Shaughn Buchholz plays a pretty good Johhny Utah. So good, he impressed the pants off Tobias Jelinek (a.k.a. Bodhi) when he stepped in to fill Utah’s shoes one night in the improv-powered hit show, “Point Break Live!” at Charlie O’s at the Alexandria Hotel.

Jelinek suggested Buchholz stop by his clothing store, Young and Jelinek: The Evil Genius Store (2117 Hillhurst Ave.; in Silver Lake. He did, the two hit it off, and next thing Buchholz was being cast in Tobias’ next L.A.-based show, “Money & Run,” an action-adventure serial for the stage written and directed by Wayne Rawley, which opens May 23 at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. through June 28.

Buchholz hails from the Bay area, but left to study theater at CalArts. Though he likes to stick to doing theater that’s fun, the 28-year old is not picky when it comes to auditioning for TV shows. Recently, he had a good run for a couple of seasons (2006 and 2007) as Cabbage on NBC’s “Scrubs.”

When asked about his five-year plan, he responds: “I actually auditioned for a pilot called ‘Five-Year Plan.’”

And the best part about living in Los Angeles, “I like where I live, Los Feliz/Silver Lake, the sense of neighborhood that exists. It makes the whole crazy town feel more manageable and not so sporadic.”

If “Point Break Live!” is any indicator, “Money & Run” guarantees fun. Or at least a good time; i.e. the pre-show parties thrown by Found Gallery curator and USC grad, Jonny Coleman on May 23, 24, 30 and 31 from 9 p.m.-10:15 p.m. at Found Gallery (1903 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles;

The Lyric Hyperion Theatre is located at 2106 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. For more information, visit