George Alexander Trebek is a Canadian-American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since it was revived in 1984, has hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth. Trebek is contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022. Trebek has made appearances in numerous television series portraying himself. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998. Trebek was born in Sudbury, Canada on July 22, 1940, the son of George Edward Trebek, a chef who had emigrated from Ukraine as a child, Lucille Lagacé, a Franco-Ontarian, he grew up in a bilingual French-English household. Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy in 1961. While a university student, he was a member of the English Debating Society. At the time, he was interested in a career in broadcast news, before completing his degree, Trebek began his career in 1961 working for the CBC.
According to Trebek, "I worked at nights. He would read the national news and cover a wide range of special events for the CBC's radio and television divisions, including curling and horse racing. Trebek's first hosting job was on a Canadian music program called Music Hop in 1963. In 1966 he hosted. From 1967 to 1970 he was a host for the CBC, introducing classical music programs including performances by Glenn Gould. For one or two seasons he hosted a weekly skating program. Starting in spring 1969, Trebek hosted Strategy which aired on week days. In 1973, he moved to the United States and worked for NBC as host of a new game show, The Wizard of Odds. A year Trebek hosted the popular Merrill Heatter-Bob Quigley game show, High Rollers, which had two incarnations on NBC, an accompanying syndicated season. In between stints as host of High Rollers, Trebek hosted. Double Dare turned out to be his only game show with the CBS network, the first show he hosted for what was Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions, as well as the second season of the syndicated series The $128,000 Question, recorded in Toronto.
Since the second incarnation of High Rollers premiered while The $128,000 Question was still airing and taping episodes, Trebek became one of two hosts to emcee shows in both the United States and Canada, joining Jim Perry, hosting Definition and Headline Hunters in Canada and Card Sharks, coincidentally, premiered the same day as High Rollers in 1978 in the United States. Trebek's francophone side was put on display in 1978, in a special bilingual edition of Reach for the Top and its Radio-Canada equivalent, Génies en herbe. In this show Trebek alternated smoothly between English throughout. Like other hosts of the day, Trebek made several guest appearances as a panelist or player on other shows. One of his guest appearances was on a special week of NBC's Card Sharks, in 1980, he and several other game show hosts competed in a week-long round robin tournament for charity. Trebek won the tournament. Trebek appeared as a celebrity teammate on the NBC game show The Magnificent Marble Machine in 1975, the Tom Kennedy-hosted NBC word game To Say the Least in 1978.
Both of those shows were produced by Merrill Heatter-Bob Quigley Productions, which produced High Rollers, the show Trebek was hosting during both of those guest appearances. Trebek was a contestant on Celebrity Bowling in 1976, teamed with Jim McKrell; the duo won their match against Scatman Crothers. After High Rollers was cancelled in 1980, Trebek moved on to Battlestars for NBC; the series debuted in October 1981, was cancelled in April 1982 after only six months on the air. In September 1981 Trebek took the helm of the syndicated Pitfall, which taped in Vancouver and forced him to commute, as he had done while hosting High Rollers and The $128,000 Question in 1978. Pitfall was cancelled after Catalena Productions, went bankrupt; as a result, he was never paid for that series. After both series ended, Trebek hosted a revival of Battlestars called The New Battlestars that ended after thirteen weeks shot a series of pilots for other series for producers Merrill Heatter, for whom he had worked hosting High Rollers and Battlestars, Merv Griffin.
The Heatter pilots were Malcolm, an NBC-ordered pilot featuring Trebek with an animated character as his co-host, Lucky Numbers, an attempt at a revival of High Rollers that failed to sell. For Griffin, he shot two pilots for a revival of Jeopardy!. This revival sold. In 1987, while still hosting Jeopardy!, Trebek returned to daytime television as host of NBC's Classic Concentration his second show for Mark Goodson. He hosted both shows until September 20, 1991, when Classic Concentration aired its final first-run episode. In 1991 Trebek made broadcast history by becoming the first person to host three American game shows at the same time, earning this distinction on February 4, 1991, when he took over for Lynn Swann as host of NBC's To Tell the Truth for Goodson-Todman, which he hosted until the end of the series' run on May 31, 1991. In
2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike
From November 5, 2007, to February 12, 2008, all 12,000 film and television screenwriters of the American labor unions Writers Guild of America and Writers Guild of America West went on strike. The strike sought increased funding for the writers in comparison to the profits of the larger studios, it was targeted at the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, a trade organization representing the interests of 397 American film and television producers. The most influential of these are eleven corporations: CBS, MGM, NBCUniversal, The Weinstein Company, News Corp/Fox, Paramount Pictures, Anchor Bay/Liberty Media/Starz, Sony Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros.. Negotiators for the striking writers reached a tentative agreement on February 8, 2008, the boards of both guilds unanimously approved the deal on February 10, 2008. Striking writers voted on February 12, 2008 on whether to lift the restraining order, with 92.5% voting to end the strike. On February 26, the WGA announced that the contract had been ratified with a 93.6% approval among WGA members.
The Writers Guild requested a court order seeking that the agreement be honored and implemented. The guilds were on strike for 2 days. In contrast, the previous strike in 1988, the longest in the history of the Guild, lasted 21 weeks and 6 days, costing the American entertainment industry an estimated $500 million in opportunity costs. According to a National Public Radio report filed on February 12, 2008, the strike cost the economy of Los Angeles an estimated $1.5 billion. A report from the UCLA Anderson School of Management put the loss at $380 million, while economist Jack Kyser put the loss at $2.1 billion. The resolution of the strike was unclear: while they lost out on short-term deals, they received a new percentage payment on the distributor's gross for digital distribution based on the deal that the DGA made during the strike; every three years, the Writers Guild negotiates a new basic contract with the AMPTP by which its members are employed. This contract is called the Minimum Basic Agreement.
In 2007, negotiations over the MBA reached an impasse and the WGA membership voted to give its board authorization to call a strike, which it did on Friday, November 2, 2007. Among the many proposals from both sides regarding the new contract, there were several key issues of contention including DVD residuals, union jurisdiction over animation and reality program writers, compensation for "new media". In 1985, the Writers Guild went on strike over the home video market, small and consisted of distribution via video tape. At that time, the entertainment companies argued home video was an "unproven" market, with an expensive delivery channel. Movies were selling in the range of between $40–$100 per tape, the Guild accepted a formula in which a writer would receive a small percentage of the first million of reportable gross of each tape sold as a residual; as manufacturing costs for video tapes dropped and the home video market exploded, writers came to feel they had been shortchanged by this deal.
DVDs debuted in 1996 and replaced the more-expensive VHS format, outselling VHS for the first time on the week of June 15, 2003. The previous VHS residual formula continued to apply to DVDs. Prior to the strike, the home video market had become the major source of revenue for the movie studios. In April 2004, The New York Times reported the companies made $4.8 billion in home video sales versus $1.78 billion at the box office between January and March. WGA members argued that a writer's residuals are a necessary part of a writer's income, relied upon during periods of unemployment common in the writing industry; the WGA requested a doubling of the residual rate for DVD sales, which would result in a residual of 0.6% per DVD sold. The AMPTP maintained that studios' DVD income was necessary to offset rising production and marketing costs, they further insisted that the current DVD formula be applied to residuals in other digital media—an area, contested by the Writers Guild. The WGA provisionally removed the increased DVD residual request from the table, in an effort to avert a strike and on the understanding of certain concessions by the AMPTP, the night before the strike began.
However, after the strike began, WGAW President Patric M. Verrone wrote that the membership exhibited "significant disappointment and anger" when they learned of the proposed removal of the request. There was no change to the calculation of DVD residuals. Driven by the then-recent contract between Viacom and the creators of South Park, one of the critical issues for the negotiations was residuals for "new media", or compensation for delivery channels such as Internet downloads, IPTV, smart phone programming, straight-to-Internet content, other "on-demand" online distribution methods, along with video on demand on cable and satellite television. Prior to the strike, the WGA had no arrangement with producers regarding the use of content online, and
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, producer and singer. He is known for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles. On television, he is known for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M. D. Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events. Harris is known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series, his other films include Starship Troopers, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Gone Girl. In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Harris has hosted the Tony Awards in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards, he hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first gay man to host the Academy Awards.
Harris was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. He is married to David Burtka. In 2010, they had twins via surrogacy. Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, with his elder brother and their parents, Sheila Gail and Ronald Gene Harris, his parents were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, graduating with high honors in 1991, which he attributes to being tutored half the school year while on set. Harris began his career as a child actor and was discovered by playwright Mark Medoff at a drama camp in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Medoff cast him in the 1988 drama film Clara's Heart, starring Whoopi Goldberg and based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Olshan. Clara's Heart earned Harris a Golden Globe nomination; the same year, he starred in a children's fantasy. Harris' first film role as an adult was 1995's Animal Room, his subsequent film work has included supporting roles in The Next Best Thing, Undercover Brother, Starship Troopers.
Harris plays a fictionalized, hyper-womanising, lewd version of himself in the Harold and Kumar stoner comedy films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. In 2010, Harris provided voice acting for the role of the adult Dick Grayson in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood and the beagle Lou in the film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore; the same year, he played the lead in the indie comedy the Brightest. On March 7, 2010, he made a surprise appearance at the 82nd Academy Awards, delivering the opening musical number, he starred in the films The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2. In 2014, Harris showed a more serious side in Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher. Harris co-starred in the film as Desi Collings, the wealthy and obsessed ex-boyfriend of Amy Dunne, played by Rosamund Pike. Harris has said: "I was pinching myself at the opportunity" to work with Fincher, he received general praise from critics for his performance, as did the film.
On February 22, 2015, Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards. Harris has worked on Broadway in both dramatic roles, he played Tobias Ragg in the 2001 concert performances of Sweeney Todd. In 2002, he performed beside Anne Heche in Proof. In 2003, he took the role of the Emcee in Cabaret alongside Tom Bosley; as a result of his critically acclaimed performance in Cabaret, Harris was named the top-drawing headliner in the role of the Emcee by GuestStarCasting.com, outranking fellow celebrity stars John Stamos and Alan Cumming. In 2004, he performed the dual role of the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald on Broadway in the musical revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, he sang the role of Charles on the Nonesuch recording of Sondheim's Evening Primrose and portrayed Mark Cohen in the 1997 touring company of the musical Rent, a role he satirized on the January 10, 2009, episode of Saturday Night Live, which he hosted. In 2010, Harris directed a production of the rock musical Rent at the Hollywood Bowl.
In 2011, Harris played the lead role of Bobby in Stephen Sondheim's Company with the New York Philharmonic in concert, opposite Patti LuPone and others. The same year, he directed The Expert at the Card Table at Broad Stage's Edye in Santa Monica, California. Harris has hosted the Tony Awards four times: the 63rd Tony Awards on June 7, 2009, 65th Tony Awards on June 12, 2011, the 66th Tony Awards on June 10, 2012, the 67th Tony Awards on June 9, 2013. Only Dame Angela Lansbury, with five ceremonies, has hosted the Tony Awards more times. Hosting the Tony Awards has earned him three Emmy Awards. A week after hosting the Tonys, it was announced that Harris would portray the titular role in the first Broadway production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which he did from March through August 2014. Harris went on to win the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Beginning in 1989, Harris played the title role of a child prodigy doctor in Doogie Howser, M. D. for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
After the show's four-season run ended in 1993, Harris played a number of guest roles on television series, including Murder She
Jennifer Mary "Jenna" Elfman is an American actress, best known for her performances in television comedies. Her first leading role was in the short-lived ABC sitcom Townies in 1996, before making her film debut in the 1997 comedy Grosse Pointe Blank. Elfman is best known for her leading role as Dharma on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1999, was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, she went to star in the films Krippendorf's Tribe, Can't Hardly Wait, Dr. Dolittle, EDtv, Keeping the Faith, Town & Country, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Clifford's Really Big Movie and Big Stone Gap. Elfman made her return to series television with a leading role in the CBS sitcom Courting Alex in 2006, it was cancelled after one season, she went on to star in the sitcoms Accidentally on Purpose, 1600 Penn, Growing Up Fisher, Imaginary Mary. She had a recurring role in the FX legal drama Damages in 2012, in 2018 is a series regular on the AMC horror drama Fear the Walking Dead.
Elfman was born Jennifer Mary Butala in California. She was the youngest of three children born to homemaker Sue Butala and Richard Butala, a Hughes Aircraft executive, her father's younger brother is Tony Butala, lead singer since 1958 of the American vocal trio The Lettermen. She was raised Roman Catholic. Elfman attended high school at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and attended college at California State University, Northridge, she trained in ballet from age five, but when the tendon came off her bone, she gave it up. She studied at the Westside School of Ballet. Elfman began her professional career as a dancer, appearing in the music videos for Depeche Mode, Chris Isaak and toured with the rock band ZZ Top on their 1994 tour as a "Legs Girl". After appearing in television commercials, Elfman was cast in the short-lived 1996 American sitcom entitled Townies on ABC. In 1997 Elfman was cast in Dharma & Greg as Dharma Freedom Finkelstein Montgomery; the show ran for five seasons until its cancellation in 2002.
In 2012, Elfman and her husband Bodhi started their podcast and Screaming by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman. In 2013, Elfman appeared in two NBC comedy series. In 2016, Elfman was cast in the ABC comedy series Imaginary Mary. Like 1600 Penn and Growing Up Fisher, the series was cancelled after its first season. Elfman met her husband, actor Bodhi Elfman, at a Sprite commercial audition in February 1991, they married on February 18, 1995. Their first son, Story Elias, was born in Los Angeles on July 23, 2007, their second son, Easton Quinn Monroe, arrived on March 2, 2010. Elfman is a member of the Church of Scientology. In 2005, Elfman appeared at the Scientology-backed Citizens Commission on Human Rights' "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" museum grand opening and she and husband Bodhi are listed on the organization's website as members of the board of advisers from the arts and media community. On May 24, 2006, she was the keynote speaker at the Human Rights Hero Award event in participation with the Scientology-affiliated groups Youth for Human Rights International and Artists for Human Rights, an organization formed with the purpose of bringing artists together with the common cause of raising awareness of human rights around the world.
On March 27, 2008, Elfman and Charlie Sheen co-hosted the Scientology-affiliated New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project Charity Event at Geisha House in Hollywood. Elfman has participated in a number of fundraising activities, including: donating an hour of her time for auction. Elfman has participated in awareness-raising initiatives including: modelling for a fashion show. Elfman is on the Board of Directors of the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Official website Jenna Elfman on IMDb
Kat Von D
Katherine von Drachenberg, known as Kat Von D, is a Mexican-American tattoo artist, musician, author and television personality. She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the TLC reality television show LA Ink, which premiered in the United States on August 7, 2007, ran for four seasons, she is known for her cosmetics line that launched in 2008. Von D was born in Nuevo León, Mexico, her Seventh-day Adventist Church missionary parents, father René and mother Sylvia Galeano, were born in Argentina, are of German and Spanish descent, respectively. Von D has Karoline and a brother, Michael, she grew up in Colton, California. Von D was classically trained in piano beginning at age 6. Kat Von D credits her grandmother, Clara von Drachenberg, as an inspiration for her in music and art, the Latino culture of Los Angeles as a major influence on her tattoo art and style, she began listening to the Ramones and other punk rock bands at the age of 12. She quit school at 16 to become a tattoo artist.
Von D appeared in two seasons of Miami Ink, the reality TV show taped at 305 Ink in Miami for the cable network TLC. She was offered the position, she had a falling out with Ami James, which led to her decision to leave the show. She subsequently acquired her own TLC series, LA Ink, which chronicled her work at her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, in Hollywood, California. On the show, she broke the Guinness World Record of most tattoos given by a single person in 24 hours, with a total of 400. Accomplished in December 2007, it involved a Von D-designed logo for the city of Los Angeles, with proceeds going to the children's-blindness charity Vitamin Angels, her record was subsequently broken by her ex-husband, Oliver Peck on June 13, 2008, followed by others. LA Ink ran four seasons, ending September 15, 2011. Von D has publicly said, her first book, High Voltage Tattoo, compiling her artworks and tattoos, with a foreword by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, was released in January 2009 and reached #6 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Von D described the book. But this is just kind of like a picture-driven outline of my career as an artist. So, you see everything from my drawings when I was six to tattoos that have never before been seen." Her second book, The Tattoo Chronicles, an illustrated diary following a year in her life, was released October 26, 2010, reached #3 on The New York Times "Hardcover Advice & Misc." best-seller list. In 2008, Von D launched a make-up line for Sephora, she has expanded her line to include fragrances. In 2012, through Sephora, her New American Beauty Art Tour benefitted the Art of Elysium charitable organization. In June 2016, she announced. In August 2016, the line released a limited-edition lipstick named Project Chimps, with 20% of sales being donated to Project Chimps, an organization dedicated to providing care for retired research chimpanzees. Von D is the creator of the MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, which began in 2008. Musink is an all ages Tattoo and Art festival located in Southern California.
On September 2, 2010, Von D opened the art gallery and boutique Wonderland Gallery in the space next door to High Voltage Tattoo. She launched the clothing lines KVD Los Angeles and Kat Von D Los Angeles in the US and Canada in fall 2011, with the latter expanding internationally the following year. Kat Von D provided the female vocals to the song "Rosary Blue" on X, a 2012 studio album by the Finnish Gothic Rock band The 69 Eyes. In August 2013, she tweeted that Dave Grohl and producer Danny Lohner had finished two tracks of an album she had talked about recording as early as 2011. In 2016 she recorded vocals for the electronic music duo, Prayers, on the song "Black Leather", appeared in the band's video for the song. Von D makes guest appearance on three songs on the 2018 album Alive in New Light by IAMX, she appeared on synthwave band Gunship album Dark All Day in the song "Black Blood, Red Kiss". In July 2007, Von D decided to quit drinking after her usage of alcohol started to threaten her work.
Von D has tattooed herself with the emblems of the bands HIM, Turbonegro, ZZ Top, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Slayer, Mike Got Spiked and "Slutallica", a modified Metallica logo. She appeared in the music video of HIM's "Killing Loneliness", Alkaline Trio's "Help Me" and "Black Leather" by Cholo Goth band Prayers. Other musical artists that Von D lists among her favorites include Lemmy Kilmister, The Mars Volta and Selena. Kat promotes a cruelty-free makeup line. In 2016, she received Farm Sanctuary's "Compassion in Action Award" for her work on behalf of animal rights. Von D sparked controversy in a June 2018 Instagram post in which she indicated that she would refuse to vaccinate her future child and would raise her child on a vegan diet. Von D married fellow tattoo artist Oliver Peck in 2003, they separated in August 2007, finalized their divorce that year. Von D dated Alex "Orbi" Orbison from 2007 to early 2008, as was documented on the first season of LA Ink. Von D and Orbison move in together in the episode "Kat Cleans Up", in the last episode of the season, titled "Orbi's Secret", Orbison asks Von D's
Patrick John Warburton is an American comedic actor and voice artist. In television, he has played David Puddy on Seinfeld, the title role on The Tick, Jeb Denton on Less Than Perfect, Jeff Bingham on Rules of Engagement and Lemony Snicket on A Series of Unfortunate Events, his voice-over roles include Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove and its sequels, Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Brock Samson on The Venture Bros. Lok in the Tak and the Power of Juju video games and its television series, Ken in Bee Movie, Flynn in Skylanders and Hugo Vasquez in Tales from the Borderlands. In advertising, he has played a "control enthusiast" in a series of commercials for National Car Rental. Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of orthopedic surgeon John Charles Warburton Jr. and Barbara Jeanne Gratz. He and his three sisters, Mary and Megan, were raised in a "very religious" and "conservative" Catholic family in Huntington Beach, where he attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School, he attended Servite High School, transferred to Newport Harbor High School.
He studied marine biology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, but dropped out to pursue modeling and acting. Warburton's acting roles rely on his deep, booming voice and large physique. In the 1990s, he was known for his recurring role as David Puddy on Seinfeld, the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Elaine Benes, he played Eric in the sitcom "Dave's World". He had a small role in the 2002 film Men in Black II as J's new partner, T. Warburton starred in FOX's short-lived series The Tick, in which he held the title role, he has criticized FOX's mismanagement of the series after its cancellation, stating that the network "apparently didn't have a clue."He played Nick Sharp in 8 Simple Rules and joined the cast of Less Than Perfect in 2003, as anchorman Jeb Denton. He played Jeff Bingham in Rules of Engagement, Rip Riley in the FX series Archer. Warburton has put his voice to use for several animated films and TV programs, including a lead character in Game Over, Buzz Lightyear and the Little Green Men in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove, with David Spade and John Goodman.
Warburton reprised his role as Kronk for the direct-to-video sequel, Kronk's New Groove, the subsequent TV series The Emperor's New School. He voiced Steve Barkin in the Disney Channel show Kim Possible. Warburton was cast in The Venture Bros. in which he voices Brock Samson. He voices Joe Swanson on Fox's Family Detective Cash in The Batman, he lent his voice talent to the computer-animated feature films Hoodwinked, Chicken Little, Bee Movie, Open Season, Tak,Tak and the Power of Juju. He was the voice of Commander Blaine H. Tate on the Comedy Central animated series Moonbeam City in October 2015. Warburton appeared on GSN’s Poker Royale Celebrities vs. the Pros tournament in 2005, winning the tournament and the $50,000 grand prize. On November 8, 2009, Warburton appeared as the wild west character Cal Johnson on Seth & Alex’s Comedy Show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein, on Fox, he was cast as the sheriff in the Cartoon Network series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, he appeared as Bowser in a video by CollegeHumor entitled "The Roast of Mario".
He appeared on the American version of Top Gear on February 21, 2012. He set. Warburton starred in the 2016 NBC sitcom Crowded, in which he played alongside Carrie Preston as parents who are about to enjoy their empty nest years only to find their daughters and his parents are all moving back in to live with them; the show ran for one season of 13 episodes. He is featured in the "preboarding" video shown to guests at Soarin' Around the World in Disney California Adventure in Anaheim and Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort, in Orlando, Florida where he explains the ride's requirements, he lent his voice to the droid G2-4T in the queue of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. He starred as Lemony Snicket in the Netflix comedy drama series A Series of Unfortunate Events. A real-life fan of the New Jersey Devils hockey team, Warburton has appeared at multiple Devils games with his face painted similar to that of his Devils crazed role in an episode of "Seinfeld", exhorting the crowd in a manner alike to that of his "Puddy" character.
The Devils gave out a Puddy bobblehead doll to fans at a 2019 game. In the commercial and advertising world, Warburton is the voice in the Carrier Corporation commercials for their air-conditioning and HVAC units, was the voice of Superman in The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman for American Express, he is the voice of "Lewis" in the "Lewis Expedition" radio commercials for Horizon Air. In August 2009, Warburton played a high-end PC in a "Get a Mac" ad for Apple Inc. Warburton became the spokesman for Japanese automaker Honda's "Good Reasons" advertising campaign in September 2011, he is the voice in NAPA's "Can of Know How" commercial. In 2015, Warburton became the star of National Car Rental commercials "Be the Boss of You", and he became the voice in the current "Discover Fresh" radio ad campaign by Souplantation, a California-based buffet-style restaurant chain. Warburton is the voice of Ranger, a forest ranger, in a series of radio spots for the national Smokey Bear campaign sponso
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress and comedian, best known for portraying Chloe O'Brian in the Fox action thriller series 24. Rajskub was born on June 22, 1971 in Detroit and raised in nearby Trenton, the daughter of Betty and Tony Rajskub, she is of Irish and Czechoslovak descent. Her father is a pipefitter of Czech descent, her mother worked as a pharmacist's assistant. Rajskub portrayed Frenchie in the musical Grease. One of her childhood inspirations was the television series Moonlighting, she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as a waitress in a Hard Rock Cafe and a ticket-taker at the Beverly Center movie theater. Rajskub's first part was as an Oompa-Loompa in a community theater production of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, her first starring role was Raggedy Ann. In 1996 she appeared in music videos for the songs "The Good Life" by Weezer and "The New Pollution" by Beck. From 1996-1998, she had a recurring role on the HBO series The Larry Sanders Show as booking assistant Mary Lou Collins.
Her most notable role is CTU systems analyst Chloe O'Brian on 24, which she joined in 2003 at the start of the show's third season. Her character was a hit with viewers and critics and was one of the few cast members to return in the show's fourth season. After being a regular guest star for two seasons, Rajskub became a main cast member in the show's fifth season. By the end of the series, she was the lead female, with top billing second only to Kiefer Sutherland, her character had the honor of saying the final words of the series in the season 8 series finale. Rajskub and Sutherland appeared as their 24 characters in a 2007 episode, "24 Minutes", of the Fox animated series The Simpsons. In August 2013, it was announced that she would reprise her Chloe O'Brian role in the 2014 limited series 24: Live Another Day. Rajskub was one of the original cast members of Mr. Show, she appeared in Kelsey Grammer's The Sketch Show on Fox Television, The King of Queens as a character named Priscilla, in numerous films including Mysterious Skin, Legally Blonde 2, Sweet Home Alabama, Where's My Car?, Man on the Moon, Punch-Drunk Love, The Anniversary Party, Little Miss Sunshine, music videos for Beck and Sheryl Crow, as well as portraying a blind woman in the film Road Trip.
Rajskub was part of a comic duo called Girls Guitar Club. In 2006, she made a cameo appearance in "Partings", the 6th season finale of Gilmore Girls, where she played a troubadour looking for her big break, she has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program. She has an educational background as a painter. Rajskub has been nominated twice for a Screen Actors Guild Award, she guest starred on Flight of the Conchords episode "Prime Minister" as Karen, an Art Garfunkel fanatic. She guest starred as "Gail the Snail" in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia titled "The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention", reprised the role in the ninth-season finale, "The Gang Squashes Their Beefs," and season thirteen's "The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot." In 2009, she appeared in the film Julie & Julia as Sarah, one of Julie Powell's close friends. In 2010, Rajskub performed. In June 2010, she appeared in the "Lovesick" episode during the second season of the USA series Royal Pains. From July through October 2010, she performed in her solo show, Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs, at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles.
Reviewer F. Kathleen Foley of the Los Angeles Times wrote "that cheerfully vulgar title sums up the overall tone, breezily obscene"; the show, written by Rajskub with help from director/developer Amit Itelman, was inspired by Rajskub's experiences with pregnancy and early motherhood. In January 2011, Rajskub guest starred in the episode "Our Children, Ourselves" on the second season of ABC's Modern Family. In the fall of 2011, Rajskub appeared in the short-lived sitcom. In 2011, Rajskub's webseries, began airing on My Damn Channel. Dicki is based on a number of people that Rajskub grew up with around Michigan; the title character is a 40-year-old woman who lives at home with her parents, makes crafts, takes her art seriously. Dicki has been one of My Damn Channel's most successful web series to date; the first season concluded in November 2011, but a second season is in development. Rajskub performed in the June 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother!, a monthly showcase in which celebrities share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.
She hosts a podcast on the Nerdist Network called Kickin' it Mary Lynn Style. In 2013, Rajskub appeared in the Netflix semi-original series Arrested Development in a silent yet well-received role as Heartfire, a character Rajskub has said "speak from the heart, but don't use any words". In the same year Rajskub appeared in the web series All Growz Up with Melinda Hill. Rajskub appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on March 27, 2015. In August 2016, Rajskub appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 24 Hours With Mary Lynn Rajskub, well-received among fans and critics. Rajskub dated David Cross, who introduced her to Mr. Show, left the show when they broke up after the end of the second season. Afterwards, she dated music producer Jon Brion for five years until they broke up in the fall of 2002. Rajskub date