Thursday, March 12, 2020

Today's Blind Items - Blacklisted

Five or six years ago I wrote about this actor that has a very memorable face. He was an overnight star in several viral commercials and, for a short time became a national celebrity. Producers would then hire him for stunt casting and he was making money hand over fist doing personal appearances. It was my experience with him from the first day of meeting him that he was an a-hole. Not an overnight sensation, bow down to me ego kind of a-hole, but just overall. I wrote about not liking him, but I followed up with that when I discovered first hand, and via tips and other people who had similar experiences. He would be in places he didn't belong. You would see him cruising playgrounds and parks. Someone once caught him looking through the window of a ballet school. The person actually confronted him and he said he was looking for the modeling agency that was on the complete opposite side of the building. Wherever children congregated, he would be there. When I wrote, people were just kind of getting it together. Over the years since then, he has effectively been blacklisted and can't get work. If he does manage to land a job, someone who knows about him usually finds out and can get him fired. That pretty much leaves him with uncredited roles or being edited out of things if he isn't noticed prior to his film dates. 

76 comments:

Tricia13 said...

That weird commercial guy... Southern dude

MDAnderson said...

Vince offer ?

sandybrook said...

Are you guys guessing Vince from Shamwow?

Tricia13 said...

Yeah that dude or Jared subway guy.

P keel said...

Shamwow

Kitchen Table Talk said...

I think Jared is still in jail. Prob not him. But...I could be wrong.

MDAnderson said...

Yes!! I couldn’t remember what he was trying to sell!

Tricia13 said...

Hopefully he is!!

sandybrook said...

It may be him, but he was taken off the air for beating the shit out of a prostitute and arrested although he never got a jail sentence. So he wasn't blacklisted, he lost his jobs because of what he did.

MyDogSmiles said...

He still is Tricia. I watched a documentary on Jared last week. What a fucking creep :/

yepthatsme said...

So, a Kindness blind?

V said...

My first thought was the "Dude, you're getting a Dell" guy

Dorvannnn said...

Is this why we haven't seen Ronald McDonald in any commercials recently?

Unknown said...

Ben Curtis

hunter said...

Vince from ShamWow ended up with a serious meth problem, I believe that's what ended his career.

the incident referred to by Sandybrook was part of this

Mark Andy said...

I have a serious question. If pedos are so accepted, why would he be blacklisted????

Blaise said...

This fits Jared but I don't think it's him. He's serving 15 years and has about 12 to go. His sentence has not been commuted or reduced. I also read he's suing the feds for $75M but I refused to read the rest. Fabio?

Village Guru said...

The "Can you hear me now?" guy?

Unknown said...

That Justin Long guy.

Wine Wahine said...

Jared is from my state (not proud of that) and makes me sick. He tried to say or is trying to say that his weight loss "caused" him to become a pedophile; he and his lawyer somehow cooked up this story. He is also blaming the children he molested for making him do what he did. He is a sick f*ck up. Not too long ago, another inmate beat the crap out of him. He said the other pedos in prison looked at Jared like a God and was treated like royalty. This guy got sick of it so he beat the crap out of Jared. He said he had all of his time off for good behavior taken away and all other privileges, but he said it was worth it and was doing society a favor. I have to agree.

I was wondering if this blind was referring to Ty from Trading Spaces. He did commercials, too.

Wine Wahine said...

Regarding Ben Curtis (Dell guy) from his Wiki profile.

Curtis' tenure with Dell ended shortly after he was arrested and accused of buying a bag of marijuana in 2003. Dell terminated the role and according to Curtis, he was blacklisted from the entertainment community, and it was difficult for him to find work.[3]

Notagoodscreenname said...

I was going to post the same question as @Mark Andy. There are BIs all the time about rampant child molesters, rapists, murderers and god knows what else. But this guy is blacklisted? Ok...

Rachel said...

Probably incorrect but Dean Winters, Allstate Mayhem guy? He has no real credits over the past several years except an Allstate commercial last summer when they "brought Mayhem back". He had alot of bit parts in films prior to 2018.

Rachel said...

And TV (30 Rock, OZ, etc)

Unknown said...

Guy from the Old Spice commercials, Isiah Mustafa is my guess. I hope not :(

samechick said...

EJO

Shaddup Mimsey said...

Who has a very memorable face though?

Alf Landon said...

Mason Reese?

nyc gossip said...

The Dos Equis guy? The most interesting man in the world. He totally abused his fame but never heard about him being a pedo

trophy said...

Wayne Knight?

Rammed Earth said...
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L said...

@Unknown Isiah had a quite big role on IT chapter 2 just last fall. So not him.

Brayson87 said...

Yeah not sure. Seems like Enty would have mentioned other details if it was one of the more infamous ones.

Brayson87 said...

Ice Ice Brimley
https://youtu.be/0i6HkV_jO0o

E said...

@Rammed ??? Interesting...what does he have to do with Andrew?

Unknown said...

Joe Izusu ?

gauloise said...

"The Most Interesting Man in the World " from those beer commercials?

On the actor's wiki page:

Goldsmith’s other charitable causes are Free Arts for Abused Children, which pairs artists with children in protective custody,

Not all, but a lot of times abusers work with children at risk to find their prey.

Nubian princess said...

A bit morbid, but my son dressed up as the sham wow guy for Halloween that year.

Countervail said...

"Dude you're getting a Dell" guy is a very nice, humble actor in NYC just trying to get a long after sudden infamy. Definitely not him.

Rosie riveter said...

They don't answer questions that make sense here. Best of luck tho, it's a good point

Mrs Libnish said...

Allstate mayhem guy was Denis Leary's brother on Rescue Me for a few years.

Vita said...

Blaise-- I was thinking maybe Fabio, too. He's got one of the more unique/memorable faces around.

That model from Diet Coke commercials...Lucky Vanoose (sp)? I know NOTHING about these peopke, just guessing based upon "memorable" faces.

Jared is in jail, so I doubt he'd bother writing this now.

No one really said...

Ernest what's his name? Jim VRney?.

Wonko the Sane said...

Jesse Heiman.

Curly haired nerd that made out with Bar Rafaeli in the 2013 Super Bowl commercial.

Neil said...

@No one really that's who I considered, but he's been deceased for a number of years now.

Anon said...

@trophy ha ha ha wayne knight was on Narcos!!!

Notagoodscreenname said...

How did The Most Interesting Man in the World abuse his fame?

Amartel said...

"If pedos are so accepted, why would he be blacklisted????"

Not high enough up the food chain to have dirt on other people that can be exchanged for a free pass. Also, sounds like a bit of a doofus.

David Andrews said...

Shamwow guy would have been great in a Scorsese film, hope not him.

Julie said...

Allstate dude licks Tina Fey's face in the new commercial.

kiki said...

Isaiah Mustafa the Old Spice guy???

OKay said...

Considering the cesspool that is Hollywood, I'm finding this hard to believe. Is it because he's not a producer that it's a problem?

Simon Jenkin said...

a lot of these are teeeeeerrible guesses

isiah mustafah was a pro footballer and still gets decent acting gigs
dean winters is one of those actors who works all the goddamn time
justin long..i mean c'mon, i know his career has stalled but he was an actual movie star, not someone who'd been stunt casted in small roles
jonathan goldsmith (most interesting man in the world) hasn't really had any stunt casting work aside from the mamma mia sequel
jim varney!? not even gonna dignify that one with a response

vince shamwow guy was my first thought but it doesn't really fit with his life (though i've heard assholish things about that guy before)

Dorvannnn said...

This is NOT Allstate Mayhem guy. Mayhem is played by Dean Winters and he has worked consistently over the past 20 years----in no way black listed.

Jeweled Skye said...

Jim Varney passed away years ago.

MissDavie said...

David Leisure aka Joe Isuzu is the best guess so far.

Hotbox said...

Didn’t a hooker bite off part of his tongue?

Hotbox said...

If I remember correctly, that hooker bit off a chunk of his tongue.

Sd Auntie said...

Nope @unknown. Just saw a new commercial with him on a horse talking to his son.

Minnie The Moocher said...

@Rachel I believe Dean Winters almost died from a serious medical situation, which may explain his absence for a bit. Something about amputation of fingers also ... something harrowing.

Nottodaysatan said...

dean winters never stops working and has never been blacklisted. not into kids either. a friend went out on a date with him. she and ended up at his apt. she got shitfaced drunk and he put her in an uber and sent her home.

Kansa said...

I'm not making any excuses for Jared and think he's pretty disgusting. What I will say is that research has shown that people who have one addiction, and change that, often get another addiction. This has been shown to be the case with people who get gastric bands. They can't physically eat a lot at any one time so they lose that addiction, but often pick up another. I've watched a couple of people do that with alcohol and gambling, after they got their gastric bands. Lose one, get another. It's all in the brain. (And I have never, in all these years, seen anyone suddenly become a pedophile. Not once.)

Zeroh Tollrants said...

Jim Varney died of AIDS many years ago.
Joe Isuzu seems like the most likely option, IMO.

fauxpinky said...

Stephen Collins from 7th Heaven?

defhermit said...

Jim Varney did not die of AIDS. He died of lung cancer.

valerie g said...

Trivago guy? I stream TV now so I don't see commercials - is he still on them?

STN said...

I am wondering what is meant by his being 'edited out'? Who fits the previous descriptions and has been edited out?

Moonmaid said...

Who is the guy who did the ads for Trivago? Tim Williams. He was arrested for DUI a couple years back.

MichiganMama59 said...

Dean Winters was the reason I watched Oz.

es.ny said...

Nah, Shamwow guy was like 10 years ago and he was arrested for roughing up a prostitute. Hes trash but I don't think it's him...

es.ny said...

I can't think of many other viral commercial guys, except that free credit score guy with curly hair. He was popular for a minute and was a guest on a late night talk show too. Not sure what "memorable face" really means.

Pearl said...

Jim Varney died from lung cancer.

Coffeefirst said...

Maybe since he was doing it so overtly, he could become a liability to the product.
Plus, they like rapistd and pedos to keep a secret and not out the whole club. He seems like he would sing like a canary, if he got caught.

becksterc said...

@Moonmaid I thought the Trivago man, Tim Winters, looked like an alcoholic the first time I saw him in the ad. (This is not judgemental: I'm an alcoholic.) He has "the look."
He may not be, of course, but you validated my impression.

Jeff Weimer said...

Doubtful it's Joe Isuzu (Dave Leisure). It might just be the smarmy salesman type he played for those commercials that ping people to him.

He doesn't have any credits since 2015, but he was working often before then. Had the role on "Empty Nest" for years.

Darayvus said...

Nobody was looking at the Old-Spice Guy's face. That was kind of the point. Also there's only one commercial which went viral. (Lastly, I got the vibe he's not much into the double X chromosome.)

My money would be on the Mayhem guy.

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