In the 1950s I did background acting in movies (also known as an extra). But with the advent of my growing family, I became a computer programmer, worked for an aircraft company and finally gave 15 years to a major bank. Now retired, I returned to background acting in movies and TV.. a most pleasant part time occupation for a retiree, hopelessly addicted to golf.
For those who are interested ... I will post my latest roles in which I can be recognized..
The last recognizable role I had was the opening scene in the movie 'Cabin Boy'... a full 20 seconds of me only..
It's the very first scene after the screen credits.. yup I'm the (mature) groundskeeper opening the door to the school, watering some plants, and walking across the courtyard..
And in 'The Wacky World Of Dr. Boris and Nurse Schneider' I played the part of the rich man's butler...
Here are recent shows I worked, but can't easily be seen:
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|Allien Nation||Albino Alligator||An American President|
|Beyond Belief||The Bonnie Hunt Show||Bullet Proof|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm|
|Days Of Our Lives||Dear God||Deep Space 9||Destiny|
|Dorothy Day||Dragnet||Dr. Quinn|
|Ed Wood||The Elizabeth Taylor Story|
|The Fan||Fear & Loathing in LV||Flypaper||Forget Paris|
|Good Vs Evil||The Great Mom Swap|
|Hart To Hart||Heat||Hit The Deck doubled Russ Tamblyn jumping into orchestra|
|Independence Day||Inventing the Abotts|
|LA Confidential||Larry Sanders Show||Leave It To Beaver|
|Married With Children||Men||The Mommies||Monkey Bone|
|Mother's Wish||Music from Another Room|
|Nanny Express||News Radio||Nobel Son||Norma Jean & Marilyn|
|Pacific Blue||Panther||Pentagon Wars||Picket Fences|
|Tango And Cash||Tell Me No Secrets||Terminator 3||That Thing You Do|
|Annapolis Story( bit part)||The Apartment||A Star Is Born||Around The World In 80 Days|
|Battle Cry||Ben Casey||The Benny Goodman Story||The Black Knight|
|The Black Saddle||The Black Shield Of Falworth|
|Blue Hawaii||Bonanza||The Bridges At Toko Ri||The Cobweb|
|The Court Jester||Daddy Longlegs||D-Day the Sixth of June||The David Niven Show|
|Day Of Triumph||Dragnet(the movie)|
|East Of Eden||A Face in The Crowd||Four Star Playhouse||Foxfire|
|Friendly Persuasion||General Electric Theatre (worked with Ronald Reagan)||Giant||The Glenn Miller Story|
|Guys And Dolls||Hit The Deck(doubled Russ Tamblyn jumping into the orchestra)||A Hole In The Head||How To Be Very Very Popular|
|Invasion of the Body Snatchers||Irma la Douce||It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World||Jeanne Eagles|
|The Joker Is Wild||Judgement At Nurenberg||Lieutenant Wore Skirts||The Long Grey Line|
|The Manchurian Candidate||The McConnell Story||Miracle In The Rain||No Business Like Show Business|
|Not As A Stranger||Oceans Eleven||Our Miss Brooks (student in many segments)|
|Pork Chop Hill (bit part)||The Prodigal||The Purple Mask|
|The Rack||Raintree County||Rebel Without A Cause||Richard Diamond Private Detective|
|The Rifleman||Robert Taylor Detectives - (I stood in for Robert Taylor on this show for over a year)||The Robe||Sabrina (played one game of chess with Humphrey Bogart)|
|Sayonara||Sign of the Pagan||The Silver Chalice||Somebody Up There Likes Me|
|A Star Is Born||The Student Prince||The Steagle||Strategic Air Command|
|The Swan||The Ten Commandments||Two for the Seesaw||The Untouchables|
|Wanted Dead Or Alive||Written On The Wind||Zane Grey Theater||
- more to come as I remember them, I did about 2,000 extra days in the 50s and 60s.
Slowly building up a compilation of pics from movies I WORKED IN.
Enough for now.. see you soon
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In 1956 I went back to New York for a short visit that stretched to over a year due to the recession. I got lucky and found a job, with the help of a friend, in the village (Greenwhich Village to the uninitiated). I went to work as a dishwasher at a coffee house called 'The Bizzarre' on 3rd street and McDougal around the corner from Rienzi's. Two weeks after I started working there the manager quit and I was promoted to his job.
In the 50's the coffee houses of the Village were the place to be. They competed to see who had the best coffee and assorted weird foods. Hot cider with a cinnamon stick were invented by us in the Bizzarre and soon became the trademark of all the coffee houses. We bought our cider across the Hudson River and advertised it as coming from overseas.
Our coffee house had plain brick walls, it had once been a garage. The walls and ceiling were decorated with fish nets and the usual shells and other ocean affectations. On weekends when the tourists flocked to our place, we hired a man with a monkey who (the monkey) enjoyed climbing around the fish nets and generally amusing the tourists.
During this time, the hit TV series 'Sgt Bilko' was being filmed in New York and Phil Silvers and the rest of the cast were regular customers at our place usually on Friday night after they wrapped for the week.
I'll add more details here from time to time.
Any old customers or employees please send me an E-mail.
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