Grant Imahara was born October 23, 1970.
Grant Masaru Imahara is an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host. He is best known for his work on the television series MythBusters, in which he designed and built numerous robots that were needed for the show, and specialized in operating the various computers and electronics that were utilized to test myths.
Imahara stars in the Netflix series White Rabbit Project.
After graduation, Imahara was hired as an engineer for Lucasfilm’s THX division; he then moved to the company’s visual effects division, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), where he worked for nine years. While at ILM, he was involved in films such as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Van Helsing, and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Imahara is credited in many feature films as a model maker. In particular, he is credited for his work in updating the aging R2-D2 robots for the Star Wars prequel trilogy. As an official Artoo Technician, he makes a cameo appearance in the mockumentary R2-D2: Beneath the Dome.
Imahara portrayed Mr. Sulu in the web series Star Trek Continues episodes “Pilgrim of Eternity” (2013) and “Lolani” (2014).
He is known for his appearances on BattleBots, where he designed and competed with his robot Deadblow. He had a cameo appearance on Syfy’s Eureka and the web series The Guild. Other well-known works include designing the circuit that creates the rhythmic oscillation of the arms of the modern Energizer Bunny; leading Team ILM to victory in an appearance on Junkyard Mega-Wars; as well as authoring Kickin’ Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots (ISBN 0-7645-4113-7).
Imahara played Lt. Masaru in the 2015 movie Star Trek Renegades.
In 2015, he appeared in the TV movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.
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Frank Sutton was born October 23, 1923 and passed away June 28, 1974.
Frank Spencer Sutton was an American actor best remembered for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter on the CBS television series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Sutton was born in Clarksville in Montgomery County in northern Tennessee. Sutton developed an interest in acting, playing his first role at age nine and also starring in the drama club at East Nashville High School, where he graduated in 1941. After high school, Sutton returned to Clarksville to become a radio announcer. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the South Pacific, taking part in 14 assault landings.
Honorably discharged at the war’s end as a sergeant, he began acting on stage. He attended the Columbia University School of General Studies, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in drama in 1952.
Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, Sutton played small roles in television shows such as Decoy, Route 66, Naked City, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Fugitive, The Goldbergs, 87th Precinct, Gunsmoke, Target: The Corruptors, Empire, The Twilight Zone, and The Untouchables. He had a continuing role as Cadet Eric Rattison, the great rival of the Polaris Unit manned by the series’ heroes, in Tom Corbett, Space Cadet from 1950 to 1955. In 1955, he received his big break in the Academy Award-winning movie Marty, in which he played the title character’s friend, Ralph. He also had a role in The Satan Bug, a 1965 spy thriller. He returned to the stage in The Andersonville Trial in the early 1960s.
Having primarily acted in dramas, Sutton’s breakthrough role was on “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”, a 1964 episode of The Andy Griffith Show, in which he played the cynical and easily exasperated Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter opposite Jim Nabors’ character Gomer Pyle. This episode led to a spin-off TV comedy, Gomer Pyle, USMC, where Sutton continued the role for five seasons, until the show ended its run in 1969. He also appeared in public service announcements in the role of Gunnery Sergeant Carter. After Gomer Pyle ceased production, Sutton appeared regularly on Nabors’ variety show The Jim Nabors Hour with Gomer Pyle co-star Ronnie Schell. Sutton played the brother-in-law of Nabors’ character in comedy sketches. Sutton performed in dinner theater, playing, among other roles, the father in Norman, Is That You? and made guest appearances on other television programs.
In 1949, Sutton married the former Toby Igler, a soap-opera writer, and they had two children, Joseph and Amanda.
On June 28, 1974, while preparing for a performance in the comedy play, Luv, at the Beverly Barn Dinner Playhouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, Sutton died of a heart attack. His remains are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in his hometown of Clarksville.
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Bruce Mars was born October 23, 1935.
Bruce Mars had two appearances in different Star Trek: The Original Series episodes. He made a total of three movie appearances and about a dozen television guest spots. His most memorable Trek performance is without doubt Finnegan, the abusive cadet who made Kirk’s academy life miserable, and whom Kirk later encountered on the Shore Leave Planet in recreated form.
Mars was originally considered for the role of Dave Bailey in “The Corbomite Maneuver”, but Anthony Call got the part instead. His name was seen on a list of extras for the same episode (as a Crewman), but his character was not seen on screen.
He filmed his scenes as Finnegan on Wednesday 19 October 1966, Thursday 20 October 1966 and Monday 24 October 1966 at Africa, USA and on Tuesday 25 October 1966 and Wednesday 26 October 1966 at Vasquez Rocks.
Mars was a male model in the mid-to-late 1950s before his acting career. Before that, he was an athlete and appeared in the 1954 Olympic trials for track. Besides Star Trek, he apperead in guest spots on a few television series, including two episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: “Killers of the Deep” with Michael Ansara and Dallas Mitchell and “The Abominable Snowman” with Bart LaRue, written by Robert Hamner and directed by Robert Sparr. He also appeared in “Massacre”, an episode of The Time Tunnel, starring James Darren, Lee Meriwether and Whit Bissell. The episode was written by Carey Wilber, directed by Murray Golden and co-starred Paul Comi, Lawrence Montaigne and Perry Lopez.
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James Daly was born October 23, 1918 and passed away on July 3, 1978.
James Daly played the immortal Flint in the TOS episode “Requiem for Methuselah”. Daly was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and was the father of actors Tim Daly and Tyne Daly.
James Daly starred in Medical Center. Among his most memorable television guest spots is the classic The Twilight Zone episode, “A Stop at Willoughby”. His final acting role was in Roots: The Next Generation with Paul Winfield and Brock Peters, which aired a year after his death.
Daly died of a heart attack in Nyack, New York.
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Weird Al Yankovic was born October 23, 1959.
Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.
Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums, recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him four Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Weird Al’s first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single (“White & Nerdy”) were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. Hisalbum, Mandatory Fun (2014), became his first number-one album during its debut week.
Weird Al’s success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song’s original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, The Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. With the decline of music television and the onset of social media, Weird Al used YouTube and other video sites to publish his videos; this strategy proved integral helping to boost sales of his later albums including Mandatory Fun. Weird Al has stated that he may forgo traditional albums in favor of timely releases of singles and EPs following on this success.
In addition to recording his albums, Weird Al wrote and starred in the film UHF (1989) and The Weird Al Show (1997). He has also made guest appearances and voice acting roles on many television shows and video web content, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV. He has also written two children’s books, When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!
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The Star Trek Enterprise episode “Home” first aired October 22, 2004.
Synopsis: Once Enterprise finally returns to Earth, the weary crew face repercussions from their journeys, both positive and negative.
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Sheila Rose Leighton was born October 22, 1940.
She played the role of Luma in the Star Trek episode “Spock’s Brain”. She filmed her scenes on Wednesday July 10, 1968 and Thursday July 11, 1968 at Paramount Stage 3.
She also made appearances in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Green Hornet, Get Smart and The Beverly Hillbillies.
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