EXCLUSIVE: Now that’s a gig few male actors could pass up — playing the boss of a Playboy club. After a slew of castings of beautiful young actresses as Playboy bunnies, former Numbers star David Krumholtz is set for a co-starring role in NBC’s drama pilot Playboy. In the 20th/Imagine TV project, set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963, Krumholtz will play the club’s general manager, a young Albert Brooks and a bottom-line kind of guy, a bit of a nerd who now gets to play with the cool kids.
Additionally, Krumholtz, repped by CAA and the Collective, is developing Igotchaback, a half-hour single-camera comedy for FX based loosely on the lives of legendary rap artist and Wu Tang Clan founding member GZA and his publicist Heathcliff Berru. The project, which Krumholtz is executive producing with an eye to star, centers on an up-and-coming music industry manager tasked with representing an aging rap star mired knee-deep in existential crisis.
Last pilot season, Krumholtz starred in another 20th TV/Imagine pilot, Fox comedy Tax Man.