I know that we aren’t exactly Hollywood, or New York, but Albuquerque has more than it’s fair share of stars that call it home.
One of my favorite writers and directors is a man named Mike Judge, who you probably know from either Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Silicon Valley, or Idiocracy.
For thirty years he has been a source of smart, funny, and insightful movies and shows. Did you know he was raised right here in Albuquerque, and so was the actor Freddy Prinze Jr, notably of the Scooby Doo movies. A big surprise to me was finding out that comic actor French Stewart was from ABQ because quite frankly I always thought he hailed from the Great White North of Canada. Tony award winning actor and show-stealing funnyman Neil Patrick Harris was born and raised here in Albuquerque, which to me is sort of a big deal because I consider him such a role model. If a talent like NPH can spring from Albuquerque, who knows what other amazing talents are waiting to be found? One of the favorite sons of Albuquerque is someone you may not be familiar with, a man named Edmund Cobb. He was a western actor from 1912 to the mid 1960s, and in that time he starred in over 600 movies! 600 is pretty amazing for anyone, so I’m surprised his name isn’t more famous. I only learned about him recently, from my friend at the cannabis dispensary. I visit him once a week or so, and he always has great weed and interesting trivia about ABQ.