We all know the story of a certain home defense specialist, Mr. Kevin McCallister and the documentary they filmed about his life and times titled "Home Alone", but what about the unsung hero of this film? The outstanding deliverer of za who believed he was taking a bullet in order to deliver a box of delicious perfection to a small child who just wanted a freakin' cheese pizza. What happened to the heroic actor who played the Little Nero's Pizza guy?
This iconic food service character was played by D. Danny Warhol aka Dan Charles Zukoski to perfection. When watching Home Alone, you really believe he was a true pizza delivery person. He was that good! So, since I have been so taken by this performance for decades, I decided to do some digging and found out that D. Danny had roles in some other iconic films!
He was the "Teen in Red Sweater at Party" in Poltergeist III (1988), a "Stadium Fan" in Red Heat (1988), "Train Passenger" in Backdraft (1991), a "High School Student" in Beverly Hillbillies (1993), "Engineering Crewman Running in Hallway" on Star Trek: Generations (1994) & Star Trek: First Contact (1996), a "Power Corp Member" in Double Dragon (1994), a "Vampire" in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), "White Guy #3" in The Pest (1997) and a "Toy Factory Worker" in Monkeybone (2001)! With 64 acting credits in his career spanning 3 decades, this is just a sample of what this guy has done! That is a crazy amount of range for one actor, but who can forget his nerdy recurring performance as Irwin Consodine in the original Saved by the Bell series!
Although these are all fantastic roles in solid movies, nothing will ever touch the greatness that Warhol achieved with his acting chops as the Pizza Delivery Guy in Home Alone. He is a large part of one of the highest grossing comedies of all-time and no one can take that from him. According to his IMDB web page, Warhol has not acted in a film since the 2004 short film "Forever is a Long, Long time" where he played a bowling alley patron. Will we ever see the legendary D. Danny Warhol act again? I have heard rumors that he has been working at a pizza place in the Chicago area a a manager.
I have also heard he works at a home improvement store, but I'm just going to keep checking the background characters in the next few big budget blockbusters I watch hoping to see him pop up! Okay enough of this gooey sh... Show of emotion! Who's hungry for a lovely cheese pizza delivered fresh from Little Nero's Pizza? Don't forget to tip!
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