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Time out for 'Seabiscuit'

Medical researcher does extra duty

Most days you'll find him doing research in a University of Kentucky laboratory — but for six days in November 2002, Jason Ehrick literally wore a different hat as a Hollywood extra, during the filming of the Oscar-nominated movie Seabiscuit.

His movie stint came about when he answered a casting call for extras. The production company was filming the movie's race sequences on location at Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, where the university is located.

The leap from science lab to movie set wasn't as big for Ehrick as it may appear. The doctoral candidate graduated from Carthage, an ELCA college in Kenosha, Wis., with a double major in theater and chemistry.


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