Sinbad Keeps Marching On!
(credit: gettyimages.com)Our favorite comedian from the Benton Harbor High School marching band was a fixture of many '90s TV shows and movies. After amassing fame and fortune, his experience in the Benton Harbor math club did not help his finances. In 2009, Sinbad was placed in the top 10 of the worst tax debtors for the state of California. Today, he has cleared up his tax problems & has voiced a number of characters for animated programs. Sounds like Sinbad is still marching on!
Steven Seagal, still as fast as lightning!
(credit: gettyimages.com)Born in Lansing, this kung-fu action star took no prisoners at the box office in the '90s and early 2000s. Today, Steven IS taking prisoners on his cable reality show "Steven Seagal: Lawman". He recently released his own energy drink called Lightning Bolt. It's rumored the name for the drink was inspired by the speed of Mr. Seagal's karate kicks. They're still as fast as lightning!
Former Superman is trying to find Bigfoot!
(credit: gettyimages.com)Hailing from Mt. Clemens, Dean Cain rose to fame portraying Superman on the TV show "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman". In 2013, Cain agreed to host a reality show about Bigfoot called "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" where he offers contestants $10,000,000.00 to prove the existence of Bigfoot. Has Bigfoot found his kryptonite? Stay tuned! Dean Cain is also currently hosting The CW's new show "Masters of Illusion". The series features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionist and escape artists, and performers in each episode display skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines.
Bayside High Beauty
(credit: gettyimages.com)Elizabeth Berkley was born in Farmington Hills and would launch her acting career playing Jessie Spano on "Saved by the Bell". Her career after "Saved by the Bell" would include a long list of TV and movie roles. Elizabeth was recently a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars".
Walter Jones aka the Black Ranger signs autographs at Comic-Con
(credit: gettyimages.com)Born in Detroit, Walter Jones is best known for his role as the Black Ranger on the hit '90s show "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". Lately, Mr. Jones has made brief appearances in commercials and is still attempting to master Tae Kwon Do.
(credit: gettyimages.com)Selma Blair is best known for her breakthrough performance in 1999’s movie “Cruel Intentions”. She was born in Southfield & was featured in a number of small roles before becoming a fixture in Hollywood. Selma continues to be active in television, movies, and the fashion industry. She is currently filming a TV show called “Really” and will be featured in the 2015 film “Sex, Death, and Bowling”.
Billy West: The Most Sucessful Actor You've Never Seen!
(credit: gettyimages.com)Another Detroiter, Billy West, has done hundreds of voice-overs but is famously known for his work on Nickelodeon’s “The Ren and Stimpy Show”. The voice of both Ren and Stimpy has also had long runs on the animated show Futurama and the commercial character Buzz, The Honey Nut Cheerios Bee. He has also voiced many film characters including Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in 1996’s “Space Jam”. You can hear him now on Futurama as the character Phillip J. Fry.
X to the Z is from The D!
(credit: gettyimages.com)Despite working with some of rap’s biggest names such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem, Xzibit is most known for hosting MTV’s custom car show “Pimp My Ride”. This Detroit native later relocated to the West Coast where his early music career took off. After platinum and gold rap albums and a handful of hit singles, he’s decided to put his music career on hold and is focusing on his acting career. Xzibit has had small roles on “Extreme Makeover”, and CBS' own “Hawaii Five-O".
Highly Educated and Dangerously Funny!
(credit: gettyimages.com)David was born in Detroit, graduated from Cass Tech and the University of Michigan, and he later would further his education at the Yale School of Drama. David, also known as DAG, made a name for himself on the sketch comedy show "In Living Color". DAG would lend his comedic genius and talent for impressions to many movie and television appearances. Still a fixture in the comedy scene, David can be found regularly appearing as a guest host on "The Adam Carolla Show".
St. Clair Funny Man
(credit: gettyimages.com)Dave Coulier's resume reads as stand-up comic, impressionist, and voice actor. However, this St. Clair Shores native is well-known for his television role as Joey Gladstone (aka Uncle Joey) on "Full House". Dave can be found in a 2013 episode of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" and attending various Detroit Red Wing and Detroit Tigers charity events.
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