Christopher Allen Lloyd is an American actor, voice actor, comedian. Lloyd came to public attention in Northeastern theater productions during the 1960s and early 1970s, earning an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award for his work, he made his screen debut in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, gained widespread recognition as Jim Ignatowski in the comedy series Taxi, for which he won two Emmy Awards. Lloyd starred as Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values. Lloyd earned a third Emmy for his 1992 guest appearance in Road to Avonlea, won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Twenty Bucks, he has done extensive voice work, including Merlock in DuckTales the Movie, Grigori Rasputin in Anastasia, the Woodsman in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall, the Hacker in PBS Kids series Cyberchase, which earned him two further Emmy nominations. He has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a BIFA Award.
Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938, in Stamford, the son of Samuel R. Lloyd, Jr, a lawyer, his wife Ruth, a singer and sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham, he is the youngest of four girls and three boys, one of whom, Samuel Lloyd, was an actor in the 1950s and 1960s. Lloyd's maternal grandfather, Lewis Henry Lapham, was one of the founders of the Texaco oil company, Lloyd is a descendant of Mayflower passengers, including John Howland. Lloyd was raised in Connecticut. Lloyd began his career apprenticing at summer theaters in Mount Kisco, New York, Hyannis, Massachusetts, he took acting classes in New York City at age 19—some at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre with Sanford Meisner—and he recalled making his New York theater debut in a 1961 production of Fernando Arrabal's play And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, saying, "I was a replacement and it was my first sort of job in New York." He made his Broadway debut in the short-lived Red and Maddox, went on to Off-Broadway roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Harlot and the Hunted, The Seagull, Total Eclipse, Macbeth, In the Boom Boom Room, Professional Resident Company, What Every Woman Knows, The Father, King Lear.
Power Failure, and, in mid-1972, appeared in a Jean Cocteau double bill and The Human Voice, at the Jean Cocteau Theater at 43 Bond Street. Lloyd returned to Broadway for the musical Happy End, he performed in Andrzej Wajda's adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Possessed at Yale Repertory Theater, in Jay Broad's premiere of White Pelican at the P. A. F. Playhouse in Huntington Station, New York, on Long Island. In 1977, he said of his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Meisner, "My work up to had been uneven. I would be good one night, dull the next. Meisner made me aware of, but I guess nobody can teach you the knack, or whatever it is, that helps you come to life on stage."His first movie role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He is best known for his roles as "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski, the ex-hippie cabbie on the sitcom Taxi, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 1985, he appeared in the pilot episode of Street Hawk.
In 1986, he played the reviled Professor B. O. Beanes on the television series Amazing Stories. Other roles include Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Professor Plum in Clue, Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea. Lloyd portrayed the star character in the adventure game Toonstruck, released in November 1996. In 1999, he was reunited onscreen with Michael J. Fox in an episode of Spin City entitled "Back to the Future IV — Judgment Day", in which Lloyd plays Owen Kingston, the former mentor of Fox's character, Mike Flaherty's who stopped by City Hall to see him, only to proclaim himself God; that same year, Lloyd starred in the movie remake of the 1960s series My Favorite Martian. He starred on the television series Deadly Games in the mid-1990s and was a regular on the sitcom Stacked in the mid-2000s. In 2003, he guest-starred in three of the 13 produced episodes of Tremors: The Series as the character Cletus Poffenburger. In November 2007, Lloyd was reunited onscreen with his former Taxi co-star Judd Hirsch in the season-four episode "Graphic" of the television series Numb3rs.
He played Ebenezer Scrooge in a 2008 production of A Christmas Carol at the Kodak Theatre with John Goodman and Jane Leeves. In 2009, he appeared in a comedic trailer for a faux horror film entitled Gobstopper, in which he played Willy Wonka as a horror-movie-style villain. In October 2009, he did a two-man show with comic performer Joe Gallois in several Midwest cities. In the summer of 2010, he starred as Willy Loman in a Weston Playhouse production of Death of a Salesman; that September, he reprised his role as Doctor Emmett Brown in Back to the Future: The Game, an episodic adventure game series developed by Telltale Games. On January 21, 2011, he appeared in "The Firefly" episode of the J. J. Abrams telev
Francis Luke Askew was an American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. He appeared in many westerns, had a rare lead role in the spaghetti Western Night of the Serpent. Askew was born in Georgia to Milton Dillard Askew and Dorothy Doolittle. Askew attended the University of Georgia, Mercer University, Walter F. Jay School of Law. Askew served in the United States Air Force during his college years in intelligence, he made his film debut in Hurry Sundown, but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. The following year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets; the following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, a film that set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema. Askew continued to work as an actor after that, predominantly appearing in guest roles on television series; this includes work on such series as: Bonanza, The High Chaparral, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files, Quincy, M.
E. The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L. A. Law, MacGyver, Texas Ranger, he appeared with Bill Paxton. He took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage, a documentary about the making of Easy Rider DVD, the 2003 documentary Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex and Rock'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. Askew sang Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, when Luke sang at The Gaslight Cafe it was like a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland", he moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon. He died on March 29, 2012, three days after his 80th birthday, from lung cancer. Mission: Impossible - The Execution.... Victor Pietro Duchell Bonanza - Kingdom of Fear.... Deputy Hatch Bearcats! - Man in a Cage.... Greer BJ and the Bear.... Blackwell Big Love.... Hollis Green Luke Askew on IMDb Luke Askew at Find a Grave
Deanna "Dee" Wallace known as Dee Wallace Stone, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mary, the mother, in the 1982 blockbuster film E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She is known for her starring roles in several horror films including The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling and Critters, which earned her the title of "scream queen". Wallace was born in Kansas City, the daughter of Maxine and Robert Stanley Bowers, she attended Wyandotte High School, before attending the University of Kansas and obtaining an education degree. She taught high school drama at Washington High School in her native Kansas City in the early 1970s, she was married first to Barry Wallace and still uses his last name in her career. Their marriage ended in divorce, she married Christopher Stone in 1980, who died in 1995. They have Gabrielle Stone. Wallace is a public speaker and self-help author, having written three books, has her own call-in radio show, where she talks about the creation of "self", she speaks about how you can get through tough times with determination and love.
She has written a book called Bright Light, about her life lessons from an acting career. In 2018, she gave her first TED talk at TEDx Cape May, entitled "The Common Ground of Self." Wallace starred in Steven Spielberg's film E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She and Christopher Stone starred together in several roles, including The Howling, Together We Stand and The New Lassie. In The Office episode Garden Party, Wallace played the mother of Andy Bernard. In March 2015, Wallace was cast on the ABC soap opera series General Hospital, as Patricia Spencer, the unseen, long-lost older sister of Luke and Bobbie Spencer, she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series. Official website Dee Wallace on IMDb Dee Wallace at AllMovie
A biophysical environment is a biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism or population, includes the factors that have an influence in their survival and evolution. A biophysical environment can vary in scale from microscopic to global in extent, it can be subdivided according to its attributes. Examples include the marine environment, the atmospheric environment and the terrestrial environment; the number of biophysical environments is countless, given that each living organism has its own environment. The term environment can refer to a singular global environment in relation to humanity, or a local biophysical environment, e.g. the UK's Environment Agency. All life that has survived must have adapted to conditions of its environment. Temperature, humidity, soil nutrients, etc. all influence any species, within any environment. However life in turn modifies, in various forms, its conditions; some long term modifications along the history of our planet have been significant, such as the incorporation of oxygen to the atmosphere.
This process consisted in the breakdown of carbon dioxide by anaerobic microorganisms that used the carbon in their metabolism and released the oxygen to the atmosphere. This led to the existence of the great oxygenation event. Other interactions are more immediate and simple, such as the smoothing effect that forests have on the temperature cycle, compared to neighboring unforested areas. Environmental science is the study of the interactions within the biophysical environment. Part of this scientific discipline is the investigation of the effect of human activity on the environment. Ecology, a sub-discipline of biology and a part of environmental sciences, is mistaken as a study of human induced effects on the environment. Environmental studies is a broader academic discipline, the systematic study of interaction of humans with their environment, it is a broad field of study that includes the natural environment, built environments and social environments. Environmentalism is a broad social and philosophical movement that, in a large part, seeks to minimise and compensate the negative effect of human activity on the biophysical environment.
The issues of concern for environmentalists relate to the natural environment with the more important ones being climate change, species extinction and old growth forest loss. One of the studies related include employing Geographic Information Science to study the biophysical environment. Biophysics subject to the context List of conservation topics List of environmental issues Lists of environmental topics Miller, G. Tyler. Environmental science. California: Wadsworth. ISBN 0-534-21588-2. McCallum, Malcolm L.. "Google search patterns suggest declining interest in the environment". Biodiversity and Conservation. Doi:10.1007/s10531-013-0476-6. Media related to Environment at Wikimedia Commons
Andrzej Stanisław Blumenfeld was a Polish film and voice actor who worked for SDI Media Polska. Legend of the White Horse Dekalog: Four Kiler-ów 2-óch The Pianist Pope John Paul II Ojciec Mateusz Delivery Man Persona Non Grata Andrzej Blumenfeld on IMDb
Soon-Tek Oh was a Korean-American actor best known for the voice of Fa Zhou in Disney's Mulan and the direct-to-video sequel Mulan II and the sadistic Colonel Yin in Missing in Action 2: The Beginning. He has starred in many films, acted in television series, including Stargate SG-1, MacGyver, M*A*S*H, Charlie's Angels, Magnum, P. I. Hawaii Five-O, Kung-Fu, Zorro, ‘’ Black Sheep Squadron’’, Touched by an Angel. Oh was mistakenly said to have been born in Japan, due to his career playing Japanese characters and Korea having been under Japanese rule at the time, he was born in Mokpo, under Imperial Japanese rule. He emigrated with his family to the U. S. when he was a teenager. Oh attended high school at Gwangju, South Korea, attended Yonsei University in Seoul, the University of Southern California, received an MFA from UCLA. On Broadway, he appeared in the original cast of the Stephen Sondheim musical Pacific Overtures, he was an early member of East West Players, an Asian American theatre group founded in 1965.
In 1995 he founded the Korean American theatre group, Society of Heritage Performers, which evolved into the present Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. Since 2005, he had been a chair professor at Seoul Institute of the Arts. Oh died in Los Angeles on April 4, 2018 at age 85 after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease, according to actor Chil Kong; the Invaders as Houseboy Hawaii Five-O as Robert Kwon / David Chung / Chaing / Tom Wong / Vic Tanaka / Lao / Lewis Shen / Wo Fat's Lab Technician M*A*S*H as Joon – Sung / Ralph / Dr. Syn Paik / Korean Soldier / Mr. Kwang Logan's Run as Dexter Kim Baa Baa Black Sheep as Lieutenant Miragochi / Col. Tokura Diff'rent Strokes Magnum, P. I. East of Eden as Lee Quincy, M. E. Girls of the White Orchid as Hatanaka Marco Polo as Wang Zhu The Master as Lika Airwolf as Minh / Tommy Liu / Hiyashi T J Hooker MacGyver as Raymond Ling Highlander: The Series as Kiem Sun Babylon 5 as The Muta-Do Kung Fu: The Legend Continues as Bon Bon Hai Stargate SG-1 as Moughal King of the Hill as Monk In 2008, Soon-Tek Oh was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the San Diego Asian Film Festival.
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Central Europe is the region comprising the central part of Europe. It is said to occupy continuous territory that are otherwise conventionally Western Europe, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe; the concept of Central Europe is based on a common historical and cultural identity. Central Europe is going through a phase of "strategic awakening", with initiatives such as the CEI, Centrope and the Visegrád Four. While the region's economy shows high disparities with regard to income, all Central European countries are listed by the Human Development Index as highly developed. Elements of unity for Western and Central Europe were Latin; however Eastern Europe, which remained Eastern Orthodox, was the area of Graeco-Byzantine cultural influence. According to Hungarian historian Jenő Szűcs, foundations of Central European history at the first millennium were in close connection with Western European development, he explained that between the 11th and 15th centuries not only Christianization and its cultural consequences were implemented, but well-defined social features emerged in Central Europe based on Western characteristics.
The keyword of Western social development after millennium was the spread of liberties and autonomies in Western Europe. These phenomena appeared in the middle of the 13th century in Central European countries. There were self-governments of towns and parliaments. In 1335, under the rule of the King Charles I of Hungary, the castle of Visegrád, the seat of the Hungarian monarchs was the scene of the royal summit of the Kings of Poland and Hungary, they agreed to cooperate in the field of politics and commerce, inspiring their post-Cold War successors to launch a successful Central European initiative. In the Middle Ages, countries in Central Europe adopted Magdeburg rights. Before 1870, the industrialization that had developed in Western and Central Europe and the United States did not extend in any significant way to the rest of the world. In Eastern Europe, industrialization lagged far behind. Russia, for example, remained rural and agricultural, its autocratic rulers kept the peasants in serfdom.
The concept of Central Europe was known at the beginning of the 19th century, but its real life began in the 20th century and became an object of intensive interest. However, the first concept mixed science and economy – it was connected with intensively growing German economy and its aspirations to dominate a part of European continent called Mitteleuropa; the German term denoting Central Europe was so fashionable that other languages started referring to it when indicating territories from Rhine to Vistula, or Dnieper, from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans. An example of that-time vision of Central Europe may be seen in J. Partsch's book of 1903. On 21 January 1904, Mitteleuropäischer Wirtschaftsverein was established in Berlin with economic integration of Germany and Austria–Hungary as its main aim. Another time, the term Central Europe became connected to the German plans of political and cultural domination; the "bible" of the concept was Friedrich Naumann's book Mitteleuropa in which he called for an economic federation to be established after the war.
Naumann's idea was that the federation would have at its centre Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire but would include all European nations outside the Anglo-French alliance, on one side, Russia, on the other. The concept failed after the German defeat in the dissolution of Austria -- Hungary; the revival of the idea may be observed during the Hitler era. According to Emmanuel de Martonne, in 1927 the Central European countries included: Austria, Germany, Poland and Switzerland; the author use both Human and Physical Geographical features to define Central Europe, but he doesn't care about the legal development, the social, economic, infrastructural developments in these countries. The interwar period brought new geopolitical system and economic and political problems, the concept of Central Europe took a different character; the centre of interest was moved to its eastern part – the countries that have appeared on the map of Europe: Czechoslovakia and Poland. Central Europe ceased to be the area of German aspiration to lead or dominate and became a territory of various integration movements aiming at resolving political and national problems of "new" states, being a way to face German and Soviet pressures.
However, the conflict of interests was too big and neither Little Entente nor Intermarium ideas succeeded. The interwar period brought new elements to the concept of Central Europe. Before World War I, it embraced German states, non-German territories being an area of intended German penetration and domination – German leadership position was to be the natural result of economic dominance. After the war, the Eastern part of Central Europe was placed at the centre of the concept. At that time the scientists took an interest in the idea: the International Historical Congress in Brussels in 1923 was committed to Central Europe, the 1933 Congress continued the discussions. Hungarian scholar Magda Adam wrote in her study Versailles System and Central Europe: "Today we know that the bane of Central Europe was the Little Entente, military alliance of Czechoslovakia and Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes (later Yu