Tag: Miami Vice

Heroes of Cult: Reni Santoni

Reni Santoni was born on April 21st 1939 in New York City. Growing up he briefly played professional baseball and originally planned on being a sports journalist but then began his career in off-Broadway theatre playing oddball/strange characters before becoming a comedy writer. He moved in front of […]

Heroes of Cult: Keye Luke

Keye Luke was born in Guangzhou, China on June 18th 1904, to a father who owned an art shop. Luke grew up with four siblings (his younger brother Edwin Luke also became an actor in the Charlie Chan series) and the family later emigrated from China to California during […]

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 […]

Terry O’Quinn

Terry O’Quinn (Born Terrance Quinn – the ‘O’ was added after another registered actor already had the name Terrance Quinn) was born on July 15th 1952 in Michigan, USA and was one of 11 siblings. He grew up in Newberry, Michigan. O’Quinn began acting in the 1970’s during his time […]

Heroes of Cult: Jeff Fahey

Jeffrey David “Jeff” Fahey was born on November 29th 1952 in Olean, New York, and raised in Buffalo, New York, from the age of ten. Fahey left home at the age of 17, subsequently hitchhiking to Alaska. He later backpacked through Europe, and worked on an Israeli kibbutz. At the age […]

Heroes of Cult: James Remar

The man behind on of the most distinctive voices in Hollywood was born William James Remar was born December 31st 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. At the age of seven years old he watched Spartacus and decided he wanted to become an actor. Following training at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse and a successful […]

Heroes of Cult: Sonny Landham

William M. “Sonny” Landham was born on February 11th 1941 in Canton, Georgia. He is a descendant of the Cherokee and Seminole tribes. After three years in the army, Landham began appearing in Adult movies in the 1970’s before switching to mainstream movies. On  reflecting back on this choice he stated […]

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: Vincent Schiavelli

Vincent Andrew Schiavelli (November 11, 1948 – December 26, 2005) was an American character actor noted for his work on stage, screen and television, often described as “the man with the sad eyes.” He was notable for his numerous and often critically acclaimed supporting roles. Schiavelli was also […]