UCLA-Fresno State football: The actors' studio
The agency representing actor Brandon Molale, a former Fresno State football player, has made two offers to set up an interview with him before Saturday's UCLA-Fresno State football game. Anyone can say "who?" So here's a breakdown of both university's former-football-playing actors: Molale and Mark Harmon.
Molale spent the 1993 and 1994 seasons playing guard for Fresno State. The Bulldogs were 13-11-1 in those two seasons. He lost to Baylor in his first game.
Harmon spent the 1972 and 1973 seasons playing quarterback at UCLA. The Bruins were 17-5 in those two seasons. He beat No. 1 ranked Nebraska in his first game.
Longest TV gig:
Molale played "Hank Collins" in eight episodes of "Days of Our Lives."
Harmon was "Dr. Jack McNeil" for 95 episodes of "Chicago Hope."
First big movie role:
Harmon in "Summer School," as "Mr. Freddy Shoop." He was the lead actor.
Molale played "Blazer" in "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story." He had no lines.
Harmon was with Sean Connery in "The Presidio." Harmon was the co-star, playing "Detective Jay Austin."
Molale was in "Balls of Fury" with Christopher Walken. Molale played "Male Courtesan #1."
UCLA and Fresno State play at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.
-- Chris Foster
Top left: Actor Brandon Molale at the premiere of "Swing Vote." Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images
Top right: Mark Harmon at the Emmy awards Sunday. Credit: Myung J. Chun