Kato Kaelin
Television personality, film actor
Kato Kaelin
Brian Jerard "Kato" Kaelin is an American radio and television personality who gained fame as a witness during the 1994–95 murder trial of O. J. Simpson.
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Rachel Jeantel doesn't deserve cruelty in Trayvon Martin case
LATimes - over 3 years
She is the most colorful witness to take the stand in a murder case since pesky houseguest Kato Kaelin testified for the prosecution in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
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Kato Kaelin Had 'Gut Feeling' About OJ
abc News - over 4 years
Kato Kaelin, the famous guest at O.J. Simpson's house the night his ex-wife and her friend were brutally murdered at her Los Angeles home, now says that although he knows nothing more than anyone else who watched Simpsons' sensational 1995 trial unfold, he has a "gut feeling" that the former football star is guilty.
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'Kato' Kaelin has previously said O.J. Simpson killed ex-wife
LATimes - over 4 years
Brian "Kato" Kaelin made headlines this week for an interview in which he reportedly said he believed his friend O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. But for all the publicity over the statements, it's not the first time Kaelin has expressed such sentiments. The Times reported in 1996: Brian "Kato" Kaelin said during a televised interview Friday that he believes O.J. Simpson killed his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Last month, Kaelin told attorneys pressing wrongful death lawsuits against Simpson that Nicole Simpson thought the former football star would kill her. But Kaelin's comments Friday marked the first time he has publicly stated that he believes Simpson murdered her. "I do believe that he had murdered Nicole," Kaelin said during an interview with Geraldo Rivera, broadcast on CNBC's "Rivera Live." Simpson was acquitted last October in the murder of his former wife and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman. Kaelin, who was declared a hostile witness ...
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'Kato' Kaelin now says O.J. killed Nicole Simpson, Ron Goldman
LATimes - over 4 years
O.J. Simpsonkilled Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Lyle Goldman, says one of the more prominent witnesses in the criminal trial in which the former football legend was acquitted in the 1994 double murder.
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ROBBINS / Is being feline the cat's meow? - Charlton County Herald
Google News - over 5 years
That doesn't mean they want to be a cat. That means they want to be unemployed. A job is all that separates most of us from living like felines. People don't have to be a cat to live like one. God bless Kato Kaelin for showing us that
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Octomom Nadya Suleman Wins Celebrity Boxing Match Against Strip Club Bartender - AceShowbiz
Google News - over 5 years
Among those watching Nadya's match on Saturday was celebrity boxing veteran, Michael Lohan. Radar Online reported that the father of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan revealed that his next opponent will be Kato Kaelin, OJ Simpson's former house guest
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Prosecutor uses memorabilia to help witnesses, victims relax - Baltimore Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Some of Celozzi's collection is tied to the legal system, including a baseball signed by Johnnie Cochran and Kato Kaelin, who figured prominently in OJ Simpson's murder trial. "Now all I need is OJ," Celozzi said. As he looked around his office
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'Jersey Boys' star moving on to new gig - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Sanfelippo had less enthusiastic results to report for the novelty booking of Kato Kaelin in a companion club at The Orleans. Teaming OJ Simpson's famous houseguest with two experienced comedians made for solid content, but "I don't think
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Laughing Matters - Santa Monica Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
Another OJ connection, Kato Kaelin, was on HLN's "Dr. Drew Show," saying that he's convinced Casey's guilty. (And OJ, too.) Kato invited an unenthusiastic Dr. Drew to his comedy show at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. I must confess to a guilty
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America's Next Top Value Stock - Motley Fool
Google News - over 5 years
So while there are good deals out there, you're going to have to break a bit of a mental sweat if you want to make sure that you're investing in the stock equivalent of Brad Pitt, not Kato Kaelin. Fortunately for us, in the search for stock market
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20 Biggest Trials of Past 20 Years - Daily Beast
Google News - over 5 years
This case was full of characters good, evil, and devious, from Johnnie Cochran to Judge Ito, Kato Kaelin to Mark Fuhrman—even a certain black leather glove got its fifteen minutes, and then some. Today, the OJ Simpson trial is still the standard
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Commentary: Why care about Tracy Morgan's jokes? - Appleton Post Crescent
Google News - over 5 years
“There's nothing funny about that grisly act that I can see,” he says, “but there's a year's worth of funny from all the characters who came out of the woodwork as a result — Kato Kaelin, Judge Ito and the lawyers. That's your job: to go to that space
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Why care about Tracy Morgan's jokes? - CBS News
Google News - over 5 years
"There's nothing funny about that grisly act that I can see," he says, "but there's a year's worth of funny from all the characters who came out of the woodwork as a result, Kato Kaelin, Judge Ito and the lawyers. That's your job: to go to that space
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kato Kaelin
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 56
    In 2016, Kaelin appeared in the Troma Entertainment film B.C. Butcher.
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    In 2016, he made a brief appearance on the FX comedy series Baskets, where he performed the national anthem at a rodeo.
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  • 2010
    Age 50
    And in 2010, Kaelin appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, wearing a wig to play his younger self in a taped skit parodying 1990s television appearances by 2010 U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2011, Kaelin has hosted the TV talk show Tailgating with Kato.
  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 49
    Kaelin has also appeared in multiple parodies. In 2009, he was seen on the series Tosh., in a parody of the Keyboard Cat video titled "Keyboard Kato".
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  • 2005
    Age 45
    From June 2005 to sometime in 2006, Kaelin co-hosted Eye for an Eye, a daytime TV court show syndicated in 34 countries.
    More Details Hide Details Kaelin is a recurring guest on the video game review show X-Play.
    In 2005, Kaelin appeared in the first three National Lampoon's Strip Poker pay-per-view programs (Kaelin is an avid poker player); the titles were filmed at Hedonism II, a naturist resort in Negril, Jamaica, which led Kaelin to quip, "The first few days there were the hardest!" The Playboy bunnies, WWE Divas, and pin-up models competing in the no-limit Texas hold 'em games, and upon losing all their chips and clothes, had to dive into the "Pool of Shame" and visit "Kato's Guesthouse", where Kaelin would interview the nude defeated players.
    More Details Hide Details Kato also appeared in numerous comedic skits. He also has worked as a radio and television host. For a short time in 1995, he worked as a radio talk host on KLSX in Los Angeles, and provided online content for National Lampoon.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    In 2004, he participated in the development of a reality show called House Guest, in which he would live in other celebrities' homes; that show never aired.
    More Details Hide Details He was seen on an episode of the E! reality series Sunset Tan, asking specifically for a "farmer's tan". He was also a guest player on the 6th episode of the Comedy Central series Reality Bites Back. In 2008, he was a contestant in the Fox Reality Channel show Gimme My Reality Show, in which minor celebrities competed to receive their own reality show. He has also participated in game shows. He appeared on the NBC version of The Weakest Link. He was a contestant on the game shows Russian Roulette as well as the reality dating show BZZZ! hosted by Annie Wood.
  • 2002
    Age 42
    Kaelin made numerous forays into reality television. In 2002, he participated in the series Celebrity Boot Camp.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 35
    Kaelin was a guest on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, on March 29, 1995.
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    Kaelin gained notoriety for his role as a minor witness for the prosecution in the 1995 O. J. Simpson murder trial, for the killings of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
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  • 1994
    Age 34
    In 1994, Kaelin was staying in a guest house on Simpson's Rockingham estate and was present at the compound on the night of the two murders on June 12; thus, he witnessed some of Simpson's movements before and after the time of the murders.
    More Details Hide Details Kaelin's story seemed to contradict Simpson's version of the events on some key points, as Kaelin testified that he could not account for Simpson's whereabouts between 9:36 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on the evening the murders took place, which the prosecution alleged occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. In spite of "valuable evidence" provided by Kaelin in his testimony, prosecutor Marcia Clark took the unusual step of having him declared to be a hostile witness, "allowing her to attack her own prosecution witness without repeated objections from Simpson's defense team". Kaelin received considerable media attention following his testimony. In If I Did It, it is alleged that Simpson's children mocked Kaelin as a freeloader. After Simpson was acquitted, the tabloid newspaper National Examiner published a cover story declaring "Cops think Kato did it!", featuring a photo of Kaelin shirtless. Kaelin sued the publisher, Globe Communications, for libel. A federal trial judge dismissed the case, saying the story was not libelous or malicious. However, Kaelin appealed, and that decision was reversed. The appeals court ruling stated: "We hold that reasonable jurors could find that clear and convincing evidence established: (1) the front page headline falsely insinuated that the police believed that Kaelin committed the murders; and (2) the false insinuation was not necessarily cured by... subheading or by the non-defamatory story about Kaelin that appeared 17 pages away.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 23
    Kaelin was married to Cynthia Coulter from 1983 to 1989; they have one child, Tiffany Kaelin Knight.
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  • 1980
    Age 20
    He pledged SAE Fraternity in the fall of 1980 and was accepted at the end of the term at California State University Fullerton.
    More Details Hide Details During his time at Eau Claire he created his own talk show, Kato and Friends, and hosted The Gameshow on the campus television station, TV10. Kaelin eventually moved to Hollywood. Kaelin was "best friends" with actor/comedian Norm Macdonald from mid-2000 to mid-2001, according to Macdonald's The Norm Show co-star Artie Lange. Kaelin was even given a guest role on the show. Kaelin and Macdonald had a falling out which ended their friendship.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 17
    Kaelin was nicknamed "Kato" as a child after the character played by Bruce Lee in the television series The Green Hornet. He graduated from Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin, in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details He attended, but never graduated from, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on March 9, 1959.
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