The popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan” filmed a 2016 season episode at Honda Center in Anaheim. Read more about sports, concerts and events at Honda Center®.
In a 2016 episode of the Showtime series “Ray Donovan,” Ray (Liev Schrieber) is working for a prizefighter who has a boxing bout at Honda Center®. Ray and the boxer’s sister (Lisa Bonet) cross the arena floor en route to their meeting in a luxury box.
The Showtime series “Roadies,” about the lives of those working behind-the-scenes for musicians, filmed at the Anaheim Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center for its 2016 season.
In this scene from the Showtime series “Roadies,” actors gather on the floor of the Anaheim Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center.
GWEN STEFANI and NO DOUBT
Grammy Award-winning musician Gwen Stefani, a solo artist and band member of No Doubt, grew up in Anaheim and graduated from Loara High. No Doubt’s 1995 album, Tragic Kingdom, sold more than 16 million copies. Stefani has won three Grammy Award, including a solo Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” in 2002. Her song, “Hollaback Girl” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006.
Disneyland® Resort is a frequent topic for trivia on “Jeopardy.” It was the topic for Final Jeopardy in an episode aired in 2016. Read more about Anaheim-area theme parks.
The final “Jeopardy” answer was “This attraction was originally built for the New York World’s Fair in 1964, with proceeds going to UNICEF.” Writing down the question, “What is ‘it’s a small world,’ “ one of the original rides at the Anaheim theme park opened in 1955, was the winning response.
The HBO crime drama series “True Detective” filmed an episode at ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center), the Southern California transit hub that opened in December 2014.
In this scene from the HBO crime drama series “True Detective,” actors sit in the ARTIC terminal. Read more about ARTIC.
The FOX detective series “Bones” filmed at Anaheim ICE, the Frank Gehry-designed ice hockey rink in downtown Anaheim that is also a practice facility for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.
The FOX detective series “Bones” stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. In Season 11, Episode 19, the character FBI Special Agent Seely Booth, played by Boreanaz, takes to the ice to play hockey (at Anaheim ICE) and investigate the death of a professional hockey player. Anaheim has plenty of sports venues.
Anaheim has become a popular stand -in for Miami for TV shows. The FOX television drama, “Rosewood,” starring Morris Chestnut as a Miami pathologist, has sunny Anaheim (not Miami) as its background in some episodes. “Rosewood” has filmed on location in Anaheim’s Boysen Park, downtown and in the historic Colony District. Anaheim’s Downtown Community Center became home to a set resembling a tea house.
“THE MIGHTY DUCKS”
The 1992 Disney hit film, “The Mighty Ducks,” about a rag-tag youth team of hockey players who win big, inspired the naming of the Disney-owned NHL hockey team that was founded in 1993 as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The NHL team also used logos and the uniform colors of eggplant and teal from the movie.
The NHL Ducks played the 1993-94 to the 2005-06 seasons with the Mighty Ducks name and color scheme. Disney sold the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim franchise to Henry and Susan Samueli in 2005. Before the 2006-07 season, the Ducks were renamed the “Anaheim Ducks.” The club also changed the team colors to black, orange, gold, silver and white.
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the popular children’s TV show and character SpongeBob SquarePants, grew up in Anaheim.
LA KISS, the Arena Football League team founded in 2014 and calling home field Honda Center in Anaheim, is owned by KISS rockers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
The Paramount Pictures 2013 film “Star Trek Into Darkness” uses several Southern California locations in the movie, among them Crystal Cathedral (Christ Cathedral) in nearby Garden Grove.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
In the 2013 film, Captain Kirk gives a speech to the Academy to commemorate lost crew members and rechristen the new USS Enterprise in front of Garden Grove’s Crystal Cathedral (Christ Cathedral). You can see the curved facade of the Richard Meier-designed Visitor Center of the cathedral in this scene’s background.
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