Have You Ever Met Your Favorite Celebrity?


Oct 19, 2003
In a handbasket
Celebrity I WOULD like to meet and would introduce myself to if I ever saw in public: Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs). Mike seems like a standup guy with true integrity. He's also pretty damn funny.

Ditto on that! I really enjoy watching Mike Rowe. He is articulate, funny and absolutely fearless. I'd also like to meet Adam Savage and Jayme Hynemann someday.
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Mar 5, 2010
St. Louis, MO
Seems like everyone I have met or been in the same room with have been athletes.

Most of these, you might have to be from the St. Louis to recognize.

I met (and got an autograph from) my hero Al MacInnis of the St. Louis Blues at a Leanne Rhymes/George Straight Concert. I sat down in the seat next to him and asked for his autograph. He was super nice and signed my cowboy hat and a ticket stub for my sister. Unfortunately, I was sitting in his wife's seat who was just coming back with a beer for her and Al. :ohgeez:I wore the same number as him on my hockey jersey, played defense like him...just didn't have his legendary slap shot! :shakehead

I met (and got an autograph from) Jaromir Jagr...of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the time...in a "gentleman's club" on the inside of a matchbook cover with a naked girl on it! :naughty:

And one of the neatest things in my book...I worked at a company that was pretty much next door to one of the #1 rated public golf courses in Missouri. I went to lunch at the clubhouse with 3 women I worked with. While eating, I couldn't believe who was sitting down a few tables away for lunch. The legendary Jack Buck (St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster), Hall-of-famer, Red Schoendienst (former St. Louis Cardinals player and manager), and The Great Hall-of-famer, Stan "The Man" Musial. I think a little boy went up and got an autograph and one of the women I was with asked who it was. I told them and they didn't believe me. She told me to get an autograph too, but I considered myself lucky just to be in the same room with that kind of greatness. :bow:


Flashlight Enthusiast
Apr 26, 2004
3rd Stone
I met General Paul Tibbets. He had flown on "Fifi" (the last flying B-29) for an airshow and we got to talk to him while he was waiting for repairs to an engine. He was quiet and dignified which was befitting to both his rank and his place in history. Wiki entry on Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets

Some folks I've met who are mostly known to an older crowd: Fess Parker, Jackie Stewart, and Ted Sorensen. For the younger set, I've even met Travis Pastrana and Ken Block.

I've met Pulitzer Prize winning poets and authors, scientists, musicians, and many others but far more on topic with this forum was Harold Edgerton. Doc Edgerton gave a lecture I attended. The man could explain physics and talk about his inventions so easily that anyone could understand the concepts. Great physicist and lecturer with a fine sense of humor. Best of all he was a "hands-on" inventor. If you don't know who is was, it'll come to you in a flash. :nana: Wiki entry on Harold Edgerton


Feb 13, 2007
Besides meeting WWII vets and air aces, not really. I did have Dan Quayle purchase a firearm from me in person though.

Alex K.

Newly Enlightened
Jan 6, 2010
I met Harry "KC" Casey (KC and the Sunshine Band) in the Bahamas five years ago, and Don Keller (Kel-Lite) was on CPF a few years ago, before I was a member.


Newly Enlightened
Nov 15, 2009
I met Bruce Lee around the year of 1966-1967.

My father was a Gardener for Bruce for about 3-4 months.

It was right after Green Hornet was cancelled.

I got an autographed picture but I lost it. Boy I wish I had that picture!

If its true, I can only say: BOY, DAMN - DAMN - DAMN... :eek:


I met DJ bobo at the airport, he was in the same airplane as a family member.
But he is definetely not on my list of my favourite celebs....
Just thought I could mention it. :thinking:


Aug 27, 2006
The one nice thing about living in NYC is that if you visit the so-called "trendy" parts of Manhattan, you can actually see celebs eating in an outdoor cafe or sometimes just walking down the street.

I've seen more than I care to remember. Did see Dave Atell moving rather quickly to get inside Best Buy, once. Few years later, saw John Stewart walking with a lovely young lady that clearly would have been out of his league; except for the fact that he's a celebrity. But hey, being famous makes up for being ugly as Hell. (On the inside and the outside.) Ironically they were walking near the same Best Buy.

While there is one on 5th Ave., I'm talking about the one on 23rd Street.

Never bumped into one I truly wanted to see.