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Seven local actors shine bright next to celebs in “Summer Camp”

“Summer Camp” — a comedy starting Kathy Bates + Eugene Levy — features seven Upstate residents as extras.

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Cindy Kennedy of Lyman with Kathy Bates. | Photo provided by Cindy Kennedy

If you’re headed to the movies this weekend and you happen to choose “Summer Camp” (starring celebs like Kathy Bates, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Alfie Woodard) you might notice some familiar faces next to the star-studded cast.


Eugene Levy with his stand-in, Jim Kennedy of Lyman. | Photo provided by Cindy Kennedy

Seven Upstate residents — including three from Greenville — were cast as extras in the film and worked on set of the movie last May in Flat Rock, NC.


Maria Howell, Dede Norungolo, and Josh Peck. | Photo provided by Dede Norungolo

If we had any say, the Oscars would go to:

  • Joey Freeman of Greenville for “canoeing on the lake in the background”
  • Dede Norungolo of Greenville for “mixer + camp opening scene”
  • Patricia Brewster-Terrell of Greenville for “body double in a ziplining scene for Alfre Woodard”
  • Bill + Pam Havice of Clemson for “opening sequence of the reunion opening day”
  • Cindy + Jim Kennedy of Lyman for “Kathy Bates’ stand-in and Eugene Levy’s stand-in respectively”

These campers are having a reunion featuring Dede Norungolo + Patricia Brewster-Terrell. | Photo provided by Dede Norungolo

Check out the showtimes for this ~1.5 hour comedy and keep your eyes peeled for these local celebrities.

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