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Andrew Krystal was the radio and television broadcaster best known around these parts for his stints at Mojo Radio and The Fan 590 where he was the morning show host. Andrew was my guest on Toronto Mike'd for episode 630 when we discussed his years at Mojo Radio, being The
Vangelis was the Greek composer who wrote the Academy Award-winning score for the film Chariots of Fire and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series.
David Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit. Milgaard's case was overturned when DNA evidence linked notorious rapist Larry Fisher to the murder and he was released on April 16, 1992, prompting the Tragically Hip to write "Wheat Kings."
Fred Ward was the Golden Globe-winning actor who appeared in such films as The Right Stuff, Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Henry & June, The Player, Swing Shift and Short Cuts.
Mike Hagerty was the actor who appeared in a slew of films from 1983 to 2020, including Brewster’s Millions, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Inspector Gadget, Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders, and Thin Ice. He was also a recurring character on
Naomi Judd was the singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd. Her hits with Wynonna included “Love Can Build a Bridge” in 1990,“Mama He’s Crazy” in 1984, “Why Not Me” in 1984,“Turn It Loose” in 1988, “Girls Night Out” in
Guy Lafleur led the Habs to four consecutive Stanley Cup titles from 1976 to 1979, and won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player twice during that period. He also captured the 1977 Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. I remember well his comeback with the New
Robert Morse played Bert Cooper on Mad Men. Here he is in his final episode, performing a song-and-dance routine to The Best Things in Life Are Free, having peacefully died during Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moon landing.
Liz Sheridan was the actress best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's mom on Seinfeld, although I first took note of her when she played the neighbour Mrs. Ochmonek on ALF. My favourite fun fact about her is that she once dated James Dean.
Mike Bossy was a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders, recording 1,126 points (573 goals, 553 assists) in 752 NHL regular-season games. Growing up, this poster from Canadian Tire adorned my bedroom wall.
Gilbert Gottfried was the actor and legendary stand-up comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes. I thoroughly enjoyed Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!
Estelle Harris was the actress best known for playing George Costanza's mother on Seinfeld. She's also well known for voicing the role of Mrs. Potato Head in the "Toy Story" franchise.
Beck, as we affectionately called her, was a bright light amongst FOTMs and a very active member of the community. I went to high school with Beck, but lost touch with her after graduation until she discovered Toronto Mike'd a few years ago. Since then, she attended TMLX events, participated
Eugene Melnyk has owned the Ottawa Senators since 2003. He was also the founder and former chairman of Biovail Corp., once Canada's largest pharmaceutical company.
Taylor Hawkins was the drummer for Foo Fighters, and prior to that, the drummer for Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan.
Peter Goddard was the Toronto Star music critic. He received the 1973 Juno Award as Music Journalist of The Year. Here he is on CBC Radio arguing that punk was not a passing fad. So sad to hear of the passing of legendary Toronto pop music critic and arts journalist
Madeleine Albright was the first woman to serve as secretary of state for the United States, holding that position from from 1997 to 2001. Albright succeeded Warren Christopher as secretary of state, having previously served the Clinton administration as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Scott Hall was one of the biggest wrestling stars of the 1990s, rising to prominence under the ring name “Razor Ramon” in the World Wrestling Federation before moving to World Championship Wrestling in 1996, where he was one of the founding members of wrestling’s most iconic faction, the New
William Hurt was the actor best known for his Oscar-winning performance in 1985’s "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and his work in "The Big Chill" and "Body Heat."
Emilio Delgado was the actor who played Luis on Sesame Street since 1971. This man helped raise me.
Sally Kellerman was the actress who played Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's film M*A*S*H, a role that earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Mark Lanegan was the frontman for Screaming Trees, the band that scored Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart with the singles “Nearly Lost You” and “All I Know.” He also played with Queens of the Stone Age and released a wealth of solo material.
Steve Fonyo was the cancer survivor who ran across Canada with a prosthetic leg as a teen, following in the footsteps of Terry Fox. The “Journey for Lives” initiative raised more than $13 million for cancer research.
Dallas Good was a singer songwriter with The Sadies. Dallas Good co-fronted the Sadies along with his brother Travis. I saw them open for The Tragically Hip at Fort York back in 2006.
Ivan Reitman was the producer and director behind some of Hollywood's biggest comedies, from National Lampoon's Animal House to Meatballs to Stripes and Ghostbusters. On a personal note, Ivan Reitman gave the keynote address at my convocation.