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Meet Wally Sparks is a American comedy film directed by Peter Baldwin, written by Harry Basil and Rodney Dangerfield in the title role. It also stars. Meet Wally Sparks is a American comedy film directed by Peter Baldwin, written by Harry Basil and Rodney Dangerfield. It stars Dangerfield in the title role . Meet Wally Sparks. 71 likes. Unofficial page for the comedy Meet Wally Sparks starring Rodney Dangerfield and Debi Mazar and directed by Peter Baldwin.

The Benny character, who also received little or no respect from the outside world, served as a great inspiration to Dangerfield while he was developing his own comedy character. The "Biography" program also tells of the time Benny visited Dangerfield backstage after one of his performances.

During this visit Benny complimented him on developing such a wonderful comedy character and style. However, Jack Roy remained Dangerfield's legal name, [11] as he mentioned in several interviews. During a question-and-answer session with the audience on the album No Respect, Dangerfield joked that his real name was Percival Sweetwater. When I was born, the doctor smacked my mother. InRodney Dangerfield teamed up with longtime friend Anthony Bevacqua to build the Dangerfield's comedy club in New York City, a venue he could now perform in on a regular basis without having to constantly travel.

The club became a huge success, and has been in continuous operation for nearly 50 years.

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His comedy album, No Respect, won a Grammy Award. The two appear in a dream sequence where Dangerfield is condemned to die and does not get any respect, even in Heaven, as the gates close without his being permitted to enter.

Career peak[ edit ] Though his acting career had begun much earlier in obscure movies like The Projectionist[5] Dangerfield's career peaked during the early s, when he began acting in hit comedy movies.

One of Dangerfield's more memorable performances was in the golf comedy Caddyshackin which he played an obnoxious nouveau riche property developer who was a guest at a golf club, where he clashed with the uptight Judge Elihu Smails played by Ted Knight.

His role was initially smaller, but because he and fellow cast members Chevy Chase and Bill Murray proved adept at improvisation, their roles were greatly expanded during filming much to the chagrin of some of their castmates.

Unlike his stand-up persona, his comedy film characters were portrayed as successful and generally popular—if still loud, brash and detested by the wealthy elite.

Throughout the s, Dangerfield also appeared in a series of commercials for Miller Lite beer, including one in which various celebrities who had appeared in the ads were holding a bowling match.

With the score tied, after a bearded Ben Davidson told Rodney, "All we need is one pin, Rodney", Dangerfield's ball went down the lane and bounced perpendicularly off the head pin, landing in the gutter without knocking down any of the pins.

In a change of pace from the comedy persona that made him famous, he played an abusive father in Natural Born Killers in a scene for which he wrote or rewrote all of his own lines.

Dangerfield appeared in an episode of The Simpsons titled " Burns, Baby Burns ", in which he played a character who is essentially a parody of his own persona, Mr. Burns 's son Larry Burns. He also appeared as himself in an episode of Home Improvement. He was recognized by the Smithsonian Institutionwhich put one of his trademark white shirts and red ties on display.

When he handed the shirt to the museum's curator, Rodney joked, "I have a feeling you're going to use this to clean Lindbergh's plane. Three of his most prominent roles came in , andwhen he was cast as the adoption agent Igor Peabody in Problem Child and Problem Child 2, when asked how he prepared for the role, Gottfried said, I did the whole DeNiro thing.

On the most recent version of Hollywood Squares, Gottfried was a regular guest and it took seven tries before a contestant finally correctly agreed with him, specifically on a question of smog being a combination of smoke and fog. Gottfried has provided the voice of the duck in the Aflac commercials and Digit in Cyberchase, as well as Mr. Mxyzptlk in Superman and he also voiced a nasty wisecracking criminal genius named Nick-Nack in two episodes of Superboy. Gottfried was part of an advertising campaign for Microsofts Office XP software, showing, in a series of Flash-animated cartoons.

His father, Arnold, was a physicist and his mother a book editor who served in the O. Jeremy utilized this opportunity as a springboard into the film industry. Jeremy began using his first and middle name professionally in the adult industry, Rose, listed at that time as R. Hyatt in the phone book, was reportedly pestered at all hours by prospective suitors whod seen Jeremy in Playgirl. She had to move out of her apartment for a month and my father told me, If you want to get into this naked, crazy business, so be it, but if you use the family name again, Ill kill you.

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He quickly dropped his last name professionally for fear of embarrassing his family, Jeremy had the nickname The Hedgehog bestowed upon him by fellow porn actor Bill Margold in after a situation on the set of the porn film Olympic Fever. Jeremy flew in from New York to shoot the movie, expecting warm California weather, he wore only a T-shirt and shorts and brought no additional clothing. Upon arriving at the set, Jeremy was immediately whisked away to thaw out in a hot shower, when he finished, his skin had taken on a pinkish hue from the temperature extremes, and all the many hairs on his body were standing on end.

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Margolds comment upon seeing Jeremy at that moment was You are a hedgehog, by way of comparison, John Holmes, the next highest-ranked male star on the AVN Top 50 porn stars, has only acting credits listed on the IAFD. One joke that made the rounds within the industry at the time was the kinkier acts some actresses would not perform were bestiality, sado-masochism and sex with Jeremy.

However, he has since been recognized for his contributions to the industry by being inducted into both the AVN and its Hall of Fame. He appears in the horror film They Bite in a making a film-within-a-film — another horror film.

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He played the monster Blisterface in ABCs childrens show Bone Chillers and he also appeared in the film The Boondock Saints, played a bartender in s Spun and acted in s cult film Zombiegeddon. Saget was born in Philadelphia to a Jewish family and his father, Benjamin, was a supermarket executive, and his mother, Rosalyn Dolly, was a hospital administrator.

Saget lived in California before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating high school. Saget originally intended to become a doctor, but his Honors English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman, saw his creative potential and he graduated with a B.

Saget intended to take courses at the University of Southern California. Saget describes himself at the time in an article by Glenn Esterly in the Saturday Evening Post, I was a cocky, then I had a gangrenous appendix taken out, almost died, and I got over being cocky or overweight. Inhe returned to AFV for the 20th-anniversary one-hour special co-hosted with Tom Bergeron, Saget directed the ABC television movie For Hope, which was inspired by the life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who died from scleroderma three years earlier.

InSaget directed his first feature film Dirty Work, starring Norm Macdonald, coming off one year after he left his long-running role as host of Americas Funniest Home Videos, the film received broadly negative reviews from critics and earned low box office returns. However, it has become a cult favorite, due partially to Artie Langes later popularity on The Howard Stern Show where the film is sometimes mentioned.

InSaget made an appearance as a cocaine addict in the stoner comedy Half Baked. Saget was host of NBCs game show 1 vs. He would later appear in the feature film based on the series, Saget wrote, directed, and starred in Farce of the Penguins, a parody of s March of the Penguins, which was released direct-to-DVD, in January 9. He was the host of the talk show Geraldo from toRivera hosted the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large, hosts the occasional broadcast of Geraldo Rivera Reports, and appears regularly on Fox News Channel programs such as The Five.

Riveras family was subjected to prejudice and racism, and took to spelling their surname as Riviera because they thought it sounded less ethnic.

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Following a series of ranging from clothing salesman to short-order cook. Primo offered Rivera a job as a reporter but was unhappy with the first name Gerald so they agreed to go with the used by the Puerto Rican side of Riveras family. A episode of the program, featuring Dick Gregory and Robert J. Groden, on May 19, Rivera broadcast the first U.

Rivera publicly criticized Arledges journalistic integrity, claiming that his friendship with the Kennedy family had caused him to spike the story, as a result, on April 21, Rivera hosted The Mystery of Al Capones Vaults.

The special broadcast was billed as the unearthing of Capones secret vaults located under the old Lexington Hotel in Chicago, millions of people watched the 2-hour show, but all that they uncovered was dirt. Recently, Rivera told the Chicago Tribune, It was a high profile program — maybe the highest profile program Ive ever been associated with.

InRivera began producing and hosting the talk show Geraldo Roseanne Barr — Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, and television producer.

She was also the presidential nominee of the California-based Peace, Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the television sitcom Roseanne.

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The show ran for nine seasons, from to and she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show. Inshe married Bill Pentland, with whom she had three children, before divorcing in and marrying comedian Tom Arnold for four years. Controversy arose when she sang The Star-Spangled Banner off-key at a nationally aired baseball game, followed by grabbing her crotch, after her sitcom ended, she launched her own talk show, The Roseanne Show, which aired from to Inshe returned to comedy with a world tour.

Inshe starred in an unscripted TV show, Roseannes Nuts, in earlyBarr announced her candidacy for the presidential nomination of the Green Party. Barr lost the nomination to Jill Stein and she then sought the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party, which she won on August 4, Barr received 61, votes in the election, placing sixth overall.

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Barr was born in Salt Lake City, to a working-class Jewish family and she is the oldest of four children born to Helen, a bookkeeper and cashier, and Jerome Hershel Jerry Barr, who worked as a salesman. Her fathers family were Jewish immigrants from Russia, and her grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Austria-Hungary and Lithuania.

Her paternal grandfather changed his surname from Borisofsky to Barr upon entering the United States and her Jewish upbringing was influenced by her devoutly Orthodox Jewish maternal grandmother. Barrs parents kept their Jewish heritage secret from their neighbors and were involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Barr has stated, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning I was a Jew, Sunday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, when Barr was three years old, she got Bells palsy on the left side of her face. Barr said, my mother called in a rabbi to pray for me, then my mother got a Mormon preacher, he prayed, and I was miraculously cured. Years later Barr learned that Bells palsy was usually temporary and that the Mormon preacher came exactly at the right time, at six years old, Barr discovered her first public stage by lecturing at LDS churches around Utah and even was elected president of a Mormon youth group.

At 16, Barr was hit by a car that left her with a brain injury. Her behavior changed so radically that she was institutionalized for eight months at Utah State Hospital, while institutionalized she had a baby, which she gave up for adoption After college, Williams began her career by landing national commercials.

Her first roles in television, among others, were on RoomNanny and she auditioned for Lucass next project, Star Wars, but lost the role of Princess Leia to Carrie Fisher. Williams and co-star Marshall had also been feuding for quite some time, and they would reconcile a few years later. She made her Broadway debut as daffy Mrs. Inher memoir Shirley, I Jest. The marriage ended in divorce intogether they have two children, a daughter, Emily and a son, Zachary.

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In Januaryan article in the Washington Post critical of military pay raises was written by another Cindy Williams who was working as a research fellow at MIT. In contrast to the buffoonish Burns, Winchester was a well-spoken and talented surgeon who presented a different type of foil to Alan Aldas Hawkeye Pierce, Burns usually served as the butt of practical jokes instigated by Pierce or Hunnicutt, and his surgical skills were often harshly criticized.

At times, however, Winchester could align himself with Pierce and Hunnicutt and held considerable admiration for his commanding officer, for his portrayal of the pompous but nonetheless multifaceted Boston aristocrat, Stiers received two Emmy Award nominations.

Inhe was cast as the recurring character Oberoth in Stargate Atlantis, Stiers has provided voice work for dozens of film and television projects.