Monday, September 28, 2009

Safeway Chrstmas

I worked as an extra last week on a Safeway job. Safeway is a huge grocery store company that has chains around the country (here they're called "Vons".) The commercial setup was a holiday party, showcasing their delicious food, of course. It was a good shoot -- we shot at this really cool house in Pacific Palisades -- the only downside was that since it's a holiday spot, we were all dressed very warmly in a very warm house on a very warm day. But, I'm just glad to be working! There were only a few other folks working, so keep your eyes peeled for me once the Christmas commercials start running ;)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Annnnd There She Goes!

Kudos to Gina who has just been accepted into the prestigious NBC Diversity Program - "Writers on the Verge." This intensive 10-week program will focus on the participants' creation of new writing samples with input from NBC execs and developing their connections within the industry. Hopefully, in the next several months the program will connect her with the right representation (agent/manager) and (fingers crossed!) maybe even a TV staff writer position. Congratulations!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hollywood Forever!

At the Hollywood Forever cemetery, to raise funds for the upkeep, they show films projected against the mausoleum. Last night we went to see Rosemary's Baby there. I couldn't believe how many people they fit on that lawn! The movie was great, and seeing it while immersed in that atmosphere was a lot of fun!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Dog Jack Trailer

Here is a new trailer for Dog Jack, the Civil War movie I had a role in. It is the first preview trailer to feature the voiceover work of Oscar Winner, Lou Gossett, Jr. who narrates the film.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I got to be a photo double today for the show NCIS. Here are a few set photos and one of me as a fisherman. It was fun, and the location on the beach was beautiful, but I can't get the smell of fish off my hands!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Had an audition for a 'street team' last Friday. These are the guys (and girls) you see walking around festivals and fairs handing out free products. Not an ideal gig, because you've got to talk to people and stuff, but the money is really good, so I'm hoping to get it. They couldn't tell us what the product was, but they assured us that it wouldn't be 'controversial' ;)

The fires are supposedly getting contained, but these huge, ominous smoke clouds still hover over the mountains...

Apparently the 100 degree temps don't bother Art too much as his new favorite spot is on my dining room table in the hot afternoon sun.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Name in Lights!

Or at least in credits... Thanks Katherine for this snapshot of the credits from Angels & Demons :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I recently returned from a short trip back home to Wisconsin -- too short it always seems. But, it was fun to see my niece, Leia (walking and talking since last I saw her), some family, a few of my best and oldest friends, and my grandfather who, like a trooper, is recovering well from many, many hours of open heart surgery - that's the Marquette spirit, Grandpa!

I do not particularly enjoy a few of the souvenirs I brought back, namely the many mosquito bites. But, I sure did eat well while I was home. Unfortunately, the trip was so short that I didn't make it down to Chicago - which I had hoped to. But, there's always next time!

See all you guys at Christmas!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Thanks to those of you have called/e-mailed with concern about me regarding the fires out here. Thankfully I am safe, though the effects of the fires are noticeable here. Apparently this is the largest wildfire in LA County in 100 years. The sky is often a strange color, when it IS clear you can see the giant mushroom clouds of smoke from the hills, and now there is ash everywhere. This morning ash covered my car in a dusty sheen, and breathing the air isn't as pleasant as it once was...

It is not a good scene, and especially when you combine the dryness with 100 degree temps, the fires show no sign of slowing down, but at least for now, Art and I are okay.