Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Long Overdue Actor and Site Update!

Blog and Site update!

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Adam Arkin (Fixer A New Hope Radio Drama) will star as tony in Losing Louie at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York.

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Mark Adair Rios (voice of Admiral Ackbar in the ROTJ radio drama) will star in the stage production of Nowhere on the Border at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles, CA until July 16, 2006.

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Douglas Chamberlain (voice of Logray the Ewok Mystic in Ewoks) starred in Anne of Green Gables at the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Ontario, CAN. Which ran from may 3, to June 10, 2006.

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Richard Bonehill (Various characters - OT) was named Cornwall Sports coach of the Year 2006.

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Adrian Dunbar (Bail Antillies - TPM) stars in the play Exiles starting on July 26, 2006 at National Theatre's Cottesloe stage (UK).

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Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia - OT) will star in her own one-woman show entitled Wishful Drinking at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Starting on October 6, 2006 and running through December 17, 2006.Trivia: Carrie Fisher owns a plot of land on the moon.

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Harrison Ford (Han Solo - PT) was chosen as an honorary chairperson for the LAFF (Los Angeles Film Festival, George Lucas is also participating). He will be host for the filmmaker reception on June 26th. The 12th Annual LAFF runs from June 22 to July 2, 2006 at Westwood Theatres in Westwood, CA (near UCLA).

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Peter Michael Goetz (voice of Admiral Ozzel in the ESB Radio Drama; voice of General Madine in the ROTJ Radio Drama) will star in Guthrie's Opening Night: A Midsummer's Celebration at the Guthrie Theatre, in Minneapolis, MN on June 24, 2006 which opens the 2006/2007 season.

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Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker - OT) has been chosen to voice the character of Majima in Yakuza (video game), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Sin City, Kill Bill) will voice Shimano. The video game will be released on September 5, 2006 (SEGA).

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Rebecca Jackson Mendoza (Queen Organa - ROTS)s nominated for a Dora Award for her performance as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings Musical in Toronto.

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Tom Kenny (voice of Biggs in SW Rogue Squadron II & III) will be an upcoming guest on People Speak (on www.paltalk.com).

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John Lithgow (Yoda - ESBr/ROTJr) is on the 15th anniversary edition of LA Story DVD. Lithgow and Scott Bakula (Enterprise, Quantum Leap) were both cut from the original film but their deleted scenes are shown on the DVD.

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George Lucas (Baron Papanoida - ROTS) Not a personal appearance this is a symposium. "George Lucas and Modesto - George Lucas' influence on Modesto and Modesto's influence on George Lucas will be the subject of several presentations on June 24th, 2006 1- 5 pm at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, CA. Free admission and parking.
Lucas is also the guest director for the LAFF (which Harrison Ford is also participating), the guest director chooses several films that have had a direct influence or driving inspiration on their film-making. The films that Lucas has chosen are:
*Jean Luc Godard's Masculine/Feminine*Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai
*Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

The 12th Annual LAFF runs from June 22 to July 2, 2006 at Westwood Theatres in Westwood, CA (near UCLA).

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Charles Martinet (voice characterizations in Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast video game) was featured (as Mario) in the third of a four part series of podcasts about Super Mario Bros (he is the voice of Luigi/Mario) http://feeds.feedburner.com/NewSuperMarioBrosPodcast click Interview with Mario (June 5, 2006)

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Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi - PT) may do Moulin Rouge the Musical on stage with Nicole Kidman. No date has been secured but the production would be produced and presented in London and would be the most lavish production in years.

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Jarion Monroe (voice characterizations in X-Wing Alliance/Galactic Battlegrounds/Battle for Naboo video games) starred this past week (June 11, 2006) in Displaced as Amador a blocked Cuban American playwright. The play kicks off the 2006/2007 season for the Marin Theatre in Mill Valley, CA.

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Kevin Pollack (voice characterizations in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor) has adapted a screenplay for the Buzz Bissinger novel 3 Nights in August which chronicles a three night series between the Cardinals (mostly Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa) and the Cubs in 2003. Pollack will also produce the feature film.

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Natalie Portman (Padme Naberrie/Queen Amidala - PT) may star in the film version of Kavalier & Clay, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Michael Chabon called The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. At this point Portman is just a strong possibility for the role of Rosa. We'll know by mid-July if the project will move forward and if Portman will indeed be attached.
Portman was also named as a runner up in the World's Sexiest Vegetarian poll held annually by PETA online. Prince & Christen Bell were at the top.

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Adrian Zmed (voice of Cavic Toth in SW: Jedi Starfighter) will star in the stage production of Aida penned by Elton John and Tim Rice for Disney. He will play Zoser. Aida runs from July 18 - 23 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento, CA.
He also starred in Moll Flanders on June 3 - 4, 2006 at the Old Town Temecula Theatre, in Temecula, CA.

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Updates to existing actors in the STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Mark Adair Rios (update - Theatre)
Adam Arkin (update - Theatre)
Graham Ashley (update - TV: mostly in the earliest years and 1994; Radio)
Edward Asner (update - Film; TV: Out of the Woods)
Rick Baker (update - Film Effects: Make-Up)
Steve Ballantine (update - Theatre)
Ed Begley Jr. (update - Film)
Richard Bonehill (update - Awards)
David Bowers (update - bio pic)
Steven Boyle (update - character pic)
Silas Carson (update - bio pic and pic: Hidalgo)
Hayden Christensen (update - Awards: MTV with pic)
David Clennon (update - TV; Theatre: As You Like It)
Frederick Coffin (update - Theatre: As You Like It)
Roy Conrad (update - character pic; Full Throttle character pic)
Sofia Coppola (update - bio info, last line)
Seb Dewing (update - character pic) (Thanks to Convention-Guests!)
Greg Ellis (update - Video Games) (Thanks to Tom Earley!)
Nick Field (update - character pic)
Carrie Fisher (update - Theatre; Live Appearances; Miscellany)
Fionnula Flanagan (update - Film; various pics)
Oliver Ford Davies (update - Theatre)
Glori Gage (update - Live Appearances)
Salo Gardner (update - TV)
Peter Geddis (update - TV: various)
Isaac Grand (update - TV: Comedy Playhouse)
Bennet Guillory (update - Theatre: The Last Season)
Garrick Hagon (update - Film)
Mark Hamill (update - TV; Video Games)
Christine Hewett (update - TV: Rutland Weekend Television)
Olivia Hussey (update - Film; TV)
Rebecca Jackson Mendoza (update - Awards)
Samuel L. Jackson (update - TV with pic)
David Jeremiah (update - TV; Video Games)
James Earl Jones (update - TV; CDs)
Ellison Kemp (update - TV)
Tom Kenny (update - Theatre)
Sara Kestelman (update - TV: Nationwide 1981; Theatre pic: Midsummer Night's Dream)
Jack Klaff (update - Theatre with pic)
Jay Laga'aia (update - Live Performances)
Phil LaMarr (update - TV)
George Lucas (update - TV; Music Videos - Actor)
Joe Matheson (update - Theatre)
Ian McDiarmid (update - Theatre; Awards: Tony)
Ewan McGregor (update - Film: The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid; TV Commercials; Theatre)
Jarion Monroe (update - bio pic; Theatre)
Temuera Morrison (update - pic: Barb Wire)
Timothy Omundson (update - bio pic)
Kevin Pollack (update - Film Producer; Film Writer)
Pete Renaday (update - bio pic and character pics; TV; Video Games)
Diana Sadley-Way (update - character pic) (correction: Nebrun Leids to Thuku. Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)Sebastian Shaw (update - TV: Theatre Night - The Master Builder; added RADIO section)
Katherine Smee (update - TV: Fimbles; Tikkabilla)
Jimmy Smits (update - TV)
Roy Staite (update - TV)
Terence Stamp (update - Commercials)
Courtenay Taylor (update - Video Games: Call of Duty 2)
J. Karen Thomas (update - Film)
Nia Vardalos (update - Live Appearances)
Tommy Weldin (update - TV)Simon Whyman (update - Film)
Adrian Zmed (update - Theatre)

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Newly added actors to the SWAD:
Francis Batsoni (Thanks to Convention-Guests!)
John HarkinsReg Harding (Thanks to Tom MacNeil!)
Frank Henson (Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)
Stuart Fell (Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)
Tim Harrington (Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)
Melissa Kurtz (Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)
Tiffany L. Kurtz (Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)
David Payne (Thanks to Convention-Guests!)
Robin Scobey (Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)
Jerry Walters
Bill Weston (Thanks to Tom MacNeill!)
Kelly Varney (Thanks to Convention-Guests!)
Roger Williams (Thanks to Convention-Guests!)
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Actor Deaths
John Ghavam

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Actor Connections
STAR WARS ACTOR CONNECTIONS
Who Killed the Electric Car (Film)
Troilus and Cressida (Radio)
As You Like It (Theatre)
The Judas Kiss (Theatre)
The Master Builder (Theatre)
Chelworth (TV)
Fry and Laurie Host a Christmas Night with the Stars (TV)

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References
Main Page
BOOKS P-T
Proven Guilty (Thanks to TalynDerre!)
FILMS A-C
Citizen Toxie (Thanks to SnortPiggySnort!)
FILMS D-F
Fanboys
FILMS G-J
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)
FILMS K-Q
Over the Hedge (THX reference)
MUSIC
Bondur - No Mercy (Thanks to Nick_Evil666!)
Gnarls Barkley: link to his "Crazy" performance at the MTV Movie Awards (Thanks to Bonnie Burton!)
Star Wars Rock (Thanks to Michael!) ...top of page.
Gnarls Barkley (Thanks to Keith for the pic and John/me/MissPadmé for the alert!)
TV A-C
According to Jim #4 (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)
Alias #7
Arthur #2 (Thanks to Nailwraps!)
TV K-RThe Oblongs (Thanks to Nailwraps!)
Robot Chicken #11 - #18 and the link to the Palpy sketch! (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)
TV S-Z
What's Happening!South Park #31 (Thanks to Nailwraps!) (I took the screenshots)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #4 (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)
X-Play (formerly Game Spot TV and Extended Play) (Thanks to Paige!)
REVERSE REFERENCES
First Spaceship on Venus (Thanks to Eugene!)

Enjoy!!

Leah

1 comment:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

3 Comments:

The Stooge
Star Wars Joke-A-Day

date Posted: Jun 20, 2006 1:36 PM
Holy Moly! Thanks for all the great info.

Trivia: Carrie Fisher owns a plot of land on the moon.

Well, it's gotta be cheaper than Los Angeles real estate.



NerfHerdersAnonymous
Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Jun 20, 2006 1:47 PM
You're welcome

Well, it's gotta be cheaper than Los Angeles real estate.
In comparison it's nearly free. An acre is something like £30 ($55). Some guy in Britain exploited a loophole that says no single government can own a planet or celestial body. So he laid claim, as a private entity, to the moon. lol
Looks like he's made a small fortune because of it. If only we'd known, eh?

Leah



jedivnsnator
The Trash Compactor

date Posted: Jun 20, 2006 4:37 PM
Trivia: Carrie Fisher owns a plot of land on the moon.

I have a feeling she won't be visiting there often.

The next big Hollywood fad- buying plots of land along the Marianas Trench.