The superstar rapper builds on his acting career with a plum role...

EMINEM is building on his acting career by voicing a puppet on TV show ‘CRANK YANKERS’.

‘Crank Yankers’ is a show which features prank phone calls, screened on the Comedy Central in the US.

The first episode featured puppet versions of the Wu-Tang Clan

performing ‘In Da Hood’.

Eminem, who has written a number of crank call skits on his albums, is such a huge fan of the show that he once parodied it in an MTV Movie Awards acceptance speech. The rapper approached the show itself asking for a guest spot, according to MTV News.

Eminem’s puppet character is as yet unnamed, but this will be his first acting gig since ‘8 Mile’ last year. Since then he has been working on albums for Obie Trice and D12, both due out before Christmas on his label Shady Records.