Celebrities I've Metby inkybastard | created - 05 Feb 2016 | updated - 29 Sep 2016 | Public
Various celebrities whom I have met and/or seen in person over the years.
Soundtrack | Good Morning, Vietnam
Jo Ann Castle was born on September 3, 1939 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Jo Ann Zering. She has been married to Lin Biviano since September 3, 2011. She was previously married to Jack Scheiber, Bill Roeschlein and Dean Hall.
The very first celebrity autograph I ever received. I was 10 years old. She was very sweet to a nervous little kid. I found her to be bigger than life, both in person and behind her piano.
Actor | House of Dark Shadows
Jonathan Frid's career in drama began when he first "offered his soul" to the theater as a young boy at a preparatory school in Ontario, Canada. Following his graduation from McMaster University, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in the UK and later earned a Master's Degree in ...
3. Lara Parker
Actress | Dark Shadows
Lara Parker was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Memphis. She attended Central High School in Memphis and won a scholarship to Vassar College, where she began a major in Philosophy, which she completed at Southwestern at Memphis, now called Rhodes College, receiving her BA. She attended...
Actress | The Bionic Woman
Lindsay Wagner makes little distinction between her life as an actress, advocate, mother or author. What unites these various parts is a commitment through her work and her personal life to exploring and advancing human potential.
Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of ...
Actress | Jane the Virgin
Though probably not to her liking, actress Priscilla Barnes is best-known for her bittersweet replacement of TV goddess Suzanne Somers during the tension-riddled times of the popular ABC slapstick comedy series, Three's Company (1976) -- bittersweet in that although the lovely, stringy-framed ...
Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans
When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.
Writer | The Peanuts Movie
Charles M. Schulz was born on November 26, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Charles Monroe Schulz. He was a writer and producer, known for The Peanuts Movie (2015), The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983) and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He was married to Jeannie Forsyth and Joyce ...
Soundtrack | Dominick and Eugene
Country singer Jeannie C. Riley, was born as Jeanne Carolyn Stephrural on Friday, October 19th, 1945 in the very small & rural town of Anson, Texas. Her father was an automobile mechanic and her mother was a nurse. Jeannie fell in love with country music while growing up in Texas and made her ...
13. John Edward
Producer | What If God Were the Sun?
John Edward was born on October 19, 1969 in Long Island, New York, USA as John Edward Magee. He is a producer, known for What If God Were the Sun? (2007), Crossing Over with John Edward (1999) and Will & Grace (1998). He is married to Sandra. They have two children.
15. Robert Tinnell
Writer | Frankenstein and Me
Robert Tinnell was born on April 27, 1961 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Frankenstein and Me (1996), Kids of the Round Table (1995) and Mothman Chronicles. He has been married to Shannon Colaianni Tinnell since 1997.
18. Mort Walker
Writer | The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie
Mort Walker was born on September 3, 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas, USA as Addison Morton Walker. He is known for his work on The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972), Hero's Reward (1962) and A Tree Is a Tree Is a Tree? (1962). He was married to Catherine Carty and Jean Marie Suffill. He died on ...
20. Jessica Tandy
Actress | Driving Miss Daisy
A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that span of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice ...
21. Morgan Freeman
Actor | Se7en
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
22. Dan Aykroyd
Writer | Blues Brothers 2000
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...
Actor | Jingle All the Way
Sinbad was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan to two parents, Louise and the Baptist Rev. Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins and was then known as David Adkins. He is primarily known as an actor and somewhat a writer and proved his comedic acting style in House Guest (1994), Jingle All the Way (1996), First ...
25. David Schwimmer
Actor | Friends
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern where he received a bachelor's degree in speech/theater. In 1988, along with ...
26. Harry Shearer
Actor | The Simpsons
Harry Shearer was born in 1943 in Los Angeles, California. His film debut was with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), followed by The Robe (1953). Probably best known for his Saturday Night Live (1975) gigs, his NPR satire program "Le Show" and The Simpsons (1989)...
27. Donald O'Connor
Actor | Singin' in the Rain
Born into a vaudeville family, O'Connor was the youthful figure cutting a rug in several Universal musicals of the 1940s. His best-known musical work is probably Singin' in the Rain (1952), in which he did an impressive dance that culminated in a series of backflips off the wall. O'Connor was also ...
28. Eddie Fisher
Soundtrack | Carol
In 1953 Eddie Fisher was given his own fifteen-minute TV show called Coke Time (1953), sponsored by the Coca-Cola company. This show proved to be so popular that Coke then offered Eddie a $1 million contract to be their national spokesperson. A deal of that magnitude was almost unheard of at this ...
29. Enrico Colantoni
Actor | Veronica Mars
Enrico Colantoni was born on February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Veronica Mars (2004), Galaxy Quest (1999) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He has been married to Rosanna Francioni since November 11, 2011. They have four children. He was ...
30. Jackie Vernon
Mr. Vernon, who was born in New York as Ralph Verrone and attended City College, began his comedy career in the early 1950's after a stint in the Air Force. After many years of performing in small nightclubs around the country, the comedian Steve Allen discovered Mr. Vernon in a club in Windsor, ...
31. Bill Mauldin
Writer | Up Front
Bill Mauldin was born in Mountain Park, New Mexico, in 1921, and started drawing young. He took a few courses at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and, in 1940 entered the Army and was assigned as an illustrator for the military's newspaper, The Stars & Stripes. He created two characters for which ...
32. Larry Storch
Actor | The Great Race
As a kid in the 1930s growing up in a tough New York neighborhood, kinetic wiseguy Larry Storch took in the multi-ethnic flavor of his surroundings and started blurting out various accents as a juvenile to provoke laughs and earn attention. Little did he know that this early talent would take him ...
33. Gary Sandy
Actor | The Insider
Fair, light-haired 70s and 80s TV actor Gary Sandy was born in 1945 and raised in Ohio. He attended Ohio's Wilmington College and later improved on his chances of an acting career by moving to New York City, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While there he made his professional ...
34. Wolfman Jack
Actor | American Graffiti
Wolfman Jack was born on January 21, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Weston Smith. He was an actor, known for American Graffiti (1973), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and Motel Hell (1980). He was married to Lucy Lamb. He died on July 1, 1995 in Belvedere, North Carolina, ...
35. Harland Sanders
Actor | The Phynx
Harland Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, USA as Harland David Sanders. He was an actor, known for The Phynx (1970), Blast-Off Girls (1967) and What's My Line? (1950). He was married to Claudia Ledington and Josephine King. He died on December 16, 1980 in Shelbyville, ...
37. Diane Keaton
Actress | Annie Hall
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...
38. Bill Clinton
Self | The War Room
Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas, to Virginia Dell (Cassidy) and William Jefferson Blythe, Jr., a traveling salesman. His father died in a car crash three months before Bill was born. He was raised by his grandparents for four years while his mother was in ...
40. George Bush
Self | Feed
The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush (known colloquially as "Bush 41" to distinguish him from his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the U.S., who is known as "Bush 43"), was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts, a suburb south of Boston. ...
41. Ted Koppel
Producer | Koppel on Discovery
Ted Koppel was born on February 8, 1940 in Lancashire, England as Edward James Martin Koppel. He is known for his work on Koppel on Discovery (2006), ABC News Nightline (1980) and Nightline Up Close (2002). He has been married to Grace Anne Koppel since May 17, 1963. They have four children.
43. Jo Anne Worley
Actress | A Goofy Movie
This tall (with piled-on jet-black hair), attractive, tunnel-mouthed comedienne is a one-of-a-kind commodity and certainly no shrinking violet when it comes to entertaining. Unapologetically, she adores the center stage...and vice versa -- the stage loves her. Like several of her Rowan & ...
44. John Rubinstein
Actor | Family
John Rubinstein is an actor, director, composer, singer, and teacher. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1946, the same year his father, the renowned Polish-born concert pianist Artur Rubinstein, became an American citizen. He is the youngest of four children. His sister, Eva, danced and ...
45. Mickey Rooney
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...
46. Bob Newhart
Actor | The Rescuers
Bob Newhart is an American actor and stand-up comedian. His comedic style involves deadpan delivery of dialogue, a slight stammer when talking, and comedic monologues. He has cited earlier comedians George Gobel (1919-1991), Ray Goulding (1920-1990), and Bob Elliott (1923-2016) as his main ...
48. Jason Bateman
Actor | Arrested Development
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).
He was born in Rye, New York. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
49. Billie Bird
Actress | Sixteen Candles
Vaudeville comedienne Billie Bird Sellen was discovered at an orphanage at the age of eight years and hired to tour theater circuits with a vaudeville troupe. During the Vietnam War she accompanied 12 USO tours entertaining the troops in the war zone in the 1960s and 1970s. She had worked as ...
50. John Fiedler
Actor | 12 Angry Men
Typical of busy character actors, Fiedler made his face (and voice) recognizable to millions. Many know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient "Mr. Peterson" on The Bob Newhart Show (1972); others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie, The Odd Couple (1968), and spin-off TV show, The Odd ...
51. Peter Scolari
Actor | Newhart
Peter Scolari was born on September 12, 1955 in New Rochelle, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Newhart (1982), Girls (2012) and That Thing You Do! (1996). He has been married to Tracy Shayne since June 21, 2013. He was previously married to Cathy Trien, Debra Steagall and Lisa ...
52. Jack Riley
Actor | Spaceballs
Cleveland-born comedy actor Jack Riley switched his career interest from baseball to acting after obtaining a radio job, writing and performing skits while attending John Carroll University. He toured military bases throughout the world in comedy shows after being drafted in the Army in 1958.
53. Peter Bonerz
Director | The Bob Newhart Show
Peter Bonerz was born on August 6, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as Peter Baldwin Bonerz. He is a director and actor, known for The Bob Newhart Show (1972), Murphy Brown (1988) and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989). He has been married to Rosalind Di Trapani since December 13, 1963...
55. Jeff Conaway
Actor | Grease
Jeff Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Taxi (1978) and Babylon 5 (1994). He was married to Kerri Young and Rona Newton-John. He died on May 27, 2011 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...
56. Julia Duffy
Actress | Newhart
October 2018 her book Bad Auditions is released online and in stores. In it she tells stories of her own 'bad' auditions, in an irreverent manner, in order to help prepare young actors for the real world of auditioning. It features a foreword by director Michael Lehmann and a cover blurb by Danny ...
57. Bill Daily
Actor | The Bob Newhart Show
Congenial, unassuming and always ingratiating comic actor Bill Daily came to fame as the bumbling, jittery playboy astronaut Roger Healy, best buddy and sidekick to Larry Hagman's accident-prone Tony Nelson in the perennial sitcom favourite I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Though his role had initially ...
Actress | Moonstruck
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...
61. James Brown
Actor | The Millers
James Brown was born on February 25, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as James Talmadge Brown. He is an actor and producer, known for The Millers (2013), For Aaron: The Documentary (2010) and King of the Hill (1997). He is married to Dorothy. They have one child.
62. Kathleen Freeman
Actress | Innerspace
Kathleen Freeman's introduction to show business came very early in life. Her parents were vaudevillians, and she made her debut at age 2 in their act. Later she attended UCLA with intentions of becoming a pianist, but was bitten by the acting bug and never looked back. She gained experience on ...
64. Patrick Swayze
Actor | Dirty Dancing
Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. ...
66. Robert Q. Lewis
Robert Q. Lewis was born on April 25, 1920 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Goldberg. He was an actor, known for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), An Affair to Remember (1957) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (...
Actor | The Longest Day
Swinging teen idol Fabiano Anthony Forte, better known to his fans as Fabian, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943, to a police officer. His father took ill and died when Fabian was young and the boy was forced to find work to help pay the family bills. With no experience but looks to die...
69. Neil Diamond
Soundtrack | The Jazz Singer
Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of...
Soundtrack | UHF
Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show - would go on to become a pop culture icon and the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time, with classic song and music video ...
71. Denis Leary
Writer | Rescue Me
Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his ...
72. Mell Lazarus
Writer | Miss Peach of the Kelly School
Mell Lazarus was born on May 3, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Melvin Lazarus. He was a writer, known for Miss Peach of the Kelly School (1982), Curiosity Shop (1971) and NBC Special Treat (1975). He was married to Sally Mitchell. He died on May 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...
73. George Takei
Actor | Star Trek
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.
George Takei was born Hosato...
74. Gregory Itzin
Actor | 24
Gregory Itzin, accomplished stage, film and television actor is perhaps best known for his Emmy Award-nominated performance for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series as 'President Charles Logan' in 24. Born in Washington, D.C. to parents Evelyn Loretta Itzin and Martin Joseph Itzin, ...
75. Steve Landesberg
Actor | Barney Miller
Steve Landesberg was born on November 23, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Barney Miller (1975), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and Wild Hogs (2007). He was married to Nancy Ross. He died on December 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
76. George Carlin
Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
George Denis Patrick Carlin was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, to Mary (Bearey), a secretary, and Patrick John Carlin, an advertising manager for The Sun; they had met while working in marketing. His father was from Donegal, Ireland, and his mother was Irish-American. His parents ...
77. David Brenner
Actor | Worth Winning
David Brenner was born on February 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as David Norris Brenner. He was an actor and writer, known for Worth Winning (1989), Snip (1976) and Theory of a Deadman: Not Meant to Be (2009). He was married to Ruth Davey, Elizabeth Slater and Geraldine (Geri) Judith ...
78. Tony Bennett
Soundtrack | War of the Worlds
Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe.
He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in ...
79. Rita Rudner
Actress | Peter's Friends
Rita Rudner was born on September 17, 1953 in Miami, Florida, USA as Rita Carol Rudner. She is an actress and writer, known for Peter's Friends (1992), Love Hurts (2009) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). She has been married to Martin Bergman since June 24, 1988. They have one child.
82. Chelsea Handler
Actress | This Means War
Chelsea Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Mormon mother, Rita (Stoecker), who was born in Germany, and an American-born Jewish father, Seymour Handler. She was the youngest of six children. In 2002, Chelsea was one of the stars of Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly (2002). Chelsea got her...