We're getting ready for a "Rebirth" of The Wild Bunch of Hollywood!by Rico Bueno on 06/18/14
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GOOD AT BEING BAD
Wild Bunch one tough act
By Dave McNary
Daily News Staff Writer
HOLLYWOOD - Let's say you're an assistant director on a movie and you need several dozen bikers on the set the next day, complete with tattoos, piercings and choppers.
Rather than put in a request to the Hells Angels, you might want to call the Wild Bunch of Hollywood.
The organization, founded three years ago by aspiring actors Rico Bueno and Ron Traylor, has about 140 members who specialize in portraying rough-and-tough types convincingly while not creating headaches for the assistant director and crew.
"We're people who look this way in real life," Bueno said. "We're very strict about showing up on time and acting professionally on the set."
The group, which charges actors a $5 monthly fee, supplies rosters to major casting agencies and holds quarterly meetings with a potluck barbeque. The inspiriation for hte Wild Bunch came from the late Dutch Van Dalsem's Rent-A-Gang, which supplied bit players in the late 1980's and early '90's.
The group, which had a major prescence as villains in "Waterworld" and prisoners in "Out of Sight," was originally called the Bad Boys of Hollywood but changed the name because it was receiving many calls for women. "We chose the name because people would say, give me some of the people from that wild bunch," Bueno said.
They've had extra roles in "Face/Off," "The Naked Gun 33 1/3," "Desperate Measures," "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Escape from L.A."
"We get cast in alot of thing like biblical movies, westerns and sci-fi - anything where they need alot of wierd characters," Traylor said.
Most Wild Bunch members are in the Screen Actors Guild. Information on the group is available at (213) 960-5549 and (818) 410-1372 and at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans for a Web site are in the works.