SLIDERS DVD NEWS
sounds like Sliders may be coming to DVD within the next few months.
This quote from Jerry was found at sunnews.com:
course, there's also his more cultish TV gig - you know, the one on
"Sliders" that still has him time traveling on cable and
in syndication after a run on Fox.
"I still get a lot of mail from that show," he says. "We
even have a DVD of the series coming out in a few weeks. It's funny
when you do a science-fiction series because the fan base is simply
amazing. It just never stops." -
member of the SiFi Sliders Bboard also posted
news about an April release date. Although it has not
been confirmed as being accurate information,
it's worth taking a look at.
MAGAZINE FEB 2003
Magazine has an article
about Jerry O'Connell on page 16 of the February 2003 issue (Kevin
Spacey on the cover).
CROSSING JORDAN SPIN-OFF NEWS
has signed on to costar in the "Crossing Jordan" Spin-off
currently in development at NBC.
GETS HIS ROLE ON: Actor signs on for NBC drama.
28, 2003) *Handsome and, dare we say, egotistical actor Leon has signed
on to co-star in the cop drama that NBC is looking to develop as a
spinoff of its sophomore series "Crossing Jordan."
is set to guest star opposite Jerry O'Connell in an upcoming episode
of "Crossing Jordan" that is designed to set the stage for
the spinoff, tentatively titled "Sunset Division," says
the Hollywood Reporter.
that episode, O'Connell's detective character on the Boston-based
"Crossing Jordan" is sent to Los Angeles as part of an investigation.
Leon will play an LA cop who partners with O'Connell to crack the
creator/executive producer Tim Kring is spearheading the development
of the spinoff effort. Sources cautioned that O'Connell has yet to
commit to the starring in "Sunset" should it move forward
as a series.
the past two years, Leon co-starred on Showtime's critically praised
drama "Resurrection Blvd," which was recently canceled.
MORE NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS
are links to a few more online news articles about Kangaroo Jack:
COULDN'T USE CGI ANIMALS? - United Press International Showbiz News
KID O'CONNELL GROWS UP - Sunnews.com
IS HIS PANACEA FOR HYPERACTIVITY - Standard Times
O'CONNELL HAD A BLAST WITH 'KANGAROO JACK' - Jerry O'Connell's Fan Club
(Thanks to 'Shaggy' for typing this up!) Note - the administrator
of this web site is not encouraging anyone to try to find Jerry's house.
MY SECRET IDENTITY ARTICLE
from SuperTeen Magazine (1990 or '91) has been added to the Interviews
section of the web site. Sixteen year old Jerry talks about his Character
"Andrew" in My Secret Identity, growing up, and his
plans to attend NYU.
EUROPEAN VACATION PHOTOS FROM 1990
a 1990 (?) issue of SuperTeen Magazine has been added to the Interviews
section of the web site. The article is actually a photo scrapbook of
Jerry's European vacation with his brother Charlie.
JERRY PRESENTS AT THE ECLIPSE AWARDS
O'Connell is among the celebrities scheduled to participate in the Eclipse
Awards in Beverly Hills Monday January 27th.
WILL BE OUT FOR MONDAY'S ECLIPSE AWARDS
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced
that Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and 2003 Golden Globe winner Chris
Cooper, actors in the upcoming Universal Pictures' film "Seabiscuit,"
about the legendary racehorse of the same name, will be presenters
at the 32nd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.,
Monday, Jan. 27. Also presenting will be Jerry O'Connell, star of
the new hit movie Kangaroo Jack, which topped all movies last week
with $21.8 million in box office receipts in its first week in theaters.
O'Connell is a longtime racing fan whose screen credits include ("Jerry
Maguire" and "Stand by Me").
Awards will be Televised on ESPN 2 on Sunday February 2nd. Check your
local listings for show times.
is featured in the January 25th, 2003 TV Guide on page 8. Thanks to
DMK for sharing the news!
JERRY - Maybe white men can jump
O'Connell has certain animal magnetism. He put that prowess to the
test by costarring with a marsupial for the on-the-run comedy "Kangaroo
Jack." "In the outback, kangaroos are like actors in L.A.,"
says O'Connell. "You can't move without bumping into one."
The New York City native, 28, has become familiar with the Los Angeles
scene since making his movie debut at 12 in "Stand By Me."
He's also been in "Scream 2," "Jerry Maguire"
and the sci-fi series Sliders. Now he plays Det. Woody Hoyt on Crossing
Jordan (NBC, Mondays, 10 PM/ET). Here, O'Connell sounds off about
how his career is hopping along. - Paul S. Katz
truth to the rumors of off-screen tension between you and the kangaroo?
Nope, I wouldn't risk messing with him. Even after training with Mike
Tyson for a year, I wouldn't stand a chance. There's this glint in
his eye that says, "Don't even try it."
the public finally come to accept you as a leading man?
People still say, "Hey, you're the fat kid from 'stand by me'?"
When I'm collecting social security, they'll probably still scream
see "Stand" cast mate Corey Feldman?
band was playing at a club, and I stopped in - a spur-of-the-moment
thing. We've both changed a lot. He's rockin' out, and I'm skinny!
are links to some of the most recent online newspaper interviews with
KIDDING - Chicago Sun Times
Sun Times Cindy Pearlman
January 27, 2003
KIDDING: JERRY O'CONNELL insists that the scariest part of filming
"Kangaroo Jack" wasn't necessarily the big furry animal
with a pouch.
"I worked with Christopher Walken and he was really frightening
at first. Then, I realized the guy knows his lines, he's a joy ...
but he's still sort of creepy." As for his other co-star, comic
Anthony Anderson, O'Connell reports, "Anthony is definitely the
most fun I've ever had shooting a movie. He helped me deal with roughing
it, too. Frankly, I'm used to a Hollywood lifestyle where you have
a commissary. We were in the Outback and didn't have trailers. ...One
day, a huge chicken came running up to me. Well, not a chicken. Maybe
an ostrich or an emu. I don't know. It's a huge bird and I was scared
out of my mind."
Meanwhile, O'Connell returns to his cushy job on TV's "Crossing
Jordan." "They're spinning my character off next season
for his own show. So I'm really excited."
leapt at chance to be in 'Kangaroo Jack' - Chicago Sun Times
STARS TEASE PRODUCER BING - UPI Entertainment Today
STARS TEASE PRODUCER BING
Actors Anthony Anderson and Jerry O'Connell admit they mercilessly
teased writer/producer Stephen Bing on the set of their hit comedy,
Bing recently made headlines when he disputed model/actress Elizabeth
Hurley's claims he fathered her 9-month-old son, Damian, soon after
her split with long-time beau, Hugh Grant.
"Stephen Bing is the richest man in the world who can't afford
a condom," O'Connell quipped to reporters in New York recently,
prompting a publicist in the room to clear her throat in warning.
of a kind - San Francisco Examiner
stands by his choice to keep on acting - Knoxnews.com
Jack : An Interview with Anthony Anderson & Jerry O'Connell - blackfilm.com
AND ABOUT AT THE SUPER BOWL
O'Connell attended several Super Bowl events over the weekend including
the "Maxim Magazine Heats Up" party, the "Cadillac Super
Bowl Grand Prix", and the "Pony, Girls Gone Wild, Sportsbook.com
Super Bowl Celebration." View photos from the events at wireimage.com
JERRY MAKES AN APPEARANCE ON TRL SUPER BOWL KICK-OFF
to the preview for MTV's TRL Super Bowl Kick-off and Tailgate Party,
Jerry is scheduled to make an appearance. You can catch the TRL Super
Bowl Kick-off and Tailgate Party Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th.
Check your local listings for show times at GIST.com
JERRY PARTICIPATES IN FIRST GRADE READING PROGRAM
was featured on the KTLA News on January 22nd for his participation
in an elementary school reading program. Yyan was nice enough to post
captures and audio of Jerry reading to the first graders at Jerry
O'Connell Online. Thanks Yyan!
CHARLES IN CHARGE
to TVGuide.com Jerry's episode of Charles in Charge titled "Organization
Man" is scheduled to air on Nickelodeon Tuesday February 4th.
IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE
interview and a full page photo of Jerry O'Connell is featured in the
January 27th issue of People Magazine on page 61 (Olsen Twins on the
Cover). You can read
the interview and see the photos here.
UPCOMING APPEARANCES (*UPDATED)
is scheduled to appear on several TV talk shows in the upcoming weeks.
Check your local listings for time and channel (dates can vary for syndicated
shows like Caroline Rhea). Thanks to Shari Lynn, DMK759, and Temporal
Flux for passing the news along.
Wednesday January 15 - Total Request Live MTV
Wednesday January 15 - E! News Live
Friday January 17 - The View
Friday January 17 - Caroline Rhea
Saturday January 18 and Sunday January 19 - Hot Ticket
Wednesday January 22 - Last Call with Carson Daly
Thursday January 23 (24, 25, 26, 29, Feb 1) - MTV Cribs
*Thursday January 23 - The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
*January 25th(filmed January 9th) MAD TV
Monday January 27 - The Wayne Brady Show
*Saturday February 1st - Entertainers
CROSSING JORDAN - STRANGLED
will be guest starring in Crossing Jordan - Strangled on February 3rd.
Check your local listings for time and channel.
-- THE MORGUE STAFF STEPS BACK IN TIME TO FIND THE BOSTON STRANGLER
- In an annual Cavanaugh tradition, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) along with
Woody (guest star Jerry O'Connell) and the rest of the morgue staff
examine an unsolved homicide from Max's (Ken Howard) days as a rookie
detective, which coincided with the killing spree of the famed Boston
Strangler. Stepping back in time to 1964, they each assume the identity
of someone involved in the homicide investigation, hoping to unearth
some new shred of evidence to solve this case and possibly even discover
the true identity of the strangler. Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Steve
Valentine and Kathryn Hahn also star..
JACK #1 AT THE BOX OFFICE
- E! Online
"Kangaroo" Hijacks Box Office
Sun Jan 19, 2:55 PM ET
By Bridget Byrne
Kangaroo Jack hopped in as the new number one movie, pocketing a bonzer
$17.6 million, according to preliminary studio estimates Sunday. Even
National Security couldn't prevent the hijack.
a PG-rated Warner Bros. caper about Brooklyn mobsters Down Under starring
Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson in pursuit of a thieving CGI-animated
marsupial, ducked the boomerang of critical slams to average an estimated
$6,272 per screen at 2,818 sites over the first three days of the
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
KANGAROO JACK ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS
the upcoming release of Kangaroo Jack, there are quite a few online
articles and interviews with the cast. Here are links to a few:
to Land 'Crossing Jordan Spin-off' " - Zap-2-it
O'Connell and Anthony Anderson Get Upstaged by a Kangaroo" - Zap-2-it
Two Good Guys Hit the Road to Promote Their Bad Movie" - Salt Lake
stars apologise in advance ... but it's not bad" - Daily Telegraph
leave O'Connell Jumpy" - Chicago Sun Times
the right thing Estella Warren finds kids' movie to her liking - Canoe
swimmingly Estella Warren doing fine since she left the pool - Toronto
FROM "O'CONNELL TO LAND CROSSING
During a recent interview with Zap2it, O’Connell reveals that Detective
Woody Hoyt, his recurring character on NBC’s "Crossing Jordan,"
will be spun-off into his own series.
"Yeah, it’s going to happen.
We’re going to shoot it next week," O’Connell confirms.
He also reveals some of the details of
"My character, who is Detective Woody
Hoyt, goes out to L.A. to avenge the murder of a sheriff from his home
town ... and he gets roped up with these people called the Sunset Division
out here, which is sort of like an elite force. Sort of like 'Miami
Vice' meets, you know, my character."
FROM "UPSTAGED BY A KANGAROO"
I’ll tell you exactly when I knew it was going to happen," O’Connell
says. "There’s a scene at the end of the movie where I walk up
to Jackie Legs and I take his coat off. Now we couldn’t do it with a
real kangaroo, because—"
"They’re crazy," declares
"Kangaroo’s are just crazy,"
agrees O’Connell, "and they won’t stand there, and they’re like
deer, but they’re like deer on crack—"
"We called them 'Whitney-roos,'"
jokes Anderson, breaking in deep peals of laughter.
O’Connell fights back his own laughter
and continues. "So I have this scene where I have to go up [to
the kangaroo] and be like, 'Hey, what’s up, buddy?' And I have grass,
and I feed it grass and then I take its jacket off."
"And when I was doing that scene,
I was like, 'This is going to be like the last scene of 'E.T.,' when
Eliot is talking to E.T., you know?' I was like, 'Watch this movie be
about this kangaroo.' I was like, 'You gotta feature this kangaroo,
'cause this is the 'E.T.' moment.’"
"But I didn’t think it was gonna
get the poster," he whines in feigned outrage.
FROM "TWO GUYS HIT THE ROAD"
Jerry - "Most fun I ever had working on a
movie," O'Connell said. "I'm not worried about insulting anybody,
but I have never worked with anybody before and wanted to hang out with
them after work. When you spend 12-to-15 hours with a person on set,
you really don't want to see them after that -- you want to do your
own thing. It wasn't a question of whether Anthony and I were going
to get together after working all day on 'Kangaroo Jack.' The question
was: What were we going to do after work?"
FROM "GOING SWIMMINGLY"
"Let's cut right to the chase: Peterborough native Estella Warren
happily admits she had a brief romance with her Kangaroo Jack co-star
Jerry O'Connell. "We dated for a while after the movie was finished,
but never during the filming," the actress volunteers in between
of salad at the upscale Park Hyatt Hotel. "We are still really
How good? Turns out the two young stars ? she's 24, he's 28 ? live on
the same street just north of the world-famous Sunset Strip. "He
over all the time and even helped me pick out my Christmas tree,"
shares with a smile.
The friendship began on the set of Kangaroo Jack , where Warren would
challenge former Toronto resident "Jerry O" to friendly games
Boggle. ("Estella was the champion out of all of us," he concedes.)"
FROM "KANGAROOS LEAVE O'CONNELL
"Kangaroos are like big mammals on crack," says O'Connell.
crazy. They're running at you and jumping like loons. I was like,
'Where is my trailer?' Am I even safe in there?"
He adds, "The most surprising thing I learned about kangaroos is
many of them there are in Australia--3 million. And we filmed in the
Outback for three months, which was gross because instead of skunks
roadkill, you see tons of kangaroos dead on the road."
One thing did leave the actor a little jumpy. "I'm filming this
about a kangaroo and the first night I'm in Australia, they want to
serve me kangaroo meat," he says. "I was told, 'But Jerry,
other white meat. ...lean, all protein.' I refused to eat it. It's not
like I'd eat Christopher Walken, my other co-star, or Anthony
Anderson. I couldn't eat the kangaroo either."
RICK DEES INTERVIEW
and Anthony stopped by the Rick
Dees show at KIIS FM in Los Angeles on January 10th. View
the photos and Listen to the interview here:
and Anthony Anderson stopped by the Salt
Lake City B98.7 morning show on Wednesday January 8th to promote
their new movie "Kangaroo Jack." A few lucky fans like deb
her story in the Yahoo Jerry O'Connell's Fan Club) were invited
to the studio to ask Jerry a few questions. Here are a few mp3 clips
from the interview:
to view photos from the premiere of Kangaroo Jack held at the Chinese
Theater in Hollywood Satuday January 11th.
JERRY ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS AT E! ONLINE
Star Boards hosted another round of questions and answers with Jerry
O'Connell. Fans had until Monday, January 6th to submit questions for
Jerry, and the answers
are now posted at E!Online.
INTERVIEW IN TEEN PEOPLE
is a short interview with Jerry from page 48 of the February 2003 issue
of Teen People.
IN WITH JERRY O'CONNELL
The 28-year-old Kangaroo Jack and Crossing Jordan star
brings us up to speed on his life.
you like making Kangaroo Jack, your first action flick?
You spend a lot of time in your trailer while your stunt man does the
dangerous work. Then you do the fun stuff like kiss [costar] Estella
your love life like?
I'm single. I was in a relationship [with Olympic swimmer Janet Evans]
for about five months. Now I work 15 hours a day, so I don't meet anyone.
your idea of a great date?
Karaoke. You have to sing and put it all on the table. And the next
time you go out, you have a story to tell.
Brother, Charlie, is an actor too. Do you see him much?
He lives in the apartment above mine [in LA] - we refer to them as our
adult bunk beds. My place is clean, his is not. Girls always say, "Jerry,
you're so clean. I love you!"
JERRY IN WOMAN'S DAY MAGAZINE
photo of Jerry appeared in Woman's Day Magazine, Australia 16th December
2002. Thanks to Leanne for passing it along.
- One million people lined Hollywood Boulevard to watch the two-mile
(3.2km) run of the Hollywood Spectacular Parade. Countless celebrities
performed, rode on floats or simply marched and waved. Teens' heart-throb
Jerry O'Connell went sporty while other stars - like TV presenter
Leeza Gibbons and movie legend Mickey Rooney - wrapped up warmly.
The parade is Tinseltown's way of showing that there's no lack of
Christmas spirit in Hollywood.
MONTHLY TV SCHEDULE
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