Randall Rutledge

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Randall Rutledge
Randall Rutledge
Radio Talk Show Host, Screenplay Writer, Producer, Music Artist

Born August 23, 1961, in Calhoun, Georgia a small farm town situated in the mountains 70 miles northwest of Atlanta. Randall's interest in show business started in 1967 when a movie was being shot in Calhoun at New Echota (a Cherokee Indian museum). The Movie was entitled "The Trail of Tears" starring Johnny Cash, a real thrill for six year old Randall Rutledge. He also developed an intense interest in country music as well as rock and roll from the 50's. His musical influences that made him even more interested in show business were Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr. And Jr., Marty Robbins, as well as many of today's current recording artists, such as fellow Georgians Alan Jackson and Travis Tritt, just to mention a few. His favorite actors are Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood, but he also admires several actor's work which has lead to his desire to also be an actor.

Randall enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 5, 1978 with two tours of overseas duty under his belt, a career in the military was out of the question. So at the completion of his tour of duty with the Marines, it was off to Hollywood on January 22, 1982. After about a year, he started picking up extra work in major motion pictures such as Scarface, Karate Kid, Rhinestone, as well as TV Shows, commercials, music videos etc.

Between 1987 and 1994 Randall traveled from Las Vegas to Nashville and back to Los Angeles exploring all phases of the entertainment industry from acting, screen writing, song writing, producing etc. He has performed in talent shows in the following country and western clubs: The Palomino (Now Closed), D.J. Ranch in Long Beach, California and the Cowboy Palace in Chatsworth, California. From 1983 to 1985 he served as an assistant casting director with Casting Unlimited in Hollywood. In 1987 he had his own morning wake-up show where he impersonated various character and celebirty voices such as Mickey Mouse, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Stewart, Yogi Bear as well as various others on W.Q.M.T. an FM radio station in Dalton, Georgia. Also from January to February 1995 he wrote, produced, and hosted 6 one half hour entertainment variety shows entitled Showbiz Highlights on cable channel 10 W.E.B.S., Calhoun, Georgia. Shortly after his 6th show of "Showbiz Highlights" he decided to relocate back to Hollywood in pursuit of his acting and screen writing career.

Randall has written 3 screenplays "West Bound 18 Wheeler" an action adventure comedy western about two truckers who travel back in time to the old west with their rig. "The Idol", a horror film about a stone VOODOO Idol with evil powers and the ability to cause death and destruction once removed from it's neutral zone. And "Kung-Fu-Shoes" a martial arts comedy about an everyday average guy who receives the "Kung-Fu-Shoes" from a Shaolin priest which makes the lead character become an extraordinary martial artist. Randall hopes to secure the funding to produce and act in "Kung-Fu-Shoes" as well.

From Movie City to Music City, USA
Randall also produced a TV pilot that is a musical variety show entitled "The Street Singers" the pilot was written and directed by 7 time Emmy award winner David E. Durston and Co-Produced with Jack Damon formerly the character Doctor Brown from the soap General Hospital. "The Street Singers" was awarded the Silver Award at the Philadelphia International Film Festival / International Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers Inc. Randall also has hosted his own TV show in Las Vegas on K.Y.R.K. TV Channel 35 entitled "Las Vegas Singers Roundup" of which he was also the creator of the show, and at the same time created and hosted his own radio show in Las Vegas on K.L.A.V. 1230 AM entitled "Let's Talk Country Music".

Randall has also written over 30 country songs 5 of which he produced and recorded in Nashville on his album with the same title as the title track "Non Stop Flight" and has just recently finished writing a book entitled "From Movie City to Music City USA" (My Journey Through Showbiz and How it Works.)