Patrick Bristow will guest star on Old Dogs & New Tricks’ first season, in what producers hope will become a recurring role.
Bristow’s complete TV and film credits are too numerous to list, but include recurring guest appearances on CSI, Malcolm in the Middle, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld and Mad About You. He was a regular on Ellen during DeGeneres’ historic coming out, appeared frequently on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and co-starred in Showgirls and the original Austin Powers. He’s also well known in LA’s improv community as a teacher and performer with Improvatorium.
Writer/producer Acord hopes it’s just the first appearance of many! “I’m a huge fan of Patrick’s! I’d love it if he came back again and again! God knows Nathan needs a good shrink,” he jokes.
Old Dogs & New Tricks follows four middle-aged gay best friends living in youth-obsessed West Hollywood. Acord (Carved in Stone, Some Prefer Cake), Curt Bonnem (Kowalski; Lovelace: The Rock Opera), Jeffrey Patrick Olson (Daddy) and David Pevsner (Naked Boys Singing, To Bitter and Back) star as the four friends; cabaret star Amanda Abel and Ryland Shelton appear in recurring roles.
The web series is written/created by Acord, and is developed for the web and directed by Arvin Bautista (Archie’s Last Project). Matt Ladensack, Laurence Whiting and Acord serve as Co-Executive Producers. The show’s score is composed by veteran film and TV composer Nic. tenBroek (Dark Angel, Xena: Warrior Princess).
Old Dogs & New Tricks begins shooting its first season in November, to premiere on line on Jan. 8, 2012 with a two-part episode. The show is currently raising funds for its first season via the crowd-sourcing site IndieGoGo. To help, please visit http://www.indiegogo.com/Old-Dogs-New-Tricks-First-4-Episodes.