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Bel-Cam Jos
07-01-2002, 10:37 AM
Inspired by a website operator's revelation (we'll call him 'Sir S.' to protect his identity) of meeting one of the letters from Run DMC, what notable persons have all of you met in your lives?

Laundry list style, for me: (stories to follow, perhaps)
Weird Al Yankovic
Pat O'Brien
Bart Connor
Kenny Baker
Jm J Bullock
Roy Rogers

Well?

bobafett07728
07-01-2002, 10:42 AM
I'm going to leave out conventions, because that isn't really "bumping into":

Mariah Carey (I worked on the Batman ride in NJ when it first opened. . .got to strap her in)

Boyz II Men (same as above)

Rza aka Bobby Digital (Leading member of the Wu Tang Clan, met at Toys R Us)

Craig Biggio (All Star 2nd Baseman for the Houston Astros, also met at Toys R Us)

Kevin Smith (Director, Actor, met numerous times in Red Bank, NJ)

LTBasker
07-01-2002, 10:49 AM
Well I haven't run into anybody (who comes to Oklahoma??) but I did get to do a Q&A with Bob Bergan with a friend not too long ago.

(Bob Bergan does the voice of Luke in games like Rogue Leader as such)

lunchymeatball
07-01-2002, 10:50 AM
The Edge, at a Jimi Hendrix exhibition.
The pictures all cost £10,000+ and he was walking around ticking off the ones he wanted.

Darth Shifty
07-01-2002, 10:52 AM
My friends and I ran into Jerry Springer at the airport. It was weird realizing how short he is.

Met Mr. T at the hotel I was staying at in Honolulu. (Back in the A-Team days)

Briefly met John Elway, also at the airport.

Jonna
07-01-2002, 10:57 AM
Well, alot of musicians. I guess the most famous is Robert Smith and the boys from The Cure.

Kevin Smith (from when I use to hang out in Red Bank, NJ)

The old guy from the TV show Coach.

A friend of mine was in the movie 200 Cigarettes

Winona Ryder

Probably a ton of others, but I am usually in my own little world and don't notice people.

sith_killer_99
07-01-2002, 11:03 AM
I once saw Pen (from Pen and Teller) at a......exotic dance club.....in downtown Waikiki. I think it was Pen, the tall one with glasses.

Anyway, they were on Oahu doing a show. A buddy and I were at Deja Vu's (SP?). I look over and there he is in the corner booth surrounded by like 6......dancers.:eek:

scruffziller
07-01-2002, 11:08 AM
I was in the same room with Tom Arnold and his then wife Roseanne, They were at a record store in Ottumwa, IA. I also met and talked with Toby McKeann, the lead rapper of DC talk back in tha day when they were first getting started.

SWAFMAN
07-01-2002, 11:44 AM
too many to list. but I had jobs and family connections when I lived in LA that made it an everyday occurrence.

but the one meeting that I think is the coolest, because it was purely random and shocked me so much when I realized it, was one afternoon when I walked down to the corner deli and was standing in line to get a sandwich. When someone is in front of you in a line, you don't see a full-frontal view of their face, so I'm standing there for a good while when I catch part of this guy's profile - all I notice is sorta unkempt hair & whisker stubble like he skipped shaving that day - and something just barely clicks in my head. So, I'm thinking, did I go to school with this person? Is he maybe a clerk at my video store or somewhere? Why do I think I know him?

Then he turned a little more and I realized it was Tom Hanks. And I must've physically jumped a little, like if someone sneaks up on you and says, "BOO !!"

I don't remember for sure, but I think this was before he won any Best Actor awards, but I still liked his work. And I had even shaken his hand once, a few years before that, at the People's Choice Awards, but that was different because there were hundreds of people doing nothing but walking around and shaking hands with everyone else, so I had no illusions he would remember me, or anything.

Anyway, when he did finally turn to leave, I just gave a smile & a nod. There was a very popular rehearsal studio across and about a 1/2 block up the street, so I'm sure that's where he must have been walking to/from.

There were tons of other times I met people, in much more direct ways. I could trash some reputations by telling about some of the folks I partied with, but that would suck. I wouldn't want someone doing that to me.

But the Hanks thing was so cool to me because of how startled I was when it hit me who he was.

scruffziller
07-01-2002, 11:48 AM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
too many to list. but I had jobs and family connections when I lived in LA that made it an everyday occurrence.

but the one meeting that I think is the coolest, because it was purely random and shocked me so much when I realized it, was one afternoon when I walked down to the corner deli and was standing in line to get a sandwich. When someone is in front of you in a line, you don't see a full-frontal view of their face, so I'm standing there for a good while when I catch part of this guy's profile - all I notice is sorta unkempt hair & whisker stubble like he skipped shaving that day - and something just barely clicks in my head. So, I'm thinking, did I go to school with this person? Is he maybe a clerk at my video store or somewhere? Why do I think I know him?

Then he turned a little more and I realized it was Tom Hanks. And I must've physically jumped a little, like if someone sneaks up on you and says, "BOO !!"

I don't remember for sure, but I think this was before he won any Best Actor awards, but I still liked his work. And I had even shaken his hand once, a few years before that, at the People's Choice Awards, but that was different because there were hundreds of people doing nothing but walking around and shaking hands with everyone else, so I had no illusions he would remember me, or anything.

Anyway, when he did finally turn to leave, I just gave a smile & a nod. There was a very popular rehearsal studio across and about a 1/2 block up the street, so I'm sure that's where he must have been walking to/from.

There were tons of other times I met people, in much more direct ways. I could trash some reputations by telling about some of the folks I partied with, but that would suck. I wouldn't want someone doing that to me.

But the Hanks thing was so cool to me because of how startled I was when it hit me who he was.
Have you met "Bill" Shatner or any other ST or SW affiliate?

SWAFMAN
07-01-2002, 11:54 AM
oh, one more quick one....

One day at the LA convention center at a thing called the "abilities expo" (it's like a trade show for products for people with disabilities), I was in the administrative office getting exhibitor passes, and I noticed ex-governor Jerry Brown of California.

For some reason, I decided to assume by very best "stoned look" and stoner-surfer voice, and went up to him and said, "Dude! I know you! (and he has this look on his face like, Yes, Yes, I'm the ex-Governor - just like I knew he would...) You're that dude who used to date Linda Ronstadt."

....and I just walked away.

SWAFMAN
07-01-2002, 11:58 AM
Have you met "Bill" Shatner

he used to jog around the "Lake Hollywood" reservoir all the time where I rode my bicycle, up near Tahoe Drive in the hollywood hills. we saw each other often enough that we'd nod to each other as we passed. I never chatted him up, or anything. that would be rude when someone is jogging. and I'd see him now and then at the Griffith Park equestrian center riding horses. he really was a good horse rider. I'd bet he did not use a stuntman in that horse jump in the Trek movie.

off the top of my head, I can't recall any SW folks, but at things like awards shows you literally meet so many people so fast that you could never remember unless you took notes or something.

George Takei was an elected city official in LA when I lived there, and I met him at a dedication of new little park (a "parklet" as they called them) on my block one day. Plus the usual convention stuff like SirSteve said).

mabudonicus
07-01-2002, 12:19 PM
I've got a quick couple to mention. My highschool buddy was in the "phlosopher kings", and is/was in prozac. He also wrote some boy band tunes- i can't recall for who, but they were big ones.
I've met Dio at an in-store. I've talked to Lips (leader of ANVIL) a few times, once for an hour or so at a gig.
I'm friends with the Original drummer from "Max webster", the guy who played on "hangover". I've hoisted a lot of frosties with him.
I saw Terry Fox speak back in the day... and a few of my friends have seen Sammy Hagar in NOTL supposedly- he supposedly had property there, but I'm not sure...

SirSteve
07-01-2002, 12:27 PM
I'll do a few posts instead all at once since I am short on time...

Ozzy Osbourne was cool. Could hardly understand him and he is really short.

Magic Johnson, extremely nice guy.

"Dr. J" - When I seen him, I had to get an autograph of the man who really put basketball on the map. When I asked for his autograph, he replied, "Only if I get to shake your hand."
One of my top comments ever made seeing as he didn't know who I was!

John Travolta was pretty cool as well.

WCW Superstar Bill Goldberg was an a-hole though. Snubbed everyone.

Stone Cold Steve Austin was cool though. Funny seeing him play with his WWF figure at a Jakks Pacific press event.

Mike Myers... cracking jokes all the time. Funny in person as well as on the screen.

Gene Simmons was, well, nothing was held back. He was cracking on Michael Jackson and "F" this and "F" that.

Gary Coleman, played a video game with him at the Electronics Expo a few years ago. I let him beat me. :)

boss nass
07-01-2002, 12:42 PM
I used to be a bouncer at a nightclub i met:
Curtis Martin
Willie Mcginist
Chris Slade all Patriots players i actally bounced out Mcginist!
also John Calapari NJ nets coach at the time
And when i went to Disenyland i met Dave Winfield at ESPN the Zone

jjreason
07-01-2002, 12:55 PM
I went to University in Kingston (ON, Canada) where Dan Akroyd has his summer cottage. I met him on the street one day coming out of a book store, and it nearly floored me. I just stared and babbled like a 2 year old, he laughed and shook my hand. He's taller than I would've thought, 6"1' anyway. Cool feeling. I saw Prince Charles and Princess Diana when they came to Canada together in fall 1991. My school gave him a diploma. They actually stopped and spoke with the crowd for a few minutes before leaving, and agreed to get close together for a photo at my friend's request. Pretty spectacular considering what happened soon after....

pthfnder89
07-01-2002, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by SirSteve

Magic Johnson, extremely nice guy.


Absolutely true. I met him a few years ago when I was working at a Haagen Dazs at DFW Intn'l Airport. He and his wife came through and when my boss and I recognized him we started talking. He was a genuinely nice and friendly person and he stayed there for a few minutes talking to us, and never once acted liked he had something more important to do, even though I'm sure he did.

I'm not a big sports fan but working in the richest (and most obnoxious) part of Dallas for years I've met a lot of players for Dallas sports teams.
-Troy Aikman
-Emmet Smith(sp?)
-Mike Modano
-Steve Nash
-Herschel Walker (that mans waist is honestly about 8 inches wide. And it's even more bizzare because his chest is ripped so he's really wide up top.:eek:)
Probably some more, but like I said I'm not too into sports so my friends usually point them out

Other random people in Dallas:
John Carmack
Pauley Shore
George Bush Jr.

L.A.

I've met a lot of people in L.A. through my grandfather, who used to race cars and now he designs them
-Mario Andretti
-Michael Andretti
-Dario Franchitti (but never got to meet his wife Ashley Judd, darnit, I have a big crush on her:D)
-Greg Ray

I know that my grandfather is also good friends with Nicholas Cage and Jay Leno because they're big cars nuts and they're fans of his but I've never gotten to meet either of them :(:(:( (I really like Nic Cage, so hopefully I will some day)

There's a few other people I've met in LA through him but mostly they weren't that interesting, except for Majel Roddenberry. I'm a Trekkie so he takes me to her house sometimes when I'm in LA, which is fun.:)

Mandalorian Candidat
07-01-2002, 01:51 PM
I really have to think hard about this cause I've run across quite a few and may not be able to remember all of them.

I knew Billy Barty's son from the time I spent in Brazil. I went over to his house and met his dad. Really nice guy (RIP). He was the old wizard in Willow and the cameraman in UHF with Weird Al.

I've met Andy Murray and Dave Taylor, the coach and GM of the LA Kings, several times at Long Beach Ice Dogs games. Barry Kemp, the owner of the Dogs, is the creator and ex.prod. of Coach, so he's had the whole cast there on several occasions including Mike Farrell from MASH (he's married to the woman on Coach). I've also met Marty McSorley, Rob Blake, and a couple of other ex-Kings. I almost met Nikolai Khabibulin there when he played for the Dogs during his contract dispute with Phoenix.

I've bumped into Rip Taylor, that really super gay comedian from 70's game shows. You know, they guy who always throws confetti.

I sat behind of Bree Walker, the newswoman with the crippled hands, and her husband, is it Jim Lampley (?) on a plane once.

I met Martin Mull and Fred Willard when I was an extra on "Portrait of a White Marriage."

I was at the Forum for a Kings game when they stopped play to shoot that hockey scene in Lethal Weapon 3. So I got to see Mel, Danny, and Joe (yeah we're like this... ;) ) from a distance.

Once I was at another Kings game a few rows back from the glass when they started playing the battle clip from Braveheart on the video board. Then it dissolved away to Mel Gibson and I noticed he was a couple of rows right in front of me waving to the crowd. Some guys behind us started throwing peanuts at him so the usher tossed them out.


Now my grandma, she's met a crapload of famous people. After she came over from Germany she became one of Elvis' maids at his Palm Springs mansion. She also lived down the street from some mafia accountant (alleged). My dad would tell me these stories of big black Caddies pulling up and big palookas going in the house.

She was also the operator at the Palm Springs Spa Hotel for several years. She would listen in to conversations at times when famous people would stay there. My favorite story is that of Prince Charles. She claims he called some male prostitute or some boyfriend whenever he would visit and they would make arrangements for some **cough** well, I guess this is a family site. :)

187-Maul
07-01-2002, 01:54 PM
man I have never met any celibrity by coincidence
oh wait a minute, about 7 or 8 years ago (when I was really small) I was at the beach with my family in the netherlands and the dutch queen beatrix came along on a horse with LOTS of security and I mean LOTS
oh well that was it

BTW bobafett07728, did you maybe ask RZA what he was buying in the toysrus? maybe starwars figs:) ?

icatch9
07-01-2002, 02:03 PM
Well I've never met anyone famous. When I was at CII I sat like 3 seats away from David Prowse and 9 seats away from Peter Mayhew (SP?) at the concert. Plus the rest of the Star Wars stars where sitting a few rows up. While waiting in line to see the concert I was sitting on the floor with my Fiance' when Warwick Davis walked by. I think we where the only ones to see him because we where sitting and where at eye level with him. The chick who played Aura Sing walked buy us while in line for Jorg Saculs. She and another hot chick went into the bathroom that was near by togeather. They where in there for a real long time. I egged my fiance' to go in there and see what they where doing, but she wouldn't. Those are all pretty lame consinder tons of people met all of them there. Oh, well I'm not much of a name dropper anyway. My star power is pathetic, but I know a lot of people who've met some cool folks. I guess that counts.

My brother met Bill Cosby once. He was performing at our University. My brother was on the staff that organized the event. He spoke with The Cos for a bit. He was very ill that weekend, but was still real nice. My brother got to tell him that it was time for him to go on.

My fiance' used to live next door to Steve McMichale of the Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears and of wrestling fame. Plus, Debora McMichael too. She said they where real nice and always gave all the neigbors pretty good christmas presents.

Dave Duerson of the Bears was her other neigbor, and she used to play with his kids. She said he was super nice and so was the whole family. The kids used to have those power wheels battery power jeeps, and she thought they were so cool.

She also use to work out where the Chicago Bulls practiced. She met Dennis Rodman there, plus Steve Kerr. They where both real nice too, and she says that Steve Kerr has the cutest kids ever. Her best friend used to baby sit for Bill Welington and a couple of other Bull's kids.

Her dad is good friends with BJ Armstongs college roomate. So, she's meet him and got a couple of game used items from him. Plus, they met Michael Jordan once or twice. Got his autograph too. Plus, they have an autographed basketball of 90% of the first 3 peat Bulls.

She also sat next to Chris Chelios and Jermy Roenick at a Bulls game.

I got a good friend who was the first ball girl ever for the bulls. She was there for the third championship and then the off years. So she's met them all and has pictures with all of them too.

And my mom road in an elevator with Harry Carey once, it was at Wrigly so that's not to uncommen either.

DeadEye
07-01-2002, 02:23 PM
I haven't "Bumped into" any celebrities...but I've met:
-Jeremy Bulloch
-David Prowse
-Kenny Baker
-Peter Mayhew
-Robin Curtis (From ST III and IV)
-And as most forumites already know, Natalie Portman! :kiss:

SWAFMAN
07-01-2002, 02:36 PM
icatch9, did your fiance used to live in Lake county, IL? Like maybe in Lake Forest? I know that's a favorite place for Chicago sports elite to reside. My family home is a few minutes from there.

Mandalorian Candidat
07-01-2002, 03:37 PM
I just remembered this one...

I was at Disneyland once waiting to get onto Splash Mountain when Whoopi Goldberg and this guy walk up, escorted by security, to the front of the line. She had this huge smile on her face with dreadlocks down past her A. Man, she's even nastier in person than on Hollywood Squares.

What was that line from the Simpsons? "Who thought naked pictures of Whoopi Goldberg would ever sell?" :D

JediDan
07-01-2002, 03:37 PM
I walked past Wayne Newton last December when in Vegas. I parked in the parking garage at NY NY casino and got outta my car and was walking towards the elevator and he walked right past me. He smiled and went on. I didn't realize how tall he is. He had one hot chick around his arm, whew. :D

Funny story. My moms friend does drycleaning for a person who works with celebrities and she got to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was in town to meet with Govenor Ventura, (I guess they're pretty good friends) SO he brought Arnold to see her and here she didn't even know who he was. LOL :D :D She isn't into movies and the like. Later that evening she was watching the evening news and they had Arnold on TV with Ventura and then she remembered that hey thats the guy I met this morning. LOL Then last year Tim Allen was filming a movie behind her store for a week and they asked her if she wanted to be an extra and she turned it down. She never even bothered to go out back and watch the filming. She didn't even know when they left, she didn't care. :) Lucky duck, what an opportunity to have met mr Arnold himself.

JediDan
07-01-2002, 03:43 PM
I forgot another one. My brother-in-law was at Mystic Lake casino in MN and he sat down next to Louie Anderson at the slots. He said that he is hilarious in person, a real fun easy going fella. He also met Ed Mcman(?) playing blackjack there.

mabudonicus
07-01-2002, 04:27 PM
Not really famous guys or anything, but my buddy and his brother are in the Niagara Falls bit of Superman 2, and another actor friend of mine is actually in Strange brew- he's actually dancing with a man for most of his scenes, which, if you knew the guy, is sorta ironic, then he runs out with a false look of panic when the "skunk" busts up oktoberfest.

stormie
07-01-2002, 06:43 PM
It may be sad, but it's the only "brush with greatness" I've had. :D

When I was like 10 or 11, I met Kim Cattrall when she was shooting a "movie of the week" or something. She talked to me a little, and I remember her being very nice. She even took my address down so she could send me an autographed photo of her (which she did). Then a few years later, she "appeared" in the movie Porky's, and, needless to say, that autographed picture became quite the conversation piece for me and my friends. ;)

SWAFMAN
07-01-2002, 08:29 PM
stormie, for only meeting one celeb, I'd say you did pretty darn well. Yum.

JetsAndHeels
07-01-2002, 10:52 PM
Star Wars people I have met-David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker.
Sports people-My grandmother used to live across the street from Richard Petty's mother in law. He used to come over there alot so I decided to walk over there and introduce myself. A very nice guy.
One day while eating with my father I saw Grant Hill. He was still playing college ball for Duke then, but he was a nice guy even though I am a Carolina fan.
Enos Slaughter, who played for the Saint Louis Cardinals and now a member of the Hall of Fame lives about an hour from here. I have been to his house and have talked with him. Not everyday you can chat with someone who played baseball against people like Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams.
I also have met John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves.
Wrestling-"The Hurricane" of WWE lives here. He is good friends with a guy I know. One day we went out to a movie and to eat. He is a great guy and loves to talk about the business.
Matt and Jeff Hardy-also NC natives who are now popular stars in the WWE. They are very nice as well.

pthfnder89
07-01-2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
stormie, for only meeting one celeb, I'd say you did pretty darn well. Yum.

Darn right he did. I'd take a meeting with Kim Cattrall any day. :D Way to go stormie!

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
07-02-2002, 12:02 AM
Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge- at my school. It seems he was looking for a good High School and was considering enroling his teen here.

scruffziller
07-02-2002, 07:17 PM
I also work with a girl who is a second cousin to Carrie Fischer.
She was in my training class at my job and it was the week of AOTC and one of the things we had to do was introduce ourselves and draw a picture of something important to us. I drew a Clonetrooper and talked about AOTC. Since doing that she mentioned this illuminating fact. She said that her grandmother is a sister to Debbie Reynolds and she(her grandmother) looks like Carrie Fischer when she was younger. I can't really see any family resembalance, maybe a little bit, but she is way hotter too than Carrie Fisher.

DarthBrandon
07-02-2002, 07:55 PM
Lets see I've met all kinds of famous Hockey players, i.e. Gretzky, Gilmour, Don cherry etc. Couple of Actors, Daniel Baldwin, william Hurt, Tom Cruise, Keeanu Reeves (SP), Erin Moran ( Happy Days ) and a few rock stars at concerts. Nothing too special to talk about, as they are people just like us.

Here's a pic of Daniel Baldwin with a couple of friends and myself.

BillyJAck
07-02-2002, 10:02 PM
I met Arnold S. (The Terminator himself) as the Essex House hotel in NYC when he was in town for JFK Jr funeral he isn't really tall but he is built well. Very nice guy.

William Baldwin very nice

Jodie Foster just met and that was it

Flo Jo got her autograph at the John Wayne Airport out in CA. Long finger nails.

Tom Cruise when he was filming Jerry Maguire at airport very very cool and nice. Very short

Steven Spielberg at Factory Outlet Mall very cool I asked him when dang Indy 4 was coming out and he just laughed and said they were tyring hard that was in 1999

Talked to GL on the telephone(coolest thing i've ever done as far at meeting people) I called his office and I was only about 13 or 14 and his assistant said i'm sorry lil boy but he's very busy and apparently he was walking out of his office and he grabbed the phone and chatted with me and i told him how much i loved sw and the same ole routine he gets. He was very kind and told me he might do some more movies.. needless to say i was like shocked! This is no bs...plus he sent me an autographed picture in the mail...Made my year. lol


Thats about all there is a few more but I can't remember right now

billy

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-03-2002, 12:16 AM
Michael Jackson came to my house to use the bathroom, I swear to you guys. I swear!

BillyJAck
07-03-2002, 12:31 AM
ewww you let him use your bathroom?

Big Chewie
07-03-2002, 01:22 AM
I used to work security for the Dallas Cowboys, so I've met alot of the team & Jerry Jones
I lived in Valley Ranch near the Cowboys and Dallas Stars center and have met Mike Modano, Belfour,Hatcher,Zubov and most of the rest of the Stars
Met Dale Earnhardt at Dale Earnhardt Inc.
was touring the place and he just walked up to us and said Hi Greatest person I ever met!
I went to high school with Justin Leonard the golfer.
Met Depeche Mode in London on a class trip.One of the guys on the trip sister was dating Martin Gore.
Met JR Ewing (Larry Hagman) once at a health club playing raquette ball.
Met GW Bush at a Rangers game

Out of all the people I have met only one was an A** former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabar(sp?) He was staying in the same hotel and me and my dad were in the elevator with him I said hi and my dad asked for an autograph for me he said he didnt have time, so for the next minute or so down the elevator we just looked at him doing nothing, just waiting to get to the lobby. I was 9 years old and I still remember it!!!

SWAFMAN
07-03-2002, 01:43 AM
BC, Kareem may well have just been being an a**. The only thing I'll mention is that he has a long-time history of nearly crippling migraines. Most likely he was just being an a**, but it's just possible he was feeling absolutely wretched. That still probably doesn't excuse his actions, based on how you described the meeting. But I've met him several times, too, through a mutual friend who hung with him quite a bit. When he was having a bad migraine, he was definitely not in the mood to be around hardly anyone.

2-1B
07-03-2002, 01:54 AM
Swaffy, you can't post about how you've partied hard with stars only to tease us and say that you won't share the gossip. :mad:

C'mon, share! Share! :p

pthfnder89
07-03-2002, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by Caesar
Swaffy, you can't post about how you've partied hard with stars only to tease us and say that you won't share the gossip. :mad:

C'mon, share! Share! :p

Darn right; spill it, spill it! :D

Mandalorian Candidat
07-03-2002, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by scruffziller
...but she is way hotter too than Carrie Fisher.

Not to burst your bubble or anything scruffy, but everyone is hotter than Carrie Fisher with they way she looks now. Heck, even Bea Arthur and the rest of the Golden Girls are hotter than her. ;)

BillyJAck
07-03-2002, 11:41 AM
LOL come on now your being a lil hard on carrie...bea arthur is a corpse i think lmfao .....all i have to say is "Leia in Slave Girl outfit" she was hot period.... i don't know about now she kindav fell off in the movie world

stormie
07-03-2002, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by pthfnder89


Darn right he did. I'd take a meeting with Kim Cattrall any day. :D Way to go stormie!

:D
Now, ya gotta remember, I was only like 10 or 11, and far from capable of seeing the potential Cattrallian beauty we'd all notice in a few years. Then again, because I was so young, I wasn't yet mired in the adolescent greasy-pores, sweaty palms, and sta...sta...stammering I would have displayed had I met her as a teen, and which would have probably rendered any such meeting as a regretful embarrassment. So now I just have fond memories, and a hot autographed picture. Yeah, guess I did make out pretty good. ;)

Bel-Cam Jos
07-03-2002, 04:47 PM
I'll expand upon, detract from, and add to my list.

Sat behind Liv Tyler for a few minutes the day I was an extra on That Thing You Do! She has nice hair (all I could see since she never turned around) :)

Saw Pat O'Brien (formerly CBS Sports, and Access Hollywood or Extra or whatever) waiting for a limo in the Pittsburgh airport during the '92 Nat'l League Championship Series. I could not remember his name for the life of me, and he was all by himself. I suppose I could've looked moronic and walked up to him saying "You're that sports TV guy, right?" but I decided that a missed opportunity was worth more than embarrassment.

Talked to Julius Erving (Dr. J) on the phone. He was staying at the hotel I worked at, and wanted breakfast room service after it'd closed. I had to say no. Others who stayed at out hotel: Marilyn Manson and some other Ozzfest bands, some Nascar and Indy car drivers I forget, and possibly Barbra Streisand (never found out if true or not). I did get to check in Dr. Jerry Punch (racing and college football announcer/commentator) and Dick Trickle (race driver).

When I was about 4 yrs old, I went to the Roy Rogers Museum in southern California and Roy was actually there. Apparently, I asked him if he was John Wayne, and everyone got a laugh. I have no memory of this at all.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
07-03-2002, 05:10 PM
I've also met Sesame Street's Gordon, some of the cast members of Ghostwriter, tons of players for DC United, Washington Redskins former coach Joe Gibbs, the new coach Steve Spurrier, and Former Redskins MVP John Riggins.
Oh, and my dad shook hands with President Clinton at a gala once.

mrhat
07-03-2002, 05:26 PM
I bumped into Billy Dee Williams after getting his autograpgh, and he was sick but he was nice enough to talk for a coupld of minutes, also Dee Wallace Stone at the same convention while she was on break, she was a very nice woman, it was just the guy who was with her was being rude, i kept saying sir please i am trying to talk with Mrs. Stone (it wasn't her husband or anything)

Jango Jett
08-14-2002, 07:48 PM
Im curious if anybody here has met any celebrities ? somebody
that is considered famous, here are a few people Ive met face to
face:

BOB HOPE
GEORGE TAKAI [STAR TREK]
RAY CHARLES
PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH SR.

:)

DeadEye
08-14-2002, 07:49 PM
Newt Gingrich (sp?)
Natalie Portman
Kenny Baker
David Prowse
Peter Mayhew
Jeremy Bulloch
Robin Curtis
And the chick from Babylon 5

Beast
08-14-2002, 07:51 PM
Oh god, here we go again. :rolleyes: DeadEye, how can you include someone, who's name that you don't even know. Forget I said anything. :p

*Locks himself in the bomb shelter, waiting for World Flame War III to pass.*

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

DarthBrandon
08-14-2002, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by Jango Jett
Im curious if anybody here has met any celebrities ? somebody
that is considered famous, here are a few people Ive met face to
face:

BOB HOPE
GEORGE TAKAI [STAR TREK]
RAY CHARLES
PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH SR.

:)

There is an existing thread on this topic already, check out the link.:)

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11355&highlight=Famous+people

derek
08-14-2002, 08:22 PM
about 15 years ago, my mom met patrick swazye, and knowing i was a fan, asked for an autograph for me. he said, "who can i make it out to", and she said "my son derek". he replied that his dog's name was derek. true story. he was buying a BBQ sandwich.:)

i've personally never approached anyone famous. i never understood the point of it, though former astro bill doran asked me why i was wearing a cardinals hat at an astros game.:)

hango fett
08-14-2002, 08:24 PM
haven't meet anyone famous, but i really don't want to. they tend to be uptit and trendy (with the excaption of nat.)
h

Beast
08-14-2002, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by derek
i've personally never approached anyone famous. i never understood the point of it, though former astro bill doran asked me why i was wearing a cardinals hat at an astros game.:)
*Pops out of his Bomb Shelter.*

Ok, no fair Derek. You don't get to tell us half the story. What was your response to Bill Doran after he asked you that question? No fair teasing us with half the tale. :D

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Exhaust Port
08-14-2002, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by hango fett
haven't meet anyone famous, but i really don't want to. they tend to be uptit and trendy (with the excaption of nat.)
h

Now that's really not fair to say if you haven't met any. I've met some historically famous people that were quite nice.

JON9000
08-14-2002, 08:41 PM
I've met Dr. J

I've seen George Forman at an empty All Star cafe at midday in Times Square.

I was in the stands with Burt Reynolds at the FSU NCSU football game last year- he was about 20 feet away.

I passed a very dressed down, unglam Julia Stiles on the street in Chelsea.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
08-14-2002, 09:32 PM
Gordon of Sesame Street
Some of the castmembers of Ghostwriter
Charles Man (Former Redskins Player)
Joe Gibbs (Former Redskins Head Coach)
John Riggins (Superbowl MVP)
Sage Rosenfels (Washington Redskins 3rd QB)
Steve Spurrier (Redskins Head Coach)

DeadEye
08-14-2002, 09:38 PM
Jar Jar,

You just don't understand. I don't watch Babylon 5, so I neither knew the name of the character nor the actress. She just happened to be at that convention alongside Mr. Bulloch...I didn't even speak to her. That's why I didn't know her name...so I technically didn't "meet" her...although my mom saw her in the bathroom. :D

TylerD
08-14-2002, 09:38 PM
Hey HBH, I used to love that show Ghostwriter! Where and how did you get to meet them?

I met Gary Busey ("Chet Steadman" from "Rookie of the Year") at the LA airport, and got his autograph. He was drunk, and had a huge cigar in his mouth. He was very nice, and hilarious! No one else, unless you count Congressman Cal Dooley (several times) and a glimpse of Frankie Avalon at the LA airport.

mylow thehutt
08-14-2002, 09:44 PM
I meet

Carmen Electra

Brintey Spears

Shannan Elizabeth

and The Chick Who played in Bring it on And spidermam Forgot her name.:rolleyes: Allthou no one will belive me i don't care cause I know it's true,and so do my friends.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
08-14-2002, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by TylerD
Hey HBH, I used to love that show Ghostwriter! Where and how did you get to meet them?

I met them on an Easter Monday at the Annual Easter egg hunt in Washington DC, back in '94. I was like 9, but I do remember having a small conversation with the guy who played Hector. It was pretty cool. That was also the same day I met Charles Man, he was there too.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
08-14-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by mylow thehutt
I meet

Carmen Electra

Brintey Spears

Shannan Elizabeth

and The Chick Who played in Bring it on And spidermam Forgot her name.:rolleyes: Allthou no one will belive me i don't care cause I know it's true,and so do my friends.

Her name is Kirsten Dunst.

mylow thehutt
08-14-2002, 10:04 PM
Thats it.:) thanx,How could I forget her.

derek
08-14-2002, 10:47 PM
jar jar,

he was joking when he said it. he seemed like a nice guy, and i was just a kid at the time, in awe of a pro athlete, so i just smiled like an idiot.:)

Captain Trips
08-15-2002, 08:15 AM
The Chicago Bears used to hold their Training Camp about 10 miles from my hometown. In 1985 (their Super Bowl year) I met (and have pictures with) Walter Payton. Still ranks as one of the coolest moments of my life as he was always my hero.

Also, while vacationing in Florida one year, I got to meet Muhammed Ali.

TylerD
08-15-2002, 07:01 PM
Great "Goonies" reference there, LBC! "Heeeeyyyy you guyyyysss!"

DarthChuckMc
08-15-2002, 07:26 PM
Most of my "famous people" are rock stars, well, people in rock music.

Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Nick Menza, and Dave Ellefson from Megadeth @ the Lakeland Civic center.

Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnik from Testament @ Lakeland

James Hetfield-nice guy, Lars Ulrich whiney pr**k, Kirk Hammet-ok, and Jason Newsted-great guy, from Metallica @ Daytona Ocean Center.

My band opened up for Vicious Rumors in Melbourne, FL @ the Power Station, and we all went to a strip club afterwards.

I went to University High School with Dan from Jars of Clay.

The band Fates Warning-all great guys.

The band Sanctuary-also really cool to hang out with.

The band Blue Murder @ Peaches records on Orlando.

Phil Lewis from L.A. Guns-went down a waterslide @ Watermania next to him-he was in his undies :/

Jani Lane and Jerry Dixon from Warrent.

Kicked in the head by Phil from Pantera. :(

Star Wars people:
Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, William Hootkins, Shannon Baksa, Biggs (forgot his name), Motti (forgot his too), Jerome Blake.

AND....I passed Joey Fatone of N*SYNC while he was buying SW toys at FX 2001 in Orlando. :)

Rogue II
08-15-2002, 09:04 PM
The only really famous person I really met is Antonio Freeman WR for the Green Bay Packers. He was in my sociology class when I was at VA Tech. It was a small class of 20 people. I never did talk to him.

plasticfetish
08-16-2002, 05:06 AM
This list is a frank indication of how odd the past 8(ish) years of working in "Hollywood" have been for me.

These are the people that I've worked up the nerve to ask for an autograph (cue carnival music) ...

Cicely Tyson (She was very nice and it was an honor to meet her.)
Clarence Williams III (He was very cool, it was surreal hanging out with "Linc" for a day.)
R. Lee Ermey
Tobe Hooper (I came off like a total blithering idiot talking to this guy, even more so than usual.)
Tom Savini (at a convention ... he was alone at a table and I said, "HOLY C**P there's Tom Savini!" As you can imagine I probably came off like a dork with him also.)
George Barris (Again, alone at a table at the LB Grand Prix next to the Batmobile ... I'm looking around thinking "Don't any of you idiots know who this old man is?!?" He was super fun to talk to.)
Leonard Nimoy (He autographed one of his poetry books for my wife. That guy is the coolest person in the world for humoring my request.)
Ricardo Montalban (Didn't want to pester Khan. I only waved at him and then had someone else ask for his autograph. I'm still not sure she didn't just do it herself.)
Ben Chapman (Creature from the Black Lagoon ... a super sweet old guy.)

... and others ...

Hulk Hogan
Richard Simmons
Mellissa Gilbert
Vampira (I kinda feebed out not asking her for an autograph.)
Ronny Cox (An absolutely great guy.)
Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) - (I was too intimidated to do anything other than kind of wave feebly which is completely sad if you think about it.)
Jack LaLane

... and those that I've merely stood near and worshipped quietly ...

Rick James
James Brown

... nearly ran me over with their golf cart ...

Frank Oz
The Austrian guy from the Terminator

(OK. I'll never work in this town again now. Oh well, at least I met Richard Simmons.)

Pendo
08-16-2002, 07:03 AM
In 1995 I got to meet the entire Liverpool Football Team. HEY THEY'RE FAMOUS HERE!!! :D.

I've also met Vinnie Jones and Joan Collins.

Oh and I also met Micky Mouse when I went to Disney Land a couple of years ago :D:D:D!

PENDO!

Exhaust Port
08-16-2002, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Pendo
Oh and I also met Micky Mouse when I went to Disney Land a couple of years ago :D:D:D!

PENDO!

How can that be, I met Mickey Mouse at Disney World a couple of years ago. How can he be at 2 places at the same time? Your's must have been a fake because the one I met was the real thing. :D :D :D :D

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-16-2002, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by TylerD
Great "Goonies" reference there, LBC! "Heeeeyyyy you guyyyysss!"

No he really did use the bathroom. He had to seriously had to drop some wolf-bait, if you know what I mean.

It took a while but I'm glad someone caught the reference;)

InsaneJediGirl
08-16-2002, 10:12 AM
I've met Vice Prez Cheney(sp?),Jeb Bush,and some senators.They came into town in 2000 promoting G.Bush.I've also "met" the secret service at the event,they were much more interesting than the senators.:D:D

My Grandma met James Earl Jones at an Airport,I dont know how long ago though.

robman71
08-16-2002, 10:23 AM
I met Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench while standing in a roller coaster line in Ohio my senior year in high school, after that I got to meet Pete Wilson (govener of California), Bob Sagat, Rick Flair, Arn Anderson, David Flair, and Dustin Rhodes (AKA Golddust). Hmm...also met Country Stars The Dixie Chicks (way before they were big and still playing bars), Brad Paisley, and Reba McIntyre. I'm sure that there are more, I just cannot think of them right now.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-23-2003, 10:01 AM
I had some relatives from back east over this weekend, and I decided to do the touristy thing in Hollywood. You know, that's pretty fun to do once in a long while! Looking for stars' homes in the hills (saw Ozzy's place, both surviving Beatles', Carrie Fisher's and Debbie Reynolds' homes, Matthew Perry's, et al) we tried to do a 3-point turn and lo and behold, who was walking their dogs on a Saturday night but Courtney Cox-Arquette, her hubby David, and her sister-in-law Patricia, plus what looked like a couple of bodyguards (or big, strong friends). She sorta smiled, while everyone else was so serious. No photos, no autographs, just memories. :rolleyes: Like the corners of my mind...

[Edit] Star Wars-wise this same weekend, I finally ate in the Hamburger Hamlet across from Mann's Chinese Theatre, the one where in '77 George Lucas wondered while he was eating there what the long line was for in front of the theater. Turned out to be for a little independent film he had just finished. :zzz: ;)

sith_killer_99
06-23-2003, 10:28 AM
Man, you guy's in California, I tell you what, it must be an unusual life, watching movies being filmed, seeing stars walking down the street, gettting run over by what's her name.

Right now, I'm just living in salt-of-the-earth Kentucky, the only famous guy to come out of here is "I am the greatest" Muhammad Ali.

Oh, and the Louisville Slugger baseball bat. lol

I tell you, it's times like this I miss living in Hawaii, oops, that millisecond passed.;)

Anyway, I still have yet to meet anyone outrageously famous, but I have meet a few multi-millionaires, politicians and even a high ranking Union rep or two.;)

plasticfetish
06-23-2003, 03:20 PM
Don't forget Jim (Hey Verne!) Varney. Born Lexington Kentucky 1949.

sith_killer_99
06-23-2003, 04:09 PM
Well, you learn something new everyday.

The guy who invented the "Tommy Gun" was also born in Kentucky.;)

Teeska Mon Eebon
06-23-2003, 04:48 PM
I've only kinda walked by my 2 Celebs.

The first one was Whoopie Goldberg on Vail Mountion in Colorado
And Natile Portman in some weird expensive clothes shop in DC

Talked to neither... but am still kicking myself for at least not saying Hi to Natile... although she was busy with someone and I didn't want to be rude.

Teeska Mon Eebon
06-23-2003, 04:49 PM
Oh I forgot the Members of the Las Vegas Blu Man Group!

Sentinel18725
06-23-2003, 05:15 PM
List of peope:

lots of adult stars: Two that I became friends with Nina Hartley and Alicia Rio

People from working at the Ritz Carlton:

Sharon Stone
Gregory Peck
Colin Powell
Bruce Springstein
Trent Reznor
Rob Zombie
lots of the St. Louis blues, Cardinals, Rams
Actually had a conversation with Harrison Ford

sith_killer_99
06-23-2003, 05:46 PM
List of peope:

lots of adult stars: Two that I became friends with Nina Hartley and Alicia Rio

People from working at the Ritz Carlton:

Sharon Stone
Gregory Peck
Colin Powell
Bruce Springstein
Trent Reznor
Rob Zombie
lots of the St. Louis blues, Cardinals, Rams
Actually had a conversation with Harrison Ford

Holy cow!!! OH my GOD!!! You know Alicia Rio and Nina Harley!!! Tell Alicia Rio I said hi!!!

Kidhuman
06-23-2003, 07:17 PM
I have only met two famous people.

Whoppi Goldberg and Steven Webber(from wings and The Shining made for TV movie). I met both of them when I was working at The Gap on 59 and Lexington Ave. in NYC. I also met some DJ's from the local radio stations in NY. Thats about it.

stillakid
06-23-2003, 07:28 PM
lots. :)

plasticfetish
06-23-2003, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by stillakid
lots. :)
But does being forced to spend time with them on a sound stage really count as "met"?

stillakid
06-24-2003, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by plasticfetish
But does being forced to spend time with them on a sound stage really count as "met"?

;)

First, nobody put a gun to my head, though I will say that spending time with most "famous" people isn't the cup o' tea that some would like to believe.

Second, perhaps I misunderstood the rules of this thread, so I'll retract my "lots" if need be. :)

stillakid
06-24-2003, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by plasticfetish
But does being forced to spend time with them on a sound stage really count as "met"?

;)

First, nobody put a gun to my head, though I will say that spending time with most "famous" people isn't the cup o' tea that some would like to believe.

Second, perhaps I misunderstood the rules of this thread, so I'll retract my "lots" if need be. :)

plasticfetish
06-24-2003, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by stillakid
... so I'll retract my "lots" if need be.
You know I was just kidding right?

Point being ... even in Hollwoodland the experience of meeting the famous can be a hot or cold event. I've had a lot of moments with the "famous" both on the street and on the job. Sometimes it's really really cool ... and other times you're thinking, "Oh god, if I have to hear this persons voice or see their stupid face for another five minutes I'm going to explode."

I suppose it is a bit surreal.

I remember the time years ago that I got offered the job of driving the guy that played "Angel" on The Rockford Files around. He'd broken his leg and needed an assistant. I ended up turning the job down (can't remember why.) It would have been weird ...
Me: "Uh, so you were Angel?"
Him: "Yes, can you scratch my foot? It itches badly."

Lord Malakite
06-24-2003, 11:20 AM
I've only met two famous people, Jerry Springer and Ana Gasteyer. Hopefully that number will increase.

scruffziller
06-25-2003, 08:32 AM
My mom and brother met Dick Van Dyke at the COLD TURKEY movie reunion in Greenfield, Iowa where the movie was filmed. I am not sure if they talked to any of the other cast members there. I will have to get some pics.

Adam
07-05-2003, 12:37 AM
Some friends of my family own a restaurant in Montana, really close to Ted Turner's ranch. One day while I was sitting in the restaurant, he and his family come in to eat. He walked about 2 feet away from me, and for some time I thought that was cool. My mom later wondered alound if his credit card even had a spending limit.


I don't deal with being around famous people that well. I met Scott Kurtz, the artist who draws pvp, at a convention here, and I was barely able to make coherent sentences. I would about have a heart attack if I met GL or someone like that.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
07-05-2003, 08:40 PM
I met WWE Diva Sable at Six Flags America today.

SirSteve
07-06-2003, 01:08 AM
I can add Arnold "I'll be back" Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Ben Affleck to my list. They were at Comic Con a few years ago and I used my Press Pass to get in the back. :)

Oh, and A LOT of WWE wrestlers... too many to list. Actually, just a few weeks ago, Matt Hardy and the v1 crew (all you wrestling fans know who this is) showed up at a club in Orlando. Pretty cool guys.

Porcelina
07-07-2003, 11:04 PM
well, i used to work in a hotel that catered to the rich n famous... so here's a few: harrison ford, kiefer sutherland, neve campbell, jeremy irons, deborah unger, danny devito, rhea perlman, robin williams, ed norton, peter o'toole, anthony hopkins, scott weiland (stp)..... etc :) twas tons o' fun! too bad i had to quit cos the owner was a bastich!

~

[DSS]Pedr0
07-07-2003, 11:13 PM
Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, SandMan(ECW), John Malkovich....few more too

The 'Xir
07-09-2003, 10:40 PM
HHmmm, not one for gossip or star gazzing, but pretty cool thread! I actually had to stop and think wow I have come across a few stars in my day and time! Being in NY I have met some Yankees but believe it or not they came into this bar me and my friends were hanging out in, in Boston after their game! You wouldn't think you'd have to go out of state to meet stars that are kinda down the road from ya! But Tim 'Rock" Raines was their with Hidake(SP?) Irabu, Gram Llyod, and the coolest of them was probably David Cone! We were hanging out talking to Coney and the first thing the guy says is, "so guys how are the ladies lookin tonight". We all laughed clinked beers and then the stogies came out! Irabu, though not a master of the English language yet was actually pretty freakin' funny!
Other stars I've met have been: Joey Belladonna(Anthrax), Brett Michaels(Poison), Elton John, Lonsome George Thourogood, Billy Joel, Adam Sandler, Kim Basinger, Trey Wingo and Mike Tirico(ESPN).

Not very impressive so far I know, but I know there is a couple more I have met, but I just can't think of who or where I met them!
I know JR Johnson of the N.O. Saints('cause he went to SU) and my childhood buddy Andy, well I guess he wants to be known as Andrew Davoli(Knockaround Guys, Welcome to Colinwood), If I know Andy he'll probably be the next big thing! Ever since we were little the girls have always just thought he was the cutest thing going! He's actually doing quite well for himself, I hope he makes it!

Exhaust Port
07-09-2003, 11:29 PM
I met the band Pantera years ago.

[DSS]Pedr0
07-10-2003, 11:33 AM
I met the band Pantera years ago.

THAT REMINDS ME, I MET FLAW, KITTIE, STAIND AND A FEW MORE THAT ARE ESCAPING MY MIND RIGHT NOW

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
07-12-2003, 03:38 PM
I just found this picture in a disk I lost a while back.

http://www.geocities.com/omnimon_5000/Caps_1

This took place sometime in February. It's me and my dad with some players of the Washington Capitals. Players from Left to right: Dainius Zubris, Robert Lang, Sergei Gonchar, Jaromir Jagr, Peter Bondra, Steve Konowalchuk, and Jeff Halpern.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-12-2003, 04:51 PM
... that I have thought of:

Benny Parsons (NASCAR announcer)
Dick Trickle (NASCAR racer)
Dr. Jerry Punch (NCAA, NASCAR analyst)
Carol Jago (writer)
"Mean" Joe Greene (he traded me a towel for a Coke once ;) ) :rolleyes:

Deoxyribonucleic
07-12-2003, 09:27 PM
I keep seeing this thread so I'm just finally going to answer it!

Michael Jackson (and I ain't none proud o'it!) :frus:

The guy that played the boyfriend of the oldest sister in the Cosby show

Peter Mayhew, whose hand is 3 times the size of my head!

R.A. Salvator who is extremely nice!

I'm sure there's others, but I can't remember, the Michael Jackson "thing" is the one that sticks out the most......*shudders

Darth Shifty
07-14-2003, 11:40 AM
Dick Trickle (NASCAR racer)


*snicker* :stupid: :D

I recently met Stephen King at a book signing and I ran into Steve Buscemi while on vacation. (Both were very nice people, by the way)

good shot jansen
07-22-2003, 06:11 PM
as i rarely stray from the mm section, this is the 1st time i'm seeing this thread.

very cool stuff guys, here's my celeb experiences....

went to high school with jean-michel basquiat, and seth zvi rosenfeld. the three of us were also in a teen angst pycho drama theater group called family life theater.

one of the times when jean either left home or was thrown out by his dad (don't recall which), he shacked up in my house for about three weeks (my folks were not particularly thrilled with this) last time i saw him was several months before his death in 88 at some club in nyc.

i havn't seen or spoken with seth since 1979, but i do enjoy his films.

got plastered one night in a bar on columbus avenue in ny back in 86 with greg lake of emerson lake and palmer fame. he was real jerk wad, making it real clear to everybody that he was a star, and should be treated as such, expecting all women within the vicinity too make a bee-line for his superior company :rolleyes: but enjoyed the experience none-the less.

found myself back in 89 to be sharing a sofa seat with liza minelli in the algonquin lobby bar. she was drop dead gorgeous that night (you don't have to believe it, but she was!) there were several of us around this sofa and table, enjoying early evening cocktails, she was very nice, and told a few humourous stories. when i had to go, she extended her hand and said it was pleasure speaking with me :)

back in the early 80's i was a session keyboardist affiliated with several recording studios in and around nyc. whilst finishing up a session in a studio in douglaston queens, in walks rick wakeman (he was recording a soundtrack at this particular studio then) who basically shreds my style of playing as i'm listening to the play back :frus: nice. :mad:

the grandaddy of all my experiences would have to be the fall afternoon, back in september of 80' where i found myself sitting at the bar in the mayflower hotel on central park west, and who should sit next to me? none other than john lennon :eek: after bumming a smoke off of me, and starting up a conversation with myself and the bartender (it was just us three) about the upcoming larry holmes (i think it was holmes) fight, i found myself absolutely petrified to be in such a position, chatting up at the bar with a person of statute as john lennon. after about 5 or so minutes, mumblin' somthing about an appointment i was late for, i excused myself, and flush with nervous energy, fled out into the street :stupid: i found it impossible to maintain my composure, to sit and have a normal conversation with him. of course not a day go's by where i don't curse myself for being such a fool back then. he obviously was just looking for a quick beer and some local friendly conversation, but it was that moment, where my body decided to have the only anxiety attack that i'm aware of sufferin' sheeesh.

there are others, but those stand out the most

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-22-2003, 11:09 PM
I've lived a sheltered life. Aside from meeting a few local sports celebrities from the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills in person, the closest I have come to seeing a Hollywood celebrity would be when I saw Mark Paul Gosselar of Saved By The Bell Fame signing autographs at a local car show over 10 years ago.

My dad however is much more fortunate then me. He always tells a story of himself from his younger days (mid 60's?) when my grandfather was in charge of the local chapter of the (I believe this was the title) American-Lebanese Foundation, a charity that raised money for hospitals that was founded by comedian Danny Thomas. For the years that my grandfather was in charge, national celebrities would fly in to Buffalo and put on a show, whether singing or dancing, and they would raise money for St. Jude's Hospital for children. Well my dad was reluctantly chosen to be the chauffer of these celebrities, driving them from the airport, to the hotel, and if they wanted to go anywhere else.

The first year he said he picked up Danny Thomas, Phyllis Diller and a few others I can't remember. He must not of liked it because he regretted that he wasted the weekend carting them around (and they didn't talk to him much). The next year he did not want to do it when my grandfather asked him, but when he said that Annette Funicello would be the one he would have to cart around, he agreed to do it. Anyone who has watched Stand By Me, knows that Annette was pretty much an icon for young men during that era.

After Annette was picked up my dad, she told him that she did not want to stay in her hotel all night, rather she wanted to know where he went to for a night out on the town. My father took him to his favorite bar and she stayed by his side all night. He got to "show her off" to all of his friends, as if she was his date. A lot of the occupants could not believe their eyes. They stayed out late and had a wonderful time. The only sour part of the experience was that Annette, agreeing to volunteer her time for free to perform, expected all of her things paid for, i.e. the drinks, meals, and some other things as well. He got stiffed out of a $100 he says that night. But I can bet he went home that night with a smile on his face.

My dad never grows tired of telling that story.

Jaff
07-30-2003, 12:05 AM
I spent three or four days with Kenny Baker, his girlfriend Val, and Maria DeAragon in Nashville. I wrote for a newspaper at the time and conducted an official interview with them with several hours on tape. I also sponsored their toy show so when they weren't at their hotel, they were with me. I kept in touch with Maria for awhile. I also know Doug Murray (the late Men Behind the Masks company, and the writter of the comic book Nam). He's a real nice guy, and has a lot of good tales about Star Wars behind the scenes since he knows almost every actor in SW and Star Trek!

CloneTrooperMace
07-31-2003, 09:36 AM
I met Natalie Portman.....Only in my dreams :) .I wish I can meet Mr.Lucas or Rick.If I'm going to Rick I'm going to take him some hair gel and something to eat because he talks about lunch...."We did it right before lunch" "Will we'll try to get after lunch"....Lunch is lunch that.



-CTM-

RussUAE
08-26-2003, 05:43 AM
Princess Margaret (obviously going back a couple of years now).

RooJay
09-09-2003, 12:12 AM
I finally have something to add to this thread! :D

InsaneJediGirl
06-29-2005, 02:54 PM
Reviving the old thread here :)

Dont know if it counts,he's probably more of a "local" type of celeb,but oh well.I've known #31 Chris Hearn of UCF's Ice Hockey team for about seven years now.Doesnt even seem that long really,time flies when you're having fun :crazed:

Fluke Skywalker
06-30-2005, 03:43 AM
I have met a bunch of local "Celebs", moslty news types, show hosts et. There is one that I have met that you would recognize, Jerry Springer.

Many people know that he was a city councilman and Mayor of Cincinnati. After his political career, he went to work as a TV commentator. This was in the early to mid eighties.

Anyway, my Mother was manager of an upscale restaurant about forty miles north of Cincy. Springer use to bring his "Lady friend(s?)" in to eat. He was married at the time I think :( . I was there one evening, I couldn't have been older than 10 or 11, eating by myself at a corner table waiting for my Mother to get off from work (Babysitter canceled I think). Anyway, Mom had an annoying habbit of introducing me around to people ;) and among those I "met" were Springer and his "Friend". I barely remember the encounter but I swear the girl was wearing a red dress. He smiled broadly and shook my hand, said some stuff I can't recall and that was it.

Jayspawn
06-30-2005, 09:11 AM
I've met several people over the years (NON-Star Wars)...

The biggest would be John Travolta, a few years ago he was promoting Battlefield Earth *shudder* and I was doing some film work at the time. He came by the office/studios I happened to be at. Incredibly nice guy!

I had a bit part in a movie with Joshua Jackson and Clea Duvall. Josh was very nice, he had dinner with me and several others at break time and talked and joked around. Josh and I actually left the set at the same time, security came and picked us up! Clea smokes a LOT, didnt seem to personable. She had a friend there with her and they talked amongst themselves.

I got to meet Jay Leno many years back. He was doing a book signing, I shook his hand. He was cool.

CaptainSolo1138
06-30-2005, 11:56 AM
I met the Bloodhound Gang on two seperate occasions, both at Clutch Cargo, a sweet concert venue in Pontiac, MI (about 20 min. north of Detroit).

Darth Cruel
07-01-2005, 12:43 AM
When I first got out of the Marines, I worked as a stone mason's apprentice in San Clemente, CA (and unfortunately never met Stevie Nicks even though I lived nearly at the border of her property). The mason I worked for was dating Lani O'Grady (Mary of "Eight is Enough" for those of you old enough to remember it). She brought him lunch one day and I was introduced to her. She said hello with a huge hug that made me think she was a flake until I matured enough to realize that she was just a very affectionate person.

About two years later I was driving a truck in Fontana (also CA) and one of the other truck driver's (Bill) had a step daughter who was dating David Keith. Bill went to the hospital for open heart surgery and his daughter came to the hospital with Keith. After the surgery, Keith was grilling the Doctor about how the Doc did his job (he actually asked the Doctor if he made sure the stitches were tight). I actually pitied him for what seemed to me to be him feeling that he had to stand up and represent everyone. He made himself look kind of silly, but I guess I can understand his feeling like he needed to do something. We all did.

Oh, yeah. This doesn't count as actually meeting someone...but I got punked for a girl in Hawaii by Tom Selleck. She broke a date with me to go out on one with him. Her loss :D

Rocketboy
07-01-2005, 09:44 AM
Oh, yeah. This doesn't count as actually meeting someone...but I got punked for a girl in Hawaii by Tom Selleck. She broke a date with me to go out on one with him. Her loss :DOh man! That is actually awesome! I'd be telling everyone about that!

Anyway, while she isn't famous anywhere but my area, last week at work I waited on the local news milf.

Lord Malakite
07-02-2005, 08:52 AM
You can add Max Weinberg and Nancy Cartwright to my list.

chrisc
07-04-2005, 01:08 PM
I met Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ed Harris when they were filming "Radio" in my hometown. I met Sylvester Stallone In my hometown when he stop at our Ice cream cafe. I worked for an Ice Company and got to meet Mel Gibson when the company filming "The Patriot" ordered some ice. He was in revoluntionary uniforms when I met him. I Also met Tom Hanks when I was about 13. He was filming Forest Gump in my hometown. None of these are lies. I am just lucky enough to live in a historic area where they film quite a few movies.



I was also about ten feet from Jennifer Garner but was not lucky enough to meet her. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-08-2005, 01:17 PM
On vacation with my family to NY this past week, we went to the Hello Deli and met Rupert Jee, from the Late Show with David Letterman. It was pretty cool, and he was very nice.

I got a Letterman sandwich and a cherry Frozen Fruit Whippy. :D

megaprime33
07-08-2005, 01:42 PM
I've met Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, and Michael Irons. I was actually in the movie The Next Karate Kid.

I've also met Mr. T. He was signing something at my local comic shop years ago. We actually talked. He's a nice guy.

Ive also met Dennis Johnson and Kevin McHale. Both are former Celtics players in case you didn't know. And very very tall.

JimJamBonds
07-08-2005, 02:05 PM
On vacation with my family to NY this past week, we went to the Hello Deli and met Rupert Jee, from the Late Show with David Letterman. It was pretty cool, and he was very nice.

I got a Letterman sandwich and a cherry Frozen Fruit Whippy. :D

I too met Rupert several years ago (had the Paul Schaffer). About 5 years ago I was in Las Vegas and who walked out of the Hard Rock Casino? Dennis Rodman, later in the day we were at Caesar's Palace (no not that Caesar's Palace lol ) everybody there was excited and we found out Rodman was there. We of course didn't think it was that big of a deal since we saw him a few hours earlier. That night on the news there was a report that Rodman was AWOL from the LA Lakers and was spotted in Vegas. :)

Bel-Cam Jos
04-04-2010, 10:37 PM
While I didn't get to meet her in person, I attended a speech at a college by Sandra Day O'Conner last week. She was pretty funny!

mtriv73
04-05-2010, 08:59 AM
I've met Glen Ford, Tom Waite, I went to HS with Tiki and Ronde Barber, and I've met a couple governors of VA and MD.

Ando
04-05-2010, 06:50 PM
About 20 years ago when I was 13 or 14, I met actor Sam Elliott (Big Lebowski, Tombstone) and his wife in Sunriver, OR during Christmas break while on vacation with my family.

His daughter was ice skating in the "town square" area at the same time as my younger brothers and younger sister (I was watching them while mom and dad shopped, got coffee, ditched us, etc.) and we were standing in the same area and exchanged hellos and chit chatted and pointed out who we watching and what not.

A few minutes later my dad yelled at me to "come over here!". At this time of my life this was common place and I really never knew what he was yelling at me for (and pretty much every other day now because we work together, this is how he talks to me, although he has mellowed out since I was a kid...).

"Sorry! What now?" I apologized before I figured out why he yelled at me.

Dad: "Do you know who that man is?"

Me: "No, and sorry again?"

Dad: "That's Sam Elliott!"

Me: *shoulder shrug* (he was just really friendly and his wife was VERY attractive and we were having a nice chat.)

Dad: "He's an actor. He went to HS (Madison HS in Portland, OR) with me."

Me: "Oh. Okay."

At this point my dad wanted a picture with him and I am sure it's floating around the office here somewhere. I was a little bit embarrassed because I am not a very star struck kind of person, and was just enjoying talking to someone who was friendly (and his super hot wife) as opposed to my dad who according to my mom once in the 1970's yelled though a crowd of people in Austria "Henry! Henry Kissinger! My name is Steve ****! I'm an American!".

It's cool little story and I like the fact that I didn't recognize him or knew who he was and was able to have a short conversation with him like 2 human beings and as embarrassed as I was when my dad yelled at me to walk over to him (I actually thought he was upset because I was talking to someone I didn't know), if it hadn't been for that, I wouldn't have known who I was talking to. Since then, I have been a fan of his work.

Sorry for such a long post. I haven't shared that story in a while and I saw this thread, so I thought it'd be fun to share.

RooJay
04-06-2010, 03:27 AM
I recently met world famous author and zombie expert Max Brooks!

JimJamBonds
04-06-2010, 10:18 AM
Dad: "That's Sam Elliott!"

Me: *shoulder shrug* (he was just really friendly and his wife was VERY attractive and we were having a nice chat.)

Dad: "He's an actor. He went to HS (Madison HS in Portland, OR) with me."

Did they go to HS together at the same time or are they just alums of the same school? Either way very cool I might add.

Ando
04-06-2010, 10:26 AM
Did they go to HS together at the same time or are they just alums of the same school? Either way very cool I might add.

Same HS at the same time in the same grade, although after freshman year, Sam Elliott left Madison HS to attend David Douglas HS (also in Portland).

JimJamBonds
04-07-2010, 09:22 AM
Same HS at the same time in the same grade, although after freshman year, Sam Elliott left Madison HS to attend David Douglas HS (also in Portland).

very cool! :thumbsup:

Ando
04-07-2010, 11:57 AM
Yep!

And although I've never met him, my uncle went to Milwaukie HS with Dark Horse's Mike Richardson. The HS is literally just up the street from Dark Horse HQ

RooJay
04-08-2010, 02:10 AM
Oh yeah, I also recently realized that I went to high school with Prison Break's Rockmund Dunbar. I remember thinking he looked so familiar when that show first started, then I realized that several of my high school friends on Facebook had him in their friends lists. I remembered being in Mr. Enemark's art class with him after that.

Phantom-like Menace
04-10-2010, 12:20 PM
George Clinton used to stay fairly often at the hotel I worked at. He used to find it pretty funny that he was this completely out there guy and I would refuse to call him anything but Mr.Clinton. I don't gather anyone really calls him that.

I also met one of the Donnas very briefly. I really wanted to meet the drummer, because I thought she was the cutest. I couldn't tell you which one it was. I knew at the time.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-08-2010, 10:57 PM
I heard writer Ray Bradbury speak (I guess that isn't actually MEETING him) at a Big Read event locally tonight. Even for a 90-year old, he's quite funny. :D Listening to him, I haven't done squat. But listening to his message, that just means I need to focus more on what's important and do just that. That's him with his biographer, Sam Weller.

InsaneJediGirl
10-08-2010, 11:47 PM
I love Bradbury! His works really got me into Sci-Fi, so I'm jealous :)

I've met Gorilla Zoe(former member of Boyz n da Hood)at work multiple times, kind of a quiet guy who just dribbles the basketballs around. Met countless semi-pro Nike sponsored Golfers, including one today. I always forget their names since I'm not into golf.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-09-2010, 01:17 PM
After the talk, the line to get him to sign a book was extremely long (the room held 366 max. and they had an overflow room with curcuit TV, too) and it was getting late, so I figured just hearing him speak from about six rows back was good enough for me.

Rocketboy
10-09-2010, 11:09 PM
You know that Dr. Pepper commercial with KISS and Mini KISS?
I found out today that I went to school with Mini Paul Stanley.

So, I guess that counts as having met a celebrity (of sorts).

Darth Metalmute
10-10-2010, 12:53 AM
What's the definition of "met"?

I've shaken hands with John Elway, Mike Shanahan, Neil Smith, Alan Trammell, Travis Fryman, Cecil Fielder, and Christian Okoye. I've had dinner with Mario Andretti.

jonthejedi
10-10-2010, 04:05 AM
President George W Bush, George Lucas(thru my son...he's the one who went up on stage at the 1st CIII Q&A...I was 7 feet away), Roddy McDowall, Vincent Price, David McCallum, Kim Hunter(Dr. Zira), most of the primary SW cast(except for Ford & Hamill), Sly Stallone(at a book signing if you can believe that), Pat & Debby Boone(by accident), Ricardo Montalban, Frank Gorshin, Harlan Ellison, Issac Asimov, David Gerrold(TRibbles), and other assorted authors from 1 time to another, Ray Harryhausen, Richard Thomas(John-Boy...who loves sci-fi & wanted to play Paul in Dune). There's probably more, but these are the main ones.

RooJay
10-13-2010, 03:30 AM
We had nearly the entire cast of Mystery Science Theater stop by at work a little whle back.

samuelhayne
10-13-2010, 05:49 AM
Sadly, never had the chance to "meet" any Star Wars celebs .... literally ran into Peter Mayhew at the Chicago Comicon downtown this year, but that lurching monstrosity couldn't be bothered to turn around and accept my apology. Must have been ****ed off that the line for the "Ghost Hunter" guys line was a mile long, while he left early due to, I'm guessing, no one.

Was actually kind of willing myself to stand in line for Ray Park, but he and Daniel Logan left WAY before I got there. Am I the only one that's starting to think these "flash in the pan" celebrities aren't worth our time??

Darth Awgmon
10-13-2010, 12:59 PM
Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Jeremy Piven, Mario Van Peebles, Eddie Money, Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Eddie George, Steve McNair, Bo Jackson, Frank Thomas, Dale Murphy, Jevon Kearse, Joe Theismann, Dave Matthews, Fran Tarkenton, Clint Black, Donald Trump, Patrick Ewing, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Tina Turner, Prince

jedikiss
10-13-2010, 01:37 PM
Ryan Roxy, Eric Dover (both former Alice Cooper guitarists), Damon Johnson (Alice Cooper guitarist), Chuck Garrick (Alice Cooper bassist), Eric Singer (drummer: KISS/Alice Cooper, formerly w/ Black Sabbath, Badlands, Lita Ford, etc), Bruce Kulick (GrandFunk Railroad, former KISS/Union guitarist) John Corabi (Former Union, Motley Crue, The scream, etc vocalist), Bob Kulick...wish I could've met Alice himself and other KISS members. Back in '90/91 got a guitar pick off Paul Taylor's (Winger) guitar during a club concert and Kip Winger held his bass guitar over the crowd in front row and allowed a few fans to play a few notes on his bass...awesome show.
When i was maybe 8 or 10, my uncle took me and my cousin to WWF in Philly and my cousin was infactuated w/ Jimmy "SuperFly" and insisted we wait after the show in the parking lot when the wrestlers came out. I got seperated from my uncle and cousin and I was wondering aimlessly in the crowd, I literally walked into Tony Atlas.

as far as sw actors/actress....got autographs at c3 from Garrick Hagon "Biggs Draklighter", Shannon Baksa "Mara Jade", and Christne Hewett aka one of the Tonnika sisters. Also got a picture of both Mr. Hagon and Ms Hewett holding custom carded figures I made of thier respected characters

JEDIpartner
10-13-2010, 03:59 PM
Dear, God!! I can't believe I haven't posted to this thread!!!

I've met...

Ted Knight
David Prowse
Warwick Davis
Carrie Fisher
Olivia Newton-John
Tony Bennett
Celine Dion (actually worked with her for a day and she was COOL!)
Ozzy Osbourne
NKOTB (as they were called at that time-- oh, the days of the record store! LOL)
Lita Ford
Eric Burdon
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Pantera
Jesus Jones
Jade
Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff (from [title of show] for you non-B'way people)

sith_killer_99
10-15-2010, 09:32 PM
I'm not big on the whole "meeting celebrities" thing, but Bradbury is a whole different category, meeting Ray Bradbury is like meeting a piece of history, his contributions to literature make him so much more than a celebrity.

If I could compile a list of famous people I would like to meet (past and present) it would be something like this (in no particular order):

Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking
Issac Newton
Robert Oppenheimer
Ayn Rand
Ronald Reagan
Calvin Coolidge
George Washington
Napoleon Bonaparte
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
John F. Kennedy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ben Franklin
Nikola Tesla
Thomas Edison
Pope John Paul II
Georges Lemaître
Ernest Hemingway
Edgar Allan Poe
H.G. Wells
William Shakespeare
Mark Twain

Mostly writers, scientists, and Presidents. :D

JimJamBonds
10-16-2010, 09:36 AM
Mostly writers, scientists, and Presidents. :D

I was thinking the same thing.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-16-2010, 02:13 PM
I'm not big on the whole "meeting celebrities" thing, but Bradbury is a whole different category, meeting Ray Bradbury is like meeting a piece of history, his contributions to literature make him so much more than a celebrity.

If I could compile a list of famous people I would like to meet (past and present) it would be something like this (in no particular order):

Mostly writers, scientists, and Presidents. :DI think maybe one or two from your list might be hard to meet today. :p

Mr. Bradbury was an amazing mind, speaking on his own experiences, current issues, past concepts; seriously and humorously. I could listen to him all day. :D

sith_killer_99
10-16-2010, 03:07 PM
I think maybe one or two from your list might be hard to meet today. :p

Mr. Bradbury was an amazing mind, speaking on his own experiences, current issues, past concepts; seriously and humorously. I could listen to him all day. :D

Indeed, considering Hawking is the only one from my list still alive, though Ray Bradbury should have also been on the list. lol

I would also love to meet Thomas Sowell, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michio Kaku, and Stephen King...to name a few.

Bush and Dole, more so because of their roles in WWII and after!;)

Bel-Cam Jos
03-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Attended a talk by Bill Gates, who focused on world disease control, math and science education, and philanthropy. He was somewhat funny, but mostly serious and on-topic.

TeeEye7
05-13-2011, 03:41 PM
I was watching Dr. Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine on Youtube last night. I went to high school (and probably junior high) with him. My best bud in elementary school was T Lewis (then Tommy) illustrator of Over the Hedge.

sith_killer_99
05-18-2011, 03:31 AM
I was watching Dr. Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine on Youtube last night. I went to high school (and probably junior high) with him. My best bud in elementary school was T Lewis (then Tommy) illustrator of Over the Hedge.

That's cool, I like Shermer and Skeptic Magazine!

My wife went to one of the same High School's as Marilyn Manson, she grew up in his home town of Canton, OH, though she is about 10 years younger.

My uncle went to school with Michael Biehn in Lake Havasu, AZ.

I met Danny McKnight a while back (as in LTC McKnight of Black Hawk Down played by Tom Sizemore).

I've also met several SW actors of course from various conventions, Jeremy Bulloch was about the nicest one, beaten only by Zachariah Jensen (Kit Fisto EP II). One night during C3 a bunch of us were camped out over night to get in early the next moring and he just came over and hung out with everyone, I believe we were across the street from the hotel most of the celebs were staying at. I also met and shook hands with Rick McCallum during that outing.

I've also had the opportunity to go see 2 different sitting U.S. Presidents, but passed...I'll not name them. lol

Depending on how things go this weekend I may get the chance to meet a former Secretary of Defense.

I shook hands with Mike Huckabee during a book signing.

Jedi_nav
05-18-2011, 01:17 PM
I've met quite a few Star Wars celebs at the conventions. My favorite stories involve them interacting with my daughters. We were talking to David Prowse (who was sitting down) and the lady who plays Mara Jade, Shannon McRandle(I think she was Shannon Baska then). I had my two daughters with me who were very young and Shannon was playing with my youngest when Peter stood up. He scared the living daylights out of both of them because he was so much taller than them. My oldest started crawling up my leg and my youngest burst into tears. Shannon then picked up my youngest while I calmed down my oldest. Shannon said to Peter,"sit down Peter you're scaring these babies." He immediately sat down. It was too funny. When we met David Prowse he was signing the photo of Darth Vader and Katie(my oldest) said, you're "who haw?" That's what she called Vader because of the sound that his breathing makes. Prowse busted a gut when she said that. I also liked meeting Bodie Taylor the 20 something clone. My brother and I were talking with him about his role in Johnny Lingo. A remake of a film produced by Bonneville & BYU. We asked him if he knew the Haka, a Māori dance. And he said of course and he even danced for us. It was awesome.
I ran into, almost literally, Tommy Lee Jones at Central Market in San Antonio.
My biggest and favorite star meetings was actually at my own home. The door bell rang and I went to go answer the door and standing in front of me was Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz. My dad ran a photography studio out of our home. He came to get photos done for the Miss South Jordan pageant. He was the master of ceremonies. We have a split level home and had to go downstairs to the studio. He had to bend over so he wouldn't hit his head. He is huge and his arms are massive. He looked at all my dad's work and talked to us like we were old friends. I asked him to sign my high school yearbook. I saw him over a month later and I had my dad ask him if he'd mind taking a picture with me and Malone said, " of course I'd love too. John, come over here man!" I was totally floored that he remembered my name. I mean how many people does someone like that meet in that time frame? Has to be a alot. I've been a die ard fan ever since.

mtriv73
02-08-2012, 01:49 PM
Didn't meet her, but I just talked to Carrie Fisher. She was doing an interview with the Baltimore NPR station so I called in and asked a question.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-03-2012, 02:52 PM
Went to a Dimitri Martin comedy show at a local college's theater this week. While I didn't meet him, per se, he made us all feel like he was talking to us personally. ;) And using more profanity than I expected. But the "smart" college students had apparently never heard of the concept of encores, as most got up to leave rigth after he FIRST walked off stage.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-14-2014, 10:07 PM
Was at a talk and book signing with former Jeopardy! champ, Ken Jennings tonight. Very personable, interesting speaker. And there he is, behind a table, signing stuff!

El Chuxter
02-14-2014, 10:17 PM
I met John Denver, Eric Estrada, and Tony Danza once at Denny's. We ate grand slams and joked about ABBA.

And then I woke up and was late for work.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-15-2014, 08:51 AM
And then I woke up and was late for work.Should've asked Officer Poncherello to start a traffic break for you. :7mary3: