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  • Tobey Keith, before he got BIG..i was trying to take a pic of him with my friend and he was trying to take the camera and give it to a band member to take pic ,so i could join in the pic..i said that was alright, darnit!!!!, cause I am a HUGE fan now, just did not know his stuff then,like my friend did..that's the closest...Justme:)
  • The Monkeys as I ushered one of their shows.
  • To me it was Billy Idol literally about 6inches from him up against the stage I almost touched his hand. This was a huge treat for me being he's my favorite solo artist of all-time.
  • Richard Simmons, George Forman, Susan Lucci, Tony Little, Charelton Heston, Joy Mnagano, I did the vending at QVC Tony Little is suprisingly calm in person
  • Most well known celebrity I've met is Monica Rial, who is the voice of Hello Kitty. She was at a convention I was attending and is a real sweetheart!
  • My dad and I met Tony Kanal (the bass player from No Doubt). I had the biggest crush on him then. (I was 12) We walked and my dad talked with him out to the parking lot where our car was and his tour bus. (This was of course before they were Huge) I was literally 3ft from him and in total awe. lol I am still irritated with myself over that bc I was too freaked out to ask for a autograph or even talk to him. Grr.
  • I've met several celebrities but I guess the most famous would be Julia Roberts. I sold her some cookies at the mall in Atlanta where I managed a Great American Cookies store. She was super sweet and seemed like a really cool person. She's also quite attractive in person.
  • George Clooney He was filming locally and happened to have dinner in the same restaurant where I was on a job interview. His encourage was blocking most people from getting too close...but they let me through :)
  • Most famous? Among what age group? I've met a handful, but spent the most time with Daryl Hannah. We actually carried on a little conversation.
  • Danny Devito.
  • Janet Jackson and I was in the sixth row at her concert.
  • the Queen... she was visiting a Girl Guide camp site I was staying at - we did a guard of honour for her - so I was about 6 feet away. Oh, and her husband, Prince Philip - he was there too
  • Presidents and Generals. I was in the United States Army Honor Guard.
  • George "W". I was flying the White House Press Corps. Eva Longoria, LA Lakers, Clippers, Grizzlies, MN Twins, ten or more other teams, John Edwards, Paul Wellstone. Through flying them. Jodi Foster, Patrick Swayze, Donald Trump, Al Gore, The Big Show, plus others at airport FBO's while waiting for my passengers.
  • James Taylor. I handed him something.
  • Danny and Harry from McFly an autograph signing
  • Queen Elisabeth...she was on a parade for the opening of a hospital named after her where I grew up, I was 6. shook Wayne Gretzky's hand, and another hockey player (cant remember his name) ...but seeings how I hate hockey its not that big of a deal to me.
  • Prince Charles, he planted a tree at my school when I was younger.
  • I have seen a quite a few living in L.A.(my gf lived in Marina del Rey, and I build custom homes) but all from a distance.. You can also see them if you wish to wait around when they might happen to be filming somewhere near you. I'm not into celebrities nor autographs. :o) Shaq (We did some remodeling ) Will Smith (Shopping at Burbank mall) Jean Claude Van Damme (gf's neighbor) BTW Total A$$hole Rick Fox and Vannessa Williams (gf neighbor) Downtown Julie Brown, remember her? (gf neighbor) John Travolta (filming near my house, San Pedro CA) and a few others I can't remember ;o)
  • When I was VERY young like 6 and 7 years old ; they used to have rodeos nearby.... and the old time famous cowboys and cowgirls were there ... I've met Roy Rodgers, Dale Evans, Cisco kid, Lone Ranger, Tonto, Gabby Hayes, ect ..rode on all of their horses with them .... My uncle was the area "Marshall" and he and his men were in charge of Security ... as such , and that i went with him every week ... managed to meet and have fun with these celebs ...
  • when i worked at the crown plaza Kenny rogers stayed there during a tour and i passed him in the hallway.
  • rosie o donnell, she was looking for a condo at my old job, magic johnson, saw him when i was ditching school in the mall in beverly hills, ice cube, he was my sons fathers friend, dj pooh (red) from the movie friday, thats my sons godfather. a.j. johnson the comedian he was my neighbor, d.j. quik, he was my neighbor, that guy from welcome back kotter with the stupid laugh, he was looking for a condo at my job. joey porter the football player, he is a local here, jodeci the musical group, getting tattos in hollywood. kurtis blow the rapper he asked me for a quarter at the gas station, roger from the show whats happening, he wanted to date my mom. cederick the entertainer danced with him at a club before he was famous. i used to work in Beverly Hills i saw alot of people. my sons father was in the music business, im not a groupie.
  • I have meet many bands and when Bush came to WV I shoke his hands but he is either Famous or infamous depends on who you talk to.
  • Country band Big n Rich 2 yrs. ago. Front row at their concert, It rocked! Thats the closest. Have never personally met any celebrity before.
  • Harry S. Truman. My great-uncle helped him on some home-improvement projects and was on a first-name basis with Harry. In the early 1960's, I actually got to meet him at his home. When I addressed him as Mr. President, he asked me to just call him Harry. He was a very pleasant and caring person.
  • I seen Gwen Stefani up close when i seen her in concert and LL cool J when i worked at the airport.
  • Ive shaken hands with tom brady and randy moss before. I'm a big patriots fan
  • The only famous person that I have ever seen was Edd Byrnes - he played Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" on 77 Sunset Strip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWo4YodR9Jo "Kookie" was getting off of an plane at the Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Many of his fans were there. I was about 8-9 years old. That's it. Zilch. Noone else. I need to make a trip to Cali!!!
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan. Before he became super famous, a friend of mine jammed with him after a show one night. I was lucky enough to be along. Pretty cool.
  • The Who from the 5th row at the Orange bowl, Greg alman from the 10th row at the macon civic center, Stevie Nicks in Person at the Mall in santa Monica, galager on the payphone as I walked by in santaMonica, Jeff Goldblum, and Gena Davis at the opening weekend of "The Fly" in Westwood, Billy Powel of Lynyrd Skynyrd at Bush Gardens in Tampa, Jimmy Buffet on a plane to Atlanta, Guy Sharp(the wether man) at Pike nursary, I was at Fulton conty satadium near President jimmy Carter at on game, and Arnold Govenator, and his wife at another. Serial Killer Alene Wornos serveed me beer at my old dive bar hangout in Fl. I am sure there are others I am forgetting. My life has been like forest Gump's in the resspect of meeting ffamous peopl.
  • It's me. Instead the speckles on the mirror I have seen clearly my face.
  • I saw Chris Jericho at a club in Tampa one night. A buddy and I were in VIP and the DJ announced that he was in the building. He just waltzed in and stood right next to me and knodded like a regular patron. He was pretty short and looked too small to me to be a professional wrestler. However, I did have a bit of Jager in me.
  • James Marsters, couple of conversations George Takai, had dinner with him James Doohan, drove around town and had dinner Cast of Battlestar Gallactica, short conversations The Ghost Hunters, next table over I go to alot of Sci-Fi conventions.
  • Elaine Davidson (popular in the body modification world) She's a world record holder for having the most body piercings, i met her in Scotland! I was kind of sad because she made me buy some of her hand made jewellry to take a photo x3 http://www.sininternet.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/piercings.jpg
  • Robert Redford at the Utah Airport, I stepped on his foot. Tom Cruise at a hotel in Arizona, I was waiting for a phone to free up (before cell phones) and he and his giant body guard quickly left thinking I was going to bother him- nope- just trying to call a friend to help since my car had a flat! Bill O'Reilly sat in front of me on an airplane hardly recognized him since he was disheveled. Colin Farrell at a restuarant.
  • Many, mostly at our home.
  • Eartha Kitt. A friend has contacts in the entertainment world and we were back stage after a play meeting someone... Miss Kitt had been in the audience for the show and was stopping to congratulate the cast. She was quite short.
  • Ben Wallace, we were at a car show and he was signing autographs and he walked right in front of us with his kid to look at cars. It was really interesting
  • I was a couple of rows back at a Green Day concert. I got up on stage with the Dropkick Murphys and hugged Al. Touched the guy from Gogol Bordello - because I was front row. Hugged a couple of other people, who i think are famous, but not sure how famous to others. Billy Bragg signed my stub so that was cool. But i guess no one superstar famous...
  • I have met in person the guy who plays Radar on MASH; the singer Judy Collins; the musical artist Phil Collins and author Stephen King all when I was playing the piano at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
  • I've interviewed Robbie Williams, and had coffee with Blur backstage at the V97 festival.
  • We passed howard stern (the radio host) when we were in long island.
  • newton faulkner...on his tour bus jack white ...front row glastonbury seasick steve "" james blunt "" joan baez ""
  • I ran into (literally ran into) the lead singer of boys like girls. He was in the bathroom during a break for their acoustic show i was at and my cousin had to pee so i went with her to the bathroom. I was just standing there, and all of a sudden, i felt someone bump into me, i turned around, and my idol was standing there apologizing to me. and, my high school marching band is pregame entertainment at every buffalo bills home game, so iv met all the bills players.
  • There have been many, but most memorable for me, Phil Hill the first American to win the Formula 1 Drivers Championship. I attended a small dinner meeting at which Phil Hill spoke about his career in about 1990. That evening was very special for me. http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/hall_of_fame/493/ Most famous for everyone; I have seen J F Kennedy as his motorcade drove through my neighborhood in Oct 1962. Also saw Jimmy Carter at a town hall meeting in 1978 or '79 and took a few photographs of Jimmy. I have taken photographs from 6 feet away of various racing drivers in the USA as they waited for a race start or buckled-up, when covering motorsports. Mario Andretti (the second American to win the Formula 1 Drivers Championship), Bobby Unser, Al Unser, AJ Foyt, Gordon Johncock and other Champcar drivers of the 60's. Plus Drag racing drivers Don Garlitz, Don Prudhomme, Connie Kalitta, Chris Karamesines, etc.
  • The Dalai Lama. I was invited to attend a talk of his given in London.
  • Lou Brock handed me a cold beer! Circumstances? I was at a BallBQ benefit at Grant's Farm in StLouis. Mr Brock was in line in front of me, fishing a beer out of the iced down barrels that were placed at various locations. He stood up with two, turned to me and smiled and asked "Would you like a cold beer, sir?"... Being the Nitroduck that I am - I accepted - of course.
  • Well I have met several starting with William Shatner who hosted a benefit in my town which I attended and there I also met Donna Mills and Alex Haley. Where I work I have met Morgan Freeman (he is friends with my boss), John Grisham, Roger Fisher (played with the group Heart) and Edward Nixon (Richard's brother).
  • Well my moms adoptive moms family have several locally famous people famous within the country. I guess them.
  • I briefly saw John Kerry from across the room while I was touring the Capital Building. At least, I think it was John Kerry.
  • I shook hands with Ralph Nader. I saw Barbara Eden at LAX. (She is TALL) I passed Bo Derek as I was going into the Cheese Cake Factory and she was coming out.
  • I generally work on big constuction projects on the management side and a number of these have been for foreign governments. So when the project is completed there is usually a handover party and at these I have chatted and shaken hands with the Premier of Hong Kong and the President of Egypt.
  • I waited on Harry Connick Jr & his wife at a restaurant I work at about 15 years ago. We actually had one of his CDs playing at the time. When I went over to the table he said "Hey, I love the music you guys play here". That's when I noticed who he was. He was a very nice guy and a GREAT tipper!!!
  • Obama, but it was years ago while he was just a politician who attended some gatherings held by my community.
  • Delta Goodrem. I used to work in the Oncology Department of the hospital where she received her treatment for cancer.
  • Tops would have to be Ronald Reagan - Spoke at an event, and I got to be on stage with him, we greeted each other and shook hands. Demi Moore - Ran into her in an elevator at a hotel. Cameron Diaz - Sat next to her at a comedy club.
  • I saw Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas a couple of years ago while I was staying there. We passed in a isle way only a few feet apart. I must say.... They both looked as great in person as they do on the screen !
  • Ned Betty
  • Tom Brady at a training thingy in the summer. :)
  • I've met Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker, Tom Savini, George Romero, the little guy that plays Michael Myers in the first Halloween, Kane Hooder, the lady that does all the female voices in South Park, GWAR, Peter Mayhew, and I have a cup that Buzz Aldrin drank out of (gotta count for something, right) all at conventions
  • Jay leno. Jesse McCartney. Adam Lambert. (American Idol contestant) Drew Seeley. (actor, singer) all of which i met in California when me and my dad took a vacation there this past summer. =)
  • Gabriel Kaplan, (at LAX, MANY years ago), and several "Professional Wrestlers" at ATL. Most of the NASCAR drivers in all of the series (My wife's company sponsors a few cars so we're invited to meet and greets whenever they're within a few hundred miles).
  • Henry Rollins About 2' away walking down the street. Hubby said, "hey, there's Henry Rollins", he said, "Heya".
  • President Reagan -- when he signed the bill apologizing to Japanese Americans for the internment during World War II. President George H.W. Bush -- when he signed the 1991 reauthorization of the bill that funds federal highways. President Bill Clinton -- when he attended the first dinner to kick off the establishment of the Asian Pacific American Caucus in the Congress. President George W. Bush -- on several occasions dealing with transportation issues. President Barack Obama -- in an elevator when he was a Senator from Illinois. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark -- at Denmark's annual celebration of the U.S.'s Independence Day at a national park in Denmark that was a gift from Danish Americans.
  • i saw jake gyllenhaal at a airport once. we were all waiting for our luggage and he was also there
  • Richard Petty in a convenience store
  • I was a police officer at a Del Shannon concert. He was about 30 or so feet away. Another time I was at a Johnny Cash concert about 30 rows of seats away. :) It was fun.
  • Since this is in the religion section, I'll say I shook hands with Gordon B. Hinkley. President Hinkley made several trips to Hawai`i Nei and I performed for him. After the performance, my niece (2 at the time) somehow escaped her parents and crawled past security and ended at the Prophet's feet. President Hinkley picked her up and waited for her family to arrive.
  • Susan Sarandon...and I had a long conversation with her about ecology.
  • Mayor of NYC John Lindsay During campaigning Mayor of New York Ed Koch During Campaigning Senator of NY Jacob Javits At a political dinner Atty General of NY Louis Lefkowitz (famous for never forgetting a face.) General MacArthur Stopped his car at a parade when I was a little boy President Harry S. Truman Often saw him walking early in the AM when he stayed at the Waldorf Atty General of New York Eliot Spitzer several times at political dinners Senator Hillary Clinton several times at political dinners Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez knew her (not in biblical sense) Assemblyman Vito Lopez Actor Ron Liebman (Kaz) through a friend back stage Gambler Frank Costello My Dad played cards and handicapped with him. Governor of New York Mario Cuomo Campaigning Governor of New York Hugh Carey Campaigning Governor of New York Nelson Rockefeller = Campaigning -- he spoke entirely in fluent Spanish. Joe Louis Ex Heavyweight Champion of the World Through my Dad Jack Demsey Ex Heavyweight Champion of the World Dad Jake La Motta Welter Weight Champion of the World Dad Angelo Dundee Trainer/ Manager of Boxers Thru my Dad Yogi Berra Yankee Catcher At a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale Mickey Mantle Yankee Home Run Ace same Hotel Joe Pepitone Yankee Fielder Branch Rickey General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers --At College. He was a great speaker. - Additions to the List Bishop Desmond Tutu A friend was his American Rep. Congressman Steve Solarz numerous times Willie Pep Featherweight Champion of the World -- Through my Dad
  • I have met too many to remember, but the two that stand out in my mind are General Norman Schwatzkopf and Lee Greenwood, I saw them both on the same day. I had a casual conversation with Mr. Greenwood, just before Schwatzkopf went by. At first, I did not realize who I was talking with until the conversation ended and my buddies started asking him for autographs.
  • I'm not sure who was the most famous. Here are some famous people I've met: Donald Trump, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter... Many famous athletes and some musicians.
  • When Queen Elizabeth II came to Canada during her Silver Jubilee, I went to see her as part of a school trip when I was 9 years old. I made it to the front of the crowd and, as she walked down the red carpet, waving, I reached out in a fit of enthusiasm and grabbed a handful of the skirt on her dress. Still smiling and waving, without missing a beat, she reached down and tugged the dress out of my hand. These days, of course, I'd probably have been shot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth_II On a school trip to the Parliament Buildings, we passed Pierre Trudeau in the hall, who waved to us. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Trudeau My parents are friends with Dan Hill ("Sometimes When We Touch") and they go out to dinner every time he's in town. He and my father used to sit in the living room and jam together on their guitars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Hill On IRC, I have chatted with Dan Barker (atheist activist and author) and Tani Jantsang (horror author and founder of the Satanic Reds movement). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Barker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_Satanism#Possible_history_of_Theistic_Satanism I've exchanged a few pieces of email with Bill Quick, one of William Shatner's ghost writers. I wish I'd known at the time that he was a conservative, flag-waving asshole. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Quick As an activist, I (Andrew Nellis) have my own claims to fame (you can find a lot of newspapers articles about me, including a few biographical pieces, and I have the dubious honour of being featured in the chapter "Cult of Squeegee" in radio loud-mouth Lowell Green's book, "How the Granola-Crunching, Tree-Hugging, Thug Huggers are Wrecking Our Country") and I associate with other activists with similar notoriety, including Jaggi Singh, Jane Scharf, John Clarke, and Denis Rancourt. http://eng.anarchopedia.org/Andrew_Nellis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Green http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggi_Singh http://eng.anarchopedia.org/Jane_Scharf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Clarke_(activist) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Rancourt
  • UK Boy Band 'Ultra', they played in Australia at Seaworld, I thought they were gorgeous, and I got an autograph.
  • I met Dez Fafara a while ago. I was at a a Devildriver concert, and I knew most of the people that worked at the venue so I got the chance to meet him.
  • I drove a city bus in Manhattan. Many actors and actresses, models were actually on my bus. Including a guy who fought Mike Tyson for the heavy weight championship, I picked him up on 125th st. in Harlem. I also saw many big names just walking the street. The drummer from the Police for instance. He was smoking a cigarette outside a place they were having music awards.
  • My daughter gave flowers to Lady Sarah Ferguson when she was Duchess of York. (and she was delightful, despite what the media always said) I have met a lot of Australian rock royalty-Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes,Jim Keays, Russell Morris, Doug Parkinson can't remember all of them. Met the then Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, when my father ran for parliament in the 70s, plus a few other well known pollies. But the most impressive person I have met and shaken hands with was Bishop Festo Kivengere, who was responsible for the bringing down of Idi Amin.
  • Former Redskins defensive end Charles Mann. He was sitting at a table signing autographs in a video store when I walked by.
  • hmm, i've seen Metro Station Boys like girls gym class heroes soulja boy cobrastarship shwayze the rocket summer fallout boy and i can't remember the others!
  • Bill and Hilary Clinton when they came to visit my City about 10 years ago.Mind you, I only got to within a few dozen yards of them due to the huge crowds.
  • paul newman. he was going into the trader joes supermarket near my house and so was i. he was a LITTLE Dude! but his eyes were AMAZING
  • george strait he came to my house
  • the most famous country singer of all times
  • he is a the top #1 male country singer
  • Val Kilmer, Carrie Fisher, Steven Segal, Regis, Hugh Jackman, and Hayden Pantierre. One was during a broadway show. Regis at a hotel. And the other 3 during publicity events.
  • Jerry Garcia lived with us for a couple of months when I was a kid, he slept on the couch, i thought he might be santa.
  • I've met Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Tommy Thayer from Kiss, Billy Baldwin, and Henry Winkler.

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