Friday, January 31, 2020

Four For Friday - The Worst

I have often written about this back in the day A+ list mostly movie actor who used his fame to attract tweens and teens when he was in his 20's to 30's. He used to brag that he would turn them away if they were over 18. When he was at his most famous, he was barely 30 and would troll high schools using other students to find him new girls to assault. Back when he first started out though, he was even worse. Once he got that first taste of fame on a long running television show, he sexually assaulted two of his co-stars the very first season and neither of them ever acted again. They quit rather than to have to spend time with him again. They had main roles and just walked. Instead of the producers taking action against the actor, they gave him a raise. Not only that, but they started bringing in teens for him to hit on so they wouldn't lose any more main cast members. His lowest point was probably when, in the third season of the show, he told this tween that when she hit 13 he was coming after her. He did just that, only she was just 12. She is the one who is blowing the lid on the guy and has plenty more to share.

94 comments:

Brayson87 said...

Long running television show, he was there first season.

Tricia13 said...
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Tricia13 said...

Richard Greico?

Tricia13 said...

21 Jump Street the first show?

hunter said...

ew! Grieco? I don't think he was on shows with such young teens

hunter said...

he used to be so hot.

*pours one out*

sandybrook said...

He was never an A= movie actor but Depp was.
However it wasn't really back in the day either.

sandybrook said...

A+..

MeliticusBee said...

Grieco wasn't on 21 jump street until 3rd season - and then left to do his spinoff Booker which only ran 1 season.

Who knows what "back in the day" means to Entward anymore but Grieco isn't / was never A+

Is johnny depp known for been a teen/tween creeper? I just thought he was a strung out, violent rapist?

sandybrook said...

Depp is a creep period.

sandybrook said...

But Depp doesn't completely fit this description.

Dorvannnn said...

I was going to say Travolta but Welcome Back Kotter was four seasons so I wouldn't call it long running. And also it say the actor was assaulting girls when most other blinds about him are about him liking men.

Red Velvet Boots said...

Michael Douglas, Streets of San Francisco for the show?

d.c. said...

Robe Lowe, West Wing?

Boldblonde said...

I hope it's not Richard Greico. This sounds like someone who teenagers would fall for. Doubt it's Douglas.

Joe said...

Rob Lowe did not get his "first taste of fame on a long running television show".

Joe said...

And it's not Depp because there were no co-stars leaving 21 Jump Street and quitting acting after its first season. We need to look towards a classroom-type show I think or maybe a teen sketch show.

Dorvannnn said...

How about Michael J. Fox and Family Ties? Though I don't rememeber ever hearing anything bad about him so he seems like a longhsot.

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samechick said...

Morgan Freeman / The Electric Company

Dorvannnn said...

Denzel Washington/St Elsewhere?

Brayson87 said...

@samechick, Good guess, but he would have been in his 30's on The Electric Company.

cat said...

I loved him on the Electric Company.

Freebird said...

😂

Freebird said...

Paul Walker

James said...

Ryan O'Neal. The show being "Peyton Place".

gauloise said...

Did Electric Company have a main cast of kids? I think it was jsut adults.

gauloise said...

@ James, Peyton Place is an interesting guess!

firefly391 said...

what about Scott Baio?

Eye Ball said...

Kim Richards was billed as a 12-year-old for the 3rd season of Streets of SF. Just sayin.

MeliticusBee said...

@firefly good guess but says "mostly movie" - even though the blind is about tv.

SDaly said...

Ralph Macchio, started on 8 is Enough, hit is peak with My Cousin Vinny when he was around 30?

Unknown said...

Scott baio

SDaly said...

Baio was not mostly movies.

La-Juice said...

This has to be Scott Baio.

T. W. said...

We need more clues because for some reason I am thinking of Saved By the Bell. Dennis Haskins is not sexy but I have heard rumors he assaulted Tiffany Thiessen.

MissDavie said...

People wanting this to be Baio because he's perceived as a conservative. He's never been an A+ list mostly movie actor.

Tricia13 said...

Scott Baio is an excellent person and family man. I met/knew him through mutual NY family friends when he was 16 and me and my sister. A were 10 ,12 respectively. A sweetheart, and always a family centered kid whose parents(close family) guided him the whole way.
Nicole Eggert must have time between 4th tier reality shows like “Splash and Celebrity Weight Loss” to be able to comment here!

Brayson87 said...

Ralph Macchio wasn't on the first few seasons of 8 is Enough, plus I'd say his peak was the Karate Kid trilogy earlier.

Not to mention he's not the worst, he's the best, around, nothing's gonna ever keep him down. ;)

Olive Iyes said...

Drake & Degrassi High

samechick said...

Lots of good guesses but I think we may all have differing opinions on A+ *and* back-in-the-day.

Whomever this blind is about, we can all agree he's a POS.

Igneous said...

Jared Leto?

PhillyWilly said...

The key to this one is the 12 yr old regular on the 3rd year of the show. @ Eye Ball looks
Good, altho I would say that douglas’ fame hit its peak with Wall Street. He was in his 40s.

Dragonlady. said...

Henry Winkler, Happy Days

shakey said...

Drake was a teenager on Degrassi, and he isn't an A+ movie actor.

Tried looking up Tiger Beat images from the 80s to see if anyone stood out. They didn't.

ZZZedMaster said...

Do not utter one bad word about that sweet man.

Mike1088 said...

It seems to me the key is IDing the "back in the day A+ list mostly movie actor" who got his "first taste of fame" on a long-running series (and despite others assuming he was on the show from the beginning, the blind doesn't say that). Michael Douglas doesn't fit. He was already famous as Kurt's son.

ZZZedMaster said...

His a racist.

Mike1088 said...

Possibilities for the actor include: George Clooney (famous family, but unknown before Facts of Life), Leo DiCaprio (Growing Pains, though probably still A+), Michael J. Fox (Family Ties, though not mostly movie), John Travolta (Welcome Back Kotter), Ryan O'Neal (Peyton Place), Johnny Depp (21 Jump Street). Most had their peak of success in early to mid 30s, though all but O'Neal are arguably still at least A list, and I'm not sure who the co-stars who never acted again are for any of them (have to be regulars on the show, not just guests, and no one really matches). The 12-year-old could be anyone who appeared on any of those shows in the actor's third season.

Tricia13 said...

Scott Baio is from BayRidge,Brooklyn one of the biggest melting pots ( this little thing called NYC).
That said.
Ok.

ZZZedMaster said...

Don't you dare say one bad word about my man marty mcfly.

Frobozz said...

Charles in charge did have that weird complete cast change in the first season

Notagoodscreenname said...

Ralph Macchio’s peak was definitely the Karate Kid earlier. Anyone old enough to remember it would know that.

Guesser said...

Wasn't Clooney on Facts of Life for a few years? The girls on that show would have been that age. Credit to @Mike 1088. Not a lot of tv regulars become A+ movie stars or have blinds regularly written about them.

James said...

Thank you @ Gauloise. Also, the blind says, "When he was at his most famous, he was barely 30 . . ." This is also true of Ryan O'Neal he was born in 1941 and LOVE STORY came out in 1970. I would think this began the peak of O'Neal's career which continued through WHAT"S UP DOC etc. at which time he would have been just barely 30 years old.

sandybrook said...

It’s still Clooney though even though it really doesn’t say what sex the tweeners are.

Valorious said...

I just lost respect for you...

OKay said...

I dunno, Tricia. I've heard a *lot* about Scott Baio over the years, none of it good. And just because he was nice to you at 16 when you met him, doesn't necessarily mean he grew up that way.

Tricia13 said...

He was 18 ish as I realized (and stated above), we were far younger , and he did grow up that way because we knew his family.which is kind of also what I said above.

Wonko the Sane said...

Kimberly Beck would seem to fit the tween if it is Ryan O’Neal. She wasn’t on the show in its third season, but was on in 1965 in its second season.

Lady Leaves said...

Jared Leto?

Lady Leaves said...

Or James Franco?

pegd said...

Electric Company had a lot of kids in the cast. Charles in Charge was not what I would consider a long running show. I think the key is finding a long running show where 2 of the main females left after the first year.

I'm with you Tricia!

Anonymous said...

Baio isn't so great, Tricia. Made very rude, thoughtless comments about Erin, immediately after Erin's death. Then, he tried to get on network TV weeping saying it was 'grief'. Bullshit. He knows about the Happy Days set. He knows plenty; he is/was buddy buddy with Marshall and Howard.

Anonymous said...

@pegd
Clooney was on "Facts of Life", if I recall, from the first season.
Two of the main female stars were 'replaced', after the first season.

It may be Kim Fields who is going to talk. Kim's a terrific lady, and smart too.

Anonymous said...

Felice Schacter
Julie Ann Haddock
~Played Nancy and Cindy on "Facts of Life".
~Both left after Season One.

NYisHome said...

George Clooney was not in the first season of facts of life.

Aoife said...

I have no idea who this is BUT just some facts about Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Up until recently Bay Ridge was a very, very Italian neighborhood. Many of the families moved to Staten Island and now there's a more diverse population in the area.

NYC itself is diverse. Within that diversity there have always been ethnic enclaves white and non white.

MissDirect said...

Russell Crowe-Neighbours
Kylie Monogue

PhillyWilly said...

Wow. This is a fun blind. I’m not sure who has it.
Clooney is close. But no one knew who the hell he was until ER. He didn’t move the needle in Facts or Roseanne.
And ER was a huge ensemble. They wouldn’t have given him a steady stream of underage tail
On that set. Not to mention, he was never the star of that show.

Aquagirl said...

@Sandybrook: it does say the sex of the tweens/teens halfway through the blind. They were females, which makes me think this isn’t Clooney.

Frobozz said...

Clooney was on facts of life toward the end. After that place burnt down or whatever.

Anonymous said...

The outlier here is two lead actresses, who leave after season One...and are not replaced.


MissDavie said...

Barney the evil dinosaur!

dagan68 said...

Could it be George Clooney and Roseanne?
I know there was at least one major turnover with female cast? Was there ever actually 2?

PhillyWilly said...

@daryl. Not just leave, but never act again.

Unknown said...

It can’t be Clooney. It’s a “back in the day” A+ lister who was at his “most famous“ when he was 30. Clooney is still very current and still very famous.

TC said...

Dragonlady. said...
Henry Winkler, Happy Days


I get the sinking feeling you might be right

Fwalker said...

Nailed it....

cloudofgossip said...

Definitely this, Kim Richards and Michael Douglas fit the timeline. She's very unwell but does keep spilling the tea about her fucked up childhood

KittyKat1419 said...

Wouldn’t Michael Douglas be permanent A+ list? Back in the day A+ list implies he is no longer as relevant.

samechick said...

Gah if it's Winkler, but really he is the one that makes the most sense for me.

leo21 said...

Clooney was on one of the last seasons of Facts of Life. The actresses were all of age at the time. It's not him.

PhillyWilly said...

And it isn’t winkler... when was he ever an A+ movie actor. Nightshift was a classic, but not that good! Not Clooney, not depp, or DiCaprio. Michael Douglas doesn’t fit
Exactly either but IMO he is the closest. My bet is that we have to start over.
Is it possible that this is Clint?

Anonymous said...

Burt Reynolds?







PhillyWilly said...

What’s the TV show?
New guesses, some lamer than others
Robert Stack
Patrick Dempsey
Dick van Dyke
Karl Malden lol
Finding the 2 actresses that NEVER worked again is obviously the key. They had to be semi-regular characters in an ensemble show. If you were capable of a starring role once, you would surely command some casting attention again.

PhillyWilly said...

Or.... is it possible that the long running television show is a soap?!

Mango said...

Seriously, Tricia, Baio might have been a nice guy when he was a green teen but he grew up to be a POS.


Now, about the blind:
Big clues: Back in the day... Mostly movie actor... When he was at his most famous, he was barely 30...

Henry Winkler: Fits, but isn't he mostly TV?

Ralph Macchio: Decent amount of movies but was/is mostly TV.

Scott Baio: Mostly TV.

Burt Reynolds: According to IMDB, the only long running TV show he was on was Gunsmoke. Any teen cast members on that show?

George Clooney: Attained stardom after age 30 and was not a pivotal cast member on FoL or Rosanne that producers would have had to appease by bringing in teens.

Richard Grieco: He was A+ back in the day (for about 10 minutes) but ha ha on him; his mostly movies seem to be straight to cable/video clunkers. He's a good guess, but I think we're missing someone here. I think the "back in the day" clue points to someone many decades ago.

Sd Auntie said...

No way.. not Henry Winkler...never

Keasha said...

I do believe this sounds like O’Neal. Timeline totally fits. He even tried to hit on his own daughter at a funeral before realizing who she was.

Random1010 said...

Am I overthinking it or...

"Got his first taste of fame on a long running tv show" - He joined an existing, popular show - meaning he didn't start with S1.

"He assaulted two co-stars the very first season." - Two main characters who had been on the show awhile, left the first season HE was there, not after S1 of the show.

"Got a raise" - He was a big hit one season and thus had a bigger role in later seasons. He wasn't central to the show when it began.

"Lowest point, maybe in third season of the show." - Very possibly his first season of said show. Or maybe joined in S2?

Just sayin...looking at it like this - Clooney or Greico. But it opens up so many other options! So... any new theories? Or was the wine with lunch a little too good today?

HouellebecqGurl said...

I have an artist friend in LA who was down on his luck, because artist. He & his wife are great people. He managed to scrape up a small showing of his work. Baio and his wife came, got to talking to him and his wife, they all hit it off as friends and Baio bought three of his pieces. A couple of weeks later, 4 more pieces sold to friends of Scott's and the two couple still occasional have dinner together, 15 yrs later.
The artist is black, his wife is Korean.
So yeah, Scott Baio, totally racist.
I swear, the dumb shit I read on this site sometimes boggles my mind.
"I don lak see politics, dey r rassiss."
Jesus fucking Christ, lol.

Anonymous said...


We also need to identify the actress.
Was on a TV show at age 12.
Still alive.

Jodie Foster started acting very young.
She appeared on several TV shows:
Gunsmoke, Doris Day Show, Bonanza, Kung Fu and others.
Others who were active in TV "Back in the day":

Helen Hunt
Kim Richards
Pamelyn Ferdyn
Anissa Jones (She is deceased)


Anonymous said...

Ryan O'neal is an excellent guess. Based on what Tatum has said about him, nothing would surprise me.
My heart goes out to Tatum. She never recovered from that terrible childhood.

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