Comedy writer/actor entertains the world with “smart fun.”

Walt Jaschek is an American comedy writer and actor with produced work in features, shorts, TV commercials and radio ads. His super-power: “Finding the funny.”

Walt Jaschek in “The Big Mistake” • Writer/producer: Paul Fey

In film, Walt is known as a spirited comic actor with appearances in Offices in the Raw, Sons of the Saddle, and Spirits of Jupiter. On TV, he’s remembered for The Big Mistake for CBS.

As a screenwriter, he is known for the teleplay How to Kill a Pitch, and three projects in development: Hero Nots™, Copywriters in Love, and Satin Brass.

In his civilian identity as an advertising copywriter, he scripts funny TV and radio commercials. For this body of work, Walt was inducted in 2018 into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame.

In all these comic roles, Walt says he can “find the funny,” meaning knowing what comedy buttons to push for audience laughter and enjoyment. “I like to think I provide smart fun,” Walt says. We like to think that, too.

Walt is available for select comedy writing and performing opportunities. If it’s funny, or has the potential to be, he is in like Flintstones.

Walt Jaschek Details

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Grey

Height: 5′ 10″

Specialities: Diabolical Villains, Nervous Nerds, and Spellbound Nudes.

Dialects: Copywriter; Evil Villain

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Bonus content: St. Louis Media Hall of Famer Walt Jaschek interviewed by St. Louis Media History Foundation, 2021

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“Big Mistake” | Funny TV Campaign for Channel 4 St. Louis (1985)

St. Louis media history rediscovered! Here are KMOX-TV Channel 4’s “Big Mistake” commercials from 1985, alerting viewers to an error in TV Guide magazine. Writer/director: Paul Fey. Guy on camera: me! Yes, that’s me, Walt Jaschek, at a studio in KMOX-TV (St. Louis,) performing on-camera in 1985. I recently found these spots on 3/4″ tape, … Continue reading “Big Mistake” | Funny TV Campaign for Channel 4 St. Louis (1985)

Walt & Don Launch Boastess® Fructose Pies™

We needed a funny product for a funny comic we’re creating. The thought of emulating a certain sweet treat often featured in the comics of our youth? Delicious. Boastess® Fructose Pies™ There’s a sugar crash in every dash! Concept: Walt JaschekPackage design and copy: Don SecreaseStay tuned to see what we do with these! The … Continue reading Walt & Don Launch Boastess® Fructose Pies™

Christopher McKarton: Retired Detective

He’s seen it all. And solved it all. But when an 8mm movie of his past shows up, Christoper McKarton might be back in the game. The Retired Detective A novel with video By Walt Jaschek My name is Christopher McKarton. I’m a detective. Or I was. I’m retired. Blissfully. I prefer detecting buds in … Continue reading Christopher McKarton: Retired Detective