June 14th, 2010
05:08 PM ET

Jake Pavelka lands a role on ‘Drop Dead Diva’

We would call this art imitating life, but considering how real reality TV is, we’re going to go ahead and call it art imitating art: Former “Bachelor” Jake Pavelka will be playing a “bachelor-type” on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” this summer.

In the August 22 episode called "Good Grief," Pavelka will play Toby Davlin, a participant on a dating show called “Finding the One" whose producer is sued for “intentionally inflicting emotional harm” when Pavelka's character picks one bachelorette over another.

“When Jake came into the office to audition for the role, the whole production came to a stop," said "Diva's" executive producer Josh Berman. "Everyone wanted to talk with him. He was so gracious and charming. He was spot-on and won the role in the room.”

This isn’t the first time Pavelka has landed a role outside of reality TV; he played "Young Cordell Walker" on “Walker, Texas Ranger” back in 1999.

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  1. linda

    jake should get an Oscar award and vienna a Famas award....They are annoying . there are more important issues to read about than ,about them bunch of phonies, phonies and more phonies

    July 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Susan James

    This guy? Really? Didnt we all write him off! Ugh, he is so so cheesy! He wants to be an actor now, its so obvious. I thought he was a pilot. Get him off my TV, he is gross.

    June 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Karen

    Please please.....Jake has had his 15 minutes....he was a dud on his first Bachelor show...how much more do we have to endure. He needs to get back to whatever he was doing before his pitiful performance.

    June 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kris

    I am convinced that Jake is just looking for fame,,, his ex gf stated that a few months ago. First Dancing with the "STARS", and now this. And now we're going to see Butterface Vienna everywhere too. Oooooh lucky us!

    June 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ernie

    Since he was on DWTS he has gotten taste of show business I want to know when he has time to do his job being an airplaine polit. I think his employer should fire him so he could try his hand at acting he likes seeing his face on TV. He should stick to being an airplane polit it's steady work.

    June 15, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. dani

    He was my pilot once!! i was flying outta florida to go on a mission trip and he was my pilot! i got a picture with him. he told me all about the bachelor and how its sooo crazy. He seemed really genuine in person but after what i saw on the show and then reading about everything idk he's turned into a disappointment. But he's still sooo cute. lol

    oh and i called vienna a fake the first episode. maybe if they had like the public vote who to send home for them bc we get to see all the behind the scenes stuff we could save ppl alot of time, and hurt.

    June 15, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Laurie

    Are you kidding? Him again!? Enough already!
    I thought you were a pilot. Or do you just play one in real life. Jake, please go home.

    June 15, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. michael

    When will this annoying, vain jerk go away.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. peggy

    why doesn't his 15 minutes be over now..............He is the biggest phoney I have ever seen

    June 15, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Blondie

    He's very cute!

    June 15, 2010 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. DeLiRon


    June 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MRose

    So sue me...Jake P. is the cutest living Ken doll I've ever seen. Hopefully for Barbie's kissing cousin, Vienna, he is anatomically correct.

    June 14, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |

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