Friday, September 28, 2012


Amongst all the junk mail I got last week, there was an ad for a gym in the neighborhood, Burbank Athletic Club, offering a 1-year membership for $99.  Now, I've tried to stay active and exercise, but due to my various ailments and surgeries, I haven't actually lifted weights for a looong time.  But, with this pretty amazing deal staring at me (vs. the $60/month I paid for the Y), I thought it would be good to give it a shot.

So, now my two workouts this week are more than I've had in the last 18+ months.  And they weren't pretty... But it's a start -- here's to feeling the burn!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Story Editor"

Now that Gina has been promoted to Story Editor, she gets a shout-out every week on NCIS!  She still writes episodes, and is on set now shooting her first one which will air around Thanksgiving...

The season premiere on Tuesday night garnered more than 20 million viewers -- good work guys!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Stand and Deliver...Lines

A couple weeks ago I got a call from a place I do quite a bit of work for -- they asked me to audition to be Alec Baldwin's stand-in for his next round of Capital One commercials.  The commercials are fast-paced with a lot of dialogue and all about timing, so they wanted to be sure whomever was standing-in could handle that.  They sent me a script and I went to read the next day in Santa Monica, meeting a few other gentleman up for the same part...

Well, I ended up getting the job and worked 4 days last week -- two days to rehearse the two spots and set-up lighting/movement, and two days to shoot with THE MAN.  We shot at Sony Studios and on location in Long Beach. It was a great gig; I even got to work on a Saturday (which means a double rate!) -- I hope they will ask me back next time!