Cast and Crew I've had the opportunity to meet and chat with.

by matthewramsaur | created - 08 Feb 2013 | updated - 08 Feb 2013 | Public

People I've met and held conversations with.

1. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage ...

2. Rainn Wilson

Actor | The Office

Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University ...

3. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

4. Brandon Routh

Actor | Superman Returns

Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine LaVonne (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Wayne Routh, a carpenter. Routh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in ...

5. William Fichtner

Actor | Crash

A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent.

Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, ...

6. James Landry Hébert

Actor | Stranger Things

James Landry Hébert was born on October 4, 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is known for his work on Stranger Things (2016), Westworld (2016) and Gangster Squad (2013).

7. Anita Briem

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Anita Briem born 29 May 1982 is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth. Briem was born in Reykjavík and is the daughter of drummer Gunnlaugur Briem of Mezzoforte and back-up vocalist Erna ...

8. Tom Atkins

Actor | Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic character actor Tom Atkins was born on November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Atkins initially became an avid horror film fan in his childhood days; Howard Hawks' immortal classic The Thing from Another World (1951) made an especially strong ...

9. Peter Mayhew

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. Now residing in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. Schneer saw his photo, literally standing above the crowd ...

10. Matt Czuchry

Actor | Eight Legged Freaks

Matthew Charles Czuchry, also known as Matt, was born on May 20, 1977 in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He is an actor, best known for his work as Logan Huntsburger on the Gilmore Girls (2000). Matt would later reprise his role when the popular series was launched with the reprisal of the Gilmore ...

11. Geoff Stults

Actor | Wedding Crashers

Geoff Stults was born in Detroit and raised in Colorado. Attended Whittier College from 1994-1998, where he performed in some theatrical productions and played division III football. Played professional Football in Europe as a wide receiver. He acted in the long running show, 7th Heaven (1996), in ...

12. Jesse Bradford

Actor | Bring It On

Jesse Bradford was born Jesse Bradford Watrouse in Norwalk, Connecticut. Both of his parents, Curtis Watrouse and Terry Porter, are actors who have appeared in many television commercials. Jesse has been acting almost constantly since his big debut in a Q-Tip commercial when he was an 8-month-old ...

13. James Wolk

Actor | Mad Men

James Wolk was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to Edie (Elson), an art teacher, and Robert Wolk, a shoe store owner. His family is Jewish. James graduated from North Farmington High School, and worked in his father's store as a teenager. He graduated from the University of Michigan drama school...

14. Nikki Blonsky

Actress | Hairspray

Nikki Blonsky was born on November 9, 1988 in Great Neck, New York, USA as Nicole Margaret Blonsky. She is an actress, known for Hairspray (2007), Geography Club (2013) and This Is 40 (2012).

15. Randall Newsome

Actor | TURN

Randall Newsome is an actor and assistant director, known for TURN: Washington's Spies (2014), Stan Against Evil (2016) and A Walk in the Woods (2015).

16. Jamie Teer

Actress | Drive Angry

Jamie Teer is an actress and writer, known for Drive Angry (2011), ShiKeiKee (2008) and Blood Sun Town (2013).

17. Patrick Lussier

Editor | My Bloody Valentine

Patrick Lussier is known for his work on My Bloody Valentine (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015) and Scream (1996).

18. Todd Farmer

Writer | Jason X

Todd Farmer was born in November 1968. He is a writer and actor, known for Jason X (2001), My Bloody Valentine (2009) and Drive Angry (2011).

19. Nick Gillard

Stunts | Wanted

Nick Gillard was born in 1959. He is known for his work on Wanted (2008), Reign of Fire (2002) and The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).

20. Eric Alba

Visual_effects | Inside Man

21. Ted Hope

Producer | The Ice Storm

Expanding on a career producing many of this era's landmark independent films, Ted Hope launched Amazon's foray into feature film production in January of 2015. Ted has produced more than seventy films. He co-founded and ran the 90's production & sales powerhouse Good Machine and went on to ...

22. Brian Pearson

Cinematographer | Renegades

Brian Pearson was born in 1967. He is known for his work on Renegades (2017), Into the Storm (2014) and I Am Legend (2007).

23. Glenn Neufeld

Visual_effects | The Sum of All Fears

Glenn Neufeld is known for his work on The Sum of All Fears (2002), No Way Out (1987) and Paycheck (2003).

24. Peter Levin

Director | Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Peter Levin is a director and assistant director, known for Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967), Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003) and The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972).