In his role as a television reporter in the short film 'Prison Blues,' Steven Chávez reported the news.
Last Saturday, the Buchanan High School graduate was the news during the red carpet premiere of the movie at the Crest Theatre.
The 29-year-old garage door installer was all smiles as he walked with his wife, Sigrid, on the red carpet.
Chávez portrays a KSEE Channel 24 reporter whose news report sets the stage for the story of Leroy Jenkins (Sadon Scott), a black man recently released from prison who faces the challenges of finding a job and dealing with the mother of his son.
Chávez doesn't expect to quit his day job.
"I'm friends with (director/producer) Jeff McCray, and he told me about something he was working on," said Chávez, father of two.
Chávez, who had gotten involved in high school theatrical productions, accepted the opportunity.
Saturday was his first chance to see the finished product. He went through two rehearsals before filming his part outside the Fresno County jail.
"It didn't take anything away from my work schedule," said Chávez, who figures he will leave the door open to any future acting possibilities.
"Acting is something he's enjoyed," said his wife, who met her future husband at Alta Sierra Intermediate. "It's something he's done during his high school years."
Asked if they watch a lot of movies, Chávez and his wife laughed. "Not when you have two kids!"