Author Archives: Gig Schmidt

MasterChef VIP Dinner Guest and Judge

Gig was “cast” to be a VIP dinner guest and judge on the television show MasterChef which was celebrating Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary. This was not an acting role, nor was it paid in the traditional acting sense. Gig saw a casting notice about it here and responded as he would for acting gigs by sending… Continue reading →


Billy Jean King, Hillary for America Headquarters, Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada, October 11, 2016 Gig received a phone call from the Democrat campaign headquarters in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada at 6:02 pm Monday October 10, 2016 to invite him to attend a phone bank event that will be attended by Billy Jean King the next day. Billy Jean was already… Continue reading →


NASCAR Victory Lane, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 practice session, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 3, 2016 ————————————————————————     Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy Kim is the veteran of the group of three Miss Sprint Cup Ambassadors 2014 and one of only two four-year members in the history of… Continue reading →


  Above Photos: February 21, 2015 Gig always thought he would like to enter the acting industry and was fortunate to realize that dream when he was a background actor on various TV shows and movies such as the reality TV show Hell’s Kitchen season 15 (2015), the TV show The Daily Show with Jon… Continue reading →


As a boy Gig took piano lessons. But he wanted to play the drums so he asked his parents for drumming lessons instead of piano lessons but they required him to learn piano first. Gig never made it past the piano and says that he still can not read music properly. Gig did play the… Continue reading →


Tony Gonzalez (Anthony David Gonzalez), (born February 27, 1976) is a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Gonzalez,… Continue reading →

Miscellaneous Shows

Gig has attended a lot of shows in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York and other cities. He has also met many performers. ————————————————————————— Steve Connolly, “Spirit of The King“, Four Queens Hotel and Casino, October 5, 2016 “It is clear to me you are the #1 Elvis” – President Bill Clinton “The Best… Continue reading →


John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball shooting guard. Starks was listed at 6’3″ and 190 pounds[1] during his NBA playing career. Although he was not drafted in the 1988 NBA draft after attending four colleges in his native Oklahoma, including Oklahoma State University, he gained fame while playing… Continue reading →

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

UFC 200 weigh-Ins, T-Mobile Arena, July 8, 2016 Gig viewed the weigh-ins with a member of the media in the upper level, which is where Gig saw the above “Go with GIG” advertisement in the concourse area. Cox Communications is the local cable television provider who also provides internet access and GIG refers to the… Continue reading →

Miscellaneous Musicians

Steve Aoki, Cox Pavilion, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Get Out The Vote Performance, November 3, 2016 Event was attended by President Bill Clinton, Catherine Cortez Masto and Ruben Kihuen who all gave speeches prior to Steve Aoki’s performance Steven Hiroyuki “Steve” Aoki (born November 30, 1977) is an American electro house musician, record producer,… Continue reading →