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Reeling in Commercial Goodness

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We all have to pay the rent somehow and until the next pilot gets a green light, I try and sell the shit out of any product that comes my way.  Its the young performers dilemma.  I want to do important things and make strong daring choices, you know . . . leave a legacy . . . make a mark in show business.  However,  until you get taft-hartley’ed in or your rich producer uncle throws you a bone, you gotta play the game.

We’ll here’s a quick 2 minute reel of some of my finer commercial moments.  You’ll find my first pro gig I ever did, a national Hyundai ad that was shot in both English and Spanish.  I think the English version was played once, but the Spanish version was in heavy rotation for over a year making me a local LA superstar among the prized busboy and landscaper demographic.

One spot that is noticeably absent was the job that gave me my SAG card, Pizza Hut.  After shooting copious amounts of footage, shot over 3 14-hour days, I received  0.3 seconds of screen time. Yeah, not everyone has the ability to jump out of a minivan and smile. (See previous Blog “No, thank you, Pizza Hut” for full story).

More live shows are on the horizon with dates at the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks, CA and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.  I’ll drop a line as we get closer.


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April 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Shameless self-promotion

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Zeke Thomas 1 minute acting Speedreel

Listen up, Bitchfaces.

It’s time for a little self-promotion. Here’s my acting reel in all its glory. It has snippets of a couple of soon to be released projects as well as some classics. Hopefully, it does its job and piques your interest and gets you to come back for some more content. Seriously, more content is coming your way. Its all about content. Did I mention the future is in content?

And taxes.

Live show info and more videos on the way.

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March 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

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