Showing posts from August, 2004

Derick's calling to be an extra on a show, Rodney....

Derick was calling in to be an extra this morning, and
this is his story.

'Twas a cold cold night," I am just going to wear what
I wear. I live in Tulsa." He said with a sing song
voice, a little confident and silly. He listens while
smacking his cheerios. "He does it so fast whenever
he does the address." He continues to smack in a
happy way. "Blue Goose is Oklahoma's TGI Friday. Of
course they don't realize there is a TGI Friday in
Tulsa already." He now sips his dirty milk and pats
the air with his hand softly as if a fly landed on a
cloud. "He said 'hick, redkneck or bluecollar worker
would work well.' The fairy whispers a sweet song as
he cries "Hold on, Love... If you want hicks go to
Texas." He smiles a crooked smile and holds the pen
firmly between his fingers. "Okay address." Furiosly
he writes on an old bulletin paper, crumbled and a bit
worn. "Okay Coldfax gate." He says with a deep sigh
while …

Hidee hi from LA today.

Here's mr 25 year old in front of my place in
Glendale. Yesterday was the last meeting with the
producer of Critic's Corner before we find out who's
in or out. I ended up throwing off my business suit
and stripping down to my boxers for an endearing
tribute to Gollum's LOTR skitso speech on UCLA campus.
I'll hunt down that footage when I see it later on. I
hope I get on the show. If I don't, then that's all
for Derick, I'm running away! Otherwise, I'm going to
be on the telly, yahoo!
Today I got to go to a pretty cool church function
called 18/28 at Oasis church, where I got free pizza
and fun. We had a contest asking if we knew the theme
song from the show, Silver Spoons, and I sure do!
Together! We're gonna find a way! Hopin' to find,
we're two of a kind, Together!....

P.S. I also mooned the girls and the south end of UCLA
yesterday, but don't tell anyone unless you laugh!

Derick out

It's My Birthday!!

Yessir, It's my big-ol birthday. I'm 25 today, August 25, 2004.

It's hard for me to imagine I'm 1/4 of a century old, because I still feel about 17. I'mout and about in the world,and I feel great! I'm going hiking today in Malibu, eating lunch in posh places, and getting gifts and surprises from my loved ones. Fun!

Yesterday, I worked 13 hours on the set of Clubhouse, while Jes worked 14!! Now that's hard work! I stole a button inadvertantly from the show, so now I've got memorabilia. Also yesterday, I found an ooold blocking script from Saved By The Bell, The College Years, shot way back in 1993! Screech's name is funny...:)

Well I don't want to spent all day in the internet, so off I go!
Have fun all!

Derick In the set of Clubhouse

Derick In the set of Clubhouse
Originally uploaded by studiosound.
(click the photo for more pictures)
I snapped this night shot from the set of Clubhouse on Thursday. I Got to hang out with the lead, Jeremy, who played Peter Pan in the recent huge movie last year. We talked about the fun of Vegemite!

I got to get hair extentions to be the double for Brad, a 15 year old who was about 45 pounds heavier than me, so I stuffed my shirt to puff me a bit. However, I never got to be shot, since they finished the shoot before the minors had to leave for the night. But I got a SAG voucher and $125 or so for the fun of it all! Just two more and I gan get into SAG with a mere $1800 to join...ha

I've come full circle. I played Peter Pan two years ago, and now I shake hands with the 'other' Pan.

Also, I saw the guy who played Styles in Teen Wolf on set. Yes!

Friday I got to stay up all night for a scene in the show Jack & Bobby, where the 1st AD asked us to draw something inspired from…

Back from a busy day....

Jes on camera
Originally uploaded by studiosound.
Here's what today's picture is about: A few months ago, Jes was photographed by, well, a photographer for a documentary book he was making. He was just so interested in her story of us living on the beaches of Malibu that he just had to come and see for himself. That, of course, led to him hearing her CD, him loving it and giving it to a VERY well-connected manager, and now Jes is on the way to becoming the next Tori Amos, (but much more beautiful!!!)... Derick here again, back from being an extra on a little show called "Scrubs." I don't know when it airs, but I got to do a double take to the camera. I play a medical intern (I look good in scrubs, by the way) in that particular scene, so whenever the main guy with the big nose gets to be the "Co-Doctor in Residence" or something like that (as the Janitor puts the title on the door), look for me then. May I say that Jes should be easy to spot, what with h…

In a real haunted house

In a real haunted house
Originally uploaded by studiosound.
I'm tired of talking LA. Let's talk of other things I've done on my many months on the road..

Before we had to come back, We were living out of our car, traveling up the west coast along Highway one and the Big Sur. There were dozens of beautiful sights. But I must admit I love abandoned things (I once found an abandoned THEME PARK. 870 acres of insane amazing things!!! But I digress)..Out of the corner of my eye I was a cabin with it's windows boarded up way up on a hill. My right eyebrow shot up and I stopped my car. Jes was too tired to come up there, so I climbed up this STEEP hill to get to this place that had come into the possession of the US Government. That wouldn't stop me from my intrigue, said the cat... I snuck around looking for an entry. Everything was closed up tight...Until I found a little string hanging behind a heavy plank. I pulled it an zoom! The door opened. That was one smart hobo, w…

Life in LA

Life in LA
Originally uploaded by studiosound.
We're in LA.Here's a photo of us in the car somewhere infancy-pants LA... I kind of enjoy it here, but only so much I can handle. Jes, on the other hand, is just about ready to say adieu to the land of the west in favor of recording in Tulsa for a few months. Can't blame her really. I plan on heading back as soon as I'm done with the show. That's the plan for now. But if there's one thing I've learned on this trip: everything changes.I left Tulsa wanting to see what else is out there for me. So Jes and I packed ourselves into a 1977 Toyota Corona. Tiny, but we were leaving regardless of reclining seats or legroom :)So we ventured off to Arizona first, with hopes of flying through California, Northward into Oregon and into Washington and Canada.Well, a week into LA and Jes already had an agent. What was God's plan for keeping us here? We both took work as extras. Jes got a few commercials, and money for our t…

First post on the new blog

On the Road!
Originally uploaded by studiosound.
Well I decided to change over to google's so more people can read my messages without giving up info or anything like that.

Yesterday we woke up in front of our house (since we were locked out) and went to Oasis (church) and had a fun time. We didn't get back into the place until 8p.m. or so...
We mostly went out to shops in our area before we drove out past Santa Monica for a little rest and relaxation, sunning and getting wet at the beach.

This morning Jes had to get up at 4:30 to be an Extra on the OC. Ain't she fancy?

This pic was taken a few weeks back on the Big Sur Coast. Jes was busy being an artiste, while I was happy to mug for the camera.

From my life... (Yahoo Group)

(note: below are messages from the Yahoo group I started just a while back. I didn't like the layout of the postings, so I moved here to blogspot. But if you wanted to read stories related to the trip, I put them here...)

Hey guys, nice to hear from you! To be an extra, you need to get onto an extra service. Central Casting is the biggest in LA. It's easy to get work as an extra. You go right up to the agency on a Mon, Wed, Fri, give them $25 and they take a picture of you, you fill out info about yourself, then you call the hotline everyday and find work. Non-union get $54 for a day (anytime before 8 hours), Union (SAG, AFTRA) get $125 or so...after 8 Hours they pay 1 1/2, after ten its double time...I know people who excusively work as an extra to pay their bills.
Yesterday was quite a crazy day. I got some bad sinus problems before I went to work on a show called The OC at 9a.m. My nose was dripping, but the extra work only lasted for two hours. $54 in the bag. UNFORTUNATEL…

Hey all (Yahoo Group)

I am in a place for two weeks. Yay I'm not on the streets :)

I'm actually doing a show called "Critics' Corner" come November, when it shoots. In the meantime, I'm doing extra work and meeting with the producers of the show once a week to work out skits for the show and all that Jazz.

I was at a get together for actors and those interested in God called Going Deeper, where I was last night. There are some really neat people there that have some good energy. I haven't been to anything so interesting in Tulsa. I was talking to my friend Lucas and I mentioned about the show I'm doing, and he actually knew more about the show than I did. Funny how news travels so fast in Hollywod!

Today I got to be an extra in a show called Desparate Housewives. i got up at 5:45 and arrived a little late, but no matter ;) I was a "Soccer Buddy" for the show, we played soccer practice for the scene, then I convinced the Director to put me up from for a bit of imp…

I'm on! (Yahoo Group)

So where was I?
Oh we went up to a place called Loch Lomond for a few days to refresh ourselves with a great friend...Then I found out I got the pilot! Well, almost. Out of 1500 people it's down to 18 people. Now they need to cut the list to 15 and they'll be ready to write scripts around us. So I have to be in the area for two months, then in November the show shoots. I still don't have an agent, but I've got a a show! Funny? Yuppers.
So now I've got to get a job. And an apartment. I'm thinking San Diego. I'd appreciate any help out there if you know any people in that area! Also, I'm really low on money until I get that job. I'm not demanding, but if you've got 5 bucks it sure would help me out in the short term....

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