Tomatoes, Leotards, & Resurrecting My Acting Career

Erik Cooper —  October 28, 2011 — 5 Comments

When I was in elementary school, I was in a few local TV commercials and print ads. I guess the red hair and freckles were good for something.

Since this is the weekend everyone dresses up like goblins, super heroes, or Charlie Sheen, I thought I’d share a fun little picture of myself in an old GTE print piece (a telephone company here in Indiana that no longer exists…probably because of this ad).

This is me, circa 1985.

Then last month, my friend Jonathan Thompson called me out of the blue to resurrect my “acting career.” Guess they’d seen my stellar vegetable-leotard work.

I had the honor of posing as a military veteran looking for a job in this American Legion PSA. I doubt the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be calling anytime soon, but I had a blast pretending I was tough enough to play this role.

Kudos to the American Legion for their work on behalf of our vets.

Click here if you can’t see the imbedded video

Just a little fun for your Friday (at my expense).

5 responses to Tomatoes, Leotards, & Resurrecting My Acting Career

  1. I’ll bet those lines were hard to learn. Thanks for some fun transparency on this Friday 🙂

  2. Never.Ever.Saw this coming-this definitely counts as my new thing learned for the day 🙂 Stellar job!

  3. totally cool!

  4. Man, those aren’t leotards; those were your mom’s pantyhose! Must have been stolen from Joe Namath’s playbook (you may not be old enough to remember that one).

  5. Great job! Love the makeup! 🙂

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