Monday, November 14, 2016

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow - Pencil sketch on 9x12 smooth bristol paper. Greg Joens.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Doris Day

Doris Day
(born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1924) is a retired American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist. Source: Wikipedia

Pencil sketch on bristol paper by Greg Joens

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lamar jackson

Louisville Cardinals QB, Lamar Jackson in pencil on 9x12 smooth bristol paper.
Fan Art

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fyvush Finkel

Fyvush Finkel 9x12 pencil drawing on bristol paper.

Philip "Fyvush" Finkel (Yiddish: פֿײַוויש פֿינקעל‎; October 9, 1922 – August 14, 2016) was an American actor known as a star of Yiddish theater and for his role as lawyer Douglas Wambaugh on the television series Picket Fences, for which he earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1994. He is also known for his portrayal of Harvey Lipschultz, a crotchety history teacher, on the television series Boston Public.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wayne Gallman - Clemson Running Back

Wayne Gallman (born October 1, 1994) is an American football running back for the Clemson Tigers. Gallman attended Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia.
Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

John Wayne

John Wayne (Pencil Sketch on 9x12 Bristol Paper)

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne and the nickname Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.[1] An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.

Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California.
He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC) as a result of a bodysurfing accident.

[4]:63–64 Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he mostly appeared in small bit parts.
His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's lavish widescreen epic The Big Trail (1930),
which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre.

Wayne's career took off in 1939, with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant mainstream star.
Wayne went on to star in 142 pictures. Biographer Ronald Davis says:
"John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage.
Eighty-three of his movies were Westerns, and in them he played cowboys,
cavalrymen, and unconquerable loners extracted from the Republic's central creation myth."

Wayne's other well-known Western roles include a cattleman
driving his herd north on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948),
a Civil War veteran whose young niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956),
and a troubled rancher competing with an Eastern lawyer for a woman's hand in marriage in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).

He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959),
and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance,
he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976).
He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era,
and his last public appearance was at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Will Muschamp (pencil sketch on smooth bristol paper)
William Larry Muschamp (born August 3, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head coach at South Carolina. He was the head coach at Florida from 2011 to 2014.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg (pencil on 9x12 smooth bristol paper)

(born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, businessman and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, releasing the albums Music for the People and You Gotta Believe. Wahlberg later transitioned to acting, appearing in films such as the drama Boogie Nights and the satirical war comedy-drama Three Kings during the 1990s.

In the 2000s, he starred in the biographical disaster drama The Perfect Storm, the science-fiction film Planet of the Apes and the Martin Scorsese-directed neo-noir crime drama The Departed. In the 2010s, he starred in the action-comedy The Other Guys alongside Will Ferrell, the biographical sports drama The Fighter, the comedy Ted, the war film Lone Survivor and the science-fiction action film Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Wahlberg has also served as executive producer of four HBO series: the comedy-drama Entourage (2004–11), the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire (2009–14), and the comedy-dramas How to Make It in America (2010–11) and Ballers (2015–present).

He is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain and co-stars in the reality TV series about it. Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 29, 2010. Source: wikipedia

Friday, September 2, 2016

Kenny Baker R2D2 of Star Wars

RIP Kenny Baker 1934 - 2016
aka R2D2 in the Star Wars movies franchise.

2B pencil on smooth bristol paper.

Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker (24 August 1934 – 13 August 2016) was an English actor and musician. He was best known for portraying the character R2-D2 in the highly successful Star Wars science fiction movie franchise.
Source: Wikipedia

Monday, August 22, 2016

Frank Sinatra

Legendary singer Frank Sinatra - Pencil sketch on bristol paper.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Barney Fife

Barney Fife - Pencil sketch on smooth bristol paper.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Agent 99

Agent 99

Barbara Feldon (born March 12, 1933) is an American character actress who works mostly in the theatre, but is primarily known for her roles on television. Her most prominent role was that of Agent 99 on the 1960s sitcom Get Smart.

Sketch on smooth bristol paper with 2B, Ebony, No.2 pencils.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001), known as Carroll O'Connor, was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. A life-member of The Actors Studio,[1] O'Connor first attracted attention as Major General Colt in the 1970 movie Kelly's Heroes. The following year he found fame as the bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979 to 1983). O'Connor later starred in the NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night from 1988 to 1995, where he played the role of southern Police Chief William (Bill) Gillespie. At the end of his career in the late 1990s he played the father of Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) on Mad About You.

In 1996, O'Connor was ranked #38 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Spanky - The Little Rascals


George "Spanky" McFarland (October 2, 1928 – June 30, 1993) was an American actor most famous for his appearances as a child in the Our Gang series of short-subject comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. The Our Gang shorts were later syndicated to television as The Little Rascals.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sgt. Schultz

John Banner
as Sgt. Schultz in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"
(28 January 1910 – 28 January 1973), born Johann Banner, was an Austrian film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Master Sergeant Schultz in the situation comedy Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971). Schultz, constantly encountering evidence that the inmates of his stalag were planning mayhem, frequently feigned ignorance with the catchphrase, "I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!" (or, more commonly as the series went on, "I see nothing, nothing!").
Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Jim Nabors as "Gomer Pyle"

Jim Nabors as "Gomer Pyle"

James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (born June 12, 1930)[1] is an American actor and singer. Born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, Nabors moved to southern California because of his asthma. While working at a Santa Monica nightclub, The Horn, he was discovered by Andy Griffith and later joined The Andy Griffith Show, playing Gomer Pyle. Nabors and Ron Howard are the last surviving regular male cast members from that series.[2] The character proved popular, and Nabors was given his own spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..
Though known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle, Nabors became a popular guest on variety shows in the 1960s and 1970s (including two specials of his own in 1969 and 1974), which showcased his rich baritone voice. He subsequently recorded numerous albums and singles, most of them containing romantic ballads.
Nabors is also known for singing "Back Home Again in Indiana", prior to the start of the Indianapolis 500, held annually over the Memorial Day Weekend. Except for a few absences due to health or other conflicts,[3] Nabors sang the unofficial Indiana anthem every year from 1972 until his final time in 2014.[4]

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Coach Jim Byers

Jim Byers

Pencil sketch tribute to University of Evansville coach and athletic director, Jim Byers 1937-2016.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

John Huston

John Huston
John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Misfits (1961), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975). During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, won twice, and directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins in different films.
Huston was known to direct with the vision of an artist, having studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris in his early years. He continued to explore the visual aspects of his films throughout his career: sketching each scene on paper beforehand, then carefully framing his characters during the shooting.[citation needed] While most directors rely on post-production editing to shape their final work, Huston instead created his films while they were being shot, making them both more economical and cerebral, with little editing needed.[citation needed]
Most of Huston's films were adaptations of important novels, often depicting a "heroic quest," as in Moby Dick, or The Red Badge of Courage. In many films, different groups of people, while struggling toward a common goal, would become doomed, forming "destructive alliances," giving the films a dramatic and visual tension. Many of his films involved themes such as religion, meaning, truth, freedom, psychology, colonialism and war.
Before becoming a Hollywood filmmaker, he had been an amateur boxer, reporter, short-story writer, portrait artist in Paris, a cavalry rider in Mexico, and a documentary filmmaker during World War II. Huston has been referred to as "a titan", "a rebel", and a "renaissance man" in the Hollywood film industry. Author Ian Freer describes him as "cinema's Ernest Hemingway"—a filmmaker who was "never afraid to tackle tough issues head on." Source: Wikipedia

Monday, July 18, 2016

Andy Devine

Andy Devine

Andrew Vabre "Andy" Devine (October 7, 1905 – February 18, 1977) was an American character actor and comic cowboy sidekick known for his distinctive, whiny voice.

Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx
Julius Henry Marx,
Born: October 2, 1890, New York City, NY
Died: August 19, 1977, Los Angeles, CA
Known professionally as Groucho Marx, was an American comedian and film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era.

Siblings: Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Gummo Marx
Movies: Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers, More
Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

John Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), better known by his screen name Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his explicit comedy records and his starring role on the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.

Foxx gained notoriety with his raunchy nightclub acts during the 1950s and 1960s. Known as the "King of the Party Records", he performed on more than 50 records in his lifetime. He also starred in Sanford, The Redd Foxx Show and The Royal Family. His film roles included All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) and Harlem Nights (1989).

In 2004, Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time ranked Foxx as the 24th best stand-up comedian. Foxx not only influenced many comedians, but was often portrayed in popular culture as well, mainly as a result of his famous catchphrases, body language and facial expressions exhibited on Sanford and Son.

Source: Wikipedia

Monday, July 4, 2016

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

(born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky; April 22, 1926) is an American character actress of stage, comedian, singer and dancer whose career spans six decades.

Rae is known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts of Life (in which she had the starring role from 1979–1986). She received the Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy in 1982. She also appeared in two Facts of Life television movies: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris in 1982 and The Facts of Life Reunion in 2001. She voiced the character of "Nanny" in 101 Dalmatians: The Series. She also appeared as Gammy Hart in Girl Meets World.

In 2015, she returned to the silver screen in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield. In November 2015, Charlotte released her new autobiography, The Facts of My Life, which was co-written with her son, Larry Strauss.

Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Keri Russell

Keri Russell...
Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976)
is an American actress. She came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the series Felicity, which ran from 1998 to 2002, and for which she won a Golden Globe Award.
Russell has since appeared in several films including Mission: Impossible III (2006), Waitress (2007), August Rush (2007), Extraordinary Measures (2010), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and currently stars as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings in the FX television series The Americans.
Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kurt Russell

Kurt Vogel Russell

(born March 17, 1951) is an American actor.

He began acting on television for the western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s.

Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983). During the 1980s, he starred in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York, and its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A., Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult films. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the television film Elvis (1979), also directed by Carpenter.

Russell also starred in other films, including Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Miracle (2004), Poseidon (2006), Death Proof (2007), Bone Tomahawk and The Hateful Eight.
Source: Wikipedia

Monday, June 27, 2016

John Rhys-Davies

John Rys-davies

John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor and voice actor known for his portrayal of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Len Cariou

Leonard Joseph "Len" Cariou

(born September 30, 1939) is a Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd in the original cast of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He currently plays the patriarch, Henry Reagan, NYPD Police Commissioner (retired), in the multi-generational television series Blue Bloods on CBS.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gabby Hayes

Gabby Hayes, westerns, cowboys, sidekick. Pencil on Paper.
George Francis "Gabby" Hayes (May 7, 1885 – February 9, 1969) was an American radio, film, and television actor. He was best known for his numerous appearances in Western films as the colorful sidekick to the leading man.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fred Allen

Fred Allen

AKA John Florence Sullivan (May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956), known professionally as Fred Allen, was an American comedian whose absurdist, topically-pointed radio program The Fred Allen Show (1932–1949) made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the Golden Age of American radio.

His best-remembered gag was his long-running mock feud with friend and fellow comedian Jack Benny, but it was only part of his appeal; radio historian John Dunning (in On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio) wrote that Allen was radio's most admired comedian and most frequently censored. A master ad libber, Allen often tangled with his network's executives (and often barbed them on the air over the battles) while developing routines whose style and substance influenced fellow comic talents, including Groucho Marx, Stan Freberg, Henry Morgan and Johnny Carson; his avowed fans also included President Franklin D. Roosevelt and novelists William Faulkner, John Steinbeck and Herman Wouk (who began his career writing for Allen).

Allen was honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for contributions to television and radio.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London - Pencil on paper

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London - Pencil on paper

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott, actor typically played a hero/cowboy in the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema. - pencil on paper

Monday, June 13, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

President Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan. Pencil sketch on bristol paper.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, Engineer of the USS Enterprise - Star Trek.

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, Engineer of the USS Enterprise - Star Trek.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Pencil Drawing of Star Trek - USS Enterprise First Officer Spock.

Pencil Drawing of Star Trek - USS Enterprise First Officer Spock.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Captain James T. Kirk

Captain James T. Kirk...

Pencil sketch of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise from the 1960s TV show Star Trek starring actor William Shatner.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

(February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Source: Wikipedia

Friday, May 27, 2016

Bruce Wayne from Gotham

Young Bruce Wayne from Fox-TV Gotham

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. In the early 1990s, DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom, Growing Pains. In 1993, DiCaprio began his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3, before starring in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy's Life (1993) alongside Robert De Niro. DiCaprio was praised for his supporting role in the drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), and gained public recognition with leading roles in the drama The Basketball Diaries (1995), and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron's epic romance Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film to that point.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell..

is an American rock and country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and occasional actor.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges - Curly, Larry and Moe.

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid–20th century, best known for their numerous Columbia short subject films that are still syndicated on television. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names of "Moe, Larry, and Curly", "Moe, Larry, and Shemp," or "Larry, Moe and Curly Joe" (among other lineups, depending on the particular film). There were six active stooges with only three in the act at any given time, five of whom performed in the shorts. Larry and Moe were always present during the film era through the final years of the ensemble's run of more than forty years.

The act began as part of a mid-1920s vaudeville comedy act, billed as Ted Healy and his Stooges, consisting of Healy, Moe Howard, his brother Shemp Howard, and Larry Fine. The four made one feature film, Soup to Nuts, before Shemp left to pursue a solo career. He was replaced by his younger brother, Jerome (Curly Howard), in 1932. Two years later, the trio left Healy and signed on to appear in their own short subjects for Columbia, now billed as "The Three Stooges".

Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in May 1946, and Shemp returned, reinstating the original lineup, until his death of a heart attack in November 1955. Film actor Joe Palma was used as a temporary stand-in to complete four Shemp-era shorts under contract (the maneuver thereafter became known as the term of art "Fake Shemp"). Columbia contract player Joe Besser joined as the third Stooge for two years (1956–57), departing in 1958 to nurse his ailing wife. Columbia terminated its shorts division and released its Stooges contractual rights to the Screen Gems production studio. Screen Gems then syndicated the shorts to television, and the Stooges became one of the most popular comedy acts of the early 1960s.

Comic actor Joe DeRita became "Curly Joe" in 1958, replacing Besser for a new series of full-length theatrical films. With intense television exposure, the act regained momentum throughout the 1960s as popular kiddie fare, until Larry Fine's paralyzing stroke in January 1970. Fine died in 1975 after a further series of strokes. Moe tried to revive the Stooges with longtime supporting actor Emil Sitka in Larry's role in 1970, and again in 1975, but this attempt was cut short by Moe's death in May 1975.

Source: Wikipedia

Larry Fine

Larry Fine - Three Stooges Fame

Louis Feinberg (October 5, 1902 – January 24, 1975), known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Curly Howard

Curly Howard - Three Stooges Fame
Jerome Lester Horwitz (October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952), better known by his stage name Curly Howard, was an American comedian and vaudevillian actor. He was best known as the most outrageous and energetic member of the American farce comedy team the Three Stooges, which also featured his older brothers Moe and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine.
Curly was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions ("nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" (certainly), and barking like a dog) as well as his physical comedy (e.g., falling on ground and pivoting on his shoulder as he "walked" in circular motion), improvisations, and athleticism. An untrained actor, Curly borrowed (and significantly exaggerated) the "woob woob" from "nervous" and soft-spoken comedian Hugh Herbert.
Curly's unique version of "woob-woob-woob" was firmly established by the time of the Stooges' second Columbia film, Punch Drunks, in 1934.
Curly was forced to leave the Three Stooges act in 1946 when a massive stroke ended his showbusiness career. He suffered through serious health issues and several more strokes until his death in 1952 at age 48.