Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Terri Nunn of Berlin

Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin.  Sadly the group broke up after their hit single "Take My Breath Away".  However, she is still gorgeous after all these years!

Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin hot
Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin...  wow!
Terri and the band had gone into turmoil after their mega hit.  They became world famous, yet that song was not their original "New Wave" genre.  They ended up parting ways.

Terri Nunn and Berlin during their hey day
Terri Nunn and Berlin during their hey day

Towards the end of her stint with Berlin and afterwards, Nunn actually did some acting as well.  In 1976, she appeared in an episode of Police Story starring Tony Musante, Bibi Besch, John Ashton, and Paul Larson.  The following year she appeared in an episode of James at 16 starring Lance Kerwin, Kim Richards, Linden Chiles and Lynn Carlin.  Also that year she guest starred in Rafferty starring Patrick McGoohan, Earl Boen, John Chappell, and Linda Dano. The following year Terri went on to appear in Family starring Sada Thompson, Kristy McNichol, James Broderick and Gary Frank.

Terri Nunn then
Terri Nunn then

In 1978 Nunn landed her first TV movie role in Having Babies III co-starring Kathleen Beller, Patty Duke, Rue McClanahan, Phil Foster, Richard Mulligan, Dennis Howard, and Michael Lembeck.  She guest starred in The Runaways which starred Michael Biehn, Alan Feinstein, James T. Callahan, Karen Machon, and Patti Cohoon-Friedman.

Also in 1978, landed her first starring film role as Jeannie in Thank God It's Friday.  She co-starred with Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Chick Vennera, Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger, Andrea Howard, and Ray Vitte. Nunn went on to star in Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold with Kim Basinger, Vivian Blaine, Fabian, Don Johnson, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Malone, and Don Stroud (1978); Barnaby Jones starring Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether and Mark Shera (1978); Time Express starring Vincent Price, Coral Browne and Woodrow Parfrey.  Also featuring Morgan Fairchild, Lee Meriwether, Lyle Waggoner, and Paul Carr.  She also appeared in an episode of Vega$ starring Robert Urich, Greg Morris, Phyllis Davis, and Bart Braverman; and Lou Grant starring (copy links).

Berlin's album cover for Dancing in Berlin 1984
Berlin's album cover for Dancing in Berlin 1984

In 1980, Nunn starred in the pilot of the show Hagen starring Chad Everrett, Phillip R. Allen, Eric Braeden and Samantha Eggar.  She went on to appear in Scared Straight! Another Story starring Bob Bragg, Randy Brooks, Cliff De Young, Linden Chiles, Tony Burton, and Daniel D. Halleck (1980); The Georgia Peaches co-starring Tanya Tucker, Lane Smith, Dennis Patrick, Sally Kirkland, Noble Willingham, Dirk Benedict, and David Hayward (1980); Lou Grant starring (
Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon, Daryl Anderson, Nancy Marchand, and Linda Kelsey) (1981); Trapper John, M.D. starring Pernell Roberts, Gregory Harrison, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Madge Sinclair (1981); Making the Grade starring James Naughton, Graham Jarvis, Steven Peterman, George Wendt, Alley Mills, Philip Charles MacKenzie, and Steven Peterman (1982); and T.J. Hooker starring William Shatner, Adrian Zmed and Heather Locklear (1982).

Terry Nunn of Berlin today sexy
Terry Nunn of Berlin today

After a long abscense from the acting scene, in 2007 Terri Nunn appeared in an episode of Kaya starring Danielle Savre, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Mike Dopud, Joe MacLeod, Alexia Fast, Cory Monteith, and Justin Wilczynski. 

Terry Nunn caused some controversy by posing for Penthouse Magazine under an assumed name in 1977
Terry Nunn caused some controversy by posing for Penthouse Magazine under an assumed name in 1977

In 2011, Terri announced that it actually was her that posed nude for a February 1977 issue of Penthouse under the assumed name Betsy Harris.  She had denied it for many years.  She is still looking fine over 35 years later!

Terri Nunn looking sexier than ever today
Terri Nunn looking lovelier than ever today

Terri is touring with Berlin today, although it is not with the original members of the band.  Check them out at www.terrinunn.com

Terri Nunn
Terri Nunn

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Epstein from Welcome Back, Kotter Played by Robert Heyges

Robert Heyges was born May 7, 1951 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  He is most famous for playing Epstein in the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter.  He also played the role of Detective Manny Esposito in the television show Cagney & Lacy.

Robert Heyges played Epstein in the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter

Robert got his acting start in a 1975 landing the role of Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein in the television comedy Welcome Back, Kotter.  He co-starred with Gabe Kaplan (Gabe Kotter), Marcia Strassman (Julie Kotter), Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack), John Sylvester White (Mr. Michael Woodman), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington), and John Travolta (Vinnie Barbarino). 
Robert played the role of Espstein until the show ended in 1979.

Robert Heyges as Epstein in the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter

During Welcome Back, Kotter, Heyges appeared in episode of The Streets of San Francisco co-starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas.  He would go on to star in his first TV movie, Law and Order co-starring Darren McGavin, Keir Dullea, Suzanne Pleshette, Teri Garr, Robert Reed, and James Olson (1976); Mr. T and Tina co-starring Pat Morita, Susan Blanchard, Pat Suzuki,
Ted Lange, Jerry Fujikawa, and Miriam Byrd-Nethery (1976); and The Love Boat starring Gavin MacLeod, Lauren Tewes, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Jill Whelan, and Ted Lange (1977).

The cast of Welcome Back, Kotter - Front: John Travolta (Vinnie Barbarino), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington) Middle: Marcia Strassman (Julie Kotter), Gabe Kaplan (Gabe Kotter) Rear: Robert Heyges ( Epstein ), John Sylvester White (Mr. Michael Woodman), and Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack)

Heyges starred in his first film, Just Tell Me You Love Me co-starring Lisa Hartman, Anne Lockhart, Debralee Scott, June Lockhart, Chris Lemmon, Ricci Martin, Robert Costanzo, and Lizabeth Lockhart (1978).  Also in 1978, Heyges appeared in an episode of Chico and the Man starring Jack Albertson, Scatman Crothers and Freddie Prinze.

Robert Heyges in the film Just Tell Me You Love Me 1978

After Welcome Back, Kotter, Heyges went on to star in A Cry For Love co-starring Susan Blakely, Herb Edelman, Powers Boothe, Edie Adams, Charles Siebert, Gene Barry, and Patricia Barry (1980); Underground Aces co-starring Dirk Benedict, Melanie Griffith, Audrey Landers, Rick Podell, Randy Brooks, and Frank Gorshin (1981).

In 1981, Robert appeared in the television series Lewis & Clark starring Gabe Kaplan, Guich Koock, Amy Linker, Ilene Graff, David Hollander,  and Clifton James.  He also starred in the movie For Lovers Only co-starring Kathleen Garrett, Andy Griffith, Jane Kaczmarek, Sally Kellerman, Gordon Jump, Katerine Helmond, Deborah Raffin, Gary Sandy, and Tracy Pollan (1982); and CHiPs starring Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Brodie Greer, Robert Pine, Randi Oakes, and Brianne Leary (1983).

In 1986, Heyges landed the role of Detective Manny Esposito in the television show Cagney & Lacy.  He co-starred with Tyne Daly (Det. Mary Beth Lacey), Sharon Gless (Christine Cagney), Carl Lumbly (Mark Petrie), Al Waxman (Lt. Bert Samuels), John Karlen (Harvey Lacey), Martin Kove (Victor Isbecki), and Harvey Atkin (Sgt. Ronald Coleman ). 
Robert played the role of Manny until the show ended in 1988.

Robert Heges (right) and the cast of Cagney & Lacy

After Cagney & Lacy, Heyges went on to appear in Kill Crazy co-starring David Heavener, Rachelle Carson, Gary Owens, Steve DeVorkin, Bruce Glover, Danielle Brisebois, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Burt Ward, and James Emery (1990); Bob Roberts co-starring Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Rebecca Jenkins, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise, and Harry Lennix (1992);  Cagney & Lacey: The Return co-starring Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Susan Anspach, James Naughton, David Paymer, Martin Kove, John Karlen, Carl Lumbly, and Vonetta McGee (1994); Mr. Rhodes starring Jessica Stone, Farrah Forke, Ron Glass, Tom Rhodes, and Stephen Tobolowsky (1997); L.A. Heat starring Wolf Larson, Steven Williams, and Renee Tenison (1997); NewsRadio co-starring Dave Foley, Maura Tierney, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Rogan, and Andy Dick (1998); The Pandora Project co-starring Daniel Baldwin, Erika Eleniak, Jeff Yagher, Richard Tyson, and Mimi Cozzens (1998); and Diagnosis Murder starring Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, and Charlie Schlatter (1998).

Robert Hegres starred as Detective Manny Esposito in the TV show Cagney & Lacy

In the new millenium, Heyges appeared in Bar Hopping co-starring Tom Arnold, Linda Favila,
Scott Baio, Nicole Sullivan, Anson Downes, John Henson, and Romy Windsor (2000); Black Scorpion co-starring Michelle Lintel, Scott Valentine, Steven Kravitz, BT, Enya Flack, Shane Powers, Guy Boyd, Robert Pine, and David Groh (2001); Purpose co-starring Ismael 'East' Carlo, Mia Farrow, John Light, Chris Howell, Elena Evangelo, Ben Bray, Megan Dodds, and Paul Reiser (2002).

Robert Hegres circa 2000

Robert Heyges made his last acting appearance in the 2002 film Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool co-starring Alex Alexander, Robert Amico, Chip Chinery, Evan Arnold, Ryan Bollman, Clifton Collins Jr., T.L. Brooke, Holly Fields, Bodhi Elfman, and Margaret Easley.

Robert Hegres in 2009
Robert Hegres (right) and some of the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter at the 2011 TV Land Awards

Robert Heyges died of a heart attack on January 26, 2012 at the age of 60.  His legacy as Epstein will live on forever.

Robert Heyges in 2011