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WSRE Presents Michael Papajohn Discusses His Storied Acting Career on Conversations with Jeff Weeks May 2

Pensacola, Fla. — Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. on WSRE, "Conversations with Jeff Weeks" welcomes actor Michael Papajohn. A Birmingham, Alabama native, Papajohn discusses how he went from playing baseball at Louisiana State University to appearing in some of Hollywood's biggest action movies. In this candid interview, Papajohn talks about how technology is changing the movie business and affecting the way actors get jobs. He also shares some insight into being a successful actor.

In 1987, Everybody's All-American (1988) came to shoot in Baton Rouge while Papajohn was attending Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship. Michael was chosen as Dennis Quaid's stunt double for the football scenes. After a number of other stunt jobs, he has gone on to become an actor in a number of memorable roles such as the carjacker who killed Peter Parker's Uncle Ben in Spiderman, Guard Papajohn in The Longest Yard, Megan Fox's father in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and in an odd turn of events, Michael was actually sent to the hospital for treatment after Cameron Diaz kicked him in the jaw while filming Charlie's Angels.

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