Marc W. Juretus, pictured, is not a detective, but he will play one on truTV. Juretus is a comedian and actor based in Whitehall, PA who I discovered this week when I was panning our Twitter feed and found him tweeting about how he was going to appear on a new episode of Forensic Files tomorrow, Friday, at 10PM e/p on truTV.
Now, of course, Forensic Files always profiles real stories and interviews the real people associated with the case, but there are also those reenactments to bring the scene alive. That's where Juretus comes in. We thought you might like to get to know who the real person behind the bit part, how they got it and what kind of bank they make doing it.
Who did you play?
A detective in an interrogation room scene.
How long did the shoot take and how much were you paid?
Two to three hours and I was paid $150.
As a comedian, is it hard to play serious parts?
Not at all. I've played a cop a few times on Law & Order and in the new Jamie Foxx film Law Abiding Citizen.
Ha. Yes he's Amish… We don't tour together per say but do about 10-20 shows a year. It's funny when I do work with him and I witness the culture shock to the audience. They tend to ask me questions about the Amish. Like I have a clue! I always say, "Could you picture a brother driving an Amish buggy? We'd throw a set of rims on it tint the windows and give the horse some gold teeth just to keep it real."
Any upcoming live shows or appearances?
I'll be in Jackson, NJ on May 30th as well as Coplay, PA on June 13th at Coplay EMS on Levans Rd.
Also listen to me June 18th at 7AM on the Bearman and Keith show on 95.1 WZZO out of Allentown.