Quote: "The only other movie I had done was this really cheap little flick in Idaho, but it was a disaster - I can't even remember what it was called, and it was never released anyway. And then I played the over-the-hill, right-handed pitcher on Bay City Blues, the Steven Bochco show. I came in to audition for The Final Chapter on a total whim.|
It was a Friday afternoon, in the summer of 1983, August or sometime. The audition was over at the Mutual of Omaha Building on Wilshire and La Brea, in a big conference room. And at that point the casting directors had gotten to calling Joseph Zito 'Francis,' as in Coppola, because he had seen like, I don't know the exact figure, but like three hundred guys for the part of Rob. I think Fern and Pamela were exhausted, but they loved Joe. Anyway, I knew it was Friday the 13th but I didn't really know that much about it. I had never seen any of the other movies. I had no knowledge of it at all. But whatever it was, it came down to the job being offered to me. And whatever snobbery I had disappeared in about a millisecond when somebody said, 'You got the part.'" - pg. 104, Crystal Lake Memories
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