The first part of his life has been hashed, rehashed and hashed-over repeatedly through various “Where Are The Now”, “Behind The Scenes” TV programs and hundreds of Entertainment Tonight and People magazine stories.
Following a onetime appearance in a Red Barn family restaurant TV commercial, Paige was off to Los Angeles.
As Jimmy “Scooter” Langer, a teen medical savant, he helped pet owners get to the bottom of who/what had killed their beloved pets. Every episode had him fighting his boss, Detective Ryker of the Animal Crimes Unit who would be satisfied with the initial report and felt that Jimmy was wasting time and resources on what was obviously an open-and-shut case. With the help of his asst. Sam Fujiyama, Jimmy would find the break he needed, use his catch phrase, “Sam, I could kiss ya!” and everyone would retire to Jimmys for softserve icecream.
If this sounds remarkably like the plotline to “Quincy MD”, well, Paige thought so too. His lawsuit which he eventually lost on an episode of “Peoples Court” (there was hope that the publicity would spur international syndication) left him broke. With his parents having absconded to Uruguay with a small fortune they’d built up by managing his career, Paige was 18 and at a crossroads.
Uneducated. Untalented. Unskilled. With no prospects, a career counselor at a methadone clinic in St. Louis told Paige that he was qualified for only three fields: fire spotter for the Forest Service, softball umpire, or Radio.In a defining moment, he chose Radio.
He worked at stations in Portland, Minneapolis, Charlotte and San Francisco and for the past 20 years has been consulting stations around the world on Marketing and Promotions. He’s created contests and campaigns that have made hundreds of thousands of dollars. He’s helped morning shows to market-leading numbers. He is the go-to person for hundreds of AE’s and Programmers who need ideas and “We need them by 5 pm or the world will end.”
And he loves it. He gets to work with fun, talented and creative people. Together they’re able to put on attention-getting promotions that get press worldwide. His ebooks have raised thousands for charity, but, just in case, if you’re an agent looking to bring back Jimmy Langer, Paige is ready to bag it all. Email him at [email protected] and he can be on-set with a portfolio and personal assistant in 5 hours (domestic).