You know she's my sister. I've got a whole lifetime
Ok.. Here's one:
When I was 15 and she was 11 years old, Mom had this
crazy ass boyfriend.. He was always drunk and angry. He never worked.
Total bum. Anyway, we decided that we'd had enough of him- so we pulled
mom aside and said, "Either he goes, or we go." We were ready to pack up
and move to Dads. He lived in Boston. We didn't care how we got there-
we were ready to go.
So Mom said that she was in love with him and didn't
want to give him up, but that she would talk him into moving out. Maybe
the space would help their relationship.
That night she had the talk with him. And we were
hanging out in my room playing scrabble. Lisa loved word games. Anyway,
he was so angry he started throwing things at Mom. And I remember Mom
crying and screaming, and Dan yelling and throwing things. It was like
a scene out of a horror film. Lisa and I were sitting in my room listening
to this shit, you know.
Finally Lisa couldn't take it anymore. So she grabbed
my toy handcuffs (which weren't really toys- if ya know what I mean), and
she took them out to the living room and startled Mom and Dan. She screamed
at the top of her lungs, "If you two don't start acting grown up, I'll
handcuff you to both together and make you stand in a corner until you do
Mom and Dan froze in complete silence and stared at
me and Lisa. It was the funniest thing ever! An eleven year old scolding
two thirty year olds like they were the children.
Anyway- it worked. They calmed down and we all had
a nice quiet evening that night. I remember Dan was listening to Super
Tramp on the stereo, and I attempted to play along on my guitar. It turned
out to be quite nice. Dan moved out later that month, and Mom and Dan
soon broke up.
A few months later my handcuffs disappeared. I think
my mother actually stole them from me. Haha!
Name: Steven Marcus Shatner
nickname: Tell ya later (Wink)
Age: 24 years old
From: Baltimore, Maryland, Hon. Grew up in Highlandtown.
Spent my childhood in the bars of Fells Point and Federal Hill. Mom's
was a professional drunk.. Joking!
Single? Me? Never! (Wink)
College: Naaa. Never had the time. Too busy with the band,
or writing my songs. When I need money I just work the streets. Joking!
I bartend or wait tables when I need to.
Teach guitar to the neighborhood kids. My band's been making
some great money recently. We were on tour right before Lisa passed.
I've been taking some time off. Needed alone time.
Favorite Food: Hmm I don't care. I eat when I'm hungry.
Favorite Bands: Heard of Reptile house
or the band Void? Both bands are local, and friends of mine. Great bands!!
Ok-National Bands.. (besides my own) The Circle Jerks, Bad
Religion, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Angry Samoans, and Social Distortion.
Did I leave any out? Anything fierce and loud- that gets that blood pumping.
My sister loved the softer more lyrical music- Thompson Twins, Erasure,
Yaz, and Alphaville. I sometimes get into that music as well. Especially
now when I want to remember my sister...
Favorite Celebrity: What's this? Tiger Beat? What are
Favorite drink: Natty Bo, Man. Gotta love our Baltimore
Beer! For those that don't know- it's real name is National Bohemian.
Favorite Color: It changes everyday.
ABOUT THE ACTOR: JOHNNY ALONSO
Coffee With Johnny! Fear of Clowns 2 Premiere Promo With
Johnny Alonso on WJZ13
Johnny Alonso got his degree in acting from N.Y.U.'s Actor's
Studio. A scout from ABC studios saw Alonso's work during an improvisational
technique class and asked him to audition for a role they have not been
able to book for almost 2 months. Alonso landed the 1 year contract role
as "Seth" a pine valley high school student/Susan Lucci's nephew on "All
My Children" straight out of the Actor's Studio - not bad for his first gig.
From there many gigs have followed: a guest starring role next to Ned Betty
and Andre Brauer on "Homicide", a 2 episode guest starring contract on "Buffy,
The Vampire Slayer" (Alonso worked with Sarah Michelle Gellar right before
she left All My Children), a contract role next to Samuel L. Jackson in "Rules
Of Engagement", "Axe" the bass player/boyfriend to Rachel Leigh Cooke's
character in "Stateside.
Things really picked up when Johnny landed a serious recurring
on the last season of "Dawson's Creek" as "Jimmy Franco", a snide junior
stock broker next to Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes. Originally a 2 episode
contract (directed by Joanna Kerns from Growing Pains/Lifetime) became
an 8 episode run with Dawson, Joey and Pacey. Also, Alonso holds the record
for the only actor to audition 28 times for a series on the WB before landing
a job! Call it fate to have worked with Joanna Kerns. Joanna said she and
Alonso would work together again one day - well, right after Dawson's Creek
came to an end, Johnny's agent got a call from ABC and Disney. This stroke
of luck gave Johnny the chance to work with the original cast from the
series Growing Pains in "Growing Pains II - Return Of The Seavers" as "Mickey"
Chrissy's r-n-r, bad new boyfriend (Chrissy is the youngest Seaver played
by Ashley Johnson). Johnny spent 1 month on location in New Orleans Co-starring
with Kirk Cameron, Ashley Johnson, Joanna Kerns, Traci Gold.
Disney execs loved what he did for that Hallmark special,
they cast Johnny in the Disney summer special "Stuck In The Suburbs" as
"Trent" the hyperactive music video director. Again shot around the French
Quarter in New Orleans. When all of this dust settled Johnny got called
in for an audition for the new WB series "One Tree Hill" and landed the current
recurring role of "Joey D." Haley and Chris' New York band/tour manager
(Bethany Joy Lens plays the role of "Haley" and Tyler Hilton plays "Chris")
Again this was a 2 episode deal which has been extended to 9 episodes (so
far) - Johnny is the only actor to segway from Dawson's Creek to One Tree
Hill (which took Dawson's Creek's place) and this time Johnny only auditioned
1 time for his role - this time around. Many other co-starring and Guest
Starring credits include "F.B.I. Files, The Adventures Of Young Van Helsing,
Johnny Come Lately, Night Cry, "The Passing" - the list is getting heavy.
Johnny won an emmy for co-hosting his series
NASA 360 - a web series on the Nasa Web Site. Way
to go, Johnny!! They also won for best editing! Check out his
website as well as his Official Website:
Johnny Alonso as lead guitarist in the
Duran Duran coverband, Rio. Here's more about the video and band - Rio:
"Rio" Southern California's premiere and only Duran Duran
tribute band. With their high energy shows, authentic and classic Duran
styled looks and wardrobe plus detalied music to match, these boys put on
a show Duran fans of all ages will fully enjoy and respect. Feel the full
body of the Duran Duran standards and classics playing Duran favorites -
Planet Earth, Save A Prayer, View To A Kill, Girls On Film, Rio, Hungry Like
The Wolf...the list is on going and the set is hot! Featuring; Jake Monavie
as Simon Le Bon, Gil Barron as John Taylor, Johnny Alonso as Andy Taylor,
Doug Smith as Roger Taylor and Jason Alonso as Nick Rhodes. Enjoy this video
press kit. "Rio" A Tribute To Duran Duran.
Johnny has not only co-hosted - he has
been the subject being interviewed as well. Here he is on the new Lifestyles
show "Click On This" as the host- where he interviews Terry Coffman, the
owner of Velleggia's Italian Seafood Restaurant in the first clip. And in
the 2nd clip, he is the one being interviewed by LAL co-stars
and Sabrina Taylor-Smith
Johnny Alonso SAG/AFTRA Actor
- Actor's Demo Reel (older version) - see clips of Johnny from the WB/CW Network's
"One Tree Hill" and "Dawson's Creek", ABC/Disney Special "Growing Pains
Reunion 'Return Of The Seavers' ", Disney Channel's summer special "Stuck
In The Suburbs" NBC's "Homicide" plus my film clips from "Serial Mom", "Rules
Of Engagement" and a few other films.
Life After Lisa and Jamie's Way were both written
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