My first real job was assisting the Art Director
at WAPI-TV in Birmingham.
You'll notice from the photo above that I also served as a "number runner" for the station's coverage of the 1964 elections.
|Hey, look! Here's Jerry Mahoney again, cast this time as Magical Mitch on The Grady and Howard Show, the kids' tv show that my friend Grady Clarkson and I put together for Birmingham's educational tv channel in the summer of 1963.|
|Later, during the early '70s, my hands (and voice) had featured roles on The Sgt. Jack Show at Birmingham's WBMG-TV (see below).|
|The late Neal Miller hosted in the title role of Sgt. Jack, a friendly State Trooper who could make animals out of balloons.|
|And let's don't forget my cameo appearance some years later as a pensive audience member on Donahue (see below).|
Yes, for a while I actually had that much-yearned-for ticket to glory: an Actor's Equity Card, thanks to my stunning portrayal of a Miscellaneous Woodsman in the production of Robin Hood put on in 1972 by the Atlanta Children's Theatre
|Pictured above is the Robin Hood cast posing on a theatre fire escape in Savanah, Georgia. (The dramatically backlit guy at bottom right was our director, the late Chuck Doughty.)|
my place on Broadway could've been nailed by now if I hadn't let my fragile link to thespian professionalism wither on the vine.
Psst! Wanna talk about my love life?