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Ellsworth video producer helps 'Talent' contestant behind scenes

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Ellsworth native Rico Roman has stepped into the video spotlight again--sort of.

The creator of "Jackass"-type videos featuring local friends after he graduated from Ellsworth High School is now working behind-the-scenes for one of the acts on the NBC-TV summer series "America's Got Talent." Zac Gordon of Philadelphia, whom he assists, might be described as a "human anvil," based on the sledgehammered bruising Gordon's body has been taking while performing on the show.

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"People I know have told me, 'I think I saw you running around out there'," Roman said Friday about viewers of the program who've caught the act and glimpses of the helper.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 18.

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