Billy Dee Williams is an American actor, popular amongst the viewers for playing the role of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movie series and other renowned films like Batman (1989), Brian’s Song (2017), etc. Williams was born on 6th April 1937 to William December Williams, a caretaker from Texas and Loretta Anne, an elevator operator. He and his twin sister were conceived in New York but raised in Harlem by their maternal grandmother. As a teenager, he studied at the Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music & Art. In 1959, Williams made his acting debut in Daniel Mann’s drama film The Last Angry Man (1959), opposite to David Wayne and Paul Muni.

Since then, the veteran actor has featured in lots of films and alongside some big names in the industry. As of now, he has more than a hundred acting credits to his name. After playing ‘Harvey Dent’ in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), Williams got a lot of appreciation and recognition which he fairly deserved. Apart from acting, Williams has been a part of ventures like Music, Video Games, and Art. Even before an actor, Williams was known to be an artist in the late 1950s. He even went to the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design, New York. The live character of GDI Director Redmond Boyle in the videogame Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars was played by Williams.

Many other videogames have hired him as a voice artist, like Let It Die, Star Wars: Battlefront, etc. Married life hasn’t always been stable for Williams, as he’s been with three different women. Firstly, he had Audrey Sellers as his wife and had a son named Corey Williams. After divorcing her, he temporarily went into depression. Then, he married actress and model Marlene Clark and divorced her just two years later. In December 1972, he was with Teruko Nakagami and had a daughter named Hanako. The couple filed a divorce in 1973, only to reconcile four years later.

Controversy has always been a part of his life. In 1996, he was arrested for alleged domestic abuse on her anonymous live in girlfriend, who was later on revealed to be a young woman named Patricia. Although he was eventually proven innocent, he was ordered to undergo more than fifty psychological counseling sessions. It would be safe to say that the veteran has had one hell of a career.

Anton Yelchin English Actor

Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin was a young American actor. He has done a major role in Star Trek movies. Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was born on 11 March 1989 in Leningrad, Russia. His family is Russian Jewish. His family was suffering from religious oppression and got deported to the United States by the refugee team of United States in 1989 September. He was only six months old when they shifted to the United States. He was the child of figure skating duo, Viktor Yelchin, and Irina Korina. In the United States, his father became a figure skating coach while his mother a figure skating choreographer. His father was the first trainer of Sasha Cohen, the famous American figure skater. Anton was in a band called Hammerheads. He went to Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies located in Tarzana, California. In the University of Southern California, he enrolled to study film in the year 2007. He likes to play guitar while being a fan of blues acoustic music. Yelchin started working in the film industry at a young age. His debut was with the movie; A Man Is Mostly Water in 2000. He played the role of Augie in the movie. His initial works included small roles in ER Tv series, The Wonderful World of Disney, etc. And movies like Delivering Milo (as Milo in 2001), Along Came A Spider (as Dimitri Starodubov in 2001), 15 Minutes, etc. he was in the TV mini-series of Taken portraying the role of Jacob Clarke. He was in the TV movie, Jack in the year 2004. In the same year, he played Tommy in House of D. He was in the TV series, Huff playing the role of Byrd Huffstodt. He guest-starred in Criminal Minds, Law & Order, The Life & Times of Tim, etc. He gave the voice of Clumsy Smurf in The Smurfs movie series. He played the role of Chekov in the Star Trek movie series. He won the Best Ensemble Award sharing with the whole cast of Star Trek at the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards in 2009 and at Denver Film Critics Society in 2010. He won the Best Actor Award for Rudderless at the Chicago International Film Festival. He also received Best Actor Award for the role he played in Like Crazy at the Hamptons International Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards. He also won at Young Artists Awards for Best Leading Young Actor for Heart in Atlantis. He also has 14 different nominations. Anton died in a freak accident outside his residence in Studio City located in California. He got stuck between his car and a brick pillar on 19 June 2016. He was only 27 years old. To honor his death, Star Trek franchise dedicated their movie to him and decided they will not revive the character of Chekov in the coming movies.


Teddy Rooney

Teddy Rooney whose full name is Theodore Michael Rooney was born on 12th April 1950 in Los Angeles, California was an actor, musician and the son of model and actress Martha Vickers and film maker and famous actor Mickey Rooney . Teddy Rooney's parents were married for a very short period (1949-1951), and he was the only child they had together. However, Teddy had eight siblings from his father's side and two from his mother's side. Mickey married eight times, and Martha had married three times. Mickey Rooney passed away in 2014 at the age of 93 and Martha had died early due to esophageal cancer at the age of 46 in 1971. Teddy Rooney started his career as a child actor when he appeared with his father and played as the son of his father's legendary character in Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) and also in an installment of the General Electric Theatre. He had also acted with his mother in an episode of a CBS anthology series Playhouse 90 (1957). Apart from working with his parents he had also worked independently in TV shows including Wagon Train, the role of Huckleberry Finn in a part of Shirley Temple's Storybook, Lassie and McHale's Navy, The Rifle man; and in movies like - Seven Ways from Sundown with Audie Murphy, It Happened to Jane (1959) with Jack Lemmon and Doris Day, etc. Teddy said that working with his father was a very special point in his acting career. He had said in an interview that even if his father didn't set a good example for him to grow up with, he had always idolized and respected him. Rooney had also served in the Vietnam War. He left his acting career in the early 1960s to pursue a career in music. He was a part of a band called the Rooney Brothers with his brothers Tim and Mickey Jr., they had a contract with the Columbia records but they never made it through the charts, and eventually they had to disband it. He also performed in another rock and roll band called The Yellow Payges as a singer and bassist from 1966 to 1970. He was married to Carol Rooney and had two daughters Shannon and Dominique. Like many other Hollywood off springs, Teddy Rooney struggled with alcohol and drug addiction and passed away on 2nd July 2016, following a long illness at the age of 66.

Teddy Rooney English Actor