Leonard Simon Nimoy, born in Boston, MA, and known to millions as Mr. Spock on the Star Trek TV series and the many films to follow. But, has he done any other roles? The answer is yes, and plenty of them. His first appearance was in a comedy/drama film called Queen for a Day. He continued to play in many television series episodes such as M Squad, Sea Hunt, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Death Valley Days, Get Smart, and Gunsmoke, before being cast as the Vulcan-Human Mr. Spock. The original Star Trek series ran for three seasons. However, it was followed by a Star Trek animated series, and several Star Trek films among them: Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan, Star Trek III, IV, V, VI, and a 2009 film with Chris Pine playing Kirk and Leornard Nimoy playing and older Spock.
Leonard Nimoy said of the character he played so often: “Spock is definitely one of my best friends. When I put on those ears, it’s not like just another day. When I become Spock, that day becomes something special.” And you, Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy brought something special to millions of Star Trek Fans.
Nguyen Xuan Tri , born in Saigon, South Vietnam is an actor, director, writer and martial artist. Nguyen’s father was an actor and his mother an actress and dancer in South Vietnam. The family left Vietnam the day Saigon fell to the Communist Viet Cong.
Nguyen’s acting debut was in a guest starring role as Suki on General Hospital. He continued to receive roles in series episodes including a special two-hour Magnum, P.I. He may be best known as “Officer Harry Truman Ioki” on 21 Jump Street which also starred Johnny Depp. He also appeared in three seasons of V.I.P. as “Johnny Loh” as well as several films such as Heaven and Earth, Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington, the comedy Hundred Percent, and Little Fish starring Cate Blanchett.
In 2001, Dustin Nguyen’s wife was in a car accident which left her a quadriplegic. He and wife, Angela, are active in The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.
Gregory Scott Reeves, began his acting career as “Jake Hogansen” on Days of Our Lives. He appeared in films such as Edge of Honor, starring Corey Feldman, When the Cradle Falls, and Waitin’ to Live, which starred Lee Majors and Barry Corbin. His television credits include Chicago Hope, The King of Queens, Touched by an Angel and recurring appearances as “Ryan McNeil” on The Young and the Restless. Reeves currently plays “Dr. Steve Webber” on General Hospital.
Matthew Chandler Fox was born in Abington, PA. An economics major at Columbia University, Fox, in a borrowed suit and shoes, applied for a job selling stocks on Wall Street. He described the employees in the firm as “mid-20ss, Type A, go-getting wannabe Gordon Gekkos” and “so much testosterone flying around in all the wrong directions”. Fox quickly determined Wall Street was not for him and turned to acting.
His first television appearance was in an episode of Wings and then landed the role of “Charlie Salinger” in the six-season drama Party of Five. From there, he starred as “Frank Taylor” in the short-lived series Haunted, co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the film We Are Marshall, and then on to the hit series Lost as “Jack Shephard”.
David Harold Myer, better known to fans as David Janssen, was born in Naponee, NE. His early career found him playing supporting roles in dozens of films such as To Hell and Back, starring Audie Murphy, Never Say Goodbye, starring Rock Hudson, Away All Boats, with Jeff Chandler and The Girl He Left Behind, with Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood. During that time Janssen also made appearances on several television shows. His breakthrough TV role was as “Richard Diamond” in Richard Diamond: Private Detective. Janssen is best known for playing “Dr. Richard Kimble” on the four seasons of The Fugitive The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Dramatic Series and Janssen was nominated three time for an Emmy Award. He also won a Golden Globe as Best Male TV Star.
Two days before his death from a sudden heart attack, David Janssen had a bad dream that he was being carried in a coffin following a heart attack
Brent Huss broke into show business with an untitled role in the 1976 re-make of King Kong which starred Jeff Bridges. Since that time he has appeared in several films and television series episodes including, Hollywood Confidential, Scorpio One, Hitman’s Run, Glass Trap, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Black Scorpion, The West Wing and Lucky. Brent Huff was also one of the top male models of the 1980s with worldwide print campaigns for Versace, Armani, Calvin Klein and L&M cigarettes.
Actor-turned-producer Herman Andrew Stephens was born in Memphis, TN. Stevens made his debut performance in an uncredited role in the TV series The Courtship of Eddie’s Father . He continued his acting career in roles on several other television shows including Emerald Point N.A.S., The Love Boat, Dallas, and Murder She Wrote. His film credits include Vigilante Force which starred Kris Kristofferson and Jan-Michael Vincent, The Terror Within, Eyewitness to Murder, Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III, Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure and The Boys in Company C which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
Andrew Stevens has produced more than 100 films such as: The Big Kahuna, The Whole Nine Yards, Animal Factory, and 3000 Miles to Graceland. The Hollywood Reporter magazine named Stevens one of the most prolific producers in Hollywood.
Corey Ian Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was known in the 1980s as a teen idol. He made his acting debut in the film was in First Born followed by the role of “Larry” in the Canadian television series The Edison Twins. He starred in the film Lucas which also featured Charlie Sheen and Courtney Thorne-Smith, and co-starred with Jason Patric in The Lost Boys. Corey Haim co-starred with fellow actor Corey Feldman in eight films. They came to be known as “The Two Coreys”. The films were: The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, Blown Away, Last Resort, Dream a Little Dream 2, Busted, and Lost Boys: The Tribe.
Corey Haim’ more current films were New Terminal Hotel, and American Sunset. Haim died on March 10, 2010 from what appeared to be an accidental drug overdose although no illegal drugs were found at the scene. His last competed film is Decisions in which he had the starring role.
Ronald Montague Moss was born in Los Angeles, CA. He has played “Ridge Forrester” on the daytime soap opera TheBold and the Beautiful. Moss has appeared in 2,090 episodes of the show beginning in 1987. He also played “Count Dracula” in the comedy/thriller Her Morbid Desires, himself in the comedy/romance Christmas in Love and the voice of “Dr. Forrester” in the animated film Bolt.
In addition to his career as an actor, Ronn Moss is one of the original members of the band Player along with Peter Beckett, John “J.C.” Crowley, and John Friesen. The band was popular in the 70s and had a No. 1 hit with the song “Baby Come Back”. Moss left the band in 1981 but has recently recorded two solo albums with Peter Beckett. Player’s hit song “Baby Come Back” was used in the film Transformers and featured in commercials for Swiffer floor cleaners.
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was born in Bridgeport CN and named by film critic Roger Ebert as his favorite actor and one of the greatest actors of all time. He was cast as “Lt. Bill Walker in The Story of G. I. Joe. The film was instantly a commercial and critical success and launched Mitchum’s career. Mitchum would become known for his roles in gangster and crime films. He appeared in more than a hundred films. Some of the best known were: Blood on the Moon, The Red Pony, The Big Steal, Track of the Cat, Thunder Road, The Night of the Hunter, Home from the Hill, Cape Fear, The Longest Day and two films, Farewell My Lovely and The Big Sleep, based on author Raymond Chandler’s private detective “Phillip Marlowe”. Mitchum starred in three television mini-series: The Winds of War, North and South, and War and Remembrance. A lesser known talent was his singing and composing ability. Film makers used Mitchum’s own singing voice rather than hiring a professional singer in films such as Rachel and the Stranger, River of No Return and the Night of the Hunter. Robert Mitchum was an actor of tremendous ability whose acting abilities were underrated and underused. He hid his talent under an air of disinterest. Mitchum said, “Sometimes, I think I ought to go back and do at least one thing really well. But, again, indolence will probably cause me to hesitate about finding a place to start. Part of that indolence perhaps is due to shyness because I’m a natural hermit. I’ve been in constant motion of escape all my life. I’ve never really found the right corner to hide in.” A sad commentary from a man with so much talent.