Category: Heroes of Cult

Heroes of Cult: James Tolkan

James Stewart Tolkan was born in Calumet, Michigan on June 12th 1931.  He attended the University of Iowa, Coe College, the Actors Studio and Eastern Arizona College. He made his on-screen debut in 1960 in Naked City and throughout the 1960’s made appearances in Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Three […]

Heroes of Cult: Emilio Rivera

Emilio Rivera was born on February 24th 1961 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A; he was the oldest child of four brothers and three sisters. When Emilio was a young boy his family moved to Elysian Valley, Los Angeles nicknamed Frog Town and Emilio continued to seek the attention of […]

Heroes of Cult: Don S. Davis

Don Sinclair Davis was born on 4th August 1942 in Aurora, Missouri, USA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre and art from Southwest Missouri State College. Davis spent time in the military serving in the 7th Infantry in Korea and at another point was a personnel and […]

Heroes of Cult: Joe Maneely

Born on 18th February 1926, Joseph “Joe” Maneely was an American comic book artist who he co-created the characters The Black Knight, The Ringo Kid, The Yellow Claw, and Jimmy Woo for Atlas Comics (who would later become Marvel Comics). Maneely attended Ascension BVM Elementary School and Northeast Catholic High School; […]

Heroes of Cult: Pamela Hensley

Pamela Gail Hensley was born on October 3rd 1950 in Glendale, California, USA. She went onto study at Argyle Academy and later successfully auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London where she went to study for three years. Universal soon came knocking and signed Hensley to […]

John Quade

Not many men have gone toe-to-toe with Buck Rogers, Michael Knight, Steve McQueen, David Carradine, Clint Eastwood, The A-Team and Hunter!  John Quade did. Sometimes on more than one occasion! A character actor of the highest regard he would often be tormenting the biggest heroes of the big […]

Wings Hauser

Wings Hauser was born Gerald Dwight Hauser in Hollywood, California on 12th December 1947. The son of director and producer Dwight Hauser. Hauser made his acting debut at age five with a radio commercial. After a high-school career based in sports (his name “Wings” is taken from the wing-back […]

Michael Preston

Michael Preston (birth name: Jack Davies) was born on 14th May 1938  in Hackney, London, England. Initially he trained as a boxer but later embarked on a successful singing career where he had three Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including reaching #12 with his cover version […]

Mark Pellegrino

Mark Ross Pellegrino was born on April 9th 1965 in Los Angeles, California, United States. In 1987 he hit the big and small screens as a punk in L.A. Law and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown. In 1989 Pellegrino played Hulk Hogan’s younger brother in the movie No Holds Barred. Further […]

Tom “Tiny” Lister

Tom “Tiny” Lister (born Thomas Lister Jr.) was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on June 24th 1958. Lister was born blind with a detached and deformed retina in his right eye. When Lister was a small boy the family moved to and Lister grew up in the city of Compton in […]

Fred Williamson

Frederick Robert Williamson Sr., nicknamed “The Hammer” was born on March 5th 1938 in Gary, Indiana, USA.  He initially gained fame playing defense in the American Football League for the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs during the 1960’s. He has black belts in Kenpō, Shotokan Karate and taekwondo.  Whilst playing for […]

Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro was born on 16th January 1949 in Windsor, England. When she was 17 years old her mother and a photographer friend of hers entered some of Munro’s headshots in The Evening News‘s “Face of the Year” contest. I wanted to do art. Art was my love. I went […]

Don Stroud

Donald Lee “Don” Stroud was born on September 1st 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of comedian and vaudevillien Clarence Stroud (of the Stroud Twins) and singer Ann Livermore. His brother Duke Stroud is also an actor Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard,Voyagers!, The Outlaws, Hill Street Blues, Law & […]

Tura Satana

Tura Satana (born Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi) was born on July 10th 1938 in Hokkaidō, Japan. Her father was a silent movie actor of Japanese and Filipino descent, and her mother was a circus performer of American Cheyenne Indian and Scots-Irish background. Following World War II her family were placed in the […]