Remembering Tony Anholt, born January 19, 1941 and passed away July 26, 2002.
Anthony Anholt was a Dutch television actor, known for his role as Charles Frere in the BBC drama series Howards’ Way (1985–90). In 1974 he was cast as Mark Colebrook, a crooked architect in Contact Breaker the 12th episode of the first series of the police drama, The Sweeney. Anholt appeared in an episode of Juliet Bravo in 1984 as Martin Lee.
His other appearances include Gerry Anderson’s Space: 1999 (1976–77) playing the role of Security Chief Tony Verdeschi in the second series, and The Protectors (1972–74) as Paul Buchet. His only credited film role was as an FBI agent in Fear Is the Key in 1972; he also made appearances in the 1984 miniseries The Last Days of Pompeii and as small time crook Abdul, in the Only Fools and Horses episode To Hull and Back.
Remembering Johnny Haymer, born January 19, 1920 and passed away on November 18, 1989.
Johnny Haymer was an actor and comedian who appeared once on Star Trek playing the Sarpeidon constable in the episode “All Our Yesterdays”.
Haymer had a long and steady career spanning nearly 25 years and in both film and television. He may be best known for his frequent role as Sergeant Zelmo Zale in the hit TV series M*A*S*H from 1974 through 1979.
Haymer made guest appearances on many television series. These include The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke, Mannix, Hogan’s Heroes, Adam-12, S.W.A.T., Baa Baa Black Sheep, The Streets of San Francisco, The Incredible Hulk, Fame and Cagney & Lacey.
Haymer has also established himself as a voice actor, voicing characters in such popular animated series as Transformers and G.I. Joe.
He made his film debut in the 1968 comedy The Secret War of Harry Frigg.
This was followed with appearances in such films as The Organization (1971), Another Day at the Races (1975), The Four Deuces (1976), the science fiction classic Logan’s Run (1976), the classic 1977 comedy Annie Hall, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), American Hot Wax (1978), …And Justice for All (1979, with Keith Andes and John G. Hertzler), Samurai (1979) and Open House (1987).
Haymer died of cancer in 1989 at the age of 69. His last on-screen acting appearance was a guest role an episode of Life Goes On.
Remembering Lee Delano, born January 19, 1931 and passed away October 8, 2017.
Lee Delano was an American actor born in New York City, New York, who portrayed Kalo in the Star Trek episode “A Piece of the Action”.
Delano graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York, where fellow classmates included Steve McQueen and Susan Oliver. After graduation, McQueen convinced Delano to move to Hollywood.
In 1968, Delano began a career in improvisational comedy alongside Sid Caesar, and the two have performed together on stage and on television around the world. Delano’s talent for comedy was further revealed when Caesar’s association with comic Mel Brooks led to Delano receiving film roles in Brooks’ Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), and History of the World, Part I (1981).
Delano also has a few dramatic pieces to his credit, including Report to the Commissioner (1975, with “A Piece of the Action” co-star Vic Tayback) and Executive Action (1973, with Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Sorenson, Ed Lauter, Dick Miller and Paul Carr).
His other film credits include William Castle’s Project X (1968, with Monte Markham, Maryesther Denver, Keye Luke and Phillip Pine), They Call Me Bruce? (1982, with Vince Deadrick Jr., Harvey Vernon, Phil Rubenstein, Nick Dimitri, Freddie Hice, Dick Durock, and Ralph Garrett), Splash (1984, with Clint Howard, Patrick Cronin, Charles Macauley, Valerie Wildman, Christopher Thomas, Jill Jacobson, Bill Smitrovich, and Shecky Greene), and The birdcage (1996, with Al Rodrigo, Mike Starr, Jim Jansen, Brian Reddy, Herschel Sparber, David Sage, Ann Cusack, Tim Kelleher and Scott Burkholder). He also appeared in the made-for-TV movies Blood Sport (1973, with William Lucking and Craig Richard Nelson), Lucy Gets Lucky (1975, with Lucille Ball, Joan Swift, Dean Martin, and “A Piece of the Action” co-star Jay Jones), and In the Glitter Palace (1977, with Salome Jens, Robert Sampson, Stanley Kamel, Booth Colman and Anthony Zerbe), and has appeared in episodes of Mission: Impossible, Charlie’s Angels, and Taxi (with Christopher Lloyd).
Along with Jack Donner, Delano founded the Oxford Theater in Los Angeles, which also served as an acting school. Their students included Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson and Barry Levinson.
Happy birthday Katey Sagal, born January 19, 1954.
Catherine Louise “Katey” Sagal is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Peggy Bundy, Al’s sarcastic, lazy, bon bon-eating wife, on Married… with Children and for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy.
Sagal is also known for voicing the character Leela on the animated science-fiction series Futurama from 1999 to 2003 and 2008 to 2013, as well as for starring on the show 8 Simple Rules in the role of Cate Hennessy.
Sagal began her acting career in Hollywood, appearing in several made-for-TV movies between 1971 and 1975, including a small role as a receptionist in the Columbo installment “Candidate for Crime” (directed by her father).
Sagal’s first major role was as a newspaper columnist in the series Mary (1985–86) starring Mary Tyler Moore.
This led to her being cast as Peggy Bundy on the sitcom Married… with Children (1987–1997).
After the end of Married… with Children, several more television films followed; she also guest starred on the children’s cartoon Recess as the voice of Spinelli’s mother.
In 1998, Matt Groening cast her as the purple-haired mutant spaceship captain, Leela, in his science-fiction animated comedy Futurama. The show developed a cult following, but was cancelled after four seasons. However, airings in syndication on Adult Swim and Comedy Central increased the show’s popularity and led Comedy Central to commission a season of Futurama direct-to-DVD films, which the network later rebroadcast as as a 16-episode season five. She reprises her role as Leela in these films, and in the sixth season that began airing June 24, 2010. The series ended in 2013.
Sagal guest-starred as Edna Hyde, Steven Hyde’s mother, in three episodes of That ’70s Show.
She starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Tucker in 2000.
She was cast as the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter in 2002.
In 2005 and 2006, she made two appearances on Lost as Helen Norwood.
In 2007, she had a role in the season finale of The Winner as Glen Abbot’s former, and Josh’s current, teacher.
In 2008, she appeared in four episodes of the short-lived series Eli Stone.
In January 2009, Sagal reunited with her TV son David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married… with Children) for an episode of Faustino’s show Star-ving.
In 2010, she appeared twice more on Lost. In 2009, she starred in the film House Broken with Danny DeVito.
In 2010, she returned to the stage in Randy Newman’s musical Harps & Angels.
From 2008 to 2014, Sagal starred as Gemma Teller Morrow on the TV show Sons of Anarchy, created by her husband, Kurt Sutter.
In 2013, Sagal had a cameo on Glee as Nancy Abrams.
She co-starred in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) as Hailee Steinfeld’s character’s mother.
She next appeared in the biography drama film Bleed for This, as the mother of Vinny Pazienza.
On September 9, 2014, Sagal received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on which most of the Married … with Children cast – including Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, and David Faustino – were present to celebrate the actor’s recognition.
Sagal has a guest-starring role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Karen Peralta.
On September 20, 2016, Sagal appeared as Susan, Penny’s mother on The Big Bang Theory (having previously played the mother to Kaley Cuoco’s character on 8 Simple Rules).
Happy birthday Dolly Parton, born January 19, 1946.
Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960’s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970’s and continued into the 1980’s.
In her first feature film, Parton portrayed a secretary in a leading role with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the comedy film 9 to 5 (1980). In late 1981, Parton began filming her second film, the musical film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). After a two-year hiatus from films, Parton was teamed with Sylvester Stallone for Rhinestone (1984).
In this movie, Valentine and Earl, two handymen staying in Perfection, Nevada, decide to leave the town but stumble upon the dead body of a friend. They find that strange underground creatures are killing people.