Dallas Clark is going Hollywood, but he says Peyton Manning doesn’t have to worry.
Clark’s filming a cameo on an episode of "Criminal Minds" Monday, but promises his lines will not challenge Manning’s famous "Cut That Meat," chant from an old MasterCard commercial.
He got the part in Criminal Minds after meeting the show’s story editor, Rick Dunkle, the story editor for the show, at a game this season. Dunkle is a big Colts fan.
Clark will play plain clothes detective Austin Kent, a member of the San Diego Police Department who asks two important procedural questions during the Behavior Analysis Unit’s (BAU) presentation of the UnSub’s (that’s "bad guy" to the uninitiated) psychological profile to local law enforcement.
Clark’s set to film his part on Monday for an episode that will air in two weeks or a month. He was very funny in talking about his expectations, joking that he’s hopeful he can turn it into some sort of call-back and recurring role.
He’s not compelled to ask Manning for any acting advice.
"I’ve seen enough of those, I think I’ve kind of been able to catch a few tips here and there so I won’t have to personally ask him," Clark said of Manning and his extensive commercial experience. "I’m interested in asking the actual actors and getting feedback from the director on what direction my character is going.
— Paul Kuharsky reports that #44 will test his acting chops soon. Wow. Clark is about the last person on this team I ever expected to go Hollywood. Good for him, though, even if it's just a cameo.