Monday, March 17, 2008


Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill are all stars of the screen who collect New Zealand art. To this list please add Glenn Schaeffer. His collection of New Zealand work includes Gretchen Albrecht, Andrew Drummond, et al., Peter Robinson and Gordon Walters and his screen credits include Las Vegas season 1 pilot and first episode (What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas) and the fourth episode of season two (Catch of the Day). Mr Schaeffer appears as himself (“Mr Schaeffer is on the floor”) and in the pilot gives the nod to a monstrous bet (Croupier: “He’s up over three-and-a-half mil. That’s over seven plus if he wins”) being placed by the evil scammer with a mini-camera implanted in his finger. You can get Las Vegas on DVD here. Mr Schaeffer also appeared in the 2003 doco Secrets of the Pyramids.

Image: Glenn Schaeffer gives the nod