This is the Chris Bosh you don’t get to see on the court – clowning around on the set of his new commercial for Warren Henry Auto Group.
Right from the start Monday, Bosh was making faces and cracking jokes, trying to loosen up his sidekick for the afternoon, 10-year-old Blake Weis of Delray Beach.
“I always try to make it fun, joke around with everybody, especially with kids here, I like to mess with guys a little bit,” the Heat forward said.
Bosh is no stranger to the entertainment world: he has made cameos on HBO’s “Entourage” and NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU.”
“Now I have my SAG card!” he said.
Bosh really is a member of the Screen Actors Guild – though he’s made quite an impression on YouTube over the years, from his humble beginnings when he starred as a tall crime-fighter named “Tall Justice” to the viral video where he asked fans to vote him into the 2008 All-Star Game, while wearing a cowboy hat and impersonating a cheesy Texas car salesman.
These days he has come a long way, getting makeup and his own dressing room at Splashlight Studios in Wynwood.
And while Bosh, at 27, has plenty of basketball left in him, he says he wants to try and do something in entertainment when he does retire – if not on camera, then maybe behind the scenes.
In one of the light moments of his commercial shoot, Bosh answered a question about his beard comb.
“Ha ha, I borrowed it,” he said. “But I needed it because I have some growth there, I gotta shave.”