At Days of the Dead Chicago 2016, Judge Reinhold joined two of my clubs. As previously mentioned, he joined the Jay Leno Club, be requesting a photo with me. He also joined my ever-growing list of Seinfeld characters I have met.
While I have not met any of the big four of Seinfeld, I have met quite a few actors who have appeared on the epic sitcom. That list includes Patrick Warburton (David Pudd), Larry Thomas (Soup Nazi), David Naughton (off-the-wagon Dick), Brenda Strong (the braless wonder) and Lee Arenberg (Mike). Obviously, there are so many actors still to go and Rena Sofer would be at the top of my list.
Reinhold has had an excellent career. At the top of his resume I would put Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but he also had great roles in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, Gremlins, The Santa Clause and more, including his role as Aaron, the close-talked, on Seinfeld.
Fans greeting Reinhold at Days of the Dead, spanned the ages. Of course, a lot of people approached him and "close-talked" him. The novelty and humor of that had to wear thin after a while, but Reinhold never showed signs of wear. He was a great guest, laughing and talking at length with many fans.
It was a rare midwest appearance for Reinhold and leave it to Days to bring him here. At a convention with a few huge headliners (Ric Flair, Alice Cooper, Tony "Candyman" Todd), Reinhold was one of the most popular guests.
Judge Reinhold and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2016.