Jerry Lanning was on the Dick Van Dyke Show in 1962, the episode was called “The Twizzle” where he played Randy “Twizzle” Eisenbauer, a young man who invents a new dance craze called the “Twizzle” (an obvious reference to a popular dance of the day). Do any of you remember Jerry at the bowling alley performing the song The Twizzle, and those moves he made to the song, (I now have the song stuck in my head, lol! it was a rather catchy tune). That episode was just on and I thought the guy guest starring on it was Jerry but I was not sure until I googled it! Sure enough it was him, he was all of 19 years old.
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Well here is the start on the fantastic cast of NCIS…
Michael Weatherly was born Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. on July 8th, 1968 New York City. He grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut and has 5 sisters and 1 brother. Michael graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, in 1986. He attended American University of Paris for two years. I read a funny story about Michael about when he was living in the red-light district in Paris, he was 19 at the time and was attending the American University. Anyways he got to know the ladies of the evening as he made his way to and from school, but says he was too broke to ever “visit” with them. He recalled: “So my mom came to visit, of course, and we are walking down the street and every hooker is, ‘Bonjour Michael.’ And I am, “Mom, they don’t know me. They just see me all the time.” My mom was, ‘There are a lot of ladies in the neighborhood.’
Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg on February 15, 1951 in in Hayes, Middlesex, England, she is the eldest of three daughters. Her parents are John Benjamin Frankenberg, an obstetrician, and Mieke, a nurse. Her father was a British Jew whose family was from Poland. Her mother was a Dutch Protestant who was a prisoner of war during World War II. Jane was educated at the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire, in England. She took on the stage name “Jane Seymour” after King Henry VIII’s third wife.
Remember those 2 cute long blond haired babes from your Saturday Morning Cartoons back in 1991? Well here is a little blog on them…
Chip and Pepper Foster are identical twins from Canada. Pepper is older than Chip by a whopping fifty-five seconds! The story of how Chip and Pepper became well-known has many layers…of clothing that is! They started out in the 1980’s selling t-shirts out of the back of their truck for fun and it just grew and grew…So they started their own clothing business and named it Chip and Pepper Wetwear. It’s huge success caught the attention of a producer at NBC who became interested in working with these funny, talented, and way-off-the-wall brothers!
Brian Austin Green was born on July 15, 1973 in Van Nuya, California. His parents are George & Joyce, Keith & Lori are his older siblings.
Brian began preparing for a career in the entertainment industry as early as the fifth grade. Upon entering the Thirty Second Street School for the Performing Arts he focused on music, and with USC Film School around the corner, he was soon starring in student films.
Work in commercials followed, as did the opportunity to play a role in the PBS production of The Canterville Ghost starring Richard Kiley.
Kirk Cameron was born Kirk Thomas Cameron on October 12, 1970 in Los Angeles. His parents are Robert Cameron, a retired school teacher, and Barbara Bausmith, a stay-at-home mom. He has three sisters, Bridgette, Melissa, and Candace. He went to school on the set of Growing Pains, as opposed to a normal school and graduated at 17 with high honors.
Kirk began acting at age nine, and his first job was in a commercial for a breakfast cereal. His first starring role was at age 10, in the television series Two Marriages. In the early 80’s he appeared in several television shows and films which included, Goliath Awaits, Beyond Witch Mountain & Starflight: The Plane That Couldn’t Land.
Jennifer Love Hewitt was born on February 21, 1979. You could say she always had dreams of being a star. Even at the early age of three she sang “The Greatest Love of All” at a livestock show and at four years old she entertained an audience at a restaurant-dance hall, with her version of “Help Me Make It Through the Night”. By five she was already tap dancing and doing ballet. At nine, she became a member of the Texas Show Team (which also toured in the Soviet Union). At the age of ten, at the suggestion of talent scouts and after gaining the title of “Texas Our Little Miss Talent Winner”, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother to pursue a career in both acting and singing. Jennifer attended Lincoln High School where her classmates included Jonathan Neville, who became a talent scout and recommended Hewitt for her role in Party of Five. After moving to Los Angeles she appeared in more than twenty television commercials, including some for Mattel toys.
Luke Perry was born Coy Luther Perry III on October 11, 1966. I remember first seeing Luke on the teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 where he played Dylan McKay. He had auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but Ian Ziering ended up getting that part. Before his days on 90210 he appeared on a couple of Soap Operas. He played Ned Bates on Loving from 1987–1988 & Kenny on Another World from 1988-1989.
Shannen Doherty was born Shannen Maria Doherty on April 12, 1971. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee and has an older brother named Sean. She has Irish ancestry with Catholic roots but was raised in her mother’s Southern Baptist religion. Shannen realized at an early age, 7 years old to be exact, that she want to be an actress.
Jaclyn Smith was born Jaclyn Ellen Smith on October 26, 1947. She is probably best known for the role of Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie’s Angels which ran from 1976-1981. She was the only female lead to remain with the show for it’s entire run.
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