Mac Guy Meets Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2006

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Justin Long

Recognize the guy here? Not the hairy one, but the guy underneath, on the right? Ah, that’s the Mac Guy. He’s become more famous for this role than some of his movies.

Justin Long

But Justin Long is a rather up and coming young actor. He has been in more movies than you probably remember. Right now, he’s starring in Accepted, about the university he decides to create. He was in Dodgeball, recall, as the cheerleader who gets the girl? Long turned up in great Peyton Reed-directed gem, The Break-Up, with his good friend, Vince Vaughn. In general, Justin Long plays to be a very funny guy, quite often.

Justin Long

But Long also starred in Jeepers Creepers, a rather scary movie about a Mothman-type creature attacking people, usually teenagers, of course.

Justin Long

Jeepers Creepers is somewhat cryptid-oriented, but Justin Long may soon be most associated, in addition to being that Mac Guy in the ads, as the Bigfoot movie fellow too.

Long is going to be seen in two Bigfoot movies in rapid succession. One is The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang that we have talked about a great deal on Cryptomundo.

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Long’s other forthcoming Sasquatch flick is Strange Wilderness about the reality show that goes to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.

Mary McNamara, writing in the Los Angeles Times on July 29, says about Justin Long:

Although he is currently playing in theaters near you as Jennifer Aniston’s gallery co-worker in “The Break-Up,” Long was previously best known for his role in the TV series “Ed” (unless you are a horror fan and then it would be “Jeepers Creepers”).

But now, as he prepares to ratchet up his film career (two of his movies, strangely enough, deal with Bigfoot — “What are the odds,” he says with a laugh), he is fending off computer geeks who either find his Mac guy righteous or maddening.


Long, a Fairfield, Conn., boy who attended Vassar College, has been very ambivalent about the fame part of the job since his breakout role as the young sci-fi geek in “Galaxy Quest.” He says he was shocked at how deeply affected people have been by the ads.


Watching “Accepted” and the upcoming “Sasquatch Dumpling Gang” (one of the two Bigfoot movies), Long began to understand the satisfaction of doing something well.

“‘Sasquatch’ is one of my favorite movies,” he says. “Just to continue the arrogance. I can watch it over and over. I have watched it over and over.

Of course, he quickly admits, others might feel differently. “We’ll find out soon enough I guess.”

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Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

6 Responses to “Mac Guy Meets Bigfoot”

  1. shumway10973 responds:

    It is nice to find people of his caliber who may not be as die hard as some of us, but also won’t deny the possibility. Best of luck to him in these ventures. make harry (harry and the hendersons) proud

  2. SpaghettiYeti responds:

    PC Guy, John Hodgman, also has some crypto connections. He is the host and cocreator of The Little Gray Book Lectures, a series of performance power-point presentations. One of the archived samples online We Remember: How to Observe Presidents Day (Observed) includes a lecture about bigfoot from Joshua Bearman called “Foe and Friend: Teddy Roosevelt and the Sasquatch“.

    I think it’s worth hearing, the guy certainly seems to have done his homework and put some actual effort into this (apparently, Loren Coleman himself had contributed!)- plus it’s genuinely funny, the audience sure seemed to get a kick out of it!

    You can download the show for free here, the segment starts about 15min in.

    Also, John Hodgman’s book, The Areas of My Expertise, does cover some cryptozoological matters, as it is an almanac of complete world knowledge.

  3. jeremyDC responds:

    A weird fact about this guy: His co star in Jeepers Creepers (Gina Phillips) took part in a BFRO expedition in Washington August of 2005.

  4. Loren Coleman responds:

    Yes, John Hodgman is a large crypto-fan.

    And cool about that Gina Phillips note.

    Cryptomundo readers do rock.

  5. Mnynames responds:

    6 Degrees of Sasquatch?

  6. twblack responds:

    pretty cool stuff.

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