Marc Alaimo is an American actor, known for his villainous roles. He is best known for his role as recurring villain Gul Dukat in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Alaimo has been playing characters in television shows since 1971, he has appeared as villains, in shows such as The Doctors, Gunsmoke, The Bionic Woman and Hutch, Knight Rider, The Greatest American Hero, The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap, Family Guy, Texas Ranger, Wonder Woman, The Rockford Files, Hill Street Blues, The A-Team. Alaimo has appeared in some feature films including the 1984 science fiction movie The Last Starfighter, the Leslie Nielsen film Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Tango & Cash, the 1988 film The Dead Pool, he appeared as Curtis Block in the television movie Case Closed and as a security officer on Mars in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall. He played several characters starting in the first season, he has the distinction of two firsts on Star Trek: TNG, playing the first Romulan, Commander Tebok, in the 1988 episode "The Neutral Zone", the first Cardassian, Gul Macet, in the 1991 episode, "The Wounded".
He played a poker player who speaks French to Data in the episode "Time's Arrow". In 1993, Alaimo began playing Cardassian character Gul Dukat in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Gul Dukat was a recurring character, who appeared in 37 episodes of that series, is his best-known character, he appeared in a season two episode of 21 Jump Street. Alaimo featured in the 2006 video game Call of Juarez, its 2009 prequel Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, both times as the voice of the gunslinging Ray McCall. In 2010 he voiced The Dean in the Family Guy episode "The Splendid Source". Alaimo was born in Wisconsin, he has a son from his first marriage, Michael Antony Alaimo, a writer, story editor and producer known for The Closer, Major Crimes and Traveler. Alaimo has a daughter from his second marriage, Ariel Rose, an artist and stylist. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde – Preston, the pusher Which Way Is Up? – Frankie Mean Dog Blues – Transfer Guard Hardcore – Ratan A Great Ride Seems Like Old Times – B. G. Grizzly II: The Concert – Luke The Last Starfighter – Hitchhiker Avenging Force – Charlie Lavall The Dead Pool – Embarcadero Bodyguard #2 Arena – Rogor Tango & Cash – Lopez Total Recall – Captain Everett Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult – Trucker The Fence – Rudy Baralli Marc Alaimo on IMDb
Bibi Besch was an Austrian-American film and stage actress. She is best known for playing Dr. Carol Marcus in the science fiction film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, her other notable film roles were in Who's That Girl, Steel Magnolias, Tremors. Besch appeared in a number of television series and received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Bibiana Maria Köchert was born in Vienna, Austria in 1942, the younger of two daughters born to theater actress Gusti Huber, who starred in German films during World War II, Gotfrid Köchert, an Austrian racing driver, who served in the Wehrmacht, she had Christiana Barbara Köchert. Gusti and her two daughters remained in Vienna throughout World War II, emigrating to the United States after the war ended. Joseph Besch, a radio executive and former U. S. Army captain, married Huber, a divorcee, in 1946, became Huber's daughters' stepfather. Huber and Besch had two children, born in the United States and Andrew, the half-siblings of Bibiana and Christiana. Bibi, her sister and half-siblings, grew up in Chappaqua, New York, where they attended local elementary and junior high schools.
She graduated from Horace Greeley High School there in 1959, attended Connecticut College for Women, before graduating, moved to New York City to become an actress. Her only child is Samantha Mathis an actress. Besch appeared in a variety of television series, including Street Hawk, The Edge of Night, The Secret Storm, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, The Golden Girls, She Wrote, Backstairs at the White House, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Date with an Angel, she played Dr. Carol Marcus, the early love of Admiral James T. Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, other films included roles in Victory at Entebbe, The Pack, The Promise, The Beast Within, The Lonely Lady, The Day After, Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry, He's My Girl, Who's That Girl, Steel Magnolias and Betsy's Wedding. In 1992, she received an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in Doing Time on Maple Drive, which starred William McNamara and Jim Carrey as her sons, she received another Emmy nomination in 1993 for her recurring-character role as the neurotic mother of Janine Turner's character on Northern Exposure.
She continued to act, including roles on Melrose Place, until shortly before her death. Bibi Besch died on September 1996 at age 54 following a long battle with breast cancer. Bibi Besch on IMDb Bibi Besch at AllMovie Bibi Besch at Memory Alpha Bibi Besch at Find a Grave
Honda XR series
The Honda XR series is a range of four-stroke off-road motorcycles that were designed in Japan but assembled all over the world. Some of the XR series came in two versions: R and L; the R version bikes were enduro machines designed for off-road competitive riding. They were not always street legal; the L version models were dual-sport trailbikes, fitted with lights, indicators and street legal tyres. Small XR models include the XR50R, XR70R, XR75R, XR80R and XR100R, they are much smaller in size in comparison to the other bikes in the series, are designed for children, smaller riders, as pit bikes, or for recreational fun. The child actor Edward Furlong who plays the young John Connor sits on a towed XR80 in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, however his stunt double, of legal age, needed to use the larger XR100 for his shots of physically riding the bike in the film, the audio tracks of the engines revving were taken from the more distinctive sounding 2-stroke Honda CR80 for dramatic reasons.
The XR 50 is a small four-stroke 50 cc child's entry level motorcycle, produced from 1969 until today. It was called the Z-50 Trail-50, the XR 50, CRF 50, the mini dirt bike; the XR100R was first introduced with the R designation in 1985, four years after the XR100 was brought to market. A major difference between the two was a major rear suspension upgrade to a more race-like single coil-over design and a new swingarm over the traditional dual real coil-over systems on the XR100; this suspension system was known as the Pro-Link system on Hondas. The XR 125 was released in 2003; the 124 cc engine generates 11.52 hp at 4,500&. The XR 125 Shares the same engine as the Honda CG125 and produces a Max torque of 7 ft-lb, the top speed in real world conditions is between 55-60 mph with a fuel consumption of about 60mpg; the XR200, a development of the XL185 trail bike, was produced from 1980 until 1983. The XR200 had a modestly enlarged ohc 2-valve 5-speed air-cooled engine with kick-start only. Suspension was conventional, with better quality components and more travel.
Although the XR200 power output was modest, the bike was small and light and it suited less experienced riders. Due to its lightness, easy handling and good ground clearance, the XR200 was competitive as a clubman's enduro machine. Drum brakes were fitted rear. Having neither battery nor electric start, the driving lights shone only when the engine was running; the Honda XR 200R had the same 195 cc engine of its predecessor, the XR200. This oversquare two-valve engine had a 10:1 compression ratio. A major advance over the XR200, the XR200R had Pro-Link rear suspension, heavier duty frame and forks, was a tougher enduro machine. For the 1984-85 model years, the XR200 had a smaller version of the same 4 valve RFVC engine as the other XRs in the line up; the 200cc RFVC engine shared many parts with the 250cc RFVC engine. For the 1986 model year, Honda reverted to the 2 valve engine that had powered the XR200R before 1984 and variations of the 2 valve engine continued to power the XR200R until the model was dropped altogether.
Brazilian versions of the XR 200R were introduced in 1992 and remained on production until 2001 for the domestic market and at least until 2015 for export, always fitted with the 2-valve engine, electric start and front disc brake. At least in Australia, the Brazilian-made model was rebadged CTX200 and fitted with a "cheater sprocket" to get an overall lower gear ratio more suitable to the needs of agricultural operators and was not roadworthy as supplied; the XR250R was introduced pre 1981, was equipped with a variation of the engine that had powered the XL250S since 1978. For 1983 the model was dropped from Honda's line-up, but came back in 1984 with a new engine dubbed the "Radial Four Valve Chamber" engine; the original 250 cc RFVC engine had a bore and stroke of 75 mm × 56.5 mm, but in 1986 this was changed to 73 mm × 59.5 mm. 1986 saw the adoption of a large, single carburetor rather than the dual progressively opening carburetors of the 84-85 models. In 1996 the engine of the XR 250R, the mainstay of the XR range, was updated and now produced 19 hp at 8100 rpm.
Changes included a new crankcase with better engine mounts for a stiffer chassis, smaller exhaust valves to address a problem with cracking cylinder heads, an improved automatic decompressor for easier starting. Although the XR250R was always quite heavy compared to its 2 stroke competition and both front and rear suspension were rather basic, it proved reliable and likable and was successful as an entry-level off-road machine; the XR250R was discontinued after 2004. This street version of the XR250R was built to conform to USA Department of Transportation regulations for street legal motorcycles, but was sold worldwide, it had road legal lights and tires, a steel fuel tank, keyed ignition/steering lock, lower seat height and other minor changes. Some 40 lb heavier, it had reduced off-road ability, it shared the XR250R's RFVC 249 cc engine, but with a different carburetor and 3 mm smaller exhaust headers to meet emissions requirements. It was manufactured from 1991-2007. There was a Brazilian equivalent named XR 250 Tornado made from 2001 to 2009 for the local market and regional exports to other South American countries but available in Mexico and Central America.
Its engine was the same 4-valve DOHC air-cooled single fitted to the CBX 250 Twister/CBF 250, but the exhaust was dimensioned to improve low-end torque with the s
William Martin "Clu" Gulager is an American television and film actor and director. He first became known for his work in television, appearing in the co-starring role of William H. Bonney in the 1960–62 NBC television series The Tall Man and as Emmett Ryker in another NBC Western series, The Virginian. Gulager's first major film role was in Don Siegel's The Killers, followed by a supporting part in the racing film Winning opposite Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. In the 1980s, Gulager appeared in several horror films, such as The Initiation and the zombie comedy The Return of the Living Dead. In 2005, he appeared in the horror film Feast, as well as its sequels, he appeared in the critically acclaimed independent film Tangerine. Gulager directed the short film A Day with the Boys, nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. Gulager was born in Holdenville, the son of John Delancy Gulager, an actor before settling down to practice law in nearby Muskogee.
His paternal grandmother, Martha Schrimsher Gulager, was a sister of Mary Scrimshaw, the mother of Will Rogers, making Gulager and Rogers first cousins, once removed. He has Cherokee Indian ancestry, his Cherokee nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time of his birth. From 1946 to 1948, Gulager served in the United States Marine Corps. After attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Gulager transferred to Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, Texas, he won a 1-year scholarship to study abroad, where he worked under Jean Louis Barrault, an internationally known French actor and director. In 1952, he returned to Baylor. In 1960, he married an Arkansan; the couple had two sons, including film director John Gulager, remained married until her death in 2003. In 1958, Gulager appeared as Roy Carter in the episode "The Return of Roy Carter" in the Western television series Have Gun-Will Travel starring Richard Boone.
In the spring of 1959, Gulager appeared as Tommy Pavlock in the episode "The Immigrant" of NBC's series The Lawless Years, a 1920s crime drama. In the fall of 1959, he appeared in the episode "The Temple of the Swinging Doll" of NBC's short-lived espionage drama Five Fingers, starring David Hedison. On June 3, 1959, he guest-starred as the unscrupulous photographer Elliott Garrison in "The Andrew Hale Story" on NBC's Wagon Train. On October 11, 1959, Gulager appeared as a U. S. Navy sailor in the "Appointment at Eleven" episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and again as an escaped convict in "Pen Pal" on November 1, 1960. On The Untouchables, he played the role of real-life vicious mob killer Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. Gulager was hailed for his utterly chilling performance as the psychopathic Coll. Late in 1959, he was cast as Beau Chandler in the episode "Jessie Quinn" of the NBC Western series Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin and Burt Reynolds; the episode is a tale of intrigue involving the Texas Revolution.
Capt. Holden attempts to send weapons to Sam Houston, but forces of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in Mexico threaten to blow up Holden's vessel, the Enterprise. From 1960-62, Gulager played Billy the Kid in The Tall Man opposite Barry Sullivan as Sheriff Pat Garrett; the episodes portray Billy as a sympathetic character without resorting to the "misunderstood young man" theme used in such films as The Outlaw and The Left Handed Gun. In 1961, Gulager guest-starred in another NBC Western, Whispering Smith, Audie Murphy's only attempt at series television. Gulager portrayed Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker from 1964 to 1968 on The Virginian, the 90-minute Western series in which he starred with James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Roberta Shore, Randy Boone, Gary Clarke, Diane Roter. Gulager appeared more than 60 times in other roles in film and television, including the film Winning and the CBS series Three for the Road, he appeared several times on NBC's Bonanza. He starred with Lee Marvin, Ronald Reagan, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson in The Killers, teaming with Marvin as a pair of ruthless hit men.
Gulager appeared notably in The Last Picture Show. In 1977, long after his role on The Virginian, he appeared in Rod Taylor's unsuccessful NBC Western series, The Oregon Trail, in the episode "The Army Deserter". Gulager played the boss of Susan Sarandon in a 1977 film drama, The Other Side of Midnight. In 1981, he co-starred opposite Oscar Award-winner Jane Wyman, along with some newer younger actors Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses, Jamie Rose, in the pilot episode of The Vintage Years for the male lead role of Angela Channing's long-suffering nephew, Chase Gioberti, when he was not rehired to continue with his role, Robert Foxworth, took over the role, until his firing in 1987, he appeared in his son John Gulager's Feast series of films as a shotgun-toting bartender, had a role in the 2012 film Piranha 3DD. He was a featured player in director John Landis' darkly comedic 1985 film noir satire, Into The Night, a film rife with insider Hollywood cameos, as an FBI agent, courier of a cache of clandestine funds, which he grudgingly delivers to secure the safety of the film's two romantic leads.
In an example of the film's dry humor, their characters find they are not in a position to object as the agent/courier angrily pilfers as many packets of bills from the treasure trove as he can resentful
Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft and power equipment. Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world in 2015. Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, other products. Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000, they have ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012.
Honda has three joint-ventures in China. In 2013, Honda invested about 5.7 % of its revenues in development. In 2013, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to be a net exporter from the United States, exporting 108,705 Honda and Acura models, while importing only 88,357. Throughout his life, Honda's founder, Soichiro Honda, had an interest in automobiles, he worked as a mechanic at the Art Shokai garage, where he entered them in races. In 1937, with financing from his acquaintance Kato Shichirō, Honda founded Tōkai Seiki to make piston rings working out of the Art Shokai garage. After initial failures, Tōkai Seiki won a contract to supply piston rings to Toyota, but lost the contract due to the poor quality of their products. After attending engineering school without graduating, visiting factories around Japan to better understand Toyota's quality control processes, by 1941 Honda was able to mass-produce piston rings acceptable to Toyota, using an automated process that could employ unskilled wartime laborers.
Tōkai Seiki was placed under control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry at the start of World War II, Soichiro Honda was demoted from president to senior managing director after Toyota took a 40% stake in the company. Honda aided the war effort by assisting other companies in automating the production of military aircraft propellers; the relationships Honda cultivated with personnel at Toyota, Nakajima Aircraft Company and the Imperial Japanese Navy would be instrumental in the postwar period. A US B-29 bomber attack destroyed Tōkai Seiki's Yamashita plant in 1944, the Itawa plant collapsed in 13 January 1945 Mikawa earthquake. Soichiro Honda sold the salvageable remains of the company to Toyota after the war for ¥450,000, used the proceeds to found the Honda Technical Research Institute in October 1946. With a staff of 12 men working in a 16 m2 shack, they built and sold improvised motorized bicycles, using a supply of 500 two-stroke 50 cc Tohatsu war surplus radio generator engines.
When the engines ran out, Honda began building their own copy of the Tohatsu engine, supplying these to customers to attach to their bicycles. This was the Honda A-Type, nicknamed the Bata Bata for the sound. In 1949, the Honda Technical Research Institute was liquidated for ¥1,000,000, or about US$5,000 today. At about the same time Honda hired engineer Kihachiro Kawashima, Takeo Fujisawa who provided indispensable business and marketing expertise to complement Soichiro Honda's technical bent; the close partnership between Soichiro Honda and Fujisawa lasted until they stepped down together in October 1973. The first complete motorcycle, with both the frame and engine made by Honda, was the 1949 D-Type, the first Honda to go by the name Dream. Honda Motor Company grew in a short time to become the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles by 1964; the first production automobile from Honda was the T360 mini pick-up truck, which went on sale in August 1963. Powered by a small 356-cc straight-4 gasoline engine, it was classified under the cheaper Kei car tax bracket.
The first production car from Honda was the S500 sports car, which followed the T360 into production in October 1963. Its chain-driven rear wheels pointed to Honda's motorcycle origins. Over the next few decades, Honda worked to expand its product line and expanded operations and exports to numerous countries around the world. In 1986, Honda introduced the successful Acura brand to the American market in an attempt to gain ground in the luxury vehicle market; the year 1991 saw the introduction of the Honda NSX supercar, the first all-aluminum monocoque vehicle that incorporated a mid-engine V6 with variable-valve timing. CEO Tadashi Kume was succeeded by Nobuhiko Kawamoto in 1990. Kawamoto was selected over Shoichiro Irimajiri, who oversaw the successful establishment of Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio. Irimajiri and Kawamoto shared a friendly rivalry within Honda. Following the death of Soichiro Honda and the departure of Irimajiri, Honda found itself being outpaced in product development by other Japanese automakers and was caught off-guard by the truck and sport utility vehicle boom of the 1990s, all which took a toll on the profitability of the company.
Japanese media reported in 1992 and 1993 that Honda was at serious risk of an unwanted and hostile takeov
James Whitmore Jr.
James Allen Whitmore III, better known as James Whitmore Jr. is an American actor best known for his role as Captain Jim Gutterman on the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep, a television director. He is the son of actor James Whitmore. Born in Manhattan, New York, Whitmore has had recurring guest-starring roles on the TV series The Rockford Files and Hunter, he appeared in two episodes of Magnum, P. I. and an episode of Battlestar Galactica before directing many episodes of series by Donald P. Bellisario, the creator of Magnum and a writer on Galactica. Whitmore acts in the episodes he directs, such as two episodes of Quantum Leap. In that series, as well as several others, he played different characters in each appearance, rather than recurring roles. In addition to directing episodes of shows for Bellisario, Whitmore directed episodes of more than one series for Joss Whedon. Whitmore directed the final episodes of two different series. After Leap, Whitmore again directed Scott Bakula in episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, NCIS: New Orleans, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
He directed David Boreanaz in both Angel and Bones. The Pretender reunited Whitmore with many of the same writing staff as Quantum Leap. 21 Jump Street 24 Angel Beverly Hills, 90210 Bones Brooklyn South Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Cleaner Cold Case The Commish Dark Angel Dawson's Creek Dead Like Me Ferris Bueller Get Real The Good Wife Hunter JAG Jericho Las Vegas Madam Secretary Mr. and Mrs. Smith NCIS NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: New Orleans (first half of the NCIS backdoor pilot and 6 Notorious Nowhere Man Person of Interest The Pretender Profiler Providence Quantum Leap Ray Donovan Roswell Star Trek: Enterprise Tequila and Bonetti The Resident The Unit Witchblade Young Americans Airwolf Baa Baa Black Sheep Battlestar Galactica The Boys in Company C as Lieutenant Archer The Eddie Capra Mysteries The Greatest American Hero The Gypsy Warriors as Captain Sheldon Alhern Hardcastle and McCormick Highway to Heaven Hunter Lou Grant Magnum, P. I. Quantum Leap The Rockford Files Simon & Simon The Twilight Zone James Whitmore Jr. on IMDb