Ferguson was born in Dallas, Texas.
In 1989, Jay was plucked from obscurity to play Ponyboy Curtis in the television adaptation of S. E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders. Over the last 22 years, he has appeared in television and film. His notable television roles include Taylor Newton in four seasons of the CBS sitcom Evening Shade, Dr. Todd Hooper on Judging Amy, Rich Connelly in the 2005 NBC television series Surface, Agent Warren Russell on the Showtime series Sleeper Cell and most recently Stan Rizzo on the AMC series Mad Men. His film roles include Billy in Higher Learning, Elmer Conway in The Killer Inside Me, and Keith Clayton in The Lucky One.
Setting the record straight on a number of topics Dr. Robert Huizenga, warmly regarded as Dr. H, is best known for his surgical-free, drug-free approach to obesity he has championed over the last 16 seasons of “The Biggest Loser”. An Internist and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA, he was once the former LA Raiders team physician whose groundbreaking book was adapted for the film “Any Given Sunday”, by Oliver Stone.
Along with his influential weight-loss work on shows such as “The Biggest Loser”, “Extreme Makeover”, “Work Out”, and “Thintervention”, Dr. H has authored two books and runs The Clinic by Dr. H – a state of the art, multi-disciplinary fat loss facility in Malibu, California. As Hollywood’s revered doctor, Dr. H treats music royalty, former U.S. presidents, the Saudi royal family as well as many as many of Hollywood’s well-known celebrities.
In addition to being a regular medical contributor for film and TV shows, he has also repeatedly been interviewed as a health expert on CBS, NBC, ABC Evening News, Nightline, Larry King Live, Extra, E!, The Dr. Oz Show and The Today Show as well in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and other national print media.
Dr. H practices what he preaches to live an active, healthy lifestyle, working out 90 minutes a day and saying in shape (he is over 60).
Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series from the Gamble House entitled “California’s 1915 World’s Fairs: Celebrating the Centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal” taking place on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at The Neighborhood Church in Pasadena
Victoria Kastner, Hearst Castle’s historian, has written and lectured about San Simeon’s land and buildings for nearly thirty years. She has master’s degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and George Washington University. She lives in Los Osos, California.