Below you'll find information on the actors and actresses who starred in UHF, including filmographies of noteworthy projects before and after the movie, awards they have won, how else they have worked with Al, and what they've been up to lately.
Before UHF: Al-TV (also writer, MTV, 1984), The Compleat Al (also writer, CBS/Fox, 1985), Tapeheads (Pacific Arts, 1988), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (Paramount, 1988), five studio albums, many music videos, and other appearances
Since UHF: The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (Paramount, 1991), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (Paramount, 1994), Spy Hard (also main title director, Hollywood, 1996), The Weird Al Show (also head writer and executive producer, CBS, 1997-1998), "Weird Al" Yankovic Live! (VH1, 1999), Haunted Lighthouse (Busch Gardens, 2003), six studio albums, many music videos, and other appearances
Awards: Grammy Awards for "Eat It" (1985), the "Fat" music video (1989), and Poodle Hat (2004)
Other Projects With Al: Numerous
Can Currently Be Seen: Al spent much of 2004 touring the country to promote his latest album Poodle Hat and his latest DVD "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection. He is currently taking a much-needed break.
Web Site: www.weirdal.com
Before UHF: Fridays (ABC, 1980-1982), Transylvania 6-5000 (New World Pictures, 1985), Whoops Apocalypse (MGM, 1986)
Since UHF: Seinfeld (NBC, 1990-1998), Problem Child (Universal, 1990), So I Married an Axe Murderer (Tri-Star, 1993), Airheads (Twentieth Century Fox, 1994), Unstrung Heroes (Hollywood, 1995), Trial and Error (New Line, 1997), The Michael Richards Show (NBC, 2000)
Awards: Emmy Awards for Seinfeld (1993, 1994, 1997)
Other Projects With Al: UHF DVD commentary
Can Currently Be Seen: Michael recently made headlines when he, Jason Alexander, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus reportedly refused to participate in the production of the Seinfeld: The Complete First and Second Seasons and Seinfeld: The Complete Third Season DVD sets, citing lack of fair compensation. After discussing the matter with Jerry Seinfeld, Michael did change his mind and agreed to help out. Look for the DVDs this Christmas!
Before UHF: Death of a Salesman (Columbia, 1951), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Allied Artists Pictures, 1956), The Misfits (United Artists, 1961), The Prize (MGM, 1963), Hotel (Warner Bros., 1967), The Survivors (ABC, 1969-1970), Kansas City Bomber (MGM, 1972), Alien Thunder (Cinerama, 1974), The Howling (Studio Canal, 1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (Warner Bros., 1983), The Colbys (ABC, 1986-1987), Innerspace (Warner Bros., 1987)
Since UHF: The Distinguished Gentleman (Hollywood, 1992), Matinee (Universal, 1993), Greedy (Universal, 1994), Just Cause (Warner Bros., 1995), Addams Family Reunion (Warner Bros., 1998), The Legend of Razorback (AFI/Normandie, 2002), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Warner Bros., 2003)
Awards: Golden Globe for Death of a Salesman (1951), OBIE for Harry Outside (1975)
Other Projects With Al: The Weird Al Show episode "Al Plays Hooky" (60% Chance of Rain movie trailer)
Can Currently Be Seen: Kevin is filming scenes for The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, a black-and-white sci-fi comedy to be released next year.
Web Site: www.body-snatchers.com
Before UHF: Back to the Beach (Paramount, 1987), Maybe Baby (NBC, 1988)
Since UHF: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (Twentieth Century Fox, 1990), Air America (Tri-Star, 1990), Masters of Menace (New Line, 1990), A Few Good Men (Castle Rock/New Line/Columbia, 1992), Made in America (Warner Bros., 1993), Malice (Castle Rock/Columbia, 1993), Heavyweights (Walt Disney, 1995), The Rock (Hollywood, 1996), The Cable Guy (Columbia, 1996), Yup Yup Man (Gmak Films/United Independents, 2000), Enter the Matrix (Infogrames Entertainment video game, 2003)
Other Projects With Al: UHF behind-the-scenes featurette (available on the DVD) and The Weird Al Show episode "Mining Accident"
Can Currently Be Seen: David plays an interviewer in the repulsive Steve Martin quasi-remake Cheaper by the Dozen.
Before UHF: Sixteen Candles (Universal, 1984), Volunteers (Tri-Star, 1985), Gung Ho (Paramount, 1986), Gung Ho TV series (ABC, 1986-1987), Sesame Street (PBS, 1988)
Since UHF: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Warner Bros., 1990), Boys on the Side (Warner Bros., 1995), That Thing You Do! (Twentieth Century Fox, 1996), Booty Call (Columbia, 1997), ER (NBC, 1997- ), Mulan (Walt Disney, 1998), Ed TV (Universal, 1999), Kim Possible: The Secret Files (Walt Disney, 2003)
Other Projects With Al: The Weird Al Show episode "Back to School"...reprising his UHF role of Kuni!
Can Currently Be Seen: Gedde has a part in the unnecessary remake Alfie, now in theaters.
Before UHF: The Pee-Wee Herman Show (also writer, HBO, 1981), Eating Raoul (Quartet Films, 1982), Things are Tough All Over (Columbia, 1982), Airplane II: The Sequel (Paramount, 1982), Going Berserk (Universal, 1983), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Warner Bros., 1985), Pee-Wee's Playhouse (also writer, CBS, 1986-1991), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (also writer, NBC/New World, 1988)
Since UHF: Double Trouble (also director, MPCA, 1992), Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (Walt Disney, 1992), The Elvira Show (CBS, 1993), Twin Sitters (also director and writer, Surge/Global, 1994), Seinfeld (NBC, 1995-1998), The Rich Man's Wife (Hollywood, 1996), Encounter in the Thrid Dimension (songwriter, nWave Pictures, 1999), You Don't Know Jack (writer, ABC, 2001), Elvira's Haunted Hills (writer, Mediapro/Queen B, 2001)
Other Projects With Al: Both appeared on Welcome to the Fun Zone, performed together at Knott's Berry Farm for Halloween 1987
Can Currently Be Seen: As if there hasn't been enough cool DVDs lately, this fall look for Image's releases of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, on which John portrayed both Jambi and Pterri. Two volumes of episodes are due by the end of the year, not to mention a third release of the hour-long Christmas special, while a limited edition Complete Series set is scheduled for the spring. John will also reportedly co-write the oft-postponed Pee-Wee movie The Pee-Wee Herman Story. He also occasionally directs for television and records his own music.
Before UHF: Alambrista! (First Run Features/PBS, 1977), Walk Proud (Universal, 1979), The Jerk (Universal, 1979), Hill Street Blues (NBC, 1981-1987), El Norte (American Playhouse/PBS/Island Alive, 1984), Crackers (Universal, 1984), Maximum Security (HBO, 1984), Jocks (Crown International Pictures, 1987), Stones for Ibarra (Worldvision/CBS, 1988), The Night Before (Kings Road Entertainment, 1988), Colors (Orion, 1988)
Can Currently Be Seen: One would think with the current boom of television shows on DVD that Hill Street Blues would be a natural choice to release. But unfortunately, the series is not currently on anyone's radar. A voting page has been set up at TVShowsonDVD.com (you need to register to the site first), but right now it doesn't look too promising.
Before UHF: Liz (William Mishkin, 1967), Roommates (Peerless Films, 1971), Nickelodeon (Columbia, 1976), Escape from Angola (Reel Media International, 1976), Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (Walt Disney, 1977), The Devil and Max Devlin (Walt Disney, 1981), My Favorite Year (MGM, 1982), Days of Our Lives (NBC, 1983-1986), Night of the Comet (Twentieth Century Fox, 1984), He's the Mayor (ABC, 1986), My Chauffeur (Crown International Pictures, 1986), Tin Men (Touchstone, 1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (Universal, 1987), Three Fugitives (Touchstone, 1989)
Since UHF: I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (HBO, 1989), Hard to Kill (Warner Bros., 1990), Life Stinks (MGM, 1991)
Can Currently Be Seen: Speaking of popular television shows on DVD, the first season of Barney Miller was released in January. Although Stanley had made a number of guest appearances in various roles starting in the show's second season, it wasn't until the fourth-season premiere that he started regularly appearing as the character Bruno Bender...so, you may have to wait a bit.
Before UHF: Bright Promise (NBC, 1971-1972), The Young and the Restless (CBS, 1973), The Return of Captain Nemo (Warner Bros./CBS, 1978), General Hospital (ABC, 1978-1985), Antony and Cleopatra (Bard Productions, 1983), Disorderlies (Warner Bros., 1987), You Can't Hurry Love (Lightning Pictures, 1988), It Takes Two (United Artists, 1988), Dangerous Love (Media Home Entertainment, 1988)
Since UHF: Crack House (Cannon Films, 1989), General Hospital (ABC, 1991- ), Scorchers (Pro Filmworks, 1991), Night of the Warrior (Trimark Pictures, 1991), Teacher's Pet (Disney, 2004)
Awards: Daytime Emmy Awards for General Hospital (1982, 1999, 2000, 2004)
Can Currently Be Seen: Although it's still in pre-production, Anthony has just been casted in the movie 3 Day Test, written by L.A. Law and Major League veteran Corbin Bernsen.
Before UHF: Saturday Night Fever (Paramount, 1977), American Hot Wax (Paramount, 1978), Gorp (American International Pictures, 1980), Doctor Detroit (Universal, 1983), This is Spinal Tap (Studio Canal, 1984), The Rosebud Beach Hotel (Almi, 1984), Charmed Lives (ABC, 1986)
Since UHF: The Big Picture (Columbia, 1989), Cadillac Man (Orion, 1990), Princesses (CBS, 1991), The Nanny (CBS, 1991-1999), We're Talking Serious Money (Cinetel Films, 1992), Car 54, Where are You? (Orion, 1994), Jack (Hollywood, 1996), The Beautician and the Beast (Paramount, 1997), Picking Up the Pieces (Comala Films, 2000), Good Morning, Miami (NBC, 2003- )
Can Currently Be Seen: Fran has recently shot the sitcom pilot Shacking Up, just finished shooting the action horror movie Santa's Slay (don't ask...you don't wanna know), and she is currently the pitchwoman for trendy clothing giant Old Navy.
Before UHF: Gold Diggers of 1933 (Warner Bros., 1933), Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935), Nothing Sacred (United Artists, 1937), The Spike Jones Show (NBC, 1954), Circus Boy (CBS, 1956-1958), The Undead (American International Pictures, 1957), The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (MGM, 1962), Roustabout (Paramount, 1964), H.R. Pufnstuf (ABC, 1969), The Bugaloos (NBC, 1970-1972), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (NBC, 1973-1975), Day of the Locusts (Paramount, 1975), The Krofft Supershow (ABC, 1976-1978), The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (Cannon Films, 1977), Foul Play (Paramount, 1978), The Bay City Rollers Show (NBC, 1978-1979), Legend (Twentieth Century Fox/Universal, 1985), Tough Guys (Touchstone, 1986), Masters of the Universe (Cannon Films/Warner Bros., 1987), Body Slam (Worldvision Enterprises, 1987), Willow (Lucasfilm/Imagine/MGM, 1988)
Since UHF: The Rescuers Down Under (Walt Disney, 1990), Life Stinks (MGM, 1991), The Naked Truth (Omega Pictures, 1992)
Other Projects With Al: None, but Al appeared on Billy's episode of Biography and contributed to the anecdotal memorial book Within Reach.
Web Site: www.billybarty.com
Before UHF: Bachelor Father (CBS, 1959-1961), Strangers When We Meet (Columbia, 1960), Roustabout (Paramount, 1964), The Rounders (MGM, 1965), Frankie and Johnny (United Artists, 1966), The Cheyenne Social Club (National General, 1970), Arnie (CBS, 1970-1972), Grandpa Goes to Washington (NBC, 1978-1979), When the Whistle Blows (ABC, 1980), Zapped! (Embassy, 1982), Hawken's Breed (New World, 1987)
Since UHF: General Hospital (ABC, 1991), Zapped Again! (Pathfinder, 1993)
Awards: Golden Globe for Arnie (1970)
Can Currently Be Seen: Sue Ane is currently enjoying retirement with her husband at their San Fernando Valley ranch. She plans to launch a web site in the future, but until then she has an address you can write to if you're interested in purchasing autographed pictures:
Sue Ane Langdon
c/o Bob Hanusek
24115 Long Valley Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
Before UHF: Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1986-1992), The Pick-Up Artist (Twentieth Century Fox, 1987), Baby Boom (United Artists, 1987), The Couch Trip (Orion, 1988), Casual Sex? (Universal, 1988), Garfield and Friends (CBS, 1988)
Since UHF: Family Business (Tri-Star, 1989), Strip Mall (Comedy Central, 2000-2001), Romeo! (Nickelodeon, 2003- ), Shut up and Kiss Me! (Blue Star/Suzanne DeLaurentiis, 2004)
Other Projects With Al: Both appeared on Welcome to the Fun Zone, Al on accordion on Victoria's song "The Moonlight, A Tuba, And You," The Weird Al Show episode "Time Machine," Al's episode of Behind the Music, UHF DVD commentary
Can Currently Be Seen: Victoria's own documentary, The Only Show in Town, premiered in November at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival. She also recently finished shooting scenes for the drama Junebug and the romantic comedy Her Minor Thing.
Web Site: www.victoriajackson.com
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