Tag: Heroes of Cult

Heroes of Cult: Paul McGann

If you mention the name Paul McGann, to most Whovians, they will usually look thoughtful and start to give their opinion of what might have been. Today McGann is seen as the link between the classic and new Doctor Whos, the first of the modern Doctors, and the […]

Heroes of Cult: Pam Grier

Perhaps the foremost icon of the Blaxploitation era, Pamela Suzette “Pam” Grier began her film career in the early 1970s and quickly came to represent a new female cinematic archetype: sexy, strong, and perpetually willing to whoop some bad-guy ass.  She made her debut in Russ Meyer’s cult […]

Heroes of Cult: Gordon Liu

Gordon Chia-Hui Liu was born Xian Jinxi on August 22, 1955 in Guangdong Province, China. His name changed upon adoption. He trained at Lau Cham’s martial arts school of Hung Gar discipline, which descended from Wong Fei Hung’s grand student (father to Lau Kar Leung). Liu is often wrongly cited […]

Heroes of Cult: Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong was born on November 27th 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is the son of Norma E. (née D’Amico), a teacher, and Robert Leroy Armstrong. He graduated from Berkley High Schoolin Berkley, Michigan, and later graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. His first appearance on […]

Heroes of Cult: Michael Dudikoff

Of all the martial arts film that emerged in the 1980’s, one of the most iconic was American Ninja. Its star Michael Dudikoff suddenly became they most imitated action heroes in play grounds across the world! Born Michael Joseph Dudikoff on October 8th 1954 in Redondo Beach, California, USA, the […]

Michael Ironside joins The Flash!

Hero of Cult Michael Ironside has joined The Flash. Ironside will be guest starring in an episode as Lewis Snart, the abusive father of Leonard (Wentworth Miller) and Lisa (Peyton List).  Ironside’s character does not have that much of a back story in the comics apart from the fact […]

Heroes of Cult: Tim Curry

A defining role can be both blessing and curse. In August of 1975, the week the The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened, its 29-year-old star, Tim Curry gave an interview. It would be at least a year until midnight audiences at New York’s Waverly Theatre started throwing toast, […]

Heroes of Cult: Colin Baker

For years the mere mention of Colin Bakers name would make many a ‘Whovian’ rest their head in their hands and sob. Often cited as one of the factors in the demise of the show. Recently his ‘Doctor’ has had a slight revival. With many fans, plus Baker […]

Heroes of Cult: Steve James

Steve James was born on February 19th 1952 and raised in New York City. His father was trumpet player Hubie James. His uncle was James Wall, who played Mr. Baxter on the children’s television series Captain Kangaroo. His godfather was Joe Seneca who, among many roles, played Danny Glover’s […]

Heroes of Cult: Doug Hutchison

Doug Hutchison was born in Dover, Delaware on May 26th 1960. He attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota and Bishop Foley High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. He later attended University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St Paul, and studied at The Juilliard School in New York […]

Heroes of Cult: Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis was born on November 26th 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a Jewish immigrant family from Europe. He went to Temple University briefly before moving to New York City, where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at the Actors Studio. “I am just a journeyman actor. Most often I take […]

Heroes of Cult: Jack Nance

Few images in contemporary cinema resonate as the startling poster for the director David Lynch’s equally startling feature debut, the 1977 film Eraserhead. Back-lit, hair resembling an uncontrollable lavatory brush inadvertently merged with a black-and-white aurora borealis, one eye staring upwards (naturally), the other eye shaded, the pupil […]

Heroes of Cult: Guy Pearce

Never one to hog the limelight, the past few years have been a remarkably fertile time for Guy Pearce. He’s appeared in two films that claimed Oscars for Best Picture – Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, in which he played a bomb disposal expert, and The King’s Speech, in […]

Heroes of Cult: Michael Rooker

“I don’t approach a role by saying I’ll be unsavory or unlikable. I think all the roles I’ve done have been very passionate people who go to absolute extremes to make their points.” Michael Rooker was born in Jasper, Alabama on April 6, 1955. He has eight brothers and […]