Radioman, Article by Sharon Abella, www.1worldcinema.com
November 10, 2012 § Leave a comment
Wow, it felt so nice to laugh after 2 weeks of doom and gloom. This is a true rags to emotional riches story as you watch a man with a gimmick (his radio), go from homeless to Hollywood.
With over 100 background rolls in top grossing films, the muse for “The Fisher King,” and being the guest of A-list actors to “The Academy Awards,” Radioman, has proven that by being in the right place at the right time, by putting yourself out there, by working hard and following your passion, by being resourceful, and having low overhead, that you CAN make it in Hollywood!
“Keeping it real with Radioman.”~Robin Williams “There is the ‘Empire State Building,’ “Statue of Liberty,’ and ‘Radioman.’~Joel Schumacher. “He knows our schedule before we do.”~Shia LaBeouf
Q: Are you in character when you are Radioman?
A: Radioman: “I guess it is a character, but I am being me. I’m me. I am Radioman. Is it a character? I am what I am. I always wanted to be part of the movies. My mom liked the movies and wanted to be a model, so I guess that is where my interest came from.”
Q: Are you homeless?
A: “I am not homeless. I used to be, but I am not anymore. I have an apartment in Brooklyn where I keep all my sacred movie memorabilia. When you are homeless you are invisible. It is an abyss you can’t get out of. It is a very lonely, dismal way of living. I was a mail handler at the post office, but I bought beer with the money. When all the money ran out, I wound up on the street and slept beneath the tracks in Penn Station. One day, about 15 years ago, I gave it up cold turkey, and have not had a sip of alcohol since then.”
Q: What was your favorite role?
A: “I have appeared in Spiderman, 2 Weeks Notice, Enchanted, Snake Eyes, Godzilla, Wall Street 2, but I really loved working on Shutter Island. I would really like to get some lines.”
For more from Radioman, click on the Q & A below. Endearingly laugh your heart out along with the cute, fuzzy, and good natured, New York and Hollywood icon, Radioman, who has proven time and time again, that “80 percent of success is just showing up.” NY Radio DJ LEGEND, Pat St. John, in attendance at the DOC NYC screening to show his love and support for his friend, “RADIOMAN.”
Film appearances by Tom Hanks, Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Robin Williams, Sting, Johnny Depp, Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, and Eva Mendes.
“80 percent of success is just showing up” — Woody Allen
Article by Sharon Abella