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1. Actor – Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements may apply for aid, which could vary from medical assistance, paying rent, or finding employment. Heros benefits are not meant to be a permanent crutch for needy creators, any granted aid is kept confidential. The Hero Initiative has two boards of directors, the Executive Board and the Fund Disbursement Board, former board members include founders Pat McCallum, editor-in-chief of Wizard Magazine, and Mike Richardson, publisher and founder of Dark Horse Comics. They are George Pérez, Roy Thomas, Charlie Novinskie, Dennis ONeil, John Romita Sr. the charity is currently supported by Dark Horse Comics, Dynamic Forces, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Top Cow Productions, and Wizard Entertainment. The Hero Initiative utilizes many methods of fundraising, foremost is their annual art auction, auctioning donated original comics art-work at fan conventions. Year-long, they sell donated art and special edition comics at conventions, artists, writers, and publishers are invited to donate work, and fans are invited to donate money directly to the fund. ACTOR also sells a green Excelsior, wrist-band similar in design to the Livestrong wristband. The Hero Initiative was formerly known as A Commitment to Our Roots, or ACTOR, while the original name of the organization reflected the charitys goal, the acronym that resulted, ACTOR, more often confused people unfamiliar with the organization. 2006, George Pérez, John Romita, Sr.2007, Joe Kubert 2008, Nick Cardy 2009, Neal Adams 2010, Walt Simonson 2011, Stan Lee 2012, John Romita, Jr. The award recognizes one person in each year who demonstrates particular generosity and integrity in support of the overall comic book community. It debuted at the 2010 Harvey Awards ceremony held at the Baltimore Comic-Con
2. Tampa, Florida – Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida. It is located on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico, the city had a population of 346,037 in 2011. The current location of Tampa was once inhabited by peoples of the Safety Harbor culture. The area was explored by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, resulting in violent conflicts and the introduction of European diseases, which wiped out the original native cultures. In 1824, the United States Army established a frontier outpost called Fort Brooke at the mouth of the Hillsborough River, near the site of todays Tampa Convention Center. The first civilian residents were pioneers who settled near the fort for protection from the nearby Seminole population, today, Tampa is part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. For U. S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, the Greater Tampa Bay area has over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas. The Tampa Bay Partnership and U. S. Census data showed an annual growth of 2.47 percent. A2012 estimate shows the Tampa Bay area population to have 4,310,524 people, Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes in 2008. Tampa also ranks as the fifth most popular American city, based on where people want to live, a 2004 survey by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News ranked Tampa as a top city for twenty-somethings. Tampa is ranked as a Gamma+ world city by Loughborough University, ranked alongside other world cities such as Phoenix, Charlotte, Rotterdam, and Santo Domingo. The word Tampa may mean sticks of fire in the language of the Calusa and this might be a reference to the many lightning strikes that the area receives during the summer months. Other historians claim the name means the place to gather sticks, toponymist George R. Stewart writes that the name was the result of a miscommunication between the Spanish and the Indians, the Indian word being itimpi, meaning simply near it. The name first appears in the Memoir of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda and he calls it Tanpa and describes it as an important Calusa town. While Tanpa may be the basis for the modern name Tampa, archaeologist Jerald Milanich places the Calusa village of Tanpa at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, the original Bay of Tanpa. A later Spanish expedition did not notice Charlotte Harbor while sailing north along the west coast of Florida, the name was accidentally transferred north. Map makers were using the term Bay or Bahia Tampa as early as 1695, people from Tampa are known as Tampans or Tampanians. Latin Americans from Tampa are known as tampeños, or tampeñas for females and these terms of Spanish origin emerged after 1900 for the immigrant communities in West Tampa and Ybor City
3. Florida – Florida /ˈflɒrᵻdə/ is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 8th-most densely populated of the U. S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States, the Miami metropolitan area is Floridas most populous urban area. The city of Tallahassee is the state capital, much of the state is at or near sea level and is characterized by sedimentary soil. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south, the American alligator, American crocodile, Florida panther, and manatee can be found in the Everglades National Park. It was a location of the Seminole Wars against the Native Americans. Today, Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, the states economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, the Kennedy Space Center, Florida has attracted many writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, and continues to attract celebrities and athletes. It is internationally known for golf, tennis, auto racing, by the 16th century, the earliest time for which there is a historical record, major Native American groups included the Apalachee, the Timucua, the Ais, the Tocobaga, the Calusa and the Tequesta. Florida was the first part of the continental United States to be visited and settled by Europeans, the earliest known European explorers came with the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León. Ponce de León spotted and landed on the peninsula on April 2,1513 and he named the region La Florida. The story that he was searching for the Fountain of Youth is a myth, in May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto skirted the coast of Florida, searching for a deep harbor to land. He described seeing a wall of red mangroves spread mile after mile, some reaching as high as 70 feet. Very soon, many smokes appeared along the whole coast, billowing against the sky, the Spanish introduced Christianity, cattle, horses, sheep, the Spanish language, and more to Florida. Both the Spanish and French established settlements in Florida, with varying degrees of success, in 1559, Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano established a settlement at present-day Pensacola, making it the first attempted settlement in Florida, but it was abandoned by 1561. Spain maintained tenuous control over the region by converting the tribes to Christianity. The area of Spanish Florida diminished with the establishment of English settlements to the north, the English attacked St. Augustine, burning the city and its cathedral to the ground several times. Florida attracted numerous Africans and African-Americans from adjacent British colonies who sought freedom from slavery, in 1738, Governor Manuel de Montiano established Fort Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose near St
4. United States – Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography, climate and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
5. Quinton Aaron – Quinton Aaron is an American actor. He made his debut in Michel Gondrys Be Kind Rewind. His first lead role was as Michael Oher in the 2009 film The Blind Side, in 2010, Aaron guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order, Special Victims Unit. In 2015, Aaron shot the film Busy Day in Albuquerque, Aaron was born in The Bronx, New York City, but moved to Augusta, Georgia after elementary school. Aaron made his debut as Q in Michel Gondrys Be Kind Rewind, starring Mos Def. He has also appeared in Fighting with Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard and co-starred in an NYU thesis short film called Mr. Brooklyn with Al Thompson, Aaron has appeared in two episodes of the TV show Law & Order. He starred in his first lead role playing Michael Oher, Quinton starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw in The Blind Side, released November 20,2009. Directed by John Lee Hancock, the film was adapted from Michael Lewiss 2006 book, The Blind Side, Evolution of a Game, Aaron auditioned for the role of Michael Oher after his mother found out about the casting call online. Chosen as a finalist, he was flown in to Los Angeles for the final audition, director Hancock said that he would keep it in mind. On March 24,2010, Aaron guest-starred with Jill Scott in an episode of Law & Order, on April 28,2010, Quinton guest-starred in the We All Saw This Coming episode of Mercy. On April 4,2011 Quinton guest-starred in the finale of Harrys Law with his The Blind Side co-star Kathy Bates. During the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Aaron participated in the Taco Bell Legends, in 2015, Aaron shot the film Busy Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Quinton Aaron at the Internet Movie Database
6. Dave Bautista – David Michael Dave Bautista Jr. is an American actor and former professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days and he was the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. When Bautista returned to WWE in 2014, he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match, in August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in mixed martial arts. He won his MMA debut on October 6,2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round and he was representing the Philippines during the fight. Bautista first entered the world of acting in 2006, Bautista is set to reprise his role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Avengers, Infinity War. He has also appeared in several films since 2009. Bautista was born in Washington, D. C and his mother, Donna Raye, has Greek ancestry, and his father, David Michael Bautista, is the son of Filipino immigrants. His parents separated and eventually divorced and his paternal grandfather served in the Philippines military, worked as a taxicab driver, barber, and held other jobs to feed the family. Bautista has said that he is not ashamed to admit he lived in poverty and he has admitted to having a hard life, before he had reached the age of nine, three murders had occurred on his front lawn. As young as age 13, he was stealing automobiles, by age 17, Bautista was considered estranged from his parents and lived on his own. He later admitted, I am proud of my parents and they are good, honest, hard-working folks. They taught me the values of working hard and he became a regular bouncer for clubs until he was arrested after a fight that left two patrons injured, one of whom was rendered unconscious. After a trial, he was sentenced to one year of probation and he also worked as a lifeguard before pursuing a career in bodybuilding. He credits bodybuilding with potentially saving his life, Bautista tried out at the World Championship Wrestling Power Plant, but was told he would never make it in the wrestling business by Sgt. Bautista also trained with Marrese Crump in Muay Thai and Eskrima, most recently, he trained at Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Cesar Gracie and has become a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He made his Ohio Valley Wrestling debut in 2000 under the ring name Leviathan, as a member of the Disciples of Synn stable, he went undefeated until being beaten at Christmas Chaos by Kane with help from Stone Cold Steve Austin. He later won the OVW Heavyweight Championship from The Machine Doug Basham before losing the belt to The Prototype, a few months later, Bautista left OVW after he was promoted WWEs main roster. While still in OVW, Bautista began appearing on non-televised WWE events and he began his televised WWE career on May 9,2002 on an episode of SmackDown. as Deacon Batista, a villainous enforcer for Reverend DVon
7. Nick Carter (musician) – Nickolas Gene Nick Carter is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, record producer, author and video director. He is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys and he has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I Nick Carter. He gained fame in the mid 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol and he is also the older and only brother of singer Aaron Carter. Nickolas Gene Carter was born in Jamestown, New York, where his parents, Jane Elizabeth Schneck and Robert Gene Carter, several years later, the family moved to Ruskin, Florida and managed the Garden Villa Retirement Home, where they added to the family. Carters siblings are Bobbie Jean, Leslie, and twins Aaron, Carters father has a daughter, Ginger Carter, from a previous marriage. His father remarried to Ginger R. Elrod in 2004, and had a son, Kaden Brent and he performed in several commercials, such as the Florida State Lottery and The Money Store. He played the role in the fourth grade production of Phantom of the Opera at Miles Elementary School. He also did a video called Reach For The Book. He also made an appearance in the 1990 Johnny Depp film Edward Scissorhands as a child playing on a Slip N Slide, one of his dance teachers, Sandy, placed him in his first group called Nick and the Angels. Between 1989-1993, Carter covered a number of popular songs by other artists, including Breaking Up Is Hard to Do and Uptown Girl. These recordings ended up on a release called Before the Backstreet Boys 1989–1993 by Dynamic Discs. It is revealed that through several auditions, Nick met AJ McLean and Howie Dorough, after a troubled upbringing, he put in a winning performance on the 1992 New Original Amateur Hour at age 12. At 11 years old, Carter also auditioned for Disneys The Mickey Mouse Club and he was not chosen right away to be a part of the Backstreet Boys because his mother Jane wanted him to join The Mickey Mouse Club so that he could stay in school. A week later, he was asked to join the group and was given the choice of either joining The Mickey Mouse Club with a $50,000 contract or this new music group, Nick chose to go with the group instead. The Mickey Mouse Club was cancelled a few years later, after he joined the group, he had his own personal tutor on tour. At only 13 years old, Carter, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, the group has recorded several albums, beginning in the mid-1990s, the latest being 2013s In a World Like This. In March 2016, the announced that they will begin an exclusive headlining residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas called Backstreet Boys. In 2002, when the Backstreet Boys expressed a desire to leave their management company, The Firm
8. Robert Gant – Robert Gant is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Robert J. Gant, Gant was born in Tampa, Florida, of Spanish, Italian, Cuban, Irish, and English descent. He began acting in commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. At the age of 11, he performed a routine with Bob Hope as part of Hopes USO tour. He majored in English literature at the University of Pennsylvania and then studied law at Georgetown University Law Center and it was his career as a lawyer that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the LA office of Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie. The international firms Los Angeles office was closed soon after, rather than continuing his career in law, he decided to focus on acting thereafter. Gant is involved in a number of organizations with a great deal of focus going to the issue of aging in the gay community. He currently resides in Los Angeles, between 2002 and 2005, Gant appeared on television in Showtimes Queer as Folk as Ben Bruckner, his best-known role to date. Prior to Queer as Folk, he appeared in recurring roles in Popular, other guest appearances on television programs include Melrose Place, Ellen, Friends and Nip/Tuck, among others. In June 2004, Gant starred in the short film Billys Dad Is a Fudge-Packer, an homage to 1950s educational films. In 2005, he appeared in an episode of the crime drama The Closer. In 2007, Gant, Chad Allen and Judith Light acted and produced Save Me, the movie about the ex-gay movement was distributed by Mythgarden, the production company formed by Gant, Allen, and Christopher Racster in 2004. In 2009, Gant appeared in Personal Affairs, a BBC Three-produced drama set in Londons financial sector and he also appeared in the independent films Special Delivery, The Contract, Fits and Starts and Marie and Bruce. He plays the role of the Famous Director in the 2012 feature film Joshua Tree,1951, in 2011, Gant made a cameo appearance in season 1, episode 8 of TV Lands Happily Divorced. In 2015, Gant played Zor-El, the characters father in Supergirl. Gant supports such organizations as Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders and he supported Hillary Clinton in her bid for the Democratic Partys Presidential nomination in 2008. Working – The Iron Worker Taming of the Shrew – Petruchio Little Shop of Horrors – The Dentist Grease – Danny Zuko, – John The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Neville Landless / Victor Grinstead The Mikado – Koko Robert Gant at the Internet Movie Database
9. Rondo Hatton – He was known for his unique facial features which were the result of acromegaly, a syndrome caused by a disorder of the pituitary gland. He was born in Hagerstown, Maryland to Missouri-born teachers, Hatton was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. The family moved several times during Rondos youth, to Hickory, North Carolina, and to Charles Town, West Virginia, and, finally, to Tampa, Florida, where family members owned a business. He starred in track and football in school and was designated Handsomest Boy in his class his senior year. In Tampa, Hatton worked as a sportswriter for The Tampa Tribune and he continued working as a journalist until after World War I, when the symptoms of acromegaly developed. Acromegaly distorted the shape of Hattons head, face, and extremities in a gradual and he eventually became severely disfigured by the disease. Director Henry King noticed Hatton when he was working as a reporter with The Tampa Tribune covering the filming of Hell Harbor, after some hesitation, Hatton moved to Hollywood in 1936 to pursue a career playing similar, often uncredited, bit and extra roles. His most notable of these were as a contestant-extra in the ugly man competition in the RKO production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and he had another supporting-character role as Gabe Hart, a member of the lynch mob in the 1943 film of The Ox-Bow Incident. Universal Studios attempted to exploit Hattons unusual features to promote him as a star after he played the part of The Hoxton Creeper in its sixth Sherlock Holmes film. He made two films playing the Creeper, House of Horrors and The Brute Man, Hatton died of a heart attack in 1946. Hattons name – and simple but brutish face – have become recurring motifs in popular culture, in season 6, episode 4 of the 1970s television series The Rockford Files, Jim Rockford, exasperated at a friend who dismisses himself as unattractive, exclaims Youre no Rondo Hatton. As the artist Brian Bolland revealed in an interview with David Bishop, ive only seen him in one film. Additionally, the character The Creep in the Dark Horse Presents comic-book series strongly resembled Hatton. Hatton is regularly name-checked in the novels of Robert Rankin, and credited as appearing in films that are fictional, or in which he clearly had no part. Rankins references to Hatton routinely occur in the form of he had a Rondo Hatton, another namecheck occurs in Rafi Zabors PEN/Faulkner-award winning 1998 novel The Bear Comes Home, where the name is used as a nickname for good-natured but unrefined minor character Tommy Talmo. The episode of Doctor Who entitled The Wedding of River Song features Mark Gatiss as a character whose appearance is based on Hattons, credited under the pseudonym Rondo Haxton for his performance. The play with music entitled The Return of Dr. X written by Welsh playwright Chris Amos contains a dedication to Rondo Hatton, the show has been produced in several UK regional theatres and was nominated for the Cameron MackIntosh Award in 2000. Since 2002, The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards represent Hatton in both name as well as his likeness, the physical award is a representation of Hattons likeness, based on the bust of The Creeper, portrayed by Hatton in the 1946 Universal Pictures film House of Horrors
10. Hulk Hogan – Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist. Hogan is regarded by many as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, according to IGN, he is the most recognized wrestling star worldwide, aside from those promotions, he has notably performed for the American Wrestling Association, New Japan Pro Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Hogan is a world champion, a six-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion/WWF Champion. He was the first wrestler to win consecutive Royal Rumbles, in 1990 and 1991 respectively, Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. Hogan was born Terry Eugene Bollea in Augusta, Georgia in 1953, the son of construction foreman Pietro Peter Bollea and he has Italian, French, Scottish, and Panamanian heritage. When he was one and a years old, his family moved to Port Tampa. As a boy, he was a pitcher in Little League Baseball and he attracted scouts from the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds, but an injury ended his baseball career. He began watching wrestling at 16 years old. While in high school, he revered Dusty Rhodes, and he regularly attended cards at the Tampa Sportatorium, Hogan was also a musician, spending ten years playing fretless bass guitar in several Florida-based rock bands. He went on to study at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida, after music gigs began to get in the way of his time in college, Hogan decided to drop out of the University of South Florida before receiving a degree. Eventually, Hogan and two local musicians formed a band called Ruckus in 1976, the band soon became popular in the Tampa Bay region. During his spare time, Hogan worked out at Hectors Gym in the Tampa Bay area, many of the wrestlers who were competing in the Florida region visited the bars where Ruckus was performing. Among those attending his performances were Jack and Gerald Brisco, two brothers who wrestled together as a tag team in the Florida region. Impressed by Hogans physical stature, the Brisco brothers asked Hiro Matsuda – the man who trained wrestlers working for Championship Wrestling from Florida – to make him a potential trainee, in 1976, the two brothers asked Hogan to try wrestling. Having been a fan since childhood, Hogan eventually agreed. At first, however, Mike Graham, the son of CWF promoter Eddie Graham, refused to put Hogan in the ring, according to Hogan, he met Graham while in high school and the two did not get along. However, after Hogan quit Ruckus and started telling people in town that he was going to be a wrestler, in mid-1977, after training for more than a year with Matsuda, the Brisco brothers dropped by Matsudas gym to see Hogan. During this visit, Jack Brisco handed Hogan a pair of wrestling boots, in his professional wrestling debut, Eddie Graham booked him against Brian Blair in Fort Myers, Florida on August 10,1977 in CWF
11. Carter Jenkins – Carter Mark Jenkins is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Aliens in the Attic, Valentines Day, on television, Jenkins was part of the main cast of Surface and Viva Laughlin. Jenkins was born in Tampa, Florida to Mary and Eric Jenkins, and was raised in Carrollwood, Florida and his family later moved to Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. He has a brother, Renneker Jenkins, who is also an actor. Like his character in Keeping Up with the Steins, Jenkins was raised Jewish and he is also an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Jenkins began performing in community theatre, and then on local and national commercials. He played lead roles in the television series Surface and Viva Laughlin, and guest starred in episodes of CSI, Miami, House, CSI, NY, Without a Trace, The Bernie Mac Show, and Unfabulous. He has also starred in films such as Bad News Bears and Keeping Up with the Steins. In 2009, Jenkins appeared in the film Aliens in the Attic, in 2010, he appeared in the romantic-comedy Valentines Day, playing Alex Franklin, the boyfriend of Emma Roberts character. Jenkins had a role in the 2012 coming-of-age comedy-drama Struck by Lightning, which starred Chris Colfer. In 2015, Jenkins portrayed one of the roles in the supernatural thriller film Nightlight. Carter Jenkins at the Internet Movie Database Carter Jenkins fashion shoot in The Block
12. Joe Lala – Joseph Anthony Joe Lala was an American musician, percussionist, actor, voice actor and singer. In 1966, he co-founded the rock band Blues Image, Lala was born in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, to parents from Contessa Entellina. His father was Sicilian, and he left the family when Joe was a child, lala’s mother, Janie Cacciatore, an avid dancer, took her son to as many shows as she could. Lala spoke fluent Spanish and Italian and he started out playing the drums in several Florida bands, before forming the band Blues Image. He also occasionally sang lead vocals, most notably on the song Leaving My Troubles Behind. As a drummer and percussionist, he worked with The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Manassas, The Stills-Young Band, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, Joe Walsh, Andy Gibb and many others. He played the trademark congas that drove the Bee Gees 1976 US chart-topper You Should Be Dancing, Lala provided the wide selection of percussive effects on Barbra Streisands 1980 worldwide No.1 album Guilty, and contributed to Whitney Houstons eponymous 1985 debut album. Throughout his career, Lala accumulated 32 gold records and 28 platinum records and he played on the movie soundtracks of Saturday Night Fever, Staying Alive, D. C. Cab, Streets of Fire, All the Right Moves, Breathless, Defiance, The Lonely Guy, a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome ended Lalas career as a percussionist. It kept him from performing full-time, but he continued to record with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, the acoustic band Firefall, Dan Fogelberg, Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart and many others. Joe Lala was the last in the stool for the handful of concerts given in February 1973 by the disintegrating Byrds. He portrayed another native of Ybor City, Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, in Ali, An American Hero, and co-starred with Andy Garcia in For Love or Country, The Arturo Sandoval Story. His films included Active Stealth, Sugar Hill, On Deadly Ground, Deep Sleep, Havana, Out for Justice, Marked for Death, Eyewitness to Murder, more recently, as a voice actor, he dubbed Kun Lan of the video game Killer7. He had ultimately walked away from the entertainment business in the mid-2000s in order to care for his mother who had dementia, Lala coached young actors at the Italian Club in his native Ybor City. Joe Lala died suddenly from complications of cancer on March 18,2014, at approximately 7,00 AM. Official website Joe Lala at the Internet Movie Database Joe Lala at AllMusic
13. Aasif Mandvi – Aasif Hakim Mandviwala, known professionally as Aasif Mandvi, is an Indian-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as a contributing correspondent on The Daily Show on August 9,2006. On March 12,2007, he was promoted to a regular correspondent. He is the actor, co-writer and producer of the web series Halal In The Family which premiered on Funny or Die in 2015. Mandvi is also the author of the book No Lands Man, Mandvi was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, to a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim family. Although Mandvi identifies himself as a kid from Bradford, he attended the independent Woodhouse Grove School. His father grew frustrated with Margaret Thatchers Britain and moved his family to Tampa, after graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in Theatre, Mandvi worked as a performer at Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. He later moved to New York City where he began appearing in off-Broadway productions, during this time, he was active in the band Cowboys and Indian. He won an Obie Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show Sakinas Restaurant, on Broadway, Mandvi appeared as Ali Hakim in the 2002 revival of Oklahoma. He also appeared in the play Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner and he portrayed Fritz Haber in the off-Broadway play Einsteins Gift. Mandvi played Melchior in On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and appeared in the docudrama Guantanamo, in 2012 Mandvi starred in Disgraced at Lincoln Centers Claire Tow Theater. He played the role of Amir, a Pakistani American lawyer struggling with his identity. The play went on to win the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Mandvi made his television debut as a doorman at the Miami Biltmore Hotel in the episode Line of Fire of the series Miami Vice. He was the reader for audio editions of Salman Rushdies Shalimar the Clown. In 2011 he appeared in Taco Bell commercials, in 2006, Mandvi auditioned for The Daily Show. He was hired immediately and appeared on the show the same day, Mandvi became a regular correspondent in 2007. In 2013, Mandvi was cast in a role on the FOX romantic comedy. In October 2013, during a segment on The Daily Show, in November 2014, he appeared on The Dan Patrick Show
14. Shawn Pyfrom – He is of Welsh, English, Dutch, Italian, Hungarian, French, and Irish descent. Caminiti, his name, is the maiden name of his mother. Pyfrom has a brother named Christopher and a younger sister named Amber. He is known for his role as Andrew Van de Kamp, the troubled, gay son of Bree Van de Kamp. He played the role, as a recurring guest appearance, throughout the shows first season, after appearing in the entire second season as a supporting cast member, and appearing in the third season and fourth season, he returned in the fifth season as a full-fledged series regular. Shawn appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures film The Shaggy Dog opposite Tim Allen and Kristin Davis, in 2009, Pyfrom left Desperate Housewives as a series regular, but continued to make frequent guest appearances, including the series finale. In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffmans death in 2014 by overdose, Pyfrom admitted five-month recovery as of February 2014 from drug addiction and alcoholism. A
15. Roy Roberts – Roy Roberts was an American character actor. Over his more than 40-year career, he appeared in more than nine hundred productions on stage, after appearing on Gale Storms My Little Margie in 1956, he became part of several television series for which he is best remembered. In a show that was the precursor to The Love Boat, Roberts played the captain for four years in Storms next hit. Susanna, which aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960, Roberts appeared on four episodes of the CBS legal drama, Perry Mason, including the role of murderer Arthur Janeel in the 1961 episode, The Case of the Malicious Mariner. Also well known performance was as publisher Jackson in The Andy Griffith Show who tried to get Andy removed from office, banker Harry Bodkin on CBSs Gunsmoke Dr. Capt. Walter A. In 1953 he appeared as Vincent Prices crooked business partner in House of Wax, in 1956 he was Colonel Sam Sherman in The First Texan. He also appeared in the neo-noirs The Outfit and Chinatown and he also had a small role in the hit 1963 Stanley Kramer comedy, Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as a police officer. Unfortunately, his role was cut from later television and movie versions to reduce running time, however, because of an interest in restoring IAMMMMW to its original length, Roberts brief role has seen life again in versions made for laserdisc and extended-length DVDs. Roberts appeared in an episode of the situation comedy A Touch of Grace in 1973 and his last television appearance was on the 21 January 1974 CBS broadcast of Heres Lucy. In that installment, Lucy Is N. G, Roberts died in Los Angeles, California, of a heart attack on 28 May 1975 and was interred at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas
16. Channing Tatum – Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor, dancer, and former stripper. Tatum made his debut in the drama film Coach Carter. His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up and he is known for his portrayal of the character Duke in the 2009 action film G. I. Joe, The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G. I, Joe films received negative reviews from critics, they were commercially successful, grossing more than $300 million at the box office. Tatum is also known for his role in Magic Mike. He appeared in films as Dear John and The Vow and his other films include Shes the Man, The Dilemma, White House Down, the drama Foxcatcher, The Hateful Eight and Hail, Caesar. Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Kay, a worker, and Glenn Tatum. He has a sister named Paige and he is mostly of English ancestry. His family moved to the Pascagoula, Mississippi area when he was six and he grew up in the bayous near the Mississippi River, where he lived in a rural setting. Tatum has discussed having dealt with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia while growing up, athletic while growing up, he played football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts, he has said that girls were always biggest distraction in school. As a child, he practiced wuzuquan kung fu, Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa area, and initially attended Gaither High School. He later attended Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia on a football scholarship and he returned home and started working odd jobs. US Weekly reported that around this time Tatum left his job as a roofer and began working as a stripper at a local nightclub, in 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he wanted to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper. That idea led to the movie Magic Mike, Tatum moved to Miami, where he was discovered by a model talent scout. In 2000, Tatum was first cast as a dancer in Ricky Martins She Bangs music video, after an audition in Orlando, Florida and his experience in the fashion industry began as a model working for noted clients such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch. He soon moved into television commercials, landing spots for Mountain Dew. He subsequently signed with Page 305, an agency in Miami. He was cast by Al David for Vogue magazine and soon appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters
17. Patrick Wilson (American actor) – Patrick Joseph Wilson is an American actor and singer. He spent his career starring in Broadway musicals, beginning in 1995. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his roles in The Full Monty and Oklahoma. On television, he starred in the CBS drama series A Gifted Man and he has been cast as Orm Marius / Ocean Master in the DC Extended Universe superhero film Aquaman. Wilsons oldest brother, Paul, works as an advertising executive, Wilson grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and attended Shorecrest Preparatory School. In 1995, Wilson graduated with a B. F. A. in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, shortly after, in 1995, Wilson made his acting debut as an understudy in the role of Chris Scott in the national touring production of Miss Saigon. The following year, he portrayed Billy Bigelow in the tour of Carousel. In 1999, he starred as Jamie Conway in the Off-Broadway production of Bright Lights, Big City, for his performance in the role, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Circa 2000, Wilson completed work on the film My Sisters Wedding and he sang On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady for Julie Andrews awards ceremony when she received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2001. In 2002, his performance as Curly McLain in the Broadway production of Oklahoma, received critical acclaim, with Wilson being nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for the second time each. In 2004, Wilson made his first film appearance in The Alamo and that same year, he co-starred in the musical film The Phantom of the Opera as Viscount Raoul de Chagny. The following year, he starred alongside Ellen Page in the thriller film Hard Candy. In 2006, he starred as Brad Adamson in Todd Fields Little Children, also in 2006, he appeared in the Golden Globe Award-nominated Running With Scissors as Michael Shephard, which was directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt. In 2007, he starred as Brian Callahan in the independent film Purple Violets, in 2008, he starred in Neil LaButes Lakeview Terrace. Wilson played Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl II in Zack Snyders 2009 film adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen and this film reunited Wilson with his Little Children co-star, Jackie Earle Haley. On November 20,2010, in Yankee Stadium, he sang the United States National Anthem before the first football game in the new stadium, Wilson played the primary antagonist Lynch in 2010s The A-Team, and co-starred with Rose Byrne in James Wans horror film Insidious. He returned for the films sequel, Insidious, Chapter 2. In 2013, Wilson portrayed the famous paranormal investigator Ed Warren, alongside Vera Farmiga starring as his wife Lorraine, the film was critically acclaimed, becoming one of the highest grossing horror films of all time