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Old 07-12-08, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by nateman
This is very cool.
I went back and looked at both seasons he was in, only a couple users stood out as possibilities - any guesses, anyone?
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Old 07-12-08, 02:40 PM
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My friend in high school is the lead guitarist in the band Whitestarr that were on a VH1 show. Got to hang out with them backstage when they came back locally.

Not that famous...
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Old 07-12-08, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by matta
He'll chime in if he wants to post. But go back to his season of Survivor and read the threads. There's one user that starts to mention things before they actually happen. I PMed him, and he told me who he was and several future things to look out for to prove it. Sure enough those things happened (and unless he was a crew member or something, there's no way he'd have known those things.)
I wouldn't be convinced based just on these factors alone. There are many Survivor spoilers online: things are spoiled well in advance usually. And these guys are under non-disclosure agreements, too.

I'll have to take a closer look at the threads later. I only took a cursory glance earlier.
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Old 07-12-08, 03:13 PM
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What got me was that I told me what "he" would wear to the live show several days in advance.
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Old 07-12-08, 06:34 PM
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Old 07-12-08, 06:47 PM
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Cousin is John Davidson. He did some movies, Hollywood Squares.

Went to school with Matt Modine. Actor.

Went to school and knew Jake Lee (guitarist).

Dated sister of Surfing photographer guy Aaron Chang.

Worked with the wife (IIRC) of David Brin (writer)

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Old 07-12-08, 06:51 PM
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Oh, I forgot one. My grandparents are good friends with Sy Barry, comic strip artist (The Phantom). I met him once-- nice guy.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:12 PM
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Cousin is John Davidson. He did some movies, Hollywood Squares.

THAT'S INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-12-08, 10:20 PM
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Here's an obscure one. My mom adopted a yellow lab owned by Brooklyn/LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax.

So yes, I know someone famous, Elmer - Sandy Koufax's dog.
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Old 07-12-08, 11:01 PM
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Old 07-28-08, 11:06 PM
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Well I've met Colby Donaldson of Survivor and the real life guy portrayed in "The Rookie." They are from here. And Sheryl Swoopes, and Mack Brown. And I dated a girl whose mom was friends with Anna Nicole Smith in high school. Best I can do.
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Old 07-28-08, 11:10 PM
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Old 06-09-14, 02:59 AM
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Re: Know anyone famous personally, or someone that is?

Looks like I pulled a PenguinJoe in terms of bringing an old thread from the dead, but I was reading something tonight and remembered something.

I had one date date back in 2007 with a relatively famous science fiction author's granddaughter. She and her family are still living quite well based off of residuals from the books he had written.

My dad worked with Patrick Wilson's mom (the drummer from Weezer). He met the band on a few occasions and got the Mallrats soundtrack autographed for me back when the movie came out.
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Old 06-09-14, 05:15 AM
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I'm friends with the parents of last year's Miss America, got to tailgate at a couple of Auburn games with her last season. Nice girl, not stuck up at all.
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Old 06-09-14, 06:57 AM
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I friend of mine in high school once dated Judd Nelson's sister. That was about 30 years ago.

I drove Judas Priest to a radio station interview in Worcester, MA in 1984.
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Old 06-09-14, 07:00 AM
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Not exactly famous but an actor whose name you don't know but whom you almost certainly have seen (or heard), Chip Zien (real name, Jerome Zien). We were in the same class in school for 12 years and friends, if not real close. His and my parents knew each other very well as they were part of the Jewish "community" in the northern suburbs of Milwaukee.

Chip has been in many films and TV shows. He was a regular cast member of a TV show with Tony Randall and Swoosie Kurtz in the early '80s called Love, Sidney, which featured perhaps the earliest depiction of a gay lead character (if you don't count Billy Crystal's Soap character as a "lead") played by Randall (although the G word or the H word was never spoken and you never "saw" anything). The show came out of a TV movie, Sidney Shorr, in which Sidney was more openly gay (Chip was not in that.)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0956268/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1

Chip was also in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.



But my favorite of all of Chip's roles has to be that he was the voice of Howard the Duck.
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Old 06-09-14, 07:01 AM
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Re: Know anyone famous personally, or someone that is?

I know a guy that just screened his short film at Grauman's/Mann's/Whatever it's called these days-Chinese Theater.
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Old 06-09-14, 07:11 AM
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I've met a number of celebrities through my job including comedian Louie Anderson. I email/text with him randomly every few months and we've talked about working on TV projects together. He's a nice guy.
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Old 06-09-14, 07:20 AM
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Know anyone famous personally?
Yes
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Old 06-09-14, 07:31 AM
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Re: Know anyone famous personally, or someone that is?

In college I dated a girl who went on to play one of the hippie girls who shot titty bullets in Austin Powers... I don't remember her name but I saw her dad a few years back and I guess she's played some small roles in the CSI shows and whatnot... not that famous
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Old 06-09-14, 07:53 AM
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My sisters went to school with Royston Langdon the lead singer from Spacehog, so met him a few times, and also met Liv Tyler when he was married to her. They also went to school with Julian Barratt from the the TV show the Mighty Boosh and same thing....minus Liv Tyler.

I have two friends who are stunt men in South Africa and always seeing their faces pop up in movies.

I have a few friends working in various fields in English TV, so get to hang out with some interesting folk when i am back.

Thats all i got.
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Old 06-09-14, 08:04 AM
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I don't even know where to begin...
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Old 06-09-14, 08:19 AM
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My friend is good friends with Mariah Carey and has recently started working for her as an assistant.
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Old 06-09-14, 08:28 AM
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I know a guy that just screened his short film at Grauman's/Mann's/Whatever it's called these days-Chinese Theater.
How dare you not know the name of the TCL Chinese Theater.
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I've met a few celebrities here and there throughout the years. Nothing special. My only claim to fame was that I made out with Taylor Cole at a night club a few years ago.
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