I thought I’d try to get a few more names to faces here:
Burl Ives Fan: This extra has a small speaking role at the end of “Viewer Letter” in the Robert Blake show (Eddie Murphy dispelling that he hates white people like his Tyrone Green character).
Hallway Blondes: Right at the beginning of the Drew Barrymore show, these two extras get a few seconds of airtime before Brad Hall and Joe Piscopo enter the scene.
Garage Band drummer: The bearded guy. (Hey Late Show fans, that’s Tom “Bones” Malone with the bass!) [Addendum: Identified! He's Malone's personal assistant Barry Nicholls]
Guest singers, 11/05/88: The SNL Band would occasionally have a guest musician sitting in with them, and normally they would be acknowledged during the goodnights, or at least credited with the SNL Band personnel. I’ve been trying to identify them for a long time now.
As part of my research for the SNL Archives, I go through old episodes to see if I can identify writers, crew, and various other production staff, especially if they are used prominently in sketches. I was wondering if anyone reading can confirm the identities of some of these staffers:
Nerdy writer guy: seen in the cold opening of Howard Hesseman / Men At Work (original air 10/23/1982). If I had to guess out of anyone on the writing staff it would be Tracy Torme but I can’t say for sure if it is him. [ADDENDUM: Identified! It's writer Paul Barrosse.]
Grey-haired lady: seen prominently in season 2 (particularly in Hollywood Bingo as “Joanie” who “eats food”). I’ve spotted her around other sketches; I believe that’s her in the Fred Willard cold opening as the uncomfortable woman sitting next to Bill Murray as Honker, and I’ve even seen her in the Hesseman cold opening that the “nerdy writer” cap comes from. [ADDENDUM: Identified! It's costume designer Karen Roston]
Ski Lodge extras: there’s a prominent extra playing Vicky Lazlo (top picture, far left with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy), but she doesn’t have lines. [Addendum: Identified! It's talent executive Laurie Zaks] There are two that have lines, though: “But, Rick, what about Vail?” (middle picture, standing in background) and “But Rick, what about Sun Valley?” (bottom picture, in purple).
This is not really important by any stretch of the imagination, but I figured I’d throw the questions out there.
I help Joel, the webmaster of the SNL Archives, with basic fact-finding and identification for his site. A lot of what I’ve done in the past is identifying smaller parts that are usually played by the show’s writers and miscellaneous production staff, but sometimes there are prominent roles in shows that I can’t put a name to a face. Perhaps the most frustrating one of these is the guy who played Orgasm Guy’s (Rob Schneider) French cousin in the Heather Locklear show from May 1994. Here’s his picture:
If anyone can identify this person, please let me know.