Ken Davitian - Episode 414

• September 2nd, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Ken Davitian. Ken began acting full time in the early 1990s and spent the majority of his career being typecast as a short, fat, bumbling, and sometimes sleazy character in low budget B-movies before gaining small guest spots on television in such series as the HBO sports comedy Arli$$, The Shield and the HBO hit drama Six Feet Under. However in 2006, he would land a role that would dramatically change his life and acting career forever. He auditioned for a supporting role in the Sacha Baron Cohen project Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The part he was going for was that of Azamat, the stout, rotund production assistant to the naïve, yet endearing, foreign reporter Borat. It was reported that during the audition, he began reading lines in an Eastern dialect of Armenian, prompting a comically entertaining back-and-forth between he and Cohen. Cohen instantly demanded that he be given the part of Azamat. His performance became somewhat of a cult, comedic classic and led him to more roles in feature films like the parody Meet the Spartans, the spy comedy Get Smart, the Oscar winning The Artist and others. His TV credits include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hawaii Five-O, Two and a Half Men, Big Time Rush and Ray Donovan. 

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Annabella Lwin - Episode 413

• August 28th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with singer Annabella Lwin.  Annabella at the tender age of fourteen, was one of the most photographed, talked about and popular vocalists in the early 80’s with her band, BOW WOW WOW, who enjoyed success with massive hits such as I Want Candy, Do U wanna Hold Me?,  Go Wild in the Country and C30, C60, C90, Go! As well as writing and recording original material as a solo artist, she has been a featured vocalist on numerous transatlantic dance favorites with Tony B (LA’s hottest radio dance DJ) the Utah Saints (England's’ most innovative and popular DJ Duo) and Jason Nevins (Run DMC remixer of Walk this Way.)
 Her songwriting/co‐production brought her collaborations with Guy Chambers (songwriter for Robbie Williams’ chart hits) and seasoned producers such as Michael Lattanzi (Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Sly & Robbie, Anastasia.) After doing a commercial for Nike, writing songs for movies such as Desperate But Not Serious (starring Claudia Schiffer and Henry Rollins) and partnering with Mike Bradford (producer of the hits Follow Me by Uncle Kracker, You Get What You Give by the New Radicals, American Bad Ass by Kid Rock) Annabella has written and recorded songs for film: Scandalous with Sir John Gielgud, Phoenix Point starring Angelo Moore of Fishbone and  Salsoul Queen Cecilia Noel, (Cecilia & the Wildclams) Thief of Hearts starring Steven Bauer (Scarface) and produced by Harold Faltemeyer and Sofia Coppola’s 2006 hit Marie Antoinette to name a few.


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Candy Bennici and Taran Noah Smith - Episode 412

• August 26th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with writer Candy Bennici and actor Taran Noah Smith. Candi spent eighteen years as a manager for her daughter who was an international model and her son Taran Noah Smith who played Mark, the youngest son on the hit show Home Improvement for eight years. Using this experience Candy's main goal is helping parents care for their children while acting or modeling and has been on several talk shows including Jim J. and Ann and Caryl plus Marilyn: Real Friends. She has also worked as a script supervisor. Taran has left acting but has pursued various endeavors including set design and also opened a Vegan restaurant.

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Tim Russ - Episode 411

• August 22nd, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Tim Russ. Tim's first professional job came while he was at St. Edward's University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985. During that time he's been on many TV shows and movies - including The Twilight Zone (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Thirtysomething (1987), Jake and the Fatman (1987), 21 Jump Street (1987), Beauty and the Beast (1987), The People Next Door (1989), Mancuso, FBI (1989), Family Matters (1989), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Tequila and Bonetti (1992), SeaQuest 2032 (1993), Dark Justice (1991), Murphy Brown (1988), Monty (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Melrose Place (1992), Any Day Now (1998), The Highwayman (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), among others. Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, including Crossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988), Eve of Destruction (1991), Dead Silence (1997), Night Eyes II (1991), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street (1998). During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including Romeo & Juliet, Barrabas, Dream Girls, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Cave Dwellers among others. When not acting, he finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by him are available on the CDs Only a Dream in Rio, Tim Russ, Kushangaza and Brave New World.

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Jillian Lauren - Episode 410

• August 18th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with writer Jillian Lauren. Jillian is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and the novel Pretty, both published by Plume/Penguin. Some Girls has since been translated into eighteen different languages. Her new memoir Everything You Ever Wanted was just released in May. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, The Rumpus, and Salon, among others. Her work has also been widely anthologized, including in The Moth Anthology and True Tales of Lust and she is a regular storyteller with The Moth and has performed at numerous spoken word and storytelling events across the country. She has been interviewed on such television programs as The View, Good Morning America and Howard Stern. She regularly blogs at MSNBC Today Moms, The Huffington Post and Jillianlauren.com, which was named a top 100 mom blog of 2012 by Babble Magazine.

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John Ales - Episode 409

• August 15th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor John Ales. John is currently one of the stars of FX's hit show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. He got his start as the host of MTV's Lip Service and then quickly started his professional acting career. He has been seen in movies including The Nutty Professor, Spy Hard and Nutty Professor II: Meet the Klumps and has appeared in countless TV shows such as Mad Men, The Mentalist, Longmire, Boomtown, Chicago Hope, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, In Plain Sight, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Beavis and Butt-head, Burn Notice, Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and Ray Donovan. He also produced a documentary series with Hank Azaria called Fatherhood.

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Marilyn Ghigliotti - Episode 408

• August 12th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Marilyn Ghigliotti. Marilyn is best known for her role as Veronica in the indy classic Clerks. She initially pursued a career in cosmetology after graduating high school. But in 1988, she began studying at The Actors Training Institute located in New Jersey in the techniques of Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. She followed her studies there with time in community theater where she performed in many productions. It was in response to auditions for a student film that landed her her most notable role in Clerks. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1998, she has continued to pursue her acting career and has since appeared in several shorts and independent features. Aside from acting, she has also added producing to her credits with a theater production titled Bedroom Stories, a series of one act plays in which she also acted in with rave reviews. 

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Mike Rowe - Episode 407

• August 11th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with comedy Mike Rowe. Mike, as a teenager, started as a stand up comic in New York City where he performed at such notable clubs as The Improv, The Comedy Cellar and Caroline's. From there he landed a job writing jokes for SNL's Weekend Update and sketches for shows on MTV, A&E and Comedy Central. This soon brought him to Hollywood where he wrote on a comedy sketch show starring Martin Short. This led to his sitcom writing career where he wrote and produced shows for such stars as George Clooney, Ted Danson and with Eddie Murphy on his animated show, The PJ's. This launched his animation career as a writer and producer on such series as Family Guy and Futurama. Along the way he was awarded 5 Emmy nominations (with 1 win), 2 Annine Awards (with 1 win) and a WGA Award for his Futurama episode, Game of Tones. He was also co-exectuive producer on Comedy Central's animated series Brickleberry and a contributing writer on Danny McBride's animated series CHOZEN on FX. In 2013 he wrote and produced a documentary on The Improv comedy club. It starred many of the comics Mike started with like; Larry David, Ray Romano and Sarah Silverman. He still finds time to write The Comedy Central Roasts every year and he's a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine.

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W. Earl Brown - Episode 406

• August 9th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor W. Earl Brown. W. Earl's first major movie role came as a dialogue coach in the film Backdraft teaching actors to speak with a Chicago accent. He also had a brief appearance on-screen in the film. One of his first higher profile roles was as Cameron Diaz's mentally challenged brother Warren in There's Something About Mary. His other film credits include Scream (1996), Being John Malkovich (1999), Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), and The Alamo (2004) among many other projects, including television appearances on Numb3rs (2006), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Six Feet Under (2001), Charmed (2001), and The X-Files (1993). He is also the co-founder of the country band Sacred Cowboys, performing as a vocalist and guitar player. He joined the cast of the HBO western drama Deadwood as a star for the first season in 2004. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Brown played Dan Dority, a trusted henchman to ambitious criminal and bar owner Al Swearengen. He remained a starring cast member for all three seasons of the show. He joined the crew of Deadwood as a writer for the third season in 2006. He wrote the episode A Constant Throb.

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Leah Krinsky - Episode 405

• August 6th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with writer/therapist Leah Krinsky. Leah started out doing stand-up comedy in New York. After being a regular at all the city clubs and many TV spots, she shifted her focus to comedy writing. She started out on The Dennis Miller Show and then ended up on Dennis Miller Live where she was nominated for 6 Emmys and won 2. After years in that profession she focused on a different field and now is a licensed Therapist.

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Keith Coogan - Episode 404

• August 4th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Keith Coogan. Keith is the grandson of legendary character actor Jackie Coogan, and began his acting career doing TV commercials -- his first gig was as a stand-in in a McDonalds TV spot -- as well various TV shows and made-for-TV movies. He did the voice of Young Tod for the charming animated Disney picture The Fox and the Hound. His first on-screen role was as the smitten Brad Anderson in the delightful teen comedy cult favorite Adventures in Babysitting. He gave a very funny and engaging performance as Christina Applegate's stoner layabout brother Kenny in the equally enjoyable Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead and was impressive as Jonathan Snuffy Bradberry in Toy Soldiers. Among the television programs Coogan has made guest appearances on are The Love Boat, Eight Is Enough, Mork & Mindy, Knight Rider, CHiPS, Starman, 21 Jumpstreet and Tales from the Crypt.

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Larry Thomas Part 2 - Episode 403

• August 2nd, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Larry Thomas. Larry is best known for his Emmy nominated role as the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. His other credited acting gigs are on the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hot Properties, General Hospital, The Geena Davis Show, Martial Law, L.A. Heat, The Tony Danza Show, USA High, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and many others and he has been in movies such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Postal and Paranormal Calamity to name a few. A very popular figure at Hollywood conventions across the country he also just released his first book, Confessions of a Soup Nazi that is about his career plus is a cookbook. 

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Larry Thomas Part 1 - Episode 402

• July 31st, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Larry Thomas. Larry is best known for his Emmy nominated role as the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. His other credited acting gigs are on the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hot Properties, General Hospital, The Geena Davis Show, Martial Law, L.A. Heat, The Tony Danza Show, USA High, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and many others and he has been in movies such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Postal and Paranormal Calamity to name a few. A very popular figure at Hollywood conventions across the country he also just released his first book, Confessions of a Soup Nazi that is about his career plus is a cookbook. 

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Jamie Alcroft and Philip Proctor - Episode 401

• July 27th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with comics/actors Jamie Alcroft and Philip Proctor. Jamie and Philip are the stars of the YouTube hit Boomers on a Bench. Jamie has been entertaining audiences as one-half of the comedy duo Mack & Jamie for over 25 years. They had been working together for less than two years when the call came from The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. His audience howled at their fast-paced bits, and they were asked back immediately. That and other TV appearances led to their own syndicated show in the 80s, Comedy Break with Mack & Jamie. They taped 125 half-hour shows in less than a year. He is also in the elite corps of LA Voice Actors. Having provided numerous voices for many National Commercials, as well as The Simpsons, Rugrats, Power Beach, Justice League, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights and scores of Video Games, most recently Gears of War I & II.

Philip was a member of the Firesign Theatre. He plays Rocky Rococo and Nancy in the Nick Danger series, attended Yale University, where he contributed to campus humor magazine The Yale Record and had voice roles in Pixar films, including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. He has acted in shows such as Daniel Boone, All in the Family and Night Court and has lent his voice to shows such as Rugrats and All Grown Up! and to video games like Assassin's Creed, Adventures in Odyssey and Dead Rising. He also was the announcer for Big Brother season 3 through 6.

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Randy Ryan - Episode 400

• July 24th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Randy Ryan. Randy worked in NYC theatre for 10 years before moving to Los Angeles. His first TV role was in the final episode of Sex & the City on HBO. He also played Julius Rice in Public Enemies and wrote Joy Division, a short film that debuted nationally at the Nantucket Film Festival and has appeared in dozens of hit TV shows. A US Army XVIII Airborne Corps veteran, he has been a spokesperson for the Farmer Veteran Coalition, which helps combat veterans reintegrate back into society through farming. In 2011 he joined Kelly Meyer, The American Heart Association and The California Endowment to lead Teaching Gardens to national prominence. The program fights childhood obesity by teaching children how to successfully grow, harvest and replant organic vegetable gardens in urban communities. There are over 400 Teaching Gardens in the United States.

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Anthony Starke - Episode 399

• July 21st, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Anthony Starke. Anthony is well known for his one episode role in Seinfeld playing the 3rd person-speaking character Jimmy,  as well as playing Jack on The George Carlin Show on Fox. His first screen role playing quadriplegic teenager Dean Conroy in the CBS Movie of the Week, First Steps and his first feature film was Nothing in Common. He also played Truman-Lodge in the James Bond film License to Kill and other movie credits include Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Repossessed and Nowhere to Run. On TV he has been a regular on series such as One Big Family, Suddenly Susan, The Last Frontier, Prison Break, The Magnificent Seven, Make It or Break It, Shake It Up! and Hand of God. In addition he has made numerous guest star appearances on series like Cheers, 21 Jump Street, Perception, Cold Case, Castle, CSI, Lie to Me, NCIS, Burn Notice, Mad Men and many more.

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Peter Breitmayer - Episode 398

• July 19th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Peter Breitmayer. Peter started his professional acting career at Dudley Riggs BraveNew Workshop and worked in numerous professional Theatres in the Minneapolis area over the next eight years, did dozens of OC and VO Commercials, and landed roles in several Hollywood produced films shooting in the state including Drop Dead Fred, Jingle All the Way, Larry Nordic and The Stranger Within. He moved to LA in 1996 and has since worked regularly in television, film, commercials and VO, his most recent substantial role being Lt. Ben Schmidt in the Fargo series. Other recent notable roles were in Austin Film Fest winner Coffee, Kill Boss, NCIS, A Serious Man, The Changeling, Greys Anatomy, The Middle. Most people recognize him as the A-Nother Insurance Company idiot, Bill, in the Progressive Insurance campaign. He also continued his stage career, acting in award winning productions in LA as well as touring Nationally and to Dublin, Ireland with the long running hit show Triple Espresso.

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Peter Mehlman - Episode 397

• July 16th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with writer Peter Mehlman. Peter's first job out of college was as a writer for the Washington Post. He slid to television in 1982, writing for SportsBeat with Howard Cosell. From 1985-90, he returned to forming full sentences as a writer for numerous national publications including The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, and a multitude of women’s magazines. In 1989, he moved to Los Angeles, where he bumped into Larry David, whom he’d met twice in New York. David, developing Seinfeld, invited him to submit a sample script. Having never written one, Mehlman sent a humor piece he’d written for the Times Magazine and got an assignment, which became the first Seinfeld freelance episode, The Apartment. Over the eight-year run of the show, he rose to executive producer and coined such Seinfeld-isms as Yada Yada, spongeworthy, shrinkage and double-dipping. In 1997, he joined DreamWorks and created It’s like, you know… a scathing look at Los Angeles. In recent years, he has written screenplays, a novel, and humor pieces for NPR, Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, several of which were published in his collection, Mandela Was Late. In addition, he has also appeared on-camera for TNT Sports and the Webby-nominated Peter Mehlman’s Narrow World of Sports, while also starring in his short film BLANK, for which he won best writing at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.

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Jim O’Heir - Episode 396

• July 14th, 2015

Steve Cooper talk with actor Jim O'Heir. Jim is best known for his role as Associate Director Jerry Gergich in NBC's critically acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation. A Chicago native, Jim has worked successfully in every medium as a well-known character actor. His ability to move easily between drama and comedy in role after role is a testament to his skill and adeptness. Upon moving to Los Angeles in the late 90's, he got rave reviews on stage in the cult classic Stumpy's Gang which garnered him a Dramalogue Best Actor Award. With his love for theater, he always made sure he continued his passion while on camera as well. But his work in TV and film kept him busy, as he's worked in over 60 different series, movies of the week and feature films. Having been cast in numerous pilots, he also worked as a regular character on two Comedy Central series, Strip Mall and Knee High P.I.  Other memorable portrayals were in Raising the Bar, Boston Legal, Without a Trace, Cold Case and Friends.

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Claudia Christian - Episode 395

• July 12th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor/writer/singer/musician Claudia Christian. Claudia is best known for her four year stint as Commander Susan Ivanov on the syndicated sci-fi series, Babylon 5. She got her start with a 1984 guest-spot on Dallas, which she parlayed into regular roles on short-lived series like Berringer's and Blacke's Magic, as well many guest-starring appearances in episodic TV on shows such as NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, Relic Hunter, Everwood, Criminal Minds, Castle and The Mentalist.  She made her feature debut as a exotic dancer whose body became host for an alien being in The Hidden, was part of the fine ensemble of Clean and Sober and was the lead in Hexed and has appeared in countless movies throughout her career. She also has recorded albums, written the popular book Babylon Confidential and is currently working on the documentary One Little Pill that deals with alcoholism and it's cure through the Sinclair Method.

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William Morgan Sheppard - Episode 394

• July 10th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor William Morgan Sheppard. WIlliam graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts 1958 before spending 12 years as Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  He appeared on Broadway in 1966 with Marat/Sade and later in 1975 with Sherlock Holmes. He won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for The Homecoming in 1995, at the Matrix Theatre. He appeared in several episodes of different series of Star Trek, as well as the feature films Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and in Star Trek. Outside of Star Trek, he is probably best known for his roles as Blank Reg on Max Headroom and Confederate General Isaac Trimble in the films Gettysburg and God and Generals. A few other movies and TV shows that appear on his resume are MacGyver, Babylon 5, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Prestige, Wild at Heart, Transformers, SeaQuest 2032, The Elephant Man, Cold Case, Alias, Gilmore Girls, Criminal Minds, American Gothic, Mad Men and many, many more. He has also lent his voice to many projects including Biker Mice from Mars, Gargoyles, The Legend of Prince Valiant, Mighty Ducks, Timon & Pumbaa, Medal of Honor, Justice League, Atlantis: Milo's Return and Civilization V.

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Scott MacDonald - Episode 393

• July 8th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor Scott MacDonald. Scott is a veteran character actor with an extensive and eclectic list of credits in film, television, commercials, voice overs and on the legit stages of regional theaters across the U.S. and on Broadway. He has voiced or appeared in hundreds of national commercials and CD ROM games. He is one of a rare cadre of actors who have guest starred on all four of the modern Star Trek series as no less than 6 different creatures. He has performed Hamlet and Bullwinkle Moose on the boards, and even had a 7 year run as the lovely "Hilda" while wearing a dress in the long running Bud Light Ladies campaign which included thousands of personal appearances. Some of his movie and TV credits include a recurring role in Carnivale and guest-starring roles in Jarhead, Law & Order, Frasier, Jack Frost, Chicago Hope, The X-Files, The Practice, CSI, The West Wing, NCIS, Monk, JAG, Major Crimes, Mob City, Scorpion and many more.

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Michael McDonald - Episode 392

• July 6th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor/director/writer Michael McDonald. Michael got his start training with the Groundlings started working in television, landing guest spots on Seinfeld, Ellen, Just Shoot Me and News Radio before landing on MAD TV in 1998. During his ten-year run, he created several weird characters - most notably man-child Stuart Larkin, Marvin Tikkvah Rusty Miller, and The Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man. In 2007, he left MAD TV and went on to guest star on more television shows, including Scrubs, Desperate Housewives and Pushing Daisies and had recurring roles on House of Lies and Web Therapy and has been seen on the big screen in the hits The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and Spy starring the latter. When not acting he directs TV working on sitcoms as including Scrubs, Cougar Town, Don't Trust the B in Apt 23, Save Me, Men at Work, Enlisted, Benched, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Mike & Molly. He also tours the country when he has free time to headline comedy clubs.

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Kent Kasper - Episode 391

• July 4th, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic Kent Kasper. Kent was a New York City Assistant District Attorney in 1985 and then spent 14 years touring as a National Headline Stand-Up Comedian and making various TV appearances before coming to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting. Since then he has been a very busy actor who is constantly working. He made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He has also guest starred on many popular series including Mad Men, Monk, Roswell and Rules of Engagement to name a few and has had roles in many movies including Husbands and Wives, City Slickers II: The Legend Curly's Gold, Apollo 13, Space Jam, Reno 911!: Miami and Rush Hour 3. He was Dr. Phil's Celebrity Lookalike on his television show for 5 seasons and has been featured in countless reality shows like Barter Kings, Tattoo Nightmares, Prank My Mom, Unusual Suspects, Reality Hell, 1000 Ways to Die and The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator. Despite his busy schedule he also teaches acting and gives seminars about the Biz part of Show Business.

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Brian Tichy - Episode 390

• July 2nd, 2015

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Brian Tichy. Brian is best known for playing with Whitesnake, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Idol. A graduate of Berklee College of Music he has also played with Seether, Velvet Revolver, Pride & Glory, Slash's Snakepit and many others. While he has primarily toured and recorded with others playing drums, he has fronted his own band, Ball, in which he sings and plays guitar. His writing partnership with Billy Idol sparked the recording of Billy Idol's first CD since 1993. Devil's Playground was recorded in 2004 and contained 8 Idol/Tichy tracks. The CD was released in March 2005 and they toured for the remainder of the year. Besides being big in the drum world he is very popular in the speed bag world. During the 2009–10 tour with Foreigner, he hung several speed bag wall units inside the bands equipment truck and created the infamous Speed Bag Truck, hosting area speed bag enthusiasts from various areas when the band played in their town. Some of the best speed bag talent in the U.S. joined him in the truck before concerts, punching away.

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