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Any Of You Been On TV, Movies? On-Screen Stories?  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Dunno why... but even if you've done it a zillion times, there's always something magical about seeing yourself on-screen.



As for me; I've done two commercials for local products and the Bible Channel, and one commercial for LPB at age 11 that aired nationwide. Later did a production with my best friend at age 19 (was edited-out... so it was essentially for nothing, but still got paid though Big grin), and nothing since that.

Dunno why, but for the last two days, been seriously bitten by the acting-bug. Might go audition for some stuff.



What about the rest of you fools... have any on-screen experiences, stories to share?

Any of you trying to do so locally, or someday might considering trying to make it in Hollywood or the equivalent thereof wherever you may be?


[Edited 2004-12-12 01:09:21]

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

I "got some ink." Did a print ad. Later I got called for a GTE commercial but I was out flying. One was a chance encounter, the other was a referral from someone I'd worked with. No real interest in doing anything of the kind again. I think most of us are not actually comfortable with that - seeing our face plastered about like that.

Couple of friends were in "East of Eden" with James Dean. (I met him) and my niece was in "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming."






Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1578 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Was part of the "crowd" in a tv prog called .... damn what was it called...

with Robson and Jerome... about the Army.

Help people.


See? Really did make a big impression on me.


Mark



All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

When I was a kid a book I wrote was on reading rainbow..

Then a few years ago during Peter Jennings tour of America, he had a high school roundtable type debate with some kids from all over SE WI that I was in, it aired on our local ABC station in prime time.



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

I was on the Full House episode where they all went to Orlando. I was walking in the background, and didn't realize they were taping.

I've walked in front of many cameras in NYC.

I was interveiwed by 3 news stations in Dallas about street racing (at one point an epidemic there)

A side note. My step-Aunt is Betty in Revenge of the Nerds..



Go big or go home
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

I've been on local news a few times, also been on CNN International once when I was 9...also been in a magazine ad for my dad's old company around the same time...

Greg



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Gay porn star here. Made about 30 scenes for Falcon Studios, All Worlds & most recent - Channel 1.

I just retired but not for sure.

[Edited 2004-12-12 02:17:34]


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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

I was also an ex gay porn star.
My name was Salami Sandwich
Signed,
JCS17

Edited for spelling

[Edited 2004-12-12 02:05:44]


Go big or go home
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

A side note. My step-Aunt is Betty in Revenge of the Nerds

Wasn't she nekkid in that?



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Yeah she was. I actually saw that movie before I met her. She's a a different breed of people. I guess actors/actresses are like that.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4636 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Sure...

I was in a television special for a music group that I like back in 1994. We were all commanded to visit a friends flat and "hang out" so they could film it. Quite scary looking back at it now.

I've also been on television in the Mardi Gras in Sydney - the full feet to head close up one year when I was wearing swimmers and a see through white singlet top. Special.

Other than that, I've been featured in the newspapers three times. Once for winning the School Newspaper of the Year competition, once for a a story we did in the aforementioned newspaper, and once in the Social Pages.

Trent.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
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When I was a senior in high school, I performed an oboe concerto on a local symphony orchestra-sponsored TV talent show series.


Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

I was on TRL on MTV back in '99 (one of the people yelling in the street, didn't actually go up into the studio). You could see my face on TV for a split second. I was thrilled. I was also interviewed at Union Station in D.C. this summer, around the time of the Republican National Convention. Never did find out if it aired, though.  Sad


Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineBrodieBrazil From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

i'm a tv reporter for a living. trust me, the fun of seeing yourself on tv wears off after all the effort you put into your work.

User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

I have been in 9 informercials - six of them in the U.S. and 3 of them in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.




Blank.
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

I sat with a cello in a bit of an artistic film called "Hillary and Jackie" about the classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre. I didn't see it in the cinema but have it on DVD so one day I can show people how famous I once was (I'm in it for about 10 seconds!).

I also did my engineering degree work experience in the special effects department for Star Wars - The Phantom Menace. Got to see (from a distance) George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman and that kid who plays Anakin. Also got to use a smoke machine once or twice and sandpaper a few cups on set. Mainly just tried not to get in the way too much for 8 weeks!

P.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Never been on TV, but I did make the cover of the Globe And Mail (national newspaper in Canada) for the Concorde farewell visit in Toronto.

Kris



Word
User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

I've only been on the local news. A few years ago, I happened to be in the background of our ABC affiliate on location at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with meterologist Mark Johnson. CLE people will know who I'm talking about.


Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs!
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12165 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
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When there was a fatal car smash last year in Wellington. (13 car pile up, during heavy rain, hardly any visability). Well I was spending the day with the Police and the police patrol traffic car I was in was called to the accident. Much to my surprise that night while I was watching the news......I saw myself on TV helping direct the traffic and helping the injured. It was strange seeing me wearing a POLICE safety jacket

User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

I was given a 10-second interview on why learning can be achieved by watching educational programs, that was when I was like 8 or 9.

I did some audio stuff for computer games, the voices for the 3-6 yr old game voices, that was when i was 10.



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User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Heh heh... I can top ALL this stuff.

I was a stunt double once in a one-hour Discovery Channel program. Guess what I had to do in this blockbuster?

I died.

You read that right. The program, aptly titled "Life After Death" was a documentary on near-death experiences. At the time I was a very active scuba diver and divemaster (plus I worked in the industry as marketing manager for a wetsuit company), and I got a call out of the blue from an instructor friend who had kindly offered our services to the production company. Basically, I played a woman who near-drowned in a diving accident, was dragged to the beach by bystanders, trasported to a hospital, and later revived. We filmed some close-ups in a deep pool and did the beach scenes at Dockweiler beach... right on the departure path for LAX, and a couple hundred yards from the infamous Hyperion sewage treatment plant. After being dragged through the surf and dumped on the beach five or six times, having CPR simulated on me (not fun... I was *really* sore the next day), and picking up enough bacteria to get a rip-roaring ear infection two days later, I got a check for $350 and razzed for MONTHS by all my diver friends, since the show was really cheesy and aired a number of times. Needless to say, I haven't felt any particular urge to act since.  Insane

Interesting that you brought this up... I should go locate that videotape and have a good laugh from it. In retrospect, though, it kinda pisses me off that I didn't get mentioned in the credits for all that.

Smiles,
Leanne


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Here's my other claim to fame...In February 2001, when I was 15, I was at a Miami Heat-New York Knicks game at AA Arena in Miami with my dad, and sitting near us was singer Jimmy Buffett...In the 4th quarter Buffett started cursing off at the referee over some call, and kept doing it, so they decided to throw him out of the arena...stopped the game and everything...next day, we read the New York Times sports section, and I'm shocked/amused to see a picture of the incident, but me and my dad are clearly visible in the shot...



Im the guy with the glasses with my neck craned up (looking up at the scoreboard), my dad is the guy in the blue collared shirt just to the right...the game was nationally televised on NBC, needless to say, when I was back at school in PA on Monday, I got a lot of "Greg, was that you I saw on TV at the Heat-Knicks game on Saturday?" It was kinda awkward having to explain me being in Florida over a non-holiday weekend to about 20 different people...

Greg



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
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I was interviewed on national news a couple of years ago, my company sold some medical equipment to a charity organisation that was sending it to some conflict area and I had to explain what it was and what it does.


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Does the security camera at the shop count?

Honestly, I was on the news once while walking down the road.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Been in the local paper a few times about Play reviews i have been in

Some good stuff said about me.

Also was on the local TV news when my school burnt down (i did not do it)


25 SlamClick : Oh yeah, I forgot. I appear anonymously in: A postcard sold at the PX at Fort Rucker Alabama during Vietnam. I was standing on the engine deck of a Hu
26 Post contains images DeltaGuy : My highschool in Seattle teamed up with the local EAA chapter and we assembled a homebuilt plane, a Zenithair STOL CH-701 (small bush plane), complete
27 Post contains images Cptkrell : A few instances; local news TV, newspapers while crewing at air shows, some auto show interviews/documentaries, several police blotters, etc., but my
28 Navymidn : I had a split second of fame by being near the end zone at Purdue's Ross-Ade stadium when a touchdown was made. I was on ESPN wearing Andy Frain secur
29 57AZ : I have been on the news and in the newspaper a couple of times. First time in the Chattanooga paper was when I became a naturalized US citizen. The se
30 HAWK21M : Yep Just for an TV Interview on Aircraft Maint Engineering,answering a few questions.Nothing much. regds MEL
31 Tom in NO : 2 news stories here at MSY back in the late 80's. Did on-camera interviews regarding airport traffic during the holiday season. Tom at MSY
32 Tristarenvy : I used to "do" traffic, and was on several TV and radio stations for about 13 years in the Tampa market. When we went to Orlando to escape hurricane C
33 S12PPL : When I was between the ages of 7-11, I was in countless TV comercials for my dad's business, which he later sold because his partner was close to gett
34 Post contains images Jamotcx : I was on TV about 5 years ago!! The camera zoomed in on me at a Man Utd game when I was waving a flag Jamo
35 KROC : ConcordeBoy - You forgot to list "Saved By The Bell", "Saved by the Bell: The College Years", "Pacific Blue" and the short lived T.V. male version of
36 TWFirst : - I was on 20/20 a few weeks ago. - Was a news reporter/anchor for a St. Louis radio station back in the early '90's. Have also been in the newspaper
37 Post contains images A340600 : Being a "training actor" i've done a few things. Did a lot of Dinsey Channel stuff, nothin beats kids TV. Done a couple of Kids awareness vids, like f
38 FlyCMH : The only serious air-time I ever received has always been while working. The first time was on December 31, 1999; when everyone was afraid of the Y2K
39 KBOS : Back in 1978 the Red Sox had the one game playoff against the Yankees. I went to school down the street from Fenway. Me and my pals decided to go to t
40 Fbgdavidson : I sat with a cello in a bit of an artistic film called "Hillary and Jackie" about the classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre Nice, I know Hillary Finzi q
41 Juanr : Last September I participated in the Colombian "Who wants to be a Millionare" I think I did a good job and the following weeks people recognized me in
42 Post contains images JetBlast : Hey guys, I was on our local TV station, WJZ-TV 13, twice. The first time I was just walking in the background when they were covering the Baltimore A
43 AGC525 : being a volunteer firefighter I've been on the local news a bunch of times, usually in the background doing something.
44 Captoveur : I was on COPS when my wife beat me up. I was the guy with no shirt and his pants falling down. Signed, KROC
45 Post contains images Lindy : I was twice on TV. Nothing big. First time in Poland, I was dressed as a santa and I was loading truck with goodies for kids in Ukraine. This was aire
46 Mirrodie : I was on the local news a few times but didn't know it. Happened when I was in college and working for the railroad. There was a railroad strike and I
47 Jetjack74 : I appeared in an episode of Frasier that aired in 1998. They were filming on location in Seattle that day. The show centered around the City of Seattl
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