A Tough Act To Follow
Thomas Beauchamp majored in geoscience at Montclaire State University when he was suddenly struck with a love for acting. Not long after he graduated, he started taking acting lessons in the evenings and on the weekends at Forest Hills' Camera Studios leading somewhat of a double life.
“I wanted to pursue another dimension for myself and I caught the bug,” said the 33-year old year actor.
Currently, he is managing Alexandrian Cooperative Inc, a business he started that tests indoor ventilation quality.
Though acting may be on the backburner, Beauchamp wants to follow his dream and devote more time to creative endeavors. He has played several roles on stage, including a courtier in “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featured at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Princeton Summer Theater in NJ; “Babes and Brides” and “Tribute” at the INTAR Theater in New York City.
Sorry ladies, this Maspeth man is taken. A native of northwestern New Jersey, Beauchamp moved to Queens over a year ago after he married his wife, who is originally from Woodside. But you can at least get a glimpse of him as an extra in the film, “I’m Not Rappaport,” with Walter Matthau, in which he plays a garment worker.
When he’s not acting or managing his company, he loves to spend time in nature, and more importantly, with his family.
He has not yet found his niche since he is fairly new to the Queens neighborhood. “I actually want to pursue playing chess with some folks,” he said.
Buses In Post Strike Queens?
Somewhere in a place that bears a striking resemblance to Queens, bus service has returned to normal, drivers are whistling behind the wheel, commuters bump along with the bus’ rhythm as they shuttle off to their destinations and a plan by a borough president named Helen Marshall has solved a dilemma and brought peace to a very sticky issue.
No, QConf is not teasing readers by painting a faulty
picture of what life could be like if the Queens bus strike were over.
Instead, we are merely reporting the facts...as they appeared in the New
York Post on July 13.
In its Saturday paper the Post ran a brief article wedged in
the bottom corner of a page. The headline read, “Queens bus strike
over,” and the article went on to say how an agreement had been reached on
Beep Marshall’s plan by officials at the Transport Workers Union, the
organization that represents the bus workers whose strike is now in its
“Drivers at three private Queens bus companies will be back behind
the wheel today,” the article revealed, a sentence that has certainly been
what the more than 100,000 Queens commuters affected by the strike have been
waiting to hear for awhile now.
Unfortunately, as reported by the Tribune last week, this was
not the reality as the union, noting the absence of a provision for job
security, deemed Marshall’s plan unacceptable.
Everybody must love Raymond. Ray Romano, the star of the hit CBS show Everybody Loves Raymond, has just signed a deal with New Line Cinema for an action-comedy feature film, the star’s first, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Romano was born in Queens, and went to Hillcrest High School along with fellow Queensite Fran Drescher before beginning his professional comedy career.
The film, prospectively titled Action Abramowitz, should be in theaters sometime in 2004. It’s Romano’s first live-action film; he was the voice of “Manfred the Mammoth” in the Fox cartoon movie Ice Age, which was released earlier this year. Romano was recently signed to a long-term contract extension to keep the star on CBS for the next several years. According to E!Online, Romano draws over 20 million viewers to CBS each week. His show is beginning its sixth season in the fall.
Jerry Seinfeld, the celebrated Queens College grad who’s known for being funny for the money, has now gone, officially in writing, dandy for the candy.
The comedian is coming out with his own children’s picture book,
called “Halloween” about the more agonizing yet funny side of the sweet
holiday. The book draws from
his own experiences trick-or-treating just east of here, telling tales of
baggy Superman costumes and bad candy.
In classic comedian form, Jerry gives us a few laughs at his own
The book comes out Aug. 1 and is scheduled to also be sold in a
collector’s edition with a CD of the comedian’s Halloween stand-up
The Daily News reported recently that Hershey has created a
companion candy bar for the book, but Hershey spokesperson Judy Hogarth
denied the claim.
“This is news to me,” Hogarth said.
“I just spoke to the marketing department and we’ve never heard
Perhaps this ‘Jerry Bar’ is just a plain old Hershey bar in
While Hershey, Jerry and his publisher Little, Brown Co. work out their own little ‘chocolategate,’ the star is getting ready to promote “Comedian,” an upcoming Miramax documentary about his career.
“Singing policeman” tenor Daniel Rodriquez, who quickly became a household name for his heartfelt renditions of “God Bless America” after Sept. 11, will be raising the spirits of Queens people.
Rodriquez is scheduled to perform at the Queens Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Memorial “Salute To Our Heroes” Concert held at Queensborough Community College in September.
Rodriquez has appeared at New York Yankees games, on The Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, Good Morning America and in front of President George W. Bush. Former Mayor Rudy Guiliani once described “America’s tenor” as a “good friend” and has a spoken introduction in his first CD called “Spirit of America” released by Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol/EMI Records.
Bayside native and porn legend Ron Jeremy was spotted recently at the Atlas building in Manhattan where a birthday party was held for Paul Sevigny, the brother of actress Chloe who was in “The Last Days of Disco,” and more notably “Kids.”
Jeremy had reason to celebrate with his rising success making him almost a household name, much to the horror of a majority of moms and pops across the nation. His mainstream debut in “Porn Star” received overall positive reviews and had moderate success at the box office.
known as Ron Hyatt, the middle-aged affable-looking actor and porn
star attended Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside and later went to
Queens College, where he majored in special education.
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