Celebrity Run Ins

by trust_in_leary | created - 09 Sep 2011 | updated - 29 Nov 2011 | Public

1. Bruce Campbell

Actor | Bubba Ho-Tep

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead (1981), in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling ...

First ran into Bruce when I was an extra in the first Spider-man movie. We were standing in line when I saw him coming out of his trailer. I said, "hey Bruce Campbell!" He says, "that's right baby." We gave him a lot of *beep* calling him Ash from the crowd, and making a sign that said Groovy. He hated us. After that we went to book signings and appearances every chance we could to give him *beep* He still hates us.

2. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

Came by with his wife and kids to see Bee Movie at the theater where I worked. He asked me if we had milk. Sadly I couldn't help him.

I also saw him playing basketball at Pepperdine once. Apparently he does that a lot cause he lives in Malibu.

3. Jeff Garlin

Actor | Curb Your Enthusiasm

As a multi-talented comedian who encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy, Jeff Garlin has honed a successful career that started at Second City in his hometown of Chicago. Influenced by the comedians of his childhood (such as Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, and ...

Came by the theater. He was cool. Hung out for a bit and *beep* with us popcorn monkeys.

4. Michael Rooker

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, 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 "...

Met him after a convention where he was plugging The Sixth Day. He was awesome.

5. Kevin Smith

Producer | Clerks

Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank but grew up in Highlands, New Jersey, the son of Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry.

His ...

Saw him speak at a con back in '99 maybe. Got a bunch comics signed. He was a dick, berating question askers for interrupting him and what not. I think he's much cooler now 'cause he smokes a gang of weed.

6. Nicholas Lea

Actor | Vertical Limit

Nicholas Lea was born on June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Vertical Limit (2000), The X-Files (1993) and Chaos (2005).

Met him at an X-Files con in like '97. Got some *beep* signed.

7. William B. Davis

Actor | The X Files

William B. Davis was born on January 13, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as William Bruce Davis. He is an actor and director, known for The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998) and The Dead Zone (1983). He has been married to Emmanuelle Herpin since 2011.

Met him at the same X-Files con. Got some *beep* signed by him too.

8. Robert Schwartzman

Soundtrack | The Princess Diaries

Robert Schwartzman was born on 24th December 1982 to parents, actress Talia Shire and producer Jack Schwartzman, in Los Angeles California. He was born into one of the film industry's most famous families, including uncle Francis Ford Coppola, cousin Nicolas Cage, cousin Sofia Coppola, (former) ...

Did a Rooney video in '04 or '05. Me and my buddy Anthony were two of maybe five guys that were there with 150 hot chicks. The band was cool.

9. Talia Shire

Actress | Rocky

Talia Shire was born on April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, Long Island, New York, USA as Talia Rose Coppola. She is an actress, known for Rocky (1976), The Godfather (1972) and Rocky V (1990). She was previously married to Jack Schwartzman and David Shire.

She's Robert "Carmine" Schwartzman's mother, and was hanging out at the video shoot we did. She took a liking to Anthony. We joked that he could be Carmine's new stepdad.

10. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

Saw him the first time at the Vans store in the Eagle Rock Plaza back in the day when we were kids. Recently he came by the Gap where I currently work. Bought a bunch of pants. He was nice.

11. Tobey Maguire

Actor | Brothers

Tobias Vincent Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were 18 and 20, and not yet married, when he was born. His mother, Wendy (Brown), did advertising, publicity, and acting in Hollywood for years as she coached and managed Tobey. His father, Vincent Maguire, was a cook and ...

Gave him *beep* at the Spider-man and Seabiscuit shoots. At Spider-man a big group of teen girl extras shouted, "Toby we love you," getting waves in return. This prompted us guys to shout, "Toby we love you too!" Everybody laughed and he looked embarassed. We did the same thing when were extras in Seabiscuit.

12. Mike White

Writer | Chuck & Buck

Mike White was born on June 28, 1970 in Pasadena, California, USA as Michael Christopher White. He is a writer and producer, known for Chuck & Buck (2000), School of Rock (2003) and The Good Girl (2002).

13. Beck

Soundtrack | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Beck was born on July 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bek David Campbell. He has been married to Marissa Ribisi since April 3, 2004. They have two children.

14. Lou Ferrigno

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound title character of The Incredible Hulk (1977), the alter ego of meek scientist David Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child ...

15. Robert Evans

Producer | Chinatown

Robert Evans was born in New York City, to Florence (Krasne) and Archie Shapera, a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem. His family was of Russian Jewish descent. He was raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He began his show-business career as a teenage radio actor. After flopping in his ...

16. Tahj Mowry

Actor | Smart Guy

Tahj Mowry, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is known for playing the young prodigy on the Disney sitcom, Smart Guy (1997). He is the son of Darlene Renee (Flowers), who eventually ended up managing the siblings' early career, and Timothy John Mowry, a police officer and a veteran of the war. His ...

17. Cynthia Watros

Actress | The Guiding Light

Cynthia Watros was born on September 2, 1968 in Lake Orion, Michigan, USA as Cynthia Michele Watros. She is an actress, known for Guiding Light (1952), Titus (2000) and Video Game High School (2012). She has been married to Curtis "Curt" Gilliland since 1996. They have two children.

Came into the Gap with her adorable little girls. Really nice but seemed kind of jittery and on edge.

18. Keke Palmer

Actress | Alice

Lauren Keyana Palmer was born on August 26, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but, to ...

She came into the Gap not too long ago. She was really sweet. Cool girl.

19. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

20. Christopher Walken

Actor | Hairspray

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

21. Chris Parnell

Actor | Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Chris Parnell enrolled at Germantown High School where he took drama and auditioned for every play. In 1985, when he was a senior at Germantown, he was voted "Most Talented" by his classmates. Right after graduating high school, Chris attended North Carolina ...

22. Marlon Wayans

Actor | White Chicks

Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Marlon L. Wayans. He is an actor and writer, known for White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006) and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996). He was previously married to Angelica Zachary.

23. Shawn Wayans

Actor | White Chicks

Shawn Wayans was born on January 19, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Shawn M. Wayans. He is an actor and writer, known for White Chicks (2004), Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) and Little Man (2006).

24. Justin Kirk

Actor | Weeds

Born in Salem, Oregon, Justin Kirk spent his childhood in Union, Washington, where he attended grade school on a Native American reservation. Kirk knew from the age of 3 that he wanted to perform, and he made his acting debut at seven in a local college play. At 12, he moved with his mother to ...

My friend Jason's uncle Herman and his band were playing at Mr. T's and *beep* Uncle Andy from Weeds was there. Random.

25. Alex Borstein

Actress | Family Guy

Alex Borstein is a Chicago-born American actress, known for her work on the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005), Bad Santa (2003), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017). Borstein became a MADtv cast member in 1997, during the sketch comedy show's third season. ...

She lived across the street from me when i was in high school. She's kind of a bitch. Her husband was cool. They moved to Pasadena so I see her from time to time. She used to come into the Three Dog Bakery, and now comes into the Gap.

26. Kanye West

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, ...

He got off the plane I was waiting to board in the Burmingham airport.

27. Christopher Titus

Writer | Titus

A seemingly overnight success with his own TV series, "Titus", Christopher at age 35 struggled to reach that peak. His series is based on his life. His father was a womanizing beer guzzling salesman. Living with his father, he endured a series of stepmothers until, at age 12, he decided to run away...

When we got to LAX after seeing Kanye in Birmingham, we saw Titus. He walked by us on his cell phone, I gave him a, "Hey Titus." Big smile, peace sign, cool dude. Super tight pants.

28. Zack De La Rocha

Soundtrack | The Matrix

Zack De La Rocha was born on January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California, USA as Zacarias Manuel De La Rocha.

29. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Grifters

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her ...

Me and Anthony were walking down Hollywood Blvd. when she came out of some screening at El Capitan Theater. We tried to get her attention, but she totally ignored us, so Anthony shouts, "Fine. *beep* you then!" That made her turn. It made the big black dudes in suits hse was with turn too, but we went ninja mode, and escaped detection.

30. Dennis Haysbert

Actor | Far from Heaven

Dennis Haysbert was born on June 2, 1954 in San Mateo, California, USA as Dennis Dexter Haysbert. He is an actor and producer, known for Far from Heaven (2002), 24 (2001) and Heat (1995). He was previously married to Lynn Griffith and Elena Simms.

He used to come by the movie theater all the time.

31. Jorja Fox

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Jorja Fox has become a familiar face by playing major roles in three of the most successful television dramas in history: ER (1994), The West Wing (1999) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

As a teenager, Fox had a career as a fashion model. She then turned to formal study of the acting craft...

She came into the Three Dog Bakery once. Super hot!

32. Jasmin St. Claire

Actress | Dorm Daze 2

Jasmin St. Claire shot to fame as "America's Most Controversial Sex Symbol" after appearing in the top-selling adult films of the late 1990s. She created an outlaw rock star image that at times scandalized the adult industry. Her acerbic humor and willingness to mock her own porn stardom made her ...

She had a signing table at a con I went to. Boner central!

33. Colin Malone

Assistant_director | The Rat Thing

Colin Malone is an actor and writer, known for The Rat Thing (2007) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).

One Saturday night in high school, some friends come pick me up, and we decide to crash a party we hear across the canyon from my house. It's awesome. Tons of booze and eats. The place is full of super hot chicks with tit jobs and random ass people. We see Colin Malone pictures and articles and what not on the walls, and make the connection that were at his pad, and all these people are his sleazy friends. I got wasted on SoCo and ended up naked in the hot tub with people taking pictures with me. Ran into Colin again a few months later down at the train station and jogged his memory about that night. "Oh yeah the hot tub kid. You're a legend man!" My mother would be proud.



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