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Failed Actor

Arrested for Trashing 'Letterman' Theater

7/11/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A drunken, 22-year-old aspiring actor broke in to the famed Ed Sullivan Theater where David Letterman's "Late Show" tapes and caused $5,000 worth of damage.

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Jimmy Whittemore (above) was busted early Sunday morning after police say he kicked in the theater's glass doors, trashed the box office and lobby, turned over garbage cans and knocked over velvet rope stands. He also allegedly trashed pictures, fans, telephones, and printers among other property.

The Letterman stage is padlocked so Whittemore couldn't get inside.

Whittemore was hospitalized briefly after his arrest for a cut on his head and was later charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

Cops say Whittemore has no direct connection to Letterman or the studio and blamed it all on alcohol.

UPDATE: Whittemore was arraigned this morning and charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. He is being held on $6,000 bond and his next court date is July 15.

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16.

Hoopee    

Maybe he should marry Snookie. Then two worthless drunks can live happily ever after.

1171 days ago
17.

Rhubino    

$2000? He failed as a vandal, too.

1171 days ago
18.

jxtr    

Will he become a celebrity? Or get a reality show?

1171 days ago
19.

Jackie    

Ha ha...at least now is know as aspiring actor. who knew him before this incident.

1171 days ago
20.

Horndog    

Demon rum + stupidity = endless entertainment.

1171 days ago
21.

Ehécatl    

TMZ put up a new picture. Now he looks like David Faustino.

1171 days ago
22.

Rob    

And here I thought Charlie Sheen was still getting press.

1171 days ago
23.

bjb    

Harvey; Those "velvet rope stands" are called "Stantions" and thanks for publishing the perps name...now ever aspiring actor will be breaking into the Ed Sullivan Theatre in an attempt to make a name for himself. Love, Dave

1171 days ago
24.

CriticXtreme    

This is another way to get your career booming! A Publicist creation of fakery shena****ns. Next he will go on TV then get a reality show.

1171 days ago
25.

jimbo    

@MarshaSharpe
Why are the words "I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360......"
posted 137000 times all over the internet.
http://www.google.ca/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=ytJ&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=%22I+paid+%2432.67+for+a+XBOX+360......%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

1171 days ago
26.

bunny    

What a loser.

1171 days ago
27.

kerrplunk    

The top ten reason why an unemployed actor would trash my Theater...

1171 days ago
28.

EvilPromise    

HEY! He stole Chris Brown's only act!!!

the shame of it all

1171 days ago
29.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

I wouldn't call him "failed" -- he seemed pretty successful. what is up with calling him failed at 22 yrs old anyway?

You know who is failed? The a-holes who want us to believe that there were 19 goofy muslim hijackers on 9/11 and that Osama Bin Laden masterminded it all from a cave. Bin Laden had a very public funeral in 2001. Though he was responsible for 50 American deaths, h had nothing to do with 9/11. Read my common sense post on barrys conspiracy world. Interested in jFK Jr? check out the details of his murder.

1171 days ago
30.

RJ Hunt    

Dude...WTF did those velvet ropes ever do to you...I understand about the printers and telephones they piss me off all the time...But the red ropes com'on man!!!! LMFAO!!!!

1171 days ago
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