Playing to type, David Dinkins may play "a big-city mayor" in a cameo appearance on a new network television series, he said Monday.
The disclosure came as he named Jaynne C. Keyes, 45, who directed Gov. Cuomo's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development for six years, director of the city's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting. The mayor said two new series, "Law and Order" on NBC, starring Michael Moriarty, and ABC's "H.E.L.P.," starring John Mahoney, would be shooting in the city.
Dinkins added, "The producers of 'H.E.L.P.' have requested the services of a fledgling New York actor -- and so, I have agreed to make a cameo appearance in one episode of the series." "H.E.L.P." is about the people who respond to 911 emergency calls. "Law and Order" tells how police establish a case against someone and then how it is handled by the district attorney's office.