He began acting in films such as 1975’s FORCED ENTRY, with Tanya Roberts, and 1978’s NUNZIO. He also appeared on Broadway opposite Anne Bancroft in GOLDA and Al Pacino in a 1979 production of RICHARD III.
Where many people first saw him was as one of THE BLOODHOUND GANG in segments on 3-2-1 CONTACT. A favorite show of many (including myself) the mini mysteries were one of the most memorable parts of the show.
And now that I have watched that clip, I’m going to have the theme song stuck in my head again.
There were more movies, ONE TRICK PONY with Paul Simon, and Peter Bogdanovich’s THEY ALL LAUGHED where he played Audrey Hepburn’s son. A highly underrated film.
For those that didn’t watch 3-2-1 CONTACT, Glenn may be best remembered as Alex on ONE DAY AT A TIME. He joined the cast later in the run.
One of the most interesting parts of his celebrity, that I actually remember, was his appearing in Archie Comics!! Strange crossover, an actor on ONE DAY AT A TIME in Archie Comics? But there was a reason. His father, Henry Scarpelli, was one of the Archie Comics artists.
He followed up that with a supporting role on the sitcom JENNIFER SLEPT HERE. This sitcom, that I watched regularly, was recently referred to on 30 ROCK by Kenneth the page as "the show where Ann Jillian played a ghost of a Hollywood starlet who gave advice to teenagers".
Through the rest of the decade, he would appear in a few films and TV shows. There was an episode of AMAZING STORIES (directed by Martin Scorsese), he had three trips on THE LOVE BOAT, a film with F. Murray Abraham called THE FAVORITE in 1989, and an episode of MACGYVER. His final role was a 1995 ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL.
So What Ever Happened To Him?
I'm happy to say that Glenn is doing well.
I was able to contact him and find out directly from him what he is up to.
I left acting 20 years ago (or so) because, at that time, I wasn't able to be out and honest about who I am. The entertainment industry wasn't able to encourage that..... we've come a long way. I am grateful to have found peace in my heart.... living a healthy and happy life in Sedona.I had to ask him about his time on The Bloodhound Gang.
I have been living in Sedona, Az for over a decade. I co-own a TV Station here with my husband, Jude Belanger. It's called Sedona NOW, channel 18. Jude and I have been together for 12 years but had the opportunity to get married in LA in 2008 before the Prop 8 debacle. we are still legally married there.
I think it's too cool that The Bloodhound Gang is a blog favorite. Right on!!!! It was a great experience in my childhood. 321 Contact left an impression with many children and the Bloodhound gang was a special part of it!!!If you check out the Sedona Now website you can see parts of Glenn’s interview show.
He still looks the same.
Glenn was a favorite of many during the 80's. It is great to see that he is still out there happy with his life today.