ATLANTA–Frank Firman, proprietor of Frankie’s Bar and Grill, insists that he has found a successful and original spin on trivia night: actor Adrian Zmed. Firman’s downtown watering hole is known primarily as a sports bar, but he was determined to branch out into bar trivia.
“Sure, sports would have been the most logical choice, but lots of places do it. Same with movies, TV, sex, music…it’s all been done. But NOBODY’S doing Adrian Zmed trivia,” said Firman triumphantly.
Zmed, best known for his role as Officer Vince Romano on TV series T.J. Hooker, also starred in 80s films like Grease 2 and Bachelor Party. Surprisingly, he’s been working steadily ever since, including performances on The Love Boat, Empty Nest, Silk Stalkings and Caroline in the City.
Firman believes that Zmed’s shitty career and unremarkable personal life are the perfect choice for a weekly trivia night at Frankie’s. “Turns out the guy’s acting mentor is William Shatner!” he says, chuckling. “I mean, what the christ?”
Other incredibly uninteresting facts about Zmed include his three marriages, his 2009 show on Princess Cruise Lines and his ability to speak fluent Romanian.
“He speaks Romanian? Holy shit.” Firman laughs again. “Who wouldn’t love answering questions about this fucking guy? Priceless.”
When told that Zmed’s “trademark” on his IMDb page was “Babyfaced swarthy actor playing rebellious Italian descent teenagers,” Firman doubled over, gasping with laughter and waving his hand in the air. “Stop it, you’re killing me.”
“Zmednesdays,” Adrian Zmed trivia night, will be every Wednesday at Frankie’s at 8 PM. This week’s video bonus will feature clips of “Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular,” highlighting Zmed’s performance as “Dirty Caroler Dad.”