People Who Are Not Me


I don’t have a common name, at least not in the United States, but there are a few people more famous than I with the same name.

First there’s Liam Sullivan, an actor who appeared in guest spots in numerous TV shows from the 50’s to the 80’s. I remember as a child having moments of glee seeing my own name in the credits of “The Twilight Zone” and “St. Elsewhere.” His most famous role is that of the telepathic Parmen on the “Star Trek” episode “Plato’s Stepchildren.”

Until recently if I searched my own name in Google I would get hundreds of Star Trek related hits. I chalked this up to the fact that there’s an overlap between geeky people who like “Star Trek” and geeky people who like the internet. In recent months this has changed thanks to the efforts of Los Angeles-based comedian Liam Kyle Sullivan. This namesake has scored an internet phenomenon with his video “Shoes.” (NSFW language)

I didn’t know quite how popular it was until the other night when I got a phone call at 11 o’clock at night. “Are you the guy who did that ‘Shoes’ video.” I sent an email to the creator to let him know I’m getting his phone calls and got a nice message back. If you want to contact Liam Kyle Sullivan and not me, you can find his email on his website.

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