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AUTOPSY: The Last Hours of Dana Plato

AUTOPSY: The Last Hours of Dana Plato

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In this investigative medical documentary series we look at the lives and deaths of the biggest names in the entertainment history. Through a combination of interviews with family and friends, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions, we tell these stories and unpick the- sometimes mysterious- circumstances around their deaths.

In this episode, we investigate the death of Dana Plato, star of Eighties American sitcom, 'Diff'rent Strokes. Dana Plato died May 8 in Moore, Oklahoma, as she slept in a mobile home parked outside the home of her fiancee's parents. She was 34. Police first said the actress' death appeared to be an accident, but then changed the verdict to suicide.

Her tragic, early death marked the end of years of various addictions for the young mother. After Dana left the global success of 'Diff'rent Strokes' she was never really able to get her life back on track again and turned to alcohol, cocaine and valium to deal with her demons. By her own words 'I was bound to fall prey to one chemical dependency or another as a result of my addictive personality.' Dana was a fragile, much loved soul and we hope to capture this as we dramatically portray, the last days of her life and ask the question ''what really killed Dana Plato?"


All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

SHOOT DATES - Tuesday 28th May - Friday 31st May for up to two days within this period.

Job payment

£200 per day - Roles are all between £200 and £250 per day, all rights buyout.


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DANA PLATO (Teen)

Looking for someone to play Dana Plato when she was a young teen aged 16 ideally please, but helpful if they look younger (14). Dana had mid length/ long brown hair/ auburn when she was younger, with dark blue eyes. She was a white female, with freckles.
Dana was adopted at just seven months old, when Dana was three, her adoptive parents divorced, and she lived with her mother. Her most famous acting role was Kimberly Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes.

Females, aged 16 to 18

  • Height: 150 cm / 4ft 11in - 163 cm / 5ft 4in
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Hair color: Auburn, Blonde, Brown, Red
  • Hair length: Medium, Long

Robert Mechaca

ooking for someone to play Robert Menchaca Jr. He was Dana's fiance as well as her manager. He had only known Dana for a few months, before her death. Physical appearance really important- Robert was a hispanic male, light brown, short hair, did have some facial hair (this can be added if need be). & brown eyes. Needed to film for 1-2 days between Tuesday 28th May -Friday 31st May. As a Supporting role, engaged on an all rights buyout per day of £250.

Males, aged 28 to 37

  • Height: 168 cm / 5ft 6in - Any
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic, Mediterranean, White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: Olive, Tanned, White
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Hair length: Short

Marcela Mechaca

Marcela was Robert Menchaca's mother. Robert was engaged to Dana when she died, and Marcela was outside the trailer where Dana was discovered after she had taken an overdose. Hispanic, short brown curly hair, hazel/brown eyes. Needed to film for 1-2 days between Tuesday 28th May- Friday 31st May. As a Supporting role, they will be engaged on an all rights buyout per day, between £200-£250 depending on how many scenes you are in.

Females, aged 55 to 68

  • Height: 159 cm / 5ft 3in - 173 cm / 5ft 8in
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic, Mediterranean, White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: Olive, Tanned, White
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Hair length: Short, Medium

Howard Stern

Howard interviewed Dana Plato the day before she overdosed. White male, ideally actor will have long black curly hair but we can wig. He had a long, slim face, blue eyes and he stood very tall (6ft 5). Needed for 1 day between Tuesday 28th May and Friday 31st May 2019.

Males, aged 38 to 45

  • Height: 182 cm / 6ft 0in - Any
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: Tanned, White
  • Hair color: Black
  • Hair length: Short, Medium, Long
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Listing created: 14 May 2019
Applications closed: 22 May 2019
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