About Abe R. Rated

Documenting the Hollywood Characters since 2006. The Hollywood Costumed Characters started gathering in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theater as a trendy tourist attraction when the Hollywood Highland Center was completed in November 2001. The characters dwell on 14 feet of public sidewalk and all operate independently taking photos with tourists for donations.Here is a list of all the Characters I have personally worked side by side with, Darth Vader, Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Snoopy, Elmo, SpongeBob, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tinker Bell, The Little Mermaid, Catwoman, Michael Jackson, Bumble Bee, Optimus Prime, Wolverine, Spiderman, Tigger, The Joker, Two Face, The Riddler, Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissor Hands, Mr. Incredible, Dora the Explorer, Shrek, George Washington, The Tin Man and Dorothy, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Freddy Krueger, Jason, Michael Myers, Darth Maul, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Leia, Bruce Lee, Charlie Chaplin, The Terminator, Supergirl, Wonder Woman,and a ton more. I started as Jason in August 2006 and have portrayed Darth Maul, The Cat in the Hat and Barney, the Past 5 years have been interesting.While working and taking photos with the tourists I am surrounded by great landmarks like Walt Disney's El Capitan Theatre, The Jimmy Kimmel Live Building, The Hollywood Wax Museum,Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, The Hollywood Museum,The Hard Rock Cafe,Grauman's Chinese Theater, The Historic Roosevelt Hotel and a ton more. The people I meet are from all over the planet, Australia, France, China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, The Middle East, Israel, Canada, The United Kingdom, India, Denmark, Holland, Norway and more. Tourists visiting the Hollywood Highland Complex come out on the public sidewalk and get photos with their favorite superheroes or childrens character. Cash donations are given in exchange for photos from change to the rare 100 dollar bill, it happens. So when on Vacation or a weekend getaway to Hollywood, a photo with a Hollywood Costumed Character is a must. Professional Photographers love filming us and several documentaries have been made with the characters as the main subject.Confessions of a Superhero being the mainstream documentary featuring Superman, The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman and Batman. Other Documentary efforts are The Reinactors and a Star Wars themed film featuring the true Star Wars fans on Hollywood Blvd. Seeing the multiple documentary frenzy I decided to be different and write a comedy feature film which I started filming in February 2009. The work in progress title is They Work for Tips. I designed the film making process for the internet audience writing the movie to be 7 short films and 24 comedy shorts as well as a feature film. I have been able to edit my rough cuts and post them on the internet as short films and comedy shorts during the film making process. I was able to beef up the scenes with extra content and actors for the internet versions and short films, it's been great. Not quite Cirque Du Soleil or Oscar material, I have based the film in front of the Kodak Theatre which hosts the Oscars and Cirque Du Soleil. I have been able to sharpen my improve skills and comedy routine while working the tourists as they have walked past me the last 6 years and have had a blast, thanks everyone.Rich Ramsey, U Never Die Entertainment.

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While working the tourists on Hollywood Blvd. as a street performer I always carried a pocket camera, when things got slow I would make chintzy productions with the other performers then stay up all night editing. After making over 300 short films I wrote a movie about life as a Hollywood Character and filmed it over a 3.5 year span. Enjoy.

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Woggie Movie – Watch & Download Free
A man travels to Los Angeles seeking fame but ends up in a dinosaur costume at the Hollywood Highland Mall offering photos to tourists for cash donations.
Written & directed by Abe R. Rated.

Woggie Webisodes – Watch & Download Free
12 Webisodes taken from the feature film Woggie (2012).

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John vs. the Purple Dinosaur | KCET Video

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About the above video.
Yes, it is part of my routine to draw attention from tourists and get photos by sometimes being silly, I am sure John is a nice man but what if he went to the same comedy club every night and saw the same comic perform the same routine time after time? He would most likely get bored with it and start heckling the performer. I have been harassed by many a local claiming to be part of a various “Neighborhood Associations”, they tell me I am not funny as a couple hundred tourists stand behind them laughing, I never bought into it. I would however like to apologize for what happened sometime later. As I was getting photos with tourists he came walking by and threw a chewed up piece of coffee cake inside my Barney mask, with children around I ignored him. A couple hours later as I was leaving Hollywood Blvd. and crossing the street he showed up once more and threw a cup of vodka on my costume, then walked away. After 5 years of ignoring sometimes brutal harassment as a street performer, I got physical. With no kids or tourists around I took my Barney head off, ran up behind him, jumped on his back and put him in a headlock taking him to the ground. I repeated “Stay the ‘F’ away from me” and didn’t let him up until he agreed to leave me alone. As a man that hates violence I was in disbelief of my behavior and decided to take break from Hollywood Blvd. for a while. So with that being said, John, “I apologize”.

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While working the tourists on Hollywood Blvd. as a street performer I always carried a pocket camera, when things got slow I would make chintzy productions with the other performers then stay up all night editing. After making over 300 short films I wrote a movie about life as a Hollywood Character and filmed it over a 3.5 year span. Enjoy.

Woggie Movie – Watch & Download Free
A man travels to Los Angeles seeking fame but ends up in a dinosaur costume at the Hollywood Highland Mall offering photos to tourists for cash donations.
Written & directed by Abe R. Rated.

Woggie Webisodes – Watch & Download Free
12 Webisodes taken from the feature film Woggie (2012). Continue reading

THE HOLLYWOOD MICHAEL MEYERS EPISODE 4– uneverdie.com –

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While working the tourists on Hollywood Blvd. as a street performer I always carried a pocket camera, when things got slow I would make chintzy productions with the other performers then stay up all night editing. After making over 300 short films I wrote a movie about life as a Hollywood Character and filmed it over a 3.5 year span. Enjoy.

realposter

Woggie Movie – Watch & Download Free
A man travels to Los Angeles seeking fame but ends up in a dinosaur costume at the Hollywood Highland Mall offering photos to tourists for cash donations.
Written & directed by Abe R. Rated.

Woggie Webisodes – Watch & Download Free
12 Webisodes taken from the feature film Woggie (2012).