Friday, November 13, 2009

Guess What Capt.Tange & I Have In Common?

So, what would that be you're asking yourself? That Derek Jeter and I were born in same town? That he and I have similar range playing shortstop? That we both could get any woman we want at the drop of a hat?

You'd be wrong on all three. (Although the latter one is close.) Actually, Jeter made a cameo appearance in the new Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg film "The Other Guys" as reported by all the New York tabloids on Friday. Jeter was playing a homeless guy in Coney Island and they filmed a scene at Nathan's yesterday. (Wonder what Red Sox fan Wahlberg talked with him about? Hmm...)

And yes, I have also been part of the filming of "The Other Guys" too. I haven't mentioned it much on this blog, but I've been working as an extra in some New York productions, and back in October, I was a background actor in a scene filmed at Green-Wood cemetery, and both Ferrell and Wahlberg were part of it, along with Michael Keaton and Damon Wayans Jr.

It was an all-day shoot in the cemetery on an incredibly windy day. (It was so windy it became dangerous, as a branch broke off and injured an extra, not seriously. So they moved it to a more open part of the graveyard.) I was in a line of "cops" that the stars were in, and I was playing a civilian. (I got to ride up to the scene in a limo in the film, so I must have been someone important.)

I really enjoyed the shoot, and it was the first time I ever had fun in a burial ground. I'm really having fun doing the extra job, and I've done about 10 productions so far. Two so far have aired. (Both were walk-on roles on the TV shows "Law and Order SVU" and "The Good Wife.") I'll talk about more of my adventures as an actor as the winter progresses.

Can't wait to see how much face time I got in "The Other Guys." I think I got a few seconds worth, but I'll know when the movie is released. And I guess I can tell the grandkids one day that I was in a movie with Derek Jeter. (Not right next to him, of course, but you understand.)

But really, would I want to do that?


Tex said...

Can't wait to hear about your adventures filming. So if I ever meet you, I'll need your autograph.

And I just saw you were in The Nation. So was I. I also was in Mark Newman's ebook back in 2005.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Wow! You were in The Nation, Donna? I'll go back and check it out again. Lenny was a great guy to work with.

I'll have more about my acting gigs as the days pass this offseason. It's been eventful so far...

Ken In San Diego said...

Don't sell yourself short John! Derek Jeter was in a movie with YOU!