Robert Clark Gregg is an American actor, director and voice actor. He plays Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in Iron Man and continuing through Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain Marvel, the television series Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. Since 2013, making him the actor with the longest screen time in the MCU, he voices the character on the animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man and in the video games Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Lego Marvel Avengers, Marvel Heroes. Gregg has co-starred as Christine Campbell's ex-husband Richard in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, which debuted in March 2006 and concluded in May 2010, he played FBI Special Agent Mike Casper on the NBC series The West Wing and Cam, the on-and-off boyfriend of Jack, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. Gregg was born April 2, 1962 in Boston, the son of Mary Layne and Robert Clark Gregg Sr. an Episcopal priest and Stanford University professor. Because his family relocated he had lived in seven cities by the time he was 17.
He attended high school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father was a professor at nearby Duke University. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years before moving to Manhattan, he worked various jobs, such as being a bar back, a security guard at the Guggenheim Museum, a parking valet at a restaurant. He enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied drama and English, graduated in 1986. Gregg was a founding member, artistic director, of the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company, which formed in 1983. Gregg has been featured in a number of supporting roles in films, such as Lovely & Amazing, The Human Stain, In Good Company, a number of guest spots on TV series, such as Will & Grace, Sports Night and the City and The West Wing, he wrote the screenplay for the 2000 thriller What Lies Beneath. He is the director and screenwriter of the 2008 film Choke, based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name, starring Sam Rockwell. Gregg consulted his father, a retired religion professor at Stanford, for the quotation from Saint Paul's letter to the Galatians which Gregg used in Choke.
Gregg's father is the former chaplain at Stanford Memorial Church. In 2008, Gregg appeared in the film Iron Man as S. H. I. E. L. D. Agent Phil Coulson. In 2010, Gregg reprised his role as Agent Coulson for Iron Man 2. Gregg had since signed up for a multiple film deal as the character with Marvel Studios. In 2011, he returned again as Coulson for Thor. Gregg noted his being a part of the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe as being exciting, "Agent Coulson was one of the guys who wasn't in the comic books, he was a kind of small role in Iron Man," he said, "and I was just lucky that they chose to expand that character and chose to put him more into the universe of it. It's a blast!" Following on from his appearance in Thor, he again reprised his role in The Avengers. Gregg stars in a series of Marvel short films that center around his character and can be seen on the Blu-ray releases of the films. In October 2010, Gregg was part of the cast of a staged reading of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart alongside Dylan Walsh, Lisa Kudrow, Tate Donovan, presented in Los Angeles on the occasion of the play's 25th anniversary.
Since 2013, Gregg has portrayed Agent Director Coulson in the ABC television series Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. Set within the MCU, alongside Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet, he has gone on to direct episodes in seasons six. On April 20, 2013, Trust Me, a film written and directed by Gregg, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; the film found limited release in the United States in June 2014. Gregg has been married since July 2001, to actress Jennifer Grey, they have a daughter Stella, born December 3, 2001. He is a sober alcoholic, describes himself as a member of a Jewish family, he has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Gregg and his wife were two of the demonstrators at the 2017 Women's March held on January 21, 2017 in Washington, D. C.. Clark Gregg on IMDb Clark Gregg at the Internet Broadway Database Clark Gregg on Twitter
Tommy Flanagan (actor)
Tommy Flanagan is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Filip "Chibs" Telford in the FX crime drama television series Sons of Anarchy. Flanagan was born in Easterhouse, the third of five children, he was an altar boy as a child. His facial scars are the result of a knife attack outside a nightclub where he had been working as a DJ. Flanagan is married to Dina, together they have a daughter born in 2012, his first television roles were in Taggart. Flanagan worked in Robert Carlyle's Raindog Theatre for three years before being cast in Braveheart, he has had roles in Face/Off, The Game, Sunset Strip, All About the Benjamins, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Alien vs. Predator, Sin City, Smokin' Aces, When a Stranger Calls, The Last Drop, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball and the TV mini-series Attila, he portrayed arms dealer Gabriel Schecter in the first episode of 24's seventh season and appeared in the episode "Headlock" of Lie to Me, aired in the U. S. on Monday 2 August 2010. He was one of the main cast members of Sons of Anarchy, in which he plays an outlaw biker named Filip "Chibs" Telford.
In October 2010, Flanagan was revealed as the spokesperson for the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru. In July 2016, he appeared in the music video for the song "Rotting in Vain" by Korn. In July 2018, it was announced that Flanagan was cast in the series regular role of Alec McCullough on the Netflix series, Wu Assassins. Tommy Flanagan on IMDb
A cult following comprises a group of fans who are dedicated to a work of culture referred to as a cult classic. A film, musical artist, television series or video game, among other things, is said to have a cult following when it has a small but passionate fanbase. A common component of cult followings is the emotional attachment the fans have to the object of the cult following identifying themselves and other fans as members of a community. Cult followings are commonly associated with niche markets. Cult media are associated with underground culture, are considered too eccentric or subversive to be appreciated by the general public or to be commercially successful. Many cult fans express a certain irony about their devotion. Sometimes, these cult followings cross the border to camp followings. Fans may become involved in a subculture of fandom, either via conventions, online communities or through activities such as writing series-related fiction, costume creation, replica prop and model building, or creating their own audio or video productions from the formats and characters.
There is not always a clear difference between mainstream media. Series such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Rocky Horror, Ethel & Ernest, The Dark Knight, Mean Girls attract mass audiences but have core groups of fanatical followers. Professors Xavier Mendik and Ernest Mathijs, authors of 100 Cult Films, argue that the devoted following among these films make them cult classics. In many cases, films that have cult followings may have been financial flops during their theatrical box office run, received mixed or negative reviews by mainstream media, but still be considered a major success by small core groups or communities of fans devoted to such films; some cults are only popular within a certain subculture. The film Woodstock is loved within the hippie subculture, while Hocus Pocus holds cult status among American women born in the 1980s. Certain mainstream icons can become cult icons in a different context for certain people. Reefer Madness was intended to warn youth against the use of marijuana, but because of its ridiculous plot, overwhelming amount of factual errors and cheap look, it is now watched by audiences of marijuana-smokers and has gained a cult following.
Quentin Tarantino's films borrow stylistically from classic cult films, but are appreciated by a large audience, therefore lie somewhere between cult and mainstream. Certain cult phenomena can grow to such proportions. Many cancelled television series see new life in a fan following. One notable example is Arrested Development, cancelled after three seasons and, because of the large fanbase, returned for a 15-episode season, released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. Futurama is another notable series, put on permanent hiatus after its initial 72-episode run. Strong DVD sales and consistent ratings on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block led to four direct-to-DVD films which, in turn, led to the revival of the series in 2010 on Comedy Central following Adult Swim's expiration of the broadcast rights. Space Ghost Coast to Coast had a cult following throughout its eleven season run on television, help pave the wave of other shows of similar style, which had cult followings Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Star Trek: The Original Series is notable in that it was cancelled after three seasons but gained a cult following through broadcast syndication and spawned a successful media franchise.
Another cancelled series that has attained cult status is the NBC teen dramedy Freaks and Geeks which had an 18-episode run. Another series, cancelled but gained a second life with cult status is the FOX teen medical dramedy Red Band Society which had a 13-episode run. Other examples include Firefly, Community, Joan of Arcadia, Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars, Pushing Daisies, Young Justice and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which had short lives, yet achieved large fanbases. In a BBC review of Farscape episode "Throne for a Loss", Richard Manning said "Farscape is now a cult series because it's being shown out of sequence"; the episode in question was shown as the second episode, after the premiere. Series considered cult classics include the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, The Prisoner and the Australian soap opera Prisoner: Cell Block H; some video games attract cult followings, which can influence the design of video games. An example of a cult video game is Ico, an initial commercial flop which gained a large following for its unique gameplay and minimalist aesthetics, was noted as influencing the design of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Rime, among other games.
Other games which have cult followings include EarthBound, a commercial flop that resulted in the creation of a "cottage industry" selling memorabilia to the EarthBound fandom, Yume Nikki, a surreal free-to-play Japanese horror game. Another game with a large cult following is Crash Twinsanity, considered by fans to be the best Crash Bandicoot game post-Naughty Dog era despite only average critic reviews. In particular, it is well known as the turning point in theming for the series. Sleeper hit Underground music Jancik, Wayn
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
Principal photography is the phase of film production in which the bulk of the movie is filmed, with actors on set and cameras rolling, as distinct from pre-production and post-production. Principal photography is the most expensive phase of film production, due to actor and set crew salaries, as well as the costs of certain shots, on-set special effects, its start marks a point of no return for the financiers, because until it is complete, there is unlikely to be enough material filmed to release a final product needed to recoup costs. While it is common for a film to lose its greenlight status during pre-production – for example, because an important cast member drops out or unexpectedly dies, or some kind of scandal engulfs the studio or an actor – it is uncommon for financing to be withdrawn once principal photography has begun. Feature films have insurance in place by the time principal photography begins; the death of a bankable star before completing all planned takes, or the loss of sets or footage can render a film impossible to complete as planned.
For example, sets are notoriously flammable. Furthermore, professional-quality movie cameras are rented as needed, most camera houses will not allow rentals of their equipment without proof of insurance. Once a film concludes principal photography, it is said to have wrapped, a wrap party may be organized to celebrate. During post-production, it may become clear that certain shots or sequences are missing or incomplete and are required to complete the film, or that a certain scene is not playing as expected, or as seen in the late stages of filming The Hate U Give, that a particular actor's performance or behavior has not turned out as desired, causing him or her to be replaced with another. In these circumstances, additional material may have to be shot. If the material has been shot once, or is substantial, the process is referred to as a re-shoot, but if the material is new and minor, it is referred to as a pick-up. Learning materials related to Filmmaking at Wikiversity Media related to Filmmaking at Wikimedia Commons
David Denman is an American actor. He made his film debut in The Replacements, his other feature credits include Big Fish, Fair Game, The Nines, Smart People, Let Go, Out Cold, After Earth, Beneath the Harvest Sky, Women & Children, The Gift, 13 Hours, Power Rangers, Logan Lucky and Puzzle. On television, Denman starred as "Mike" on the critically acclaimed, but short-lived FOX comedy Traffic Light and in Robert Kirkman’s short lived demonic series Outcast, he has recurred as "Ed Brooks" on Parenthood, as "Tony" on Drop Dead Diva and as Skip the Demon on Angel. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including The X-Files, Mad Men and True Detective, he earned a SAG Award for the role of Roy Anderson, the ex-fiancé of Pam Beesly on the US version of The Office. Denman was born in California, he attended eight different schools while growing up all over Southern California. His family moved to Sequim, WA when he was 9 to live on a farm, which only lasted two years before returning to Orange County, CA.
He graduated from Fountain Valley High School where classmates included actor Omar Metwally and writer, director Craig Brewer. He attended the summer training congress at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California, he spent two years at Orange Coast College performing and directing in over 20 productions. He went on to attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division with classmates Sara Ramirez and Alan Tudyk, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He made his film debut with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman as the deaf tight-end in the Warner Bros. football comedy The Replacements. His other feature credits include Fair Game, The Nines, Smart People, Let Go, Out Cold, Big Fish, his 2013 films include After Earth and Blue Potato. In 2016, Denman starred as "Boon" in the Michael Bay film 13 Hours about the 2012 Benghazi attack. On television, Denman starred as "Mike" on the critically acclaimed, but short-lived FOX comedy Traffic Light and in Robert Kirkman’s short lived demonic series Outcast.
He has recurred as "Ed Brooks" on Parenthood, as "Tony" on Drop Dead Diva and as Skip the Demon on Angel. He has appeared on numerous award-winning TV shows including ER, The X-Files, Mad Men and True Detective, he earned a SAG Award for the role of Roy Anderson, the ex-fiancé of Pam Beesly on the US version of The Office. Denman married actress Mercedes Mason in September 2014; the couple welcomed their first child, Caius, in January 2018. David Denman on IMDb
Bellarmine-Jefferson High School
Bellarmine-Jefferson High School was a private, Roman Catholic high school in Burbank, California. It was located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Bellarmine-Jefferson was a co-educational Catholic high school located in Burbank, CA, founded by Monsignor Martin Cody Keating in 1944. Keating selected the school's name from St. Robert Thomas Jefferson; the school colors are Red and Royal Blue. The school mascot was the Guard, named for the Swiss Guard organization that has protected the pope since 1506. Bell-Jeff celebrated its first commencement ceremony with the class of 1948; the school's unofficial motto was "God helping me I will do my best today," a quote attributed to St. Robert Bellarmine; the school closed in Spring 2018. The school's main building is a replica of the old Pennsylvania State House known as Independence Hall, located in Philadelphia, PA. Adjacent to the main building is St. Eleanor's Hall, a replica of the main library at the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson.
The main entry to St. Eleanor's Hall has 13 steps, representing the original 13 colonies in the order they became states by ratifying the U. S. Constitution; the clock tower on the main building is frozen to honor the two famous documents written in Independence Hall. On the north side of the tower is July 4, 1776 @ 8:00 pm to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and on the south side is September 17, 1787 @ 4:00 pm to commemorate the signing of the U. S. Constitution. Bell-Jeff is a four-year college preparatory high school; as of the 2014-2015 school year the school offers eight Advanced Placement courses, UC approved college prep courses, a host of electives. In recent years the school has sent students to the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Columbia University, Boston University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, St. John's University, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Occidental College, University of Arizona, UC Riverside, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, UNLV.
Bell-Jeff offered 14 varsity sports. Girls competed in the Santa Fe League of the CIF Southern Section in six sports while boys competed in the Santa Fe League of CIF-SS in eight sports. * Athletics Website The Cross Country teams were arguably the school's most successful sports program. The girls team won its league championship seven times since 2000, most in 2008, was a consistent challenger in the CIF-SS Division V. Both teams hosted the annual Bellarmine-Jefferson Cross Country Invitational at Griffith Park; the Bell-Jeff Invitational was one of the largest and longest-running invitationals in Southern California. It was the longest running event in Griffith Park; the most popular sport at Bell-Jeff has had it greatest success in the past two decades. The boys team has made the CIF-SS playoffs six consecutive years and had California's state leader in scoring in 1998 in Ruben Douglas. Douglas went on to lead the NCAA in scoring as a senior at the University of New Mexico and played professional basketball in Europe.
The Guards last won the Santa Fe league title in 2011. The Lady Guards proudly own the school's only two sectional championships, winning the CIF-SS title during the 1996-1997 season and most during the 2008-2009 campaign; the 2008-2009 team went on to win the Southern California regional championship and on March 20, 2009 defeated Pinewood Prep, 55-47, at Arco Arena in Sacramento to win the school's first California State Championship. The state championship was the first for any Burbank area high school in a team sport. In addition, the team has appeared in the CIF-SS title game two times, losing both in 2003 and 2008; the Girls team won the Nike Tournament of Champions in the Grey Division in 2008 and placed 3rd in 2009. After winning the CIF and State titles in 2009, the Lady Guards advanced to the CIF Semi-Finals for three consecutive seasons, 2010-2012. During the 2012 season Rishonda Napier was named the LA Daily News player of the year and was nominated as a McDonald's All-American; the Lady Guards basketball team won the 2017 CIF-SS Division 5A Championship and advanced to the CIF Semi-Finals in the State Tournament.
The football team returned to play its 2012 home games at newly constructed Memorial Field on the campus of John Burroughs, after playing its 2011 home games at North Hollywood HS. Despite the school's small student population, the football team is ranked in the top-ten of CIF-SS's Northeast Division; the team has won four league championships in its history - 1954, 2000, 2004, most 2007. The 2008 team won the schools' 1st CIF playoff game since 1954, before falling in the CIF Quarterfinals; the Guards returned to the playoffs in 2012, the future is bright as the Guards welcome new Head Coach and Athletic Director, Fred Martinez to the school for the 2014 season. Both teams play their home games in Keating Memorial Gymnasium on campus; the girls team won seven consecutive Santa Cruz league titles from 2006-2012. The girls had a 49-1 record during that time. In 2009, the team advanced all the way to the CIF-SS Division IVA Championship game, the only title game appearance in school history; the Lady Guards had advanced to the CIF Quarterfinals in 1993 and 2008.
In 2010 the girls reached the CIF Semi-Finals and the Quarterfinals in 2011 - both years falling to the eventual division champion. The boys team has fared well in