Monday, July 18, 2005

Whatchoo Talkin’ ’Bout, Gary Cole?

ATLANTA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Lots of people know Gary Cole from Office Space and The Brady Bunch Movie but there was a time when people didn’t know him from Gary Coleman – literally.

In fact, that’s why his first credit card application was rejected back in 1984.

At the time, Cole starred on the NBC miniseries Fatal Vision so he put the network down as a reference. Only problem: Coleman’s sitcom, Diff’rent Strokes, was still on the air so he got a reply that read, Dear Mr. Coleman, you need to be 18 to receive an American Express card.

Luckily, that hasn’t happened since to Cole, partially because his body of work has helped him make his own name.

By the way, Cole’s latest project is the TNT series, Wanted, which he says is a throwback to the cop shows that existed before forensics-driven CSI-type shows became the rage.

Wanted debuts July 31 and Cole says the motto is: “We don’t need science. We catch bad guys the old- fashioned way.”

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