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Henry Winkler is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. He initially rose to fame for his role as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, a greaser who became the breakout character of the sitcom Happy Days, for which he won two Golden Globe Awards and earned three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Winkler later played Barry Zuckerkorn on the comedy series Arrested Development, Sy Mittleman on the dark comedy series Childrens Hospital, Dr. Saperstein on the comedy series Parks and Recreation and Eddie R. Lawson on the comedy-drama series Royal Pains. His most recent role is Gene Cousineau on the dark comedy series Barry, for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Winkler was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Practice, and has won two Daytime Emmy Awards. He earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for playing Jack Dunne in Heroes, and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Chuck Lumley in the film Night Shift (1982). Winkler has appeared in films such as The Lords of Flatbush, The One and Only, Scream, The Waterboy, Holes, Click, and Here Comes the Boom. He also directed the films Memories of Me and Cop and a Half.
André De Shields
André De Shields is an actor, singer, dancer, director, and choreographer. His Broadway credits include Warp!, Ain't Misbehavin', Play On!, The Full Monty, Impressionism, and the title role in The Wiz. De Shields originated the role of Hermes on Broadway in Hadestown, winning the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for his performance. He has also appeared on television, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for his performance in the 1982 NBC broadcast of Ain't Misbehavin'.
Jill Eikenberry is known for her role as lawyer Ann Kelsey on the NBC drama L.A. Law, for which she is a five-time Emmy Award and four-time Golden Globe Award nominee, winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 1989. She received an Obie Award in 1986 for the Off-Broadway plays Lemon Sky and Life Under Water, and was nominated for a 2011 Drama Desk Award for the Off-Broadway musical The Kid. Her film appearances include Hide in Plain Sight, Arthur and The Manhattan Project.
John Lithgow is known for 3rd Rock from the Sun, for which he won three Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. He also won an Emmy for his role as Arthur Miller in Dexter, and as Winston Churchill in Netflix’s The Crown. Prolific in films, TV and theater, Lithgow is the recipient of numerous accolades, including; two Golden Globe Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards, and nominations for two Academy Awards, and four Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Stephen Root is a film, television and voice actor. He has starred as Jimmy James on the television sitcom NewsRadio, as Milton Waddams in the film Office Space (1999), and provided the voices of Bill Dauterive and Buck Strickland on the animated series King of the Hill (1997–2010). His other roles have included Capt. K'Vada in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode "Unification" (1991), Mr. Lund in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Gordon Pibb in DodgeBall (2004), Hawthorne Abendsen in seasons 2-4 of the series The Man in the High Castle, Jim Hudson in Get Out (2017), and supporting roles in a variety of HBO series, including Boardwalk Empire, Barry, True Blood, and Perry Mason.
Michael Tucker is an American actor and author. His most famous role came in the television series L.A. Law (1986–1994), for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards. Tucker's acting experience includes early appearances with Joseph Papp and a major stint at the Arena Theatre, in Washington, D.C. He also has worked with Lina Wertmüller, Woody Allen, and Barry Levinson. Tucker co-starred in L.A. Law as Stuart Markowitz along with his wife, Jill Eikenberry, who portrayed the character Ann Kelsey. Tucker has written three books, including Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy, which describes his buying a house in a small Italian village and mastering the fine art of Italian cooking. He is the author of Notes From A Culinary Wasteland, a blog about food, travel and the good life. In March 2015 Tucker co-starred with Eikenbery in The M Spot, a play written by Tucker and presented at the New Jersey Repertory Company.
Laurie Metcalf Over the course of her four-decade career, Laurie Metcalf has been the recipient of numerous acting awards and nominations. She has won three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award and British Academy Film Award. Metcalf began her career with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and frequently works in Chicago theater. For her stage performances and work on Broadway, Metcalf has received six Tony Award nominations, winning Best Actress in a Play in 2017 for her performance in A Doll's House, Part 2 and Best Featured Actress in a Play for the 2018 revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. She gained national attention for her performance as Jackie Harris on the sitcom Roseanne and its spinoff The Conners for which she won three Primetime Emmy Awards. Other television credits include 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Norm Show, Frasier, Desperate Housewives and The Big Bang Theory. She played a leading role in the HBO comedy series Getting On. Metcalf has starred in numerous films and is known for her critically acclaimed performance in Greta Gerwig's comedy-drama film Lady Bird, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. Since 1995, she has voiced Mrs. Davis, the mother of Andy, in the Toy Story franchise.
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