1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. We have updated the board style and hope you like it. If you don't, you can switch back by going to https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/index.php?misc/style Select V Bulletin 3.0 style.

Skaters that have appeared in movies

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

    Ilia Kulik appears @ 1:58

    Katarina Witt's Starpage.I didn't know she won Emmy in 1990 .

    And there is "Hot Ice"-russian soup opera about figure skating with Yagudin,Kostomarov,Slutskaya,Abt,Tikhnov,Averbukh ,Drobiazko and Vanagas.
    Trailer with some of the skating stars
    Alexander Abt
    Yagudin and Slutaskaya
    Alexey Tikhonov
    Ilia Averbukh
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012
    Vash01 and (deleted member) like this.
  2. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Oksana Baiul also appeared the movie about her life called "A promise kept". Bit of a tear jerker. Although the scene where she cut her leg made it look like she almost got her leg chopped off.

    Blades of Glory is hilarious. Pity they didn't get Johnny Weir to appear it in. That would have been classic.

    Just remembered that Scott Hamilton appeared in an episode of Roseanne where he did linoleum skating with Becky's husband. And Verne Linquist provided commentary. Very funny.
  3. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

    We forgot Zoey Bloch from Ice Princess!!! I forgot her real name though...
  4. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

  5. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

    Dorothy Hamill was on Diff'rent Strokes as Kimberly's coach. Dana Plato who played Kimberly could do a spin and a loop jump but I remember she did them in opposite directions. Dorothy, who played herself, supposedly was so impressed with Kimberly's skating she planned to coach her to an Olympic medal. Kimberly decided training was too much work and faked an ankle injury to get out of it.
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  6. mysticchic

    mysticchic Well-Known Member

    Tara played a hooker on 7th Heaven!
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Julianna Cannarozzo. And Kirsten Olson played Nikki the "jumping shrimp" :D - both competed as Juniors at US Nationals.
    Full cast for Ice Princess (2005): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396652/fullcredits#cast
    Canadian skater names I recognize: Jocelyn Lai, Andrea Tou, Jordan Hockley, Edrea Khong, Alexandra Najarro, Shanique Ollivierre-Lake, Signe Ronka.
  8. EBASKoroleva

    EBASKoroleva New Member

    I think it was Ronin?

    After I IMDBed it, yes it was Ronin.
  9. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    Tara also showed up on an episode of Early Edition. I remember how excited I was -- that was one of my favorite shows. :)
  10. dots

    dots Well-Known Member

  11. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

    The OT was about skaters who appeared in movies, thread drift (that FSU affliction, oh dear!) morphed it into skaters who appeared in TV series, so here goes it: What Olympic Silver Medalist hosted Saturday Night Live, and made a field day with take-offs on "This is the corniest thing I've ever done".
  12. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

    ^Nancy Kerrigan.
  13. Laney

    Laney Active Member

    Didn´t Tara had a main character in a movie? It was something with Angel in the title i think. The other main character was Nicholle Tom from "The Nanny". It was even shown on German TV!!! But I guess it was a made for TV movie, not for cinema. If that counts, then Tanja Szewczenko also played a main character in a German TV movie called "Kasachstan Lady". And she was in severall German TV soaps as a main character. Right now she´s a police woman...
  14. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

    I know this is a bit of a tangent, but Dorothy Hamill appeared as herself in an episode of Different Strokes. She played Kimberley Drummond's skating coach.
  15. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

    since you guys are including television now, michelle also appeared in 2 episodes of the simpsons, family guy, MTV's made, arthur, wow wow wubzy, and sabrina the teenage witch.

    her appearances on the simpsons were awesome lol.

    she also starred in 3 disney produced prime time tv skating specials and then 1 in china
  16. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

    Lots of Sonja Henie movies.

    Boitano, Witt, and others in Carmen on Ice.
  17. madm

    madm Well-Known Member

    There's a huge list of real skaters who appeared in Blades of Glory at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blades_of_Glory. Some notable skating doubles include:
    Chad Brennan - Will Ferrell's skating double
    Ethan Burgess - Jon Heder's skating double
    Patrick Hancock - Will Arnett's skating double / Will Ferrell's skating double 2
    Tiffany Scott - Amy Poehler's skating double
    Todd Sand - Additional skating/Jon Heder

    In OnEdge (2003), I believe there were cameos from Scott Hamilton and Kristi Yamaguchi.

    And then there's the assortment of Sonia Henie movies from the 1930s and 1940s.
  18. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

  19. BBI*CEO

    BBI*CEO New Member

    Sandra Bezic was in the Freshman with Marlon Brando - she played his skating coach and they do swing rolls together. Very nice.

    Also Shae-Lynn Bourne played Amy Smart's skating double in last year's made for tv movie 12 Dates of Christmas.

    Both of these movies were filmed in TO.
  20. taf2002

    taf2002 zexy demon

    If we're including TV, there was also Rudy Galindo in Will & Grace. "That little witch!"
  21. geod2

    geod2 New Member

  22. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

    I love her. she may not be a star, but she's had a very respectable, successful tv career, playing pivotal characters on many noteworthy tv shows like buffy, angel and dexter
    I actually had no idea she was a figure skater until now!!
  23. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

    Our local cable provider recently broadcast "Center Stage". I watched because it was a 'ballet' movie and was surprized when Kulik popped up in a few scenes. He did well enough as ballet dancer "Sergei".

    That's one Cohen bit part I hadn't heard of. I did see her in the CSI: NY episode-I'm a huge fan of the series.

    Don't know if it was mentioned yet but Katarina Witt appeared briefly in "Jerry McGuire". I think she was one of McGuire's former clients.

    Didn't Oksana/Pasha Grishuk have acting aspirations? Did she ever appear in anything?
  24. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Pasha was apparently going to play the Witt role in Ronin but turned it down because of the Olympics. So that is why Witt was in the movie.

    I would have preferred to see Pasha get shot rather than Witt.

    Witt made an appearance in Jerry McGuire at the end where she was going to be a potential client.

    Jo Carter made an appearance in an Australian series called "The Cut", as a figure skater promoting beer.
  25. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

    'Pasha' :lol:

    In a scene early on when Jerry's desperately trying to reach all of his clients I could swear he mentions 'Katarina' at some point-like she's on hold on the phone along with the others. But you could be right. I do remember the scene where Katarina congratulates Jerry.
  26. geod2

    geod2 New Member

    Yeah, Julie Benz is not exactly a household name in FS circles.
    Her figure skating career was cut short by a serious injury, but she and her ice dancing partner still were able to compete in the 1988 U.S. Nationals.

    Given her determination to become a successful actress in spite of the discouraging comments by her acting coach at the time,
    I suspect she would have been quite successful in FS as well.

    She has a number of movie credits as well as a long list of TV appearances.
    I thought it was interesting that she appeared with Sylvester Stalone in "Rambo" (spent 3 months in the jungles of Thailand on location).


    From competing in ice dancing at U.S. Nationals to a serious role in a Rambo
    movie.....talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!

    If we were to judge the eventual acting success of any skater who has competed at least once at their country's national championship level,
    Julie is the most successful figure skater of anyone at that level....except Sonia Henie, of course.


    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  27. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

    Didn't Baiul have a cameo in some series about a sports agent where she, on camera, thanked her agent for helping her out in good times and bad times? And there was an episode of "Alley McBeal" where the title character has a short skating segment, but it was a stand-in, and not Calista Flockhart.
  28. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Ditto. I had no idea she was a skater! Loved her as Darla on Buffy & Angel.
  29. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

    Just remembered another one: Oksana Baiul had a guest role in some series called "Strong Medicine", where she played a figure skater who had epilepsy, and chose to go against her doctor's orders as his prescribed medicine would have upset her Olympic goals. Wasn't the best acting performance by her, but die-hard fans enjoyed it.
  30. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    If I am not mistaken, Julie Benz played the 'guidance counselor/FBI agent' in the TV series Roswell. She was pretty good. I had no idea she was a figure skater.