DaveMichaels Acting, etc.
|Tap photo for my opening Announcement|
|I was Charo's Announcer and Straightman. It gave me the opportunity to announce the words I had always wanted to say, "From Hollywood....!"
Through this experience I got to know Charo's Musical Director - the late Frank DeVol. Frank and I drove to the rehearsals together, and he told me some funny Hollywood stories.
We met earlier at a wonderful block party in Toluca Lake. Such a block party! The band was Les Brown. At our table was Frank, Billy May, Joe Reisman, and one of the King Sisters.
The Charo Show rehearsals were like old home week.
|I also Announced a McLean Stevenson Special on NBC-TV. I played an Anchorman, of all things, in a comedy sketch, and worked with McLean's Guest Star Raquel Welch!
As the announcer I got to do the Audience Warm-up in the NBC Burbank Studios.
When I was an NBC Page back in the Fifties at 30 Rock I watched some of the best announcers in the business do those Warm-ups, and I borrowed more than a few of their old jokes.
FILM ACTING CREDITS (short list):
Gary Owens and I did the Voice-Over Newscasts in this Neil Simon comedy!
SHARKEY'S MACHINE with Burt Reynolds
MADE IN HEAVEN Timothy Hutton & Kelly McGillis
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE with George Segal & Jane Fonda
A Season In Purgatory CBS
With Craig Sheffer while shooting Season In Purgatory. I played a Catholic Cardinal.
My brother's advice? "Keep the ring!"
I'll Fly Away NBC
In The Heat of the Night CBS
One Terrific Guy CBS
"DEFINITION" - Hosted the pilot for Canada's Game Show
THE TRAVEL CHANNEL Infomercial
COMDEX Anchored in-house TV coverage in Las Vegas and Atlanta!
"Matches 'n' Mates" A Game Show
I announced a syndicated Nicholson and Muir Game Show with host Art James. My good friend E. Roger Muir the creator of this show passed away at his home in New Hampshire Oct.23, 2008. He and Bobby Nicholson were fun to work for. I had worked around them at NBC as a Page years before when Roger produced Howdy Doody.
Art and I were kidding around as they were trying to take this shot. We never did get it right.
Art James passed away in March, 2004.
COMMERCIAL - short list
BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD
Ochsner Health Care
AMERICAN SAVINGS AND LOAN of CALIFORNIA
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT
TRUST COMPANY OF GEORGIA
INDUSTRIAL - short list
UNITED FAMILY INSURANCE