TV Performers

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Scott Baio - Acquired by on September 9, 2000
Who is this person:
Scott Baio has had a long career, mostly in television. He played Chachi Arcola on Happy Days and later on Joanie Loves Chachi. After that he was Charles of Charles in Charge, some episodes of which he also directed.
He was also in Rewind which FOX cancelled before it hit the air. More recently he's produced and appeared in the movie Very Mean Men and in Bar Hopping.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Charles in Charge was certainly a positive show and Charles never failed to make the right decision (or accept responsibility when he didn't).
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
What did you get?
An autographed photo inscribed
"Winter Camp
Stay Warm!
Scott Baio"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Pam Dawber - Acquired by on March 7, 2000
Who is this person:
A Detroit native, Pam Dawber first came to national attention portraying Mindy McConnell opposite Robin Williams on Mork and Mindy. She has gone on to do nearly thirty movies, primarily for television. She appeared with John Ritter in Stay Tuned a fairly hilarious movie where he sold their souls for television.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Complete our whole Mork and Mindy motif. Plus, she was active in helping to pass Stalking Laws following the death of Rebecca Schaeffer. She and her husband, Mark Harmon (yes, that Mark Harmon) once pulled a 16 year old from a burning car just before it exploded.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in roughly 160 days
What did you get?
An inscribed photo of her wearing an Orkan space suit inscribed
“To Winter Camp,
Warmest Wishes,”
Pam Dawber.
She also wrote “Sorry this is so late... Winter Camp 24?” on the notecard that was enclosed.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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LeVar Burton - Acquired by Steve on November 18, 1999
Who is this person:
LeVar Burton has been in a wide range of shows. Iím most familiar with his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but his Reading Rainbow work might be just as familiar to younger campers.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
LeVar plays only positive roles
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
received by mail in 49 days
What did you get?
preprinted autograph accompanied by a letter explaining that LeVar was out of the country and couldnít send us a personalized letter wishing us luck on our 23rd Winter Camp.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Seth Green - Acquired by Steve on 9/11/99
Who is this person:
Seth has appeared in more than 30 movies, but is probably best known for his role as "Oz" on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. He also had more memorable appearances as "Scott Evil" in the Austin Powers movies and as "Kenny" in Can't Hardly Wait
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Well, the B:TVS thing was obvious, plus I saw him (and fellow B:TVSer Allyson Hannigan) on Lovelines one night and he definitely had a Winter Camper attitude.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Nope. Received by mail in 11 months.
What did you get?
An autographed postcard; clearly he signs a bunch of them. The front is signed; the back says "Thanks so much for writing - I really appreciate the support". Both sides have a pen sketch drawn by him of either his head (front) or his whole body (back). It's pretty cool.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database
Joyce DeWitt - Acquired by Steve on April
Who is this person:
Probably best known as Janet on Three's Company. She played the smart one.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I wanted to complete my collection of Three's Company autographs, now only Suzanne Somers remains.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
nope
What did you get?
Autographed Photo
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Richard Karn - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Home Improvement is a favorite around here.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Taran Noah Smith - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Home Improvement is a favorite around here.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Debbe Dunning - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement and numerous other television appearances. She's also a two-time American Gladiators champion.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Home Improvement is a favorite around here.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Zachery Ty Bryan - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Home Improvement is a favorite around here.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Johnathon Taylor Thomas - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement. Appeared in Taps and Silverado among other movies
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Home Improvement is a favorite around here and the scheming Randy reminds me of some siblings I could name.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Earl Hindman - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement. Appeared in Taps and Silverado among other movies
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Home Improvement is a favorite around here and Wilson Wilson, like our own Mr. Wilson, usually display uncommon wisdom
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Patricia Richardson - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement and numerous other movies.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Home Improvement is a favorite around here and Patricia's character is usually a good role model.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Tim Allen - Acquired by Steve on June 23, 1999
Who is this person:
Star of Home Improvement and numerous movies including Jungle-2-Jungle and The Santa Clause. He's also a talented comedian.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Although he made some mistakes early in his life, he has since set a pretty good example by admitting his errors and doing the right thing.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 180 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo of the entire Home Improvement cast
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Bob Denver - Acquired by Steve on 2/25/99
Who is this person:
He played Maynard on Dobie Gillis but is best known as Gilligan on Gilligan's Island
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Gilligan's Island is a classic television show and Gilligan, while somewhat inept, is definitely of high moral character
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 14 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo inscribed "SOS Winter Camp"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Patrick Stewart - Acquired by Steve on 3/29/99
Who is this person:
Best known to Winter Campers as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is a classically trained Shakespearan actor. He also appeared in the movie Conspiracy Theory among more than 50 others.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
With our own Star Trek theme behind us, it seemed obvious.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Recieved by mail in 184 days (the current record holder)
What did you get?
An autographed photo (unlike some other starship captains, this one was large and did not include a flier asking me to join his fan club)
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Charisma Carpenter - Acquired by on 3/23/99
Who is this person:
A former Laker Girl who plays Cordelia Chase on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Hey, it's my favorite show, plus I think she's a pretty good actress. Also, there's the babe factor to be considered.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in either 40 or 178 days (two requests)
What did you get?
Even with two requests we got an unsigned photo (that's right, not even a preprint!)
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Official Buffy Website

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Wishbone - Acquired by Steve on 2/18/99
Who is this person:
I know even less about Wishbone than I do about Barney. He appears to be some sort of mystery solving dog (see below)
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
To be honest, I didn't.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in just 7 days; apparently Wishbone shares office space with Barney - the two items arrived in the same envelope.
What did you get?
An "autographed" picture showing Wishbone riding a horse (it has his pawprint on it). They also sent a copy of Lights! Camera! Action Dog! by Nancy Butcher, which is part of the Wishbone Mysteries series.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Barney - Acquired by Steve on 2/18/99
Who is this person:
The lovable purple dinosaur of PBS and children's television fame.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I thought it would be cool to have Barney's autograph -- we're getting closer to having youth at camp who grew up on him rather than Sesame Street (of course, I'm more of a Captain Kangaroo geezer, but that's neither here nor there).
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in just 7 days
What did you get?
An "autographed" picture showing Barney and two other dinosaurs, one yellow and one green. I expect it's his wife and kid, but like I said, I'm from the Mr. Greenjeans era.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Katie Holmes - Acquired by Steve on 1/26/99
Who is this person:
Probably most famous as Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek. She also appeared in last summer's Disturbing Behavior
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I've never seen it, but a lot of other Winter Campers are fans of Dawson's Creek.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 94 days
What did you get?
A signed photo that says "Thanks for watching"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Jennifer Aniston - Acquired by Steve on 1/19/99
Who is this person:
Most famous as Rachel on Friends. Jennifer has also made a number of romantic comedies in the last few years including She's the One, Picture Perfect and 'Til There Was You.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
She's a babe, plus I like Friends
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 82 days. I'm pretty sure the signature is an autopen because it came from Studio Artists. Check out the Sarah Michelle Gellar entry for more info. (no this isn't just a leftover from Courteney Cox; the story is the same!)
What did you get?
A signed photo
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Sarah Michelle Gellar - Acquired by Steve on 1/18/99
Who is this person:
A talented actress who won a daytime Emmy for her work on Swann's Crossing she's become the current media darling with appearances in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream II, and the upcoming Simply Irresistible. Probably best known around these parts for her work as Buffy Summers, the title character in Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Depends who you ask. For those who attribute my fascination with the show to their own base motives, it's because she's a babe (which she is).
For those who realize the truth of my addiction, it's because she (as Buffy) represents some of the Scouting ideals - she is helpful, mostly obedient and definitely brave. She's always prepared to stake a vamp or slay a demon. Also, I've read that her work ethic is amazing and that she's a very caring person (all of which makes the autopen autograph we received even more annoying).
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 82 days. I received this along with a few other autographs. I'm no expert on autopen, but this one was pretty easy to spot. I got four letters from Studio Artists -- Courteney Cox, Nicholas Cage, and two Sarah Michelle Gellars, one of which had two pictures in it. Since all three of hers were exactly the same, but were not preprinted, I'm thinking it must have been an autopen.
What did you get?
A signed photo saying "Best of Everything
XOXO
Sarah Michelle Gellar"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Courteney Cox - Acquired by Steve on 1/18/99
Who is this person:
Most famous as Monica on Friends. She's also been in Scream, Scream II and Masters of the Universe along with a couple of dozen other things
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I like Friends, plus we were woefully short of babes for our autograph collection.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 82 days. I'm pretty sure the signature is an autopen because it came from Studio Artists. Check out the Sarah Michelle Gellar entry for more info.
What did you get?
A photo signed "Best Wishes, Courteney Cox"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Conan O'Brien - Acquired by Steve on 1/5/99
Who is this person:
Famous late night talk show host
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I think he's pretty funny.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 45 days
What did you get?
A signed picture
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Ann B. Davis - Acquired by Steve on 12/27/98
Who is this person:
Probably most famous for playing "Alice" on the Brady Bunch
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
She's a U of M alumni, like several Winter Campers and plus she was on the Brady Bunch.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 34 days
What did you get?
An autographed picture that read "Hi! Winter Camp Love Ann B. Davis"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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William Shatner - Acquired by Steve on 12/24/98
Who is this person:
Captain James Tiberius Kirk is well known to most Winter Campers. Shatner has practically created his... own... school... of... acting. He also starred in "Big Bad Momma", the TV series "T.J. Hooker" and he wrote and appeared in "Tek-War"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Plenty of Trekkers and Trekkies at Winter Camp.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 61 days.
What did you get?
An autographed photo and an invitation to join his fan club.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Trey Parker & Matt Stone - Acquired by Steve on 12/21/98
Who is this person:
The co-creators of South Park
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
First off, many Winter Campers love South Park. I also saw them on Dennis Miller where they talked about their habit of farting on celebrities. I knew we had to have them in our collection
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 58 days
What did you get?
Two photos both autographed by both of them. The inscription on one is "To Steve and the Winter Camp Crew". The other says "To Winter Camp Best Wishes". The autographs seem real; I'm guessing the inscription is secretarial
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Official Southpark Site

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Alex Trebek - Acquired by Steve on 12/7/98
Who is this person:
Host of the game show Jeopardy; Alex is also a Canadian.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
C'mon, it's the host of Jeopardy. Besides Ron already had the contestant search team and I figured this might be a one up kind of thing.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 16 days by mail
What did you get?
An inscribed photo reading "To Winter Camp with my very best wishes. Stay Warm! Alex Trebek"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Jeopardy Web Page

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Clayton Moore - Acquired by Steve on 12/7/98
Who is this person:
Probably most famous for portraying the Lone Ranger on television. He has gone on to do public appearances. He was officially barred (court-order) from wearing a Lone Ranger mask during those appearances
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Two things; First, it's the Lone Ranger, a pretty cool role model. Second, the road to Winter Camp takes us through the hometown of Brace Beemer, the radio lone ranger.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Took 16 days by mail
What did you get?
Clayton inscribed one of our WCFS notecards; it says:
"To Winter Camp Scouts, Best Wishes
Clayton Moore
Lone Ranger"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Leonard Nimoy - Acquired by Steve on 11/24/98
Who is this person:
Best known for his role as "Mr. Spock" on "Star Trek" and its antecedents, Nimoy also made the series "In Search Of" which chased down myths and legends. He has also worked as a director on two Star Trek films, "Three Men and a Baby", "The Good Mother"
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Too many Trek fans, myself included, to pass this one up
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 31 days
What did you get?
A preprinted photo of Nimoy as "Mr. Spock".
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Rosie O'Donnell - Acquired by Steve on 11/18/98
Who is this person:
Rosie first came to prominence as a gifted comedienne. She has since gone on to star on stage ("Grease"), film ("The Flintstones", "A League of Their Own") and, of course, television, with the Rosie O'Donnell show.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I've seen interviews where she has talked about how hard it is for single moms and how insulated she is from all that because of her celebrity. On Dennis Miller, she basically ripped on a handful of celebrities whom she thought had lost touch with reality and it was pretty funny.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Recieved by mail in just 14 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo inscribed "Winter Camp Rocks". The picture also has her autograph preprinted, so I don't think she normally signs them making this one even cooler.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Internet Movie Database

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Pat Sajak - Acquired by Steve on 11/7/98
Who is this person:
Pat is the host of Wheel of Fortune and once had his own talk show.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
First, he's totally a household name. Second, I saw him on Jeopardy and he played for the Boy Scouts of America. I've never seen any other celebrity play for the BSA.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Another mail request this one took 11 days.
What did you get?
An autographed picture with no inscription
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Wheel of Fortune

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Sherwood Schwartz - Acquired by Steve on 11/3/98
Who is this person:
Sherwood Shwartz created two of the most enduring televisioin series of all time "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch". Both have been available in syndication (or actually airing) for as long as there has been Winter Camp. I don't think anyone in America wouldn't recognize those two shows.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
His impact on our country is amazing! In the seventies, it seemed like everyone wanted to be a Brady. And with Gilligan's Island, he posed one of the deepest, most-telling philosophical questions of the modern age: "Ginger or Maryann?"
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Nope. Took only 8 days for him to send something back.
What did you get?
Three photos all inscribed and signed by the man himself. One is of just him and is a 1998 photo. The second one shows him posing on the stairs with all the Brady's; it was taken in 1970 and you can even see the horse (from the Brady sequel) in the foreground. The final picture is of the cast of Gilligan's Island and includes both Ginger and Maryann looking lovely in two-piece suits (I don't remember ever seeing actual bikinis in the series; this just makes the whole Ginger/Maryann thing even harder!)
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
www.yahoo.com

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Jeopardy Contestant Search Team - Acquired by Ron on 10/29-98
Who is this person:
They are the people who travel around the country and test people to be contestants on Jeropardy, America's Emmy Award Winning Number 1 Game Show.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I had a unique opportunity to get the autograph of someone who plays an important,behind-the-scenes roll in an activity that is a part of American life.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
I was trying out for Jeopardy. After I passed the test, I hung around to get the autographs. They were surprised. I guess they are more used to people asking for autographs from Alex. They were happy to do it, and went through their cases to find something appropriate to autograph.
What did you get?
A Brochure for the Jeopardy Show handed out to affiliates with Biographical information on key personnel. The cover is autographed by the three person team.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
www.Jeopardy.com

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