"Until 2 in the morning!!!???" She screamed back.
Of course I hadn't been, I'd been out with my pals, hanging around town, but I wasn't going to tell her that.
"Anyway, shouldn't you be a school?"
"Free period" I lied "Mrs Leibowitz is having a catscan"
"A catscan?!" She exclaimed entering my room "I didn't even know she was ill?!"
"Yeah... But don't tell anyone, she doesn't want anyone to know.... Don't call the school, she would kill me!! Anyway get out! I wanna' get dressed!"
Mum finally exited mumbling to herself something about Mrs Leibowitz being so young and how she seemed fine at last months PTA meeting, but I wasn't listening, I was more concerned with the lie I'd have to tell Mrs Leibowitz, I'd tell her my granma had died, 5th time this year, but who was counting?
Anyway with no car, it was gonna have to be the bus then....
I pulled on my pants and had a sniff of my armpits, not bad, this shirt would do for another 24 hours at least, I splashed on a bit of aftershave although had no need to shave... It will grow in... I just had to believe it. I checked myself out in the mirror, adding a touch of Brylcreem to my hair and combing it through... Yeah, I could pass, not a 10 perhaps, but a good 7....
food?! I'm not running a restaurant here... You gotta eat, you're a growing boy... At least have some fruit......" But as I ran the words tiered of to a inaudible, but still shrill screech... She always worried too much about me, but, hell I was 18, I could look after myself!
Do you think it helps or hinders your career? Are you typecast?
you imagine Woody Allen playing The Terminator or John Wayne doing the Nathan Lane role in La Cage aux Folles?"
I closed my eyes and imagined it... This dude was funny...
movies was to play The Punisher. There is some nonsense circulating on the internet that I was approached by the film’s producers about the role, but turned it down. This is utter Hollywood horseshit. I would have loved to have given The Punisher a shot because I was a fan of the character since I was a kid. I guarantee I could have done the part justice. The fantasy jobs I entertained after a few drinks were far more interesting. I totally saw myself leading a Roman consular army against the Carthaginians in the 2nd Punic War, or going to sea on a 17th century French privateer whose crew would eventually turn pirate."
Mae West to appear in her beefcake revue at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Over the next five years he accumulated a slew of impressive physique titles and his bodybuilding success burgeoned into a short-lived stint in modelling and live television. In 1960 he was offered a contract to appear in a series of Italian sword and sandal flicks by Hercules producer Joseph E. Levine. Ultimately, his lack of confidence in his command of English would prevent him from pursuing an acting career. But my uncle always had confidence in me. Somehow he felt I had the ability to do things he couldn’t. So on that long ago day in 1978 did my uncle Pete
The answer is yes, but only because he loved me."
My mom always says that when she wants me to do my homework, I told him...
You were 23 when you appeared in Porkies… What is with the 70s/80s and 20 somethings playing kids? Did you ever stop and think… We don’t actually look 18 (Actually what age were you supposed to be?)
female attention because of this? I’m not going to ask if you actually are, but do people think you are because of Meat?
And how many takes did you have to do?
While I don’t recall the exact number of takes we did, the scene was shot multiple times from manifold angles. Between the hot pepper in my eyes and nose and the gentleman who played the policeman happily yanking out a handful of hair each time he pulled my head out of the chili bowl, filming it was a little slice of heaven."
Do you see the rest of the cast these days?
There is a scene where you all run out naked must have been fun to film… Was it weird being naked with your fellow actors? Actually there was fair bit of nudity all-round, was it ‘distracting’ sometimes?
You’ve done a lot of other things in your career, but I have to ask about Die Hard 2… Another incredibly successful film franchise. How did you get the part in that?
with real baseball bats, axe handles, and chains hurled themselves at us in wave after wave of unabated Celtic fury. It got totally out of hand, with the mayhem sometimes continuing for a full five minutes after director Phil Kaufman yelled cut. Some of the actors and camera crew were seriously injured and had to be hospitalized.
If they remade Porky’s (And the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised) who do you think would make a good Meat?
but who just happens to be hung like a Clydesdale."
He twiddled the matchstick between his teeth, I'd seen him do it in so many movies, that matchstick...
Then I saw the bus heading up the road towards us, damn, I had some many more questions to ask, but I knew this was the one he was waiting for, so this would have to be my last question.
The bus pulled up and Tony got up to leave, I shook his spade like hand and thanked him before he got on and watched it pull off... Those dweebs at the paper are never going to believe this, I thought with a smirk, and then as I watched the bus turn the corner I realised something... Something very important... Something that would make my story credible... I'd forgotten to get Tony's autograph, or a picture, or some proof that i'd met him... Oh crap, they really were'nt going to believe this now...........
For more information on Tony take a look at his IMDB or Wikipedia page, and take a look at Daddie's girls, coming soon!