Thursday, September 29, 2005

Almost Famous

Years ago I used to manage a nightclub. It was a very popular nightclub in Philly. I also used to do extra work and some small acting roles on films or commercials being shot in Philadelphia. This is a list of some of the famous people I have met and actually had conversations with. Some are sports stars some are famous directors and some are TV and film stars. I also have met a fair share of infamous people, like gangsters, politicans and future criminals. I left them off the list.

1. Bob Backlund (Wrestler from the 80s)
2. Bruce Willis (twice)
3. Samuel Jackson
4. Dom Iarera (Comedian)
5. Anthony Russell (Life with Bonnie)
6. John Wayne Bobbit (the guy whose wife cut off his pecker)
7. Dennis Rodman
8. Dr. J
9. Tug McGraw
10.Darren Dalton
11.Eric Lindross (ass hole)
12.M. Night Shyamalan
13.Billy Crudup
14.Oprah Winfrey
15.Danny Glover
17.Willem Dafoe
18.Steve Buscemi
19.Opie and Anthony
20.Pauly Shore
21.G Love
22.Mark McGwire
24.Francis Ford Coppola
25.Alan Iverson
26.Jonathan Demme
27.The Legendary Will Darnell
28.Charles Barkley
29.Tommy Lee
30.John Goodman
31. Boys 2 Men

I am sure there are others I just can't remember right now.


Cheryl said...

Wait a minute--You don't consider John Wayne Bobbit & Dennis Rodman infamous? Giggle.

Hey--this list ought to up your google factor!

Mama Duck said...

That's quite an impressive list.

I ate dinner next to Sheryl Crow and Robin Williams one night when I was still living in Austin.

Now? Now I live in Wisconsin where there are no famous people.

Anonymous said...

No female porn stars?! :-))


Kevin said...

working in the ER just down the street from the "popular nightclub" I got to meet a few of those infamous people as well!

Unknown said...

I was once in a six foot radius of Toby Keith before he hit it big. I also saw a local weatherman at the airport once.

Oh! And my friend Erika's cousin had Kevin Bacon on his little "hometown" talk show, once. Seriously. :)

Tammy said...

What a great list! You are my hero.

Anonymous said...

whos g love?

Nature Girl said...

Holy Cow! That's a list! I want to meet Oprah someday, but so far I've only met a couple of celebs. Timmothy Bottoms, Carolyn Kane, and Cooter from the Dukes of Hazzard. (I can never remember his real name) I'm intrigued by the list you didn't list....Stacie

Anonymous said...

"I also saw a local weatherman at the airport once." CK, you crack me up!!

This is so cool, william. I'm afraid my encounters with famous people lean more toward the local weatherman category than the Oprah one.

Lois Lane said...

Is this like a six degrees of poop and boogies?
Lois Lane

Nico said...

You met Pink? The singer?? Nice.

Anonymous said...

Bill, wouldn't know or remember sports stars. How about Barry Bonds, Wayne Gretzky, and your favorite local sports guy of all time, Mike Mamula.

Marty said...

I got a high 5 once from Toby Keith. Actually twice. I also toilet papered Jerry Springer's house one time when I was in high school.

Unknown said...

I had dinner with Rick Santorum once. I think he's soon gonna be on the infamous list. Oh yeah and I went to church with Dr. J's daughter and I went to school with Gary Maddux's (ex-Philly) son. Oh yeah and I was friends with Joe Watson (ex-Flyer) and Mike Schmidt's kids too. Does that count? Pretty pathetic. I like your list better.