O’Brien embodies commercial success

By Liz Warren

Actor Dan O’Brien ’99 was tailgating before the Notre Dame at Stanford game last Thanksgiving weekend when a fellow tailgater began gesturing wildly in his direction and approached him. As one of the co-stars of Whitney, NBC’s hit ensemble comedy, O’Brien has had to adjust to being recognized — and sometimes accosted — by fans.

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Perrin Jazzes It Up in San Diego

By Liz Warren

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It’s a balmy Saturday night in downtown San Diego, and musician Chuck Perrin, a 1969 Notre Dame graduate, is, literally, in his comfort zone. In the Southern California coastal community that the Midwest native has called home for more than a quarter of a century, Perrin has claimed his niche in the fast-growing fringe of San Diego’s hip Gaslamp District (think Chicago’s Rush or Memphis’ Beale streets).…

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Perrin Jazzes It Up in San Diego

By Liz Warren

It’s a balmy Saturday night in downtown San Diego, and musician Chuck Perrin, a 1969 Notre Dame graduate, is, literally, in his comfort zone. In the Southern California coastal community that the Midwest native has called home for more than a quarter of a century, Perrin has claimed his niche in the fast-growing fringe of San Diego’s hip Gaslamp District (think Chicago’s Rush or Memphis’ Beale streets).…

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An Amazing Tale of Real World Connections

By Liz Warren

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When an up-and-coming screenwriter and a popular actor meet on a film location in Japan, their rapport quickly leads to friendship. Amazement ensues when the two discover they have more in common than a mutual fondness for film trivia and an appreciation for the well-turned phrase.…

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