Thursday, September 12, 2013


Screengrab from David Letterman's talk show

Calvert DeForest is remembered by most folks as Larry "Bud" Melman.

But he was acting in movies long before he appeared on Letterman's talk show.

He also did tv shows, music videos, and tv commercials.

Calvert DeForest in the TROMA film WAITRESS!

Calvert DeForest on the cover of a music CD ( left ), and from a RUN DMC music video ( right )

He allegedly appeared in a movie called WHILE THE CAT'S AWAY.

IF this is true, then I think it's really cool that he acted in a Chuck Vincent flick.

If you're familiar with grindhouse / drive-in / VHS era films, then you've probably seen some of Chuck Vincent's movies ( he's also very well known for his adult films ).

Marilu Henner, Calvert DeForest, and David Letterman

I've been told Mr. DeForest also did radio work, but I can NOT confirm this.

I've also been told, he performed at some comedy clubs, but I can NOT confirm that information either.

Hope you're at peace, Mr. DeForest.....


  1. I would have loved to see a "buddy film" co-starring Brother Theodore and Larry "Bud" Melman. RIP to both of them!

  2. Yes, that would have been great!