"Down and Under" Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, Anthony AndersonPHOTO FROM "DOWN AND UNDER"


This photo from Jerry's upcoming movie "Down and Under" was found at moviebullets.com. Click on the image to the right to enlarge. Thanks to Treksector for passing this along! (left to right: Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, Anthony Anderson)

Down and Under

Plot: Two friends, one New York hairstylist and a wannabe musician, are forced by the Mob to deliver $100,000 to Austalia, only to loose it to a wild kangaroo.

[ Status: In Post-Production] [ Release Date: August 2nd, 2002 ]

The "Down and Under" official web site has this synopsis:

Down and Under is a comedy that follows the misadventures of two friends from Brooklyn who are forced to deliver mob money to Australia. While taking pictures of a kangaroo, one of them places his red jacket on it. When the kangaroo bounces off, they realize the mob money is in the jacket and are forced to give chase through the Outback.

Down and Under stars Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Warren, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas and David Ngoombujarra.

It is directed by David McNally and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.



Jerry was recently mentioned in Ted Casablanca's column "The Awful Truth" at E! Online. (Thanks to Treksector for the news) Here's what Ted had to say:

January 31, 2002

Jerry O'Connell, sharing cocktails with a familial-type chica at the trendy West Hollywood spot Jones. J.C. was killing time with his "date" while waiting for another twosome, which turned out to be former Law & Order sexpot Jill Hennessy. Dressed to kill in a rocker-chick combo of leathuh pants and tight tank, the lawyer turned medical examiner (on Crossing Jordan, natch) arrived with a dude on her (firm) arm. The chummy foursome grabbed a table and ordered some pizza.



Visit Wireimage.com to view photos of Jerry O'Connell from the opening of "Worldly Acts" on Friday January 25th. Simply type in a search for Jerry O'Connell to view the thumbnails.



Jerry is scheduled to appear on The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn on the evening of Tuesday January 29th. Check your local listings for show times. Thanks to HTZone for passing on the information!



Reuters reports that Jerry O'Connell will be starring in a production of "The Homecoming" directed by Adam Davidson. "Homecoming" is one of five short skits that makes up the stage production "Worldly Acts" sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola. Here is the information from Yahoo! News:

Jan 23 11:39 PM ET

It's a big Friday for Adam Davidson, son of Judy and Gordon Davidson. The young Davidson, Oscar winner for dramatic short subject ``The Lunch Date'' in 1991, directs one of the one-acts, ``The Homecoming,'' starring Jennifer Grant (daughter of Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon) and Jerry O'Connell, at the Tiffany.

Thanks to Raydelle for passing this news along.

"The Homecoming," written by Joe Borini, opened Jan. 24, 2002 and closes March 3rd. The production plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Ticket prices for this 120-minute show are $25 each. The Tiffany Theater is located at 8532 Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, California. For ticket info at: 310-289-2999.

A review of the play can be read at : http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20020127/en/review-stageworldly_1.html. Here is an excerpt from the review by Steven Oxman:

The last piece, Joe Borini's ``Homecoming,'' is a comic skit about a sailor returning home from WWII and becoming convinced, mistakenly, that his wife has become a prostitute. Director Adam Davidson goes for the broad approach, which allows Jerry O'Connell to hit entertaining moments of arch exasperation.

But the piece never really surprises, and the misunderstandings are too transparent to be more than mildly amusing, on the level of a decent sitcom.

There's nothing especially worldly about the acts of ``Worldly Acts.'' While most of the pieces are in one way or another about couples, they don't reflect off of one another thematically in any interesting fashion. As a whole, the night is glueless and could probably be a more unified theatrical experience if the actors played multiple roles. As is, ``Worldly Acts'' isn't more than the sum of its parts. Some parts are terrific, some are not, and that sums it up.

The play is also mentioned at Zoetrope.com

'Worldly Acts' Premieres on the West Coast
Last updated: Jan 21 2002 7:02PM

Hailed by The New York Times as 'a worthy evening of five hilarious one-acts' from the All-Story play issue. January 24 - March 3 at the Tiffany Theatre in LA.

Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story, in association with Urban Empire, present the West Coast premiere of the Off-Broadway hit, "Worldly Acts"!

"Worldly Acts" has been hailed by The New York Times as "a worthy evening of five hilarious one-acts." The evening includes: Joe Borini's "Homecoming," featuring Jerry O'Connell and Jennifer Grant, a play about a serviceman who returns home to find his wife involved in questionable circumstances; "Who's On Top" by Elizabeth Dewberry under the direction of Paul S. Eckstein and featuring Daniella Rich, about a soon-to-be-married couple opening their wedding gifts; "Boise, Idaho" by Sean Michael Welch directed by Lizzie Gottlieb and featuring Peter Jacobson and Glenn Kessler about a couple chatting at a cafe where reality and fiction intertwine hysterically; "Daniel on a Thursday" by Garth Wingfield and featuring Jack Merrill about two men in a gay bar and the elaborate ruse one uses to pick up the other; and "The Stolen Child" by Amanda Beesley directed by Laramie Dennis, featuring Mike Weaver about an upper-middle-class couple's dilemna as their lives of entitlement are disrupted.

At the Tiffany Theatre, 8532 Sunset Boulevard (between La Cienaga Avenue and Alta Loma Avenue), West Hollywood, CA, from January 24-March 3. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Ticket prices for this 120-minute show are $25 each for all performances; for further information and to purchase tickets, call the Tiffany Theatre Box Office at 310-289-2999.



Jerry will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Showtime's "Going to California." The episode is titled "Searching for Eddie Van Halen," and will air on Thursday February 7th. Here is the information from TVGuide.com:

Going to California
Searching for Eddie Van Halen
60 min.
In Austin, Tex., Henry and Space meet up with an old high-school buddy (Jerry O'Connell) who's living it up as a rock star, and
looking for a new guitar player for his band.

Cast: Sam Trammell, Brad Henke, Audrey Marie Anderson, John Asher, Jerry O'Connell
Rating: TV-14
Category: Comedy-drama
Release Year: 2002

Show times
Date Time Channel VCR Plus+
Thursday, 7 9:00 PM 80 SHO 488945

(Thanks to Shari_Lynn for the information)

It looks like Jerry's character, Woody Hoyt, is a recurring role on Crossing Jordan. Jerry is listed among the cast members for the upcoming episode "Acts of Mercy." The episode airs on Monday, February 4th at 10:00 PM. Here is the information from TVGuide.com:

Crossing Jordan
Acts of Mercy
60 min.
Jordan suspects a doctor (Nicolas Surovy) of committing euthanasia; Bug and Nigel plan to do a TV show about autopsies; Jordan's grandmother asks to see her after many years apart. Grandmother: Georgann Johnson. Mrs. Gambill: Mary-Joan Negro. Woody: Jerry O'Connell. Maggie: Lindsay Frost. Max: Ken Howard. Macy: Miguel Ferrer. Jordan: Jill Hennessy.




Vortex62 has made a few screen captures from Jerry's guest appearance on "Crossing Jordan." To see the images from "Wrong Place, Wrong Time," go to Steve's Parallel World Earth 62. Thanks Steve!

Additional screen captures from "Wrong Place, Wrong Time," can also be viewed in the Crossing Jordan Photo Gallery.


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