My Life as an A.D.
started my movie life off, as a kid traveling with my parents
around the world, my dad, Pat Blymyer is a gaffer and my mom,
Sugar "Ginger" Blymyer is a hairdresser. I went to school
with Native American kids on a South Dakota reservation, with
kids on Abaco Island in the Bahamas in a 3 room schoolhouse
where there were only 10 kids in my class and in many other
states around the U.S. We spent a summer in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic in the jungles and beaches, a hot steamy
summer in Louisiana and a Christmas in Veracruz, Mexico. When
it was time to decide what I wanted as a career, the one thing
I knew I wanted to do was be in the movie business. Where
else can you go to places that you never thought you would
go, meet people as you become a local for a few months while
you work in their town and have everyday be a different adventure?
And so, in 1987 my movie career beganů
My dad, Pat Blymyer put me to work as a Stand-in on "No Secrets".
The first show was a movie of the week shot on Catalina Island
in California. What a way to begin. I stood in for Kelly Martin
and did a lot of crouching to be the right size! It wasn't
tourist time yet on Catalina those few weeks so it was like
our own personal island.
Next, I was once again a Stand-in on "Action Jackson". I actually
was standing In for Vanity and any white people in the movie
like Craig T. Nelson and Sharon Stone. This time I saw all
the worst parts of downtown Los Angeles, including alleys,
dirty streets and vacant buildings. I was laying on the sidewalk
one afternoon for lighting Sharon Stone and my dad came up
to me and asked what my mother would think if she saw what
kind of work I was doing! That's the glamorous show biz!