Jeffrey Alan Combs is an American actor known for starring in horror films, such as Re-Animator, appearances playing a number of characters in the Star Trek and the DC Animated Universe television franchises. Combs was born in Oxnard, California, to Jean Owens and Eugene "Gene" Combs, raised in Lompoc. A graduate of Lompoc High School, as a senior Combs played the lead role of Captain Fisby in a stage production of The Teahouse of the August Moon. Combs attended Santa Maria's Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, developed his acting skills in the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington. In 1980, after spending several years performing in playhouses on the West Coast, Combs moved to Los Angeles, he landed his first role in the film Honky Tonk Freeway, in which he played an unnamed drive-in teller. His first horror film role came two years in the Frightmare. Combs's best known horror role is Herbert West, the main character in the film Re-Animator, its two sequels.
He portrayed author H. P. Lovecraft in the film Necronomicon: Book of the Dead and has starred in eight H. P. Lovecraft adaptations. Other film credits include The Attic Expeditions, FeardotCom, House on Haunted Hill, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, The Frighteners. Combs has had roles in many science fiction television series, he starred as the telepath Harriman Gray in first-season episode "Eyes" of Babylon 5. In 2001, he played the sinister Dr. Ek in The Attic Expeditions. In August 2005, he appeared for the first time on the science fiction series The 4400 as Dr. Kevin Burkhoff which had become a recurring role by 2006. In early 2007, he played a fictionalized Edgar Allan Poe in "The Black Cat" episode of Masters of Horror. Combs has worked extensively as a voiceover artist, his voiceover roles include the Scarecrow in The New Batman Adventures, the Question in Justice League Unlimited, Ratchet in Transformers: Prime, the Leader in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Rat King in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Brainiac in Injustice 2.
He narrated the 25th Anniversary of Re-Animator at the 2010 FanTasia. In July 2009, Combs returned to his stage roots and reprised his role as Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man theatrical show entitled Nevermore...an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at The Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, CA. Although only supposed to run for a month, the show enjoyed much success and sold-out crowds, was extended four times. Nevermore as it is now known, closed its run in Los Angeles on December 19, 2009; the show had its East Coast debut on 23 and 24 January 2010 at Westminster Hall in Baltimore, MD, Poe's final resting place. A tour of the Saturn Award nominated Nevermore is now in the works, with stops including Chicago, New York, Seattle, a confirmed two-date run in San Diego in February. Combs starred with Andrew Divoff in the 2012 Screen Media Films release Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation, a prequel to the 2006 cult hit Night of the Living Dead 3D directed by Jeff Broadstreet. In 2012, he played Dr. Lambrick in Would You Rather.
On television, Combs enjoyed popular success playing a number of alien characters on the various modern Star Trek incarnations, beginning with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1994, with Star Trek: Voyager in 2000, with Star Trek: Enterprise in 2001. Combs has played nine different onscreen roles in the Star Trek universe, his largest science-fiction role to date was his regular guest role on Deep Space Nine as the Vorta clone Weyoun. Combs has said that Weyoun was his favorite Star Trek role, he had a great deal of input in developing the character. On the same series, Combs had a recurring role as the Ferengi character Brunt. During the DS9 episode "The Dogs of War", Combs appeared as both Weyoun and Brunt, making Star Trek history as the first actor to play two unrelated recurring roles on screen in the same episode. On Enterprise, Combs had a recurring role as an Andorian military officer. Enterprise producer Manny Coto once mentioned in an interview hoping to make Combs a regular on Enterprise had the series been renewed for a fifth season.
In addition to his recurring Star Trek roles, Combs had non-recurring roles as a human police officer Kevin Mulkahey, as the alien Tiron on Deep Space Nine. Along with many other actors and creators of the show, Combs had a cameo appearance as a holographic patron in Vic's Lounge in the final episode of Deep Space Nine. Combs voices the character of Romulan Commander Suldok for the Star Trek: Elite Force II video game. Voisin, Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59393-342-5. Official website Jeffrey Combs on IMDb Jeffrey Combs at AllMovie
Brian Yuzna is a Filipino-born American producer and writer. He is best known for his work in horror film genres. Yuzna began his career as a producer for several films by director Stuart Gordon, such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, before making his directorial debut with the satirical body horror film Society, he served as a co-writer for the comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Yuzna was the first American filmmaker to adapt a manga into a live-action feature, he has helmed several adaptations of the work of H. P. Lovecraft, has assisted many first time directors, including Gordon, Christophe Gans and Luis De La Madrid, in getting their projects made. Yuzna was born in the Philippines, he grew up in Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Panama, before moving to the United States in the 1960s, settling in Atlanta, Georgia. Yuzna was raised Roman Catholic. Throughout 1970s, Yuzna lived on a commune in North Carolina and worked odd jobs as a carpenter and at a restaurant. Yuzna began his career as a producer, co-producing the horror films Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dolls for his friend, director Stuart Gordon.
He co-wrote From Beyond. The same year, Yuzna co-wrote the comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids alongside Gordon. In 1989, he made his directorial debut with the satirical body horror film Society, which focuses on a wealthy Beverly Hills community who are of a mutant species who feed on the social classes beneath them. Yuzna went on to direct a series of horror sequels, including Bride of Re-Animator, Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation, Return of the Living Dead 3, before directing The Dentist, a horror film about a murderous Los Angeles dentist who dentally tortures his victims. Yuzna directed its sequel, The Dentist 2. Having collected a large following in Europe, Yuzna started Fantastic Factory, with Julio Fernández, a label under Barcelona film company Filmax, in the early-2000s, his goal is produce "modestly budgeted genre films for the international market using genre talent from all around the world and to develop local talent."He was last working as the producer of the Wehrmacht zombie movie Worst Case Scenario, directed by Richard Raaphorst, which takes place after a fictional World Cup 2006 finale between Germany and Netherlands where Germany loses and seeks revenge with a zombie invasion, in May 2009 was announced the project is dead.
The film became Frankenstein's Army and was released in 2013. After four years returned to the director's chair and filmed Amphibious 3-D which stars Michael Paré and Francis Magee. In 2014, Yuzna was awarded Honorary Member of the Catalan Academy of Cinema in Barcelona; that year, in Hollywood, the Cinefamily screened and celebrated the 25th anniversary of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with Yuzna as guest of honor. In 2015, a retrospective of his work of 30 years "Brian Yuzna, A Retrospective" was presented and screened at the theater in the Soho House West Hollywood, curated by Diana Lado and produced by Logan Yuzna, he is married to Cathy Cherry Yuzna and they have four children: Conan Yuzna, Zoe Yuzna, Noah Yuzna and producer Logan Yuzna. Re-Animator From Beyond Dolls Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Bride of Re-Animator The Guyver Warlock Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker Ticks Return of the Living Dead III Necronomicon Crying Freeman Faust: Love of the Damned Arachnid Dagon Darkness Beyond Re-Animator Romasanta Rottweiler The Nun Takut: Faces of Fear Worst Case Scenario Everdark Society Bride of Re-Animator Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Return of the Living Dead III Necronomicon Tarzan: The Epic Adventures The Dentist Progeny The Dentist 2 Faust: Love of the Damned Beyond Re-Animator Rottweiler Beneath Still Waters Amphibious 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero From Beyond Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Bride of Re-Animator Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker Necronomicon Beyond Re-Animator H.
P. Lovecraft's: Necronomicon The Dentist Stephen King's World of Horror The Incredibly Strange Film Show Fear in the Dark Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror Metrópolis Working with a Master: Stuart Gordon Re-Animator Resurrectus Durch die Nacht mit... Science of Horror Nightmares in Red and Blue Towlson, Jon. Subversive Horror Cinema: Countercultural Messages of Films from Frankenstein to the Present. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-786-47469-1. Brian Yuzna on IMDb
Andrew Daniel Divoff is a Venezuelan-Russian actor and producer of Irish descent. Divoff has played many villains in film and on television, including drug cartel leaders and organized crime bosses, though he is best known for playing the evil Djinn in the first two Wishmaster films. Other noteworthy roles include the villains Luis Cali in Toy Soldiers, Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs. Ernesto Mendoza in A Low Down Dirty Shame, Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami, Mikhail Bakunin in Lost, Karakurt in The Blacklist. Divoff's television guest appearances include roles on The A-Team, JAG, Highlander: The Series, Texas Ranger, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Burn Notice, Nikita, The Strain, Colony. Divoff can speak eight languages: English, Italian, German, Catalan and Russian, he forgot the language when he had no one with whom to speak it. Divoff's multilingual skills are showcased in many of his television roles. Divoff was born in Venezuela, his father was Russian and his mother was Irish.
His parents worked as wildcatters for Exxon, met because Divoff's maternal grandfather was his father's supervisor. Divoff describes himself as having been an introvert and an outsider during his childhood in Caracas, stating that he had experienced near-daily physical altercations and bullying from other children. Divoff's first language was Spanish. After Divoff's parents divorced, he emigrated with his sister and mother to Northern California when he was 10 years old. Upon moving to the United States, Divoff was supposed to enter the fifth grade, but the school principal held Divoff back because of his Spanish accent. Divoff states; when he was in the seventh grade, Divoff's school screened films in class, including Seven Days in May, which Divoff found inspiring. As a result, Divoff began envisioning himself as the hero in such films, told his friends that he wanted to become an actor who did his own stunts. Divoff's mother worked for the State Department, he moved with her when she was transferred to Spain.
Divoff lived five years in Vilassar de Mar, between 1973 and 1977, feeling himself to be Catalan too. While in Spain, Divoff tutored English-speaking students in Spanish and attended the University of Barcelona, where he completed a research project on linguistics in The Canterbury Tales, he transferred his credits to Georgetown University, where he continued his study of languages and linguistics, has resided in the United States since. Divoff did not graduate from Georgetown University, instead deciding to take a year off to help his father settle in California for retirement. After returning to California, Divoff worked as a dispatcher for a limousine company becoming a limo driver in 1983. During his evenings off, Divoff took acting lessons, his first role was that of a Russian guard for a 1986 episode of Misfits of Science. Divoff won the role via a telephone audition, in, asked to scream, "Stop that truck!" in Russian and in English with a Russian accent. His first film role was in the 1986 cult horror film Neon Maniacs, in which he played a demonic surgeon.
Divoff had a falling out with the filmmakers due to what he believed constituted animal abuse: real dead pigeons were used in one of the film's scenes. Divoff's subsequent TV appearances in the 1980s included bit parts and work as an extra in The A-Team, The Twilight Zone, MacGuyver and Mrs. King, Matlock. Divoff's multilingual skills and international background helped win him some of these early roles; when auditioning for a guest role as a limo driver for Thirtysomething, Divoff pretended to be a Russian immigrant, maintained the farce on set until the filming ended, dropping the Russian accent entirely. Prior to 1990, Divoff landed small roles in big films such as The Hunt for Red October, big roles in smaller projects such as television movie Fear Stalk, in which he portrayed a serial stalker - his first role as primary villain. Divoff's breakthrough role came in 1990, when he was cast as the outlaw biker Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hours. Divoff was vacationing in Berlin when he received the call.
He went out to celebrate at a nearby pub and attended the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, grabbing a sledgehammer and participating in the Wall's destruction. Divoff marks Another 48 Hrs. as the film that allowed him to quit his limo driving job and focus on acting. Following Another 48 Hours, Divoff landed antagonist roles in other significant projects in the action genre; these projects included A Low Down Dirty Shame. In rare instances, Divoff portrayed the protagonist or hero, such as in Running Cool and Interceptor. 1997 proved to be another breakthrough year for Divoff, with the release of Air Force One and Wishmaster. In his portrayal of a Russian terrorist henchman in Air Force One, as in many other films, Divoff performed his own stunts. Divoff stated in an interview that he has performed his own stunts so that it is assumed that he used to be a professional stuntman, this is not the case, he preferred to perform his own stunts because it gave him complete control over every aspect of his characters.
Divoff is best known for having played the nefarious Djinn in the first two films of the Wishmaster series. Wishmaster was directed by special effects artist Robert Kurtzman, featured cameo appearances by several popular horror actors, incl
Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, DJ Lethal, Wes Borland, their music is marked by Borland's sonic experimentation. Borland's elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint and uniforms plays a large role in the band's live shows; the band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, have sold 40 million records worldwide and won several other awards. Formed in 1994, Limp Bizkit became popular playing in the Jacksonville underground music scene in the late 1990s, signed with Flip Records, a subsidiary of Interscope, which released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$; the band achieved mainstream success with their second and third studio albums, Significant Other and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, although this success was marred by a series of controversies surrounding their performances at Woodstock'99 and the 2001 Big Day Out festival. Borland left the group in 2001, but Durst, Rivers and Lethal continued to record and tour with guitarist Mike Smith.
Following the release of their album, Results May Vary, Borland rejoined the band and recorded The Unquestionable Truth with Durst, Rivers and drummer Sammy Siegler before entering a hiatus. In 2009, the band reunited with Borland playing guitar and began touring, culminating with the recording of the album Gold Cobra, after which they left Interscope and signed with Cash Money Records, but DJ Lethal was asked to leave the band soon after; as of 2018, the band is recording their sixth studio album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Fred Durst grew up in Jacksonville, where he took an interest in breakdancing, hip hop, punk rock and heavy metal, he began to rap, skate and deejay. While mowing lawns and working as a tattoo artist, he developed an idea for a band that combined elements of rock and hip hop. Durst played with three other bands, Split 26, Malachi Sage, which were unsuccessful, 10 Foot Shindig, which Durst left to form a new band. Durst told Sam Rivers, the bassist for Malachi Sage, "You need to quit this band and start a band with me that's like this: rappin' and rockin'."
Rivers suggested that his cousin, John Otto, studying jazz drumming at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and playing in local avant garde bands, become their drummer. Durst and Otto jammed and wrote three songs together, Wes Borland joined as a guitarist. Durst named the band Limp Bizkit. According to Durst, "The name is there to turn people's heads away. A lot of people go, ` Limp Bizkit. Oh, they must suck.' Those are the people that we don't want listening to our music." Other names that were considered by Durst included Gimp Disco, Split Dickslit, Bitch Piglet, Blood Fart. Every record label that showed an interest in the band pressured its members to change its name. Limp Bizkit developed a cult following in the underground music scene at the Milk Bar, an underground punk club in Jacksonville; the band's local popularity was such that Sugar Ray, who had a major label contract, opened for a then-unsigned Limp Bizkit at Velocity with hip hop group Funkdoobiest. Milkbar owner, Danny Wimmer, stated.
They went from playing ten people to eight hundred within months. Fred... was always marketing the band. He would go to record stores and get people involved, he was in touch with high schools." However, the band knew that to achieve national success, they would have to distinguish themselves in their live performances. Attracting crowds by word of mouth, the band gave energetic live performances, covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up", featuring Borland in bizarre costumes. Borland's theatrical rock style was the primary attraction for many concert attendees. Durst unsuccessfully tried to attract attention from A&R representatives at various labels by pretending to be the band's manager; when Korn performed in town as the opening act for Sick of It All, Durst invited Korn to drink beer and tattoo them. Although Durst's tattoos were unimpressive, he was able to persuade Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu to listen to a demo, consisting of the songs "Pollution", "Counterfeit" and "Stuck".
Korn added a then-unsigned Limp Bizkit to two tours. The band attempted to expand their sound by auditioning an additional guitarist, but Borland soon determined that another guitarist was not the answer, DJ Lethal of the hip hop group House of Pain, joined the band as a turntablist after a successful practice performance. Joining the band gave Lethal an opportunity to experiment with his turntable technique in ways that hip hop had not allowed him to do, helping shape the band's style. Due to creative differences, Borland left the band at this point. After their performance opening for Korn at the Dragonfly in Hollywood was well received, Limp Bizkit signed with Mojo, a subsidiary of MCA Records. While heading to California to record their first album, the band wrecked their van; as a result of the near death experience, Durst made amends with Borland. After a dispute with Mojo, Limp Bizkit signed with a subsidiary of Interscope Records. Arvizu persuaded Ross Robinson to listen to the demo. Robinson neglected to listen to it.
Impressed by the band's motivation and sound, Robinson produced Limp Bizkit's debut, recorded at Indigo Ranch. Durst's problems with
Bleed (Soulfly song)
"Bleed" is the third single by metal band Soulfly, released in 1998 from the self-titled album Soulfly. Limp Bizkit guest members Fred Durst and DJ Lethal sing this song about pain and madness with lyrics written by Durst and Max Cavalera; this song tributes Cavalera for the untimely death of his stepson Dana."Bleed" was the first music video released by Soulfly. Scenes include a fight including strangling, guest singer Durst jumped, driving with shattered windshield on the driver side of a car
Timothy B. Vigil is an American comic book artist working in the horror/adult genre, his main graphic novel Faust was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the 2001 movie Faust: Love of the Damned. The followup Faust: Book of M, was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative, he received his first popular exposure for his work on the comic title Grips, published by the defunct publisher Silverwolf Comics. Vigil was a key member of the Rebel Studios crew. Grips at Silverwolf Comics Omega aka Omen Caliber Presents at Caliber Comics Two original covers for Dan DeBono's Independent Comic Guide Zero Tolerance for First Comics Morella at Verotik Broken Halos Studios, such as Broken Halo, Gunfighters in Hell, the artbooks Dark Utopia and Gothic Nights Champions of Hell and Zombie Jesus for 13 Flames Empire Many Italian comic books written by Enrico TeodoraniWith fellow Rebel Studios writer David Quinn, he co-created the Faust; some of that series' storylines include: Faust: Love of the Damned - adapted by Brian Yuzna as the 2001 movie Faust: Love of the Damned Faust: Book of M - nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative Faust: Singha's Talons He created the titles: Cuda: An Age of Metal and Magic EO Webwitch Tim Vigil on IMDb Tim Vigil's Webwitch - Summary, 5 sample pages