Friday, December 15, 2006

Dan Band Singer Cursed When It Comes To Acting

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to acting gigs, the lead singer of a Los Angeles-based cover band thinks he’ll stick with his night job.

Dan Finnerty, who is the lead singer of The Dan Band – which is best known for its appearances in Old School and Starsky And Hutch – learned that lesson after finishing a new commercial for Taco Bell.

He says it’s just his luck that he scored the contract right before the restaurant had its recent E.coli scare.

Says Finnerty: “At least, I didn’t sign on for a spinach campaign.”

This isn’t the first time Finnerty’s had bad timing when it comes to his acting gigs.

Back in 2001 he signed up to do voiceover work for the travel website – right before 9/11.

As he puts it, “I’m like ‘Yeah, everyone go on planes’ and after 9/11 they rethought that and were like, ‘No we need someone like Walter Cronkite to tell people it’s OK to fly.”’

For now, Finnerty says he’s put the acting gigs on hold for a few weeks to tour with his band and promote their new adult-oriented Christmas CD, Ho.

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