Career Highlights: Known for his dry wit and likable demeanor, actor and comedian Nealon was a cast member of the hit Showtime dark comedy “Weeds,” for eight seasons. Nealon also recently starred on the CBS sitcom “Man with a Plan” playing Don Burns. As the longest-running cast member of “Saturday Night Live” (1986-95), Nealon is best remembered for well-known characters “The Subliminal Man,” Franz of “Hans and Franz” and “Weekend Update Anchorman.” Since making his film debut in the 1987 romantic comedy, “Roxanne” with Steve Martin, he has recently starred in “Ghost Squad,” “Blended,” “Walk of Shame,” “Just Go With It,” “Aliens in the Attic,” “Get Smart” and “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.” Some other film credits include “Anger Management,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Cecil B. Demented,” “Happy Gilmore” and “The Wedding Singer.” Nealon also hosted the poker show “Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship” and appeared on Crank Yankers on Comedy Central. Some of Nealon’s television credits include: “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Dharma and Greg,” “Third Rock From the Sun” and “The Outer Limits.” Nealon wrote his first book in 2008 titled “Yes, You’re Pregnant but What About Me?”
Career Highlights: A 13-year NFL veteran quarterback, Alex Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins in March 2019 after leading the Kansas City Chiefs the past five seasons. A three-time Pro Bowler, Smith posted three 11-win seasons with the Chiefs and last season posted career-highs in completions (341), yards (4,042) and led the NFL in passer rating (104.7). In 2015, he led the Chiefs to an 11-game winning streak, their first playoff win since 1994, and was named the Chiefs co-MVP. Smith, who holds several Chiefs’ records, has played in 166 career games, completing 2,877 passes (62%) with 183 touchdowns, and 87.4 passer rating. Smith also holds numerous NFL records including most consecutive passes (119) in the playoffs without an interception. Prior to the Chiefs, Smith spent seven years with the San Francisco 49ers. He started the first nine games of the 2012 season, before suffering a head injury, as the team finished with an 11-4-1 record and played in Super Bowl XLVII. Smith had a breakout season in 2011 leading the 49ers to a 13-3 record. He threw 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions, setting the 49ers record for fewest interceptions in a season, and his 1.1 ratio was an NFL best.
Career Highlights: Emmitt Smith is one of the all-time great running backs in NFL history amassing an NFL record 18,355 rushing yards, an NFL record 164 rushing touchdowns, four NFL rushing titles, three Super Bowl titles and a league (1993) and Super Bowl (XXVIII) MVP award. A 15-year NFL veteran, Smith was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He is the only running back to ever win a Super Bowl championship, the NFL MVP award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl MVP award all in the same season (1993). Selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, Smith spent his last two seasons with Arizona but retired as a Dallas Cowboy in 2005 after 13 years with the team. Following the 2001 season, Smith became the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and the first player with 11 1,000-yard seasons. Other NFL records include: 78 regular season 100-yard rushing games, 4,409 carries, 1,586 post-season rushing yards, 19 post-season rushing touchdowns, and seven post-season 100-yard rushing games. Smith also earned NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 1990.
Career Highlights: Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young was one of the most accurate passers in NFL history. Inducted into the 2005 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Young boasts three Super Bowl rings. A two-time NFL MVP, Young also was a three-time First-Team All-Pro, three-time Second-Team All-Pro, two-time NFC Offensive Player of the Year, and seven-time Pro Bowler. Young spent most of his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers and holds numerous NFL records including six passing titles. His best season was 1994 when he posted a then-record 112.8 passer rating completing 324 of 461 passes for 3,969 yards and 35 touchdowns. He added seven rushing touchdowns as he guided the 49ers to a NFC West title, and an incredible 49-26 win over San Diego in Super Bowl XXIX. Young passed for 325 yards, threw a Super Bowl record six touchdowns, was the game’s leading rusher, and was named the Super Bowl MVP. During his NFL career, the left-hander threw for 3,000 or more yards six times and had 20 or more touchdown passes in a season five times, and posted a passer rating of 100 or higher six times.
Career Highlights: All-Star pitcher David Wells is one of only 23 pitchers in MLB history to have pitched a perfect game. As a New York Yankee, Wells shutout the Minnesota Twins 4-0 at Yankee Stadium on May 17, 1998. Nicknamed “Boomer” for his physique, Wells was 82 games over .500 for his career, a record superior to many of the finest pitchers in baseball history. His 239-157 career record, includes a 173-99 mark since 1995. Wells played for nine different teams during his 21-year career (Toronto, Detroit, Cincinnati, Baltimore, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, San Diego, Boston, Los Angeles Dodgers). He debuted for the Blue Jays in 1987 as a reliever and finally secured a job as a starter when he was 30 years old. A three-time All-Star, Wells won World Series titles with Toronto in 1992 and the Yankees in 1998. He was named the American League Championship Series MVP against the Cleveland Indians in 1998. Wells posted career bests of 20 wins in a season and 169 strikeouts with the Blue Jays in 2000.
Career Highlights: Best known for his signature knuckleball pitch, former MLB All-Star Tim Wakefield was instrumental in helping the Boston Red Sox win two World Series titles. Wakefield began his career with Pittsburgh in 1992, but spent the majority of his MLB career (17 seasons) with the Red Sox (1995-2011). In 19 MLB seasons, he posted a 200-180 record with a 4.41 ERA. Wakefield’s 186 wins with Boston places him third on the all-time Red Sox win list behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens, who have 192 each. Wakefield ranks first all-time in Red Sox innings pitched (3,226), and is second in wins at Fenway Park (97), second in appearances (627) and second in strikeouts (2,156). An All-Star in 2009, he was one of only five American League pitchers to ever start at least one game in 17 consecutive seasons for the same team as he recorded at least four wins and 125 innings in each of his 17 years in Boston. Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, Wakefield won the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award and was also the 1995 American League Comeback Player of the Year.
Career Highlights: Actor and singer Jack Wagner is best known for his roles on the soap operas “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Santa Barbara” and the popular series “Melrose Place.” Wagner can now be seen in the cast of Hallmark Channel’s television series “When Calls the Heart” playing the role of Bill Avery. He also recently starred in television movies “The Wedding March” and “Love on the Vines.” The popular star was nominated for a 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in “The Bold and the Beautiful” and also received rave reviews for his portrayal of Tony in the National Touring Company production of “West Side Story.” Wagner jumped on the entertainment scene in 1984 launching a successful recording career with his gold hit, “All I Need.” Wagner released other albums through the years, with his most recent “On The Porch” album in 2014. Wagner has starred in several movies made for television and also hosted the Miss Universe Pageant twice. He has previously starred on Broadway as the title characters “Jekyll & Hyde.” An accomplished golfer, Wagner is a two-time champion of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.
Career Highlights: One of the NFL’s most dominant defensive linebackers, Brian Urlacher was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. Urlacher, who played in 182 career NFL games, starting all but two, spent his entire 13-year career (2000-12) with the Chicago Bears. An eight-time Pro Bowler, Urlacher was named First-Team All-Pro four times, Second-Team All-Pro once, and was the 2005 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He recorded a Bears’ team-record 1,353 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries, and 11 forced fumbles. Urlacher was the first Chicago defender to lead the team in tackles in his first four NFL seasons. In 2006, he played a pivotal role in helping the Bears to a 13-3 record, the NFC’s top playoff seed, and two post-season victories before losing to Indianapolis 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI. For those efforts, Urlacher was selected as the NFC’s starting middle linebacker in the 2007 Pro Bowl and was named to the 2006 Associated Press All-Pro Team. Urlacher’s other accolades include: 2012 Ed Block Courage Award, 2007 Brian Piccolo Award, 2005 AP and Pro Football Weekly NFL Defensive Play-of-the-Year, 2001 Football Digest NFL Defensive Player-of-the-Year, and 2000 AP NFL Defensive Rookie-of-the-Year.
One of today’s most successful recording artists, Timberlake’s work has earned him 10 Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. As an actor, Timberlake has starred in such acclaimed films as the Academy Award®-nominated The Social Network as well as hit movies including Friends With Benefits, Bad Teacher, Trouble With The Curve and Inside Llewelyn Davis. This year he received his first Oscar nomination for the song “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” in the movie Trolls and he performed the song as the popular TV broadcast’s opening act. “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” also reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2016. In 2013, he released his album The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience which became the best-selling album of the year. Time named Timberlake one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.
Career Highlights: Joe Theismann, the former Washington Redskins star quarterback, led the team to two consecutive Super Bowls, winning the 1983 Super Bowl title. A 12-year NFL veteran, Theismann played 163 consecutive games for the Redskins from 1974 to 1985, and was the league’s MVP in 1983. He holds Redskins records for passing yardage, completions and attempts. A two-time Pro Bowler, Theismann was the 1983 Pro Bowl MVP and was also the AP Offensive Player of the Year. Theismann was the 1982 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his community service. Prior to the NFL, he was a Canadian Football League star for the Toronto Argonauts (1971-73). An All-American at Notre Dame, Theismann led the Fighting Irish to consecutive Cotton Bowls and still holds the Irish school record for most passing yards (526) in a single game. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003, Theismann spent two seasons as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports before moving to ESPN. At ESPN he served as an NFL analyst and Sunday Night Football commentator for many years and also as an analyst for the NFL Network.