C4 2016 will feature one of our strongest celebrity guest lineups ever, covering many of the popular fandoms! Come meet actors from your favourite TV shows and movies, voice actors, wrestlers, YouTubers and more! And check back often, we’ll be announcing guests almost every week until C4!
***William Shatner will appear at C4 on October 28 & 29, 2016. Autographs and photo ops with Mr. Shatner will end at 3pm SHARP on Saturday, October 29th.***
***Unfortunately, Julian Glover and John Rhys Davies have been forced to postpone their appearances due to scheduling conflicts. *** Reminder that all guests are subject to change.
***William Shatner will be at C4 on October 28 & 29, 2016. Autographs and photo ops with Mr. Shatner will end at 3pm SHARP on Saturday, October 29th.***
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.
Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal, Canada, to Anne (Garmaise) and Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer. His father was a Jewish immigrant from Bukovina in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while his maternal grandparents were Lithuanian Jews. After graduating from university he joined a local Summer theatre group as an assistant manager. He then performed with the National Repertory Theatre of Ottawa and at the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival as an understudy working with such as Alec Guinness, James Mason, and Anthony Quayle. He came to the attention of New York critics and was soon playing important roles on major shows in live television.
Shatner spent many years honing his craft before debuting alongside Yul Brynner in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). He was kept busy during the 1960s in films such as Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and The Intruder (1962) and on television guest-starring in dozens of series such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Defenders (1961), The Outer Limits (1963) and The Twilight Zone (1959). In 1966, Shatner boarded the USS Enterprise for three seasons of Star Trek (1966), co-starring alongside Leonard Nimoy, with the series eventually becoming a bona-fide cult classic with a worldwide legion of fans known as “Trekkies”.
After “Star Trek” folded, Shatner spent the rest of the decade and the 1970s making the rounds guest-starring on many prime-time television series, including Hawaii Five-O(1968), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) and Ironside (1967). He has also appeared in several feature films, but they were mainly B-grade (or lower) fare such as the embarrassingly bad Euro western White Comanche (1968) and the campy Kingdom of the Spiders (1977). However, the 1980s saw a major resurgence in Shatner’s career with the renewed interest in the original Star Trek (1966) series culminating in a series of big-budget “Star Trek” feature films including Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home(1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). In addition, he starred in the lightweight police series T.J. Hooker (1982) from 1982 to 1986, alongside spunky Heather Locklear, and surprised many fans with his droll comedic talents in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) and Miss Congeniality (2000).
Outside of work he jogs and follows other athletic pursuits. His interest in health and nutrition led to him becoming spokesman for the American Health Institute’s ‘Know Your Body’ Programme to promote nutritional and physical health.
Mark Pellegrino is best known for his work as Lucifer in Supernatural, Paul Bennett in Dexter, Jacob in Lost and as Bishop in Being Human. He also starred as Jedikiah Price in The CW series The Tomorrow People and as Clayton Haas in the current ABC thriller-drama Quantico.
He has appeared on numerous television series such as The X-Files, Northern Exposure, ER, Without a Trace, NYPD Blue, CSI, and Knight Rider. He also is well known as the “Blond Thug” who stuffs “The Dude’s” head down the toilet and drops his bowling ball, breaking the floor tile, in the cult film The Big Lebowski. He also is featured in National Treasure as the background FBI agent known as Agent Johnson.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television as well as a Grammy award-winning musical artist.
Since she was discovered in a grocery store for her first movie role in “Aloha Summer”, she has shown her range of acting talent and versatility starring in numerous blockbusters; among them, “Wayne’s World 1 & 2” with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, “True Lies” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Rising Sun” with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. Tia also voiced the character of Nani in Disney’s classic animated film and tv series “Lilo & Stitch”. Most recently, Tia co-starred in “You May Not Kiss The Bride” alongside Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. She also can be seen in “Wild Cherry” with Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari and “Hardbreakers” with Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan, and Sophie Monk. Currently, Tia is producing a biopic of Hawaiian surf legend Rell Sunn in which she will star.
In television, Tia launched her acting career in Los Angeles with a regular role on the daytime drama “General Hospital”. Since then she has been seen in numerous TV programs. Recently Tia could be seen recurring on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Nip/Tuck”, and “Back To You”. She has just been made a recurring character on SyFy network’s Warehouse 13. “Relic Hunter”, her own action/adventure television series continues to play in syndication all over the world.
Tia and her long-time friend, artist/producer Daniel Ho have been nominated for a Grammy each of the last three years and won music’s highest honor in 2009. The acclaimed CDs consist of all original Hawaiian language compositions. With ‘hawaiiana’, they reached #10 on Billboard’s World Music Chart. Prior to this, Tia performed on the double- platinum movie soundtrack for “Wayne’s World”, had the end title song on “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” as well releasing her own Warner Bros. record “Dream.”
Tia continues to seek out projects that showcase her talents and challenge her abilities.
Lee Arenberg went to high school with “brat packers” Robert Downey Jr, Sean Penn and Emilio Estevez. He appeared on many TV shows of the 90s such as Seinfeld, Friends, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Arenberg is best known for his role as Pintel in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He currently plays Grumpy the Dwarf on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
Winnipeg-born Aleks Paunovic began his professional acting career while partaking in his other two passions: boxing and music.
Aleks was playing in a rock band at the time, and was asked to audition for the HBO movie Heads. After getting his first job, on his first audition, the acting bug bit him… hard! After garnering some attention in Hollywood he dropped everything in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver to pursue a writing and acting career.
Aleks never stops working, and as a result he’s appeared in many acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy TV series: Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, Supernatural, Smallville, Eureka, Continuum, iZombie, The 100 and most recently Van Helsing. You’ve also seen him in the Percy Jackson film series and he plays a prominent role in the upcoming War of the Planet of the Apes.
Two words described the ultimate goal of Demolition — pain and destruction.
Clad in black leather and spikes, Ax and Smash steamrolled from Parts Unknown into WWE in the late 1980s and made it painfully clear that they were going to flatten anything and anyone who stood in their path. In the ring, they removed their dark hoods to reveal painted faces that intimidated opponents before the match even started.
Once the bell rang, Demolition made an immediate impact in the tag team ranks, using brute force to pound their opposition into submission. Few teams, if any, could muster enough offense to stagger Ax or Smash, establishing the painted warriors as a force to be reckoned with in WWE.
Though they were initially managed by “Luscious” Johnny V, the bruisers ditched the loud New Yorker for the subdued, yet devious Mr. Fuji. It was a match made in heaven (possibly hell), as Fuji passed on all of his tricks to Ax and Smash, giving their brutal brawling style a cunning new edge.
It wasn’t long before Demolition had titles around their waists as the pair bulldozed through Strike Force at WrestleMania IV to capture the World Tag Team Championships. Ax and Smash went on to dominate WWE as champions for the next 478 days — a record that stands to this day.
Ax and Smash captured the titles two more times, before deciding that their team was missing a little something. They added another member during their third championship reign in the massive Crush. The three wreaked havoc throughout 1990, with Smash and his new partner taking care of business inside the ring. Ax watched intently from ringside, running interference when necessary to protect their championships.
When their final reign as champions ended, Ax left, paring Demolition down to a duo once again. Looking to regain some of their former success, Smash and Crush reunited with Mr. Fuji briefly before exiting WWE in 1991.
Vic Mignogna is best known for his prolific voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows, the most notable being Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, for which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007. Other notable roles in anime include Broly from the Dragon Ball Z films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Dark Mousy in D.N.Angel, and Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight.
In video games, Vic is the voice of E-123 Omega in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Junpei Iori from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3. Vic has also participated in several Star Trek fan productions, including Star Trek Continues in which he plays Captain Kirk. After moving to Los Angeles, he continues to be involved in anime shows in Texas but also is involved with many anime and video games, most notably Bleach as Ikkaku Madarame and Naruto: Shippuden as Nagato.