Meet Wally Sparks 1997 premiere

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Wednesday January 22nd, Fairmont Century Plaza The Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

1. Rodney Dangerfield

Actor | Back to School

Rodney Dangerfield was born Jacob Cohen on November 22, 1921 in Deer Park, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He was the son of Dorothy "Dotty" (Teitelbaum) and Phillip Cohen, who performed in vaudeville under the name Phil Roy. His father was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, and ...

2. Joan Dangerfield

Producer | Back to School

Joan Dangerfield founded the Rodney Dangerfield Institute at Los Angeles City College in 2017 and serves as the honorary chair of its star-studded advisory board. She is also president of Paper Clip Productions and Dangerfield Entertainment and provides exclusive consulting services to secure US ...

3. James Woods

Actor | Vampires

James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a U.S. Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather ...

4. Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson

Actor | Chairman of the Board

Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson was born on February 25, 1965 in Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for Chairman of the Board (1998), Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998) and Savannah.

5. Michael Weatherly

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. was born on July 8, 1968 in New York City, to Patricia Ruth (Hetherington) and Michael Manning Weatherly, Sr. Raised in Fairfield, CT, he left college to pursue a career in acting. He also had a great passion for music, and played in a band while pursuing his acting ...

6. Jay Leno

Producer | The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Jay Leno began his career in night clubs, where he worked 300 nights a year before hitting it big in 1992 with his own late-night talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). By that time he had appeared on television, acted in a few films (American Hot Wax (1978)) but hit paydirt with his ...

7. Greg Evigan

Actor | DeepStar Six

Born in South Amboy, New Jersey, Greg Evigan grew up in Sayreville. While in high school he won acclaim as Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly, which won the New Jersey High School Musical Contest. One month after graduating from Sayreville War Memorial High School in 1971, Greg auditioned for and won a...

8. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He has been married to Kelly Rizzo since October 30, 2018. He was previously ...

9. John Henson

Writer | Talk Soup

John Henson started acting when he was eight years old and tried everything he could--even singing and dancing. It was at Boston University that he began performing improvisational comedy. He loved the adrenaline rush it gave him so he quit school at the age of 20 to do stand-up full time.

10. Debi Mazar

Actress | Empire Records

Deborah Anne Mazar Corcos (born August 13, 1964) is an American actress and television personality, known for playing sharp-tongued women. She began her career with supporting roles in Goodfellas (1990), Little Man Tate (1991) and Singles (1992), followed by lead roles on the legal drama series ...

11. Cindy Williams

Actress | American Graffiti

Cindy Williams was born Cynthia Williams in Van Nuys, California on August 22, 1947. The Leo is 5'4" and, during her first years on Laverne & Shirley (1976), weighed a dainty 105 lbs. The brown haired, blue-eyed female was born the daughter of Francesca Bellini and Beachard Williams. Her family...

12. Alan Rachins

Actor | Showgirls

Alan Rachins was born on October 3, 1942 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Showgirls (1995), L.A. Law (1986) and Dharma & Greg (1997). He has been married to Joanna Frank since March 11, 1978. They have one child.

13. Burt Reynolds

Actor | Boogie Nights

Enduring, strong-featured, and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in T.V. westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970s/1980s popular culture, as a sex symbol (posing nearly naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine), and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a ...

14. David Ogden Stiers

Actor | M*A*S*H

David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...

15. Lisa Thornhill

Actress | The Family Man

Lisa Thornhill was born on September 30, 1966 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress, known for The Family Man (2000), After the Sunset (2004) and Veronica Mars (2014).

16. Glenn Walker Harris Jr.

Actor | Say Anything...

Glenn Harris began acting at the age of 2 in 1985 and enjoyed a fun career up through his teenage years. He attended the USC school of Cinema Television-Production in Los Angeles, CA earning his B.A. with a minor in business administration in 2005. This experience reinvigorated his love for ...

17. Eamonn Roche

Actor | The Mask

Eamonn Roche was born on February 29, 1968. He is an actor, known for The Mask (1994), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Meet Wally Sparks (1997).

18. Lenny Clarke

Actor | Fever Pitch

Lenny Clarke was born on September 16, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Fever Pitch (2005), Here Comes the Boom (2012) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). He has been married to Jennifer Miller since October 19, 1996.

19. Rita McKenzie

Actress | Meet Wally Sparks

Rita McKenzie was born in 1946 in Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Meet Wally Sparks (1997), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1998) and Unauthorized: Brady Bunch - The Final Days (2000). She is married to Scott Stander. She was previously married to Dennis Pflug.

20. Mark L. Taylor

Actor | Innerspace

Mark L. Taylor was born on October 25, 1950 in Houston, Texas, USA as Mark Lawrence Taylor. He is an actor and director, known for Innerspace (1987), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and Arachnophobia (1990). He is married to Judy Taylor. They have two children.

21. Gilbert Gottfried

Actor | Aladdin

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian". After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night ...

22. Julia Sweeney

Actress | It's Pat: The Movie

Benevolent, sweet-faced, actress and comedienne Julia Sweeney, who was born in 1959 in Spokane, Washington, is normally identified with one single, highly unappetizing androgynous character. This sniveling, chunky-framed, springy-haired, plaid shirt-wearing, grotesque-looking character named Pat ...

23. George Wallace

Actor | The Ladykillers

George Wallace was born on July 21, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Ladykillers (2004), Batman Forever (1995) and Little Nicky (2000).

24. Sandy Helberg

Actor | Spaceballs

Sandy Helberg was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. He moved to New York where he studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute with John and Lee Strasberg and the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. Sandy then went on to co-create the improvisational group, ...

25. Sir Mix A Lot

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels

Sir Mix A Lot was born on August 12, 1963 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Anthony Ray.

26. Tony Danza

Actor | Don Jon

Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss (1984-1992).

Danza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Anne (Cammisa), a bookkeeper, and Matty Iadanza, a garbageman....

27. Barry Nolan

Actor | The Purge: Election Year

Though he has appeared in numerous films, he is best known for his work co-hosting or anchoring television programs, including on ABC's Over the Edge, Fox's Beyond Tomorrow, Paramount's Hard Copy and Telepicture's Extra and Westinghouse Broadcasting's Evening Magazine.

He has also co-produced and ...

28. John Melendez

Actor | Dude, Where's My Car?

After 15 seasons on The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998), John Melendez is in his fourth season on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). Besides being the show's nightly announcer, Melendez regularly appears in the show's comedy sketches and does correspondent pieces.

Melendez, who began with ...

29. Karen Duffy

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Karen Duffy was born on May 23, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and Blank Check (1994). She has been married to John Lambros since February 28, 1997. They have one child.

30. Lewis Arquette

Actor | Little Nicky

Lewis Arquette was born on December 14, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lewis Michael Arquette. He was an actor and writer, known for Little Nicky (2000), Waiting for Guffman (1996) and Tango & Cash (1989). He was married to Brenda Denaut. He died on February 10, 2001 in Los Angeles, ...

31. Lesley-Anne Down

Actress | North and South

Lesley-Anne Down was born on March 17, 1954 and raised in London, England. With the help of her father, she began modeling at age 10, acting in commercials, and winning several beauty contests. By the time she was 15, Down had completed four films and was voted "Britain's Most Beautiful Teenager". ...

32. Michael Rooker

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "...

33. Michael Bolton

Soundtrack | MacGruber

Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide. He continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and ...

34. Geraldo Rivera

Actor | Contact

Geraldo Rivera was born on July 4, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Gerald Michael Riviera. He is an actor, known for Contact (1997), All About Steve (2009) and Primary Colors (1998). He has been married to Erica Levy since August 10, 2003. They have one child. He was previously ...

35. Roseanne Barr

Producer | Roseanne

Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ...

36. Jerry Springer

Actor | Domino

Jerry Springer was born on February 13, 1944 in London, England as Gerald Norman Springer. He is an actor and producer, known for Domino (2005), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Ringmaster (1998). He was previously married to Margaret 'Micki' JoAnn Velten.

37. Morton Downey Jr.

Actor | Predator 2

Talk-show host and songwriter ("Because We're Young", "Hearts Are Wild"), composer, author, actor and singer, educated at New York University (BS) and a two-year Law School student. He was a program director and announcer at WPOP in Hartford, Connecticut, and later made several records under his ...

38. Sally Jessy Raphael

Self | The Addams Family

Sally Jessy Raphael was born on February 25, 1935 in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA as Sally Lowenthal. She is an actress and producer, known for The Addams Family (1991), The Guru (2002) and The Equalizer (1985). She has been married to Karl Soderland since 1962. They have one child. She was previously...

39. Alana Stewart

Actress | Delivered

Alana Stewart was born on May 18, 1945 in San Diego, California, USA as Alana Kaye Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Delivered (2011), Wasted in Babylon (1999) and Evel Knievel (1971). She was previously married to Rod Stewart and George Hamilton.

40. Rolonda Watts

Actress | The Stupids

Rolonda Watts is a journalist, talk show host, actor, producer, writer, and voice-over talent.

Her name, face, and now even her distinctive voice are known by audiences everywhere, thanks to her work in radio, television, and film. Most viewers know Rolonda Watts from her internationally syndicated ...

41. Tim Allen

Actor | Toy Story

Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...

42. George Hamilton

Actor | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Noted these days for his dashing, sporting, jet-setter image and perpetually bronzed skin tones in commercials, film spoofs and reality shows, George Hamilton was, at the onset, a serious contender for dramatic film stardom. Born George Stevens Hamilton in Memphis, TN, on August 12, 1939, the son ...

43. Peter Baldwin

Actor | Stalag 17

Peter Baldwin was born on January 11, 1931 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA as Peter DuBois Baldwin. He was a director and actor, known for Stalag 17 (1953), The Wonder Years (1988) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970). He was married to Terry Lee Finkel, Emi De Sica and Lois Cederberg. He died on ...

44. Leslie Greif

Producer | Hatfields & McCoys

Leslie Greif was born on July 30, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Sun Records (2017) and 10 Rules for Sleeping Around (2013).

45. Harry Basil

Director | Fingerprints

Originally from Bergenfield New Jersey, Harry was into movies at a young age turning his back yard into a film studio shooting dozens of super 8 action and horror films. By the age of 17 Harry had won the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Film Award presented to him by legendary director Otto ...

46. Michel Colombier

Soundtrack | Man on Fire

Michel Colombier was born on May 23, 1939 in Lyon, France. He is known for his work on Man on Fire (2004), The Golden Child (1986) and Hobo with a Shotgun (2011). He was married to Dana Colombier. He died on November 14, 2004 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

47. Richard H. Kline

Cinematographer | King Kong

Born in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 1926, Kline, with the help of his dad, landed a job in the camera department at Columbia Pictures after he graduated from high school in 1943. He worked as a slate boy on Cover Girl (1944), starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Richard is the fourth member of my ...



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