Celebrities I've Met

by ZeoRangerFive | created - 23 Dec 2011 | updated - 26 Feb 2018 | Public

1. George A. Romero

Writer | Land of the Dead

George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD

2. Tom Savini

Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn

Actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini was born in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat ...

A few times, once at Chicago Comic-Con in 2002 and twice more at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Night of the Living Dead (1990) DVD, Dawn of the Dead DVD, Friday the 13th poster.

3. Shawnee Smith

Actress | The Blob

Shawnee Smith has consistently put her versatile talents to use in the film, television, theatrical and musical arenas with much success. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award-winning television show, which is now strong in syndication, and a variety of memorable roles in ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Saw poster and Saw II DVD

4. Jeffrey Combs

Actor | Re-Animator

Jeffrey Combs was born on September 9th, 1954 in Oxnard, California. He grew up in Lompoc, California with a plethora of siblings both older and younger. He attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, and the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Re-Animator DVD

5. Adrienne Barbeau

Actress | Escape from New York

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Swamp Thing DVD

6. Adrienne King

Actress | Friday the 13th

Adrienne was born in and raised Oyster Bay, Long Island and did her first commercial when she was six months old, and has stayed at it with a brief hiatus or two ever since. She has also studied voice and dance, being continually involved in some phase of show business. She has done numerous ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Friday the 13th poster

7. Betsy Palmer

Actress | Friday the 13th

Betsy Palmer was probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before.

Palmer was born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana, to Marie (née Love), who launched the Chicago Business College, and...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Friday the 13th poster

8. Robert Englund

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. Since 1973, Robert has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my A Nightmare on Elm Street poster

9. Kane Hodder

Stunts | Se7en

Kane Hodder was born on April 8, 1955 in Auburn, California. He is best known for his role as horror icon Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), and Jason X (2001). He is...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Jason X poster and my Friday the 13th book

10. Ken Foree

Actor | Dawn of the Dead

Large, likable, and muscular actor Ken Foree was born as Kentotis Alvin Foree on February 29, 1948, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Foree attended Loyola University in Chicago and studied acting at Michael Shulman's Performing Gallery in New York City. He began his career in off-Broadway theater and ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD

11. Doug Bradley

Actor | Hellraiser: Bloodline

Mr. Bradley was born on September 7th 1954 in Liverpool, England. Since his school days Bradley has been close friends with Clive Barker. In the seventies Bradley and Clive Barker founded the progressive theatre group "Dog Company". While Barker worked on writing with his friend Peter Atkins (...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago

12. Lloyd Kaufman

Producer | Troma's War

Stanley Lloyd Kaufman never really wanted to make movies, but wanted to work in Broadway musicals. During his years in Yale, though, he got introduced to "B" pictures and the works of Roger Corman. Lloyd later got the opportunity to executive-produce a short movie made by a fellow student. The film...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Toxic Avenger DVD, my Tromeo & Juliet DVD, my Class of Nuke Em High DVD and my Poultrygeist DVD

13. Micky Dolenz

Actor | The Monkees

Micky Dolenz was born in Los Angeles on March 8, 1945. His dad, George, had starred in a number of films, and played the title character in the mid-1950s television series The Count of Monte Cristo.

Micky first established himself as a performer at age ten when, under the stage name of 'Micky ...

At a concert in my hometown

14. Davy Jones

Actor | The Monkees

Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street (1960) and The Pickwick Papers (1952) before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This ...

At a concert in Lockport, IL; signed my The Monkees Present LP and my David Jones LP. RIP.

15. Peter Tork

Actor | The Monkees

Performed as a folk musician in Greenwich Village and Los Angeles before being selected for the Monkees TV show. Made 58 TV episodes 6 albums, a TV special, and a movie before leaving the Monkees in 1969 Released a solo single in 1982. Rejoined the Monkees for tours and an from 1986 to 1989. ...

At Chicago Comic-Con; signed my Monkees Season One DVD.

16. Jason Narvy

Actor | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

Jason Narvy was born on March 27, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997).

At Chicago Comic-Con; signed my first season of Power Rangers from Germany.

17. Sid Haig

Actor | House of 1000 Corpses

Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film.

Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an...

Twice, once at Chicago Comic-Con and again at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Devil's Rejects poster.

18. Christopher Lloyd

Actor | Back to the Future

Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Christopher Allen Lloyd. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Clue (1985). He has been married to Lisa Loiacono since November 23, 2016. He was previously married to ...

At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster

19. Lea Thompson

Actress | Back to the Future Part II

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The ...

At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster

20. Claudia Wells

Actress | Back to the Future

Claudia Wells was born on July 5, 1966 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Claudia Grace Wells. She is an actress, known for Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions (2011) and Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown (2011).

At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster

21. James Tolkan

Actor | Back to the Future

Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. James Stewart Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan. His ...

At a 25th Anniversary screening of Back to the Future; signed my Back to the Future poster

22. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghostbusters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

At the Chicago premiere of "Year One"; signed my Ghostbusters Blu-Ray

23. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Blues Brothers 2000

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

Didn't get to quite meet him, but I did get a high five from him as he walked by me. I did end up getting an autograph from him, but I was not able to be there when it happened, a friend of mine got it for me!

24. Bill Moseley

Actor | Repo! The Genetic Opera

William "Bill" Moseley (born November 11, 1951) is an American film actor and musician who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) and The Devil's Rejects (2005). His first big role was in The Texas Chainsaw ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Devil's Rejects poster and my Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 DVD

25. Marilyn Burns

Actress | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Marilyn Burns was born Mary Lynn Ann Burns on May 7, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Drama. Marilyn was one of the original scream queens, remembered primarily for her role in ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Texas Chainsaw Massacre poster.

26. Caroline Williams

Actress | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Caroline Williams began her career in Texas, co-starring for revered cinema master Louis Malle in his Corpus Christi-based film, Alamo Bay (1985). She worked opposite stars Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in what was her first feature film, after only six months of training at the Studio For Actors, ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 DVD

27. Ruggero Deodato

Director | Cannibal Holocaust

Ruggero Deodato was born on May 7, 1939, in Potenza, Italy, and grew up outside Rome. One of his close friends at the time was Renzo Rossellini, the son of famed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Knowing Ruggerio's love for the movies, Renzo persuaded him to work as a second unit director on ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Cannibal Holocaust DVD

28. Herschell Gordon Lewis

Director | This Stuff'll Kill Ya!

Only one film-maker can claim the title "Godfather of Gore." That peculiar but apt identification seems to be the exclusive property of Herschell Gordon Lewis. With an unusual background that included teaching English Literature to college students, producing and directing television commercials, ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Two Thousand Maniacs DVD

29. Stan Winston

Special_effects | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Stan Winston was born on April 7, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Jurassic Park (1993) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Karen Winston. He died on June 15, 2008 in Malibu, California, USA.

At Chicago Comic-Con in 2002.

30. David Arquette

Actor | Scream 3

The youngest of five, David Arquette was born in Winchester, Virginia and is part of the illustrious Arquette family, whose work has spread over several generations. His parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other children: Rosanna ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Scream poster and my Scream 2 DVD

31. Jason Mewes

Actor | Clerks

New Jersey born and bred actor, who burst onto cinema screens in 1994, playing the grass smoking, fast talking, foul mouthed and over sexed,...but very likable "Jay" in Kevin Smith's hilarious low budget hit Clerks (1994). The off beat & philosophical drug dealing characters of "Jay and Silent Bob"...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Clerks 2 and my Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back DVDs.

32. Harry Manfredini

Composer | Friday the 13th

Film composer Harry Manfredini specialises in writing for horror films, but is also a song writer and jazz soloist. From his haunting dramatic scores for The Friday the 13th films, to his adventurous music for The Omegma Code, Harry Manfredini has established himself as a motion picture music ...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Friday the 13th poster as well as a CD I purchased from him.

33. Ellen Sandweiss

Actress | The Evil Dead

Michigan native Ellen Sandweiss gained fame as one of the young cast members of The Evil Dead (1981). She first began her association with The Evil Dead (1981)'s director Sam Raimi and its star Bruce Campbell when she attended high school with them. Sandweiss appeared in some of Raimi's early Super...

At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago; signed my Evil Dead DVD

34. Jason David Frank

Actor | Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe

Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running family television show Power Rangers. He is the voice of Emissary in Transformers: Titans Returns and brings Bloodshot to life in the highly-anticipated project Ninjak vs.the Valiant Universe. Always one looking for ...

At Chicago Comic-Con 2013; signed a Power Rangers Movie display, a couple pictures and an unopened Green Ranger figurine! Also, got a picture with him!

35. Stan Lee

Producer | Black Panther

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

At Chicago Comic-Con 2013; signed my "Dark Phoenix Saga" graphic novel.

36. Scott H. Reiniger

Actor | Dawn of the Dead

Scott H. Reiniger was born on September 5, 1948 in White Plains, New York. Scott studied theater at Rollins College in Florida. One of his classmates was Christine Forrest, the future wife of acclaimed cult horror filmmaker George Romero. Following graduation from college Reiniger went back to New ...

At Flashback Weekend 2013; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD.

37. Gaylen Ross

Director | Killing Kasztner

Gaylen Ross was born as Gail Rosenblum in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was managing editor of the poetry journal, "Antaeus" and Ecco Press from 1975 to 1977. Ross was an actress for brief 4 years only, making an impressive film debut as the heroine "Francine" in George Romero's outstanding Dawn of ...

At Flashback Weekend 2013; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD.

38. David Emge

Actor | Dawn of the Dead

David Emge was born in 1946 in Evansville, Indiana. Emge studied drama at the University of Evansville and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending college David got drafted and served in the army during the Vietnam war. He began his acting career on stage at the Pittsburgh ...

At Flashback Weekend 2013; signed my Dawn of the Dead DVD.

39. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

At Chicago Comic-Con 2014; signed my Star Trek V poster also got a picture with him and Patrick Stewart.

40. Patrick Stewart

Actor | Logan

Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...

At Chicago Comic-Con 2014; got a picture with him & William Shatner.

41. John Carpenter

Soundtrack | Escape from New York

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

At Chicago Comic-Con 2014; signed my Halloween poster.

42. Austin St. John

Actor | Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Austin St. John was born on September 17, 1974, in Roswell, New Mexico, to his parents Steve and Sharon Geiger, becoming brother to Stephen. Austin has been practicing martial arts since he was five and now holds a second-degree black belt in Tae-Kwon Do, a first-degree black belt in Judo, and he ...

At C2E2 in Chicago in 2016; autographed my Power Rangers 20th anniversary poster.

43. Karan Ashley

Actress | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

Karan Ashley has had a career that has span over 20 years.. She was born in Odessa, Texas and raised in Dallas, Texas. She began her entertainment career as a child singer in the girl group KRUSH. They were signed to Perspective, A&M Records and had their first single, "Let's Get Together" on the ...

At C2E2 in Chicago in 2016; autographed a Power Rangers movie display

44. Melissa Benoist

Actress | Supergirl

Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress, singer and dancer. She was born in Littleton, Colorado , the daughter of Julie and Jim Benoist, a physician. Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. The rest of her ancestry is German, English, and Scottish. She started dance classes at ...

At C2E2 in Chicago in 2016; autographed my Supergirl poster

45. David Yost

Actor | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

David Yost was born on January 7, 1969 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as David Harold Yost. He is an actor and producer, known for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) and Power Rangers Zeo (1996).

At C2E2 in Chicago in 2017; autographed a Power Rangers movie display

46. Walter Jones

Actor | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Walter is an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zack The Black Ranger from the Children's Action Adventure Phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various ...

At C2E2 in Chicago in 2017; autographed my Black Ranger Power Rangers #0 comic book

47. Richard Steven Horvitz

Actor | Psychonauts

Richard Horvitz began acting professionally at the age of 10. As a child, he appeared in numerous stage productions. Among the most notable, the musical "Oliver!", starring Dick Shawn and Stubby Kaye. Also as a child, Richard starred in numerous commercials and made many television guest ...

At C2E2 in Chicago in 2017; autographed a Power Rangers movie display

48. Katharine Isabelle

Actress | Ginger Snaps

Katharine Isabelle was born Katharine Isobel Murray in Vancouver, British Columbia to Graeme Murray, an art director and production designer who has won two Emmy Awards for his special effects work on the television series The X-Files (1993) and Gail Murray, an amateur Vancouver writer and producer...

At Flashback Weekend in Chicago in 2017; autographed my Ginger Snaps artwork

49. Heather Langenkamp

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Heather Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She got her start in acting when she was cast as an extra in the Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983), which were both filmed in Tulsa. Her scenes were deleted from the final cut of both films. While studying at ...

At Flashback Weekend in Chicago in 2017; autographed my A Nightmare on Elm Street poster



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