I spoke with 'Mugsy' a few times when the studio was in the same office as my newspaper, and other times when I was a guest on the Public Service shows. He was an incredibly talented young man. He went where he went on his own terms.
I remember him once telling a story about a speeding ticket and when he showed it to someone he had known for a long time, the person said, "THAT'S your REAL name?"
Yes, he and his crew got in trouble with the Nutley cops while shooting a PIRATES show in Nicol's Park on Bloomfield Avenue near the studio.
I will always remember him fondly.
CRAIG MUGSY CALAM, 56, Cable Access Personality
Craig D. Mugsy Calam, 56, of Hackensack, an actor and producer, died of cancer yesterday in Nutley.A service will be at 8 o'clock tommorrow night in the Kiernan Funeral Home, 101 Union Ave., Belleville.
Mr. Calam was a longtime cast member of The Uncle Floyd Show on local access cable television, as well as creator of The 11th Hour and After Hours television programs.He was producer and director of
numerous television and Internet productions.
During his career, Mr. Calam worked with the musicians Les Paul, The Ramones, The Smithereens, and Cindi Lauper, as well as The Vivino Brothers, Cousin Brucie and other celebrities.Born in New Jersey, Mr. Calam lived in Hackensack for many years. Surviving is a son, Hugo.
Capt. Fork Productions
Uncle Floyd TV Show - Yahoo Group
Mugsy's Self-Written Biography
The Virtual Mugsy Museum