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Giancarlo Prete

Giancarlo Prete is a famous Italian actor – the family surname ‘Prete‘ is a figure of speech referring to a member of the clergy while ‘Giancarlo’ is Italian for “John Charles“. He is a well-credentialed actor acclaimed for his fulsome career in film that spanned from the late sixties into the 1980s. A buxom resume brimming… read more »

Fred Williamson

Fred Williamson is an American actor born on March 5th, 1938 in Gary, Indiana. The definition of Fred Williamson…unapologetic alpha male, confident, but never cocky. A performer with Apollonian features and a dollop of grindhouse blaxploitation. A leading man among leading men, marinated in genuine American kick ass swagger. I swear you’ll forget your inborn white guilt… read more »

Michael Berryman

Michael Berryman is a wildly unique and unforgettable actor, born on September 4th, 1948 in Los Angeles. Suffering from a condition called ectodermal dysplasia, he has no sweat glands, hair, or fingernails. You might at first glance misjudge him – failing to see the talented actor inside. He looks less like an actor and more like… read more »

Brad Dunker

Brad Dunker is known for classic Troma films as Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986) where he played Gonzo. Watching Brad Dunker in Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986) is hands down more fun than candlelight prayer vigils. Every time I watch it I’m always blown away like dandelion spores in the summertime at how… read more »

Gil Brenton

Gil Brenton is an iconic cult actor famous for starring in such Troma classics b-movies like Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986) and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000). If you’ve slipped into a post-Christmas depression don’t fret these beauties are sure to put a spring in your step. These movies go hand and… read more »

Robert Prichard

Robert Prichard is an iconic cult b-movie actor, born in 1956 to American parents in Germany. He gained a meteoric ascent in cult stature with his starring in such Troma classics like The Toxic Avenger (1984) and Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986). Filmography The Toxic Avenger (1984) as Slug Class of Nuke ‘Em High… read more »

Brick Bronsky

Brick Bronsky is an American actor famous for starring in numerous cult classic Troma b-movies like Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990), Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991) and Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid (1994). Born as Jeffrey Beltzner in 1964, he was a… read more »

George Eastman

George Eastman is an Italian actor. He was born as Luigi Montefiori in Italy on August 16th, 1942. A standard in 80’s Italian sword and sorcery, post-apocalyptic, and exploitation films, he is famous for starring in such films as Ironmaster (1983), Warriors of the Wasteland (1983) and Blastfighter (1984). He also ventured into screenwriting and… read more »

Pietro Torrisi

Pietro Torrisi is an actor born in 1940 into an Italian family. The world was embroiled in global conflict. Mussolini was still leader and had yet to be publicly hung by the neck. Over the course of his career he starred in countless movies spanning many decades. Many of them in the sword and sandal… read more »

Miles O’Keeffe

Miles O’Keeffe is an actor born on June 20th, 1954 in Ripley, Tennessee. After attending college in Tennessee and Mississippi, playing football and studying psychology and political science, he became a prison counselor in Tennessee. He moved to California after a couple years, in order to play for a semi-pro rugby team, but ended up… read more »

Paul Bartel

Paul Bartel is an actor and producer famous for roles in Roger Corman‘s Death Race 2000, Chopping Mall and Amazon Women on the Moon. Biography Bartel was born on August 6th, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied film at UCLA and then went to film school in Rome. He joined the United States military… read more »

Michael Ironside

The cult film actor Michael Ironside was born on February 12th, 1950 in Toronto, Canada. He was born Frederick Reginald Ironside, and is a science fiction fan, gravitating towards those roles. Biography Playing a tough guy role in many films, his first role was in Scanners in 1981. He continued to do other cult films in… read more »

Stephen Root

Stephen Root is truly a national treasure. Few may know his name, but most have been touched by his work whether they realize it or not. His is a all-around brilliant performer with an impressively wide array of talents. An actor who’s long and ubiquitous career weaves effortlessly between comedic and dramatic performances. It might… read more »

Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch has had an extraordinarily prolific acting career that is made even more impressive when you understand the transformative events in the life of this man that undoubtedly shaped him. As a young man Richard Lynch was hospitalized for an accident in which he received debilitating burns that covered more than 70% of his… read more »

David Carradine

David Carradine is a legendary American actor who comes from a storied family of accomplished actors. His fabled career in film spans more than four decades. Among his many roles include his performances in Kung Fu, Mean Streets and the Roger Corman action film Death Race 2000. David Carradine passed away in 2009, but his… read more »

David Paul & Peter Paul

David Paul and Peter Paul are twin brothers turned actors. Riding the wave of wildly popular sword and sorcery movies in the 1980s made popular in large part by Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Conan the Barbarian series David Paul and Peter Paul became instantly recognizable as twin actors – they had rugged good looks as… read more »

Dolph Lundgren

Cinephiles recognize Dolph Lundgren from some of the most quintessential films of the 1980s. He was born on November 3rd, 1957 in Sweden, and grew up as a frail child with allergies. He studied chemical engineering in the US, learned karate, and became a bodyguard. He quit studying at MIT in order to start acting. Getting… read more »

John Allen Nelson

John Allen Nelson is an actor best known for his role in the sword-and-sorcery Deathstalker III film, along with the famous cult sci-fi flick Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Biography John Allen Nelson was born on August 28th, 1959 in San Antonio. He grew up as an Air Force brat, with the first few years… read more »

Mitch Cohen

Mitch Cohen (also credited as Mitchell Cohen) is an actor best known for his roles in such b-movie cult classics as The Toxic Avenger (1984), Clerks (1994) and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000). He has since become a producer and filmmaker. He was originally chosen to act as the “Toxic Avenger” because of… read more »

Clint Howard

Clint Howard was born in Burbank, CA on April 20th, 1959. He is the younger brother of Ron Howard. Biography Clint appeared in several episodes of the Andy Griffith Show as a child, alongside his older brother Ron. He also appeared in other television shows, like Star Trek and Gentle Ben. He voiced the character… read more »

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