Monday, July 21, 2008

TMC Motorcycle Casting


…and if anyone has a photo of JennMarie Baker (Gem Girl – DW Season 3) from the set, please contact us here at  

JennMarie Baker

…and this is an interesting post and response from Jim Beaver regarding Mr. Milch, Deadwood, JFC, and HBO.  It was posted at JOpinionated last year, but it’s still informative — The comments are worth a read as well.

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

A Little Wild Hogs and Schitz – No Giggles

Mr. Mark McCaw sends an update

Hey everyone.  Hope all is well with all of you.  Just got back from Utah a couple of weeks ago and thought I would show you what our car looks like this year.  Bonneville is a pretty neat place if you like sun, salt, hats, sunglasses, skinny women, and fast cars.  The car has two different  4cyl dodge motors which are new this year.  We ran the small motor first on two runs at 225 MPH, then we changed motors with another 4 cyl and ran 325 MPH but burned a piston out of it at the three and a half mile marker.  Still had another mile and a half to go.  No telling what that little motor would have done in five miles. 350? 370?  The boss wants to go 400 and it just might happen in the future.  The crew thought they would have a little fun with me and my bud, Russ.  Seems like none of them can grow whiskers so they improvised.  The picture tells the story.  Also included a picture of me and John “ugly” Morris from “Wild Hogs.”  Not bad work for three days.  Dont know who the little blonde was but I havent seen her or ugly since that day.  Go fiqure.  Till next time, everyone take care.

Mark “Schitz” McCaw



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Monday, August 20, 2007

Ketching Up

This is a photo of:

Somewhere beyond the never-ending sky, Damon V searches for answers as Man’s quest for the perfect Ketchup Commercial controls his soul. 

Coming this fall to FOX, Damon Viola is Dam V in the new sophomoric thriller, “Hey, You Spilled Something On Your Shirt.”  Come for the clever use of Ketchup, stay for the nose tweaking surprises.

Okay, here’s the rub!  Damon Viola and David Jackson recently got together and produced a Heinz Commercial for an upcoming competition.  They rounded up some of the boys from DW, shot it, and now have it ready to go.  

Once they get the submission stuff straightened out, I think we can all vote for it online (if, of course, you feel so inclined) — we’ll post more info here when the competition gets underway.  But you can take a look at it now on You Tube:

or here:

Gunslinger: Mike Dixon
Bartender: Boy Wyld
Server: Craig Patterson
Saloon Dog: Jake

Story: David Jackson, Damon Viola
Director: David Jackson
Camera: Damon Viola
Editor: Damon Viola
Set Graphics: Damon Viola
Lighting: David Jackson, Damon Viola
Craft Services: Do you need to ask? (See names above)

Jesse Wilde
David Jackson
Damon Viola

Mike Dixon and David Jackson   
Mr. Bob Wyld
Craig Patterson and David Jackson
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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Deadwood’s return delayed until 2008

Here’s a news article about the two DEADWOOD movies from the:

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Mitzvah Mobile – Good Deeds on Wheels

Get on the bus, Gus!… or is that Jesse? 

LOS ANGELES, CA, March – From Malibu to Manhattan Beach and Pasadena to S. Monica, a rumble can be heard as the Mitzvah Mobiles roll back into town.  These Mitzvah Mobiles, or “Tanks” as they’re sometimes called, will once again serve as portable educational and outreach centers for West Coast Chabad.

The all-new Mitzvah Tanks sport a complete makeover by noted artist Marc Lumer.   Lumer created designs, animations and illustrations for a variety of magazines and advertising agencies throughout Europe.

Damon Viola

Fun Fact: The Mitzvah Wagons of 1878 had this image painted on them.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

A Band Called . . .

Hey Kids…

   So, i’ve been threatening to put together a side project for years, and I’ve finally done it! We have Kelly Di Martino on Keys, Evan Slamka from Marjorie Fair on Bass and the Alesis SR-16 on Drums. It’s a world away from King Straggler, (don’t worry, the band is still in tact, Straggling on). I won’t describe it, I’ll let y’all create your own definitions, (if you come up with a good one I’ll use it in my next announcement), but it’s got a good beat, you can dance to it.. We’re playing on Wednesday night at my favorite dive bar in Hollywood, Crane’s, at 10 o’clock sharp. It’s free, drinks are cheap and the people are friendly. Hope y’all can make it out, it’s kind of an special night for me and all support is much appreciated…

Who? Rodney Eastman, (Don’t have a band name yet)
What? Hmm.. Sad songs you can dance to?
Where? Crane’s Hollywood Bar and Grill; 1611 El Centro Blvd, Hollywood CA, 90028
When? Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00 PM SHARP!
Why? You gotta try new things every once in a while…




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Saturday, February 24, 2007

John’s Silver Slippers


Does anyone have a photo of big John Stapp gazing at those silver high heels in Date Movie?

I won’t say anymore.


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Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Check out the results of Carl Virden’s trip to South Carolina.

At the Clemson site, click on VIDEO: POWER OF THE PEN

Brian Johnson sent news:  

GT Holme died recently. He was SAG so we didnt see him much on Deadwood, but he was one of the originals from the first season.
He is seen in this picture from another set… He is the one wearing the Sherriff badge.


Big John Stapp has been regularly updating the Casting Tip-Line.  Thanks John!

When you get to the Casting Tip-Line page, go to the last entry to see the most recent info.  The old posts have not been deleted because there’s some great contact information for those who haven’t been keeping up with the new stuff.

And, you can keep an eye on the “Recent Comments” area on the sidebar (then just click on the comment to go to it) for a direct connection to the Casting Updates.

Jackson Bolt emails:

Just thought I would drop you a line and let you know that I’m in KC, MO and that I have opened my own stunt company — the only one here.  I also have my first gig on a film called Last Breath: Stunt Coordinator.  Once things pick up I will start drawing on talent from LA rather than train newbies who think they know the bizz. So if you know anyone who has stunt talents and wouldnt mind working for me, let me know .
(please leave Jackson a message below if you’re interested)


and just because he makes me laugh:

Mick Lea


Lastly, we’ll try to keep regular updates here, and as Deadwood (the show) gets ready to resume its path, we’ll be more active with this site.  Thanks to everyone who adds to and visits Deadwood Blog.


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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

MC2 from DW and DV

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

from Deadwood Blog & Damon Viola

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Thank you, Damon Viola!


And, have you seen this email?

I’m told that there is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy.25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job, and since then it has been left completely undisturbed. It’s quite an impressive sight. Be sure to scroll down and check out the multiple photos (all angles) of the rock. I thought the flag was draped over the rock, but it’s not. It’s actually painted on the rock too.

Click on a photo to enlarge.




Here’s the artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen.

AWESOME Work, RAY…Thank you!

“God Bless America” & “OUR SOLDIERS AND VETS”

Hey Kids…

 ”One door closes and another opens.”

 King Straggler will be playing a rare all acoustic gig this Saturday, Dec 16th at Highland Grounds, 742 N. Highland Ave. This is gonna be a bitter-sweet show folks. Sweet, cause Highland Grounds is where King Straggler played their first show ever, back in the old days, before they had a drummer or bass player, so it’ll be nice to play for an evening in the bands original incarnation. But as it began, so shall it end… (here comes the ‘bitter’ part). This will be one of the last evenings that Highland Grounds will be hosting live music. A venue which has supported great independant singer-songwriters for well over a decade and hosted one of the most consistent weekly open mikes ,(and lets not forget, gave the Straggs their start), will sadly be adopting a new formula that unfortunately will no longer feature live music. So come on down this Saturday and see where it all began and celebrate the end of a great era. Join us for the end of this first chapter, we’re all real excited to see what happens next…

Who? King Straggler
What? A final tribute to our roots
Where? Highland Grounds 742 N. Highland Ave. L.A. CA (just N. of Melrose)
When? Saturday, Dec 16th, 9:30 (believe it!)
Why? Moment of Silence for Highland Grounds…Then we’re gonna swing it babe!

See y’all there…

King Straggler

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