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Leah Remini a.k.a. Carrie Heffernan / Happy Birthday Leah
« on: June 15, 2020, 02:31:07 PM »
Happy Birthday Leah. Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy.

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Chit Chat / How did you find this forum?
« on: June 13, 2020, 03:55:25 PM »
Hi guys. How did you find this forum?

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General Discussion / Inconsistencies and Plot Holes
« on: June 12, 2020, 09:08:52 PM »
There were a lot of inconsistencies and plot holes in the show. Normally, if it was another show, I would be enormously irritated, but I was so into the show that it did not matter. Anyways, here are some inconsistencies that I found in the Goofs section of the serie 's imdb page.

The story of how Doug met Carrie. In the early episodes they knew each other from school, but later on we see them met at the nightclub where Doug was bouncing.

In one episode, Doug indicates that his birthday is February 9, 1965. In another episode, Doug states that he is a Pisces. If his birthday was February 9, Doug would be an Aquarius, not a Pisces.

The set for the Heffernans' living room includes windows on both sides of the front door (the front door is centered between windows), but the view from outside of the front of their house shows the front door next to the right corner of the house with no window in between on that side (all of the windows are to the left of the door).

The exterior shots of the Heffernans' house from the street shows a screen door on the front door, but when people go in and out of the house on the set, there isn't a screen door.

In the episode where Carrie boycotts Doug's favorite restaurant, Arthur receives a VHS box set on the Civil War (blue and red box). The boxed set is changed to "The Great War", World War I...different color (gold and white) and smaller package, too.

When the outside view of the Heffernans' house is shown, there is no porch. Yet there are multiple episodes where they are on their front porch.

In the outside shots of Doug and Carrie's house the door has three small windows, however on the inside, the door has one big window.

Exterior shots of the garage show four windows for each door, the interior shots show three windows.

In the episode where Doug brings home a snow cone machine from work, he is in the kitchen with a full snow cone, walks through the door to the living room, and it is almost gone.

The front of Doug & Carries house has a brick and concrete raised porch. In some episodes the steps down from the porch are facing the front door, in others people turn left as they leave the house to navigate the steps. The position of these steps changes constantly throughout the show's 9 season run.

Fried chicken and mashed potatoes skip around on the kitchen table during dinnertime. From Arthur's right to left and back and back again.

In several episodes with scenes that take place outside, palm trees can be seen in the background due to the show being filmed in Los Angeles. There are no palm trees in New York City.

In some episodes, characters from the show are shown with paper cups from the restaurant In and Out Burger. There are no In and Out Burger restaurants in New York City.

In a few episodes there is a reference to the characters going to "Dairy Queen". There are no "Dairy Queens" in Queens.

In one episode Doug and Carrie's wedding is shown. Here you obviously see Carrie's wedding dress. In a later episode where Carrie has become concerned with her weight, she is shown trying to fit back into her wedding dress. They are two completely different dresses.

In episode 20 of season 7, When Bernard (Hal Linden) plays the piano during Arthur's (Jerry Stiller) dinner party, you can clearly see that his hands don't touch the keys.





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General Discussion / Trivias -- Fun Facts
« on: June 12, 2020, 08:52:01 PM »
Here are some interesting trivias taken from the serie 's imdb page. If you have some interesting fun facts not mentioned please share them.

Kevin James' wife Steffiana De La Cruz, appears in four episodes and plays four different characters over the nine year run of the show.

Doug's cousin, Danny, is Kevin James' brother in real-life.

Kevin James has portrayed his King of Queens character, Doug Heffernan, in episodes of three other CBS sitcoms: Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Becker (1998), and Cosby (1996).

Megan Mullally almost wound up in the role of Carrie. But she changed her mind and accepted a part on Will & Grace (1998).

All of the exterior shots of the Heffernan house are stock footage originally filmed for Sibs (1991). The house is located at 519 Longview Avenue, Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

Nicole Sullivan, best known as Holly "the dog walker" played another character when Carrie was briefly pregnant. (Episode Pregnant Pause) She tried to sell Carrie a changing table at a baby store.

Anne Meara, who played Spence's mother, was Jerry Stiller's wife and mother of Ben Stiller. This is why Jerry Stiller is seen repeatedly flirting with her throughout the series.

Angelo Pagán, who is married to Leah Remini, guest starred on the show six times as five different characters over the nine season run.

This was the last American live action sitcom to have premiered in the 1990s to end its run.

Lou Ferrigno and his wife Carla played themselves on the show.

Doug's parents' first names are Janet and Joe. In real-life, Kevin James' parents' first names are also Janet and Joe.

Co-Executive Producer Michael J. Weithorn often sneaks his name onto the set. In one episode, Arthur attempts to sell the "Arthur's head screwdriver" to Weithorn Hardware and in another, Doug's dentist office is in the Weithorn Medical Center.

When Doug experiences a shock or pain, he occasionally blurts out "Yuspa!" This is the last name of co-Executive Producer Cathy Yuspa.

In the episode where Arthur gives the lady in the coffee shop advice, the woman is Jerry Stiller's daughter in real-life.

Kevin James and Leah Remini are the only two cast members that appear in every episode.

After season one, Carrie's sister Sara is never mentioned again.

In season four, episode 25, "Shrink Wrap," Ben Stiller guest-starred in a flashback scene as Arthur's father. In present day, Arthur was portrayed by Ben's real-life father Jerry Stiller.

The outside shots of the house don't match the interior of the house. The door is on the right on the outside shots. It's in the middle on the inside shots.

The rocket-pack that Doug wore in season six, episode twelve, "Dougie Houser" is the same rocket-pack which appeared in The Rocketeer (1991).

Though Anne Meara had a guest appearance in season one as a flirting partner of Arthur's, she played Spencer's mom in later seasons replacing Grace Zabriskie who played Spencer's mom in season one.

Leah Remini's visible weight gain was a result of her pregnancy.

Doug and Carrie have pictures of children on their refrigerator, and have no idea who they are.

Several 1980s rock stars played themselves on the show, including Eddie Money and Huey Lewis.

Doug was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Arthur was about forty-four-years-old when Carrie was born.

Many of the voice-overs heard throughout the series were recorded by Nick Bakay, one of the show's Producers. Bakay also appears as a few different characters including Father McDaniel.

Spence's (Patton Oswalt's) dog, Allan, was actually his dog in real-life as well. Also named Allan.

Arthur (Jerry Stiller) is seen wearing a wedding ring throughout the entire run of the series even though his character is not married. That's because he's a widower on the show. In real-life, he was married to Anne Meara (who played Spence's mom on the show) for fifty-two years until her death in 2015.

Victor Raider-Wexler has twice played the role of Carrie's boss. First as Mr. Kaplan in seasons one through six, and later as Mr. Kaufman in season nine.

In the show's opening, when Doug and Carrie are shown being playful in the grass in front of the Unisphere fountain in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Arthur can be seen strolling past in the background.

The ninth season is only twelve episodes long, while all the other seasons lasted for about twenty-two episodes.

Shea Joelle (Kevin James' daughter), Leah Remini, and her daughter Sofia Bella all have birthdays back-to-back-to-back: June 14th (Shea), June 15th (Leah), and June 16th (Sofia).

'The King of Queens' is the only television show to feature appearances by all four members of the Stiller family: Jerry Stiller, his wife Anne Meara, his daughter Amy, and his son Ben. The movie "Zoolander" (2001) also featured appearances by all four members of the Stiller family.

The theme song for the show was sung by Billy Vera & The Beaters. Their 1981 song "At This Moment" was given a second life when it was featured on a 1987 episode of Family Ties. Both series were produced by Michael J. Weithorn.

Doug's birthday is February 9, 1965.

There are pictures on the fridge of Don Geronimo and Mike O'Meara from the nationally syndicated radio show "The Don and Mike Show". The Reference to them not knowing who they were was an inside joke. They also guest appeared in season two, episode ten, "Roamin' Holiday".

Larry Romano left the show to work on Kristin (2001).

In several episodes, famous video game icon, Sonic the Hedgehog can be seen on an arcade machine inside Cooper's bar, a setting frequently used on the show.

In this show, Anne Meara played the recurring role of a woman named Veronica. This was also the first name of the character she previously played on Archie Bunker's Place (1979).

In one episode, Doug ( Kevin James ) said, " Don't make me go Cactus Jack on your ass." Former WWE wrestler Mick Foley, who is portrayed as the Cactus Jack character, not only went to the same high school as Kevin James but was also on the same wrestling team.

Arthur's full name is Arthur Eugene Spooner.

Lou Ferrigno and his on-screen wife, Carla Ferrigno, are married in real-life. They married on May 3, 1980, and have three children together.

Season 2 retconned how Doug and Carrie met each other. In season one, it was established that they'd known each other since Junior high. However, in season 2 a flashback episode shows them meeting on a double date with Richie and Carrie was originally Richie's date.

Doug proposed to Carrie at a New York Jets game.

Doug's favorite beer is Miller High Life. He is even shown in a picture during season five, episode four, "Kirbed Enthusiasm" drinking one and giving a thumbs up.

Doug's pin number is the same as their house number, 3121.

Doug's middle name is Steven, Deacon's middle name is John.

Doug's favorite number is five.

Richie's (Larry Romano's) nickname for Doug is Moose.

In the Sitcom All in the Family Archie Bunkers Lodge/social club is called "The Kings of Queens" as Archie and the other members lived in Queens.

Lou Ferrigno also played himself in I Love You, Man (2009), The Grindhouse Radio: GHR: Alan Robert - Life of Agony (2018), three episodes of Con Man (2015), and The Fall Guy (1981) season four, episode twelve, "The Winner".

Arthur wrote an unproduced script with the title "Reconsidering Sandy".

In season one, Carrie (Leah Remini), Doug (Kevin James), Deacon (Victor Williams), Richie (Larry Romano), and Spence (Patton Oswalt) are members of the "Brother's Pizzeria" softball team.

In early seasons both Doug and Carrie have sisters who appear in several episodes. Later on they are never seen or mentioned again by neither them or their parents.

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This is an interesting article that I came accross:

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Many shows throughout the decades have attempted to capture the antagonism and love shared between working class heroes Ralph and Alice Kramden in the seminal 1950s sitcom The Honeymooners. None have come as close as King of Queens. The mistake other shows have made in the past is under-developing the roles of the wives, making many attempts seem like some kind of bizarre hybrid of The Honeymooners and Donna Reed, which would lead many viewers to wonder, “Why would this beautiful and intelligent woman stay with such an ass?”

However, the chemistry between Kevin James and Leah Remini as Doug and Carrie Hefferman is spot on. While James’ Doug is a stubborn slob always plotting for his own agenda, Carrie was often just as stubborn and underhanded as Doug.  James is so great at playing a loveable lunkhead that we were never really upset when he pulled the rug out from under Carrie. Likewise, Remini is so great at being a bullying, yet ultimately caring wife that we never find her to be overly shrewish when dressing down Doug (which was often a complaint viewers made about Raymond’s wife Deborah on Everybody Loves Raymond). One of the things that King of Queens got right, and led to its huge success, was that they portrayed the relationship between the two as being equal, though hysterically flawed.

It’s no wonder that they fought so hard to get Jerry Stiller on as Doug’s live-in father-in-law, Arthur Spooner. Not only is Stiller terrifically gonzo in the role, his presence announces the show’s Seinfeld; splitting the difference between Everybody Loves Raymond’s sentimental side with the selfish scheming of George, Jerry, Kramer, and Elaine.


However, one of the amazing things about King of Queens is that it is a show in which the lead character has no qualms about his station in life. Doug Heffernan is a package delivery guy and has no sights set on upward mobility. There is nothing wrong with this. Heck, this situation is more realistic than anything else on television. Not everyone has a dream they want to pursue and ending up in a job that you don’t actively hate is perhaps the best thing anyone can ask for. However, it’s rare for a character in a television show to unquestionably accept this.

In fact, it is Doug’s resistance to anything different or better that often leads to the most compelling storylines throughout the show’s run. In the wake of the recent news that today four out of ten households have women as the breadwinners rather than men, King of Queens, in retrospect acts as a kind of harbinger of this new reality. While Doug was perfectly happy to deliver packages all day, Carrie worked as a legal secretary and eventually went back to school during the show’s run while any promotions that Doug did get throughout the series, he often did everything in his power to shake that responsibility off of his shoulders.

To see someone who is perfectly happy with his or her meager place in the world is not only practically unheard of on television, it’s borderline un-American (perhaps only the other characters in popular imagination to be so utterly content with hum drum life are Homer Simpson and The Dude). However, this may all seem sort of pathetic if the character of Doug was played by anyone other than Kevin James. Kevin James is simply one of the most likeable comedians working today.

Look, Kevin James is funny. While comedy is perhaps the most subjective of all art forms, there are some comics that transcend that. Brian Regan is one. George Carlin is possibly the king of that transcendence as he is rightfully heralded as one of the greatest of all time among comedy nerds and neophytes alike. With Kevin James, it gets tricky, though. King of Queens still has its share of detractors and his film output has been dodgy at best. But then there is this bit from his 2001 Comedy Central special Sweat the Small Stuff.


Within this bit are all of the ingredients to what makes Kevin James a bona fide super star. Superb delivery, a sharp point of view, and the kind of expressive physicality that any comedian would kill to have in his or her bag of tricks. Not to mention that ever-murky X factor of likeability, which he has in spades. James is a guy’s guy in the best way possible in that he shares in our everyday foibles and is inclusive in his act; subtly inviting everyone to jump on board with him.


James has an affable style and his physical presence on stage, even at this point in his career, is undeniable. Like John Belushi and Chris Farley, James’ girth is underscored by his pure athleticism (all three of whom played high school football) that lends his physical comedy an unexpected grace.

He’s green in this clip and seems pretty nervous, however his persona is so sweetly ingratiating, we can’t help but be won over by him. James even gets an applause break for a rather silly act out of someone defending himself against muggers with pepper.

This clip is not to be taken as the best example of Kevin James as a standup. However, it is important in showing exactly how James improved throughout the years. While he’s funny in the previous clip, in the following clip, we see James, much more experienced and sure footed as a comic returning to the subject of women buying greeting cards and expanding on it with a delightfully silly pantomime routine.


As someone who has done some standup in the past, it’s heartening to see the evolution of this bit. Every comic has something that doesn’t quite work they way they would like it, and this serves as a great example at how a little time and creativity can help push the bit from kind of funny, to something sublime. However, it helps to have the kind of silent film era expressiveness of Kevin James.

After watching some of Kevin James’ standup and his empathetic portrayal of Doug on King of Queens, we’re left to wonder why that hasn’t translated well to the big screen. Perhaps there is a little more of Doug Heffernan in Kevin James than he himself would admit. While King of Queens now lives on as a rerun staple and he continues to perform standup comedy throughout the country, his film output has been spotty. There is no denying that Kevin James is a gifted comedian who has some excellent acting chops, but why has that not yet translated into a truly great comedy movie?

However, the question is moot. Every film Kevin James has starred in (with the exception of the bizarre indie he did with Ray Romano, Grilled) has performed well at the box office. While those of us in the comedy nerd world may wish for a vehicle that is as fresh and thrilling as his standup act, perhaps like Doug Heffernan, James is willing to ride out the status quo.

Here is the source:

https://www.vulture.com/2013/06/kevin-james-king-of-queens-and-being-content-with-where-you-are.html

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General Discussion / What are your most favorite episodes?
« on: June 11, 2020, 04:40:23 PM »
They are all my favorites, but I particularly I crack up the most by the following episodes:

Noel Cowards. Season 1 Episode 11.
Douchenburger, the soda can on wheels that Arthur bought for Doug and Carrie.

Season 2 Episode 8.
Doug gets stuck half way in the attic during a visit from Ray.

Roamin' Holiday. Season 2 Episode 10.
Where Doug convinces Spence he should get a place of his own.

Block Buster. Season 2 Episode 14.
When no one remembers him making the block in high school football match.

Class Struggle. Season 3 Episode 4.
You know the one with the song: Doug and Carrie....

Flash Photography. Season 5 Episode 8.
How Doug lets his cousin take the blame is very funny.

Prints Charming. Season 5  Episode 14.
Where they pick up the photos of another couple by mistake and descide to lead a more active life.

Affidavit Justice. Season 6 Episode 6.
Where Doug becomes a fake lawyer.

Furious Gorge. Season 7 Episode 3.
When instead of joining the overeating support group, he joins the abusive relationship group instead.

Vocal Discord. Season 8 Ep. 2.
When they recors all their fights and later Arthur makes a scriptplat bassed off it.

Consummate Professional. Season 8  Episode 3.
When he lies to Carrie about getting a job at the start of their relationship.

G'Night Stalker. Season 8 Episode 9. Where Doug's singing catches the attention of a stranger, who then becomes obsessed with Doug.

What about you guys? Which are your most favorite episodes?


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General Discussion / Doug and Carrie Song
« on: June 11, 2020, 04:29:59 PM »

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General Discussion / Favorite Season
« on: June 11, 2020, 04:27:59 PM »
Personally I do not have a favorite season per se. They were all great imo and they are all my favorite. They kept it funny from start to finish. One of the funniest sitcoms of all time.

What about you guys, do you have a favorite season?

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General Discussion / Ayatollah Rodriguez
« on: June 11, 2020, 04:20:29 PM »
This is super funny :D I am loling so hard at this. The way how he invented Tolly out of thin air, with the name, history and accent, and the lengths that he goes about saving face and trick Carrie by calling her up on the phone, pretending to be Ayatollah Rodriguez is super hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyvO2q3bZR0

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Lou Ferrigno / Lou Ferrigno
« on: June 11, 2020, 03:09:39 PM »
A Mini Biography taken from his IMDB page.

An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound De Hulk (1977), the alter ego of meek scientist David Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss. Undeterred by what some may have perceived as a disadvantage, Lou threw himself into athletics (predominantly weightlifting and body building) and at the age of 21 won his first Mr. Universe title. For good measure, he came back and won it again the following year!

He also played professional football in the Canadian Football League, before coming to the attention of producer Kenneth Johnson, who was seeking just the right person to portray on screen the comic book superhero, The Incredible Hulk. With his 6' 4", 285 lb. frame, Lou was the biggest professional bodybuilder of the time, and had recently starred in the documentary Pumping Iron (1977), about the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest in South Africa. He successfully auditioned for the part of the green-skinned Goliath, and that is the role with which he is most closely identified.

"The Hulk" was a huge ratings success and spawned several telemovies after the initial TV series completed its run. Lou continued to remain busy in films and TV with appearances often centered around his remarkable physique. His films included Hercules (1983), Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) and Frogtown II (1992). Lou has additionally guest-starred on several TV shows including The Fall Guy (1981) and Mike Hammer (1984) and had a recurring role on The King of Queens (1998). In 1997 he was featured in the dynamic documentary about his sensational return to professional bodybuilding at age 43, Stand Tall (1997). The film detailed how he returned to compete in the Masters category of the Mr. Olympia contest against several familiar bodybuilding foes. In more recent years, he has appeared in several films, including The Misery Brothers (1995), Ping! (2000), From Heaven to Hell (2002) and a cameo as a security guard in the big-budget remake of Hulk (2003).

Big Lou is also a successful author with two books detailing his bodybuilding knowledge, and his life behind the scenes playing the Incredible Hulk on TV in the 1970s, plus he has a popular website frequented by his many fans worldwide.

You can see the full list of all his filmography at his imdb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002073/

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Merrin Dungey a.k.a. Kelly Palmer / Merrin Dungey
« on: June 11, 2020, 03:08:30 PM »
A Mini Biography taken from her IMDB page.

Merrin Dungey was born on August 6, 1971 in Sacramento, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Alias (2001), Deep Impact (1998) and The King of Queens (1998). She has been married to Matthew Drake since May 2007. They have two children.

You can see the full list of all his filmography at her imdb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242257/

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Larry Romano a.k.a Richie Iannucci / Larry Romano
« on: June 11, 2020, 03:07:00 PM »
A Mini Biography taken from his IMDB page.

Larry Romano is an experienced actor with over 25 years' experience in television, movies, and theatre. His acting credits include "The King of Queens," "Donnie Brasco," "The Thin Red Line", "NYPD Blue", "CSI, NY", "LA Law" and "Lock Up". He has appeared on screen with many acclaimed actors, including: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Madonna and Sylvester Stallone. Larry's long acting career allowed him the opportunity to work with well-known director Mike Newell ("Donnie Brasco" and of "Harry Potter" fame) as well as many other award-winning directors, including: Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line") and David Fincher (the Grammy-nominated Madonna video "Oh Father".

Larry pursued his passion for the performing arts by studying at Weist-Barron, HB Studios, and the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, all located in NYC. These highly-respected schools were responsible for launching the careers of many successful actors, including Larry, who now works in film, television and theatre.

While pursuing his studies at Strasberg, Larry wrote his first play entitled "We ain't kids no more" which was presented under the artistic direction of Ana Strasberg. The play was a success and ultimately produced at the William Redfield Theatre in NYC and in Los Angeles at The Burbage Theatre.

Drawing upon his strong background and knowledge in all aspects of film and production, Larry has written "Saturday in the Park" based on his original play. Larry is set to direct this play using the skills and expertise developed during his long and successful career in the performing arts.

You can see the full list of all his filmography at his imdb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0738913/

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Nicole Sullivan a.k.a. Holly Shumpert / Nicole Sullivan
« on: June 11, 2020, 03:05:03 PM »
A Mini Biography taken from her IMDB page.

Nicole Sullivan grew up doing theater in NYC, then went on to study theater at Northwestern University. After moving to LA, her career started in 1995, when she was cast on MADtv (1995). Nicole then joined the cast of The King of Queens (1998) for 5 seasons, playing opposite Jerry Stiller. She became a regular on many shows, including ABC's Talk to Me (2000) with Kyra Sedgwick; ABC's Hot Properties (2005) with Gail O'Grady; NBC's Raines (2007) with Jeff Goldbloom; Lifetime's Rita Rocks (2008); CBS's $#*! My Dad Says (2010) with William Shatner; and Wendell and Vinnie (2013) on Nickelodeon.

Nicole is currently recurring on ABC's Black-ish (2014) and Netflix's Disjointed (2017). She has had recurring roles on Scrubs (2001) and Cougar Town (2009).

She has guest-starred on many shows, such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999); Monk (2002); My Boys (2006); CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000); Leverage (2008); Numb3rs (2005); The Game (2006); The Exes (2011); Whitney (2011); The Middle (2009) and, more recently, on Cougar Town (2009); Devious Maids (2013) and Black-ish (2014).

Nicole is very accomplished in the voice-over community. She's worked on dozens of shows, including Family Guy (1999) for 15 years; Baby Blues (2000); Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000); Clone High (2002); Kim Possible (2002); Clone High (2002); The Secret Saturdays (2008); The Penguins of Madagascar (2008).

She broke into the celebrity circuit, appearing on shows like Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 3 times; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 4 times; The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003); Dennis Miller (2004); Hollywood Squares (1998); The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005).

You can see the full list of all his filmography at her imdb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005474/

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Gary Valentine a.k.a. Danny Heffernan / Gary Valentine
« on: June 11, 2020, 03:03:10 PM »
A Mini Biography taken from his IMDB page.

Gary Valentine was born Gary Joseph Knipfing in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. His brother is actor Kevin James. He has German ancestry.

Valentine got his start in show business on the stand up comedy stage. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he left his native New York for heavier traffic in Los Angeles. There, he quickly landed spots on various talk shows including, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among others. He's been headlining comedy clubs and theaters for the past fifteen years.

GV is best know for his nine seasons as "Cousin Danny" on the hit CBS sitcom, The King of Queens. As well as appearing on screen, he co-wrote a few episodes, which he claims....are the best. Elsewhere on the small screen, he notably appeared on the television show Men of a Certain Age, which was written and directed by Ray Romano, and met with critical acclaim. Prior to his run on the series, he starred in his own half hour special on Comedy Central along with hosting The X Show on FX.

On the big screen, Gary has worked alongside such Hollywood heavyweights as Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear (Stuck on You), and Adam Sandler (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry). In addition to a number of specials for the Comedy Central Network, as well as a cameo in Jerry Seinfeld's lauded documentary, Comedian, he can be seen in such films as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, and Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury, along with the independent short Alive 'n' Kickin.

More recently, he makes occasional appearances as a round table comedian on the popular E! Network late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, and also takes part in the Dusty Peacock web series on Crackle (crackle.com).

You can see the full list of all his filmography at his imdb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0884230/

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Patton Oswalt a.k.a. Spence Olchin / Patton Oswalt
« on: June 11, 2020, 03:00:33 PM »
A Mini Biography taken from his IMDB page.

Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other television credits include appearances on Seinfeld (1989) and NewsRadio (1995).

As a writer, Oswalt spent two seasons on MADtv (1995) and has also written for the MTV Music Video Awards. He is currently writing screenplays and has appeared in the feature films Starsky & Hutch (2004), Man on the Moon (1999) and Magnolia (1999).

You can see the full list of all his filmography at his imdb page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0652663/

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