Movies you appear in without your knowledge!

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  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I was joyfully scanning through IMDb aimlessly and was looking at some info on North by Northwest, when I noticed something pretty neat: Jimmy Stewart plays a guy named George Kaplan! [​IMG]
    Using the oh-so-groovy "Character Search", I discovered that many of the HTF regulars have also appeared in various movies without their knowledge. (Keep in mind that these are the character names, and not the actor's...)
    George Kaplan:
    North by Northwest (1959)
    Hudson Hawk (1991)
    Robert Crawford:
    King of the Texas Rangers (1941)
    Breaking Up (TV movie - 1978)
    Finding Forrester (2000)
    Brian Lawrence:
    Brookside (TV series - 1982)
    Jack Briggs:
    The Broadway Boob (1926)
    Rain:
    Dark City (1998)
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1987)
    Husbands and Wives (1992)
    ...and a few others! Rain is a movie star.
    Alas, I was unable to find any appearances by Scott Weinberg, Alex Spindler, Steve Bergeron, Jason Whyte, Dana Fillhart, Mark Pfeiffer, Robert George, Seth Paxton, Matthew Chmiel, Jeff Kleist, Parker Clack or Ron Epstein (which seems weird to me as I thought it would have returned SOME result).
    Let us know if you've been in any movies!
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

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  3. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Brian,
    Didn't fellow HTFer Andy Sheets used to be a Padres shortstop as well? [​IMG]
     
  4. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    As I began scrolling down the list, I was thinking "there's no way he'll have found any with people named Rain in them." Evidently, I stand corrected.
    Damn, and I told them to change the name to Alan Smithee for Mortal Kombat. Those bastards! [​IMG]
    Incidently, I happened to notice a couple of weeks ago that we have a new member by the name of Joel Cairo.
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    It may have been without my permission, but it wasn't without my knowledge. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    Hey, I was the assistant director in the Rugrats television series!
    Damn I'm proud!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Rain,
    Yours was a bit different in that you (much like ALF, Yoda and Morpheus) have no last name. Despite the relative uniqueness of your first name, there were plenty of "Rain"s returned on the search.
    Plus, Juliette Lewis played you magnificently in Husbands and Wives.
     
  8. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

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  9. John Spencer

    John Spencer Supporting Actor

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    Well, I've had a busy career in movies.
    Here
    here
    and here.
    Now where my royalty checks are, I'm not real sure.
     
  10. Steeve Bergeron

    Steeve Bergeron Cinematographer

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    I'm unknown! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Screenwriter

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    Damn, I was never in anything. All the better. That way when I gain stardom, I shall not be confused with anybody else.[​IMG]
     
  12. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I was in a movie once! But you probably don't want to hear about that! [​IMG]
     
  13. Brett Hancock

    Brett Hancock Supporting Actor

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    Damn theres alot of Brett's for first names and alot of Hancock's for last names but nobody in any aspect of film making has found the winning combination like my parents did. Maybe I will do something to get on IMDB......
     
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    John Thomas Cinematographer

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  15. Steve Enemark

    Steve Enemark Second Unit

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    I'm still reeling from the revelation that Jimmy Stewart was in North by Northwest! [​IMG]
    AFAIK, I'm the only Steve Enemark on Earth, and I haven't made any movies.
     
  16. Dome Vongvises

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    Unlike other Asian names like Kim, Tsung, Liu, or what not, I'm the only Tanachat Dominic Vongvises on this planet. And this forum mind you [​IMG]
     
  17. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    I should have told you that my name before I changed it was Indiana Jones. See if you have better luck with that one.
    It's been a personal quest of mine to seek out Spindlers in the movies. The highest profile one I've seen (by accident as it were) was Wilford Brimley playing Ted Spindler in the China Syndrome. This begins a long stream of other highly trained Spindlers that have been Dr's, teachers, and professional athletes. Of course, the Doctor was from a Girl's Dormitory movie...[​IMG]
     
  18. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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  19. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

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    Well check out what movies I, Jeffrey Payne, have been involved in!!!!

    Sound Department - filmography

    General's Daughter, The (1999) (foley editor) (as Jeff Payne)

    ... aka Wehrlos - Die Tochter des Generals (1999) (Germany)

    Out-of-Towners, The (1999) (sound editor) (as Jeff Payne)

    Murder of Crows, A (1999) (sound re-recording mixer) (as Jeffrey Payne)

    Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) (dialogue editor)

    ... aka Star Trek 9 (1998) (USA: informal alternative title)

    Rugrats Movie, The (1998) (dialogue editor)

    Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) (sound re-recording mixer)

    Gingerbread Man, The (1998) (foley editor)

    Jackal, The (1997) (foley editor)

    ... aka Chacal, Le (1998) (France: dubbed version)

    ... aka Schakal, Der (1998) (Germany)

    Gattaca (1997) (foley editor) (as Jeff Payne)

    Spawn (1997) (foley supervising editor)

    That Thing You Do! (1996) (foley editor)

    Sydney (1996) (sound editor) (as Jeffrey R. Paine)

    ... aka Hard Eight (1997) (USA: changed title)

    Nick of Time (1995) (dialogue editor)

    Corrina, Corrina (1994) (foley editor)

    Safe Passage (1994) (foley editor)

    Star Trek: Generations (1994) (foley editor)

    ... aka Star Trek 7 (1994) (USA: informal alternative title)

    Clear and Present Danger (1994) (foley editor)
     
  20. Nicholas L

    Nicholas L Auditioning

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    No Nick La Russo's, but my uncle Daniel has a hit...who can forget the Karate Kid?
     

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