John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional "Trick Talking Meat" who hails from Birmingham, Alabama. He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
John also appeared in Sleepy Hollow, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home. He will appear in a number of television shows and movies premiering later this year, and most recently appeared in Make-up Artist Magazine, displaying his alien movie make-up as a Hurctarian Ravager.
John was given his first speaking role by Oprah Winfrey in her production of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. He is one of 10 Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 personally selected by James Gunn to attend a 2016 Comic-Con surprise celebration in San Diego. The event was filmed and is now airing on CONtv. Further, art featuring John's likeness as a principal Ravager, commissioned by James Gunn, was included in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie.
John's involvement in the Birmingham cosplay community ignited his interest in acting, and he can frequently be found around town volunteering at charity events as Batman, The Joker, and Green Arrow. He refers to himself as "Trick Talking Meat" as coined by the late Carrie Fisher in an interview she did with CNN in 1997. In the interview she explained that the cast had shirts made with “Trick Talking Meat” printed on them, as they felt that is how George Lucas treated them on the set of Empire Strikes Back.
Kitaen's big break came in 1984 with the film Bachelor Party. She starred opposite Tom Hanks as his bride-to-be in this raunchy comedy. Not too long after the film's release, Kitaen received an even more substantial career boost from her work in another medium. She started dating rocker David Coverdale of Whitesnake, and she appeared in several music videos for the rock group, including the No. 1 hit "Here I Go Again." Showcasing her good looks, big hair and long legs, these videos helped make Kitaen a popular sex symbol at the time.
Kitaen married Coverdale in 1989, but the union proved to be short-lived. The couple soon divorced, and Kitaen became involved with professional baseball player Chuck Finley. Kitaen had a lot of television work, starring in the comedy series The New WKRP in Cincinnati and co-hosting America's Funniest People with Dave Coulier.
In 1997, Kitaen married Finley. The couple already had a daughter, Wynter, before tying the knot. They soon expanded their family with the birth of another girl, Raine, in 1998. By this time, Kitaen had largely dropped out of the professional world to raise her children.
Kitaen tried to resurrect her career by appearing on a reality television series in 2006. She joined the cast of The Surreal Life for its sixth season. The show filmed a group of once-famous celebrities living together under one roof. Kitaen appeared with actress Florence Henderson; American Idol contestant Corey Clark; performer Alexis Arquette; and others on the show. Kitaen continues to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. One of her most recent projects was a guest appearance on the crime drama CSI.
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