Donald Bellisario

Donald Bellisario
One of the most interesting creators of contemporary TV genre shows, this producer-writer-director is best known for the immensely successful "Magnum, P. I." which propelled Tom Selleck to international stardom. Bellisario started his TV career after working 14 years as the creative director of an advertising agency. Breaking in as a director of TV commercials, he soon parlayed his extensive...

Drew Lachey

Drew Lachey
After almost a decade of peripheral fame as a member of the "boy band" 98 Degrees (which also featured his older brother Nick), and later as second banana to Nick on his MTV reality series "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica" (2003-05), Drew Lachey finally came into his own in 2006, albeit under offbeat circumstances - he took home the winning trophy in the second season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC...

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman emerged as a key figure in the Hollywood Renaissance period of the 1960s and 1970s, personifying identifiable misfits and antiheroes in films embraced by a new breed of filmgoer. After struggling on and off Broadway, the Strasberg-trained actor rocketed to fame as the star of director Mike Nichols' seminal "The Graduate" (1967). Chameleon-like characters in such diverse efforts as...

Esther Williams

Esther Williams
Like Johnny Weissmuller and Buster Crabbe before her, Esther Williams achieved the seemingly impossible by transforming her skill at competitive swimming into a popular movie career. A star athlete and Olympic hopeful in her teens, she gained her earliest exposure to show business as the female lead in showman Billy Rose's Aquacade. Executives at MGM who saw her swimming abilities and pin-up...

J C Chasez

J C Chasez
While the fan favorite might be charismatic Justin Timberlake, his former co-star on "The Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel), *NSYNC's J. C. Chasez was widely considered to be the group's best singer, with a powerful midrange tenor that was suited to both heart-tugging ballads and up tempo shouters. Handsome, dark-haired and trend-conscious, the Washington, DC native spent three years (1991-1994)...

Jon Turteltaub

Jon Turteltaub
After completing studies at Wesleyan University and a master's degree from the USC film school, Turteltaub, son of veteran TV writer-producer Saul Turteltaub, gained some experience on the small screen. He worked on several ABC specials and pilots and was involved briefly with the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Salute Your Shorts". In 1990 Turteltaub made his feature writing and directorial debut, "Think...