Tony Jordan (born 21 July 1957) is a British television writer. For many years, he was lead writer and series consultant for BBC One soap opera EastEnders. Jordan had written for the programme since 1989, and had written over 250 episodes as of 2006. He was listed as the number 1 television screen writer in the UK by Broadcast magazine (2008) and among British Broadcastings Top 20 in The Stage (2009).
Jonathan M. “Jon” Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an American comedian, actor, and singer. He is best known as a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. Lovitz also appeared on Friends twice. He first appeared in the Season 1 episode “The One with the Stoned Guy” as a restaurateur who gets stoned on marijuana.
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Connie Schultz has been a nationally syndicated columnist based at The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Dr. Colin Sinclair Mayne is Departmental Scientific Advisor in Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Alan Sanborn is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan
Rich Murray is a Minnesota politician
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Robert W. Bly is a writer on the subjects of copywriting and freelance writing
Vladimir Malaniuk is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster.