James Dean 2003 Lookalike Contest
Updated 17 January 2004 URL is www.tentativetimes.net/dean/03fest/burke.html
2003 James Dean
Brian Burke from Daytona, Florida, won this year’s contest in a close race. It occurred to me that if you have won in a previous year, you are still a champion lookalike. Nothing is taken away from you if there is a new winner some other year. We welcome Brian to a distinguished brotherhood of champs!
Brian Burke and Trai Pelletier, 2004 champions.
Dennis Kirwan of Los Angeles is also a student and bartends for a living, as well as modeling and acting. Check him out at http://www.DennisKirwan.com
Jeffrey Teague, a student from Little Rock. Arkansas!
David Wozniak of Michigan won in 2001. He was a close second this year. Everyone loves David. He’s a designer at General Motors, an icon for the hearing-impaired community and a bridegroom. He appears at many events as a James Dean look-alike. See his website at
James-Dean-Jeopardy fan week game champ Del Rey from Elgin, Illinois almost won again this year. He is a delightful addition to the festivities. Our favorite cowpoke claims his special talent is borrowing money. He is a great Jett Rink.
Jimmy White of Kokomo, Indiana, won in 2002. He is always a finalist.
He’s a fitness trainer and student.
From Montreal, Canada to our contest for the first time, a recognized artist and an actor in the occasional movie. Read Steve Requin’s story on his website at http://www.geocities.com/hellshark/diary02.html
You may well have your own photos of the contestants. Although I couldn’t match names to all the numbers in my shots, here are some more names from the registration:
- #116 Scott Crawford Stow OH
- #117 Steve Flora Dayton OH
- #121 Jeffrey Teague Little Rock Arkansas
- #122 Ryan Richardson Seattle WA
- #130 Del Rey Elgin IL
- #132 Joshua Iverson Marion IN
- #133 Stephane Johnson Montreal Canada
- #134 Kevin Wilson Fort Wayne IN
- #135 Jason Baldrige Marion IN
- #136 Dennis Kirwan Los Angeles CA
- #137 Shawn Smalling Camby IN
- #138 David Wozniak Sterling Heights MI
- #139 Lee Funkhouser Redkey IN
- #140 Jimmy White Kokomo IN
Here Sit The Judges
Lots of cameras on hand. I wish I had a camera that would work from farther away, so I wouldn’t have to be on stage.
In the red jacket, wide-awake 6-time lookalike winner Larry Ledgerwood; Pam Crawford, new president of the official James Dean Remembered fan club; Dick Grindle, Fairmount class of ’49 and past Chief of Police for Fairmount; in white jacket, Bob Pulley, classmate of James Dean 1949; and a new judge, honored speaker for the Memorial Service, Arlene Sachs Martel
In the pink jacket, David Wozniak’s bride.
Pam, Jim, Bob and Memorial Service speaker Arlene Sachs Martel.
Phil Zeigler also acts as bouncer with the help of Chris Haynes, shown here.
And where would we be without Eric Draper, the Stage Manager, and the melodies of Fred Stevenson, the Bopper?
Our faithful D.J., The Bopper, Fred Stephenson is the host of the contests.
Stage Manager Eric Draper. He has the same name as a White House Press Secretary but he’s a Fairmounter.
Here’s a link to the 2003 festival index
Here’s the link back to the James Dean main index
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