NBA basketball movie, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, called Celtic Pride, featured Dan Aykroyd, Daniel Stern, Damon Wayans and Vlad – the tallest actor on the set. Vlad had co-starring status on the movie and about 12 of his speaking scenes have made into the movie. This was the 1st movie that Vlad did and he was described by Variety as “one of the discoveries of Celtic Pride.”

Celtic Pride (1996) is a comedy film written by Judd Apatow and Colin Quinn and directed by Tom DeCerchio. Vlad plays Lurch, foreign player in NBA who struggles to fit in and creates series of comic situations.