Brushes With Fame
Kittitas County’s Celebrity Connections
Kittitas County boasts a wealth of people with name recognition across the region, the country and in some cases the world. Here are just a few.
Brian ThompsonCharacter Actor, Director, Writer
Brian Thompson (b. 1959) started life in Ellensburg and later became an actor. At Central Washington University he got his start in the performing arts and later learned from such famous people as playwright Edward Albee, Robert Cohen and Jerzy Grotoswski. After graduating from college he secured roles in James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984) and Sylvester Stallone’s Cobra (1986). His 93 roles (so far) included appearances as IA Detective NIcholas Cruz in the new Hawaii Five-0 TV series (2014) Admiral Valdore in Star Trek Enterprise (2005) and as Hercules in Jason and the Argonauts (2000). At this writing, he is currently involved in several projects in production. See Brian’s full iMDb bio … (Photo: By Lord.Nosferatu [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
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