Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrities Philly: Chris Mann, Clint Howard, Matt Nadu, Which Philly Actor is co-starring with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

A round- up of who was where and what's going on.
Latest celeb spotting at McGillin’s. Chris Mann (who came in 4th on the second season of NBC’s “The Voice” and represented Christina Aguilera in the final round) was there the other night. Here’s a photo of him with Gaby Gock, the manager. Here’s what she had to say about his visit:
“He was a very charming man and very enthusiastic about McGillins and Philly. He was in town raising money for PBS and WHYY. His concert series has been airing all week. He returns in May for a concert at the Keswick! He drank a house Lager, KNOB Creek. He did not sing but, enjoyed watching the karaoke. On twitter he called it THE BEST KARAOKE EVER!  He may have had one of the BEST personalities of anyone who has ever walked through the doors of McGillin's!” says the Gock.
 The March of Dimes held their Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon on Tuesday where they honored:
2013 Service to Humanity Award Honorees
Nicholas DeBenedictis, Chairman & CEO Aqua America (center)
Congressman Robert Brady, Pennsylvania's 1st District
Daniel Kubik, Business Representative, Local 542, Operating Engineers
2013 Projects of the Year:
Philadelphia Project: The Constantine Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel University
Suburban Project: SEPTA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects

 Actor Clint Howard (Ron Howard's brother) was in Philly last week to film a small part in a movie called "The Church".
Shot mainly at First Corinthian Baptist Church on 51st and Pine the area where the writer director Dom Franklin (2nd pic) grew up. It's a thriller/horror movie. Philadelphia actor Matthew Nadu plays a developer who wants to tear down the Church to build an office building. Nadu tells me that Howard was a great guy, very friendly with everyone, although it was quite eery talking to him as he had his make-up on all day and it looked very believable that he was a spirit.

 Congrats to Philly actor Matt Bishop who has a reoccurring guest star role on the HBO show 'Veep'.  He appears in 2 episodes in the upcoming second season which premieres April 14. I play "Shaun", the boyfriend of "Sue", one of the main characters played by actress Sufe Bradshaw.

The show stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld, New Adventures of Old Christine), Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Numb3rs, Chuck), Gary Cole (Office Space, Dodgeball, Talladega Nights, Family Guy, The West Wing), Matt Walsh (The Hangover, Due Date, Ted), and many more. The first season was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and she was nominated for a 2013 Golden Globe Award. 
Then this from Randy Louis: Exciting News!!!...I GOT THE ROLE!!...Principal Contract!...Back to NYC Studio tomor for photo shoot.....then filming my episode mid-March....Director/Producer interviewed me today at SilverCup Studios for their CBS character will be featured in flashbacks and then part of key 'murder scene' 'RandyKing!!