Michael Keaton Gushes About Working on 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

Rogers "was one of the nicest, authentically good people you've met," he said.

ByABC News
October 14, 2014, 12:59 PM

— -- Before making it big in Hollywood, Michael Keaton did several odd jobs.

However, perhaps the most notable one was pitching in on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" with famed children's TV host Fred Rogers.

"I worked at a PBS station called WQED in Pittsburgh," the actor said during an interview on "Live with Kelly and Michael." "When you worked at QED, you kind of did everything ... so you would work on Fred's crew from time to time."

Keaton, 63, said he was paid $2 per hour, but eventually got an hourly raise to $2.25. While his responsibilities at the station included stage-managing shows, working in the warehouse and shooting 16 millimeter films, working with Rogers was a plum gig.

"[He] was one of the nicest, authentically good people you've ever met," he said. "Really good dude [with] kind of a sneaky, sly great sense of humor."