Tucker All Over NBCU
May 21, 2007 12:00 AM
Jonathan Tucker is officially one for two in the land of NBC Universal. On May 14, NBC announced its fall 2007 lineup and, to no one's surprise, "The Black Donnellys," the Paul Haggis drama in which the young actor played the sort of Michael Corleone of a New York Irish clan, will not be returning.
Shortly before the new prime-time schedule was released, CNBC announced that Mr. Tucker had won its "Trading With the Stars Celebrity Portfolio Challenge." Over the course of nine months, Mr. Tucker, representing CNBC's "Street Signs," increased his portfolio 28 percent to $1,277,552.30. His payoff? A tidy $50,000 for his favorite charity, the Pegasus Fund, which helps send underprivileged children to camp.
The announcement from CNBC noted Mr. Tucker is being directed by Mr. Haggis on the big screen in "In the Valley of Elah" with Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron. It did not mention "The Black Donnellys." -- Michele Greppi