Monday, July 25, 2005

Update II: Oz character

Thanks to a shrewd Cellar reader, we are closer to putting this one to bed. Jason says,"Hopefully, I can end all this speculation. This is an actor by the name of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. He played Simon Adebisi on the HBO series Oz. In fact, Duncan made mention of the series in his blog, saying something to the effect of Oz not being as realistic as another prison movie."

Well now. Jason- thank you! A look through Adewale's various still images from his work convinces me, yet I've also asked the actor just for confirmation.

If anyone finds the original image (a still from a scene? promo image?) please let me know.


Update: Is This Someone's Child?

I received word back from Mr. Ken Foree, the actor who some of the Cellar Dwellers thought might be the face in this image shown in Duncan's "Reality" video.

His reply, short & sweet:
"No that is not me."
So Fahgeddabouddit.

18 comments:

"Weiner" said...

Damn, I was kinda hoping it was him. I really hate that picture, just toooo real.

Anonymous said...

this whole thing creeps me out. Duncan needs to be put down like a rabbid dog.

Capt. Fantastic said...

Due Process, grasshopper. Due Process...

Anonymous said...

Do you know any dentists who could look at the photo? It looks to me like the young man has a full set of adult teeth, so that would give some clue about his age. Also, the teeth are so perfect, I wonder if he's had orthodontia. If he has and the braces are already off, I'd guess he would have to be at least in his mid-teens?

I agree, it's totally creepy, especially knowing that Duncan took snuff pictures of the Groene children.

Bridey said...

He's probably < older > but doesn't look his age.Could be a mini version of his boyfriend from prison, Big Al. This guy has an earring and his eyebrows are shaven right off. I think he's gay. If so, Duncan and he might have met one night. The look in his eyes, is something I've never seen an actor convey. It looks like pure fear.

Anonymous said...

This face reminds me of the faces seen in the back of a dealer of hot peppers truck here in the Kansas City area. It also looks like the faces in the tv game show STREET SMARTS.

Anonymous said...

The photo (to me) looks more like ANGER...But I am sure I have seen this photo before. How many of you have fallen for the ol' "look closely in this photo to see if you can see what's out of place" email..You've read the ghostly email - *insert tranquil music here*, you're scouring the screen looking for details in the photo and then you hear the deafening scream and suddenly up pops the photo of this guy - or someone similiar...And you about jump out of your skin?!? That's who this guy looks like.

Jason said...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Hopefully, I can end all this speculation. This is an actor by the name of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. He played Simon Adebisi on the HBO series Oz. In fact, Duncan made mention of the series in his blog, saying something to the effect of Oz not being as realistic as another prison movie.

Ronda said...

i thought he looked so familar. I watched every oz episoide. He was also in Congo, and in the mummy returns i believe.

JoJoFox said...

Thank you Jason !

Anonymous said...

Just wondering when you are going to have some more content up.

Capt. Fantastic said...

Jason said: "Hopefully, I can end all this speculation. This is an actor by the name of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. He played Simon Adebisi on the HBO series Oz. In fact, Duncan made mention of the series in his blog, saying something to the effect of Oz not being as realistic as another prison movie.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:10:36 AM "
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:D Thanks so much, Jason. I'm looking through image galleries of him, starting with OZ, to locate that image. (I also asked the actor for his response just to be certain.)

The teeth look right in some images I've seen, the earring, the eyebrows... IMDB doesn't have much in the way of images, but links to his other work where we can look...

I appreciate it, I think you're right on for this ID.

Capt. Fantastic said...

Also, those interested in finding the image along with me, if you're looking through a google image search, try different combinations of his name.

Capt. Fantastic said...

Anon said: "Just wondering when you are going to have some more content up."
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Today. :)

Bridey said...

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/550/1324
/320/screamingpersonsmaller1.gif

http://www.reelimagesmagazine.com/images/
reelfeatures/feature1/a_agbaje.jpg

Similar, but I wish there was a smoking gun. The teeth in the a video are nice and straight. In the second link, the teeth of Adewale, have a space and aren't that great. Maybe it is him and he just wore a prosthetic for TV?

Capt. Fantastic said...

Thanks Bridey!

I am not a TV watcher, so I don't know if the screaming pic looks like his character on HBO's "Oz." It doesn't seem to match his characters' looks in his other movies.

He actually looks older to me in the "Oz" images, though I suspect Duncan would have used an image from the show, no?

Jason, are you here? Can you post a "smoking gun" to back up your comment? You seemed so sure...

And the e-mail address I had for Mr. Akinnuoye-Agbaje bounced back to me as not a real e-mail address. :/

Jason said...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

While I am positive that this person is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, I do not believe that this particular graphic will be found on the internet.

I believe that this is a screen capture from an OZ DVD. My opinion is based on a few factors: Image Resolution, Joe Duncan being a Photoshop / PaintShop user, Being a fan of the OZ series myself, and Duncan's video obsession.

While I do not know this for a fact, my research leads me to beleive that Duncan had more than enough knowledge to capture a DVD screenshot, and perform some simple image manipulation to remove the background. My fellow Photoshoppers out there will back me up, as to how easily this is accomplished.

Anonymous said...

Season one. Oz. DVD. Right after Beecher was done singing in the talent show. Adebisi laughing and cheering like the mad man he is making that exact face. Go watch and pause...

Now looking at the TV which is on pause and has Adebisi making the same exact face.

He is hatless. Earring is visible as well.

Was going to use my name... Joey, but I haven't received an email letting me in this place yet.