Feb 28, 200603:51 PMThe Life
Celebrity encounter: Gordon Clapp
Feb 28, 2006 - 03:51 PMGordon seemed genuinely surprised when I approached him. He was walking back to his golf cart, and didn't hear me: "Mr. Clapp... Mr. Clapp?"
Finally, another member of the fivesome tapped his shoulder and pointed at me.
I quickly blurted, "Do you mind if I take your picture?"
"You want ME?" he said. I nodded, then briefly wondered if perhaps some people mistake this consummate actor for the mousey policeman he portrayed on NYPD Blue: the perpetually-melancholy, often-flummoxed Detective Greg Medavoy. While snapping this photo, I confessed how much I enjoyed the complex character he had created. And he beamed. In fact, we both beamed. It was an excellent moment (click image for full-length photo).