Biography Author Matching "Matt Patay" (Sorted by Name Ascending)


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1. Alana Curry

Actress | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Alana Curry was born in Redwood City, California, but she was raised in Hawaii and then Arizona. She started out her career by doing ballet and tap dance. After studying ballet for 12 years, she decided to pursue acting. During high school, she appeared in several commercials and films.

After ...

2. Allen Nabors

Actor | J. Edgar

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Allen Nabors had a fondess for acting in his high school. At age 19, he moved to Chicago where he worked as a stage hand on the Jenny Jones Show for a year. After that, he appeared with the comedy troupe Second City for three years. Nabors then moved to Los ...

3. Amber Benson

Actress | Chance

Amber Benson was born on January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama. As a young girl, she studied singing, dancing as well as acting. While still in her teens, she was involved in productions at the local community theatre. Her family moved to Los Angeles soon afterwards in 1992 so she could pursue a ...

4. Claudio Argento

Producer | Dawn of the Dead

Claudio Argento, the second born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento, was born in 1943 and, after finishing grade school and college studies in the late 1960s, started his film career as an employee with a few Italian film distribution companies. Within a short time, he was made chief ...

5. Clayton Hill

Actor | Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

Clayton Hill started entertaining at an early age. When he was six years old, he sang in beer gardens with 3 piece combos where they would throw money at him. When he was a teenager, he sang on the radio station, WTAE-Pittsburgh on Saturday mornings in front of crowds of thousands of people. He ...

6. Danny Wolske

Actor | Little Athens

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Danny Wolske started his own contracting company after he graduated from high school. He ran the company for eight years which had at one time a record of 20 employees. He turned to acting when he appeared in an episode of ER where he sold his company and ...

7. Dardano Sacchetti

Writer | 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx

Dardano Sacchetti was born in Rome, Italy in 1944. At an early age, he became a film buff in watching several American horror film imports into his native Italy first with Them! (1954). By age 16, his favourite film was My Life to Live. In 1966, Sacchetti became friends with a group of young people...

8. Dennis Petersen

Editor | Scot-free

Dennis Petersen grew up in northeast Ohio and began acting in elementary school plays when he was seven. For his birthday, he was giving a Kodak Brownie 8mm camera with which he began making backyard shorts.

His first short film was The Jogger (1984) which earned him awards from the Hollywood ...

9. Devin Hamilton

Editor | Shut Up and Kiss Me

Born and raised in North Carolina, Devin Hamilton has been a film buff most of his life. He started out in high school as an actor and writer of school plays. While still a junior and senior in high school, he won two first place awards in he Charlotte Writing Contest. Hamilton graduated from the ...

10. Hank Williams

Soundtrack | Zombieland

Hank Williams was born in September 1923 in a small Alabama farming community about 70 miles south of Montgomery. His father was a railroad engineer who was also a victim of shell shock after a year of fighting in France in 1918 during World War I and spent many years in veterans hospitals. Hank's ...

11. Jim Morrison

Soundtrack | The Doors

Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his ...

12. Joe Dante

Director | Innerspace

Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush), a ...

13. Karen Carpenter

Soundtrack | The Perry Como Christmas Show

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Karen Carpenter moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Karen's older brother, Richard Carpenter, decided to put together an instrumental trio with him on the piano, Karen on the drums and their friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In a battle of the...

14. King Faroukh

Self | Universal Newsreel

King Farouk of Egypt was the penultimate King of Egypt, succeeding his father, Fuad I, in 1936. His sister Fawzia was Queen of Iran for a brief period. His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and of Sudan, Sovereign of Nubia, of Kordofan and of Darfur".

Upon his ...

15. Lamberto Bava

Director | Dèmoni

Lamberto Bava was born in Rome, Italy, and was the first of a third generation of Italian filmmakers. His grandfather, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cameraman and optics effects artist during the early days of Italian silent cinema. His father, Mario Bava (1914-1980), was a legendary ...

16. Lucky McKee

Director | May

Born and raised in the small riverbank town of Jenny Lind in Calaveras County, California, Edward Lucky McKee grew up mostly in poverty with little access to modern forms of entertainment. When McKee was age ten, he used an old video camera to videotape his sister's birthday party which put him on ...

17. Marc Sheffler

Actor | The Last House on the Left

Marc Sheffler used to work as a stage actor for off-Broadway theater. His only film role is of the teenage Junior Stillo in the low-budget Last House on the Left (1972). Since then, Sheffler decided to pursue a career into television writing and production rather than acting.

His credits include ...

18. Mario Caiano

Director | La malavita attacca. La polizia risponde.

Mario Caiano was born in Rome, Italy, on February 13, 1933. After grade school he registered in college under the alias of Mariano Cajano. He alternated his university studies in philology with his apprenticeship in the film business, working as an assistant director and occasionally a scriptwriter...

19. Mick Garris

Writer | Amazing Stories

Born in Santa Monica, California, on December 4, 1951, Mick Garris grew up with his mother in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Van Nuys from age 12, following his parents' divorce. Garris was making his own 8mm home movies around that time, and when he got older be became a freelance critic ...

20. Peter Frechette

Actor | Inside Man

Born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island, Peter Frechette earned a B.F.A. in Theater from the University of Rhode Island before moving to New York City to pursue acting there on stage. He earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in the play Eastern Standard which played on Broadway, and ...

21. Robert Forster

Actor | Jackie Brown

Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting ...

22. Robyn Griggs

Actress | Craig

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Robyn Griggs first started acting at age 3 in a production of A Dolls House. During her school years, she took up singing as well as dancing lessons wanting to have more experience for stage work. While still in school, Robyn traveled to New York where she ...

23. Sharon Hill

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Sharon Ceccatti (Hill) began her career in show business singing and dancing on stage in the Pittsburgh area, performing mostly in operettas. When she wasn't working, she made a living as a hospital nurse for a downtown Pittsburgh hospital. She is best known for playing the "lead zombie nurse" in ...

24. Whit Stillman

Director | Metropolitan

Whit Stillman was born in 1952 and raised in Cornwall in upstate New York, the son of a impoverished débutante from Philadelphia and a Democratic politician from Washington D.C. Stillman graduated from Harvard in 1973 and started out as a journalist in Manhattan, New York City.

In 1980 he met and ...

25. William Malone

Director | House on Haunted Hill

Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, William Malone was inspired by films during weekly trips to the Lucian Theater to see the latest releases of horror films. By age 14 he was making home movies with an 8mm camera and designing monster masks for himself and friends to wear for Halloween.

Malone ...


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