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When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« on: July 20, 2021, 08:38:02 AM »
I have never shared this with my ZS friends. But...

When I was young i acted in theater and film. You can google me. Patrick Daniel Ryals. Although my imdb only lists 2 of the dozen or so movies and tv shows i was on. Multiple times on Northern Exposure. Mad Love. And i worked with Bertolucci of Last Tango in Paris fame. And The Hand That Rocks The Cradle...man i was young! Lmao.
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Re: When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 08:44:36 AM »
IMDB makes it really hard to correct errors and add missing stuff. My page only lists one credit but I've been in a couple more. Looks like you did well back then. Nice!

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 09:03:17 AM »
Thanks for sharing! Its always fun to see what ZSers do/did in the real world.
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Re: When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 10:32:34 AM »
Neat.

Now whenever I watch "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle", I can say "Hey, I know that guy. He's Moab on UFoZS."  :smiley_clap:

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 10:46:12 AM »
That is great! Obviously I had no idea. That is really interesting and thanks for sharing.

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Re: When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 10:57:26 AM »
I've only made one film but it was with Sean Connery and Harrison Ford.

OK, I was an extra.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and I was a Nazi storm trooper in the book burning scene where Hitler appeared.
Hilarious, they had recruited off duty soldiers from the Royal Marines and The Parachute Regiment but needed more. Somehow a dozen of us got involved. Our job was medical research!
It was filmed at a Victorian school, we were measured up and fitted with uniforms, myself and colleagues were given severe haircuts (including 10 yo beards).
Then came the marching practice. We were with some of the best trained soldiers in the world and we looked like a shambles. Then we were told to goose-step. We got the static parts!
At the end all of us extras were gathered in a courtyard surrounded by a 12 foot wall and were paid as we left.
The film company didn't realise that a 12 foot wall was a minor inconvenience to the soldiers who were going round the corner, hopping over the wall and getting paid again.
The film company only twigged it when they ran out of cash.

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Re: When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 11:22:43 AM »
No IMDB listing for me.
But when I lived in Cali., I was in a lot of crowd scenes for movies and t.v. shows. Pay was crap, but experience was fun.
I've been on a couple of....questionable talk shows. (Geraldo Rivera when he had one and the Gordon Elliot show when he had one). Got invited to Jerry Springer, but turned it down.
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Re: When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 11:44:48 AM »
IMDB makes it really hard to correct errors and add missing stuff. My page only lists one credit but I've been in a couple more. Looks like you did well back then. Nice!

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I used to keep mine up to date. Used to include my headshot.

I cofounded two nationally renowned theater companies too. And did alot of theater in Seattle and Los Angeles. But all of my speaking roles in film and tv were in Seattle's heyday of film making. I was also in a larger role of a Simon & Simon movie of the week. That was fun. Got to drive a boat. Gerald Mcraney was a really cool guy. Spent alot of time with him. A real hunter and fisherman. That had always wanted to be a Marine like myself. But had gotten busted growing pot on the front lawn of his local court house.

I still live in LA. Unfortunately. My wife worked for one of the top 3 talent agencies here.

Then my PI Firm took off. And i never looked back. But i lived off of acting for about 10 years.
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Re: When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2021, 01:02:37 PM »
Had I been a little older, I could've been an extra in a Toby Keith movie around 2005 or so.

The production company for the movie (I forget the name at the moment) was looking for folks around Beaumont Texas to be extras in a scene they were filming in the area. I happened to live in Bridge City at that point and figured I'd go see if I could get hired on.

I was all set to go try and get picked, but then the production company posted more info on the website and I found out I wasn't qualified.

They were filming in a bar in Beaumont and because of that, any potential extras needed to be 21 because of the alcohol laws.

Even if I had been old enough, I probably wouldn't have been picked anyway. There was already about 100 folks in line waiting to be chosen for the scene, so I'm sure the production people would've found the best people for the background shots among them.

Still, it's kind of fun to think of what may have been.

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Re: When I was young. Or when Moab was in the movies.
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2021, 03:13:31 PM »
I might have been background  in a movie or TV show. Driving around L.A. always saw  stuff being filmed, Knightrider, CHIPs.  Stuff like that.  But more than likely if I had been filmed specifically  it would have been if someone filmed me while out hunting in the Angeles Mountains
 
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Too be honest the actual closest to movie fame would be that my wife , two older kids and myself all attended Torrance High School
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