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Ugly Betty Star Mugged!

Ugly Betty Star Mugged!

28-year-old actor David Blue, aka Cliff, was mugged at gunpoint late Friday night after hanging out with costars at a wrap party for season 2 of Ugly Betty. Cliff was the boyfriend of Wilhemina’s assistant Marc St. James (Michael Urie). Here’s his sad sad sad blog entry:

“Sorry to be a downer,

I went to a wonderful wrap party for season 2 of UGLY BETTY tonight. It was a blast, full of cast, crew, producers, writers, etc. I had a lot of fun with America, Michael and a bunch of other nice people. In fact, even after working on the show for so long, I had somehow never gotten pictures of myself with any of the people I’ve worked with. So, tonight I took a lot of pictures and had a great time.

Then, walking back to my friends’ car, about a block away from the party, two men jumped out of their car and held a gun to my face and stole my wallet and my friends’ purse/camera/phone. They drove away and I’ve spent the past 2 hours talking with the police and my credit card companies.

There’s a sad part of me that is just happy that I got away alive and that my friend wasn’t hurt. There’s another sad part of me that is happy they got me and not America Ferrera, Michael Urie, Judith Light or anybody else at the party with WAY more money than myself. There’s another sad part of me that is so angry that I just want to see these people put behind bars as soon as possible. You see, though I’ve been lucky to recur on two different shows, I’m still far from financially stable. I don’t have any money for these people to steal. Hopefully, I was able to catch my credit cards before they got anything. [In fact, all my companies say they tried to spend some money on ALL of them in the past 20 minutes at a single gas station but were denied because I cancelled them so fast.] But now I have no money for food, supplies or anything for a week. It’s sad how quickly your life can be affected… and even more sad how angry a few people’s SAD choices can affect people’s lives so morosely.

It bothers me that this was Hollywood. I’ve lived in New York, Astoria, Queens, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, all over… and this crap happened in the heart of Hollywood near a MAJOR intersection. I’m just glad we were smart enough to hand over our money so quickly. Because I can tell you, even with a gun in my face, my first reaction was to nail this guy in the face with as many punches as I could muster… but instead I looked at my female friend and realized it’d be better to hand over my wallet and call the police.

Be careful kids. And let’s hope these guys get caught before they do too much damage. The police told us that this has happened a few times in the past few weeks. And on top of that, as we were in their car, we heard a radio call saying another mugging happened with the same description…about 30 minutes after ours.


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  • Shela

    d*mn, d*mn, d*mn!

  • Lindsay


  • sophie

    omg. poor guy… im glad hes okay though. :(

  • the_original_nika

    damn, thats tough luck. glad that his ok.
    why do these people resort to mugging, even worse pedoph…, homicides, etc.. god..

  • J&OB FAN!

    poor guy! :(

  • Helena

    That’s awful…I don’t remember him on Ugly Betty though, lol. Glad he’s ok.

  • sanam

    omg i feel soo bad for him poor guy i hope those guys get caught and everything works out for him

  • irish

    My thoughts are with him, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are it can happen to anyone. A similar thing happened to me almost a year ago- ‘time of year’ apparently according to the police..I was steps from my front door and a guy and a girl used the hood of my coat to pull it over my face and pull me to the ground making off with my bag, keys, phone, purse..everything. I ended up with bruising and cuts to my knees, thigh and neck-the one thing that stays with me is the guy whispering in my ear telling me not to fight back but I was screaming blue murder. Three guys stood on the other side of the road and did nothing-they just stood there with their mouths open. It’s not the things they take from you so much as the invasion of your space and them taking control away from you that really hit you. I hope he and his friends recover from this ok, I feel fine now but it took me some time to walk that road again in more ways than one. It sounds like he did just the right thing, I wish him well.

  • the_original_nika

    ouch irish, glad your ok and you overcomed things :)

  • TheLostGirl

    Bit of a stretch calling him a star when he’s been in like 3 episodes?

  • erica

    i’m sorry this guy got mugged – but whining about not having money for food – .please. this guy was a recurring character on a hit tv show. He made loot.
    I’m not for being robbed – it’s very traumaatic – but come on

  • Sadia

    Poor guy! I hope he and his friend can recover from this ok, that’s awful.


    Erica, lets say that he made … I dunno, 5 Grand an episode for three episodes. After taxes are removed and payment is rendered to the people who got him the job – agent or whomever he probably doesn’t have as much as you think he does. Plus if he wasn’t working much before that he’d still have debts to pay and don’t forget the ever looming presence of monthly rent if he lives in an apartment.

    My point is, I do feel sorry for the guy. He seems genuinely nice. He’s not a big star but hopefully one day he will be.

  • Madonna

    They should’ve mugged the entire cast. What an annoying bunch!

  • Violets Auntie

    It’s ABC, they don’t pay much at all to recurring characters on in a show with such a large cast. He’s lucky if he earned $5,00 per episode. He’s just barely eligible for health benefits from SAG. Poor guy.

  • Gossip Girl

    That’s terrible, poor guy. A few years ago, I was mugged by 3 machete wielding nutters in Mozambique, and the attack still haunts me to this day.
    Thankfully, as he said he is alive and so is his friend. Obviously it could have been much worse.

  • Iris

    You know, I really admire him for his moment of cool and remember that it’s not only him, but his companion was also in trouble too. It takes a man to hold back, and think of the big picture and protect those around him.

  • Astrid

    Oh well. At least they didn’t kill him.

  • Big boy

    fuck you man

  • Big boy

    ok you and can get that man and i gave you good look.