Bakula starred on the comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age, and guest-starred in seasons two and three of NBCs Chuck as the title characters father Stephen J. Bartowski. He guest starred on HBOs Looking as entrepreneur Lynn, in 2014 he began playing Special Agent Dwayne Cassius King Pride on NCIS, New Orleans. Bakula was born in St. Louis, the son of Sally and J. Stewart Bakula and he has a younger brother and a younger sister. His surname comes from partial Czech ancestry and he attended Jefferson College, followed by the University of Kansas for a time, but left, saying. because I was offered a tour of Godspell, a national tour that was from St. Louis. I thought that sounded great, and I went to my parents and I said I want to do this tour, and you come back to school in a year or two, you come back. The tour was gonna start in August and the tour never started and school did, and the tour fell apart, so I was left holding the bag and had to decide where to go from there. And I applied, was applying to other schools, I was gonna go to a Mormon theatrical kind of school, and the more I looked at it the more I spent time examining the school side of it.
I just realized what I really needed to do was just pick up, pack up, as Bakula recalled in 2000, I call up and said I got a show, Im gonna be out there, Im coming out in January. So itll work out because its time for season and Ill be doing something so people can come. And I coincidentally had done a Disney Sunday Night ABC movie that was gonna come out some time in the winter, came out here on New Years Day,1986. The show I did turned out to be a big hit out here and it got me a lot of attention out here and I jumped onto the TV sitcom Designing Women in the beginning and was able to do that pilot. And things kind of took off and he was cast in two short-lived series, Gung Ho and Eisenhower & Lutz. Bakula played time traveler Dr. Sam Beckett, who was trapped by a malfunction of his machine to correct things gone wrong in the past. In 1995, Bakula appeared on the cover of Playgirl and he voiced Danny Cat in the animated film Cats Dont Dance, singing in one number with Natalie Cole. He played the aging veteran pitcher Gus Cantrell in Major League, Back to the Minors and he played Jim Olmeyer, the same-sex partner of Sam Robards Jim Berkley, in the film American Beauty.
As Jonathan Archer on Star Trek, Bakula played the captain of Earths first long-range interstellar ship, in 2006, he reprised the role of Archer for the Star Trek, Legacy PC and Xbox 360 video games as a voice-over. Bakula starred in the musical Shenandoah, a play provided his first professional theatrical role in 1976, at Fords Theatre. Bakula is heard singing Pig Island on Sandra Boyntons childrens CD Philadelphia Chickens, scott Bakula said that he might be starring as Sam in a Quantum Leap film as stated in TV Guide Magazine along with Dean Stockwell
Gene Barry was an American stage and television actor. Barry was born Eugene Klass on June 14,1919, in New York City, Barry grew up in Brooklyn and attended New Utrecht High School. On October 22,1944, at age 25, Barry married Betty Claire Kalb, Kalb was an actress known by the stage name Julie Carson. Barry chose his name in honor of John Barrymore and made his Broadway debut as Captain Paul Duval in the 1942 revival of Sigmund Rombergs The New Moon. In 1950, Barry began appearing on TV with the NBC Television Opera Theatre, in 1955, he appeared on the CBS Television anthology series Appointment with Adventure. While the show was canceled in 1956, Barrys character—a ladies man with expensive tastes—served as the model for three shows in which he starred. Bat Masterson, a recounting of the life of the real-life U. S. Marshal, gambler. In his next TV series, Burkes Law, Barry played a homicide investigator who was chauffeured in his limousine as he solved crimes. This series was broadcast on ABC-TV from September 20,1963, for his performance in it, Barry won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1965.
In 1966, the year of the series, the title of the show changed to Amos Burke. According to his co-star Gary Conway, who played Det, tilson in the series, the two actually had a lot of fun, on- and off-camera, despite having some difficulties with each other. After Conway left the show, he remained friends with Barry, Barrys third TV series was called The Name of the Game, in which he played the sophisticated publisher of a family of magazines, and he was one of three lead characters on the series. The other two actors were Robert Stack and Tony Franciosa, who rotated with Barry week by week as the primary character in each weeks program. This series was shown by NBC from 1968 to 1971, one of the magazines that Barrys character published was called People magazine, several years before the actual People magazine entered publication. Shortly before the filming of The Name of the Game series began, Barry played the villain—a wealthy psychiatrist— in Prescription, Murder, in 1972, Barry starred in the ITV television series The Adventurer, along with Barry Morse and Catherine Schell.
He played Gene Bradley, a government agent of independent means, Barry returned to Broadway acting on two occasions—in 1962 in The Perfect Setup, and in 1983 in the Broadway premiere of the musical La Cage aux Folles. For his portrayal of Georges, Barry was nominated for a Tony Award, for his contribution to live theatre, Gene Barry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard. In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, Barry died on December 9,2009 at Sunrise Senior Living in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of ninety
Larry Blyden was an American actor, stage producer and director, and game show host. He made his Broadway stage debut in 1948 and went on to appear in productions on. In 1972, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum which he produced. That same year, he became the host of the revival version of Whats My Line. At the time of his death, Blyden was slated to host a new game show Showoffs and he died of injuries sustained in a single car accident while vacationing in Morocco on June 6,1975. Blyden was born Ivan Lawrence Blieden to Adolph and Marian Blieden in Houston, Texas, as a child, he attended Wharton Elementary School and Sidney Lanier Junior High School. Blyden became interested in acting at an age and made his stage debut in a production headed by Margo Jones when he was 14 years old. After graduating from Lamar High School, Blyden attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute for a year before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, after the war, he enrolled at the University of Houston.
While in college, Blyden worked as an announcer for KPRC radio and performed at the Alley Theatre, after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1948, Blyden moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. While in New York, Blyden again worked in radio and studied acting at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting for eighteen months. While starring in a showcase of The Importance of Being Earnest and he was cast in the larger role of Ensign Pulver, and remained with the production until 1951. His second Broadway role was that of Schmutz in the production of Wish You Wish Here. In 1958, Blyden replaced Larry Storch as Sammy Fong in the tryouts for the musical Flower Drum Song. He remained in the role during the shows original Broadway run for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, the show was choreographed by his then-wife, Carol Haney. That same year, he appeared in You Cant Take It with You, in November 1962, Blyden tried his hand at stage directing in the Broadway production of Harold, starring Anthony Perkins and Don Adams.
The production closed after twenty performances, in February 1967, Blyden replaced Martin Balsam in the Broadway production of You Know I Cant Hear You When the Waters Running. Blydens second stage directing effort was the play The Mother Lover, the production featured Eileen Heckart and Valerie French and premiered at the Booth Theatre on February 1,1969. In March 1972, he portrayed the role of Hysterirum in the revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, starring Phil Silvers and he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his work in the play
Erick Avari is an Indian-American television and theater actor known primarily for his roles in science-fiction serial productions. Erick Avari was born Nariman Eruch Avari in Darjeeling, West Bengal and his father, Eruch Avari, ran two movie theatres, the Capitol and the Rink. His early education was at the prestigious North Point School, which he attended as a day-scholar and he studied at the College of Charleston. Erick is a member of the Avari-Madan family of Darjeeling and Calcutta and his great-great-grandfather was Jamshedji Framji Madan, one of the pioneers of Indian cinema. He is one of two actors, along with Alexis Cruz, to appear in both the original Stargate movie and the spin-off series Stargate SG-1. C. The Sarah Silverman Program, Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman, Covert Affairs and he appeared in cameo roles in JAG, Living People, NYPD Blue, Murder, She Wrote, Judging Amy, NCIS, and Everwood. In the video game Zork Grand Inquisitor, he played Grand Inquisitor Mir Yannick and he appeared in The Librarian, Return to King Solomons Mines.
Beginning in the autumn of 2006, a photograph of Avari and he did not appear onscreen until the episode Seven Minutes to Midnight, as his character is part of the backstory and had died before the events of the pilot. When his character does appear, it is only in flashbacks until the episode Six Months Ago, in this episode, Suresh moves to New York and contacts people on the list he generated of those he believes to have special genetic aberrations. Over the course of his career, Avari has portrayed representatives of more than 24 ethnicities, as of November 2006, he has appeared in 33 feature films and over 70 television episodes. Avari has appeared with Brent Spiner in four different productions, Star Trek, The Next Generation, Independence Day, The Master of Disguise, and Home Alone 4. He performed opposite Richard Gere in a film based on a true story, Hachi, A Dogs Tale, in which he played Jasjeet. Avari was scheduled to reprise in his role as Kasuf in the Stargate SG-1 Season Six finale Full Circle, but was unable to do so due to his commitment to Dragnet.
In January 2009, he played a cell phone salesman in Paul Blart, Mall Cop, in 2014, Avari voiced Master Rahool in the science fiction video game Destiny. In 2017, Avari will be seen in the U. S Conspiracy Thriller Project Eden, Vol. I. C
Warren Berlinger is an American character actor, with Broadway runs and television credits, and much work in commercials. Berlinger performed in the original 1946 Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun, with Ethel Merman and he guest-starred on the original Howdy Doody television show, with roles following on Kraft Television Theatre and other programs. He guest-starred on John Cassavetess detective series, NBCs Johnny Staccato, Berlinger appeared in both the Broadway stage and Hollywood movie productions of Blue Denim, and Happy Time, Anniversary Waltz, and Come Blow Your Horn in 1961. Then in the movies Because Theyre Young and Thunder Alley, in 1965, Berlinger was the star of Kilroy, a segment of Walt Disneys Wonderful World of Color. In 1966, he played Phillip Short in the movie Spinout, appearances included episodes of Charlies Angels, Happy Days, American Style, Operation Petticoat, Friends and Murder, She Wrote. In 1973, he was a regular cast member of the situation comedy A Touch of Grace.
His other films include The Long Goodbye, The Girl Most Likely to, lepke, I Will, I Will. for Now, The Shaggy D. A. The Magician of Lublin, The Cannonball Run, The World According to Garp, Ten Little Indians, Hero and he was a regular on Marlo Thomas TV show That Girl, as Thomas stingy cousin Howard in Season 1, Episode 27. In 2006, Berlinger marked his 60th anniversary in show business and he has been both honorary mayor and honorary sheriff of Chatsworth, California. Berlinger was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, of Jewish heritage, the son of Frieda and Elias Berlinger and his family owned Berlingers Glass Store on Avenue D. He and his wife, actress Betty Lou Keim had four children. He is the nephew of Milton Berle, Warren Berlinger at the Internet Movie Database Warren Berlinger at the Internet Broadway Database Warren Berlinger at AllMovie
Keith Andes was an American film, musical theater and television actor. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Andes, John Charles Jack Andes was born in Ocean City, by the age of 12, he was featured on the radio. The family moved to Upper Darby, near Philadelphia, Andes found work on radio singing and acting throughout his years at Upper Darby High School. He attended Oxford University and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, while at Temple he did not participate in the universitys theater program but spent his time working as a disc jockey for radio stations KYW, WFIL, and WIP. He began his Broadway career while serving in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II and his first screen role was a minor part in the film Winged Victory. In 1947, he had a small but important role in the movie The Farmers Daughter, Lex Barker and James Arness played the title characters powerfully built and highly protective brothers. In 1952, he appeared as Marilyn Monroes sweetheart and Barbara Stanwycks brother in the cult film Clash by Night and he co-starred with Angela Lansbury in the 1954 film noir A Life at Stake after appearing in 1952 with Robert Newton in Blackbeard the Pirate.
In 1958, Andes starred as crusading former Louisiana State Police Superintendent Francis Grevemberg in the film Damn Citizen and his co-stars were Margaret Hayes as Dorothy Maguire Grevemberg and Gene Evans as police Major Al Arthur. In 1970, he appeared as Chief of Staff of the United States Army, marshall, in the film Tora, Tora. An episode of Playhouse 90 brought Andes to television August 22,1957 and he played a teacher in Homeword Borne. William Conrad did the series narration, in 1963, Andes was cast with Victor Buono and Arch Johnson in the episode Firebug of the CBS anthology series, GE True, hosted by Jack Webb. In the story line, Buono portrays Charles Colvin, a barber in Los Angeles, the United States Forest Service works to find Colvin before he can set more fires. Later in 1963, Andes was cast as the lawyer-husband on the 1963 Desilu CBS sitcom, starring Glynis Johns as his wife, the next year, he guest-starred in Mickey Rooneys short-lived Mickey sitcom on ABC. Andes starred as the manager of a station in the serial Paradise Bay.
In his nearly five decades as an actor, Andes appeared in episodes of Cannon, Death Valley Days, Daniel Boone, I Spy, The Andy Griffith Show, The Rifleman, Perry Mason and his work included voice acting in the animated Birdman and the Galaxy Trio. Late in his career, he appeared in such as. And Justice for All. He appeared as Prime Minister Darius in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode Bucks Duel to the Death. On Broadway, Andes was in Kiss Me, Kate and starred opposite Lucille Ball in the musical Wildcat in 1960 and he toured as Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha
Edward Albert Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, other well-known screen roles of his include Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, traveling salesman Ali Hakim in the musical Oklahoma. And the sadistic prison warden in 1974s The Longest Yard and he starred as Oliver Wendell Douglas in the 1960s television sitcom Green Acres and as Frank MacBride in the 1970s crime drama Switch. He had a role as Carlton Travis on Falcon Crest. Edward Albert Heimberger was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on April 22,1906, the oldest of the five children of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor and his year of birth is often given as 1908, but this is incorrect. His parents were not married when Albert was born, and his mother altered his birth certificate after her marriage, when he was one year old, his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Young Edward secured his first job as a boy when he was only six.
During World War I, his German name led to taunts as the enemy by his classmates and he studied at Central High School in Minneapolis and joined the drama club. His schoolmate Harriet Lake graduated in the same class, finishing high school in 1926, he entered the University of Minnesota, where he majored in business. When he graduated, he embarked on a business career, the stock market crash in 1929 left him essentially unemployed. He took odd jobs, working as a performer, an insurance salesman. Albert stopped using his last name professionally, since it invariably was mispronounced as Hamburger and he moved to New York City in 1933, where he co-hosted a radio show, The Honeymooners - Grace and Eddie Show, which ran for three years. At the shows end, he was offered a contract by Warner Bros. In the 1930s, Albert performed in Broadway stage productions, including Brother Rat and he had lead roles in Room Service and The Boys from Syracuse. Performing regularly on television, Albert wrote and performed in the first teleplay, The Love Nest.
Hosted by Betty Goodwin, The Love Nest starred Albert, The Ink Spots, Ed Wynn, before this time, television productions were adaptations of stage plays. In 1938, he made his debut in the Hollywood version of Brother Rat with Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. The next year, he starred in On Your Toes, adapted for the screen from the Broadway smash by Rodgers and Hart
Herschel Bernardi was an American film and television actor. Born in New York City, into the Yiddish theatre, the son of Berel Bernardi and Helen Bernardi. In the 1930s, Bernardi appeared in the Yiddish films of Edgar G. Ulmer and was among those actors who made the transition from Yiddish-speaking roles in film to American films, Herschel was the brother of Jack Bernardi. From 1958-1961 Bernardi co-starred with Craig Stevens in Blake Edwards popular television series Peter Gunn and he received his sole Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the dour Lieutenant Jacoby. In 1963, he was cast as Mr. Otis, a teacher who mostly ignores his students, in the episode, I Dont Even Live Here, of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus. In 1970, Bernardi was the lead in the CBS sitcom Arnie, Bernardi starred for two years as someone plucked from the loading dock of a flange company to become an executive. He voiced Woodhead the rocking horse in Filmations Journey Back to Oz and he provided the Cowardly Lions singing voice while Milton Berle provided the characters speaking voice.
He appeared as Joe Vitelli in the 1977 TV miniseries Seventh Avenue, Bernardi was the victim of blacklisting during the 1950s, as were several other performers and the screenwriter and director on that film. Bernardi narrated and emceed The Golden Age of Second Avenue, Herschel Bernardi had two minor record hits, 1967s If I Were A Rich Man, reflecting his success as Tevye, and 1971s Pencil Marks On The Wall. Herschel Bernardi died in his sleep of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old and was survived by his wife and son Michael, three children from a marriage, Adam and Robin, and brothers Jack, an actor. Bernardi is buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
Robin David Segal, better known by the stage name Robby Benson, is an American actor, director and teacher. He is known as the voice of The Beast in the Disney animated film, Benson was born in Dallas, the son of Freda Ann, a singer and business promotions manager, and Jerry Segal, a writer. Benson was raised in New York City and took his mothers name as his stage name when he was 10. Benson made his debut with an uncredited role in Wait Until Dark as the Boy Tossing Ball. Benson had a role on the daytime soap Search for Tomorrow. As a film actor, Benson was well known for roles in coming-of-age films, such as 1972s Jory, 1973s Jeremy. In 1975, Benson appeared in Death Be Not Proud and Lucky Lady, in 1977, he starred in One on One and the TV movie The Death of Richie. In 1978, he co-starred in The End and Ice Castles, co-starring Lynn Holly Johnson, who had never ice skated before, learned to skate in order to film the movie, which had numerous skating scenes, including ice hockey. In 1980, Benson starred opposite Linda Grovenor in the Orion film, the same year, Benson starred in the movie Tribute opposite Jack Lemmon.
In 1981, he costarred in the film The Chosen, based on the book of the name by Chaim Potok. The New York Times gave the film a review, but noted that Bensons character was full of a gentle inquisitiveness that cannot help. Benson played Olympic 10, 000-meter gold medalist Billy Mills in the 1983 film Running Brave, in 1991, he starred as the voice of Beast in the acclaimed animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast. Later in the 1990s he voiced lead character J. T, marsh on the acclaimed sci-fi cartoon series Exosquad. His 2007 novel Who Stole the Funny, a Novel of Hollywood landed Benson on the LA TImes Bestseller list. Bensons medical memoir Im Not Dead, yet. was released in June 2012. Benson has been a professor at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts, the University of Utah and it was announced he would serve as a professor of Practice in the fall of 2013 at Indiana University. Benson married singer and actress Karla DeVito on July 11,1982 and they have two children together, daughter Lyric and son Zephyr.
He is an activist and fundraiser for research, which, in 2004, led him to write the book and music for an original Off-Broadway play called Open Heart
Lew Bloom was an American vaudeville performer and stage actor who popularized the comical tramp character. After retiring from the stage in the 1910s, he became an art collector and dealer. Bloom was born Ludwig Pflum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Ludwig and his parents, who immigrated from Germany, had six other children, Susan Deborah, Charles and Adolph. Blooms father worked as a cooper, the family eventually moved to Reading, Pennsylvania where Bloom attended Poplar Street School. Around 1871, the moved to Williamsburg where Bloom began working as a jockey. In 1873, he joined the Potter Hart Colossus Circus where he performed a bounding jockey act in which he rode horses, during his time at the circus, Ludwig Pflum changed his name to Lew Bloom and would use that name for the remainder of his performing career. Bloom spent several years touring in variety shows with his jockey act before returning to Dover and he returned to Reading where he and a friend opened the Drovers Hotel. The establishment was the first to introduce cabaret to Reading, Bloom performed song and dance acts at the hotel and began competing as a lightweight boxer.
Bloom became the manager for his friends second establishment. He left after two years to work as a clown in the Shelby, Pullman & Hamilton Circus, after a year, Bloom returned to Reading where formed a partnership with vaudevillian Howard Monroe. The duo performed song and dance numbers and comedy skits in blackface until Bloom left the duo, in 1885, Bloom was cast in the play Nobodys Claim, followed by a role in The Red Spider in 1888. It was his role in the production where he first conceived of the tramp persona. Blooms Society Tramp character was a philosophical, shabbily dressed man who drank frequently and was generally treated poorly by other characters. Despite his lowly status, the tramp would make light of his predicament and maintained a positive, tramp characters like Blooms included slapstick comedy routimes as well as dancing or pantomime. One of Blooms tramp characters jokes was, I dont spend all my time in saloons and they have to close up some time. Blooms tramp character became a big hit with audiences and was copied by hundreds of other performers of the era including Nat M.
Wills. Fields established long and successful stage and film careers portraying their version of the tramp persona, Bloom insisted he originated the character and that he was the first stage tramp in the business. Blooms stage career would peak in the 1890s, after leaving Hoyt in 1892, Bloom and his wife, known as Miss Jane Cooper, toured the vaudeville circuit with their comedy act A Picture of Life