A Chat with Actor & Writer Jim Piddock - Caught with My Pants Down and Other Tales from a Life in Hollywood!
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This week on The Entertainment Engine we welcome Jim Piddock. Jim is an actor, writer, and producer, who began his career on the stage in England, before emigrating to the U.S. in his early twenties. 

He made his theatrical debut in the U.S. in “The Boy’s Own Story”, a one-man show about a soccer goalkeeper, at the Julian Theatre in San Francisco. The show was an instant success with critics and audiences, winning Jim the Bay Area Critics’ Best Actor Award. The show was then produced Off-Broadway and he quickly gained the attention of the New York theatre scene. That same year (1982), he was cast in Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” by George C. Scott, who directed/starred in the revival, which also featured Nathan Lane, Christine Lahti, Dana Ivey, and Kate Burton. 

After replacing Frank Langella in “Design For Living” at the Circle-In-The-Square theatre, he moved to Los Angeles and has since appeared in a long succession of tv shows, such as “The Tracey Ullman Show”, “Coach”, “Max Headroom”, “The Twilight Zone”, “Murder She Wrote”, “Mad About You”, “Angel”, “ER”, “Friends”, “Crossing Jordan”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Lost”, “Monk”, “Without A Trace”, “Dollhouse”, “Party Down”, “Law And Order: LA”, “Castle”, “Two And A Half Men”, “Children’s Hospital”, “Mom”, “The Royals”, and “The Grinder”.


"DRY AS A BONE, LETHAL AS A RAPIER. COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. GREAT READ" - Ian McShane

“JIM HAS A BIG HEART AND A SHARP WIT AND BOTH ARE ON DISPLAY IN THE PAGES OF THIS BOOK. SO F*CKING READ IT.” - Seth Myers

 "A HILARIOUS AND OCCASIONALLY TEAR-JERKING READ. A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO AN ACTOR/WRITER'S LIFE. I LOVED IT." - Geoff Thomas MBE

Caught With My Pants Down - https://jimpiddock.com/

Available March 23, 2022

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