Joe Kleine's acting days are long over, but he's still making money off his role in the 1996 movie Eddie, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella.
For those who may not remember the film, Bruce Cameron from IMDb has you covered:
Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, 'Wild Bill' Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an 'honorary coach' contest, which Eddie wins. The fans love it, so 'Wild Bill' fires the coach and hires her. She takes the bunch of overpaid prima donnas that make up the team and turns them around. But the owner hopes to move the team, now the darling of the New York fans, to St. Louis. He may own the team, but it belongs to the city and the fans!
On Wednesday, Kleine posted a royalty check that he recently received:
Don't spend that all in one place, Mr. Kleine.
The former NBA journeyman made more than $11 million in his 15-year career, averaging 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game, but getting some extra cash now that he is retired must be nice.
Here's a list of all the films the 52-year-old 7-footer has appeared in:
On the plus side, his lone acting job is still paying dividends.