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Mystery celebrity?

Post by Takoma1 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 am

Can anyone here identify the man on the far right?

The photo seems to be from the Magic Johnson Celebrity Game from 1994.

PHOTO HERE

Any ideas?
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Jinnistan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:55 am

I was thinking that it might be Del the Funky Homosapien, but I don't see where he ever wore his hair like that.

I'm starting to think that it may not be a "celebrity" at all.
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Takoma1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am

Jinnistan wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:55 am
I was thinking that it might be Del the Funky Homosapien, but I don't see where he ever wore his hair like that.

I'm starting to think that it may not be a "celebrity" at all.
He looks to be wearing the celebrity jersey, so I was hoping someone might recognize him. I looked up some names of other people who were at the event, and the degree of fame certainly ranges.
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Ergill » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:04 am

A real treat to see pre-Tales From the Hood Joe Torry. Does he even know what's ahead of him?
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Jinnistan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:06 am

Takoma1 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am
He looks to be wearing the celebrity jersey, so I was hoping someone might recognize him. I looked up some names of other people who were at the event, and the degree of fame certainly ranges.
I'm not sure what the rules of the event are, but I think he's just as likely either a friend of a celebrity or a bodyguard, etc. Maybe they gave him the "good jersey" so he could access everything else. Or maybe he was somebody from Family Matters. I honestly am blanked out.
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Apex Predator » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:28 pm

Stab in the dark, but perhaps it's TC Carson (Living Single)?
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Takoma1 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Apex Predator wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Stab in the dark, but perhaps it's TC Carson (Living Single)?
I'm not sure he has quite the right overbite, but I'll share this guess with the person crowdsourcing it--thanks!
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Patrick McGroin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:52 am

I first thought it was Larry Ernest Blackmon, the lead singer of Cameo. But as far as I know he never sported dreadlocks. He mostly stuck with the coffee can/Christopher Reid of Kid 'n Play hairdo.
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Takoma1 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:56 am

It's a picture from the Magic Johnson Celebrity All-Star Game. There are several other photos from the same event. I told the person researching that she should think about tweeting some of the people in the photos to see if they'll reply back.

Other people at the same event include Tom Cruise, Tom Joyner, Lorenz Tate, Chris Rock, Arsenio Hall, etc.
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Takoma1 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:14 am

Also, I really appreciate you guys devoting some brainpower to this! Thank you!
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by A Fake Account » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:51 pm

I'm almost certain that's the rapper Dred Scott.

Here's a program from what I think was the event you're describing, confirming he was there.
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Captain Terror » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:56 pm



Does look very much like him. Mystery solved??
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Takoma1 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:30 pm

Correct!

Good work, team!
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Re: Mystery celebrity?

Post by Jinnistan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:48 pm

Damn. And I was just about to see if he was one of the Fu-Schnickens.
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