In case you're not familiar with the Spike TV show "1000 Ways to Die," it revolves around people who have died in incredibly stupid/bizarre ways.
You might have read my past exploits appearing on the show after I
answering a Craigslist ad and infiltrated the airwaves by posing as an expert cross-dresser named KiKi. Well, I must have done a really good job, because for the new season, I was asked by the production crew to come back on the show as a different character -- and this time, I got to die. (You can read the full story on Asylum.)
I was brought to L.A. to hone my acting chops, portraying a mafia informant who gets riddled with bullets.
I arrive on set in downtown L.A. So far, no one has died yet.
"Does my character have a name?" I ask the show's publicist, as I try to mentally prepare into my role.
"No he's just known as the mob informant," she replies.
"Can I call my character 'Greg,' as in Greg-the mob informant?"
Approved. I'm then brought to wardrobe where I soon learn the major difference between mob informant Harmon (aka "Greg") and real life Harmon: Mob informant Harmon wears a gray shirt.
What's my motivation?" I ask the director, being that this is the type of thing that actors say. "You're an informant who gets shot at," he explains. I nod my head.
I reverse the car to the starting point and wait for the director to call "action." Then I pull the car down the exit ramp. The mafia hitmen come out. I look confused. When they pull out their guns, I then look scared. Confused first, then scared -- this is called "acting."
Check out Asylum to find out if I die in a gruesome way or not
The new season of Spike TV's 1000 Ways to Die kicks off on Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV.
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