Richard Henzel's Groundhog Day Page
HERE to hear
a short clip from my "claim to fame"...
Yes, that was my voice (along with Rob Riley's) coming out of that annoying
clock radio that woke up Phil Connors (Bill Murray) every morning in the
movie "Groundhog Day"...
On Groundhog Day each year since 1994, I have emceed the annual Groundhog
Day Breakfast in Woodstock, Illinois (where the movie was shot). (Actually,
not every single year--I literally "phoned in" my appearance in 2003
and 2005) Every year we've had packed houses--several hundred people show up
in the freeeeeezing pre-dawn glow to witness Woodstock Willie's annual prognostication.
Every year, we had terrific guests and speakers, which have included director
Harold Ramis, scores of the movie's extras, "Groundhog Day" animal
trainer Bill Hoffman and actor Steve Tobolowski, the unforgettable "Ned
Ryerson" of the film ("Ned Ryerson! Bing! I dated your sister Mary
Catherine until you told me not to! Bing!").
If you're ever going to be in northern Illinois in February, come check it
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