Randy Randall Rudy Quaid is an American film and television actor and Oscar nominee known for his roles in both serious drama and light comedy. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail in 1973. In 1978 he co-starred as a prisoner in Midnight Express. Quaid won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of U. S. President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years, he received Emmy nominations for his roles in A Streetcar Named Desire and Elvis. Quaid is known for his role of Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon's Vacation movies. Quaid was born in Houston, the son of Juanita Bonniedale "Nita", a real estate agent, William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. Quaid has English, Scots-Irish, Cajun ancestry. Through his father, Quaid is a first cousin, twice removed, of cowboy performer Gene Autry. Randy Quaid grew up in Bellaire, Texas, a small city surrounded by Houston, in southwest Houston, he is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid.
In high school, he took a class in drama on a whim, although he didn't expect he would enjoy the lectures. After the third day, however, he was captivated by the course and decided to make acting his professional goal, he continued studying acting at the University of Houston. During one course, his teacher sent him to audition for Peter Bogdanovich, casting for The Last Picture Show, Quaid won the role in what became his debut film. Randy Quaid has appeared in over 90 films. Peter Bogdanovich discovered him when Quaid was a student at the University of Houston, he received his first exposure in Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, his character escorts Jacy Farrow to a late-night indoor skinny-dip at a swimming pool. It was the first of several roles directed by Bogdanovich and/or based on the writings of Larry McMurtry. Other Peter Bogdanovich films he appeared in are What's Up, Doc? and Paper Moon. Quaid's first major critically acclaimed role was in The Last Detail, he played Larry Meadows, a young United States Navy sailor on his way to serve a harsh sentence for petty theft.
Jack Nicholson starred as a sailor assigned to transport him to prison. Quaid was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 1976, he played opposite Marlon Brando in The Missouri Breaks. In 1978 Quaid had a supporting role in the Alan Parker true-life drama, Midnight Express, about Americans and an Englishman imprisoned in Turkey. Quaid acted opposite Charles Bronson in the 1975 action film of a Mexican prison escape Breakout, based on actual events. Quaid was the lead in the comedy Martians Go Home and Cold Dog Soup and played the King of Spain in Goya's Ghosts. In 1987 he won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years. Quaid said. There was a physical resemblance between Quaid and Johnson, since they are both tall and from Texas. "I responded to him and his wants and needs in a way I've never done with any other character," he said.
Quaid tried to portray what he learned were L. B. J.'s political attitude: He was on the side of the people. He thought, he thought. But he had no understanding of their culture. In 1992 he played the monster in Frankenstein, filmed in Poland and the U. K. Quaid said "I wanted to make the monster not just a disfigured man. I wanted to emphasize the human qualities, he is struggling for equal rights. He wants anything any man would want." Quaid had starring roles in the 1996 film Kingpin, where he played the Amish bowler Ishmael, as well as a role as pilot in the blockbuster science fiction film Independence Day, released the same year. He starred in Quick Change with Bill Murray in 1990. Quaid appeared in four of the seven films in the National Lampoon's Vacation film series as Cousin Eddie, jovial redneck relative to Beverly D'Angelo, wife of Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold. Shortly after appearing in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, the third installment of the series, Quaid was featured in Days of Thunder as NASCAR car owner and successful car salesman Tim Daland, a determined businessman who expects his team to be top-notch for fans and sponsors.
Quaid was given the lead role in a Vacation spin-off, a made-for-television film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure, which marks his final appearance in the franchise to date. He had a pivotal supporting role in Brokeback Mountain as insensitive rancher Joe Aguirre. Quaid had a co-starring role in the Canadian independent comedy Real Time, which opened the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival, his acclaimed performance earned him a Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award. Following his work in the direct-to-video comedy Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach, Quaid's legal troubles prevented him from working for a decade. Quaid was not asked to reprise the role of Cousin Eddie in Vacation, although the character is verbally referenced, he returned to performing with Rob Margolies' weight loss comedy Weight, which premiered at the SOHO International Film Festival in June 2018. After the film's September 2018 screening at the Northeast Film Festival, Quaid was nom
Summer Danielle Altice is an American fashion model and actress. She was named after Summer Bartholomew. Altice was born in California, she studied and played volleyball at San Diego State University and was named to the Academic All-WAC team. She won Young and Modern magazine's cover girl contest in 1995 plus she was on the cover of YM's November issue that year and subsequently signed with Elite modeling agency before appearing on the cover of GQ as well as men's magazines Maxim and Max, she was ranked number 100 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" in 2002. Altice was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August 2000. One of her earliest film appearances was being cast in the films The Scorpion King and the Showtime program ChromiumBlue.com. Summer Altice continues to model while working as a professional DJ for several nightclubs in L. A. "Sometimes when I walk into a club and I hear people whisper, ‘Let’s see if she can do this,’" she has said. "I roll my eyes. However, they walk out saying, ‘Wow, what a surprise!'”
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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. referred to as Warner Bros. and abbreviated as WB, is an American entertainment company headquartered in Burbank, California and a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Founded in 1923, it has operations in film and video games and is one of the "Big Five" major American film studios, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Association of America; the company's name originated from the four founding Warner brothers: Harry, Albert and Jack Warner. Harry and Sam emigrated as young children with their parents to Canada from Krasnosielc, Poland. Jack, the youngest brother, was born in Ontario; the three elder brothers began in the movie theater business, having acquired a movie projector with which they showed films in the mining towns of Pennsylvania and Ohio. In the beginning and Albert Warner invested $150 to present Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery, they opened their first theater, the Cascade, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1903. When the original building was in danger of being demolished, the modern Warner Bros. called the current building owners, arranged to save it.
The owners noted people across the country had asked them to protect it for its historical significance. In 1904, the Warners founded the Pittsburgh-based Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company, to distribute films. In 1912, Harry Warner hired. By the time of World War I they had begun producing films. In 1918 they opened the first Warner Brothers Studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Sam and Jack produced the pictures, while Harry and Albert, along with their auditor and now controller Chase, handled finance and distribution in New York City. During World War I their first nationally syndicated film, My Four Years in Germany, based on a popular book by former ambassador James W. Gerard, was released. On April 4, 1923, with help from money loaned to Harry by his banker Motley Flint, they formally incorporated as Warner Bros. Pictures, Incorporated; the first important deal was the acquisition of the rights to Avery Hopwood's 1919 Broadway play, The Gold Diggers, from theatrical impresario David Belasco.
However, Rin Tin Tin, a dog brought from France after World War I by an American soldier, established their reputation. Rin Tin Tin debuted in the feature; the movie was so successful. Rin Tin Tin became the studio's top star. Jack nicknamed him "The Mortgage Lifter" and the success boosted Darryl F. Zanuck's career. Zanuck became a top producer and between 1928 and 1933 served as Jack's right-hand man and executive producer, with responsibilities including day-to-day film production. More success came. Lubitsch's film The Marriage Circle was the studio's most successful film of 1924, was on The New York Times best list for that year. Despite the success of Rin Tin Tin and Lubitsch, Warner's remained a lesser studio. Sam and Jack decided to offer Broadway actor John Barrymore the lead role in Beau Brummel; the film was so successful. By the end of 1924, Warner Bros. was arguably Hollywood's most successful independent studio, where it competed with "The Big Three" Studios. As a result, Harry Warner—while speaking at a convention of 1,500 independent exhibitors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—was able to convince the filmmakers to spend $500,000 in newspaper advertising, Harry saw this as an opportunity to establish theaters in cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
As the studio prospered, it gained backing from Wall Street, in 1924 Goldman Sachs arranged a major loan. With this new money, the Warners bought the pioneer Vitagraph Company which had a nationwide distribution system. In 1925, Warners' experimented in radio, establishing a successful radio station, KFWB, in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. was a pioneer of films with synchronized sound. In 1925, at Sam's urging, Warner's agreed to add this feature to their productions. By February 1926, the studio reported a net loss of $333,413. After a long period denying Sam's request for sound, Harry agreed to change, as long as the studio's use of synchronized sound was for background music purposes only; the Warners signed a contract with the sound engineer company Western Electric and established Vitaphone. In 1926, Vitaphone began making films with music and effects tracks, most notably, in the feature Don Juan starring John Barrymore; the film was silent. To hype Don Juan's release, Harry acquired the large Piccadilly Theater in Manhattan, New York City, renamed it Warners' Theatre.
Don Juan premiered at the Warners' Theatre in New York on August 6, 1926. Throughout the early history of film distribution, theater owners hired orchestras to attend film showings, where they provided soundtracks. Through Vitaphone, Warner Bros. produced eight shorts in 1926. Many film production companies questioned the necessity. Don Juan did not recoup its production cost and Lubitsch left for MGM. By April 1927, the Big Five studios had ruined Warner's, Western Electric renewed Warner's Vit
Stephen Root is an American actor, voice actor, comedian. He has starred as Jimmy James on the TV sitcom NewsRadio, as Milton Waddams in the film Office Space, as the voices of Bill Dauterive and Buck Strickland in the animated series King of the Hill, his other roles have included Captain K'Vada in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode "Unification", Mr. Lund in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Gordon Pibb in DodgeBall, Hawthorne Abendsen in seasons 2 and 3 of the series The Man in the High Castle, Jim Hudson in Get Out, supporting roles in a variety of HBO series, including Boardwalk Empire and Barry. Root was born in Sarasota, the son of Leona Estelle and Rolland Clair Root, a project superintendent and site manager on major civil engineering projects throughout the United States and Mexico. Root has likened his childhood to that of an "Army brat", as his family relocated while his father finished each construction project. Root graduated from Vero Beach High School in Florida, he received his AA from the University of Florida, trained in the BFA acting program.
The university recognized him as one of its distinguished alumni in 2008. Subsequently he was granted his BFA after completion of his final semester based on the quality and character of his acting career, having left college to pursue Broadway in his final semester. Among his most recognized television roles are eccentric billionaire Jimmy James on the sitcom NewsRadio and as the voice of divorced, down-and-out Army barber Bill Dauterive and Hank Hill's hedonistic boss Buck Strickland on the Fox animated television series King of the Hill, he had a recurring role on the final two seasons of The West Wing as Republican campaign consultant Bob Mayer. His most recognizable film roles to date are as the mumbling, quirky Milton Waddams in Office Space, as the mild-mannered gymrat Gordon Pibb in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as Suds, a drunk sports writer, in Leatherheads, as the dimwitted principal in the 2008 Judd Apatow produced comedy Drillbit Taylor. Root is a favorite of the Coen brothers.
He has appeared in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ladykillers, No Country For Old Men, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Kevin Smith wrote a role in Jersey Girl for Root. Root reunited with Mike Judge in Idiocracy and has portrayed NASA flight director Chris Kraft in the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, he took on the biographical role of Richard A. Clarke in The Path to 9/11, he has had many guest appearances in television programs across several genres. He was Klingon Captain K'Vada in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Unification" in 1991. In 1992, Root appeared on the TV series Night Court as Mr. Willard. In the 1993–1994 television season, Root appeared as a series regular as "R. O." on the Beau Bridges/Lloyd Bridges comedy/western series Harts of the West on CBS. Root guest starred on Seinfeld, playing the role of a bank manager in the episode "The Invitations," handling Kramer's hello greeting issue, he had a role in Frasier in the episode "Detour" as the father of the family helping Frasier when his car broke down.
In the CSI episode "Homebodies" he played the father of a rape victim. In addition, Root had a series regular role on the short-lived CBS series Ladies Man, which starred Sharon Lawrence soon after she left NYPD Blue, he played Raymond, a hunting store owner involved in illegal gun trading, in the 1993 In the Heat of the Night episode "A Love Lost." Root has an active career as a voice artist. Aside from his roles in King of the Hill, he has played various characters in animated films such as Ice Age, Finding Nemo, Courage the Cowardly Dog. In other animated television, series regular roles include: Commander Chode in Tripping the Rift and Homebase in The X's. Additionally, he has provided guest-starring vocal talent in animated television series like Chowder and Teen Titans, he lent his voice to Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Woozy Winks and The Penguin. Root has appeared in HBO's series True Blood as a vampire named Eddie, he had a multi-episode arc in the second season of Pushing Daisies on ABC, playing the mysterious Dwight Dixon.
He appeared as Johnny Forreals, inventor of the word "boo-yah," on an episode of Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program entitled "Cangamangus." He appeared in the 2009 comedy film The Men. In 2010, he appeared in a multi-episode arc in season 8 of the Fox television series 24 as a probation officer named Bill Prady and in the FX television series Justified as the eccentric Judge Mike "The Hammer" Reardon. In 2011, he co-starred in Robert Redford's The Conspirator playing John Lloyd, a key witness in the trial of alleged Lincoln conspirator Mary Surratt. In 2012 he began playing the role of Gaston Means in the HBO's acclaimed TV series Boardwalk Empire season 3. Stephen Root on IMDb
Christopher McDonald is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Darryl Dickinson in Thelma & Louise, Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, Ward Cleaver in the film adaptation of Leave It to Beaver, Kent Mansley in The Iron Giant, Tappy Tibbons in Requiem for a Dream, Mel Allen in the HBO film 61*. McDonald was born in New York City, the son of Patricia, a nursing professor and real estate agent, James R. McDonald, an educator and high school principal. Of Irish/Scottish descent and a practicing Catholic, he and his siblings were raised in Romulus, New York, he graduated from Hobart College in New York where he played football and soccer. His younger brother and singer Daniel McDonald, died of brain cancer in February 2007, he was arrested in 2017 for suspicion of drunk driving. McDonald has numerous film and television roles as a supporting actor and portraying villains. In addition to the above, his credits include Grease 2, Breakin', Where the Boys Are'84, The Boys Next Door, Thelma & Louise, Grumpy Old Men, Celtic Pride, Quiz Show, The Faculty, The Perfect Storm, House Arrest, Dirty Work, American Pie 5: The Naked Mile, Broken Flowers, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams.
He was featured as Ward Cleaver in the movie version of Leave It to Beaver and famous baseball broadcaster Mel Allen in 61*. In 1994, he starred in the film Terminal Velocity as an aggressive Russian mafia villain. In television, along with a starring role on the TV series Family Law, recurring roles onNorth Shore, Veronica's Closet, Good Advice, Harry's Law, McDonald has made guest appearances on Cheers, Knight Rider, The Sopranos, both the 1985 and the 2002 versions of The Twilight Zone, Home Improvement, Las Vegas, the Law & Order franchise, Stargate Universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation as Lt. Richard Castillo in the season three episode "Yesterday's Enterprise". McDonald's voice work includes the determined government agent Kent Mansley in the animated film The Iron Giant, he voiced Jor-El in Superman: The Animated Series and subsequently an older version of Superman in Batman Beyond. He has recalled great affection for these roles, saying that he enjoyed them because he was such a fan of Superman and because they were in such contrast to the less than sympathetic onscreen roles for which he is known.
He subbed for Burt Reynolds as Boss Hogg in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning. In 2009, McDonald lent his voice talents in the Thomas Nelson audio Bible production known as The Word of Promise. In this dramatized audio, McDonald played the role of Luke. McDonald played the eponymous lead in Peter Gabriel's music video for the song "The Barry Williams Show", he replaced Robert De Niro in the Midnight Run movie franchise, playing Jack Walsh in three films: Another Midnight Run, Midnight Runaround, Midnight Run for Your Life. He portrayed baseball player Joe DiMaggio in the ESPN original series. In October 2013, McDonald started filming for A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island; the film is set to release in 2017. McDonald appears in the Broadway show The Front Page at the Broadhurst Theater. Christopher McDonald on IMDb Christopher McDonald at the Internet Broadway Database
Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, stunt performer, filmmaker and television personality. He came to prominence after appearing as a main cast member in MTV's Jackass, he has since appeared on MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, Haggard: The Movie and Minghags: The Movie, both of which he co-wrote and directed. Margera was born in West Chester, the son of April and Phil Margera, he is nephew of Vincent Margera. His grandfather nicknamed him "Bam Bam" at the age of three after noticing his habit of purposely running into walls, he attended West Chester East High School and cites his friendship with Chris Raab as his only reason for attending high school. He dropped out after finishing his junior year. Margera received his GED. Margera began shooting videos of himself and his friends skateboarding and doing stunts, which turned into the CKY video series, he independently released CKY. CKY2K, CKY3 and CKY4 have been released. CKY stands for "Camp Kill Yourself", a name shared with his brother Jess Margera's band, CKY, named as a tribute to the film Sleepaway Camp.
These early videos feature many of Margera's friends, including Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Rake Yohn, Chris Raab, Brandon Novak, who form a loose collective known as the CKY Crew. The video and band projects are interlinked. Following CKY's success, former Big Brother editor Jeff Tremaine noticed Margera's videos and drafted him into the team that would become MTV's Jackass. Margera and Ryan Dunn became mainstays of the cast while other CKY crew members played supporting roles to various degrees. Margera went on to appear in Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 3D and Jackass 3.5. Several skits in the first Jackass movie were CKY-style pieces filmed in and around West Chester, but similar scenes in the second movie were removed after the arrest of Margera's uncle Vincent Margera on suspicion of inappropriately touching two minors. In 2003, Margera played himself in the movie "Grind", which portrays four young men following a professional skateboarder from Chicago to California.
The film contains numerous cameos by Jackass members, as well as many professional skateboarders and other celebrities. Upon release, it was met with unfavorable reviews from critics, but was rated much higher by the general public. After Jackass, Margera was given his own MTV series, Viva La Bam, which ran for five seasons from 2003 to 2005; the show followed his crew as they performed various stunts and missions. The show was filmed in West Chester but visited New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Finland, Mexico and Transylvania. In addition to the regular series, special episodes have included "Viva La Spring Break" and a "lost" episode included on the Viva La Bands CD. In 2007, Margera was engaged and the wedding was filmed for Bam's Unholy Union as a follow-up to Viva la Bam; the show follows Margera, his fiancée Melissa Rothstein and their friends in the lead-up to their wedding. In 2008, Margera had a "prominent, non-sex role" in a pornographic film by Gina Lynn, The Fantasstic Whores 4, with Brandon Novak.
In 2009, Margera appeared on Nitro Circus. In October 2010, Margera appeared in Jackass 3D and the movie broke box office records. Margera appears with Dunn and skateboarder Tim O'Connor on Bam's World Domination, a half-hour Spike TV program that debuted on October 13, 2010; the first episode showcased Margera and his friends' attempt to conquer an obstacle course race in the Tough Guy Competition, held in Staffordshire, England. In March 2016, Bam and his mother April Margera appeared on the VH1 reality television show Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn to address Bam's self-destructive behavior. In the beginning of his career, during 1997 and 1998, Margera was sponsored by Toy Machine Skateboards. From 2001, Margera was a member of the demonstration team for Element Skateboards; as of 2016, Margera is no longer on the team. He was at various times sponsored by Speed Metal Bearings, Adio Footwear, Electric Sunglasses, Landspeed Wheels, Destroyer Trucks, Destructo Trucks, Fairman's Skateshop; as of 2017, Margera is without any major sponsorships and has retired from professional skateboarding.
He did return to skating casually, resulting in a renewed partnership with Element Skateboards to celebrate the brand's 25th anniversary by rereleasing a series of ten of his most memorable deck designs. The boards were released weekly between September 6 and November 8, 2017; each deck is limited to 50 units. Margera has written and starred in three independent films, he co-wrote and starred in Haggard, an independent film based on real events in the life of his friend Ryan Dunn. Dunn played himself as the main character while Margera played "Valo", a character based on himself and elements of HIM singer and friend Ville Valo. Margera directed Minghags titled Kiss a Good Man's Ass; the film features the "garbage juicer" invention from that film. Filming started April 5, 2007. On an episode of Radio Bam, Margera said that they were trying to make the movie PG-13 rated, but with the amount of swearing and a shot of nudity, an R rating could not be avoided; the first viewing of the rough version of the film was on August 2007, at Sikes Hall.
The movie was released straight to DVD in December 2008. In December 2008, Margera released a Christmas-themed movie, Bam Margera Presents: Where the#$&% Is Santa?. The mov
Jason Shannon Acuña, better known by his stage name Wee Man, is an American actor, stunt performer, professional skateboarder, television personality. He is one of the stars of Jackass on MTV and the host of Fox Sports Net's skateboarding show 54321. Born in Pisa, Acuña grew up in Torrance and attended North High School, he is of German descent. He was the subscription manager for the skateboard magazine Big Brother, his association with that magazine led him to become involved with the Jackass television series in 2000. Acuña's Jackass antics include skating as an Oompa-Loompa, kicking himself in the head, dressing as a king while rolling Johnny Knoxville down a staircase in a red carpet, doing deep-knee bends while holding NBA star Shaquille O'Neal on his back. A recurring gag involves Preston Lacy asking someone to help him with his bags, only to have Wee-Man pop out, causing Preston to chase him. In 2007, Acuña starred in the reality TV series Armed and Famous and in July 2007, Acuña appeared on TV as a host of MTV's Scarred Live.
Acuña appeared on the first season of NBC's Celebrity Circus. In the fourth week of competition, he became the first contestant to receive a perfect score. Acuña ended the season in third place. Acuña is an investor in the Chronic Tacos chain of fast casual Mexican restaurants, his first franchise location opened in 2010 in California. After a few years of trying to make this location a success, Acuña closed this location permanently and in February 2018, he opened a Chronic Tacos franchise in Long Beach, California. In 2012, Wee Man starred in the direct-to-video holiday film Elf-Man as the title character; this was his first role in a family-friendly feature film. Jason Acuña on IMDb Official website Wee Man and Preston Lacy on Tom Green Live