Monthly Archives: October 2012
We at AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog are joining other Bloggers in today’s BlogBlast 4 Peace. Humans & Animals need peace in their worlds, so we are adding our voice to this issue. Peace is attained through fighting & violence only as a last resort. Granted sometimes this is necessary; but we much prefer this method of getting the word out. Join us if you can at http://rumpydog.com/2012/11/04/peace/
ChazzTheDog is playing it low-key this year for Halloween. We decided to go understated with only headgear making up his costume. So without further ado, may we present…...ChazzTheDog Famous WWI Flying Ace.
Happy Halloween to all our Pals. TRICK OR TREAT!!!
And remember NO CHOCOLATE for dogs, it’s toxic. We are not kidding around here.
Have a SAFE Holiday with your pets.
Letting Go..starring Dragon, Hurricane, & Ted, as well as Jake Torem, Christopher Knight, Shirley Brener, Todd Stashwick, David Foster, Eliza Roberts, Jade Henham, Peter Scolari
Peter is an accomplished juggler and is skilled in circus arts. Discovered acting at the age of 16 while performing in a high school production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Dreamed of being a professional baseball player but an elbow injury ended that dream.* imdb.com/name/nm0778642/bio
ChazzTheDog/AdoptedMom Interview Actor Peter Scolari About His Role in Letting Go
CTD: There’s an old saying, an actor shouldn’t work with children or animals at the risk of being upstaged; so the obvious first question has to be: What was it like working with the three canine stars of Letting Go?
Peter: That’s attributed to W.C. Fields. But it was a coy statement. He never failed to work with kids and dogs. Look at Letting Go, the animals steal your heart, and no human character is the worse for it…
CTD: What was it like on the set with your canine co-stars? Did you hang out together after filming was done for the day?
Peter: I think Jake and I commiserated with ourselves and the pups for a while, yes. Jake hogged their attention, it’s his way…
CTD: How do you view this film: romantic comedy, story of grief & loss, a movie about dogs, or the Pilates craze?
Peter: All and none of the above. To me, it became a movie about listening to everyone’s point of view but your own, and then, having achieved that, respectfully choosing your own path.
CTD: Where did the idea come from to incorporate the “Dirty Harry approach” to dog training you used in your performance?
Peter: Not a big deal. If you liked the approach, it was my idea. If not, I’m pretty sure Jake came up with it. We were just fooling around…
CTD: Was there an official Animal Handler/Trainer on the set that you picked up any pointers from? How if any did it influence your performance?
Peter: JT and I did this alone, above the Reservoir – Although I have no dogs in my life currently (instead there are children), I have had a few canine family members, loved them and have been loved in return, which is what they do. Many years ago, I learned from an older Sicilian-American Gentleman in Brooklyn, NY, how to teach and train a dog – he had quite a few, and subsequent to that, my dogs were always beautifully behaved, which leftthem free to be themselves. Also, many years ago, Voice-Over Genius Frank Welker taught me how dogs actually bark (which is on an inhalation of breath), while recording episodes of Batman, the animated series, and when you achieve it, dogs pay much greater attention. So I spoke to them directly.
Peter: Many, of course, but the ones that hold dear are moments of friendship: Wendy Jo Sperber, young Tom Hanks, Holland, Donna, Telma, and sometimes I actually think I can remember myself – not much else seems to matter.
CTD: Are you personally a Pet Parent? Dog? Cat?
Peter: Not at the moment, no.
CTD: As compared to other of your work, how would you describe the Letting Go set? Fun, noisy, slobbery? Follow-up question: Was Craft Services able to provide for the diverse culinary needs of the cast & crew?
Peter: Ha! I see where you’re going with this. Both questions. But apart from the occasional tug-o-war, it was a lovely time…
|2012 Letting Go
|2012 Girls (TV series)
2007 Suburban Girl
Mickey Lamm2006 Cathedral Pines
Father Mike McGary2006/IMentor
Jonathan Parks2006 American Dad! (TV series)
Himself / Limo Driver2006 Big Love (TV series)
Seminary Teacher2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (documentary short)
Pete Conrad (voice)2004 The Polar Express
Billy – Lonely Boy2003 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV series)
Ringmaster2002 What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (TV series)
Professor Higginson2002 What I Like About You (TV series)
Dad2002 The West Wing (TV series)
Antares C.E.O. Jake Kimball2002 ER (TV series)
Kyle Evans2002 Sorority Boys
Louis2002 The King of Queens (TV series)
Ron2002 Reba (TV series)
Parker Reynolds2001 Ally McBeal (TV series)
Hooley1994-2001 Touched by an Angel (TV series)
Charles Hibbard / Tim Albright2000 The Ultimate Christmas Present (TV movie)
Edwin Hadley1997-2000 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV series)
Wayne Szalinski / Noodles Oregano / Quark / …1998 Hey Arnold! (TV series)
Doug 1998From the Earth to the Moon (TV mini-series)
Pete Conrad1997-1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV series)
Mr. Perfect / Weird Guy1997 George & Leo (TV series)
Dr. Michael Harris1997 The Nanny (TV series)
Leslie Tilbert1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV series)
Brad1996 For Hope (TV movie)
Date #2 (uncredited)1996The Drew Carey Show (TV series)
Councilman Kemp1996 Talk to Me (TV movie)
Howard Grant1996 That Thing You Do!
Troy Chesterfield1996The Home Court (TV series)
Kenyon Stanton1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV series)
Preston Vogel1996 Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (TV movie)
Littlechap1994-1995 Dave’s World (TV series)
Fred / Kenny’s Boss1995 Can’t Hurry Love (TV series)
Colin1995 Dweebs (TV series)
Warren Mosbey1992-1995 Batman (TV series)
Gunther Hardwicke / John Hamner / The Shark1995 A Whole New Ballgame (TV series)
Glenn1993-1995 The Mommies (TV series)
Ken Ballantine1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV series)
Stuart Hofferman– The Source (1994) … Stuart Hofferman1993-1994 Animaniacs (TV series)
The Driver / Wilford B. Wolf1994 Camp Nowhere
Donald Himmel1994 Empty Nest (TV series)
Dieter Dietz1994 Burke’s Law (TV series) 1993 Family Album (TV series)
Jonathan Lerner1993 Fallen Angels (TV series)
Charles Danson1992 Nurses (TV series)
George Myrock1992 The House on Sycamore Street (TV movie)
Dr. Zachary ‘Zach’ Drummond – plastic surgeon1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV movie)
David Katz1991 Perfect Harmony (TV movie)
Derek Sanders1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV movie)
Paul DeWitt1991 Danger Team (TV movie)
Police Officer Shields1990 Corporate Affairs
Simon Tanner1990 Encyclopedia Brown (TV series)
Bandini1984-1990 Newhart (TV series)
1990 World’s Greatest Magicians… At the Magic Castle (TV movie) 1989 Trying Times (TV series)
Howard LaMotta1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV series)
Morgan1989 The Ryan White Story (TV movie)
David Day1988 The Twilight Zone (TV series)
Delos of Atlantis / Leonard Randall 1987 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV series)
Chris Robinson1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (TV movie)
Chris Robinson1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV series)
Andy Shales1986 The Love Boat (TV series)
Frank Hobbs / Wellington David Rothmeyer / Wellington Davis Rothmeyer1986 You Are the Jury (TV series)
Stephen Best1986 Fresno (TV mini-series)
Waiter1986 Family Ties (TV series)
Paul Kenter1986 Hotel (TV series)
Tom1986 Mr. Bill’s Real Life Adventures (short)
Mr. Bill1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV series)
Ted Caton1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel
Elliot Garner1984 Amazons (TV movie)
Dr. Jerry Menzies1983 Carpool (TV movie)
Robert Duff1983 Baby Makes Five (TV series)
Eddie Riddle1983 Happy Days (TV series)
Jake1982 Missing Children: A Mother’s Story (TV movie)
Woody1982 Remington Steele (TV series)
Albie Fervitz1980-1982 Bosom Buddies (TV series)
Henry Desmond / Hildegarde ‘Hilde’ Desmond
Adopted Mom & Chazz The Dog would like to thank Mr. Peter Scolari for his time and interest in answering our questions. Further, we wish to extend a paw in furriendship to him for agreeing in the first place to participate in this interview at AMTCTD Blog. Most images of Mr. Scolari courtesy of Coy Dog Films.