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Old 03-24-2020, 07:27 PM   #1
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Who have you run into that has celebrity status .Actors/actresses,Athletes,whom ever you would like to tell us about and how did the encounter go .

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Paul Revere and the Raiders were doing a gig in Hawaii in the early 80s at a nightclub called Infinity. He put on a pretty entertaining show. Fast forward a year and my Army Buddy and I PCS'd to Ft Lewis and found a cool watering hole called the Back 40. One Friday night the announcer says they have a Special Guest playing tonight and it was Paul Revere and his Raiders. They played a set and then took a break and I staggered over to their table and said I enjoyed their show at the Inifinity, he knew we were legit so he invites us too his table and we got drunk with Paul Revere!!!
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Rusty Nails on his show in about 1965. Not quite the grandeur as meeting the Emperor of Ethiopia, but it may have contributed to my clown attitude.
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I also talked with Goofy at Goofies restaurant in Disneyland.
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Have a few that are clients and won’t give names but vast majority of the ones I know just want to be regular people. They don’t flaunt their money, dress crazy etc. They roll in G Wagons and Teslas though
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I think it was 1991 maybe 92 i was stationed in Ft Bliss Texas and was inside a Tony Lama boots store. We were leaving and when I got to the exit door there were 3 guys on the other side basically starring at me so we had a stare off for a few minutes. I got the feeling the guy In front was waiting for me to open the door so he could pass and personally I was not into it. I finally opened the door and pushed past this guy and the second guy in line asked me if I knew who the first guy was. I said I did not care who it was and went on about my business ...it was Troy Aikmen his first year with the Cowboys...I was a 49er fan so I did not care ...lol,,,my buddy form Michigan who was with me was drooling because he was a Cowboy fan...

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I had Daniel Baldwin and friends on the boat last fall for a coupe days. I just talked to him on the phone a couple days ago, he's hunkered down in New York prepared to live off Walleye from the Lake behind his house.

I've had a couple ex pro athletes on the boat in the past.

Kevin Duckworth was great friends with my aunt and uncle, as well as my old business partners wife. Saw him kinda regularly at family gatherings and we always talked hunting and fishing. Great guy.

I worked on Rasheed Wallace's house out in Dunthorp getting it ready for MTV Cribs. Different guy, obviously a little socially awkward. Even played paintball with him and Cliff Robinson out in Mollala one time.

I was working on Waverly Country Club years ago and got to witness Clyde Drexler and Peter Jacobsen hanging out on the putting green.

Sort of a local celebrity from way back, I worked on the owner of Macheesmo Mouses home too. They were great people and an awesome family to work for. He, his sons, and their dog died in a plane accident in the gorge not long after I worked for them, very sad story. Plane flipped and landed in the river.

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, and there's a couple big names I did other work for, but those stories stay confidential.
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Went to Hawaii one year on a family trip and ran into Will Ferrell and Jim Carrey. Sat in a lawn chair and watched my younger cousins play a baseball game with Will, his kids, and a few other kids. It was a lot of fun, he is great with kids and his wife is super nice. Did not see Jim Carrey, just heard they were telling your momma jokes a few dinner tables behind us later that night.

Met Anthony Bourdain in San Francisco and talked with him for a little bit. He was getting ready to film his show.

At Bandon Dunes I Caddied for Peter Gallagher, Sandy from OC tv show, and James Burrows, the executive director of friends. Peter had the single worst golf swing I have ever seen and was pretty into himself.
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When I was a teenager, I met Chris De Garmo of Queensryche and Alice Cooper. Met both of them on the tram at SeaTac airport. (Separate occasions)

During my first deployment overseas in 2004, my squad had just finished a mission and went to get “midnight chow” at Camp Navistar. As I’m just about to leave the chow hall, I notice two guys who are not like the others. Turns out to be Toby Keith and Ted Nugent.


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Guy Lafleur, Princess Anne, Prince Albert of Monaco, and I think I had cocktails with Otto from The Simpsons.
We often play name the celeb in airports. Tiffany, Mike Myers, Dan Marino, Flavor Flav, but it's more fun if I try to convince my wife a random lookalike is a celeb.
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This one falls into this category, but I have to admit, I paid a pretty penny for this picture.



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I had Daniel Baldwin and friends on the boat last fall for a coupe days. I just talked to him on the phone a couple days ago, he's hunkered down in New York prepared to live off Walleye from the Lake behind his house.

I've had a couple ex pro athletes on the boat in the past.

Kevin Duckworth was great friends with my aunt and uncle, as well as my old business partners wife. Saw him kinda regularly at family gatherings and we always talked hunting and fishing. Great guy.

I worked on Rasheed Wallace's house out in Dunthorp getting it ready for MTV Cribs. Different guy, obviously a little socially awkward. Even played paintball with him and Cliff Robinson out in Mollala one time.

I was working on Waverly Country Club years ago and got to witness Clyde Drexler and Peter Jacobsen hanging out on the putting green.

Sort of a local celebrity from way back, I worked on the owner of Macheesmo Mouses home too. They were great people and an awesome family to work for. He, his sons, and their dog died in a plane accident in the gorge not long after I worked for them, very sad story. Plane flipped and landed in the river.

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, and there's a couple big names I did other work for, but those stories stay confidential.
Looks like you had Wild Bill from DC on a trip as well.
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Back in the day you were liable to see about anyone at the airport. There used to be a flower cart just outside Powell books. It was an actual cart with wheels and a cedar shake roof. One day I looked over the rail from the mezzanine above the central Oregon Marketplace area and a very tall man was reading his newspaper which he had laid out covering almost the entire roof of the cart. I walked a little further and looked back at him. It was Kareem and when I looked across at the restaurant there was Magic Johnson and the rest of the Lakers.

I was walking rapidly, rounding a corner onto the Delta concourse one day when I ran smack into the middle of a plaid shirt. It was Karl Malone going the other way. Saw Walt Garrison in his plaid shirt and cowboy hat more than once.

But the most memorable celebrity I ever saw at the airport was one night when I was working in the FAA staff offices which were above the Made in Oregon shop. I stepped out to the mezzanine rail and observed a elderly black man in a suit being led by another well dressed man who took him to a couch where he sat down. Then his escort went into the Made in Oregon shop to get something and I could see the old man clearly. It was Ray Charles. If I sang better I would have broken into a rendition of "Georgia". I refrained and he soon departed.

When I was in the Navy stationed at Miramar I owned a '71 240Z, silver. There was another one on base and we used to hit the back gate together some mornings and parry and thrust our way through the curves and little arroyos, across the end of the runways and down to the flight line. I went straight ahead to the OPS building with the control tower and he turned at midfield to the Top Gun line. His was a red 240Z with the license plate MIGACE. It was Randy "Duke" Cunningham in his pre-Congress days.

Also when I was aboard the USS Tarawa, we were dry docked in Long Beach when it was announced that we would host a movie crew doing retakes of some scenes from Grey Lady Down. They were using the bridge for the shooting and the Navigators at sea cabin was being used for makeup. It was in our secure space next to our Helicopter Direction Center(HDC), which was a keypad entry area inside the Combat information center (CIC). My point is that it was a very limited access area, only the five controllers were allowed in our space, right next door to the area they were using for make-up. The end result was that the star ended up drinking our coffee and hanging out with us while waiting to be called for his takes. It was Charlton Heston. We joked about running into Moses in the companionways.

There were others. I met the villain from Omega Man at a horseshow in California. He was their announcer. I met the guy who played Artemus Gordon at a Shell station outside MCRD. I was pumping gas. he didn't know he was recognized until I told him to "break a leg" after giving him his change.
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A cousin of mine is friends with Katherine Heigle. They were traveling and had an unexpectedly long layover in Portland so I went and picked them up at the airport and they hung out at my house for awhile
A bunch of guys from my basketball days


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I have talked to puffin a few times at the cleaning station in newport..... also talked with Dave G and King slew on and off the water ...... I even Met Ian (Timber tech ) and Quite riot at the salt water show this year... it's a pleasure to see and meet some of the big names.
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I fish regularly with wiser, crabby_2 of monster springer fame... even met Garry of the waverly / sellwood crowd. I'm gonna go bump that thread! Just for Dale.
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Looks like you had Wild Bill from DC on a trip as well.
That's not wild Bill, but the guy next to him owns all the celebrity rehab centers in socal and actually had a brief run for president of the United States. We did do a little FaceTime video chat with brother Alec Baldwin during that trip.

Couple others, I was behind Cheech Marin at a Wendy's kiosk at PDX to get my son some nuggets. Rode the Mukilteo ferry with actor/director Peter Berg.

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I met Spiro T Igloo (Agnew)? down in Orlando back in the early 70's, when he was running for office.
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There is a free podcast that stars Spiro called "Bag Man."
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I met Neal Lomax at the original McMenamin's in NE Hillsboro. Very nice guy. We had been on the same All State Football squad. He played at PSU, then in the NFL. I was recruited by PSU, but did not try CFB. If I'd tried, I might have been his center at PSU, then he might have insisted that the Cardinals take me, too, when they drafted him...
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I sat on the pit wall with Mario Andretti for a pdx race in the 80's where his son was racing. Nice, down to earth car guy. Michael was in the pit of course. Next pit over Derek Walker was running Geoff Brabham.

Argued a line call with John McEnroe at a pdx exhibition match. We were court side near the base line, ball was waaaay in, he just couldn't get there.

Somebody mentioned Jerome Kersey, he and Drexler played tennis at Eastmoreland, played doubles with them once.
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Hmmm haven't met too many...

Jerome Kersey just before he passed

Damian Lillard

CJ McCollum...Did a video shoot with him for the boys and girls club. Kinda Awkward haha

Chris Stapleton...really nice quiet guy

Those two tall centers for the Blazers...young guys. Can't remember their names.
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I have talked to puffin a few times at the cleaning station in newport..... also talked with Dave G and King slew on and off the water ...... I even Met Ian (Timber tech ) and Quite riot at the salt water show this year... it's a pleasure to see and meet some of the big names.
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Met Clint Eastwood 2 different times...

First time he was filming Bronco Billy in Boise...my mother was working at a place called Prevo - a bad boy ranch - they filmed several scenes there and we had a couple meet and greets - I think I was 9 - 1979 ish

Fast forward to 1989 - I am in the Army...stationed at the DLI in Monterey.

A good friend of mine is a hostess at the Hogsbreath Inn in Carmel...Clint owned (owns?) it.

I was there with her one night...Clint comes in...she introduces me to him...I tell him that we met about 10 years ago. He goes, In Boise? At the youth ranch?

I was very impressed.

Met Sebastion Bach in DisneyWorld in 1992...I was not impressed
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Met Clint Eastwood 2 different times...

First time he was filming Bronco Billy in Boise...my mother was working at a place called Prevo - a bad boy ranch - they filmed several scenes there and we had a couple meet and greets - I think I was 9 - 1979 ish

Fast forward to 1989 - I am in the Army...stationed at the DLI in Monterey.

A good friend of mine is a hostess at the Hogsbreath Inn in Carmel...Clint owned (owns?) it.

I was there with her one night...Clint comes in...she introduces me to him...I tell him that we met about 10 years ago. He goes, In Boise? At the youth ranch?

I was very impressed.

Met Sebastion Bach in DisneyWorld in 1992...I was not impressed
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Met a girl at a collage party in the hills around Berkley. I ended up walking with her to her parents house which was pretty close by. I feel asleep on the couch and was rudely woken by the help the next morning. Of course she was gone. Apparently I had feel asleep in John Fogarty's house and I was dam lucky he wasn't around. I had to walk miles back to a campus in a town that I was unfamiliar with.

I was having dinner in the Portland Hilton bar with a friend. The bar was totally empty. We were watching a play off game on the big screen. All of a sudden the whole Phoenix suns basketball team came in and gathered around the TV to watch the game with us. We offered up our seats and the coach said no thanks, enjoy the game. Paul Westphal was making comments about the game to Charles Barkly, Danny Ainge, Tom Chambers and Kevin Johnson. It was really cool to sit amongst them and watch the game and listen to their analyst . They were very friendly even though they knew we were blazer fans I remember they beat Portland the next night to move on.

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Looks like you had Wild Bill from DC on a trip as well.
That's not wild Bill, but the guy next to him owns all the celebrity rehab centers in socal and actually had a brief run for president of the United States. We did do a little FaceTime video chat with brother Alec Baldwin during that trip.

Couple others, I was behind Cheech Marin at a Wendy's kiosk at PDX to get my son some nuggets. Rode the Mukilteo ferry with actor/director Peter Berg.
I knew it wasn’t wild bill. Was in jest
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I have talked to puffin a few times at the cleaning station in newport..... also talked with Dave G and King slew on and off the water ...... I even Met Ian (Timber tech ) and Quite riot at the salt water show this year... it's a pleasure to see and meet some of the big names.
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A Few short years ago I was in Paris at the Notre Dame (before it burned to the ground) and while chanting my best latin....Omni Omni VOR...Omni Omni VOR.... I "donated" 5 bucks and lit a votive candle and whispered to God...."Please give me the PowerBall Numbers." A voice behind me shot out..."wha'd ya wish for?" As I turned around I said "The PowerBall Nmbers". As I searched the small crowd for the person asking the question I saw Cliff from Cheers tell me "You're not supposed to tell what you wished for....You're screwed now, man". He was right.....not one number.

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Early WWF days, Tacoma Dome, I climbed up on a retaining wall that over looked the staging area. I saw Roddy Piper, Junk yard dog, and hulk hogan standing together. I was so excited.. i yelled something, probably something stupid, they looked at me and hulk hogan says to me 'Get off the wall kid your gonna fall" .. from that point on I longed for the day that he went into the snake pit and piper kicked his rear ..lol!

1992 Bitburg air base Germany. James Brown was doing a USO tour concert on our flight line. He was a passenger in a vehicle that went through my Entry Control Point. As they passed I did my best James Brown impression, (hey I was 19), the car stopped. James got out and I shook hands with him. I wish i had a camera with me ... Pre cell phone days.

I had a couple more encounters in my civilian law enforcement days, but i will keep those tight to the vest. One thing i will say is that I have an extreme hatred of Tom Cruise, I'll leave it at that.
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I've only met one celebrity. I was waiting to board a flight in ATL to PDX. Sitting in the waiting area, a guy sat next to me. I glanced over to see it was Todd Hoffman, from Gold Rush. Dave Tourin also joined him. I said to him, "good to see a fellow Oregonian so far from home." He gave me a fist bump, and we talked for a couple minutes. No big deal. Nice guy. It was during his time he was venturing into south America, I think.

A few ifish celebs I've met are Dogzilla and his lovely wife. Great, down to earth people. Don G Baldi and Quiet Riot at the saltwater show. Don is a nice guy. Some of his posts can be misconstrued, but he always means well. Fishfeet is another I've kicked it with. Super friendly, chatty, awesome guy. Every bit the same as his posts. I saw eyefish on the big river and tried to get him to cruise over for an autograph, but he was too busy fishing. I almost had lunch with Dave G, but I got too busy with golf and crabbing. Missed out on that opportunity. Next time.
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How about Joe Montana decked out in chest waders and a imx rod. Yep, back in '96 down in the heart attack hole on 3 rivers outside of Hebo, Or. I asked him to show me his ID because I couldnt actually believe Joe ******* Montana was fishing next to me.. he gave me good chuckle on that 1.. we chatted about past players that played with/against him, favorite steelhead cures and corkie colors, what he does now with his free time. Pretty down to earth dude.
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When I lived in SoCal's San Fernando Valley It wasn't at all usual to encounter Celebs out and about. Stores, markets, and restaurants as well as on the roads out riding. Probably Jay Leno was the most frequently encountered person because I rode my HD around in the same Topanga Cyn/Mulholland Dr. popular ride areas as he would.
I'd also sometimes have encounters while surf fishing along the beaches of Malibu and Zuma and Topanga some would be interested in watch for a short while and others would act like you shouldn't be on "their" beach.
As a plumber I would occasionally do work for Celebs. One of the most memorable was doing repair for Casandra Peterson, she was very pretty without her Elvira make up and very nice to me.
When I worked at OCP in Orange County it was (and still is) a high end plumbing service co. and I've done work for many pro sports figures and wealthy business people of note, as well as celebs, too many to try and list them all. John Wayne or Nickolas Cage would probably be the most well known. They both owned property on Newport Harbor and would have been neighbors had Wayne not Died before Cage bought a couple houses just a hundred yards away to tear down and build his huge house on the shore.
One thing about it, those that entertain us are a varied lot. Some of them are the very nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Others are absolute butts. Some are happy for the recognition, especially those who haven't worked or been in the public eye for a while, and others just want to be left alone when out in public.
Then there's the Politicians. At one time I held office when I lived in AZ. I considered making politics a pursuit when I was young and not very experienced in the world. Fortunately, I was able to learn from my experiences and realized that I wasn't duplicitous enough for it. Just too honest by nature. But I did have the dubious honor to meet many nationally well known Pols and even helped a few people that needed it by those contacts. Probably the most helpful was AZ Senator Dennis DeConcini, who at that time was on the Veterans Affairs Committee. I knew a number of vets that were having problems with the VA for one reason or another. You'd be surprised at how quick a long time battle can be resolved by getting their name and the problem to the Senator that has a say in their funding. Bruce Babbit, AG and later Governor for the State of AZ and one time presidential candidate, Morris Udall, AZ Rep and also a leading Presidential candidate. Rose Mofford, first female governor of AZ. and more that I can no longer remember. These weren't just meet and greets, as my position had me more involved.
But I'm glad I got out of that. dealing with those people always left me feeling soiled.
The difference between being a politician and being a plumber isn't as great as you might think. Either one you find yourself in some pretty nasty messes and either one you're gonna end up with s#!t on you.
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Steve Buscheme
Al Chez (trumpet for Letterman’s Late Night/Show band, Tower of Power, et. al.)
Detleff Schrempf
Richard Dryfuss
Both the Little People, separately
Kevin Smith (actor and director)
George Smoot (discovered the Big Bang and got the Nobel)
Penn, and Teller (who speaks, I can testify)
Fred Mills, Gene Watts from the original Canadian Brass
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I have two fraternity brothers that were on multiple episodes of the Amazing Race
Lanie Kazan (actress, singer was in The Paper Chase, Delta Force with Chuck Norris)
John Elway - I made the “I am choking” sign at him while he was eating dinner at a hotel, a year after having lost his third Superbowl

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Back in the early 90's I met Tommy Lasorda in the Salt Lake Airport. That was pretty cool for a Dodgers fan.
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Ramblin' Jack Elliot... met him on a southbound train, singing songs of unrequited love. And Jimmie Dale Gilmore (You might know him as 'Smokey' in The Big Lebowski), at a wedding in Austin, TX. We ate tex-mex together right before he got up to sing "West Texas Walz" with the band. I met a few famous pro rock-climbers and mountaineers back in the day, most of you wouldn't know.
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In 1980 I was at Mt. Hood Meadows night sking. After the last run of the night , came back to my Jeep and the dome light was just a flicker……. as I pulled out my jumper cables and lifted my hood a guy shows Jeep that is parked in front of me says you need jump……Dave Twardzik. We had a great Trail Blazer conversation, I had been to many games at the Memorial Coliseum growing up in the 70s.
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Got a short golf lesson from Tiger Woods back in 97 I think?
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Have run into a few folks over the years in my neighborhood like at the grocery store or Seattle along the sidewalk. Just saw them but did not interact with them:

Lenny Wilkens — grocery shopping

Downtown Freddie Brown— inside an elevator — he scolded me for holding the door open to let some elderly folks in

Craig Ehlo

Matt Hasselbeck - grocery shopping

Edgar Martinez — having a lunch meeting at the table next to me at a local restaurant

Warren Moon — sat near him at a parent night meeting at my kids school

Pete Carroll

Senator Slade Gorton — walking his dog in the neighborhood. The dog pooped and the Senator did not scoop
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My buddy and I ran into tread Barta one time down in Guatemala he was heading out to do an overnighter and had all the crew doing some kind of momba dance down the walkway with all their pillows over their head. some years later we are in La Paz and some guy comes barging in our room all telling us he’s got a TV show and they’re going to be filming up north and blah blah blah and I am Carter Andrews and I had to tell him I didn’t care who the hell he was what was he doing in my room and tell him to move along. about eight years later I see on the TV there’s the obsession of Carter Andrews hey that’s the guy I threw out of our house in Mexico ha ha good times
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Grew up with the CCR guys. They were a year behind me in school. Was better friends with Stu Cook. Cris Hemsworth married the next door neighbors to my daughter. His brother Luke and his wife moved in to the condo for a couple years. Nice people.
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Couple friends of mine and I went on a "Blazer Hunt" to get autographs one evening. We found Maurice Lucas. He wouldn't sign anything, but I got a hug. That was probably better. Us girls had a good time bar hopping that night, but Maurice was the best part of the evening.
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Oh yeah I saw that guy who was the host of the original COPS, Sheriff John Bunnell or whatever his name was, in the Bunker bar at Bandon Dunes.

Also had a flight where I sat across the aisle from that congressman from OR who got tossed for being a crazy creeper. The dude with the tiger outfit who was groping the staff or waving his ****** around or whatever he was accused of ?

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Johnny Davis--championship year--was my patio neighbor. A few other young Blazers lived in the complex. Johnny introduced me to 5 or 6 of the guys. He gave me his players-section tickets on occasion including a couple of games of the championship series. I got invited to shoot some hoops once at Wallace Park but that fell through.
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Buck Owens. Back before he became famous he'd just had a couple of his songs hit the radio. He was playing out at Tiny DuMont's on Divison Street and I cornered him when the band took a break. Spent maybe ten minutes or so talking music with him. Decent, friendly guy.
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Mel Renfro....


Maurice Cheeks on a flight to Maui. Wished him the best.


3 Governors, Tom McCall being one.


No movie stars, a few local TV guys/gals, sports and weather news types.



Bob Blackburn. Sports caster.



Jim Conway. He low holed me.....


Larry Jansen and family. Local baseball guy.
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Rambling Rod !
I think I was 5 or 6 and got to be on his show. I still remember how grouchy he was and always Acted happy on tv...
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Rambling Rod !
I think I was 5 or 6 and got to be on his show. I still remember how grouchy he was and always Acted happy on tv...

He used to buy his gas at the station I worked at in Hillsboro, while going to school. I had heard the rumors that he was that way, as well. He was always nice, but I remember him usually looking exhausted.


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B C -Thats cool you seen him like that.. lots of water under the bridge since then . Early 70s late 60s it seemed like ? Probably all the kids drove him nuts !! I am guessing he should have had a drinking problem.
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In 1969 having come back from a tour in Viet Nam, our ship went into drydock. So a couple buddies and I rented an apartment in San Mateo, Cali. Just so happen that Carlos Santana was living in the same apt complex. He is one real dude. Smoked a lot of good stuff and listened to some great music that year.

Cliff Robinson use to frequent our neighborhood with regularity. His mom still lives in the cul-de-sac. Great people!
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Muhammad Ali...

He came to Albany (Oregon Freeze Dry Foods) to tour the plant...he was searching for ways to transit food successfully to a country that was out of food, who's people were starving. He stepped out of his limo into a crowd of over a hundred people (no one knew he was coming) and walked through the crowd directly at me and my wife.

When he got to us, he bent over and kissed my 2 year old daughter (held in my wife's arms) on the cheek and smiled at her for the longest time. I took the pic, shook his hand, and then just about passed out!

He WAS the Greatest of All Time...
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Muhammad Ali...

He came to Albany (Oregon Freeze Dry Foods) to tour the plant...he was searching for ways to transit food successfully to a country that was out of food, who's people were starving. He stepped out of his limo into a crowd of over a hundred people (no one knew he was coming) and walked through the crowd directly at me and my wife.

When he got to us, he bent over and kissed my 2 year old daughter (held in my wife's arms) on the cheek and smiled at her for the longest time. I took the pic, shook his hand, and then just about passed out!

He WAS the Greatest of All Time...
Yes, he was. Wish there were more like him.
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I have talked to puffin a few times at the cleaning station in newport..... also talked with Dave G and King slew on and off the water ...... I even Met Ian (Timber tech ) and Quite riot at the salt water show this year... it's a pleasure to see and meet some of the big names.
Nice, you thought of my idea for a post before I did! I was just thinking when I read the title about this. I've been pretty lucky in my career to meet quite a few of the ifish celebs, CCW, eyefish, old salts, ifish mom, new dogs, even wethole and fishfeet! Met dogzilla, he gave me a bunch of runaway palm trees.

Quite a few that I didn't know they were ifishers at the time. Heck even ex ifishers like megabyte who swung by the shop for a quick trailer weld today, made him stand at the back while I was at the front for social distancing... some of those photographers on here, sure bring nice views to this site, Brutus, Capt, fall creek guy, etc. Miss the ones that have passed on or moved on, especially the story tellers like hog and hogs nurse, thirtypoundtastyfish, some of the great reporters like brushpuppy, vu, and on and on.

Met a president or two, a couple Hollywood types and a few sports figures. Honestly don't know many of their names.

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Paul Revere and the Raiders were doing a gig in Hawaii in the early 80s at a nightclub called Infinity. He put on a pretty entertaining show. Fast forward a year and my Army Buddy and I PCS'd to Ft Lewis and found a cool watering hole called the Back 40. One Friday night the announcer says they have a Special Guest playing tonight and it was Paul Revere and his Raiders. They played a set and then took a break and I staggered over to their table and said I enjoyed their show at the Inifinity, he knew we were legit so he invites us too his table and we got drunk with Paul Revere!!!
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I used to troll for salmon and trout South from our dock on Mercer Island/Lake Washington in our 12’ Mirrocraft . Jim Zorn (Sea Hawks’ 1st quarterback) lived about 4-5 houses away. I’d see him, his wife and cocker spaniel regularly. We’d wave at each other.

I saw Senator Trent Lott in D.C. visited with Jaime Herrera B. in her office too.

I was in Vancouver,
BC and saw Wilt Chamberlain playing 2 person beach volleyball up close and Personal. Long retired, he was still fast and agile.

I met Ted Nugent, got a signed picture. Saw him live four times.

I ran into Heart’s beautiful Nancy Wilson and their drummer at a movie theater in 1978.

I was at a Chuck Berry concert at the Whatcom Sports Arena when I was 17. Early into his final song and my favorite song of all time “Johnny B. Goode”
he invited 7 boys and 7 girls to get up in the stage and boogie with him. I did. Danced like I was living the dream. After the show he sat in his light blue Lincoln Continental and shook hands through his open window, beautiful blonde on the seat next to him.

IFishers? I’ve fished with several big names and former members and been called out by a few in random parking lots around the region, to the chagrin on my teenage daughter.

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Funny, I've met several folks face to face for the first time on docks or at the ramp. My son hates that I like to talk to folks.

So when he was about 6 and asking why I talked so much to people I said, "look Gus, I'm gonna tell you a secret, don't tell mom".

His eyes lit up.

I looked him dead in the eye and said "B$ makes the world go round", but with the full four letter word, and explained what that meant. He was suddenly a little more okay with me telling stories with folks at the ramp.

Sadly, I don't think he kept the secret from mom for more than a couple days, and I was explaining to my wife why my son told her B$ was good for the world.
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B C -Thats cool you seen him like that.. lots of water under the bridge since then . Early 70s late 60s it seemed like ? Probably all the kids drove him nuts !! I am guessing he should have had a drinking problem.

I guess his son dated my friend's sister for a while, and the rumor was that there was an addiction issue there. I'm sure that was a huge stress on him, as well. He owned property out by Staley's Junction with his own airstrip, visible north of the highway.



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The biggest star I ever met was John Wayne. He was filming his movie "McQ" on the beach near our beach cabin on Moclips. I was about 13 years old. We got to hang out with the stunt coordinator. Crawl around in the bloody, shot up cars and watch them film. Quite a thrill for a kid.

A buddy & I once fished next to Dutch Savage in a hog line at the mouth of the Cowlitz. He reminisced about the old days. It was fun.

The first Ifish celebrity I met was Pilar. He introduced himself while we were both getting gas in St. Helen's. We ended up Shad fishing next to each other at Coon Island.

I too have talked to Puffin at the boat ramp. Nice guy.
I think I ran face to face with Pharmseller at the boaters bathroom in Newport.

I have a picture of Dogzilla flipping me off at a friends wedding in the 80's.

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Picture of the picture, or it didn't happen.
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