Tonight, at 10:30pm, on the DIY Network (Comcast 121-Baltimore City), Broson Pinchot appears in a much different role than that of Balki Bartokomous (Perfect Strangers), Serge (Beverly Hills Cop), or Alfred Schultz (The Flamingo Kid).
Tonight, February 11th, is the premiere of The Bronson Pinchot Project. On this new show, Pinchot is doing what he does best (in Pennsylvania) — and he's sharing it with us. My first thought after reading about the series was, Well, of course not, don't be ridiculous!
Go figure. Pinchot as a historian and restorationist? Sounds odd at first blush, but I've set my DVR to record every episode. I have a feeling this series is going to be great fun.
Here are a few facts about Bronson Pinchot that I'll bet you don't know. Pinchot:
- son of a typist and a bookbinder, was born in New York City
- was raised in southern California
- attended South Pasadena High School where he was number one in his class and valedictorian
- attended Yale University on a full scholarship
- graduated from Yale's Morse College magna cum laude
- became a Freemason in 2002*
- appeared in six episodes of the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless
- is intensely interested in ancient Greek sculputre
- is an excellent singer, appeared in Sondheim reviews with Carol Burnett.
Visit Bronson Pinchot's website to learn more and then watch the show tonight. I can't promise that you'll see the Dance of Joy, but I can promise that you'll be entertained and learn a thing or two along the way.
Break a leg, Bro. Bronson!
*By virtue of a dispensation granted by the R.W. Grand Master, the three degrees were conferred on actor Bronson Pinchot in Harford Lodge No. 445, Hop Bottom, in December. Bro. Pinchot has been in films since he appeared as the comical gallery
assistant in "Beverly Hills Cop" in 1984. Through the years, he has appeared in feature film roles, generally amusing, except not funny as the villain of the 1995 Stephen King TV miniseries, "The Langoliers." Pictured are (l-r): Front -- Bro. Pinchot; Robert H. Benson, P.M., Treas. of Freedom Lodge No. 328, Thompson, who conferred the Fellow Craft Degree; and Martin W. Migliori, D.D.G.M., 15th Masonic District. Rear Johnnie A. Florance, P.M., then-W.M. of Bluestone Lodge No. 338, Great Bend, who conferred the Master Mason's Degree; Eugene R. Graves, P.M., Sec., Canawacta Lodge No. 360, who conferred the Entered Apprentice Degree; Ralph Jenkins, W.M., Harford Lodge; and Dieter G. Dauber, P.D.D.G.M.