Friday, December 23, 2011

12/23 Fred Dryer, Jimmy Mac, Football

Scott Schwartz co-starred opposite Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason in 1982's The Toy directed by Richard Donner. In 1982, Schwartz filmed Kidco directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. In 1983, he featured in the Christmas film A Christmas Story as Flick, who got his tongue stuck to a frozen pole. In 1985, Schwartz co-starred with Liza Minnelli, Corey Haim, and Jeffrey DeMunn in the television film A Time to Live.

Schwartz attended high school in 1982/3 and 1985/6 at Bridgewater Raritan HS West in Bridgewater, NJ, with future professional basketball player Eric Murdock. He moved on to attend the Professional Children's School from 1983 to 1985.

Since 1987, he has managed a sports and movie memorabilia collectibles store, Baseball Cards - Movie Collectibles Etc. with his father Dan Schwartz in Woodland Hills, California. Schwartz' father was Elvis Presley's US Army company clerk in Germany from 1958-1960.[citation needed.

Since 2006, Schwartz has pursued his acting career, and helped create a line of celebrity-based trading cards for Donruss Trading cards, now known as Panini called "Americana". He has also obtained celebrity autographs for companies such as: Upper Deck, Razor, Leaf & In The Game.[citation needed] In 2008, Schwartz began writing for the sports card magazine Beckett, and was featured on the cover of the September 2008 issue of Sports Card Monthly alongside Darren McFadden and Josh Hamilton.[citation needed]

Scott has recently stated that he will be working on his memoir, to be published in the future.



Fred Dryer and Jimmy Mac join the gang for some football handicapping!



John Frederick "Fred" Dryer (born July 6, 1946 in Hawthorne, California) is an American actor and former football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). Dryer played 13 years in the NFL, playing 176 games, starting 166, and recording 104 career sacks with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. Dryer is the only NFL player to score two safeties in one game. Following his retirement from football, Dryer had a successful career as a film and television actor, notably starring in the series Hunter. His height (6'6" or 1.98 m) and physique was useful for his action roles.



Former bookie Jimmy Mac is a native of Jersey (“The only state which you don’t have to say the ‘New!’” as he’s fond of saying) and grew up with the real Sopranos. He even dated at least one of their daughters. His father owned a horsemeat slaughterhouse, so Jimmy is an expert with the ponies – though is still awaiting an endorsement deal from PETA. An accomplished wordsmith, he was excited to get into the publishing world but then found out what “bookmaking” really means. Nevertheless, it was a fateful miscommunication as he quickly discovered that his true talent was predicting the outcomes of sporting events. He is both feared and revered in Las Vegas, where he still receives comps from some of the best casinos in town. Though now retired from the bookmaking business, he runs a very successful light bulb distribution company and every week watches more college and professional football games than are actually played.

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