Any Given SundayA behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 162 minQuality: HDRelease: 1999IMDb: 6.8
Critic Reviews of "Any Given Sunday"
TIME MagazineAugust 22, 2008
Almost three hours of this jitter deteriorates from bravura filmmaking to annoying mannerism, and Any Given Sunday ends up less than the sum of its many, often interesting parts.
Time OutJune 24, 2006
A meathead burlesque.
Globe and MailMarch 19, 2002
Choc-a-bloc with manly blather about sacrifice and honour and rugged individuals pulling together for the greater glory of the team.
At the MoviesJanuary 01, 2000
We're reminded that very little movie material is original until actors transform it from cliches into particulars.
Film.comJanuary 01, 2000
Most interesting are images of dangerous play as the players themselves see it.
Film.comJanuary 01, 2000
Big, bold, brash and occasionally brilliant.
Cinema CrazedSeptember 27, 2014
A richly composed and well acted ensemble piece...
The DissolveSeptember 17, 2014
Stone's blend of mayhem and sensuality-which doesn't shy away from the eroticism of athletes-is a refreshing alternative to the solemnity of most sports dramas.
Groucho ReviewsFebruary 10, 2009
Stone isn't interested in merely bashing modern football: Any Given Sunday looks at the best and worst of the sport. [Blu-ray]
Movie MetropolisJanuary 26, 2009
...it's hard to tell if Stone was making a serious sports movie here or a parody of a sports movie.
Film4August 22, 2008
Hit and miss, certainly, but intense stuff.
eFilmCritic.comJuly 23, 2007
You'd have to be a very undiscriminating football die-hard to get anything out of it.
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Al PacinoBirth date: 25 April 1940, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USADescription: One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family. His parents, Rose (Gerardi) and Sal Pacino, divorced when he was young. His mother moved them into his grandparents' house. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in the movies, one of his favorite activities. Bored and unmotivated in school, the young Al Pacino found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. Starting on the stage, he went through a lengthy period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to make it to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many 1970s-era actors.After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, Pacino finally succeeded with "The Indian Wants the Bronx", winning an Obie Award for the 1966-67 season. That was followed by a Tony Award for "Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?". His first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect: he played a drug addict in The Panic in Needle Park (1971) after his film debut in Me, Natalie (1969). What came next would change his life forever. The role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of others either wanted it or were mentioned for it, but director Francis Ford Coppola had his heart set on the unknown Italian Pacino for the role, although pretty much everyone else--from the studio to the producers to some of the cast members--did not want him.Though Coppola won out through slick persuasion, Pacino was in constant fear of being fired during the hellish shoot. Much to his (and Coppola's) relief, the film was a monster hit that did wonders for everyone's career, including Pacino's, and earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. However, instead of taking on easier projects for the big money he could now command, Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films, such as the true-life crime drama Serpico (1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He opened eyes around the film world for his brave choice of roles, and he was nominated three consecutive years for the "Best Actor" Academy Award. He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (1977), but regained his stride with ...and justice for all. (1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Unfortunately, this would signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced such critical and commercial flops as Cruising (1980) and Author! Author! (1982).Pacino took on another vicious gangster role and cemented his legendary status in the ultra-violent cult film Scarface (1983), but a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino became terribly sick with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script also further derailed a project that seemed doomed from the start anyway. The Revolutionary War film is considered one of the worst films ever, not to mention one of the worst of his career, resulted in his first truly awful reviews and kept him off the screen for the next four years. Returning to the stage, Pacino has done much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile with the striking Sea of Love (1989) as a hard-drinking policeman. This marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice.Returning to the Corleones, Pacino made The Godfather: Part III (1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful Dick Tracy (1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (1991). In 1992, he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance in Scent of a Woman (1992). A mixture of technical perfection (he plays a blind man) and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and movies as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (1993) proved another gangster classic, as did the epic crime drama Heat (1995) directed by Michael Mann and co-starring Robert De Niro, although they only had a few scenes together. He returned to the director's chair for the highly acclaimed and quirky Shakespeare adaptation Looking for Richard (1996). City Hall (1996), Donnie Brasco (1997) and The Devil's Advocate (1997) all came out in this period. Reteaming with Mann and then Oliver Stone, he gave two commanding performances in The Insider (1999) and Any Given Sunday (1999).In the 2000s, Pacino starred in a number of theatrical blockbusters, including Ocean's Thirteen (2007), but his choice in television roles (the vicious Roy Cohn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America (2003) and his sensitive portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, in the television movie You Don't Know Jack (2010)) are reminiscent of the bolder choices of his early career. Each television project garnered him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.In his personal life, Pacino is one of Hollywood's most enduring and notorious bachelors, having never been married. He has a daughter, Julie Marie, with acting teacher Jan Tarrant, and a new set of twins with longtime girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo. His romantic history includes a long-time romance with "Godfather" co-star Diane Keaton. With his intense and gritty performances, Pacino was an original in the acting profession. His Method approach would become the process of many actors throughout time, and his unbeatable number of classic roles has already made him a legend among film buffs and all aspiring actors and directors. His commitment to acting as a profession and his constant screen dominance has established him as one of the movies' true legends.Pacino has never abandoned his love for the theater, and Shakespeare in particular, having directed the Shakespeare adaptation Looking for Richard (1996) and played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (2004).
Cameron DiazBirth date: 30 August 1972, San Diego, California, USADescription: A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco, and Paris. Returning to California at the age of 21, she was working as a model when she auditioned for a big part in The Mask (1994). To her amazement and despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead in the film opposite Jim Carrey. Over the next 3 years, she honed her acting skills in such low budget independent films as The Last Supper (1995); Feeling Minnesota (1996); and Head Above Water (1996). She returned to main stream films in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), in which she held her own against veteran actress Julia Roberts. She earned full fledged star status in 1998 for her performance in the box office smash There's Something About Mary (1998). With her name near the top on virtually every list of Hollyood's sexiest actresses, and firmly established as one of filmdom's hottest properties and most sought after actresses, Cameron Diaz appears to possess everything necessary to become one of the super stars of the new century.
Dennis QuaidBirth date: 9 April 1954, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston, but dropped out before completing his degree. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career where his brother, Randy Quaid, had already began to build a successful career. However, Dennis initially had trouble finding film roles, but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned strong reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983). Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band, "The Sharks". He holds a flying license and is a five handicap golfer.
James WoodsBirth date: 18 April 1947, Vernal, Utah, USADescription: James Woods is a leanly built, strangely handsome actor-producer-director with intense eyes and a sometimes untrustworthy grin, who has been impressing audiences for over three decades with his compelling performances. James Howard Woods was born on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a United States Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather. He graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1965, near the top of his class. He earned a scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; dropping out during his sophomore year in 1967, he then headed off to New York with his fraternity brother Martin Donovan to pursue aspirations to appear on the stage. After appearing in a handful of New York City theater productions, Woods scored his first film role in All the Way Home (1971) and followed that up with meager supporting roles in The Way We Were (1973) and The Choirboys (1977).However, it was Woods' cold-blooded performance as the cop killer in The Onion Field (1979), based on a Joseph Wambaugh novel, that seized the attention of movie-goers to his on-screen power. Woods quickly followed up with another role in another Joseph Wambaugh film adaptation, The Black Marble (1980), as a sleazy and unstable cable-T.V.-station owner in David Cronenberg's mind-bending and prophetic Videodrome (1983), as gangster Max Bercovicz in Sergio Leones mammoth epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984), and scored a best actor Academy Award nomination as abrasive journalist Richard Boyle in Oliver Stone's gritty and unsettling Salvador (1986).There seemed to be no stopping the rise of this star as he continued to amaze movie-goers with his remarkable versatility and his ability to create such intense, memorable characters. The decade of the 1990s started off strongly with high praise for his role as Roy Cohn in the television production of Citizen Cohn (1992). Woods was equally impressive as sneaky hustler Lester Diamond who cons Sharon Stone in Casino (1995), made a tremendous H.R. Haldeman in Nixon (1995), portrayed serial killer Carl Panzram in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995), and then as accused civil rights assassin Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).Not to be typecast solely as hostile hoodlums, Woods has further expanded his range to encompass providing voice-overs for animated productions including Hercules (1997), Hooves of Fire (1999), and Stuart Little 2 (2002). Woods also recently appeared in the critically praised The Virgin Suicides (1999), in the coming-of-age movie Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), as a corrupt medico in Any Given Sunday (1999), and in the comedy-horror spoof Scary Movie 2 (2001). A remarkable performer with an incredibly diverse range of acting talent, Woods remains one of Hollywood's outstanding leading men.
Jamie FoxxBirth date: 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas, USADescription: Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral (2004). Other prominent acting roles include the title role in the film Django Unchained (2012), the super villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and William Stacks in the 2014 version of Annie (2014).Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop, who worked as a stockbroker and had later changed his name to Shahid Abdula. His mother was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his maternal grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age seven months, adopted Jamie too. He has said that he had a very rigid upbringing that placed him in the Boy Scouts and the church choir. During high school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers. He studied music in college. He released a music album in 1994, "Peep This", and sings the theme song for his 1999 movie, Any Given Sunday (1999). However, in 1989, his life changed when a girl friend challenged him to get up onstage at the Comedy Club. In fact, he says he took his androgynous stage name because he learned that women got preference for mike time on open stage nights. That led to his being cast in Roc (1991) and In Living Color (1990).Foxx had his own WB television show from 1996 to 2001, the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show (1996), in which he played Jamie King Jr. Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums which have charted highly on the US Billboard 200: Unpredictable (2005), which topped the chart, Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015). In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained. Foxx starred alongside his Ray co-star Kerry Washington, as well as Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. In 2013, Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum. The following year, Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro, and co-starred with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie, Sony's Will Smith and Jay-Z produced update of the comic strip-turned-musical.He has two children, including Corinne Foxx, born in 1995, who lives with her mother.
LL Cool JBirth date: 14 January 1968, Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, USADescription: L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith, Jr. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries, his mother began to date a young physical therapist she met while in the hospital. The therapist treated Ondrea kindly, but for years he abused Todd physically and verbally, which resulted in Todd becoming a bully himself. It was during this period that he started wearing hats all the time (one of L.L. Cool J's trademarks is the fact that people never see him without a hat on--until recently). Fortunately, Ondrea finally discovered what this man was doing to her son and left him. As he grew older, Todd found a way to escape the effects of his abuse and his bullying attitude: hip-hop music. He fell in love with it at the age of nine, and by 11 he was writing lyrics and making his own songs with some DJ equipment his grandfather gave him. At 15, he and one of his best friends came up with his present stage name, L.L. Cool J, which means "Ladies Love Cool James." In 1984, when L.L. was 16, he met Rick Rubin, a student at NYU, who gave him his big break in music. Rick really liked L.L.'s music and decided to try to get him a record deal. Together, they made the single "I Need a Beat" and sent it to an artist manager named Russell Simmons. Simmons loved the single, and, in the same year, Rick and Russell co-founded the famous Def Jam Recordings; L.L.'s debut album, "Radio," released in 1985, after securing a distribution deal for Def Jam with Columbia/CBS Records, was the label's first long-playing release. Even today, L.L. is considered one of Def Jam's most prized possessions. 1985 was also the year L.L. started his acting career. He first appeared in Krush Groove (1985), which is a semi-biographical account of the early days of Def Jam Recordings. L.L. had a cameo appearance in the film. In 1986, L.L. also had a cameo appearance in the movie Wildcats (1986) and also wrote that movie's theme song. After that, L.L. took a break from film and concentrated more on his first love: music. His career took off, and after every one of his albums hit platinum-selling status, he was (and still is) regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. After a few years, he had small roles in a few other films, but was still better known for his music. All this changed in 1995. By this time he was a happily married 27-year-old with three children. His first starring film, Out-of-Sync (1995), had also been released. It didn't do very well at the box office, but it got him noticed by executives at NBC-TV, who wanted to give him a part in a sitcom they were going to air. This sitcom was In the House (1995), which showed L.L.'s acting ability; the show stayed on the air until 1999. He had been offered several films roles during the run of the show and decided to accept a part in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998). Its success resulted in L.L. being cast in bigger and better film roles, and he has acted alongside actors such stars Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Woods, Al Pacino, Omar Epps, Pam Grier, Stanley Tucci, and Dennis Quaid, to name a few. In 2000, he was finally rewarded for his acting talent. That year he won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for the best supporting actor in the action film Deep Blue Sea (1999). Even though his film career has taken off, he hasn't forgotten his love of hip-hop music. In 1998, he was planning to retire from hip-hop and just concentrate on his film career, but he later decided to keep dividing his time between both fields. L.L. is not only known as one of the greatest MCs of all time, but he is also known as a great actor.
Matthew ModineBirth date: 22 March 1959, Loma Linda, California, USADescription: The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While still a student of hers, he began landing starring roles in film, and later theatre and television. Matthew has worked with many of the most highly regarded directors including, Christopher Nolan, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Abel Ferrara, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme and John Sayles. A partial list of his films include: The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Birdy (1984), Vision Quest (1985), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Married to the Mob (1988), Gross Anatomy (1989), Memphis Belle (1990), Pacific Heights (1990), Short Cuts (1993), The Browning Version (1994) and Any Given Sunday (1999).Matthew is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and Golden Lion. Mary (2005), directed by Abel Ferrara, co-starring Juliette Binoche and Forest Whitaker, won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Birdy won the Cannes Film Festival Gran Prix. Equinox (1992), directed by Alan Rudolph, received four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Actor and Best Film. For his work in television, Matthew was part of the Emmy winning Showtime series Weeds (2005). He has received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for the M.O.W. What the Deaf Man Heard (1997) and HBO's Emmy winning And the Band Played On (1993). Modine has directed several distinguished short films: When I Was a Boy (1993), Smoking (1994), Ecce Pirate (1997), I Think I Thought (2008) and To Kill an American (2008).
Jim BrownBirth date: 17 February 1936, St. Simons Island, Georgia, USADescription: Often mentioned as the greatest player in NFL history, this ruggedly handsome African American fullback for the Cleveland Browns first appeared on movie screens in the western Rio Conchos (1964), followed by a strong supporting role as convict commando "Jefferson" in the terrific WW2 action film The Dirty Dozen (1967). He was kept busy with additional on screen appearances in other fast paced films including Ice Station Zebra (1968), 100 Rifles (1969) and El Condor (1970).Brown's popularity grew during the boom of "blaxploitation" cinema in the early 1970s portraying tough "no nonsense" characters in Slaughter (1972), Black Gunn (1972) and Three the Hard Way (1974). His on-screen work in the latter part of the 1970s and 1980s was primarily centered around guest spots on popular TV shows such as CHiPs (1977) and Knight Rider (1982). However, Brown then resurfaced in better quality films beginning with his role as a fiery assassin in The Running Man (1987), he parodied the blaxploitation genre along with many other African-American actors in the comedy I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), played an ex-heavyweight boxer in the sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks! (1996) and ironically played an ex-football legend in the Oliver Stone directed sports film Any Given Sunday (1999).Additionally, Jim Brown was a ringside commentator for the first six events of the Ultimate Fighting Championships from 1993 through to 1996. A bona fide legend in American sports and a successful actor, he continues to remain busy in front of the camera with recent appearances in various sports shows & TV productions.
Lawrence TaylorBirth date: 4 February 1959, Williamsburg, Virginia, USADescription: Lawrence Taylor was born on February 4, 1959 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA as Lawrence Julius Taylor. He is an actor, known for The Waterboy (1998), When in Rome (2010) and LT: The Life & Times (2013). He has been married to Lynette since 2007. He was previously married to Maritza Cruz and Deborah Belinda Taylor.
Bill BellamyBirth date: 7 April 1965, Newark, New Jersey, USADescription: 1 brother (deceased) - per TV series "UnSung Hollywood - Bill Bellamy" (S3 Ep7)Recently aired on TVOne as a repeat on 11/16/2016, It's a Documentary show which details archival film footage and personal, revealing interviews, about the lives and careers of some of the world's most highly talented but sometimes forgotten celebrities from the industry. Credits: Gary Anthony Williams (Narrator).
Andrew BryniarskiBirth date: 13 February 1969, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Andrew Bryniarski was born on February 13, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 6' 5" is a former bodybuilder. He came to Hollywood for a short summer vacation to visit a friend, was spotted by a talent scout, who set up a screen test for Joel Silver, and all of a sudden he was acting alongside Bruce Willis and James Coburn in Hudson Hawk (1991). Since then, Andrew has worked with Al Pacino, James Woods, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, and Cuba Gooding Jr. to mention just a few, as well as Hong Kong's best including Hark Tsui and Woo-Ping Yuen. His film work includes Pearl Harbor (2001), Tim Burton's Batman Returns (1992), Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday (1999), Rollerball (2002), Scooby-Doo (2002), Street Fighter (1994), The Program (1993), and John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995).He also appeared on TV in FX's 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003), which received enormous ratings and broke several records. His other guest appearances on TV shows has included in L.A. Law (1986), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993), Firefly (2002), Without a Trace (2002), and Burn Notice (2007). Andrew was included by Entertainment Weekly in 2003's "It List" of the top 100 creative people in Hollywood. He also starred in New Line's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), playing the killer known as 'Leatherface". He reprised the role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).He is involved in all outdoor activities from mountain climbing to horseback riding, and lives a healthy lifestyle, working out at the gym and practicing yoga.
Lela RochonBirth date: 17 April 1964, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Lela Rochon was born on April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lela Rochon Staples. She is an actress and producer, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Waiting to Exhale (1995) and Knock Off (1998). She has been married to Antoine Fuqua since April 9, 1999. They have two children. She was previously married to Adolfo Quinones.
Lauren HollyBirth date: 28 October 1963, Bristol, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the daughter of two college professors, Lauren grew up in the upstate New York town of Geneva. Her childhood was split between experiences that contrasted. She was privy to the shelter of growing up in a rural town and also exposed due to the erudite sophistication of her parents' academic careers. Lauren spent time traveling in Europe and lived for a year in London, where she studied languages and flute at the famed Sarah Siddons School. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Lauren credits her love of acting to her great-grandmother who bred a family tradition of "treading the boards" on the musical theatre stages of Liverpool and London. Lauren's breakthrough motion picture performance came in the New Line Cinema's box-office smash, Dumb & Dumber (1994), with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Lauren captured the hearts of audiences, as "Mary Swanson", the woman who drove Jim Carrey to follow her across the country to pledge his love. Next, she received glowing reviews for her performance in the Edward Burns drama, No Looking Back (1998), as a woman whose life in a small seaside community is turned upside down by the reappearance of her ex-boyfriend. Lauren's other film credits include Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday," with Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Fox, Sydney Pollack's "Sabrina," starring Harrison Ford, the action-drama "Turbulence," co-starring Ray Liotta, the Miramax ensemble "Beautiful Girls," a lead role in the Universal production of "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story," "A Smile Like Yours," "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane," the comedy "Down Periscope," starring Kelsey Grammer, "Entropy" and "The Last Producer," starring and directed by Burt Reynolds.In television, Lauren's credits are no less impressive. Lauren recently starred in 2 films for Hallmark. She also boasts three seasons as Director Jenny Shepard in CBS/Paramount Television's top-rated drama series NCIS. Lauren was seen in the TNT movie "King of Texas," an adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear," playing opposite Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden and renowned actor Patrick Stewart, and in the NBC miniseries "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot," alongside Jill Hennessy and Leslie Stefanson. Additionally, Lauren starred as plastic surgeon Jeremy Hanlon on David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-nominated CBS drama, "Chicago Hope," marking her second project with Kelley, following their successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning series, "Picket Fences." Lauren has worked on numerous Independent films. These feature films include the political thriller "Fatwa," in which she not only acted but also served as a producer, the Peter Schwaba penned and directed comedy "Godfather of Green Bay," "The Chumscrubber," an Arie Posen directed, independent film to be released by DreamWorks, "Pleasure Drivers," directed by acclaimed cinematographer Andrej Sekula and co-starring Angus McFadden, a Lifetime movie "Caught in the Act," which she also produced, and "Chasing 3000". Most recently, Lauren starred in "You're So Cupid" with Brian Krause and Jeremy Sumpter. Additional projects contributing to the broad and diverse body of motion picture work Lauren has compiled include the drama "Colored Eggs" with Faye Dunaway, the comedy "Raising Flagg" playing opposite Oscar winner Alan Arkin, the Darrell Roodt directed HBO thriller, "Pavement", co-starring Robert Patrick and Paramount Pictures', and "What Women Want" opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. In addition, Lauren served a lead role in Disney's Oscar winning animated motion picture "Spirited Away" as the voice of Chihiro's Mother. Coming up she will play a lead in "Perfect Age of Rock and Roll," produced by Spike Lee. Lauren currently [march, 2014] makes her home in Toronto, Canada with her "three kings", sons Alexander, George, and Henry.
Ann-MargretBirth date: 28 April 1941, Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands län, SwedenDescription: Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson, who worked for an electrical company. She came to America at age 6. She studied at Northwestern University and left for Las Vegas to pursue a career as a singer. Ann-Margret was discovered by George Burns and soon afterward got both a record deal at RCA and a film contract at 20th Century Fox. In 1961, her single "I Just Don't Understand" charted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Her acting debut followed the same year as Bette Davis' daughter in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles (1961). She appeared in the musical State Fair (1962) a year later before her breakthrough in 1963. With Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and Viva Las Vegas (1964) opposite Elvis Presley, she became a Top 10 Box Office star, teen idol and even Golden Globe nominated actress. She was marketed as Hollywood's hottest young star and in the years to come got awarded the infamous nickname "sex kitten." Her following pictures were sometimes ripped apart by critics (Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965) and The Swinger (1966)), sometimes praised (The Cincinnati Kid (1965)). She couldn't escape being typecast because of her great looks. By the late 1960s, her career stalled, and she turned to Italy for new projects. She returned and, by 1970, she was back in the public image with Hollywood films (R.P.M. (1970) opposite Anthony Quinn), Las Vegas sing-and-dance shows and her own television specials. She finally overcame her image with her Oscar-nominated turn in Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and succeeded in changing her image from sex kitten to respected actress. A near-fatal accident at a Lake Tahoe show in 1972 only momentarily stopped her career. She was again Oscar-nominated in 1975 for Tommy (1975), the rock opera film of the British rock band The Who. Her career continued with successful films throughout the late 1970s and into the 1980s. She starred next to Anthony Hopkins in Magic (1978) and appeared in pictures co-starring Walter Matthau, Gene Hackman, Glenda Jackson and Roy Scheider. She even appeared in a television remake of Tennessee Williams's masterpiece play "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1983. Another late career highlight for her was Grumpy Old Men (1993) as the object of desire for Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. She continues to act in movies today.
Aaron EckhartBirth date: 12 March 1968, Cupertino, California, USADescription: Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Battle Los Angeles (2011) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
Elizabeth BerkleyBirth date: 28 July 1972, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USADescription: Elizabeth Berkley was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her mother, Jere, owns a gift basket business and her father, Fred, is a lawyer. Her family is Jewish. When Elizabeth was five her parents enrolled her at Detroit Dance Company. Loving dance, young Elizabeth began to take part in several ballets, including "Swan Lake", and, in 1983, starred in some musicals (sometimes singing in Italian). Her screen debut was a role in the TV movie Frog (1987). She then got work as an extra in some TV series, including TV 101 (1988) and Day by Day (1988). In the summer of 1989 she was in Los Angeles and auditioned for a role on Saved by the Bell (1989). She got the role and became a TV star. After four seasons she left the show to try to break into theatrical films. In 1994 she filmed four movies, including Showgirls (1995), and continued to guest-star in popular TV shows, such as Diagnosis Murder (1993). At the same time she was studying English Literature at a college in California. After "Showgirls" she signed with United Talent Agency and got some small roles in major films, including The First Wives Club (1996) and Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday (1999), and starred in some indies (Taxman (1998), Last Call (1999), The Real Blonde (1997)).In 1999 she performed on stage in London as Honey in "Lenny", opposite Eddie Izzard, and was directed by the legendary Sir Peter Hall. Her performances in Roger Dodger (2002) and Moving Malcolm (2003), two independent movies released in 2002 and 2003, impressed the critics. She made her Broadway debut in "Sly Fox" in February 2004, three months after her marriage to New York artist Greg Lauren. She then returned to New York City in the Off-Broadway production "Hurlyburly" directed by Scott Elliott and co-starring Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn. She received some of the best reviews of her career for her performance as Bonnie.She appeared for several seasons in the hit series CSI: Miami (2002) as Julia Winston, and in the final season of Showtime's The L Word (2004). Thanks to television syndication of "Saved By the Bell", Elizabeth is a favorite among a whole new generation of teen girls. Elizabeth has been making life-changing connections with these girls over the past seven years through Ask Elizabeth, her not-for-profit organization that includes self-esteem workshops she facilitates as a volunteer in schools and for youth organizations, a thriving website (ask-elizabeth.com) that hosts digital content as a way to be of continued service to girls and, most recently, her book "Ask Elizabeth" (published by Penguin), which made The New York Times' best-seller list. This nationwide movement has affected the lives of over 100,000 girls and counting. She was also a featured contributor on Oprah.com, bridging the communication gap between mothers and daughters.She and husband Greg Lauren are the proud parents of son Sky Cole Lauren.
Charlton HestonBirth date: 4 October 1923, Wilmette, Illinois, USADescription: With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film, The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He also starred in Touch of Evil (1958) with Orson Welles; Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor (1959); El Cid (1961); and Planet of the Apes (1968). He also starred in the films The Greatest Show on Earth (1952); Secret of the Incas (1954); The Big Country (1958); and The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965). A supporter of Democratic politicians and civil rights in the 1960s, Heston later became a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston's most famous role in politics came as the five-term president of the National Rifle Association, from 1998 to 2003.Heston was born John Charles Carter on October 4, 1924, in No Man's Land, Illinois, to Lila (Charlton) and Russell Whitford Carter, who operated a sawmill. He had English and Scottish ancestry, with recent Canadian forebears.Heston made his feature film debut as the lead character in a 16mm production of Peer Gynt (1941), based on the Henrik Ibsen play. In 1944, Heston enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. He served for two years as a radio operator and aerial gunner aboard a B-25 Mitchell stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the 77th Bombardment Squadron of the Eleventh Air Force. He reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. Heston married Northwestern University student Lydia Marie Clarke, who was six months his senior. That same year he joined the military.Heston played 'Marc Antony' in Julius Caesar (1950), and firmly stamped himself as genuine leading man material with his performance as circus manager 'Brad Braden' in the Cecil B. DeMille spectacular The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), also starring James Stewart and Cornel Wilde. The now very popular actor remained perpetually busy during the 1950s, both on TV and on the silver screen with audience pleasing performances in the steamy thriller The Naked Jungle (1954), as a treasure hunter in Secret of the Incas (1954) and another barn storming performance for Cecil B. DeMille as "Moses" in the blockbuster The Ten Commandments (1956).Heston delivered further dynamic performances in the oily film noir thriller Touch of Evil (1958), and then alongside Gregory Peck in the western The Big Country (1958) before scoring the role for which he is arguably best known, that of the wronged Jewish prince who seeks his freedom and revenge in the William Wyler directed Ben-Hur (1959). This mammoth Biblical epic running in excess of three and a half hours became the standard by which other large scale productions would be judged, and it's superb cast also including Stephen Boyd as the villainous "Massala", English actor Jack Hawkins as the Roman officer "Quintus Arrius", and Australian actor Frank Thring as "Pontius Pilate", all contributed wonderful performances. Never one to rest on his laurels, steely Heston remained the preferred choice of directors to lead the cast in major historical productions and during the 1960s he starred as Spanish legend "Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar" in El Cid (1961), as a US soldier battling hostile Chinese boxers during 55 Days at Peking (1963), played the ill-fated "John the Baptist" in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), the masterful painter "Michelangelo" battling Pope Julius II in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), and an English general in Khartoum (1966). In 1968, Heston filmed the unusual western Will Penny (1967) about an aging and lonely cowboy befriending a lost woman and her son, which Heston has often referred to as his favorite piece of work on screen. Interestingly, Heston was on the verge of acquiring an entirely new league of fans due to his appearance in four very topical science fiction films (all based on popular novels) painting bleak future's for mankind.In 1968, Heston starred as time traveling astronaut "George Taylor", in the terrific Planet of the Apes (1968) with it's now legendary conclusion as Heston realizes the true horror of his destination. He returned to reprise the role, albeit primarily as a cameo, alongside fellow astronaut James Franciscus in the slightly inferior sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). Next up, Heston again found himself facing the apocalypse in The Omega Man (1971) as the survivor of a germ plague that has wiped out humanity leaving only bands of psychotic lunatics roaming the cities who seek to kill the uninfected Heston. And fourthly, taking its inspiration from the Harry Harrison novel "Make Room!, Make Room!", Heston starred alongside screen legend Edward G. Robinson and Chuck Connors in Soylent Green (1973). During the remainder of the 1970s, Heston appeared in two very popular "disaster movies" contributing lead roles in the far fetched Airport 1975 (1974), plus in the star laden Earthquake (1974), filmed in "Sensoround" (low bass speakers were installed in selected theaters to simulate the earthquake rumblings on screen to movie audiences). He played an evil Cardinal in the lively The Four Musketeers (1974), a mythical US naval officer in the recreation of Midway (1976), also filmed in "Sensoround", an LA cop trying to stop a sniper in Two-Minute Warning (1976) and another US naval officer in the submarine thriller Gray Lady Down (1978). Heston appeared in numerous episodes of the high rating TV series Dynasty (1981) and The Colbys (1985), before moving onto a mixed bag of projects including TV adaptations of Treasure Island (1990) and A Man for All Seasons (1988), hosting two episodes of the comedy show, Saturday Night Live (1975), starring as the "Good Actor" bringing love struck Mike Myers to tears in Wayne's World 2 (1993), and as the eye patch wearing boss of intelligence agent Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies (1994). He also narrated numerous TV specials and lent his vocal talents to the animated movie Hercules (1997), the family comedy Cats & Dogs (2001) and an animated version of Ben Hur (2003). Heston made an uncredited appearance in the inferior remake of Planet of the Apes (2001), and his last film appearance to date was in the Holocaust themed drama of My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 (2003).Heston narrated for highly classified military and Department of Energy instructional films, particularly relating to nuclear weapons, and "for six years Heston [held] the nation's highest security clearance" or Q clearance." The Q clearance is similar to a DoD or Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) clearance of Top Secret.Heston was married to Lydia Marie Clark Heston since March 1944, and they have two children. His highly entertaining autobiography was released in 1995, titled appropriately enough "Into The Arena". Although often criticized for his strong conservative beliefs and involvement with the NRA, Heston was a strong advocate for civil right many years before it became fashionable, and was a recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, plus the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2002, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and did appear in a film or TV production after 2003. He died in April 2008. Truly, Charlton Heston is one of the legendary figures of US cinema.
John C. McGinleyBirth date: 3 August 1959, New York City, New York, USADescription: John C. McGinley's path to stardom is a story that reads like a classic Hollywood script. While an understudy in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," he was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in "Platoon," the first of a long list of collaborations between Stone and McGinley which includes "Wall Street," "Talk Radio," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Nixon" and "Any Given Sunday."He stars as the title character in IFC's scripted comedy-horror series, "Stan Against Evil," on which he also serves as a producer. John C. stars as disgruntled former police sheriff 'Stanley Miller,' a sour, aging bulldog who has recently lost his position as head honcho due to an angry outburst at his wife's funeral. When the new sheriff opens his eyes to the plague of angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town, 'Stan' begrudgingly joins an alliance with her to fight them off.John C.'s deep commitment to independent films has driven him to star in and complete production on three upcoming motion pictures in 2016 alone! James Gunn's "The Belko Experiment," Paul Shoulberg's "The Good Catholic" and Richard Dresser's "Rounding Third."He is an audience favorite for his hilarious portrayal of 'Dr. Perry Cox' in the Emmy-nominated medical comedy series, "Scrubs," which ended its successful nine season run in 2010. He starred for two seasons in TBS's workplace comedy series "Ground Floor," which reunited him with creator Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs"). John C. played 'Mr. Mansfield,' the critical boss to hot-shot young banker 'Brody' (Skylar Austin). He also made a memorable arc on season 6 of USA Networks' hit drama series "Burn Notice."John C.'s impressive career in film spans a diverse range of characters in over seventy films to date, including such features as the recent "Get A Job," "Alex Cross," "Wild Hogs," "Identity," "The Animal," "The Rock," "Nothing to Lose," "Set It Off," "Seven," "Office Space," "Mother," "Wagons East," "Surviving the Game," "On Deadly Ground," "Point Break," "Highlander II," "A Midnight Clear" and "Fat Man and Little Boy." He also previously starred opposite Ice Cube in Sony/Revolution Studios' feature, "Are We Done Yet?," the sequel to the hit comedy "Are We There Yet?" He recently received critical acclaim for his role as Brooklyn Dodgers' radio broadcaster 'Red Barber' in Warner Bros.' "42," the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.As a testament to his passion for the independent film community, John C. has appeared in director Eriq La Salle's "Crazy As Hell" and director Scott Silver's "Johns." He also worked on "Truth or Consequences, N.M.," Kiefer Sutherland's feature directorial debut and on "Colin Fitz," a film John C. co-produced which premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. He starred in director D.B. Sweeney's independent feature, "Two Tickets to Paradise," which received raves on the festival circuit. For his performance in the later film, John C. was awarded Method Fest's Festival Director's Award, which is awarded for special recognition/excellence in film.John C. is a partner at McGinley Entertainment Inc., an independent film production company with several projects currently in development. John C. first worked both sides of the camera, serving double duty as actor and producer for the romantic comedy "Watch It!" (with Peter Gallagher and Lili Taylor).He received stunning reviews for his starring role in Dean Koontz's gripping and highly rated suspense drama, "Intensity," a four-hour original film for FOX-TV. He executive-produced and starred opposite John Cusack in HBO Pictures' western, "The Jack Bull," directed by John Badham; and he appeared in HBO NYC's "The Pentagon Wars."In addition to film and television, John C.'s background is heavily rooted in theater. He received stellar reviews for his starring performance as 'Dave Moss' in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Glengarry Glen Ross." According to Newsday, "John C. McGinley is especially dazzling as the hothead who plans the office crime." The play also starred Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale and ran through January 20, 2013.He was previously featured on Broadway in "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and off-Broadway in "The Ballad of Soapy Smith" and the original cast production of Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio," both at the renowned Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. He often cites Papp as the most instrumental force behind his career.In May 2005, John C. was invited and honored to deliver the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for the University of California San Francisco's (UCSF) School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the nation.As the father of Max, his eighteen-year-old son with Down syndrome, John C. is committed to building awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. He serves as an Ambassador for Special Olympics and is a board member of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. John C. is also one of the original creators, in conjunction with Special Olympics, of the groundbreaking "Spread the Word to End the Word" national campaign to eradicate the "R" word (retard). He has blogged repeatedly on the Huffington Post, advocating acceptance and awareness of people with special needs as well as the importance of eliminating the "R" word.He can be seen in high profile commercial campaigns for Speed Stick (as Coach Speedman), Halls Cough Drops (as Tough Love/menthol-lyptus and Soft Love/honey-lemon) and Carhartt (as the voice of founder Hamilton Carhartt).John C. resides in Los Angeles and enjoys stand-up paddle surfing, weight lifting and golf. He married Nichole Kessler on April 7, 2007 at the couple's home in Malibu and they now have two young daughters Billie Grace and Kate Aleena, in addition to big brother Max.
James KarenBirth date: 28 November 1923, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway productions. His television work began in 1948 with the telecast of "A Christmas Carol", directed by pioneer television producer / director Fred Coe. Since then he has acted in over 100 television shows, including a stint as as Chief Justice Michael Bancroft on First Monday (2002) for CBS. In 1965 he began his film work in the low-budget sci-fi "epic" Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965) and now has an impressive resume of over 80 movies to his credit. He has also filmed a record-breaking 5,000+ television commercials, most while a spokesperson for the Pathmark Supermarket chain in the northeast US. He has been honored with the "Saturn Award" for Lifetime Achievement given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. He has also been presented "The Buster Award", by The International Buster Keaton Society. This award is given to the person who has demonstrated professional excellence in the tradition of Buster Keaton.
Gianni RussoBirth date: 12 December 1943, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USADescription: With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality and jewelry tycoon, and with comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor, mostly playing assorted "wiseguys" and Mafia types. He appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) where Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect.
Duane MartinBirth date: 11 August 1965, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Duane Martin is a triple threat in Hollywood and has proven himself as a true maverick with a career that expands beyond Hollywood. Not only do his good looks and impeccable comedic timing earn him respect in the acting arena, but he is an accomplished writer and producer.Duane was last seen starring in a film he wrote, produced, raised funds and starred in The Seat Filler (2004) with Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child. Duane distributed the film via his newly formed company, "The Momentum Experience", which takes a film and tours it like a play by buying out a large theater and offering the audience a full entertainment experience. Hollywood heavy hitters such as Will Smith and Blair Underwood have become investors in "The Momentum Experience" after seeing first hand how powerful the company has become. The Seat Filler (2004) opened via "The Momentum Experience" in Atlanta to huge success and enjoyed a $50,000 per screen average, virtually unheard of in Hollywood. In addition, this film was chosen to close the 8th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. Duane sold the film to Magnolia Pictures who released it on DVD to huge success.He also starred opposite LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union in Deliver Us from Eva (2003) for USA/Focus Films. Another film Martin wrote, produced and starred in is Ride or Die (2003) opposite Vivica A. Fox. Duane is producing another comedy, "Mother's Day" with Will Smith's "Overbrook Entertainment". He recently sold the golf comedy, "Inglewoods", to New Line Cinema. Duane will produce this film with Lawrence Bender and will also star opposite Jamie Foxx.His other acting film credits include The Groomsmen (2003), Any Given Sunday (1999), "Scream 2", "Down Periscope", "White Men Can't Jump", "Woo", "The Faculty", and "Above the Rim".Duane is currently the only black male lead on a half hour comedy, starring on CW's hit series "All Of Us." The show is produced by and loosely based on the lives of Duane's longtime friends, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Duane's other television credits include guest star appearances in "Abby", "Yes Dear", "Girlfriends", "Between Brothers", "Living Single" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". He produced and starred in the acclaimed FOX series "Getting Personal". Also, Duane was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his role in the CBS telefilm "Different Worlds: An Interracial Love Story". He also starred opposite Patty LaBelle in "Out All Night" and hosted 20 episodes of NBC's late night talk show "Later."A native of New York and NYU graduate, Duane was drafted by the New York Knicks before pursuing an acting career. His love for sports and his entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to start his own sports agency, Impact Sports. Duane launched Impact sports with 2 clients holding $1 Million in contracts, the company has expanded and now represents 50 clients and hold $1 Billion in contracts. Impact has become the premiere sports agency in the industry and handles some of the most sought after players in the NFL, NHL and MLB.After acquiring an extensive real estate holdings portfolio in his own right, Duane recently launched a real estate company which will revitalize homes in the inner-city by giving underprivileged families the rare opportunity to become home owners.Duane lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Tisha Campbell-Martin and their son.
Clifton DavisBirth date: 4 October 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Clifton Davis was born on October 4, 1945, in Chicago. His career spans forty years. He is a minister and songwriter as well as an actor. He performed as a student at Pine Forge Academy in Pennsylvania (from which he graduated in 1963) as a singer and as an orator, and those performances accustomed him to appearing in front of an audience. He and a classmate composed the class song.At the age of twenty-one, while working as a video engineer at ABC Television, Davis saw his first-ever Broadway show--"Apple Tree," which starred Alan Alda. Davis was astounded by its humor and realism and says that is when he knew he wanted to be a performer. Within a few months he had quit his full-time job and auditioned for and won a part in the Broadway production of "Hello Dolly." He won a Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway show "Two Gentleman of Verona." Renee Valente saw his performance in that show, and two years later cast Davis as the star of the show "That's My Mama," launching his television career.Davis's songwriting was encouraged by Gloria Jones and Judd Walden. His song "Never Can Say Goodbye" proved to be a major hit for the Jackson Five. In the late 1970s, his career slowed and he dabbled in drugs before experiencing a spiritual rebirth. In 1981, he left Hollywood for approximately five years while he acquired a bachelor's degree in theology and a master's degree in divinity and became a licensed minister. Not long after completing his second degree, he won the part of the minister in the sitcom "Amen."Since 1991, Clifton Davis has guest-starred on several sitcoms, hosted many award shows, appeared in several films and hosted a show on TBN. In 2011, Davis returned to his theater roots, appearing in "What My Husband Doesn't Know", the Broadway Tour of "Wicked" and appeared on Broadway as Sultan in Disney's "Aladdin". He is also a motivational speaker who enjoys helping others and bringing hope and prosperity into their lives.
John DanielBirth date: 4 October 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: John Daniel is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Pacific Blue (1996) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).
Terrell OwensBirth date: 7 December 1973, Alexander City, Alabama, USADescription: Terrell Owens was born on December 7, 1973 in Alexander City, Alabama, USA as Terrell Eldorado Owens. He is an actor and producer, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), About Last Night (2014) and The Sub (2013). He has been married to Rachel Snider since January 23, 2014.
Irving FryarBirth date: 28 September 1962, Mount Holly, New Jersey, USADescription: Irving Fryar was born on September 28, 1962 in Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA as Irving Dale Fryar.
Joe SchmidtBirth date: 19 January 1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Joe Schmidt was born on January 19, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Paul Schmidt.
Ricky WattersBirth date: 7 April 1969, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USADescription: He graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the University of Notre Dame. In addition to playing running back in high school, he also played quarterback and defensive back.
Patrick O'HaraBirth date: 27 September 1968, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: Patrick O'Hara (born September 27, 1968) is a former USC quarterback who played in the Arena Football League, National Football League, and the World League of American Football. During the course of O'Hara's 16 year professional career he led the Orlando Predators to the ArenaBowl XII title and led the Tampa Bay Storm to the ArenaBowl XVII title off the bench after starting quarterback John Kaleo was injured late in the second quarter. O'Hara played on five ArenaBowl teams and won three championship rings. He also played with the Toronto Phantoms (2001-2002). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 10th round (260th pick) of the 1991 NFL Draft. Following the 1991 season O'Hara was allocated to the World League's Ohio Glory and subsequently signed by the San Diego Chargers as a Plan B free agent serving as their third string quarterback for the 1992 season. He attended training camp with the San Diego Chargers in 1993 and the Washington Redskins in 1994.2003-2006 Tampa Bay Storm 2001-2002 Toronto Phantoms 1995-2000 Orlando Predators 1994 Washington Redskins (training camp only) 1993 San Diego Chargers (training camp only) 1992 San Diego Chargers 1992 Ohio Glory 1991 Tampa Bay BuccaneersRetiring from the game after the 2006 season, O'Hara joined the Storm as an assistant coach and took over as the club's offensive coordinator. O'Hara also served as the offensive coordinator during the 2005 season as a player/coach.O'Hara was also responsible for helping to develop Brett Dietz, who ended his first season in the AFL with 2,395 passing yards and 47 TDs (in nine games) en route to Co-Rookie of the Year honors.O'Hara's success on the field as a player and his instant success as a coordinator had a number of teams interested in him this off-season. He interviewed for head coaching positions in Grand Rapids and Arizona and was a finalist for both jobs.2007 Tampa Bay Storm, AFL. Offensive Coordinator 2005 Tampa Bay Storm, AFL. Offensive Coordinator (Player/Coach) 2003 Olympia High School, FL. Offensive Coordinator 2002 Olympia High School, FL. Offensive Coordinator 2001 Olympia High School, FL. Offensive Coordinator 2000 New Smyrna Beach High School, FL. Quarterbacks 1999 New Smyrna Beach High School, FL. Quarterbacks 1998 New Smyrna Beach High School, FL. Quarterbacks 1996 Point Loma High School, CA. Quarterbacks (Volunteer Assistant)At USC, O'Hara's playing time was limited to a back-up. O'Hara was a contender for the starting job after Rodney Peete left after his senior season until he tore ligaments and fractured his right knee requiring numerous surgeries. Then-freshman Todd Marinovich was given the starting job and led the team to a Rose Bowl win against Michigan in Bo Schembechler 's last game as a head coach. O'Hara's arm was impressive enough for some NFL scouts to offer him a workout with them. The most notable ones were the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay which snapped him up with 260th pick of the 1991 NFL Draft. Graduated with a degree in Public Administration in 1991.Was one of the most coveted high school recruits in all of California in 1985. Fired at least one touchdown pass during every game of his junior and senior years at Santa Monica High School. Earned Honorable Mention All-USA Today honors and All-League honors as a center fielder for the Viking baseball team as a senior.O'Hara has appeared in several movies including The Waterboy (1998), Any Given Sunday (1999) , and The Game Plan (2007) . O'Hara also shares his knowledge as a consultant for The Sports Studio on films such as The Longest Yard (2005) , Invincible (2006) , We Are Marshall (2006) , and The Game Plan (2007) .
Jerry A. SharpBirth date: 27 September 1968, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: Jerry A. Sharp is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Marty WrightBirth date: 31 October 1964, Mystic, Connecticut, USADescription: American movie actor turned professional wrestler. He tried out for "WWE Tough Enough 4" in 2004 and made it to the finals of the auditions but was cut for lying about his age. Despite this, he received a developmental deal and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling. He was first called "Liar" Marty Wright before being repackaged as the Boogeyman. In Summer 2005, "WWE SmackDown!" started airing vignettes promoting the debut of the Boogeyman. On the October 14th episode, storyline UPN executive Palmer Cannon told "SmackDown!" General Manager Theodore Long about how "The Boogeyman" was going to be a new show on the network until "something happened on the set," but, that they had a "multi-year holding deal" with the intended star and that in Cannon's opinion "he'd be a great addition for 'SmackDown!," leading to the Boogeyman making his first appearance on WWE TV. He made his TV in-ring debut on the December 2nd episode, defeating Simon Dean (Michael Bucci) in 25 seconds. He went on a streak of defeating his opponents very quickly, usually through scaring them before he even entered the ring. He made his PPV debut at "WWE Royal Rumble 2006," defeating former WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Bradshaw Layfield (John Layfield) in 1:45. Lasted with WWE until March 2009 and went on to the independents. On March 14, 2015, he won his first title when he and Bobby Lashley won the AWF (Alabama Wrestling Federation) Tag Team Titles. Continues to compete in the independents.
Mazio RoysterBirth date: 3 August 1970, Berkeley, California, USADescription: Mazio Royster was born on August 3, 1970 in Berkeley, California, USA as Mazio Denmar Vesey Royster. He is known for his work on Any Given Sunday (1999), Gridiron Gang (2006) and The Waterboy (1998). He has been married to April Ennis since June 2006. They have two children.
Todd SmithBirth date: 3 August 1970, Berkeley, California, USADescription: Todd Smith is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Darkstar: The Interactive Movie (2010) and Everything.
Jamie WilliamsBirth date: 23 October 1985, Florida, USADescription: Born in Florida, 23rd October 1985. Made his first big screen debut in "The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo" at age 10 during the production of this movie (in 1996) and received the "Award of excellence - Most Promising Young Male Newcomer". After this movie, he appeared in several other movies (in some of them just for a few seconds), and in 1999 he made his first role in a TV series, named "Safe Harbor", as Jeff Loring. Even if he still is quite unknown, there are several homepages dedicated to him and at least as many "Jamie Williams fanclubs", and he has several thousands of fans all over the world He is very skilled in several sports, for example basketball, football, soccer, street hockey, rollerblading, swimming and athletics.
Craig ThomsonBirth date: 23 October 1985, Florida, USADescription: Craig Thomson is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
Greg OrvisBirth date: 13 October 1965, New York City, New York, USADescription: Greg Orvis was raised on a barrier island, in a small beach town about 20 miles south of Cape Kennedy, Florida by his maternal Grandparents, Pauline and Schuyler "Sky" Orvis Jr. It was they who instilled in him his sense of integrity, and originality, with their primary directive being "Don't just do what everyone else is doing just because everyone else is doing it; do what you know is right." Orvis' grandfather had distinguished himself by crossing the Atlantic at his own expense to volunteer for the French army in 1939, two years before the U.S. joined the Second World War, returning home a local hero, and consequently was elected to the Connecticut State legislature, although he didn't run for office; local residents penciled him in on the ballot.At the age of eight, trusting Orvis' self-taught swimming ability, his grandparents permitted him to go alone to the lifeguard-less beach and swim in the ocean whenever he pleased, which was often; this in the county with the largest waves in the entire state of Forida, and the second largest waves on the entire east-coast of the USA.Growing up with grandparents could have been idyllic had Orvis' grandfather not been slowly dying from cigarette-related illnesses, but seeing first-hand from his youth the horror his grandfather's addiction caused resolved Orvis to make health a primary focus of his life.While living in Miami beach where he surfed, practiced Yoga daily and swam about 230 miles a year alone in the ocean in practically any conditions, Oliver Stone discovered Orvis' singular talents and cast him as a day-player with an unscripted role in his football epic, "Any Given Sunday". Stone originally hired Orvis for 4 days but was so satisfied with Orvis' work ethic that he kept Orvis on set for the entire duration of principal filming--4 months-- allowing Orvis to ad lib a scene with Al Pacino and to execute an advanced Yoga scene.Oliver Stone, was so satisfied with the novice actor that he cast Orvis again in an unscripted role in "Alexander" and he became one of only three American actors to work on the "all-European cast" film; this time he worked with Erol Sander and Colin Farell, with whom he executed an unscripted speaking scene.Orvis took his cue to move to Switzerland shortly after the Iraq war because he'd always wanted to live in a land without war, and because he wanted to get in touch with his Swiss roots; Orvis' paternal Grandfather, with whom he wasn't so well acquainted was Swiss.In 2007 Peter Coyote, grateful for Orvis' extensive efforts to get his memoir "Sleeping Where I Fall"--the definitive chronicle of the American 60's counterculture--published in European languages, referred Orvis his first theatrical agency representation, in London. ( Orvis had wanted his German girlfriend to be able to read his favorite non-fiction book but she didn't speak English so he undertook to get it published in German). But after Orvis turned down the role of 'Ronald Niedermann' in the original Swedish version of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, Orvis' London agent dropped him; this even though Orvis had directly procured the casting for himself without assistance from his agent and, refusing to do the job "under the table",showed good faith by referring his agency to the client once he was under consideration.In 2012 Orvis performed in his first lead-supporting role, in the ZDF ( German Public Television ) TV-movie "Schlangen Im Paradies" ( "Snakes In Paradise" ), playing the bad-guy in a movie seasoned with some of the biggest names in German television. Its ironic that Orvis' first feature lead-supporting debut is in a German movie, performing in German, because when he moved to Switzerland, he didn't even speak the language. But Orvis not only produced the goods, as usual he went above and beyond the call of duty and scripted a surfing scene for the film, because he was able to convince the director that since his character owns a surf-shop and the action takes place in Cornwall, the English capital of surfing, some surfing visuals would increase the film's production value.2012 was also a monumental year for Orvis because he finally realized a longtime goal, to read all 37 Shakespeare plays in original (Old-English) dialect.
Rick JohnsonBirth date: 21 January 1961, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: He was a record breaking quarterback for the 'Salukis' at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale until graduating in the early 80s. He then went on to become a quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in the mid 1980s. After being injured, he decided to pursue other interests... namely acting, and moved out west to Hollywood. After getting an agent and while landing acting roles, he studied acting for several years under the tutelage of a well known acting teacher. Eventually, he went on to teach himself until he had a breakthrough and decided to take more control of his career by writing, directing and acting in his directorial debut, _Rustin (2000)_.
Bjorn NittmoBirth date: 21 January 1961, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Bjorn Nittmo is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and The NFL on CBS (1956).
Matt MartinezBirth date: 19 March 1969, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USADescription: Matt Martinez was born on March 19, 1969 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA as Matthew J. Martinez. He is known for his work on Any Given Sunday (1999), Kitchen Nightmares (2007) and Nash Bridges (1996). He was previously married to Niki Taylor.
Pete OhnegianBirth date: 19 March 1969, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USADescription: Pete Ohnegian is known for his work on Any Given Sunday (1999), The Replacements (2000) and The 6th Day (2000).
Brian E. O'NealBirth date: 19 March 1969, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USADescription: Brian E. O'Neal is a producer and writer, known for Phat Beach (1996), The Night B4 Christmas (2003) and Christmas at Water's Edge (2004).
Robert L. GoffBirth date: 2 October 1965, Rochester, New York, USADescription: Robert L. Goff was born on October 2, 1965 in Rochester, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The 6th Day (2000) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
Joseph UnitasBirth date: 2 October 1965, Rochester, New York, USADescription: Joseph Unitas is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
J.V. GoodmanBirth date: 2 October 1965, Rochester, New York, USADescription: J.V. Goodman is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Skip McClendonBirth date: 9 April 1964, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Skip McClendon was born on April 9, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kenneth Christopher McClendon. He is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), 1987 NFL Draft (1987) and The NFL on CBS (1956).
Derrick LassicBirth date: 26 January 1970, Haverstraw, New York, USADescription: Derrick Lassic was born on January 26, 1970 in Haverstraw, New York, USA as Derrick Owens Lassic. He is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), 1993 NFC Championship Game (1994) and 1993 USF&G Sugar Bowl (1993). He was previously married to Arthel Neville.
Fred LesterBirth date: 26 January 1970, Haverstraw, New York, USADescription: Fred Lester is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Eric MillerBirth date: 26 January 1970, Haverstraw, New York, USADescription: Eric Miller is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), The Replacements (2000) and Parting Glances (1986).
Todd Eric YeamanBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Todd Eric Yeaman was born on January 7, 1971 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Any Given Sunday (1999), The 6th Day (2000) and The Replacements (2000).
Clyde ShermanBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Clyde Sherman is known for his work on Jarhead (2005), Breakin' All the Rules (2004) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
Connell SpainBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Connell Spain was born in Melbourne, Florida. He attended Melbourne High School and had dreams of being a professional football player. Mr. Spain earned the title of The Orlando Sentinel's Brevard County Defensive Player of the Year in 1991. He signed with Florida State University in 1992 and was well on his way to achieving his dreams when the Seminoles won their first National Championship in 1993. An ALL- Atlantic Coast Conference selection in 1996, Connell couldn't have been happier about his direction in life. Things continued to move towards Connell's goal of playing professional football and after his senior season he signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers. After serving a short stint with the Chargers he continued his football career in the Arena League. Connell played six years in the Arena League and won a championship with Orlando Predators. After several successful years of playing football, his dreams came to a halt. Connell lost his passion in life.Armed with an M.B.A. in Business Management and a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Connell kept busy trying to fight that feeling of failure. Working in the corporate world for fortune 500 companies and still trudging along.Then in 1999, Connell's life took a dramatic turn when he had the opportunity to play a professional football player in the major motion picture. "Any Given Sunday" directed by Oliver Stone. The film changed Connell's life and direction instantly! Today, at 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, Connell is finding plenty of work in film and television and has a renewed sense of purpose and passion in life. Continuing to build his resume, training in acting and perfecting his craft, Connell is finding various roles that accentuate his big presence and personality. Appearing in recent projects like, "DUELS", "Dirty Heels", "Room 1103", "STiX" and "The Regiment", Connell has a vast array of possibility in the arts. Recent films can be seen on Lifetime, A&E, Box Office, Netflix and Amazon. Connell is passionate about the Arts and prepares daily for new opportunities to ensure he is prepared for all opportunities that come his way.Connell is the President of The S.P.A.i.N Foundation (Special People Anointing inner City Neighborhoods) that empowers youth by providing economic awareness, character building and creating leaders for tomorrow. He is passionate about volunteering and brand awareness. Connell has been featured in several news articles, in addition to Live On-Air radio participation. Connell is also the author of a book titled "Overcome Obstacles with Excellence" that will be released in 2017. He is also a Motivational Speaker for companies and organizations. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is an active member of FSU Alumni Organization. Connell is becoming a global presence and he is a man on the move.Connell's Motto is: Overcome Obstacles with Excellence!!Social Media Contacts: He DMB, Facebook, Linkedin: Connell Spain/instagram:iamConnellSpain Email: [email protected]
Otis MoundsBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Otis Mounds is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Matt StormBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Matt Storm is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and The Unknown Trilogy (2007).
Michael OsunaBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Michael Osuna is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Connell MaynorBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Connell Maynor is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999). He is married to Meryl Maynor. They have one child.
Marty HochertzBirth date: 7 January 1971, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Marty Hochertz is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Robert GordonBirth date: 9 July 1968, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Robert Gordon was born on July 9, 1968 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), 100 Million BC (2008) and Second String (2002).
Barry WagnerBirth date: 9 July 1968, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Barry Wagner is considered by many to be one of the greatest players in Arena Football League history. He has played for the Orlando Renegades and the San Jose Saber Cats. He played both Wide receiver and Defensive Back. during his days in the AFL. Wagner holds just about every AFL career record for points, scoring and receptions. With 2,386 career points scored, he is the league's all time leader in that category. He also has scored more touchdowns (406) then anyone else in the league's 20 year history. Wagner first made a name for himself with the Orlando Predators (1992-99), before opting for free agency, and signing with the San Jose SaberCats (2000-present) Not only is he a great player, but he also won a total of three championship rings (one with Orlando and two with San Jose). Barry Wagner is sometimes referred to as "The Grandfather of the AFL". He wore #82 while playing for Orlando.
Richard McKenzieBirth date: 9 July 1968, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Richard McKenzie is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Sean HamletBirth date: 9 July 1968, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Sean Hamlet is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Robert GroganBirth date: 9 July 1968, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Robert Grogan is known for his work on Jarhead (2005), Varsity Blues (1999) and The Replacements (2000).
Nyle WirenBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Nyle Wiren was born on February 8, 1973 in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He is known for his work on We Are Marshall (2006) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
Michael Groh IIIBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Michael Groh III is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Len JohnsonBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Len Johnson is a director and editor, known for Last of the Spanish Mustangs (2005), U of A Against Polkey (2011) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
Basil ProctorBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Basil Proctor is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Mathew KeneleyBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Mathew Keneley is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Kevin ReidBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Kevin Reid is known for his work on The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Godzilla (2014).
Tony EguesBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Tony Egues is known for his work on Any Given Sunday (1999).
Marc ClausBirth date: 8 February 1973, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Marc Claus is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and The Recycled Movie (2009).
Michelle A. PorachanBirth date: 1965Description: Michelle A. Porachan was born in 1965. She is known for her work on Any Given Sunday (1999).
Tyler CravensBirth date: 1965Description: Tyler Cravens was born June, 28, 1967 in Evansville, Indiana (USA) but soon relocated several times before settling for the duration of his formative years in Jackson, Mississippi. Acting entered his life by way of his high school's annual theater competition: performances judged by local theater professors to decide which of the classes - Sophmore, Junior, or Senior - could produce the best original short play. Tyler discovered his nature in performance during this pinnacle time of life. The profession of acting, however, didn't become reality until some time after Tyler entered the US Army Reserves, attending basic training and advanced training at Ft. Jackson, SC, and then afterward enrolling at the University of Arkansas-Ft. Smith for a year and a half before then opting for active duty military. During the next six years of a military career he held duty stations at The Air Assault School (Ft. Campbell, KY), a year long stint in south Korea (Camp Humphreys), and then the 5th Special Group (Ft. Campbell, KY). It was with 5th Group that Tyler was deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm which garnered him the status of combat veteran. He ultimately achieved the rank of Sergeant, qualified as a Paratrooper (38 airborne jumps), became qualified in Air Assault tactics and Rappel Master, and attended Primary Leadership Development School where he finished 5th in his class. But throughout his life in the military, Tyler never lost his desire for the art of acting. Upon returning from the Gulf war (1991), he began performing regional theater and appeared in several local and regional commercials. Acting became Tyler's life while the Army was his day job. He left the military (1993) to continue his journey to today - a journey which has afforded him a variety of entertainment experiences such as, performing on cruise ships and at resorts abroad, stand-up comedian, voice over talent, and actor for stage and film / TV (SAG). Tyler's breakout on screen role was Deputy Lance Sanders in the critically acclaimed 'Maximum Bob'. To date (2015), Tyler has amassed notable credits reflecting work alongside, Jay Mohr, Bryan Cranston, Andy Garcia, Colin Farrell, Joel Schumacher, Beau Bridges, Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek and Tom Hanks to name a few. Tyler's mantra: "Onward & Upward!"
James A. BachandBirth date: 1965Description: James A. Bachand is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Jason RubensteinBirth date: 1965Description: Jason Rubenstein is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
William HanlonBirth date: 1965Description: William Hanlon is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Allan GrafBirth date: 16 December 1949, USADescription: Graf is one of Hollywood's premier 2nd unit directors and stunt coordinators whose 35 year career behind the cameras includes the staging of stunts in over five dozen films while directing second unit action on three dozen features, including such recent films as Todd Phillips' comedy "Due Date, "Walt Disney's "The Muppets" (2011, on which he also cordinated stunts) and Phillips' independent feature, "Project X" (2012).A native of Southern California, Graf first made his mark on the gridiron, where he captained the 1967 San Fernando High School city championship team, winning All-American honors. He won a full athletic scholarship to the University of Southern California, and played offensive guard for John McKay's powerhouse Trojans. Graf started on McKay's legendary, undefeated (12-0) 1972 NCAA National Championship team, and was one of the heroes at the 1973 Rose Bowl, when USC defeated Ohio State 42-17. He next played in the 1973 college all-star game against the NFL's undefeated Miami Dolphins at Chicago's Soldier Field.Following graduation, Graf became a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams before joining the World Football League's Portland Storm during their inaugural 1974 season. When the league abruptly folded, Graf tackled a career change when he fatefully won a role as former Chicago Bears player Dick Butkus' stunt double in the 1976 Disney film, "Gus," a comic opus about a field-goal kicking mule.Following his debut, Graf worked as a stunt player for several years on a variety of projects, notably Walter Hill's "Southern Comfort," "The Driver" and "The Long Riders," John Carpenter's "They Live," Paul Verhoeven's "Total Recall," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Raising Arizona," "Action Jackson," "S.W.A.T.," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Independence Day" and, most recently, "Captain America: The First Avenger."He has coordinated stunts on several other projects, including "Punch Drunk Love," "Domestic Disturbance," John Woo's "Broken Arrow," "Wayne's World,""The Hangover, Part II" (the highest-grossing, R-rated comedy of all time), and several of director Hill's actioners, including "Supernova," "Geronimo: An American Legend" and "Wild Bill," on which he also directed the films' 2nd unit. On Hill's 1990 sequel, "Another 48 Hrs.," Graf, as the film's 2nd unit director and stunt coordinator, was the very first stuntman to cannon roll a bus at 60 mph. He subsequently flipped a bus again on the Jean-Claude Van Damme actioner, "Nowhere to Run," cannon rolling a 40-foot bus underneath a 60-foot wide freeway overpass.The former college football great is also one of Hollywood's best known football coordinators and 2nd unit directors, designing and staging the gridiron action for such films as Oliver Stone's epic, "Any Given Sunday," Howard Deutch's comedy, "The Replacements," "The Program," "The Waterboy," "Necessary Roughness," "Man of the House," Gary Fleder's football biopic, "The Express," Cameron Crowe's Oscar®-winning "Jerry Maguire" and Peter Berg's acclaimed football classic, "Friday Night Lights." His work on "Friday Night Lights" and "The Express" all earned ESPY Awards.To further add to Graf's slate of talents, he has also logged several supporting acting roles, including that of 'Captain Turner' on HBO's "Deadwood" (again working with Walter Hill) along with many other projects such as "L.A. Confidential" (the abusive husband beaten down by Russell Crowe in the film's early moments), "The Replacements," Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" and "Boogie Nights," Oliver Stone's "The Doors," Hill's "Red Heat" and "Another 48 Hrs.," "Poltergeist" and "Verhoeven's "RoboCop," among dozens of others.Graf penned an original screenplay entitled "Turning the Tide," a football drama which depicts the historic 1970 gridiron contest between McKay's USC Trojans and Bear Bryant's Crimson Tide of Alabama. The film is currently in development.Graf most recently reteamed with filmmaker Brian Helgeland on "42" after having served as 2nd unit director on his 2001 adventure film, "A Knight's Tale," for whom he designed and directed all the jousting sequences.
Joseph W. UnderwoodBirth date: 16 December 1949, USADescription: Joseph W. Underwood is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Timothy F. CrowleyBirth date: 1 January 1955, USADescription: Timothy F. Crowley was born on January 1, 1955 in the USA. He is known for his work on American Graffiti (1973), The Longest Yard (2005) and Varsity Blues (1999).
Steve RaulersonBirth date: 1 January 1955, USADescription: Steve Raulerson is an actor, known for Jeepers Creepers (2001), The Waterboy (1998) and The Punisher (2004).
Oliver StoneBirth date: 15 September 1946, New York City, New York, USADescription: Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.William Oliver Stone was born in New York City, to Jacqueline (Goddet) and Louis Stone, a stockbroker. His American father was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Eastern Europe), and his mother, a war bride, was French (and Catholic). After dropping out of Yale University, he became a soldier in the Vietnam War. Serving in two different regiments (including 1rst Cavalry), he was introduced to The Doors, drugs, Jefferson Airplane, and other things that defined the sixties. For his actions in the war, he was awarded a Bronze Star for Gallantry and a Purple Heart. Returning from the war, Stone did not return to graduate from Yale. His first film was a student film entitled Last Year in Viet Nam (1971), followed by the gritty horror film Seizure (1974) for which he also wrote the screenplay. The next seven years saw him direct two films: Mad Man of Martinique (1979) and The Hand (1981), starring Michael Caine. He also wrote many screenplays for films such as Midnight Express (1978), Conan the Barbarian (1982), and Scarface (1983). Stone won his first Oscar for Midnight Express (1978), but his fame was just beginning to show.1986 was the year that brought him much fame to the U.S.A. and the world. He directed the political film Salvador (1986) starring Oscar-nominated James Woods. However, his big hit was the Vietnam war film Platoon (1986) starring Charlie Sheen,Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, and Francesco Quinn. Berenger and Dafoe received Oscar nominations for their roles as the polar opposite sergeants who each influence the tour of duty of Chris Taylor (Sheen). Stone won his first Oscar for directing this film, which won Best Picture and was a hit at the box office. After Platoon (1986), Stone followed up with the critically acclaimed Wall Street (1987). The movie, starring Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas, focuses on the business world of tycoons and stock brokers. The film was well received and won an Oscar for Douglas' portrayal of the villainous Gordon Gekko. Stone returned immediately the following year with Talk Radio (1988), which talked of a foul-mouthed radio host (played by Eric Bogosian) who never fails to talk about the serious issues. Although it was not as successful as his last three films, Stone did not slow down at all. He directed Tom Cruise into an Oscar-nominated role in Born on the Fourth of July (1989).The movie talked about the return of an embittered, crippled Vietnam soldier from the war. Although it failed to win Best Picture or Best Actor, Oliver Stone won an Academy Award for Directing, his third win to date. After Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Stone took a hand in producing several movies, including the Academy Award-winning film Reversal of Fortune (1990). He returned to the director's chair in 1991, once again with two films. Val Kilmer starred as the legendary and controversial Jim Morrison in Stone's psychedelic film The Doors (1991).Despised by former Doors member Ray Manzarek, the film is nevertheless a wonderful achievement, with Kilmer pulling off an almost flawless impersonation of Morrison. Regardless of opinion, The Doors (1991) was overshadowed by Stone's colossal film JFK (1991), which Stone himself considers the best of his films. In Stone's movie, Jim Garrison tackles the conspiracy behind the murder of America's president John F. Kennedy. The large cast featured such well-known names as Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, John Candy, Joe Pesci, Donald Sutherland, and Walter Matthau. This film represented a change in Stone's works, because it was with this film that he really began to explore the different camera styles and combining them together to create a multi-dimensional way of showing a movie. JFK (1991), as with Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989), earned eight Oscar nominations and was one of Stone's most successful films. However, he failed to win a third Oscar for Best Director.After this film, Stone directed his third Vietnam film to date. Heaven & Earth (1993) was a film about the war from the viewpoint of a Vietnamese girl, and also co-starred Tommy Lee Jones (who had received an Oscar nomination for JFK (1991)). Despite its new woman's perspective and several positive reviews, it was a box office failure. Stone was unfazed; his next film is perhaps his most notorious film to date. Adapting a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino, Stone made Natural Born Killers (1994) starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore and Rodney Dangerfield in his only dramatic performance. The film was received well at the box office, while review were very mixed. Because of the violence that people claimed was inspired by the film, it was compared to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971). As usual, Stone was at the center of controversial subjects; his next film Nixon (1995) was no exception. The film focused on the life of President Richard Nixon, played by Anthony Hopkins, while featuring another well-known cast, including Joan Allen in the role of Nixon's wife. Both went on to receive Oscar nominations, while Stone received his sixth Oscar nomination for Screenwriting. The film got mixed reviews, and failed to recoup its budget.Aside from directing, Stone has worked as a producer on several different films. There was, of course, the successful film Reversal of Fortune (1990), which won Jeremy Irons an Oscar and also nominated the director for an Oscar. There was also the highly praised and successful emotional drama The Joy Luck Club (1993) which centered around four Chinese immigrant women whose relationships with their daughters is affected by their own lives. Another highly praised Oscar nominated film was Milos Forman's classic film The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) starring Woody Harrelson, Edward Norton, and Courtney Love. Whether the crime/action film The Corruptor (1999) or the brilliant war epic Savior (1998), Stone has worked in a variety of film genres.Stone had directed ten films in nine years; now however, he began to slow down. He directed the film U Turn (1997) starring Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez. As with Natural Born Killers (1994), it was a dark and twisted satire on violence, but did not have the same success as the former. Stone was set to direct several projects in the late 90's but they fell through and were not made. However, success came back to Stone in the Al Pacino film Any Given Sunday (1999). This sports movie centered on the life behind the game of football, and it starred an impressive cast that included frequent Stone collaborators James Woods and John C. McGinley. This film was one of his most successful box office films, and put him back on track.The following years brought Stone no new theatrical films, though he did make three fascinating TV documentaries. Two of them, 'Looking for Fidel' and Comandante (2003) were interviews of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, while 'Persona Non Grata' was an interview of several Palestinian leaders. Stone was also set to direct American Psycho (2000) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Beyond Borders (2003), starring Angelina Jolie and at the time, Ralph Fiennes. However, Stone dropped out of both projects, as did a number of the actors mentioned. Finally, five years after Any Given Sunday (1999), Stone directed a film he'd long wanted to make; the colossal epic Alexander (2004). Starring Colin Farrell as the Macedonian leader, Stone attempted to capture the essence of Alexander the Great through his conquests of the known world. The film focused on Alexander's relationships with his parents (a brilliant performance by Val Kilmer and a less impressive one by Angelina Jolie) and his relationships with his wife and childhood friend/ gay lover (played by Rosario Dawson and Jared Leto respectively).Alexander (2004) was a critical failure, and failed to win back its budget domestically. Despite being one of 2004's highest grossing films internationally, and recouping its budget through DVD sales, Stone's pet project was heavily criticized. Despite a far superior version (Alexander Revisited) being released on DVD, the film's reputation remains low by the majority. Stone was personally stung at these attacks, but managed to rebound, if mildly, with his hopeful film World Trade Center (2006). The film centers on two firefighters trapped in the rubble of the twin towers. It received good reviews, and allowed Oliver to step forward from his failure towards the possibility of more films.In late 2007, besides a number of projects Stone was set to direct "Pinkville", which would have been his fourth Vietnam film to date. It was set to star a large number of well known actors such as Bruce Willis, Toby Jones, Channing Tatum, Michael Pitt, Woody Harrelson, and Michael Peña. However, a week before shooting was to begin, the Writer's Strike was started, and the finance for the film was cut, using the strike as an excuse. After Willis backed out of the project, it was eventually scuttled, much like Stone's early productions of Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Stone turned to another project he had worked on with former Wall Street (1987) collaborator Stanley Weiser. The project was W. (2008), a biography on president George W. Bush. Stone initially cast Christian Bale in the role of Bush but the actor dropped out at the last minute. Josh Brolin was cast, and this followed with a large cast of well known Oscar nominated character actors such as Richard Dreyfuss, James Cromwell, and Ellen Burstyn. The film was made in a record four months, starting in June and released in October. The film opened to mixed reviews, and though film's budget was recouped, it was not a financial hit.Stone then made the documentary South of the Border (2009), a documentary which focused on bringing to light the positive aspects of the left-wing governments in South America, particularly Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Stone was much less critical than usual, instead making the documentary as a response to the harsh reputation that Chavez has in the States. The documentary was poorly received in the States. Stone also began work on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). Starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, and Eli Wallach, the film focuses on the 2008 economic crisis, and the return of Gordon Gekko from prison. The film was screened at Cannes to positive reception, and hailed as Stone's triumphant return. After this, Stone made a film adaptation of "Savages", a novel by Don Winslow. The movie follows two highly successful marijuana growers (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson ), whose shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel and held for ransom. The movie also starred Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta, and Emile Hirsch. The film was a return to the tense action and violence of Stone's earlier films, though it polarized many audience members due to the colorful narrations of Lively's vapid and naive character, as well as the film's ending.Oliver Stone is a three-time Oscar winner, and although he has mostly been stung by critics of his films, he remains a well-known name today in the film industry. The films he directed have been nominated for 31 Academy Awards, including eight for acting, six for screen writing, and three for directing. There is no denying that Stone has cemented himself a position among the legends of Hollywood.
Phil LatzmanBirth date: 15 September 1946, New York City, New York, USADescription: Phil Latzman is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Barry SwitzerBirth date: 5 October 1937, Crossett, Arkansas, USADescription: Barry Switzer was born on October 5, 1937 in Crossett, Arkansas, USA. He is an actor, known for Super Bowl XXX (1996), The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles (2004) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Becky Buwick since 2000. He was previously married to Kay McCollum.
Mark Robert EllisBirth date: 5 October 1937, Crossett, Arkansas, USADescription: Mark Robert Ellis is known for his work on The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Longest Yard (2005).
Anthony L. TanziBirth date: 5 October 1937, Crossett, Arkansas, USADescription: Anthony L. Tanzi is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Joseph A. WilsonBirth date: 5 October 1937, Crossett, Arkansas, USADescription: Joseph A. Wilson is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and Slam (1998).
Margaret BettsBirth date: 5 October 1937, Crossett, Arkansas, USADescription: Director Maggie Betts is a first-time filmmaker and native New Yorker. Maggie is a longtime advocate for the rights of HIV positive women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. She has spent the past five years traveling throughout the continent as a volunteer and philanthropist for various United Nations organizations. Her specific interest in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and the increasing potential to one day see an HIV free generation in Africa, is what inspired her to direct her first film, THE CARRIER.Maggie graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Antares DavisBirth date: 5 October 1937, Crossett, Arkansas, USADescription: Antares Davis was born as Antares June Davis. She is an actress and director, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Burn Notice (2007) and The Drew Carey Show (1995).
Liz PettersonBirth date: 5 October 1937, Crossett, Arkansas, USADescription: Liz Petterson is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Lester SpeightBirth date: 7 January 1963, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Lester Speight is a film and television actor best known for his portrayal of Terry Tate: Office Linebacker in a series of Reebok commercials that first aired during Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003. The spots feature Speight, a former All-American Football player himself, as a linebacker charged with the no-holds barred enforcement of office policies. The commercials achieved much critical acclaim and were ranked the most watched of the Super Bowl by The Hollywood Reporter. The popular character recently made a return appearance in a series of ads campaign in support of voting. Amongst the Office Linebacker's new tackles included former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.As determined and hardworking on screen as a linebacker is on the field, Speight has appeared with such stars as Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Anthony Anderson, and even Optimus Prime. His television work includes a recurring role on the ABC series "My Wife and Kids," as well as guest starring appearance on "Prison Break," "Bones," and "Cold Case." On the silver screen he has appeared in hit films such as "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Norbit," and "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay."Aside from Terry Tate however, Speight is probably most recognized by fans of the Gears of War video game series for the XBOX 360. Speight won the G-Phoria award for Best Voiceover in 2007 by the G4 Network for his performance as Augustus Cole (AKA Cole Train), a character that was modeled after Speight and includes subtle allusions to the Office Linebacker.
Daniel MarinoBirth date: 7 January 1963, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Daniel Marino is known for his work on Walk the Prank (2016) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
Alexandra L. HellmanBirth date: 7 January 1963, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Alexandra L. Hellman is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Hunter WhiteBirth date: 7 January 1963, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Hunter White is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and Lights Camera Dead (2007).
Kirsten KruegerBirth date: 7 January 1963, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Kirsten Krueger is an actress, known for Jerry Maguire (1996) and Any Given Sunday (1999).
Joanna TheobaldsBirth date: 7 January 1963, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Joanna Theobalds has been a commercial, film, voice-over and stage actor for the past 15 years. Both her parents are former high school drama teachers and met during a school theater production. Joanna was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Dorset, England. Shortly after her second birthday, she wandered away from her parents in London Zoo and was found inside the giraffe cage (no one knows how she got there) making friends with a baby giraffe. That night she received her first 'giraffette' gift. Joanna returned to Jamaica to finish high school and then spent her college years in Florida dabbling in commercials and film, finally focusing on theater acting and teaching for the next 10 years. She now resides in Los Angeles with a wise old beloved Shetland sheepdog named Kenya and her collection of over 200 giraffettes.
Tonya OliverBirth date: 7 January 1963, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Tonya Oliver is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Holy Man (1998) and Naked Under Heaven (2007).
Amy DorrisBirth date: 1 October 1972, Madison Heights, Michigan, USADescription: Amy Dorris was born on October 1, 1972 in Madison Heights, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on Any Given Sunday (1999), Da Hip Hop Witch (2000) and The Accidental Husband (2008).
Mary FanaroBirth date: 1 October 1972, Madison Heights, Michigan, USADescription: Mary Fanaro is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986) and Demon Queen (1987).
Sarah PenmanBirth date: 1 October 1972, Madison Heights, Michigan, USADescription: Sarah Penman is an actress and art director, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and The Race (2010).
Kathy Alzado MurrayBirth date: 3 February 1966Description: Kathy Alzado Murray was born on February 3, 1966 as Kathy Lynn Davis. She is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Seaquest DSV (1993) and ESPN SportsCentury (1999). She was previously married to Lyle Alzado.
Sacha VoskiBirth date: 3 February 1966Description: Sacha Voski is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Nikki NovakBirth date: 3 February 1966Description: Nikki Novak is an actress, known for The Bucket List (2007), The Holiday (2006) and The Young Hollywood Awards (2006).
Michelle BernardBirth date: 22 February 1975, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Michelle Bernard was born and raised in beautiful and multicultural Miami, Florida. Being a part of Drama and Choral clubs and classes all throughout her schooling, Michelle loved to perform and started her modeling career at age 15. Doing runway and in store shows for Wet Seal, The Limited, and Express, Michelle's first taste of the business was enough to keep her focused and motivated.After high school, Michelle furthered her studies by attending Florida State University. While studying English and Computer Science, she found a local modeling agency specializing in runway and lingerie shows. This helped to keep her busy and active in the modeling industry. Print jobs, runway, and more catalog work called Michelle back to Miami Beach at the end of her studies.Any Given Sunday was the first film Michelle worked on, and was blessed to be a part of such an amazing ensemble cast, especially working opposite Al Pacino, and under Oliver Stone's brilliant direction. When the movie wrapped four months later, this red-headed beauty headed to New York to see if she could conquer the fashion industry and the entertainment world. Her journey introduced her to some incredible designers and photographers. Her study of acting lead her to work with prestigious teachers at Stella Adler and private coaching with famed Soprano's star Michael Imperioli. Also while in Manhattan, her modeling lead her to photo-doubling, look-a-like work, and standing-in for Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and Amanda Righetti, working with famed photographers Annie Leibovitz and Robert Ashcroft, with appearances on The View.In Los Angeles, Michelle continued to strive and succeed. She studied at the highly respected Beverly Hills Playhouse under the direction of Allen Barton, Rob Brownstein, and Art Cohan. She has also worked with Bobbie Chance at Expressions Unlimited and continued to perfect her craft at Improv at the famed Groundlings in West Hollywood. Michelle is also worked on her Commercial skills at Killian's Commercial Workshop with the incredible Killian McHugh. She has studied with talented and seasoned character actor Sal Landi at The Pan Andres Theater in Hollywood. She studied at the famed The Second City Improv in Hollywood as well.Michelle created her own web series on Youtube called BackstageGirlsTV. She stars, produces, directs, and edits this heartfelt project with friend and working partner Stephanie Ann Saunders. She works regularly, and loves being on sets, whether it is for photo shoots, commercials, or film. She was part of the Los Angeles Stage circuit performing in 4 shows in 12 months in 2011! Michelle is getting back into theater and will appear in the World Debut of the hilarious play entitled "Married People: A Comedy" opening February 23rd, 2017 at The Zephyr Theater. Michelle has also turned 30 written journals into her "There's Always F**king Somethin'" BLOG. Her novel is soon to follow...Now living and working in Los Angeles for a lucky 13 years, Michelle still travels to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and to New York, working towards being a part of the runaway productions thriving in the Bayou and on the East Coast. The warm weather in Los Angeles appeals to this South Florida girl though, and so she keeps moving forward through patience and persistence.
Lisa Ann PhillipsBirth date: 14 January 1977, Sacramento, California, USADescription: After being handpicked by director Oliver Stone to appear in the critically acclaimed movie Any Given Sunday (1999) opposite Jamie Foxx, Lisa has been on everyone's Hotlist. She got her acting training at the prestigious TISCH School of Drama at New York University. She has shot over 40 national commercials, endorsing products such as Nivea, Olay and Clairol. She has been a very successful International model with Ford models since 1998. Most recently Lisa had a recurring role on the CBS daytime drama, "As the World Turns" and is currently a series regular on MTV's Wild-N-Out and the lead actress in the Hollywood play "Vacancy" opening in February 2006! Having recently made the move to Los Angeles, we expect this New York actress to take Hollywood by storm.
Cat StoneBirth date: 16 January 1972, Santa Clara, California, USADescription: Cat Stone was born on January 16, 1972 in Santa Clara, California, USA. She is known for her work on Bad Moms (2016), Creed (2015) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).
Carin AbnathyBirth date: 16 January 1972, Santa Clara, California, USADescription: Carin Abnathy is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Micah WestBirth date: 21 November 1968, El Paso, Texas, USADescription: Micah West was born on November 21, 1968 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Micha Espinosa. She is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Rope Art (2000) and Shanghai 1937 (1997).
Christy TummondBirth date: 21 November 1968, El Paso, Texas, USADescription: Christy Tummond is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Golfballs! (1999) and The Crew (2000).
Eva TamargoBirth date: 24 December 1960, Bronx, New York, USADescription: Eva Tamargo was born on December 24, 1960 in Bronx, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Passions (1999), The Haves and the Have Nots (2013) and Any Given Sunday (1999). She was previously married to Michael Lemus.
Debbie HowardBirth date: 24 December 1960, Bronx, New York, USADescription: Debbie Howard was born in Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), The Shopping Bag Lady (1976) and Chapter Zero (1999).
Tucker BrownBirth date: 24 December 1960, Bronx, New York, USADescription: Tucker found his true love and passion in the theater and was a scholar at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City. Where he trained for over 14 years under the technique of the Master himself " Lee " and became a "True Method Actor". Soon after Tucker went on to prove his talent while performing in the film "Any Given Sunday" Director Oliver Stone allowed Tucker the opportunity to improv his own lines in three scenes which he had with Actors Jamie Fox, L.T. Lawrence Taylor and James Woods.After Tucker continued performing in many plays where he was then inspired by industry professional's from both ABC and CBS to take on the world of comedy. Tucker soon became a Stand up Comedian and made the move to California where he was then inspired by many industry professionals to create his own comedy sitcom. Tucker took there advice and has become the creator and writer of "The Only Man I Love, Tucker" a romantic comedy with an "Italian" theme about his life growing up in New York as a Ma Ma's boy where his deceased dad comes back as Ghost Pa Pa Ziolli. In preproduction as a feature film now and to follow as a comedic sitcom.
Bob St. ClairBirth date: 18 February 1931, San Francisco, California, USADescription: Bob St. Clair was born on February 18, 1931 in San Francisco, California, USA as Robert Bruce St. Clair. He was an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), '51 Dons (2014) and The NFL on CBS (1956). He was married to Marsha Bonfigli and Ann. He died on April 20, 2015 in Santa Rosa, California.
Y.A. TittleBirth date: 24 October 1926, Marshall, Texas, USADescription: Y.A. Tittle was born on October 24, 1926 in Marshall, Texas, USA as Yelberton Abraham Tittle. He is an actor, known for The Match Game (1962), Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) and Picture Perfect: The Stories Behind the Greatest Photos in Sports (2002). He was previously married to Minnette DeLoach.
Pat ToomayBirth date: 17 May 1945, Pomona, California, USADescription: Pat Toomay was born on May 17, 1945 in Pomona, California, USA as Patrick Jay Toomay. He is an actor, known for Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s (2003), Super Bowl V (1971) and 1972 NFC Championship Game (1972).
Dick ButkusBirth date: 9 December 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Richard J.Butkus "Dick", was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 1942. He graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a two time All- American line backer. A first round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, Dick played for them from 1965-1973, and was named All-Pro linebacker seven times. Mr. Butkus was elected into the NFL "Football Hall of Fame" at Canton, Ohio. Many football garu's consider Dick Butkus the finest line backer in the history of football.
Warren MoonBirth date: 18 November 1956, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Warren Moon was born on November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Harold Warren Moon. He is an actor and producer, known for Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998), USA Network: World League of American Football (1991) and Straight from the Horses Mouth (2009). He has been married to Mandy Ritter since 2005. He was previously married to Felicia Fontenot.
Johnny UnitasBirth date: 7 May 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Johnny Unitas played his collegiate career at the University of Louisville (1951-54), passing for 3,007 yards and 27 touchdowns. Unitas, who were number 19 as a professional, had his No. 16 collegiate uniform retired at Louisville, the lone number retired by the Cardinals.Known as "The Golden Arm", Unitas had anything but a golden introduction to the NFL. A late round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was cut in his rookie year. He signed with the Baltimore Colts a year later and began to change the future of pro football. Unitas quarterbacked the Colts in the NFL title in 1958, beating the New York Giants in the league's first overtime championship, known forever more as the greatest game ever played.Unitas' legend grew through the 60s and 70s. His record for throwing a touchdown in 47 consecutive games continues to stand. He became the first NFL quarterback to pass for more than 40,000 yards. In January 1971, Unitas won his last championship, leading the Colts against the Cowboys in Super Bowl V.The persona of "Johnny U" exceeds even his numbers. His bow-legged gait and crew cut became his trademarks. His flair for leading the Colts to come from behind wins became his signature. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979.In Baltimore, Unitas will be remembered as much for his personal touch as for his professional greatness. Ever willing to stop for an autograph or to give of his time, Unitas helped christen Towson University's new stadium last week - with a pass.No one could have known that would have been the last pass from his golden arm. Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley said, "This is a particularly painful day for Baltimore, because Johnny Unitas was Baltimore -- guts and grit." He played in 10 Pro Bowls, was named MVP three times, and was named the NFL's all-time greatest quarterback at the league's 50th anniversary. He retired in 1973 after one year with the San Diego Chargers. At that time, he held nearly every passing mark in the league record book.
Bruce C. HardyBirth date: 7 May 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Bruce C. Hardy is known for his work on Any Given Sunday (1999).
Moet MeiraBirth date: 5 October 1970, Memphis, Tennessee, USADescription: Moet Meira was born in Memphis, Tennessee and came to the New York Metro area at a young age. She went on to receive a BA in Political Science from Queens College. As an actor, her work includes (but is not limited to) roles on television shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, The Street, Deadline, New York Undercover, Feds, the WWE and was also a guest on Forbes on Fox: Makers and Breakers segment. She has appeared in numerous regional TV spots, New York Theatre as well as was a principal player in several music videos and has also had supporting roles in several feature and independent films including Shadow: Dead Riot, Funny Valentine, God's Gift, Good Night to Die, Any Given Sunday and The Garden. She was host, director and producer of Culture Up a cable television variety show that aired in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Culture Up is being distributed internationally. Also, a documentary she produced, Broadcast Muse that is based on the show, will be premiering at a film festival soon. Ms. Meira furthered her studies at the NYU School of Continuing Education, studied acting at various accredited New York City acting schools and has briefly served in the Israeli Army Gadna program based in Givat Ada Israel (while studying in Israel). She is a heiress, an advanced Yoga practitioner and a successful real estate developer with a large portfolio of properties mainly in New York State.
Dawn CrawfordBirth date: 5 October 1970, Memphis, Tennessee, USADescription: Dawn Crawford is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Common Bond (2008) and Fire & Ice (2001).
Rhonda AdamsBirth date: 27 November 1971, Columbus, Georgia, USADescription: Buxom and shapely blonde bombshell Rhonda Adams was born on November 27, 1971 in Columbus, Georgia. Adams moved with her mother to Florida when she was two years old. She was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Rhonda dabbled in flute, baseball, dance, ballet, baton, and cheerleading while growing up as a kid. Adams was the Playmate of the Month in the June, 1995 issue of "Playboy." She not only appeared as herself in several "Playboy" videos, but also has a small acting role in "Any Given Suday." Rhonda has also modeled for Mystique and Venus Swimwear.
Gwendolyn Osborne-SmithBirth date: 7 August 1978, Bath, Somerset, England, UKDescription: Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith was born on August 7, 1978 in Bath, Somerset, England. She is an actress and producer, known for The New Price Is Right (1972), 2009 Game Show Awards (2009) and Ocean Ave. (2002). She has been married to Kenny Smith since September 2, 2006. They have two children.
Glynnis LawsonBirth date: 7 August 1978, Bath, Somerset, England, UKDescription: Glynnis Lawson is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Celia EvansBirth date: 7 August 1978, Bath, Somerset, England, UKDescription: Celia Evans is a director and producer, known for The Ultimate Wedding Planner (2014), Planet Fashion TV (2015) and Elite Access (2015).
Jessie BrownBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Jessie began her career as a philantropist, raising funds for numerous charities including Sharon Stone's foundation Planet Hope and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. She has always had a passion for helping people. Her hobbies include Combat Fighting and pushing herself to the limit. Has worked as a television producer for CBS and is currently writing a book titled "The Way".
Nichole RobinsonBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Nichole Robinson is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Psychic Detectives (1996) and Huff (2004).
Melissa JayneBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Melissa Jayne is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Scapegoat (2013) and Rain (2000).
'Jaman' Janet MannsBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: 'Jaman' Janet Manns is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and Reprogrammed (2014).
Sarah BredellBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Sarah Bredell is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Scrapple (1998) and The Dishwasher (2013).
Andrea HorkaBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Andrea Horka is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Michelle BeisnerBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Michelle Beisner is an actress and producer, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Throttle (2005) and Alice in Wasteland (2006). She has been married to Joe Buck since April 2014.
Hermine KraljevicBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Hermine Kraljevic is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Cleo BaylaBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Cleo Bayla is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and Baywatch (1989).
Mercy LopezBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Mercy Lopez is an actress, known for There's Something About Mary (1998), Any Given Sunday (1999) and The Blackout (1997).
Luna Abdi MohamedBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Luna Abdi Mohamed is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Maria E. HerediaBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Maria E. Heredia was born in Mendoza, Argentina as Maria Eugenia Heredia. She is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Just Like the Son (2006) and Angel (2005).
Olivia FullertonBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Olivia Fullerton is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Jeannie GarciaBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Jeannie was born in Miami, FL to Cuban immigrant parents. She comes from a family of artists where the spotlight feels like home. After years of seeking fame, and taking some time off to nurture her beautiful new family, she is now pursuing a higher calling to bring hope and encouragement through the gift of acting and performing.
Biba MbayiBirth date: 15 September 1972, Miami, Florida, USADescription: Biba Mbayi is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Delia SheppardBirth date: 1961, Copenhagen, DenmarkDescription: Delia Sheppard was born in 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Big Short (2015), Rocky V (1990) and Now You See Me (2013).
Jaime BergmanBirth date: 23 September 1975, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Jaime Bergman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 23, 1975. If people don't recognize Bergman as the 1999 St. Pauli Girl, representing St. Pauli beer, they are sure to recall that she was the January 1999 Playboy Playmate of the Month; the 45th Anniversary Playmate. Bergman, putting her talent and assets to good use, has also appeared in several Playboy videos, including Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party (1999), as well as her own video centerfold. Bergman's film credits do not only include Playboy videos, since she has appeared in several big-time feature films such as Oliver Stone's football themed drama Any Given Sunday (1999); and Daybreak (2000), a less known film. Before being cast as lifeguard/sketch artist/model B.J. Cummings in the comedy series Son of the Beach (2000), an FX Production (Howard Stern's production company), Bergman appeared in several television shows including: Brutally Normal (2000), Shasta McNasty (1999), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), and Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998). She received the part on the show after being sent by her agency and auditioning three or four times. Bergman describes her character as "...a California girl who is very sweet and extremely naïve". When she's not working for Howard Stern Productions, Bergman is still very busy. She has recently appeared on The X Show (1999), will soon appear on the cover of Incite and would like to go on some more auditions.
Donna PreudhommeBirth date: 23 September 1975, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Donna Preudhomme is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), The Versace Murder (1998) and Seaquest DSV (1993).
Jack G. SpirtosBirth date: 23 September 1975, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Jack G. Spirtos is an actor, known for Miami Blues (1990), Any Given Sunday (1999) and Temptation (1994).
Mauricio de la VidaBirth date: 23 September 1975, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADescription: Mauricio de la Vida is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Sean StoneBirth date: 29 December 1984, New York City, New York, USADescription: Sean Stone was born on December 29, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA as Sean Christopher Stone. He is an actor and director, known for Natural Born Killers (1994), The Doors (1991) and JFK (1991).
Michael StoneBirth date: 29 December 1984, New York City, New York, USADescription: Michael Stone is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Tara StoneBirth date: 29 December 1984, New York City, New York, USADescription: Tara Stone is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Frank J. AdlerBirth date: 29 December 1984, New York City, New York, USADescription: Frank J. Adler is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999) and Miami Vice (1984).
Doug CowdenBirth date: 29 December 1984, New York City, New York, USADescription: Doug Cowden is known for his work on X: First Class (2011), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Knocked Up (2007).
Antoni CoroneBirth date: 29 December 1984, New York City, New York, USADescription: When character actor Antoni Corone launched his screen career in the mid-'80s, producers immediately foresaw a perfect niche for him, and started casting him as rugged, slightly imposing and domineering types -- including club bouncers, security personnel, military men and officers of the law. He bowed with a slate of roles in 1986, including the telefilm Charley Hannah (1986), and eventually graduated to big-screen character actor with bit parts in such A-list Hollywood features as Blood and Wine (1996), Striptease (1996), Bad Boys II (2003) and Out of Time (2003). Corone rose to higher billing with a supporting turn in the Joaquin Phoenix / Mark Wahlberg crime saga We Own the Night (2007).
Drew RosenhausBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Drew Rosenhaus was born on October 29, 1966 in South Orange, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Any Given Sunday (1999) and The Dotted Line (2011). He has been married to Lisa Thomson since November 30, 2013.
Hunter RenoBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Hunter Reno is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), New Florida (1989) and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). She has been married to Peter Rabbino since December 9, 2001.
Dorothy J. MorrisonBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Dorothy J. Morrison is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Vincent DiFattaBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Vincent DiFatta is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Smokin' Stogies (2001) and Il Bocconcino (2002).
Jim GasserBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Jim Gasser is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Allen ReidelBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Allen Reidel is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Luciano ArmellinoBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Luciano Armellino is an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), Assumed Killer (2013) and The Karaoke King (2007).
Myriam Davoisne-BruniBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Myriam Davoisne-Bruni is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Rosa Iveth CortezBirth date: 29 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey, USADescription: Rosa Iveth Cortez is an actress, known for Any Given Sunday (1999).
Melinda RennaBirth date: 1 February 1952, Arlington, Texas, USADescription: Melinda Renna was born on February 1, 1952 in Arlington, Texas, USA as Melinda Gale Ramos. She is known for her work on Natural Born Killers (1994), Bottle Rocket (1996) and Kiss the Girls (1997).
Directors of "Any Given Sunday"
Oliver StoneBirth date: 15 September 1946, New York City, New York, USADescription: Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles ...
Creators of "Any Given Sunday"
Daniel PyneDescription: Daniel Pyne is a writer and producer, known for Fracture (2007), Any Given Sunday (1999) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004).
John LoganBirth date: 24 September 1961, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: John Logan was a playwright in Chicago for ten years before writing, on spec, his first screenplay, "Any Given Sunday." He won the 2010 Tony, Drama...