Check out Jimmy Wolk in the New Fox-TV Show Titled LONE STAR!
Click here to see a preview of the show LONE STAR.
Ok friends, it is going to start getting a little weird. First, Jimmy Wolk played me as a teacher who over the came challenge of Tourette syndrome in Front of the Class. Now Jimmy will take on another challenge of how to kept two lives and two ladies at the same time. Right away, you’ll see that his new role is nothing like my life. As he enjoys being with two woman, I had enough trouble hanging on to one. He lives in Texas, I don’t like the Cowboys or cowboy boots. He is a con man, I’m just a teacher. He’s hanging up on billboards across America, I’m just hanging around the house with Dylan and Nancy.
If you enjoyed Jimmy Wolk in Front of the Class, you might want to catch his new TV show, LONE STAR on FOX-TV Monday nights at 9:00 pm/EST after the show HOUSE. Starts Monday, September 20th. Going by his new official name of James Wolk, he takes on the role of a charming Texas man who lives two lives in two different parts of Texas. He juggles two identities and two women in two different worlds – all under one mountain of lies as a con man. Joining him in LONE STAR are John Voight, Adrianne Palicki, Eloise Mumford and David Keith.
Check out Jimmy Wolk in YOU AGAIN!
Jimmy Wolk just happens to also be starring in the film, You AGAIN, hitting movie theaters on Friday, September 24th. He plays the boyfriend with an amazing cast of Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Bell, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth and more.
Learn more by clicking here to see a preview of the movie, YOU AGAIN.
It is going to be fun to watch how Jimmy does in the future. To think that he got his big break taking on the role of me reminds us all that if you have a dream, always try to follow that dream much like Jimmy has been able to do in the acting business.
I think a lot of people will be rooting for my friend Jimmy!
The call with Brad Cohen and actor Jimmy Wolk (Front of the Class) on May 25th at 7pm/EST will last 1 hour. Learn more about what happened behind the scenes on the set of the movie. Understand how an actor portrays someone with TS successfully. Feel free to email us questions to read during the call. The conference call is free to the public.
E-mail us and ask for calling numbers and access codes for the conference call. When you email us, an auto-respond email will be sent to you with instructions: email@example.com
Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. Education about Tourette Syndrome will continue to make a difference for those who live with the condition daily. This event is sponsored by The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation. Thanks for the support!
Join Brad Cohen during Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month for some conference calls with guests to create awareness for Tourette Syndrome. This series is titled “Talking Tourette with Brad Cohen and Guests.” Brad will be speaking with the following people on these dates:
May 17th 7pm/EST Brad’s mother, Ellen speaking from a mother’s point of view
May 25th 7pm/EST Jimmy Wolk, actor from Front of the Class -get the inside scoop from the movie
June 3rd 7pm/EST Sheryl Pruitt, author and educational specialist on Tourette syndrome-learn more about the co-morbid conditions of TS and educational strategies in the classroom
June 12th noon/EST Dylan Peters, author of the book Tic Talk speaking from a child’s point of view on advocacy
E-mail us and ask for calling numbers and access codes for the conference calls: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each call will last 1 hour. Feel free to email us questions to read during the call. All four conference calls are free to the public.
Help us spread the word about this event to help create more awareness for Tourette Syndrome. This event is sponsored by The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation. Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month is from May 15 – June 15 2010. Join us on Facebook too by clicking here!
What do Martha Stewart and Front of the Class have in common?
They will both be featured on the Hallmark Channel! The first viewing will be on Saturday, April 3rd at 9:00pm/est. Look for reruns to continue throughout the year.
Feel free to spread the word to those who missed it the first few times. This is your chance to learn more about Brad Cohen and Tourette syndrome. Check out Jimmy Wolk, Patricia Heaton, Treat Williams, Dominic Scott Kay and so many other wonderful actors as they help the world discover that dreams can come true!
Get updated on Brad’s new foundation too. The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation is up and running. Sign up on this website for updates.
If you like the movie, be sure to check out the award winning book too. It makes for a great present to educators or anyone looking for an inspirational story. Buy the book or DVD now!
Today, I had a little girl email me a simple question: How do you live with Tourette syndrome….with all the people saying stuff?
She went on to tell me she received the movie Front of the Class, and it was the best thing she got for Christmas.
It was just a simple reminder that kids are still figuring out the game of life. So with that, I remind everyone what has helped me overcome the challenges of living with Tourette syndrome. I hope these ideas help others move forward to follow their dreams.
1) Keep that positive attitude
2) Focus on your strengths…….show the world what makes you shine
3) Educate everyone who will listen and tell them about Tourette syndrome and the challenges you face
4) Never give up……every time someone tells you that you can’t do something, prove them wrong! Show them not only can you do it, but you can do it better than others
5) Surround yourself with people who believe in you
6) Don’t make excuses, because the first excuse will lead to another, after another, after another
7) Find your passion in life and go for it
8 Last but not least……….Don’t let Tourette syndrome win! Don’t allow any of your weaknesses in life get the best of you!
While we are talking about Tourette Syndrome, you can help support the National Tourette Syndrome Association by clicking on the link below and vote to help them win $1 million in the Chase Community Giving Contest. Spread the word. Each person gets five votes and be sure to place one with TSA. Thanks for the support!
Don’t forget, Front of the Class will be on CBS the evening of February 6, 2010.
You can also learn more about the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc at www.bradcohentourettefoundation.com
Camp Twitch and Shout and Brad were featured on CNN on June 13, 2009.
Learn more about Camp Twitch and Shout at www.camptwitchandshout.com
It’s official, the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Front of the Class, is now available in Hallmark Stores around the country. Get your copy now and see a special “The Making of Front of the Class” section as an extra on the DVD. See behind the scene interviews with the actors and families of those involved in the production.
If your local store doesn’t have the DVD in stock, they will order more for you. This is one movie you don’t want to miss in your collection. And what a great gift to give a parent, student or educator down the road.
ATTENTION TEACHERS The Teacher’s Guide that goes along with the DVD is also ready. This is a great resource to use with your classroom when you discuss Character Education themes like acceptance, perseverance, positive attitude, passion, self-confidence, and much more. You can also have great discussions about bullying in the schools. The Teacher’s Guide is FREE. Click here to get your copy now!The Teacher’s Guide is good for elementary, middle and high school age students. I was involved in the development of the Teacher’s Guide along with the National Tourette Syndrome Association.
Last but not least, even though Hallmark Hall of Fame has done an AMAZING job with the movie, people always say the book is better than the movie. Be sure to read the book Front of the Class, by Brad Cohen.
Thanks for getting the word out!
Just when you thought you saw it all, there is now a Front of the Class Softball Team. My softball was so inspired by the movie that they decided to change our team name from Telesource Solutions to Front of the Class. Thanks to Cary, Neil and the rest of the team for supporting my story.
To date, the team has taken on the theme of the my story about never giving up. We are 9-1 have have come from behind to win in ever game. We are the regular season champions and here come the playoffs!
Click here to see pictures from the event: Dominic Scott Kay (pictured), Tom Rickman, Brent Shields, Andy Gottlieb, and Cameron Johann all in attendance repsenting Front of the Class.
We have officially learned that Front of the Class didn’t win the Faith and Freedom Award. That award was given to John Adams and The Medal. But we did win a special award which was not on the program for Outstanding Movie About a Disability. Members of the team got up to speak at the ceremony!
What’s your New Year’s Resolution?Diet? Exercise? Not watching so much TV? For me, I always found making a New Year’s Resolution kind of funny, because most people jump into their “new” routine and by the end of January or February, they’re back to their “old” routine again. Instead of making a resolution this year, I challenge you to Not Allow “IT” To Win.