Other TV

In addition to appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Home & Family,” I’ve had the pleasure of appearing on a number of other television shows as well. This page provides links to all those appearances.

“The Jeff Probst Show.” In November 2012, I was a guest on Jeff Probst’s daytime talk show. I was the final guest in an hour devoted to weight loss. Watch the segment here.

“The Doctors.” In January 2013, I appeared during a segment they did with Richard Simmons as a weight loss success story. I got to carry out onstage a giant foam blob that represented all the weight that I’d lost. You can see the clip right here, and see a couple backstage pictures here.

  • This wasn’t my first appearance on “The Doctors” – in early 2012 I appear, very quickly, in a tape piece that was shot at Slimmons. I have one line. Watch it here.

Richard Simmons Infomercial for “Project H.O.P.E.” In December 2012, I was photographed and interviewed as a Richard Simmons “long-term success story.” I’m featured in an infomercial! Watch it here, and get a behind-the-scenes look here.

Richard Simmons Music Video for “Hairdo.” I’m a music video back-up dancer! Watch the video here (I’m in the back, a foot taller than everyone around me, over Richard’s right shoulder), and then read about how the video was shot.

Hidden Camera Prank – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” In May 2011, I was a victim in a hidden camera prank for Ellen’s Cinco De Mayo segment “Sneako De Scare-O.” Click here to learn more and watch, although if ambush mariachi performances aren’t your thing, then stay away!

KirstyTV. I was a guest on this YouTube talk show with Australian TV host Kirsty Spraggon. The interview is long – about 50 minutes – and you can watch it here.

My Television Debut – “The Jenny Jones Show”! I was an audience member at a taping of Jenny in 1999, and I stood up, made a sassy comment, and ended up on TV. They put me in the promos and everything! Watch the video, and read the full story here.

Game Show #1: “Pyramid.” I’ve always loved game shows, so when I moved to Los Angeles, I started auditioning for them. I taped this appearance on “Pyramid,” hosted by Donny Osmond, in the fall of 2002 and it aired in spring 2003.

Game Show #2: “Merv Griffin’s Crosswords.” This game show wasn’t on the air for long, but I was a contestant in an episode that aired in the spring of 2008.

There’s one more significant appearance that isn’t available online (I don’t think).  In 2005, when I was working on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”  (years before I was a guest), I appeared in “Ellen: The Musical,” which was an all-musical episode of that show. There were about 7 songs throughout the hour, and I was in the ensemble for two of them: “First TV Taping,” and the grand finale reprise of “Breathe From Your Hoo-hoo.” If I’m able to get that online, I’ll be sure to share it!

IN ADDITION TO THOSE BIG-TIME APPEARANCES, I’ve shown up on television a few more times, usually in blink-and-you-miss-it appearances in the background, and all because I work out at Slimmons, where film crews have shown up a bunch of times. All the titles are links to where you can watch:

I might have ended up in the background on “Kendra on Top,” too, because I was working out at my gym when her reality TV show crew was filming her working out, but I never saw the episode.

Whew – that’s a lot of TV!

Keep it up, David!

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