Tag: Fantasy Island

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Heroes of Cult: Mamie Van Doren

Joan Lucille Olander was born in Rowena, South Dakota, the daughter of Warner Carl Olander and Lucille Harriet Bennett. In 1939, the family moved to Sioux City, Iowa and then during May 1942 to Los Angeles. In early 1946, Olander began working as an usher at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. […]

Heroes of Cult: Ted McGinley

Theodore Martin “Ted” McGinley was born May 30, 1958 in Newport Beach, California, the son of Emily and Bob McGinley. He was a surfer and worked as a lifeguard in high school. In college he began modeling and was also the captain and two time MVP of the water polo […]

Heroes of Cult: Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris (born Jonathan Charasuchin – November 6, 1914 – November 3, 2002) was an American character actor. He earns his stripes as a Hero of Cult due to two of his best-known roles – timid accountant Bradford Webster in the TV version of The Third Man and the calculating […]

An Interview with Jane Badler

Cult Faction’s Brett Summers recently caught up with Cult TV sensation Jane Badler to discuss her television work and music career… Q: You went from beauty contestant to drama queen, how did you feel in landing the role of Melinda Cramer Jenson in the soap One Life to […]