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    Skaters that have appeared in movies

    This was inspired by the "Dick Button's acting career" thread.

    I started wondering how many other skaters appeared on the silver screen as actors (documentaries don't count)? Sonia Henie's movie career is pretty well known, I think (I saw 'Sun Valley serenade' on TV - may be 4-5 years ago).

    Ilia Kulik appeared in Center Stage. I did not see that movie.

    Michelle Kwan appeared as a commentator in the movie about the young girl figure skater. I can't remember the title.

    Robin Cousins appeared as a commentator in The Cutting Edge. Was Judy Blumberg the other commentator in it? I don't remember.

    What happened to Sasha Cohen's plans for a movie career?

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    Frank Carroll had an uncredited role in some 60s-era teeny bopper beach movies, but he won't say which ones.
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    Katherine Healy starred in Six Weeks.

    A number of skaters appeared in Blades of Glory: Scott Hamilton was a commentator; Brian Boitano, Peggy Fleming, and Dorothy Hamill were among those who kicked Chazz and Jimmy out of the sport for a time; Sasha Cohen sniffed a dance belt, etc. etc.

    Elvis Stojko choreographed and skated in the ice show in Death to Smoochy.
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    Japanese Movie "Coach: 40 years old figure skater"

    Casted skaters: Miki Ando, Shizuka Arakawa, Midori Ito, Minoru Sano
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post

    Michelle Kwan appeared as a commentator in the movie about the young girl figure skater. I can't remember the title.
    it was disney's "ice princess". it was part of her long-standing endorsement contract with disney, she also had a voice cameo (with skating references!) in "mulan 2"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post

    What happened to Sasha Cohen's plans for a movie career?
    I haven't seen her in any movie, but I saw her in CSI Miami

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extranjera View Post
    I haven't seen her in any movie, but I saw her in CSI Miami
    Wasn't that CSI New York? The episode where US Nationals was held at Chelsea Piers or something like that?
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    There was a whole song in the South Park movie dedicated to Brian Boitano.

    "What Would Brian Boitano Do?"

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    Evan Lysacek appeared in an 'independent' (as Wikipedia puts it) film Skate Great. I don't know much about this film, but I know that Evan portrayed a certain Vladimir Plushenko, a Russian OGM, which I find hilarious, given that the film was released long before 2010 Olympics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Robin Cousins appeared as a commentator in The Cutting Edge. Was Judy Blumberg the other commentator in it? I don't remember.

    What happened to Sasha Cohen's plans for a movie career?
    I think it was Jo Jo Starbuck who also had a role as an interviewer in The Cutting Edge.

    I know that I saw Sasha Cohen in an episode of Las Vegas as herself. I actually don't watch the show, but I just happened to turn the channel over at the time when I saw her on the show.

    Taylor Firth was in the remake of Ice Castles. The original was Lynn Holly Johnson who also did For Your Eyes Only as well as a number of other movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
    Wasn't that CSI New York? The episode where US Nationals was held at Chelsea Piers or something like that?
    That was CSI:NY, episode called "Silent Night".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
    Wasn't that CSI New York? The episode where US Nationals was held at Chelsea Piers or something like that?
    You're right, I made mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by walei View Post
    There was a whole song in the South Park movie dedicated to Brian Boitano.

    "What Would Brian Boitano Do?"
    And don't forget the pep talk the boys (IIRC it was Kyle) gave Jesus when he was in the boxing match with Satan in the "Damian" episode, where Nancy Kerrigan supposedly won the OG, until one of them (I think it was Stan) pipes up and says "Dude, Nancy won the Silver."

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    Let's remember about skaters who apperared in "blades of glory"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Michelle Kwan appeared as a commentator in the movie about the young girl figure skater. I can't remember the title.
    Quote Originally Posted by iarispiralllyof View Post
    it was disney's "ice princess". it was part of her long-standing endorsement contract with disney, she also had a voice cameo (with skating references!) in "mulan 2"
    Brian Boitano also appeared as Michelle's co-commentator in that movie.

    I just noticed that Alexandra Najarro is listed in that movie as one of the "Snowplow Sam" kids. I don't know if it is the same Alexandra, but it could be. Ice Princess was filmed in 2004, and she was born in 1993. That would make her about 11 at the time of filming. The movie was also recorded in the Toronto area. Also in the movie were Juliana Cannarozzo and Kirsten Olsen. I assume we are not counting the doubles such as Jennifer Robinson etc.

    Oksana Baiul appeared as a commentator on "The Cutting Edge (2): Going for the Gold".

    Sasha Cohen had one acting role as a mean girl in a movie called "Moondance Alexander". The movie was related to Equestrian Horseback Jumping, not Figure Skating.

    Kristi Yamaguchi appeared as herself in a movie called "Go Figure".

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    Katarina Witt appeared towards the end of Jerry McGuire. She showed impressive range in the film .

    Lynn-Holly Johnson in Ice Castle and a Bond film.

    Back in the olden days of course there were Sonja Henie and Belita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    Lynn-Holly Johnson in Ice Castle and a Bond film.
    I had forgotton about that. The Bond film was "For your eyes only". As I recall, she played a Russian Gymnast.

    Lynn-Holly Johnson also appeared in a movie called "The watcher in the woods". I recall reading, Betty Davis hated her as an actress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvi5 View Post
    Sasha Cohen had one acting role as a mean girl in a movie called "Moondance Alexander". The movie was related to Equestrian Horseback Jumping, not Figure Skating.
    She was also in Bratz the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extranjera View Post
    Let's remember about skaters who apperared in "blades of glory"
    Yes, falling dance lists them in post #3 above.

    Quote Originally Posted by rvi5 View Post
    I had forgotton about that. The Bond film was "For your eyes only". As I recall, she played a Russian Gymnast.
    American ice skater with a Russian coach.

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    Katarina Witt had a small role in a Robert de Niro film. (Didn't see it, but I remember when it came out.)
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