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Martin Klebba (born June 23, 1969) is an American actor and stunt performer.
Klebba was born and grew up in Troy, Michigan, graduating from Athens High School.
Klebba has acted in various productions, most notably Pirates of the Caribbean as "Marty", one of Captain Jack Sparrow's Black Pearl crew, in all three of the first trilogy. He made many appearances as "Randall Winston" in the television series Scrubs. As of 2010, he is working on the 2011 NBC show The Cape as a series regular named "Rollo." Also guest starred as "Hibachi" in Pair of Kings, a Disney TV series. He starred in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "The Chick Chop Flick Shop" (2007) as "Dickie Jones", and in the CSI: NY episode "Uncertainty Rules" (2010) as "Calvin Moore." He played "Todd Moore" in the Bones episode "Dwarf in the Dirt" (2010). He also made an appearance as a demon in the Charmed episode "Witch Wars" (2004), and starred as "Hank Dingo" in the Comedy Central made-for-TV movie Knee High P.I. He appeared in iCarly and Drake and Josh as "Nug Nug." Additionally, Klebba plays the role of "Count Le Petite" in the upcoming (2010) release of All's Faire in Love, a romantic comedy set at a Renaissance fair, which was shot on location at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. He also starred as "Friday," one of the seven dwarfs in the 2001 made-for-TV film Snow White, and appeared as the ring announcer in the movie Cradle 2 the Grave alongside Jet Li, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture and DMX. He has also been in low budget horror/comedy films Feast 2 & 3 as "Thunder." He has numerous stunt credits as well including Hancock, Zombieland, Bedtime Stories, Evan Almighty, Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, and Van Helsing.
Klebba has also been featured on the TLC reality show, Little People, Big World, with his good friend Amy Roloff.
Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of fantasy-adventure films directed by Gore Verbinski (1-3) and Rob Marshall (4), written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. They are based on a Walt Disney theme park ride of the same name, and follow Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally), along with Angelica (Penélope Cruz) and Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
The films started with their first release on the big screen in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. After the success of the first film, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that a trilogy was in the works. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was released three years later in 2006. The sequel proved successful, breaking records worldwide the day of its premiere. In the end, it earned $1,066,179,725 at the worldwide box office, becoming the fourth and second-fastest film to reach this amount. The third film in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, was released in 2007. So far, the film franchise has grossed $2.68 billion worldwide. In September 2008, Depp signed on for a fourth film in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, set to be released on May 20, 2011 in conventional 2D, IMAX, Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D. Filming began on June 14, 2010 in Hawaii. It has been confirmed that two more installments to the franchise are included in Disney's future plans.
The series may have been influenced by the Monkey Island series. Coincidentally, one of the writers, Ted Elliott, was allegedly a script writer of a Steven Spielberg-produced MI animated film adaptation.
In the early 1990s,screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio conceived of writing a film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Disney had Jay Wolpert write a script based on the ride, which producer Jerry Bruckheimer rejected, feeling it was, "a straight pirate movie."Stuart Beattie was brought in to rewrite the script in March 2002, due to his knowledge of piracy,and later that month Elliott and Rossio were brought in.Elliott and Rossio were inspired by the opening narration of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride, and decided to give the film a supernatural edge.As the budget rose, Michael Eisner and Robert Iger threatened to cancel the film, though Bruckheimer changed their minds when he showed them concept art and animatics.
In May 2002 Gore Verbinski signed on to direct Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush signed on the following month to star.Verbinski was attracted to the idea of using modern technology to resurrect a genre that had disappeared after the Golden Age of Hollywood, and recalled his childhood memories of the ride, feeling the film was an opportunity to pay tribute to the "scary and funny" tone of it. Depp was attracted to the story as he found it quirky: rather than trying to find treasure, the crew of the Black Pearl were trying to return it in order to lift their curse; also, the traditional mutiny had already taken place. Verbinski approached Rush for the role of Barbossa, as he knew he would not play it with attempts at complexity, but with a simple villainy that would suit the story's tone.Orlando Bloom read the script after Rush, whom he was working with on Ned Kelly, suggested it to him.Keira Knightley came as a surprise to Verbinski: he had not seen her performance in Bend It Like Beckham and was impressed by her audition.Tom Wilkinson was negotiated with to play Governor Swann,but the role went to Jonathan Pryce, whom Depp idolized.
Shooting for The Curse of the Black Pearl began on October 9, 2002 and wrapped by March 7, 2003.Before its release, many had expected the film to be a flop, as the pirate genre had not been successful for years, the film was based on a theme park ride, and Depp rarely made a big film.However, The Curse of the Black Pearl became both a critical and commercial success.
Second and third film
After seeing how well the first film performed, the cast and crew signed for two more sequels to be shot back-to-back,a practical decision on Disney's part to allow more time with the same cast and crew.Writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio knew that with an ensemble cast, they weren't free to invent totally different situations and characters, as with the Indiana Jones and James Bond series, and so had to retroactively turn The Curse of the Black Pearl into the first of a trilogy.They wanted to explore the reality of what would happen after Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann's embrace at the end of the first film, and initially considered the Fountain of Youth as the plot device.They settled on introducing Davy Jones, the Flying Dutchman and the Kraken, a mythology mentioned twice in the first film. They introduced the historical East India Trading Company, who for them represented a counterpoint to the themes of personal freedom represented by pirates.
Filming for the sequels began on February 28, 2005, 8:30 AM, with Dead Man's Chest finishing on March 1, 2006,and At World's End on January 10, 2007.
Due to the trilogy's success, and Depp's desire to play Jack Sparrow again, a fourth film was put into the works. On April 2007, Disney bought the rights to Tim Powers' novel, On Stranger Tides. Gore Verbinski was interested in returning, but later left the project to direct a film adaptation of the video game, BioShock. Rob Marshall replaced Verbinski as director. Jerry Bruckheimer returned as producer, with writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio on board again to draft the screenplay, incorporating elements from Powers' novel. While the proposed title for the film, which was frequently used by fans and critics, was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Fountain of Youth, Disney announced that the actual title would be, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Previous cast members Depp, Rush, and McNally were signed on, and on March 2010, it was announced that Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz would also star, though previous cast members, including Bloom, Knightley, Arenberg, and Crook would not return. McShane portrays a new villain, Blackbeard, and Cruz, playing Blackbeard's daughter, Angelica, is Jack Sparrow's love interest. It was also confirmed that the fourth installment would be filmed in 3D.
Filming began June 14, 2010 and ended on November 19, 2010. It will be released in theaters on May 20, 2011.
The Curse of the Black Pearl
Elizabeth Swann, daughter of the Governor of Port Royal, is kidnapped by the crew of the Black Pearl, led by Captain Hector Barbossa while trying to protect the port from further pirate attacks, in order to lift a curse placed on them after stealing Aztec gold. Blacksmith Will Turner, a childhood friend and secret admirer of Elizabeth, persuades pirate Captain Jack Sparrow to help him in the rescue of her.
Dead Man's Chest
Lord Cutler Beckett, a powerful and ruthless East India Trading Co. agent, arrests Will and Elizabeth for aiding Jack Sparrow's escape in the previous film. Beckett, however, offers clemency if Will agrees to search for Sparrow and his magical compass. At the same time, Sparrow tries to release himself from an old debt with villainous Davy Jones by finding the Dead Man's Chest which he can use to command Jones to do what he wants.
At World's End
Lord Cutler Beckett gains power over Davy Jones, and with the help of Jones' ship, The Flying Dutchman, he is now executing his plans to extinguish piracy forever. To stand against the East India Trading Co., Will, Elizabeth, Barbossa, and the crew of the Black Pearl goes to rescue Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones' Locker, because he is one of the Nine Pirate Lords needed to summon an ancient goddess.
On Stranger Tides
Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he is unsure whether it is love—or if she is a ruthless con artist who is only using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship captained by the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he does not know who to fear more: Blackbeard or his former flame. Set to be released May 20, 2011 in 3D and IMAX 3D.