Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-27-2017, 06:09 PM
DooWahDiddy DooWahDiddy is offline
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 2,352
Originally Posted by The Other Waldo Pepper View Post
Do we get to count Lin-Manuel Miranda?
Ha, well I'm not the OP, but if I were then I would say no. A play is very different than a musical, and even if it weren't, I would still maintain that writing a show and acting in it is very different than writing a novel and a song and a play. Or, in Shepard's case, writing plays but acting in films.
Old 06-27-2017, 08:36 PM
bibliophage bibliophage is offline
Charter Member
Charter Member
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Maine
Posts: 10,274
Harrison Schmitt: Ph.D. in geology, Apollo astronaut, U.S. Senator, adjunct university professor (of engineering physics, not geology), probable photographer of one of the most famous images ever taken.
Old 06-27-2017, 11:16 PM
I-VI-ii-V I-VI-ii-V is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 211
Nick Offerman - actor, woodworker, author
Old 06-29-2017, 07:14 AM
The Other Waldo Pepper The Other Waldo Pepper is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14,894
Hollywood kept trying to buy Sylvester Stallone's ROCKY script, but he kept turning them down so long as they planned to cast someone else starring in the lead role. And so the picture eventually got made the way he'd hoped -- with him picking up Oscar nominations for his performance and his screenplay -- and he then started playing actor/writer/director for the blockbuster ROCKY II. And then again for the bigger blockbuster that was ROCKY III; and again, for the even bigger blockbuster that was ROCKY IV; and he did it again for ROCKY BALBOA, too.

(With plenty of other credits as actor or writer or director too, of course.)
Old 06-29-2017, 08:34 AM
Annie-Xmas Annie-Xmas is offline
Charter Member
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 45,889
Author Andrew Vachss has led a life that would be considered "unreal" if it were fiction. Freedom fighter, attorney for children accused of sex crime, an expert in sexual predators, founder of a therapy dog program to help sexually abused children, and author of 33 books.
Old 07-03-2017, 10:15 AM
Major Matt Mason Major Matt Mason is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Somewhere west of Bugtown
Posts: 49
Originally Posted by RealityChuck View Post
Eric Idle - writer, actor, songwriter (for Spamalot).
Plus The Rutles.

Clint Eastwood: Actor, director, producer.

Mike Nesmith: Singer, songwriter, author.
Davy Jones: Actor, singer, songwriter.
Micky Dolenz: Actor, singer, songwriter, woodworker.
Peter Tork: Singer, musician, songwriter, teacher.


Last edited by Major Matt Mason; 07-03-2017 at 10:19 AM.
Old 07-03-2017, 10:31 AM
burpo the wonder mutt burpo the wonder mutt is offline
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 20,400
^ Clint Eastwood: add pianist and soundtrack to the list.
Old 07-03-2017, 11:37 AM
Beware of Doug Beware of Doug is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: My Own Private Iowa
Posts: 15,382
Originally Posted by RealityChuck View Post
Mel Brooks. Writer, movie producer, director, actor, writer of hit Broadway musicals (including writing the songs)
Plays jazz drums, too.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to:

Send comments about this website to:

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to:

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

Copyright © 2017