At the Motor City Comic Con 2011, I really wanted to meet actor Sam Huntington. I first knew him from Detroit Rock City, in which he played a member of a Kiss tribute band who were trying to meet their idols. As a long-time Kiss fan, I loved that movie.
Doing a little pre-event research, I learned that Huntington's great-uncle was the legendary actor Ralph Bellamy. Also, Huntington's mother owned and operated the Black Box Theatre, where he started his acting career.
I wanted to talk to Huntington about all of these things. Fortunately, he was totally cool when we met him. Most people wanted to talk to him about his appearances in Superman Returns (and the Superman Returns video game), Rosewood, Psych: The Movie and other more recent popular projects.
Detroit Rock City has become a bit of a cult classic. I compare it to Rock 'n' Roll High School, starring PJ Soles and the Ramones. I love these movies.
Huntington eagerly talked about the movie. Born in 1982, Huntington might have missed Kiss in their prime, but he appreciates their place in rock and roll history and he loved being in the movie.
I love the picture of Jason and me with him. It looks like three buddies hanging out on the convention floor. Actually, that is what it felt like. Huntington was relaxed and friendly and treated us like old friends. It was a very nice experience. He seemed like a really great guy.
Sam Huntington, Jason Fleigel and me in Novi, MI-May 2011.