Actors/ Celebrities/ Personalities I've Met

by Htos_Drol | created - 15 Jun 2014 | updated - 25 Jun 2016 | Public

Just some people I've met.

1. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady 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 ...

August 1996 Columbus, Ohio Personal Appearance

October 2015 Columbus, Ohio Comic-Con

2. 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 ...

October 2013 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

3. Edward James Olmos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered...

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

4. Walter Koenig

Actor | Star Trek

Walter Koenig began his acting career in 1962 as an uncredited, non-speaking Sentry in the TV series Combat! (1962), and in the following few years had bit roles in several television shows, until he landed the role that would catapult his career in ways he could never have imagined, as Ensign ...

February 1998 Columbus, Ohio Book Signing

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

5. Joan Collins

Actress | Dynasty

Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Land of the Pharaohs (1955). She has been married to Percy Gibson since February 17, 2002. She was previously ...

October 2013 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

6. Bo Derek

Actress | Ghosts Can't Do It

Bo Derek was born on November 20, 1956 in Long Beach, California, USA as Mary Cathleen Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Ghosts Can't Do It (1989), Bolero (1984) and Tommy Boy (1995). She was previously married to John Derek.

October 2013 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

7. Edward Asner

Actor | Up

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a ...

October 2014 Los Angeles, Califonia Hollywood Show Convention

8. Julie Newmar

Actress | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Julia Chalene Newmeyer was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of three children. Her father, Don, was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother, Helen Jesmer, was a star of the Follies of 1920, who later became a fashion designer under the...

October 2013 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

9. Erik Estrada

Actor | CHiPs

Erik Estrada was born on March 16, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry Enrique Estrada. He is an actor and producer, known for CHiPs (1977), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) and Sealab 2021 (2000). He has been married to Nanette Mirkovich since September 20, 1997. They have one child. He was ...

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

10. Parker Stevenson

Actor | Probe

When Parker Stevenson was five years old his mother, who acted in numerous television commercials, took him to a filming session. This resulted in two small television appearances. However, Parker's father, an investment advisor, looked askance at the whole business, and although Parker appeared in...

October 2013 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

11. John Ratzenberger

Actor | Cheers

John started the improvisational comedy group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while a student at Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield/Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan...

October 2013 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

12. Larry Wilcox

Actor | CHiPs

Larry Wilcox grew up in Rawlins, Wyoming, with three siblings and raised by a single parent - his mother. He graduated and then went to the University of Wyoming and studied pre-med and then transferred to Cal State University Northridge in Southern California. His sister was tragically murdered by...

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

13. Nicholas Hammond

Actor | The Sound of Music

Nicholas Hammond was born on 15th May, 1950, in Washington DC. His parents, Col. Thomas W. Hammond and actress Eileen Bennett, married since 1945, already had one son, David (born in Paris in 1946).

When Nicholas was 6 years old, the family moved to Europe. In 1959, his mother took him to see the ...

October 2013 Los Angeles, Califonia Hollywood Show Convention

14. E.G. Marshall

Actor | 12 Angry Men

With over 150 Film and TV appearances to his credit, E.G. Marshall was arguably most well known as the imperturbable Juror No. 4 in the Sidney Lumet mystery 12 Angry Men (1957).

Some of his stand-out performances are in Creepshow (1982), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), and Nixon (1995).

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Early 1970's Detroit, Michigan Filming a Documentary on Greenfield Village

15. Gary Lockwood

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gary Lockwood was born in Van Nuys, California. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles on a football scholarship.

He began his career as a movie stuntman, and a stand-in for Anthony Perkins, prior to his acting debut in 1959 in an uncredited bit role in Warlock (1959). He also ...

November 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada Star Trek Convention

16. Stewart Moss

Actor | The Bat People

Stewart Moss was born on November 27, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bat People (1974), Star Trek (1966) and Black Sheep Squadron (1976). He was married to Marianne McAndrew. He died on September 13, 2017 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA.

November 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada Star Trek Convention

17. Michael Forest

Actor | Jûbê ninpûchô

Six-foot-three and weighing in at a lean, mean 215, Michael Forest was a rugged-looking addition to the Roger Corman and Gene Corman's list of leading men during their 1950s heyday. Between Corman films, he was a stage actor who worked in Shakespearean plays and other legitimate productions as ...

November 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada Star Trek Convention

18. William Windom

Actor | Escape from the Planet of the Apes

A man of all mediums, this veteran, Manhattan-born character actor was named after his great-grandfather, Lincolnesque Congressman William Windom. Born in 1923, the son of Paul Windom, an architect, and the former Isobel Wells Peckham, Bill attended Williams College and the University of Kentucky, ...

November 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada Star Trek Convention

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

20. Luciana Carro

Actress | Blades of Glory

Luciana Carro is a Toronto-born actress known for her dramatic and comedic roles on American television and feature films.

Carro began studying acting as a child and showcased her talent in a number of local productions. Her high school drama teacher Gerry Campbell, father of actress Neve Campbell, ...

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

21. Susan Olsen

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Susan Olsen was born on August 14, 1961 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Susan Marie Olsen. She is an actress, known for The Brady Bunch (1969), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) and Child of the '70s (2012). She was previously married to Mitch Markwell and Steve Ventimiglia.

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

22. Robbie Rist

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Robbie Rist was born on April 4, 1964 in La Mirada, California, USA as Robert Anthony Rist. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017).

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

23. Jay North

Actor | Dennis the Menace

Jay North will forever be remembered for giving life to the comic strip hellion Dennis the Menace (1959) on TV. Humanizing this little tornado would not only be his treasure, it would be his torment. Born in 1951, Jay was first seen on TV in 1958 and moved eagerly to minor filming the next year. ...

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

24. Jeannie Russell

Actress | Dennis the Menace

Jeannie Russell was born on October 22, 1950 in Pasco, Washington, USA. She is known for her work on Dennis the Menace (1959), Emily or Oscar and The Bilderberg Club: Meet the Shadow One World Government (2009).

October 2014 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

25. Ralph Macchio

Actor | The Karate Kid

Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy (1980), then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough (1977) followed...

October 2015 Columbus, Ohio Comic-Con

26. 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 David Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear ...

October 2015 Columbus, Ohio Comic-Con

27. Jan-Michael Vincent

Actor | Bite the Bullet

Virile, handsome and square-jawed youthful star of the 1970s and 1980s whose early potential at super-stardom fizzled out. Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself portraying rebellious young men bucking the system, as in Tribes (1970), White Line Fever (1975) and Baby Blue Marine (...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

28. Christopher Atkins

Actor | The Blue Lagoon

Christopher Atkins was born on February 21, 1961 in Rye, New York, USA as Christopher Atkins Bomann. He is an actor and writer, known for The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Pirate Movie (1982) and A Night in Heaven (1983). He was previously married to Lyn Barron.

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

29. Ann Robinson

Actress | The War of the Worlds

Growing up in the proverbial shadow of the studios, California native Ann Robinson acted in grade-school plays and later fibbed her way into the movie business as a stunt woman on movies such as Black Midnight (1949), The Story of Molly X (1949), and Frenchie (1950). She was part of Paramount's ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

30. Fred Dryer

Actor | Hunter

Former College Football standout at San Diego State University where he played Defensive End. Was a first round Draft Pick of the New York Giants in 1969 where he played for 3 seasons before finishing his 13 year career with the Los Angeles Rams.

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

31. Kelli Maroney

Actress | Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Kelli Maroney began her career acting and studying at the Guthrie Theater in her native Minneapolis, MN., then went to New York to study at the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory. Two weeks after she arrived in Manhattan, Kelli was cast as evil adolescent "Kimberly Harris" on the daytime ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

32. Kato Kaelin

Actor | BASEketball

Kato Kaelin was born on March 9, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Brian Kaelin. He is known for his work on BASEketball (1998), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) and Bad Blood (1994). He was previously married to Cynthia Coulter.

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

33. Gary Busey

Actor | The Buddy Holly Story

A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

34. Lee Purcell

Actress | JL Ranch

Lee Purcell was born on June 15, 1947 in Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA as Lee Jeune Williams. She is an actress, known for JL Ranch (2016), Kids vs Monsters (2015) and Valley Girl (1983).

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

35. Alfonso Ribeiro

Actor | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York on September 21, 1971. Alfonso's family is from Trinidad & Tobago. Although rumor has been that he is of Dominican descent, he has stated in an interview that this is false. Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

36. Patrick Duffy

Actor | Dallas

Youngest of 2 children, and only son born to Terrence and Marie Duffy. Patrick was born in Montana, where his parents owned local taverns, and raised in Everett, Washington, since age 12. He wanted to become a professional athlete, and became a certified scuba diver while in his teens. However, his...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

37. Morgan Fairchild

Actress | Friends

This elegant lady defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

38. Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Herbert Jefferson Jr. was born on September 28, 1946 in Sandersville, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica (1978), Knight Rider (1982) and Apollo 13 (1995).

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

39. Anne Lockhart

Actress | The Time Traveler's Wife

Actress, writer, producer, and director Anne Lockhart can look back over 100 years to trace her theatrical roots.

She was born Anne Kathleen Maloney on September 6, 1953 in New York City and grew up in Brentwood, California. Born to one of theatre's leading families, she is the fourth generation of ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

40. Judge Reinhold

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop

Judge Reinhold has been in over seventy-five motion picture and television roles and enjoys a 25-year relationship with an international audience of all ages. His films include Stripes, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ruthless People, and Disney's Christmas franchise, The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3. ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

41. Kent McCord

Actor | Predator 2

The son of Bert and Laura McWhirter, Kent Franklin McWhirter was born in Los Angeles on September 26, 1942. Planning to become a physical education instructor and football coach, he transferred from Citrus Junior College to the University of Southern California in 1961. There he met Ricky Nelson ...

October 2015 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Show Convention

42. Fritz Peerenboom

Actor | Nite Owl Theatre Starring Fritz the Nite Owl

Fritz Peerenboom was born as Frederick C. Peerenboom. He is an actor and writer, known for Nite Owl Theatre Starring Fritz the Nite Owl (2010) and Framelines (2011).

June 2016 Columbus, Ohio CAPA Summer Movie Series



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