Most interesting Celebrities I have met

I love making lists, I have loved making them since I was a kid. This one is a little self indulgent, but I thought it would be interesting, as working in Hollyweird, and being a stand up comedian, I have gotten to meet a lot of interesting people. I have been to the Academy Awards twice, 2 World Series Games, 2 Baseball All Star games, and several Yankee playoff games, comedy shows, movie premieres and parties. In this list, there are multiple people on some entires, as I met them together. A lot of the people in honorable mention, I met real quickly, so no great story behind the meeting, just cool to meet them.

Honorable mention: Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia, David Duchovny, Vince Vaughn, Phil Collins, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Klein, Lewis Black, Andrew Dice Clay, Sarah Silverman, Greg Giraldo, Nick DiPaolo, Rich Vos, Bob Costas, Marv Albert, Derek Jeter, Halle Berry, Train, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Pam Anderson, Helen Hunt, Paulina Porizkova, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Ving Rhames, Michael Biehn, Fred Savage, Keanu Reeves, Paris Hilton, Gary Marshall. Summer Sanders, Artie Lange. Stuart Scott,

20. Luke Perry, Jason Priestly, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, and Tori Spelling

I was an extra on Beverly Hills 90210, and looking back, I never thought I would be able to say I was on the good 90210! Perry and Priestly were very cool, and we were all smoking cigarettes off stage. Tori Spelling was the only unfriendly one, so yes, that is me making the white man bop infamous on 90210. Every now and then I get a call from someone who just saw it in reruns.

19. Marcua Allen

Was at Bar Marmont in L.A. the bar of the hotel where Belushi died. We ran into Marcus Allen, he was really cool. The funniest part of the evening was some guy kept bothering Marcus, saying, please call my Dad, please call him, he’s your biggest fan. Marcus finally agreed to call him on the guy’s cell, but before he did, he asked the guy, “Got any sister’s?” It was hilarious.

18. Derek Jeter

One night, I was walking home with my cane and a handful of groceries, and a guy comes rushing out of a bar, and slams into me. He was apologizing, and all of the sudden, I start hearing, “Jeter we love you.” I look up, and the guy who ran in to me says, “Got to go.” It was Derek Jeter. Thank God he didn’t trip over my cane, or I would have been the Bartman of New York!

17. Whoopi Goldberg

Met her at the reopening of the Improv. We talked for a bit, and she kissed me good night when I left.

16. Ronald Reagan

He had an office right about Davis Entertainment’s in the Fox Towers in L.A.Fox Towers is the building they used in Die Hard, so just working there was cool. Secret Service would take Reagan to his office, and I would see him all the time. He looked pretty sick, and they would never let you ride the elevator with him, but one day, I got to ride the elevator with just him, and secret service. It was weired, he was pretty gone with Alzherimer’s, and I was just awe struck, as the two of us stared at each other the whole time.

15. Charlize Theron

Met her the first time I went to the Academy Awards in 2000, I had just started walking with a cane, and I walked in torwards the bar, and accidentatly stepped on her foot. She made a huge scene, and made me feel real bad, so I really disliked her for years. Well, last year, Charlize made it up to me, as she donated some autographed DVD’s for the silent auction at Laugh For Sight. That’s right, were good Charlize.

14. Cindy Crawford and Bill Maher

Both used to rent videos at a store that I worked at in Westwood. One day, it was just Bill and me in store, and I said to him, “I just wanted to tell you, I am a big fan,” and he said, “don’t ever fucking talk to me again.” Lets just say that was the last day I ever watched anything with Bill Maher. To this day, he is the biggest asshole I have ever met.

13. Rachel Weisz and Helena Bonham Carter

Met them the second time I went to the Academy Awards. I was standing next to them for twenty minutes, and they were both wearing low cut evening gowns, and being a blind guy, I got away with staring at them, just going back and forth, it was very pleasant!

12. Henry Hill

For those of you who do not recognize the name, he is guy that Ray Liotta portrays in Goodfellas, I have met him a few times, did research for one of his books, and am thanked in it, He gave me an autographed Goodfellas poster that says, “To Brian, Don’t be a Wiseguy, Henry Hill.” The name of the book that Goodfellas is based on is Wiseguy.

11. Bill Cosby

I did a commercial with Bill Cosby as a kid. I was a cute kid, it has been all down hill since, and then in 1999 before a Bill Cosby show, I got to go backstage and spend some time with him. One of the nicest classiest people I have ever met. I got a picture of me as a kid sitting on his lap, and got it autographed when I saw him in 1999.

10. Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson

Met them both at the Premiere party for K 19 at the Russian Tea Room. I only got to shake hands with Harrison, and say a quick hello, but got to drink with Liam. I have a great picture of the two of us, and Liam has had a little too much to drink.

9. Gene Hackman, Bo Jackson, Faye Dunaway, and Chris O’Donell

Met them all while working on the movie The Chamber. Chris O’Donell was a prick when I ran into him in a bar a few month’s later. I got to sit next to Bo Jackson at the premiere, that was really cool.

8. Eddie Murphy

Met him while working on Dr. Doolittle, the last movie I worked on before leaving L.A. because I was losing my vision. Got to deal with Eddie giving a ride to a transvestite hooker, and lets just leave it at that.

7. Mickey Mantle

I was 12, and my Dad let me skip school to go out to where all the old time Yankee’s were having a camp. I was the only kid there, and when Mickey walked up, I had three things for him to sign. I said, “Mr. Mantle, can I get your autograph, you were my Dad’s hero.” Well, Mick ripped the ball out of my hand signed it, and said to Moose Skowron, “I’m sick of this shit!” and threw the ball back at me. My Dad almost had to deck his hero, and that was the first time I met the Mick. Each time I met him, he was drunker and drunker!

6. O,J, Simpson

I interned for NBC at the 92 Barcelona Olympic’s, met O.J. several times, and a bunch of us went out drinking one night, and O.J. picked up the tab. Seemed like a nice enough fella. Amazingly, we had moved to L.A. right after the murders, and we actually got run off the freeway by the cops during the chase!

5. Bon Jovi

Met Bon Jovi when he started out acting and he came in to the production company I was working at, Davis Entertainment. He was really cool, and we talked about playing poker, of course, he played in a little bit higher stakes games then me.

4. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shaq

Met them both in 1994 at Planet Hollywood in NYC. We just happened to be having lunch there, and a bunch of the Orlando Magic came in the celebrate Shaq’s 21st birthday. The funny thing was our table was right next to there little private area. I had my picture taken with Shaq, and instead of shaking my hand, he is actually holding it. I have pics of Arnold and Shaq together, and then I saw Arnold again that summer when he put his hands in concrete at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

3. Brad Pitt, Dennis Quaid, and Meg Ryan

I met them all at a fashion party in 1994 in L.A. This was right before Brad Pitt became huge. Actually spoke to Dennis Quaid the most, and drank with them for awhile. They were all super nice.

2. Al Pacino

Met him at his directorial debut premiere, Looking For Richard. He was the last person I ever met, and was star struck. I just shook his hand, and said, “You’re Amazing.” He said thanks with a raspy voice like he smokes five packs a day.

1. Kevin James and Ray Romano

I got to do two shows with them, and hang back stage with them all night. They could not have been more down to earth and friendly. They treated me like one of the guys, and a friend. Funny thing is I know several comedians who have not had the success of these two, but act like it, and treat people poorly.

5 Responses to “Most interesting Celebrities I have met”

  1. Barbara Fischler Says:

    wow–I knew a lot of them but missed quite a few…interesting stories…now see how many new celebs you meet with Nash.

  2. Lorraine Says:

    Holy Cow! This is a really interesting list. Are any of your TV or film appearances available on YouTube? Can you point us in the right direction?

  3. blindgator Says:

    I think the only clip of me on you tube is a stand up clip. I have the 90210 episode on my computer, will have to see if I can upload my scene on to here, will play around with it. Just type my name into utube and it will pull up the stand up clip

  4. lona Says:

    Wow had not realized u had met all those celeb. Is nash impressed?

  5. lona Says:

    Wow very impressive. Had no idea u had met that many people. Is Nash impressed?

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