Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Critic Reviews of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Joe Morgenstern Wall Street JournalMay 02, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 probably couldn't, and definitely doesn't, recapture the sweet and singular silliness of the original, though the new edition from Marvel Studios and Disney has its rewards.
Soren Anderson Seattle TimesMay 02, 2017
It's a rare misstep for the usually sure-footed folks behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Will Leitch The New RepublicMay 02, 2017
The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are allowed to simply be movies rather than bridges to other, future Marvel franchises. It frees them up to be fun.
Brian Tallerico RogerEbert.comMay 02, 2017
The rare Hollywood CGI orgy that doesn't take itself deadly seriously-like the current plague of superhero movies-and wants to be as purely entertaining as possible.
April Wolfe L.A. WeeklyApril 28, 2017
...aims to please with breathtaking set pieces that'll convince you to delete all your old diatribes about CGI ruining the movies. But... too many of the punch lines are referential; how much comedy can you milk from the mere mention of David Hasselhoff?
Peter Travers Rolling StoneApril 28, 2017
Vol. 2 still has the loosey-goosey feel of a rogue epic that the kids made when the grown-ups weren't watching. Only a turd blossom could resist it.
Craig Mathieson The Sunday AgeMay 02, 2017
The best moments of Gunn's follow-up to his 2014 hit have an unfettered filmmaking joy - a knowing, kinetic pleasure that comes with a wink and some adolescent wish fulfilment.
Jeanne Kaplan Kaplan vs. KaplanMay 02, 2017
All of the attention to detail by Gunn and his crew pays off handsomely in making "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" the eye candy it is.
Mark Keizer Alt Film GuideMay 02, 2017
The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has found its little, expletive-inflected corner of the Marvel universe and it frolics there, shooting down its enemies and shooting off its mouth.
Jake Cole Slant MagazineMay 02, 2017
Its unique action scenes and the palpable chemistry of the lead actors continues to make this Marvel's most entertaining franchise.
Dominick Mayer Consequence of SoundMay 02, 2017
Vol. 2 understands well that the action is memorable because of who it's happening to and around, and Gunn never loses that sense of character.
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Chris PrattBirth date: 21 June 1979, Virginia, Minnesota, USADescription: Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood (2002), Ché in The O.C. (2003), and Andy Dwyer and Parks and Recreation (2009), and notable film roles in Moneyball (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Delivery Man (2013), and Her (2013). In 2014, he broke out as a leading man after headlining two of the year's biggest films: he voiced Emmet Brickowoski, in The Lego Movie (2014), and starred as Peter Quill / Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). In 2015, he headlined the sci-fi thriller Jurassic World (2015), the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and his most financially successful film. In 2016, he co-starred in the remake The Magnificent Seven (2016), with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, and appeared with Jennifer Lawrence in the sci-fi drama Passengers (2016). In the near future, he returns as Star-Lord for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), with Untitled Jurassic World Sequel (2018) not far behind.He was born in Virginia, Minnesota, to Kathleen Louise (Indahl), who worked at a supermarket, and Daniel Clifton Pratt, who remodeled houses. His mother is of Norwegian descent and his father had English, German, Swiss, and French-Canadian ancestry. Chris grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington state. He is married to fellow Washington State native, Anna Faris, whom he met on the film set of Take Me Home Tonight (2011), and with whom he has one child, Jack Pratt. Chris's hobbies include fishing, hunting and working on cars. He has two older siblings, Cully and Angie.
Zoe SaldanaBirth date: 19 June 1978, Passaic, New Jersey, USADescription: Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years. While living in the Dominican Republic, Zoe discovered a keen interest in performance dance and began her training at the prestigious ECOS Espacio de Danza Dance Academy where she learned ballet as well as other dance forms. Not only did her training provide an excellent outlet for the enthusiastic and energetic youngster, it would also prove to be a fortunate precursor for the start of her professional acting career. At age 17, Zoe and her family moved back to the United States where her love for dance followed and an interest in theater performance became stronger.She began performing with the Faces theater troupe which put on plays geared to provide positive messages for teens with themes dealing with issues such as substance abuse and sex. These performances not only gave her valuable experience but also a source of great pride knowing that she was making a difference in the lives of young people like herself. While performing with the Faces troupe and also the New York Youth Theater, Zoe was recruited for a talent agency and her dance training years before coupled with her acting experience greatly helped her land her first big screen role as Eva Rodriguez, the talented and headstrong ballet dancer in the film Center Stage (2000). Since her professional career began several years ago, Zoe's talent and determination has allowed her to be involved in blockbuster films and act with major actors, actresses and industry insiders at a pace that very few young professionals have experienced.Zoe has not only held her own in major motion picture productions but gained the respect and praise from industry insiders such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg and actors/actresses such as Tom Hanks, Bernie Mac, Keira Knightley, Ashton Kutcher, Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom. According to many of her co-stars, producers and directors, the sky is no limit for this young star who has incredible range, intense concentration, and a steely determination to be involved with projects that challenge her professionally with wide-ranging subject matters and characters. Just to ask practically anyone who she has worked for or with about her, glowing comments abound and earned friendships and respect are readily revealed. A star has been born, and growing every day.
Dave BautistaBirth date: 18 January 1969, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his dream of being a Superstar. In May 2002, he made his debut on SmackDown using the ring name Batista, but it wasn't until a move to Raw and two victories over Kane that "The Animal" began to make noise in the WWE Universe. The wins impressed Ric Flair and Triple H, who were looking to align themselves with the industry's brightest new stars. After a lengthy search, they identified Randy Orton and Batista. Collectively the four Superstars became known as Evolution.Batista earned his first championship alongside "The Nature Boy" when the duo captured the WWE Tag Team Championships in December 2003. As Evolution dominated WWE, Batista started to emerge from the shadows of Triple H and Ric Flair. By the time Batista won the 2005 Royal Rumble Match, World Heavyweight Champion Triple H viewed him as a serious threat to his title.After a triceps injury at the hands of Mark Henry forced Batista to relinquish the title in January 2006, he vowed to return. Batista successfully regained the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series in 2006. Four months into his second reign, Batista faced the Undertaker at WrestleMania 23. "The Animal" took Undertaker to the limit, but was unable to stop the streak of "The Deadman" at WrestleMania. Though disappointed, Batista stayed hungry and always managed to keep himself in the championship hunt for the rest of his career.At Bragging Rights in 2009, Batista shocked the world when he blamed Rey Mysterio for a loss to Undertaker, then attacked his former tag team partner. "The Animal" then became locked in a tense rivalry with another former friend, John Cena, over the WWE Championship. The grueling match at Over the Limit led to a wheelchair-bound Batista declaring "I quit!" the following night on Raw before fading from the WWE Universe in May 2010. Following his departure from WWE, Bautista appeared opposite Vin Diesel in the Universal film Riddick (2013) and RZA's feature directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), in which he played the villainous Brass Body and starred opposite Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. His other film credits include The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012), where he played Argomael; the action film House of the Rising Sun (2011); and Wrong Side of Town (2010) opposite rapper Ja Rule.Two years later, he joined MMA and won his first professional MMA fight. In January 2014, he made his long awaited return to the WWE, before quitting a second time in June of that same year. He did this in order to promote Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), which was released on August 1, 2014, and starred Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Zoe Saldana, and Djimon Hounsou, alongside Bautista.He will shoot Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016), directed by John Stockwell, and co-starring martial artist Alain Moussi and UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre. The remake of the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme film, Kickboxer (1989) is about two brothers David and Kurt Sloan; When David wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Hong Kong, despite his brother's protestations that the man is a crook. When Kurt travels to Thailand to meet his brother, he discovers he has died and seeks his revenge.
Vin DieselBirth date: 18 July 1967, Alameda County, California, USADescription: Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artist's housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village. He never knew his biological father. His mother is white (with English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry), and his adoptive father is African-American; referring to his biological father's background, Diesel has said that he himself is "definitely a person of colour".His first break in acting happened by chance, when at the age of seven he and his friends broke into a theatre to vandalize it. A woman stopped them and offered them each a script and $20, on the condition that they would attend everyday after school. From there, Vin's fledgling career progressed from the New York repertory company run by his father, to the Off-Off-Broadway circuit. At age seventeen and already sporting a well-honed physique, he became a bouncer at some of New York's hippest clubs to earn himself some extra cash. It was at this time that he changed his name to Vin Diesel.Following high school, Vin enrolled as an English major at Hunter College, but dropped out after three years to go to Hollywood to further his acting career. Being an experienced theatre actor did not make any impression in Hollywood and after a year of struggling to make his mark, he returned to New York. His mother then gave him a book called "Feature Films at used Car Prices" by Rick Schmidt. The book showed him that he could take control of his career and make his own movies. He wrote a short film based on his own experiences as an actor, called Multi-Facial (1995), which was shot in less than three days at a cost of $3,000. Multi-Facial (1995) was eventually accepted for the 1995 Cannes Film Festival where it got a tumultuous reception.Afterwards, Vin returned to Los Angeles and raised almost $50,000 through telemarketing to fund the making of his first feature, Strays (1997). Six months after shooting, the film was accepted for the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, and although it received a good reception, it did not sell as well as hoped. Yet again Vin returned disappointed to New York only to receive a dream phone call. Steven Spielberg was impressed by Multi-Facial (1995) and wanted to meet Vin, leading him to be cast in Saving Private Ryan (1998). Multi-Facial (1995) earned Vin more work, when the director of The Iron Giant (1999) saw it and decided to cast Vin in the title role. From there, Vin's career has steadily grown, with him securing his first lead role as Richard B. Riddick in the sci-fi film Pitch Black (2000). The role has earned him a legion of devoted fans and the public recognition he deserves.Since then, he has headlined a series of blockbusters, often but not only centered on fast-driving motor vehicles: The Fast and the Furious (2001), xXx (2002), The Pacifier (2005), Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), Furious 6 (2013), and Furious Seven (2015). He also voiced Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and starred in the lower-budgeted courtroom drama Find Me Guilty (2006), the latter directed by Sidney Lumet.
Bradley CooperBirth date: 5 January 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997, he moved to New York City to enroll in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. There, he developed his stage work, culminating with his thesis performance as "John Merrick" in Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man", performed in New York's Circle in the Square. While still in school, Bradley began his professional career, appearing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City (1998) and in the series, The Beat (2000). His weekends were spent with LEAP (Learning through the Expanded Arts Program), a non-profit organization that teaches acting and movement to inner city school children. The summers took him all across the globe, from kayaking in British Columbia with Orca Whales to ice-climbing in the Peruvian Andes, while hosting Lonely Planet's Treks in a Wild World (2000) for the Discovery Channel. Bradley had to skip his graduation ceremony from the Actor's Studio in order to star in his first feature film, Wet Hot American Summer (2001). After finishing his second feature, Bending All the Rules (2002), his plans to relocate to Los Angeles were delayed when Darren Star hired him to star in the series The $treet (2000). Bradley went on to win the role of young law student Gordon Pinella in the film Changing Lanes (2002), starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson, and also played Travis Paterson in My Little Eye (2002). He finally decided that it was time to forgo his other New York projects and move to Los Angeles when he was cast in Alias (2001).After supporting roles in Wedding Crashers (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), The Comebacks (2007), The Rocker (2008), and Yes Man (2008), Cooper broke out with major roles in He's Just Not That Into You (2009), The Hangover (2009), and Valentine's Day (2010). He co-starred in the action film The A-Team (2010) and headlined the thriller Limitless (2011).Cooper received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor after starring opposite 'Jennifer Lawrence' in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook (2012), as Pat Solatano. He then received two more consecutive Oscar nominations, Best Supporting Actor for playing Richie DiMaso in Russell's American Hustle (2013) (again opposite Lawrence, though their characters shared no significant screen time), and Best Actor for playing Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper (2014), the highest grossing film of 2014. During this time period, Cooper also reprised his role in The Hangover Part II (2011) and The Hangover III (2013)_, turned in another strong dramatic turn in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), and voiced Rocket Raccoon in the third highest grossing film of 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).In 2015, Bradley headlined two comedies, Cameron Crowe's Aloha (2015), set in Hawaii, and John Wells' Burnt (2015), set in London, and will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence again in David O. Russell's Joy (2015).
Michael RookerBirth date: 6 April 1955, Jasper, Alabama, USADescription: Michael Rooker was born in 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was 13 his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "don't-mess-with-me" good looks were highlighted to chilling effect as the title character in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), filmed in 1986 but, due to its controversial nature, not released until 1990. Since that widely noticed and highly praised performance, much of his career has been spent playing brutes, villains and psychopaths. His occasional turns as a "good guy", however, are always well-acted and a welcome change for a talented actor too often typecast.
Karen GillanBirth date: 28 November 1987, Inverness, Scotland, UKDescription: Karen was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, the daughter of Marie (Paterson) and John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy.At age 16, Karen decided she wanted to pursue her acting career further and, studied under the renowned theatre director Scott Johnston at the Performing Arts Studio Scotlond. She later attended the prestigious Italia Conti academy in London. During her first year, she landed a role in Rebus (2000) and soon appeared in a variety of programs including Channel 4's Stacked (2008) and The Kevin Bishop Show (2008), as well as a two-year stint in the long-running series Doctor Who (2005). Karen also stars in the film Outcast (2010), starring James Nesbitt. Her most recent starring role is as Eliza Dooley in "Selfie" (2014),When she's not acting, Karen likes to play the piano and loves rummaging through vintage clothes shops.
Pom KlementieffBirth date: 3 May 1986, Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaDescription: Pom Klementieff was born on May 3, 1986 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Old Boy (2013) and Hacker's Game (2015).
Sylvester StalloneBirth date: 6 July 1946, New York City, New York, USADescription: This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws.Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, in New York's gritty Hell's Kitchen, to Jackie Stallone (née Labofish), an astrologer, and Frank Stallone, a beautician and hairdresser. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother's heritage is half French (from Brittany) and half German. The young Stallone attended the American College of Switzerland and the University of Miami, eventually obtaining a B.A. degree. Initially, he struggled in small parts in films such as the soft-core The Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970), the thriller Klute (1971) and the comedy Bananas (1971). He got a crucial career break alongside fellow young actor Henry Winkler, sharing lead billing in the effectively written teen gang film The Lords of Flatbush (1974). Further film and television roles followed, most of them in uninspiring productions except for the opportunity to play a megalomaniac, bloodthirsty race driver named "Machine Gun Joe Viterbo" in the Roger Corman-produced Death Race 2000 (1975). However, Stallone was also keen to be recognized as a screenwriter, not just an actor, and, inspired by the 1975 Muhammad Ali-Chuck Wepner fight in Cleveland, Stallone wrote a film script about a nobody fighter given the "million to one opportunity" to challenge for the heavyweight title. Rocky (1976) became the stuff of cinematic legends, scoring ten Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Picture Award of 1976 and triggering one of the most financially successful movie franchises in history! Whilst full credit is wholly deserved by Stallone, he was duly supported by tremendous acting from fellow cast members Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith and Burt Young, and director John G. Avildsen gave the film an emotive, earthy appeal from start to finish. Stallone had truly arrived on his terms, and offers poured in from various studios eager to secure Hollywood's hottest new star.Stallone followed Rocky (1976) with F.I.S.T (1978), loosely based on the life of Teamsters boss "Jimmy Hoffa", and Paradise Alley (1978) before pulling on the boxing gloves again to resurrect Rocky Balboa in the sequel Rocky II (1979). The second outing for the "Italian Stallion" wasn't as powerful or successful as the first "Rocky"; however, it still produced strong box office. Subsequent films Nighthawks (1981) and Victory (1981) failed to ignite with audiences, so Stallone was once again lured back to familiar territory with Rocky III (1982) and a fearsome opponent in "Clubber Lang" played by muscular ex-bodyguard Mr. T. The third "Rocky" installment far outperformed the first sequel in box office takings, but Stallone retired his prizefighter for a couple of years as another mega-franchise was about to commence for the busy actor.The character of Green Beret "John Rambo" was the creation of Canadian-born writer David Morrell, and his novel was adapted to the screen with Stallone in the lead role in First Blood (1982), also starring Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy. The movie was a surprise hit that polarized audiences because of its commentary about the Vietnam war, which was still relatively fresh in the American public's psyche. Political viewpoints aside, the film was a worldwide smash, and a sequel soon followed with Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), which drew even stronger criticism from several quarters owing to the film's plotline about American MIAs allegedly being held in Vietnam. But they say there is no such thing as bad publicity, and "John Rambo's" second adventure was a major money spinner for Stallone and cemented him as one of the top male stars of the 1980s. Riding a wave of amazing popularity, Stallone called on old sparring partner Rocky Balboa to climb back into the ring to defend American pride against a Soviet threat in the form of a towering Russian boxer named "Ivan Drago" played by curt Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV (1985). The fourth outing was somewhat controversial with "Rocky" fans, as violence levels seemed excessive compared to previous "Rocky" films, especially with the savage beating suffered by Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers, at the hands of the unstoppable "Siberian Express".Stallone continued forward with a slew of macho character-themed films that met with a mixed reception from his fans. Cobra (1986) was a clumsy mess, Over the Top (1987) was equally mediocre, Rambo III (1988) saw Rambo take on the Russians in Afghanistan, and cop buddy film Tango & Cash (1989) just did not quite hit the mark, although it did feature a top-notch cast and there was chemistry between Stallone and co-star Kurt Russell.Philadelphia's favorite mythical boxer moved out of the shadows for his fifth screen outing in Rocky V (1990) tackling Tommy "Machine" Gunn played by real-life heavyweight fighter Tommy Morrison, the great-nephew of screen legend John Wayne. Sly quickly followed with the lukewarm comedy Oscar (1991), the painfully unfunny Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), the futuristic action film Demolition Man (1993), and the comic book-inspired Judge Dredd (1995). Interestingly, Stallone then took a departure from the gung-ho steely characters he had been portraying to stack on a few extra pounds and tackle a more dramatically challenging role in the intriguing Cop Land (1997), also starring Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta. It isn't a classic of the genre, but Cop Land (1997) certainly surprised many critics with Stallone's understated performance. Stallone then lent his vocal talents to the animated adventure story Antz (1998), reprised the role made famous by Michael Caine in a terrible remake of Get Carter (2000), climbed back into a race car for Driven (2001), and guest-starred as the "Toymaker" in the third chapter of the immensely popular "Spy Kids" film series, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003). Showing that age had not wearied his two most popular franchises, Stallone has most recently brought back never-say-die boxer Rocky Balboa to star in, well, what else but Rocky Balboa (2006), and Vietnam veteran Rambo (2008) will reappear after a 20-year hiatus to once again right wrongs in the jungles of Thailand.Love him or loathe him, Sylvester Stallone has built an enviable and highly respected career in Hollywood; plus, he has considerably influenced modern popular culture through several of his iconic film characters.
Kurt RussellBirth date: 17 March 1951, Springfield, Massachusetts, USADescription: Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963). Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair (1963), when he was ten years old. Walt Disney himself signed Russell to a 10-year contract, and, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s. Having voiced adult Copper in the animated Disney film The Fox and the Hound (1981), Russell is one of the few famous child stars in Hollywood who has been able to continue his acting career past his teen years.Kurt spent the early 1970s playing minor league baseball. In 1979, he gave a classic performance as Elvis Presley in John Carpenter's ABC TV movie Elvis (1979), and married the actress who played Priscilla Presley in the film, Season Hubley. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role. He followed with roles in a string of well-received films, including Used Cars (1980) and Silkwood (1983), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. During the 1980s, he starred in several films by director Carpenter; they created some of his best-known roles, including anti-hero army-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York (1981) (and later in its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A. (1996)), Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and Jack Burton in the fantasy film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult classics. The Thing was based on the short story Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr., which had been interpreted on film before, albeit loosely, in 1951's The Thing from Another World (1951). In Big Trouble in Little China, Russell played a truck driver caught in an ancient Chinese war.In 1983, he became reacquainted with Goldie Hawn (who appeared with him in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)) when they worked together on Swing Shift (1984). The two have lived together ever since. They made another film together, Garry Marshall's comedy Overboard (1987). His other 1980s titles include The Best of Times (1986), Winter People (1989), and the hit Tango & Cash (1989).In 1991, he headlined the firefighter drama Backdraft (1991), in 1993, he starred as Wyatt Earp in the western film Tombstone (1993), and in 1994, had a starring role in the military science fiction film Stargate (1994). In the mid-2000s, his portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle (2004) won the praise of critics. In 2006, he appeared in the disaster-thriller Poseidon (2006), and in 2007, in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (2007) segment from the film Grindhouse (2007). Russell appeared in The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014), a documentary about his father and the Portland Mavericks, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. He co-starred in the action thriller Furious Seven (2015).In 2015, Russell starred in the western films Bone Tomahawk (2015) and The Hateful Eight (2015), and in 2016, he had a leading role in the dramatization Deepwater Horizon (2016).Russell and Goldie Hawn live on a 72-acre retreat, Home Run Ranch, outside of Aspen. He has two sons, Boston Russell (from his marriage to Hubley) and Wyatt Russell (with Hawn). He also raised Hawn's children, actors Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson, who just call him dad.
Elizabeth DebickiBirth date: 24 August 1990, Paris, FranceDescription: Debicki was born in Paris to a Polish father and an Australian mother of Irish descent, who were both dancers. When she was five, the family moved to Melbourne where she grew up with two younger siblings. She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to switch to theatre. A student at Huntingtower School in Melbourne's east, Debicki achieved two perfect study scores in Drama and English and was the school's dux when she graduated in 2007. In 2010, she completed a degree in drama at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts. In August 2009, she was the recipient of a Richard Pratt Bursary for outstanding acting students in their second year of training.
Chris SullivanBirth date: 24 August 1990, Paris, FranceDescription: Chris Sullivan is an actor and producer, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), The Drop (2014) and Imperium (2016).
Sean GunnBirth date: 22 May 1974, St. Louis, Missouri, USADescription: Sean Gunn was born on May 22, 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Gilmore Girls (2000) and Super (2010).
Tommy FlanaganBirth date: 3 July 1965, Glasgow, Scotland, UKDescription: Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. In his twenties, Tommy made his living as a DJ for local dance clubs until a violent attack nearly ended his life. In hospital, his friend Robert Carlyle persuaded Tommy to give acting a try. Mr. Flanagan joined Carlyle's Raindog Theatre Company where he made his stage debut in such productions as 'Wasted I and II', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', and 'MacBeth'.Tommy worked in various local and smaller film and television projects until he landed a small role in Mel Gibson's epic 'Braveheart' in 1995. Mr. Gibson was so impressed that he expanded the role of rebel Morrison specifically for Tommy, exposing a worldwide audience to Mr. Flanagan.Following this, Tommy went on to work with an array of top directors in films such as Phillip Noyce's 'The Saint', John Woo's 'Face/Off', and David Fincher's 'The Game'. In 1999, he would get the chance to once again work with Robert Carlyle in 'Plunkett and MacCleane'.That same year, Tommy earned critical praise and numerous 'Best Actor' nominations for his role as 'Da', the troubled father in Lynne Ramsay's 'Ratcatcher'. The film earned 'Best Director' awards by many European film festivals including the London Film Critics Circle and the BAFTA 2000 awards.In 2000, Tommy displayed more facets as an actor, starring in Art Linson's 'Sunset Strip' for director Adam Collis, where he played a mysterious 1970's hearth-throb, rock star.He then played the role of 'Cicero', a faithful retainer of Russell Crowe's character in the Academy Award-winning 'Gladiator' for director Ridley Scott. Tommy's focused and intense portrayal once again earned him praise and recognition.Tommy followed this up with roles in the indie features 'Dead Dogs Lie' and 'Strictly Sinatra', as well as the USA Network mini-series 'Attila' opposite Gerard Butler, New Line's 'All About the Benjamins' opposite Ice Cube, and 'Trauma' opposite Colin Firth.In 2004, Tommy starred in 20th Century Fox's 'Alien vs. Predator' for director Paul W.S. Anderson, and followed that up in 2005 with Miramax films 'Sin City' for director Robert Rodriguez. And in 2006, Tommy played the pivotal role of the 'Stranger' terrorizing Camilla Belle in Simon West's re-make of 'When a Stranger Calls'. Tommy then played the enigmatic hit man 'Lazlo Soot' in Joe Carnahan's 'Smokin' Aces'.In 2008, Tommy joined Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal in FX Network's drama, 'Sons of Anarchy' (SOA), one of the highest rated shows for the network, running for seven seasons. A huge success with a devoted following, SOA was initially based upon Hamlet by creator / show-runner Kurt Sutter. Often criticized for graphic violence, SOA was snubbed by award panels despite praise by critics and viewers. Mr. Flanagan portrayed Filip 'Chibs' Telford, a stalwart member of the, "Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original" (SAMCRO). Scottish by birth and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Chibs joined the IRA and the Belfast Chapter of Sons of Anarchy before events necessitated his transition to SAMCRO. The name Chibs refers to Scottish slang for a knife/ "street knife" (per Mr. Flanagan), a choice by Kurt Sutter referencing the real facial scarring Mr. Flanagan received in a near-fatal attack in his native Glasgow. Known as a "Glasgow smile" or "Glasgow grin" it is a highly distinctive regional form of violence and Sutter utilized it within the show. Mr. Flanagan himself is often questioned about his scarring and was quoted in Vulture 11/12/2014, "I don't see the scars anymore. They're just ancient history now. It was a horrible thing that happened 20 years ago. I don't give it a second thought. It's just like a big wrinkle on my face." Tommy continues to create great roles in other hit series and films, gaining greater visibility and wider dramatic roles, including critically acclaimed UK drama ' Winter' by Heidi Greensmith, in which he plays an emotionally tortured painter trying to keep his family together after the sudden loss of his wife. Among other notable roles, Mr. Flanagan stars in 'The Jesuit' opposite Tim Roth and fellow Braveheart alum Brian Cox. In 2016 he adds 'Sand Castle, set during the Iraq War and 'Running Wild' with Sharon Stone.
Laura HaddockBirth date: 21 August 1985, England, UKDescription: Laura Haddock was born on August 21, 1985 in England. She is an actress, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and The Inbetweeners Movie (2011). She has been married to Sam Claflin since July 30, 2013. They have one child.
Aaron SchwartzBirth date: 4 January 1981, New York City, New York, USADescription: Aaron Schwartz is a New York native who began his career at an early age. He is known for playing the lead role of Gerald Garner in the 1995 Judd Apatow feature "Heavyweights" and in the cult classic "The Mighty Ducks" Aaron also played Clem Lanell in eight episodes of "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and as a guest star in "The Cosby Show." He had a recurring role as doorman Vanya on The CW's drama series "Gossip Girl" and its spin-off web series "Chasing Dorota." Aaron most recently can be seen in the upcoming anticipated Marvel release "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2"
Hannah GottesmanBirth date: 4 January 1981, New York City, New York, USADescription: Hannah Gottesman is an actress, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
Hilty BowenBirth date: 4 January 1981, New York City, New York, USADescription: Hilty Bowen is an actress and assistant director, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) and The Black Rider: Revelation Road (2014).
Ben BrowderBirth date: 11 December 1962, Memphis, Tennessee, USADescription: Ben Browder is an American actor, writer and director born in Memphis, Tennessee on December 11, 1962, as Robert Benedict Browder.After a successful college football career with the Furman University Paladins as a Championship-winning Linebacker while staring in theatrical productions and gaining a degree in Psychology, Ben moved to London to study classical acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.Ben's acting career started in Charlotte, North Carolina where he was raised. In the late 60s he made TV commercials. In the late 70's he appeared in the children's movie Duncan's World playing Gates, one of Duncan's best friends.While at drama school, he says he was highly influenced by Dame Judith Dench who was a visiting teacher at the school and directed him in several Shakespeare productions. In 1987, he and his future wife, Francesca Buller, were cast in Dustin Hoffman's West End London production of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (which went on to play on Broadway in New York). He worked as a guest on various TV series, TV pilots and movies before he got his first noted TV series role as Sam Brody in Party of Five's 3rd season, beginning with episode 9, titled, Gimme Shelter.In 1999, Ben was cast after numerous auditions to play the lead on a science fiction TV series, Farscape which was filmed in Australia by a collaboration of The Jim Henson Company, Channel 9, Hallmark Company and The SciFi Channel. The dramatic and eccentric series where Ben played American astronaut John Crichton unique among a crew of renegade aliens, ran for four seasons on what was then known as the SciFi cable channel (until 2002, when it was cancelled). After finding financing, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars was filmed to complete the Farscape series. During has time as lead actor on Farscape, Ben wrote two scripts for the show: Season 3's "Green-Eyed Monster" and Season 4's "John Quixote."Ben also starred as Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell in the 9th and 10th seasons of SciFi Channel's, Stargate SG-1, after series star and producer Richard Dean Anderson left the show. During his time as lead actor on the show, Ben was given credit for developing the story for Season 10's "Bad Guys."In 2008, Stargate SG-1 filmed two made-for-TV movies staring the actors from the television show including Ben playing Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell. Ark of Truth dealt with the fall of Adria and Ben played a double-role of his grandfather and Cameron Mitchell in the followup movie, Continuum. From 2012, Ben appeared in guest-starring roles twice on the TV show Arrow, playing Ted Gaynor, on Chuck playing a Thug, and on CSI New Orleans playing a sociopath named Randy Pruitt. He made a huge splash as Sheriff Isaac on the seventh season episode of Doctor Who called, "A Town Called Mercy."Ben has been nominated for the genre industry's Saturn award five times. He took home the award in 2002 for Best Actor in a Television Series (Farscape) and again in 2005 for Best Actor on Television (Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars).In 2014, Ben made his directorial debut with "Bad Kids of Crestview Academy," for which he also repeated his role as Max Rainwater, a rather dim janitor. He also acted in two movies, "Dead Still" and "RoboRex." Ben recently played an extreme character named George Tildon in an independent art house western called "Outlaws and Angels" directed and written by JT Mollner which debuted in theaters in January 2016. As of the Fall 2016, he is completing work on a horror film called Hoax that takes place in the wilds of Colorado and is prepping for other projects.Ben makes a few convention appearances each year. In 2012, that included the US and Australia. In 2013, he was in the US - Chicago Stargate Convention, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.Ben is married to actress Francesa Buller. They met in acting school in London. Ben and Francesca have two children.
Alex KleinBirth date: 11 December 1962, Memphis, Tennessee, USADescription: Alex Klein is an actor and writer, known for Community (2009), NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed (2016) and The Bet (2016).
Luke CookBirth date: 19 December 1986, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Luke Cook is an Australian actor known for his TV work. Starting his career in Sydney in the theater, and moving to Los Angeles in his early twenties, Cook booked a number of TV roles in shows such as Baby Daddy, MTV's Faking It, Modern Family, Major Crimes and The Librarians as the evil Dorian Gray. Most recently he starred as Zylak's Frenemy in James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
Evan JonesBirth date: 19 December 1986, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Evan Jones is an actor, known for 8 Mile (2002), The Book of Eli (2010) and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).
Joe FriaBirth date: 19 December 1986, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Joe Fria was born as Joseph Richard Brotherhood Fria. He is an actor and director, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), The Belko Experiment (2016) and Speedwagon (2014).
Terence RosemoreBirth date: 29 July 1964, Great Falls, Montana, USADescription: Terence Rosemore was born in Great Falls, Montana and raised in New Orleans where he got his start as an Actor in Ted Gilliam's Dashiki Theatre Company.He is an award winning Filmmaker and Actor who has appeared in dozens of feature films including Triple 9, The Nice Guys, When The Game Stands Tall, The Apostle, Candyman 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. His Television work includes appearances on Scream Queens, True Detectives, American Horror Story, Bessie, Zoo, Roots and HBO's critically acclaimed Treme, where he portrayed Chief Eugene Marsden for three seasons.His extensive behind the camera production credits includes Dr. Phil, The Fast and the Furious:Tokyo Drift, The Doctors, Gridiron Gang, 24, NFL Films, The Skeleton Key, Monster's Ball, and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. From 1999 to 2001 Rosemore served as Cash Money Records Casting Director, casting the feature film Baller Blockin, as well as music videos for Lil Wayne, Juvenile, The Hot Boys, Manny Fresh and The Big Tymers. Content created by Rosemore's Out of Nowhere Films has been featured on Fox Television, ABC, NBC/Universal's DotComedy.com, and Columbia/Sony's Crackle.com.Rosemore says his ultimate goal is to "significantly increase minority and female participation in all aspects of the Arts and Entertainment industries.".
Jimmy UrineBirth date: 7 September 1969, New York City, New York, USADescription: Jimmy Urine was born on September 7, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as James Euringer. He has been married to Chantal Claret since January 18, 2008.
Stephen BlackehartBirth date: 1 December 1967, New York City, New York, USADescription: Stephen Blackehart was born on December 1, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Stephen T. Blackehart. He is known for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Super (2010) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). He was previously married to Mercedes Blackehart.
Steve AgeeBirth date: 26 February 1969, Riverside, California, USADescription: Steve Agee was born on February 26, 1969 in Riverside, California, USA as Steven Douglas Agee. He is a writer and actor, known for New Girl (2011), The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007) and Adventure Time with Finn & Jake (2010).
Blondy BarutiBirth date: 26 February 1969, Riverside, California, USADescription: Blondy Baruti is an actor, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Untitled NBA Project (2015).
Richard ChristyBirth date: 1 April 1974, Fort Scott, Kansas, USADescription: Richard Christy was born on April 1, 1974 in Fort Scott, Kansas, USA as Thomas Richard Christy Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Howard Stern on Demand (2005), The Killers of Comedy: On the Road (2009) and Howard Stern (1994).
Rob ZombieBirth date: 12 January 1965, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USADescription: Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie loved horror movies, which have greatly influenced his music and filmmaking career; in 1983, he graduated from Haverhill High School. After graduating, he moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design, also briefly working as a production assistant on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986).Zombie and his then-girlfriend, Sean Yseult, co-founded the band White Zombie, named after the Bela Lugosi classic horror film of the same name (White Zombie (1932)). The band released their debut studio album, 'Soul-Crusher', in 1987; their second, 'Make Them Die Slowly', followed in 1989, but generated little buzz.Following the release of their fourth extended play, however, White Zombie caught the attention of Geffen Records, who in 1992 went on to release their third studio album, 'La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One'. This album sold over two million copies in the U.S., becoming the band's breakout hit. White Zombie's fourth and final album, 'Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head', was released in 1995 to critical and commercial success, ultimately becoming their most successful album. The band released a remix album in 1996 and disbanded the same year, officially breaking up in 1998.Rob Zombie began working on a debut album in 1997; 'Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International' came out in 1998, selling over three million copies. Zombie formed his own record label, Zombie-A-Go-Go Records, in 1998.Zombie composed the original score for the video game Twisted Metal III (1998) and designed a haunted attraction for Universal Studios in 1999. In 2000, he began working on his directional debut, House of 1000 Corpses (2003). Inspired mainly by classics such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), the film was delayed until 2003 due to distributional issues. Though criticized for its explicit depictions of violence and gore, it went on to gross over $16 million and has garnered a cult following.Zombie's second studio album, 'The Sinister Urge', was released in 2001 and sold over a million copies. In 2002, he married his longtime girlfriend Sheri Moon Zombie, who has appeared in all of his movies to date and often accompanies him on tour to choreograph dance routines and create costumes. Zombie released a sequel to 'House of 1000 Corpses' in 2005, entitled The Devil's Rejects (2005). Although it received much more positive reviews than its predecessor, it was still criticized for its violent content. He released his third studio album, 'Educated Horses', the following year.In 2007, Zombie decided to focus on his work as a filmmaker for a while; the same year, he would release his most polarizing movie to date: Halloween (2007), a remake of the 1978 classic of the same name (Halloween (1978)). It received a mixed reception, but was a box office hit, and still currently resides as the top Labor Day weekend grosser. Zombie directed a fictitious trailer entitled 'Werewolf Women of the SS' (inspired by the exploitation flick Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)) for Grindhouse (2007). In 2009, Zombie directed Halloween II (2009), which was critically panned, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009), which was based upon one of his comic book series.Also in 2009, Zombie began working on a new album; 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool' came out the following year. In 2011, he directed a horror-themed commercial for Woolite, and began work on a new film, The Lords of Salem (2012). Unlike Zombie's previous efforts, 'The Lords of Salem' focused more on building suspense and a nightmarish, surreal atmosphere and less on brutal violence and excessive profanity. It ultimately received mixed reviews; just after its release, Zombie came out with his fifth studio album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor', his lowest-selling to date.Zombie lent his voice to the superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). He also began work on 31 (2016), which tells the story of five carnival workers who are trapped and forced to fight for survival against a gang of murderous clowns. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January, and will be released in September. In April, Zombie's sixth studio album, 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser', was released. Additionally, he has signed on to direct a film on the life of zany comic Groucho Marx, though a release date is uncertain.Zombie is most recognized for his heavy metal style of music, influenced by his love of classic horror, and his exploitation/splatter-type movies. Overall, he has sold an estimated fifteen million albums worldwide, and his films have grossed over $150 million in total.
Sierra LoveBirth date: 12 January 1965, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USADescription: Sierra Love is a native Californian. Sierra grew up in Beaumont, California, and she's the youngest of four children. Sierra is an avid reader, and keeps collections of both fiction and non-fiction. In her free time, she practices Muay Thai and mixed martial arts. She has two cats, named Hephaestus and Persephone.
Kendra CarelliBirth date: 12 January 1965, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USADescription: Kendra Carelli was born in North Carolina to an American-father and Austrian-mother. Growing up in a cross cultural environment, many summers were spent in Europe visiting family and backpacking around the world. At a young age - she gained insight to many different cultures, lifestyles and religions.When her family was not traveling they were at home on their farm. Kendra recalls, "There was no television or computer access, so my brother, little sister and I had to get imaginative - we spent our days playing in the woods, tracking animal footprints, building fairy forts, playing with worm snakes, you know the usual kid stuff." Her parents said, "Kendra was always putting on home plays and telling stories, climbing trees to get away from the bad guys, speaking in new accents and made up languages - she kept us entertained so there was really no need for television or cable".After graduating high school she went to college for Business, but felt she was missing something. One Summer home from university, she discovered what it was - she found an acting studio with the encouragement of her mother. She spent the summer immersed in the craft, and began working on independent films while training and finishing her Business degree. After receiving her bachelors of Science - she began her professional acting career.Kendra is one to be on the lookout for - as she continues to rise. Be on the lookout for her in a large Marvel movie set to release in 2017 and a popular Emmy awarded Netflix show releasing this Fall.
Milynn SarleyBirth date: 12 January 1965, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USADescription: Milynn Sarley is an actress and producer, known for Avengers Grimm (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! (2014).
Rhoda GriffisBirth date: 9 January 1965, Raleigh, North Carolina, USADescription: Rhoda holds a BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Acting onstage since the age of 7, she still "charges her batteries" in the theatre where she has conquered such roles as Lady MacBeth, Lady Anne and has appeared in Angels in America, Proof, Intimate Apparel, Collected Stories, Dinner with Friends and Dark at the Top of the Stairs to name a few. She enjoys every aspect of her career including film and television.Her popular character she played was Jacqueline Kennedy in Love Field (1992).She worked alongside with her good friend Emmy Rossum in Songcatcher (2000), as the wife of the coal company head (Steve Boles), Clementine McFarland.Her favorite role is the General's vixen wife, Lenore Baker, on the Lifetime series Army Wives (2007).
Mac WellsBirth date: 9 January 1965, Raleigh, North Carolina, USADescription: An Actor, Singer and Songwriter Known For CMT's Nashville(2017), Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2(2017) and Outcast(2016) Born and Raised in Detroit, Michigan. Graduated With a B.A In Music from Wilberforce University. Moved to Atlanta, Ga in 2012 and has begun to make his mark on the Tv and Film Industry! He's Trained with one of the top Acting Coaches in ATL, Dwayne Boyd of Premier Actors Network! By Keeping God first and being consistent he's certain to climb the ladder in this industry!
Jim Gunn Sr.Birth date: 9 January 1965, Raleigh, North Carolina, USADescription: Jim Gunn Sr. is an actor, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
Leota GunnBirth date: 9 January 1965, Raleigh, North Carolina, USADescription: Leota Gunn is an actress, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
Elizabeth LudlowBirth date: 9 January 1965, Raleigh, North Carolina, USADescription: Elizabeth Ludlow is an actress, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Max Steel (2016).
Wyatt OleffBirth date: 9 January 1965, Raleigh, North Carolina, USADescription: Wyatt Oleff is an actor, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), It (2017) and Once Upon a Time (2011).
Gregg HenryBirth date: 6 May 1952, Lakewood, Colorado, USADescription: Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Gregg Lee Henry was born on May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado. Henry studied acting at the University of Washington in Seattle. Right after graduating from college, Gregg moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He played in a band for three or four months and worked as an apprentice at the Old Globe theater in San Diego prior to getting his first television acting gig as Nick Nolte's son, Wesley Jordache, in Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976). Henry's most memorable movie roles include nice guy drifter Paul Ramsey in Mean Dog Blues (1978), swaggering macho braggart Warren in the superior backwoods slasher movie Just Before Dawn (1981), rugged ex-Navy Seal Lt. Matt Ryder in The Patriot (1986); splendidly sneaky as Mel Gibson's backstabbing, duplicitous partner Val Resnick in Payback (1999) and a hilarious scene-stealing turn as pompous good old boy small town mayor Jack MacReady in the delightful horror comedy Slither (2006).Gregg has acted in several films for director Brian De Palma; he is especially fine and impressive as the smarmy Sam Bouchard in Body Double (1984). Henry has recurring parts on the television series Reasonable Doubts (1991), Gilmore Girls (2000) and The Riches (2007). Among the numerous television series he has done guest spots on are The Love Boat (1977), Simon & Simon (1981), Remington Steele (1982), Airwolf (1984), Moonlighting (1985), Designing Women (1986), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Falcon Crest (1981), Cagney & Lacey (1981), In the Heat of the Night (1988), L.A. Law (1986), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), Matlock (1986), Chicago Hope (1994), Murder, She Wrote (1984), EZ Streets (1996), Family Law (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Boston Public (2000), Firefly (2002), Enterprise (2001), Judging Amy (1999) and 24 (2001).Moreover, Gregg has appeared in many made-for-TV movies, with his supremely chilling and convincing portrayal of the infamous Dennis Ryder in The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005) rating as a definite crowning achievement in this particular medium. Outside of his film and television work, Henry has acted on stage; he has won thirteen Drama Logue Awards, an L.A. Weekly Award, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his stage work. Besides acting, Gregg is also a professional singer, songwriter (Dwight Yoakam recorded a single of his song "The Back of Your Hand"), and pianist who has recorded several albums. He is a good friend of fellow actor and musician Bruce Greenwood. Gregg Henry lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Lisa James; she is a noted director for the American Theater who Gregg has collaborated with on various stage productions as both an actor and producer.
Directors of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
James GunnBirth date: 5 August 1970, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADescription: James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been wri...
Creators of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
James GunnBirth date: 5 August 1970, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADescription: James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been wri...
Dan AbnettBirth date: 12 October 1965, UKDescription: Dan Abnett was born on October 12, 1965 in the UK. He is a writer, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) ...