everybody! I haven't sent updates in a while, but I thought
I'd share this one with ya.
Recently my agent got me into a last minute audition for USA
Network's "Monk" since the role seemed specially designed
for my bizarre skill sets. I got to audition in front of
all the production guys and Tony Shaloub. They were all
very nice and we had fun with it. I landed the role, my
first for major television program. Yay!
The part I got was for a hibachi chef from a fictitious
eastern European country called Zemenia. All my
spinny-aroundy knife skills came in handy, as well as my
hobby for imitating dialects and Joe "Brokenfeather"
Darrah's Spinner Bowie (that I sharpened so I could
also slice vegetables with it).
My scene was shot the day after the call back. That was my
first insight into the fact that television goes fast.
The shoot day was crazy fast. Despite the fact that
I'd never even stood behind a hibachi station, let alone
cooked on one, my only chance to familiarize myself with
that environment was when the director yelled action and the
cameras were rolling. No pressure, just hurry up and do a
million flashy things while being funny... oh. and speaking
Polish with a native accent. I was on the verge of panic
for a while, but kept it reigned in 'cause I obviously had
work to do.
Speaking to the director afterwards, I told her that I hoped
we got what she was looking for, and that I thought we'd
finally reached a comfortable silly place. She said that
should be the motto for the whole show, "comfortably silly".
Anyway, please set your TiVo's or make a note to watch the
episode. I just downloaded the following info from TV.com.
Monk and the Pretty Face
Monk takes on
the case of an attractive model... despite the fact she's
confessed to murder.
I hope everybody is doing well. Please write me back and
give me the lowdown!
Jack Dagger: The King of Fling