Cast and Crew I've had the opportunity to meet and chat with.

by themattram | created - 08 Feb 2013 | updated - 08 Feb 2013 | Public

People I've met and held conversations with.

1. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Face/Off

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish and German (mother) descent. Cage changed his...

2. Rainn Wilson

Actor | The Office

Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University ...

3. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

4. Brandon Routh

Actor | Superman Returns

Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine LaVonne (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Wayne Routh, a carpenter. Routh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in ...

5. William Fichtner

Actor | Crash

A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent.

Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, ...

6. James Landry Hébert

Actor | Stranger Things

Some would say that actor James Landry Hébert (pronounced "Ayy-Bear") was born in Lafayette, LA in 1984. Others would argue that after spending most of his adolescence on an Indian reservation the actor was born while studying theater at Louisiana State University. And still others, James included,...

7. Anita Briem

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth. Briem was born in Reykjavík and is the daughter of drummer Gunnlaugur Briem of Mezzoforte and back-up vocalist Erna Þórarinsdóttir. ...

8. Tom Atkins

Actor | Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic character actor Tom Atkins was born on November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Atkins initially became an avid horror film fan in his childhood days; Howard Hawks' immortal classic The Thing from Another World (1951) made an especially strong ...

9. Peter Mayhew

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England, to Constance Elizabeth (Yeates) and Walter Henry Mayhew. Later resident in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. ...

10. Matt Czuchry

Actor | The Resident

Matt Czuchry is an American Actor and Producer known for his work on The Resident (2018), The Good Wife (2009) and Gilmore Girls (2000).

Matt graduated from College of Charleston with Summa Cum Laude honors, and B.A degrees in the disciplines of both History and Political Science. In his senior year...

11. Geoff Stults

Actor | Wedding Crashers

Geoff Stults was born in Detroit and raised in Colorado. Attended Whittier College from 1994-1998, where he performed in some theatrical productions and played division III football. Played professional Football in Europe as a wide receiver. He acted in the long running show, 7th Heaven (1996), in ...

12. Jesse Bradford

Actor | Presumed Innocent

Jesse Bradford was born Jesse Bradford Watrouse in Norwalk, Connecticut. Both of his parents, Curtis Watrouse and Terry Porter, are actors who have appeared in many television commercials. Jesse has been acting almost constantly since his big debut in a Q-Tip commercial when he was an 8-month-old ...

13. James Wolk

Actor | Mad Men

James Wolk was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to Edie (Elson), an art teacher, and Robert Wolk, a shoe store owner. His family is Jewish. James graduated from North Farmington High School, and worked in his father's store as a teenager. He graduated from the University of Michigan drama school...

14. Nikki Blonsky

Actress | Hairspray

Nicole Blonsky (born November 9, 1988) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and Internet personality, who is best known for her breakthrough role as Tracy Turnblad in the film Hairspray (2007), for which she won a Critics' Choice Award and received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award and a ...

15. Randall Newsome

Actor | One Night in Miami...

Randall Newsome is an actor and assistant director, known for One Night in Miami... (2020), TURN: Washington's Spies (2014) and Chicago Fire (2012).

16. Jamie Teer

Actress | Drive Angry

Jamie Teer is an actress and writer, known for Drive Angry (2011), ShiKeiKee (2008) and Blood Sun Town (2013).

17. Patrick Lussier

Editor | Drive Angry

Patrick Lussier is known for his work on Drive Angry (2011), My Bloody Valentine (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015).

18. Todd Farmer

Writer | Jason X

Todd Farmer was born in November 1968. He is a writer and actor, known for Jason X (2001), My Bloody Valentine (2009) and Drive Angry (2011).

19. Nick Gillard

Stunts | Wanted

Nick Gillard was born on March 31, 1959 in Brighton, Sussex, England as Nicholas Gillard. He is known for his work on Wanted (2008), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).

20. Eric Alba

Visual_effects | Inside Man

21. Ted Hope

Producer | The Ice Storm

Expanding on a career producing many of this era's landmark independent films, Ted Hope launched Amazon's foray into feature film production in January of 2015. Ted has produced more than seventy films. He co-founded and ran the 90's production & sales powerhouse Good Machine and went on to ...

22. Brian Pearson

Cinematographer | See

Brian Pearson was born in 1967. He is known for his work on See (2019), American Renegades (2017) and Into the Storm (2014).

23. Glenn Neufeld

Visual_effects | The Sum of All Fears

Glenn Neufeld is known for his work on The Sum of All Fears (2002), No Way Out (1987) and The Core (2003).

24. Peter Levin

Director | Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Peter Levin is a director and assistant director, known for Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967), Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003) and The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972).



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