4. Chad Fernandez. Grind. ’03.
It might have been a step up from appearing in skateboarding’s most infamous video, The Storm, but Chad Fernandez’s role in Grind surely had the same effect on his reputation. Agreeing to deliver some of the wackest lines in screenwriting history, the phrase “selling yourself to the devil” has never rung more true than right here. I hope that check was worth it.
Skip to 1:40 for Chad’s appearance.
5. Steve Berra. Felicity, “Todd Mulcahy: Parts 1 & 2.” ’99.
To be fair, Berra’s acting is notably better than most. Unfortunately for Steve, his thespian efforts aren’t enough to prevent his character Todd Mulcahy from A) getting rejected by Felicity after an overdramatic, sappy plea for a kiss, and B) getting flattened by a bus directly after saying, “We will kiss. I am down, but I am not in any way out.” To be continued…
6. Mike Vallely. The Hangover. ’09.
While it might not have been the longest scene, Mike V’s brief appearance in The Hangover was certainly unexpected. Every skater on earth had to double take after seeing Mike V deliver a tuxedo via midair toss between two moving vehicles on a Las Vegas freeway. Random? Sure. But at least it wasn’t another predictable fight scene.