I think it’s more, for me, getting into a very open-minded mindset where, for me, I felt like this was the kind of guy who is very easily influenced, especially by someone with such a presence as ‘Lorne Malvo’ has. What was the biggest challenge in playing your character? Chumph tells him he hoped to use the money to open a Turkish bath, originating in the time of the Ottoman Empire. January 2006 Glenn Howerton Don Chumph 28 Episodes (2014-2017) Martin Freeman Lester Nygaard 28 Episodes (2014-2017) Bob Odenkirk Deputy Bill Oswalt 28 Episodes (2014-2017) At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Buridan's Ass Status Like Odenkirk, Howerton is a comic actor working on a totally higher than normal physical level. Glenn Howerton: “I think the biggest challenge really is sort of getting into the mindset of someone who is, as one of the other people put it, not the sharpest tool in the shed just because I tend to get cast more often as the smart guy, some characters who might not be the sharpest tool in the shed but they think they are. We talked to him about diving into the dimwitted but sweet Don, working in the Coen brothers’ world, and what the “It’s Always Sunny” gang would do if they were in a “Fargo” situation. It’s so awkward to be literally inches away from someone’s face doing a scene, but I think that’s part of why it was so awkward and funny to shoot.”. Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman head the all-star cast that includes Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Bob Odenkirk, and Key & Peele. I’m usually the straight man. "I have a TV show coming out on FX. Could you see a little bit of Brad Pitt’s character from Burn After Reading in your character? After learning that Don Chumph was blackmailing Milos, Malvo took over and made the whole thing sinister. 18. Don Chumph (the personal trainer) – Glenn Howerton. Keith Carradine, 71 Lou Solverson. I don’t know.”. It's called "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and it premieres August 4th on FX. You have a lot of blunt instruments in the tool shed. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. I’ve been a big fan of FX dramas for a while, and obviously, I’ve been a part of the family for many, many years, and the president of FX, John Landgraf, called me and he’d been speaking about…he knows that my background is not really in comedy and a lot of my background is actually in more dramatic stuff, which is weird. Fate Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) duct tapes a pistol gripped Remington 870 to the hands of Don Chumph (Glenn Howerton) before staging a shooting to distract the Duluth Police Department. He attempted to blackmail her husband Stavros Milos. Obviously, there’s the threat of violence behind it all, but I think this guy is not so much afraid of any kind of violence against him as he is just sort of getting caught. 16. Lorne arrives and tells Don that he knows that he wrote the blackmail letter and asking him why the amount of money requested was so specific. I am a huge Ewen McGregor fan, he plays the role of twins on the show. Glenn Howerton: “I’d say that the scene I did in the closet with him was a lot of fun, which in the script it was actually a little bit of a longer scene. Don is seen working at his fitness center. I don’t remember ever actually having that conversation with Noah, but I know that he definitely wanted to distinguish it enough from that character, which I think is something that happens naturally when you cast two different actors. Chumph tells him he hoped to use the money to open a Turkish bath, originating in the time of the Ottoman Empire. 19. Get the best of Sporcle when you Go Orange.This ad-free experience offers more features, more stats, and more fun while also helping to support Sporcle. Fargo airs on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT and in support of the show’s critically acclaimed first season, Howerton took part in a conference call to discuss his role, working with Billy Bob Thornton, and playing someone completely different than his Sunny character. "THIS IS A TRUE STORY. Don is seen working at his fitness center. Russell Harvard, 39 Mr. Wrench. In season seven, we actually did have a similar situation of being trapped in a closet and the trapped in a closet situation. Fargo (TV Series 2014– ) Glenn Howerton as Don Chumph. Fred Melamed, 64 Howard Zimmerman. Glenn Howerton We talked to him about diving into the dimwitted yet sweet Don, working in the Coen brothers’ world, and what the “It’s Always Sunny” gang would do if they were in a “Fargo” situation. [1]Future seasons will follow ananthologyformat with each season being set in a different era along with a … Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Malvo sets the 870 down. This may be a reference to the character of LaBeouf from True Grit, a film directed by the Coen Brothers who created the original Fargo. Statistics I knew that the Coen brothers were involved. B… Fargo Critics Consensus ... Glenn Howerton Don Chumph. How hard is it to resist the urge to sit down and start writing new lines? Glenn Howerton: “That’s a difficult question to answer simply because we most of the guest star roles we have on Sunny are sort of mowed over by our extremely energetic, forceful characters. Television moves at a different pace than film. Fargois an Americanblack comedy–crime dramatelevision series created and written byNoah Hawley. There was more in there, but as I’m well versed on with Sunny, you only have so much time to tell a story so you have to cut out anything that’s not absolutely essential. What it was like working so closely with Billy Bob Thornton? So, I think the difference between Don and Dennis is Dennis would have spent the entire time trying to figure out how to get out of that closet whereas Don just spent the night eating whatever he had in the cabinet and peeing into his shoe or whatever the hell he did. But to Noah’s credit, there were certain sections where […]he was absolutely open to me changing or altering things in any way that I saw fit. I don't mean he falls down a lot, I mean he embodies his character with an … Don says that he knew of no money, and just included it in the letter to seem more threatening. Additional Fargo TV Series Cast … Lorne arrives and tells Don that he knows that he wrote the blackmail letter and asking him why the amount of money requested was so specific. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota. ... Don Chumph Tom Musgrave. So, I really stuck pretty closely to the script on this one. How do you think Dennis and the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang would have handled this situation that Don found himself in? He has two sons named Miles and Isley with wife, Jill Latiano. He and I are always going to have a different take on things. Glenn Howerton Don Chumph. 19. So, I think the homage was clearly there, but I certainly tried to stay away from anything that Brad did in the movie, especially because I actually did re-watch a lot of Coen brothers’ movies including Burn After Reading, and I was like, ‘My God, Brad Pitt’s performance in that is so brilliant, I don’t even think I could match it even if I wanted to.'”. Best known for his role as Dennis on FX's critically-acclaimed cult comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Glenn Howerton is currently playing against type as the not so bright Don Chumph on Fargo. Everybody says the sitcom is dead, they're waiting for this kind of show. He explained the concept to me, who the character was, what the tone of the show was. He shakes hands with Lorne Malvo as he arrives, getting tanning grease all over him. I’m a big fan of people who I feel like when I’m talking to them in a scene, they’re actually listening to what I’m saying. I guess it’s just bringing a real openness to the role, more listening than demanding or saying. It premiered on April 15, 2014, onFX. Desc: Donald Vincent Kalt, better known by his ring name Don Fargo, was a German-born American professional wrestler. 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Can you talk about what originally attracted you to the character and why you took the part? Fargo (season 1) Popularity TV Show #1807. I think he strove for a certain amount of excellence in his writing where if you said things pretty much word for word that it would convey exactly the message that it needed to convey. Glenn Howerton: “Billy is great. I’m always a little bit concerned anytime I get into a scene with somebody who I have as much respect for as an actor as I do with Billy just because they say, ‘Never meet your idols.’ And so I’m like, ‘I don’t want to meet this guy and have him be a son of a [bitch] or something,’ but he could not be a nicer, easier to work with person. This critically acclaimed show is broadcast on FX in the United States and Canada, on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and on SBS One in Australia. Writer Noah Hawley has talked a lot about how he’s put little references to other Coen brothers’ films and not just Fargo in the series. Allison Tolman, 39 Molly Solverson. Your character is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. Do you have a favorite scene you can talk about? And then also, of course, feeling free and loose in a scene but not having to worry about screwing up the accents I think was a little bit of a challenge too. Adam Goldberg Joey King ... Billy Bob Thornton Says His Goliath Character Picked Up the Actor’s Bad Habits in Season 2. I don’t know quite how to answer that. Appearances 15. Don Chumph 13. Lorne brings about Don's death by tying Don to a shotgun and fixing them both near the front door of Don's home. Glenn Howerton: [Laughing] “Well, some of the tools are not meant to be sharp. Don Chumph was an ambitious personal trainer for Helena Milos. But watching an actor have fun with a role isn't enough to get me to tune in each week. Glenn Howerton: “I didn’t know a whole lot about it when I said yes to it, if I’m being honest. Greta Grimly (Gus’s daughter) – Joey King. It was a lot of fun. The Fargo 2014 television series is a dark US drama, based on the Coen brothers 1996 Oscar-winning film of the same name. Thank you for becoming a member. Vital information 1 Fargo (8.9) What began as a familiar case of a prestigious reboot has proven to be much more. Affiliation It was really funny. I think this guy thinks he doesn’t really know as much as he needs to know, but I don’t know. I don’t know. For four seasons and counting, Fargo has long since delineated from the plot of the Coen brothers' classic film, has been a consistently critically-acclaimed series for FX, and, perhaps most notably, has provided a playground for actor experimentation. Last seen He’s extremely open to suggestion. Glenn Howerton Fargo Interview Rachel Blanchard, 44 Kitty Nygaard. It’s fine, at a storytelling level, that Lorne disposed of Don Chumph (oy, that name!) Susan Park, 36 Linda Park. I’m a big fan of the movie, Fargo, and I basically without ever even seeing a script, I said yes just because of all the people that were involved.”. The Rooster Prince So, I’ll start with that. Lorne fires shots out the window of Don's house. Don Fargo German professional wrestler. He would turn on his own employers just because he’d find it funny, and he did so with Stavros Milos. But they to are very good as weel https://fargo.fandom.com/wiki/Don_Chumph?oldid=13201. Deceased Do you think that Dennis would have been manipulated by Malvo to the point where he would have executed his plan? But I had a really good time shooting that scene. Created by Noah Hawley. Associated With. Lorne informs him that he is an idiot, and that he is working for Lorne now, who is taking control of the blackmail. First seen Fargo (2014– ) Full Cast & Crew. He played the character Don Chumph in the first season of the FX series Fargo. Fargo airs on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT and in support of the show’s critically acclaimed first season, Howerton took part in a conference call to discuss his role, working with Billy Bob Thornton, and playing someone completely different than his Sunny character. Lorne … Don Chumph. As a writer/actor on another popular show, did you have any input into the writing as far as your character goes in Fargo? Lorne asks why the letter stated that the blackmailer, "knew about the money," as though Stavros Milos had some illicitly gained money. It was a lot of fun. I would much rather, as an actor, get something that’s so well written that I don’t feel the desire to write it or rewrite it, and that was certainly the case with Noah’s writing. 14. How difficult is that to play? He’s very, very easy to work with, very professional, came to the set knowing all of his lines. Shot to death by the Duluth Police Department Remington 870 Police Magnum with stock folded (the one used did not have a folding stock). Encuentra todo el reparto de la temporada 1 para la serie Fargo (2014): actores, directores y guionistas. 17. Bo Munk (Lester’s insurance company boss) – Tom Musgrave. Watch the first seven minutes of FX's new Fargo limited series, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Colin Hanks, premiering April 15th. It is a very different character than the character I play certainly on Sunny who thinks he knows everything. Family Life. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events I’m not accustomed usually to playing sort of, for lack of a better word, the dumb one in the comedic relationship. Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton have signed on to FX's 10-episode limited series Fargo. Joshua Close, 39 Chaz Nygaard. Malvo ejects the shells from the shotgun. So, it was a lot of fun not playing the straight man.”. He is portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton, who received critical acclaim for his performance and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and won a Golden Globe Award and a Critics' Choice Television Award. Portrayed by I don’t know. So, even if I did flub a line, he was listening to me and he’d pick up on it. Glenn Howerton: “It’s not hard for me to resist it because it’s not something that…it’s going to sound weird but I’m not compelled often to be a writer. During his career, he held over 55 championships including 14 reigns as NWA World Tag Team Champion, most famously with Jackie Fargo as part of The Fabulous Fargos. It’s a good question. It's going to be very good, a very subversive, dark comedy. Can you name the Fargo Season 1 Cast? Out of … Malvo is a character fans want to see return in the future even though he was a psychopathic killer. I'm starring in it as well. Died Fargo premieres Tuesday, April 15th on FX.The show is a loose adaptation of the Coen Brothers' classic film but features new characters and a new story. David Thewils plays a great role as squirrely villian. N T Daily recently had the opportunity to speak with “Fargo” star Glenn Howerton, who plays an ambitious personal trainer named Don Chumph. Otherwise, it becomes a very intellectual exercise if I start thinking about it too much. Something very different for the people who are waiting for a different comedy. When Lorne Malvo confronts Don Chumph regarding the blackmail letter in the broom closet, there is a box on a shelf with "LaBeouf Miscellaneous" written on the side. It kind of became like a really weird sort of Abbot and Costello-ey kind of relationship where I kind of end up becoming his lackey. So, he always asks me, he threw it out there, ‘Would you ever want to be on one of our dramas?’ and I said, ‘Absolutely.’, So, this came along and even though it’s kind of a comedic role, he felt like it was something that I hadn’t really done comedically before and it was part of a drama. The show is inspired by the 1996film of the same namewritten and directed by theCoen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series. The Coen Brothers are not involved in the project aside from their role as exectutive producers, but … Later when Lorne is studying the blackmail note given to him by Stavros, he notices tanning grease on the note and deduces that Don is the blackmailer. 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