I suppose I’m stretching the definition of “stunt-casting” here, as it only qualifies as a stunt to those who know the guy being cast, but for a handful of us, this is awesome: Mike White, screenwriter (School of Rock), TV producer (Freaks and Geeks, Pasadena) and actor (Chuck and Buck) is going to be a contestant—along with his 68-year-old gay-rights-crusader evangelist father—on The Amazing Race. (H/t tvtattle.)
How obscure? You’ll note that the AP story feels White’s selection merits inclusion last, after the first deaf contestant, the stuntmen and the former NFL cheerleaders.
Here’s a short piece I wrote about White around the time his movie The Good Girl came out.