Alan Louis Oppenheimer is an American actor and voice actor. He has performed numerous roles on live-action television since the 1960s, has had an active career doing voice work in cartoons since the 1970s. Alan Louis Oppenheimer was born on April 23, 1930 in New York City, New York the son of Irene and Louis E. Oppenheimer, a stockbroker; as a character actor, Oppenheimer has had diverse roles in popular American television programming, from playing a Nazi in Hogan's Heroes, to playing an Israeli secret agent as well as a double-agent KAOS scientist on Get Smart, to being the second actor to play Dr. Rudy Wells in The Six Million Dollar Man. Oppenheimer took over as Rudy starting with the second film, "Wine and War" and kept playing up until the introduction of the bionic woman in 1975, whereupon Martin E. Brooks took over as Wells until cancellation), he was the original Mickey Malph on Happy Days. He played a recurring role during the first two seasons of St. Elsewhere as Helen Rosenthal's husband, Ira.
He had a recurring role as Mayor Alvin B. Tutwiller on Mama's Family. Alan showed himself well suited to the science fiction genre in the 1973 cult classic Westworld, where he played the head IT technician, he has appeared in three Star Trek series, always playing a different character. He appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Rightful Heir" as a Klingon cleric, Koroth, a primary instigator of the cloning of Kahless. Alan Oppenheimer appeared as film director Cecil B. DeMille in the 1994 Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Blvd. Oppenheimer is recognized as the voice of many characters for Filmation in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Oil Can Harry and the narrator on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle, Ming the Merciless on Flash Gordon, the Overlord on BlackStar, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from Filmation's 1980's cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the voice of Prime Evil in the 1986 TV series, Filmation's Ghostbusters. Other notable voice roles include Thundarr the Barbarian, Vanity on The Smurfs and Crock from The Wuzzles and Falkor, Gmork and the Narrator from 1984's The NeverEnding Story.
In the early 1990s, Oppenheimer was the voice of Merlin in The Legend of Prince Valiant. He provided the voice of Barkerville in the Pound Puppies TV special, he voiced Fraidy Cat on Fraidy Cat in 1975 and provided additional voices on Battle of the Planets in 1978. Oppenheimer worked on The Transformers, most notably as two contrasting characters, the pacifist Beachcomber and the bellicose Warpath, his rendition of Seaspray was remarkably similar to Mer-Man, including the gurgling effects. He took over the voice of Roger Smith's butler Norman Burg in the second season of The Big O, he was the voice of the unseen Alistair Crane on the soap opera Passions up until 2004, when the character was made visible and played by David Bailey. More he provided the voice of the Scientist for the 2009 film 9 and Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Oppenheimer's repertoire includes video games, voicing Dr. Piotr Ivanovich in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, Prometheus in God of War II and Jandor the Airship Captain in Nox.
In Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, he spoke the part of Harold, an ancient mutated survivor of nuclear holocaust who has appeared in four of the Fallout series games, played the roles of The Chariot Master and Dyntos, God of the Forge, in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Oppenheimer voiced the parts of a non-player character Soldier and the Wasteland Trader, the NPC'enemies' Cult Ghoul Thug and Kamikaze in Fallout: BoS. In the English TG-16 port of Ys Book I and II, Oppenheimer voiced the roles of the Narrator, the game's lead antagonist, Darm. In 2019 he guest-starred on the animated series Tigtone. Oppenheimer was married with whom he had three children; the couple divorced but remarried many years in 1992, until her death in 2003. He was married to professional tennis player Marilyn Greenwood between marriages; that union ended in divorce. Unknown – Office of Special Investigation – U. S. A. F. Instructor 1966 – Gammera the Invincible – Dr. Contrare 1967 – Gunn – Whiteside 1967 – In the Heat of the Night – Ted Appleton 1968 – How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life – Everett Bauer 1968 – Star!
– Andre Charlot, Producer 1968 – Up Tight! – Unctuous Man in Arcade 1969 – The Maltese Bippy – Adolph Springer 1970 – Little Big Man – Major 1972 – The Groundstar Conspiracy – General Hackett 1973 – The Thief Who Came to Dinner – Insurance Man 1973 – Westworld – Chief Supervisor 1975 – Win, Place or Steal – Lt. Mannite 1975 – The Lives of Jenny Dolan – Springfield 1975 – The Hindenburg – Albert Breslau 1976 – Helter Skelter – Aaron Stovitz 1976 – Freaky Friday – Mr. Joffert 1977 - Hawaii Five-O "The Friends of Joey Kalima" as Bernie Fryer 1978 – Record City – Blind Man 1979 – A Pleasure Doing Business - Marvin 1980 – Private Benjamin – Rabbi 1981 – Macbeth – Duncan 1984 – The Neverending Story – Falkor/Gmork/Rockbiter 1984 - Locke the Superman - Locke 1988 – Moving – Mr. Cadell 1989 – Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland – Oomp 1992 – Love Field – Announcer 1993 – Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight – Dr. Knox 1994 – Trancers 5: Sudden Deth – Farr 1997 – Culture 2008 – Juan Frances: Live – Mr. French 2009 – 9 – The Scientist 2017 - Best Fiends: Boot Camp – King Slug 1964 – The Defenders – Dr. Frick 1966 – Felony Squad – E
Jessica Bennett (Passions)
Jessica Bennett is a fictional character from the American soap opera Passions, which aired on NBC from 1999 to 2007 and DirectTV from 2007 until its conclusion in 2008. Created by head writer James E. Reilly, Jessica was portrayed by three actresses during the show's run: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jade Harlow and Danica Stewart, she was played by model Michelle Holgate for two episodes in 2002 when Harlow was unavailable. Jessica is a member of the Bennett family. Jessica was a quiet perfect daughter, she was close to her mother, working part-time in her mother's craft shop though she was only fourteen when the show started. While she loved her sister Kay, the two had an adversarial relationship because she knew that Kay was always scheming; when push came to shove, she was there for Kay, refusing to tell their parents that Kay knew Faith was Grace's sister for weeks before the rest of them found out the truth, that Kay's schemes to get Miguel are the real reason that Faith and Grace never met.
In part because she sees their love for each other, in part to foil her scheming sibling, Jessica has always been a strong supporter of Charity and Miguel. Jessica's first major act on her own was to switch the voting box at the prom, which Kay had rigged to make sure Miguel was crowned king and she was crowned queen, she was in the background for a long period of time, but has been involved more and more in Kay's plans to get to Miguel by her own secret crush on Miguel. For Jessica, Reese can only see one woman, her older sister Kay. As the youngest character on the show, Jessica is the only one still in high-school. Jessica's faith in her family was shaken by the recent appearance of David and John, but she is determined to support her mother, help her new brother John acclimate to life with siblings. Although she suspects David is up to no good, she has no idea. Right now Jessica is stuck in the middle of the war between her sister, their parents and Charity. Jessica was the one who found Kay in Miguel's bed, for just one moment, saw Charity in the bed instead of Kay.
She knows that Miguel believed that it was Charity he was with, has seen enough of her sister's hatred and evil over the years to know that Kay forced herself on Miguel. But she doesn't have much of a foothold right now, as everyone learned that Jessica was secretly involved with Kay's boyfriend Reese for the past few months; when Kay used magic on some popcorn in the hopes of breaking up Charity and Miguel, the plan backfired, instead, it broke up Jessica and Reese. It wasn't long. After graduating from high-school, Jessica got a job as a "mark" cosmetics girl to help pay her way. Although attending college, much of her time is spent worrying about her family. Since Grace chose David Hastings, Jessica turned her back on her mother, in part because she was vulnerable to her sister Kay's manipulations. Jessica seemed to be the "good" Bennett sister, never getting into trouble, but when Sam and Ivy's relationship started getting more serious, Jessica ended up on a downward spiral, began acting out by cutting herself and smoking.
She became a club girl, it wasn't long before she was drugged and raped by an older man named Randy at a club. Jessica soon met the owner of the sleaziest late-night dive in Harmony. Spike took advantage of Jessica's confusion and pain, it wasn't long before he had his young lover addicted to drugs, convinced her that she had to prostitute herself for him on the streets, he used guilt to convince her to do it, because her family was responsible for his club burning down. Every time she tried to fight him to go him, Spike would manipulate her into coming back to him, it wasn't long before Jessica started experiencing blackouts and waking up next to dead johns. Although Paloma and Simone helped her to cover her role in the murders Jessica herself doesn't know if she killed the men. Jessica kept trying to get away with Spike, it seemed like she did in Rome, where The couple married during the summer of 2006, although the wedding was not shown on-air like other marriages on Passions. In November 2006, Jessica attended several meetings of AA for her drinking problem.
Jessica had the idea that Miguel tried to seduce him. Jessica's recovery was set back when she learned that Grace had died in an explosion in London while trying to get home to reunite with Sam. Jessica didn't believe she had the strength to leave Spike, but she was given a vision of her future by Endora and that gave her the strength to move back into her father's house; the same day she moved in, she learned. Spike wanted her to sell the baby and she refused, running to Tabitha's house next door for safety. Spike tried to kill Jessica by burying her in a crate. Jessica's family and friends searched everywhere for her. However, Kay had everyone pray to God for Jessica's safe return before they unburied her, causing their spirits to return to Jessica's body. After unburying her, Eve was able to wake up Jessica, she is at home with policeman guarding her, since Spike broke out of jail. Sam soon discovered Jessica's role in the murders and was about to arrest her, but thanks to the magical intervention by her novice witch sister Kay, Spike was revealed to be the murderer and arrested by Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald.
Jessica returned to Harmony on January 7, 2008, after staying in a convent with her cousin Charity in order to give b
Martin Fitzgerald (Passions)
Martin Fitzgerald is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV daytime drama Passions. Martin was played by Richard Steinmetz from May 14, 2004 – October 3, 2006. Martin was the husband of Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald and the two had five children together: Antonio, Theresa and Paloma. One day, Martin disappeared. Pilar lit a candle and prayed for his safe return home. Years went by, Martin was still missing. Pilar remained faithful to his memory. Luis was convinced. In 2004, it was revealed that Martin was alive and well, he and Katherine Crane were living in Mexico under the assumed names Bob and Ellen Wheeler after they had plastic surgery to disguise their appearance. They were neighbors and mentors to Martin's youngest daughter Paloma, whom Pilar had sent to Mexico to live with her sister Maria for financial reasons. Paloma was born right. Martin made his way back to Harmony and found Pilar. Pilar was angered. Martin's defense was that Katherine was being needed to be escorted out of the States. Alistair would have killed her.
Pilar and Martin decided to renew their wedding vows. However, Pilar called off the ceremony when Katherine told her that she had slept with Martin the night before. Six months Pilar asked Martin for a divorce. Martin was not heard or mentioned since. Since the move to DirecTV, Pilar has mentioned that she gave up on a future with Martin and let him be with Katherine, confirming the reunion of Martin and Katherine. Soapcentral.com|PS Online Martin at Soap Central Lopez-Fitzgerald family Richard Steinmetz on IMDb
Sam Bennett (Passions)
Sam Bennett is a fictional character from the NBC/DirecTV soap opera, portrayed by James Hyde. Sam is the eldest son of the Harmony chief of police, becomes chief of police himself, he has a younger brother named Hank Bennett, not much older than Sam's eldest son. Growing up, Sam had a best friend T. C. Russell, they remain close; when Sam is a teenager, he falls for Ivy Winthrop, daughter of Governor Harrison Winthrop, whom he meets while working as a lifeguard. One summer, he goes away to work on one of Ivy's father's boats. However, his letters to her are intercepted by father, she thinks Sam has forgotten about her and is seeing other women, she begins to date Alistair Crane's son Julian. Since the Winthrop and Crane families are both affluent, the two patriarchs think a marriage between their children is far superior to Ivy marrying a Bennett, but the night she marries Julian, Ivy realizes she does not love him, had succumbed to her father's wishes. Ivy runs off to find comfort in the arms of Sam.
Ivy gives birth to Sam's son Ethan. She chooses to stay with Julian. Ivy and Julian go on to have three children: Fox Crane and Pretty Crane. However, Ivy dotes on Ethan. Sam leaves Harmony for several years and goes to Boston where he saves a woman named Grace Standish from a fire, she suffers from amnesia, though the two fall in love. Sam and Grace marry and have three children of their own: Noah Bennett, Kay Bennett and Jessica Bennett, they stay together for 20 years. In August 1999, Ivy and Sam see each other for the first time since 1974. Ivy decides to come back into Sam's life, does everything in her power to break up his marriage; the revelation that Ethan is Sam's son causes friction in Sam and Grace's marriage, as well as causing Grace to miscarry in shock. Ivy blackmails photographer David Hastings into pretending to be Grace's first husband, from before the fire that took her memory. Grace leaves Sam for David, believing David is her first husband; when Hurricane Peggy hits Harmony, Ivy helps Sam place a beacon on the lighthouse to save teenagers, including the Bennett girls, who are stranded on an island after a school trip.
Ivy is struck by lightning and becomes paralyzed. In time and Ivy reconnect, after Julian divorces Ivy, she moves in with Sam. In late October 2006, Ivy's secret is revealed when Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald presses Sam's daughter Kay to reveal what has been causing her pain. Much to Ivy's horror, Kay reveals the truth, Sam believes her. Sam subsequently tells Ivy to leave, causing a scene and trashing the kitchen in the process, telling Ivy that if she is not out of his house by the time he returns home, he will not be responsible for his own destructive actions. Grace, upon learning the truth about Ivy's plot, decides to reunite with Sam. However, she dies; this sends their children into mourning. He forgives Ivy for what she did to Grace. Sam and Eve walk in on Julian having drunken sex. Several months Sam and Ivy would become a couple again. In the book Hidden Passions, Sam's parents were named Margaret Joyce, he had at least two more brothers. Bennett and Standish families James Hyde on IMDb soapcentral.com|PS Online Sam at Soap Central Sam Bennett at NBC.com
Daphnée Lynn Duplaix Samuel is an American actress and model. In early Playboy publications her first name is spelled Daphneé, her Playboy centerfold is signed Daphnee, she refers to herself by that on her official web site. Duplaix was born August 18, 1976, in Manhattan, New York and is of Haitian and Italian descent. After appearing in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month July 1997, she appeared in several Playboy videos, her Playmate pictorial was photographed by Richard Fegley. Duplaix became a regular cast member on the American television soap opera Passions in 2004, playing Valerie Davis until 2008. In January 2009, Duplaix served, she next began appearing as Rachel Gannon on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live on April 7, 2009. Duplaix was married to Ron Samuel, with whom she has three sons. On June 28, 2014, she married Grady Heiberg, they have a daughter born in 2015. Daphne Duplaix on IMDb
Alistair Crane is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV soap opera Passions. Alistair is portrayed by John Reilly on a recurring basis from August 20, 2007 to May 20, 2008. Alistair was played by Jordan Baker when he was disguised as a woman named Charlie. An powerful and wealthy businessman, Alistair is, for the first five years of the program, a mysterious character whose face is never directly seen by the audience. Upon the recasting of the role with Bailey in 2004, Alistair becomes one of the soap's primary villains, expanding his focus from daughter Sheridan and her lover, Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, to all of Harmony's citizens. Upon this transformation, many of the most nefarious non-magical schemes in Harmony - such as the omega plot in 2006 and the Blackmailer's reign of terror in 2007 - are written as being Alistair's handiwork. Alistair is regarded as being pure evil. Alistair Ephraim Crane was born into the prestigious Crane family of Harmony, New England. Alistair's parents were cold and unloving, he grew up to be a bitter and harsh man himself.
As a young man, he became engaged to fellow socialite Rachel Barrett, whom he loved but when she discovered his true nature, she broke off their engagement. Unable to let her go, Alistair faked her death in a boating accident. After Rachel's apparent death, Alistair married her younger sister, blind to Alistair's dominating nature until after they had married. Early in their marriage, Katherine gave birth to the couple's son, Julian Linus Crane, whom Alistair raised and molded in his own image to ensure that the Crane empire would live on. Several years when Julian was a teenager, Katherine gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter named Sheridan Crane. Alistair never loved Katherine and abused her—physically and sexually, he regularly cheated on her with other women, one such liaison in the 1970s with Edna Wallace resulted in the birth of a daughter, Beth Wallace. Not all of Alistair's extramarital affairs were consensual, however—while visiting Julian in Boston, he raped Julian's girlfriend's fourteen-year-old sister, Liz Sanbourne, resulting in the birth of a son, Chad Harris, whom Liz gave up for adoption.
Alistair was an distant father. Alistair strove to ready Julian to take over the Crane empire some day in the future and felt that he needed a "socially acceptable" wife; when he learned that Julian had bedded and impregnated an African American woman, Eve Johnson, Alistair ordered Julian to leave her and marry Ivy Winthrop, daughter of the state's former governor, had Julian and Eve's son kidnapped at birth. Sometime in the 1980s, Rachel escaped from Alistair's clutches and confronted him at the mansion, preparing to kill him. A young Sheridan, stabbed Rachel with a letter opener, allowing Alistair to spirit Rachel away to Hawaii under the care of Otto Krause. There, Rachel threw herself off a cliff into the Pacific Ocean. During that decade, Katherine ran off with Crane employee Martin Fitzgerald to Mexico. For the soap's first five years, Alistair is a mysterious character whose face is never revealed to the audience. Alistair's villainous plots only pertain to the protection of Crane empire in these years and he spends a great deal of energy trying to keep Julian and grandson Ethan under his control.
After Julian fails in carrying out his requests, Alistair disinherits him in favor of Ethan in 2000, disinherits Ethan that year when he breaks off his engagement to Gwen Hotchkiss in favor of marrying Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald. During this time, Alistair considers the greatest threat to his empire to be Sheridan's relationship with Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald. Alistair fears that Luis, a police officer with a deep hatred for the Cranes, will use his position as Sheridan's husband to discover Alistair's secrets and conspires with Julian in 2000 to make Sheridan believe that Luis is using her by fitting an actor with a mask of Luis's face. Luis and Sheridan become engaged, Alistair, desperate to keep the two apart, resorts to murdering his own daughter in order to keep the two apart. First, he has Julian and Rebecca poison Sheridan's wedding ring, but when Ivy Crane drives her car into St. Margaret Mary's in an attempt to stop Ethan and Theresa's nuptials, the double wedding is called off, Sheridan is temporarily saved.
Luis and Sheridan choose to go on their honeymoon to Bermuda anyway, while they are out in the Atlantic on a boat, they discover that Alistair has planted a bomb on board.
The Crane family is a fictional family on the NBC/DirecTV soap opera Passions. Seated at 14 Raven Hill Road atop Raven Hill in Harmony, New England, the wealthy Crane family amassed its fortune during the eighteenth century via the slave trade, amongst other things; the Crane family wealth is now garnered from Crane Industries, a global corporation, which does a number of things, including shipping and fishing. Over the years, the Cranes have intermarried and reproduced with a number of notable families from Harmony and New England, including the Barretts, the Winthrops, the Lopez-Fitzgeralds, the Bennetts, the Russells; the affluent and renowned Crane family emigrated from Great Britain in the seventeenth century settling in the coastal New England village of Harmony over three hundred years ago. The Cranes gained a great deal of influence in village affairs by the end of the century. In 1693, magistrate William Ephraim Crane ordered the execution of accused witch Tabitha Lenox after hearing testimony from the young Prudence Standish.
The Cranes first began to amass their multibillion-dollar fortune in the eighteenth century through their participation in the Atlantic slave trade. In more recent generations, the Cranes' main source of reported income has been derived from Crane Industries, the family-run international conglomerate. Upon the debut of Passions in July 1999, the Crane family and Standish family consists of patriarch Alistair; the Cranes are established to be a dysfunctional bunch. The Crane family seems to have fallen apart by early 2002 — Ethan, the heir apparent to the empire, is revealed to be the product of Ivy's adulterous affair with police chief Sam Bennett in early 2001, leading Julian to divorce Ivy in August, Sheridan and Julian are both murdered in August 2001 and January 2002, respectively. Following Julian's murder, Alistair is the only remaining member of the Crane family left until Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald has herself declared the legal Mrs. Julian Crane and takes control of Julian's estate. Theresa gives birth to Julian's son, Ethan Martin Crane, in June 2002, both Julian and Sheridan are discovered to be alive that summer.
Theresa continues to hold control of much of the Crane estate, until her Bermudan wedding to Julian is revealed to have been a practical joke in March 2003. In 2002, the writers begin introducing Julian and Ivy's mentioned but heretofore never seen children into the program's storylines. Julian and Ivy's only son, Fox Crane, returns to Harmony in December 2002, followed by his eldest sister, Fancy, in June 2005. Julian and Ivy's third and final child, their youngest daughter, returns to Harmony in July 2007 in order to seek revenge against her sister for a fight a decade earlier that left Pretty's face disfigured. Julian and Sheridan each welcome the birth of children in the following years — Julian has a daughter, Endora Lenox, with Tabitha in July 2003, while Sheridan gives birth to son Marty Lopez-Fitzgerald in September 2003 and adopts then-husband Chris Boothe's son, James, in late 2006. Both Alistair and Julian learn that they have fathered children with other women; when Julian learns that his son with Eve did not died shortly after birth as had been believed, the two set out to find their child, Alistair reveals the boy to be Chad Harris, engaged to Eve's eldest daughter, Whitney Russell.
In June 2006, Chad learns that his biological parents are Alistair and Eve's adoptive half-sister, Liz Sanbourne, Julian and Eve learned in July 2007 that their son is the intersex Blackmailer, terrorizing most of Harmony, Vincent Clarkson. Alistair discovers in spring 2005 that his one-night stand in the 1970s with then-Harmony harlot Edna Wallace produced a daughter, Beth; as of the series finale in August 2008, the only current Crane family members living in Harmony are Julian, Fancy, Endora and Vincent's unnamed son, Marty. Chad and Fox are murdered in August and September 2007 and Whitney moves with her and Chad's young son, Miles, to New Orleans. Beth is killed in July 2006 in Rome, custody of Sheridan's adoptive son, rests with the boy's father, Chris. Alistair, meanwhile, is murdered once-and-for-all in May 2008. Central to several of the soap's storylines is the concept of being a "true Crane". A true Crane is considered to be a Crane who behaves in the Machiavellian manner of his or her Crane ancestors and single-mindedly stopping at nothing in order to achieve his or her goals while failing to consider or care about how others will be affected.
Alistair Crane can be considered to epitomize the ideal of the true Cra