Korzeniowski Toupee or not toupee!
I worked but once in a John Waters film, thanks to Pat Moran.
I'd been working in Homicide - LOTS (once as a principal, the rest as a regular Squad Room detective). They needed an opening gag for "Pecker." Pat remembered that I usually wore a hairpiece for my Squad Room work, necessitated after appearing au naturale as an aging, shabby hippy proprietor in a literary cafe (Homicide episode #47 - "Heartbeat.")
Pat thought people would remember me in that role, which would preempt any future work in the series. I lopped off my hair, put on a business suit, glasses and hairpiece and lo! - Pat couldn't recognize me when I knocked on her office door the next day. "Okay," she said. "You can work." Music to my ears as a starving wanna-be thespian.
Thus, when Pecker beckoned, I (along with the toupee) was ready. John Waters was a delight -- a terrific director! We shot the gag as a bus with Pecker aboard pulls up to a stop where I was waiting. Just then, a hip-hop kid dashes up, snatches the piece from my balding scalp, and Pecker snaps the shot.
I was further gratified to see the BW still grace the lunchroom exhibit a bit later in the film. "My hair! My bus! Help!!" Work should be such fun.
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