#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, June 30, 1927, actor Harvey Vernon was born

It was on this day, June 30, 1927, American actor Harvey Vernon (born Chet Smith) was born in Flint, Michigan. A character actor,  Harvey Vernon came to Hollywood following his discharge from the Coast Guard after WWII. Over his busy and prolific career, he has appeared in films and television and has occasionally showed up … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, June 30, 1927, actor Harvey Vernon was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, June 30, 1956, David Alan Grier was born

American actor and comedian David Alan Grier was born on this day,  June 30, 1956 in Flint, Michigan. Grier graduated from Detroit’s magnet high school, Cass Tech, and received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in 1981 Beginning his professional career on Broadway as Jackie … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, June 30, 1956, David Alan Grier was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 30, 1968, actor Brian d’Arcy James was born

Today is  Brian d’Arcy James’ birthday. Born on this day, June 30, 1968, in Saginaw, Michigan,   American actor and musician,  Brian d’Arcy James,  best known as a stage actor, is known  for his film roles for Spotlight (2015), Shrek the Musical (2013) and Game Change (2012). Nephew of Brian Kelly. grandson of Harry Kelly (maternal … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 30, 1968, actor Brian d’Arcy James was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 28, 1946, Gilda Radner was born

Today would have been Gilda Radner’s birthday.  Born on this day, June 28, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, Gilda was best known as one of seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). She attended the exclusive University Liggett School in Detroit (it began its relocation to Grosse Pointe later … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 28, 1946, Gilda Radner was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day June 26, 1970 actor Matt Letscher was born

Today is American actor and playwright  Matthew “Matt” Letscher’s birthday.  He is 47 years old. Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the older brother to actor Brian Letscher,  Matt  attended college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and a drama major. Letscher got … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day June 26, 1970 actor Matt Letscher was born

MMM2.0 reviews Harley Wallen’s ‘Moving Parts’

Spoiler Alert.  This review contains what may be construed as “spoilers. ”  Read with this foreknowledge.    I enjoy watching artists, following their development as they hone their skills and develop their abilities.  If I wasn’t present when they released their first work, I like back engineering their development until I arrive at their first … More MMM2.0 reviews Harley Wallen’s ‘Moving Parts’

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, actress Selma Blair was born

American film, television, and theater actress, Selma Blair (born Selma Blair Beitner June 23, 1972) celebrates her birthday today.   Born in Southfield, Michigan, Blair attended Hillel Day School, a Jewish day school in Farmington Hills; and Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills soon after, she spent her freshman year (1990–91) in Kalamazoo College. At 20 years … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, actress Selma Blair was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) on this day, June 23, 1969 actor Martin Klebba was born

American actor and stunt performer Martin Klebba was born on this day, June 23, 1969 in Troy, Michigan.  He graduated from Troy Athens High School in 1987. Known best for his part as “Marty” in the Pirates of the Caribbean series,  one of Captain Jack Sparrow’s Black Pearl crew, he has appeared in films one … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) on this day, June 23, 1969 actor Martin Klebba was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 22, 1975, actor Jeff Hephner was born

It was on this  day, June 22, 1975, American actor Jeff Hephner was born in Madison Heights,  Michigan.   He grew up in the small southern town of Sand Creek, located near Adrian, Michigan, where he attended and graduated from Sand Creek High School. Athletic growing up,  Hephner played basketball and football and was named … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 22, 1975, actor Jeff Hephner was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 22, 1971, actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub was born

Today is the birthday of actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub.  Born on this day,  June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, Rajskub was raised in nearby Trenton.  A graduate of Trenton High School, Rajskub  then attended Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, majoring in painting, before she transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating as … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 22, 1971, actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub was born