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Morbo
07-26-2004, 05:28 PM
Inspired by me finding out that the actress (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0239449/) that played Ardra in the TNG episode "Devil's Due" was also Michelle Hue in Magnum PI...

What have been some of your watershed moments revealed by searching the actor's history on the IMDb?

Another one that comes to mind for me was finding out that the 13 year-old daughter of Carmine Depesto from Animal House was also Danny's Irish girlfriend in Caddyshack - two movies I'd seen several dozen times each without ever noticing that was the same actress.

Ethilrist
07-26-2004, 05:35 PM
On Alias, Jennifer Garner's character's dad's actor (got that?) played Jesus in Godspell.

jimmmy
07-26-2004, 07:05 PM
Cheryl Ladd was the voice of Melody on the original cartoon Josie and the Pussy cats
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001440/

Otto
07-26-2004, 08:47 PM
I was watching Night of the Creeps the other night and knew I recognized the guy who played Brad. Turned out to be Allen Kayser, who also played the hot redneck Bubba on Mama's Family.

Fiver
07-26-2004, 10:28 PM
I was watching Night of the Creeps the other night and knew I recognized the guy who played Brad. Turned out to be Allen Kayser, who also played the hot redneck Bubba on Mama's Family.
The child actress who played Mary Two, the "cub" who stole Jessica's bracelet in Logan's Run was also the girl in Airplane! who takes her coffee black, "like my men."

chique
07-26-2004, 10:56 PM
Two Law & Order types (Mariska Hargitay and Carey Lowell) were both in Leaving Las Vegas. The former was a hooker and the latter the bank teller.

ComeToTheDarkSideWeHaveCookies
07-26-2004, 11:14 PM
Finding my grandfather (http://imdb.com/name/nm0873865/) listed was pretty damn cool.

He was a stunt man during the 30's and 40's, a time when stuntfolk were far from a priority to be included in the credits.

Although not listed on the IMDB, there is a scene in The Adventures of Robin Hood (with Errol Flynn) (http://imdb.com/title/tt0029843/), where he has a full face-shot, a moment when he fills the frame as he (a castle gaurd) is "shot" in the chest with an arrow. He also was the "Robin Hood" who actually cut the rope of the castle gate and let it pull him up over the wall. Errol just jumped off of a soap-box for the close-up.

The good folks at IMDB say that they'll upload a picture of him for me at no charge. I just have to find a good one the next time I'm home for a visit.

I never met him. He passed away before I was born.

Dijon Warlock
07-27-2004, 12:25 AM
I only recently found out that Kim Richards (http://kimrichards.net), of "Escape to Witch Mountain" fame, is the aunt of Paris and Nicky Hilton.

Hal Briston
07-27-2004, 12:33 AM
Vincent D'Onofrio, from Law & Order: Criminal Intent, was Pvt. Pyle (http://archiviokubrick.it/film/fmj/foto/pyle01.jpg) from Full Metal Jacket?!?!? :eek:

Yeah, that one came as a bit of a shock to me.

Dignan
07-27-2004, 01:42 AM
Princess Buttercup was Jenny from Forrest Gump. The actress, I mean. She played both parts.

Larry Mudd
07-27-2004, 01:42 AM
Jeff Goldblum (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000156/) was in Deathwish? And an episode of Laverne and Shirley?

Holy crap, that's Kiefer Sutherland in Stand By Me. Hide the hacksaw! (http://ukmelia.com/gallery/standbyme/Ace14)

All time biggest WTF moment that the IMDB has given me to date:

Samuel L. Jackson was the stand-in for Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show (http://imdb.com/title/tt0086687/fullcredits) :eek:

JThunder
07-27-2004, 01:47 AM
That guy from T.J. Hooker was also on 1960's Starship Enterprise. Holy cow!

flight
07-27-2004, 02:31 AM
I just saw Raiders of the Lost Arc again, and when Indie swims over to the sub one of the pirates points him out. At that point I said, "Holy shit, it's Chocolate Mousse!" I just confrimed it on IMBD, who remembers where Chocolate Mousse is from?

detop
07-27-2004, 03:03 AM
Top Secret

BiblioCat
07-27-2004, 07:57 AM
On Alias, Jennifer Garner's character's dad's actor (got that?) played Jesus in Godspell.He was also in Titanic. I happened to run across Godspell a couple of years ago on Bravo, couldn't figure out who Jesus was, and had to run and check IMDB during a commercial.

Ethilrist
07-27-2004, 09:30 AM
He also was the "Robin Hood" who actually cut the rope of the castle gate and let it pull him up over the wall. Errol just jumped off of a soap-box for the close-up.

:eek: :eek: :eek:
That is one of my favorite stunts of all time! Because you know they did it without a net, or a mattress under him, or nothing! That was your grampa getting yanked to the top of the wall? That is so cool! You're, like, famous or something!

elf6c
07-27-2004, 09:41 AM
We already had a small thread on this, but the Janitor on Scrubs was always screwing with people by pretending to be these not very believable characters. J.D. watches the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive on TV and in the subway scene where a cop get shot, the cop looks alot like the Janitor. JD thinks the Janitor is a frustrated actor forced into his current job.

The plot goes on from there. But the funny thing was- the actor playing the Janitor actually was in The Fugitive in that role.

Bryan Ekers
07-27-2004, 09:48 AM
Saw Blast From the Past on TBS last night and recognized Alicia Silverstone's ex-boyfriend as the actor who went on to play Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly, of which I'll be presently getting the DVD set.

foxymoron
07-27-2004, 10:37 AM
Vincent D'Onofrio, from Law & Order: Criminal Intent, was Pvt. Pyle from Full Metal Jacket?!?!?:eek:

Vincent D'Onofrio also played Dawson/Thor in Adventures In Babysitting. That was my "No Way!!" moment last week.

Knowed Out
07-27-2004, 10:55 AM
Even before IMDB, I couldn't believe Christopher Guest played both Count Drogan from Princess Bride and Nigel from Spinal Tap.

There are a couple of Holy Crap moments I can think of offhand:
Discovering that the guest villain on an episode of Charmed is Andrew Vosloo, High Priest Imhotep from the Mummy movies.
Somehow realizing that Sebastian Rouché, who played a businessman subject to fits of rage on an episode of Law and Order, also played a heavy metal artist accused of rape on another episode.

paulberserker
07-27-2004, 11:01 AM
I just saw Raiders of the Lost Arc again, and when Indie swims over to the sub one of the pirates points him out. At that point I said, "Holy shit, it's Chocolate Mousse!" I just confrimed it on IMBD, who remembers where Chocolate Mousse is from?

Top Secret. Also going on Raiders, the guy at the start with Indy who trys to steal his statue in the tunnel with the boulder is Alfred Molina, who plays Dr Octopus in Spidey 2. but then again he's been in everything.

Agrippina
07-27-2004, 11:04 AM
Law & Order's Jerry Orbach was the voice of Lumiere, the candlestick, in Beauty and the Beast (1991) (http://imdb.com/title/tt0101414/)

For some reason, I still can't get over that. Briscoe? As the candlestick?

BMalion
07-27-2004, 11:13 AM
William Hootkins was "Lt. Eckhardt" in Batman

and played "Porkins" (Red Six) in Star Wars!

I've used his name for years to point out the definition of an effective charactor actor. That guy is good. He was also in Raiders of the Lost Ark man, how lucky can a guy get?

Dante
07-27-2004, 11:15 AM
Top Secret. Also going on Raiders, the guy at the start with Indy who trys to steal his statue in the tunnel with the boulder is Alfred Molina, who plays Dr Octopus in Spidey 2. but then again he's been in everything.
I was thinking of something else, but THAT is now my "Holy Crap!" moment.

And I love playing IMDb roulette, where you just keep hitting links and get some very obscure information on actors. Fun way to pass the workday. :D

Sister Vigilante
07-27-2004, 11:21 AM
Famke Janssen (X-Men) was in a Star Trek TNG episode, playing Kamala in the episode "The Perfect Mate." It was her makeup design in that episode that was later turned into the Trill markings, for which Ms. Janssen was also considered (as Dax).

Samuel Jackson was in "Coming to America" as the guy who robs the McDougals restaurant.

Laurence Fishburne was in "Apocalypse Now" when he was only 15.

jk1245
07-27-2004, 11:32 AM
Top Secret. Also going on Raiders, the guy at the start with Indy who trys to steal his statue in the tunnel with the boulder is Alfred Molina, who plays Dr Octopus in Spidey 2. but then again he's been in everything.

For me, Alfred Molina is, now and forevermore, Rahad in Boogie Nights. The crazed coke dealer with the Asian houseboy tossing forecrackers around the room. But that's definittely a "Holy Crap" moment now too. I didn't realize that was him in Raiders.

My all-time moment is realizing that Danny (the main character) in Caddyshack grew up to be Jackie's husband Fred on Roseanne. I didn't even realize that until Roseanne had been off the air for several years.

Also, seeing Jack Black when I saw Dead Man Walking again recently was a jolt. He was a relative unknown (to me anyway) when it first came out. Now I could only think of Shallow Hal when he was emoting on the screen.

JThunder
07-27-2004, 12:34 PM
That guy who defeated the terrorists in Die Hard was the same bloke who defeated the terrorists in Die Hard II. Holy cow!

LeRoi Lezard
07-27-2004, 12:52 PM
Both Laurence Fishburne and Phil Hartman were on Pee Wee's Playhouse in the '80s - as "Cowboy Curtis" and "Captain Carl", respectively.

ComeToTheDarkSideWeHaveCookies
07-27-2004, 12:54 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:
That is one of my favorite stunts of all time! Because you know they did it without a net, or a mattress under him, or nothing! That was your grampa getting yanked to the top of the wall? That is so cool! You're, like, famous or something!

[continued hijack/]

I think it is rather cool myself. :cool:

Sadly, grampa's wall-vaulting skills were not passed down to me, but my dad did share the family tradition of stunt fighting, fencing and horsemanship. Nothing close to The Matrix or Crouching Tiger..., but I could put on a convincing lesbian bar-brawl...if I could just find a few friends willing to get thrown out with me. :D

Another of my "cool grampa" stories... He used to have a horse and an elk who were trained to "fight". They'd put rubber antlers on the elk and film what were supposed to be "white-knuckled scenes of Nature in the Wild West". [/hijack]

Agrippina
07-27-2004, 01:53 PM
Both Laurence Fishburne and Phil Hartman were on Pee Wee's Playhouse in the '80s - as "Cowboy Curtis" and "Captain Carl", respectively.

Phil Hartman also co-wrote the script of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

Bryan Ekers
07-27-2004, 01:54 PM
They'd put rubber antlers on the elk and film what were supposed to be "white-knuckled scenes of Nature in the Wild West".

Hey, don't laugh. I once ran afoul of a rare but vicious rubber-antlered elk. Chased me up a rubber tree, it did. I finally had to shoot him with a rubber bullet.

Happy Scrappy Hero Pup
07-27-2004, 02:02 PM
More proof that I'm newly single, yet fitting for this thread:

I was watching Men with Brooms, and blurted, "Holy cow! That's TJ Burke from Aspen Extreme!"

Sad, I know.

Big_Norse
07-27-2004, 02:18 PM
More proof that I'm newly single, yet fitting for this thread:

I was watching Men with Brooms, and blurted, "Holy cow! That's TJ Burke from Aspen Extreme!"

Sad, I know.He's also the Mountie from the series "Due South."

Shoeless
07-27-2004, 02:59 PM
Okay, I saw "Silence of the Lambs" once, in the theater, when it first came out, so I'm not really that familiar with the details of the film. There is guy I work with who is in another city and we do conference calls frequently. A woman who works with me freaks out every time she hears this guy's voice on the conference call because it is really deep and she says it reminds her of the serial killer (Buffalo Bill?) in SOTL. So out of curiosity I went out to IMDB one day to see who the actor was. It's Ted Levine, our beloved Capt. Stottlemeyer from "Monk"!

Morbo
07-27-2004, 03:02 PM
Somehow realizing that Sebastian Rouché, who played a businessman subject to fits of rage on an episode of Law and Order, also played a heavy metal artist accused of rape on another episode.

C-Square. We could do an entire thread on L&O. The OB-GYN that drugged and molested his patients (including Dr. Olivet) has been in tons of them, all as different characters. So has the guy that was the DA in LA during that three-part episode - he was a somewhat slow husband who knew his wife was killing their babies. "You're a good person. I just don't know why you do this."

Another great one was when I saw Wargames recently. The very first scene, where the two men in the silos get a "real" order to launch the nuclear warheads and one of them pulls a gun on the older man: "Turn your key, sir!" The older man is Tommy Mullaney from LA Law who went on to play Leo McGarry on The West Wing. The younger man is Michael Madsen.

Genghis Bob
07-27-2004, 03:08 PM
Vincent D'Onofrio also played Dawson/Thor in Adventures In Babysitting. That was my "No Way!!" moment last week.

And Edgar, the wife-beater who gets taken over by the alien in Men in Black.

ComeToTheDarkSideWeHaveCookies
07-27-2004, 04:17 PM
We could do an entire thread on L&O. The OB-GYN that drugged and molested his patients (including Dr. Olivet) has been in tons of them, all as different characters. So has the guy that was the DA in LA during that three-part episode - he was a somewhat slow husband who knew his wife was killing their babies. "You're a good person. I just don't know why you do this."

A vague family aquaintence, Robert Foxworth (http://imdb.com/name/nm0289337/#guest-appearances) (most recently of Six Feet Under (http://imdb.com/title/tt0248654/) fame) has had 3 different roles in the L&O family. A personal favorite was when he and his son, Bo Foxworth (http://imdb.com/name/nm0289337/), (a childhood friend of my brother) played the roles of a father and son who were both under investigation in the SVU episode, Misleader.

From what I can tell it must be a pretty great gig to work with those L&O folks. No wonder it is so common for actors to return and cause us those little moments of deja vous.

Bo's mother, Marilyn, (Robert's ex-wife) moved he and his sister from LA to my itty bitty hometown in the middle of nowhere Northern California, where she became the Drama teacher at our itty bitty school, and now runs an itty bitty theatre troupe in the next itty bitty town over. We all got to meet Robert briefly when he came up from LA for Bo's (and my brother's) high school graduation in the early 80's, (his Falcon's Crest (http://imdb.com/title/tt0081858/) days).

The "next itty bitty town over" is Ferndale, California (where we all went to high school) and which has been the location of quite a few large and small screen moments:

Salem's Lot (1979) (TV) (http://imdb.com/title/tt0079844/)
Blue Skies (1988) TV Series (http://imdb.com/title/tt0094426/)
Outbreak (1995) (http://imdb.com/title/tt0114069/)
The Majestic (2001) (http://imdb.com/title/tt0268995/)

whew! So this is fun...reminds me of the Oracle of Bacon (http://cs.virginia.edu/oracle/), which is, believe it or not, how I discovered that Grampa Chad The Stuntman was listed in the IMDb...

*queue the twilight zone music*

chrisk
07-27-2004, 04:31 PM
Geeking myself out extremely here, but...

"Sheej, Kyle Valenti on 'Roswell' was the same guy as Trek on 'team knight rider'??" :D

I think that one surprised me so much because they're such incredibly different characters, almost polar opposites, and yet Weschler played both with such total commitment.

(And, come to think of it, isn't geeking out practically the point of this thread? :) )

lisacurl
07-27-2004, 04:37 PM
Seth Green -- aka Scott Evil from the Austin Powers movies and "Oz" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as numerous other roles -- was Patrick Dempsey's obnoxious younger brother in Can't Buy Me Love.

lisacurl
07-27-2004, 04:43 PM
Also, Cynthia Nixon of Sex in the City was the little hippy girl "Sunshine" in the 1980 movie, Little Darlings starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy MacNicol.

James Cromwell of Babe and L.A. Confidential was Archie Bunker's buddy Stretch Cunningham on "All in the Family" back in the day.

Otto
07-27-2004, 04:45 PM
From what I can tell it must be a pretty great gig to work with those L&O folks. No wonder it is so common for actors to return and cause us those little moments of deja vous. I remember reading an article a few years back that likened the L&O franchise to welfare for New York actors. Whatever else may not be happening, an actor with some chops can usually count on L&O for a couple of days work.

One not from IMDB but that leaped out of the credits at me a while back. There was on HBO, back when HBO used to show filmed performances of plays, a production of Sherlock Holmes with Frank Langella c. 1981. His little Baker Street Irregular was Christian Slater.

Agrippina
07-27-2004, 05:31 PM
Seth Green -- aka Scott Evil from the Austin Powers movies and "Oz" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as numerous other roles -- was Patrick Dempsey's obnoxious younger brother in Can't Buy Me Love.

He was also Egg in The Hotel New Hampshire with Jodie Foster.

jk1245
07-27-2004, 05:47 PM
OK< now I'm hooked on this too....


Seth Green -- aka Scott Evil from the Austin Powers movies and "Oz" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as numerous other roles -- was Patrick Dempsey's obnoxious younger brother in Can't Buy Me Love.

I'd forgotten about that one!

Also in that movie, the Hispanic "cool guy" who's name I can't remember was played by Gerardo. Yes, the same Gerardo who would go on to sing "Rico Suave" a few years later.

Unauthorized Cinnamon
07-27-2004, 06:34 PM
Y'all stole mine - Alfred Molina!

I still can't believe he played the guy in Raiders, the uptight English lawyer in Enchanted April, and Angel in Maverick. He is versatility embodied!

Bryan Ekers
07-27-2004, 07:26 PM
Also, Cynthia Nixon of Sex in the City was the little hippy girl "Sunshine" in the 1980 movie, Little Darlings starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy MacNicol.

She also played a "Bernice Goetz" style subway shooter in an early episode of Law & Order, as well as Mozart's duplicitious maid in Amadeus.

edwino
07-27-2004, 08:24 PM
Here's a fun one that has recently surfaced:

The guy who played Michael J. Fox's rival Mick McAllister in Teen Wolf catches (http://imdb.com/name/nm0681337/) for the N.Y. Mets. There is some debate over whether this checks out or not (he used a different name).
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/pete_mcentegart/07/23/ten.spot/

Also, something I learned on Fark today:
The hot girl from Cecil B. Demented and Cybill Shepherd's daughter from her sitcom, Alicia Witt (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001860/), was Alia in Dune. Fark has some lovely pictures of her from Stuff magazine.

Misnomer
07-27-2004, 09:17 PM
Also, Cynthia Nixon of Sex in the City was the little hippy girl "Sunshine" in the 1980 movie, Little Darlings starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy MacNicol.
And she played Jenny Anderman, the girlfriend in 1986's The Manhattan Project...which also featured a young Robert Sean Leonard. :)

Revtim
07-27-2004, 09:23 PM
I was surprised to find out that Albert Brooks and "Super Dave" Osbourne are brothers. Also, their original last name is "Einstein", so Albert Brooks' real name is Albert Einstein.

Llama Llogophile
07-27-2004, 10:02 PM
James Cromwell of Babe and L.A. Confidential was Archie Bunker's buddy Stretch Cunningham on "All in the Family" back in the day.

Cromwell, one of my favorite character actors, has turned up in a lot of interesting places. He was the nerd father in "Revenge of the Nerds", and was also the inventor of warp drive in "Star Trek - First Contact".

Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
07-27-2004, 10:29 PM
OK, this is a little obscure and tortuous, but here goes:

On the old TV program "Sanford and Son," most of Fred's cronies on the program were either real-life cronies, or guys he had met a long time ago, and included them in roles on his program to get them a paycheck.

Two of his friends were "Leroy" and "Slick Skillet." Leroy Daniels played Leroy, and Ernest "Skillet" Mayhand played Slick Skillet. In real life, they formed a little-known comedy duo of "Leroy & Skillet."

When Debby Boone's timeless classic "You Light Up My Life," hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, she became the first person to have three generations in a family hit #1. Her dad hit #1 five times during his career, and her maternal grandpa, Red Foley, hit #1 a quarter century earlier with "Chattanooga Shoe-Shine Boy.

And to tie them together, the writer of "Chattanooga Shoe-Shine Boy" write the song after watching shoe-shiner extraordinaire. . . Leroy Daniels!

Fiona Orange
07-27-2004, 10:44 PM
I was surprised to see that Tim Curry of Rocky Horror fame does voicework for many of my favorite cartoons, most noteabley The Wild Thornberry's Nigel. Nigel is easily my favorite cartoon character voice, and to find out it was Tim Curry behind the cartoon was delightfully surprising.

Victoria Silverwolf
07-28-2004, 04:07 AM
If you ever happen to take another look at Hitchcock's Psycho, watch for a brief scene of a cop standing in a hallway after Norman Bates is in custody. He has no lines at all, but he faces the audience and gets a pretty good close-up. The cop is played by . . .

none other then Ted Knight, better known as pompous newsman Ted Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." You can't miss him. When I saw this in a theater some years ago, the audience burst out laughing, completely ruining the mood of the film.

Biography for Ted Knight (I) (http://imdb.com/name/nm0461095/bio)

Has a bit role at the very end of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) as a cell guard who opens the cell door for another officer who gives Norman Bates a blanket.

Tuco
07-28-2004, 04:14 AM
I was scrolling through Jack Black's filmography and imagine my surprise when I saw he was in The Jackal, Waterworld and Demolition Man.

paulberserker
07-28-2004, 06:18 AM
Cynthia Nixon's the babysitter in Baby Day Out too.

Which Dune are we talking about for Alicia Witt? The little girl with the superpowers (if thats Alia) in the David Lynch one was Virginia Madsen, of Candyman, and Michaels sister, when she was a little kid.

I saw Madsen in Wargames too. He looks well different.

Dante
07-28-2004, 08:41 AM
Which Dune are we talking about for Alicia Witt? The little girl with the superpowers (if thats Alia) in the David Lynch one was Virginia Madsen, of Candyman, and Michaels sister, when she was a little kid.
Virginia Madsen plays Princess Irulan in Dune. She does the voice over at the start of the movie. IIRC, for the rest of the movie she just stood there... Alicia Witt plays Alia, Paul's sister, who was born a Bene Gesserit when Lady Jessica drank the water of life while pregnant with her.

CalMeacham
07-28-2004, 09:04 AM
The one that got me recently came when I wayched my new copy of A Night at the Opera on DVD. I went to IMDB to look up the other things the actors had done and found that Siegfried "Sig" Ruman, who played Bad Guy opera director Hermann Gottlieb was Seargent Schultz in Stalag 17 !!:

http://imdb.com/name/nm0750079/




The ones that continue to floor me are movies that you see years later and find that some minor character is now famous, and you can't help noticing the face. It changes the movie. Examples:

Bananas -- in this Woody Allen comedy, Sylvester Stallone plays a thug who mugs someone next to Woody in a subway car.

Creepshow -- In the segment with Leslie Nielsen, who revenges himself upon his cheating wife, the other cheater is played by a pre-Cheers Ted Danson.

House of Wax -- Vincent Price's silent assistant Igor (Yes! Igor!!) is played by Charles Bronson, under his real name Charles Buchinsky. (I just watched this on DVD, too).



Mad magazine did a satire of Kramer vs. Kramer in which they have the kid stumbling across a naked lady in the middle of the night (an actual scene from the film) making some line about how unlikely it was that hus Dustin Hoffman father ended up with a "hottie" like her. They drew some generic naked lady, not noticing (as I hadn't) that she was played by JoBeth Williams, of Poltergeist et al. I only learned about this because she wrote a letter in, thanking them for calling her a hottie.

Dr. Rieux
07-28-2004, 09:18 AM
And Edgar, the wife-beater who gets taken over by the alien in Men in Black.
He also played Robert E. Howard in The Whole Wide World (http://imdb.com/title/tt0118163/combined).

CalMeacham
07-28-2004, 09:30 AM
James Cromwell of Babe and L.A. Confidential was Archie Bunker's buddy Stretch Cunningham on "All in the Family" back in the day.


What kills me now is that Cromwell played the chauffeur to James Coco's Hercule Poirot clone in Neil Simon's Murder by Death. Again, now I can't watcjh the film without think "That'll do, pig", or some other line by him in a famous film.

paulberserker
07-28-2004, 09:35 AM
Virginia Madsen plays Princess Irulan in Dune. She does the voice over at the start of the movie. IIRC, for the rest of the movie she just stood there... Alicia Witt plays Alia, Paul's sister, who was born a Bene Gesserit when Lady Jessica drank the water of life while pregnant with her.

Gotcha. My bad, I haven't seen it in ages.

av8rmike
07-28-2004, 02:15 PM
Vincent D'Onofrio, from Law & Order: Criminal Intent, was Pvt. Pyle (http://archiviokubrick.it/film/fmj/foto/pyle01.jpg) from Full Metal Jacket?!?!? :eek:
Speaking of Full Metal Jacket, Animal Mother ("If I'm gonna get my balls blown off for a word, my word is poontang. ") was played by Adam Baldwin (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000284/), who played Jayne in "Firefly."

Speaking of "Scrubs," R. Lee Ermey did a guest spot as the aforementioned Janitor's father.

John C. McGinley (Dr. Cox) played a Marine in both The Rock and Platoon.

Christa Miller, who plays his wife on "Scrubs," had two different guest appearances on "Seinfeld."

Bryan Cranston, the dad on "Malcolm in the Middle" was Dr. Tim Whatley, the dentist.

Larry Thomas, the Soup Nazi, played "himself" on "Scrubs," when J.D. swears that he looks just like the Soup Nazi.

I better stop, I could go all day. :)

Genghis Bob
07-28-2004, 02:43 PM
. . . John C. McGinley (Dr. Cox) played a Marine in both The Rock and Platoon. . .

. . . and he was Bob Slydell in Office Space.

Which also had Diedrich Bader of The Drew Cary Show, Stephen Root of Newsradio, and some chick from some other show. . .

Morbo
07-28-2004, 02:43 PM
Christa Miller, who plays his wife on "Scrubs," had two different guest appearances on "Seinfeld."

...and of course Christa Miller was a regular on "The Drew Carey Show."

Speaking of Ted Knight, I only recently made this connection, and once I did I couldn't believe I didn't recognize his voice, but he was the narrator of the old Superfreinds episodes. "Later...at...the Hall of Justice!"

And since I watched my new DVD of The Third Man last night: the Sergeant who befriended Holly b/c he'd actually read some of Holly's pulp Westerns, and was later shot in the sewer chase, was none other than Bernard Lee - "M" from every Bond movie until his death before For You Eyes Only.

Kizarvexius
07-28-2004, 03:02 PM
I was astounded to learn that Albert Sharpe, who played Mr. Campbell in Brigadoon, was also the lead in Darby O’Gill and the Little People. I’ve loved both of these movies since I was a wee bairn, and never made the connection.

Big_Norse
07-28-2004, 03:36 PM
Cromwell, one of my favorite character actors, has turned up in a lot of interesting places. He was the nerd father in "Revenge of the Nerds", and was also the inventor of warp drive in "Star Trek - First Contact".He also played a bishop (with lupus, I think) on a series of episodes of ER.

Loach
07-28-2004, 03:50 PM
The guy who played Michael J. Fox's rival Mick McAllister in Teen Wolf catches for the N.Y. Mets. There is some debate over whether this checks out or not (he used a different name).

I would check your own links. The link within the SI link makes it pretty clear this is not true and that IMDB has been whooshed. The face from the link is the one I remember and it is not Piazza.

Loach
07-28-2004, 03:59 PM
In fact I'll do the heavy lifting for you. Here is the quote from the SI article:

When it all checked out on IMDB, the generally solid internet movie site, the 10 Spot was only too eager to run with it. It seems now we may have been duped. Or have we? You decide.


Here is the link (http://perso.club-internet.fr/twinpeak/articleMArnold2.htm) in the article. I didn't even read it but the picture speaks for itself. That is the guy from the movie and it is not Piazza.

GuanoLad
07-28-2004, 08:33 PM
Adam Baldwin, aka Jayne in Firefly was the bodyguard in the teen movie from the 80s My Bodyguard !!

Kamino Neko
07-28-2004, 08:43 PM
Jeffrey Combs, who played Wayoun (and Brunt (wow #1)) on Star Trek: Deep Space 9, and Andorian Commander Shran on Enterprise also played the Scarecrow in the Batman animated series (Wow #2), and was in at least 6 different HP Lovecraft inspired movies (The Re-animator series as Herbery West, Necronomicon as Lovecraft himself, Crawford Tillingast in From Beyond, and Dr Haggis in Lurking Fear) (wow #3&4).

Loach
07-29-2004, 08:58 AM
Just watched part of Austin Powers last night and the Soup Nazi was dealing blackjack to Austin and Number 2.

Agrippina
07-29-2004, 09:05 AM
Just watched part of Austin Powers last night and the Soup Nazi was dealing blackjack to Austin and Number 2.

And Babu, from another episode of "Seinfeld", was in that conference talking to Dr. Evil (when he says, "One MILLION dollars!").

av8rmike
07-29-2004, 01:14 PM
Which also had Diedrich Bader of The Drew Cary Show, Stephen Root of Newsradio
Diedrich Bader had a bit part in a Star Trek: TNG episode as a tactical officer with maybe 3 lines. He's in the background most of the time, too.

Stephen Root has been in absolutely everything (including TNG), but his current gig is the voices of Bill Dauterive and Buck Strickland on King of the Hill.

David Herman (Michael Bolton in Office Space) has lent his voice to both KotH and Futurama.

Gary Cole did many voices on Family Guy, and now does Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

Jennifer Aniston was in the short-lived TV series spinoff from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

sciguy
07-29-2004, 04:17 PM
Probably not Earth-shattering, and I didn't discover it from IMDB, but it's one that whooshed by me for quite some time.

I was so desperate for mindless entertainment a couple years ago that I found myself watching a syndicated "Everybody loves Raymond" episode. In it, Ray's dad (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001967/) was handing out Halloween candy dressed as Frankenstein (http://imdb.com/title/tt0072431/).

After a brief brain reboot, I couldn't restrain myself from yelling "Puttin' on the Riiiiitz!" at the TV. :D

Strainger
07-29-2004, 04:48 PM
I was surprised to find out that the Italian kid from Caddyshack and Brian Schwartz from Porky's were the same guy (http://imdb.com/name/nm0173082/).

I was also surprised to find out that the old OCD coot who got eaten by cockroaches in Creepshow was E. G. Marshall.

BiblioCat
07-29-2004, 06:08 PM
Stephen Root has been in absolutely everything (including TNG), but his current gig is the voices of Bill Dauterive and Buck Strickland on King of the Hill.
He also had a small role as a police detective in Ghost.

Dan Norder
07-30-2004, 12:52 AM
I can never really take the evil hypnotic snake character in Disney's original The Jungle Book seriously. Every time there's a threat that he'll eat someone I figure he'd rather just have a big pot of honey instead.

Loach
07-31-2004, 09:32 AM
I can never really take the evil hypnotic snake character in Disney's original The Jungle Book seriously. Every time there's a threat that he'll eat someone I figure he'd rather just have a big pot of honey instead.

I don't remember when I discovered that the guy who played Jack the Ripper in STtos and that guy in the Bob Newhart show was Piglet (http://imdb.com/name/nm0275835/) .

Annie-Xmas
07-31-2004, 09:44 AM
Joseph Gordon Levitt (http://imdb.com/name/nm0330687/), Tommy Solomon on "3rd Rock," was on a few episodes of "Roseanne," and was also the lead child in "Angels in the Outfield."

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