First, the hollywood prankster, nabbed for phoning famous sports figures and leaving them to believe they were being offered big money jobs. He is facing a judge. And nick watt is tracking the story.... See More
First, the hollywood prankster, nabbed for phoning famous sports figures and leaving them to believe they were being offered big money jobs. He is facing a judge. And nick watt is tracking the story. Reporter: Kenny tarr wanted fame. But not like this. Yes, indeed. Reporter: Before a judge in an l.A. Courtroom on monday. Tarr made a career out of hoaxing tv shows. I was in a mortuary for 14 hours. I have to hear this. Reporter: Now, he's in hot water, accused of prank calls like this -- what kind of position are you talking about? Reporter: Here he is, allegedly pretending he's with the university of texas, apparently offering ken whisenhunt of the san diego chargers the head coach job. I'll make it very clear, you're the one that I would like to select. That sounds good. Reporter: He alleges to have prank called a dozen baseball, basketball and football coaches. And the nfl contacted the lapd. The nfl has hurt feelings, they have filed felony charges on this prankster. Reporter: Felony eavesdropping charges because in california, it's illegal to record a conversation without the other party's consent. Tarr's lawyer calls him a social satirist. A modern day mark twain. Tarr himself believes he's among the best who ever lived. Andy kaufman. Andy warhol, I'm glad they existed. I don't even look at them like peers. Reporter: What? What? I don't have any respect for their accomplishments. Ashton kutcher made a career out of this. And nobody's brought him into court. Reporter: He's talking about KUTCHER'S TV SHOW, "PUNK'd"? He doesn't smile like ashton kutcher? It's outrageous. Reporter: Tarr is facing up to three years in the clink if convicted. He pled not guilty. And he's back in court february 18th. Thank you. Reporter: For "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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