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Dick Whittinghill

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Dick Whittinghill

Noral Edwin "Dick" Whittinghill (March 5, 1913 – January 24, 2001) was an American film and television actor, recording artist and radio DJ in the United States. His early music career included membership in The Pied Pipers vocal group which sang with Tommy Dorsey's big band. Beginning in 1950, Whittinghill was for three decades the popular morning drive disc jockey at radio station KMPC in Los Angeles. During KMPC's heyday in the 50's and 60's, his fellow announcers included Ira Cook, Roger Carroll, Johnny Grant, Gary Owens, Johnny Magnus and Geoff Edwards. After his retirement, he was heard on a recorded Sunday program on KMPC, and later as afternoon drive personality at KPRZ, Los Angeles, reversing his traditional KMPC role, as former KMPC afternoon DJ Gary Owens was then KPRZ morning man. Among the features of his program were the "story records," sent in by listeners, in which a short anecdote was completed with a line from a song. For example, the spider told Little Miss Muffet, "You can keep the curd ...more...

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Johnny Whitworth

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Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth (born October 31, 1975) is an American actor. Whitworth is best known for his performance as villain Blackout in the superhero film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011).[1] Life and career Whitworth's early years were spent in his birthplace, Charleston, South Carolina, with his mother. As his parents were divorced, he eventually chose to live with his father in Plano, Texas. But following that he moved to Los Angeles with his mother and at the age of 18 started his acting career with a guest appearance on Party of Five in 1994. His debut in movies was with Bye Bye Love in 1995.[2] That same year, he played A.J. in the film Empire Records. Whitworth quit acting after his first few movies but then made a comeback in 1997's The Rainmaker. He had a recurring role on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami, where he played bad-boy Detective Jake Berkeley, a love interest of Calleigh Duquesne. The story line swiftly made Whitworth's character a controversial one, as his competition for Duquesne was l ...more...

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Richard Whorf

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Richard Whorf

Richard Whorf (June 4, 1906 – December 14, 1966) was an American actor, author, director, and designer. Life and career Whorf was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, to Harry and Sarah (née Lee) Whorf. His older brother was linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf.[1] Whorf began his acting career on the Boston stage as a teenager then moved to Broadway at age 21. He had a role in a production of Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre in New York City. He moved to Hollywood and became a contract player in films of the 1930s and 1940s, before becoming a director in 1944. He played a famous painter who had resorted to drinking in the 1960 episode "The Illustrator" of ABC's The Rifleman, starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford. He directed a number of television programs in the 1950s and 1960s, including early episodes of CBS show Gunsmoke and also The Beverly Hillbillies starring Buddy Ebsen (most if not all of the first two seasons), and the entire second season of My Three Sons. He directed the short-lived 1959 syndi ...more...

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Joe Whyte

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Joe Whyte

Joseph "Joe" Whyte (born April 18, 1961) is an American actor and voice actor. He attended California State University, where he performed in acting groups. Whyte has also been working for Disney. He is best known for voicing Mermaid Man in the SpongeBob SquarePants video games series, as well as voicing Mr. Krabs in some of the SpongeBob video games, when Clancy Brown was not available. Filmography Live-action Night Visitors ... Tad Whitmore Assault of the Party Nerds ... T.K. Sports Night ... Mountain Climber The Drew Carey Show ... Barbershop Quartet Singer #3 Tuesdays with Morrie ... Acapella Singer #4 General Hospital ... Paul Animation Tarzan... Jonathan The Emperor's New Groove... Official Home on the Range... Vulture/Additional voices Chicken Little... Rodriguez / Acorn Mascot / Umpire[1] Meet the Robinsons... Reporter[1] Bolt... Additional voices The Princess and the Frog... Additional voices Flash Gordon Classic... Hans Zarkov Hotel Transylvania 3... Tinkles V ...more...

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Richard Widmark

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Richard Widmark

Richard Weedt Widmark (December 26, 1914 – March 24, 2008) was an American film, stage, and television actor and producer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as the villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death (1947), for which he also won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Early in his career, Widmark was typecast in similar villainous or anti-hero roles in films noir, but he later branched out into more heroic leading and supporting roles in Westerns, mainstream dramas, and horror films among others. For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Widmark has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard. In 2002, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Early life Widmark was born December 26, 1914, in Sunrise Township, Minnesota,[1] the son of Ethel Mae (née Barr) and Carl Henry Widmark.[2][3] His father was of Swedish descent, and his mot ...more...

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Scott Whyte

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Scott Whyte

Scott Whyte (born January 8, 1978, in Manhattan Beach, California) is an American actor, best known for his role as Chris Anderson on City Guys. He has also appeared in television series such as That '70s Show and Just Shoot Me!, as well as appearing in the films D2: The Mighty Ducks and its sequel, D3, although as different characters.[1] Biography Whyte has spent his entire life living in the South Bay of California. Always interested in the arts, he has been leaping from one form to the other, having spent time in animation along with playing music, all while maintaining an acting career. He also attended the University of Southern California briefly until he landed a starring role on NBC’s City Guys. He made his film debut in the Mel Gibson/Kurt Russell feature Tequila Sunrise. At age 10, after watching Raiders of the Lost Ark, Whyte figured he could become the next Indiana Jones. But after breaking his wrist swinging from a tree, he set his sights on the goal of becoming an actor, so that he "could do ...more...

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Geoffrey Wigdor

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Geoffrey Wigdor

Geoffrey Wigdor (born January 23, 1982) is an American actor.[1] He is best known for his role in the drama film Sleepers in 1996.[2] Career Wigdor got his first role playing J.J. Forbes on the soap opera Loving, later called The City. The show was cancelled in 1997. In 1994, he played the part of Flick in the movie It Runs in the Family (aka My Summer Story). Geoffrey also appeared in commercials including Chef Boyardee and Pringles Chips. In 1996, he played young John Reilly in the film Sleepers, an allegedly true story, for which Wigdor was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor. He also starred in the movie Levity and was a guest on the television show Las Vegas. He was also appeared on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit- 'Tangled' episode in 2001. where he played Jesse Kleberg. In 2008, he appeared again as Donald 'Dizzer' Zuccho, in the 'Babies' episode. Geoffrey currently lives in New York City and works as a real estate agent for the Ha ...more...

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Robert Wightman

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Robert Wightman

Robert Wightman is an American actor perhaps best known for replacing Richard Thomas in the role of John-Boy Walton in the TV series The Waltons. He played the role beginning with the show's eighth season in 1979 until the end of the series in 1981. He also appeared in the role in the TV movie A Day of Thanks on Walton's Mountain in 1982. His movie credits include American Gigolo and the starring role in Stepfather III as the main character of the film, taking over the role originally played by Terry O'Quinn. He has worked often in the theater, notably in the West Coast Premier of the Tennessee Williams' play Vieux Carré produced with Williams' blessing by Karen Kondazian and starring Ray Stricklyn.[1]Robert Osborne said both Stricklyn and Wightman gave "touching and heartbreaking performances".[2] Wightman had earlier appeared in two other works of Williams produced by Kondazian, Sweet Bird of Youth with Ed Harris, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winning production of The Rose Tattoo, which w ...more...

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Tom Wiggin

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Tom Wiggin

Tom Wiggin (born July 6, 1955) is an American actor, writer and entrepreneur. Career In a career that has spanned four decades, Wiggin has acted professionally on stage, TV and in films. He has also written for two soap operas (Another World and As the World Turns) and had one screenplay optioned (Gift of the Robin's Nest). Wiggin is best known for creating the role of nefarious businessman Kirk Anderson on the long-running soap opera As the World Turns. Wiggin started his career in New York after dropping out of Columbia University. He landed the role of Danny Zuko in a national tour of 'Grease' and eventually joined the Broadway cast. He left 'Grease' to star in an Off Broadway production of the British play 'Class Enemy' during which he was cast as Mike, the ex-quarterback cutter, in the TV series Breaking Away. Wiggin went on to contract roles on two soap operas, Texas (Joe Foster) and Another World (Gil Fenton), acting with such luminaries as Morgan Freeman and Joe Morton. Between these two contracts, ...more...

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David Wike

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David Wike

David Wike (born April 20, 1969) is an American film and stage actor, writer, director and musician. Personal Wike was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1969. His brother, Mark Wike, is a music supervisor for film and TV and was the bass player in the indie rock band The Bogmen. Career Film writing and directing Out There is a 2008 comedy film written and directed by David Wike. It stars Kevin Corrigan, Clea DuVall, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Xander Berkeley, Margo Martindale and Wike. Out There premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. Stage Wike played the role of "Joey" in the original production of The Dog Problem by David Rabe. It premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. Film Film Year Title Role Notes 2008 Out There Russell also written and directed by 2007 Damages 2005 Hitch Chip 2003 In America Barker 2002 Bridget Pete 2001 Scotland Pa. Jimmy McMann 2001 The $treet Vince Pritchett TV Series 2001 Law & Order Cla ...more...

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Daryl Wilcher

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Daryl Wilcher

Daryl Wilcher (born June 19, 1969) is an American actor. Early life and career Wilcher was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He began appearing in commercials for KFC, Coca-Cola and Combos Pretzels at a young age. He is an SAG actor who trained in several theater groups in Atlanta, he spent three years training at the Academy theater in Atlanta, Georgia and a further two years with the Robert Sawyer theater group in Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles . He began acting in film and television 1988 when he appeared in the long-running television series America's Most Wanted. The following year, he starred alongside Pamela Springsteen in cult horror sequel Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland,[1] in which he played the role of "Riff", perhaps a character he is best known for. His other movie appearances include Freejack, with Emilio Estevez and Mick Jagger, and the direct-to-video films Zombeak,[2] Grandma's Sloopy Seconds[3] and Clown Versus Monkey[4] His television appearances include a guest roles in crime series In ...more...

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Larry Wilcox

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Larry Wilcox

Larry Dee Wilcox (born August 8, 1947) is an American actor known for his role as California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker in television series CHiPs, which ran from 1977 to 1983 in which he was assigned 7 Mary 3 and became partners with Francis Llewelyn "Frank" Poncherello. He left the series after the end of the fifth season. He is a decorated Marine veteran, accomplished motorcycle rider, race car driver, Bonneville Salt Flats land speed record holder, and private pilot. Early life, education, and military service Wilcox was born on 8 August 1947 in San Diego, California, the son of Marion G. and John C. Wilcox.[1] He was raised in Rawlins, Wyoming, with his three siblings by a single parent - their mother. He graduated from Rawlins High School went to the Univ of Wyoming, then transferred to L.A. Pierce College and joined the U.S. Marines. eventually went to Cal State Northridge. He worked at different jobs including acting and rodeo cowboy. Wilcox joined the Marines in May 1967 and serve ...more...

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Frank Wilcox

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Frank Wilcox

Frank Reppy Wilcox (March 13, 1907 – March 3, 1974) was an American character actor who made appearances in more than 150 films and nearly 200 episodes of television programs. Background Wilcox was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger V. Wilcox.[1] Though born in De Soto in Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, he was reared primarily in Atchison, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence for a year, where he was a fraternity brother of subsequent newsman John Cameron Swayze. He graduated in 1933 from St. Benedict's College, now Benedictine College, in Atchison. Years later, Wilcox was an active and honored trustee of Benedictine College.[2] Wilcox first came to California to live with his grandparents and to work in the lemon groves near Pomona. He later opened a tire repair shop in Pomona and helped to establish a theater company. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse,[1] where he met George Reeves, prior to Reeves' being cast as Clark Kent in Adventures of Superman. He and Reeves were in el ...more...

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Ralph Wilcox (actor)

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Ralph Wilcox (actor)

Ralph Wilcox (born January 30, 1950) is an American actor and director who has appeared in many movies and guest roles on television series during his career in Hollywood, dating to the early 1970s. Some of his most memorable roles include "Jammin' Jim" Jenkins on the Emerald Cove segments of The Mickey Mouse Club, Mason Freeman in seaQuest 2032, and Mugambi in Tarzan: The Epic Adventures. He played the role of Uncle Henry in the original Broadway production of The Wiz. He wrote, directed, and produced The Lena Baker Story (2008), which chronicled the life of Lena Baker, a 43-year-old African-American mother of three who was convicted of capital murder and executed in 1945 by the electric chair in Georgia. She received a full pardon in 2005. Partial filmography Actor Gordon's War (1973) .... Black hit man Crazy Joe (1974) .... Sam Maude (TV) (The Runaway) (1974).... Hinkley The Super Cops (1974) .... John Hayes Claudine (1974) .... Young Brother Big Eddie (TV) (1975) (main character) .... Raym ...more...

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Alan Wilder (actor)

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Alan Wilder (actor)

Alan Wilder (born September 24, 1953) is an American actor who has appeared on film and television. Alan is also a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company. He has appeared in over 55 Steppenwolf productions. Filmography[1] Year Film Role Notes 1978 A Wedding Caterer (uncredited) 1988 Poltergeist III Observer Betrayed Duffin Child's Play Walter Criswell 1989 Dream Breakers Salesman TV Movie 1990 Home Alone Scranton Ticket Agent 1991 The Grapes of Wrath Muley Graves TV Movie 1992 Straight Talk Snake Man A League of Their Own Nelson 1993 Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Billy TV Movie 1994 Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter Vern Episode: The Good Death Mad About You Registrar #1 Episode: Disorientation 1996 Party of Five Mr. Shiffer Episode: Short Cuts Early Edition Friendly Guy Episode: Pilot Cybill Doctor Episode: It's for You, Mrs. Lincoln Public Morals Father Dan Episode: The Red Cover Murph ...more...

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Tristan Wilds

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Tristan Wilds

Tristan Paul Mack Wilds is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Wilds is credited as Tristan Wilds as an actor and Mack Wilds as a recording artist.[1][2] He is known for his roles as Michael Lee on the HBO original drama series, The Wire, and as Dixon Wilson on the CW teen drama series, 90210. He was also featured in the Adele music video for "Hello". His debut album, New York: A Love Story was released on September 30, 2013[3][4] and was nominated for the Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards in 2014.[5] Wilds' second album was released on April 7, 2017.[6] Early life and education Wilds was born and grew up in Staten Island, New York City. His mother, Monique Moncion, is of Afro-Dominican descent, and his father, Paul Wilds, is African-American.[7][8] His mother was first a beautician and then a stockbroker. Wilds attended and graduated from the Michael J. Petrides School in Staten Island.[5] Acting career His acting debut came in Miracle's Boys, a drama mini-series p ...more...

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Fred Willard

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Fred Willard

Frederick Charles Willard (born September 18, 1939)[1] is an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, best known for his improvisational comedy. He is known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. In 2010, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearances on Modern Family. He was also nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for his role as host of What's Hot, What's Not. Early life Willard was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.[2][3][4] His father, also named Fred Willard,[5] worked at the financial department of a bank.[6] His father died in 1951.[5] He graduated from the Kentucky Military In ...more...

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Billy Dee Williams

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Billy Dee Williams

William December "Billy Dee" Williams Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, and singer. Williams is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise, first appearing in The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Williams has also appeared in critically acclaimed films like Brian's Song (1971), Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Mahogany (1975), Nighthawks (1981), and Batman (1989), in which he portrayed Harvey Dent. In August 2018 it was announced that Williams would return as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX.[1] Early life and education Williams was born in New York City, the son of Loretta Anne (1915–2016), a West Indian-born elevator operator from Montserrat, and William December Williams, Sr. (1910–2008), an African-American caretaker from Texas.[2][3] He has a twin sister, Loretta, and grew up in Harlem, where he was raised by his maternal grandmother while his parents worked at several jobs. Williams graduated from The High School of Music & Art (later merged ...more...

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Bill Williams (actor)

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Bill Williams (actor)

William Herman Katt (born Herman August Wilhelm Katt;[1] May 15, 1915 – September 21, 1992), known as Bill Williams, was an American television and film actor. He is best known for his starring role in the early television series The Adventures of Kit Carson, which aired in syndication from 1951 to 1955. Life and career Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York[1] to German immigrant parents. He attended the Pratt Institute, and became a professional swimmer, performing in underwater shows. He landed a walk-on role as a theater usher in King Kong (1933). He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II, but was discharged before the end and became an actor. His credited debut was in The Blue Room in 1944, using the professional name Bill Williams. His first starring role was opposite Susan Hayward in Deadline at Dawn (1946), and it made him a star. Williams appeared in ten films before he landed the lead role in television's The Adventures of Kit Carson, which ran for 105 episodes. When the series e ...more...

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Barry Williams

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Barry Williams

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Chris Williams (actor)

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Chris Williams (actor)

Christopher James Williams (born November 2, 1967) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He starred as "Eddie" on the CBS series The Great Indoors. He is the younger brother of Vanessa Williams. Career Williams is African American. He was raised Roman Catholic.[1][2] He is the great-great-grandson of Republican politician William A. Feilds. He is a graduate of Georgetown University. Williams has made appearances on numerous television shows such as CSI, JAG, The Shield, Weeds, Reno 911!, Californication, and popularly as fictional rap artist Krazee-Eyez Killa on Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2007, he guest starred on Monk in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy". On February 3, 2010, Williams made an appearance on his older sister Vanessa Williams' series Ugly Betty playing Wilhelldiva Hater, a female impersonator of her character Wilhelmina Slater. In 2012, he was featured in an Apple commercial. Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 1994 Blankman Production Manager ...more...

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Gary Anthony Williams

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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary Anthony Williams (born March 14, 1966)[1] is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He provided the voice of Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks, Yancy Westridge in the video game Alpha Protocol, and Horace Warfield in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. He appeared on the television series Weeds, Boston Legal, Blue Collar TV and as "Abe" Kenarban in Malcolm in the Middle. Williams co-founded and is Artistic Director of the L.A. Comedy Shorts film festival in Hollywood, California. He starred alongside Cedric the Entertainer on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man, He has been a recurring guest on the improv comedy TV series Whose Line is it Anyway, and is a regular member of the live improv comedy show The Black Version. Early life and career Born in Fayetteville, Georgia,[2] Williams was involved in theater, comedy and television in Atlanta, where his credits include acting with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, performing and writing for Agatha's: A Taste of Mystery and ...more...

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Gregory Alan Williams

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Gregory Alan Williams

Gregory Alan Williams (born June 12, 1956)[1] is an American actor and author. He is known for portraying LAPD Officer Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch. From 2011 until 2013, Williams portrayed the role of Coach Pat Purnell in the USA Network series Necessary Roughness. Williams also appeared on the 2015 ABC series Secrets and Lies then on Greenleaf, and in 2017 on Manhunt: Unabomber Early life and acting career Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Williams graduated from East High School, and attended Coe College and served in the United States Marine Corps before pursuing a career in acting. He made his acting debut opposite Steven Seagal in the 1988 film Above the Law. The following year, Williams won the role of Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch. He reprised the role in the 1995 spin-off series Baywatch Nights, before returning to Baywatch in 1996. After leaving the series in 1998, Williams has had recurring guest roles on The Sopranos, The West Wing, The District, The Game, Army Wives, and Drop Dead Diva. Additionally, he ...more...

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Paul Williams (songwriter)

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Paul Williams (songwriter)

Paul Hamilton Williams Jr.[2] (born September 19, 1940)[3][4] is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for writing popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s, including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Out in the Country," Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World," David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart" and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays." Williams is also known for his musical contributions to films, including the Academy Award-nominated song "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, and penning the lyrics to the #1 chart-topping song "Evergreen," the love theme from the Barbra Streisand vehicle A Star Is Born, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. He wrote the lyrics to the opening theme for the television show The Love Boat, with music previously composed by Charles Fox, which was originally sung by Jack Jones and, later, by Dionne Warwick.[5] Williams had a v ...more...

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Robin Williams

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Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance.[1] After rising to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisation skills[2][3] and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created.[4][5] Williams has been called the funniest person of all time.[6][7] After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred in numerous films that achieved critical and financial success, including Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Aladdin (1992), The Birdcage (1996), and Good Will Hunting (1997). He also starred in widely acclaimed films, such as The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher ...more...

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R. J. Williams

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R. J. Williams

RJ Williams (born July 19, 1978) is an American media and Internet entrepreneur. He is the founder of the media company Young Hollywood. Early life and Education RJ Williams was born in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1978. He was educated at the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, and attended film school at the University of Southern California. Acting career Williams was a child actor on movies and television shows, one of his credits being the child character Rowdy for two seasons of General Hospital, for which he became a winner of the Young Artist Award for best Actor in a Daytime Series for his role in General Hospital at the 12th annual Youth In Film Awards.[1] Additionally, he was the voice of the title cartoon bear Kissyfur, which started in 1986. He also guest starred in a few episodes of Full House and an episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation (The Child in 1988). In the early 1990s, Williams provided the voice of Kit Cloudkicker in the animated show TaleSpin ...more...

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Ty Williams (actor)

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Ty Williams (actor)

Ty Williams (born December 24, 1966) is an American film and television actor. Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but grew up in the city of Shields in Michigan. Ty attended the Swan Valley High School, and then attended the Central Michigan University. He had moved to Los Angeles in 1998. His father has German ancestry, and his mother has French Canadian ancestry. Williams is an actor, stuntman, producer, and also a miscellaneous crew member. His film debut was in the film Dawn of Our Nation which was made in 2001, and then appeared on TV, then in 2004, Ty had an uncredited role as a "Trooper" in the action film sequel Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation. In 2006, Ty had got signed for a role in another action sequel in Mission: Impossible III as the "Thug", the film starred Tom Cruise again as agent spy Ethan Hunt. Filmography Mission: Impossible III (2006) (uncredited) - Thug The Shield (2005) (TV series) - Bad Cop (1 episode) Clubhouse (2004) (TV series) - Marino (1 episode) Stars ...more...

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Tyler James Williams

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Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams (born October 9, 1992) is an American actor, hip hop recording artist, martial artist, musician, music video director, film director and graphic designer. He is most recognizable for having played the title character of the Chris Rock-inspired sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, and songwriter Cyrus DeBarge in the Disney Channel movie Let It Shine. He has also had a supporting role as Noah on AMC's The Walking Dead, and on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Early life Williams was born in Westchester County, New York and was raised in Yonkers, New York.[2] His mother, Angela Williams, is a singer and songwriter, and his father, Le’Roy Williams, is a police sergeant.[2][3] Williams has two younger brothers; Tyrel Jackson Williams (b. 1997) and Tylen Jacob Williams (b. 2001). His younger brothers are both actors, with Tyrel starring on the Disney XD series, Lab Rats as Leo Dooley and Tylen starring on the Nickelodeon sitcom Instant Mom as James Phillips. Williams had also appeared on Lab Rats, por ...more...

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Wade Williams

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Wade Williams

Wade Andrew Williams (born December 24, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his various character roles, and for his starring role as Brad Bellick on the FOX television series Prison Break. Life and career Williams was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied theatre at the University of Tulsa. He began his acting career at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman and Tracey Ullman. Williams also had a role with Denzel Washington in Richard III. Williams then continued with performances on and off Broadway and toured nationally in productions such as Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Ragtime, and Show Boat. His film credits include Flicka, Collateral, Ali and Erin Brockovich. Additionally, Williams has also appeared on television in series such as Charmed, Over There, Six Feet Under, 24, NYPD Blue, CSI and as Father Cronin on The Bernie Mac Show. From 2005 to 2008, Williams starred as Brad Bellick, leader of the correctional officers at ...more...

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Bruce Willis

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Born to a German mother and American father in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he moved to the United States with his family in 1957. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage in the 1970s.[1] He later achieved fame with his leading role on the hit television series Moonlighting (1985–89). He has since appeared in over 70 films and is widely regarded as an "action hero"[2][3][4] due to his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013), and other such roles. His credits also include Death Becomes Her (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Sin City (2005), Red (2010), Moonrise Kingdom, The Expendables 2, and Looper (all 2012). He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015. As a musician, Willis released his debut album, The Return of Bruno, in 1987. He has since released two more solo albums, i ...more...

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Travis Willingham

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Travis Willingham

Travis Hampton Willingham is an American actor who provides voices in English language dubs of Japanese anime shows, cartoons and video games. He rose to fame in the voice acting world for his portrayal of Roy Mustang in the dub of Fullmetal Alchemist[1] and reprised the role in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His other roles include Ginko in Mushishi, Cleo in Glass Fleet, Yu Kanda in D.Gray-man, Portgaz D. Ace in the Funimation dub of One Piece and Takashi Morinozuka in Ouran High School Host Club. He also voices Thor in a variety of Marvel cartoons and video games and King Roland II in the Disney Junior hit show Sofia the First. Since 2010, he has been the voice of Knuckles the Echidna from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a cast member of Critical Role, a series put out by Geek & Sundry in which he and fellow voice actors participate in Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions. Personal life Willingham married fellow voice actor Laura Bailey on September 25, 2011.[2] They reside in Los Angeles. ...more...

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Jason Willinger

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Jason Willinger

Jason Willinger (born 1971) is an American actor and voice actor, who is best known for providing the voice of Robbie Sinclair in the television sitcom Dinosaurs. He also provided additional voices for the film A Goofy Movie.[1] Willinger has also co-starred in the 1992 film Zebrahead and guest-starred in the television sitcoms Cybill and Champs. In 2006, Willinger was the narrator for the reality television series Everest: Beyond the Limit and in Cesar 911.[1] Filmography Year Title Role Notes 1991–1994 Dinosaurs Robbie Sinclair Voice 1992 Zebrahead Bobby 1995 A Goofy Movie Additional voices Voice Cybill Willy 1996 Champs Rick 2001 Chasing the Sun Guest appearance VoiceTV Documentary 2002 TV Tales Narrator Voice 2006–2009 Everest: Beyond the Limit Narrator Voice 2014–present Cesar 911 Narrator Voice 2016 Munich'72 and Beyond Narrator VoiceDocumentary References Jason Willinger Movies & TV, The New York Times External links Jason Willinger on IMDb ...more...

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Marc Wilmore

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Marc Wilmore

Marc Edward Wilmore (born May 4, 1963) is a television writer, producer, actor, and comedian. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona. In the early 1990s, he was a writer for In Living Color, and became a regular cast member in the final (1993–94) season. From 1999 to 2001, he served as a writer for the claymation series The PJs, and provided the voice of the character Walter. He was a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2000, he became a writer and producer for The Simpsons. His older brother Larry Wilmore is also a writer, producer and actor. Early life Marc Edward Wilmore was born on May 4, 1963 in San Bernardino County, California.[1][2] He has an older brother, Larry, who is a television comic.[2] Wilmore joins The Simpsons In a scene in the episode "They Saved Lisa's Brain," Comic Book Guy announces that Springfield is in 299th place on a list of the United States' 300 most livable cities. East St. Louis is in last place. A journalist for a "local East St Louis [news]paper" noticed this, and c ...more...

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Crawford Wilson

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Crawford Wilson

Crawford "Crawdaddy" Wilson (born September 9, 1989) is an American actor and voice actor, from Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for playing the lead role of Sagi in the Nintendo GameCube role-playing video game Baten Kaitos Origins. He also voiced Jet in the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Early life Wilson grew up in a small Amish community outside of Bolivar, Tennessee, where he quickly became one of the best rabbit handlers to come out of the Mid-South. His grandfather once remarked, "These rabbits take to Crawford like a thirsty calf to an udder. I've never seen anything like it." After a butter related incident, Wilson was exiled from the Amish community and left for the big city. During his time in the big city, Crawford acclimated to modern life by way of his apprenticeship under the great Garry Turner (UK), (World's Stretchiest Skin record holder). During this time, he was introduced to the world of entertainment. He fell in love with the spotlight and developed a massive superiorit ...more...

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Reno Wilson

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Reno Wilson

Roy "Reno" Wilson (born January 20, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and voice artist. He is best known for his role as Howard in the sitcom The Cosby Show and Officer Carl McMillan in Mike & Molly. He is also known for providing character voices in the Transformers film series. Career Acting Wilson has appeared in a number of television programs and films. His first television role was on the NBC's The Cosby Show, where (on a recurring basis) he portrayed Theo Huxtable's college friend Howard during Seasons 5 and 6 of the series. His most recent film roles were that of Orlando in Crank and Crank: High Voltage. He was also a main cast member on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (Wilson frequently works with good friend and fellow actor Billy Gardell), and has also acted in Prison Break. Voice acting In his voice over work, Wilson is known as the voices of Frenzy, Mudflap and Brains in the Transformers film series. He is also the voice of Sazh Katzroy in Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels, Final Fa ...more...

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Thomas F. Wilson

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Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. (born April 15, 1959) is an American actor, voice-over artist, and podcaster best known for playing Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy and Coach Ben Fredricks on NBC's Freaks and Geeks and for his voice-over work in movies, TV shows and video games. Early life Wilson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in nearby Wayne, Pennsylvania. While attending Radnor High School, he was involved in dramatic arts;[1] was president of the debate team, where his partner was future New York Times columnist David Brooks and played tuba in the high school band and was drum major of his marching band. He studied international politics at Arizona State University. Wilson attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While in New York, he got his first "real" stage experience as a comedian. Career In the early 1980s, Wilson moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. He shared an apartment with fellow aspiring come ...more...

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Trey Wilson

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Trey Wilson

Donald Yearnsley "Trey" Wilson III (January 21, 1948 – January 16, 1989) was an American character actor known for playing rural, authoritarian type characters, most notably in comedies such as Raising Arizona and Bull Durham.[1][2][3] Career During his career, Wilson appeared in numerous stage productions and 30 films or television shows, including guest roles on Spenser: For Hire and The Equalizer. On stage, he appeared in The Front Page at Lincoln Center and on Broadway, he appeared with Sandy Duncan in Peter Pan. He also appeared in Pat Benatar's music video Love Is a Battlefield, as the father who throws her out of the house. His most memorable roles were in two films, Raising Arizona, as unpainted furniture store owner Nathan Arizona, and Bull Durham, as Joe Riggins, manager of the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team.[2][1] The end credits of The Silence of the Lambs and Miss Firecracker dedicate the films to him. Personal life and death Born in Houston, Texas, to Donald Yearnsley Wilson and Ir ...more...

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Paul Winchell

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Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell (born Paul Wilchinsky; December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, comedian, actor, voice artist, humanitarian, and inventor whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950 to 1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC, The Speidel Show, and What's My Name?. From 1965–1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell-Mahoney Time. Winchell made guest appearances on Emmy Award-winning television series from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s, such as Perry Mason, The Dick Van Dyke Show, McMillan & Wife, The Donna Reed Show, and two appearances as Homer Winch on The Beverly Hillbillies in 1962. In animation, he was the original voice of Tigger, Dick Dastardly, Gargamel, and other characters. Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366).[1] He ha ...more...

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William Winckler

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William Winckler

William Winckler (born October 3, 1964 in California) is an American actor and independent filmmaker best known for writing, producing and directing cult movies, horror films and English dubbed anime.[1] He is the son of prolific child actor Robert Winckler (often credited as Robert Winkler). In the 1980s, Winckler appeared as an actor on TV series such as Remington Steele, Knight Rider, Murder, She Wrote, Doogie Howser, M.D., Designing Women, The Fall Guy, and Short Ribbs starring Billy Barty. Winckler has also provided some voice-over work for some of his anime dubs, most notably Kenshiro in Fist of the North Star.[2] In 1984, he produced and directed the English version of the classic Tatsunoko Production Co. Ltd. anime series Tekkaman the Space Knight. He formed his own production company in 2001, producing and directing as the horror film Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove, and the Russ Meyer movie star reunion comedy The Double-D Avenger.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] He produced all-new Englis ...more...

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Paul Winfield

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Paul Winfield

Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939[1] – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder (1972), which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Winfield was also known for his roles in The Terminator, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He received five Emmy nominations overall, winning for his 1994 guest role in Picket Fences. Early years Winfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lois Beatrice Edwards, a union organizer in the garment industry. His stepfather from the age of eight was Clarence Winfield, a city trash collector and construction worker.[2][3] He graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles. From there, he attended the University of Portland, 1957–59; Stanford U ...more...

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Henry Winkler

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Henry Winkler

Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author.[1] He played the role of greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the breakout character of the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days.[2] He also starred as Sy Mittleman on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital,[3] and as Eddie R. Lawson on USA Networks's Royal Pains. Winkler also had notable guest-starring roles on Arrested Development as Barry Zuckerkorn and Dr. Saperstein on Parks and Recreation.[4] In 2018, he began appearing as Gene Cousineau on the HBO comedy Barry. For his role on Happy Days, Winkler won two Golden Globe Awards and earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. For Barry, Winkler won his first Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He also was nominated for an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Practice and has won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Ear ...more...

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Jason Wingreen

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Jason Wingreen

Jason Wingreen (October 9, 1920 – December 25, 2015) was an American actor.[1] From the early 1960s Wingreen was a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[2] Early years Born in 1920 in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family, he grew up in Howard Beach, Queens, attended John Adams High School, and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941.[3] While at Brooklyn College, he participated in the Varsity Dramatic Society.[3][4] Wingreen originally planned to become a newspaper reporter after writing about high school sports for the Brooklyn Eagle during his high school years.[5] During World War II, he served with the United States Army Air Force and was stationed in England and Germany. Following his return home, with the aid of the G.I. Bill, he studied acting at New York's New School.[6] He was a co-founder of the Circle in the Square Theatre company in New York's Greenwich Village, and he appeared for the first time on Broadway in two 1954 plays: The Girl on the Via Flaminia and Frag ...more...

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Mick Wingert

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Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert (born July 4, 1974) is an American voice actor and voice-over coach best known for his role as the voice of Master Po and Zeng in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, taking over the roles from actors Jack Black and Dan Fogler. He also does additional voice-over work in Kung Fu Panda, Mass Effect 2, Murdered: Soul Suspect, The Technomancer and The Princess and the Frog. He is not related to fellow voice actor Wally Wingert.[1] Early life Wingert was born on July 4, 1974 in Lemoore, California, and grew up in Fresno, California, where he began acting in local community theater and high school theater programs. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Roosevelt School of the Arts program. Career Wingert has been working as a voice-over actor since 2000 and became a transplant to Southern California in 2004. He studied theater and mass communication at California State University and began working as a voice-over actor for local and regional advertising. Wingert voices Po in t ...more...

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Michael Winslow

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Michael Winslow

Michael Leslie Winslow (born September 6, 1958) is an American actor, comedian and beatboxer billed as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects[1] for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known for his roles in all seven Police Academy films as Larvell Jones. He has also appeared in Spaceballs, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie, The Love Boat and commercials for Cadbury and GEICO. Early life Winslow was born in Spokane, Washington, the son of Verdie and Robert Winslow.[2] He attended the Lisa Maile School of Acting, Modeling and Imaging. Winslow grew up at Fairchild Air Force Base where, according to his own account, he had few friends. In order to pass his time, he would imitate the sounds of engines, animals, anything that made noise. Following his high school and college periods, he performed in nightclubs and theaters, where his sound imitation skills won him positive appraisal and enough money to move to and perform his act in Hollywood.[3] Career His first television appearance ...more...

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Mel Winkler

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Mel Winkler

Mel Winkler (born October 23, 1941) is an American actor. Though he mostly takes on minor live-action roles, such as Melvin in Doc Hollywood, he is probably best known as the voice of the guardian mask Aku Aku in the Crash Bandicoot series, Lucius Fox in The New Batman Adventures and Johnny Snowman in the TV series Oswald. External links Mel Winkler on IMDb ...more...

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Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American comedian, actor, author, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label. He also had records released every decade for over 50 years, receiving 11 Grammy nominations, including eight for Best Comedy Album, during his career. From these nominations, he won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince in 1975 and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank(y) Calls in 1996. With a career spanning more than six decades, Winters also appeared in hundreds of television shows and films, including eccentric characters on The Steve Allen Show, The Garry Moore Show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972–74), Mork & Mindy, Hee Haw, and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He also voiced Grandpa Smurf on The Smurfs TV series from 1986 to the show's conclusion in 1989. Over twenty years later, Winters was int ...more...

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Edward Winter (actor)

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Edward Winter (actor)

Edward Dean Winter (June 3, 1937 – March 8, 2001) was an American actor.[1] He is best known for playing Colonel Flagg in the iconic television series M*A*S*H from 1973 to 1979. His other notable television roles were as U.S. Air Force investigator Capt. Ben Ryan in season 2 of Project U.F.O. (1978–1979); and in Hollywood Beat (1985), 9 to 5 (1986–1988), and Herman's Head (1991–1994). Winter received two Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical nominations for his performances in the original productions of Cabaret (1966) and Promises, Promises (1968). He also appeared in films such as A Change of Seasons (1980), Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), and The Buddy System (1984). Early career Winter was born in Ventura, California, and began his acting career in Ashland, Oregon, as a member of the cast of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the 1961 season, he played Claudius in Hamlet and stayed for an extended repertory season, where he appeared in The Boyfriend and Rashomon. He went on to early su ...more...

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Alex Winter

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Alex Winter

Alexander Ross Winter (born July 17, 1965)[1] is a British-American[2] actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for his role as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in the 1989 film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its 1991 sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. He is also well known for his role as Marko in the 1987 vampire film The Lost Boys, and for co-writing, co-directing and starring in the 1993 film Freaked.[3] Early life and education Winter was born in London, England, to mother Gregg Mayer, a New York-born American who was a former Martha Graham dancer who founded a modern-dance company in London in the mid-1960s, and father Ross Albert Winter, an Australian who danced with Winter's mother's troupe.[4][5] Winter received training in dance as a child. He grew up in a Jewish family.[6] He has an older brother named Stephen. When Winter was five, his family moved to Missouri, where his father ran the Mid-American Dance Company, while his mother taught dance at Washington University in St. Louis. ...more...

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Jim Wise

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Jim Wise

James "Jim" Wise (born July 30, 1964) is an American actor, voice actor, writer and composer. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Coach Tugnut in the Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens. He is also known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. Wise's other television acting credits include That's So Raven, JAG, Veronica's Closet, Friends, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Suddenly Susan, Wizards of Waverly Place, Invader Zim and among other series. He also provided the voice of Loud Howard on Dilbert: The Series, played the football announcer in the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie,[1] and played a resort guest in the 2002 Philip Seymour Hoffman tragicomedy Love Liza. As a singer and composer, he wrote all the songs featured in the Even Stevens episode "Influenza: The Musical" and wrote the song "Dream Vacation" for The Even Stevens Movie performed by Christy Carlson Romano; as well as three out of the six songs featured in the That's So Raven episode "The Road to Au ...more...

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Ray Wise

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Ray Wise

Raymond Herbert Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor.[1] He is best known for his roles as Alec Holland in Swamp Thing (1982), Leon C. Nash in RoboCop (1987), Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017) and its prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), President Dugan in Red Alert 2 (1999), Jack Taggart Sr. in Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003), Don Hollenbeck in Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Vice President Hal Gardner in 24 (2006), and The Devil in Reaper (2007–2009). He currently stars as Marvin on Fresh Off the Boat (2015–present). He currently Stars on What About Ray? (2005–present). Personal life Wise was born in Akron, Ohio, graduated from Garfield High School in 1965 and attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.[1] He is of Romanian descent on his maternal side.[2] He grew up in a religious family; during his childhood he went to a Romanian Baptist church in Akron and later moved to a Methodist church.[3] Wise has been married to his wife, film producer Kass McClaskey since 1978 ...more...

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