Tuesday, July 18, 2006

This doesn't happen every day. . .

This doesn't happen every day. . that you get invited to dinner by two film and television stars. Polly describes this couple as her adopted Hollywood parents. We enjoyed filet mignon and good conversation. Ken and Polly worked together on Scrubs for the last 5 years. Ken and Katharine are a great couple. We talked about the theater, Katharine has written a musical and is now scouting for a Broadway theater to present the show.

It was a colorful discussion that bounced from fairies to ectoplasm, from magic to the magic of film and TV. At times I felt like I was in a Woody Allen movie with these great show-biz characters. I could tell how fond they were of Polly and was happy to just be along for the ride. It's been fun getting to know her friends. Kirsten also worked on Scrubs with them as a film mag loader.

I've been here less than a week and I can already feel my creative juices starting to flow again. This is so cool! Polly and I are goofy in love (disgusting really, but were loving every minute of it).

As we were leaving Ken saw someone he knew at another table, he went to shake hands and say hi to Matthew Perry (one of the stars of the hit TV show Friends). Well there you have it my first official celebrity sighting.

Ken Jenkins .... Dr. Bob Kelso

Welcome to Paradise (2006) .... Reverend McNamara
"Scrubs" .... Dr. Bob Kelso
- My Transition (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Bob Kelso
- My Urologist (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Bob Kelso
- My Déjà Vu, My Déjà Vu (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Bob Kelso
- My Fallen Idol (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Bob Kelso
- My Lunch (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Bob Kelso
(112 more)
The Sum of All Fears (2002) .... Admiral Pollack
... aka Anschlag, Der (Germany)
Home Room (2002) .... Police Captain
Clockstoppers (2002) .... NSA Agent Moore
Fidel (2002) (TV) .... Herbert Matthews
I Am Sam (2001) .... Judge Philip McNeily
"All Souls"
- Running Scared (2001) TV Episode .... Dr. Lohman
"The X Files"
... aka The X-Files (USA)
- Medusa (2001) TV Episode .... Deputy Chief Karras
The Tailor of Panama (2001) .... Morecombe
"Family Law"
- Generations (2000) TV Episode .... Judge William Jankowski
- Love and Money (2000) TV Episode .... Judge William Jankowski
Lucky Numbers (2000) .... Dan Schuff
... aka Bon numéro, Le (France)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) (uncredited) .... Televangelist
"Brutally Normal"
- Barricade (2000) TV Episode .... Mr. Kirschner/Thomas Jefferson
- Dust (2000) TV Episode .... Professor Jack Bigelow
- Revelations (1999) TV Episode .... Robert Clark
"Chicago Hope"
- Letting Go (2000) TV Episode .... Jim Carroll
- The Virus (1995) TV Episode .... Health Marshal Stanley McGee
"Beverly Hills, 90210"
- Tainted Love (2000) TV Episode .... Pastor Neal
- Baby, You Can Drive My Car (1999) TV Episode .... Pastor Neal
- Laying Pipe (1999) TV Episode .... Pastor Neal

"Pensacola: Wings of Gold"
- Burke's Breach (1999) TV Episode .... General Mitchell Burke
The Last Marshal (1999) .... Judge Wooley
Balloon Farm (1999) (TV)
"Vengeance Unlimited"
... aka Mr. Chapel
- Legalese (1999) TV Episode .... Jack Humphrey
Psycho (1998) .... District Attorney
"Early Edition"
- Deadline (1998) TV Episode .... Winston Thorpe
Thirst (1998) (TV) .... Lou Wolford
Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (1998) (TV)
... aka Life of the Party: Pamela Harriman
Where's Marlowe? (1998) .... Linguist
"The Magnificent Seven"
- Witness (1998) TV Episode
"Murphy Brown"
- Tempus Fugit (1997) TV Episode .... Paul Cookson
"Babylon 5"
... aka B5 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- No Surrender, No Retreat (1997) TV Episode .... Captain Trevor Hall
"NYPD Blue"
- I Love Lucy (1997) TV Episode .... Marshall Hastings
Last Man Standing (1996/I) .... Capt. Tom Pickett
Fled (1996) .... Warden Nichols
Courage Under Fire (1996) .... Joel Walden
Last Dance (1996) .... Warden Laverty
Executive Decision (1996) .... General Wood
Hiroshima (1995) (TV) .... Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
Past the Bleachers (1995) (TV) .... Hilton Burberry
- Legend on His President's Secret Service (1995) TV Episode .... Ethan Catridge Steele
- As the World Turns to Crap (1995) TV Episode .... Ed
White Mile (1994) (TV) .... Jerry Taggart
"The Stand" (1994) (mini) TV Series .... Peter Goldsmith
... aka Stephen King's The Stand
"Hearts Afire"
- The Big Yes (1994) TV Episode .... Mr. Conway
A Time to Heal (1994) (TV) .... Don Peterson
... aka Jenny's Story
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994) (TV) .... Bob Newsom
"Mad About You"
- Married to the Job (1993) TV Episode .... Jack Farrer
- Back on Track (1993) TV Episode .... Judge Guisewite
And the Band Played On (1993) (TV) .... Dr. Dennis Donohue
"Homefront" .... Mike Sloan, Sr.
- All Good Things (1993) TV Episode .... Mike Sloan, Sr.
- Shabbat Shalom (1993) TV Episode .... Mike Sloan, Sr.
- The Lacemakers (1993) TV Episode .... Mike Sloan, Sr.
- By Word or Act (1993) TV Episode .... Mike Sloan, Sr.
- Garfield Slept Here (1993) TV Episode .... Mike Sloan, Sr.
(23 more)
A House of Secrets and Lies (1992) (TV) .... Ed Norwood
Crossing the Bridge (1992) .... Lou Morgan
A Private Matter (1992) (TV) .... Frank Kearns
... aka Miss Sherri (USA)
- A Stop at Willoughby (1991) TV Episode .... Durstin
Edge of Honor (1991) .... Bo Dubs
Love, Lies and Murder (1991) (TV) .... Rubright
In Broad Daylight (1991) (TV) .... Bob Webb
Descending Angel (1990) (TV) .... Sam Murray
"Gabriel's Fire"
- I'm Nobody (1990) TV Episode .... Potter
Dark Avenger (1990) (TV)
Air America (1990) .... Major Donald Lemond
By Dawn's Early Light (1990) (TV) .... Looking Glass Colonel - 'Sam'
Shattered Dreams (1990) (TV) .... Hal Witt
"Mancuso, FBI"
- Night of the Living Shred (1990) TV Episode
- Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die: Part 1 (1990) TV Episode
- Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die: Part 2 (1990) TV Episode
"Wiseguy" .... Paul Beckstead (1988-1990)
- Meltdown (1990) TV Episode .... Paul Beckstead
- And It Comes Out Here (1989) TV Episode .... Paul Beckstead
- Dead Dog Lives (1989) TV Episode .... Paul Beckstead
- Where's the Money? (1989) TV Episode .... Paul Beckstead
- All or Nothing (1989) TV Episode .... Paul Beckstead
(4 more)
Family of Spies (1990) (TV)

"Star Trek: The Next Generation"
... aka Star Trek: TNG (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- Evolution (1989) TV Episode .... Dr. Paul Stubbs
In Country (1989) .... Jim Holly
Breaking Point (1989) (TV) .... Col. Lowe
The Abyss (1989) .... Gerard Kirkhill, Benthic Petroleum Co. Representative
Roe vs. Wade (1989) (TV)
The Outside Woman (1989) (TV) .... Junior Miller
Words to Live by (1989) (TV) .... School Board Lawyer
Disaster at Silo 7 (1988) (TV) .... Clarence
"Knots Landing"
- Borderline (1988) TV Episode .... Border Thug #1
- Town Without Pity (1988) TV Episode .... Al Griswold
- Fear of Flying (1988) TV Episode .... The Pilot
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988) .... Joel Spender
Matewan (1987) .... Sephus Purcell
"The Equalizer"
- The Children's Song (1985) TV Episode .... Sheriff
Heart of Steel (1983) (TV) .... Priest

In Fashion (1974) (TV) .... Aubin

Katharine Houghton

Katharine appeared on Broadway in Our Town, The Front Page and A Very Rich Woman. She won the Theatre World award for her performance in A Scent of Flowers Off-Broadway in 1969. For several seasons she was a member of New York’s Mirror Repertory Company where she played Mary Stuart (Vivat, Viva Regina!), Gabrielle (The Mad Woman of Chaillot), and Mary L. (The Time of Your Life). In 1987 she performed at New York’s West Bank Cafe and at the Ivoryton Playhouse in her own trilogy, The Hooded Eye. In regional theatres she has played major roles in over fifty productions, including Portia (The Merchant of Venice), Kate (The Taming of the Shrew), Nina (The Seagull), Yelena (Uncle Vanya), Nora (A Doll’s House) and Catherine (Suddenly, Last Summer). On television she was Nabby Adams in the award-winning Adams’ Chronicles. She has appeared in both featured and guest roles in several series and soap operas, including All My Children and One Life to Live. In film she is best known for her role in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Other films include Ethan Frome, Mr. North, The Night We Never Met, Billy Bathgate, The Gardener and Let it Be You. She has performed her one-woman show To Heaven in a Swing, The Last Day in the Life of Louisa May Alcot in New York at the American Place Theatre, York Theatre and Barnard College, as well as in Houston, Amherst, Ivoryton Playhouse, Orchard House in Concord and various other regional theatres. Her play Buddha, was published in Best Short Plays of 1988. Other plays that have been produced include Merlin, The Merry Month of May, Mortal Friends, On the Shadyside, The Right Number and Phone Play. Her newest play, Only Angels, is in development in New York. Her screenplays include Spot, an animated/live action script co-written with Elizabeth Rose, The Heart of the Matter and Acting in Concert, co-written with Anna Littles. At NJ Rep, Katharine starred in Best Kept Secret, a play that she wrote.

Kinsey (2004) .... Mrs. Spaulding

Let It Be Me (1995) .... Homeless Woman
... aka Love Dance (UK)
The Night We Never Met (1993) .... Less/More Cheese Lady
Ethan Frome (1993) .... Mrs. Hale
Billy Bathgate (1991) .... Charlotte

Mr. North (1988) .... Mrs. Skeel
"I'll Take Manhattan" (1987) (mini) TV Series
The Eyes of the Amaryllis (1982)
The Color of Friendship (1981) (TV) .... Miss James

"The Adams Chronicles" (1976) (mini) TV Series .... Nabby
Seeds of Evil (1975) .... Ellen Bennett

"Judd for the Defense"
- In a Puff of Smoke (1968) TV Episode .... Suzy Thurston
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) .... Joanna 'Joey' Drayton
"ABC Stage 67"
- The Confession (1966) TV Episode .... Bonnie

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