Local businessman lands small role in big TV hit

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SALADO, Texas (KWTX) Salado businessman Randy Bloomer has landed a role as a cowboy in season three of the top-rated Paramount Network drama “Yellowstone.”

Randy Bloomer (second from right) with Cole Hauser, Taylor Sheridan and Brent Walker. (Courtesy photo)

Bloomer can’t say much about the role other than he plays a neighbor to the Dutton family, around which the series revolves as the Duttons' ranch in Montana continually fights off those who encroach on the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.

“I can’t tell you the premise of it, but I can tell you it’s a great episode,” Bloomer said.

“I definitely know it’s going to be one that people will remember.”

Bloomer never aspired to be an actor.

“No it was never really a goal of mine,” he said, laughing.

“I’ve just tried to always do what’s right and never stop trying to make my trailers better.”

The quality of the trailers caught the eye of series director, Taylor Sheridan, who grew up in Bosque County and Fort Worth.

That led him to call Bloomer to ask about using his trailers during the filming of the series.

Little did Bloomer know he, too, would catch the attention of Sheridan who first asked Bloomer to appear as a wrangler in an oncoming movie he was directing starring Angelina Jolie titled “Those Who Wish Me Dead” and then to appear in a scene of “Yellowstone.”

Yellowstone was Bloomer’s first speaking role and the person he ended up speaking to is one of the biggest actors in the world.

“I was in the entire scene but I only had one speaking part but the first speaking part I ever did was straight to Kevin Costner so that was kind of intimating,” Bloomer said.

Bloomer said while he was a little star struck, it quickly passed when it was time to get to work.

“He was really cool,” he said.

“You get past the star struck phase and you just want to do what you’re supposed to do so you don’t get called out. And luckily I didn’t,” he laughed.

Bloomer says even a small role takes a lot of time.

The single scene in which he’ll appear was shot 14 or more times over two full work days that started before the sun came up.

“We would get there at 5 and do makeup and wardrobe. The temporary set had maybe 80 to 100 people there.”

The season two finale of “Yellowstone” airs Wednesday.

The start date of season three has not yet been announced.