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Archive for May, 2015

James Stacy

Friday, May 29th, 2015

js4It’s hard to believe that someone whose career started on the squeaky clean sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet could take so many sharp left turns. Ironically, it’s because of his Ozzie & Harriet connection, in which he played Ricky’s frat brother Fred in 19 episodes between 1956 and 1963, that I was most interested in meeting him. His 1960’s sitcom connection didn’t stop there either, as he also made appearances in The Donna Reed Show, Hazel, and Mister Roberts, not to mention a handful of dramas and westerns.  Read the rest of this entry »

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He Wasn’t Really Giggling

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

drake3When I found out that Larry Drake was going to be at the HorrorHound convention in Indianapolis on September 8, 2013, I was excited to add him to my list because of his ultra-creepy starring role as Robert G. Durant in the Liam Neeson vehicle Darkman. As an added bonus, he had a small part in the original Karate Kid movie as the ‘Yahoo #1 at Beach.’ You might actually recall him as the guy who tells Mr. Miyagi to ‘kindly remove (the bottles) yourself, Mr. Moto” … to which Miyagi karate chops the top half of the bottles off, prompting said yahoo to promptly remove the bottles.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Well, Well, Well… What Have We Here?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

oog1Sandy Claws huh? Ooooh, I’m really scared. If you just sang that out loud, chances are you might be as big of a fan of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas as I am. Every since its release I’ve been entranced by its macabre and comic nature, with the creative notion of Halloween and Christmas colliding as its impetus. All of the songs in the film are fantastic, but standing out further than any of the others is the rousing Oogie Boogie Song, sung by none other than the Oogie Boogie Man. But every rotting burlap sack needs and voice, and his was provided by Ken Page.  Read the rest of this entry »