Robert "Kip" Wells is a former American professional baseball pitcher. In his Major League Baseball career, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Whitesox, Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres. Wells attended Elkins High School in Missouri City and was a baseball star and an honor roll student. In baseball, he won All-America honors after his Senior year, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 58th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign with the Brewers. Instead, he went to Baylor University, he posted a career record of 21-14 for the Baylor Bears with a 5.17 ERA and 288 strikeouts in three collegiate seasons and was 1998 2nd Team All-America, 1998 Big 12 1st Team, 1998 All-Region, 1999 Pre Season All America 2nd Team. He played with the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 1997, he went 5-6 with a 1.92 ERA, 49 strikeouts and five saves to earn the league's Outstanding Pro Prospect Award.
Wells was the first round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox in the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his first major league appearance with the White Sox the following year. In his debut against the Detroit Tigers, Wells went 5.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs and 1 earned run while walking 2 and striking out 4 for his first Major League victory After the 2001 season, in which he split time between the starting rotation and the bullpen, Wells was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. As of the end of the 2005 season, Wells had a 55-69 record and a 4.36 ERA after 188 games over the course of seven seasons. Wells led the league in losses in 2005, going 8-18 on a Pirates team that went 67-95. On March 1, 2006, Wells announced; the surgery was performed on March 6, he returned to the field on June 19, 2006. At the trade deadline in 2006, Wells was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Texas Rangers for Jesse Chavez. On November 28, 2006, Kip Wells signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kip Wells was said to be the Cardinals starting pitching rotation. He struggled in the first half, going 3-11 with an ERA of 5.92 and getting demoted to the bullpen right before the All-Star break. After the All-Star Break, he was a little better, he made a promising start against the Florida Marlins on July 18, when he threw eight shutout innings in a 6-0 Cardinals win. At the conclusion of the 2007 season, Wells' record was 7-17 with an ERA of 5.70. On December 13, 2007, he signed with the Colorado Rockies. Wells began the 2008 season compiling a 2.29 ERA in ten games with 16 strikeouts as the primary long relief pitcher out of the bullpen. However, on April 30, Wells was placed on the disabled list with blood clots in his pitching hand. On August 10, 2008, the Rockies designated him for assignment and was released. Wells signed with the Kansas City Royals on August 18, 2008. On March 11, 2009, Wells signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals, he was brought up to the majors to pitch out of the bullpen, but was ineffective, posting a 6.49 ERA in 26.1 innings before being placed on the disabled list with a right adductor strain on June 2.
He was again designated for assignment on June 24. On July 9, 2009, Wells signed a deal with Cincinnati Reds Triple the Louisville Bats. In August Wells was promoted to the Reds once again pitching in major league baseball; the Reds used Wells in the role of a long reliever as well as a fill-in starter. On February 13, 2010 the Cincinnati Reds re-signed Wells to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. On April 2, 2010, Wells was released by the Reds. On July 14, 2010, he signed with the Long Island Ducks. On March 24, 2011, Wells signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Wells never pitched an inning for the D'Backs AAA system. Wells hired Burton Rocks as his agent and on April 6, 2012, Wells agreed to a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox but subsequently agreed to a mutual release on April 16, 2012. On May 8, 2012, Wells agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. Wells had his contract purchased by the major league club on June 25, 2012.
On June 26, Wells started his first major league game since 2009 against the Houston Astros. On August 3, 2012, the Padres designated Wells for assignment. Wells accepted the assignment to Triple-A Tucson after clearing waivers. Wells posted a 4.58 ERA in 7 starts for the Padres. The highlight of his time with the Padres was his seven shutout innings in a start in Coors Field, but his 0.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 1.4 home runs per nine innings hurt his overall results. On April 13, 2013, Wells agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Wells was released after 6 starts. On November 10, 2013, Wells announced his retirement at the age of 36. In 2016, he was named the pitching coach for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Los Angeles Dodgers Class-A affiliate in the California League, he left his position with the Dodgers organization after the 2017 season. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Profile at CBS.
Robb Wells is a Canadian actor and screenwriter best known for portraying Ricky LaFleur on Trailer Park Boys. Wells was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia when he was eight years old. In January 2006, The Globe and Mail published an article in which it was revealed that Wells is a distant cousin of the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. In 2004, Wells appeared with John Paul Tremblay and John Dunsworth in the film Virginia's Run starring Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley, playing characters similar to their Trailer Park Boys characters. Wells featured in Boondock Saints 2. In 2010, Wells reunited with many of his former Trailer Park Boys cast-mates in the new series The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour. Wells appeared in the film Hobo with a Shotgun, out in theaters March 25, 2011. During the credits for Hobo with a Shotgun, Wells' name is incorrectly spelled as "Rob Wells". In August 2011, Wells made a cameo appearance in the independent film Jackhammer, shot in Victoria, British Columbia.
Wells appeared as a radical Nova Scotian separatist freedom fighter/terrorist in the FX TV series Archer in its third season in an episode entitled "The Limited." His Trailer Park Boys co-stars Tremblay and Mike Smith had credited voice-over roles in the episode. In October 2012, along with Tremblay and Smith, signed on to return to Trailer Park Boys in a third film that started filming in March 2013 and was released April 18, 2014. Robb Wells starred in the horror movie'Would You Rather' in 2012 as Peter. On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Wells and Smith acquired the rights to Trailer Park Boys and confirmed it would return with an eighth and ninth season to be aired on the internet channel SwearNet.com. It was announced in 2014 that the seasons 8 and 9 of Trailer Park Boys will be shown on Netflix from September 5, 2014. In 2014, Wells co-starred, co-wrote, co-produced Swearnet with his Trailer Park Boys colleagues, he is a co-founder of Swearnet.com and appears in sketches for the internet media channel.
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Robert Wells (composer)
Robert Henry Arthur Wells is a Swedish pianist and singer, best known for the musical Rhapsody in Rock, which contains elements of rock and boogie-woogie. Wells attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm at the age of 7 in 1969 and four years at the age of 11, became the youngest person to attend the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. At the age of 16 in 1978, Wells won two major Swedish talent contests. Wells has participated twice in Melodifestivalen. Wells was the musical director of two Swedish television shows. Wells appeared on Så ska det låta, the Swedish version of The Lyrics Board. Wells's first musical tour was with the Leningrad Orchestra in 1991. Wells's music was chosen as the official television theme music for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. Wells played piano during Belarus entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 on 25 May performed by 3+2. --" denotes releases. 1987: Robert Wells 2002: Rhapsody In Rock - The Stadium Tour 2002 2004: Rhapsody In Rock - The Anniversary Tour 2005: Rhapsody In Rock- The 2005 Summer Tour 2003: Mitt Liv Som Komphund 2005: Rhapsody In Rock - Piano - Vol 1 The Charlie Norman Honor Prize, 2011 H. M.
The King's Medal, 8th size with blue ribbon, 2012 List of Swedish composers Robert Wells official website Robert Wells Official myspace First and Foremost Entertainment: Rober Wells page Rhapsody in Rock: Robert Wells
Robert Carr Wells Jr. is an American politician and former college football coach. He was the head football coach at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Wells unsuccessfully sought the Constitution Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election, he ran as an independent in the 2016 presidential election. Wells played football at playing fullback and wide receiver, he was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA national championship team. Wells coached football from 1990 to 2009, he began his career as an assistant coach at Greer High School. He served as head coach at C. E. Murray High School Greeleyville, SC, he moved to the University of South Carolina as a graduate assistant for four seasons. Wells worked with middle linebackers. Wells was fired by Head Football Coach Lou Holtz for meeting with Clemson Assistant Coach Brad Scott, it was alleged. Wells moved on to become the defensive coordinator at South Carolina State University in 2002.
As the Bulldog's defensive coordinator Wells' defense attained numerous national rankings and a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. In 2006, Wells was hired as the General Manager for the Augusta Spartans Arena Football Team where his duties included coaching, player personnel decisions, player development, team travel, fund raising and media relations. Wells' final position before joining Savannah State was as the defensive coordinator and football marketing director for one season at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Wells was hired as head football coach on December 22, 2007. In his first season as head coach, the team saw as many victories as the previous four seasons combined. Wells resigned his position on January 2010 citing personal reasons, he subsequently filed a lawsuit against SSU for reverse discrimination, alleging that his resignation as head coach was forced. The lawsuit was settled in November 2011. On November 21, 2011, Wells announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2012 general election.
He stated that he would run as an independent, saying "Our party system is broken. We need a third option". In December, he became a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party. In January 2012, Wells withdrew his bid for the Reform Party nomination and announced that he would instead seek the presidential nomination of the Constitution Party. At the Constitution Party National Convention, Wells received 58 of 402 votes for the party's presidential nomination, won on the first ballot by former U. S. Congressman Virgil Goode. Wells announced on November 3, 2012, that he would run for President of the United States again in 2016 as an independent candidate. On July 17, 2013, he held a conference call to address a variety of accusations by his former campaign managers. On September 24, 2013, Wells announced that he would discontinue campaigning as an independent candidate and would instead seek the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. On March 9, 2016, a press release on Wells' website claimed that Wells is no longer running as a Democrat, but as an independent once again.
Wells never attempted to get his name on the ballot in any state. In 2018, Wells filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for President in the 2020 Democratic Party primary. Wells holds both a master's degree in adult education from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Furman University. Official 2016 presidential campaign website
Bob "Hoolihan" Wells
Robert D. "Bob" Wells, known as Bob "Hoolihan" Wells, is an American former television and radio personality and actor, best known to Cleveland, Ohio television viewers for his appearances on the then-CBS affiliate WJW TV Channel 8 during the 1960s and 1970s as "Hoolihan the Weatherman" and one-half of the Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show movie hosting team. Wells and partner Charles "Big Chuck" Schodowski replaced the former movie host, Ernie Anderson aka "Ghoulardi," in 1966 when Anderson left for Los Angeles to pursue a free-lance announcing and acting career; the Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show aired late Friday nights on WJW for 13 years from December 23, 1966 to August 1979, when Wells left the show and relocated to Florida, to new Christian TV station, WCLF-TV, to co-host with wife, Barbara, a daily 90-minute interview and music program, called "Horizons 22". After Wells' departure, Schodowski promoted cast member John "Lil' John" Rinaldi to co-host and the show continued for another 28 years as The Big Chuck and Lil' John Show.
Wells was born in Nebraska. He started his broadcasting career in the summer of 1951 on KWBE radio in Beatrice, after graduating from high school in Lincoln, Nebraska; that fall, Wells moved back to Lincoln to pursue studies in radio and television at the University of Nebraska. Between 1951 and his college graduation in 1957, he worked at Lincoln radio stations KLMS and KLIN, was in the ROTC program, took time off from his studies to train as a military jet pilot serving with the Nebraska Air National Guard. Upon finishing college in 1957, Wells joined KWTV in Oklahoma City as an announcer, moving two years to WDAF, the NBC radio affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri. Wells transitioned to television, becoming a weekend weatherman and staff announcer at the sister NBC television station WDAF-TV in Kansas City, a job he held until 1965. During this time, Wells resumed his flying career by joining the Air Force Reserve, flying C-124 cargo planes, first on weekends for a year of active duty during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.
In 1965, Wells moved to Cleveland to replace Howard Hoffman as the 6 and 11 PM evening weatherman on WJW-TV Channel 8 the local CBS affiliate, as "Hoolihan the Weatherman." WJW management was seeking a "funny" weatherman to contrast with the "serious" style of other local weather presenters, including Dick Goddard of WKYC, Don Webster of WEWS, the departing Hoffman. Wells got the job by improvising a humorous audition. Station management named him "Hoolihan the Weatherman" and the name stuck. Wells' presentations, which included jokes and always ended with "Hoolihan's" catch phrase "Sunshine to you, no matter what the weather," achieved #1 in the local ratings. Despite this success, a year when WJW had the opportunity to hire Dick Goddard, the station gave Goddard the weeknight time slots and moved Wells to noon and weekend weathercasts. In addition to his weatherman duties, Wells appeared as a supporting cast member for WJW's popular late-night Friday show Shock Theater with Ghoulardi, hosted by Ernie Anderson.
When Anderson left WJW in late 1966, Wells teamed up with then-station engineer "Big Chuck" Schodowski to develop and host a replacement for Shock Theatre. The Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show premiered on December 23, 1966. Airing at 11:30 p.m. on Friday nights, the show presented Z-grade movies with comedy skits in between featuring Wells and cast members including Art Lofredo, Russ Cormier and John "Lil' John" Rinaldi, plus occasional Hollywood guest stars. The skits focused on local or ethnic humor, ended in a recorded distinctive laugh by late actor/comedian/disc jockey Jay Lawrence, who worked for KYW-1100 radio in Cleveland in the early 1960s. Hoolihan and Big Chuck became the number one show in Cleveland on Friday nights, beating out Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and making so much money that station management refused to pre-empt or move the show for CBS network programming for a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game. In 1971, Wells quit the staff of WJW to free-lance as an announcer in other cities such as New York and Detroit, but still did weekend weather and the Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show.
Wells and his wife Barbara became born-again Christians in the mid-70s, for two years Wells managed a Parma, Ohio Christian radio station, WSUM. In August 1979, Wells left Cleveland and moved to Florida to pursue a career in Christian broadcasting. Schodowski replaced Wells with new co-host "Lil' John" Rinaldi and continued the Friday night show for another 28 years as The Big Chuck and Lil' John Show ending in 2007 after a combined total run of 40 years. In 1979, Wells became program director of WCLF-TV channel 22, a Christian television station located in Largo and serving the Tampa Bay area. WCLF went on the air in October 1979 as the flagship station for the newly founded Christian Television Network, which aired programming such as The PTL Club and The 700 Club. Wells and his wife co-hosted an evening 90-minute Christian-themed interview and news program on WCLF called Horizons 22. According to Wells, after a board member of WCLF objected to them on the show as lacking in spirituality and his wife were let go from WCLF after only three months.
John Wesley Fletcher, a founding member of the board of WCLF, was implicated in sex scandals involving PTL Club co-host Jim Bakker. Wells has expressed relief that he and his wife were no longer involved with the station by that time. Following WCLF, Wells would continue to work for other Tampa Bay