Brian Anthony Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, the 1985–1988 U. S. National Champion, he turned professional following the 1988 season. He competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he placed sixth. Brian Boitano was born in Mountain View, as an adult has lived in San Francisco. Boitano is a graduate of Marian A. Peterson High School in California. Brian Boitano first made his mark on the international scene when he won the bronze medal at the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, beating future rival Brian Orser for that medal. In 1982 Boitano became the first American to land a triple axel. In 1987 he introduced his signature jump, the'Boitano triple lutz' in which the skater raises his left arm above his head, he attempted a quadruple jump throughout the 1986–87 season and at the 1988 World Figure Skating Championships, but did not cleanly land the jump. Boitano was known as a jumper early in his career and he, along with several other skaters, helped push the technical envelope of men's skating.
It was not until his failure to defend his World title in 1987 that he focused on improving his artistry. Boitano placed second at the 1984 United States Figure Skating Championships, earning himself a trip to the 1984 Winter Olympics, he placed 5th at the Olympics. Following the 1984 Olympics, several skaters emerged as medal hopes following the retirement of Scott Hamilton. Boitano won the 1985 United States Figure the first of his four titles. At the first World Championships of the post-Hamilton era in 1985, Alexander Fadeev won, with Brian Orser finishing 2nd and Boitano 3rd, he had injured tendons in his right ankle a few weeks before the 1986 U. S. Championships but went on to win his second national title. At the 1986 World Championships, Boitano took the title, while Fadeev had a disastrous free skate despite having been in an excellent position to win. During the 1986–87 season, Boitano had introduced two new elements to his programs: the'Tano triple lutz and a quadruple toe loop, although he never succeeded in landing a clean quadruple jump in competition.
The 1987 World Championships were held in Cincinnati, giving defending World champion Boitano a home-field advantage. The outcome of the event would set the tone for the 1988 Olympics. At Worlds, Boitano placed second. After losing the world title to Orser at home and his coach Linda Leaver decided that some changes needed to be made if Boitano was to become the Olympic champion. Boitano had always been good at the technical requirements, he was a self-described "jumping robot." In order to help his growth as an artist, he hired choreographer Sandra Bezic to choreograph his programs for the 1987–1988 Olympic season. Bezic choreographed two programs that featured clean lines and accentuated the skating abilities of the 5' 11" Boitano; the short program was based on Giacomo Meyerbeer's ballet Les Patineurs in which Boitano plays a cocky young man showing off his tricks, using movements dating back to the 19th century. In one famous moment, Boitano wipes ice shavings called snow, off his skate blade and tosses it over his shoulder after landing a triple axel combination.
The free skating program was based on the film score, detailing various phases of a soldier's life. Boitano debuted his new programs at 1987 Skate Canada, held in the Saddledome in Calgary, Canada, the same venue in which he would compete against Brian Orser for the Olympic title three months later. Boitano's new programs were received with standing ovations by the audience. Although Orser won the competition, Boitano skated clean, landing seven triple jumps, including a footwork section into a jump, he did however pop his planned 2nd triple axel. Boitano and Bezic were so confident about the strength of Boitano's new programs that they omitted the quadruple toe loop, which if landed, could have put him a shoulder above Orser in technical merit; the short program at the 1988 United States Figure Skating Championships proved to be a highlight. Boitano received marks of 6.0 from eight of the nine judges for the second mark. His free skate was flawed. Due to delays, he did not skate until after midnight.
Still, Boitano won the competition, went into the Olympics as the national champion, as did Orser. Going into the Olympics and Brian Orser each had won a World title and each had an excellent, balanced repertoire, with Boitano being known as the better technician and Orser as the better artist. Adding to the rivalry and Orser were both performing military-themed programs. Boitano's was to the music of Napoleon; the Battle of the Brians at the 1988 Winter Olympics was the highlight of Boitano's amateur career. Boitano and Orser were tied going into the free skating portion of the event and whoever won that portion would win the event. Alexander Fadeev had won the compulsory figures section of the competition with Boitano second and Orser third. In the short program, Orser placed first and Boitano second; the free skating was, at the time, worth 50% of the score, so Boitano's lead would not be enough to hold him in first place if he lost the free skate. Boitano skated a clean, technically excellent long program, with eight triple jumps, two Axels, a triple-triple combination.
Orser made one small mistake on a jump and omitted his planned second triple
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller is an American actor, writer and director. He is the son of actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries and was offered his own show, titled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its thirteen-episode run. Having acted in television, he began acting in films, he made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed, or produced more than 50 films including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Cable Guy, There's Something About Mary, the Meet the Parents trilogy, DodgeBall, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, the Night at the Museum trilogy, he has made numerous cameos in music videos, television shows, films. Stiller is a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack, his films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $79 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received multiple awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards, a Teen Choice Award.
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965 in New York City and raised on the Upper West Side. His father and actor Jerry Stiller, is from a Jewish family that emigrated from Poland and Galicia in Central Europe, his mother and comedian Anne Meara, from an Irish Catholic background, converted to Reform Judaism after marrying his father. While the family was "never religious", they celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas, Stiller had a Bar Mitzvah, his parents took him on the sets of their appearances, including The Mike Douglas Show when he was 6. He considered his childhood unusual, stating: "In some ways, it was a show-business upbringing—a lot of traveling, a lot of late nights—not what you'd call traditional." His elder sister, has appeared in many of his productions, including Reality Bites, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Zoolander. Stiller displayed an early interest in filmmaking and made Super 8 movies with his sister and friends. At age 9, Stiller made his acting debut as a guest on his mother's short-lived television series, Kate McShane.
In the late 1970s, he performed with the New York City troupe NYC's First All Children's Theater, playing several roles, including the title role in Clever Jack and the Magic Beanstalk. After being inspired by the television show Second City Television while in high school, Stiller realized that he wanted to get involved with sketch comedy. During his high school years, he was the drummer of the post-punk band Capital Punishment, which released the studio album Roadkill in 1982; the band's bassist, Peter Swann, went on to become an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge. Stiller attended The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and graduated from the Calhoun School in New York in 1983, he started performing on the cabaret circuit as opening act to the cabaret siren Jadin Wong. Stiller enrolled as a film student at the University of California, Los Angeles. After nine months, Stiller left school to move back to New York City, he made his way through acting classes and trying to find an agent. When he was 15, Stiller obtained a small part with one line on the television soap opera Guiding Light, although in an interview he characterized his performance as poor.
He was cast in a role in the 1986 Broadway revival of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, alongside John Mahoney. During its run, Stiller produced a satirical mockumentary. Stiller's comedic work was well received by the cast and crew of the play, he followed up with a 10-minute short titled The Hustler of Money, a parody of the Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money; the film featured him in a send-up of Tom Cruise's character and Mahoney in the Paul Newman role, only this time as a bowling hustler instead of a pool shark. The short got the attention of Saturday Night Live, which aired it in 1987 and two years offered Stiller a spot as a writer. In the meantime, he had a bit role in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun. In 1989, Stiller appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer. However, since the show did not want him to make more short films, he left after four episodes, he put together Elvis Stories, a short film about a fictitious tabloid focused on recent sightings of Elvis Presley.
The film starred friends and co-stars John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Mike Myers, Andy Dick, Jeff Kahn. The film was considered a success, led him to develop the short film Going Back to Brooklyn for MTV. Producers at MTV were so impressed with Back to Brooklyn that they offered Stiller a 13-episode show in the experimental "vid-com" format. Titled The Ben Stiller Show, this series mixed comedy sketches with music videos and parodied various television shows, music stars, films, it starred Stiller, along with main writer Jeff Khan and Harry O'Reilly, with his parents and sister making occasional appearances. Although the show was canceled after its first season, it led to another show titled The Ben Stiller Show, on the Fox Network in 1992; the series aired 12 episodes on Fox, with a 13th unaired episode broadcast by Comedy Central in a revival. Among the principal writers on The Ben Stiller Show were Stiller and Judd Apatow, with the show featuring the ensemble cast of Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Bob Odenkirk.
Both Denise Richards and Jeanne Tripplehorn appeared as extras in various episodes. Throughout
Alexandra Pauline "Sasha" Cohen is an American figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, the 2006 U. S. Champion, she is known for her artistry and body lines, musical interpretation. As of 2019, Cohen is the last American woman to medal individually in figure skating at the Olympics. Cohen was born in a neighborhood in Los Angeles, her nickname "Sasha" is a Russian diminutive of "Alexandra". Her mother, Galina Cohen, is a Jewish immigrant from USSR and a former ballet dancer, her father, Roger Cohen, is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and a law partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Cohen has a younger sister, who began college at Barnard College in August 2006, she speaks Russian. Cohen graduated from Futures High School in Mission Viejo, California in 2002. Cohen graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with a degree in political science; as a university student, she has used the name Alex rather than Sasha.
In 2005, Cohen published Fire on Ice. The autobiography was republished in 2006 adding a new chapter on the 2006 season. On July 5, 2015, it was announced. On August 20, 2016, the couple married in Massachusetts; as of February 2018, she and May are going through divorce proceedings. Cohen now works as an associate in Morgan Stanley. A gymnast from an early age, Cohen switched to figure skating when she was seven years old, but it wasn't until she was eleven that she began to take the sport seriously. One of her early skating coaches was father of late actor Anton Yelchin. Cohen rose to prominence in the skating community during the 2000 U. S. Championships. Just up from juniors, Cohen was first in the short program and finished second overall after the free skate, provisionally qualifying for the senior World team. A loophole in the ISU's age rules at the time would have allowed her to compete at the senior World Championships if she medaled at the World Junior Championships but she finished 6th at the junior event.
Cohen did not compete at the 2001 U. S. Nationals due to a stress fracture in her back, she resumed full training in June 2001. Cohen won the silver medal at the 2002 U. S. championships. Cohen competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, finishing 4th, she finished 4th at the 2002 World Championships, held in Nagano. Cohen was coached by John Nicks in California. In the summer of 2002, Cohen moved to the East Coast to train with Tatiana Tarasova at the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, Connecticut, she won her first ISU Grand Prix event at the 2002 Skate Canada and won the 2002 Trophée Lalique. She won the silver medal at the 2002 Cup of Russia; these three placements earned her a spot to the 2002–03 Grand Prix Final, where she became the champion. At the 2003 U. S. championships she won the bronze medal, at the 2003 World Championships, held in Washington, D. C. Cohen placed 4th, her best season was 2003–04, when she took gold at the 2003 Skate America, at the 2003 Skate Canada and at the 2003 Trophée Lalique and won silver at the 2003–04 Grand Prix Final.
In late December 2003, she changed coaches and began training with Robin Wagner in Hackensack, New Jersey. She placed second at both the 2004 U. S. Championships and the 2004 World Championships, getting a medal at Worlds for the first time in her career. In the 2004–05 season, Cohen withdrew from her Grand Prix events due to a recurring back injury. In late December 2004, Cohen decided to return to California and train again with her first coach John Nicks, she placed 2nd at the 2005 U. S. championships in the 2005 World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Cohen started her Olympic season by placing first at the Campbell's International Figure Skating Challenge. Soon after she withdrew from Skate America due to a hip injury, she took second place at Trophée Eric Bompard, where she fell on a triple salchow during her free skate. In 2006, Cohen overcame the flu to capture her first U. S. championship. With this victory Cohen automatically secured her place on the U. S. Olympic team for the 2006 Winter Olympics, a spot made official on January 14 of that year by the United States Figure Skating Association.
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Cohen was in first after the short program, leading Russia's Irina Slutskaya by a mere.03 points. In the final free skate, Cohen fell on her first jump, a triple lutz, had her hands down on her second jump, the triple flip, she completed the rest of her elements, including five triples. Cohen finished with an Olympic silver medal, 7.98 points behind gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa of Japan. A month at the 2006 World Championships in Calgary, Cohen was in first place after the short program. Completing only one jump combination and falling on the triple salchow, she placed fourth in the free skate and won the bronze medal, finishing ten points behind her teammate, gold medalist Kimmie Meissner. In April 2006, Cohen started the Champions on Ice tour, participated in the second annual "Skating with the Stars, Under the Stars" gala in Central Park and performed in the Marshalls U. S. Figure Skating International Showcase. On April 15, 2006, Cohen announced that she intended to compete in the 2010 season and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
She said via her official website, "I will decide after the COI Tour how much skating and what events I will do next season." In December 2006, Cohen announced that she needed
Kyoko Ina is a Japanese-American figure skater. With partner John Zimmerman, she is the 2002 World bronze medalist and a three-time U. S. national champion. The pair competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics. With previous partner Jason Dungjen, Ina was a two-time U. S. competed at the 1994 and 1998 Olympics. Kyoko Ina was born in Tokyo, but raised in New York, her grandfather, Katsuo Okazaki, was an Olympic runner, her grandmother, Shimako Okazaki, was a tennis player, her mother, Yoshi Ina, competed as a swimmer and a sculler. Ina started skating at the rink at Rockefeller Center at the age of four, she skated singles and pairs for Japan in the Junior ranks, but decided to compete for the United States. Her first American partnership was with Jason Dungjen from 1991 to 1998, under the coaching of Peter Burrows and Marylynn Gelderman in Monsey, New York, they placed 4th at the 1998 Winter Olympics but withdrew from the 1998 World Championships after an accident during a practice session – while practicising a triple twist, Ina's arm hit Dungjen's forehead, fracturing the browbone above his right eye.
Their partnership ended following that season. Ina teamed up with John Zimmerman in 1998, they were coached by Peter Burrows and Mary Lynn Gelderman in Monsey, New York and they commuted to Stamford, Connecticut to work with Tamara Moskvina. They trained under Mosvkina and Igor Moskvin in Hackensack, New Jersey. Ina and Zimmerman are able to capitalize on their height difference and perform various difficult lifts, they won three U. S. Championships and competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, they won the bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships. Ina had not yet turned professional when, on July 18, 2002, the USADA chose to perform an out-of-competition doping test on her; the agent came to her home for an unscheduled test at 10:30 at night. Ina stated that she could not produce the urine sample because she had prepared to go to sleep. Ina was led to believe by the agent that the test could be rescheduled for the following day, but she was charged with refusing to take a doping test, she was faced fines.
Despite what had been reported, Ina never faced suspension from the International Skating Union because the refused test was a national out of competition test. Ina's case was further complicated because it was not clear at the time if she had or had not retired from competition at the time of the attempted test. Ina filed a case with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but withdrew it. In the end, Ina accepted a two-year sanction from the USADA. Ina and Zimmerman skated with the Stars on Ice tour for many years. In 2010, Ina competed in the second season of the Canadian reality competition Battle of the Blades partnered with retired NHL player Kelly Chase. Ina coaches in New York. Ina was inducted into the U. S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2018. GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix Media related to Kyoko Ina at Wikimedia Commons Kyoko Ina / John Zimmrman at the International Skating Union Official site at the Wayback Machine
Luke Cunningham Wilson is an American actor known for his roles in films such as Idiocracy, Old School, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Blue Streak and Legally Blonde. He was a member of the cast of the HBO television series Enlightened, he is the younger brother of actors Andrew Owen Wilson. Wilson was born in Dallas, the youngest of three sons of Laura Wilson, a photographer, Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive and an executive at KERA, a public television station, his family from Massachusetts, is of Irish Catholic descent. All three Wilson boys attended St. Mark's School of Texas. According to Owen, Luke was voted class president the first year. Wilson's acting career began with the lead role in the short film Bottle Rocket in 1994, co-written by his older brother Owen Wilson and director Wes Anderson, it was remade as a feature-length film in 1996. After moving to Hollywood with his two brothers, he was cast opposite Calista Flockhart in Telling Lies in America and made a cameo appearance in the film-within-the-film of Scream 2, both in 1997.
Wilson filmed back-to-back romantic films in 1998, opposite Drew Barrymore, Best Men, about a group of friends who pull off a heist on their way to a wedding, Home Fries, about two brothers interested in the same woman for different reasons. He played the physician beau of a schoolteacher in Rushmore directed by Anderson and co-written by brother Owen. In 1999, Blue Streak was released featuring Wilson as detective Carlson, he starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde, followed by Old School and The Royal Tenenbaums. Wilson had a role on That'70s Show, as Michael Kelso's older brother Casey Kelso, appearing sporadically from 2002 through 2005. In 2006, Wilson starred in Mike Judge's first film since 1999's Office Space, he portrayed an ordinary serviceman chosen for a cryogenics project. He awakens after hundreds of years in an America, less intelligent. In early 2007, Wilson starred opposite Kate Beckinsale in the thriller Vacancy. In July 2007, he worked on Henry Poole is Here in La Mirada, released in 2008.
He starred in the film Tenure in 2009. In 2010, he appeared in films Death at a Middle Men. From 2011 to 2013 he starred in the HBO TV series Enlightened. Wilson and brother Owen have co-written a Wright Brothers biopic, in which they plan to star. In January 2019, it was announced that Wilson had been cast as former sidekick-turned-mechanic-turned superhero Pat Dugan / S. T. R. I. P. E. in the upcoming DC Universe series Stargirl. Notable alumni of St. Mark's School of Texas Luke Wilson on IMDb
William Emerson Arnett is a Canadian-American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development, he has appeared in films such as Blades of Hot Rod and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is a prolific voice actor with film roles including Ratatouille, Monsters vs. Aliens, Despicable Me, The Nut Job and Batman in the Lego Movie franchise, he voices the titular character in the Netflix series BoJack Horseman. Arnett was born in Toronto, the son of Edith Alexandra "Alix" and Emerson James "Jim" Arnett, a corporate lawyer and brewer, among other occupations, his parents were from Winnipeg, he has roots on both sides of his family in Manitoba going back many generations. Arnett has a younger brother, his father, a graduate of Harvard University and corporate lawyer, served as the president and CEO of Molson Breweries from 1997 to 2000. Arnett attended Lakefield College School in Lakefield, but was asked not to return after a semester for being a troublemaker.
The Subway Academy II allowed him to take theatre classes at the Tarragon Theatre. He graduated from Leaside High School and attended Concordia University, Montreal for a semester, but dropped out; as a teenager, he was encouraged by his mother to pursue an acting career. He auditioned for commercials in Toronto and enjoyed acting. In 1990, he moved to New York City to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Film Institute, he appeared in plays in New York and his first acting role was in Felicity Huffman's independent film Erie, filmed on the Erie Canal. In February 1996, Arnett made his first television pilot with Kevin Pollak and his wife, Lucy Webb, for CBS, not picked up. In 1999, Arnett starred in another pilot for The Mike O'Malley Show on NBC as the protagonist's friend Jimmy; the show was cancelled after only two episodes. Arnett has referred to 2000, the year after that show was cancelled, as "the darkest year of life" and he admits that he "didn't get a lot of work" and "drank those years away."
In summer 2000, a friend helped pull Arnett out of his battle with alcoholism, he began to get his career back on track. In 2001, Arnett was cast in the CBS television pilot, Loomis as the slacker brother of a local news reporter, not picked up. In 2002, Arnett was cast in a fourth television pilot, for the CBS sitcom Still Standing, picked up and ran for several seasons, but his character was cut from the series after the pilot. Arnett became so frustrated, after his fourth failed pilot, that he "swore off pilots" altogether, until his agent persuaded him to audition for the pilot for Arrested Development. In 2003, Arnett found mainstream success in television when he played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox comedy series, Arrested Development and in 2006 he was nominated for his first Emmy The show was cancelled after three seasons due to low ratings, despite its critical acclaim and cult following, he played Max the Magician in Sesame Street, in a nod to Gob Bluth's penchant for using Europe's "The Final Countdown" during his magic shows.
According to a 2006 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Arnett's two favourite episodes of the show were "Pier Pressure" and "Afternoon Delight". His exposure on Arrested Development led to a number of larger roles in feature films. Though having worked in drama, his role for Arrested Development is still comedy, he portrays smug antagonists, he "never considered himself a comic" and considers himself an "actor first". In 2002, prior to Arrested Development, Arnett guest-starred in The Sopranos and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit In 2006, Arnett starred in his first leading role in Let's Go to Prison, directed by Bob Odenkirk, made on a budget of US$4 million, it earned more than US$4 million at more than US$13 million in rentals. In Blades of Glory and his wife, Amy Poehler played brother/sister ice-skating pair with an incestuous relationship; the film was No. 1 at the U. S. box office during its first two weeks, grossed US$118 million domestically during its theatrical run. And US$36 million on home video.
He guest-starred in King of the Hill and 30 Rock, in which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Arnett played supporting roles in the films Spring Breakdown, Hot Rod, The Comebacks, On Broadway, where he once again worked with his close friend and director Dave McLaughlin. In The Brothers Solomon, he again teamed with Odenkirk and starred with Saturday Night Live member, Will Forte, he appeared in a major supporting role in the basketball comedy Semi-Pro, his second film with Ferrell. He plays Lou Redwood, the commentator of the team, "a former player, a bit of a womanizer, a boozer". On November 17, 2009, it was announced that Arnett would try to win over real-life wife Amy Poehler in a guest spot on Parks and Recreation. Arnett played an MRI technician and possible love interest for Poehler's Leslie Knope. Justin Theroux appeared in the same episode as yet another suitor. Arnett signed on for one episode, the episode entitled "The Set Up" aired January 14, 2010.
In 2010, Arnett and former Arrested Development co-star Jason Bateman created DumbDumb Productions, a production company focusing on digital content. Their first video was "Prom Date," the first in a series of "Dirty shorts" for Orbit, he starred in Running Wilde, cancelled in January 2011, due to poor ratings as well as The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret w
John Zimmerman (figure skater)
John Luther Zimmerman IV is an American professional pair skater and coach. With skating partner Kyoko Ina, he is the 2002 World bronze medalist and a three-time U. S. national champion. They competed at the 2002 Olympics. Zimmerman was born in Alabama, he has two older sisters. He married Italian-American skater Silvia Fontana on August 28, 2003, they have two daughters – Sofia, born on April 2, 2012 at Northwest Medical Center in Coconut Creek and Eva, born on June 2, 2013. Their son, Jack Zimmerman, was born in 2016. Zimmerman has worked as a model, appearing in photo shoots for Barneys New York and various designers, he and Fontana appeared on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in 2004, made appearances for Am/FAR, amongst other charities. In 2003, an access bridge at his alma mater, Homewood High School, was named after him. Zimmerman started skating at age 3 at a mall, he partnered with Brie Teaboldt for the 1994-95 season. He paired with Stephanie Stiegler from 1995 through 1998, won the bronze medal at the 1997 U.
S. Figure Skating Championships, their partnership ended in 1998 due to injuries. Zimmerman teamed up with Kyoko Ina in 1998, they were coached by Peter Burrows and Mary Lynn Gelderman in Monsey, New York and they commuted to Stamford, Connecticut to work with Tamara Moskvina. They trained under Mosvkina and Igor Moskvin in Hackensack, New Jersey. Ina and Zimmerman won the bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships. In 2003, they turned professional and began skating on Stars on Ice. Zimmerman competed in the January 2006 FOX television program "Skating with Celebrities", where he partnered with FOX broadcaster Jillian Barberie, they finished in second place. Zimmerman was featured as Yahoo's special guest expert correspondent for figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he competed in an ABC skating series "Thin Ice", paired with world champion Canadian ice dancer Shae-Lynn Bourne. They finished in second place, winning a total of $50,000, they skated to "Closer" by "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga.
Zimmerman worked as a coach at Panthers Ice Den in Florida with Silvia Fontana. They now coach at Florida Hospital Center Ice in Florida, he has coached Haven Denney / Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres. GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix Official Ina/Zimmerman site Official John Zimmerman site Kyoko Ina / John Zimmerman at the International Skating Union