The Holiday Gift and Craft Show November 26, 2022 at the Resch Expo welcome special guests Kristy and Jimmy McNichol!
Critically acclaimed actor Kristy McNichol is best known for her role as “Buddy” in the Spelling/Goldberg hit TV series “Family”, where she won two Emmy awards, a critic’s choice award for best supporting actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe. Kristy also starred in the hit movie “Little Darlings” with Tatum O’Neil which won her a People’s Choice Award. Other TV credits include the Witt, Thomas; Harris hit series “Empty Nest”.
Kristy’s films include Neil Simon’s “Only When I Laugh” with Marsha Mason which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, Alan Pakula’s “Dream Lover” and Samuel Fuller’s “White Dog”.
McNichol began her career with guest appearances on such popular TV series as” Starsky and Hutch”, “The Bionic Woman”,” Love American Style”, “ The Love Boat”, “Golden Girls,” and the list goes on. Her first role as a series regular came with the role of Patricia Apple in the CBS television series” Apple’s Way”.
McNichol began her feature film career in the Burt Reynolds comedy “The End” and went on to star with Dennis Quaid and Mark Hamill in “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”, “Two Moon Junction” with Louise Fletcher, “The Pirate Movie” with Christopher Atkins, “Just the Way You Are” and “The Forgotten One”.
Kristy’s know for her athletic abilities, she has competed in “Battle of the Network Stars 1”, Battle of the Network Stars 2”, “Challenge of the Network Stars” and “Us against the World”.
Her television movie credits include “Women of Valor”, “Like Mom, Like Me”, “Summer of My German Soldier”, “Love, Mary”, “My Old Man” “Blinded by the Light”, “Children of the Bride”, “Mother of the Bride” and “Baby of the Bride”.
Kristy’s after school specials include: “Pinballs”, “Fawn Story” and “Me and my Dad’s New Wife”.
TV specials: “I Love Liberty” with Martin Sheen, Two “Carpenters Christmas”, “Donny and Marie Show”, “The Osmond Telethon” and the “Jimmy and Kristy” TV special.
Kristy works with the Los Angeles Valley College benefiting their music programs and also volunteers at the “Emerald City” assisted living facility in Glendale CA.
Kristy McNichol hosted her own tennis tournament for three years benefiting the “Help Group” charity.
Kristy participated in several celebrity sport specials which include “Battle of the Network Stars 1”, Battle of the Network Stars 2”, “Challenge of the Network Stars”, “Us against the World”.
Kristy also performed voice characters in several animated TV series including “Extreme Ghostbusters and Steven Spielberg’s animated “Invasion America”.
Kristy McNichol also sang on the soundtracks of “The Pirate Movie” and “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” as well as the RCA Kristy and Jimmy McNichol album.
We can’t leave out the “Kristy McNichol Doll” made by the Mattel Toy Company.
Jimmy McNichol (A.K.A. James Vincent McNichol, III,) is an actor, musician, and environmentalist. Additionally, McNichol is co-partner in the entertainment production company Playground Television, Inc.
McNichol is internationally known; was a top T.V. & Film star; a teen-age heart-throb; and one of the most popular actors in the entertainment industry from the late 1970s through the early 90s. He continues to have an international fan base, with many young people discovering his old work and becoming new fans. Now, McNichol was just named celebrity spokesman for the nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation “Pet Power Kids.”
Formerly, McNichol appeared on countless magazine covers and was consistently the star of top T.V. and film productions. McNichol had several network T.V. shows and feature films created just for him, and even co-produced a CBS network variety special with -producer Jerry Weintraub. Also, McNichol worked with numerous Academy Award winners and nominees, including Jill Clayburgh, Shirley Knight, Richard Jaeckel, and Susan Tyrrell.
In conjunction with the “Pet Power Kids,” McNichol and Playground Television are developing a T.V. series documenting animal rescue and animal issues, entitled, “Animal Rescue The Rockies” A.K.A. “ARTR.” “Animal Rescue The Rockies” is an animal welfare T.V. show documenting the process and suspense of rescuing animals in the Colorado Rockies; with a segment dedicated to the Pet Power Kids’ 501(c)(3) corporation and the nonprofit’s mission to save older shelter dogs and older shelter cats that are unlikely to ever be adopted, and would have been euthanized.
McNichol is an active philanthropist and successful real estate developer, who later this year, will be making his return to the entertainment industry. Previously, he had moved away from Hollywood to raise his kids, but now that the children are older, he is making his return to television and film.
During his absence from California, McNichol has spent time in France with his wife and children, while continuing to give a rare concert performance. This year, McNichol is releasing a new C.D. entitled “Eco Warrior” under Aurora Entertainment’s Ecology Music Group label “EMG,” and donating part of the proceeds to charity. Also, McNichol is performing at benefit concerts and giving away a free promotional “video D.V.D. sample” to promote ecological awareness and philanthropy.
Notably, the feature film and cult classic that McNichol starred in with Oscar nominee Susan Tyrrell, “Night Warning,” is about to be released on D.V.D. Additionally, Jimmy has a new D.V.D. box set, released in 2013, with Producer Roger Corman, which includes “Smokey Bites The Dust”. In 2015, “Escape from El Diablo” was also released on D.V.D. .
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