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Cloris Leachman

James Wolk is TV and movie star � but some still know him as a bar mitzvah DJ

DETROIT When James Wolk is recognized in public, it's usually for his roles as mysterious Bob Benson from AMC's "Mad Men" or renegade zoologist Jackson Oz from CBS's "Zoo," the animals-gone-wild thriller that just wrapped its first season.

But sometimes it's for his part-time job as a teen in charge of keeping hundreds of people happy on the dance floor. "People will sort of glance at me and they'll come up. And I think maybe, oh, they know me from the TV show or something. And they'll say, 'You did my cousin's bar mitzvah,'" he says with a laugh.

The former metro Detroit bar mitzvah DJ and shoe salesman (at his family's longtime...