Spokes Jim

By | 2018-05-21T22:41:49+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Strange as it all seems to me now, for a time my main career was as a spokesperson in TV commercials. This all started when I was in my twenties. (One reason why now it [...]

DRAGGING THE BOAR

By | 2018-05-07T21:38:25+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I’m not a hunter, so it was probably morbid curiosity rather than legitimate research that lead me to a YouTube video of a man shooting a wild boar (Is “wild” redundant? Are there domesticated boars?) [...]

NDA AMERICA

By | 2018-04-27T21:23:43+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As an actor, increasingly at auditions and jobs I am required to sign an “NDA”, a Non-Disclosure Agreement. I probably sign about three or four NDAs per month, depending on how often I book work [...]

THE BEST OF TIMES

By | 2018-04-24T01:47:49+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A guy I respect a lot, Gary Vaynerchuk has a saying whenever he addresses crowds interested in his take on social media and entrepreneurship: “we are living in the most exciting time in the history [...]

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE ARTIST

By | 2018-04-24T01:42:12+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I talk to a lot of actors, and I have run across a reluctance among many of them to take full advantage of social media, which I find perplexing. Enough of them have echoed the [...]

RICH LITTLE & ME

By | 2018-04-24T01:36:06+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today I actually met Rich Little, the greatest of all master impressionists, at a luncheon honoring him in Los Angeles. It had to happen eventually, and though inevitable, it was still very thrilling. I was [...]

CONTENT CONTENTMENT

By | 2018-03-12T05:47:38+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Entertainment has changed a lot since I was growing up. It's changing right now, even as we speak. (Or, as you read, and perhaps hear my voice in your mind…) Back when I was an [...]

Waiting

By | 2018-03-05T20:57:01+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

So, here I am, sitting in a dressing room trailer for an independent film shoot, reflecting on the fact that I have been here many times before. And it’s always the same. The day arrives, [...]

DECENCY, THEN AND NOW

By | 2018-02-20T21:41:48+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As you probably know, I have done the voices of many American presidents, for Jibjab’s This Land, the films Monuments Men and X-Men, and most recently, The View. I don’t always play political figures for [...]