Comic Con Scotland 2018 Guests

David Hasslehoff & kitt

knight rider & baywatch

David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff has become one of the most recognizable faces on television throughout the world. Aside from starring in Knight Rider (1982) along side his hi tech superstar car KITT, and Baywatch (1989), he is also an accomplished singer and previous judge on Britains got talent.

Audiences first came to know Hasselhoff when he portrayed the popular "Dr. Snapper Foster" for six seasons on CBS's soap opera The Young and the Restless before moving from daytime to prime time, as "Michael Knight" in NBC's hit series Knight Rider. The role garnered him a "People's Choice Award" for most popular actor and the show became a huge success around the world.

At Comi Con Scotland you will have the opportunity to have a photograph with The Hoff alongside KITT.

David Hasslehoff will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018  


dirk benedict

a team & battlestar galactica

Dirk Benedict  is an American film and TV star  best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A Team which was a huge hit series made by NBC from 1983 to 1987 about  a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem... if no one else can help... and if you can find them... maybe you can hire... The A-Team!

Benedict also played Lieutenant Starbuck in the 1978 science fiction series Battlestar Galactica.  Starbuck was a Viper starfighter pilot famous for being a gambler, womanizer and smoker of cigars.

Dirk Benedict will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

battlestar galactica group special

Jack Stauffer & herbert jefferson jnr

 

Jack Stauffer is an American actor and director that played the character of Lieutenant Bojay in the original Battlestar Galactica. He played the role of a the Viper pilot aboard the Colonial Fleet, holding the rank of lieutenant. 

To date, Stauffer has guest starred on 60 different television shows (miniseries, regular series, and TV movies), "numerous" stage productions, and over 250 commercials.

Herbert Jefferson Jr is best known for his role as Lieutenant Boomer on the original Battlestar Galactica television series. In the 1980 spin-off Galactica 1980, his character was promoted to Colonel, and had moved up in the chain of command to become the Executive Officer of the Galactica.

Benedict, Stauffer and Herbert will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

 

gil gerard

buck rogers

 Actor/producer Gil Gerard is best known for his role of Buck Rogers in the 1979 movie Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and the spin-off television series that followed. Gerard starred as Dr. Allen Stewart in the daytime soap opera The Doctors for role two years before moving to Hollywood. It was around this time that Gerard formed his own production company, Prudhomme Productions. He then went on to produce and star in his first film, Hooch (1976). He soon landed guest-starring roles in Little House on the Prairie, Hawaii Five-0 and in TV movies Ransom for Alice (1977) and Killing Stone (1978) before he landed the leading role in the movie and TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Buck was a 20th Century pilot who along with his his young friend Buddy Wade awaken from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.

Gil will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

dr who group special

Sylester McCoy & Sophie Aldred

Dr Who

Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who  from 1987 to 1989—known for his whimsical nature, hats and waistcoats he was the final Doctor of the original run.

Sophie Aldred, who will also be appearing, playedtroubled teenager and explosives expert, Ace his companio. Ace was a regular in the series and is considered one of the Doctor's most popular companions.

McCoy & Aldred will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

 

ghostbusters Group special

ray parker jnr

Ray Parker Jr is an American Singer song writer and guitarist , record producer, and actor, best known for writing and performing the theme song to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White.

Parker also made acting appearances on the 1980s sitcom Gimme a Break, 1984 CBS Saturday morning kids' show Pryor's Place (for which Parker appeared in the opening title sequence singing the theme song), Disorderlies (1987), Enemy Territory (1987), Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment (1986)  aka Terms of Enrollment (USA: short title), two episodes of Berrenger's (1985), and Uptown Saturday Night (1974). He was also a production assistant for the film Fly by Night (1993).  Guest appearances on 21 Jump Street and Kids Incorporated. In  2009, Parker appeared in a television advertisement for 118 118,  This featured Parker singing a 118-specific version of the Ghostbusters theme song. In 2014, Parker appeared in the fifth episode of the first season of NBC's romantic comedy television series A to Z  singing the "Ghostbusters" theme song for a Halloween party.

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson is one of the most recognisable faces in science fiction cinema with his portrayal of Winston Zeddemore in the hugely successful Ghostbusters 1 & 2. Amongst many other roles including a cameo in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot he's loved for playing Sergeant Darryl Albrecht in the cult comic book classic adaptation The Crow. Other appearances include Once Upon a Time, Twin Peaks, Torchwood and Superman.

William Atherton

William is best known for his role in Ghostbusters as the EPA agent Walter Peck, and reporter Richard "Dick" Thornburg in the blockbuster action film Die Hard. His glittering career spans almost 50 years, appearing in almost 50 movies. 

Ray Parker Jnr, Ernie Hudson & William Atherton will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 and available for group photo

 

mike quinn

starwars

Mike Quinn (born 1964) is an English actor, animator, and puppeteer best known for performing Nien Nunb in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Star Wats: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. For Return of the Jedi, he also performed Sy Snootles, assisted with Yoda, Ackbar, a Wokling, Jabba's electronic eyes, Ghoel, and Loje Nella. He also worked as an animator on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.

 

Zach Galligan

gremlins

Zach Galligan is best known for playing Billy Peltzer in Gremlins 1 and 2 and also starring in the cult horror movie series Waxwork. He will be bringing with him an animatronic version of his cuddly co-star Gizmo - which is being built especially for Comic Con Scotland 2018. His cute and adorable friend will sit inside his chest on the signing table alongside Zach. You'll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Billy Peltzer and Gizmo and even get a professional photo taken with them too!

Zach will be attending Comic Con Scotland with Gizmo on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018

 

sam jones

flash gordon

Sam J. Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sacramento, California. Before acting he served as a United States Marine and play boy center fold. He made his screen debut in the comedy film 10 (1979) then in 1980, he was cast in the iconic role of Flash Gordon in the cult classic of the same name.

Flash was an American football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocketship along with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden. The threesome were drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. The evil Ming had been testing Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming our world a threat to his rule. He also tried to take Dale as his concubine, attempts to execute Flash and destroy Earth. Flash had to avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.

Sam will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018

lou ferrigno

the incredible hulk

Lou Ferrigno is an internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder and actor, who first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk the alter ego of meek scientist David Banner. 

"The Hulk" was a huge ratings success and spawned several telemovies after the initial TV series completed its run. Lou continued to remain busy in films and TV with appearances often centered around his remarkable physique. His films included Hercules (1983), Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) and Frogtown II (1992). Lou has additionally guest-starred on several TV shows including The Fall Guy (1981) and The New Mike Hammer (1984) and had a recurring role on The King of Queens (1998). In 1997 he was featured in the dynamic documentary about his sensational return to professional bodybuilding at age 43, Stand Tall (1997). 


Big Lou is also a successful author with two books detailing his bodybuilding knowledge, and his life behind the scenes playing the Incredible Hulk on TV in the 1970s, plus he has a popular website frequented by his many fans worldwide.

Lou will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

bret the hitman hart

wwe

Reverently described as The "Excellence of Execution" and trained in the storied Hart Family Dungeon, Bret Hart is arguably the greatest technical wrestler in WWE history.

Hart found beauty in the wrestling simplicity. Clad in pink and black tights, he strode to ring against the whirr of an electric guitar, pausing only to gift his trademark shades to a small child waiting ringside. Inside the ring, he wasted no movement, systematically focusing on his opponents’ weaknesses until they were too tired to endure his patented Sharpshooter submission. He was also an innovator of offense and possessed an uncanny ability to create pinning combinations out of seemingly any predicament.

Hart emerged from Calgary's Stampede Wrestling, coming to WWE as a tag team with his brother-in-law, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. Together, The Hart Foundation won the World Tag Team Titles twice and became one of the most popular pairings in WWE.

From there, The Hart Foundation separated, and Bret became and instant sensation as a singles star. He defeated Mr. Perfect for the Intercontinental Championship in August 1991 and became a two-time holder of the title at WrestleMania VIII, where he defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in a memorable clash.

Hart won his first WWE Championship in a non-televised live event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, forcing Ric Flair to submit to the Sharpshooter. It began the first of five WWE Title reigns for the man who boldly declared, "I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be."


Bret will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

Rex Smith

Street Hawk

Rex Smith played Street Hawk in the American superhero Tv series.  The focus of the series was Jesse Mach, an ex-motorcycle cop, injured in the line of duty who turned police troubleshooter. He had been recruited for a top secret government mission to ride Street Hawk, an all-terrain attack motorcycle designed to fight urban crime, capable of incredible speeds up to three hundred miles an hour, and immense firepower. 

Rex made his acting debut on broadway in the music Grease and went on to play the first adaption of Marvels Dare Devil as well have having a top 10 single with "You Take My breath Away" in 1979.

snooker special

willie thorne

Snooker Legend

Willie Thorne has been one of the great characters of the game for the past twenty-five years.Things did not come easy in the professional ranks, he did not win a match at the World Championship for the first six years. But in 1982 he reached the quarter-finals, beating former champions Terry Griffiths and John Spencer along the way, and setting the high break for that year, 143, the second best ever at that time.

In the early 1980s, with his family’s help, he set up the Willie Thorne Snooker Centre in Leicester. His form began to improve after that world quarter final and he entered the top 16 at the end of the 1982/83.

The Leicester cueman became known as ‘The Maximum Man’ having, he claims, made more 147s in practice than any other player, including one with both legs in plaster! But he has only made one in tournament play, at the 1987 UK Championship.

His first ranking semi-final came in the 1983 Grand Prix and the following season he achieved his only victory in a ranking event when he beat his great friend, Cliff Thorburn, to win the 1985 Mercantile Credit Classic. Two more finals came the following season in the UK Championship and the British Open.

He is still a familiar figure on the circuit as a commentator for BBC Sport.

Willie will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

dennis taylor

snooker legend

One of the most instantly recognised faces in the game, Dennis Taylor is one of snooker’s real entertainers. He will forever be remembered for his epic 1985 World Championship win against Steve Davis on the final black with some 18 million people watching on television well after midnight.

He turned professional in November 1972 and his first professional event was the 1973 World Championship when he lost in the first round 9-8 to Cliff Thorburn. He failed to qualify in 1974 but the following year reached the semi-finals, beaten by Eddie Charlton 19-12. 1977 saw him in another semi-final, losing to Thorburn.

The whole nation shared his tears of joy as he beat Cliff Thorburn for his first major title. Still better was to come, of course, and the season ended with that famous win over Steve Davis to make him champion of the world.

He suffered the ‘Crucible curse’ when he returned to defend his title, losing in the opening round.

The Northern Irishman was famous for his ‘upside down’ glasses which become his trade mark.

He retired from pro snooker in 2000, though he still plays in senior and exhibition events. Taylor is now one of the leading commentators on snooker for BBC Sport.

Dennis will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 

Des O'Gorman

stage host

MEGA NERD/comedian/actor/pretty good singer Des O'Gorman is the stage host the panels and the cosplay contests. Des has been hosting several conventions all over the UK since starting in 2015 and he has become a bit of a fan favourite. Funny, relaxed and full of energy, Des is proving to be the go-to name for panel hosting. 

 

Des will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018 and will also be selling signed cosplay photos

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