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Chip Chinery On 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Chip Chinery
Chip Chinery on the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" poker scene set in a Los Angeles American Legion hall.

Anderson Township native Chip Chinery's fall TV tour continues Tuesday with an appearance on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (9:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Channel 19).

Chinery plays a poker player named "Don" when police Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Sgt. Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews) go undercover to investigate arms dealer Dan “Daniel” Valdano (David Figlioli).

As I wrote on Sept. 21,Chinery started the fall TV premiere week in September with a big splash – guest roles in CBS' "NCIS" and ABC's "Speechless" while playing former ABC Sports President Roone Arledge in the feature film "Battle of the Sexes" about tennis stars Billy Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). He also was in FX's "American Horror Story: Cult" in October.

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Chip Chinery, far right, after the "New Girl" taping Nov. 3 with (from left) actors Mark McCracken and Sanjay Chandani, star Zooey Deschannel and director Josh Greenbaum.

Next up: Chinery has taped episodes of CBS' "Life in Pieces" and Fox's "New Girl."'

In 20 years based in Hollywood, the former WCPO-TV cameraman and stand-up comedian has appeared in dozens of shows,from "Mom," "The Middle," "Friends" and "Seinfeld" to "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "That's '70's Show" and  "Evening At The Improv." He's also done commercials for Bud Light, Capital One, Kia, Hyundai, Mazda, CarMax, Applebee's, Staples and other companies. 

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.