Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Anthony De Longis has a busy January

We already knew that Mr. Anthony De Longis is a guy of many talents in Hollywood, besides portraying Leo Mitchell on our beloved "Santa Barbara," as well as appearing in the "Dukes of Hazzard" episodes "Enos and Daisy's Wedding" and "The Hazzardgate Tape." De Longis has had a pretty busy year already, and we're just getting started! He offered BRBTV a little update on what he's got going on right now ...

"I've started off the year with a job (always a good thing) for Rockstar Productions ('Grand Theft Auto 4,' among other huge game hits)!" he says. "The rest is all very secret but we had our first rehearsal today and it looks like a fun project."

Also on tap are a selection of TV appearances, the first of which is this week:
- "Leverage" episode "The Wedding Job," which premiered on Tuesday on TNT and repeats Saturday, January 17 at 1 p.m., featuring a knife and cleaver fight with De Longis (you can also catch it on TNT's site).
- "Eli Stone" episode on January 20 on ABC, featuring a gladiator fight with sword and shield vs. double swords (see ABC's site on that).
- "Extreme Marksman" on the History Channel on January 25 at 8 p.m. ("I have the climactic last two acts to show off my whip skills both on the ground and on horseback," De Longis says).

De Longis told us a few months ago that he was getting a visit from Black Belt Magazine. They filmed a short whip improvisation at his ranch, Rancho Indalo, for a combative applications whip article featuring him in the December and January issues. "They also inducted me into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as 2008 Weapons Instructor of the Year, a great honor," he says.

You can check out the footage at:

You can learn more about Anthony De Longis at his site,, and check out our interview with him in the September 5 post, plus some fun photos in the October 24 post.

Photo by, and courtesy of, John Leonetti, The Whip Cracking Galleries

BRBTV News Blog Blip on January 15: BRBTV mourns the passing of Ricardo Montalban, whom we loved so dearly on the '80s "Fantasy Island" as well as on our beloved "Dynasty" spinoff "The Colbys." We cannot say enough about the handsome, charismatic actor, who years before even wowed us so greatly as Khan in the "Star Trek" realm. May his work live on!

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