Michael Cudlitz

Before the Scene with Michael Cudlitz

by AJ Buckley on August 29, 2013


Before the Scene is where we all start. In a small town with our families. In front of a mirror with our friends. The days spent sleeping on a couch. The nights working at a bar. Living with the unknown and surrounded by uncertainty. It’s about the times that define us. It’s about the darkness just before the limelight.

Michael Cudlitz is a veteran actor from Long Island, New York. He is best known for playing John Cooper in the critically lauded TNT drama Southland. He also starred as Sergeant Denver “Bull” Randelman on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He can next be seen in the Baton Rouge-shot film Pawn Shop Chronicles.

What made you want to become an actor?
It’s all I ever wanted to do as a career as far back as I can remember. I have been involved in theatre since the third grade, one of my first plays being The Wizard of Oz. I was the Cowardly Lion and my mom helped make the costume. I had a big yellow mop on my head. I have always been on stage, have always wanted to be on stage, and I’ve always wanted to entertain.

What was your biggest fear?
It wasn’t so much the fear. It was a reality: that you can’t do this for a living. Most people who study theatre don’t wind up doing theatre, at least not as a career. You do it as a side thing, as a passion, but it’s not something that you can raise a family on. Most of them who are doing it on stage are doing it in musical theatre. I’ve had a tremendous amount of musical theatre coming up through the years, which always makes me laugh because I really can’t sing or dance.

There’s more!


‘Pawn Shop Chronicles’ begins shooting in Baton Rouge

by Morgan Charlesworth on June 5, 2012

Wayne Kramer’s latest film, Pawn Shop Chronicles, started shooting in Baton Rouge this past Monday.  Alongside Paul Walker, actors Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Vincent D’Onofrio joined the cast recently.

The film is a dark comedy documenting the life of a man looking for his wife, two pot head white supremacists and an Elvis impersonator. What do they all seem to have in common? That’s right, the pawn shop links them all together in this Adam Minarovich script.

Along with the superb cast mentioned previously, some newcomers have also signed on for this film. Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz and Norman Reedus will round out the ensemble for this Mimran Schur Pictures production.

Source: TheWrap