The Big Time
If you’ve seen this month’s episode (“The Big Time”) you know that at the beginning of my career, I went to New York to try to make it in show business. The episode, like all the others, was taken from real life.
This is not a Halloween costume. It’s a polaroid of me in a sheep outfit in a national TV commercial for a bedding company.
It was surreal to be standing in a line of sheep waiting for a director to yell “Action” so that we could all take turns jumping over a fence…
I’ve also attached some photos from a contact sheet that was taken in my old NYC actor days. I was knocking around New York in Off-Off Broadway productions, short films, obscure TV shows etc., while doing odd jobs.
These headshots were taken by the German photographer introduced in the latest episode. This unusual artiste came seemed to come directly from the Weimar Republic. While he snapped pictures, we pretended that I was auditioning for a part as a NYC detective.
Excerpts from the sensational Richard Roffman Show are still lovingly preserved on YouTube.