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Tico Wells (born April 28, 1967) is an American actor, known for his role as Choir Boy in the 1991 film The Five Heartbeats .He has also appeared on The Cosby Show , 227 , Hallmark movies and Beverly Hills, 90210 . He was Tim in the movie The Wish List , and played Dexter Williams, the younger brother of Denzel Washington's character Demetrius Williams, in Mississippi Masala . He starred as Kirkland J. Ellis, III, in the independent film Big Ain't Bad , a romantic drama that won Auds honors at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. He made a cameo in the Martin Lawrence show, Martin as "Sweet Reggie."
|1985||The Passing||Young Rose WWII|
|1988||Heart of Midnight||Henry|
|1989||The Dream Team||Station Attendant|
|1990||The Return of Superfly||Willy Green|
|1991||The Five Heartbeats||Anthony "Choir Boy" Stone|
|1991||Mississippi Masala||Dexter Williams|
|1994||Drop Squad||Fat Money|
|1998||Legend of the Mummy||Young Corbeck|
|2001||All About You||Walter|
|2002||Big Ain't Bad||Kirkland J. Ellis III|
|2007||Love & Other Four Letter Words||Slaughter|
|2011||Forgiveness||Pastor Thomas McKenzie|
|1984||Summer||Desmond Witherspoon III||TV Movie|
|1987-1988||The Cosby Show||Dr. Jerry Taylor||Two Episodes|
|1989||227||Mike||Season 4, No, My Darling Daughter|
|1990||Beverly Hills 90210||James Townsend||Season 1, One on One|
|1990||China Beach||Bobby Seale||Season 4, The Call|
|1992||Going to Extremes||Season 1, Pilot Episode|
|1993||The Ernest Green Story||Jefferson Thomas||TV Movie, Disney|
|1995||Martin||Reggie||Season 3, Express Yourself|
|1995||Tyson||Charles Neal||TV Movie, HBO|
|1996||Law & Order||1st Uniformed Officer||Season 6, Deceit|
|1995||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Friend #2||Season 1, Rapunzel|
|1997||Waynehead||Marvin/ Kid||12 Episodes|
|1997||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Duke of Earl/ Exterminator||Season 5, Pied Piper|
|1997||JAG||PO Elwood Douglas||Season 3, Above and Beyond|
|1997||The Drew Carey Show||Room Service Guy||Season 3, Vacation|
|1998||Boy Meets World||D.J.||Season 5, The Eskimo|
|2001||One Special Moment||James Watson||TV Movie, BET|
|2002||24||Karris||Season 1, 11:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.|
|2003||Monster Makers||Desk Sergeant||TV Movie|
|2004||ER||Dr. Jennings||Season 10, Drive|
|2005||All of Us||Bill Jinkins||Season 3, Divorce Means Never Having To Say I'm Sorry|
|2006||Wild Hearts||Jake||TV Movie, Hallmark Channel|
|2009||Family Guy||Bobby Brown||Season 8, Brian's Got a Brand New Bag|
|2010||The Wish List||Tim||TV Movie, Hallmark Channel|
|2012||Bones||Dennis Timmons||Season 7, The Family in the Feud|
Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. He is often regarded by critics as one of the best comedians of all time. He was known for his improvisation skills, and the wide variety of memorable voices he created. He began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and rose to fame for playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982).
John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, Home Alone, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the talkative shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In addition to his work as an actor, Candy was a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League from 1991 until his death, and the team won the 1991 Grey Cup under his ownership.
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as corrupt detective Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).
Stephen Glenn Martin is an American actor, comedian, author, filmmaker, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors.
Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks's 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the story of a fictional character, Dr. Malcolm Sayer, which is based on a real life experience of the author, who, in 1969, discovers beneficial effects of the drug L-Dopa. He administers it to catatonic patients who survived the 1917–28 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe and the rest of the patients are awakened after decades and have to deal with a new life in a new time. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards.
Montel Brian Anthony Williams is a former American television host, actor and motivational speaker. He is best known as host of the long-running daytime tabloid talk show The Montel Williams Show, which ran in syndication from 1991 to 2008. Williams is active with the nonprofit MS Foundation, which he founded after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999. Additionally, Williams is noted for his service in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy, from which he was honorably discharged after 15 years of service.
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American biographical sports film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of African-American coach Herman Boone, portrayed by Denzel Washington, and his attempt to integrate the T. C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. Will Patton portrays Bill Yoast, Boone's assistant coach. Real-life athletes Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell are portrayed by Ryan Hurst and Wood Harris, respectively.
William December "Billy Dee" Williams Jr. is an American actor, voice actor, and artist. He is best known as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, first in the early 1980s, and nearly forty years later in The Rise of Skywalker (2019), marking one of the longest intervals between onscreen portrayals of a character by the same actor in American film history.
Kalmah is a melodic death metal band from Oulu, Finland that formed in 1998. In less than a year after its formation, Kalmah was signed by Spinefarm Records. The word "kalmah" is Karelian and could be translated as "to the grave" or "to the death".
Inside the Actors Studio is an American talk show that airs on Ovation. The series premiered in 1994 on Bravo where it aired for 22 seasons and was hosted by James Lipton from its premiere until 2018. It is taped at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University's New York City campus.
Kimberly Payne Williams-Paisley is an American actress known for her co-starring roles on According to Jim and Nashville, as well as her breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride (1991), for which she was nominated for several awards and its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II (1995). Throughout her acting career, she has guest-starred on TV shows including Tales From The Crypt, George Lopez and Less Than Perfect. She is also known for her roles in made-for-TV movies, including Safe House, The Christmas Shoes, and Lucky 7, and also her role as Laura Parker in Shade, a short film that she also wrote and directed. Williams is married to country musician Brad Paisley, with whom she has two sons; actress Ashley Williams is her sister.
The Five Heartbeats is a 1991 musical drama film directed by Robert Townsend, who co-wrote the script with Keenen Ivory Wayans. Produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film's main cast includes Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon Robinson, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, and Diahann Carroll. The plot of the film follows the three decade career of the rhythm and blues vocal group The Five Heartbeats. The film depicts the rise and fall of a Motown inspired soul act through the eyes of one of the Heartbeats, Donald "Duck" Matthews.
Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! is a live video by the American rock band Nirvana, directed by Kevin Kerslake, and released on November 15, 1994 on VHS and laserdisc. It was re-released on DVD on November 7, 2006.
Mississippi Masala is a 1991 romantic drama film directed by Mira Nair, based upon a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, starring Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, and Roshan Seth. Set primarily in rural Mississippi, the film explores interracial romance between African Americans and Indian Americans in the United States.
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"Tico-Tico no fubá"[ˈtʃiku ˈtʃiku nu fuˈba] is a Brazilian choro song written by Zequinha de Abreu in 1917. Its original title was "Tico-Tico no farelo", but since Brazilian guitarist Américo Jacomino "Canhoto" (1889–1928) had a work with the same title, Abreu's work was given its present name in 1931, and sometime afterward Aloysio de Oliveira wrote the original Portuguese lyrics.
Richard Anthony Williams was an American actor. Williams is best known for his starring performances on Broadway in The Poison Tree, What the Wine-Sellers Buy and Black Picture Show. Williams also had notable roles in 1970s blaxploitation films such as The Mack and Slaughter's Big Rip-Off.
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Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of Ernest and Felicia Puente, native Puerto Ricans living in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Puente is often credited as "The Musical Pope", "El Rey de los Timbales" and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba's Calle 54. He guest-starred on several television shows, including Sesame Street and The Simpsons two-part episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?". His most famous song is "Oye Como Va".
Rose Tico is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). A mechanic with the Resistance, she befriends Finn and works with him to try to help Resistance forces escape from the First Order. Rose is portrayed by Kelly Marie Tran, the first Asian-American woman and first woman of color to portray a leading character in a Star Wars film.
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