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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Who is Matthew Abram Groening ?


Who is Matthew Abram Groening? The world knows him as the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and Life in Hell. Groening was born February 15, 1954 in Portland, Oregon)[1]
He grew up in Portland, he is the middle child of five children. His mother, Margaret Wiggum,[5] was once a teacher, and his father, Homer Philip Groening, was a filmmaker, advertiser, writer and cartoonist.[6] Homer, born in Main Centre, Saskatchewan, Canada, grew up in a Mennonite, Plattdeutsch-speaking family.[7] Matt's grandfather Abram Groening was a professor at Tabor College, a Mennonite Brethren liberal arts college in Hillsboro, Kansas before moving to Albany College (now known as Lewis and Clark College) in Oregon in 1930.[8]


From 1972[9] to 1977, Groening attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington,[10] a liberal school which he described as "a hippie college, with no grades or required classes, that drew every weirdo in the Northwest."[11] He served as the editor of the campus newspaper, The Cooper Point Journal, for which he also wrote articles and drew cartoons. Later in 1977, at the age of 23, Groening moved to Los Angeles to become a writer. He went through what he described as "a series of lousy jobs," including being an extra in the film When Everyday Was The Fourth of July,[15] bussing tables,[16] washing dishes at a nursing home, landscaping in a sewage treatment plant,[17] and chauffeuring and ghostwriting for a retired Western director.[18][19]


Groening described life in Los Angeles to his friends in the form of a self-published comic book entitled Life in Hell, which was loosely inspired by a chapter entitled "How to Go to Hell" in Walter Kaufmann's book Critique of Religion and Philosophy.[20] Groening distributed the comic book in the book corner of Licorice Pizza, a record store in which he worked. He made his first professional cartoon sale to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978.[20] The strip, entitled "Forbidden Words," appeared in the September/October issue of that year.[16][21]
Groening gained employment at the Los Angeles Reader, a newly formed alternative newspaper, delivering papers,[9] typesetting, editing and answering phones.[17] He showed his cartoons to the editor, James Vowell, who was impressed and eventually gave him a spot in the paper.[9] Life in Hell made its official debut as a comic strip in the Reader on April 25, 1980.[16][22]
Vowell also gave Groening his own weekly music column, "Sound Mix," in 1982. However, the column would rarely actually be about music, as he would often write about his "various enthusiasms, obsessions, pet peeves and problems" instead.[11] In an effort to add more music to the column, he "just made stuff up,"[15] concocting and reviewing fictional bands and non-existent records. In the following week's column, he would confess to fabricating everything in the previous column and swear that everything in the new column was true. Eventually, he was finally asked to give up the "music" column.[23]


Life in Hell became popular almost immediately.[24] In November 1984, Deborah Caplan, Groening's then-girlfriend and co-worker at the Reader, offered to publish "Love is Hell", a series of relationship-themed Life in Hell strips, in book form.[25] Released a month later, the book was an underground success, selling 22,000 copies in its first two printings. Work is Hell soon followed, also published by Caplan.[9] Soon afterward, Caplan and Groening left and put together the Life in Hell Co., which handled merchandising for Life in Hell.[16] Groening also started a syndicate, Acme Features Syndicate, which syndicated Life in Hell, Lynda Barry and John Callahan, but now only syndicates Life in Hell.[9] Life in Hell is still carried in 250 weekly newspapers and has been anthologized in a series of books, including School is Hell, Childhood is Hell, The Big Book of Hell and The Huge Book of Hell.[4] Groening has stated that he will "never give up the comic strip. It's my foundation."[26]


Life in Hell caught the attention of James L. Brooks. In 1985, Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation for the FOX variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Groening and Deborah Caplan married in 1986[17] and had two sons together, Homer (who goes by Will) and Abe,[38] both of whom Groening occasionally portrays as rabbits in Life in Hell. The couple divorced in 1999 after thirteen years of marriage.[18] Following this, Groening was in a six-year relationship with dating expert Lauren Frances.Groening identifies himself as agnostic[58] and a liberal[59] and has often made campaign contributions to Democratic Party candidates.[60] His first cousin, Laurie Monnes Anderson, is a member of the Oregon State Senate representing eastern Multnomah County.[61]


Originally, Brooks wanted Groening to adapt his Life in Hell characters for the show. Fearing the loss of ownership rights, Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, the Simpsons and named the members after his own parents and sisters — while Bart was an anagram of the word brat. The shorts would be spun off into their own series: The Simpsons, which has since aired over 400 episodes in 19 seasons. In 1997, Groening got together with David X. Cohen and developed Futurama, an animated series about life in the year 3000, which premiered in 1999. After four years on the air, the show was cancelled by Fox in 2003, but Comedy Central commissioned 16 new episodes from 4 Direct-to-DVD Movies to be aired in 2008.


Groening has won 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and one for Futurama as well as a British Comedy Award for "outstanding contribution to comedy" in 2004. In 2002, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his work on Life in Hell.


Life in Hell caught the attention of Hollywood writer-producer and Gracie Films founder James L. Brooks, who had been shown the strip by fellow producer Polly Platt.[24][27] In 1985, Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation on an undefined future project,[6] which would turn out to be developing a series of short animated skits, called "bumpers," for the FOX variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Originally, Brooks wanted Groening to adapt his Life in Hell characters for the show. Fearing the loss of ownership rights, Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, the Simpsons.[28] He allegedly designed the five members of the family in only ten minutes.[29]
Groening storyboarded and scripted every short (now known as The Simpsons shorts), which were then animated by a team including David Silverman and Wes Archer, both of whom would later become directors on the series.[30] The shorts premiered on The Tracey Ullman show on April 19, 1987.


Although The Tracey Ullman Show was not a big hit,[24] the popularity of the shorts led to a half-hour spin-off in 1989. The series quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, to the surprise of many. Groening said: "Nobody thought The Simpsons was going to be a big hit. It sneaked up on everybody."The Simpsons was co-developed by Groening, Brooks, and Sam Simon, a writer-producer with whom Brooks had worked on previous projects. Groening and Simon, however, did not get along[24] and were often in conflict over the show;[16] Groening once described their relationship as "very contentious."[28] Simon eventually left the show in 1993 over creative differences.[31]


Although Groening has pitched a number of spin-offs from The Simpsons, those attempts have been unsuccessful. In 1994, Groening and other Simpsons producers pitched a live-action spin-off about Krusty the Clown (with Dan Castellaneta playing the lead role), but were unsuccessful in getting it off the ground.[19][32] Groening has also pitched "Young Homer" and a spin-off about the non-Simpsons citizens of Springfield.[33] In 1995, Groening got into a major disagreement with Brooks and other Simpsons producers over "A Star Is Burns", a crossover episode with The Critic, an animated show also produced by Brooks and staffed with many former Simpsons crew members. Groening claimed that he feared viewers would "see it as nothing but a pathetic attempt to advertise The Critic at the expense of The Simpsons," and was concerned about the possible implication that he had created or produced The Critic.[34] He requested his name be taken off the episode.[35]


Groening is credited with writing or co-writing the episodes "Some Enchanted Evening", "The Telltale Head", "Colonel Homer" and "22 Short Films About Springfield", as well as The Simpsons Movie, released in 2007.[36] He has had several cameo appearances in the show, with a speaking role in the episode "My Big Fat Geek Wedding". He currently serves at The Simpsons as an executive producer and creative consultant.

Who is Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell



Who is Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell? He is best known for his role as Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, and as the title character in John Doe[1]. Dominic was born February 17 1970 in Wallasey, England.



When he was two his family moved to Sydney with, where he was raised by his father and Irish mother, Maureen, in the Western Suburbs. Purcell is the eldest of five children. Purcell attended St Dominic's College, Penrith. Purcell's father, who had previously served in the Norwegian Merchant Navy, installed air-conditioning ducts for a living, but later separated from the family.[1] Purcell's paternal grandfather, Haakon, was from Bergen, and his paternal grandmother, Martha, a New York-born Irish-American according to herself, her family and her birth certificate.



Although he never contemplated being an actor, and thought that "people in the arts - actors, ballet dancers, musicians, whatever - were weird", he decided to try "that acting thing" on impulse.[1] He applied and was accepted to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where Purcell studied alongside fellow actors, Hugh Jackman and Frances O'Connor. After graduating in 1996, Purcell obtained his first acting role as Granger Hutton, a leading role in the Australian television series Raw FM.



In 2000, he won a green card lottery and resided in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Rebecca Williamson (from whom he is now divorced), and their four children: Joseph (b. 1999), Audrey (b. 2001), and twins Lily and Augustus (b. 2003). After relocating to the United States, Purcell debuted on American television as the title character in John Doe in 2002. He got his first big break into mainstream stardom when he played the character of Drake in Blade: Trinity. Purcell's theatre credits include Antony and Cleopatra, Angels in America, Romeo and Juliet and The Pillars of Society.



Purcell currently has a starring role as Lincoln Burrows in the Fox network television drama series, Prison Break. He also guest-starred in a first season episode of House, "Fidelity".




Filmography

Creek
Victor Marshall
film
2007
Level Seven
Millar
film
2007
Primeval
Tim Manfrey
film
2005 - present
Prison Break
Lincoln Burrows
TV series
2005
The Gravedancers
Harris McKay
film
2005
North Shore
Tommy Ravetto
TV episodes: 1x16-1x20
2004
House
Ed Snow
TV episode: Fidelity (1x7)
2004
Blade: Trinity
Drake
Film
2003
3-way
Lew
film
2003
Visitors
Luke
film
2002 - 2003
John Doe
John Doe
TV series
2002
Equilibrium
Seamus
film
2001
Invincible
Keith Grady
TV movie
2001
BeastMaster
Kelb
TV episodes: 3x01-3x04, 3x06
2001
The Lost World
Condillac
TV episode: 3x02
2000
Mission: Impossible II
Ulrich
film
1999
Heartbreak High
Todd Gillespie
TV episodes: 7x38-7x40
1999
First Daughter
Troy Nelson
TV movie
1999
Silent Predator
Truck Driver
TV movie
1998
Water Rats
Alex
TV episodes: 3x12-3x13
1998
Moby-Dick
Bulkington
TV mini-series
1997 -1998
Raw FM
Granger Hutton
TV series

Who is Amaury Nolasco Garrido


Who is Amaury Nolasco Garrido, you probably know him as Fernando Sucre on the television series Prison Break. Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico on December 24, 1970.

Puerto Rican born Amaury Nolasco had no intention of becoming an actor when he was studying biology at the University of Puerto Rico on the road to becoming a doctor, but a casting director who recruited him into an appearance in a commercial changed his plans, and within a few gigs he was hooked. He packed his bags and moved to New York, where he enrolled at the American-British-Dramatic-Arts School and began appearing on shows like CSI and ER.
Within a few years, Nolasco had built up a resumé that made him more viable for substantial movie roles. In 2003, he landed a small part in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and in 2004 he scored a role in the Bernie Maccomedy Mr. 3000. These big breaks were nothing, however, compared to the job he got in 2005 when he was cast as series regular Fernando Sucre on the hit series Prison Break. On the heels of this success, Nolasco nabbed a supporting role in the David Spade comedy The Benchwarmers, but much more impressive was the role he signed up for later that year, joining the cast of the hotly anticipated big-screen version of Transformers, slated for release in 2007.

Nolasco was a supporter of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama and made a guest appearance in Will.I.Am's music video, "Yes We Can".[1]

He has been romantically linked to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres.
Nolasco has guest-starred in various television series such as Arli$$, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and ER. His first role on a feature film was as "Orange Julius" in Universal's 2 Fast 2 Furious. He then went on to co-star opposite Bernie Mac in Mr. 3000.
Nolasco's additional television and film credits include guest-starring roles on George Lopez, CSI: NY and The Benchwarmers. He also appeared on Mind of Mencia as a guest on Sunday, April 29, 2007. He also starred in the smash hit Transformers movie, released during the summer of 2007. His most high-profile role to date is FOX's hit series Prison Break.

He has 3 ALMA Awards nominations :

2008 Nominated ALMA Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television Series for: "Prison Break" (2005)


2006 Nominated ALMA Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series
for: "Prison Break" (2005)


Teen Choice Awards

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2006 Nominated Teen Choice Award TV - Choice Sidekick
for: "Prison Break" (2005)

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Filmography
Jump to filmography as: Actor, Self
Actor:
• In Production
• 2000s
• 1990s
1. Armored (2009/I) (completed) .... Palmer
2. "Prison Break" .... Fernando Sucre (73 episodes, 2005-2008)
... aka Prison Break: On the Run (Australia: second season title)
- Selfless (2008) TV episode .... Fernando Sucre
- Quiet Riot (2008) TV episode .... Fernando Sucre
- The Legend (2008) TV episode .... Fernando Sucre
- Greatness Achieved (2008) TV episode .... Fernando Sucre
- The Price (2008) TV episode .... Fernando Sucre
(68 more)
3. Max Payne (2008) .... Jack Lupino
4. Street Kings (2008) .... Detective Cosmo Santos
5. Transformers (2007) .... ACWO Jorge "Fig" Figueroa
... aka Transformers: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
6. The Benchwarmers (2006) .... Carlos
7. "CSI: NY" .... Ruben DeRosa (1 episode, 2005)
- The Closer (2005) TV episode .... Ruben DeRosa
8. "Eve" .... Adrian (1 episode, 2004)
- Love TKO (2004) TV episode .... Adrian
9. Mr 3000 (2004) .... Minadeo
10. The Librarians (2003) .... G-Man
... aka Strike Force (USA: DVD title)
11. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) .... Orange Julius
... aka 2 Fast 2 Furious (Germany)
12. "George Lopez" .... Young Manny (1 episode, 2003)
- Long Time No See (2003) TV episode .... Young Manny
13. "ER" .... Ricky (1 episode, 2002)
- Dead Again (2002) TV episode .... Ricky
14. Final Breakdown (2002) .... Hector Arturo
... aka Truth Be Told (USA: video title)
... aka Turnaround (USA)
15. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" .... Hector Delgado (1 episode, 2001)
... aka CSI: Las Vegas (South Africa: English title: informal alternative title) (USA: syndication title)
... aka C.S.I. (USA: short title)
... aka CSI: Weekends (USA: promotional title)
... aka Experts, Les (Canada: French title)
- Slaves of Las Vegas (2001) TV episode .... Hector Delgado
16. "The Huntress" .... Flaco Rosario (1 episode, 2000)
- Bad Boys & Why We Love Them (2000) TV episode .... Flaco Rosario
17. Brother (2000) .... Victor
18. The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (2000) (TV) .... Cypriano
19. "Early Edition" .... Pedro Mendoza (1 episode, 1999)
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1999) TV episode .... Pedro Mendoza
20. "Arli$$" .... Ivory Ortega (1 episode, 1999)
- The Stories You Don't Hear About (1999) TV episode .... Ivory Ortega
21. Fall (1997) (uncredited) .... Waiter
Self:
1. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" .... Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #6.140 (2008) TV episode .... Himself - Guest
2. Yes We Can (2008) (V) .... Himself
3. Our World (2007) (V) .... Himself
4. "Last Call with Carson Daly" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
- Episode dated 11 July 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Himself
5. "HBO First Look" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
- 'Transformers': Their War. Our World (2007) TV episode .... Himself
6. Making of 'Prison Break' (2006) (V) .... Fernando Sucre
7. 2 Fast 2 Furious: Driving School (2003) (V) .... Himself
8. Inside '2 Fast 2 Furious' (2003) (V) .... Himself

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who is Wentworth Miller III


Who is Wentworth Miller III, you probably know him as Michael Scofield on Prison Break. Miller was born 2 June 1972. Miller Height6' 1" . Miller was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England; the son of Roxann, a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II, a lawyer and teacher.[1] Miller's father, a Rhodes Scholar, was studying at Oxford at the time of Miller's birth. Miller has stated that his father is of African-American, Jamaican, English, German descent; his mother is of Russian, Dutch, French, Syrian Jewish, and Lebanese ancestry,[2][3][4]
His family moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, when he was one. He retains dual citizenship.[5] He has two sisters, Leigh and Gillian. Miller attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was a member of SING!, an annual musical production that was started by Midwood. He graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. While at Princeton, he performed with the a cappella group the Princeton Tigertones.


In 1995, he went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[6]
Miller's first starring role was as the sensitive and introverted David in ABC's mini-series Dinotopia. After appearing in a few minor television roles, he moved on to co-star in the 2003 film The Human Stain, playing the younger version of the Anthony Hopkins character, Coleman Silk. Miller's first TV appearance was as student-turned-sea monster Gage Petronzi on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("Go Fish", 1998).
In 2005, Miller was cast as Michael Scofield in Fox Network's television drama Prison Break. He plays the role of a caring brother who created an elaborate scheme to help his brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) escape death row after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. His performance in the show earned him a 2005 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.[7]



Did you know that it takes two makeup artists up to four and a half hours to apply Wentworth's 25 part decal tattoo in Prison Break. They only apply the bits that are required for the episode and it can stay on for up to a week? It also takes up to two hours to scrub it off!


Miller appeared in two Mariah Carey music videos, "It's Like That" and "We Belong Together" as a party guest. Director Brett Ratner, who directed the pilot episode of Prison Break, was signed on to also direct the two Carey videos. Ratner brought up the idea to Carey about using Miller in the videos. After showing her Miller's picture, she agreed to use him. Since both the videos and the pilot episode of Prison Break were being filmed at the same time, a special set was constructed on the set of the videos, so that Miller would be able to work simultaneously on both projects. He says, "Mariah's an international icon. The two days I spent working on her video did more for my career, gave me more exposure, than anything I'd done before Prison Break. I'm grateful for the opportunity."[8]




Filmography

2000 Romeo and Juliet Paris
Direct-to-video


2001 Room 302 Server #1
Short film


2003 The Human Stain Young Coleman Silk
Based on the novel The Human Stain (2000) by Philip Roth.

Underworld Dr. Adam Lockwood


2005 The Confession The Prisoner/Tom
Short film
Stealth EDI
Voice

Television
Year
Title
Role
Other notes
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gage Petronzi
Season two, episode 20: "Go Fish"


1999 Time of Your Life Nelson
Season one, episode 6: "The Time the Truth Was Told"

2000 Popular Adam Rotchild Ryan
Season one, episode 16: "All About Adam"Season one, episode 18: "Ch-Ch-Changes"

Time of Your Life Nelson
Season one, episode 11: "The Time They Got E-Rotic"


ER Mike Palmieri
Season seven, episode one: "Homecoming"


2002 Dinotopia David Scott
Television miniseries

2005 Joan of Arcadia Ryan Hunter
Season two, episode 21: "Common Thread"Season two, episode 22: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Ghost Whisperer Sgt. Paul Adams
Season one, episode one: "Pilot"


Monday, November 24, 2008

Who is the Cast of Prison Break?


The surprising information will be here on November 24.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Who"s House? Run's House!!!


Runs House is one of my favorite Reality TV shows, at times some moments seem scripted, but for the most part worth watching. If a person did not believe that having success in family opens doors, they need to look at this show.

Run's House is an MTV reality series. It shows the family life of rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons a.k.a. Rev Run.
The theme song and show name are from the name of a song from the Run-D.M.C. album Tougher Than Leather (In season 4 the clips of the cast were re-shot and new background music was added). The reality show is executive produced by Sean "Diddy" Combs, Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan, Jason A. Carbone, Tony DiSanto, Mike Powers and Elizabeth Gateley. It is filmed at Run's house in Saddle River, New Jersey, occasionally in Manhattan where the Simmons offices are located and Los Angeles, California where Vanessa and Angela share an apartment but still visit their family in Saddle River, New Jersey.

The Family


Reverend Run(born Nov. 14, 1964): Father, Phat Farm executive, Minister, and one-third of hip-hop group Run D.M.C.

Justine Simmons: She is a mother to Diggy, Russy and Miley, and stepmother to Vanessa, Angela, and Jojo. She says she will create a jewelry line entitled "Brown Sugar" by Evelyn Simmons, named for her mother-in-law.




Vanessa Simmons (born 1983): The oldest daughter and oldest child. She is an aspiring actress, co- creator of Pastries with her sister Angela and Ford Model. She was voted on the Maxim's "Hot 100" people in 2006. Vanessa is the topic of many rumors the most interesting one being she was engaged to an entrepreneur and motivational speaker named Carl Cupid. Vanessa, in an interview with Maxim denies any betrothment, but did say her personal business will be kept that way[In March 2007, she was featured in a national Verizon commercial [1]. On March 23, 2007, she launched Pastry Footwear[2] with Angela under their family's Run Athletics shoewear. The first shoes are the Cake Collection inspired by their favorite pastries [3]. She graduated from St. John's University in Dec. '07 with a degree in Communications [4]. She was recently cast as Lola on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light.


Angela Simmons (born 1987): Second daughter and second oldest. She graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries in the premiere episode. As a graduation present for excelling in school with a 4.0 throughout her senior year her father gave her a red Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. She is attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is executive editor of Word Up! magazine's subsidiary publication Angela's Rundown. Angela's Rundown is a monthly magazine targeting youths age 14-18 and cover teen issues, style, music, and fashion while offering fashion tips and in-depth celebrity interviews [5]. She was featured in Bow Wow's video "Shortie Like Mine". It was confirmed on the August 6 episode of Run's House, that Angela was at one point dating the rapper Bow Wow. On March 23, 2007, she[1] launched Pastry Footwear[1] with Vanessa under their family's run athletics shoewear. The first shoes are the Cake Collection inspired by their favorite pastries. It was confirmed by the official Pastry website that Angela will be releasing her debut album later this year. Her first single "Center of Attention" had its world premiere on YouTube.com, it is now available for download at the official Pastry website.


Joseph "JoJo" Simmons Junior.: First son and third oldest. Recently signed to Latchkey Records with his group Team Blackout. Also shot his first video with Lost Not Found Productions for the groups song "J5". He wants to become a rapper and producer. After attending Ramsey High School for a little over two years, he graduated from Northern Highlands Regional High School in 2007. As a graduation present, his father gave him a black BMW with his name inscribed in the seats.



Daniel "Diggy" Simmons, III(born 1995): He loves basketball, skateboarding, and rapping. He is currently in the 8th grade at Eric S. Smith Middle School, Diggy is also starting his own clothing and shoe line called Space Age, starting in 2009.



Russell "Russy" Simmons, II(born 1997): The youngest son. He enjoys playing video games. He also enjoys to play guitar. He had some anger management issues surrounding his inability to win games played on his 'Game Boy'. Currently in the sixth grade at Wandell Elementary School in Saddle River. Russell also redid his room to fit his growing mind and went shopping with his two older brothers to pick out a more older selection for his age. Russy is starting his own skateboard line called Purple Gorilla.



Victoria Anne Simmons: Victoria was born on Sept 26, 2006. Victoria was four pounds, five ounces when she was delivered via C-section.[6] She[7] died shortly after being born reportedly due to omphalocele, a birth defect that caused her organs to grow outside her body. The Simmons family decided to allow camera crews to be in the hospital room as they broke the news to their children. They wanted to show viewers how, as a family, they dealt with this terrible tragedy.



Miley Justine Simmons: Miley is the youngest child and youngest daughter of the Simmons family. Miley was adopted in September 2007 when she was a month old and made a debut on Run's House in January of 2008. Everyone in the family can always be seen giving Miley kisses and hugs. This now makes seven (including Victoria) children for Run and Justine.[8].









Season 1
The first season of the show began October 2005, ending before the year was out.
Angela's Graduation
Runs Facts Of Life
There's Nothing Like Home
Do Your Best Forget The Rest
Fruits Of Labor
The Simmons Vacation .









Season 2
The second season of this show began airing on June 15, 2006. In March 2007, the show began in reruns on BET.
Baby Fever
A Healthy Heart
All Work And No Peace
Maximum Growth
Vegas Vacation
Revs Fix It List
Rev Mom
Downward Facing Dawg
Anger Management
Two Down And One To Grow









Season 3
The third season of the show began on April 9, 2007 on MTV. The final episode of Season 3 aired on May 28, 2007.
Give Me Strength
Hangin' with Run
Weight a Minute
Sneaker Pimps & Mini Moguls
Catch a Thief
Home Alone
Rev's Birthday
Family Albums
Times Are Changin'









Season 4
The fourth season began in October 25, 2007 and ended in January 2008.
Jojo's Graduation
Growing Up Is Hard To Do
Run's Manner House
When Diggy Met Brittany
Rapper's Retreat
Camp Rev
Who's Your Daddy?
Rock In Run's House
Baby Steps
Mixed and Mastered
Too Cool For Old School
When









Season 5
The fifth season began July 16, 2008, with a two episode premiere, and ended September 3, 2008.
Mind on the Road
Boneless Chicken Dinner
Pass the Fame
Rev's Old West Side
Outside the Box
Age Against the Machine
Mole Beauty, Mole Problems
Operation Album Drop
That Guy
Say Hello to My Little Friend









Season 6
The sixth season was confirmed by Justine, and JoJo in his verse on the song Swagger Like Us remix, with Team Blackout









DVD name The Complete First and Second Seasons
No. of Discs 3
Release Date March 20, 2007

Who is Rob & Big?



The Rob & Big is one heck of a show! Rob & Big is an American reality television series that followed the lives of professional skateboarder/american actor, Rob Dyrdek , and his best friend and body guard, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. The show premiered on November 2, 2006 and ended on April 15, 2008. The series was produced by Ruben Fleischer and directed by Mark Jacobs.
The show helped MTV2 achieve its highest rated day in channel history on January 15, 2007. The first full season reached over 70 million total viewers, and was ranked #1 in its time period. They say a "Cult Comedy" is strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal, with outrageous, weird, unique and cartoon characters or plots. These characters are often considered controversial because they step outside standard narrative and technical conventions. They can be very stylized, and they are often flawed or unusual in some striking way....
So who is Rob and Big? I am a fan of the show and it was my pleasure to do this research on these two, so lets get started with one of the stars of the show…

Robert "Rob" Dyrdek was born June 28, 1974 in Kettering, Ohio). Robert Dyrdek and started when he was 15 winning his first competition 24 days later.[2] The same year, Dyrdek became the youngest member of the G&S skateboard team. He turned professional at the age of 16, joining the Ohio-based Alien Workshop team, forgoing his senior year of high school. He reached fourth place at the 1991 World Championships, the and first contest he competed in as a professional.
As a professional, Rob Dyrdek attracted a growing number of sponsors, appeared in skate movies, on magazine covers, signature skateboards, and other merchandise. One of his best known sponsorship deals developed after he befriended the founders of the Droors Clothing line. He not only began promoting their clothing, but was given the opportunity to design a signature line of the first athletic skate shoe. The nearly 30 shoes designed by Dyrdek helped establish what became DC Shoes. This exposure to the business side of skateboarding inspired him to venture into other projects such as the world-famous skateboarding training facility in San Diego and the now defunct hip hop label, P-Jays Records.



At the age of 25, Dyrdek rededicated himself to street skateboarding. He began competing for the first time since his early professional years and received a multitude of awards and international recognition. The success and accolades renewed his desire to give back to the sport. He quickly identified the niche that needed to be filled in order to advance the sport – tackling the struggle that skaters faced in finding legal street skating sites in the United States. As Dyrdek experienced firsthand, street skateboarders are often ticketed, arrested and harassed by overly aggressive security guards and police. Dyrdek realized that many cities were open to compromise but were not qualified to follow through on their end of the agreement and they built poorly constructed parks that do not meet street skating requirements. He decided to task himself with providing street skaters with legitimate, safe and challenging street skating venues.
The formation of the Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation resulted in the Kettering Skate Plaza in his hometown of Kettering, Ohio. Working with the Site Design Group, Dyrdek designed the skate park by educating himself in design and drafting techniques. He used photos of his favorite skate spots to assemble an illustrated book of tricks and obstacles for the plaza. The 40,000 square foot Kettering Skate Plaza opened in June 2005, as a legal place for street skaters to hone their skills.[3]The Kettering Skate Plaza received rave reviews from the skateboarding community and won the Modernism Award from Dwell magazine.[4] Filmmaker Kirk Dianda documented the design process in the film Groundbreaking, which also serves as a reference for youngsters to lobby for skate plazas in their cities.
While building the Skate Plaza, Dyrdek's long time dream of making a movie about skateboarding came to fruition. Dyrdek’s foray into the film business manifested itself in the writing, financing, casting, producing and starring in his feature film, Street Dreams. The story is about a young skater from the Midwest who is suddenly faced with national exposure and personal adversity, reminiscent of Dyrdek's own rise to fame.


In 2006, Dyrdek became a reality TV star due to the success of MTV's Rob & Big. The three-season series was picked up by MTV after a skit written by Dyrdek in The DC Video became an underground sensation. The series ended in April of 2008 with Boykin moving out and, thus, ending the production of the show due to the birth of his first child. Dyrdek is coming out with a new show on MTV called Fantasy Factory. MTV wants it to come out in the 4th quarter so its expected to be released in late November or early December.
Dyrdek says, "I’ll actually start filming a new show that I call “Fantasy Factory” next month, which will be more about my skating, friends, business ventures, and adventures that I’m going to be getting into over the next year or so."

Adding to his acting repertoire, Dyrdek has been cast in the Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro film Righteous Kill.[5]
Current Dyrdek involvement includes: endorsements including Spy Optics, Alien Workshop and Monster Energy drinks; co-owner of Rogue Status, a clothing company with his business partner, former Blink 182 and current Plus 44 drummer Travis Barker; involvement with his own companies, Reflex Bearings and Silver Trucks; feature character in Skate, a video game from EA Sports; promoter of SafeSpot, an urban renewal program that seeks to take unused donated land and build safe skating grounds for street skateboarders; also a playable character in the game MTV Sports: Skateboarding released in 2000


is an American professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, and star of his own reality TV series entitled Rob & Big with then personal bodyguard and best friend Christopher "Big Black" Boykin.[1] He currently resides in North Hollywood, California.
Rob was the first skater signed with DC shoes, he met big black through DC shoes and hired him to prevent security guards and others from stopping him from skating where he wanted. THey instantly became friends and the rest is history.


Christopher "Big Black" Boykin was born January 26, 1972 in Wiggins, Mississippi. is an ex professional bodyguard, but is best known for his role on MTV's television show Rob & Big which followed him and his co-host/best friend Rob Dyrdek.
The world knows Him has big black but his birth certificate may say Christopher Boykin. One look at the 375-pound, 6-foot-6-inch African American executive skateboarder protection specialist is all that is needed to explain his obvious nickname.

Chris "Big Black" Boykin first linked up with skateboard pro Rob Dyrdek and DC Shoes for a supporting role in a segment in the 2003 skateboarding video, "The DC Video." The two were featured together in a skit where Rob hires a security guard -- Big Black -- to protect him from other security guards during Robs skateboard adventures.. Rob and Big reconnected in their roles a year later in "The DC Video: Deluxe Edition" DVD, then powered through a world-wide tour. Needless to say, the two hit it off and the rest is history.

In addition to pumping iron and protecting skaters, Chris "Big Black" Boykin has his own signature hat collection with New Era, sporting the slogan, "Got Big Black?" and his face can also be seen plastered on DC shirts. Chris "Big Black" Boykin is also working on his first rap album, which will include the early favorite "Stick Wit It." The song spits rhymes like, "I only rap about burgers and fries, chicken and thighs!"

Considering the time Chris "Big Black" Boykin spends with his client, living with Rob was a natural move for Big. Just as natural are the laughs. "Life with him is all-day comedy," Rob says."The world doesn't know what it's in for."
Boykin is a U.S. Navy veteran, where he was a chef.[1]
Boykin worked as an executive protection specialist until he met Dyrdek in 2003. In a skit for "The DC Video", Rob hired Big Black to be a bodyguard in order to protect him from security guards.[2] In 2004, they played their characters again in "The DC Video: Deluxe Edition DVD".[3]
Boykin is also a member of the hip-hop group "The Chunky Boys". The group consists of four members: Big Black, Bam Bam, Zeus, and Steve OG. They describe their music as "a collage of chunky material influenced by our size as well as our girth". Bam Bam and Big Black of The Chunky Boys are featured on Rob Dyrdek's fictitious artist Bobby Light's song "Dirty Girl". The song is a collaboration between Dyrdek, Big Black, Bam Bam, and Drama, who's real name is Chris Pfatf. It was recorded at their house and a crudely-made music video was created shortly after. All of this was featured in an episode from the second season of Rob & Big.[4]
Boykin also has his own clothing line. The clothes are available through his online store, BigBlackSecurity.com. The store sells shirts and accessories for men, women, and children.[5]

There are many questions about the show since Big moved out, Will their be a season 4? That hasn't been confirmed. But, sources say, "Yes," since Christopher "Big Black" Boykin has a baby daughter, now. But hopefully in the future, there will be a "reunion" episode where they meet again. MTV would probably get the most views in history that day, because who doesn't like "Rob and Big.".

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Who is Marion Hugh Knight?


Who is Marion Hugh Knight, Jr. you probably know him as Suge Knight. Suge was born April 19, 1965 in Compton, California,. He is an entrepreneur in the hip hop music industry and co-founder and CEO of Death Row Records, and could have been credited in giving it that name from his 1996 interview with Vibe magazine. The record label rose to dominate the charts after Dr. Dre's breakthrough success The Chronic in 1992. After several years of chart successes for artists including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records stagnated after Knight's incarceration on parole violation charges in September
Death Row Records


The logo for Death Row Records is a blindfolded man strapped into an electric chair
Dr. Dre of N.W.A. wished to depart from both his group and their label, Ruthless Records, run by Eazy-E, another member of N.W.A. This process involved Suge Knight who negotiated a contract release for Dr. Dre that, according to N.W.A's manager Jerry Heller, involved Knight and his henchmen threatening Heller and Eazy-E with pipes and baseball bats. Ultimately, Dre co-founded Death Row Records in 1991 with Knight, who famously vowed to make it "the Motown of the '90s."
For a time, Knight made good on his ambitions: He secured a distribution deal with Interscope, and Dre's 1992 solo debut, The Chronic, became one of the most influential rap albums of all time. It also made a star of Dre's protégé, Snoop Doggy Dogg, whose debut album, Doggystyle, was another smash hit in 1993. As Dre's signature G-funk production style took over hip-hop, Death Row became a reliable brand name for gangsta rap fans, and even its lesser releases sold consistently well. However, Knight was already courting controversy; during the recording sessions for The Chronic, he was arrested for assaulting two aspiring rappers who allegedly used a phone without his permission, and was placed on several years probation.
Meanwhile, Death Row had begun a public feud with 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell, and when Knight traveled to Miami for a hip-hop convention in 1993, he was apparently seen openly carrying a gun. The following year, he opened a private, by-appointment-only nightclub in Las Vegas called Club 662, so named because the numbers spelled out MOB, Knight's gang affiliation, on telephone keypads. In 1995, he ran afoul of activist C. Delores Tucker, whose criticism of Death Row's glamorization of the "gangsta" lifestyle helped scuttle a lucrative deal with Time Warner.


Image of Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Suge Knight during Shakur's tenure on Death Row (1996)
Additionally, Knight's feud with East Coast impresario Sean Combs (aka P Diddy) took a nasty turn when Knight insulted the Bad Boy label honcho on air at the Source Awards in August 1995. Openly critical of Puffy's tendency of ad-libbing on his artists' songs and dancing in their videos, Knight announced to the audience of recording artists and industry figures, "Anyone out there who wanna be a recording artist and wanna stay a star, but don't have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos, all on the records, dancing, come to Death Row."
The same year, Knight offered to post a hefty bail for Tupac Shakur if the troubled rapper agreed to sign with Death Row. Shakur agreed, setting the stage for his 1996 blockbuster double album All Eyez on Me and the smash hits "California Love" and "How Do U Want It." Shakur helped Death Row stay on top of a marketplace that was already shifting back toward the East Coast, which had devised its own distinct brand of hardcore rap.
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However, the label suffered a major blow when Dr. Dre, frustrated with the company's increasingly thuggish reputation and Knight's violent inclinations, decided to leave and form his own label. A stream of Dre-dissing records followed, but things turned tragic later in 1996, when Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting as a passenger in a car driven by Knight, even though he himself was grazed by a bullet coming their way. When Shakur's East Coast rival, The Notorious B.I.G., was murdered in a similar fashion in March 1997, speculation immediately arose that Knight was involved and that B.I.G.'s death was a revenge killing, although former artists like Snoop Dogg would later state that Suge was involved in Tupac's murder as well, despite his bullet wound from that night. Subsequent investigations exposed a web of connections between Death Row Records, gang members who worked there, and LAPD officers who sometimes worked security for the label and its artists during off hours, but to date, both murders remain unsolved.
On April 4, 2006, When Suge Knight filed for bankruptcy due to civil litigation against him in which Lydia Harris claimed to have been cheated out of a 50% stake in Death Row Records was on it way out!. Prior to filing, Knight had been ordered to pay $107 million to Harris.[5] Under questioning by creditors, he denied having money tucked away in foreign countries or in an African company that deals in diamonds and gold. Bankruptcy documents filed showed Knight had no income this year from employment or operation of a business. His bank account contained just $11, and he owned clothing worth $1,000, furniture and appliances valued at $2,000, and jewelry worth $25,000, according to the records. He had testified that the last time he checked the label’s financial records was at least 10 years ago. Knight’s lawyer said that his client was still “at the helm” of Death Row and had been working on securing distribution deals for the label’s catalog. Knight had also testified that he had reached an agreement with Lydia Harris, saying "I settled for a million and signed off on it."[ Harris told reporters she had received a $1 million payment but had not agreed to settle the matter. "I'm telling you, I didn't do a settlement for $1 million. That's ridiculous. Let's keep it real,"[ she said.
Knight skipped a meeting with his creditors after injuring himself in a motorcycle accident. Another scheduled meeting with the creditors had been missed after Suge said he had experienced a death in his family. Finally on July 7, 2006, the federal judge, Ellen Carroll, ordered a bankruptcy trustee takeover of Suge Knight's Death Row Records, saying the record label had undergone a gross amount of mismanagement. She commented that "apparently there's no one at the helm of Death Row". He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which allows a company to continue business operations while restructuring. Death Row was being operated by Neilson during the bankruptcy proceedings, while Knight oversaw his bankruptcy estate as a debtor in possession.
Recently he was engaged again in another dispute with former friend and ex-associate Snoop Dogg after Snoop disrespected him in Rolling Stone magazine. Suge responded on Pagesix.com calling Snoop Dogg "a rat" and "a crybaby", accusing him of not serving time in prison due to his close relations with the police and running away from "real" fights.[6]
In June 2007, he placed his seven-bedroom, 9 1/2-bath home in Malibu on the market for $6.2 million as part of his "financial makeover".
Knight has started a new record label called Blackball Records, with its first signee Young Life and has featured it in his new reality show called "Unfinished Business". The show is based on Knight dispelling long-standing rumors in sit down interviews, his days with Death Row and the artists he worked with, and finding new talent for his record label. As of June 2008, the show has not been picked up by any major network.


On May 10th 2008, Knight was involved in an altercation involving a monetary dispute outside of a nightclub in Hollywood. He was knocked out for 3 minutes, taken to the hospital, and did not cooperate with the LAPD. About a month later, he sold Death Row Records to New York-based company Global Music Group, which confirmed it had purchased the firm in a statement to the Associated Press news agency[7] [2]
On the 27th of August, Knight was arrested on drugs charges, as well as assault, after leaving a strip club near the Las Vegas strip. When police arrived on the scene Knight was beating his girlfriend of three years while holding a knife, and had on him both Ectasy and hydrocodone. He was later bailed for $19,000 and is due to appear in court on the 26th September to face these charges.[8] [3] Knight's girlfriend, Melissa Isaac, who was scheduled to testify against him in the assault case, has since gone missing, leading to speculation that Knight is involved in her disappearance.[9] As of October 31, police and prosecutors had still failed to contact Knight's girlfriend, Melissa Isaacs, and no formal charges have been brought against Knight. [10]
As part of an October 30th 2008 bankruptcy claim made by Suge Knight Suge has also filed a lawsuit with the intention of suing Kanye West and associates over the 2005 shooting at Kanye's pre VMA awards party in August 2005 where Knight was shot in the upper leg. Included in the lawsuit is the intention to make claims for damages over mental and physical pain caused by the shooting, costs of surgery, loss of income and the theft of a 15 carat $135,000 diamond earring.[11]

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Who is Adam Richard Sandler





Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966, he is 42. Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Judy, a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer.[3] Sandler was raised Jewish.[4] When he was five, his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he attended Manchester Central High School. He found he was a natural comic, and nurtured his talent while at New York University by performing regularly in clubs and on campuses. Sandler did not excel as a student. His interests lay elsewhere. He loved wrestling, and basketball - he played on Manchester Central High School's junior varsity team. Even now he keeps a hoop nearby whenever he's on-set. And there was music. At age 11, he got up to sing at Elizabeth's wedding, performing Ringo Starr's You're Sixteen to huge applause. Overly enthused, he then broke into Yesterday, and was roundly booed for trying to be the centre of attention. This was always the way with Sandler. You love him or you hate him. Or you love him, THEN you hate him. Then you love him again. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991. On June 22, 2003, Sandler married actress Jacqueline Samantha Titone, and they are the parents of two daughters, Sadie Madison Sandler, born May 6, 2006, at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, [15] and Sunny Madeline Sandler, born November 2, 2008.[16] Sandler lives with his family in Los Angeles, though he also has a home in New York.
In 2007, Sandler made a million-dollar donation to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown, Manchester, NH.[17] He also donated $2100 to the primary campaign of Rudy Giuliani the same year.[18]


Later in his career, he would often draw on his earliest memories for material for his comedy and movies. The song "Lunchlady Land" is dedicated to Emalee, the lunchlady at Hayden Dining Hall at New York University. In the movie Click, Sandler goes to Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire, where he went to summer camp.

In the mid to late 1980s, Sandler played Theo Huxtable's friend, Smitty, on The Cosby Show (1987–1988). He was a performer for the MTV game show Remote Control, on which he made appearances as the characters "Trivia Delinquent" or "Stud Boy". Early in his career, Sandler performed in comedy clubs, taking the stage at his brother's urging when he was only 17. He was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler's act in Los Angeles. Miller recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Sandler was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including "The Chanukah Song".[5] He left the show in 1995 to focus on his film career.


Sandler reads 'An Ode to Bob' during a Price is Right appearance
Sandler's first starring role was in 1989, in the film Going Overboard. In 1995, he starred in Billy Madison, in which he plays a grown, though uneducated, man repeating grades 1–12 to earn back his father's respect, along with the right to inherit his father's multi-million-dollar hotel empire. He followed this film with other financially successful comedies such as Bulletproof (1996), Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Wedding Singer (1998). He was initially cast in the bachelor-party-themed comedy/thriller Very Bad Things (1998), but had to back out due to his involvement in The Waterboy (1998),[6] one of his first hits.

Although his earlier films did not receive critical praise, his more recent films, beginning with Punch-Drunk Love (2002), have received almost uniformly positive reviews. Some critics concluded that Sandler possessed considerably more acting ability that they believed had been previously wasted on poorly written scripts and characters with no development.[7] Audiences have remained faithful to Sandler's slapstick humor to the tune of US$100-million-plus grossing movies. Sandler has moved outside the genre of goofball humor to take on more serious parts such as the aforementioned Punch-Drunk Love (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe), Spanglish (2004) and Reign Over Me (2007). He played a loving father figure in Big Daddy (1999). During filming, he met Jacqueline Samantha Titone — his future wife and mother of his daughter — who was cast as the waitress from The Blarney Stone Bar.

The handprints of Adam Sandler in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
At one point, Sandler was considered for the part that went to Jamie Foxx in Collateral (2004).[6] He also was one of the finalists along with Jim Carrey and Johnny Depp for the role of Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).[6] He returned to more dramatic fare with Mike Binder's Reign Over Me (2007), a drama about a man who loses his entire family in 9/11 and rekindles a friendship with his old college roommate (played by Don Cheadle). He starred in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) alongside Kevin James, as a New York City fireman pretending to be gay keep up an insurance scam so that his best friend's children can have benefits. Sandler's most recent film is You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), a comedy about a Mossad agent who fakes his own death and moves to the United States to become a hair stylist. The film was written by Sandler, The 40-Year-Old Virgin writer-director Judd Apatow (who was an old roommate of Sandler's when both were starting out), and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog creator Robert Smigel, and was directed by Happy Gilmore director Dennis Dugan.
"Like Will Ferrell, Sandler has layers of tenderness under layers of irony under layers of tenderness — plus a floating anger like Jupiter’s great red spot," wrote David Edelstein of New York magazine in a review of You Don't Mess with the Zohan. "Some performers become stars because we can read them instantly, others — like Sandler — because we never tire of trying to get a fix on them."[8]
He recently finished production on Bedtime Stories (2008), a fantasy film directed by Bringing Down the House director Adam Shankman, about a stressed real estate developer whose bedtime stories he reads to his niece and nephew begin to come true. This will mark Sandler's first family film and first film under the Walt Disney banner.[9] Keri Russell and English comedian Russell Brand co-star and the film is set to be released on Christmas of 2008.
His next film will be Judd Apatow's third directorial feature Funny People. Sandler stars as a very successful stand up comedian who finds out he has a terminal illness and he takes a young inexperienced comic, played by Seth Rogen, under his wing. Other co-stars include Eric Bana and Apatow's wife, Leslie Mann. The film will contain more dramatic elements than Apatow's previous efforts.[10] Filming began in October of 2008 with a tentative release date of July 31, 2009.[11]
At one point, Sandler was in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino's World War II film Inglourious Basterds, which he confirmed, but he said he will not be in it due to a scheduling conflict with Funny People.[12] In June 2007, it was announced that his production company, Happy Madison, had made a preemptive acquisition for Mitch Albom's screenwriting debut.[13]






Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions,[14] in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumi Rob Schneider's film, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Happy Madison has produced all of Sandler's subsequent films to date with the exceptions Punch Drunk Love, Spanglish and Reign Over Me.


Sandler is known for consistently working with a core group of friends and associates through Happy Madison, frequently casting fellow SNL peformers in various roles in his films. Happy Madison produced David Spade's Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star[14] and Sandler cameoed as a special audience member in an episode of The Showbiz Show with David Spade.


SNL contemporary Kevin Nealon has appeared in nine Happy Madison productions or Sandler films, including Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky, Joe Dirt, Eight Crazy Nights, Anger Management, Grandma's Boy, You Don't Mess with the Zohan and the Dana Carvey vehicle, The Master of Disguise.
He appeared as the featured guest on the final episode of John McEnroe's eponymous CNBC talk show, airing in late 2004. McEnroe appeared as himself in three of Sandler's films (Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan).
Sandler and Happy Madison produced SNL contemporary Rob Schneider's vehicles Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), The Animal (2001), The Hot Chick (2002), and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), with Sandler making cameo appearances in the latter three. Meanwhile, Schneider has appeared in cameo roles in Sandler films The Waterboy, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, Click, The Longest Yard and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Schneider had larger roles in Sandler films Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Eight Crazy Nights, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan.
Others who frequently appear in Sandler films include Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Jon Lovitz, Clint Howard, Norm MacDonald, and longtime Sandler pals Allen Covert, Peter Dante, and Jonathan Loughran.

These are the films that Sandler has made since 1989:


Filmography
Film
Year
Film
Role
Notes
1989 Going Overboard
Schecky Moskowitz
first film role
1992 Shakes the Clown
Dink the Clown

1993 Coneheads
Carmine

1994 Airheads
Pip

Mixed Nuts
Louie

1995 Billy Madison
Billy Madison
Also writer
1996 Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore
Also writer
Bulletproof
Archie Moses

1998 The Wedding Singer
Robbie Hart

Dirty Work
Satan
Cameo (uncredited)
The Waterboy
Robert "Bobby" Boucher Jr.
Also executive producer and writer
1999 Big Daddy
Sonny Koufax
Also executive producer and writer
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Robert Justin
Cameo (voice only)
2000 Little Nicky
Nicky
Also executive producer and writer
2001 The Animal
Townie
Cameo and executive producer
2002 Mr. Deeds
Longfellow Deeds
Also executive producer
Punch-Drunk Love
Barry Egan
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Eight Crazy Nights
Davey Stone
Animated, also Producer and Writer
A Day with the Meatball
Himself
Short Subject
The Hot Chick
Mambuza Bongo Guy (uncredited)
Cameo, also executive producer
2003 Anger Management
Dave Buznik
Also Executive producer
Pauly Shore Is Dead
Himself
Documentary
Stupidity
Himself
Documentary
The Couch
Couch Testing Guy
Short Film
2004 50 First Dates
Henry Roth
Also Executive Producer
Spanglish
John Clasky

2005 The Longest Yard
Paul Crewe
Also Executive producer
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Javier Sandooski (uncredited)
Cameo image and producer
2006 Click
Michael Newman
Also producer
2007 Reign Over Me
Charlie Fineman

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Chuck Levine
Also Executive producer
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Zohan Dvir
Also producer and writer
Bedtime Stories
Skeeter Bronson
post-production
2009 Funny People
George
filming
Television
Year
Title
Role
Notes
1987 – 1990
Remote Control

Television Work
1987 – 1988
The Cosby Show
Smitty
Episodes: "The Locker Room""Dance Mania""The Prom""The Visit"
1990
The Marshall Chronicles
Usher
Episode: "Brightman SATyricon"
ABC Afterschool Specials
Drug Dealer
Episode: "Testing Dirty"
1991 – 1995
Saturday Night Live
Various

2001
Undeclared
Himself
Episode: "The Assistant"
2003
Couch
Couch Testing Guy

2005
Getaway
Henry Roth
Episode: "Found"
2007
The King of Queens
Jeff "The beast" Sussman
Episode: "Mild Bunch"

Discography
Title
Year
Notes
They're All Gonna Laugh at You!
1993
2x Platinum
What the Hell Happened to Me?
1996
2x Platinum
What's Your Name?
1997
Gold
Stan and Judy's Kid
1999
Gold
Shhh...Don't Tell
2004

Who Just Got Busted