Meet Someone Famous

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“You’re not the boss of me now, you’re not the boss of me now…. Life is unfair…” If you guys recognize those lyrics, then you probably remember the television show “Malcolm in the Middle.’ A few months ago, I was lucky enough to meet Frankie Muniz, aka Malcolm (or maybe you known him better as Agent Cody Banks or one of the stars of Big Fat Liar). Although when I was younger, I’d met a few famous people, meeting Frankie was definitely one of the best opportunities to meet someone, as I used to love watching “Malcolm in the Middle!”

Recently, Frankie joined the band Kingsfoil as their drummer and the band came to play at our school for an event in May. His band did an awesome job live and after the show the band was nice enough to take photos with what ooked like at least one hundred students. Although I only got to meet him for a few minutes, I still counting the meeting! The funniest part was when I told him, “I loved your show” (something he’s probably gotten so sick of hearing, he wants to run from the next person who tells him that) and he just gave me a tired smile. Either way, I thought it was nice that he and his band had the patience to take photos with so many students.

A few months earlier this year, I was also lucky enough to have a phone conversation with Keith Powell, who played Toofer on the television show “30 Rock.” For my journalism class, our assignment was to do a personality profile (interview) on an interesting person. I’d spoken to Mr. Powell about a year ago, when I worked as the entertainment editor for the student newspaper, but we’d never gotten the chance to do an interview and he was nice enough to take the time out and agree to this one, just for my assignment.

Although I only got to speak to him on the phone, along with his high school theater teacher, I would love to meet Keith someday, as the way he so quickly agreed to do the interviews, and speaking to his former teacher, showed what an incredible person he seems to be.

I later got the article I wrote about him published in our school newspaper, which was also exciting!

Although I promise I’m not a fan girl, there’s still a few celebrities I would love to meet. Someday, I’d absolutely love to meet Ellen DeGeneres or Kevin James (who actually just came to a town about 20 minutes away from me to do stand-up, while we were away on vacation!)

So who else has met or spoken to someone famous? Who would you like to meet that you may not have crossed off your bucket lists yet? I’d love to hear about your experiences!

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56 Responses to Meet Someone Famous

  1. 7kaushal says:

    I want to meet Roger Federer and Sir Alex Ferguson. They are my inspiration to achieve greater heights every time. There will come a day when I travel to Basel and Manchester. It will be then that I shall meet them in person.

  2. trendebuzz says:

    I would love to meet Bill Murray ❤.

  3. sunnylyfe says:

    I’ve met Robin Williams and Lisa Loeb. I made food for Metallica WAY a long time back when they had a contest to meet them, my friend won, but he could only have a few people go, but they ate food I made, lol. I’ve met a few sports players, the band Alabama was on the elevator with my mom and I at one of the pageants I was in. That was crazy.

  4. noellieb07 says:

    That is so awesome! The most famous person I’ve met it Mr. Belding from Saved By The Bell…and there weren’t even any hi-jinks. 😦

  5. Redneck Garage says:

    I have the same name as the actor who played Bobby Ewing in Dallas (Patrick Duffy) as well as several other television shows. I have had fun over the years signing autographs, once on an airplane for someone’s sister. The person at the front desk in a hotel in Columbia, MO. told a co-worker, who was a fan, that “Patrick Duffy had just checked in to the hotel”. Just as we were setteling into our room there was a knock at the door, “housekeeping”. I opened the door to find a lady with paper and pen in hand and laughter coming from down the hall. I was not who she was hoping to see but I did sign an autographnso she could continue the joke on her family. One day at work while checking into a meeting, the administrator said “Patrick Duffy, he’s my cousin”. She went on to say she met him at a family gathering and she concluded that in real life he was a jerk. I have to admit that it has become old over the years but it does make it difficult to find “The real Patrick Duffy”, that would be me, on the internet. My guess is the actor would not be following your blog.

    • Haha wow, that is too funny and you must have some really interesting encounters because of sharing that name! I am, however, honored that Patrick Duffy is following my blog :p Someday, I’ll have to add getting your autograph to my bucket list! Lol

  6. maxcharge says:

    Awesome! I once saw the back of Anderson Cooper’s head as he biked uptown for work. He’s famous for riding his bike, so I’m convinced it was him until someone proves me otherwise. Other than that, for living in NYC for 10 years, I’ve not really seen anyone famous.

  7. optimisticgladness says:

    Very cool. I would like to chat with Oprah.

  8. OF COURSE! Haha as I was crolling the pics I was thinking “how do I know him… HOW DO I KNOW HIM”. This is pretty god damn cool! x

  9. Lynn Thaler says:

    I had dinner with the vice-president of Poland, but I don’t remember his name. That’s as close as I have come to meeting someone famous.

  10. Joy says:

    Loved the article. I was also a huge fan of ‘Malcom in the Middle’ and I think it’s really cool that you got to meet him.

  11. Siddharth Singh says:

    I Want to Meet Sir Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman , I am a Big Fan of Him and Really Love His Work ….. He is my Inspiration !!!!! Just Love Him ………..

  12. Beate says:

    Hahaha, famous or not, we all are just people. early on in life I was friends with a famous German Comedian. Life was pain in the neck, because one could never have privacy, hardly ever could finish a conversation, because someone always wanted and autograph or starred. My friend Helan is Cindy Tyler’s mother- you know dumb Steven Tyler from Aerosmith.They are finally divorced. If he would have been my son in law, his foul mouth would have never came across my door step. I am glad my children have better sense. I have 2 millionaires in the family- actually 3, since 2 are married to each other I do not count that, though they have separate bank accounts. Not for one moment would I even think about trading my life with any of them.
    Believe me: Famous and the rich are not the happiest people on earth. AND they all cook only with water like the rest of us.
    Some famous people I better NOT meet, they would not like what I would tell them and they would very feel uncomfortable. I have been praying for Michael Jackson ever since I found Jesus. So sad he could not get it together.
    But you, my dear, are a refreshing blessing to my life!

    • I completely agree with your point that they are all people just like us! And that probably would get annoying for them after a while to have such a lack of privacy. But that’s crazy you were friends with Helan! And aww, thank you so much for your nice comment though 🙂

      • Beate says:

        I am still friends with her, but we never liked her ex son in law. We do not see each other anymore, but sometimes she still comes to Pennsylvania for painting classes. I never been to her house in Oklahoma, but they used to live in Ohio, that was not too far.
        be blessed! By the way: I have a bucket list too: Live every day to be ready to meet my maker. That is the BEST way to live at any age. AND after I posted the post, I looked up in Google Otto Waahlke, my friend of my ” youth” . I really was only 16 or 18 and he probably doesn’t even remember me, since he is 5 or so years older than me. We just to sit on the roof of a hotel, spitting cherry pits in the water, but sometimes, we hit the side walk beneath. Oh well. He was married twice and even he is a comedian still, his life evidently was not all that happy. Praise God! NO regrets!!!! Much love to you!

      • Aw that’s tough, but it’s nice she comes down occasionally. And I think it’s so nice you tried to reconnect with one of your old friends/see what he is up to. That sounds like a lot of fun and like such a nice memory! Same to you and please keep in touch 🙂

      • Beate says:

        Will do, because I love your writing, so so little time. be blessed!

      • Aw that is so sweet, thank you :)!

  13. bklynboy59 says:

    Years ago I had the chance to drive Michael Douglas in Connecticut. We talked the whole ride he was a very nice man, and he most of the talking lol. Also met Henry Winkler and John Ritter in New York City and they rode in my limo because they couldn’t find theirs so the people I was driving invited them to ride with us and I got to meet the Fonz (Winkler ) and jack Tripper(Ritter beforehe died)

  14. I went to Cali 2 years ago for a summer vacation with the fam, I met Randy Jackson (American Idol), Eddie Van Hallen (Rock band) at the Jim Hensen sound studio & one of my favorite men in the world who plays Derek Shepard on Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick Dempsesy at the LAX airport. He was crazy nice & we chatted for a few minutes (both of our flights were delayed!_ It was awesome because there wasn’t people crowding him, I don’t think many people knew! I was so starstruck! 😀

  15. draco099 says:

    You are lucky to meet someone famous, =)

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