Saturday, December 24, 2005

Here's the article!

Even though I vented to Mike for half an hour about wallets, I've only really got one sentence in the article. But I'm not bitter at all. Because what a sentence it is:

Josh Rachlis, 33, has tried going out with bills, a bank card and a credit card in an elastic band, but he's still attached to his wallet. "You can't make a purchase without an Air Miles card," he says. "And there's coupons. It's all useful."

But to hear women tell it, Rachlis's instinct to dump the lump is bang on.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I'm in Saturday's (TODAY'S) Globe & Mail!

Check the Style section in The Globe & Mail today, Saturday, Dec. 24th. Mike Miner has an article about people who hate their wallets. I am one of the people quoted. I can't tell you anymore because I don't want to spoil the suspense. And also because I haven't seen the article.

I'm gonna be the voice in a Rogers radio spot!

The ad is just me and some rockin' background music. Which means that all the weight of the Rogers empire will be resting entirely on my broad, muscular shoulders. This is a Boxing Week Sale spot. So you won't hear it until after Christmas. Which means that I have inside information about some fantastic deals soon to come from Rogers. Which I can't tell you about now, obviously. But trust me, they're going to be great deals. And I want you to take full advantage of them so Rogers will think the ad worked really well and they'll make me the new official voice for Rogers. And when that happens, I promise to use my power for good. And for picking up chicks. But mostly for good.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

I'm in England!

Which isn't of the high calibre of news you're used to seeing in this blog, but I thought I'd share it anyway. In case you were looking for me. Or you knew someone who lives in Bristol or London who could show me where the fun places to go are. Not that anywhere I go isn't fun. I'm a party of one.
I just thank god that I payed attention in English class, because that's what everyone speaks here. It's crazy.
Oh, and people don't idle as much here. It's sweet. Our cabbie even turned off his engine when he got out to help us with our bags. Maybe it's the fact that gas costs twice as much. Let's keep our fingers crossed for higher gas prices in Canada. And don't complain. Get a Toyota Prius and you won't care.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Josh Rachlis is in Marketing Magazine!

And I sound like a workaholic. Which I guess I am. But it's all for the good for my clients. Gotta sell that Gain Detergent. Until I'm elected to Parliament that is. So that I can make some real, positive changes in this country. Like make a law that forces people to buy Gain Detergent.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Terry Cloth screening on Friday, Oct. 28th!

Come see your favourite towel fall in love on the BIG SCREEN!

Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 28) at 8pm
Centre for the Arts
263 Adelaide Street West
Suite 513

Here are the details of the event, copied straight from

Independent Film Screening
Last Friday of the month
October 28, 8pm
$5 donation

This is an opportunity to have your work screened, see the work of others and meet people with common concerns and aspirations. There is a Q & A after the screenings with directors, cast and crew.
Film submissions always welcome!

Films to be screened this month are:

"Waiting" - directed by Jamie M. Dagg
"Sombre Zombie" - directed by Adam MacDonald
"Sexy Days Deadly Nights" - directed by Chris Roberts
"Terry Cloth" - directed by Josh Rachlis
"The Little Johnny Yankee National Security Playset" - directed by Stevie Baker

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Look for the monkey in a dress buying a newspaper...

... in an upcoming commercial for the surprisingly delicious Kellogg's All-Bran Bars. Anyone who is familiar with my astonishingly fit and toned body will recognize my taut abs rippling beneath the simian's velvet garmet in this brilliant cameo role. And anyone who is familiar with my brilliant sense of humour will recognize that I wrote the hilarious script. And anyone who has met me in person will know that I'm actually fat and not funny at all. But that's still me as the monkey.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

My Anti-Idling Letter is in this week's NOW Magazine!

I wrote to the environmental columnist at NOW just to tell her my story and cc'd the editor so he would know what was up. The editor emailed me back and asked if he could print the letter. I said that would be great. (When the letter was retyped they left out some sentences and added some typos, but hopefully the point still gets across.) To see the letter, scroll down to the bottom of the June 30-July 6, 2005 issue at:

Footnote: Yesterday I spotted a guy with his car running while he was walking around on the sidewalk chatting on his cell phone. I tore my letter out of my issue of NOW and handed it to him. He turned off his engine. Every bit counts.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Stop global warming!

Do we want the world to end? I think not. It's too much fun. Go to the link below and register to join me on the Virtual March to Stop Global Warming. If it's good enough for Leonardo DiCaprio, it's good enough for me.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Here's what to listen for in the X-Box radio ad...

I say: "Hey man, we're going up north. Wanna come?"
Then the other actor says some weird stuff in a British accent about wanting to enlist the help of wizards and stuff.
Then I say: "Uh... They can come too.. I guess."

I, of course, will never hear the ad because I only listen to CBC, geek that I am.

Friday, June 10, 2005

I'm gonna be in a Microsoft radio ad!

It records next week. I'll let you know more when it's done. Suffice to say, I'll be playing a teen type. Yep, when you need a Scotsman or a Teen, I'm your man. Said the 32 year-old Jew.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

"Terry Cloth" to air worldwide on ManiaTV! (

Even a writer as gifted as myself could not improve upon the email I just received. So I'm just pasting it in:


Dear Josh,

I hope all is going well with you. I am happy to inform you that your film, "Terry Cloth" will air May 30th, June 8th, June 18th, June 23rd, July 3rd, July 8th and July 12th. Inform your friends, family, fans and viewers via newsletters and mass emails that your film will be broadcasted worldwide on

Loren Leon
Manager - ManiaTV! Original Productions
The ManiaTV! Networks

Friday, May 20, 2005

I'm in a couple of Molson Canadian radio spots

I'm the guy who says: "Hey there, little guy" to the vicious raccoon. And then the raccoon eats my face. But don't worry, I wasn't hurt. It's "Theatre of the Mind," as us professional radio actors like to say.

In another spot in the campaign, I'm in the woods at night and I say: "Who's there?" with a touch of fear. Not enough fear to scare the listener, but enough to add drama and humour to the spot. It's a delicate balancing act, which is why they needed a truly great actor such as myself.

I'm on the air in a McHappy Day radio spot

That's me saying "A Big Mac, please!" It's a short line, but I say it with passion and conviction. Never in the history of acting has anyone asked for a Big Mac like I ask for a Big Mac in this radio spot.

I'm going to be voice on "Time Warp Trio" - a kid's cartoon on NBC!

I just found out I got a part as a Scottish guy on an episode of an upcoming kid's show on NBC called "Time Warp Trio." Show starts airing in July. How exciting is that? Yes, I'm huge with the 6-11 year old demographic.

For more info on this exciting and brilliantly-casted show, go here:

And hopefully one day soon my name will be up on this site with these esteemed tween actors: