In Memoriam

Over the years we've had the honor and privilege of not only meeting, but working with some of the most talented celebrities in the entertainment industry. Below you will see many of those who are no longer with us but are forever immortalized in television & cinema history. 

Richard Hatch

May 21, 1945 - February 7, 2017

Forever a mover, shaker & jokester, Richard always made the best of his surroundings and saw to it that those around him were enjoying themselves as well. 

Richard was best known for his roles as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series and for the 2003 remake as Tom Zarek. 

Over 6 years of working together I don't know that I'd ever met someone more generous with their fans. Your kindness, generosity, playful nature & mentorship will be missed.  

Rest in peace Captain. So Say We All!

Jim Kelly

May 5, 1946 - June 29, 2013

Jim Kelly not only broke many wooden boards in his career, he broke barriers. 

He was a leading martial artist and actor of his time. 

Jim was best known for Enter the Dragon, Black Belt Jones, Black Samurai, Death Dimension & Hot Potato.

Richard LeParmentier

July 16, 1946 - April 15, 2013

Richard was in many cult classic films including Octopussy, Superman II, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and was best known for his role as Admiral Motti in Star Wars A New Hope. 

He was insightful, educated and nobody more fun to enjoy a cigar and cocktail with at the end of a busy convention.  

Ron Lester

August 4, 1970 - June 17, 2016

Ron was a sensitive and sweet man. 

His most memorable roles were in Good Burger, Not Another Teen Movie and of course Varsity Blues as Billy Bob.   

Peter Mayhew

May 19, 1944 - April 30, 2019

Many of you know that my career started with Peter Mayhew. He gave me my first opportunity in this industry at the ripe young age of 20. I worked with Peter for a decade. It started out with a simple 50 piece, private signing at his home in Granbury, TX that led to traveling around the world through hyperspace at lightspeed for the next 10 years.

The private conversations he and I had about life, family and work ethic forever shaped me as a business man.

You will be missed Peter. Arrrrrgh!

You’re home.

Jon Schnepp

May 16, 1967 - July 19, 2018

Jon Schnepp was one of the most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with in my career. Appearances were never about money to him. Attending cons to Jon was about sharing his knowledge, fandom and passion for all things pop culture with anyone he encountered. However more important to him was the enthusiasm that everyone else he met had for their own fandom. He was best known for directing Metalocalypse and his documentary ‘The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?’. I only booked him into a handful of events because he was so friendly and out going, he already knew pretty much every event promoter. As passionate as he was about pop culture, his true passion was his fiancé Holly and their love was something I aspire to have in my own life. 

It’s too soon sir… Say hello to everyone for me. The party upstairs just keeps getting better and better. 

Verne Troyer

January 1, 1969 - April 21, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Verne Troyer for four years. We first met in Australia during a photo shoot including Verne (Mini Me), Hollywood’s smallest man & Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Hollywoods largest man. Over the course of two weeks in Oz he and I bonded. Verne asked how long I had been an appearance agent and at that point I believe it was 6 or 7 years. He was shocked we hadn’t met before. I told him it was indeed crazy we hadn’t met because I book clients into over 100 events a year. That was about the moment he gave me his managers business card and said, ‘Well maybe we should do some business together.’

Verne brought smiles to so many people’s faces with his work in my favorite Christmas film ‘Jingle All The Way’, his forever memorable role as Mini Me in ‘Austin Powers’ and more recently in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. I personally saw the smiles weekend after weekend over the last 4 years as children and adults alike lined up to meet him at events all around the world. He was an absolute sweetheart that sadly, like so many wonderful people, was not without his own personal demons. Time and time again he fought his own battles which he always seemed to triumph over, but sadly we have lost yet another icon too soon. He will be missed, but remembered fondly by myself, my colleagues and his adoring fans.