A New Mexico-based actor who recently appeared on AMC's "Better Call Saul" said he severed his own arm while in a psychotic state -- and then concocted a story about his amputee status in order to land roles.
"I was dishonorable. I'm killing my career by doing this. If anyone thinks this was for personal edification, that's not the case," LaTourette told KOB. "I'm ousting myself from the New Mexico Film Industry. And gladly so, just to say what I've said."
LaTourette has also appeared on the TV shows "Longmire," "Manhattan" and "The Messengers" -- roles he was able to obtain in part because of a made-up backstory: That he lost his arm while serving his country overseas.
"The film industry obviously took a different angle, that I was different. And so, they liked that," he said.