O.J. Simpson is cooling his heels in the Big House at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Northern Nevada, eating savory “mystery meat” while serving his nine-to-thirty-three-year term for his memorabilia heist that went terribly wrong at Palace Station. But his house guest back in 1994 when he was charged with killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, was Kato Kaelin.
Kaelin, now 50, testified at the 1995 murder trial and his life has been inextricably linked to the former football star ever since.
Kaelin’s transition from real life reality to acting has been seamless. He has been a Screen Actors Guild card-carrying member for 22 years. A year before the killings, he had tested, albeit unsuccessfully, for a part in the film “Dumb and Dumber.”
After the trial Kaelin was launched into faux stardom, going on a speaking tour and appearing in several TV reality shows and films. For the past five year he has worked for National Lampoon in Los Angeles developing film projects.
Coming full turn, Kaelin now graces the Planet Hollywood stage in Las Vegas as a wedding crasher in “Tony and Tina’s Wedding.” His character plays Tony’s house guest for five years, sleeping, fittingly, on the couch.