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. . . . . . . . Where Are They Now? . . . . . . . . [*EMAIL*] Hello fans, Back in the days of cassette tapes, I was the proud owner of Michael Damien's "Where Do We Go From Here" album. I used to listen to "Rock On" on repeat until it drove my parents crazy! Whatever happened to this popular singer and soap actor? Well, find out here... keep on reading! Take care, Melissa Victory At Sea - 26 Original Episodes, Digitally Restored... $9.99... View Past Issues: ---- --DEAD OR ALIVE? See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper": --Jack Benny: Comedian/actor, had both a long-running radio program and a long-running TV show, starred in the movie "To Be or Not to Be", known for his inept violin playing --Ken Curtis: Played Festus on the TV series "Gunsmoke" --David Attenborough: Filmmaker specializing in natural history programs, narrator of "The Trials of Life" (Answer at the bottom) * MICHAEL DAMIAN BIRTH DATE: April 26, 1962, San Diego, California CLAIM TO FAME: Damian has found fame as a singer, actor, and Broadway star. He is well-known for his roles as Danny Romalotti on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, and as Joseph in the Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. FAMILY LIFE: He has been married to his wife, Janeen, since 1998. INFO: Damian recorded his first solo album at the age of 17, which yielded the Top 40 hit, "She Did It". He established a successful singing career when his single "Rock On" soared to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He went on to release five albums and achieve eight Top 40 hits including the song "Was It Nothing At All." He also recorded a number one hit in Europe with Turkish pop star Pinar Aydin called "Don't Make Me Wait." In France, he recorded the summer hit single "Reggae Life", with Indra. On the acting front, Damian made his film debut in the Garry Marshall directed comedy "Young Doctors in Love" (1982) and had a recurring role for two seasons on NBC's "The Facts of Life" (1979). His biggest acting role was his eight-year run as Danny Romalotti on the number one rated daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless." Combining his love of music and theater, Damian played the starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice's Broadway production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". He followed the show from L.A. to New York, where it succeeded in breaking Broadway's box office records. Continued below.... * TRIVIA: Son-in-law of James Best. Landed Canadian Immigrant. Step-son-in-law of Dorothy Best. It was his performance on "New American Bandstand 1965" in 1981 that impressed the producers of "The Young and the Restless" (1973). WHERE IS HE NOW: After years in front of the camera, Damian shifted into the world of directing. In 2005 he formed Riviera Films with his wife Janeen Damian to develop and produce independent films. He has since served as director, writer and producer of all of the company?s completed feature films, including Moondance Alexander and the crime comedy Hot Tamale. He most recently directed 20th Century Fox?s Flicka 2 and is the writer/director of Marley and Me: The Terrible 2's, shooting this fall. Next, he'll be serving as writer/director/ producer on the romantic comedy Christmas at Castlebury Hall. WRITE TO MICHAEL DAMIAN: SCS Attn: Estelle Harrison 4412 Whitsett Avenue Studio City, CA 91604 OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Video Clips of Michael Damian * CREDITS: The Young and the Restless (TV series)...Danny Romalotti (144 episodes) (2004) House of Forever (short)...Matthew Clancy (2004) No Witness...D.A. Tanner Reynolds (2001) Red Eye (TV movie)...Julian Decker/Red-Eye (1999) I Justice (TV movie)...Scott (1999) Olumun el yazisi (TV movie)...Erol Dogan (1996) Murder on the Iditarod Trail (TV movie)...Bomber Gates (1985-1986) The Facts of Life (TV series)...Flyman (3 episodes) ? Atlantic City (1986) ? Flyman ? Gone with the Wind: Part 2 (1985) ? Flyman ? Gone with the Wind: Part 1 (1985) ? Flyman (1982) Young Doctors in Love DISCOGRAPHY: Love Is a Mystery - Release Date: 1984 Michael Damian - Release Date: 1986 Where Do We Go from Here - Release Date: May 17, 1989 Dreams of Summer - May 21, 1991 Reach out to Me - June 22, 1993 Time of the Season - 1994 The Christmas Album - December 21, 2005 Rock On - May 5, 2009 To see Then & Now pictures of Michael Damian, visit: * --Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE Jack Benny - DEAD (Cancer) Born: 02/14/1894 Died: 12/26/1974 Ken Curtis - DEAD (Heart attack) Born: 07/02/1916 Died: 04/28/1991 David Attenborough - ALIVE Born: 05/08/1926 * WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK... 10/7 -Ljupco Jordanovski, 57, Macedonian seismologist and politician. -Keiji Ohsawa, 78, Japanese baseball player. -Milka Planinc, 85, Yugoslavian politician, Prime Minister (1982?1986). 10/6 -Antonie Kamerling, 44, Dutch actor and singer, suicide. -Ralph Kercheval, 98, American football player. -Horacio Larrosa, 66, Argentine journalist, cardiac arrest. -Colette Renard, 86, French singer and actress, after long illness. -Piet Wijn, 81, Dutch comics creator. 10/5 -Roy Ward Baker, 93, British film director. (A Night To Remember) -Stan Bisset, 98, Australian rugby union player. -Bernard Clavel, 87, French writer, natural causes. -Mary Leona Gage, 71, American pageant queen, stripped of Miss USA (1957) title. -Moss Keane, 62, Irish rugby union player, bowel cancer. -Janis Klovans, 75, Latvian chess master. -Steve Lee, 47, Swiss musician (Gotthard), motorcycle accident. -Karen McCarthy, 63, American politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri (1995?2005), Alzheimer's disease. -William Shakespeare, 61, Australian glam rock singer, heart attack. 10/4 -Alberto Alves da Silva, 89, Brazilian artist and musician, respiratory failure. -Henrique de Senna Fernandes, 86, Macanese author. -Claude Lefort, 86, French philosopher. -Gregorio Ros, 58, Spanish make-up artist, complications from a degenerative disease. -Peter Warr, 72, British racing driver and Formula One team principal (Lotus), heart attack. -Sir Norman Wisdom, 95, British comedian and actor, after long illness. ***********************************************************

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