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The "Who's Who" of On Cinema at the Cinema

Tim Heidecker

224 Appearances / 239 Reviews / 3 Popcorn Classics

Tim Heidecker is an actor, musician, and director who is often referred to as "The Father of On Cinema". Outside of his work on the show, Tim is known as the frontman for the band Dekkar/DKR and also as the creative force behind the hit TV show "Decker". Tim gained a certain amount of notoriety after a failed bid to become District Attorney of San Bernardino County in late 2018. Despite a lengthy string of medical, personal, and legal problems Tim remains an integral part of On Cinema at the Cinema.

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Gregg Turkington

212 Appearances / 247 Reviews / 44 Popcorn Classics

Gregg Turkington is a world renowned film critic and a frequent guest/occasional host of On Cinema. He is both the owner and curator of the Victorville Film Archive. On December 18, 2014 he achieved film buff immortality by setting a Guinness World Record for watching #501MoviesIn501Days. Gregg has had acting roles in both Ant-Man (2015, 117min) and the hit TV series "Decker". Jonathan Kington, the character he portrayed in "Decker", was co-opted and stolen by George Lucas for 2017's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

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Joe Estevez

56 Appearances / 4 Reviews

Joe Estevez is a prolific actor, director, and producer who is best known for his role as President Jason Davidson in the hit TV series "Decker". Joe is the first and only recipient of the On Cinema Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Mark Proksch

41 Appearances / 1 Review

Mark Proksch is a celebrity impersonator who specializes in bringing comedy legends back to life. Over the years he has treated On Cinema fans to timeless impersonations of WC Fields, The Marx Brothers, Jim Carrey, The 3 Stooges, and more. A slip-up by the props department during the 5th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special left Mark in a temporary coma, but he remained relevant during his time of rest by starring in the popular recurring segment "On Cinema: Markives".

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Axiom Serradimigni

20 Appearances / 2 Reviews

Axiom Serradimigni is a guitar player and a co-founding member of the band Dekkar. Axiom met Tim at Guitar Center and he later went on to donate his right hand to Tim after it was badly burned in a storage unit fire that destroyed the Victorville Film Archive.

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Manuel Giusti

17 Appearances

Manuel Giusti is the bass player for Dekkar. After a storage unit fire that decimated the Victorville Film Archive, Manuel was selected to donate skin to repair Tim Heidecker's burned and disfigured face. Manuel later revealed that the skin came from "...basically my ass". During Tim's murder trial Manuel perjured himself by presenting a falsified suicide note that he claimed was given to him by Dr. San.

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Ayaka Ohwaki

14 Appearances / 8 Reviews / 2 Popcorn Classics

Ayaka Ohwaki is Tim's (second) ex-wife and the mother of his late child Tom Cruise Heidecker, Jr. Ayaka came to America as a foreign exchange student and spent time living with Tim's family before they became romantically involved. During Tim's murder trial Ayaka testified on behalf of the prosecution, accusing Tim of having anger issues and pressuring her into getting an abortion.

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John Aprea

14 Appearances / 2 Reviews

John Aprea is an actor best known for his role in The Godfather: Part II (1974, 200min). He is a recurring On Cinema guest and was notably invited to Tim's intervention in Season 8.

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James Mane, Jr

13 Appearances

James Mane, Jr is an actor best known for portraying Lanoi Arnold in the hit series Decker. After debuting in Season 2 as Jack Decker's best friend he has since made several additional guest appearances.

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Charlie Schiefer

11 Appearances

Charlie Schiefer is an actor best known for his role as the duplicitous VP Roger Robertson on the hit action series Decker.

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Luther Sanchez

11 Appearances

Luther Sanchez, aka "Doctor San", was a homeopathic practitioner who ultimately hung himself in a jail cell after being implicated in the deaths of 19 young people at the Electric Sun Desert Music Festival. Doctor San advocated for the use of alternative medicine such as acupuncture therapy and nutritional vaping. His controversial opposition to vaccinating children may have led to the death of Tim's son Tom Cruise Heidecker, Jr.

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James Dean

9 Appearances

James Dean is an American acting legend and cultural icon who is believed by many to have died in 1955. In a grand finale at the 3rd Annual Oscar Special, Gregg Turkington revealed that not only had James Dean faked his death, but that he had located him and brought him out live as a guest. Although Mr. Dean's identity was confirmed by a DNA test performed by Doctor San, many viewers remain skeptical of his claims.

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Edward Szymczyk

8 Appearances

Judge Edward Szymczyk was the presiding judge at Tim Heidecker's murder trial. After repeatedly reprimanding him for a lack of decorum in the court room, he ultimately found Tim to be in contempt of court on several occasions.

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Vincent Rosetti

8 Appearances

Vincent Rosetti is the District Attorney for San Bernardino County, California. He lost a high profile court case against Tim Heidecker for the murders of 19 young people at the Electric Sun Desert Music Festival, but later defeated Tim in his bid for re-election as District Attorney after Tim failed to get his name on the ballot. He is sometimes referred to by his opponents as "Rosetti the Rat".

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Miriam Waymon

8 Appearances

Miriam Waymon was the Assistant District Attorney for San Bernardino, California during Tim Heidecker's murder trial.

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Sally Kellerman

7 Appearances

Sally Kellerman is an actress and activist who is well known for her role as Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' O'Houlihan on "M*A*S*H".

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Tom Cruise Heidecker, Jr

6 Appearances

Tom Cruise Heidecker, Jr was the son of Tim Heidecker and Ayaka Ohwaki. After a promising start to his acting career TCH fell ill and never recovered after being placed in the care of Doctor San. In a dramatic moment during the 4th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special, Tom Cruise Heidecker was temporarily brought back to life using movie magic and cutting edge technology. The Tom Cruise Memorial Arts Fund was created in his name.

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Jimmy McNichol

6 Appearances

Jimmy McNichols is a singer and actor who starred in "Smokey Bites The Dust" (1981, 97min).

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Hank Friedmann

4 Appearances

Hank Friedmann is a restaurateur who was owned and/or operated several franchises including Chaplin's Chili, Chaplin's Soup & Subs, Chaplin X-press, and QwikBite. His businesses have been catering the On Cinema Oscar specials for many years.

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Jesse Popp

4 Appearances

Jesse Popp is an actor who was hired by Tim Heidecker to pose as a festival attendee and testify at his murder trial.

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Vaughn Armstrong

4 Appearances

Vaughn Armstrong is an actor and a veteran of the Star Trek franchise. He has recently appeared in several episodes of the hit series Decker in the role of Dr. Peterson.

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Max Eucompco

4 Appearances

Max Eucompco is a Best Buy employee who introduced Tim to VR technology. Max helped Tim to acquire and set up the equipment that allowed 3 straight episodes in Season X to be filmed and broadcast in VR.

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Rizi Timane

4 Appearances

Rizi Timane is an actor and singer who has appeared in several episodes of the hit TV series Decker. While he appeared as multiple characters on the show, he is best remembered for his portrayal of the UN Secretary General.

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Peyton Reed

3 Appearances

Peyton Reed is a film director who is best known for his work on "Ant-Man" (2015, 117min) and "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018, 118min). He sat down for an interview during the 4th Annual Oscar Special and was also spotted in the gallery during Day 4 of Tim's murder trial.

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Michael Matthews

3 Appearances

Michael Matthews is an actor best known for his role as Roy St. Charlemagne la Roux in the hit action series "Decker". He later gained notoriety for feeding false information to Tim about a large-scale swat operation at the 2018 Academy Awards ceremony which they both referred to as "Zero Hour".

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Dee Thompson

3 Appearances

Dee Thompson is an actor who famously snuck his way into the 69th Annual Oscars ceremony in 1997. He has been featured in multiple On Cinema Oscar Specials, including a failed attempt to repeat his famous stunt.

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Bobby Valli

3 Appearances

Bobby Valli is a world-renowned singer and a New Jersey legend. He is the younger brother of Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons, and he famously opened the 5th Annual Oscar Special with a unique and popular rendition of "Oscar Fever".

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Jack O'Ryan

2 Appearances

Jack O'Ryan, also known as Orion Jacks, was a performer at the Desert Sun Electric Music Festival. He testified on behalf of the defense at Tim's murder trial, but ultimately painted the festival in a negative light.

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Lisa Betenzos

2 Appearances

Lisa Betenzos is an Apple Valley paramedic who responded to the scene of the Electric Sun Desert Music Festival tragedy. She testified on behalf of the prosecution at Tim's murder trial.

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Amber Coyle

2 Appearances

Amber Coyle is an actress who has taken part in multiple Oscar specials. She first appeared as Marilyn Monroe in Gregg's "Living Painting" during the 4th Annual Oscar Special. She later portrayed Mrs. Kramer in "Kramer vs. Kramer 2" during The New On Cinema Oscar Special.

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Mark Dwyer

2 Appearances

Mark Dwyer is a defense attorney who briefly represented Tim Heidecker during his murder trial. Mark also played a roll in opening a line of communication between Tim and the Delgado family which ultimately led to Tim being removed as host of On Cinema.

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Nicholas Meyer

2 Appearances

Nicholas Meyer is a legendary writer and director who famously had a hand in both "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982, 113min) and "Stark Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986, 122min). At Tim's murder trial was brought in by the defense as an expert witness to clarify which Star Trek film was set in San Francisco, but the results were inconclusive.

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Jared Jolson

2 Appearances

Jared Jolson was an attendee at the Electric Sun Desert Music Festival. He testified on behalf of the prosecution at the Tim Heidecker's murder trial. He spoke to the overall lack of organization he saw at the festival, but under cross examination he admitted to "hotboxing" in his car before entering.

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Larry Turman

2 Appearances / 2 Reviews

Larry Turman is a film producer who has worked on over 40 films in his career. His film "The Graduate" (1967, 106 min) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Emily Siroky

2 Appearances

Emily Siroky was an attendee at the Electric Sun Desert Music Festival. She testified on behalf of the prosecution at the Tim Heidecker's murder trial.

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Brian Granillio

2 Appearances

Brian Granillio is a musician who sat in and played drums during both the 3rd and 4th Oscar Specials.

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David Schroeder

2 Appearances

David Schroeder is an actor who portrayed Dr. Greenway on the hit series Decker. His character is notable for bringing master codebreaker Jonathan Kington back to life after he was murdered.

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George Lucas

2 Appearances

George Lucas is a once-beloved filmmaker who is well known for his involvement in the Star Wars franchise. His 2017 decision to steal intellectual property (Gregg Turkington's Master Codebreaker character) from the popular "Decker" franchise has both cost him his reputation in the industry and landed him in the defendants chair during the 5th Annual Oscar Special's "Trial of George Lucas".

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Mister Ohwaki

2 Appearances

Mister Ohwaki is the father of Ayaka Ohwaki. During Season 8 he traveled to the United States with Ayaka to attend Tim's intervention.

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William Ellis

2 Appearances

William Ellis is a lieutenant at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's office who was dispatched to the Electric Sun Desert Music Festival. He was responsible for both detaining and interrogating Luther Sanchez. He testified on behalf of the prosecution at Tim's murder trial.

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Amanda Davis

2 Appearances

Amanda Davis is the mother of an Electric Sun Desert Music Festival victim, Valerie Davis.

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Juliana Serradimigni

2 Appearances

Juliana Serradimigni is both Axiom Serradimigni's sister and one of Tim Heidecker's love interests. She made her On Cinema debut in Season 9 when Tim revealed his new face on camera.

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Gerard Kearny

2 Appearances

Gerard Kearny is the Chief Medical Examiner in the Sen Bernardino Medical Examiner's office. He performed autopsy and toxicology reports for all of the victims of the Desert Sun Electric Music Festival tragedy. He testified on behalf of the prosecution at Tim's murder trial.

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Josh Lorton

2 Appearances

Josh Lorton is a documentary filmmaker who directed the movie 'Mister America' which provided viewers with an inside look at Tim Heidecker's campaign for District Attorney. Following the release of the film, Josh failed to show up to a taping of On Cinema at the Cinema in which he was set to discuss the movie.

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Alfonso Freeman

1 Appearance

Alfonso Freeman is an actor and the son of Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. He played the role of "Old Franklin", a custodian with a compelling story to tell, on the hit actions series Decker.

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Kim Delgado

1 Appearance

Kim Delgado is an actor best known for his work on the 1997 TV show "BeetleBorgs". He hosted the On Cinema Movie Awards during the 3rd Annual Oscar Special.

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Steve Railsback

1 Appearance

Steve Railsback is an actor who is well known for his portrayal of General Cotter during the dramatic reenactments of Decker: Unsealed.

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Bruce Delgado

1 Appearance

Bruce Delgado is the father of Christopher Delgado, an Electric Sun Desert Music Festival victim who was discussed at length during Tim's murder trial. After a court battle over the legality of "The Delgado Fund" Bruce Delgado took control over all of Tim's intellectual property, including On Cinema at the Cinema.

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Lindsay Seim

1 Appearance

Lindsay Seim is an actress who famously appeared as Jack Decker's short-lived love interest Maybellene during a 2017 episode of the hit series Decker.

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Toni Newman

1 Appearance

Toni Newman was first seen in the trailer for the upcoming film "Mister America". While her exact role is not yet known, she appears to be Tim Heidecker's campaign manager.

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Kellee Maize

1 Appearance

Kellee Maize is a rapper and musician who portrayed the starlet Popp in the hit series Decker. Her biological father is none other than On Cinema family member Jimmy McNichol.

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John Lenard

1 Appearance

Chef John Lenard attended Le Cordon Bleu culinary school before being hired to create dishes at Tim Heidecker's Six Bag Cinemas movie theatre concept chain. He was let go after several weeks due to recurring issues with the food.

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Don Swayze

1 Appearance

Don Swayze is an actor and the younger brother of Golden Globe nominee Patrick Swayze. He famously appeared as General Coover in 'Space Wall', the last episode (to date) of the hit action series Decker.

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James Flynt

1 Appearance

James Flynt is an avid viewer of movies who was brought in during the trial of George Lucas as an expert witness.

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Denny Laine

1 Appearance

Denny Laine is a well-known British musician who appeared as a bartender in a 2017 episode of the Decker TV series.

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Keith Gordon

1 Appearance

Keith Gordon is an actor and director best known for his appearance in "Jaws 2" (1978, 116min). He joined Tim and Gregg during the 5th Annual Oscar Special to commemorate the 40th anniversary of "Jaws 2".

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Justin Henry

1 Appearance

Justin Henry is an Oscar nominated actor famous for his role as young Billy Kramer in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979, 104 min). He later went on to reprise the role in "Kramer vs. Kramer 2" during The New On Cinema Oscar Special.

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David Marks

1 Appearance

David Marks is a guitarist who is well known for being a member of The Beach Boys. He appeared as himself in a 2017 episode of the hit action series Decker.

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Jordan Hoffman

1 Appearance / 1 Review

Jordan Hoffman is an American film critic (and Star Trek expert) who was an early guest on the show during the days of the original audio podcast.

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Joey Travolta

1 Appearance

Joey Travolta is an actor and the older brother of Academy Award nominee John Travolta.

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Corbin Timbrook

1 Appearance

Steve Railsback is an actor who is well known for his portrayal of President Davidson during the dramatic reenactments of Decker: Unsealed.

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Rafael Torres

1 Appearance

Rafael Torres was hired by Bruce Delgado to host The New On Cinema Oscar Special in February 2019. Tim took offense to the appointment, referring to him as both "Pretty Boy Torres" and "Daffy Raffy" before ultimately assaulting Rafael with pepper spray during the filming of the special.

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Candy Clark

1 Appearance

Candy Clark is an actress who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "American Graffiti" (1973, 112min).

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Carl Gottlieb

1 Appearance

Carl Gottlieb is a critically acclaimed screenwriter and actor best known for penning the screenplays for Jaws, Jaws 2, and Jaws 3-D. He appeared as himself in a 2017 episode of the action series Decker.

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Joe Cobden

1 Appearance

Joe Cobden is an actor who played the role of the prosecutor in "Kramer vs. Kramer 2" during The New On Cinema Oscar Special.

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Al Jardine

1 Appearance

Al Jardine is a singer and musician who rose to prominence as a founding member of The Beach Boys. In 2016 he appeared on the hit series Decker as a climate change scientist named Dr. Richards. After betraying America he was shot in the head and killed by Jack Decker.

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