Shawn Adam Levy is a Canadian film director and actor. His directing credits include Cheaper by the Dozen, the Night at the Museum series. Levy was a producer on the 2016 sci-fi film Arrival, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Since 2016, Levy has been an executive producer on the Netflix original series Stranger Things, he has directed two episodes in the show's first season and two episodes in the second, will be directing another two episodes for the third season. Levy was born to a Jewish family in Quebec; as a teenager, he attended St. George's High School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. Levy graduated from Yale University in 1989 majoring in Performing Arts, he received a MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1994. Levy has a production deal with 20th Century Fox, he produced the 2012 Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill comedy The Watch, directed by Akiva Schaffer. His television company 21 Laps produces the ABC/Fox comedy series Last Man Standing and the science fiction Netflix series Stranger Things.
Levy's acting debut was in Zombie Nightmare, a low-budget horror film in which he portrayed the character Jim Bratten, the leader of a group of teenagers. The film is best known for being featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, he appeared in the 1988 Liberace: Behind the Music, as a post-Scott Thorson acquaintance of Liberace. His television acting resume consists of a guest spot on 21 Jump Street, a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210, a role on 30 Rock as TV producer Scottie Shofar. In December 2017, Netflix announced a 4-year contract with Levy. Due to the successful seasons of Stranger Things, he will create TV projects for the streaming entertainment company. Levy was announced as the director of the film version of Minecraft, but has since left the project, he is the latest director attached to the film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series, following David O. Russell and Neil Burger. Joe Carnahan worked with Levy to produce the script for the film, but Levy left the project on December 19, 2018.
Levy will direct a film based on long-running children's series Sesame Street, which will be the show's third motion picture following Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, its first in nearly two decades. Levy is married with whom he has four daughters. Levy is Jewish and speaks fluent English and French. Producer only Shawn Levy on IMDb Shawn Levy on Twitter
Stephen Glenn Martin is an American actor, writer and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright and banjo player earning him Emmy and American Comedy awards, among other honors. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013. While he has played banjo since an early age, included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002.
He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Martin was born on August 14, 1945, in Waco, the son of Mary Lee and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. Martin was raised in Inglewood, with brother Fred and sister Melinda Martin, later in Garden Grove, California, in a Baptist family. Martin was a cheerleader of Garden Grove High School. One of his earliest memories is of seeing his father, as an extra, serving drinks onstage at the Call Board Theatre on Melrose Place. During World War II, in the United Kingdom, Martin's father had appeared in a production of Our Town with Raymond Massey. Expressing his affection through gifts, like cars and bikes, Martin's father was stern, not open to his son, he was proud but critical, with Martin recalling that in his teens his feelings for his father were ones of hatred. Martin's first job was at Disneyland, selling guidebooks on weekends and full-time during his school's summer break.
That lasted for three years. During his free time, he frequented the Main Street Magic shop, where tricks were demonstrated to patrons. While working at Disneyland, he was captured in the background of the home movie, made into the short-subject film Disneyland Dream, incidentally becoming his first film appearance. By 1960, he had mastered several magic tricks and illusions and took a paying job at the Magic shop in Fantasyland in August. There he perfected his talents for magic and creating balloon animals in the manner of mentor Wally Boag performing for tips. In his authorized biography, close friend Morris Walker suggests that Martin could "be described most as an agnostic... he went to church and was never involved in organized religion of his own volition". In his early 20s, Martin dated Melissa Trumbo, daughter of acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. After high school, Martin attended Santa Ana College, taking classes in English poetry. In his free time, he teamed up with friend and Garden Grove High School classmate Kathy Westmoreland to participate in comedies and other productions at the Bird Cage Theatre.
He joined a comedy troupe at Knott's Berry Farm. He met budding actress Stormie Sherk, they developed comedy routines and became romantically involved. Sherk's influence caused Martin to apply to the California State University, Long Beach, for enrollment with a major in philosophy. Sherk enrolled at UCLA, about an hour's drive north, the distance caused them to lead separate lives. Inspired by his philosophy classes, Martin considered becoming a professor instead of an actor–comedian, his time at college changed his life. Martin recalls reading a treatise on comedy that led him to think: Martin periodically spoofed his philosophy studies in his 1970s stand-up act, comparing philosophy with studying geology. In 1967, Martin switched his major to theater. While attending college, he appeared in an episode of The Dating Game. Martin began working local clubs at night, to mixed notices, at twenty-one, he dropped out of college. In 1967, his former girlfriend Nina Goldblatt, a dancer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, helped Martin land a writing job with the show by submitting his work to head writer Mason Williams.
Williams paid Martin out of his own pocket. Along with the other writers for the show, Martin won an Emmy Award in 1969, aged 23, he wrote for John Denver, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. Martin's first TV appearance was on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968, he says: During these years his roommates included comedian Gary Mule Deer and singer/guitarist Michael Johnson. Martin opened for groups such as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Carpenters, Toto, he appeared among other venues. He continued to write, earning an Emmy nomination for his work on Van Dyke and Company in 1976. In the mid-1970s, Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, on The Gong Show, HBO's On Location, The Muppet Show, NBC's Saturday Night Live. SNL's audience jumped by a million viewers when he made guest appearances, he was one of the show’s most successful hosts. Martin appeared on 27 Saturday Night Live s
Bonnie Lynn Hunt is an American comedienne, director and writer. Her film roles include Rain Man, Beethoven's 2nd, Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile, Cheaper by the Dozen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Hunt has done voice work in A Bug's Life, Inc. Monsters University, Cars franchise, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4, she starred in Grand and Davis Rules, as well as creating, producing and starring in The Building and Life with Bonnie. From 2008 to 2010, she hosted The Bonnie Hunt Show. Bonnie Lynn Hunt was born on September 22, 1961, in Chicago, to Robert Edward Hunt, an electrician, Alice E. Hunt, a homemaker, her father was of Irish and Belgian ancestry and her mother is of Polish descent. She has three older brothers named Patrick and Tom, two older sisters named Cathy and Carol, a younger sister named Mary, she was educated in Catholic schools and attended St. Ferdinand Grammar School and Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago, worked part-time as a nurse's aide. In 1982, Hunt worked as an oncology nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
In 1984, she co-founded. Hunt performed as a member of Chicago's world-famous the Second City, joining in 1986. In 1988, while a nurse, Hunt auditioned on her lunch break, for the role of waitress Sally Dibbs in Rain Man and won it. In 1990, Hunt portrayed Carol Anne Smithson in Grand, she refused to become a cast member of Saturday Night Live because the series' producers frowned on her preferred improvisational style. In 1992, she was offered the part of B. J. Poteet, a replacement for Julia Duffy, on Designing Women. Instead, she chose to co-star in Davis Rules. In 1993, Hunt teamed with good friend David Letterman to produce The Building; the series was filmed live. In 1995, Hunt and Letterman reteamed with The Bonnie Hunt Show, which featured many of the same cast members as The Building and the same loose style; the show was canceled after 11 of the 13 episodes produced were aired. In 2002, Hunt returned to television with Life with Bonnie, her role on the series earned her a 2004 Emmy nomination.
Despite fair ratings, the series was canceled in its second season. Hunt announced on Live with Regis and Kelly that ABC had offered her another sitcom, in which she would have portrayed a divorced detective; this pilot titled Let Go was not picked up for the fall 2006 schedule. She directed, co-wrote, co-starred in Return to Me, it included bit parts for a number of her relatives. The film, which received a positive reception from critics, was influenced by Hunt's blue-collar Catholic upbringing in Chicago. Hunt portrayed Alice Newton in Beethoven and Beethoven's 2nd, Sarah Whittle/Madam Serena in Jumanji, Kate Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, she portrayed the sister of Renée Zellweger's character in Jerry Maguire and Jan Edgecomb in The Green Mile. She portrayed Grace Bellamy in Loggerheads, she has provided her voice for a total of six Pixar films: A Bug's Life as Rosie, Inc. as Ms. Flint and Cars 2 as Sally Carrera, Toy Story 3 as Dolly, Monsters University as Karen Graves.
In addition, Hunt received a writing credit on Cars, reprised her role as Sally in Cars 2 and Cars 3, voiced Bonnie Hopps in Walt Disney Animation Studios' film, which marked her first non-Pixar animated film. In 2007, Hunt taped a pilot episode for Telepictures; the pilot was approved and the talk show was created. The Bonnie Hunt Show premiered on Monday, September 8, 2008; the set design was a tribute to Dean Martin and on the walls are pictures of historic television personalities, as well as Hunt's family members. The series was inspired by the format of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the host and guests interacting with the audience. Many of the series' staffers were longtime friends of Hunt's from Chicago; the series started with an opening monologue followed by guest interviews and games played with the audience. Hunt's mother Alice appeared in webcasts from her home in Chicago; the Bonnie Hunt Show taped in Culver City and was viewed in 17 of the top 20 US television markets in the United States.
In its first year, The Bonnie Hunt Show was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards, for opening theme and makeup. It won the Gracie Award for "Outstanding Talk Show" in 2009. In 2010, Hunt was nominated for "Outstanding Talk Show Host" at the Daytime Emmy Awards; the final episode aired on May 26, 2010. In 1988, Hunt married investment banker John Murphy. During her appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 6, 2006, she mentioned that she was single again, implying that she and Murphy had separated. Hunt's hometown is Illinois, she is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, having not missed an opening day at Wrigley Field since 1977. She was in attendance in Cleveland, along with fellow Cubs fans Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray and John Cusack, for the Cubs' historic Game 7 victory during the 2016 World Series, she is a supporter of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, of which she is an honorary board member. Bonnie Hunt on IMDb Bonnie Hunt at the TCM Movie Database
Someday (Sugar Ray song)
"Someday" is a song by the American rock band Sugar Ray. It was released on June 15, 1999 in the United States as a single from their third album 14:59, it reached #7 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, as well as #4 on the Hot 100 Airplay and #4 on Canada's RPM singles chart. The music video for the song is slowed down; the first half features the band wading in the water. In the second half, the band performs in a bar. Joseph Kahn directed the video. "Someday" "Someday" "Every Morning" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Jaime King is an American actress and model. In her modeling career and early film roles, she used the names Jamie King and James King, a childhood nickname given to King by her parents, because her agency represented another Jaime—the older, then-more famous model Jaime Rishar. A successful model, King was discovered at age 14 in 1993 and appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, among other fashion magazines. From 1998, she moved into taking small film roles, her first major role was in Pearl Harbor and her first starring movie role was in Bulletproof Monk. She has since appeared in other films, such as Sin City and My Bloody Valentine 3D and, from 2011 to 2015, starred in the television series Hart of Dixie. In 2016, she had the lead role in The Mistletoe Promise, she voiced the role of Aurra Sing on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. King was born in the suburbs of Omaha, the daughter of Nancy King, a former beauty queen, Robert King, she has a younger sister Barry and a younger brother Robert. King was named after Lindsay Wagner's character, Jaime Sommers, on the 1970s television series The Bionic Woman.
King's parents separated in 1994. King had attended Nancy Bounds' Studios, a modeling school, in 1995 dropped out of Westside High School in order to pursue a modeling career in New York City, she enrolled in a home-study program run by the University of Nebraska. She was discovered at age fourteen, while attending Nancy Bounds' Studios. After being spotted at her graduation fashion show by model agent Michael Flutie, King was invited to New York City to begin modeling professionally, she joined Company Management, which represented Jaime Rishar, a more established model. To avoid confusion, King opted to use her childhood nickname, for the duration of her modeling career and at the beginning of her film career. In March 1994, she traveled to New York for test pictures and received enthusiastic responses, she did not return to New York until July 1994, after gaining a successful advertisement for Abercrombie & Fitch. Much of fall and spring 1994 were spent commuting between New York. King had a successful early career as a fashion model, by age fifteen she had been featured in the fashion magazines Vogue, Mademoiselle and Seventeen.
At sixteen, King had graced Harper's Bazaar. She was featured in the cover story of the New York Times Magazine published on February 4, 1996, had walked the runway for Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior. In 1998, she began co-hosting MTV's fashion series, House of Style, with fellow model turned actress Rebecca Romijn. Despite her success, King noted that she "remember the times where I was so alone" and thought she was "never gonna be able to be a kid."In 2004, along with Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes was chosen as a spokesmodel for a high-profile ad campaign for Revlon. The advertisements were featured in print, theatrical and Internet venues, banking on their spokeswomen's "collective star power" to sell the cosmetics products. In 2006, King was chosen by Rocawear CEO Jay-Z to become the new face of the line. In 1999, King began her acting career and made her debut in the Daniel Waters' comedy Happy Campers, as Pixel. Happy Campers was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, in 2003, King was nominated for Best Actress at the DVD Exclusive Awards.
Filmed in 1999, she appeared in Filter's music video for "Take a Picture". Following her debut acting roles, King appeared in the film Blow, portraying the adult Kristina Jung, daughter of cocaine smuggler George Jung. King made her first appearance in a large Hollywood production with her role as the seventeen-year-old nurse, Betty, in the World War II epic romance Pearl Harbor. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine commented that King "has a lively minute or two" in the film, but her part was small and the "young cast is pinup packaging". King went on to be featured in the Incubus music video "Wish You Were Here"; the roles King took part in during 2001 garnered her the "New Stylemaker" title at the Young Hollywood Awards. In 2002, she appeared in the teen comedy Slackers as Angela Patton, Four Faces of God as Sam, the crime comedy Lone Star State of Mind as Baby. Slackers received negative responses from critics, including one who found that the characters "are not so strikingly original as to elevate the slack material", while Four Faces of God and Lone Star State of Mind did not have wide theatrical releases.
2003 saw King in the film Bulletproof Monk, alongside Chow Yun-fat and Seann William Scott, an adaptation of a comic book by Michael Avon Oeming. After five auditions, a screen test, a physical test, she landed the role of Jade, a character skilled in martial arts; this was King's first leading action film role. Bulletproof Monk received negative reviews from critics, who cited that the fight scenes were not as well choreographed or directed as those other genre films, that the alternating comedic and action scenes were jarring. Regardless, Bulletproof Monk was nominated for Choice Movie in a Drama/Action Adventure award at the Teen Choice Awards. In late 2003, King appeared in the music video for the Robbie Williams song, "Sexed Up", on the cover artwork for the single's release. In 2004, she appeared in the comedy White Chicks, playing Heather Vandergeld, with actress Brittany Daniel as her sister Megan Vandergeld, a parody on socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton. White Chicks was negatively reviewed by critics, receiving five nominations at
Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor, voice actor, model. He is known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Lautner began his acting career playing bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids, before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Danny Phantom. In 2005, he appeared in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, he starred in the 2011 action film Abduction. Since 2013, Lautner has starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo as the son of the titular main character. In 2016, he played a leading role, Dr. Cassidy Cascade, in the second season of FOX black comedy series Scream Queens; the late 2000s saw Lautner become a teen idol and sex symbol, after extensively changing his physique to keep the role of Jacob Black in further Twilight installments, generating media attention for his looks. In 2010, he was ranked second on Glamour's "The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, fourth on People's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.
In the same year, Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood. Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner, his mother works for a software development company. He has one younger sister named Makena. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Lautner has Austrian, English, German and Swiss ancestry, has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry through his mother, he grew up in a town near Grand Rapids. He has stated, he commented, "I just had to tell myself'I can't let this get to me. This is, and I'm going to continue doing it.'"He took his first karate class at the age of six. A year he attended the national karate tournament in Louisville, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. Chaturantabut invited Lautner to a camp he held at University of Los Angeles. Lautner trained with Chaturantabut for several years, earning his black belt by the age of eight, winning several junior world championships, he appeared in an ISKA karate event televised on ESPN in 2003, lampooned on the sports-comedy show Cheap Seats that first aired in 2006.
In junior high, Lautner—who was involved in karate and hip-hop dance—won the award for "Best Smile" and played in the school's Turkey Bowl American Football game. He went to public school in California at Valencia High School until his sophomore year. Chaturantabut, who once portrayed the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, suggested to Lautner that he take up acting. For a few years, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions when his talent agency called, returned to Grand Rapids for school sometimes the same day. Lautner balanced karate and acting with being on the football and baseball teams at his school, taking up jazz and hip-hop dance. After that became tiring and his family decided to move to California for a month, to try it out, before moving to Santa Clarita, permanently in 2002. In his first months after moving to Los Angeles, Lautner appeared in small television roles, small film roles, ads and commercials. In 2001, Lautner first appeared in Shadow Fury.
He got a voice-over job in a commercial for Rugrats Go Wild. He appeared in small television roles on The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, Summerland. Lautner earned voice-over roles in animated series such as Danny Phantom, Duck Dodgers, What's New, Scooby-Doo?. The same year, he earned his first breakout role, starring in the film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Lautner spent three months on location in Austin, Texas, to film the movie, received with negative reviews from critics, was a minor international success. However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. For the film, Lautner choreographed all of his fight scenes after director Robert Rodríguez learned of his extensive martial arts training. Months he played Eliot Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, panned by critics, being named one of the "Worst Films of the 2000s" by Rotten Tomatoes. After returning from Canada filming the latter movie, Lautner said he realized his newfound fame, from Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
In 2006 he appeared in the show Love Inc. and the TV special He's Charlie Brown. Two years Lautner appeared in a lead role in the short-lived NBC drama, My Own Worst Enemy, portraying Christian Slater's son, Jack Spivey. Rolling Stone coined his early roles as either "the popular kid, jock, or bully." In 2007, filmmakers began a search for actors to portray Jacob Black, a Native American friend of lead character Bella Swan in Twilight, the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. In January 2008, an open casting call was held in Oregon. Lautner was urged by his agent to audition. At his audition, he read lines with Kristen Stewart, cast as Bella, they acted out scenes from The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; the film was a commercial success, earning $69 million its opening weekend, has grossed $392 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10. In describing the critical consensus, it stated: "Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big
John Cardon Debney is an American film composer and conductor. He received an Academy Award nomination for his score for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, he composed the score for Cutthroat Island, celebrated by music critics as a notable example of swashbuckling film music. The son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John was born and raised in Glendale, nearby to Disney, he played in rock bands in college. Debney earned his B. A. degree in Music Composition from the California Institute of Arts in 1979. Two weeks after graduating from CalArts, he got a job at copying department at Disney. One day, Buddy Baker saw him and had him arrange music that would be used for different pavilions and rides at EPCOT Center. After three years at Disney, he freelanced for television composer Mike Post. Debney furthered his hands-on training by working with Hanna-Barbera composer Hoyt Curtin. After this, Debney went on to score television projects as diverse as Disneyland, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, SeaQuest DSV, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, The Cape, The Lazarus Man, Piggsburg Pigs!, The Further Adventures of SuperTed, Doctor Who and Lacey, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Young Riders, The New Yogi Bear Show, Police Academy: The Animated Series, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Dragon's Lair, Freshman Dorm, Pop Quiz and Dink, the Little Dinosaur, for which he won an Emmy for Best Main Title.
In the early 1990s, Debney began to score indie films and Disneyland attractions. In 1991, Debney composed the music for Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris and SpectroMagic at Magic Kingdom. In 1993, he scored his first studio feature. Debney has since gone on to have a career composing scores for many films including: The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sin City, Chicken Little, Liar Liar, Spy Kids, The Scorpion King, The Princess Diaries and Predators. Debney has composed scores for the video games Lair and The Sims Medieval. In 2010, he composed the theme music for the Nickelodeon television series Supah Ninjas, he composed of Disney Parks's Nighttime Spectaculars, including: World Of Color Celebrate! in Disney's California Adventure, The Magic, The Memories And You! and Celebrate The Magic in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom and Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo Disneyland. John Debney on IMDb John Debney's official website John Debney Tribute at Filmtracks.com