Did you catch the Red Carpet Premiere of the Joel Reisig feature, “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” on Friday? It appeared at the Emagine Novi and played to a sold-out house.
Perhaps you recognized a SAG-AFTRA actor that played as Dean Caine’s partner Tex. Together they appeared as private bounty hunters. This character actor has appeared in some 40 different movies, and has traveled the continental United States, from Michigan to Louisiana to do so.
Normally appearing as a heavy and more normally a character who is killed in the course of the movie, he has worked with actors Robert De Niro, Milla Jovovich, Nicolas Cage, Brian Dennehy, Sylvester Stallone, Dean Cain, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and other actors, under the direction of directors such as Joel Reisig, Lance Kawas, Tommy Brunswick, John Curran, Tom Hines, Dennis Janiske, Michael Justice, Mikael Håfström, Paul Schrader, and Robert Butler.
This role in “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” seemed to be a departure for him.
His name is Tevis Marcum.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tevis studied radio/television at the Specs School of Broadcast Arts. He has worked as a bass player, actor, stunt man, and voice-over artist,
Meet Tevis Marcum.
Even though it’s not as easy as when we had the tax incentives I enjoy traveling around the country to the different states and filming and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Lol… that would be tough to do as I have been fortunate enough to work in movies with Robert De Niro, Milla Jovovich Nicolas Cage, Brian Dennehy, Sylvester Stallone, Dean Cain etc…the list goes on. And that’s the part of my journey that is the “richest” …those are my memories and having that, I’ll never forget those times!… But “Escape Plan” where I did really nothing but background stunt fighting and it’s uncredited I get a lot of notoriety for, People seem to see it alot because they play it on TV all the time. That was filmed when I was living in New Orleans, I spent 16 days on that set and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity where Arnold Schwarzenegger came up to me while I was sitting by myself on a picnic table. He asked if he could sit down. Of course I said, “yes!” and then for the next 20-25 minutes proceeded to have a great conversation with the man. I could not believe it. So that’s obviously a big highlight.
New Orleans is where I also filmed the two episodes of “Treme.” That was on HBO. “Dog Eat Dog” with Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe was so exciting just to be talking back and forth as we were blocking our scenes as we had known each other forever. Both were very kind to me!! I had to get my hair cut and head shaved bald lol.. but that was also humbling because I had seven lines dialogue with Nicholas cut down to a a grunt in the groan. Hahaha!! Still one of my favorite gigs that one was filmed in Cleveland.
But I’d have to say the one that stands out the most to me is one that was filmed near Flint here in Michigan called “Alleged” The director Tom Hines knew my mom was sick and invited her to see my last day of filming as I had done a few weeks on the project, but that man the Director Tom Hines invited my mother on set not really even knowing her just so she could watch me, her son, film his last scene for the movie. It absolutely made her day and she was so proud of me. She died few years later but that event and the way he was to me stands out as a highlight. You know what i mean? ..nothing to do with anything but just showing good human compassion! So that definitely sticks out as one of my favorite gigs>
That one in the middle is from a parent’s worst nightmare the other two are from love a mortal
I have been very lucky and fortunate in that area that while I may never make the big time I’ve got great memories I’m working alongside some of the most well-known people but every time I managed to keep myself together hahaha.
It’s weird. I don’t think I am either, but when I meet someone I go,” wow this is so surreal!” I think to myself, but I don’t usually have time to watch things as I’m busy doing my own thing having been a musician and actor. I’m doing things. I’m not sitting around watching movies and TV. In fact, of those that you mentioned the only thing I’ve even seen is “The Walking Dead,” and that’s because the wife likes to watch it. When football season’s over I watch it with her. However as I get older I am finding more and more time to watch. Hahaha!
What was the first thing you learned as an actor while set?
I wouldn’t throw myself on the sward saying otherwise I totally agree I mean I can name a bunch of people around here who are just absolutely outstanding actors, directors, producers. People get things done. Harley Wallen I have yet to be lucky enough to work with him, but you can just see this is a man that gets things done. Same with people like Joel Paul Paul Reisig, as well Robert Butler. I think our acting community is just as full of talent as Michigan is full of great music and people who came from here out there making music
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