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    Linford Christie

    Linford Christie

    Linford Cicero Christie OBE (born 2 April 1960) is a former sprinter from the United Kingdom. He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes: the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was the first European to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 m and still holds the British record in the event. He is a former world indoor record holder over 200 metres, and a former European record holder in the 60 metres, 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay. With 23 major championship medals including 10 gold medals, he is the most decorated British male athlete. Christie's track career was ended when he received a two-year ban for taking a performance-enhancing substance, although he has always denied any wrongdoing. Since his retirement he has focused on coaching, helping Katharine Merry and Darren Campbell to Olympic medals, and his sports management company, "Nuff Respect". In 2010, Christie appeared on the UK ITV television channel's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! show, subsequently becoming the sixth person to be eliminated, on 30 November
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    Morgan Smith

    Mista Mo (born Morgan Oliver Smith on January 29, 1972) is the star, writer, music producer, segment and co-executive producer of the Buzz, a sketch comedy television series featuring him and fellow comedian Daryn Jones of YTV & MTV fame. Mo is responsible for coming up with popular segments such as: Nuts 4 Bucks, Jesus Caught on Tape, Buzz Cops, Fat Pride, White History Month etc. The son of a Pentecostal Church Minister, Mo was born in Kingston, Jamaica, but came to Canada when he was nine months old. Even though he's had immigration status in Canada since October 17, 1975, he only became a Canadian citizen on April 30, 2007. In 1989 while still in high school, Mo started out as a hip hop/R artist under the name "Emoja"; then in 1990, he teamed up with former rap artist Slinky Dee (Edwin Davis) and formed Def Klan. For Def Klan, Mo wrote and co-produced R single Kickin' It (We Can Have a Good Time) Featuring: 90's pop sensation Lisa Lougheed - released on a compilation album by Somersault Records. In 1993, Mo teamed up with former roommate, Sean Guy and Erica Harze (The older sister of Eric from the Buzz), and started the short lived music group, Cold December. One of their
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    David Reivers

    David Reivers

    David Reivers (born 21 November 1958) is a Jamaican actor and the father of fellow actor Corbin Bleu. He is best known for co-starring as his real-life son's father in the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In! and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and in Free Style (film)'. He also played Paige Matthews's boss Bob Cowan, in the fantasy television series Charmed.
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    Eddie Bo Smith Jr.

    Edward William Armstrong Junior (born 12 March 1962 Kingston, Jamaica), better known by his stagename Eddie Bo Smith Jr or also his musical name EBSJ, is an Jamaican actor and jazz musician. He is known for his credits in films such as The Package, Under Siege, The Fugitive, Chain Reaction and The Jackal. He is also known for his many songs such as "County Gal", "The Man With No Guts", "Magic in the Air" and "Herman". He is the son of film [[[stunts arranger]] Eddie Smith. He has released over twenty-five albums and over forty-one hit singles. Eddie Bo Smith Jr at the Internet Movie Database
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    Paul Campbell

    Paul Campbell is a Jamaican actor. He is considered Jamaica's most popular actor and is best known for starring in films such as Dancehall Queen, Third World Cop (Capone) and Shottas (Madmax). In addition to his roles in most modern Jamaican films, he has also acted on stage in Jamaica and on Broadway in New York City. He is also a talented painter whose works have been exhibited internationally. Campbell recently overcame a battle with cancer and has released a biopic outlining the journey of his life, a journey that included stardom and homelessness. "Paul Campbell: The Life and Times of a Jamaican Movie Star," highlights aspects of Campbell's life as he develops as a person and an actor. It also gives insights into Jamaican life and culture that many will find intriguing. Campbell earned acclaim in his debut title role in the film The Lunatic, a film that has now become a comedic classic.
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    Ky-Mani Marley

    Ky-mani (born February 26, 1976) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist whose East African name means Adventurous Traveler. The only child of table tennis champion Anita Belnavis and reggae icon Bob Marley, Ky-mani Marley was born in Falmouth, Jamaica. At the age of nine he relocated to the inner-city of Miami. In beginning, Ky-Mani was unaware of his musical abilities, sports being his first love, but with his mother's direction, he took piano and guitar lessons and played trumpet in his high school band. In addition to tapping into his musical talents Ky-Mani was a serious jock, competing in soccer and football. As a teenager Ky-Mani started rapping and deejaying; his first single was "Unnecessary Badness". He became inspired as a singer after being asked to sing a hook to a song during a recording session at a studio in Miami. The decision to actually get into the entertainment world loomed over him because of his father's legacy. Ky-Mani soon began experimenting with laying tracks, at times with his brothers, Stephen, Julian and Damian. Ky-Mani signed to Shang Records where he recorded his debut album in 1996 titled Like Father Like Son and several singles: "Judge Not" with
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    Peter Williams

    Peter Williams

    Peter Williams (born December 31, 1957) is a Jamaican-born actor currently residing in Canada. The majority of his work has been in television, including the role of the primary villain Apophis in the first four seasons of Stargate SG-1. However, he also appeared on the big screen in films such as Catwoman and The Chronicles of Riddick. His brother Stephen is also in the entertainment business, and has directed several episodes of television shows including Dark Angel, Crossing Jordan and Lost. In 1995, two years prior to Stargate SG-1's premiere, Williams starred in the 1995 movie Jungleground with three other actors from the Stargate franchise: Torri Higginson (Elizabeth Weir), J. R. Bourne (Martouf), and Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam). Most recently, he played the lead Gene Wright in Frances-Anne Solomon's 2007 feature film A Winter Tale.
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    Heavy D

    Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, actor, and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. The five albums the group released were produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, his cousin Pete Rock and Eddie F. Myers was born on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica, the son of Eulahlee Lee, a nurse, and Clifford Vincent Myers, a machine technician. His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York, in the early 1970s, where he was raised. Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records, with Heavy D as the frontman and only rapper, and Eddie F was his business partner in the group and one of his producers. The other two members, T-Roy and G-Wiz were the dancers. Their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success; Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits. Dancer Troy "Trouble T. Roy" Dixon died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in
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    Matthew Finlason

    Matthew Finlason

    Matthew Finlason (born on March 29, 1975 in Mandeville, Jamaica) is a designer, art director, and producer of film and television projects. He is the host of HGTV's television series The Stagers. Finlason worked as a landscape designer while pursuing his Bachelor of Arts from York University in Canada. Upon graduation from York University in June 1999 he worked as a performer on-camera appearing in minor roles on television and film while also learning the ins-and-outs of building, construction and property development in his family's business developing real estate. Job-schooled through designing, staging, and flipping properties with his family in Toronto, Vancouver, Jamaica and The Cayman Islands he discovered a talent for designing and renovating homes. He later transitioned to working behind the camera developing his expertise in art departments as an assistant and then as a set decorator, art director and production designer in film and television. His experience working in film and television industry combined with his knowledge and expertise building and selling real estate landed him a job with Dekora, Canada's leading home staging company. He discovered the position
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    Roger Cross

    Roger Cross (born October 19, 1966) is a Canadian contemporary actor who has made numerous appearances in several movies and TV series, mostly on productions shot in Canada. He is best known for his work in America on 24 as CTU Agent Curtis Manning, and in Canada for his work on First Wave. Cross was cast in guest roles on such series as The X-Files, Sliders, Stargate SG-1, Highlander: The Series, Relic Hunter, The 4400, Higher Ground, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Chuck. He was also a regular on the sci-fi series First Wave and appeared in such films as The Chronicles of Riddick, X2, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Beautiful Joe and Free Willy 3: The Rescue. Cross is best known for his role as CTU Agent Curtis Manning on the FOX television drama 24. His role began at the start of the show's fourth season in 2005 as a recurring character; however he later became a main cast member. For the show's sixth season, he was changed back from a main cast member to a recurring character. The motives behind this switch are apparent now as his character was reluctantly shot and killed in the fourth episode by friend Jack Bauer, as Cross' character was about to compromise the mission by killing a
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    Charles Officer

    Charles Officer

    Charles Officer is a Jamaican-Canadian writer, actor, director and former professional hockey player in the United States. Officer’s directorial debut, When Morning Comes, premiered at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). His other work includes the short films Short Hymn Silent War (2001), Pop Song and Urda/Bone (2003), a music video for K'naan’s “Strugglin’” (2005) and television pilot Hotel Babylon (2005). The 57th Berlin International Film Festival selected his feature screenplay Nurse.Fighter.Boy for its Sparkling Tales writer’s lab in 2007. Inspired by Officer's sister's battle with sickle cell anemia, the film was produced while Officer was a student at the Canadian Film Centre. The film was shot over 23 days with a hand-held camera shot on location in Toronto, in areas where Officer grew up, including the back alleyways of Eastern Avenue; Woodbine and Danforth Avenue; and a boxing club in Cabbagetown where the Officer had learned to fight at age 13. Nurse.Fighter.Boy premiered at TIFF 2008 and won the audience award for Best in World Cinema and a jury prize for Best Cinematography at the Sarasota Film Festival. It was also released theatrically in Canada on
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    Evan Parke

    Evan Parke (born Evan Dexter O'Neal Parke on 2 January 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) is a Jamaican actor perhaps best known for his role as Hayes in King Kong. Originally from Jamaica, Parke was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and then on Long Island. He attended Cornell University (Class of 1990) where he majored in economics and was initiated into the Iota Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in the Spring of 1989.
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    Bishop Noel Jones

    Noel Jones (born January 31, 1950) is the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California. The City of Refuge has about 17,000 members and was formerly the Greater Bethany Community Church which had 1,500 members under the leadership of Bishop Robert McMurray who became ill and appointed Bishop Noel Jones as pastor. Noel Jones changed the name to City Of Refuge and expanded it to its present size of 17,000 members. The original Greater Bethany Church was located at 84th Hoover Street - Los Angeles, CA - after the death of Bishop McMurray, Noel Jones moved it to Gardena, CA. The church has a choir known as The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir. Their 2007 debut album Welcome to the City charted on the Billboard 200 chart and made number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. Jones is divorced, with three children, all of whom are fully grown, the youngest being around 30 and all three of whom are happily married, with two having children of their own. Jones currently lives a Christian single life. He is also the brother of singer and model Grace Jones. Jones is known for his scholarly messages with a Pentecostal twist and can be seen on his television broadcast
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    Duane Nakia Cooper

    Duane Nakia Cooper born in Kingston, Jamaica, is an American actor. Cooper was born in Kingston, Jamaica, but grew up in Canada and New York City.
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    Leroy Sibbles

    Leroy Sibbles

    Leroy Sibbles (born January 29, 1949) is a Jamaican-Canadian reggae musician. He was the lead singer for The Heptones in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to his work with The Heptones, Sibbles was a session bassist and arranger at Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd's Jamaica Recording and Publishing Studio and the associated Studio One label during the prolific late 1960s, and was described as "the greatest all-round talent in reggae history" by Kevin O'Brien Chang and Wayne Chen in their 1998 book Reggae Routes. Sibbles began singing in the 1950s and also played guitar, having been taught by Trench Town Rastas Brother Huntley and 'Carrot'. Barry Llewellyn and Earl Morgan had formed The Heptones in 1958, and Sibbles was in a rival group along with two friends. Sibbles joined The Heptones in 1965 after the two groups competed in a street-corner contest. The trio made their first recordings for Ken Lack in 1966 with "School Girls" and "Gun Man Coming to Town", the latter the A-side of their début single. Though the songs didn't achieve hit status, the latter composition made the playlists at Radio Jamaica Rediffusion (RJR). They moved on to Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One where they stayed
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    Courtney Walsh

    Courtney Walsh

    Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. He is best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years and holding the record of most Test wickets from 2000, after he broke the record of Kapil Dev. This record was later broken in 2004 by Muttiah Muralitharan. Walsh's first claim to fame came in 1979 when he took 10 wickets in an innings in school cricket and three years later made his first-class cricket debut. Walsh made his Test debut against Australia in Perth in 1984, taking 2 wickets for 43 runs. Later that season, he also made his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka at Hobart. He first played for Gloucestershire in 1984 and was a mainstay of the side until 1998. In 1987, Walsh was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. In 1988–89 at Brisbane he took a 'complicated' hat trick, dismissing Australia's Tony Dodemaide with the last ball of the first innings and Mike Veletta and Graeme Wood with his first two deliveries in the second. During that
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    Shaggy

    Shaggy

    Orville Richard Burrell (born October 22, 1968, Kingston, Jamaica), better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae singer who takes his nickname from Scooby-Doo's companion—a nickname given to him by his friends during his teenage years because his name bore a similarity to the Scooby Doo character. He is especially notable for his distinctive sub-baritone voice. Speaking on 'This Morning' on August 27, 2008, Burrell states the name Shaggy is a reference to his then hairstyle. His family moved to the United States from Jamaica and they settled in the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn, located in New York City. Shaggy moved to Valley Stream, New York, and made one of his own recording studios in the town. In 1988, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewman with 5th Battalion, 10th Marines. While enlisted in the Marines he served during Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. It was during this time that Shaggy perfected his signature singing voice, breaking the constant monotony of running and marching cadences with his flair for inflection. It is also where he got the inspiration for his song "Mr. Boombastic." Upon his
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    Philip Akin

    Philip Akin (born April 18, 1950) is a Canadian actor who has been active for over thirty years in stage, film, and television. He has had featured roles in major American films such as The Sum of All Fears, S.W.A.T., and Get Rich or Die Tryin’. He has also done much voice work, including voicing the character of Bishop for the X-Men animated series and Tripp Hansen in Monster Force. Akin was born in Kingston, Jamaica as a middle brother of five sons. His parents moved to Oshawa, Ontario in 1953, and he and his brothers followed suit the next year. He has lived there ever since. Shortly after attending high school, Akin attended Toronto’s Ryerson Theatre School. In 1975, he became the school’s first acting graduate, landing a role just a few days later in a Shaw Festival production of Caesar and Cleopatra. In 1983, Akin began studying Yoshinkan Aikido and is presently a 5th degree black belt in that art. He has also trained in Jing Mo Kung Fu and T'ai chi ch'uan. Akin first came to prominence in the early 1980s when he performed on the zany comedy series Bizarre. Other recognizable roles include computer expert Norton Drake from War of the Worlds, an American television series that
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    Roy Stewart

    Roy Stewart (15 May 1925 – 27 October 2008), originally from Jamaica, began his career as a stuntman and went on to work in film and television, at a time when there were few working black actors. In 1954 founded Roy Stewart's Gym in Powis Square, North Kensington, and ran the Caribbean club and restaurant the Globe, in Talbot Road until his death. Stewart played Quarrel Jr. in the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die. Other film appearances include: Carry On Up the Jungle, Twins of Evil and Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers. He was also active on television, with credits including: Out of the Unknown, Adam Adamant Lives!, Doctor Who (in the serials The Tomb of the Cybermen and Terror of the Autons), Doomwatch, Up Pompeii!, The Troubleshooters, Space: 1999 and I, Claudius.
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    Rudolph de Cordova

    Rudolph de Cordova (1860–1941) was a Jamaican-born British writer, screenwriter and actor. He was married to the writer Alicia Ramsey and collaborated with her on several plays. Cordova was born in Kingston, the son of a prominent merchant. He went to London to study medicine in the 1880s, but stoon abandoned his studies in order to become an actor. His brother was the actor and film director Leander de Cordova. Actor Screenwriter Rudolph de Cordova at the Internet Movie Database
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    Oliver Samuels

    Oliver Samuels

    Oliver Adolphus Samuels is a Jamaican comedian and actor. He is often described as the Jamaican "King of Comedy" performing both stand up and comic theatre. Samuels found fame on the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation's television series Oliver At Large, which was created by producer Calvin Butler and playwright Aston Cooke. In this series, Oliver played his alter ego Olivius Adams, aka Oliver. The series featured sketches from Oliver's exploits, often with his sidekick, Maffi. Several spin-off theatre pieces have been created for the Oliver character including Large Abroad, Oliver's Posse (1999), Oliver and Pinocchio (2001), and Oliver and the Genie (2002). Oliver Samuels, known by most through his vastly popular television series, Oliver at Large, has combined a career in marketing with life on stage, touring every year between spring and summer before returning home for his executive offices at Mack D's—the Kingston-based company where he is a director and head of marketing and public relations. Abroad, he is known as Jamaica's Bill Cosby, and is a brand name that is synonymous with Jamaica and laughter. Samuels is widely regarded as one of the funniest talents to emerge from the
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    Mavado

    Mavado

    David Constantine Brooks (born November 30, 1981), better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican musician, actor, DJ and music producer. Brooks was raised in an area known as "Cuban", a micro ghetto within the heart of Kingston, Jamaica's Cassava Piece community. His grandmother gave him his first musical experience at a young age, bringing him to church to sing. He also cites the music of Bounty Killer as an early influence. The boyhood idol became his mentor when at the age of 15, Bounty took him under his wing to show him the ropes of the music industry. He decided to name himself "Mavado" after the Swiss watch company Movado, altering the spelling. His debut single, "Real McKoy" on the Anger Management riddim in 2004, provided him instant success. He further established himself with the follow-up record “Weh Dem a Do”, on the Red Bull & Guinness riddim. After a string of hits in 2005 and 2006, Mavado released the album Gangsta for Life: The Symphony of David Brooks July 10, 2007 on VP Records. "Weh Dem A Do" and "Dying", two singles from the album, were featured heavily on R/hip-hop radio in New York. That same year brought Mavado off-stage controversy, as he was
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    Charles Hyatt

    Charles Hyatt (14 February 1931 – 1 January 2008) was an actor. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he was a character actor and comedian who appeared in numerous films and television shows, beginning in the 1960s. After making his movie debut in the 1965 film A High Wind in Jamaica, Hyatt had notable performances in the films Crossplot (1969), Club Paradise (1986), Milk and Honey (1988), The Mighty Quinn (1989), Cool Runnings (1993) and Almost Heaven (2005). He died of lung cancer on 1 January 2008
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    Lloyd Reckord

    Lloyd Reckord (born 1929) is a Jamaican actor, film maker, and stage director who lived in England for some years. His brother was the dramatist Barry Reckord. In 1958, already established in Jamaica, he appeared in the Ted Willis play Hot Summer Night at the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London with Andrée Melly as his white girlfriend; a later Armchair Theatre adaptation the following year concentrated on the couple's relationship. In 1962 he appeared in Barry Reckord's You in Your Small Corner, shown as a Play of the Week (Granada for ITV). He also acted in several television series, including four episodes of Danger Man (1960–61, 1964–65) and The Human Jungle ("Enemy Outside", 1964), but feeling typecast as an actor, Reckord wanted to move into direction. With only limited funds, including a grant from the BFI, Reckord made two non-commercial film shorts Ten Bob in Winter (1963) and Dream A40 (1965). Reckor later returned to Jamaica where he has worked as a stage director. Later screen appearances have been rare, but include The Lunatic (1991) and Third World Cop (1999).
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    Lyriq Bent

    Lyriq Bent

    Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor that is perhaps best known for portraying Lieutenant Daniel Rigg in Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV. Lyriq Bent was born in Jamaica and moved to Toronto, Canada at age 6. He later attended Seneca College in North York, Ontario. After graduating college with high honors, Lyriq Bent originally began his career as a computer graphic technician. Bent's plans, however, were short lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare. Since then, he has had numerous film and television appearances. Prior to landing a co-starring role in the drama series Angela's Eyes, Bent guest starred on the UPN series Kevin Hill opposite Taye Diggs and USA Network's Kojak opposite Ving Rhames. Additionally, he had recurring roles on the CBS/Zoetrope series Platinum and the ESPN/Disney series Playmakers. He has since been featured in Columbia/TriStar's series Street Time as well as the Canadian series Blue Murder. Bent's film credits include starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in the John Singleton film Four Brothers and Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Alfre Woodard. Bent also co-starred in the horror films Saw II and Saw III as Lieutenant Daniel Rigg, and starred as the
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    Thadeus A. Thomas

    Thadeus A. Thomas

    Thadeus A. Thomas was born in the parish of Saint Mary Jamaica West Indies; He garnered the public's attention with a stellar performance when he made his professional acting debut in" Last Days" after being discovered by prolific director Gus Van Sant who said during an interview. "The Yellow Pages advertising space salesman actually interrupted one of our fittings with Ann Roth renowned costume designer, where Mike (Michael Pitt) was trying on one of the dresses or something. He just walked in and thought it was a store. And he started picking up the glasses, those yellow glasses, and was looking at them, because we were on the main street of Garrison New York, which is where all the flea markets are, inside these big barns. In our case, it was an office. He thought it was a store. I tried to tell him because he was near me, and Ann hadn't seen him yet. And I said, 'this isn't a store. This is a fitting for a movie.' And he just thought I was a guy in the store trying to get rid of him. And so he wasn't paying attention to me. And Ann turned around and said, 'this is my fitting! Who are you?' And he said, 'Hi, Thadeus Thomas, Yellow Pages.' And the way he said that, I just thought, 'Oh my God -- he's still going!' And he seemed to want to figure out who was the owner of the store because he was going to sell ad space. And I said, 'this guy's got to be in It". Thadeus is member of the Screen Actors Guild and has worked extensively in the corporate world as district manager for ADP, senior account manager of Yellow Book USA, advertising executive with Gannett, home of USA Today. While in the United States Marine Corps and NATO he has lived in Spain, Italy and France .He is also a Real Estate Broker.
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    Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers on 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican musician, singer and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. Cliff is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Sitting in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want" and "Many Rivers to Cross" from the soundtrack to The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world; and his covers of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. Outside of the reggae world, he is probably best known for his film appearance in The Harder They Come. Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Jimmy Cliff was born in Somerton District, St. James, Jamaica. He began writing songs while still at primary school in St. James, listening to a neighbour's sound system. In 1962 his father took him to Kingston to go to Kingston Technical school, where he ended up sharing his cousin's one rented room in East Kingston. Cliff sought out many producers while still going to
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    Leander De Cordova

    Leander de Cordova (1877-1969) was a Jamaican actor and film director. He was the brother of Rudolph de Cordova. Actor Director Leander de Cordova at the Internet Movie Database
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    Richard Chevolleau

    Richard Chevolleau (born October 1966) is a Jamaican-Canadian actor. Although born in Kingston, Jamaica he was raised in Toronto. After completing High School he studied the Meisner Technique of acting. He is best known for playing Augur on Earth: Final Conflict from 1997 to 2000. He also made 2 guest appearances as Augur in 2001. He can be frequently seen making guest appearances on Canadian television shows. He won a Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy) in 2004 for his appearances on the television show The Eleventh Hour. Richard has two daughters named Skye and Asya.
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    Frank Silvera

    Frank Alvin Silvera (July 24, 1914 – June 11, 1970) was an American actor and theatrical director. Silvera was an African-American actor born in Kingston, Jamaica to a Spanish Jewish father and Jamaican mother. His family later emigrated to the United States, settling in Boston where Silvera attended English High School and Northeastern Law School. Silvera later studied acting at the Actors Studio. Due to his light complexion, Silvera was cast in a wide variety of ethnic roles in films, and was cast without regards to his color in the theater. He played the father of Ben Gazzara and Anthony Franciosa on Broadway in Michael V. Gazzo's A Hatful of Rain (a role portrayed by Lloyd Nolan on screen). Until the 1960s, Silvera played "white" characters on Broadway, such as his Tony-nominated performance as the father Monsieur Duval in The Lady of the Camellias in 1963. He threw off color-blind casting in 1965, when he financed his own production of The Amen Corner by the African American writer James Baldwin. He was the Founder of The Theatre of Being, a Los Angeles-based theater dedicated to helping black actors get a foothold in show business. In films and on television, he was also cast
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    Levi Roots

    Levi Roots

    Keith Valentine Graham (born 24 June 1958), better known as Levi Roots, is a British-Jamaican reggae musician, television personality, celebrity chef, businessman and multi-millionaire currently residing in Brixton, South London. Roots has performed with James Brown and Maxi Priest and was nominated for a Best Reggae Act MOBO award in 1998. He was a friend of Bob Marley when he resided in the UK and performed "Happy Birthday Mr. President" for Nelson Mandela in 1992 on his trip to Brixton. He gained widespread fame after appearing on the UK television programme Dragons' Den, where he gained £50,000 funding for his Reggae Reggae Sauce. Levi Roots' Reggae Reggae Sauce is a jerk barbecue sauce. In 2006, the sauce was available for sale at the Notting Hill Carnival, with 4,000 bottles sold. He later took the sauce to a food trade show, where he was spotted by a BBC producer who approached him to appear on Dragons' Den. He appeared in the first episode of the fourth series, seeking £50,000 of investment from the Dragons in return for a 20% equity stake in Reggae Reggae Sauce. Despite erroneously claiming that he had an order for 2.5 million litres of the sauce (when in fact the order
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    Louie Rankin

    Louie Rankin (born Leonard Ford) is a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist and actor. Leonard Ford was born in St. Thomas, Jamaica and grew up in Rockfort, Warika Hill and East Kingston. His most successful song was the single "Typewriter," released in 1992. In his lyrics, Rankin often refers to himself as the "Original Don Dada," a term used by many of his dancehall competitors, such as Super Cat. Rankin also performed in noticeable acting roles as a Jamaican "gangsta", in the movies Shottas and Belly. Rankin is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
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    Mel Raido

    Mel Raido (born in Jamacia in 1977) is a half Spanish and half Greek actor. Raido moved to London three years later. After taking elocution lessons, he started to become hooked by the acting bug at school and studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He studied at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1996 and 1999. He subsequently worked with the avant-garde theatre company Mabou Mines before starting his TV and Film career. Mel made his breakthrough in the play Corpus Christie, where he played Jesus, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1999. He then went on to appear in numerous plays all over the country and in television dramas such as Midsomer Murders, Red Cap and The Vice. He has appeared numerous theaters in London including the Finbrough Theatre ("I Witness" by Joshua Sobol in 2007), the Pleasance Theatre ("Corpus Christi" by Terrence McNally in 1999, and "Office Games" by Trevor Baxter in 2003), Southwark Playhouse ("Eskimo Sisters" by Laline Paull in 2002), and Royal Court Theatre ("Fireface" by Marius von Mayenburg in 2000). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0706842/
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    Michael D. Olmos

    Michael D. Olmos (born July 22 1971) is a film director and writer. He is the adopted son of actor Edward James Olmos.
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    Sean Paul

    Sean Paul

    Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973), who performs under stage name Sean Paul, is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist. Sean Paul was born in Kingston and spent his early years in Upper Andrew Parish, a few miles north of Kingston. His parents, Garth and Frances, were both talented athletes, and his mother is a well-known painter. His paternal grandfather was a Sephardic Jew whose family emigrated from Portugal, and his paternal grandmother was Afro-Caribbean; his mother is of English and Chinese Jamaican descent. Sean Paul was raised as a Catholic. Many members of his family are swimmers. His grandfather was on the first Jamaican men's national water polo team. His father also played water polo for the team in the 1960s, and competed in long-distance swimming, while Sean Paul's mother was a backstroke swimmer. Sean Paul played for the national water polo team from the age of thirteen to twenty-one, when he gave up the sport in order to launch his musical career. He attended the Wolmers High School for Boys, Belair School, Hillel Academy High School, and the College of Arts, Science, and Technology, now known as the University of Technology, where he was
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