John Colicos was a Canadian actor. He performed on television in the United States and Canada. Colicos was born in Ontario, to a Greek father and a Canadian mother. In 1957 he appeared in Mary Stuart at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City and in 1963 he appeared in Troilus and Cressida at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Canada, his other New York theatre credits are King Lear, The Devils, Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Soldiers. Mr. Colicos' skill in acting resulted in his being chosen to play the title role in a memorable and first-ever production of King Lear at the Stratford Festival, he appeared as Monks in a television version of Oliver Twist for the DuPont Show of the Month series in 1959. He gave memorable performances in 1966 on the CBS soap opera The Secret Storm. In 1982 he ventured into educational TV with TVOntario's award-winning production of Prophecy with John Colicos; the writer/director, Dr. Robert Gardner, recalled his initial meeting with the actor: "I had seen him scores of times in movies and television and I was nervous.
In truth, though, he was a joy to work with. Once he sensed that you were prepared he was professional, his presence in the ninety-minute production was the main reason it went on to win the prestigious Gold Medal at the Atlanta International Film Festival." On American television, he established himself as a science-fiction villain icon, portraying both the Klingon Commander Kor in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Errand of Mercy", as well as playing Count Baltar in the original Battlestar Galactica movie and television series. Over a quarter-century after his initial appearance in the Star Trek franchise, Colicos reprised his role as the 140-year-old Kor in three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, telecast between 1994 and 1998. Aside from his science-fiction roles, Colicos appeared numerous times in episodic television from the 1960s onwards, including the portrayal of the villain on three episodes of Mission: Impossible, he appeared in four episodes of the CBC docu-drama The National Dream as the "railway general" William Cornelius Van Horne and appeared in seven episodes of Mannix.
The last person shot and killed in the television series Gunsmoke was Judge Flood, played by Colicos in episode 631, Hard Labor. Several years after his Battlestar Galactica tenure, Colicos again ventured into science fiction. In August and September 1981, he portrayed Mikkos Cassadine, a demented, power-mad businessman bent on freezing the world, on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, he was the voice of the X-Men villain Apocalypse/En Sabah Nur in the Fox Kids animated X-Men television series in the nineties, twice played rogue alien Quinn in the first season of War of the Worlds. He appeared in TV commercials during the 1990s for America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses. Colicos' final acting appearance was his reprise of Count Baltar in the concept demonstration trailer Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, aired at many science fiction conventions in 1999, he married Mona McHenry in 1956 and they divorced in 1981. They had two children. Colicos died on March 6, 2000, after a series of heart attacks in Toronto.
His son, Nicholas Colicos, is an actor. John Colicos on IMDb John Colicos at the Internet Broadway Database John Colicos at the Internet Off-Broadway Database John Colicos at Memory Alpha
Noah Leslie Hathaway is an American actor and a former teen idol. He is best known for his roles as Atreyu in the 1984 film the NeverEnding Story and for portraying Boxey on the original television series Battlestar Galactica, his work in The Neverending Story made him popular as a teenage celebrity in Europe. Hathaway was born in California, he began appearing in commercials at age three, starred in several TV films and series. At the age of six he starred in Battlestar Galactica, portraying Boxey, for which he received a nomination in the first Young Artist Awards, his most memorable role was Atreyu in the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story. He received his second Young Artist Awards nomination and won the award for Best Younger Actor in the 12th Annual Saturn Awards. For the role Hathaway performed his own stunts; the role requires the character to ride a horse expertly, fly on the back of a dragon, struggle through a swamp, clamber over rocks and fight a ferocious wolf-vampire. Hathaway observed: Well, what it was...
Wolfgang Petersen was notorious for his actors doing their own stunts. His actors are always getting hurt, because he wanted.... Audiences are savvy, you can cut away and show the back of somebody and show the stuntman doing their stunt, and everybody knows that, so he wants his actors to do as much as they can for the realism of the movie. Accidents happen and actors aren't stuntmen. That's why they have stuntmen, because if someone gets hurt, they're "expendable", and some of the times, they're just more careful.... I just ended up paying. In 1986 Hathaway starred in Troll, as Harry Potter, Jr. and in the television movie Casebusters, as Jamie. Hathaway did not return in the film To Die, to Sleep, in his first adult role. After a second hiatus as an actor, Hathaway returned in 2011 for the films Mondo Holocausto! as Ruggero Margheriti, Sushi Girl as Fish. In 2016 Hathaway reprised his Neverending Story role for a Spotify commercial celebrating the 1980s. Hathaway attended school at Lycee Français de Los Angeles.
He moved into dance instruction, teaching advanced jazz and street dance until an injury forced him to quit in 1989 at age eighteen. Trained in martial arts, Hathaway would earn black belts in Tang Soo Do and Shotokan Karate, competed as a Muay Thai boxer, learned American Kenpo from Dr. Jerry Erickson. Hathaway spent some of his time at the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California competing in supersport motorcycle racing, designing and riding "chopper" motorcycles, he was on tour with WizardWorld Conventions and appeared at the Chicago and Philadelphia shows in 2011. He appeared at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney, Australia in June 2012. 1980 - Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or Special - Nominated 1985 - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical, Adventure or Drama - Nominated 1985 - Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor - Won 1986 - Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Actor - Animation Voice Over - Nominated List of former child actors from the United States Holmstrom, John.
The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 389-390. Noah Hathaway on IMDb Noah Hathaway's official website Note: This site is still listed as under construction as of April 2013, it does not appear to have been updated since 2008
Randolph Mantooth, is an American actor who has worked in television, documentaries and film for more than 40 years. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he was discovered in New York by a Universal Studios talent agent while performing the lead in the play Philadelphia, Here I Come. After signing with Universal and moving to California, he built up his resume with work on such dramatic series as Adam-12, Marcus Welby, M. D. McCloud and Alias Smith and Jones, he was chosen to play a lead role as paramedic John Gage in the 1970s medical drama, Emergency!. The show aired six two-hour television movie specials. Mantooth has spoken at Firefighter and EMS conferences and symposia across the United States, while maintaining an active acting career, he is a spokesperson for both the International Association of Firefighters and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for fire fighter health and safety, honored over the years with numerous awards and recognition. Mantooth has appeared in numerous films and television series in lead and supportive roles including miniseries adaptations of Testimony of Two Men and a starring role as Abraham Kent in The Seekers.
Through the 1990s and 2000s, he appeared in daytime soap operas, earning him four Soap Opera Digest Award nominations. He has returns to performing in theatrical productions, he serves as an associate artist at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre. His performances includes Mark Kaufman's Evil Little Thoughts, Black Elk Speaks, Carey Crim's Morning after Grace, Lanford Wilson's Rain Dance, innumerable works by Native American playwrights including William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. Mantooth, the oldest of four children, was born as Randy DeRoy Mantooth in Sacramento, California in 1945, to Sadie and Donald "Buck" Mantooth, he is of Seminole, Potawatomi and German descent. His siblings are Don and Tonya. Mantooth participated in school plays. Following his studies at Santa Barbara City College, he received a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, it was there that he chose to change his first name from "Randy" to stage name "Randolph", keeping his last name. His performance as "Gar" in the play Philadelphia Here I Come earned him the Charles Jehlenger Award for Best Actor, an honor he shared with fellow actor Brad Davis.
Mantooth's earlier jobs included work as an elevator operator at the Madison Avenue Baptist Church and as a page at NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. His first paying job in life was as a newspaper boy for the local paper, the Coatesville Record, in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. On April 2, 2013, Mantooth's mother, Sadie Mantooth, died at age 90 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California; the Los Angeles County Fire Museum received a special donation from him to dedicate the memory of his mother. In 2015, he revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer earlier that year and had completed treatment, heading towards a recovery. Mantooth was discovered in New York City by Universal Studios' talent agent Eleanor Kilgallen while playing the lead in the play Philadelphia Here I Come. After signing with Universal and moving back to California, he built up his resume with work on such dramatic series as Adam-12, Marcus Welby, M. D. McCloud and Alias Smith and Jones; this led to television stardom on the popular Emergency!
Series in 1972 which aired on NBC for six seasons. He earned further roles in two series. Mantooth portrayed Lt. Mike Bender as Eddie Dawkins on Detective School, he was featured as a guest performer on episodic television. He appeared on several programs including Sierra, The Love Boat, Battlestar Galactica and Vega$. Producer Robert A. Cinader saw Mantooth in a small role on The Bold Ones opposite Hal Holbrook that led to his decision to cast him as paramedic John Gage on Emergency! Mantooth and Kevin Tighe were part of a paramedic team assigned to Squad 51 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Responding to accidents or dangerous rescues in an "emergency room on wheels" with directions via biophone from medical personnel back at the hospital, the paramedics performed Advanced Life Support techniques to stabilize injured and dying patients before transporting them to a medical facility. To train for their parts, the actors, Mantooth along with Kevin Tighe, "...sat in on paramedic classes" "and rode out on extensive ride-a-longs with LACoFD".
In an interview with Tom Blixa of WTVN, Mantooth said that the producer wanted them to train so that they would at least know the fundamentals and look like they knew what they were doing on camera. Mantooth mentioned that unless you take the written course you are not a paramedic and that "if anyone has a heart attack, I'll call 911 with the best of them". According to authors Richard Yokley and Roxane Sutherland who wrote the book, Emergency! Behind the Scenes, the show Emergency! is an important chapter in television history. At the time of the series' world premiere in 1972, there were only 12 paramedical units in North America located in four municipalities. Ten years more than half of all Americans were within ten minutes of a paramedic rescue or ambulance unit, due to the influence of the show; the program introduced audiences from all over the world to the concept of pre-hospital care, along with fire prevention and CPR. The show ran six seasons with seven two-hour television movie spe
Captain Apollo is a fictional character in the Battlestar Galactica franchise. He was first played by Richard Hatch, who would later appear as the character of Tom Zarek in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series in 2005. Apollo is a Viper spacefighter pilot of the Battlestar Galactica, the son of Commander Adama, his sister is Lieutenant Athena, his mother was Ila. Apollo's history has been marred by tragedy; the loss of the Twelve Colonies deprived him of not only his home, but many of his personal relationships. His brother Zac was shot down by a Cylon ambush. Zac's viper was damaged, Apollo left him behind in order to warn the Galactica of the ambush, his mother Ila was killed in the subsequent Cylon sneak attack. On, Apollo married Serina, a reporter-turned-shuttle-pilot who became a reserve Viper pilot. Shortly after their wedding, she was killed by Cylons on Kobol. Apollo adopted Serina's son and became a single father to him. In the final episode of the series, Apollo becomes romantically involved with Lieutenant Sheba.
His best friend is Lieutenant Starbuck. Apollo is a central character of Battlestar Galactica, as many of the storylines and character relationships revolve around him. Captain Apollo is the leader of an accomplished group of Viper pilots. Among his accomplishments in the series are leading the mission to destroy the Madagon minefield, leading the assault on the pulsar cannon on Arkta, removing the renegade Cylon known as Red Eye, leading the paratroop assault on the Cylon city on Gamoray, leading the resistance against Count Iblis, helping to save Terra from the Eastern Alliance, sneaking aboard a Cylon base ship to knock out its sensors so the Galactica could destroy it. Apollo is notable for having died and been revived. In the episode "War Of The Gods," a mysterious being called Count Iblis appears before the Fleet, demonstrates unusual powers, begins to charm the Fleet into demanding him as their leader. Despite the "miracles" that Iblis produces, Apollo is suspicious of him and refuses to believe in his good intentions.
This disbelief persists in the face of opposition from most of the Fleet. Apollo seeks Adama's permission to examine the planet where Iblis was found, which Adama reluctantly grants. Apollo intends to go alone, but despite not sharing his disbelief, Starbuck insists on accompanying him. After a violent confrontation on the planet where Sheba's life is threatened, Iblis kills Apollo instead; as Sheba and Starbuck head back to the Galactica, they are intercepted by the Beings of Light, who not only revive Apollo but provide the trio with coordinates to Earth. Apollo always flies with Starbuck as his wingman; the exception is in the episode "Lost Planet Of The Gods," where he flies with Serina in her second and last mission as a Viper pilot. Starbuck and Apollo fly with Lieutenant Boomer as a third wingman. Richard Hatch's relaunch novel series, which continues the story of the Colonials after the TV series end, has Apollo becoming Commander of the Galactica after the death of his father Adama; the Maximum Press Battlestar Galactica comic book series published in the 1990s sees him taking command of the Galactica after his father is forced into cryogenic stasis to hold off a terminal illness.
He marries Sheba and has a son named Cain, after Sheba's father. Like many of the stars of the original series, Richard Hatch was not available to work on the short lived sequel series Galactica 1980; as a result, the series was set many years in the future of the original show, featured a grown Boxey now known as Captain Troy. Troy comments early in the first episode of Galactica 1980 that he missed both of his parents, displayed a picture of Serina and Apollo, suggesting Apollo had died years before. In early drafts of the Galactica scripts the Apollo character was named Skyler. Lee "Apollo" Adama, Captain Apollo's analog in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. Apollo at the Battlestar Wiki
George Murdock (actor)
George Murdock was an American character actor prolific on television. Murdock was born Jr. in Salina, Kansas. He was the second child of seven children born to George R Sawaya, a Lebanese immigrant, Olive Sawaya. Murdock was known for playing judges, he performed the role of "Big Daddy" in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with the Arizona Theater Company during the 1988 season, he was Laszlo Gabo on the 1986-87 sitcom What a Country!. Among his most famous characters for movies and TV were Lt. Scanlon, the oily NYPD Internal Affairs officer in Barney Miller, Dr. Salik in Battlestar Galactica TV series, "God" in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and as Admiral Hanson in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Best of Both Worlds". On April 30, 2012, Murdock died of cancer in Burbank, California, at age 81. George Murdock on IMDb George Murdock at Memory Alpha, The Star Trek Wiki Obituary
Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV series)
Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, it ran for the 1978–79 season before being canceled. Afterward, a write-in campaign revived the show as Galactica 1980 with 10 episodes in 1980. Books have been written continuing the stories. Battlestar Galactica was remade in the 2000s with a weekly series. In a distant star system, the Twelve Colonies of Mankind were reaching the end of a thousand-year war with the Cylons, warrior robots created by a reptilian race which expired long ago destroyed by their own creations. Humanity was defeated in a sneak attack on their homeworlds by the Cylons, carried out with the help of a human traitor, Count Baltar. Protected by the last surviving capital warship, a "battlestar", named Galactica, the survivors fled in any available ships; the Commander of the Galactica, led this "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of 220 ships in search of a new home.
They began a quest to find the long lost thirteenth tribe of humanity that had settled on a legendary planet called Earth. However, the Cylons continued to pursue them relentlessly across the galaxy; the era in which this exodus took place is never stated in the series itself. At the start of the series, it is mentioned as being "the seventh millennium of time", although it is unknown when this is in relation to Earth's history; the implication of the final aired episode, "The Hand of God", was that the original series took place after the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. The Galactica 1980 series is expressly set in the year 1980 after a 30-year voyage to Earth. Larson, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, incorporated many themes from Mormon theology into the shows; the pilot to this series, budgeted at $7 million, was released theatrically in various countries including Canada and those in Western Europe in July 1978 in an edited 125-minute version. On September 17, 1978, the full 148 minute pilot premiered on ABC to high Nielsen ratings.
Two thirds of the way through the broadcast, ABC interrupted with a special report of the signing of the Camp David Accords at the White House by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, witnessed by U. S. President Jimmy Carter. After the ceremony, ABC resumed the broadcast at the point; this interruption did not occur on the West Coast. After the pilot aired, the 125-minute theatrical version was given a U. S cinema release in spring of 1979; the pilot had been announced as the first of three made for TV movies. After broadcast of the second episode, "Lost Planet of the Gods", Glen Larson announced the format change to a weekly series, catching his writing and production staff off guard, resulting in several substandard'crash of the week' episodes until quality scripts could resume. "Lost Planet of the Gods" introduced a costume change from the original, in that the warriors' dress uniform featured a gold-trimmed cape falling to upper thigh. Because of the costume change, a portion of the pilot was reshot.
The original version of the warriors' dress uniform, a plain, mid-thigh-length cape, is documented in The Official Battlestar Galactica Scrapbook by James Neyland, 1978. Battlestar Galactica was criticized by Melor Sturua in the Soviet newspaper Izvestia, he saw an analogy between the fictional Colonial/Cylon negotiations and the US/Soviet SALT talks and accused the series of being inspired by anti-Soviet hysteria: The galactic negotiations between the people and the Cylons resembled the U. S./Soviet SALT talks - not in their actual form but in the perverted interpretation of the enemies of the treaty from the family of Washington hawks... Their inspiration is the pumping-up of military, anti-Soviet hysteria, which in this case is disguised in the modern costume of socio-scientific fantasy... Anti-Soviet symbolism dressed in a transparent tunic of science fiction. Isaac Asimov commented: "I enjoyed it, but Battlestar Galactica was Star Wars all over again and I couldn't enjoy it without amnesia."In 1978, 20th Century Fox sued Universal Studios for plagiarism, copyright infringement, unfair competition, Lanham Act claims, claiming it had stolen 34 distinct ideas from Star Wars.
Universal promptly countersued, claiming Star Wars had stolen ideas from their 1972 film Silent Running, notably the robot "drones", the Buck Rogers serials of the 1930s. 20th Century Fox's copyright claims were dismissed by the trial court in 1980, but the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit remanded the case for trial in 1983. It was "resolved without trial". Battlestar Galactica was a ratings success. CBS counter programmed by moving its Sunday block of All in the Family and Alice an hour earlier, to compete with Galactica in the 8:00 timeslot. From October 1978 to March 1979, All in the Family averaged more than 40 percent of the 8:00 audience, against Galactica's 28 percent. In mid-April 1979, ABC executives canceled the show. An AP article reported "The decision to bump; the series... had been broadcast irregularly in recent weeks, attracting over a quarter of the audience in its Sunday night time slot." Larson claimed that it was a failed attempt by ABC to reposition its number one program Mor
Dirk Benedict is an American movie and stage actor and author. He is best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series, he is the author of Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy and And Then We Went Fishing. Benedict was born Dirk Niewoehner in Helena, the son of Priscilla Mella, an accountant, George Edward Niewoehner, a lawyer, he grew up in Montana. He graduated from Whitman College in 1967. Benedict chose his stage name from a serving of Eggs Benedict he had prior to his acting career, he is of German extraction. Benedict's film debut was in the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia; when the New York run for Butterflies Are Free ended, he received an offer to repeat his performance in Hawaii, opposite Barbara Rush. While there, he appeared as a guest lead on Hawaii Five-O; the producers of a horror film called Sssssss saw Benedict's performance in Hawaii Five-O and promptly cast him as the lead in that movie.
He next played the psychotic wife-beating husband of Twiggy in her American film debut, W. Benedict starred in the television series Chopper One, which aired for one season in 1974, he made two appearances in Charlie's Angels. He appeared on the "Donny & Marie" variety show. Benedict's career break came in 1978 when he appeared as Lieutenant Starbuck in the movie and television series Battlestar Galactica; the same year Benedict starred in the TV movie Cruise Into Terror, appeared in the ensemble movie Scavenger Hunt the following year. In 1980, Benedict starred alongside Linda Blair in an action-comedy movie called Ruckus. In 1983, Dirk gained further popularity as con-man Lieutenant Templeton "Face" Peck in 1980s action television series The A-Team, he played "Faceman" from 1982 to 1986, although the series didn't air until January 1983, the final episode wasn't shown until 1987 rebroadcasts. The second season episode "Steel" includes a scene at Universal Studios where Face is seen looking bemused as a Cylon walks by him as an in-joke to his previous role in Battlestar Galactica.
The clip is incorporated into the series' opening credit sequence from season 3 onward. In 1986, Benedict starred as low-life band manager Harry Smilac in the movie Body Slam along with Lou Albano, Roddy Piper, cameo appearances by Freddie Blassie, Ric Flair, Bruno Sammartino, his character Smilac ends up managing the pro-wrestler "Quick Rick" Roberts and faces opposition by Captain Lou and his wrestling tag-team "the Cannibals". In 1987, Benedict took the title role of Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Abbey Theatre in Manhattan. Both his performance and the entire production were lambasted by critics. Benedict starred in the 1989 TV movie Trenchcoat in Paradise. In 1991, Benedict starred in Blue Tornado, playing Alex, call sign Fireball, an Italian Air Force fighter pilot. Benedict published an autobiography, Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy: A True Story of Discovery, Health, Illness and Life. In 1993, Benedict starred in Shadow Force. Benedict appeared as Jake Barnes in the 1996 action-adventure film Alaska.
In 2000, Benedict directed his first screenplay, Cahoots. Benedict appeared in the 2006 German film Goldene Zeiten in a dual role, playing an American former TV star as well as a German lookalike who impersonates him. In 2006, he wrote an online essay criticizing the then-airing Battlestar Galactica re-imagined series and its casting of a woman as his character, writing that "the war against masculinity has been won" and that "a television show based on hope, spiritual faith, family is unimagined and regurgitated as a show of despair, sexual violence and family dysfunction", he appeared as a contestant on the 2007 U. K. series of Celebrity Big Brother. He arrived on launch night in a replica of the A-Team van, smoking a cigar and accompanied by the A-Team theme tune. In 2010, Benedict starred in a stage production of Prescription: Murder playing Lieutenant Columbo for the Middle Ground Theatre Company in the UK. Benedict made a cameo appearance in the 2010 film adaptation of The A-Team as Pensacola Prisoner Milt.
In the 1970s, Benedict survived. Having rejected conventional medical treatment, he credited his survival to the adoption of a macrobiotic diet recommended to him by actress Gloria Swanson. In 1986, he married Toni Hudson, an actress with whom he has two sons and Roland. Hudson had appeared as Dana in the fourth season A-Team episode titled "Blood and Cheers", they divorced in 1995. In 1998, Benedict learned that he has another son, John Talbert, from an earlier relationship, given up for adoption. With the help of his adoptive parents, Talbert contacted his birth parents. Official website Dirk Benedict on IMDb Dirk Benedict at AllMovie Dirk Benedict Interview Dirk Benedict Blog - In Cahoots with Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid "Transcript of the Dirk Benedict Interview from the SCI FI Program Sciographpy: Battlestar Galactica". Syfy. Archived from the original on June 19, 2004