So I go to a lot of film festivals, meet a lot of filmmakers and film fans, and I'm often asked if I'm in the industry. My answer is always "No. I'm just a fan. I'm actually a physicist working in medical imaging. I take pictures of gamma rays for a living". All of that is absolutely true.
However, back in college I did appear as an extra in the independent very low-budget feature film "Green Eggs and Hamlet". I was part of an angry mob that chanted, "Laertes should be our sire! That is what we now desire!" I've since heard rumor that this movie (which is very, very low budget, and I had nothing to do with anything but my line) has become something of a cult hit among high school English teachers who use it as a treat/study aid when teaching Hamlet to their class.
I also starred in a short film by my friend Mike Medaglia. I played a child molester in his student film "Playmates", which you can see here (Quicktime required). For the record, my co-star playing the little girl is less than a year younger than I am, she just looks really young. And also for the record, I am horribly embarrassed by my terrible, inhibited acting. I was trying to look lecherous, and I really didn't know how. All I can say is, if I had it to do over again, I'd just shove my hand down my pants.