Thursday, November 19, 2009

CI stars talk with Harlem students, 11.19.09
By Shayna Jacobs

Jon Stewart, 'Law and Order' Stars Preach Civic Duty to Harlem Students Up

Juror Appreciation Day, NYC, 11.19.09

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — A sophomore class from Harlem's Coalition School for Change was treated to a star-studded field trip to Manhattan Supreme Court as part of Juror Appreciation Day on Thursday.

Manhattan celebrities Jon Stewart, Chris Noth and Vincent D'Onofrio shared jury duty stories with an audience still two to three years away from juror eligibility at the annual Juror Appreciation Day event.

Comedian Jon Stewart warms up for with a "Rocky" routine before speaking to Harlem students at Juror Appreciation Day. (Shayna Jacobs/DNAinfo)

"I was on a jury before I became famous, and at the time I needed the 10 bucks," Stewart said.

Stewart, who was sporting a gray hoodie and khakis, said it's better to serve than to ignore summonses.

"They won't let up. They'll keep calling you," Stewart said. "And it's illegal, right?"

Stewart couldn't help but sprinkle in a few jokes with his advice for the young audience.

"You can get out of jury duty if you work hard and get your own show," "The Daily Show" host added.

The discussion wasn't all laughs and giggles. The celebrities talked to the students about the importance of overcoming the negative peer pressure they face everyday.

D'Onofrio shared a personal story with the high schoolers about his delinquent youth.

"I was stealing cars when I was 11-years-old," D'Onofrio said. "A fireman straightened me out and I never looked back."

Stewart was a big hit with the 15 and 16-year-olds from Harlem, but it was "Law and Order" stars Noth and D'Onofrio who received the loudest cheers from the young crowd.
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Margaret said...

Why does it not surprise me that our precious Vincent is involved in such acts of kindness. I miss him already.

Lizzie said...

Shame no one had a camera....

Anonymous said...

I take it Vincent was wearing some kind of Klingon Cloaking Device, rendering him completely invisible to the photographer?

Anonymous said...

YAY - we have a picture! (Thank you)

Amy said...

And what a yummy picture it is! Thanks for sharing!

Bunny said...

omg, he is so yummy!!

krismiss said...

He looks great! And, most importantly, happy.

patinjersey said...

Thank you for the article and for the beautiful pictures...he does look happy...and so in the moment. If only there was audio..I'd love to hear him speak about his "misspent youth"!
Of course the LOCI stars got the biggest cheers - they rock!

mauigirl said...

Ahhh, he looks so goooood!

janethyland said...

Nice to see Chris Noth and VDO still working together!

maculae said...

D'Onofrio and Stew Beef in one room? Those lucky kids. Vincent needs to get back on The Daily Show one day.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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