From the LA WEEKLY article “This Character Actor Turned to the Marijuana Biz When TV Gigs Started Drying Up” :
Perry Anzilotti is a moderately successful actor. In the early ’90s, immediately after earning his MFA from CalArts, Anzilotti enjoyed the stuff of many actors’ vision boards: a lengthy and abundant career that included roles in shows like Coach, Cheers, and Seinfeld. One may also recall Anzilotti from a series of commercials he did in the mid-’90s for Nabisco SnackWells cookies, wherein he, the SnackWells Man, was relentlessly pursued by women who were after his cookies. When he turned 40, though, Anzilotti says his career started to slump. “People didn’t know what to do with me anymore,” he says. “I wasn’t the young actor. I didn’t have a full head of hair.” Faced with diminishing income from acting, Anzilotti remained determined to stay in Los Angeles. “I had to figure out a way to not get a real job,” he says, “to work for myself. To support myself in the industry.” That way, it turned out, would be cannabis.
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