June 15, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Jake Pavelka has plenty of experience competing for love on national television (he starred on bothÂ The Bachelor andÂ The Bachelorette). Now he’s putting that reality TV experience to work on a new acting gig, playing–what else?–a guy competing for love on national television. Pavelka has just landed a role in an upcoming episode of Drop Dead Diva playing aÂ Bachelor-esque character. Keep reading for more details on his acting debut…
After vying for Jillian Harris’ heart onÂ ABC‘sÂ The Bachelorette, Jake Pavelka then went out looking for love on his own as the star ofÂ The Bachelor. After that wrapped, he danced his way into competition onÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing with the Stars. It turns out we haven’t seen the last of Jake Pavelka. He reportedly just nabbed a role in an upcoming episode of Drop Dead Diva.
Jake Pavelka will guest star on Drop Dead Diva in August. He will be playing the role of Toby Davlin, a competitor on a show called Finding the One (aka The Bachelor). His episode isn’t slated to air until August 22, but Pavelka will be filming scenes on June 18.Â â€œI am honored to be a part ofÂ Drop Dead Diva this season,â€ Pavelka says, â€œand cannot wait to meet the cast and crew.â€
Drop Dead Diva creator and executive producer, Josh Berman says the formerÂ Bachelor really impressed everyone in his audition.Â â€œWhen Jake came into the office to audition for the role,â€ Berman says, â€œthe whole production came to a stop. Everyone wanted to talk with him. He was so gracious and charming. He was spot-on and won the role in the room.â€
This isn’t Pavelka’s first attempt at acting. Prior to starring onÂ ABC‘sÂ The Bachelor, Pavelka found minor success as he pursued an acting career. Using the name Jake Landrum, the reality TV star managed to land a role playing a young Chuck Norris on episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger.
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