Jon Voight used to be an exciting actor. He took interesting parts from MIDNIGHT COWBOY to DELIVERANCE. He won an Academy Award for playing a paraplegic Vietnam vet in COMING HOME in 1978. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his work in 1985’s RUNAWAY TRAIN.
But now he’s probably more famous for being a shitty dad to Angelina Jolie, playing an asshole dad on RAY DONOVAN, and acting like everyone’s ignorant grandpa.
Trigger warning: This episode contains infidelity, crappy dads, and astounding ignorance.
Ira Einhorn was known as the pied piper of the Hippie movement in Philadelphia in the 1960s & 70s. He was embraced by the counterculture as well as local politicians. He was the person to know in Philadelphia if you wanted to mediate an issue. He claimed to be clued-in to the trends happening with the human mind 20 years into the future.
He was a part of the first Earth Day festival in 1970, was a hardcore environmentalist who ran “Sun Weeks” to celebrate solar energy. He was friends with CEOs and billionaires who were interested in his thoughts about the latest in computers, mind control, paranormal & psychic matters.
Ira was also an abusive narcissist who killed his girlfriend of five years, Holly Maddux in 1978, and managed to hide in France for several years before he was finally put away with a life sentence.
John Wayne starred in 142 films, and he was one of the top box office stars for three decades. He was an actor, director, and producer, making him a triple threat. He was also a racist, sexist, homophobe, which makes him a double-triple threat.
Joss Whedon is one of the most prolific & successful writers, directors, and producers in the entertainment world. He is the brains behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel,The Cabin in the Woods, and Justice League. He is famous for his strong female characters, witty dialog, and love of the supernatural and geeky things.
He made labeling yourself a feminist a cool thing for men to do.
He’s also a bit of a Creep as his wife of 15 years (Kai Cole) can attest. She accused him of using his feminism as a “shield” to have affairs with several women throughout their marriage.
Also, he has been accused by actor Ray Fisher of abusive behavior on the set of Justice League. Other actors and crew members have since come forward about his less than professional manner both on and off the set.
John Edwards was a US Senator for North Carolina and the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 with John Kerry for President. He also ran for president in 2008.
But also, he’s a creep who cheated on his wife while she was dying from cancer and misused campaign funds to keep his mistress a secret, which back in the day was enough to ruin your political career.
Trigger warning: Cheating spouses, animal abuse, and cancer. If these are sensitive subjects for you, it’s OK to take care of yourself. And if you want to donate to a good cause, check out Pink Ribbon Girls.
John Phillips was a rock and roll icon who helped create “The Mamas & The Papas” and wrote, produced, and co-wrote some of the most beautiful songs of the 60s including California Dreamin’ and “Monday, Monday”. He is one of the founders of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
He is also a world-class creep who fat-shamed Cass Elliot and was a lousy parent to his children (to say the least!)
(Trigger Warning! There is mention of sexual assault by a family member. Take care before you listen or just sit this one out. Take care of yourself!)
It’s season six here at What a Creep and today’s episode is all about the Creeps and assholes in the sports world (two apiece) and then we talk about a couple of sports folks who are about a “Not Creepy” as it gets. Enjoy!
Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion of the world. He wrote a best-selling memoir. He did a one-man show in Vegas. He’s the guy in “The Hangover” movies and the animated series named “Mike Tyson Mysteries” on Adult Swim. He’s also a convicted rapist and domestic abuser.
John Rocker was a relief pitcher and closer in the MLB in the late 90s. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He’s also a racist and homophobic bigot.
Leona Helmsley and her husband Harry Helmsley had a $1.4 billion real estate empire in New York, including the Empire State Building, the Graybar Building, the Flatiron Building, and 26 hotels.
They were also tax-evading billionaires, who often tried to get out of paying people for their work. Leona, in particular, was known as the Queen of Mean, because she would yell at her employees and treated them like crap.
Francis Albert Sinatra is one of the most celebrated vocalists of the 20th Century. He has sold over 150 million records and continues to sell just as well now as he did at the height of his height popularity.
He was known for his blue eyes and velvet voice He was one of the first teen heartthrobs, a lover of women, a man who would just as soon get into a fight and then hug a person. He was demanding of everyone around him but outside of music & performing—cut himself a lot of slack.
Frank was a loyal friend unless you pissed him off, a good actor if you didn’t ask for too many takes, a lover who expected fidelity and gave none of it back. He was incredibly progressive for his time but used ethnic slurs without care.
Frank ran on all cylinders until he ran out of gas. Then he expected to be treated with kid gloves. He loved his kids but did not spend much time with them. He could be very generous and also hold a grudge for years.
He could be elegant and a total brute. Demanding and then pathetic. He was either a manic depressive or bipolar individual who at times could be a complete and total creep. He is complicated, smart, funny, mean, talented, childish, and ultimately a sad, lonely man who was his own worst enemy.
Bryan Singer’s movies have earned more than $3 billion at the box office, putting him in the top tier of Hollywood directors. His films include four X-MEN movies, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, and SUPERMAN RETURNS. He directed most of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, but he got fired three weeks before filming was completed, and his name was removed from the credits. He’s also is a serious creep, who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults over the past 20 years, and Hollywood only recently started acknowledging it.
We have some updated Creepy news here along with the original episode which ran in January 2020.