Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Name These Young Actors

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If you are new to my blog, on Wednesdays I post about my experience in Hollywood as a former child/teen actress. If you want to start at the beginning of these posts go here.
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When I was filming The New Lassie I lived with friends of the family in Southern California. My family was in Northern California - a 6 1/2 hour drive away or an hour flight. Some weekends I came home to visit or they would fly down to see me. Instead of being at soccer games or dance competitions or other traditional high school weekend outings, I could often be found at a charity or publicity event with other young actors. And because I was working on the Lassie set every day this was the main way for me to meet other young people and make some friends.

This particular event was called Celebrity Teen Talk and I have no recollection what that was, but I know we ran around Magic Mountain and went on a bunch of rides. And we probably didn't have to wait in line. And I wore a bracelet made of beaded safety pins and I know they are about to make a comeback.

Let's see how good your late 80s/early 90s Teenbeat memory is - how many of these young actors can you name? Whoever* accurately identifies the most people wins a lifetime supply of nothing, but this is still a really important challenge.
*Hint: You will soon see an interview with on of these actors on my blog.



*If you are in this picture or are one of my close friends from these days you are not eligible for the prize.
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7 comments:

Nancy said...

I can't name any of them. But, if you photshopped my face with the blonde with the scrunchie the cut off jeans, bunchy socks and Reeboks.... that would have been me. For reals. Not ashamed about it either. :)

Jessica said...

okay... I'm kind of proud of myself for this, but here's who I can spot (this is all from memory, no Googling involved!)
positive: Brian Austin Green, Soleil Moon Frye, Christina Nigri, Jason Marsden, Zachary Ty Bryan, Alyson Hannigan. maybe: Jonathan Brandis, Matthew Lawrence, and Stephen Dorff.
I <3 TeenBeat!

hannah singer said...

so, yeah, i think i fail at this challenge. good news is, i think i still get the prize.

Katie said...

Here goes nothin'...
Zachary Ty Bryan, Andre Gower, Stephen Dorff, Jason Marsden, Soliel Moon Frye, Brian Austin Green, (not sure),(not sure), Alyson Hannigan, Wendy Cox, Christina Nigri, (not sure)

Jessica Johnson said...

is that corey haim, far left? because it might have brought our friendship to a whole new level.

TDM Wendy said...

Jessica and Katie - IMPRESSED. I actually had to look up Zachary Ty Bryan because I didn't know who that was. So it's not him. The guy at the far left, top row (who I think you thought was Zachary) is Paul Sherrer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0771121/. He was on a show called "Free Sprit" with Alyson Hannigan. Bottom row far left is Donnie Jeffcoat and next to him is Hilary Van Dyke. She was on The Munsters Today with Jason Marsden. Not sure who the guy on the far right is. Way to go TeenBeat friends.

TDM Wendy said...

Oh wait, i didn't confirm:
in black and white pic:
Top row from left to right-
Paul Sherrer, Andre Gower, Stephen Dorff, Jason Marsden, Soliel Moon Frye, Brian Austin Green
Bottom row from left to right -
Donnie Jeffcoat, Hilary Van Dyke, Alyson Hannigan, me, Christina Nigra.
And same peeps in top photo but different owner and missing a few.