced singing while ...

9. Blake Shelton

Actor | The Ridiculous 6

Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, USA as Blake Tollison Shelton. He was previously married to Miranda Lambert and Kaynette Gern.

Saw him in concert at the local fair in 2008.

10. Rex Allen

Soundtrack | Tomorrowland

Rex Allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio shows before hooking up with a traveling rodeo show. He signed with Republic Pictures and became a popular singing cowboy, and was often paired with sidekick Slim Pickens. He starred in his own western TV series, Frontier ...

11. Lou Ferrigno

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk (1978), the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear ...