Famous Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000

by muybueno16 | last updated - 06 Apr 2016 | Public

1. Emilio Estevez

Actor | Young Guns

Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen, who at the time was just breaking into the business. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Emilio's father right after he had moved to Manhattan. ...

2. Joe Estevez

Actor | Soultaker

Joe Estevez' first time on the stage was as a 6-year-old playing the "Evil Inn Keeper" in a Christmas Nativity play, and as an actor he has never looked back. Born the last of ten children to an Irish immigrant mother and a Spanish immigrant father, Joe was raised in Dayton Ohio to be a factory ...

3. Robert Z'Dar

Actor | Tango & Cash

Robert Z'Dar was born Robert James Zdarsky on June 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He caught the acting bug while attending Proviso West High School in Hillside. He received a BFA from Arizona State University. Prior to acting Z'Dar was a singer/keyboardist/guitar player for the Chicago-based rock ...

4. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and...

5. Bill Hader

Actor | The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and Trainwreck (2015). He has been married to Maggie Carey since 2006. They have three children.

6. Kristen Schaal

Actress | Gravity Falls

Kristen Schaal is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian. She is best known for her roles as Mel on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, Louise Belcher on FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers, and Mabel Pines on Gravity Falls. Other notable roles include her appearances as a ...

7. Chris Hardwick

Producer | Talking Dead

Chris Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Christopher Ryan Hardwick. He is a producer and actor, known for Talking Dead (2011), @midnight (2013) and The Wall (2016). He has been married to Lydia Hearst since August 20, 2016.

8. Joel McHale

Actor | Community

Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and...

9. David Cross

Actor | Arrested Development

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012. They have one child.

10. Gina Gershon

Actress | Bound

Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania (1981), Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading ...

11. Brad Pitt

Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

12. Miles O'Keeffe

Actor | Tarzan the Ape Man

Attended the Air Force Academy Prep School after high school. He quit and switched over to Mississippi State to play football, but was forced to quit when he broke his hand. He then transferred to the University of the South, and graduated with a B.A. in psychology. He worked a year as a counselor ...

13. Frank Zappa

Soundtrack | Baby Snakes

Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an ...

14. Michael Dorn

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, USA as Michiel Dorn. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).

15. Paul F. Tompkins

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Started out in stand-up comedy in 1986 at The Comedy Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman. Dropped out of Temple University. Moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Met actor Jay Johnston through their mutual friend, Adam McKay, and created a live sketch show...

16. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...

17. Peter Sagal

Actor | Inside Out

Peter Sagal is a writer and actor, known for Inside Out (2015), Savage (1996) and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004). He is married to Beth Albrecht. They have three children.

18. Penn Jillette

Writer | Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Penn Jillette was born on March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA as Penn Fraser Jillette. He is a writer and producer, known for Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003), Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). He has been married to Emily Zolten since ...

19. Maria Bamford

Actress | The Legend of Korra

Maria was born in Port Hueneme, California at the Naval Base. Her parents are Joel (dermatologist) and Marilyn (therapist) of Duluth, MN. She attended Chester Park Elementary and Marshall High School in Duluth MN and went on to attend Bates College (Lewiston, ME), University of Edinburgh (Scotland)...

20. Fred Willard

Actor | Best in Show

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series Fernwood Tonight (...

21. Adam Savage

Producer | MythBusters

Adam Savage started his varied career as a child actor. His father worked on Sesame Street as a Muppeteer and he learned very early on about 'behind the scene' work on a television show. He appeared in some episodes of Sesame Street. Later on, as a teenager, he starred in the Billy Joel video for "...

22. John Hodgman

Actor | Coraline

John Hodgman was born in June 1971 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as John Kellogg Hodgman. He is an actor and writer, known for Coraline (2009), Baby Mama (2008) and Movie 43 (2013). He has been married to Katherine Fletcher since 1999. They have two children.

23. Bob Odenkirk

Actor | Better Call Saul

Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois ...

24. Andy Richter

Actor | Madagascar

Andy Richter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the second of four children of Glenda (Palmer), a kitchen cabinet designer, and Laurence R. Richter, who taught Russian at Indiana University. He was raised in Yorkville, Illinois. His parents divorced when he was four. Richter attended the ...

25. Jonathan Coulton

Music_department | BrainDead

Jonathan Coulton is known for his work on BrainDead (2016), Portal (2007) and Miss Shellagh's Miniskirt (2008).

26. 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Soundtrack | UHF

Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born on October 23, 1959, in the Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood, to Mary Elizabeth (Vivalda) and Nick Louis Yankovic. He is of Yugoslavian, Italian, and English descent. He first took up the accordion when a salesman came around to solicit business for a music school. His...

28. Matt Roush

Self | The Approval Matrix

TV Guide critic.

29. Dan O'Shannon

Producer | Modern Family

Dan O'Shannon is a producer and writer, known for Modern Family (2009), Cheers (1982) and Frasier (1993).

32. Tom Shales

Writer | ESPN: Those Guys Have All the Fun

Tom Shales was born on November 3, 1944 in Elgin, Illinois, USA as Thomas William Shales. He is an actor and writer, known for ESPN: Those Guys Have All the Fun, The Larry Sanders Show (1992) and Siskel & Ebert (1986).

33. Matt Groening

Writer | The Simpsons

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. ...

34. Judd Apatow

Producer | Girls

Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Girls (2012), Knocked Up (2007) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). He has been married to Leslie Mann since June 9, 1997. They have two children.

35. *NSYNC

Soundtrack | X2

Released their third album, "Celebrity", in July, 2001.

36. Rick Sloane

Director | Hobgoblins

Cinematic jack-of-all-trades Rick Sloane will never win any special awards for his admittedly cheap'n'cheesy low-budget independent movies, but he nonetheless deserves some respect for weathering the storm of lots of harsh critical notices and cranking out a sizable number of films throughout the ...

37. Adam West

Actor | Batman

Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer. At age 10, Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man...

38. Beverly Garland

Actress | Swamp Women

Born in Santa Cruz, California, Beverly Garland studied dramatics under Anita Arliss, the sister of renowned stage and screen star George Arliss. She acted in little theater in Glendale then in Phoenix after her family relocated to Arizona. Garland also worked in radio and appeared scantily clad in...

39. Robert Vaughn

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...

40. Rex Reason

Actor | This Island Earth

Rex Reason was born in Germany, while his family was in Europe on a business trip. Although he grew up in Los Angeles, his acting aspirations were nil; his mother, however, hoped that both Rex and his lookalike brother Rhodes Reason would get into the acting profession. He played the lead in "...

41. David Giancola

Director | Axcellerator

David Giancola was born on June 24, 1969 in Rutland, Vermont, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Axcellerator (2017), Time Chasers (1994) and Icebreaker (2000).

42. Randy Sklar

Actor | Bubble Boy

Randy Sklar was born on January 12, 1972 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Bubble Boy (2001), Wild Hogs (2007) and Apt. 2F (1997). He is married to Amy Sklar. They have two children.

43. Jason Sklar

Actor | Wild Hogs

Jason Sklar was born on January 12, 1972 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA as Jason Nathan Sklar. He is an actor and writer, known for Wild Hogs (2007), Bubble Boy (2001) and Apt. 2F (1997).

44. Patton Oswalt

Actor | Young Adult

Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...

45. Dave Allen

Actor | Bad Teacher

Dave Allen was born in 1958 in Naperville, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Bad Teacher (2011), Gilmore Girls (2000) and The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show (2007).

46. Marina Sirtis

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, ...

47. Matt Roush

Self | The Approval Matrix

TV Guide critic.

48. Richard Kiel

Actor | Moonraker

Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the ...

Joel mentioned in a brief interview recently that Kiel was a fan of the show.

49. Jennette McCurdy

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

In addition to her acting ambitions, Jennette enjoys many activities including dance, karate, ice skating, piano, cooking, reading, writing, and watching movies. Her other talents and skills include roller blading, skateboarding, singing, baseball, basketball, and trampoline. She hopes to someday ...

50. Tim Hill

Writer | SpongeBob SquarePants

Tim Hill is a writer and producer, known for SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and Hop (2011). He is married to Veronica Alicino.

51. Paul Scheer

Actor | The League

Scheer is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, podcaster, and producer. Scheer was born in Huntington, New York and graduated from New York University. He starred on the FXX series The League (2009), The HBO comedy Veep (2012), The Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp...

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52. Mamie Van Doren

Actress | The Navy vs. the Night Monsters

Mamie Van Doren was born on February 6, 1931 in Rowena, South Dakota, USA as Joan Lucille Olander. She is an actress, known for The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966), Teacher's Pet (1958) and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968). She has been married to Thomas Dixon since June 26, 1979...

53. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of ...

54. Robby Benson

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Robby Benson was born on January 21, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Robin David Segal. He is an actor and director, known for Beauty and the Beast (1991), Friends (1994) and One on One (1977). He has been married to Karla DeVito since July 11, 1982. They have two children.

Stated during here by Frank as being a fan who remarked on the wacky parody of his character in "City Limits."

55. Kenneth Johnson

Writer | Alien Nation

Kenneth Johnson was born on October 26, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Alien Nation (1989), The Bionic Woman (1976) and V (1983). He has been married to Susan Lee Appling since June 19, 1977. They have one child. He was previously married to Bonnie ...

56. Steven Joel Kerzner

Actor | This Movie Sucks!

Steven Joel Kerzner was born in 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for This Movie Sucks! (2010), Ed's Big Wham Bam (2000) and Ed's Nite In (2005).

57. Weezer

Actor | Weezer: Buddy Holly

Former members are Mikey Welsh, Matt Sharp, and Jason Cropper.

58. Rikk Wolf

Writer | Incognito Cinema Warriors XP

Rikk Wolf is a writer and actor, known for Incognito Cinema Warriors XP (2008), The Iron Detective: Bitter Heart (2016) and Flame of Hope.

59. Steve Smith

Writer | The Red Green Show

Steve Smith was born on December 24, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The Red Green Show (1991), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Duct Tape Forever (2002). He has been married to Morag Smith since 1966. They have two children.

60. Jon Stewart

Producer | The Daily Show

Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...

61. Axel Braun

Director | Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody

The son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun, and grandson of a diplomat, Axel Braun was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing. Fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in Psychology, Axel has a unique ...

62. Dan Harmon

Writer | Computerman

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Computerman (2003), Laser Fart (2004) and Monster House (2006). He was previously married to Erin McGathy.

63. Justin Roiland

Actor | Rick and Morty

Justin Roiland was born on February 21, 1980 in Stockton, California, USA as Mark Justin Roiland. He is an actor and writer, known for Rick and Morty (2013), The Most Extraordinary Space Investigations (2005) and 2 Girls, 1 Cup: The Show (2008).

64. Adam Reed

Writer | Archer

Adam Reed is a writer and producer, known for Archer (2009), Frisky Dingo (2006) and Sealab 2021 (2000).

65. Mike Flanagan

Editor | Oculus

Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop ...