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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #225 on: January 20, 2009, 06:25:04 AM »
Mark Munoz



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Bio:

Height
4' 9" (1.45 m)


Mini Biography
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Wrestler in High School then went on to racing horses as a Professional jockey for over 20 years. These days I work as a Jockey/Actor/Stuntman in Hollywood and other places around the globe. Still living in Santa Monica and also a part time resident and Certified Ski Instructor in the mountains of Big Bear Lake.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Mark Munoz
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Resume:
Performer Profile

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Gender: Male
Height: 4 feet 9 in
Weight: 108
Age Range: 8 - 80
Physique: Athletic
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Short
Eyes: Brown
Ethnicity: Caucasian, Eastern European, Latin/Hispanic
Unique Traits: Little Person

Representation

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Film

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno Stunts / Paper Boy Weinstein Co
Step Brothers Stunts / Kid Double Apatow Productions
Harold and Kumar 2 Cyrus/ Cyclops Kid New line
Drillbit Taylor Stunts / Kid Double Paramount Pictures
Walk Hard Stunts / Kid Double Apatow Productions
There Will Be Blood Stunts/kid double Paramount
Dreamer / Inspired by a true Story Jockey Dreamworks
Delta Farce Stunts/Bandito Lionsgate
Seabiscuit jockey Gary Ross/ Universal
Planet of The Apes Stunts / Chimp Tim Burton
Crank 2 High Voltage Stunts/Jockey Lionsgate
Crank 2 High Voltage Stunts Lionsgate

Television

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Malcolm in The Middle Stunts/kid dbl New Regency

Performer Skills

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Dance: Ballroom, Salsa, Tap, Hip Hop, Club/Freestyle, Swing
Athletic Skills: Track & Field, Surfing, Golf, Equestrian, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Wrestling, Rollerblading, Gymnastics, Swimming, Cycling, Basketball, Football, Martial Arts, Soccer
Performance Skills: Dancing, Stage Combat, Firearms, Stunts, Precision Driver
Employment Details

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Work History : Television, Film, Music Video, Commercial, Industrial, Internet
Job Categories: Stunts, Acting, Costumes
Authorized to work in United States: Yes
Primary Citizenship: United States
Valid Passport: Yes
 


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1031132/
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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #226 on: January 20, 2009, 06:39:20 AM »
Michael Munoz



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Height
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Mini Biography
Mike, a native of Santa Monica, California, grew up at the beach surfing, skateboarding and doing beach gymnastics by the Santa Monica pier. As a youth he enjoyed impersonating the "Greats" like Al Jolson, Mario Lanza, Sammy Davis Jr., Laurel and Hardy and the Three Stooges. By the time Mike was 12 years old he was not only a top award winning AAU Jr Olympic Diver, but also a professional dancer in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Flamenco, Hindu, all Polynesian styles and yes, even figure skating. At the age of 13, he went to work for Disney as "Mowgli" in the Christmas Parade and continued to work for Disney for many years as Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio and many others. Mike also started taking acting and voice classes and decided that entertainment was absolutely his life's path.

Having always been into surfing, he was also one of the early (late 60s and 70s), innovative trend setting skateboarders from Santa Monica/Venice, aka "Dogtown". Quite often Mike and his buddies (and brothers, Mario and Mark) would surf in the morning and drive up to the local mountains to ski in the afternoon, come home and skateboard all night. This lead to learning many outdoor sports like rock climbing, roller blading, snowboarding, mountain biking, motorcycles, horses and more. This also made him decide to pursue a career in stunt work, which has been a natural and rewarding transition. Mike loves to act, dance and sing and will do so at the drop of a hat.

Mike married his long time friend, Marisa, in 1983 and has two stepsons, David and Kristopher. Mike has known Marisa since kindergarten and they have always been very close. They have, at the time of this writing, 7 grandchildren - Liliana, Marisa, Anthony, Kris, Robert, Keoni and Koa.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous


Spouse
Marisa Munoz (23 April 1983 - present) 2 children


Trivia
Stunt double for Danny DeVito, all around stuntman and actor, stunt double for children, expert character suit performer i.e.; Mickey Mouse, Pinoccio, Pacman, Monkeys, Gorillas, Budweiser Tortoise, Bears, Aliens and puppeteer. Started performing in character suits with Walt Disney Prods. in parades and stage productions in 1970. All around professionally trained dancer & singer.


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Resume:

Performer Profile

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Gender: Male
Height: 4 feet 9 in
Weight: 120
Physique: Athletic
Hair Color: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Ethnicity: Latin/Hispanic, Caucasian, Native American
Voice Type: Baritone
Unique Traits: Little Person

Representation

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The EDGE Talent, Missy Reynolds, Agent
18663 Ventura Blvd., Suite 225, Tarzana, Ca 91356 United States
818-774-2800
 
Film

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House Broken Stunt Double for Danny Devito Capacity Pics/Sam Harper
Deck The Halls Stunt Double for Danny Devito 20th Century FOX/John Whitesell
The Oh in Ohio Stunt Double for Danny Devito Ambush Entert./Billy Kent
Opposite Day Stunts O.D. Prods/R. Michael Givens
Van Helsing Stunt Monster Universal/Stephen Sommers 
American Crime Stunt Double for Kid Lion's Gate/Dan Mintz
Cheaper by the Dozen Stunt Double for Kids 20th Century FOX/Shawn Levy
Spiderman Stunt Double for Kids Sony PE/Sam Raimi
A Man Apart Stunts New Line/F. Gary Gray

Performer Skills

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Dance: Salsa, Waltz, Tap, Ballroom, Line, Swing
Spoken Languages: Hawaiian, Spanish
Musical Instruments: Trumpet, Hawaiian Nose Flute, Ukulele, Guitar
Accents: Southern, Texan, Spanish, British, Midwest, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Southern, Texan, Spanish, British, Midwest, Mexican, Puerto Rican
Athletic Skills: Martial Arts, Swimming, Baseball, Football, Rollerblading, Basketball, Surfing, Gymnastics
Performance Skills: Singing, Dancing, Voiceover, Stunts, Comedian
Employment Details

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Work History : Theater, Commercial, Music Video, Voice Over, Film, Television
Job Categories: Producing, Stunts, Acting
Are you willing to work unpaid?: No
Authorized to work in United States: Yes
Primary Citizenship: United States
Valid Passport: Yes
 
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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #227 on: January 20, 2009, 06:50:23 AM »
The Little People of America website says:

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Little People of America, Inc., is a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families.  We are the only dwarfism support organization that includes all 200+ forms of dwarfism.  There are an estimated 30,000 people with dwarfism in the United States, and 651,700 in the world. No other non-profit in the world provides more resources, support and information for people with dwarfism.

Membership is offered to those people who are usually no taller than 4'10" in height. Their short stature is generally caused by one of the more than 200 medical conditions known as dwarfism.

And I do believe that the preferred term IS "Little People", NOT dwarves or midgets, please.

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #228 on: January 20, 2009, 08:02:33 AM »
I told you that they were referred to as dwarfs though. Remember?

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #229 on: January 20, 2009, 09:38:50 AM »
Coutzy, what someone uses as a term of reference is not as important as the reality of that situation. I have looked at over 10 definitions of "dwarf" and they all basically come down to "abnormally small in stature". The fact that some people refer to a 4'9" person as a dwarf does not make it so. I found no specific delineation of the maxmum height for a dwarf, so I think we should go with Peach's identification of 4'10" as the meximum height for "little people", which should be the only reference of this type for them on RFF for the next 4 weeks and entirety of AR14.     


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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #230 on: January 20, 2009, 10:15:04 AM »
I don't think people really LIKE being called dwarves. 
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The most likely reason cbs hasn't released the teams yet is because of the inauguration.
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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #231 on: January 20, 2009, 10:56:06 AM »
Thank you TARdevotee! why oh why you are afraid to post here I have no idea but am so grateful that you did  :jumpy:!
Hey look, I missed being one of the Little People of America by a little over an inch, no kidding! I'm a "shrimp" and wouldn't have it any other way  :bounce

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Membership is offered to those people who are usually no taller than 4'10" in height. Their short stature is generally caused by one of the more than 200 medical conditions known as dwarfism.

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #232 on: January 20, 2009, 11:20:35 AM »
Thank you apskip and Snooky!

That was what I was trying to say.

We went through this with Charla, and I was educated myself on this. "Dwarfism" is the medical condition. The terms "midgets" and to a lesser extent "dwarves" are considered derogatory when applied to "Little People". 

I too did not realize that the cut off is considered to be 4' 10", but what counts is how Michael and Mark refer to themselves. Since they use the term "Little People", so will we.

So please, as Apskip has said, let's all use the preferred terminology here from now on, okay? Short men and Little People are both acceptable, "Dwarves" and "Midgets" are NOT.

Thanks! :ghug:

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #233 on: January 20, 2009, 11:56:32 AM »
I told you that they were referred to as dwarfs though. Remember?

You also told us that your "source" talked to a "deaf woman"  :funny: ;)

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #234 on: January 20, 2009, 12:07:16 PM »
So in the end, they were about as short as described. I can understand why they were called dwarfs, as it's not a well known difference between "dwarfs" and "little people".


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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #235 on: January 20, 2009, 12:17:06 PM »
But now we know though, right? So we won't make the mistake anymore.  :tup:
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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #236 on: January 20, 2009, 01:33:15 PM »
I'd just prefer to call them guys. Besides, they could probably kick you in the shin very hard.
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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #237 on: January 20, 2009, 03:59:59 PM »
So now I finally know what Mike Munoz's facebook picture is  :sucks

Michael Munoz as "King Huldre"

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #238 on: January 20, 2009, 04:05:06 PM »
We have a daughter who is a little person, and yes, that is the preferred term. Thanks, Peach & Puddin!  :waves:

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #239 on: January 20, 2009, 04:16:31 PM »
good, I was starting to think for a second we had our 1st gorilla in the race!

Thanks for clearing that up mwooden! "Little Person" it is! Mark really looks like an actor in his photo, but I'm not really seeing it in Mike.

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« Reply #240 on: January 20, 2009, 04:20:26 PM »
We have a daughter who is a little person, and yes, that is the preferred term. Thanks, Peach & Puddin!  :waves:
Yes! I remember that mwooden  :hugs: :-*
You know the Munoz's might be a force to be reckoned with, their resume is very impressive being stuntmen and all as well as being surfers and climbers.

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #241 on: January 20, 2009, 04:23:18 PM »
So team 10 are Michael/Mark and are brothers. Cool!. We havent had brothers since season 10. Do we have ages. I would say Michael being Married in 1983 could put him between 45-55 and I am leaning towards more closer to 50 and Mark is in or around 40's?!

And their names on the race are Mark/Mike or Mark and Michael
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« Reply #242 on: January 20, 2009, 04:28:11 PM »
She lists DJHere on her page. There's a couple of guys at that site that look similar.
I have a few guesses but really theres no way to be sure. On Facebook, even Amanda's friends look like Amanda  :lol:

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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #243 on: January 20, 2009, 05:54:38 PM »
Yay, so my contribution turns out to be true! Thanks for the welcome, peach. And puddin, haha, I don't know why I was scared to post, but as someone who's been watching since episode 1 of season 1, I figured I should finally get around to it. I think I was just waiting till I had something to contribute... :yess:

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« Reply #244 on: January 20, 2009, 07:07:34 PM »
Yay, so my contribution turns out to be true! Thanks for the welcome, peach. And puddin, haha, I don't know why I was scared to post, but as someone who's been watching since episode 1 of season 1, I figured I should finally get around to it. I think I was just waiting till I had something to contribute... :yess:

But now that you are here, we expect to see you regularly! Thanks so much again, that was great!
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« Reply #245 on: January 20, 2009, 07:10:20 PM »
We have a daughter who is a little person, and yes, that is the preferred term. Thanks, Peach & Puddin!  :waves:

And I'll bet she's darling! :hearts:
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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #246 on: January 20, 2009, 08:24:58 PM »
I think little person is indeed a much nicer term.

And great find on the M/M team TARdevotee (as your name suggest!)

Now i just don't understand why CBS refused to release the cast until now..
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« Reply #247 on: January 20, 2009, 08:55:20 PM »
Coutzy, what someone uses as a term of reference is not as important as the reality of that situation. I have looked at over 10 definitions of "dwarf" and they all basically come down to "abnormally small in stature". The fact that some people refer to a 4'9" person as a dwarf does not make it so. I found no specific delineation of the maxmum height for a dwarf, so I think we should go with Peach's identification of 4'10" as the meximum height for "little people", which should be the only reference of this type for them on RFF for the next 4 weeks and entirety of AR14.    

The point I was trying to make there was that there was a team of little people that made it to Thailand, which some people were doubting. I wasn't trying to make any derogatory comments towards anybody.


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Re: Amazing Race 14 contestant *spoilers* summary on page 1
« Reply #248 on: January 20, 2009, 11:49:34 PM »


The point I was trying to make there was that there was a team of little people that made it to Thailand, which some people were doubting. I wasn't trying to make any derogatory comments towards anybody.



The problem is that since the rest of the info provided was partially inaccurate and never explained, it forces us to question this part as well, as much as it would be helpful to believe it.

I very  well understand that sources are not always completely correct, and expect that this may very well be just a miscommunication somehow. But we really need some more objective evidence here.

So unless you can re-clarify directly with her what she saw or heard, or better yet, provide those discussed photos, we sadly have to continue to treat this as speculation.

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« Reply #249 on: January 21, 2009, 01:48:36 AM »
We have known this is only spec. Peach is right there is no evidence!
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