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Me Me Me
My name is Joe Grisaffi and I'm from Houston, Texas. My full name is Brazil Joseph Grisaffi, III, but my friends have always called me Joe. Some still call me Joey. I graduated from the University of Houston in 1993 with a Bachelors Degree in Radio and Television. I was born in 1968, the Year of the Monkey. I try to work in the movies as much as possible. I'm an actor, director and writer, but we all know it's tough to pay the bills solely on that if you are not working in LA, so I do other things related to the industry, mainly working as a casting director for television and commercials. My three favorite movies in no particular order are A Christmas Story, Creepshow and The Naked Gun. Strange, but none of my favorite movies have monkeys in them. My favorite television show is The Simpsons. My favorite band of all time is Devo, which means Back to Monkeys. My goals include working with a monkey on camera in a movie and making a movie that has nothing but Go-Go's hit songs on the soundtrack..
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What's New as of 7/21/2009
DEAD OF KNIGHT is nearing completion of post-production. Become a fan on Facebook and follow our progress!
What's New as of 4/22/2008
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - I appeared as "Engineer" in episode 2.15 of NBC's Friday Night Lights.
I AM LEGEND - See my scene that was cut from the hit Will Smith movie: I Am Legend
PINBALL - Got a Revenge from Mars! This was the last pinball machine released under the famous Bally name. caveman lives! Also finally added my all time favorite Twilight Zone to the collection.
DEAD OF KNIGHT - I am almost finished with the production of my little horror flick Dead of Knight. Oh, the trials and tribulations of indie filmmaking. The DVD will most certainly have an interesting commentary track!
What's New as of 6/27/2007
REVVER.COM - My vew videos available: Haunted Centipede Arcade Game, Vintage Caveman Pinball Machine, Fudge in Estes Park, and more at www.revver.com/find/user/hamburgerman
What's New as of 5/28/2007
REVVER.COM - I am putting most of my film and video projects on revver.com. Here you can watch Troublemakers: Round One, Unemployed Shopping Carts, the Laughing Boy trailer, Troublemakers: The Stanley Hotel is Haunted, My Dog Driving, my Acting Demo Reel, and Turtle Porn. More to come.
What's New as of 1/03/2007
YOUTUBE I have been uploading a bunch of stuff to youtube.com. You can view some of my projects like scenes from Laughing Boy, Dead of Knight, Troublemakers, old college video projects and other assorted novelties. Visit my youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Hamburgerman - I'd love to have you as a subscriber!
PINBALL I bought a 1981 Gottlieb Caveman pinball machine last year that I am trying to revive. Any help would be appreciated.
EBAY I often have goodies on eBay.
here to see if I have any auctions currently running. I often have
vintage video game items for sale. I am currently thinning out my
collection of Atari 2600 items. I have WAY too much stuff!
TROUBLEMAKERS My hidden camera/practical joke video project TROUBLEMAKERS is underway. The first installment ROUND ONE is complete. ROUND TWO began production Jan 2, 2006.
What's New as of 08/28/2004
CYBER TEAM IN AKIHABARA I am currently producing and directing the English dub of the anime Cyber Team in Akihabara for ADV Films. ADR recording has wrapped for the first two volumes, and we begin recording volume three early September. The Volume 1 DVD is due out in November. The show stars voice actors Luci Christian, Tiffany Grant, Kira Vincent Davis, Monica Rial, Christine Auten and Jessica Boone, among others.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS has wrapped.
I was the Houston extras casting director for
the Billy Bob Thornton movie FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, producer by Oscar-winner Brian
Grazer, based on the book by H.G. Bissinger. We successfully accomplished
approximately 10,000 man days of extras for the shoot.
STARSHIP COMICS I am starting a small comic book company. Visit www.starshipcomics.com for more details. The website is currently under construction. My goal is to publish my unproduced screenplays in comic book form, including ALLIGATOR MAN and THE BARBER. Our first title is WHEN THE DEAD GO BOWLING, which will be a horror anthology series much like TALES FROM THE CRYPT and the original HOUSE OF SECRETS. The first story in WDGB will be FREEZER BURN and is currently being illustrated by Doug Smith. The preliminary cover art for the first issue can now be viewed at www.starshipcomics.com
NOBRANDCON 2004 was a huge success. Visit www.nobrandcon.com for more details.
IMDB.COM Look up my credits on the Internet
My independent film Laughing Boy is available on DVD! LAUGHING BOY won MOST ORIGINAL FEATURE at the New York Int'l Independent Film & Video Festival, a Grand Jury Award at the Bare Bones Intl Film Festival, and Honorable Mention for the Indie Spirit award at the Planet Indie Film Festival in Toronto as well as Best Filmmaker in an Acting Role at the Bare Bones Film Festival. Please consider buying a copy - the DVD has lots of cool features, like more music, actors' auditions and storyboards. People seem to really dig the DVD. Get it at Amazon.com or buy it directly from us. www.grisaffi.com/laughingboy.html -- if you've already seen Laughing Boy, please rate it at www.imdb.com
Death and a Salesman My short film Death and a Salesman is available on DVD! My film, along with 21 other short films and videos, can be found on The Indieclub.com Collection of Short Films, Volume 1. Go to http://www.indieclub.com/dvd.asp for a list of films and ordering instruction. Thank you for supporting independent filmmaking!
I often have goodies on eBay. Click here to see if I have any auctions currently running. I often have vintage video game items for sale.
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FEATURE FILMS - Principal Roles
|Walking Distance||Daniel||Dir. Mel House|
|Zombiefied||Joshua||Dir. Todd Cook|
|Warning: Parental Advisory (VH-1)||Rock Fan||Dir. Mark S. Waters|
|Too Legit: The M.C. Hammer Story (VH-1)||Video Director||Dir. Artie Mandelberg|
|Hell Swarm (aka MK Ultra)||Head in the Bag (Featured)||Dir. Tim Matheson|
|Jack Everyman||Larry (co-star)||Dir. Larry Czach|
|Dreams in the Attic||Uncle Herb||Dir. Bob Willems|
|Laughing Boy||Cody MacKenzie||Dir. Brazil J. Grisaffi|
|Armadillo!||Comedian||Dir. Soodabeh Babcock|
|Scandalous Behavior||Obnoxious Man||Dir. James Hong|
|Who Killed Johnny Love?||Bar Man||Dir. Randy Salazar|
|The Kangaroo||Lt. Alfred Caldoroni||Dir. Don Okolo|
|Gravely Speaking||Brian Stevens (Lead)||Dir. Brian Simon|
|Someone Special||Attorney||Dir. Soodabeh Babcock|
|Fine Line||Paramedic #2||Dir. Tony Lopresti|
|Lethal Orbit||Militia Soldier #3||Dir. Paul Glickler|
SHORT FILMS - Partial List
|Jon Wuz Here||Graffiti Addict||Dir. Eddie Rodriguez|
|Director's Cut||Filmmaker (Lead)||Dir. Clayton Miller||Visionary Films, LLC|
|The Scream||Orderly (Featured)||Dir. Trudy Davis||University of Southern California|
|The Queue||Four-Up (Lead)||Dir. Allan Jackson||University of St. Thomas|
|Date with Death||Co-Star||Dir. Alex Saenz||Houston Media Source|
|Redemption||Marc (Lead)||Dir. Mark Whitecar||Emerson College|
|The Sex Maniac||The Doctor (Featured)||Dir. Michelle Baker||Cal State Long Beach|
FEATURES - Behind the Camera - Partial List
|Dead of Knight||Producer/Director||Starship Films LLC||2007|
|Love and Mary||Extras Casting Director||Ranch House Productions||2006|
|Friday Night Lights||Extras Casting Director||Universal Studios||2004|
|Paradise, Texas||Extras Casting Director||On the Rocks, LP||2004|
|The Way She Moves||Extras Casting Director||Charter Films/VH-1||2001|
|Beyond the Prairie, Part 2||Extras Casting Director||CBS Productions||2001|
|Lone Star State of Mind||Extras Casting Director||Mind State Productions/SONY||2001|
|At Any Cost||Extras Casting Director||Charter Films/VH-1||2000|
|Hell Swarm||Extras Casting Director||Charter Films/UPN||1999|
|Laughing Boy||Producer/Director||Toxic Monkey Productions||1998-99|
|Scandalous Behavior||First Assistant Director
|Who Killed Johnny Love?||Assistant Director||RJS Productions||1998|
|Primary Colors||Extras Casting Asst.||Universal Studios||1997|
|Starship Troopers||Extras Casting Asst.||Tri-Star/Disney||1996|
|Don't Look Back||Production Asst.||HBO||1996|
|The Evening Star||Extras Casting Asst.||Paramount||1995|
|Tin Cup||Extras Casting Asst.||Warner Bros.||1995|
COMMERCIALS & MISC (partial list)
complete list of commercials available upon request
|Vodafone (Germany)`||Casting Director||RunUp||2007|
|University General Hospital||Casting Director||TV & P||2007|
|Luby's||Extras Casting Director||VT2||2007|
|Citgo: Take Me Out to the Ballgame||Extras Casting Director||Switch, Inc||2006|
|Kemah Boardwalk||Casting Director||TV & P||2006|
|The Aquarium Restaurant||Casting Director||TV & P||2006|
|American Express "Andy Roddick vs. Pong"||Extras Casting Director||Smuggler Films||2005|
|Renault Megane||Extras Casting Director||2005|
|Houston Chronicle||Real People Casting||Rives-Carlberg||2004|
|McDonald's Hong Kong w/ Yao Ming||Casting Director||2004|
|Prilosec (unaired Super Bowl commercial)||Extras Casting Director||Backyard Films||2003|
|M.A.D.D. Dudeasaurus||Voice Casting Director||Stone Soup||2001|
|Cosmic Cadets Animated Demo||Voice Casting Director||Teamwork Prods.||1998|
|Tylian Tales Animated Demo||Voice Casting Director||Teamwork Prods.||1998|
|Publisher's Clearing House (Super Bowl 97)||Extras Casting Director||Endorphin Films||1997|
THEATER - Partial List
|The Art of Murder||Johnny Gopher||Illusionist Productions|
|Hotel Desolado||Jesse Barker (Lead)||The Electric Theater|
|Dracula||Jonathan Harker||Country Playhouse|
|Shock of Recognition||Herb Miller||Country Playhouse|
|West of Pecos||Cayo Claiborne||Fort Bend Theater|
|Babes in Toyland||Alan (Lead)||Fort Bend Theater|
|Beauty and the Beast||Beast||Fort Bend Theater|
|Arsenic and Old Lace||Officer Brophy||Fort Bend Theater|
|Wizard of Oz||King of the Winged Monkeys||Fort Bend Theater|
|Androcles and the Lion||The Captain||Fort Bend Theater|
|Pocketful of Rhymes||Company Member||Actors Theater of Houston|
|Low Bid||C.C. Martin (Lead)||McKinnon & Menzel|
|Alice in Wonderland||Mad Hatter||Company Onstage|
Produced and directed the feature film "Laughing Boy"
WINNER - Most Original Feature, New York Int'l Independent Film & Video Festival 2000
WINNER - Grand Jury Award: Best Filmmaker in an Acting Role, Bare Bones Film Fest 2001
WINNER - Best Click Pop - Clickflick.tv Global Online New Media Festival
Honorable Mention - Indie Spirit Award, Planet Indie Film Festival 2000
Official Selection - IndieKino Independent Film Festival 2000
Screening - UncommonCon, Irving TX 2000
Screening - Bad Dog Comedy Theater, Austin TX 2001
Official Selection - Durango Film Festival 2001
Additional screenings: Club Moomba (Los Angeles), C-Kon, Nobrandcon, among others....
Produced, directed and wrote short film "Death and a Salesman"
Television: Produced, directed and wrote segments for "Video Workshop," KUHT-TV, Channel 8
Theater: Directed "Aladdin" at Fort Bend Theater. Nominated for best FBT show of 1993.
|Stan & Lou Advertising, Inc.||Account Coordinator||Nov 1994 - May 1995|
|Pierpont Communications, Inc.||PR Intern||Sept 1994 - Nov 1994|
|David Berman Films||Intern||Aug 1993 - Dec 1993|
|Championship Sports Memorabilia||Assistant Manager||Sept 1990 - June 1991|
|Latest and Greatest Video #27||Assistant Manager||July 1988 - Jan 1990|
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