Sorry I’m late with the Friday Hall of Famers from last week. This whole “living in isolation” we’re going through may have been par for the course for this sedentarianist, the reason has not been and it’s kind of overwhelming at times. (I’m fine, by the way; I hope you all are as well.)
So let’s kick this off.
For March we’re celebrating the League of Themselves, those celebrities who play their own fictional televersions in TV series. And this week we’re going with....
In fact, we’re inducting two Kid Rocks – the one from the main Toobworld and the animated one from the Tooniverse.
Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, and actor. In a career spanning 30 years, Rock's musical style alternates between rock, hip hop, and country. A multi-instrumentalist, he has overseen his own production on nine of his eleven studio albums.
Kid Rock started his professional music career as a self-taught rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast in 1990 on Jive Records; his subsequent independent releases The Polyfuze Method (1993) and Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp (1996) saw him developing a more distinctive style which was fully realized on his 1998 album Devil Without a Cause (1998), his breakthrough album, which sold 14 million copies. Devil Without a Cause and his subsequent album, Cocky (2001), were noted for blending elements of hip hop, country, rock and heavy metal. Starting with his 2010 album Born Free, the country music style has dominated his musical direction. He has not rapped on his albums since the 2003 album Kid Rock, with the exception of one track each on Rock n Roll Jesus (2007) and Sweet Southern Sugar (2017).
One acting job which I'm not going to play fast and loose with is his appearance in:
-Nobody Says I Love You (2005)
He is credited as the Delivery Man and is just a citizen of Toobworld who bears an uncanny resemblance to Kid Rock. (However... had I been in need of another appearance as himself to qualify, I could have made the claim he was doing a side gig. I don't know; maybe his career wasn't going so well at the time. Luckily we're covered.)
Here are the roles which do qualify him in both fictional universes.....
- Charlie's Angels or Too Pooped to Pop (2005)
- Hold This (2005)
- Alec Baldwin/Coldplay (2001)
- Jackie Chan/Kid Rock (2000)
- All Access (2006)
- Minimum Viable Product (2014)
And now we slide over into the other universe....
- Kill the Alligator and Run (2000)
- The Fat and the Furious (2002)
- You Only Lick Twice (2003)
Enjoy your time in the Hall…..