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Lou Ferrigno

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Louis “Lou” Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.

Lou Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Victoria and Matt Ferrigno, a police lieutenant. He is of Italian descent. Soon after he was born, Ferrigno says he believes he suffered a series of ear infections and lost 75 to 80% of his hearing, though his condition was not diagnosed until he was three years old. Hearing loss caused Ferrigno to be bullied by peers during his childhood: “They used to call me ‘deaf Louie, deaf mute’, because of my hearing and because of the way I sounded”.

Ferrigno started weight training at age 13, citing body builder and Hercules star Steve Reeves as one of his role models. He was also a fan of the Hercules films that starred Reeves. Ferrigno’s other personal heroes as a child were Spider-Man and the Hulk.

 

Kelly Le Brock

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Kelly Le Brock is an American actress and model. Her acting debut was in The Woman in Red, co-starring comic actor Gene Wilder. She also starred in the films Weird Science, directed by John Hughes and Hard to Kill, with Steven Seagal.

Le Brock was cast as the “perfect” or “fantasy” woman in films such as The Woman in Red (1984) and Weird Science (1985). As a result, she was considered one of the sexiest women in Hollywood in the 1980s. In 1990, she starred opposite her then-husband, Steven Seagal, in Hard to Kill. Le Brock also appeared in Betrayal of the Dove (1993), Tracks of a Killer (1995), and Hard Bounty (1995).

She had roles in the films Wrongfully Accused (1998), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2002), Zerophilia (2005), and Gamers: The Movie (2006). She has appeared in four films since 2000, as well as a thriller entitled Hidden Affairs, released in 2013.

Kelly joins her cast mates  Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell Smith  for a Weird Science reunion at Motor City Comic Con 2017!

Hannah Kasulka

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From Macon, GA, actress Hannah Kasulka most recently starred as the lead role of “Casey Rance” in the Fox Series “The Exorcist”. Other feature roles include “Filthy Preppy Teens,” co-created by Paul Scheer and Curtis Gwinn. “The Fosters,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “True Blood” and “Nashville.” Hanna has studied and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

Barbara Eden

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Barbara Eden is one of America’s most endearing and enduring stars. Her “I Dream of Jeannie” NBC Television series, launched in 1965, became an instant hit. The network series ran for five seasons (139 episodes) and has been airing continuously on cable and in syndication in the United States and abroad for over 40 years.

Crown Archetype, a division of Random House, has recently published Barbara’s memoir JEANNIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE, which debuted at number 14 on the New York Times Best Seller List.

It is also on Australia’s Best Seller List, published there by HarperCollins, Inc. The autobiography chronicle’s Eden’s colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career that spans more than 50 years.

One of Hollywood’s busiest actresses, Barbara filmed a starring role in “Always and Forever,” a movie for the Hallmark Channel, which aired multiple times during 2009. On the road, she hosted productions of “Ballroom with a Twist,” the new groundbreaking show that stars rotating celebrity emcees and dancers from “Dancing with the Stars.” Barbara has also appeared recently in a recurring role in Lifetime’s “Army Wives” TV series; guest-starred on ABC’s “George Lopez”; enacted a recurring role on “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch”; toured nationally in Neil Simon’s female version of “The Odd Couple”; and starred on-stage with Hal Linden and separately with Larry Hagman in “Love Letters” which toured in major cities in the United States. During 2012, Barbara appeared on stage at The New Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri in the play “Social Security,” which had a month long run in Jacksonville Florida in summer of 2014.

During her long career, Barbara has starred in 25 feature films, five network TV series, 19 top-rated network made-for-television movies and headlined at many of the major hotel resorts and casinos including Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She also was the star attraction at the MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace and Harrah’s, as well as on concert stages and in legitimate theaters across the country.

People Magazine named Barbara “One of America’s 200 Greatest Pop Icons of the 20th Century.” She has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard near the front of the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre; named one of TV Guide’s Most Popular Comedy Stars and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the TV Land Television Network.

To celebrate the 2002 Yuletide season, responding to an invitation from President Bush, Barbara journeyed to Washington D.C. and sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” at the annual White House “Lighting of the National Christmas Tree” event where she also hosted the show and pageant with President and Mrs. Bush for an audience of 6,000 cheering fans on the Elipse near the White House.

Barbara has been featured in TV commercials for Old Navy, AT&T, and she introduced the LEXUS SUV, which was later named Car of the Year by Motor Trend Magazine.

On stage, Barbara toured in the national touring musicals “Sound of Music” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” In the latter production, she played Lorelei Lee, the character created on Broadway by Carol Channing and performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 20th Century Fox film version. She appeared on stage in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Same Time Next Year,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” and the female version of “The Odd Couple.”

Also a movie star, Barbara starred in over 20 feature films at 20th Century Fox, MGM, Columbia Studios, and Universal Studios. Films included “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm,” “The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao,” and “Flaming Star,” as Elvis Presley’s leading lady.

Performing for over five decades, Barbara starred on more than 50 variety TV shows including 21 Bob Hope specials. During the Persian Gulf war, she traveled with Hope to the middle-east to perform for the combat troops and then continued on with Hope in a whirlwind eight-day around-the-world USO tour entertaining servicemen during the Christmas season.

When there is time in her crowded schedule, she works actively on behalf of numerous charities including The Trail of Painted Ponies Breast Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, the Wellness Community, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, Save the Children and Childhelp USA.

Born in Tucson, AZ, and raised in San Francisco, Barbara resides with her architect/real estate developer husband Jon Eicholtz in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills with their dog, Djinn Djinn, an adorable, chocolate brown, Australian born Labradoodle.

Tony Fleecs

   

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Fan favorite Tony Fleecs is currently hard at work writing and drawing MY LITTLE PONY comics for IDW Publishing and the creator owned, JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH at Oni Press. He’s a prolific cover artist on everything from Ponies to Turtles, Grumpy Cats to samurai, the world’s cutest dog, warrior princesses, vampires, Santa Claus and almost everything in between. He lives and works in North Hollywood, CA. His mother says he is handsome.

RB Silva

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In nine years working for the North-American comic book market, RB Silva has important projects for major publishers under his belt. He made a mark in series and special arcs at Marvel in 2016, such as the continuation of the Maximum Ride saga, adapted from the best-selling author James Patterson; an arc for Nova that takes place during the Civil War II mega-event; Venom Space Knight; The Amazing Spider-Man and Uncanny Inhumans.

Sean Astin

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Sean Astin is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg’s The Goonies (1985), for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California. His mother was actress Patty Duke. At the time of his birth, his biological father was believed to be entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr., but Astin discovered through a DNA test in the 1990s that his biological father is music promoter Michael Tell, who was married to Patty Duke in 1970. Sean was raised by his stepfather, actor John Astin, who married Patty Duke in 1972 and whose surname Sean took. Sean’s mother was of Irish and more distant German ancestry, and Sean’s biological father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.

At age nine, Sean starred with his mother in the after-school special Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981). Followed by Sean’s feature debut The Goonies (1985) and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles. Starring in Toy Soldiers (1991), Where the Day Takes You (1991), Rudy (1993) and Harrison Bergeron (1995). He directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court (1994), which was nominated in the best short film category at The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995). Sean’s adoptive father John Astin was nominated for the same award in 1969.

Politically, Sean has been very active having served in two non-partisan Presidential appointments. Sean also hosts a live weekly 2 hour in-studio bi-partisan political radio talk show, ‘Vox Populi Radio’ which was made possible by a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013.

In 2004, Sean broke into the publishing world and authored the NY Times Best Selling release of There and Back Again a memoir of his film career (co-written with Joe Layden).

Sean attended Crossroads High School for the Arts and studied with the famous Stella Adler. He graduated with honors from UCLA; B.A. in History & B.A. in English American Literature and Culture. Sean is married to Christine Astin, his co-producer on Kangaroo Court (1994). The couple lives in Los Angeles.

Khary Payton

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All hail the King! Khary Payton is the latest addition to AMC’s The Walking Dead, playing the coveted role of King Ezekiel, the benevolent, eccentric and theatrical leader of “The Kingdom”. Accompanied by his pet tiger Shiva, King Ezekiel has instantly become Khary’s most challenging and favorite role to date.

Cyborg lives on! According to cartoon fans, Payton has become synonymous with one of DC’s hottest heroes Cyborg, having voiced the character for 15 years.

Khary is thrilled to be reprising his role of Aqualad in the fan and critically acclaimed series Young Justice that recently announced its return with season 3. Also coming soon, Big Hero 6: The Series premieres this fall with Khary as the voice of laser Specialist Wasabi.

Grimlock from Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Rafiki in Disney’s The Lion Guard, video games The Sims, Reigel in Starcraft, Drebin in Metal Gear Solid, Azrael & Killer Croc in the Batman: Arkham franchise & Knox from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, are just some of the many roles he’s known for.

Born in Augusta, Georgia, Payton caught the acting bug after seeing a production of Cyrano De Bergerac in the 1st grade. As a teenager, he developed a local rep as a rapper and stand-up comic, sharing the stage with such notables as Tom Kenney & Chris Rock.  After spending his teenage years consoling comedians at the bar between sets, Payton opted for college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to study acting and directing.  He stayed in Texas for several years thereafter, honing his craft in classical and experimental theatre before finally making his way to Hollywood.

Payton co-wrote, produced & starred in the independent sci-fi feature, Astronaut: The Last Push. The film soared through festivals from London to LA, winning 13 awards including Best In Show at the IFS & Fargo Film Festivals.  Payton took home three awards for Best Actor.

Dave Dorman

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Dave Dorman is an Eisner award-winning illustrator who has been working as a professional artist since 1979. He is best known for his photo-realistic renderings of action and fantasy subjects.

Dave was born in Michigan in 1958. The child of a military family, he lived in various places, including the Azores and Washington DC.

After only two years of college, Dorman enrolled in the Joe Kubert School of Comic Art. After one year and the realization that he would not learn the painting techniques in which he was interested, he quit the school. With the loving support of his parents, Dave spent the next few years teaching himself his, now well-known, oil-painting style.

He has done artwork for comic, book, and game publishers, including The Batman for DC Comics and the Indiana Jones and Star Wars series’ for Dark Horse Comics. In addition he has done a wide range of book and magazine covers. Some of these include the Aliens paperback series, the Lone Wolf series, the Surfing Samurai Robots series and many other single book covers. His work is also showcased in the Bram Stoker nominated, illustrated novel Dead Heat from MoJo Press, and a book collection of his art, Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman.

Recent trading card art includes the Star Wars Galaxy sets, Universal Monsters’ Incredible Shrinking Man subset, a Robin subset in the Batman: Saga of the Dark Knight trading card series, a complete set of 98 painted trading cards for the Skybox Masterseries: Malibu Ultraverse, nine cards in the Skybox/DC Masterseries, a 25 card subset in the Skybox Masterseries: Creators Edition and artwork for the accompanying CD-ROM game, and a card set of his art called The Best of Dave Dorman: Chromium.

Aliens: Tribes, an award-winning illustrated novel featuring 24 of his full paintings is available in hardcover and has been released as a trade paperback.

Dorman’s work is also now available as a series of popular, limited edition, Star Wars lithographs from Rolling Thunder Graphics. His many continuing projects include the ongoing Young Jedi Knights and Han Solo series’ of paperbacks, and toy design for the Aliens 4: Resurrection movie.

Ed McGuinness

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Edward “Ed” McGuinness is an American comic book artist and penciller, best known for his work on Superman, Deadpool and Superman/Batman.

McGuinness is also known as half of the art team of “EdEx” along with inker Dexter Vines. The two men have teamed up on Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, and The Hulk vol. 4 (the last two series written by another frequent collaborator, Jeph Loeb).

McGuinness has also worked on titles such as Wolverine 96, Fighting American and Mr. Majestic.

McGuinness first gained the notice of comic-book fans with his work on Deadpool and Vampirella. His short run on Wildstorm’s Mr. Majestic landed him a gig on the monthly Superman title with Jeph Loeb, which led to the Thundercats: Reclaiming Thundera limited series, and arcs on Superman/Batman.

In May 2006, McGuinness signed an exclusive two-year contract with Marvel Comics. His first printed Marvel piece was a cover for the Marvel limited series Civil War, and featured the Mighty Thor in his original outfit. He also drew a variant cover for the monumental Captain America #25. McGuinness’s first ongoing story was a 12-page Ultimate back-up featuring the Hulk vs. Wolverine. McGuinness and Loeb are now drawing/writing the new Hulk series, featuring the new “Red Hulk.” He was to pencil the fourth volume of The Ultimates written by Jeph Loeb.