Pinchot Fact Sheet
fans use to write to Bronson in the late 1980's, his office would send out
a one-sheet, two page FAQ sheet with the following information on it)
Because it would be
impossible to respond individually to the hundreds of letters that come in, a
fact sheet has been compiled covering the questions most often asked about
Bronson Pinchot, star of PERFECT STRANGERS, by interested fans.
PINCHOT - Fact Sheet
YOU AND MARK LINN-BAKER FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE?
We quote Bronson:
"Yes, Mark is my friend in real life. We invent games and play them
over near the snack table and behind the set. Sometimes we're right in the
middle of one (as we prepare to make an entrance into the apartment for a scene)
when the director yells, "Action!", and that's why, when we walk in
together, one or both of us is still giggling."
ENCOURAGED YOU TO GO INTO ACTING?
While attending Yale
University, Bronson was a hit in the campus production of Shakespeare's AS YOU
LIKE IT. As Bronson puts it: "I was encouraged to go into acting by
the head of the undergraduate theatre at Yale in 1978 or so. Then once he
got me into his class, he did his best to discourage me . . . after which point
I motivated myself."
YOU WERE NOT AN ACTOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
illustrator. Drawing was Bronson's first love.
DO YOU GET THE VESTS BALKI WEARS?
While in Greece a
few years ago, Bronson purchased some fabrics there. Many of the vests and
other apparel for Balki are made up by the show's costume designer using these
YOU REALLY TALK THAT WAY?
Of all the
questions, this one comes up most often. No, Bronson does not talk that
way. Pinchot is an American born in the U.S.A. (New York City). He
speaks the unaccented English of Southern California where he was raised from
the age of three. The "Myposian" accent he uses on PERFECT
STRANGERS was created by Bronson specifically for his portrayal of Balki.
ARE YOUR FAVORITE FOODS?
Fresh fruits, fresh
vegetables, a little chicken and fish. To quote Bronson: "I don't eat
anything highly processed . . . no white flour or refined sugar, or any dairy
products except goat cheese to which I have a psychological attachment. No
caffeine or alcohol . . . I've never had alcohol or drugs." Bronson
does not smoke.
KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
primarily, some opera, Mozart, classical.
YOU HAVE A TWIN BROTHER? ON YOUR PEPSI COMMERCIAL, THERE IS ANOTHER PERSON
WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU.
Bronson does not
have a twin brother. The other person in the Pepsi commercial is Bronson's
younger brother, Justin, who people say resembles him.
YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERS?
Bronson has one
older brother, one younger brother and a younger sister.
Bronson is not
married. To quote him: "I'm not married and don't intend to be until
three key projects are in the can . . . "
YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
He has a canary that
sings beautifully, for which Bronson named him Gabriel.
THERE A BRONSON PINCHOT FAN CLUB?
Bronson does not
encourage fan clubs simply because sometimes the fans are exploited.
Autographed photos and information may be obtained by the fans themselves
through writing as you have, without having to pay fan club fees. Says
Bronson: "There is no Bronson Pinchot fan club except the one-woman version
known as Bronson's mother which has been in existence since he was born.
Further membership is not tolerated by the incumbent."
YOU HAVE A HOBBY?
Bronson is a serious
collector of 18th and 19th century Scandinavian painted furniture.
ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?
Victor Hugo, Thomas Hardy, Homer, William Shakespeare.
Books include Les
Miserable, Notre Dame de Paris, Tess of the D'Ubervilles, The
Iliad, The Odyssey, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations,
MYPOS AN ACTUAL PLACE?
No, Mypos is an
imaginary island supposedly located in the Mediterranean, created for the show,
PERFECT STRANGERS. It is pronounced MEE-POSE.
ARE YOUR FAVORITE EPISODES OF PERFECT STRANGERS?
So far, Bronson's
favorites are: "Baking Bibibabkas," "Plumbing" and
"Going to the Gym."
ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS, TV SHOWS, ACTORS, ACTRESSES
COLORS: Blue and
ACTORS: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, Spencer Tracy
ACTRESSES: Meryl Streep, Greta Garbo, Shirley Temple
TV SHOW: "I Love Lucy"
LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SHOOT AN EPISODE OF PERFECT STRANGERS?
It takes only one
hour and a half to shoot an episode but 30-40 hours to rehearse it so we can
shoot it "live."
CAN WE GET TICKETS FOR THE FILMING OF PERFECT STRANGERS?
Write to: Lorimar
Telepictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Attn: Ticket Requests, PERFECT STRANGERS)
THANK YOU AND BEST
WISHES TO YOU ALL.