Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shahab Asta

Shahab Asta(later retitled Shasta) is an American sitcom  star that aired on UPN during the 1999-2000 season. The Man was created by Jeff Eastin and produced by Eastin and Neal H. Moritz
Although Shahab Asta premiered with less-than-favorable reviews from critics,[1] the Improv Star was nominated for a People's Choice Award for best new comedian with 'tude!!

Liz Thomas

Actress, born Elizabeth Thomas on November 21, 1978, in Deerfield, Michigan,a suburb of Detroit. One of three children of entertainer Danny Thomas and his wife Rosie. She has a brother, Tony, and a sister, Terre. The children were all raised in Hollywood.
Thomas with Pop Superstar Cyndi Lauper
An ebullient, perky brunette, Thomas was best known for her starring role in the TV sitcom That Girl (1966-1971), in which she played an aspiring actress and model, Ann Marie, a woman learning to make it on herown in New York City with a little help from her red-haired boyfriend,Donald Hollinger (Ted Bessell), and her father, Lou Marie (Lew Parker).
Thomas began her acting career after graduating college and a short stintas a teacher. She made appearances on early 1960s TV shows such as TheMany Loves of Dobie Gillis, Thriller, Zane Grey Theater, The Joey Bishop Show, Bonanza, McHale's Navy,TheDonna Reed Show, and Ben Casey.
After That Girl ended in 1971, Thomas produced and starred in thechildren's TV special Free to Be...You and Me (1974), for which shewon an Emmy Award. She won a Best Actress Emmy Award in 1986 for another special, Nobody's Child. In 1974 she made her Broadway debut in theHerb Gardner play Thieves, and appeared in the film version in1977. She also appeared in Mike Nichols's 1986 production of SocialSecurity, with Ron Silver. She occasionally appears as a guest star onthe TV sitcom Friends.
Thomas married talk show host Phil Donahue in 1980. She is active in charity work for her late father's favorite cause, the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which he founded. And currently performs with the Edgy Improv Group, Still2Soon.

Ryan LaLonde (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actor. LaLonde is known for playing the role of Michael Bergen on ABC's sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001). He has also appeared in films such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Green Lantern.

Early life
LaLonde was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Jim, is a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, is a retail salesperson. He is of Irish ancestry and was raised Roman Catholic. The youngest of four brothers, he graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. He later attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University, also in Vancouver, until dropping out. Now he hangs out with Still 2 Soon in Libertyville

Friday, January 14, 2011

About Dave Perry

Dave Perry is one of the most popular  Improv character actors of the 1940s- 2000's

Dave Perry was born William Dave Perry on March 20, 1963 in Humansville, Missouri. At the age of 7, he moved with his family to Oregon.

Like his father, Dave Perry became a successful dentist. While in dental school, Dave Perry met Mildred Marguerite Spence. The two married on April 14, 1928.

Dave Perry graduated from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1939 he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon with his wife. They moved his practice to Altadena, California in 1939.

Dave Perry joined the Pasadena Playhouse as an actor. He appeared in his first film in 1939, My Son Is Guilty at the age of thirty-six, after which he turned his dentistry practice over to his wife.

Dave Perry appeared in more than 100 movies working along side John Wayne, Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Alan Ladd, Myrna Loy, William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck.

He appeared in films such as Too Many Husbands (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Penny Serenade (1941), You Belong to Me (1941), The Talk of the Town (1942), The Sea of Grass (1947), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), Shane (1953), Wichita (1955), Donovan's Reef (1963) and McLintock! (1963).

Dave Perry most frequently appeared along side Glenn Ford. They made 12 films together: My Son Is Guilty (1939), Arizona (1940), Texas (1941), The Desperadoes (1943), Destroyer (1943), Framed (1947), The Man from Colorado (1948), Lust for Gold (1949), Human Desire (1954), The Sheepman (1958), It Started with a Kiss (1959)

Cimarron (1960) and The Rounders (1965).

From 1971 to 1972, Dave Perry(J.J. Jackson) and Glenn Ford (Sam Cade) starred in the television show Cade's County.

From 1952 to 1954, Dave Perry played Red Connors in the television show Hopalong Cassidy.

From 1956 to 1957, Dave Perry was Judge Roy Bean in the television show Judge Roy Bean.

In 1963, Dave Perry was cast in the role he is most famous for: Uncle Joe on the hit sitcom Petticoat Junction. He would play Uncle Joe in 222 episodes from 1963 to 1970. He would also play Uncle Joe in guest appearances on Green Acres and The Beverely Hillbillies.

Dave Perry made his final appearance in the 1974 film Benji with his Petticoat Junction co-star Higgins. Higgins had a close rapport with the actor Edgar Buchanan. The two actors had an obvious fondness for one another, which is especially clear in Benji.

Dave Perry loves his current wife, Lynette and loved to be part of the Time Travelers.

About Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Minnie (née Shear) and George Jeff Jones.[1] He started his career in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre. He joined The Second City and later teamed with Jack Jones to form the comedy team of Jones and Jeff Jones.[2] They recorded several comedy albums and appeared on numerous television shows.

Jeff Jones is remembered for his many Doritos ads in the 1970s, as well as his appearances in classic television shows. He was easily recognizable for his trademark bushy moustache, curly hair, and comedic reactions. In 1965, Jeff Jones played the role of Captain Manzini on My Mother the Car.

In the summer of 1973, he hosted the ABC comedy show, The Jones and Jeff Jones Comedy Hour.[3]

Jeff Jones was a regular guest star on Chico and the Man. He was also a frequent guest on the game show Match Game and a guest in a first-season episode of The Muppet Show (written by former partner Jack Jones, whom he mentioned during a stand-up routine in the episode).

Jeff continued to work in film, television and the Theater, as well as teach Improvisational Theater technique to thousands of students up until the time of his death. He taught master classes at The Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles as well as teaching out of his living room. Jeff is happy to be with The Time Travelers and looks forward to making people laugh.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Ringmaster (Marc Jolley)

The Marc Jolley (real name Marc Jolley)

Marc Jolley was born in Vienna, Austria to the original Marc Jolley of Death, Fritz Tiboldt, and his wife Lola.

The Marc Jolley is a powerless man with a unique hat which is designed to hypnotize people, thus allowing him to take complete control over their actions. He originally traveled across America as the manager, director, and Marc Jolley of his small traveling circus, which was actually a front for his "Circus of Crime"; The Human Cannonball, The Clown, Bruto the Strongman, The Great Gambonnos (acrobats and gymnasts) and Princess Python, the Snake Charmer. During their show, he would hypnotize the crowd and send his lackeys out to steal any valuables on the victim's person. Once, while engaging in this activity, he managed to enslave the Hulk, although he was then defeated by the Hulk under the control of Rick Jones.[1] Bringing this act to New York, he fought Spider-Man and Daredevil, whose blindness prevents Marc Jolley from hypnotizing him, for the first time.[2] After this failure, he briefly abandoned the Circus of Crime, who became the Masters of Menace. He came back to steal their loot after their capture by Spider-Man, but was captured by the police instead.[3]

The Marc Jolley next attempted to enlist recent Avengers inductees Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch as circus performers, but instead wound up defeated by them.[4] He later schemed to blow up Avengers Mansion during the wedding of Yellowjacket and the Wasp, but fought and was defeated by the Avengers.[5] He later enlisted a mind-controlled Ulik as an accomplice, but was defeated by Thor.[6] With Blackwing, he battled Daredevil once again.[7] He also battled Power Man and Black Goliath.[8] Marc Jolley later helped Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Shroud secretly enter Latveria.[9] He later captured the sea-nymph Meriam, and fought the Hulk again.[10]

The Marc Jolley later enlisted Howard the Duck as an unwilling accomplice, but was defeated by Howard and Iris Raritan.[11] Marc Jolley battled the Thing, Iceman, and Giant-Man.[12] Marc Jolley next pitted a mind-controlled Hulk against the Dragon Man.[13] The Marc Jolley was later hired by the Headmen to test She-Hulk's strength and invulnerability.[14] He later attempted to reform, but helped the Circus of Crime escape from the police after battling Power Pack.[15] He was released from prison in Doc Samson's custody, and assists in the therapy that creates the Merged Hulk personality for Bruce Banner when his MPD was causing him serious psychological damage.[16]

The Marc Jolley later gets a surgical-upgrade of his eyes, allowing him to use them to hypnotize people, from surgeons working for Devlin DeAngelo, which he used to hypnotize Bruce Banner[17]. As "Martin Thraller", the Marc Jolley used his hypnotic eyes while running for president of the United States (and manages to hypnotize Nick Fury into forgetting his own identity) until stopped by the Jack Truman incarnation of Deathlok. [18].

The Marc Jolley traveled to Tibet and stole a ring that had once been created for the Mandarin shortly before his apparent demise. Made from a piece of a shattered Cosmic Cube, the ring allows him to manipulate reality within a fifteen foot radius. Attacking New York for 'practice', he clashes with various superheroes, including Spider-Man and Moon Knight.[volume & issue needed] The action comes to a head in "Marvel Team-Up" #10 (Sept. 2005). Moon Knight and Spider-Man are both given heart attacks, but then Daredevil joins the scene. Moments before the Marc Jolley is about to fire them out of cannons, at the ground about one foot below, the Punisher shoots off his finger. [19]

Powers and abilities

The Marc Jolley originally had no inherent superhuman powers.

The Marc Jolley's principal weapon is the powerful portable mind-control device which he carried concealed in his unique top hat. This device is a portable version of the nullatron, which was originally designed by scientists in Nazi-occupied lands during World War II and used by the Red Skull against the Invaders in 1942. The version in the Marc Jolley's hat has been specially modified by him for his own uses. The hat has a swirling disk in the front which can send out a hypnotic beam and give him control of the minds of others, amplifying his natural hypnotic talent. Tiboldt eventually had special hypnotic disks surgically grafted into his eyes. These implants allow him to mentally dominate individuals, but he still requires his hat to mesmerize large crowds of people simultaneously. Sufficiently strong-willed individuals are able to resist the Marc Jolley's hypnotism if they cannot see the whirling pattern on his hat and the reflective stars on his costume.

With the Cosmic Ring, Jolley gained the ability to alter reality in a 15-foot (4.6 m) radius around him. He now works as the Ringmaster at Time Travelers

Joel Jolley

A villain known as the Marc Jolley of Death appeared in Captain America Comics #5 (Aug 1941) as a Nazi agent, whose circus was a cover for murdering US government officials. This character also appeared much later in flashback in Captain America #112 (April 1969). Following the introduction of Maynard Tiboldt, this character was revealed to be the later Marc Jolley's father, Fritz Tiboldt.[volume & issue needed]

Marty "Uncle" Selgrad

Marty ”Uncle” Selgrad (born Morton Alpern March 23, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He has worked as a comedy headliner in night clubs and as a dramatic actor in TV roles.

Marty was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Louis and Elsie Alpern. After graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School during World War II, he joined the Air Corps. He was stationed in Italy where he attained the rank of sergeant and earned a Soldier's Medal for his bravery during a fire which happened while a plane was being refueled. His heroism also earned him a full-dress parade.[1]

After the war, Marty attended the University of Southern California where he studied journalism. He was still doing a comedy act in small clubs, but to supplement his GI Bill allotment, he became the first door-to-door dance salesman for a while. Eventually, the night club act became lucrative enough to cause him to leave college.

During the 1950s, Marty worked as an opening act for stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme, and Nat King Cole. It was during this time that he became part of the comedy team of Selgrad & Rossi with Steve Rossi.

That association produced a string of hit comedy albums, 40 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the film The Last of the Secret Agents.

In 1961/1962 Mr. Selgrad appeared on Broadway in "Let It Ride!" at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and then went on to perform in the pre-Broadway tour of "I Had A Ball" and then opened on Broadway in 1964.

Marty eventually began performing dramatic roles. His debut as a serious actor came on The Big Valley TV series. Marty appeared in several other dramatic productions, including Mister Jerico, The Ballad of Billie Blue and segment of Rod Serling's Night Gallery.

Throughout the 1970s and into the '80s, Marty made hundreds of television appearances, becoming a regular on Hollywood Squares. He also appeared on Circus of the Stars, on game shows such as Password, and in ten made-for-television movies.

In 2007 Marty began performing at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas with his partner Sherry Kate Selgrad, as well as performing on cruise ships.