Thursday, April 18, 2024

No Respect: Colton Dunn, Who’s Been in 102 Episodes of “Superstore,” Has to Remind Production Assistant Who He Is


Actor-writer-director Colton Dunn has played Garrett on NBC’s “Superstore” for five seasons, or 102 episodes.

But when he signed for a virtual production meeting, whoever was accepting the invites to the Zoom meeting didn’t know who he was.

Dunn Tweeted a picture of the message. “Hello, I don’t recognize this name. Can you please let me know how you are related to the show?” a P.A. texted him.

Dunn, with great restraint, wrote back: “I play Garrett.”

Stupid is everywhere these days. But in Hollywood, this is par for the course. Maybe the PA should watch the show.

Dunn has a long and impressive career resume, with runs on “Park and Recreation” and “Key and Peele.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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