Today I want to spotlight one of the amazing talents we have here at TGO. A man I am proud to know, Mike Zippy.
This is some of the earliest known footage of Mike dancing. When he was four years old, Mike hid away on a cargo ship bound for California. He knew this was his golden ticket to stardom.
Mike’s big break came when he landed the role of a lifetime. This unknown child prodigy would walk into an open casting call, and dance away with the part of AC Slater on the hit tv series Saved By The Bell.
This is where I met Mike for the first time. We worked on set for three years together. He was the star of the show. I was head of backstage catering. We became very close friends. Mike would come over every day to my work area to hang between shooting. He would playfully yell stuff at me like “Hey ass-hat, you burned my fucking bagel!” Then he would throw it in my face. This happened daily for years. I saved every bagel Mike ever threw at me. They are in baggies in my freezer. I wrote the date on each one, and the exact quote he yelled that day. We were so close we didn’t even need to talk much.
Also look for Mike Zippy Mind Funk Theater on The Great Outdoorsman.net. Thanks Mike for enriching our lives.
And remember, it’s a fact that some of these facts, are in fact non facts.