My Film Career

The films and television shows that I have worked on.
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1.
Boss (2011 TV Series)
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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago. (56 mins.)
“ I worked as a stand-in for the governor and as a spectator in the Millenium Park rally scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
2.
The Dilemma (2011)
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A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ I was a pedestrian outside of the Lincoln Park botanical garden and spent two days in the crowd scene for the Blackhawks game at United Center. ” - jshoelzel
 
3.
Public Enemies (2009)
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The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. (140 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ I can be seen to the right of Johnny in the theater audience during the newsreel scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
4.
Couples Retreat (2009)
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A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional. (113 mins.)
“ I worked in the alternative ending scene at O'Hare field in Chicago as the stand-in for Vince's father. I fed Vince his father's lines during the shoot. ” - jshoelzel
 
5.
The Lucky Ones (2008)
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The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering... (115 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ I can be seen numerous times as a guest at the garden party. ” - jshoelzel
 
6.
The Dark Knight (2008)
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When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ I was a doctor during the hospital explosion scene. Although the majority of my shots evacuating the patients were cut, I can be seen walking into the command post tent after the explosion. ” - jshoelzel
 
7.
Diacritical (2008)
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Director: Chris Nichols
“ As the bank manager, I am seen at the beginning and then delivering my lines when the fraud is discovered. ” - jshoelzel
 
8.
Fred Claus (2007)
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Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash. (116 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ As one of the pedestrians being conned by Vince on Michigan Avenue, most of my dialog has been cut, but you see a close-up of my hands and hear me say "Hey, whoa" when he takes my money. ” - jshoelzel
 
9.
Triple Cross: Bin Laden's Spy in America (2006 Documentary)
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This is the true story of Egyptian spy Ali Mohamed. He infiltrated U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA and FBI... (120 mins.)
“ I play the CIA agent interviewing Ali in Egypt. ” - jshoelzel
 
10.
Storm Stories (2003 TV Series)
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Tornadoes threaten Panama City, Fla., in September 2004.
“ I play the father, Gus, and can be seen rushing into the trailer's bathroom when the tornado approaches and breathing my last under the aftermath wreckage. ” - jshoelzel
 
11.
Get a Life (2006 Video)
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"I want a straight lover who is gay just for me" declares Jaime in front of his abusive shrink. This is also the statement that propels the plot of a disenfranchised homosexual looking for himself. (72 mins.)
Director: Toby Ross
“ As Dr. Marcus Head (the abusive shrink), I give the story's hero, Jamie, the motivational advice that serves as the impetus of the story. ” - jshoelzel
 
12.
Flags of our Fathers (2006)
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ I can be seen multiple times in this film. Most notably as a reporter shouting questions from behind the row of ball players, and as a passenger disembarking the train. There are also crowd scenes at the bond rally. ” - jshoelzel
 
13.
The Break-Up (2006)
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In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment. (106 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
“ During an alternative ending (which was not included on the DVD), I was a guest at the cocktail party where Vince and Jennifer apparently agree to start over again. ” - jshoelzel
 
14.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside. (44 mins.)
“ I played a prisoner in numerous shots in the prison yard of the old Joliet Prison. I can be clearly seen in a prison chapel scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
15.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
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An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ There are multiple shots of me working in the IRS office in the cubicle next to Will's. ” - jshoelzel
 
16.
Derailed (2005)
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When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families. (108 mins.)
“ I worked in the crowd of the Union Station scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
17.
Batman Begins (2005)
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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (152 mins.)
“ I was a television reporter on the street when the Walbash Avenue bridge was raised to close off the insane asylum. Also, I worked as the stand-in for the police officer who ordered Batman out of the car in the parking garage chase scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
18.
Ali (2001)
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A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ I was an army doctor for the induction scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
19.
What About Joan (2000 TV Series)
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Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby... (30 mins.)
Director: Ed. Weinberger
“ I worked as a bar patron in the episode concerning the closing of a beloved amusement park. ” - jshoelzel
 
20.
Driven (2001)
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A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance. (116 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ I worked as a track safety official at the Chicago Motor Speedway. ” - jshoelzel
 
21.
New Port South (2001)
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A group of teenagers wish to rebel against the administrators and teachers (the system) in their suburban Chicago high school called New Port South. (95 mins.)
Director: Kyle Cooper
“ I worked as the stand-in for the school principal. ” - jshoelzel
 
22.
Novocaine (2001)
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A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him & steals all of the drugs from his practice. (95 mins.)
Director: David Atkins
“ I played the coroner who removed the body from Steve Martin's home. ” - jshoelzel
 
23.
What Women Want (2000)
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After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. (127 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ I worked as pedestrian outside of Mel's apartment. ” - jshoelzel
 
24.
Unconditional Love (2002)
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After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox... (124 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ I worked as the awards show presenter. ” - jshoelzel
 
25.
Return to Me (2000)
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A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart. (115 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Hunt
“ I worked the crowd scene at Buckingham Fountain. ” - jshoelzel
 
26.
Just Visiting (2001)
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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard... (88 mins.)
“ Here I was a dinner customer is a shot that was intended to be a homage to the painting "Nighthawks." I can be seen at the counter with a lady in red being served by the sodajerk. ” - jshoelzel
 
27.
Turks (1999 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ I work as a reporter at the police station. ” - jshoelzel
 
28.
Early Edition (1996 TV Series)
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His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right. (41 mins.)
“ I worked as a pedestrian outside of the law school. ” - jshoelzel
 
29.
Mercury Rising (1998)
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code. (111 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
“ I played a University of Chicago professor walking on campus. Also, I did a crowd scene on an train platform. ” - jshoelzel
 
30.
Three to Tango (1999)
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A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself. (98 mins.)
“ I can be seen as a businessman walking to the Michigan Avenue bridge. ” - jshoelzel
 
31.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
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When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding. (105 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ During the opening sequence at a fancy New York restaurant, I can be seen dining at the table behind Julia. Also, I worked as a stand-in for Rupert during the lobster house scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
32.
Home Alone 3 (1997)
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed. (102 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ I worked as an FBI agent racing up the stairs of the school. ” - jshoelzel
 
33.
U.S. Marshals (1998)
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U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder. (131 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
“ Here I worked a crowd scene observing the marshal being placed into an ambulance. ” - jshoelzel
 
34.
The Chamber (1996)
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A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row. (113 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ I worked as a pedestrian in two scenes. ” - jshoelzel
 
35.
The Relic (1997)
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A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ I can be seen as the museum worker unrolling the red carpet. ” - jshoelzel
 
36.
Primal Fear (1996)
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An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep. (129 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
“ Here I played a lawyer outside of the Cook County Courthouse. ” - jshoelzel
 
37.
The Untouchables (1993 TV Series)
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In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by a team of incorruptible U.S. Treasury Agents, led by the indefatigable Eliot Ness. (60 mins.)
Director: Tucker Gates
“ I worked a number of episodes playing a paasenger at Union Station, a golfer, and a worker at the FDR rally. ” - jshoelzel
 
38.
Missing Persons (1993 TV Series)
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Follows a special police department which deals with cases where people have disappeared. (120 mins.)
“ I played a patron at a crowded bar and at a bowling alley. ” - jshoelzel
 
39.
Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
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A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them. (95 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
“ I can be seen as a reporter during the opening title sequence. ” - jshoelzel
 
40.
I Love Trouble (1994)
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Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment. (123 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
“ I worked as James Rebhorn's stand-in. ” - jshoelzel
 
41.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. (114 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
“ I worked as a pedestrian as Sir Richard Attenborough exits an apartment. ” - jshoelzel
 
42.
Baby's Day Out (1994)
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Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion... (99 mins.)
“ I was sitting on a park bench as the baby entered the zoo, and I worked the crowd scene on the street during the ending. ” - jshoelzel
 
43.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
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A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ I was one the backup singers during Peter Gallagher's song. ” - jshoelzel
 
44.
The Fugitive (1993)
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Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ I was a Chicago police officer in the crowd during the ending shots. ” - jshoelzel
 
45.
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
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The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score. (94 mins.)
Director: Brian Caunter
“ I can be seen as the police lineup suspect next to Vincent. ” - jshoelzel
 
46.
Payback (1999)
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After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money. (100 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
“ I worked as a pedestrian during a deleted scene where Mel in beaten up on the street. ” - jshoelzel
 
47.
The Chicago Code (2011 TV Series)
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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption. (44 mins.)
“ I am a Chicago police commander standing behind Jennifer watching the video of a bomber being disarmed. ” - jshoelzel
 
48.
Chain Reaction (1996)
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Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ I played a FBI agent in a deleted office scene. ” - jshoelzel
 
49.
Hardball (2001)
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An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend. (106 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
“ I worked as a pedestrian as Keanu enters a barber shop. ” - jshoelzel
 
50.
Chicago P.D. (2014 TV Series)
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Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit. (43 mins.)
“ In addition to my recurring role as Deputy Superintendent Lekkas, worked a number of background roles. ” - jshoelzel
 
51.
Chicago Fire (2012 TV Series)
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The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level. (43 mins.)
“ Working the Cinespace firehouse set as Battalion Chief Chamerski has become an almost full time job for me. ” - jshoelzel
 
52.
Empire (2015 TV Series)
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers. (42 mins.)
“ A reporter, a riot policeman, and in a never-aired plot sequence, the elderly businessman involved in a bomb plot are some of my roles on this show. ” - jshoelzel
 
53.
Beast of Burden (2018)
Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.