Help Wildlife, Become Quasi-Famous…?

Fans of wildlife and irreverent humor rejoice: one of the greatest fictional comedy writers in the business–or at least the real life actor who portrays him–is helping the National Wildlife Federation clean up in the wake of the BP oil spill.


Keith Powell, who plays the character ‘Toofer’ on the three-time Emmy-winning NBC series “30 Rock,” recently answered actress Alyssa Milano‘s challenge for ‘real men’ to contribute to NWF’s efforts to help Gulf Coast wildlife affected by the BP oil spill. Being a funny guy and a talented actor, he found a way to entertain us in the process.

Keith set up a fundraising page for donations and offered to make personalized videos–one each day–for donors “professing (his) admiration and/or love” for ‘internetters’ who support our efforts to help wildlife and restore coastal habitats:

Every day from now through August 31st, 2010, I will choose a donor at random and make a video dedicated entirely to him/her. I can accept donations after that date, but will not be making videos. Please be sure to leave a question or comment in the “comment” section so I can reply to you in a fun way.

Please give — and give multiple times — I’m not opposed to making more than one video dedicated to a single person.

Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

You can see some of the tribute videos, which feature Keith doing a Cockney accent, hitting himself in the forehead, and talking about recycling pants, on his YouTube page. Anyone who has seen much of 30 Rock knows to expect brilliance. You only have a few days left to donate with a chance for a personalized video, so hurry up.

As an added incentive, Keith will be in Los Angeles for the 62nd annual Emmy Awards this weekend–and he may give a shout-out from the red carpet to one select donor. And yes, that last video was made on the set of 30 Rock. Eeeeee!!!

Ahem. Tell your friends, family-members, pages, rural jurors, and Bar-Mitzvad werewolves, to visit now and help wildlife recover from the disaster in the Gulf.