Miscellaneous Actors

LGBT For Hillary Extravaganza featuring Ruben Kihuen with special guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson, North Las Vegas Office, 3925 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032, October 17, 2016
Edited conversation between Gig and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Gig: Modern Family is my favorite show on television.
Gig: I remember you when you were on the television show Do Not Disturb
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: (Dropped his head, making a sad face and then said something about the show not being very good and being short lived)
Gig: No, not the show. I thought you were great and I looked forward to seeing you again in another show.

Gig wanted to ask Jesse about his connection to dance since he has been a frequent judge on the television show So You Think You Can Dance, but there were many people there that wanted to meet Jesse and Gig was the second person to speak with him and get a photo.

If Gig writes a book he said he might include an additional detail about his meeting with Jesse.
Gig’s timing and location were perfect. When Gig was parked in his car in the parking lot, Jesse, Justin Mikita his husband and another gentlemen backed into the parking spot in front of Gig. It must have been the personal vehicle of one of the three due to the age of the vehicle and California license plate. Jesse exited the vehicle from the front passenger seat and his husband from the rear while the friend exited the driver’s seat. Just after the three exited their Jeep, Gig exited his vehicle and followed behind them into the event which was an LGBT office conducting a phone bank for the Democrat ticket and specifically for Hillary Clinton for President and State Congressman Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) for U.S. Congress. Jesse was scheduled to make an appearance as a special guest.
Gig was hoping to meet State Senator Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) too at the event but left after meeting Jesse. Gig was introduced to Ruben’s sister on September 27, 2016 in downtown Las Vegas, as she was heading to a fund raiser for her brother which she invited Gig to attend.
Gig has three indirect connections to the television show Modern Family through other actors.
1- Television show Bosch, December 12, 2014, on-set Gig met and filmed with Lanette Fugit, a SAG/AFTRA actress that read for the role of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the TV show Modern Family, which is one of Gig’s all-time favorite TV shows. The role eventually went to Sofia Vergara who became the highest paid female actress on television. During Gig’s filming on Bosch, Gig and this actress were suppose to be miming their conversation but actually quietly conversed with one another during the entire shoot. Gig was also on-set with Lanette on the filming of the movie War Dogs.
2- Feature film Hangover III, October 28 and 29, 2012, Gig filmed with a SAG/AFTRA actor from California who had a background role on a Halloween episode of Modern Family. While on-set of the Hangover III movie filming the actor showed Gig photos he had of him with the cast of Modern Family while in Halloween costumes. The actor also asked Gig to be in a movie he was writing, directing and filming in Los Angeles, California, but Gig did not follow through.

3- Gig auditioned for the same part as another actor who had a guest role on Modern Family. October 27, 2015 Gig auditioned for a co-starring role on Andrew Dice Clay’s http://www.andrewdiceclay.com/ new television show for 20th Century Fox. The part Gig auditioned for was Lee: Male, All Ethnicities, late 40’s-50’s. He is the pit boss / floor manager at a Las Vegas casino, a low-key, easygoing type and longtime friend of Dice, willing to spot him a huge marker…CO-STAR ROLE

Donnie Wahlberg, Gig Schmidt and Jenny McCarthy, CES 2016, January 7, 2016
Donnie Wahlberg (Donald Edmond “Donnie” Wahlberg, Jr.) is an American singer, actor, and film producer. He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block.
Jenny McCarthy (Jennifer Ann “Jenny” McCarthy) is an American model, television host, comedienne, actress, author, screenwriter and anti-vaccine activist.
LL Cool J and Gig Schmidt, January 8, 2013

LL Cool J (James Todd Smith), rapper, entrepreneur and actor

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2013

Gig Schmidt and Andy Dick, CES 2012, LV Convention Center, Jan 12, 2012
Andrew “Andy” Dick,  an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. His first regular television role was on the short-lived but highly influential Ben Stiller Show. In the mid-1990s, he had a long-running stint on NBC’s NewsRadio. He briefly had his own program, The Andy Dick Show on MTV, and he is also noted for his outlandish behavior from a number of Comedy Central Roasts,
Greg Grunberg and Gig Schmidt, CES 2012, LV Convention Center, Jan 11, 2012
Gregory Phillip “Greg” Grunberg an American television actor. He is best known for starring as Matt Parkman on the NBC television series Heroes. Also the Founder of the mobile application Yowza

Gig Schmidt and Wayne Brady, CES 2012, LV Convention Center, Jan 11, 2012

Wayne Brady, Emmy award winner and Grammy nominated actor, singer, had a show on the Las Vegas Strip and well known for his work on the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?,

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11, 2012


Randy Couture and Gig Schmidt, Affliction, Hard Rock Hotel, Feb, 5, 2011 (3)

Randy Couture and Gig Schmidt, Affliction, Hard Rock Hotel, Feb, 5, 2011

Randy “The Natural” & “Captain America” Couture,  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1330276/  

6’1″ 205 lbs – 225 lbs 47 yo (June 22, 1963) 19-10, UFC Hall of Fame member, 5 time UFC champion (3 time heavyweight champion and 2 time light heavyweight champion) , first of only 2 UFC champions to simultaneously hold belts in 2 weight classes, actor in movies such as The Expendables series starting in (2010) with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke, Affliction Clothing. A store employee said to Gig that she was frightened because the face off “looked so real”.

Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 5, 2011


Mike Tyson and Gig Schmidt, Planet Hollywood, Oct 16, 2010

Michael Gerard “Iron Mike” Tyson, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005512/

5′ 11 1/2″ fought at approximately 220 lbs 44 yo, born in Brooklyn, NY June 30, 1966, 50 wins (44 by KO), 6 losses, 0 draws and 2 no contests, youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history at 20 years of age, first heavyweight to hold WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously, actor such as in the movies Rocky Balboa, The Hangover and more.

Gig was on set with Mike in December 2005 for the movie Rocky Balboa. When Gig and Mike met on January 9, 2013 Mike told Gig that he was currently reading a book about Gig’s “Uncle” Jersey Joe Walcott the former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world.

Painted With Oil Store, Miracle Mile Shops, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 16, 2010.


As a background actor Gig has been on-set and filmed with many actors and notables such as the following: The year listed is the date Gig was actually on set with the actor or notable, not the date of the release of the project- followed by the name of the project.

Sylvester Stallone (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Frank Stallone (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Geraldine Hughes (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Mike Tyson (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Antonio Tarver (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Michael Buffer (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Joe Cortez (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Larry Merchant (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Jim Lampley (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Max Kellerman (2005- Rocky Balboa)

Michael Douglas (2012- Behind The Candelabra, and 2012- Last Vegas)

Matt Damon (2012- Behind The Candelabra and 2016- Jason Bourne)

Dan Aykroyd (2012- Behind The Candelabra)

Tom Papa (2012- Behind The Candelabra)

Bradley Cooper (2012- The Hangover Part III and 2015- War Dogs)

Ed Helms (2012- The Hangover Part III)

Zach Galifianakis (2012- The Hangover Part III)

Robert De Niro (2012- Last Vegas)

Morgan Freeman (2012- Last Vegas)

Kevin Kline (2012- Last Vegas)

Stefan Kendal Gordy aka RedFoo of LMFAO (Motown founder Berry Gordy’s son) (2012- Last Vegas)

Kevin Hart  (2013- Think Like A Man Too)

Adam Brody (2013- Think Like A Man Too)

Michael Ealy (2013- Think Like A Man Too)

Jerry Ferrara (2013- Think Like A Man Too)

Terrence Jenkins (2013- Think Like A Man Too)

Romany Malco (2012- Last Vegas, and 2013- Think Like A Man Too)

Gary Owen (2013- Think Like A Man Too)

David Walton (2012- Think Like A Man Too)

Kevin James (2014- Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2)

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (2014- Hell’s Kitchen)

Sean McAllister (2014- Hell’s Kitchen)

Michael Shannon (2014- Frank and Lola)

Titus Welliver (2014- Bosch)

Jordan Klepper (2015- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)

Nicolas Cage (2015- The Trust)

Elijah Wood (2015- The Trust)

Miles Teller (2015- War Dogs)

Conor McGregor (2015- UFC 189 Aldo vs McGregor Pay Per View (PPV) Promotional Video)

Jonathan Joss (2016- Ray Donovan)

Ted Levine (2016- Ray Donovan)

Gordon Ramsay (2016- MasterChef, Season 8, Episode 11, Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Shucks)

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