Erik Palladino - Episode 314

• November 18th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Erik Palladino. Erik has been in over 20 feature films. He has starred in movies U-571 alongside Matthew McConaughey and Harvey Keitel, Finders Fee opposite James Earl Jones and the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait. In 1999, Palladino landed his breakthrough series regular role, one month after returning from the U-571 shoot in Rome, on ER as Dr. Dave Malucci, which he played in season six until season eight in 2001. In 2005, he was one of the leads of the critically acclaimed FX television series Over There as Sgt. Scream, the leader of a squad of U.S. 3rd Infantry Division soldiers involved the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. He has guest starred on many shows such as 666 Park Avenue, NCIS: Los Angeles, Harry's Law's,  Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, White Collar, NCIS, Burn Notice, Fringe, Private Practice, CSI, Judging Amy, Murphy Brown, Joan of Arcadia Law & Order: SVU, Numb3rs and Criminal Minds to name a few and is also the singer of the rock band Hearing Red.

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Alex Fernandez - Episode 313

• November 16th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Alex Fernandez. Alex is an accomplished actor and with voice-over work artist. Through the latter you may have heard him in Spawn, Pet Shop of Horrors, Spicy City, Final Fantasy X, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Dead Rising, Saints Row and many others. As an actor he has had recurring roles or been a regular on series such as Dallas, The Bridge, Devious Maids, Commander in Chief, Prison Break, Army Wives, NCIS and Killer Women and has guest starred in numerous shows including Stalker, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Modern Family and Rizzoli & Isles. He is also directs and performs in stage productions throughout the L.A. area. 

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Thaao Penghlis - Episode 312

• November 12th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Thaao Penghlis. Thaao is better known for roles in U.S. daytime Soap Operas such as Santa Barbara, Days of Our Lives where he played Tony DiMera and General Hospital where he was Victor Cassadine. He has also appeared on many major crime shows such as Kojak, Cannon, Hart to Hart, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe and Magnum P.I. plus he starred in the late 80's remake of Mission Impossible. An accomplished stage actor and master storyteller he is about to release his second book about his travels titled Places, The Journey of my Days, My Lives.

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Larry Hankin - Episode 311

• November 9th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Larry Hankin. Larry is an American actor, producer, director and performer. He studied acting at Syracuse University and started his career doing stand-up comedy where he opened for acts such as Woody Allen and Miles Davis. He is known for his roles on the TV series Seinfeld and Friends as Mr. Heckles and has appeared in over 100 other shows. One of his notable roles was in the movie Escape from Alcatraz, in which he acted with Clint Eastwood. He also had a significant role with the actor Adam Sandler in the movie Billy Madison. He has had cameo roles in a number of John Hughes films, Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Home Alone as well as minor roles in the movies Running Scared and The Sure Thing and numerous others. He received an Academy Award nomination for the short film, Solly's Diner. One of his recent popular appearances includes a role as a junkyard owner in Season 3 of TV's Breaking Bad. He currently is writing, producing, directing and starring in a series of short movies.

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Perry King - Episode 310

• November 7th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Perry King. Perry has had a very versatile career starring in roles in film, television and on Broadway. He first became a favorite with American TV audiences playing Dectective Cody Allen in Riptide. In 1995 he starred as Haley Armstrong on Melrose Place. He also had a recurring role as Heather Locklear's love interest on Spin City and has had guest starring roles on shows such as Will & Grace, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Big Love, Brothers and Sisters, Drop Dead Diva, The Mentalist and numerous more. He played the President in The Day After Tomorrow and has been in countless films including The Lords of Flatbush, The Possesion of Joe Delaney, Mandigo, Lipstick, Class of 1984 and Switch. He currently is about to start shooting The Divide which he is producing, directing and starring in.

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Carlos Alazraqui - Episode 309

• November 4th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic/voice-over artist Carlos Alazraqui. Carlosis the World's 1,247TH Most Interesting Man. Currently he is the breakout voice of El Chupacabra in the Disney Toons Film, Planes. El Chu will also be appearing in the Planes sequel coming out July 2014. Starting out as a stand up Comic and winning the San Francisco Comedy Competition in 1993 and then moving to Los Angeles to start his voice over career as the voice of Rocko, on Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life. Soon after he was Mr. Weed on Family Guy and then on to The Taco Bell Chihuahua. On camera Carlos is best known for his super accurate portrayal of law enforcement officer, James Garcia on Comedy Central's Reno 911!. Since then Carlos has guested on CSI, Pushing Daisies, Big Time Rush, Las Vegas, and appeared as Nestor in both Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2.

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Louis Herthum - Episode 308

• October 31st, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Louis Herthum. Louis got his first big break after moving to LA from Louisiana by being cast as Deputy Andy Broom in the CBS hit Murder She Wrote for five seasons and hasn't looked back. His impressive resume includes recurring roles in TV shows such as Longmire, True Blood and The Gates and has guest starred in numerous series including Men of a Certain Age, Criminal Minds, Stalker, CSI: Miami, The Mentalist, NCIS, The Riches and Breaking Bad. His film credits include Thank You Phillip Morris, Favorite Son, The Rain Makers, The Mist, The Last Exorcism and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He also produced seven movies including the documentary The Season Before Spring. 

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Mircea Monroe - Episode 307

• October 29th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Mircea Monroe. Mircea currently can be seen co-starring in the Showtime series Episodes as Morning Randolph and as Tansy Truitt in Hart of Dixie. She has numerous other TV film credits including Sullivan & Sons, Supernatural, Franklin & Bash, Without a Trace, Anger Management, Magic Mike, The Mentalist, Ghostfacers, Drive, How I Met Your Mother and White Collar.

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Michael McGrady - Episode 306

• October 23rd, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Michael McGrady. Michael made his foray into television was quickly as he was cast in one of the nations first Cherry Pepsi commercials. From then on he has worked steadily in the industry for almost 30 years. He has guest starred on countless shows such as 24, CSI: Miami, Leverage, Prison Break, Rizzoli & Isles, Hawaii Five-0, Longmire, Breakout Kings and Castle. He has co-starred in the series Low Winter Sun, Southland, Mob City and Day Break and currently can be seen playing Frank Barnes in Showtime's hit series Ray Donovan.

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Zack Ward - Episode 305

• October 20th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Zack Ward. Zack gained immortalization in his first role as schoolyard bully Scott Farkus in the timeless movie A Christmas Story. However he has a resumé spanning much further than the long-standing holiday favorite. The Canadian actor is well known for his role as Dave Scovil on the darkly humorous, Emmy-nominated sitcom Titus, and has participated in a number of prime-time shows including Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Cold Case, Mike & Molly, Chicago Fire, Lost and Hawaii Five-O. He can also be seen in two video-game inspired films: BloodRayne 2 and Resident Evil: Apocalypse and has appeared in movies such as Transformers, Almost Famous and Freddy vs. Jason. He recently producer and co-starred in the suspense thriller Don't Blink which was released on October 14.

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Season 4 Seinfeld Writers - Episode 304

• October 17th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with Steve Skrovan, Bill Masters and Jon Hayman. The three wrote for Seinfeld in season 4 under the title Program Consultants. Their job was to tell stories and pitch ideas for scripts. Season 4 was one of Seinfeld's best and included episodes such as The Contest, The Virgin, The Bubble Boy, The Junior Mint, The Smelly Car and The Movie which the three of them co-wrote. All had successful stand-up careers and have amassed an amazing amount of writing credits between them including shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond, Hot in Cleveland, The Chris Rock Show, Murphy Brown and Caroline in the City. Skrovan has won two Emmys.

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Alejandro Patino - Episode 303

• October 15th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Alejandro Patino. Alejandro is best known for his role as Cesar on the FX hit The Bridge. He has been steadily working in Film, Television and on Stage for over 20 years after getting his break in the movie Bowfinger. He has 58 film credits including Our Family Wedding, The Runaways, Holyweed, Freeloaders and the blockbuster Iron Man 2. You can also see him in Fast & Furious and The Soloist. In A Border Story, he turns in a compelling performance as the lead character Eliseo Gomez an immigrant in search of a better life for his family. On television, he has appeared in the mini-series Kingpin, 5 television movies with recurring roles on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Weeds on Showtime. He recently filmed 2 pilots, Mr. Sunshine starring Matthew Perry, executive produced and directed by Thomas Schlamme, Dick Wolf's Lost & Found and has a long list of episodic television credits including It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Cold Case, Las Vegas, My Name Is Earl, Medium, Criminal Minds, House M.D. and Huff to name a few. 

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Mark Brazill - Episode 302

• October 13th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with TV writer Mark Brazill. Mark started his career doing stand-up comedy and quickly made many television appearances and headlined clubs across the USA. After he opened for Dennis Miller he got recruited to be a writer on The Dennis Miller show. After the ending of that show he started to write for In Living Color. He later joined the writing staff on 3rd Rock from the Sun and eventually created the long running Fox hit That 70's Show. He also created the sitcoms Mr. Rhodes and That 80's Show. He left the business for 7 years and owned an 100 acre farm but recently came off of his hiatus. He currently writes for Disney XD's number one show Lab Rats and is creating a series with Jason Lee for TBS.

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Cathy Ladman - Episode 301

• October 11th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Cathy Ladman. Cathy She has not only appeared on The Tonight Show nine times, but was also the only female comic to appear on the last two of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Anniversary shows. She’s made four appearances, thus far, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, did her own HBO One Night Stand comedy special, and was awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comic. She is an acclaimed television and film actor. Her film credits include Charlie Wilson’s War, The Aristocrats and White Oleander. Her TV appearances include Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Everybody Loves Raymond. She's done several TV pilots, including Caroline in the City, in which she had a recurring role and a bunch of others that barely saw the light of day. She also appeared regularly on ABC's Politically Incorrect and Comedy Central's Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist. Besides writing her standup act and original scripted projects, she was on the writing staffs of The Caroline Rhea Show, Caroline in the City and Roseanne. She also wrote an episode of King of Queens and other sitcoms. Her theatre credits include a successful run Off-Broadway in, The JAP Show: The Princesses of Comedy, the 25th Anniversary production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove in Los Angeles, which was nominated for several GLAAD awards, and she and HBO developed her first solo show, Scaredypants and took it to the Aspen Comedy Festival. Her second solo show, Does This Show Make Me Look Fat? will be opening in Spring of 2014.

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Mark Boone Junior - Episode 300

• October 8th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Mark Boone Junior. Boone is best known for his role of Bobby Munson in FX's hit series Sons of Anarchy. He has had a successful acting career spanning three decades, appearing in a plethora of films across all genres. He has appeared in blockbuster hits such as Warner Bros. Batman Begins which was directed by Christopher Nolan who also directed him in Memento. He has also appeared in Armageddon 2, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The General's Daughter and Die Hard II. Boone's additional film credits include Get Carter, Of Mice and Men, The Thin Red Line, Seven and many others including Trees Lounge in which he starred opposite his long time writing partner and friend Steve Buscemi. In addition to his numerous film credits, Boone has also starred in a myriad of television roles in hit shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order, Seinfeld and Carnivale.

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Art LaFleur - Episode 299

• October 6th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Art LaFleur. Art has had many guest-starring roles on television series that include JAG, Angel, Webster, Benson, Northern Exposure, Home Improvement, ER, Boy Meets World, The Practice, Malcolm in the Middle, Cold Case and The Mentalist. He is also a familiar face to the big screen where some of his roles include Babe Ruth in The Sandlot, the Tooth Fairy in The Santa Clause 2 & 3 and Chick Gandil in Field of Dreams. He also has appeared in numerous other movies such as The Man with One Red Shoe, City Heat, WarGames, Cobra, Death Warrant, Jack the Bear, Forever Young and Bad Guys.

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Jeannette Godoy - Episode 298

• October 3rd, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with director Jeannette Godoy. Jeannette has a varied background, having begun her career as a choreographer for commercials, feature films and music videos. She is well known for her choreography in Sir Mix-A-Lot’s famous video Baby Got Back. She later became a stylist for feature film and commercials but it was her desire to share her poignant, method of storytelling that led her to pursue directing. Her passion for filmmaking was evident in her work, which garnered praise from major sources during her rookie year of directing.  She was nominated for Shoot Magazine’s prestigious New Director Showcase and Best Work You May Never See, Shots Magazine Young Directors Award at Cannes and Shots Best New Directors of 2011.   Since then she has worked with companies such as Zest, NHL Team the Phoenix Coyotes, Gannett and Nike, and collaborated with agencies like Barkley, Cramer Krasselt and Partners + Napier. She has also crafted a documentary short film Free 2 Be Me which premiered in film festivals throughout the US.

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David Marciano - Episode 297

• October 1st, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor David Marciano. David is best known for his roles as Detective Steve Billings in The Shield and Virgil in Homeland. He has been a regular on many other series including Mind of a Married Man, Judging Amy, Due South and Civil Wars. He also has guest starred on countless shows including NYPD Blue, Nash Bridges, Wiseguy, JAG, CSI: Crime Investigation Scene, NCIS, Lie to Me, House M.D., CSI: NY, Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU.

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Lombardo Boyar - Episode 296

• September 29th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Lombardo Boyar. Lombardo is a veteran of the US Army and was part of the 82nd Airborne Division. After he got out he decided to pursue acting. Some of his notable performances include a brief part as convenience-store robber Ramon Garcia on Fox's 24, a starring role as burglar Eddie Tesoro in P.S. Your Cat is dead, his live-action performance as Sergio del Rio on Steven Bochco's Over There and guesting on a semi regular basis as Chuy on The Bernie Mac Show. He has lent his voice to the movies Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2 and many other projects. He recently was one of the stars of The Joe Schmo Show and the hit series Murder in the First and has appeared in Southland, Cold Case, NCIS, Shameless, Breakout Kings and many other shows. 

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Lisa Sundstedt - Episode 295

• September 26th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with comic/writer Lisa Sundstedt. Lisa is a successful stand up comic, singer, writer and voiceover actress. She has narrated dozens of shows for E! including Maxim Hot 100, The 101 Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures & 50 Most Shocking Celebrity Confessions. Some of her VO commercial campaigns include Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Safeway/Pavilion's, Ford,AT&T radio, Blackberry, Beringer Wines and Mattel just to name a few. She has been featured Chelsea Lately on E!, The Chelsea Handler Show on E!, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Tracey Takes On on HBO, The Test on FX, Hudson Street with Tony Danza on ABC, Shasta McNasty, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Nashville Now on TNN, Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network (various voices) & over 20 National Commercials. She was also featured on Web MD’s mental health section under Bipolar Experts Answers as the comedic host. For the last 15 years she has been the face behind the comedy brand Pretty, Funny Women where she teaches female comics and produces stand-up shows at the top clubs in the LA area. 

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Jack Plotnick - Episode 294

• September 22nd, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Jack Plotnick. Jack got his first big break playing recurring characters on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Since then he has been a staple on TV and in movies. He has been a co-star or a regular on shows such as Action, Drawn Together, Reno 911, Ellen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joan of Arcadia, Lovespring International and The Mentalist. He has also guest starred in series such as Two and a Half Men, House M.D., Supernatural, Nip/Tuck, Glee, Dads, Seinfeld, Franklin & Bash, Criminal Minds and many others and has appeared in dozens of national commercials. His movie appearances include Meet the Fockers, Mystery Men, Beverly Hills Chihauhau and Reno 911! Miami. He recently made his directorial debut in a film he stars in and co-wrote, Space Station 76 and will be directing a play he also co-wrote on Broadway next year.

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Jeff Stilson - Episode 293

• September 19th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with writer/comic Jeff Stilson. Jeff got his start doing stand-up comedy and has performed on numerous TV shows such as HBO's 14th Annual Young Comedians Special, TV Nation, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, HBO Comedy Half-Hour, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Comedy Central Presents. He then transitioned to writing and won two Emmys, one for The Chris Rock Show and one for the Osbournes. He has also written on such shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, Lopez Tonight, Last Comic Standing, The Daily Show, Da Ali G Show, Politically Incorrect and The Wayne Brady Show. In addition he writes for many award shows and wrote and directed the documentary Good Hair. 

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Max Gail - Episode 292

• September 16th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Max Gail. Max is best known for his role as Detective Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz in the sitcom Barney Miller and as Harold the owner of the taxi company in D.C. Cab. He has also starred in other TV series including Whiz Kids, Normal Life and Sons & Daughters. He has made many appearances in other shows such as Cannon, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Due South, The Streets of San Francisco, The Drew Carey Show, Quantum Leap, Psych, Gary Unmarried, Legit and NCIS. He recently co-starred in the hit 2013 movie about Jackie Robinson, 42 and his production company Full Circle produces documentaries.

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Jeannette Rizzi - Episode 291

• September 12th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Jeannette Rizzi. Jeanette has developed the brand, Blindsided. After years of dealing with her best friend's suicide during high school and battling her own depression, she decided to overcome her problem and deal with the affects of suicide and try to help prevent it. She wrote a one woman show, Blindsided which was a humorous and touching look into her life. After the success of that she started her own podcast of the same name where her and her co-hosts, one a comic one a therapist, deal with different problems that people face. She now has embarked on the making the documentary, Blindsided that will take suicide head-on and attempt to help with finding answers and embracing the healing process.

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LaMonica Garrett - Episode 290

• September 10th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor LaMonica Garrett. LaMonica currently can be seen of FX's Sons of Anarchy where he plays deputy sheriff Cane. He may also look familiar from his role in the critical acclaimed Sigourney Weaver series Political Animals, has been seen on CBS's Mike & Molly, had a recurring part in BET's The Game and guest starred on Arrested Development. Some of his other credits include Suits, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Dark Blue and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He also has been in numerous national commercials and was one of the stars of the full-contact basketball league Slam Ball.

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