You have probably seen Bob Clendenin in many, many things. He’s one of those actors whom you know you know his face, but don’t know his name.
His name is Bob. He’s very funny, recognizable and down to Earth. He’s also a very involved Burbank Dad and he happens to live in my neighborhood.
I first met Bob about 7 years ago while shopping at our local Ralph’s. We had just moved into our new house and I was shopping with my 16 month old daughter. I was on the phone with my mom in Michigan and saw him in the produce department looking at tomatoes. I said to my mother, “Mom..there’s this actor guy here. You’d totally recognize him.”
Right then, I watched him as he had a Charlie Chaplin moment with those tomatoes. He grabbed one and about 10 fell. He reached down to pick them up and he kicked one straight across the floor to me. I picked it up, handed it back and laughed.
I rattled my brain the rest of the day as to where I had seen him last on television.
It was The Closer.
I IMDB’d The Closer and found out who he was. Within a few days, I saw him and his son at Quiznos. As he was leaving, I said, “Excuse me? Aren’t you Bob Clendenin?”
“Yes! Yes, I am.” He said. I could tell I completely shocked him.
“I just saw you in The Closer…you’re very funny.”
“Great! Thank you.” He replied, grabbing his son’s hand and exiting with sandwiches in tow.
Who’s the creepy neighbor now?