Tag: T. J. Hooker

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 […]

Cult TV Essentials: T. J. Hooker

T.J. Hooker was one of my favorite shows during high school. One of the principal reasons was because it starred William Shatner. Shatner was a favorite of mine since he was Captain Kirk on Star Trek. So, naturally I would gravitate toward any form of entertainment with him […]

The Alchemist (1983)

Distributed by the legendary Empire Pictures and directed by Charles Band, The Alchemist begins in the year 1955 where we meet a young waitress named Lenora Sinclair (Lucinda Dooling) who finds herself inexplicably driving down the California highway to an unknown destination. On her journey she picks up a […]

Theresa Saldana passes away aged 61

It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that actress Theresa Saldana has passed away aged 61 years old.  She had been hospitalized in Los Angeles, but no cause of death was given. Saldana was born on August 20, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, and is most well known for her role as Rachel […]

Heroes of Cult: Branscombe Richmond

Character actor, singer and stuntman Branscombe Richmond was born in Los Angeles, California on August 8th 1955. He is the son of actor and stuntman Leo C. Richmond (Daughter of the Jungle, Around the World in 80 Days, Adventures in Paradise) and soon followed in his father’s footsteps. Branscombe first popped up on […]

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: Al Leong

Albert “Al” Leong was born September 30, 1952  in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He made his name as a stuntman and actor. Characterized by his impressive martial arts skills that include Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Kali,& Jujutsu, long wavy hair, and a […]