George Dzundza

Dzundza (/ˈzʊndzə/ZUUND-zə) was born in Rosenheim, Germany, to a Ukrainian father and Polish mother who were forced into factory labour by the Nazis. He spent the first few years of his life in displaced persons camps with his parents and one brother. Before immigrating to the United States in 1956, the family lived in Amsterdam for some years. Dzundza attended St. John's University, studying speech and theatre arts. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen.


Dzundza played Commander Daskal in The Beast. His other major film roles include The Deer Hunter, White Hunter Black Heart, Basic Instinct, Crimson Tide, and Dangerous Minds. He played the part of Max Greevey on Law & Order for one season before leaving the show.
His other, lesser known acting roles include an appearance on The Waltons (1975), the Archie Bunker-like father in the short-lived Christina Applegate sitcom Jesse, and the voice of supervillain Ventriloquist in Batman: The Animated Series and Perry White in Superman: The Animated Series, as well as numerous minor roles within both shows. His Broadway theatre credits include Terrence McNally's The Ritz.
Ironically in light of his family's real-life experience as refugees from Nazi Germany, he portrayed American Nazi leader Frank Collin in the 1981 made-for-television movie Skokie.
In 2005, he played Anubis (aka "Jim") in the Stargate: SG-1 Season 8 episode "Threads".
More recently, Dzundza portrayed George O'Malley's father on Grey's Anatomy.


  • The Waltons, season 4, The Abdication, A.J. Covington (1975)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Salem's Lot (1979)
  • A Long Way Home (1981)
  • Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
  • Skokie (1981)
  • Streamers (1983)
  • The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (1984)
  • Best Defense (1984)
  • The Execution of Raymond Graham (1985)
  • Brotherly Love (1985)
  • No Mercy (1986)
  • No Way Out (1987)
  • Something Is Out There (1988)
  • The Beast (1988)
  • The Ryan White Story (1989)
  • Cross of Fire (1989)
  • White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
  • Law & Order (1990) TV Series
  • Impulse (1990)
  • The Butcher's Wife (1991)
  • Basic Instinct (1992)
  • Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
  • Dangerous Minds (1995)
  • Crimson Tide (1995)
  • Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
  • The New Batman Adventures (1997)
  • Trading Favors (1997)
  • That Darn Cat (1997)
  • The Limbic Region (1997)
  • Species II (1998)
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
  • Jesse (1998) TV Series
  • Instinct (1999)
  • Above Suspicion (2000)
  • City by the Sea (2002)
  • Hack (2002) TV Series
  • National Lampoon's Adam & Eve (2005)
  • Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2006)

Gareth Hale

Gareth Hale is an English comedian and actor, born 15 January 1953, in Hedon, Yorkshire, who is best known as one half of the comedy duo Hale and Pace with his friend and comic partner Norman Pace.

Both former teachers, their comedy partnership has fronted several television programmes, most notably Hale and Pace, Pushing Up Daisies, h&p@bbc and Jobs for the Boys.

As straight actors, they also fronted the original TV dramatisation of Dalziel and Pascoe; as well as making a guest appearance together in Survival, a 1989 Doctor Who serial.

Hale was a regular on the five soap opera Family Affairs, playing Doug MacKenzie (2003–2005).

In 2007 they appeared in the Christmas Special of Extras, called The Extra Special Series Finale, playing themselves.

In 2008, Hale joined the cast of The Royal in the role of the Head Porter, and in late 2009 he played Scrooge in an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Richard Riehle

Riehle was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Mary Margaret (née Walsh), a nurse, and Herbert John Riehle (1921–61), an assistant postmaster. He attended the University of Notre Dame.

His television credits include Quantum Leap, Roseanne, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chicago Hope, Diagnosis: Murder, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Grounded for Life, The West Wing, ER, Married to the Kellys, Boston Legal, Big Stan and The Young and the Restless. Riehle has also guest-starred on three of the five Star Trek television series.

1989GloryKendric the quartermaster
1991Fried Green TomatoesReverend Scroggins
1992Of Mice and MenCarlson
1993Free WillyWade
1993The FugitiveOld Guard
1995CasinoCharlie Clark
1995Jury DutyPrinciple Beasley
1996Executive DecisionAirline Marshal George Edwards
1996Ghosts of MississippiTommy Mayfield
1998The Odd Couple IIDetective
1998Fear and Loathing in Las VegasDune Buggy Driver
1998Lethal Weapon 4Ng's partner
1998Mercury RisingEdgar Halstrom
1998Mighty Joe YoungCommander Gorman
1999Au PairSam Morgan
1999Deuce Bigalow: Male GigoloBob Bigalow
1999Office SpaceTom Smykowski
2000Extreme LimitsAlan Douglas
2001Joe DirtCar Dealer
2002Ken ParkMurph
2002Time ChangerDr. Wise Man
2004Mysterious SkinCharlie
2005Neo NedOfficer Pendleton
2005The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan GreenHat Sister
2005Wedding CrashersFuneral Guest (uncredited)
2006HatchetMr Permatteo
2007Smiley FaceMr. Spencer
2007The Man from EarthDr. Will Gruber
2007The Memory ThiefJudaica store clerk
2008RedSam Berry
2009Halloween IIBuddy the night watchman
2009The Last Lovecraft: Relic of CthulhuMr. Snodgrass
2010GrowthLarkin Holberman
2010The Search for Santa PawsSanta Claus
2011BridesmaidsBill Cozbi
2011ChilleramaCecil Kaufman
2011A Very Harold & Kumar 3D ChristmasSanta Claus
2012The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3DFarnsworth
2012The Movie
2012Treasure BuddiesThomas Howard

Gailard Sartain

Graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BFA. A successful illustrator, Sartain's artistic credits range from record cover designs such as Leon Russell's "Will O' the Wisp" to illustrations for nationally published magazines. Sartain created and hosted Tulsa's first late night off-the-wall comedy program, "Dr. Mazeppa Pompazoidi's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting". Guest stars included Gary Busey and 'Jim "Buck" Millaway'. Following "Dr. Mazeppa Pompazoidi's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting", Sartain has maintained a successful acting career in television and motion pictures.

Robbie Coltrane frequently plays giants

Date of Birth: 30 March 1950, Rutherglen, Scotland, UK

Birth Name: Anthony Robert McMillan

Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is an international film star who played in two James Bond films, and appeared as Rubeus Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

He was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. His father, Ian McMillan, was a general surgeon who also worked for police pathology. His mother, Jean, was a teacher and a pianist. Young Robbie was fond of art, music, films and cars. He was a voracious reader of his dad's books on medicine and crime. At age 12 he made his acting debut on stage at Glenalmond College, delivering rants from "Henry V". At that time he was fascinated with Marlon Brando and Orson Welles.

Frequently plays giants and has to wear padding, lifts, and has to be shot from below, in such film as the "Harry Potter" series, where he played "Hagrid", and in Van Helsing (2004), where he was generated into a computer to play a bear-sized "Mr. Hyde".

Has appeared in eight films opposite a former member of Monty Python's Flying Circus. His cast mate in Nuns on the Run (1990) and European Vacation (1985) was Eric Idle. He appeared in The World Is Not Enough (1999), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), all of which also starred John Cleese. He also appeared in Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute (2002) (TV), A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (TV) and The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball (1989) (TV), all of which featured Michael Palin.

Only took the role of Hagrid in the Harry Potter series after his children urged him to do so.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.

Attended the world renowned Scottish boarding school, Glenalmond College, in Perthshire, Scotland.
Though he says he took his stage name from musician John Coltrane, his name is actually closer to that of John's son, Ravi Coltrane.

Was the very first person to be cast in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). In fact, he was selected for the role of Hagrid by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

Larry Udy

2006 Monk: Mr. Monk Meets His Dad as Bo
2006 Arrested Development: Exit Strategy
2005 Close to Home: Miranda
1999 ER: The Storm, Part 2 as Evidence Tech
1993 NYPD Blue: Guns & Hoses as Victor Razo
1992 Married... With Children: Psychic Avengers as Psychic #1

Eugene Pallette's Big Blow-up

Eugene William Pallette (July 8, 1889 – September 3, 1954) was an American actor. He appeared in over 240 silent era and sound era motion pictures between 1913 and 1946.

An overweight man with large stomach and deep, gravely voice, Pallette is probably best-remembered for comic character roles such as Alexander Bullock, Carole Lombard's father, in My Man Godfrey (1936), his role as Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) starring Errol Flynn and his similar role as Fray Felipe in The Mark of Zorro (1940) starring Tyrone Power.

He was born in Winfield, Kansas, the son of William Baird Pallette (1858–?) and Elnora "Ella" Jackson (1860–1906). His sister was Beulah L. Pallette (1880–1968).
Pallette attended Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. He then began his acting career on the stage in stock company roles, appearing for a period of six years.

In 1946, convinced that there was going to be a "world blow-up" by atom bombs, Pallette received considerable publicity when he set up a "mountain fortress" on a 3,500-acre (14 km) ranch near Imnaha, Oregon, as a hideaway from universal catastrophe.

The "fortress" reportedly was stocked with a sizable herd of prize cattle, enormous supplies of food, and had its own canning plant and lumber mill. When the "blow-up" he anticipated failed to materialize after two years, he began disposing of the Oregon ranch and returned to Los Angeles and his movie colony friends.

Eugene Pallette died at age 65 from cancer at his apartment, 10835 Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles. His wife, Marjorie, and his sister, Beulah Phelps, were at his side. Private funeral services were conducted on Saturday, September 4, 1954, at the Armstrong Family Mortuary. His cremated remains are interred in an unmarked grave behind the monument of his parents at Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to motion pictures at 6702 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.

Charles Durning's Mass Appeal and Dirty Deeds

 Charles Durning (born February 28, 1923) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor of stage and screen.

The Sting (1973) The Front Page (1974) Dog Day Afternoon (1975) The Hindenburg (1975) Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) The Choirboys (1977) The Fury (1978) The Green Tycoon (1978) When a Stranger Calls (1979) The Muppet Movie, (1979) Tilt (1979) The Final Countdown, (1980) Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) True Confessions (1981) Tootsie (1982) The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) To Be or Not to Be (1983) Mass Appeal (1984) The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) Big Trouble (1986) Tough Guys (1986) The Rosary Murders (1987) Cop (1988) Dick Tracy (1990) The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Cabin Boy (1994) The Grass Harp (1995) Home for the Holidays (film) Spy Hard (1996) Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) One Fine Day (1996) O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) State and Main (2000) Dirty Deeds (2005).

Ian Smith aka Harold Bishop in Network Ten's Neighbours

Ian Smith (born June 19, 1938) is an Australian soap opera character actor and television scriptwriter, best known today for his long-running role as the caring, kindly coffee shop owner Harold Bishop in Network Ten's long running serial Neighbours. Smith had previously acted in guest roles in drama series such as the Crawford Productions police dramas Homicide, Division 4 and Matlock Police, and in regular or recurring roles in long-running Australian television serials Bellbird and Prisoner.

Left: Ian Smith. Right: Madam Tussaud's Wax Model of Ian Smith 

John Goodman is Big Lebowski

John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his roles on the television series Roseanne, and in several Hollywood films.

Goodman is famous for his role as Dan Conner on the American sitcom, Roseanne, which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997. He has a long history of appearances on late night comedy shows, being the first guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, receiving the show's "First Guest Medal" (Goodman joked that he would pawn the medal for a bottle of cheap scotch). He has been a popular guest host on NBC's Saturday Night Live, having hosted the show twelve times (Goodman once auditioned to be a castmember for Jean Doumanian's 1980-1981 tumultuous SNL season, but was rejected).

His many appearances on Saturday Night Live can be partially attributed to his recurring role as Linda Tripp during the Lewinsky scandal. Goodman is noted for his work in numerous films by Joel and Ethan Coen, including Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

In the film King Ralph, he played a goodtimer who unexpectedly becomes the official head of state after the royal family dies in a freak electrical accident. In television, Goodman had a recurring role on The West Wing as fictional House Speaker Glen Allen Walken. In the show, his character briefly served as Acting President when President of the United States Josiah Bartlet yielded power temporarily under the terms of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Goodman also recently played an ornery judge on Sorkin's newest show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, earning a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series for his performance.

He voiced Robot Santa in the character's first appearance on Futurama. Beginning in 2007, Goodman has been the voiceover in Dunkin' Donuts commercials. Goodman replaced John Belushi as Dan Aykroyd's partner in the popular Blues Brothers Band, in which he first appeared as "Mighty" Mack McTeer on Saturday Night Live on March 25, 1995 and co-starred in the film Blues Brothers 2000. He continued to perform with Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) and Jim Belushi (Zee Blues) through 2001.

Health problems eventually forced Goodman to retire the character. Goodman's most recent project is the film version of Speed Racer in which he plays the character of Pops, Speed Racer's father. 

Fatty Arbuckle

Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle, also known as Fatty Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933), was an American silent film comedian, director, and screenwriter. Arbuckle is noted as one of the most popular actors of his era, but he is best remembered for a heavily publicized criminal prosecution that ended his career. Although he was acquitted by a jury with a written apology, the trial's scandal ruined the actor, who would not appear on screen again for another 10 years.

Richard Griffiths is the biggest man in Harry Potter

Richard Griffiths (born 31 July 1947) is a Tony award winning English actor who has appeared on stage, film and television. He has been awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys.

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1975) Superman II (1980) Breaking Glass (1980) Ragtime (1981) The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) Chariots of Fire (1981) Gandhi (1982) Britannia Hospital (1982) Gorky Park (1983) A Private Function (1984) Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) Shanghai Surprise (1986) Withnail and I (1987) The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) King Ralph (1991) Blame It on the Bellboy (1992) Guarding Tess (1994) Funny Bones (1995) The Canterbury Tales (1998) Sleepy Hollow (1999) Vatel (2000) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Stage Beauty (2004) Opa! (2005) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Venus (2006) The History Boys (2006) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

James Corden is Big Brother's Big Mouth

James Corden (born 1980) is an English actor who has performed on stage, film, television and radio.

Corden's first role was in the musical Martin Guerre. He then starred in the British television series Fat Friends as Jamie Rymer, and played Gareth Jones in the series Boyz Unlimited. He has also made guest appearances on Little Britain and Teachers. Corden's film credits include Mike Leigh's All or Nothing (2002). Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions and radio and film versions of the play. He most recently appeared in the BBC Three comedy Gavin and Stacey, that he co-wrote with his Fat Friends co-star Ruth Jones. Corden hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth with his Gavin and Stacey co-star Mathew Horne in August 2007, and is currently filming the feature film Telstar.

Frank Scantori got Best Performance Award in a Commercial

Since leaving drama school (East 15 Acting School), Frank has had a varied background in film and theatre. He has acted in productions ranging from pantomime to Shakespeare, and several seasons of rep..

His Theatre & Film appearances include such musicals as, 'Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', 'Oliver', 'Side By Side', 'Into The Woods', His Shakespeare include 'A Midsummer Nights Dream', 'Macbeth', 'The Tempest'. He quickly built his reputation for strong leading and character roles in all styles of theatre proving himself to be a very capable and adept physical performer with equally proficient as both a comedy and serious actor. A wide variety of strong roles followed. His film appearances started as an extra in the 70’s with 'The Star Wars Films', a small cameo role in 'Revenge of Billy the Kid', then, as with his Theatre career, roles rapidly increased to Supporting actor and leads in such films as 'Middleton’s Changeling', a film adaptation of the play, as Don Pedro playing opposite Billy Connoly, Ian Dury and John Cooper-Clarke, and an American cult movie series 'Witchcraft X - Mistress of the Craft'.

He has gained some unexpected celebrity in Belgium and the Netherlands when he performed a 'Full Monty', style striptease in a commercial for ADECCO. The advert was banned in Belgium and Frank rapidly became a hit with a majority of Belgians and the whole of the Netherlands to the point of endless newspaper interviews, television appearances and special guest appearances in Dutch shows such as The Ivo Nehgt Show, Tros TV, Wie Ben Ik, TV I, The TV Show, to name a few. The advert is still a very popular download on the internet and has since created a large world-wide fan base.

He was WINNER of an AWARD at the CCB (National Belgian ad awards) for best performance in a commercial. His notoriety was picked up by The Guardian which has led to a number of Radio & TV interviews such as a special guest on Radio 5 Live, South Eastern Radio, BBC News, and interest in guest appearances from The Big Breakfast and several late night shows. He hopes to develop his status and show he does more than drop his trousers.

Paul Sorvino and his Asthma Foundation

Born Paul Anthony Sorvino
April 13, 1939
Brooklyn, New York City

Sorvino was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Italian American parents Marietta, a homemaker and piano teacher, and Ford Sorvino, a robe factory foreman. He attended Lafayette High School and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy

He began his career as a copywriter in an advertising agency. He took 18 years of voice lessons. While attending The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he decided to go into the theatre. He made his Broadway debut in the 1964 musical Bajour, and six years later he appeared in his first film, Where's Poppa

He received an avalanche of critical praise for his performance as Phil Romano in Jason Miller's 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season, a role he repeated in the 1982 TCS film version. He appeared also in the 1976 Elliott Gould/Diane Keaton vehicle I Will, I Will...For Now. He has starred in the weekly series We'll Get By (1975, as George Platt), Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (1976, in the title role) and "The Oldest Rookie" (1987, as Detective Ike Porter). He appeared in Larry Cohen's 1985 science fiction horror film The Stuff as a reclusive militia leader, alongside his future Law & Order co-star Michael Moriarty. He helped found the American Stage Company, a group that launched several successful Off-Broadway shows, while living in Tenafly, New Jersey in 1986

In 1991, he took over from George Dzundza on the popular series Law & Order, and in 1993 he subbed for the late Raymond Burr in a Perry Mason TV movie. He has also appeared as Bruce Willis' father in the weekly series Moonlighting, and the "Lamont" counterpart in the never-aired original pilot for Sanford and Son. Some of his most notable film roles were Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990) and Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995).
He founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, with the goal of building asthma centers for children and adults across the United States. In 1999, friend Jason Miller wrote the screenplay as he directed and again starred in (albeit playing a different role) a lower-budget TV version of That Championship Season

From 2000 to 2002, he had a starring role as Frank DeLucca in the CBS television drama That's Life. He is filming The Trouble with Cali in the Scranton/Wilkes- Barre area of Pennsylvania. He is directing and starring in the film which is partially funded by Lackawanna County, where the city of Scranton is the county seat. His daughter, Mira, also stars in the film. He co-ventured with Peter Margo, the founder of Palmer Video, to form CareFromAll. org to raise funds for his charity