The Santa Clause star David Krumholtz – Bernard himself – made an unexpected appearance on WWE Raw this week in a very unlikely role.
The 42-year-old actor – known for playing the Head Elf alongside Tim Allen in the first two movies in the beloved Christmas franchise – popped up during a wild skit on last night’s show as a parody of current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
Appearing alongside Duane ‘Gillberg’ Gill – himself a spoof of WCW legend Goldberg – David was topless in a kilt as he deliberately fumbled his way through the superstar’s trademark entrance before a special edition of the Dirt Sheet.
Hosted by wrestlers The Miz and John Morrison, the sketch was a way for them to mock McIntyre and Goldberg before their much hyped Royal Rumble title match on January 31.
David’s Scottish accent left something to be desired, and he jokingly asked the hosts if they could cut and go again, suggesting his character didn’t realise they were on live television.
Fans thought they recognised him when he came out, and he got rid of any lingering doubt as he thanked WWE’s new Senior Vice President of Creative Writing Operations Christine Lubrano for giving him the role.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘You’re gosh darn right I was on the @wwe tonight. Thanks to all those who made this happen, specifically @celdyer (sic)’
As well as playing Bernard in The Santa Clause in 1994 – and its 2002 sequel – he is also known for his roles in the likes of 10 Things I Hate About You, and the Harold & Kumar franchise.
From 2005 to 2010, he also appeared as Charlie Epps in CBS drama Numb3rs throughout its run.
In recent years, he’s been seen in minor roles in the likes of Hail Caesar! and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, as well as appearing in This Is The End and The Judge while lending his voice to Sausage Party as Kareem Abdul Lavash.
Last year, he took the lead as Monty Levin in six-episode drama The Plot Against America and featured as Mayor John Conway in The Twilight Zone ep A Small Town.
He has also branched out into rap music, releasing material with the group Hemogoblin under the name Beengod Stillgod.
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