The Pelican BriefThe film tells the story of a young law student whose legal brief about the assassination of two Supreme Court justices causes her to be targeted by killers. She enlists the help of an investigative reporter and the two become fugitives.
Critic Reviews of "The Pelican Brief"
Chicago ReaderMarch 30, 2009
It's too bad that Pakula allows this 1993 movie to dawdle after its climax, but prior to that he's adept at suggesting unseen menace and keeping things in motion.
VarietyNovember 05, 2008
Pakula has improved on Grisham's book by excising much of the detritus, crafting a taut, intelligent thriller that succeeds on almost every level.
Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
An old hand at this sort of thing, Pakula goes through the motions, but not much more.
New York TimesMay 20, 2003
As the film piles on shovelfuls of further exposition, Mr. Washington and Ms. Roberts are left to look terrific and recite perfunctory lines.
ReelViewsJanuary 01, 2000
An unnecessarily-long thriller that contains far more talking than action.
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
A clever device to take your mind off your problems for 141 minutes.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 07, 2017
A juicy conspiracy theory thriller.
EmanuelLevy.ComJune 18, 2011
A routine thriller, curiosuly disappointing from Alan Pakula that even stars like Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts can't rescue
Common Sense MediaJanuary 02, 2011
Talky political thriller won't engage kids.
Antagony & EcstasyJanuary 14, 2010
If I would still call it one of Pakula's very best films since the end of the 1970s, that says far more about the decline of his career than anything else.
TV GuideMarch 30, 2009
A shallow bore.
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Julia RobertsBirth date: 28 October 1967, Smyrna, Georgia, USADescription: Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her love of animals, Julia originally wanted to be a veterinarian, but later studied journalism. When her brother, Eric Roberts, achieved some success in Hollywood, Julia decided to try acting. Her first break came in 1988 when she appeared in two youth-oriented movies Mystic Pizza (1988) and Satisfaction (1988). The movies introduced her to a new audience who instantly fell in love with this pretty woman. Julia's biggest success was in the signature movie Pretty Woman (1990), for which Julia got an Oscar nomination, and also won the People's Choice award for Favorite Actress. Even though Julia would spend the next few years either starring in serious movies, or playing fantasy roles like Tinkerbell, the movie audiences would always love Julia best in romantic comedies. With My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) Julia gave the genre fresh life that had been lacking in Hollywood for some time. Offscreen, after a brief marriage, Julia has been romantically linked with several actors, and married cinematographer Daniel Moder in 2002; the couple has three children together.Julia has also become involved with UNICEF charities and has made visits to many different countries, including Haiti and India, in order to promote goodwill. Julia Robert remains one of the most popular and sought-after talents in Hollywood.
Denzel WashingtonBirth date: 28 December 1954, Mount Vernon, New York, USADescription: Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis (Lowe), from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University, intent on a career in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions and, upon graduation, he moved to San Francisco and enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater. He left A.C.T. after only one year to seek work as an actor. His first paid acting role was in a summer stock theater stage production in St. Mary's City, Maryland. The play was "Wings of the Morning", which is about the founding of the colony of Maryland (now the state of Maryland) and the early days of the Maryland colonial assembly (a legislative body). He played the part of a real historical character, Mathias Da Sousa, although much of the dialogue was created. Afterwards he began to pursue screen roles in earnest. With his acting versatility and powerful sexual presence, he had no difficulty finding work in numerous television productions.He made his first big screen appearance in Carbon Copy (1981) with George Segal. Through the 1980s, he worked in both movies and television and was chosen for the plum role of Dr. Philip Chandler in NBC's hit medical series St. Elsewhere (1982), a role that he would play for six years. In 1989, his film career began to take precedence when he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Tripp, the runaway slave in Edward Zwick's powerful historical masterpiece Glory (1989).Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007), and drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007). Malcolm X and The Hurricane garnered him Oscar nominations for Best Actor, before he finally won that statuette in 2002 for his lead role in Training Day (2001).Through the 1990s, Denzel also co-starred in such big budget productions as The Pelican Brief (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), The Preacher's Wife (1996), and Courage Under Fire (1996), a role for which he was paid $10 million. He continued to define his onscreen persona as the tough, no-nonsense hero through the 2000s in films like Out of Time (2003), Man on Fire (2004), Inside Man (2006), and The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Cerebral and meticulous in his film work, he made his debut as a director with Antwone Fisher (2002); he also directed The Great Debaters (2007) and Fences (2016).In 2010, Washington headlined The Book of Eli (2010), a post-Apocalyptic drama. Later that year, he starred as a veteran railroad engineer in the action film Unstoppable (2010), about an unmanned, half-mile-long runaway freight train carrying dangerous cargo. The film was his fifth and final collaboration with director Tony Scott, following Crimson Tide (1995), Man on Fire (2004), Déjà Vu (2006) and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. He has also been a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of director Spike Lee.In 2012, Washington starred in Flight (2012), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in Safe House (2012), and prepared for his role by subjecting himself to a torture session that included waterboarding. In 2013, Washington starred in 2 Guns (2013), alongside Mark Walberg. In 2014, he starred in The Equalizer (2014), an action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Richard Wenk, based on the television series of same name starring Edward Woodward. During this time period, he also took on the role of producer for some of his films, including The Book of Eli and Safe House.In 2016, he was selected as the recipient for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Pauletta Washington, and their four children.
Sam ShepardBirth date: 5 November 1943, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USADescription: Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base around the US until finally settling in Duarte, California. While at high school he began acting and writing and worked as a ranch hand in Chino. He graduated high school in 1961 and then spent a year studying agriculture at Mount San Antonio Junior College, intending to become a vet.In 1962, though, a touring theater company, the Bishop's Company Repertory Players, visited the town and he joined up and left home to tour with them. He spent nearly two years with the company and eventually settled in New York where he began writing plays, first performing with an obscure off-off-Broadway group but eventually gaining recognition for his writing and winning prestigious OBIE awards (Off-Broadway ) three years running.He flirted with the world of rock, playing drums for the Holy Modal Rounders, then moved to London in 1971 where he continued writing.Back in the US by 1974, he became playwright in residence at San Francisco's Magic Theater and continued to work as an increasingly well respected playwright throughout the 1970s and into the '80s.Throughout this time he had been dabbling with Hollywood having, most notably in the early days, worked as one of the writers on Zabriskie Point (1970), but it was his role as Chuck Yeager in 1983's The Right Stuff (1983) that brought him fully to the attention of the wider, non-theater audience.Since then he has continued to write, act and direct, both on screen and in the theater.
John HeardBirth date: 7 March 1945, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: John Heard is a very talented actor who established himself in the late 1970s and early '80s with roles in the movies Between the Lines (1977), Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) (a.k.a. "Head Over Heels"), and Heart Beat (1981) (in which he played Jack Kerouac to Nick Nolte's Neal Cassady and Sissy Spacek's Carolyn Cassady) before giving a tour de force performance as a hideously wounded (both physically and psychologically) Vietnam veteran in Cutter's Way (1981) (a.k.a. "Cutter and Bone") opposite Jeff Bridges. He also shined as Reverend Dimmesdale (one of America's first religious hypocrites) in the 1979 PBS version of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1979).Both "Chilly Scenes of Winter" and Cutter's Way" (originally released as "Head Over Heels" and "Cutter and Bone", respectively) had been re-released under new titles after failing in their first go-rounds, such was the quality of the films. The two re-releases helped redefine the practice by which major studios handled smaller, art house quality pictures by releasing them carefully to select theaters with bespoke marketing campaigns so they reached the proper audience. (Studios would later develop their own art film-independent film subsidiaries to handle such pictures, so they didn't "fall through the cracks" like the first releases of the two Heard films.)By the early 1980s John Heard seemed on his way to establishing himself as a major American actor if not on the path to movie stardom. At the time, there was joke that involved confusing Heard with John Hurt and William Hurt because of the similarity of their last names. At the time these contemporaries were considered equal in terms of their star power. That was 30 years ago.William Hurt (the erstwhile husband of Heard's "Head Over Heels" co-star Mary Beth Hurt) went on to win a Best Actor Oscar as well as enjoy leading man status as a movie star in the mid- to late-'80s before he flared out in the early 1990s. John Hurt become one of the most respected actors of his generation, nominated twice for the Academy Award. Among Heard's co-stars of his early endeavors, Bridges and Spacek also went on to win Oscars and Nolte has been a multiple nominee.In the early '80s it would not have been unreasonable to predict that Heard himself would become an Oscar winner or a multiple nominee. That didn't happen. (He did get nominated for an Emmy for his turn as a corrupt police detective on The Sopranos (1999).)Heard now is best known for his two turns as Macaulay Culkin's father in the Home Alone (1990) movies. In the 1980s he continued to work on A-List projects, playing the not-so-sympathetic son to Geraldine Page in The Trip to Bountiful (1985) (for which Page won her own Oscar) and Tom Hanks's adult rival in Big (1988) (for which Hanks won his first Oscar nomination), but this meant that by the latter part of the decade he had failed to establish himself as a leading man and was doing supporting roles.
Tony GoldwynBirth date: 20 May 1960, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn is taking multi-tasking to a new level. Currently starring as President Fitzgerald Grant in Shonda Rhimes' hit series "Scandal," -- now in its fourth season -- Goldwyn has other projects in the works as well. He recently took on the controversial figure Warren Jeffs, starring in the Lifetime movie, "Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs." Produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan.He also co-created and executive produced a series "The Divide" for AMC Studios. Goldwyn directed the two hour pilot while partner Richard LaGravenese wrote the series. "The Divide" had its eight-episode debut in 2014 on WEtv. Previously while on hiatus from "Scandal," Goldwyn filmed the highly feature "Divergent" based on the book by Veronica Roth. The Summit Entertainment film was #1 at the box office opening weekend.In addition to acting on the show, Goldwyn has directed episodes of "Scandal" in the second, third and fourth seasons of the series. Other television directing credits include prestigious programs such as "Dexter," "Justified," "Law & Order," "Damages," "Grey's Anatomy" and "The L Word," among others.Goldwyn made an auspicious feature directorial debut with "A Walk on the Moon" starring Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen. The film premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive universal praise from critics. Goldwyn first read Pamela Gray's script five years earlier and shepherded it through multiple drafts until Dustin Hoffman came on board as a producer and got the project financed. Coincidentally when Gray originally wrote the screenplay as her Master's Thesis at UCLA Film School, she won the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award - an honor established by Goldwyn's paternal grandfather, the legendary film producer.Additional feature directing credits include "The Last Kiss," based on Gabriele Muccino's "L'Ultimo Bacio," for which Goldwyn received Best Director from the Boston Film Festival and the romantic comedy "Someone Like You." His last effort, "Conviction," earned Hilary Swank a SAG Award nomination, won Best Film at the Boston Film Festival and was awarded a Freedom of Expression honor from the National Board of Review.As an actor, Goldwyn first caught audiences' attention with his portrayal of the villain in the box office smash "Ghost." He went on to appear in numerous other films including "The Pelican Brief" with Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington, "Kiss The Girls," Oliver Stone's "Nixon," "The Substance of Fire," "The Last Samurai" opposite Tom Cruise and the recent remake of Wes Craven's classic "The Last House on the Left." He is also familiar to children as the title voice in Disney's animated feature "Tarzan."His other television acting credits include "The Good Wife," "Dexter," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Without A Trace," "The L Word," the HBO Mini-Series "From The Earth To The Moon," "Frasier," "Murphy Brown" and "Designing Women," where he touchingly portrayed the first AIDS victim on a prime time series.Goldwyn began his acting career on the stage, spending seven seasons at the Williamstown Theater Festival. His New York theater credits include "The Water's Edge" at the 2nd Stage Theater, "The Dying Gaul" at the Vineyard Theater, "Holiday" at The Circle in the Square opposite Laura Linney, "Spike Heels" with Kevin Bacon at 2nd Stage, "The Sum of Us" at the Cherry Lane Theater, for which he earned an Obie Award and "Digby" at the Manhattan Theater Club. His most recent stage credit was starring in the revival of the hit musical "Promises, Promises" on Broadway.Through his philanthropic work, Goldwyn co-chairs the Artists' Committee for the Innocence Project, is an Ambassador for the humanitarian relief organization Americares and is a Trustee for the Second Stage Theater.
James SikkingBirth date: 5 March 1934, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: James B. Sikking was born on March 5, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Unity ministers. He is probably best known for his yeoman work as hard-charging--and hardheaded--SWAT leader Lt. Howard Hunter on the classic police drama Hill Street Blues (1981). His full name--James Barrie Sikking--was given to him as J.M. Barrie (of "Peter Pan" fame) was his parents' favorite author at the time. Graduating from El Segundo High School, Sikking's interest in acting started after participating in various college plays while a student at the University of California-Santa Barbara, UCLA and the University of Hawaii. He made his professional stage debut with a production of "Damn Yankees" and broke into films with unbilled work in Five Guns West (1955) and The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956). He finally started receiving billing in the 1960s, albeit bit parts in films and television, as minor villains or in-charge types with such roles as a professional assassin in Point Blank (1967), the head of vice squad in The New Centurions (1972) and a CIA agent in Scorpio (1973) coming his way. Sikking's first steady television job was playing Dr. James Hobart for three years on the daytime soap opera General Hospital (1963) during the 1970s.Moving into "Grade A" quality films in the early 1980s, he still stayed pretty much in the background with little chance to shine, such as his playing of Donald Sutherland's white-collar business comrade in the Oscar-winning Ordinary People (1980). It took his scene-stealing role as the gung-ho, often volatile and emotionally unpredictable Lt. Hunter on "Hill Street Blues", however, to alter the course of his career. Following the series' demise after six seasons, Sikking continued to move around in the top supporting ranks, finding steady work on television as Dr. David Howser, Neil Patrick Harris' father on Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) and in important roles in such mini-movies as Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992). Continuing in such movies as Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Narrow Margin (1990) and The Pelican Brief (1993), typically playing various authoritarians, he had a rare movie co-lead in Final Approach (1991). Long married to wife Florine, whom he met while at UCLA, his son Andrew Sikking is also an actor.
William AthertonBirth date: 30 July 1947, Orange, Connecticut, USADescription: William Atherton's career has spanned motion pictures, Broadway and television. He first achieved international recognition as the leading man in Steven Spielberg's debut feature The Sugarland Express (1974), and next starred in John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust (1975), Robert Wise's The Hindenburg (1975) and Richard Brooks' Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). He is known worldwide for what have become his signature film characters: the television reporter, Dick Thornburg in the action blockbusters Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990), the EPA official, Walter Peck in Ghostbusters (1984), Professor Jerry Hathaway, the conniving professor in Real Genius (1985) and Dr. Noah Faulkner, the mad scientist in Bio-Dome (1996). Among his more than 30 feature films are co-starring roles in John Landis' Oscar (1991), Bill Duke's Hoodlum (1997), Richard Pearce's No Mercy (1986), Alan J. Pakula's The Pelican Brief (1993), Costa-Gavras' Mad City (1997) and Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai (2003).On television, he has starred in numerous miniseries including the classic Western Centennial (1978) and headed the all-star cast in Malibu (1983). His many made-for-TV movies include leading roles in TNT's production of Joan Didion's Broken Trust (1995) and his portrayal of Darryl F. Zanuck in HBO's Golden Globe winner Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). Atherton was a recurring series lead opposite Damien Lewis on NBC-TV's Life (2007) and portrayed Principal Reynolds in the last season of Lost (2004).Consistently honored for his work on the stage, Atherton has created roles on and off Broadway for many of America's leading playwrights. These include the title role in Joseph Papp's original production of David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel", the role of Ronnie in John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves" and Bing Ring Ling in his "Rich and Famous". He also starred in the Broadway premiere of Arthur Miller's "The American Clock" and the Tony-winning revival of Herman Wouk's "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial". Among his more than 20 well-known productions are the acclaimed New York premieres of Franz Kafka's "The Castle" and Kressman Taylor's "Address Unknown". For his work on the stage, he has received the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Circle Critics Award, the Theatre World Award and nominations for an Obie and Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award.He has several upcoming films in production.
Robert CulpBirth date: 16 August 1930, Oakland, California, USADescription: Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy (1965), he made a slick (but never smarmy), sardonic name for himself during his over five-decade career with his sly humor, casual banter and tongue-and-cheek sexiness. Though he had the requisite looks and smooth, manly appeal (not to mention acting talent) for superstardom, a cool but cynical and somewhat detached persona may have prevented him from attaining it full-out.He was born Robert Martin Culp on August 16, 1930, in Oakland California. The son of attorney Crozie Culp and his wife, Bethel Collins, who was employed at a Berkeley chemical company, he offset his only-child loneliness by playacting in local theater productions. Culp also showed a talent for art while young and earned money as a cartoonist for Bay Area magazines and newspapers in high school, but the fascination with becoming an actor proved much stronger. He attended Berkeley High School and graduated in 1947. The athletically-inclined Culp dominated at track and field events and, as a result, earned athletic scholarships to six different universities. He selected the relatively minor College of the Pacific in Stockton, California primarily because of its active theater department. Transferring to various other colleges of higher learning (including San Francisco State in 1949), he never earned a degree. After performing in some theatre in the San Francisco area, he moved to Seattle and then New York in 1951.Studying under famed teacher Herbert Berghof and supporting himself during this time teaching speech and phonetics, Bob eventually found work on the theatre scene, making his 1953 Broadway debut (as Robert M. Culp) in "The Prescott Proposals" with Katharine Cornell. He eventually returned to Broadway with "Diary of a Scoundrel" starring Blanche Yurka and Roddy McDowall in 1956 and with a strong role in "A Clearing in the Woods" (alongside Kim Stanley) a year later. He earned an off-Broadway Obie Award for his very fine work in "He Who Gets Slapped" in 1956, and also appeared in the plays "Daily Life" and "Easter".Gracing a few live-TV dramas during his New York days, he returned to his native California for his first major TV role. It was an auspicious one as post-Civil War Texas Ranger "Hoby Gilman" in the western series Trackdown (1957). He earned widespread attention in the series that based many of its stories from actual Texas Ranger files, and the show itself received the official approval not only of the Rangers themselves but by the State of Texas. The series led to a CBS spin-off of its own: Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958), which made a TV star out of Steve McQueen.From there, Culp guested on a number of series dramas: Bonanza (1959), The Rifleman (1958), Rawhide (1959), The Detectives (1959), Ben Casey (1961), The Outer Limits (1963), Naked City (1958) and Combat! (1962). He also starred in the two-part Disney family-styled program "Sammy the Way Out Seal" (1962), which was subsequently released as a feature in Europe. He and Patricia Barry played the hapless parents of precocious Bill Mumy and Michael McGreevey whose "adopted" pet animal unleashes major chaos in their suburban neighborhood.During this time, Bob began to seek lead and supporting work in films. Despite his co-starring with Cliff Robertson, Rod Taylor and the very perky Jane Fonda (as her straight-laced boyfriend) in the sparkling Broadway-based sexcapade Sunday in New York (1963); playing Robertson's naval mate in the popular John F. Kennedy biopic PT 109 (1963); recreating the legendary "Wild Bill" Hickok in the western tale The Raiders (1963); and heading up the adventurous cast of the Ivan Tors' African yarn Rhino! (1964) (which included Harry Guardino and the very fetching British import Shirley Eaton), Culp wasn't able to make a serious dent in the medium.TV remained his best arena and gave him more lucrative offers, professionally. It rewarded him quite richly in 1965 with the debonair series lead "Kelly Robinson", a jet-setting, pro-circuit tennis player who leads a double life as an international secret agent in I Spy (1965). Running three seasons, Culp co-starred with fellow secret agent Bill Cosby, who, as "Alexander Scott", posed as Culp's tennis trainer. The role was tailor-made for the suave, Ivy-League-looking actor. He looked effortlessly cool posing in sunglasses amid the posh continental settings and remained handsomely unflinching in the face of danger. It was the first U.S. prime-time network drama to feature an African-American actor in a full-out starring role and the relationship between the two meshed perfectly and charismatically on screen. Both were nominated for acting Emmys in all three of its seasons, with Cosby coming out the victor each time. Filmed on location in such cities as Hong Kong, Acapulco and Tokyo, Culp also wrote and directed certain episodes of the show He also met his third wife, the gorgeous Eurasian actress France Nuyen, while on the set. They married in 1967 but divorced three years later. At this stage, the actor already had four children (by second wife, sometime actress Nancy Ashe).Following the series' demise, Culp took on perhaps his most-famous and controversial film role as Natalie Wood's husband "Bob" in the titillating but ultimately teasing "flower power" era film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), with Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon as the other-half couple who examine the late 60s "free love" idea of wife-swapping. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards (two went to supporting actors Gould and Cannon). The movie did not reignite Culp's popularity on the large screen, but it did lead to his rather strange pairing with buxom Raquel Welch in the violent-edged western Hannie Caulder (1971) and a reunion with his I Spy (1965) pal Cosby in the far-more entertaining Hickey & Boggs (1972), which reestablished their great tongue-in-cheek rapport as two weary-eyed private eyes. Culp also directed the film while his real-life wife, actress Sheila Sullivan, played his screen wife as well.The late 1970s produced a flood of routine mini-movies and B-pictures, the latter including Inside Out (1975), Sky Riders (1976), Breaking Point (1976), The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976), Flood! (1976), Goldengirl (1979) and Hot Rod (1979). While he remained a sturdy and standard presence in such mini-movies as Houston, We've Got a Problem (1974), Spectre (1977) and Calendar Girl Murders (1984), his better TV-movie roles were in A Cold Night's Death (1973), Outrage (1973), A Cry for Help (1975) and as "Lyle Pettyjohn" in the acclaimed mini-series sequel Roots: The Next Generations (1979).Bob returned to series TV as stern "CIA Chief Bill Maxwell", whose job was to protect handsome Robert Redford lookalike William Katt, who starred as an ersatz The Greatest American Hero (1981). The show lasted three seasons. Other series guest spots, both comedic and dramatic, included Hotel (1983), Highway to Heaven (1984), The Golden Girls (1985) and an episode of his old buddy's show The Cosby Show (1984). He was also a guest murderer in three of the "Columbo" episodes. Although he was relegated to appearing in such film fodder as Turk 182! (1985), Big Bad Mama II (1987) and Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1989), the 1990s offered him one of his best film roles in years as the ill-fated President in the Denzel Washington/Julia Roberts political thriller The Pelican Brief (1993). A year later, he again reteamed with Cosby in the TV-movie I Spy Returns (1994).Culp became very active in the 1960s Civil Rights movement and later became a prominent face in local civic causes, joining in a lawsuit to cease construction of an elephant exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and accusing officials there of mistreatment. In the long run, however, the construction was given the green light. Culp also married a fifth time to Candace Faulkner and, by her, had daughter Samantha Culp in 1982. Older sons Jason Culp (born 1961) and Joseph Culp (born 1963) became actors, while another son, Joshua Culp (born 1958), entered the visual effects field. Daughter Rachel, an outré clothing designer for rock stars, was born in 1964.In later years, Culp could be seen occasionally as Ray Romano's father-in-law on the hugely popular Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). His last film, the family drama The Assignment (2010), was unreleased at the time of his death. On March 24, 2010, the 79-year-old Culp collapsed from an apparent heart attack while walking near the lower entrance to Runyon Canyon Park, a popular hiking area in the Hollywood Hills. Found by a hiker, Culp was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from the head injuries he sustained in the fall. Five grandchildren also survive.
Stanley TucciBirth date: 11 November 1960, Peekskill, New York, USADescription: Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria.Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase. He began his professional career on the stage, making his Broadway debut in 1982, and then made his film debut in Prizzi's Honor (1985).In 2009, Tucci received his first Academy Award nomination for his turn as a child murderer in The Lovely Bones (2009). He also received a BAFTA nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for the same role. Other than The Lovely Bones, Tucci has recently had noteworthy supporting turns in a broad range of movies including Lucky Number Slevin (2006), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Tucci reached his widest audience yet when he played Caesar Flickerman in box office sensation The Hunger Games (2012).While maintaining an active career in movies, Tucci received major accolades for some work in television. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in TV movie Winchell (1998), an Emmy for a guest turn on Monk (2002), and a Golden Globe for his role in HBO movie Conspiracy (2001).Tucci has also had an extensive career behind the camera. His directorial efforts include Big Night (1996), The Impostors (1998), Joe Gould's Secret (2000) and Blind Date (2007), and he did credited work on all of those screenplays with the exception of Joe Gould's Secret (2000).Tucci has three children with Kate Tucci, who passed away in 2009. Tucci married Felicity Blunt in August 2012.
Hume CronynBirth date: 18 July 1911, London, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Hume Cronyn was born on July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario, Canada as Hume Blake Cronyn Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Cocoon (1985), *batteries not included (1987) and Shadow of a Doubt (1943). He was married to Susan Cooper, Jessica Tandy and Emily Woodruff. He died on June 15, 2003 in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
John LithgowBirth date: 19 October 1945, Rochester, New York, USADescription: If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, where the Anglo-American Lithgow family had lived for several generations.John moved frequently as a child, while his father founded and managed local and college theaters and Shakespeare festivals throughout the Midwest of the United States. Not until he was 16, and his father became head of the McCarter Theater in Princeton New Jersey, did the family settle down. But for John, the theater was still not a career. He won a scholarship to Harvard University, where he finally caught the acting bug (as well as found a wife). Harvard was followed by a Fulbright scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Returning from London, his rigorous dramatic training stood him in good stead, and a distinguished career on Broadway gave him one Tony Award for "The Changing Room", a second nomination in 1985 for "Requiem For a Heavyweight", and a third in 1988 for "M. Butterfly". But with critical acclaim came personal confusion, and in the mid 1970s, he and his wife divorced. He entered therapy, and in 1982, his life started in a new direction, the movies - he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp (1982). A second Oscar nomination followed for Terms of Endearment (1983), and he met a UCLA economics professor who became his second wife. As the decade of the 1990s came around, he found that he was spending too much time on location, and another career move brought him to television in the hugely successful series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). This production also played a role in bringing him back together with the son from his first marriage, Ian Lithgow, who has a regular role in the series as a dimwitted student.
Anthony HealdBirth date: 25 August 1944, New Rochelle, New York, USADescription: Anthony Heald was born Philip Anthony Mair Heald on August 25, 1944, in New Rochelle, New York. He graduated from Massapequa High School on Long Island, New York, in 1962, and from Michigan State University in 1971. He currently resides in Ashland, Oregon, where he was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company for the 1997, '98 and '99 seasons.Besides being a very diverse character actor, Anthony Heald has also lent his voice to audio books as well. He did readings of most of the Star Wars Expanded Universe and New Jedi Order audio books. By narrating a majority of the expanded universes books he has essentially become the voice of Star Wars. His unique way of delivering the stories and characters of the books have added life to the books in an amazing way.
Nicholas WoodesonBirth date: 30 November 1949, England, UKDescription: Nicholas - or Nick - Woodeson, born in 1949 in England to British parents - spent his early childhood in Haifa in Israel in line with his parents' diplomatic postings and recalls that his first taste of thespian glory was reciting A.A. Milne poems to family friends at the age of six. Nick's strong affinity and regard for the Middle East has meant that, in the 2000s, he has written several heart-felt letters to English broadsheet newspapers expressing his views on the Middle East crisis and American involvement therein. Sent back to England to complete a boarding school education, he went on to Sussex University where his interest in drama re-surfaced and he engaged in competitive productions for the British National Student Drama Festival. As a consequence he was noticed by, and obtained his first acting job for, the theatrical repertory company at Crewe in Cheshire, England, ruefully noting in hindsight that he was usually a prompter or assistant stage manager, rather than a player. However, he soon obtained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and later joined the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company, in 1981, remaining with them intermittently until 1990. He has consequently appeared in other media including films like 'Topsy-Turvy' and television dramas like 'Midsomer Murders' in 1998, where he played one of several murder suspects, along with actress Angela Pleasence. A year later, Angela and Nick played a mother and son in the stage play 'The Late Middle Classes', notwithstanding the fact that there was only an eight year age gap between them. From 2007, he reached a global audience as Julius Caesar's clever and loyal "body slave" Posca, in the BBC/HBO TV blockbuster, 'Rome'.
Stanley AndersonBirth date: 23 October 1939, Billings, Montana, USADescription: A Theatre Degree graduate of San Jose State College in the sixties, he began his professional acting career in 1967. Prior to 1990 and his work in film and television, Mr. Anderson had spent twenty-three years in over two-hundred productions as a professional actor working at (among others) Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Actors Company, and the California Shakespeare Festival. He continues to be heard as a major voiceover talent for National Geographic, Discovery, The Learning Channel, PBS, and the History Channel documentaries as well as being a primary voice for Democratic Issues and Candidates.
John FinnBirth date: 30 September 1952, New York City, New York, USADescription: John Finn was born on September 30, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as John Joseph Finn. He is an actor and director, known for Cold Case (2003), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Glory (1989).
Cynthia NixonBirth date: 9 April 1966, New York City, New York, USADescription: Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Indiscretions," "Angels in America," "The Heidi Chronicles," and "The Women," and she managed to appear in both "Hurlyburly" and "The Real Thing" at the same time. Her stage honors include winning a Theatre World Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and a Tony Award. She is also a founding member of Drama Dept., a New York-based theater company. She had been a working, though mostly unknown, actress for almost 20 years when she hit the big time with her role on HBO's Sex and the City (1998), where the naturally blond Nixon played red-haired workaholic lawyer Miranda Hobbes.
Jake WeberBirth date: 19 March 1964, London, England, UKDescription: Jake Weber was born on March 19, 1964 in London, England as Jake T. Weber. He is an actor, known for Dawn of the Dead (2004), Medium (2005) and Meet Joe Black (1998). He was previously married to Diane Weber.
Casey BiggsBirth date: 4 April 1955, Toledo, Ohio, USADescription: Casey Biggs decided to give up football and pursue an acting career while a student at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. He joined a glee club and chorus, then started getting involved in musicals and operettas. This led to his audition for the Juilliard School, where he received a BFA in 1977. He continues to star in numerous stage, film and television productions since his graduation.
Christopher MurrayBirth date: 19 March 1957, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: A Scion of Hollywood's Golden Age, and familiar to young audiences worldwide as "Dean Rivers", the comically inept headmaster of Pacific Coast Academy, in Nickelodeon's Zoey 101 (2005), Mr Murray has fashioned a respectable career in Film, Television and on Stage over the past four decades.Known for his distinct voice and laid back, wise guy attitude, he's co starred with several icons of the Entertainment Industry, including Sean Connery, Bette Davis, Alan Bates, Laurence Fishburne, Glenda Jackson, Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, David Duchovny and Angela Lansbury.The son of two-time Emmy Award-winning film and television actress Hope Lange (Peyton Place (1957), The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968), Pocketful of Miracles (1961)) and Academy Award®-nominated leading man Don Murray (Bus Stop (1956), Advise & Consent (1962)), Murray was raised in a show business family. His roots in the entertainment industry go back another generation, with his maternal grandfather, John Lange, a conductor for Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., maternal grandmother a New York stage actress, paternal grandmother a Ziegfeld dancer and paternal grandfather a noted Broadway stage manager and performer.Notable recent TV roles includes series such as Twin Peaks (2017), Aquarius (2015), Scandal (2012), Parks and Recreation (2009), Mad Men (2007), NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003), Zoey 101 (2005), Saving Grace (2007), The West Wing (1999), and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), as well as made-for-television movies including Sacrifices of the Heart (2007), A Place Called Home (2004), and Route 9 (1998)Film credits include Smokin' Aces (2006) with Ben Affleck and Jeremy Piven, The Man (2005) with Eugene Levy and Samuel L. Jackson, Just Cause (1995) with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne, The Pelican Brief (1993) with Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington, Virtuosity (1995) also with Washington and Russell Crowe and Dante's Peak (1997) with Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. His first film role was as a background actor in the Academy Award®-winning picture All the President's Men (1976) with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.On stage, Murray has appeared in productions of "Jesus Christ, Superstar", "A Patriot For Me"", "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", "The Best Man", "The Deal", "Romeo & Juliet", "King Lear" and "Mr. Roberts".
Sonny Jim GainesBirth date: 10 September 1927Description: Sonny Jim Gaines was born on September 10, 1927. He was an actor, known for Malcolm X (1992), The Pelican Brief (1993) and The Distinguished Gentleman (1992). He died on September 2, 2006 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
Kevin GeerBirth date: 6 November 1952, Reno, Nevada, USADescription: Kevin Geer's celebrated acting career includes appearances in feature film, on television, Broadway, Off-Broadway and London's West End. He recently completed one of the lead roles in the independent feature film Bunker Hill, from director Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America). Geer appears alongside James McDaniel (NYPD Blue) and Saeed Jaffrey (Gandhi).His many film credits include The Pelican Brief, Arrowshot (Sundance Film Festival), Walter Foote's The Tavern and Rod Luries' The Contender opposite Joan Allen. Kevin's extensive stage career includes celebrated performances on London's West End, where he most recently played Jonesey in Side Man, the 1999 Tony Award winner for Best Play. On Broadway, he co-starred in a highly acclaimed staging of Twelve Angry Men and A Streetcar Named Desire. His Off-Broadway credits include The Foreigner at the Astor Place Theatre and Found A Peanut at The Public.On television, Kevin has appeared on Oz, Law & Order, Homicide, China Beach, M.A.S.H., Macgyver and the TV film Sweet Bird Of Youth opposite Elizabeth Taylor.
Joe ChrestBirth date: 6 November 1952, Reno, Nevada, USADescription: A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 plays and musicals, Joe holds a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University in his home state of West Virginia, and an MFA Degree from Louisiana State University. He is a founding member of the regional theatre, Swine Palace, with RSC Director Emeritus Barry Kyle, and is the Founding Artistic Director of Ignition Film Repertory Company -- a company dedicated to nurturing and producing original works for the screen.Joe first appeared as the malevolent bellhop, Ben, in Steven Soderbergh's, "King of the Hill" and followed that with the widely acclaimed performance as Mr. Rodman in Soderbergh's,"The Underneath." Nearly unrecognizable in many of his roles, Joe continues the chameleon-like range of these early performances to the widely different characters of recent films, from the steely quiet sharpshooter, Mitchell, in "Mockingjay Part 2" to Jonah Hill's nerdy dad, David Schmidt in "21 Jump Street" to the despicable Southern aristocrat, Amos Deason in "Free State of Jones."Joe has also performed on stages from The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, working with Tony winning directors, Gordon Davidson and Jerry Zaks, and London Theatre Award winner and Olivier nominee, Barry Kyle.Joe served in The United States Air Force where he was recognized for "Cold War" service and expert marksmanship.Joe is married to choreographer ("Pawn Shop Chronicles") Christine Chrest. They have two kids, Nicolas and Samantha.
Richard BauerBirth date: 14 March 1939, Missouri, USADescription: Richard Bauer was born on March 14, 1939 in Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), The Sicilian (1987) and The Sunchaser (1996). He died on March 1, 1999 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
Michelle O'NeillBirth date: 14 March 1939, Missouri, USADescription: Michelle O'Neill is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Hap and Ashley and Under One Roof (2016).
Peter CarlinBirth date: 14 March 1939, Missouri, USADescription: Peter Carlin is a producer and actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Nixon (1995) and Attraction (2000).
Ralph CoshamBirth date: 1936Description: Ralph Cosham was born in 1936. He was an actor, known for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006), Starman (1984) and The Pelican Brief (1993). He died on September 30, 2014 in Reston, Virginia, USA.
Terrence CurrierBirth date: 5 November 1934, Cleveland, Ohio, USADescription: Terrence was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 5, 1934 while his father was touring with the Keith Vaudeville Circuit. The entourage to the hospital included such notables as Phil Silvers, Gene Krupa, who was then the drummer in the Mal Hallett Orchestra and double talk artist Al Kelly. His mother, whose stage name was Marie Duke, was a dancer and choreographer and appeared on Broadway in the John Murray Anderson Extravaganza, "Winter Nights." He cut his theatrical teeth at the legendary "Poet's Theater in Cambridge while attending Harvard College. After graduating from Harvard, he became a resident actor at Boston's, Charles Playhouse whose members included Olympia Dukakis, Charles Keating, Al Pacino, Louis Zorich and Jill Clayburgh. After ten years and forty productions he travelled south to become a member of the acting company at the prestigious Arena Stage in Washington DC, appearing in over 80 productions. When the resident company was disbanded, he trekked to New York and managed to snag a good role in the ill-fated "Annie 2". Good fortune, however, was not far down the road. He was cast in the revival of "Damn Yankees" which played 5 months at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego and 19 months on Broadway with Bebe Neuwirth as Lola and Victor Garber as the Devil. One year into the run, the irrepressible Jerry Lewis came aboard as the Devil and wowed all 35 members of the cast by knowing everyone's first name. In between theater work he's managed to sandwich in several feature films and has appeared on TV in Homicide, The Wire, Dawsons Creek, All My Children, One Life To Live, the CBS mini-series, George Washington (1984), A Woman Named Jackie, Bridges To Cross, the PBS blocbuster, The Civil War and has done three L.A. Theater Works radio dramas with Ed Asner, Marcia Mason and Fred Thompson. He recently completed filming in the new Jerry Bruckheimer film "American Treasure" to be released in 2004.
Edwin NewmanBirth date: 25 January 1919, New York City, New York, USADescription: Edwin Newman was born on January 25, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Edwin Harold Newman. He was an actor and writer, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996) and Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller (1988). He was married to Rigel Grell. He died on August 13, 2010 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.
Helen CareyBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Helen Carey was born on January 13, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), Julie & Julia (2009) and 21 (2008).
Howard ShalwitzBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Howard Shalwitz is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993).
Kyle PrueBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Kyle Prue is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Ladder 49 (2004) and Tuck Everlasting (2002).
Jewell RobinsonBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Jewell Robinson is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993).
Kim Peter KovacBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Kim Peter Kovac is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993).
Norman AronovicBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Norman Aronovic is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Species II (1998) and My Name Is Bill W. (1989).
Carl PalmerBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Carl got the last slot available for the last Acting class his last semester at Louisiana State University. He was a History and Political Science major; very intent on going to Law School. However, he took the class and the acting bug bit. So long, law school.After studying at LSU where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, he then went on to get a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Cal Arts. Having lived in New York for many years, he's also spent some time in L.A., but now resides primarily in New Orleans. In addition to film and TV roles, Carl is a veteran of over 50 Off-Broadway and major regional theatre productions.He's also written an autobiographical one-man-show called A Loss For Words. It's about his search for his birthparents, his story of growing up adopted in a small factory town outside of New Orleans, intertwined with the tale of his birthparents' romance as told through the actual letters they wrote to each other before, during and after the pregnancy. His birthfather was a bit of a beatnik, and they were both excellent letter-writers. Finally, the play is about what happened after the search.
Carol SuttonBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Carol Sutton is an actress, known for The Help (2011), This Is the End (2013) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).
Scott Michael JeffersonBirth date: 13 January 1944, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Scott Michael Jefferson is an actor, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) and Focus (2015).
Danny KaminBirth date: 18 September 1947, Victoria County, Texas, USADescription: He was born in the back of a Chevy station wagon being driven by this late father one starry night in September blazing across a desolate West Texas highway trying to find any town with a hospital for his mother to give birth to Danny. Unable to, his dad took command just as he'd done for four consecutive years of war in the Pacific Theater in World War II, and Danny was delivered while his mother held a flashlight on herself for his dad to see . Since then he has been in the spotlight for much of his life. When he was five years old he knew he wanted to be an actor in movies. On Saturday mornings beginning at the age of seven his mother put him on a Continental Trailways Bus (being driven by "Red") from the small South Central Texas town where is lived bound for Houston to study with a later known national authority in children's theater, the late Jeannine Wagner. She taught at the original and famous Alley Theater. His life until graduating from college revolved around theater. When he was ten, having seen James Cagney in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), he knew his goal was to become a character actor in movies. With the idea and support of his fifth-grade teacher, at the age of ten he was offered the opportunity to study theater in the summers at Southwest Texas University in San Marcos, Texas. He was the youngest student ever admitted to the university's summer theater program. He attended every summer for six years. At 16 he accepted the opportunity to direct at the university. He selected "Hello Out There" by William Sayoran. Graduate students at the university and high school drama teachers attending summer theater courses at the university from across Texas were the other directors. He remained very active in speech and theater in high school, winning numerous local, regional and state competitions in public speaking, debate and theater as an actor. When a junior in high school he was scouted by the theater department at the University of Texas and offered a full scholarship there in drama. Instead, he entered Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, to work with famed theater director Paul Baker. However he graduated from Emerson College in Boston. Danny did not act in his first film or television project until he had graduated from law school, became a felony prosecutor in the district attorney's office in Corpus Christi, Texas, and later an Assistant US Attorney and was already in private practice in Houston, Texas. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney he pioneered the federal criminal prosecutions of film piracy (criminal copyright infringement) in the United States Fifth Circuit, worked with the U.S. Congress to raise the criminal penalty for copyright infringement from a misdemeanor to a felony, is responsible for originating and initiating the anti-piracy warning appearing at the beginning of all commercial videotapes and DVDs and trying the largest film piracy case then to date to a jury verdict where the defendant received federal prison time ; United States of America vs. Ralph Smith. Those achievements earned him the John Marshall Award from the U.S. Department of Justice. A story on the film piracy case was a "60 Minutes" segment titled "Who Stole Superman" A short biography of Danny's career as a lawyer, including his service as an immigration judge in Atlanta, Georgia, is published in the 1985/1986 edition of "Who's Who in American Law".What motivated Danny back into theater and later to pursue a second career in film and television as an actor was the realization, after his dad died at age 61, that life can be truly short, and he should try to achieve his unrealized life-long ambition. He returned to the stage. His theater work resulted in an offer of a co-star role in his first television movie The Return of Desperado (1988) starring Robert Foxworth and Billy Dee Williams, on NBC. Danny still makes his home in Houston, Texas and works all over North America, including Canada. He also maintains international visibility as an award-winning and published stills photographer. He was once awarded the Kodak International Photography Award for his work in black and white, and was once named Texas Photographer of the Year by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. He has numerous book and magazine credits. In 2009 he created "Operation Grateful" , a photo project in which he shoots family photographic portraits for free and sends them to those family members serving as military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2007 Danny founded the non-profit organization Carolyn's Hope, in memory of his late mother. The mission of that not-for-profit organization is to educate the public and law enforcement on identifying, exposing and combating domestic elder abuse, neglect, and the financial exploitation of vulnerable elderly people. His most recent theatrical stage work was in 2008 in a play directed by Richard Benjamin at the Falcon Theater in Burbank, California where he co-starred with Ed Asner, Paula Prentiss, and Laine Kazan in "A Step Out of Time". He is in private practice in Houston, Texas as a criminal defense lawyer representing juvenile clients charged with criminal offenses.
Mark McLaughlinBirth date: 18 September 1947, Victoria County, Texas, USADescription: Mark McLaughlin is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), First Affair (1983) and Orleans (1997).
Robert PavlovichBirth date: 30 March 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: Robert Pavlovich was born on March 30, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for Hard Target (1993), The Pelican Brief (1993) and The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009).
Magee HickeyBirth date: 30 March 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: It looks like we don't have any Biography for Magee Hickey yet.
Constance YelvertonBirth date: 30 March 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: Constance Yelverton is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Heart Like a Wheel (1983) and Felony (1994).
Kim KettleBirth date: 30 March 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: Kim Kettle is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993).
Ellie K. WangBirth date: 30 March 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: Ellie K. Wang is an actress, known for Body of Lies (2008), The Pelican Brief (1993) and The Fugue (2009).
Franchelle Stewart DornBirth date: 6 November 1949, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Ms Dorn is a resident actor with the Shakespeare Theater in Washington D.C.. Her numerous roles include Emmy in The Doctor's Dilemma, Duchess of York in Richard II, Yvette in Mother Courage and Her CHildren, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors, Gertrude in Hamlet, Cassandra in Troilus and Cressida, Emilia in Othello, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and many more. She has also appeared in The Pelican Brief, Raise the Titanic, The Man Who Wasn't There, and Chances Are and has hosted the seris Working Women on PBS. She has received the Helen Hayes Award (Washington D.C. Award for Theater) for her performances in The Visit in 1993 and The WInter's Tale in 1988. She is an instructor at The Howard University College of Fine Arts and an Adjunct Professor at teh University of Maryland's Opera Studio. Ms. Dorn received her BA from Finch College and her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
Karen BraloveBirth date: 6 November 1949, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Karen Bralove is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Bug (2002) and Shadow Conspiracy (1997). She was previously married to Dick Stilwell.
Teagle F. BougereBirth date: 6 November 1949, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Teagle F. Bougere is known for his work on A Beautiful Mind (2001), Night at the Museum (2006) and Two Weeks Notice (2002).
Carey VarnerBirth date: 6 November 1949, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Carey Varner is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993).
Sandra QuartermanBirth date: 26 June 1968, Savannah, Georgia, USADescription: Sandra Quarterman was born on June 26, 1968 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for All My Children (1970), Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992) and The Pelican Brief (1993).
Cynthia HoodBirth date: 26 June 1968, Savannah, Georgia, USADescription: Cynthia Hood is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Sweet Sweet Summertime (2018) and Ocean City (2004).
Alan WadeBirth date: 26 June 1968, Savannah, Georgia, USADescription: Alan Wade is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993) and Major League II (1994).
Harold SurrattBirth date: 26 June 1968, Savannah, Georgia, USADescription: Harold Surratt is an actor, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Pelican Brief (1993) and Bound by Honor (1993).
Paul MorellaBirth date: 26 June 1968, Savannah, Georgia, USADescription: Paul Morella is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), The Replacements (2000) and The Hunley (1999).
Ed JohnsonBirth date: 26 June 1968, Savannah, Georgia, USADescription: Ed Johnson is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Soul Desires (2001) and Dungeon of Desire (1999).
Jurian HughesBirth date: 6 November 1964, Albany, New York, USADescription: Jurian Hughes was born on November 6, 1964 in Albany, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Session 9 (2001), The Pelican Brief (1993) and Law & Order (1990).
Dick StilwellBirth date: 27 July 1943, Buffalo, New York, USADescription: Dick Stilwell was born on July 27, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Richard G. Stilwell Jr. He was an actor, known for Forrest Gump (1994), L.A. Confidential (1997) and The Pelican Brief (1993). He was married to Karen Bralove. He died on November 23, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tom QuinnBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Tom Quinn was born on April 28, 1934 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Super 8 (2011), The Next Three Days (2010) and Enemy of the State (1998). He died on January 5, 2014 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA.
Beverly BrighamBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Beverly Brigham is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Guarding Tess (1994) and Hairspray (1988).
Eliza ColemanBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Eliza Coleman is known for her work on The Revenant (2015), Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Doug ColemanBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Doug Coleman is known for his work on The Revenant (2015), Sully (2016) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Michael PortBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Michael Port is an actor, known for Another World (1964), The Believer (2001) and The Pelican Brief (1993).
Shanna ConnellBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Shanna Connell is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993).
Gene BabbBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Gene Babb is an actor, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Amends to My Life (2007) and Rescue 911 (1989).
Kyle DuvallBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Kyle Duvall is an actor and producer, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Guarding Tess (1994) and The Ones.
Karl WarrenBirth date: 28 April 1934, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Karl Warren is an actor, known for Twelve Monkeys (1995), The Pelican Brief (1993) and Black-ish (2014).
Carrie BorenBirth date: 8 December 1970Description: Carrie Boren was born on December 8, 1970 as Carrie Christine Boren. She is an actress, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Tornado! (1996) and Couples (1993).
Directors of "The Pelican Brief"
Alan J. PakulaBirth date: 7 April 1928, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USADescription: Alan J. Pakula was born on April 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Alan Jay Pakula. He was a producer and director, known for T...
Creators of "The Pelican Brief"
John GrishamBirth date: 8 February 1955, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USADescription: A graduate of Mississippi State University and Ole Miss Law School, John Grisham obtained his law degree in 1981 and practiced law for about 10 yea...
Alan J. PakulaBirth date: 7 April 1928, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USADescription: Alan J. Pakula was born on April 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Alan Jay Pakula. He was a producer and director, known for T...