Updated List of Celebrities for Festival of ArtsBookmark this
Updated List of Celebrities for Festival of ArtsBookmark this
John O’Hurley (Host) – O’Hurley won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as “J. Peterman” on SEINFELD. He has also won season one of DANCING WITH THE STARS and named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” He has hosted THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW, FAMILY FEUD and TO TELL THE TRUTH. He appeared on Broadway and on stages across the country including SPAMALOT, CHICAGO and his one-man show A MAN WITH STANDARDS. As a composer/pianist, both of his albums “Secrets From The Lake” and “Peace Of Our Minds” have reached the Billboard charts. His three books have all been Amazon and New York Times Best Sellers. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition for his accomplishments in the Arts and Philanthropy.
Melissa Manchester (Performer) – She received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 for the Peter Allen/Carole Bayer Sager-penned “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” winning the Grammy in that category four years later for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.” Two songs she performed, “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “The Promise,” were nominated for Oscars in the same year. She has recorded twenty-one albums across her four-decade career, releasing her most recent album, The Fellas in 2017.
Jonathan Adams – He has been starring for six seasons as the neighbor “Chuck Larabee” on LAST MAN STANDING. He co-starred as “Daniel Goodman” on the Fox series BONES and starred for three seasons as “Henry Walker” on the NBC television series AMERICAN DREAMS.
Ginger Chan – She is KTLA’s traffic anchor and news reporter from the helicopter, Sky5. She has been with KTLA since 2008 and was previously a news and traffic reporter on KIIS-FM and anchored the weekend news for KFIAM. She can currently be heard on the radio every weekday morning as part of the “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” team.
Shawn Christian – He is best known for his role as “Dr. Daniel Jonas” on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Other TV appearances include FAMOUS IN LOVE, BOSTON LEGAL, SUMMERLAND and VENICE THE SERIES. He starred in THE INSTAKILLER and the upcoming film THE EXPERIENCE opposite Gordon Thomson.
Patrika Darbo – She is best known for her roles as “Shirley Spectra” on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and “Nancy Wesley” on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, a role that earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress. She has also made appearances in such films as BABE, THE ‘BURBS and SPEED 2. She recently won a Primetime Emmy for her role in the TV series ACTING DEAD.
Donna D’Errico – She is well known for her role portraying lifeguard “Donna Marco” on the popular television series BAYWATCH and BAYWATCH NIGHTS. She has also appeared on 9-1-1, RENO 911!, BROOKLN NINENINE, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH and hosted the series BATTLEBOTS.
Julie Ann Emery – She is best known for her breakout recurring role in BETTER CALL SAUL and can currently be seen in AMC’s PREACHER and Hulu’s CATCH-22. Other tv roles include FARGO, LINE OF FIRE, GHOST WHISPERER, COMMANDER IN CHIEF and MAJOR CRIMES. Her film debut was in HITCH opposite Will Smith and has since appeared in GIFTED, DAKOTA’S SUMMER and will star in the upcoming film LIFE SUPPORT with Tom Arnold.
Richard Gilliland – He is best known for the role of “Pervis” in the film AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL and tv series DESIGNING WOMEN and CBS SUMMER PLAYHOUSE. Other television credits include THE UNIT, 24, IMPOSTERS, CRIMINAL MINDS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, and DEXTER.
Robert Hays – He is best known for his role as “Ted Striker” in the cult classic films AIRPLANE! And AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL opposite Leslie Nielsen, who he teamed up with again for the 2008 film SUPERHERO MOVIE. In the 80’s, he starred in the television series STARMAN and ANGIE.
Leann Hunley – She is currently starring as “Anna DiMera” in the NBC daytime drama DAYS OF OUR LIVES for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also costarred for three seasons as “Dan Waring Carrington” on the hit ABC television series DYNASTY.
Gregory Itzin – He was nominated for two Emmys for the role of “President Charles Logan” on the FOX hit series 24. Other television credits include recurring roles on FRIENDS, THE MENTALIST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, THE PRACTICE and STAR TREK. He has appeared in films such as LINCOLN, THE IDES OF MARCH, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, THE CHANGE UP and FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS.
Christopher Knight – For five seasons he starred as “Peter Brady” in the pop culture hit tv series THE BRADY BUN CH along with a variety of spin-off shows and movies. He was also appeared on the reality series THE SURREAL LIFE 4 and MY FAIR BRADY. Mark Kono – He is the pilot/reporter in Sky5 on the KTLA Morning News. He has been a professional helicopter pilot for over 25 years and has flown for several major media outlets including KSAZ in Phoenix, KGO in San Francisco as well as KCBS, KNBC, KABC and KTTV in Los Angeles.
Eva LaRue – Eva La Rue is a two-time Emmy nominee and current host of The CW’s CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S ANIMAL TALES, now going into it’s second season. Eva is best known for her longtime role on the hit detective drama, CSI:MIAMI. Kate Linder – She has starred on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as “Esther Valentine” for over thirty years. In 2008, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Linder has had roles in films HYSTERIA, ERASED, VOICE FROM THE STONE, DEAD LOVE, BETTER OFF SINGLE, THE CHARNEL HOUSE and MISS MEADOWS starring Katie Holmes.
Joe Mantegna – He currently plays the starring role of “David Rossi” on the CBS hit series CRIMINAL MINDS. He has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also starred in the series JOAN OF ARCADIA. He won a Tony Award on Broadway and has been nominated for both an Emmy and Golden Globe Award. For the past 30 seasons he has been the voice of “Fat Tony” on THE SIMPSONS television series.
Jerry Mathers - He is an actor and a director best known for his work in LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, THE NEW LEAVE IT TO BEAVER and THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY. He has also appeared in numerous other television series and movies such as FLYING HIGH, BATMAN and I LOVE LUCY.
Kent McCord – In the late 1960s, he starred as “Officer Jim Reed” on the iconic NBC television series ADAM-12. He had many popular recurring roles including four seasons on the television series THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET and the Sci-Fi Channel’s FARSCAPE; as well as shows like SEAQUEST 2032, UNSUB, GALACTICA, and DRAGNET. He also served for 11 years on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild.
Patty McCormack – She is best remembered for her Oscar-nominated role as “Rhoda Penmark” in the 1956 film THE BAD SEED. She continued to work as a child actress throughout the 50s and 60s in films such as ALL MINE TO GIVE, KATHY O’ and THE EXPLOSIVE GENERATION. Recently she has appeared on the tv series THE SOPRANOS, NYPD BLUE, COLD CASE, GREY’S ANATOMY, ENTOURAGE and played “Pat Nixon” on FROST/NIXON.
Donna Mills – She began her television career in 1966 with a recurring role on THE SECRET STORM, and in the same year appeared on Broadway in the Woody Allen comedy DON’T DRINK THE WATER. Since then, she has appeared in multiple tv shows including GENERAL HOSPITAL, KNOTS LANDING and MELROSE PLACE.
Caryn Richman – She began her acting career with the tv series TEXAS in the early 1980’s and later starred as “Gidget” in THE NEW GIDGET and GIDGET’S SUMMER REUNION. She would later go on to portray “Nora Brady,” wife of Greg Brady in the tv movie A VERY BRADY CHRISTMAS and the spinoff series THE BRADY’S.
Jean Smart – She is best known for her Emmy-winning roles as “Lana Gardener” on FRASIER and “Regina Newly” on SAMANTHA WHO? She has recently be seen in the FX series FARGO and LEGION. She has also starred in tv series DESIGING WOMEN and appeared in 24, THE DISTRICT, GETTING ON, SIRENS and VEEP. Her film credits include HOMEWARD BOUND, THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE, SWEET HOME ALABAMA, LUCKY YOU, GARDEN STATE and A SIMPLE FAVOR.
McKenzie Westmore – She hosted the Syfy special-effects make-up competition show FACE OFF. She starred as “Sheridan Crane” on the NBC daytime drama PASSIONS for nine seasons, earning her several Daytime Emmy Award nominations. She can be seen regularly on the QVC shopping network promoting her Westmore Beauty make-up product line.
Larry Wilcox – He is best known for his role as “Officer Jonathan ‘Jon’ Baker” in CHIPS alongside Erik Estrada. He performed in the 1976 film THE LAST HARD MEN, and other TV appearances including THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, HAWAII FIVE-O, M*A*S*H, FANTASY ISLAND, and POLICE STORY. Wilcox was reunited briefly with Estrada in NATIONAL LAMPOON’S LOADED WEAPON 1.
Arianne Zucker – She has been one of daytime television’s most popular stars for the past 20 years playing the role of “Nicole Walker” on DAYS OF OUR LIVES for which she won a Soap Opera Digest Award. She has appeared in films THE LAST RESORT, THE CONTRACTOR and KILLER ASSISTANT.