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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.

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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Well, he made himself famous.

1179 days ago


He is not a failed actor, he may have not been on a tv show but people did look up to him. Media is so corrupt, you do dumb this when you are under the influence of alcohol. I bet every single person who sees this article has made a mistake. He is an idiot for what happened, but it doesn't make him a terrible person.

1179 days ago


U can ruin a career that u never had in the first place

1179 days ago


He is only 22 and he already has crows freet around his eyes. Note to white people: avoid booze and the sun, they are not your friend!

1179 days ago

Get back to work!    

"Jersey Shore" is hiring.

1179 days ago


Look ma, I'm famous! You see, I told ya I would make it ma!

Hey, anyone know where I can buy an Xbox 360... for $31? $32.67 is a bit much.

1179 days ago

And thats the truth    

He will not get his own reality show.

1179 days ago

sarah adare    

I think since hes an aspiring actor he just did it to get his name out there! He sees how hollywood rewards bad behavior if your a loose cannon or a train wreck! He will probably get his own reality show! He did it purely for attetnion and to get his name out there and he priobably will get a acting job now its a very sad world! Act like an ass get what you want!

1179 days ago


Can you imagine him ever doing anything worthwhile to humanity? Neither can I....waste of space.

1178 days ago


Wait a minute, I went to high school with Jimmy. Didn't he get voted "most likely to succeed"?? Way to step into the limelight buddy. See you at the next high school reunion...hahaha

1178 days ago


why is he considered a failed actor? Is cause he isn't famous?

1178 days ago


@EvilPromise, "HEY! He stole Chris Brown's only act!!!"

Heh heh;-) You called it.

1178 days ago


What a loser. Desperate for attention much?

1178 days ago


i grew up with jimmy hes not a failed actor hes a talented person, he just got drunk and ****** up a has beens lobby so what ive done way worse **** drunk lettermens a bum jimmy is hilarious. jimmy you are a funny ass dude your bails only six grand tell lettermen to bail you out

1177 days ago


I worked with Jimmy and I can assure everyone here he is indeed a d-bag and this doesn't surprise me at all. For someone who used to post videos of themselves dancing in their kitchen on myspace he sure has done a great job in exceeding no ones expectations.

1177 days ago
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