2016 Celebrities

Bree Morse
Celebrity Grand Marshal

The 91st Miss California is Bree Morse, a 23-year-old Orange County, California native. Morse is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, and has developed experience in business communications, public relations, and social media management. In the months since her crowning in June of 2015, she has [...]

Derrin Horton
Theme Grand Marshal

For the past 22 years, Derrin has hosted, anchored, reported and called play by play for some of the largest sports networks in America. Since 2004, Horton has hosted a variety of studio shows for NFL Network, including, “NFL Total Access,” “Point After,” “College Football Now,” and “Path to the Draft.” In addition to hosting, [...]

Dee Wallace

Thirty years ago, Dee Wallace, a gifted young actress from the wilds of Kansas, dropped into Hollywood with hopeful expectations. Two years later she landed the role of a lifetime and walked onto a soundstage knowing that playing Mary, the smart, funny young mother of Michael, Elliott and Gertie, was going to change her life. [...]

Forrest Wheeler

Forrest Wheeler (韋智林) knows that if you want to live the dream, it takes commitment and hard work. Forrest has always strived for excellence in his many ventures and activities: Acting, Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA), Hip Hop, Drumming and Tennis to name a few. Forrest's first acting class was at the age of seven and [...]

Erika Vidro

Erika Vidro “La Potranca” is shaking up the Spanish radio landscape Monday through Friday 10am-2pm. Erika is an accomplished recording artist and composer who has worked with many popular artists including La Trakalosa de Monterrey, La Original Banda el Limon, Banda Recodo, Los Rieleros del Norte, Horoscopos de Durango, El Chapo de Sinaloa and many [...]

Johnny Ortiz

Johnny starred as Tony Gutierrez on season one of ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated “American Crime.”  His newest film “Soy Nero” - in which he has the leading role - just premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.  His additional film credits include Disney's “McFarland USA” with Kevin Costner and “Strike One” with Danny Trejo. [...]

Murray Wyatt Rundus

Murray’s professional acting career began in the regional Denver dinner theatre scene. Success at this level led to New York auditions for the role of Pugsley for the National Broadway Tour of the Addams Family. The show’s Los Angeles performance provided Murray the opportunity for Hollywood representation that led to roles on “Sam and Cat” [...]

Camryn Grimes

Camryn Grimes was born on January 7, 1990 in Van Nuys, California as Camryn Elizabeth Grimes. She is an actress and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Swordfish (2001) and Magic Mike (2012). She played Cassie Newman on The Young and the Restless starting in 1997. In 2000, at age 10, she became the youngest winner ever of the Daytime Emmy Award for [...]

Jae Head

Jae is 19 years old and just wrapped his newest feature film, Depraved, as Scott. His last film, Bravetown, was released last year and he plays Tony (alongside Laura Dern, Maria Bello, & Josh Duhamel). He is best known for his role as SJ Tuoey in the OSCAR nominated movie The Blindside (alongside Sandra Bullock), as well as his role as [...]

Matthew Moy

Matthew Moy is an actor who currently plays Han Lee on the hit sitcom 2 Broke Girls, now entering their 6th season. He has also starred on television shows such as Scrubs, The Middle, Criminal Minds, and many more. Moy was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Moy describes himself as a third- or [...]

Dr. Sammy Lee

Dr. Sammy Lee is the first American of Asian descent to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States. The diminutive diver, just 5-feet tall, had to overcome much discrimination before attaining his goals: to be an Olympic champion and to be a doctor. He had promised his father, "I'll do both," avowed Sammy. [...]

Shirley Babashoff

Shirley Babashoff was the most successful female U.S. Olympian prior to the 1990s, with a total of eight Olympic medals. Although she never won an individual Olympic title, she is recognized as one of the greatest freestyle swimmers of all time. Babashoff set six world records in individual events and shared in an additional five [...]

Bruce Furniss

During an illustrious swimming career spanning seventeen years, Bruce Furniss broke ten World and nineteen American Records, and won 11 AAU and 6 NCAA Titles. As a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, a team regarded by most sports historians as the most dominating Olympic sports team ever assembled winning 12 of 13 [...]

Lance Larson

Lance competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, where he received a gold medal for swimming the butterfly leg of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay for the winning U.S. team.[1] The U.S. relay team of Frank McKinney (backstroke), Paul Hait (breaststroke), Larson (butterfly), and Jeff Farrell (freestyle) set a new world record of 4:05.4 [...]

Cliff Meidl

When American kayaker Cliff Meidl led his United States Olympian teammates onto the field at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, nearly two billion viewers around the world were watching this young man from Manhattan Beach, California. Many of these viewers learned of Meidl's courageous rehabilitation and recovery from a tragic construction [...]