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Where Are They Now - Friday, April 6, 2018

Hello fans,

First off, I made an editing error in the DEAD OR ALIVE? section of last week's edition of this publication. It concerns actress Lizabeth Scott. I'm sad to say that she is indeed no longer with us. She passed away in January 31, 2015 from congestive heart failure. Thanks to all for bringing this to my attention. I'm not sure where my mind went when putting that portion of the newsletter together. And sorry to Ms. Scott.

Now, the Celebrity Suggestions were flying in over the weekend! Thank you all for that; and please, keep 'em coming! Today's suggestion came to me twice from one reader that goes by Judith or Judy. Not sure which, but I like both. She would like to see what James Wlcek has been doing these days. Thanks Judy for your suggestion and your persistance.

Let's checking on actor James Wlcek. You might remember him from his early Soap Opera days or from Walker, Texas Ranger. Either way, here we go!

And be sure to 'Suggest a Celebrity' for a future issue of 'Where Are They Now?'. Click here to visit the site or Go to and suggest your celebs.

Take care,

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Shelley Hack: Played Tiffany Welles on the TV series "Charlie's Angels"

Karen Grassle: Played Caroline Ingalls on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie"

Ursula Andress: She was the original "Bond girl" in the James Bond movie "Dr. No"

(Answer at the bottom)


James Wlcek

Learn More About James Wlcek on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: February 22, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA

BIRTH NAME: James M. Wlcek

CLAIM TO FAME: James Wlcek is an American actor who started out in a trio of soaps (Ryan's Hope, One Life to Live, and As the World Turns). Then after several memorable appearance on the primetime hit series Walker, Texas Ranger, Wlcek starred in the spin-off series, Sons of Thunder.

FAMILY LIFE: Wlcek has been married to Susan Broccoli since 1997. They have 2 children.

INFO: Wlcek was nominated for Outstanding Male Newcomer Daytime for his role as Ben Shelby on Ryan's Hope in 1988.

He is a highly trained martial arts expert. His skills were showcased on the hit television series, Walker, Texas Ranger.

In 1997, Wlcek got the role of Trent Malloy in a two-hour Walker, Texas Ranger movie entitled Sons of Thunder. This turned into a recurring role one for Wlcek.

In 1999, a spin-off series called Sons of Thunder was created with Wlcek as a lead. Despite good ratings the show was ultimately canceled after five episodes due to high production costs.

TRIVIA: Last name pronounced "Will-Check" which is the Slavic translation for "Little Wolf".

Before his first breakout role on Ryan's Hope, Wlcek was working the graveyard shift in the warehouse for Keebler Cookies.

WHERE IS HE NOW: Wlcek can be seen as Deputy Grant in the 2018 Action-Horror-Western Howlers. According to IMDB it's about "a gunfighter from the old west who returns from the grave to stop a blood thirsty werewolf motorcycle gang from terrorizing a small town."


2018 Howlers...Deputy Grant

2016 The Sector...Brennan

2013 Shadow on the Mesa (TV Movie)...Ranch Hand

2012 Blackout (TV Series)...Swat Commander
- Part 1 (2012) ... Swat Commander

2011 Love's Christmas Journey (TV Movie)...Landowner

2009 Hydra (TV Movie)...Bob Crick

2005 Don't Tell...Yale

2004 Little Black Book...Hockey Player (uncredited)

2003 The Division (TV Series)...Gym Owner
- Extreme Action Figures (2003) ... Gym Owner (as Jimmy Wlcek)

2002 JAG (TV Series)...Petty Officer Second Class Terrence Shaw
- Odd Man Out (2002) ... Petty Officer Second Class Terrence Shaw (as Jimmy Wlcek)

1999 Sons of Thunder (TV Series)...Trent Malloy
- Thunder by Your Side (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Underground (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Lost & Found (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Daddy's Girl (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Fighting Back (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Moment of Truth (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)

1997-1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)...Trent Malloy
- Team Cherokee: Part 2 (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Team Cherokee: Part 1 (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Special Witness (1999) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- On the Border (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Eyes of a Ranger (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Paradise Trail (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Survival (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- The Children of Halloween (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Test of Faith (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- The Soul of Winter (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Everyday Heroes (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)
- Undercover (1998) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wleck)
- Sons of Thunder (1997) ... Trent Malloy (as Jimmy Wlcek)

1997 L.A. Firefighters (TV Series)...Wil Hardy
- The Big One (1997) ... Wil Hardy (as Jimmy Wleck)

1996 Damien's Seed...Eric

1996 Baywatch Nights (TV Series)...Clancy
- Last Breath

1990 As the World Turns (TV Series)...Linc Lafferty #1 (1990-1992)

1989 One Life to Live (TV Series)...Jack Gibson (1989-1990)

1989 Steel Magnolias...Marshall Marmillion

1989 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)...Ben Shelby
- Episode #1.3515
- Episode #1.3514
- Episode #1.3513
- Episode #1.3511

1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)...Claude Altoose
- The Swap

To see Then & Now pictures of James Wlcek, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Shelley Hack - ALIVE
Born: 07/06/1952

Karen Grassle - ALIVE
Born: 02/25/1942

Ursula Andress - ALIVE
Born: 03/19/1936



Ray Wilkins, 61, English football player (Chelsea, Manchester United) and manager (Queens Park Rangers), cardiac arrest.

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, American animal rights activist, suspect in the YouTube headquarters shooting, suicide by gunshot.
Yashitsungba Ao, 90, Indian businessman and philanthropist.
Ramon Bagó i Agulló (ca), 84, Spanish businessman and politician.
Pam Golding, 90, South African real estate developer.
Lill-Babs, 80, Swedish singer ("En tuff brud i lyxförpackning", "Är du kär i mej ännu Klas-Göran?") and actress, cancer and heart failure.
Hashem Mahameed, 73, Israeli politician, member of Knesset (1990-2003).
Arrigo Petacco, 88, Italian journalist and writer.

Emmanuel Cauchy (fr), 57, French physician, crush injuries due to avalanche.
Alton Ford, 36, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets), cancer.
Morris Halle, 94, Latvian-born American linguist.
Connie Lawn, 73, American journalist, longest-serving White House correspondent, Parkinson's disease.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 81, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, MP (since 2009).
Ahmed Janka Nabay, 54, Sierra Leonean musician.
Elie Onana, 66, Cameroonian footballer (Canon Yaoundé, national team).
Peggy Platt, 58, American comedian, heart attack.
Bill Rademacher, 75, American football player (New York Jets, New England Patriots).
Fufi Santori, 85, Puerto Rican basketball player and writer.
Paul Sinibaldi, 96, French footballer.
Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, 55, Egyptian author.
Bhai Vaidya, 89, Indian politician.

Amsale Aberra, 64, Ethiopian-born American fashion designer, uterine cancer.
Bob Beattie, 85, American skiing coach (U.S. Ski Team) and sports commentator (ABC Sports, ESPN).
Steven Bochco, 74, American television producer and writer (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue), leukemia.
Gil Brealey, 85, Australian film director and producer (Sunday Too Far Away, Annie's Coming Out).
Ricardo Pedro Chaves Pinto Filho, 79, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Leopoldina (1990-1996) and Archbishop of Pouso Alegre (1996-2014).
Foster Diebold, 85, American academic, President of the University of Alaska system (1977-1979) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1979-1996).
Almerindo Jaka Jamba, 69, Angolan politician and rebel leader (UNITA).
Evert Kroon, 71, Dutch water polo player, Olympic bronze medalist (1976).
Joseph Mallin, 104, Irish Jesuit priest.
Audrey Morris, 89, American jazz singer and pianist.
Vladimir Nakoryakov, 82, Russian physicist.
Jocelyn Newman, 80, Australian politician, Senator for Tasmania (1986-2002), Minister for Social Security (1996-1998) and Family and Community Services (1998-2001), Alzheimer's disease.
C. V. Rajendran, 81, Indian film director.
Efraín Ríos Montt, 91, Guatemalan military officer and politician, President (1982-1983), heart attack.
Avichai Rontzki, 66, Israeli general, Chief Military Rabbi of the Israel Defence Forces (2006-2010), colorectal cancer.
Michel Sénéchal, 91, French tenor.
Ruth Sonntag Nussenzweig, 89, Austrian-Brazilian immunologist.

Frank Aendenboom, 76, Belgian actor.
Mazlan Ahmad, 75, Malaysian politician, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur (1992-1995).
Margarita Carrera, 88, Guatemalan philosopher, professor and writer.
Luigi De Filippo, 87, Italian actor (Non è vero... ma ci credo, You're on Your Own, Love Italian Style).
Chris Edwards, 41, British boxer, heart attack.
Frank Hodgetts, 93, English footballer (West Bromwich Albion, Millwall).
Ted J. Land, 81, American politician, member of the Georgia State Senate (1979-1990).
Peg Lautenschlager, 62, American attorney and politician, Attorney General of Wisconsin (2003-2007), member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1989-1993), breast cancer.
Jan Snoeck, 91, Dutch sculptor.
Michael Tree, 84, American violist.
Frode Viken (no), 63, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (D.D.E.), cancer.
Leonard D. Wexler, 93, American judge (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York).

Alias, 41, American rapper, producer and record label founder (Anticon), heart attack.
Patrick Atiyah, 87, English legal scholar.
Samuel Belzberg, 89, Canadian financier, complications from a stroke.
Aureliano Bolognesi, 87, Italian boxer, Olympic champion (1952).
Anna Chennault, 94, Chinese-born American journalist and businesswoman.
Saul Cherniack, 101, Canadian politician, Manitoba Minister of Finance (1969-1972, 1973-1975).
Saunders Davies, 80, British Anglican prelate, Bishop of Bangor (2000-2004).
Josie Farrington, Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, 77, British politician, life peer (since 1994).
Tsvetan Grozdanov, 82, Macedonian art historian.
Drue Heinz, 103, American literary publisher (The Paris Review) and patron (Drue Heinz Literature Prize).
Henry Theophilus Howaniec, 87, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Most Holy Trinity in Almaty (1999-2011).
Sabahudin Kurt, 82, Bosnian folk and pop singer ("Zivot je sklopio krug").
André Bo-Boliko Lokonga, 83, Congolese politician, Speaker of the National Assembly (1970-1979) and Prime Minister (1979-1980).
Bill Maynard, 89, English actor (Heartbeat, Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Carry On), complications from a fall.
Keith Murdoch, 74, New Zealand rugby union player (Otago, national team).
José Ignacio Pérez Frías (es), 62, Spanish footballer (CD Málaga) and sports physician, complications of burns.
Alexander Pylcyn, 94, Russian military officer.
Fidelis Schlée (cs), 69, Czech lawyer and publisher, cancer.
Sven-Olov Sjödelius, 84, Swedish canoer, Olympic champion (1960, 1964).
Geralyn Wraith, 63, Canadian makeup artist (The Kids in the Hall, Kim's Convenience).

R. J. Berry, 83, British geneticist and theistic evolutionist.
Don Colpoys, 83, American baseball coach and manager (Buffalo Bisons).
Corrado dal Fabbro, 72, Italian bobsledder, Olympic silver medalist (1972).
Geoffrey Dodsworth, 89, British banker and politician, MP for South West Hertfordshire (1974-1979).
Zach Dunkin, 70, American journalist.
Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet, 92, British aristocrat and Chief Scout (1972-1982).
Colin Harper, 71, English footballer (Ipswich Town).
Ron Mailer, 85, Scottish footballer (Dunfermline Athletic).
Emiliano Mondonico, 71, Italian football manager (Torino, Atalanta, Fiorentina), stomach cancer.
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, 50, American television executive (TriStar Television), complications from hernia surgery.
Walter Pérez Villamonte, 81, Bolivian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Potosí (1998-2009).
Stephen Reinhardt, 87, American judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (since 1980), heart attack.
Anita Shreve, 71, American author (The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water, Stella Bain), cancer.
Rusty Staub, 73, American baseball player (New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers), multiple organ failure.
Enrique Troncoso Troncoso, 80, Chilean Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Iquique (1989-2000) and Melipilla (2000-2014).