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Wil Wheaton (1972): Actor who broke into show business at the age of eight, starring in a Jell-O Pudding commercial with Bill Cosby. Made his film debut as the voice of Martin in the animated tale, The Secret of NIMH (1982). His first leading role was in The Buddy System (1984). Wheatonís breakthrough performance came in 1986, when he starred in the timeless Rob Reiner film Stand By Me. He was later cast as Wesley Crusher on the syndicated series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-94). Wheaton has since appeared in such films as Toy Soldiers (1991), Pie in the Sky (1995) and Flubber (1997), Speechless (2001) and Neverland in 2003.

Martina McBride (1966): Country singer who grew up singing and playing keyboards at barn dances with her fatherís band "The Schifters." Her passion for country music and incredible voice resulted in McBride landing a recording contract with RCA in 1991. Her debut album, "The Time Has Come," was a successful start for McBride, but it was her sophomore effort, "The Way That I Am," that made her a country music sensation. "The Way That I Am" spawned the Top 10 singles "My Baby Loves Me" and "Life #9." McBride reached the number 1 spot on the country music charts in 1995, when the title track to "Wild Angels" was an instant success. McBride has since released "Evolution" in 1997, a holiday album entitled "White Christmas" in 1998, "Emotion" in 1999 and her "Greatest Hits" in 2001.

Alexandra Paul (1963): Actress who chose Hollywood over college, and won a role in the TV movie, "Paper Dolls," at the age of 18. While Paul is best known for her playing Stephanie Holden on the smash syndicated series, "Baywatch" (1992-96), she also has a list of impressive film roles to her credit. Paul has starred on the silver screen in American Nightmare (1982), Christine (1983), Just the Way You Are (1984), American Flyer (1985), Dragnet (1987) and The Paperboy in 1994. Since leaving "Baywatch," Paul has appeared in films including Spy Hard (1996) and Exposure in 2000. She also appeared in 2003's "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" reunion TV special.

David Warner (1941): Actor who became the youngest member of the Royal Shakespeare Company to take on the challenging role of Hamlet. Before becoming a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Warner supported his education by working as a book salesman while studying at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts. Warner has always chosen to take on roles that are both challenging and a little off the beaten path. Some of his most memorable performances can be seen in Holocaust (1978), Time After Time (1979), Time Bandits (1981), Desperado (1987) and The Lost World (1992). Warner appeared in both Scream 2, Money Talks and Planet of the Apes in 2001.

Peter Jennings (1938): News anchor who was hosting a Childrenís radio show, "Peterís People," in Canada at the age of nine. After dropping out of high school, Jennings got a job hosting Canadaís version of "American Bandstand," and was hired by ABC to co-anchor "World News Tonight" in 1964. At the age of 26, Jennings was the youngest news anchor on television. A few years later, Jennings was made a correspondent. In 1983, Jennings was once again put in the "World News Tonight" anchor chair, and started his own series of primetime news specials entitled "Peter Jennings Reporting," in 1990. Jennings was one of the first television journalists to host a special on the AIDS crisis. Jennings earned numerous Emmy Awards, and was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award.

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