Monday, June 09, 2008

Richard Moll isn't Bullish about his movie roles

Before he had his key role as Bull on "Night Court," Richard Moll played the skanky backwoods Milo Beaudry, nemesis of the Duke boys on "The Dukes of Hazzard." His resume includes all the usual suspects of classic TV lore. In the '90s, he even crossed over into our "Batman: The Animated Series" world as Harvey Dent / Two-Face. He voiced Emperor Spooj on the offshoot "Superman" animated series. He was then Java on the "Justice League" animated series.

Right now, Moll has two projects brewing, including "DaZe: Vol. 2," which just began filming last month. Gary Busey and Corey Haim join him for this comedy / drama written and directed by Jeff Dean. The message boards on the film's IMDb page shed some light on the plot. Moll's character is Mr. Isoherranen.

It's no surprise that the lumbering Moll plays a character named Big Jim in his other current project, "Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas," which explores the life of the well-known "painter of light." The movie has a great cast, besides our Beaudry boy: Jared Padalecki of the CW's "Supernatural"; Aaron Ashmore, the sweety Jimmy Olson of the CW's "Smallville"; Peter O'Toole; Gina Holden of "Smallville" and "Flash Gordon"; Edward Asner; Richard Burgi (we couldn't help but like him with Cheryl Ladd in the short-lived "One West Waikiki"); even Chris Elliott of "Get a Life." Looks like a lotta fun. Except that it's a drama, not a comedy. The plotline, from the IMDb: "A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting 'The Christmas Cottage,' and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home." The movie is scheduled for release later this year.

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