Archive for July, 2008
Name :Julian McMahon
Birth Name :
Julian Dana William McMahon
Date of Birth :
July 27, 1968
Place of Birth :
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
University of Sydney (majored in Law; dropped out to pursue a career in acting).
Claim to Fame :
As Christian Troy on FX’ series Nip/Tuck (2003).
Julian McMahon Trivia:
- Son of Sir William McMahon, Prime Minister of Australia (1971)
- He is the second child of Sir William and Lady Sonia McMahon. Sir William McMahon (deceased) was the former Prime Minister of Australia
- Was once quoted in an Australian magazine article as saying that acting was just another job to bring in money.
- Has a daughter, Madison, with Brooke Burns.
- Has an older sister Melinda and a younger sister Deborah
- Former brother-in-law of actress Kylie Minogue.
- Is Fluent in Spanish (as in NIP/TUCK pilot)
- His surname is pronounced McM-a-n
- Favorite song is “People are Strange” by The Doors.
- His character, Cole Turner, was killed off in the landmark 100th episode of “Charmed” (1998).
- Attended the University of Sydney
- Attended Sydney Grammar School, a Private school in Sydney.
Julian McMahon Detailed Biography:
Julian McMahon was the second of three children. He studied law at the University of Sydney, but he became bored with his classes after his first year and began a career in modeling, working primarily in commercials. In 1987, he headed off for print modeling assignments in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Rome, Paris, and other international fashion centers. His appearance in a TV commercial promoting jeans in his home country made him popular enough to be cast as the lead in an Australian “Dynasty”-like series, in which he played a wealthy heir. After working for 18 months on the series, he starred in “Home and Away” (1988), another successful series, where he won a best actor award from a national magazine.
McMahon later performed on stage, appearing in a musical version of “Home and Away” in Britain as well as in “Love Letters” in Sydney and Melbourne. After a lead role in the feature film Wet and Wild Summer! (1992) (which also starred Elliott Gould), he went to Los Angeles to read for American projects.
In 1992, he was cast as Ian Rain on NBC’s daytime drama “Another World” (1964). Two years later, he left to appear in various plays in Los Angeles. He also appeared in the feature film Magenta (1996) before landing his role on “Profiler” (1996).
In his free time, McMahon enjoys surfing, biking, and “cooking anything” (especially roasts, pastas and ethnic cuisine). He is a fan of baseball, football and basketball, and he collects classic books.
Name :Dylan Walsh
Date of Birth : 17 November 1963
Place of Birth : Los Angeles, California, USA
Height : 5′ 10”
Nationality : American
Profession : Actor
Sometimes Called : Charles Hunter Walsh
Dylan Walsh Trivia:
- Graduated Annandale High School in Annandale, VA 
- Brother of Alison Walsh.
- 22 November 2003: Daughter named Stella Haven Walsh born to Dylan and Joanna Going.
- Once dated Julia Roberts.
Dylan Walsh Detailed Biography:
Possessing the sort of bland, familiarly handsome looks that make him equally effective at creating both likable and repelling characters, actor Dylan Walsh generally specialized in the former. When Dylan Walsh took to the latter, however, the unexpected change of pace could make for an extremely effective performance. Although audiences may recognize Dylan Walsh’s face from such high-profile Hollywood fare as Congo (1995) and We Were Soldiers (2002), Dylan Walsh’s most affecting roles have been in low-budget independent fare such as the low-key 2001 drama Jet Boy. A California native who graduated from Annandale High School in Virginia, Dylan Walsh wowed audiences as Atticus Finch in a high school stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird, giving signs of great things to come from the burgeoning actor.
Subsequently gaining his footing as an actor with a recurring role on television’s Kate and Allie, Dylan Walsh’s first feature credit came with the 1989 Patrick Dempsey comedy Loverboy. His career truly beginning to gain momentum in the early ’90s, Dylan Walsh’s appearances in Betsy’s Wedding (1990) and Nobody’s Fool (1994) showed an actor just waiting for his breakthrough role. Although Dylan Walsh would take the lead for the eagerly anticipated jungle adventure Congo, the film’s dismal fate at the box office certainly didn’t do anything for his career. Subsequent efforts such as Divided by Hate (1997) and Chapter Zero (1999) showed an actor capable of much more than what he was given with which to work. Admittedly taking roles just to pay the bills, Dylan Walsh was offered the lead in Calgary filmmaker Dave Schultz’s dark psychological drama Jet Boy. Cast as a shady, morally ambiguous undercover cop who befriends a street smart orphan while attempting to take down a big-time drug dealer, the role offered some contrast to Dylan Walsh’s recent performances, and simultaneously proved that he was fully capable of handling a leading dramatic role. Due to the success of Jet Boy, Dylan Walsh’s career was somewhat reinvigorated and subsequent parts in We Were Soldiers and Blood Work paid testament to an actor regaining his footing after a few early falters. In 2003, Dylan Walsh donned scrubs for the critically acclaimed television series Nip/Tuck.