''Survivor'''s nervy doctor shops a book and will appear on ''Guiding Light''
Sean tells EW.com how he plans to spend his 15 minutes of fame
Sean Kenniff, the nipple pierced neurologist on CBS’s ”Survivor,” has been holding more negotiations lately than a Rattana team alliance. The 30 year old Long Island doctor, who stopped practicing medicine in October, has no fewer than three agents and a raft load of potential projects.
He will be a guest on Fox News Channel’s ”Web M.D.” on Aug. 26. He’s also received an offer from ”Extra!” to report on health, general news, and ”Survivor II.” He’s even taking a spot as a doctor on three episodes of ”The Guiding Light,” which begin taping Aug. 28.
Kenniff, who’ll be hitting the speaking circuit this fall at universities and med schools, is also shopping a 360 page novel called ”Skitzo,” a sexually charged medical thriller about a pair of rival psychiatrists who team up for a controversial experiment. (One sample: ”A young woman approached him. She was perhaps twenty-one years old, and Jack had never seen her before at the reservoir track. She was wearing an inside-out Champion sweatshirt that did not even come close to concealing her large breasts. Jack was virtually mesmerized as he ‘Baywatched’ her breasts bounce a little to the left, then a little to the right.”)
”God forbid this is only a ’15 minutes’ thing for me,” Kenniff tells EW.com. ”I want to enjoy it and get everything I can from it.” Although he couldn’t be happier being on what he calls ”the biggest, most talked about entertainment sensation of the decade,” Kenniff also knows there’s a downside: ”Everybody I know since before high school has called me. Now I have a $700 phone bill.” Perhaps that’s because it’s so easy to reach him. ”Why would you want an unlisted phone number?” he asks. ”Until I reach Tom Cruise stature or something like that, I probably won’t be unlisted.” Perhaps he should just get one of those coconut phones.