5th Annual Salt Lake Comic Con is near

08/24/2017 - Dick Van Dyke is coming to the 5th Annual Salt Lake Comic Con.

Also, Jodi Benson, a native of Rockford, Illinois, has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of "Ariel" in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid, as well as the bubbly voice of "Tour Guide Barbie" in Disney's Toy Story 2, winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture. She also gave life to the spirited "Weebo" in Disney's live action Flubber, starring Robin Williams.

For Warner Brothers, she created the spirited voice of "Thumbelina", a Don Bluth animated feature, Thumbelina, with songs by Barry Manilow. Jodi's recent projects include The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea as "Ariel", Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure as "Lady", 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure as "Anita", Dreamwork's animated movie Joseph: King of Dreams as his wife "Asenath" starring Ben Affleck and in Balto: Wolf Quest and Balto III: Wings of Change as "Jenna" for Universal Studios. She appears as "Sam" (Patrick Dempsey's assistant) in Disney's feature film Enchanted as a real person - with legs!

Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrow-verse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Amell appeared in two episodes of the fourth season of Queer as Folk as the Liberty Ride spinning instructor. Amell played Adam in the first season of the television series Dante's Cove; he was replaced in the second season by Jon Fleming.  Amell won a Gemini Award for his guest-starring role on ReGenesis. The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.
He had recurring roles in the TV series Da Kink in My Hair and Heartland.  Amell joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries as werewolf 'Brady'. He also starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Holloway.  HBO's series Hung premiered with Amell starring as busboy-turned-prostitute Jason, a younger rival "ho" to Thomas Jane's Ray Drecker. He also appeared as Jim in the fourth season of 90210.

Cheryl Gates McFadden is an American actress and choreographer and is best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and four successive films. More recently, McFadden has taught theater in a number of universities including the University of Southern California.
McFadden also starred in the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's classic novel, The Hunt Red October, as Dr. Caroline Ryan. Before Star Trek: The Next Generation, McFadden choreographed for Jim Henson productions, such as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and The Muppets Take Manhattan. She has appeared in The Cosby Show, Mad About You, The Practice and Family Guy.

Christopher Judge is an American actor best known for playing Teal'c in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. He attended the University of Oregon on a football scholarship and was a Pacific-10 Conference player.  Judge always knew that he wanted to be an actor, wanting to invoke feelings in others that he was receiving from the shows. He realized quickly that sports would be the stepping stone to an acting career.

While at Oregon, Judge was a pre-med major, then psychology, then telecommunications and film, with a minor in psychology. In his senior year, he won a regional contest to host the West Coast Fox KLSR Morning Show, an "MTV talk show-type thing"; he used this experience to get an agent and move to Los Angeles. Some early roles were Bird on a Wire, Cadence, Neon Rider, and MacGyver with future Stargate SG-1  star Richard Dean Anderson. In the ensuing years, Judge had small parts in various television shows and movies, such as 21 Jump Street (with future SG-1 director Peter DeLuise), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and House Party 2, and as a regular on Sirens.

Judge's largest role came in 1997 with Stargate SG-1. While at a friend's house, he saw his friend's roommate practicing for an audition for the show and was intrigued. While the roommate was away, Judge looked at the audition notes, then called his agent and insisted he get him an audition or lose him as a client.
His most recent work including Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, LA Apocalypse, Lowlifes, Nobility, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. He will also be in God of War Video Game, set to be released in 2018.

Keith Coogan is best known for his roles in Adventures in Babysitting, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead,  Toy Soliders,and Disney's Fox and the Hound. He began his acting career doing TV commercials - his first gig was as a stand-in in a McDonalds TV spot - as well various TV shows and made-for-TV movies. Coogan did the voice of Young Tod for the charming animated Disney picture "The Fox and the Hound." His first on-screen role was as the smitten Brad Anderson in the delightful teen comedy cult favorite "Adventures in Babysitting." Keith gave a very funny and engaging performance as Christina Applegate's stoner layabout brother Kenny in the equally enjoyable "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" and was impressive as Jonathan "Snuffy" Bradberry in "Toy Soldiers." Among the television programs Coogan has made guest appearances on are "The Love Boat," "Eight Is Enough," "Mork & Mindy," "Knight Rider," "CHiPS," "Starman," "21 Jumpstreet," and "Tales from the Crypt."

Keith graduated from Santa Monica High School and attended Santa Monica College, where he majored in Drama and minored in English Literature. Moreover, he also attended Los Angeles City College, where he majored in Java Programming. Coogan resides in Los Angeles, California and continues to act with pleasing regularity. In addition, Keith runs a couple of blogs in his spare time.
He was most recently in Beautiful Garden, Cats Jumping on Jupiter, and the TV series The Comeback Kids with fellow SLCC17 Guest Richard Horvitz.


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