TEN QUESTIONS WITH

Duckman (created by Everett Peck and voiced by Jason Alexander) is a hard boiled, tough talking, cowardly, bumbling, arrogant, selfish duck detective who makes a terribly poor living, taking cases that no other self-respecting detective would ever take...

Working with Duckman is his pig Friday, Cornfed (Gregg Berger), a tireless, even-keeled, straight man to the excitable duck. Also along for this ride are Fluffy and Uranus (Pat Musick), Duckman's annoyingly cute, incredibly politically correct office assistants, a pair of stuffed animal temp workers who were mistakenly hired as a result of a computer error.

Duckman lives with his deceased wife's identical twin Bernice (Nancy Travis) who hates him and vows to make sure that the downy deadbeat doesn't destroy the lives of his children.
The kids, Charles (Dana Hill) and Mambo (E.G. Dailey) are Duckman's preadolescent, two headed, twin sons whose main interests are computer games and arguing with each other. Ajax (Dweezil Zappa) is Duckman's goofy teenage son, a basically good, but bumbling kid who's constantly getting in trouble and bugging his dad about borrowing his car.

We caught up with Duckman at his office in Los Angeles, which looks remarkably like the set from his TV series, which ran from 1995-1998 (you can still see episodes on Comedy Central).

After we finally convinced him that we weren't prospective clients and wouldn't be offering any money, he grudgingly agreed to a short interview.


TEN QUESTIONS


"Hmm boy! Just smell that art. Yessiry this is just the break I needed after a long day of making art & being insane."
SportsHollywood: What have you been doing with yourself since the end of the TV series?

DUCKMAN: Basically moping.

SportsHollywood: It's rumored that you bottomed out, fell into alcoholism, and will soon be appearing on the E! True Hollywood Story.

DUCKMAN: Any publicity is good publicity.

SportsHollywood: Do you keep in touch with any of the cast members?

DUCKMAN: I hate them all. Cornfed is travelling the world in search of mystical experiences, whatever they are. Fluffy and Uranus have their own talk show, with King Chicken as their Ed McMahon.

SportsHollywood: Do you still get recognized on the street?

DUCKMAN: I'm yellow, five feet tall, and naked... You figure it out.

SportsHollywood: Any plans for reviving the series, or a TV movie reunion?

DUCKMAN: Well, write the good people at Comedy Central--but mention that I won't do it without getting a multi-million dollar production deal, getting to direct five episodes, and having my own trailer. Anyway, I am working on a project. How does "A Very Duckman Christmas" sound?

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SportsHollywood: Do you participate in any charity sports events, like softball or basketball?

DUCKMAN: Not really. But I did manage that team of supermodels... and there was the father-son picnic sack race, but I got into trouble when I tried to use Ajax's stunt double from the TV series as his stand-in.

SportsHollywood: What cartoon heroes do you look up to?

DUCKMAN: Do the the Barbie twins count?

SportsHollywood: What happened to the rest of your family?

DUCKMAN: Well, Mambo and Charles are in college now. Ajax is working on a tramp steamer. As for Bernice... who cares, really?

SportsHollywood: Is it tough for a 5-foot yellow duck to be inconspicuous when tracking criminals?

DUCKMAN: Not if all the other characters are ducks. I chased around a six-foot chicken in an Elvis wig. You think anybody was looking at me?

SportsHollywood: Do you prefer acting or detective work?

DUCKMAN: Acting, of course. There are no limos in detective work.

SportsHollywood: Are there any athletes that you would like to portray in a movie?

DUCKMAN: Tiger Woods. Would I have to know how to golf to play him? Okay... Does Peter North count as an athlete?

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Interview by Jeff Hause

Duckman
The star of an acclaimed comic book and TV series, Duckman has received several prizes and three Emmy nominations. Amazingly, even with all of this, he still can't pick up any women. He has since returned to detective work, and has several interesting cases that he's working on now (including a case of Heineken). He can currently be seen on Comedy Central.

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Everett Everett Peck created the series Duckman, which garnered Emmy nomimations in 1995, 1996 and 1997. His illustrations are published in Esquire, The New Yorker, Playboy, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and Time. He has had gallery shows in Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C.

For more great art, here's his web site.

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