I spend the day on set for a Pier 1 Imports commercial. In this spot, I improvised most of my lines as the Talking Reindeer Christmas Card Holder, as the lovely and talented Anne Leighton pretended this was normal.
I was back for more “Wilfred” action. Randall Einhorn was the director. I’d heard of him, but could not place him, so I looked him up on IMDB.com. Turns out we are the same age and we are both from Cincinnati. So when I met him on set, I presented him with something from my private stock: a can of Skyline Chili – a Cincinnati favorite. He got a kick out of that, as no doubt his colon would later. Here I am with fellow recurring friends J.P. Manoux & Kari Coleman.
This week I guest-starred on a funny new show called “Wilfred”. I play a guy in an insane asylum who may be a patient or may be a doctor. My scenes were mostly with Elijah Wood & John Michael Higgins.
Christopher Guest directed me and a Sweathog in this Viagra spot. I played a bowler who was mad at his buddy for blowing off our bowling night and sending a horrible bowler in his place. Meanwhile, my buddy who is not pictured, played by Freddie “Boom-Boom” Washington (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) is at home with his wife, trying to pick up the ole 7-10 split if you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout. I think you do. Right? Yeah, you do.
What the ad people are calling a Ciroc “movie” has been released. P. Diddy & P. Chip, with special appearances by Aziz Ansari and Julia Voth. I was going to wear a kilt, but they cut that at the last minute because my calves would have upstaged everyone! Once that happened, I was not so concerned about the distinction between an Irish brogue and Scottish dialect. I settled on the Liam Neeson.
I spent the night with Sean Puffy P.Diddy SeanJean Combs. Well, I played his Scottish butler in an all-night commercial shoot. Aziz Ansari was also in the Ciroc Vodka spot. My ruddy whiteness and larger headed-ness have never been more apparent.
My second episode of Better Off Ted aired tonight. My character, TV’s Ryan Mallory, was the subject of the main story line – which was fun.
Back in my hometown, Cincinnati Magazine asked me to write an article about my experiences out in Hollywood these past 16 years. You can read the article here and get some Chip Chinery Fun Facts here !