Friends

I just had my first child, Jake, and figuring how to transition from playing the wacky best friend to the wacky best adult friend. I’m deep into pilot season and get a script for a pilot called “Friends Like Us”. I read it and immediately know that this is a great script and want to play either Joey or Chandler. The talented casting director, Ellie Kanner, brings me in for Chandler and I have a very good reading and end up coming back for the producers, Marta and David. Another very good audition and come back again for Jim Burrows and the producers. Next stop; network. Or not. This one doesn’t go any further and they cast Matt Perry, who coincidently enough was also on a short lived FBC (Fox) show called Boys Will be Boys, around the same time I’m doing Beans. Thankfully, Ellie brings me back in for a nice role of Chandlers gay co-worker, Lowell, and I get cast. On set, I absolutely, categorically, 100% knew this was going to be a hit and dreams of owning airplanes and mini-malls go out the window. But! I get cast in another episode later that season as Lowell. Only to get cut from the episode. Ahhh showbiz…

Show recap: Friends is an American television sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, lasting ten seasons.[1] With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Kauffman, and Crane.

Gallery

Scripts

The One With the Stoned Guy
The One Where Nana Dies Twice

Call Sheets

Nana Call Sheets
Stoned Guy Call Sheets

The Past

Beans Baxter

1987

Teen Wolf Too

1987

Under the Boardwalk

1988

They Came from Outer Space

1990

Ski School

1991

Golden Girls

1986

Dr. Alien

1988

Quantum Leap

1989