Friday, November 5, 2010

Hey, it's...Whitby "Whit" Hertford!

Who?  Whit Hertford?  You know, he played Alice's son in Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child.  What's that?  You don't remember the one where Freddy Krueger attempts to enter the real world through the dreams of the unborn child of the girl-next-door heroine who survived Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master?  Fine.  How about "Volunteer Boy" from one of Jurassic Park's most famous scenes:

Looking at a dinosaur skeleton, the boy shouts, "That doesn't look very scary!" at Alan Grant (Sam Neill) to which the paleontologist responds by describing in great detail how a velociraptor would stalk and feast upon a boy like him while still alive.  Ringing any bells?

Whit Hertford, the boy in question disappeared for many years, but I turned on one of the early episodes of Glee's first season and there he was:

He was very funny as the demanding, effeminate glee club instructor hired to replace Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison).  Funny enough to make me wish that the change was permanent.  It is always a nice sight to see a former child actor make a successful return.


  1. When I posted this article on the 'Jurassic Park' imdb forum, I got this comment:

    "what in the Christ are you blabbering on about????????????"