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Face Time with Tom Nemec

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:49 p.m. CDT

St. Charles resident Tom Nemec, 62, was at the St. Charles Library when he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Cicero

Pets? Two dogs, Rylee, a Rhodesian ridgeback, and Murphy, a golden retriever

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Walter Matthau

First job? Office worker

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A fireman. I became that for six years, then I got injured. I’ve been with the USPS 25 years.

A movie you’d recommend? “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”

Favorite charity? Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice in Geneva

What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy”

Do you play an instrument? Piano

Favorite local restaurant? Tribella Bar and Grill in Batavia

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I worked for 10 years writing feature films and TV shows. I started as an extra on “The Blues Brothers,” where I was a cop, a fireman and a national guardsman. I did extra work, then worked up to big parts. I had a bit part in “Risky Business,” on the SWAT team.

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