Where Did You Go? Part 9


I have really been slacking on these, haven’t I? Oh well. It’s not like hundreds of people are waiting on an update or anything. Besides, I think if I added to the ‘where did you go’ page every month I may run out of people. Then I’ll have to start getting personal, calling out old elementary school chums like Danny P. who shit himself while playing the game “Red Light Green Light”. Makes you wonder how he turned out?

images1Lar Park Lincoln (Laurie Jill Park) is one of those actresses that everyone recognizes but few can put their finger on where they know her from. But not me! She was the hottest actress in the late 80′s and even though I thought her name was Ms. Hottie McHot Boobs, her career really flourished as a serious actress. Especially in the big budget but campy horror flicks like House II and Friday the 13th VII. You know that those type of movies impress me.

Lar also had a very busy TV career as well to include her long time role on Knots Landing, Tour of Duty, Hunter, Outlaws, Freddy’s Nightmares and of course…Murder She Wrote. I swear that every actor of the 80′s had to appear in an episode of Murder, She Wrote.  In fact, I’m going to temporarily post a new page, just to prove my point.

Lar is still working hard on the Hollywood front in acting, directing and as an author. Sadly, she is currently in a battle with breast cancer so I am sending her good vibes VeggeiMacabre style by burning a picture of what I think cancer looks like.

001155_3Aubree Miller? Who is Aubree Miller? Well, if you where a crack level Star Wars addict kid like I was then you are quite aware of who Ms. Miller is. She played Cindel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Towani in the made for TV movie The Ewok Adventure (1984) and The Battle For Endor (1985). I can remember going out of my mind when finding out there was an extension to the Star Wars saga that I could watch from the comforts of the couch, snuggling with a Hasbro X-Wing and eating 3PO cereal.

To be honest, I haven’t seen these episodes in 20 plus years so I can’t tell you much about them other than what is on IMDB. I can, however, say that  Wilford Brimley has a staring role in the second one and that by default makes it worth watching. But poor Aubree’s career never branched from Endor. Her only time in the lime light was the two Ewok mini-movies and you know what? That’s okay. It’s better to burn out than fade away, Aubree. Currently she is making Comic Con like appearances and living a normal life in Chico, Cali. Here she is today and sadly, I’m a year older than her. Goddamn it.

eric-dan-aubree-nhu-2005I can’t figure out who the two on the right are. I’m going out on a limb and say fans.

marilynmanson-gal-mythsYou know this was a long time coming. It’s Josh Saviano who played Paul Pfeifer from one of the greatest suburbia melodramas set in the late 60′s, The Wonder Years. I always had a connection with Paul. Perhaps it was the asthma/allergy open mouth breathing Paul always seemed to be doing. I was the sickly kid in school that was forced to buy apple juice in the milk line you know.

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Well, unfortunately Josh didn’t grow up to be Marilyn Manson like I believed up until a year ago. Now I am completely confused by the lyrics in the song, “Dope Show”. I imagined it to be the episode when Kevin and Paul learned about the female reproductive system in gym. I am rambling again. Anyway, Josh is an attorney now in NYC after attending Yale. Although he didn’t act after The Wonder Years, which was 99% of his Hollywood career, Milhouse on the Simpson’s was based off his character and he was on Reading Rainbow. Both pretty amazing, I must say.

8486273_111126054158I ask people all the time if they can name Bobcat Goldthwiat’s brother in the film, One Crazy Summer. So far, no one. But I can. And the only reason for that is, is for the longest time I thought they cast someone opposite of Bobcat’s character who detracted from his struggling vocal chords and twitchy movements. They needed someone who was…well…slightly “touched” or what they call  here in northern Idaho, a “slow-roller”. I really did think that Tom Villard, pictured above, was retarded. But nope! He wasn’t.

Tom was best known from his role in the 1980′s drama,” We’ve Got It Made” but he will always be known to me as Egg Stoke’s brother in the classic, One Crazy Summer. Once you are in an older John Cusack movie, you’ve pretty much made it in my eyes.

I tried finding a current picture of Tom but it turns out he’s dead. I hate finding things out this way. Unfortunately he succumbed to complications from the AID’s virus in 1994 and left us way too early. Sorry I thought you were retarded Tom. :(

If you want to subject yourself to more, I have a page at the top with 1 through 8.

20 Comments

  1. Holy Sh*T! I had forgotten how much I loved Bobcat! Thanks for posting the video, You made my day!

    Being somewhat *cough* older than you and female, I can’t really relate to many of these references but I do know who most of them are. You got me thinking now about the icons of my youth. The downside to that is I don’t think there are many Google images of Mickey Dolenz as Circus Boy . :D

    • Bobcat has always been a favorite of mine. I can never tell if his voice is malformed vocal chords or his act. hrm…

  2. “Sorry I thought you were retarded, Tom”. That, along with the term “slow-roller”, is going to keep me giggling most of the day. Thanks, Will!

    • I have bad karama when I use the R word but in this case I really did. Him and the girl in Facts Of Life. But I think she had MS or something. Oh! There’s another!

  3. I loved the show the Wonder years and try to catch a rerun anytime I can. Harry my best friend hates that show so I have to sneak to watch.

    I have an online friend that her daughter auditioned for a movie about 3-4 years ago that the lead role was Bobcat. She was one of the last ones they were putting through the audition process but they didn’t pick her because she was too young. She got to meet Bobcat and he was really nice. He gave her some acting advice and encouraged her to keep working at it. She auditions for acting and modeling all the time. She is 16 now.

    • How can anyone hate The Wonder Years?
      That’s cool you have a link to Bobcat. You are like the Kevin Bacon theory. There is a 6 way link to Jodi.

  4. The cancer cell imaginings first made me laugh heartily and out loud and then made me think they were far too benevolent and kind-looking… Though one could argue, I guess, that they do not know that they are replicating in harmful ways — they are just replicating according to their natural impulse to do so, so perhaps you’ve actually hit the proverbial nail on the head with their hyuck, hyuck gaw gee vibe…. Or maybe it’s the crown that throws me? Hmmm…

    Your devotion to things Ewok is both admirable and mildly disturbing…

    • Whoa…that was deep. I think cancer does look like that.

      I have a love/hate thing with the Ewoks. Hard to describe.

  5. Awwwww sheeeeeeet thanks for finding her! She looks SO different today, but I guess 20+ years will do that to you. I was just thinking of this movie yet again, because during the national holiday, Queen’s Day, the city turns into a huge fleamarket, and someone was actually selling the ‘Ewoks Battle for Endor’ video cassette tape.
    I was like: :o
    (uncanny resemblance of me actually)
    What are the odds???
    If I had a VCR I would now own it, but alas. These opportunities come only once in a blue moon and I fear I have missed my chance.

    • Who says VCR’s have gone the way of the Dodo? It’s precisely for these occasions that we should all have one. Like a storm radio or flashlights.

      • Lesson learned the hard way.

  6. Oh, and bless her little cotton socks, she’s still trying to profit from those 2 little ewoks gigs 2 decades ago. I say milk it for all it’s worth.

    • Makes you wonder if I could go to one of those conventions and claim to be an obscure actor from a bad film. Worth a shot.

      “Yes, I was the kid who played Billy in the 1987 movie, Spookies.”

      Who would know?

      • I smell a second income idea brewing, Billy.

  7. Who can hate ‘The Wonder Years’? That was one of my favorite growing up…right up until the very last episode when I found out that Kevin and Winnie went their separate ways. Speaking of Where are they now, I think Winnie has done quite well for herself. She published a book about girls and math. Smarty.

  8. I kid you not, the Paul/Marilyn controversy cost me a few friends. I was so convinced they were one and the same that I made a few bets, and when I found out I was wrong, rather than admit I had written cheques my ass couldn’t cash I just broke off all contact.

    Which is why I don’t listen to Marilyn Manson or gamble. Pretty sad, really.

  9. Hi,

    this might be a little too late but hey… regarding Aubree Miller’s recent picture, the two people on the right are not merely fans. They are Eric Walker and his wife: Eric played Mace Towani (Cindel’s older brother) in the Ewok movies. I used to love those films as well… still do.

  10. Franz you are totally right! Thank you so much. I think I will add an edit soon to that post! Way to spot that!

  11. in the aubree miller photo (ewok movies) the two people on the right are eric walker (cindel’s brother mace) and i believe the lady next to him is his wife, nhu.

    • Thanks Lori! I will be giving Eric his tim in the light soon. Good spot!


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