Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hump Day Hottie

This is an actor who graduated from Redwood High in Larkspur, CA. In his senior year elections he was voted, "Least Likely to succeed." He then went on to briefly study political science then he went to Juilliard for theater.

He was born on July 21st 1951 in Chicago IL and was an over weight child. Many of his voices now have roots in his childhood.

He has 3 children from 2 wives.

Other famous people from his high school are Erin Gray(Silver Spoons) and Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills 90210).

He is following in the footsteps of his idol Jonathan Winters.

His mind is always running at warp speed. Infact he was supposed to be on Star Trek but had to cancel because of scheduling conflicts.

He has appeared in comedies, dramas, on T.V. and in animated features. An interesting fact about this person is that in a comedy he is clean shaven and in a drama he usually sports a beard.

His career changed when his instructor at Juilliard told him he was wasting his talent and to try stand up. His first T.V. exposure was on Happy Days and he got the part when the director (Garry Marshall) told him to sit down and he sat on his head.

He counts Whoopi Goldberg and Christopher Reeves as two of his friends. In fact he visited Reeves in the Hospital dressed in scrubs, with a clip board and using a Russian Accent. Reeves stated this was the first time since the accident that he had laughed. Near the end of Reeves life he even helped out with the bills and dedicated his Cecil B. Demille award to him.

He, along with Bette Midler, were guests on the final episode of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

He has Welsh and Scottish heritage and early on in his career stated he was from Scotland when he was asked. This fact does appear in some of his early writeups.

He has been in over 100 films, T.V. shows, shorts, animated features and sound tracks.

This actor and this weeks HDH was choosen because of his recent bought with Alcohol and rehab.

He was sober for 20 years and started drinking again. On August 9th 2006 he entered rehab. In my opinion it takes a lot to get clean again and admit it publicly. On difference in how he is dealing with it and how other Hollywood types do is he is not using it to further a career but to bring awareness to this disease.

This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ Robin Williams


mielikki said...

Good choice, great picture!

Freckle Face Girl said...

Humor is very SEXY!

Moonbeam said...

Nice hump day choice. He is so wild and crazy. I love to see him interviewed, you never know what he is gonna say or do. He is just all around great as far as I am concerned. Love his movies too, except one, but I cannot think of the name of it at the moment. It had a very dark theme.

Dennis said...

mielikki - Thanks for the confermation. Rachel picked out the picture and I thought it fit him perfect.

Freckle Face Girl - I would agree. I just wish I was funny.

Moonbeam - I think the movie you are talking about was the one where he played a person who developed film. I cannot remember the name either.

dmarks said...


I remember his first serious film being "Moscow on the Hudson". It was a little Yakov Smirnoff-ish. Wasn't really that serious either.

Churlita said...

I waited on him once when I lived in San Francisco and he was very pleasant AND a great tipper. Double bonus.

l.b. said...

I like him best in his more straight roles, but there is no denying that he is a funny guy and that is hot.