Let’s talk about James Whittemore and how he made it to the “The Late Show” (well, kinda). Whittemore is your average 22-year old struggling New York City based actor who enjoys the occasional drink or twelve. But early Sunday morning, our boy snapped and took on a role that should only be fulfilled while acting in a movie.
The New York Post wrote that Whittemore “spent most of the early morning hours drinking at Hurley’s Saloon, a bar a few blocks away from the historic theater where David Letterman’s “Late Show” is taped.” After a long night of binge drinking that lead into the wee morning hours, Whittemore finally fell asleep – or probably more appropriately, passed out – at about 5:30 in the morning. A couple of hours later, our little actor woke up – most likely smelling delightful, looking entirely fresh and ‘camera ready’ – to find himself in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater at 7am. Of course, this is the famous theater on Broadway that Letterman films his late night show from and is home to the blue and yellow marquee we see in the opening montage to the show each night.
Police stated that Whittemore was “caught on surveillance video urinating on one of the theater lobby’s glass doors” and later kicked through them. Later, in an attempt to look like a victim, police saw him “drop to the ground and place a stanchion across his throat.”
Our rising star has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief and was also treated for a gash to his head according to the police report. If you weren’t a fan of Whittemore after his “appearances in several musical revues in Atlantic City and Niagara Falls,” this aught to have you sending S.A.S.E. for autographs and memorabilia.
If your wondering what set off theater boy in the first place, police said “he had trashed the landmark New York studio’s lobby after realizing he lost his cellphone.” Well, at least he had a good reason.
(Image from AP)Tags: broadway, David Letterman, drunk, Ed Sullivan Theater, late show, New York, show, Television