AN OAKLAND A FOR A DAY

2/27/03

Jerry spent a day in the Oakland A's training camp on Wednesday February 26th. He filmed a segment for Carson Daly's "Last Call" which should air some time in March. Here are the news stories.

SACRAMENTO BEE

Jim Vliet -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 2:15 a.m. PST Thursday, February 27, 2003

An "A" for a day -- Actor Jerry O'Connell, who played the quarterback in the movie "Jerry Maguire" and currently can be seen as Det. Woody Hoyt on the TV series "Crossing Jordan," spent a moist day in the A's camp.

O'Connell is filming a segment for NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" that will be seen in late March.
"When Barry Zito was on the show (two weeks ago), he said we should come and be an A for a day," O'Connell said. "It sounded fun. But if I get anything near my head more than 70 miles an hour, I'm outta here."

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Susan Slusser, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, February 27, 2003

Actor Jerry O'Connell, of "Stand By Me," "Scream" and "Kangaroo Jack" fame, was wandering around in an A's uniform, followed by a camera crew, for a segment on "Last Call with Carson Daly." When on the program last week, Zito invited the show to send someone to hang out with the A's for a day, and O'Connell (who played a quarterback in "Jerry McGuire") got the call. "In Hollywood, I'm a big guy -- I go to meetings and I'm the tallest guy in the world," the 6-foot-2 O'Connell said. "In here, with all these guys, I actually feel small." . . . O'Connell's workout was made less pleasant by the near-constant sprinkle. "Statistically, it rains, what, six hours a year here, and when my flight landed, the six hours started," he said with a grin.

SFGATE.COM AP BREAKING NEWS

Phoenix (AP)
Wednesday, February 26 17:01 PST

Notes: @Actor Jerry O'Connell, a star of the movie "Kangaroo Jack," was in the A's camp on Wednesday to film a segment for an upcoming Carson Daly show. O'Connell, in an A's uniform, experienced 'Life as an A,' as he went through drills with the team. "I'm going to wear this uniform home on the plane, cleats and all," quipped O'Connell. "I have a couple of meetings tomorrow, and I might wear it then too."

JERRY ATTENDS SURREAL LIFE SCREENING

2/21/03

On February 20th, Jerry O'Connell attended a viewing party for the WB's "Surreal Life." The reality TV show features fellow Stand By Me alumni Corey Feldman and his new wife Susie Sprague. To view the photos visit wireimage.com. (Thanks to Shari_Lynn for sharing the news)

CELEBRITY Q&A

2/21/03

The following snippet about Jerry appeared at Sun-Sentinel.com.

Posted February 16 2003
After seeing Jerry O'Connell in Crossing Jordan and Kangaroo Jack, I think he's one of the best-looking men in show business. What can you tell me about him?

O'Connell, who turns 29 on Monday, wasn't always in such great shape. At 11, he made his debut in the 1986 hit Stand by Me as a fat, goofy kid named Vern. "Then, when I was 12, I suddenly shot up a full foot," he says. Not long after, he had a narrow escape when he was mauled by a dog and had to undergo reconstructive surgery on his face.

He credits his physique to Tom Cruise. "I was cast as a pro footballer in Jerry Maguire," he recalls, "and Tom instructed one of his personal trainers to get me in shape. Believe me, the guy pulled no punches."

It turned out to be worth it. The buff 6-foot-1 actor has since appeared in Body Shots, Mission to Mars and Scream 2, and has parlayed his success on Fox's sci-fi series Sliders into his role as Detective Woody Hoyt on NBC's Crossing Jordan. He has also become one of Hollywood's most-sought-after bachelors, with girlfriends including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kangaroo co-star Estella Warren and Olympic swimmer Janet Evans.

MY SECRET IDENTITY ON FOX N

2/21/03

For those of you who get the FOX N (Fox National) network, Jerry's show "My Secret Identity" will be airing at 12pm Eastern on Saturdays. Thanks to Temporal Flux for sharing the news.

JERRY BRINGS BROTHER CHARLIE ABOARD CROSSING JORDAN SPIN-OFF

2/13/03

This news appeared at www.creators.com and the MercuryNews.com.

BECK/SMITH HOLLYWOOD EXCLUSIVE
FEBRUARY 5, 2003

BROTHER ACT: Jerry O'Connell aims to bring brother Charlie into his proposed NBC "Sunset Division" series spin-off from "Crossing Jordan."

Says Jerry , who previously worked with Charlie in the sci-fi "Sliders" series, "Charlie will be playing my brother, who is not a police officer. He's a real slacker character, which is pretty much typecasting," jokes the actor who's been riding high with the knucklehead comedy "Kangaroo Jack" in theaters. "I love working with my bro' -- and we have the advantage of making sure the other gets up in the morning. Someone's alarm has to work," says Jerry, who lives in the same building as Charlie.

The "Crossing Jordan " forces have been busy shooting the episode that, he informs, is considered "a 'planted pilot.'" Before that, they shot an upcoming episode of "Crossing Jordan " that has "some serious makeout sessions with Jill Hennessy and me," he says. "We spent a whole day on those scenes, and I was chewing Altoids like they were going out of style -- probably 400 of them -- and my mouth was still numb the next day."

MSN CHAT WITH JERRY

2/9/03

Back on January 16th, MSN hosted a live Internet Chat with Jerry O'Connell to promote "Kangaroo Jack." If you missed the chat, you can read a copy of the transcript here.

LISA DONAHUE AND JERRY O'CONNELL

2/9/03

In an interview with Howard Stern on February 7th, Big Brother III's Lisa Donahue spoke about her brief relationship with Jerry O'Connell. Howard asked Lisa if she had dated Jerry and she said they had gone out on "a couple of dates." When asked if they had been intimate, Lisa replied "No." Howard then asked why things didn't work out between the two of them and Lisa explained that "He's a lot of fun..." but felt they were on, "Two different levels." She said Jerry was wanting to go "...off and have fun and date everybody." (Perhaps he didn't want to get seriously involved with anyone at that time)

JERRY QUOTED IN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

2/6/03

This small blurb appeared on page 10 of the Feb 7th 2003 issue of Entertainment weekly (Thanks to dmk759 for the head up):

ANIMAL MAGNETISM

Mixing it up with a marsupial in the surprise hit Kangaroo Jack was familiar territory fo rJerry O'Connell. The actor has been battling animals much of his life. Between his debut in 1986's Stand by Me and the 1996 cockroach comedy Joe's Apartment, he suffered a vicius dog attack that left a scar over his lip. "For a couple years I had a pretty messed-up lip. I had a couple of reconstructive surgeries -- yes, I'm admitting I've had plastic surgery!" While O'Connell says Jack is "probably my best animal movie," he is less charitable about his starring role in 2002's straight -to-video turkey Buying the Cow. "We had the premiere in front of a Blockbuster on Melrose," he laughs. "There were like four people there." --William Keck

SCHOLASTIC UPFRONT ONLINE INTERVIEW

2/6/03

Jerry was recently interviewed by Scholastic Upfront Online. You can read the article at Teacher.scholastic.com/upfront.

 

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