OK! I’ll talk! Jeff Cohen, aka Chunk in “The Goonies,” is joining the Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration. He is pictured now, and inset (courtesy of Warner Bros.) as Chunk. You can buy event tickets, including for “Growing up Goonie with Jeff Cohen,” at http://tinyurl.com/goontick
His days of acting long behind him, Jeff is an entertainment lawyer in Beverly Hills, and now, author. His first book, “The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood” was published this month by the American Bar Association.
In case you’re wondering if he still does the truffle shuffle, the answer is: Not since college. According to an interview with BitterEmpire.com (http://tinyurl.com/jefftalk), “I was the mic man at the football games, trying to pump them up,” he recalled. “... and this frat guy in the back row started screaming ‘truffle shuffle’ ... Next thing you know it caught on, and 10,000 students were cheering ‘truffle shuffle!’
“... I raised my hand like Moses before the Red Sea. I raised my shirt and did the truffle shuffle. The crowd went crazy. Every game, the chant would start, and everyone would do it. I parlayed that into being the president of the student body. It was a supreme sacrifice, but it paid off.”
— Elleda Wilson