Keanu Reeves hams it up as webisode star

Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:50am EDT
 
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By Andrew Wallenstein

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Having conquered movies, Keanu Reeves is now taking on the Internet.

The actor has a role in "Sparhusen," a new "Spinal Tap"-esque comedic webisode series set to launch later this month from online programing hub My Damn Channel.

Donning a blond wig, Reeves plays Vorste Fierron, a Swedish pop-music producer for a wannabe supergroup. The first episode features a chronicle of the backstage tension over the band's breakthrough single, "Apples & Fish."

"Sparhusen" is from writer-producer-star Illeana Douglas, who also stars in another My Damn Channel series returning for a second season, "Easy to Assemble." "Sparhusen" was also co-created by and co-stars Rob Mailhouse and Todd Spahr.

"Sparhusen" is a featured piece of a so-called new fall season of programing from My Damn Channel, which former CBS Radio executive Rob Barnett founded in 2007 with talent including Harry Shearer and Don Was. Both are back for the new season on the site.

(Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters)

 
<p>Actor Keanu Reeves sits in his car during a news practice day for the 2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity car race in Long Beach, California April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>