Anyone Have Famous Connections?

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  1. madman1366

    madman1366 "The Bad Guy"

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    I was just wondering, has anyone here grown up with or around someone who went on to become famous? Or even infamous.

    My friend and I were talking about people from the past recently and we were going through all the people we could think of and trying to figure out what might have become of them, and as far as we know, nobody famous.

    A few guys who got in and quickly out (crash and burn) in politics, which was actually pretty funny already knowing how bad of a douchebag these guys were. And there were a few nasty incidents that landed some people in the infamous categories as well.

    But hey, I figure there's gotta be some good stories here somewhere so what the hell.



    I've actually wondered about the guys who learn some chick they dated or knew ended up a porn star. Those would have to be some awesome stories!
     
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    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    My dad was Jerry Springer's roommate at Tulane.

    Long ago, my dad saw me watching the show while I was home on leave and told me this. I called BS until he pulled out some old college pictures, and the man was right.

    When my folks went to my dad's Tulane reunion some years ago, my mom told me she and my dad were walking around when Jerry comes out of nowhere and gives my dad this huge bear hug! :lol  Jerry took them out to dinner, hung out with them, took pictures - it sounded pretty cool.

    And of course, my mother, being who she is, reportedly asked Jerry "How can you do that awful show?" I'm told Jerry smiled, shrugged and told her "It pays the bills." :lolol 
     
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    I'm related to this guy.
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    Apparently he's big in the Philippines, but he doesn't know me, my mom or my grandpa on my mothers side, which is what relates us, so I don't really give a damn about him.
     
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    I'm related to Doc Holiday on my dad's side of the family.
     
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    My mom went to high school with Mary Beth Peil (Dawsons Creek, The Good Wife).
     
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    I have a classmate from grade school who went on to be noted n successful pop music composer (in my country) but dude used to be a fuck up in HS. He singed his eyebrows once from playing with a bunsen burner in lab n we used to hang at this guys house where kids watch porn after school.

    But he was talented n dedicated even then (he played the piano during national anthem n got into a pop group as a teen) so u could kind of see he had it in him. I think hes the most successful from my HS peer. Dude collects royalties in the hundred thousand alone each year. Not counting his current production company work and other entertainment related gigs.
     
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    I went to high school with Tiffany Adams, she changed her first name to Tiphany. Shes on some show thats airing or will air called Push Girls.
     
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    My college roommate when to high school with Mikey & Paul Jr from American Chopper.
     
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    My grandfather was really big into what was called "First Fandom", a group of science fiction fans who were acting starting in the 1930s, and would publish and trade fanzines and correspond with one another. He became friends with a couple of guys in Cleveland and had a lot of their early stuff, including one fanzine that had a short story called "Reign of the Super-Man" in it. The character got changed, and six years later, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman. My grandfather also knew and corresponded with Ray Bradbury and Forrest J. Ackerman. Unfortunately, he passed when I was young, and never really got to talk to him about it.

    The only other one I can think of is that, when I played baseball as a kid, I loved the Detroit Tigers double play combo of Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker. Years later, when I started dated my now fiancee, I found out her mom taught Alan Trammell in high school.
     
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    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    My mom dated Larry Bird (The basketball player) in high school.
    My grandmother was Hulk Hogan's maid.
    Pretty much it.
     
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    My dad knows a guy who is close friends with Shania Twain, the dude keeps a picture of the two of them in his wallet.
     
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    One of my uncles went to college with Larry Bird.
    One of my grandpa (dad side) brothers was in some unit and got to meet Patton for a short moment.
    My mom as a kid got to meet Col. Sanders several times in Henryville, IN.
    The movie We Were Soldiers, my other uncle fought in the real battle with General Hal Moore.
     
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    I used to work with a guy who once punched out Bryan Adams for apparently parking in his spot all the time while coming to the building to bang some woman. That's the story he told me, anyways.
     
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    My dad used to play in various honkytonks in Texas. Among other notables, he's played with Willie Nelson and George Jones. He even claims that Willie stole a song or two from him, but it's pretty much un-proveable.
     
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    I went to high school with Eminem.

    Depending on how famous your standards are; it was weird the first time I was asked to autograph a book (On the street). It was a bit awkward when I had dinner with my parents after a magazine had a feature article about me and they had brought said magazine with them to the resturant. I found it hilarious to see an interview with myself dubbed in Italian and Spanish (Not to mention how they and the original english version were all cut and edited differently). It was a kick when I met a fan who after realizing who I was, called his wife on his cell phone to tell her he was talking with me and asked if I'd say hello to her over the phone.

    Being famous is all relative really.
     
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    He doesn't post here much, but Gothsaurus used to play violin for Evanescence.
     
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    Related to George Clooney. Distant uncle. He doesnt even know I exist its that far down.

    And PT Barnum also.

    Also my Stepdad used to play with "Earth Wind and Fire" sometimes.

    I also went to school with and am friends with the drummer Kevin from "The Acacia Strain"
     
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    Well one of my former students is Blake Lively of Gossip Girl, Green Latern, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

    I know NFL former quarterback Trent Dilfer as I was friends with his sister in high school

    I am a childhood friend of Ernie Reyes Jr. of ninja turtles, Surf Ninjas, and The Rundown. though I haven't seen nor talked to Ernie since he filmed the rundown. my dad still talks to his dad though.

    Oh and actor Richard Chamberlin is a friend of the family though I haven't seen him in years either.
     

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