Harland Williams still gets an awful lot of work

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Liz and I have been big Harland Williams fans since we first watched Disney’s RocketMan, one fateful drunken day. Of course, we were aware of his fine work in Half Baked and other dumb comedies, but it wasn’t until we heard him utter his timeless catchphrase “It burns the flesh!” that we knew what true acting talent looked like.

I was looking up some upcoming Nia Vardalos movie, My Life in Ruins (big surprise, it takes place in Greece!), and I saw that Harland was in the film. How odd, I thought.

Then I checked out Harland’s IMDB page, and to my great shock, not only is he in four or five yet-to-be-released movies, he’s also done all kinds of work in the past that I wasn’t aware of,. And a lot of these movies sound fantastic. Look at some of these roles:

Dahmer vs. Gacy (2010)  …. God

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (voice) …. Gerard the Exterminator

“Slacker Cats” …. Buckley (6 episodes, 2007)

Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen (2006) (V) …. Albert the Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Surf School (2006) …. Rip

Hot Tamale (2006) …. Deputy Moseby

Big Money Hustlas (2000) (V) (aka Big Money Hustla$) …. Officer Harry Cox (catchphrase: “Harry Cox is all over this, sir.”)

Mr. Headmistress (1998) (TV) …. Tucker/Headmistress

…and of course, how can you forget the legendary “Bachelor Party” series, which has given Harland a lot of work:

Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008) …. Derek

Bachelor Party 2: Analysis of a Stripper Fight (2008) (V) …. Derek

The Party Never Stops: Making of Bachelor Party 2 (2008) (V) …. Derek

Oddly enough, Harland doesn’t seem to have been in the original Bachelor Party.

4 thoughts on “Harland Williams still gets an awful lot of work

  1. Bachelor Party 2 was a sequel to the infamous 1980s Tom Hanks vehicle. I also own a copy of Mr. Headmistress on VHS, which was a Disney Channel original movie. I also also own copies of both of his “Lickety Split” children’s books.

    Did you know that Harland used to work as a park ranger where he was struck by lightning? It’s true!

    I’m… a bit of fan myself.

  2. Oh, Micah, you’ve made my week. Perhaps my month.

    I can’t believe you own Mr. Headmistress.

    I actually had an inkling that Bachelor Party 2 was a sequel to that important Tom Hanks comedy, but I thought it was so long after the original it wasn’t possible. Clearly I was wrong.

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