The Bill

Introducing Jesse Heiman, the world’s greatest extra

Somebody, somewhere, described the extra good extra I posted the other day as a human Wilhelm Scream. If you don’t know what the Wilhelm Scream is you can read this post (or watch the video).

I did a little bit more digging. Turns out his name is Jesse Heiman. And he has more than 56 pretty awesome TV and movie credits to his name.

Here are some articles at Salon, Slashfilm, and the Daily Mail that will help you come to terms with just how incredible this guy is.

He’s a modern day Vic Gallucci – the extra on the Bill who became so much a part of the furniture that he became DC Tom Baker. The Bill used the same group of extras so often they called them all TREV (Totally Reliable Extra Veteran). But more awesome because of the string of titles on his resume. This sort of dedication deserves recognition.

Saturday night television

We’re having a night in tonight. Tomorrow night we’re heading up the Paluma range to the much celebrated Hidden Valley Cabins. Australia’s first carbon neutral, solar powered tourism operator. I guess staying there is like buying a carbon indulgence. We should probably turn the aircon down a couple of degrees. We’ve got friends coming to town from Sydney and I’m taking Monday off. That will be nice. 

I have left my coffee machine on all day – so that’s churned out the carbon. 

My sermon is done. I think. I haven’t printed it yet so there’s always time for revisions. Robyn is playing poker on Facebook – and for some reason two of us playing simultaneously seems to kill its performance. .

So I find myself faced with Saturday’s incredibly lacklustre lineup of television programming. I remember a time when Saturday was the be all and end all of TV scheduling. I am probably biased in Saturday’s favour base on my parent’s obsession with The Bill.

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