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Abnormal Use Blog Sits Down for Interview With Jackie Chiles of 'Seinfeld'

I don't quite get the connection between the Abnormal Use blog ("An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog)" and faux-but-über attorney Jackie Chiles from "Seinfeld" but who really cares? A big round of applause, please, for Abnormal Use author Kevin Couch, who somehow scored an interview with Phil Morris, the actor who played the role of Chiles in six "Seinfeld" episodes.

The interview addresses numerous topics with Morris beyond his legendary work as Chiles, including his upcoming projects, his love of superhero comic books, his influences as an actor, yada yada yada. But this isn't Superhero Blog Watch, so let's stay focused on Chiles, shall we? Some of the highlights from the interview:

  • The Jackie Chiles character -- out of action since the "Seinfeld" finale in 1998 -- is currently experiencing a bit of a revival, as Morris recently helped create a series of videos reprising the role for the Funny or Die website. Two of the new videos have have already been posted to the site, and three more are coming soon (see one of the new ones below).

 

  • Morris' portrayal of Chiles is a combination of many men he grew up with, including his father (actor Greg Morris), his Uncle Phil, and, of course, Johnnie Cochran.
  • Morris grew up going to the same barbershop as Cochran, and had many opportunities as a kid to watch Cochran "come in and pontificate on everything from the Raiders moving to L.A. to any of the number of egregious acts of civil unrest." Morris says Cochran loved the Chiles character and found it "very flattering - at first."
  • The University of Utah has a Jackie Chiles Law Society!

Read the entire Abnormal Use interview with Phil Morris here.

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 7, 2010 at 11:11 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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