Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing the people you watch on TV and in movies in real life is very surreal! I've encountered two celebrities... Steven Tyler and Robert Irvine (I know he's a popular chef only on the Food Network channel but still... he's a food celebrity)! I was at the Miami Boat Show this past Spring and parking is a bitch to find there so we went to some hotel's parking garage to park our truck and once we got out I see Steven Tyler, two body guards and some camera people following him, pass right by me... He said "Nice hair." and kept walking. The next day I noticed all of these Food Network signs all over the place (I guess there was a Food Network event or something) anyways it was night and we were walking through the streets trying to find someplace to eat and Robert Irvine passed right by us very quickly and I stopped him and said "Hey I love your show!" and he shook my hand and kept walking. He was also very short. Not the most coolest encounters but still good ones! Have any of you guys actually seen, met, or passed by any celebrities!?

#1 Posted by _Zombie_ (10443 posts) - - Show Bio

Rafer Johnson spoke at my Jr. High graduation (why we had one is beyond me). Shook his hand before going to sit back down again. That's about it.

#2 Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZombieBigfoot said:

Rafer Johnson spoke at my Jr. High graduation (why we had one is beyond me). Shook his hand before going to sit back down again. That's about it.

That's cool... Why'd you have a Jr High graduation!?

#3 Posted by _Zombie_ (10443 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992: No freakin' clue. Apparently the idiots running the school thought it'd make it a 'big event' or something like that.

#4 Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZombieBigfoot said:

@papad1992: No freakin' clue. Apparently the idiots running the school thought it'd make it a 'big event' or something like that.

It's like when the school invites guest speakers to your class and they have no correlation to the class or even to anything!! I had this one guy come into my Government class during my senior year and talk about how different colors correspond with different emotions and how certain objects like tissues are referred to as their generic name Kleenex!

#5 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2899 posts) - - Show Bio

The guy who wrote A Child Called It ate lunch with me and my dean Freshman Year. I got in trouble for sneaking off campus so I was forced to eat lunch with the dean and the author dude was there because he had spent the entire day talking in assemblies. It was odd...

#6 Posted by danhimself (22553 posts) - - Show Bio

about 10 years ago I was working at the Pittsburgh Comic Con and was at one of the penthouse parties after the con and I got to play poker with Lou Ferrigno

#7 Posted by nickthedevil (12501 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a dupe thread. SlimJ48 already made it. Let me go get the URL.

#8 Posted by nickthedevil (12501 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/off-topic/5/your-celebrity-encounter-and-how-was-it/664270/

#9 Posted by ThanosInfinityGauntlet (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Kim Kardashian. Had sexual intercourse with her. I've had better.

#10 Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

@ThanosInfinityGauntlet said:

Kim Kardashian. Had sexual intercourse with her. I've had better.

Ha! and EW at the same time!!

#11 Edited by utotheg38 (18883 posts) - - Show Bio

Utotheg38

Met him In the mirror, I'll admit my girlfriend was aroused.

#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

Never had one.

#13 Posted by Cosmic_Supreme (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeremy Lamb of the UCONN huskies! He recently got signed to the Houston Rockets though. I saw him at a mall and got a picture with him

#14 Edited by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

I met Rudi Johnson once because he went to college in my hometown.

#15 Posted by Sexy Merc (42075 posts) - - Show Bio
I've met quite a bit of them, but more athletes (I don't consider them celebrities, unless they're big time like Shaq or something). 
 
I actually saw Drake again at STC today, but I don't approach them randomly in public unless I just randomly run into them (like Pete Rock in a downtown vinyl records place a year ago). I was with homies and it looked like a crowd was about to march him after he was ordering some food, lol.
#16 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

I met John Cena, Booker T, Kurt Angle, JBL, Eddie Guerrero (R.I.P.) and most of the Smackdown roster several years ago at Hartsfield-Atlanta Airport several years ago. Most of them seemed very mellowed out.

#17 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Shook hands with Manny Pacman.

#18 Posted by cameron83 (7345 posts) - - Show Bio

if it means anything dwayne "the rock" johnson had an encounter with my sniper...very successful encounter

#19 Posted by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

Berbatov,Wayne Rooney,Dennis Rodman.

#20 Posted by Ms. Omega (4470 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets see Lawrence Fishburn, Tony Todd, Traci Lords, The Ghosthunters (If they count), Ray Park, and George Romero (my personal favorite).

#21 Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

Miley Cyrus owned a beach condo where I used to live and so did Brittany Spears... and Jim Carey shot a piece of one of his movies a few years back where I used to live also... I forgot the name of the movie!!

#22 Posted by Queso6p4 (1437 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel like I posted in a similar thread like this, but here goes. I was able to meet Jerry Robinson last year and I also met James Arnold Taylor and Tom Kane at Celebration V (they're the voice actors for Obi-Wan and Yoda from the cgi Clone Wars series, respectively). About 200 of us were camped out about 12 hours before the main event with Jon Stewart and Lucas and they came out, saw us camped out, and chilled out with us for a bit. They signed our passes and did some voice acting too, which was awesome! They really made those few days tons of fun.

#23 Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

@Queso6p4 said:

I feel like I posted in a similar thread like this, but here goes. I was able to meet Jerry Robinson last year and I also met James Arnold Taylor and Tom Kane at Celebration V (they're the voice actors for Obi-Wan and Yoda from the cgi Clone Wars series, respectively). About 200 of us were camped out about 12 hours before the main event with Jon Stewart and Lucas and they came out, saw us camped out, and chilled out with us for a bit. They signed our passes and did some voice acting too, which was awesome! They really made those few days tons of fun.

That sounds nice...

#24 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8110 posts) - - Show Bio

I met Hilary Clinton once...

I'm scarred to this day by nightmares of her face

#25 Posted by Queso6p4 (1437 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992: Yeah it was. It was my first con but it was also an amazingly fun experience.

@TheCheeseStabber: That's hilarious.

#26 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8110 posts) - - Show Bio

@Queso6p4: Visited our Middle School during Election season, we were all forced out in the freezing cold to see her. No touching her aloud, and there was press and Body guards everywhere. And it was freezing.

#27 Posted by Vortex13 (12250 posts) - - Show Bio

I never actually met him but my aunt knew a friend of Robert Rodriguez and he sent me a signed poster after I got out of the hospital . It says "(insert my name) best wishes, Rob."

#28 Posted by Vortex13 (12250 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh! I forgot. I met J Mascis, lead singer of Dinosaur Jr., at a little show in a record store. It was pretty cool.

#29 Posted by Queso6p4 (1437 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCheeseStabber: That sounds terribly unenjoyable.

#30 Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

@Queso6p4 said:

@papad1992: Yeah it was. It was my first con but it was also an amazingly fun experience.

@TheCheeseStabber: That's hilarious.

It's cool to see that celebs actually come down their pedestal and greet the little people!

#31 Posted by TheCannon (18783 posts) - - Show Bio

I met Kurt Angle once.

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#32 Posted by Queso6p4 (1437 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992: YES! That's what made their actions so cool. They spent some time with us because we were fans (or fanatical) enough to camp out and they appreciated that. It was golden.

@TheCannon: Was he cool with you? Didn't he die some years ago? I'm not sure.

#33 Posted by TheCannon (18783 posts) - - Show Bio

@Queso6p4 said:

@TheCannon: Was he cool with you? Didn't he die some years ago? I'm not sure.

It was an autograph signing at a house show, so yes, he was cool. And no, he's still alive and amazing in the ring. You're probably thinking of Eddie Gurerro or someone with a drug problem.

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#34 Posted by Queso6p4 (1437 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: Oh, ok.