filmed an episode of The West Wing! The episode will air
on February 5, and is called "The Inauguration, Part One."
plays an Aide in the Office of Management and Budget,
sharing the scene with Bradley Whitford, who was a very
gracious actor, and a lot of fun to work with.
enjoyed his experience working with the cast and crew
of West Wing. It is an award winning show, and they actually
have the four Emmy's the show won under glass backstage
on the set on the Warner Brothers lot!
Gil's LendingTree and Carnation commercials
are still running all over the channels, and his episodes
of the various syndicated TV shows are also still seen.
Coach runs on Nick At Night, Buffy runs
on the FX channel, and 3rd Rock is still running
on late night Los Angeles television.
signed with his Talent Agents, Hervey/Grimes, to represent
him in VoiceOver work as well. His previous agents, Abrams
Rubaloff and Lawrence, unfortunately dismantled both their
VoiceOver and On-Camera departments. Gil is looking forward
to working with the staff of Hervey/Grimes to continue
his VoiceOver work.
would like to take a moment to thank his previous agents
from ARL: Mark Quinn, who was the first person in Los
Angeles to take a chance on Gil's talent as a VoiceOver
artist, and his assistant Marcy, who also encouraged Gil
every time he went into the office or spoke to her on
the phone. Also a big thank you goes to Curtis, the assistant
at ARL, who was always helpful and encouraging. Gil wishes
all three folks great good luck in their further careers,
and definitely would not have gotten this far in VoiceOver
work without their efforts and support.
For the second year in a row, Gil's
IBM commercial was seen on the World Series!
was especially happy, because since it was an All-California
series, which meant most of Gil's friends were watching!
In fact, Gil got a couple of congratulatory phone calls
during the commercial break! (But everyone hung up once
the game came back on).
Gil's LendingTree, Carnation Instant Breakfast
and CDW commercials are also still running. His
episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun, Coach,
and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are still in syndication,
and we know that somewhere in the world somebody is watching
him on Family Matters and Chicago Hope,
because he is still getting checks for those shows!
CDW (Computer Discount Warehouse) commercial has
begun running on various cable networks. Gil can be seen
speaking the punch line to a series of office workers
with strange idiotic questions for the (unseen) company's
IT manager. Gil, looking helplessly up from his corner
office desk, says, "Fred, I think I crashed the internet."
It's very funny.
Gil went up to
perform in San Francisco for Comedy Day on for the weekend
of August 161-8. He did some improve with lots of old
friends from various Bay Area Improv groups, and it was
just like old times.
Gil worked with
his old stand up and improve buddies John Elk, Tony DePaul,
Joe Sharkey, Denise Schultz, Billy Lucas, Michael O'Brien,
Terry McGovern, Dennis Egan, Janine Hansen, John Cantu
and the always lovely Jim Cranna, and the new improv group
known as Too Many Larrys.
Then on Sunday,
thanks to the hard work of Debbie Durst, a fine comedian,
Gil and his wife got in backstage at Comedy Day,
the annual free concert in Golden Gate Park for the citizens
of San Francisco. They were able to see even more old
comic friends, including Will Durst, Bob Sarlatte, Dan
St. Paul, John and Anne Fox, the fabulous Jose and Gail
Simon. It was great to see everybody from the old days,
and wonderful to almost feel like they were 22 again.
We highly recommend
that if you are ever in the Bay Area during the month
of August, be sure to stop by Comedy Day, where the laughs
may not be consistent, but they are always free!
Gil continues writing
his political parody, published at the Democratic Underground.
an article sending up White House Leaks to the press;
and article titled "White House Study Finds Trees Main
Cause of Forest Fires."
The LendingTree.Com commercial that Gil shot last
July is running all over cable
TV again this month, so you can see Gil’s face staring
into a telescope in a bank! That makes sense to us!
And Gil has written some new jokes for Ventriloquist Joel
Leder, a very funny man with even funnier puppets,
including Buck the Deer, Butch
the Baby, and Les Vegas the Lounge Lizard!
continuing his career as a political satirist, Gil writes
about the Bush/Harken/Corporate Accounting Scandals, published
at DemocraticUnderground here.
are really heating up in Show Biz for Gil! He had 3 jobs
this month, including filming another national commercial,
this one for CDW (Computer Discount Warehouse)
in which he plays a confused executive who tells his company’s
IT expert “Fred,
I think I just crashed the Internet!”
also booked 2 voice over jobs in April; one radio spot
for Bayer Laboratories selling Flint Fungicide for farmers
(who knew the aspirin guys made gardening stuff?) and
another industrial for Gloria Jean Coffee Houses.
The Flint Fungicide spot can be heard
on California radios, but you can’t see the Gloria Jean
industrial unless you attend their National Convention
in Glendale this year. But trust us, Gil was hilarious!
on the political satire front, Gil writes about the rumor
that Attorney General
John Ashcroft doesn’t like calico cats for the DemocraticUnderground
of Gil’s commercials are still running, including the
hilarious IBM spot
“The Heist” as wells as the Carnation Instant Breakfast
spot and the Lending Tree.Com spot.
Gil and his lovely wife Sira attended the premiere showing
of the film “Mind
Games” (aka “Something Borrowed”) that Gil worked
on last year. The movie, written by David Lasdon, directed
by Adrian Carr and produced by Mr. Lasdon and Monica R.
Cooper, stars Gil’s friend Keri Keegan, and the great
character actor Geoffrey Lewis. Gil plays the sleazy
Justice of the Peace in this "whodunit" caper flick about
a group of cons who want to cheat Keri's character out
of millions of dollars! Or do they? See the film to find
writes political satire about the Gary Condit fiasco for
taped an episode of a new Disney Channel show called “That’s
So Raven” starring
former Cosby Show kid Raven Simone. The show, which will
begin airing on the
Disney channel in June, revolves around Raven’s character
(also named Raven, what
a coincidence!) who is a normal teenager going to school,
except she just happens
to be able to tell the future! In the episode that Gil
worked on, titled “Teach Your
Children Well,” Gil plays a school janitor that Raven
and her friends must trick in
order to retrieve a nasty note that expresses Raven’s
true feelings about her mom suddenly
becoming the substitute teacher for her class.
Gil sold a joke to the Tonight Show, which Jay
Leno used in his monologue on Jan.
SLA fugitive Sara Jane Olson got 20 years to life for
conspiring to blow up
police cars back in 1975. Unfortunately for us, Mary
Kate and Ashley Olsen are
still at large.”