Bobby Slayton - Episode 247

• April 20th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with comedian Bobby Slayton. Bobby is often referred to as The Pitbull of Comedy and has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 30 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today. Audiences around the country may recognize him from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as Get Shorty, Ed Wood, Bandits and most recently Dreamgirls.  He’s been seen on dozens of television shows including The Tonight Show and Politically Incorrect.   His many appearances on HBO have included Comic Relief and his own stand-up special.   He was a series regular on the HBO series Mind of a Married Man and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film The Rat Pack. His distinctive gravelly voice has often been heard on animated shows like Dr. Katz and Family Guy, as well as many popular radio shows across the country including Howard Stern, Kevin & Bean, and Tom Leykis.

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Ethan Embry - Episode 246

• April 17th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Ethan Embry. Ethan appeared in more than 100 TV and Radio commercials before he was a teenager. At the age of 13 he starred in a handful of movies including John Hughes' Dutch and Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life. Through his career he has also appeared in many movies such as Vegas Vacation, White Squall, Empire Records, That Thing You Do, Disturbing Behavior, Can't Hardly Wait and Sweet Home Alabama. He has been in numerous TV shows like Murder She Wrote, Work With Me,CSI: Crime Investigation Scene, Hawaii Five-0, Numb3rs, CSI: Miami, Grey's Anatomy and Drop Dead Diva and has been a regular on the series Dragnet, Brotherhood and Once Upon a Time to name a few. He currently is one of the stars in the dark comedy Cheap Thrills.

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Stephen Tobolowsky - Episode 245

• April 13th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor/writer Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen worked primarily in theater during his early career and wrote and directed a few plays including Two Idiots in Hollywood and True Stories. His film career took off in the 1980's thanks to roles in The Philadelphia Experiment, Nobody's Fool, Spaceballs and Mississippi Burning. Since then he has appeared in many popular movies including Bird on a Wire, Basic Instinct, Groundhog Day, Murder in the First, Mr. Magoo, The Insider, Memento, Freaky Friday, Garfield and Wild Hogs. He has also done a substantial amount of voice work, most recently taking on the role of Uncle Ubb in The Lorax. He has been even more prolific in television over the past few decades. He's appeared on a diverse range of shows including Seinfeld, Mad About You, Chicago Hope, The Practice and Curb Your Enthusiasm and has had recurring roles in CSI: Miami, Deadwood, Heroes, Glee and Californication.

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Tim Bagley - Episode 244

• April 7th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Tim Bagley. Tim is one of the most sought-after character actors in the entertainment industry. He is most recognized for his roles as "Harold Krenshaw" on Monk and Larry on Will and Grace or as Dr. Pellagrino in Judd Apatow's films, This Is 40 and Knocked Up. He has been a series regular, recurred, or guest starred on countless television shows; Some notable TV highlights include his performances on Grimm,     Shameless, Southland, 1600 Penn, Zombieland, Two Broke Girls, Hot In Cleveland, $#*! My Dad Says, Desperate Housewives, Pushing Daisies and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Tim currently stars opposite Lisa Kudrow on Showtime's Web Therapy. Some film highlights include the upcoming psycho-thriler, Unpeacable, The Space Between, Employee of the Month, Finding Bliss, Operation Endgame, Accepted, The Day After Tomorrow, Happy Texas, Austin Powers 2 - The Spy Who Shagged Me and his first feature film The Mask.

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Kathleen Rose Perkins - Episode 243

• April 6th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Kathleen Rose Perkins. Kathleen is best known for playing Carol Rance on Showtime's critically acclaimed series, Episodes. A familiar face to TV she has had recurring roles in such shows as Help Me Help You, Trust Me, Gary Unmarried, 'Til Death and NCIS: Los Angeles and had guest star spots on Grey's Anatomy, Man Up, Private Practice, Castle, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, American Horror Story, Royal Pains and Person of Interests and many others. She also appeared in the movie The Island and will be in the upcoming Ben Affleck directed movie Gone Girl.

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Ray Luzier - Episode 242

• April 3rd, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Ray Luzier. Ray in currently the drummer for Korn. He started playing drums at age five and is a self-taught drummer. He graduated from the Musician’s Institute 1989 and returned a couple years later as an instructor teaching Rock-style drumming. Prior to Korn, he had played with an amazing list of musicians: David Lee Roth, Billy Sheehan, Robert and Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Richard Patrick, and many others. He became a full time member of Korn in 2008 after the departure of David Silveria.  He still teaches in his spare time by offering drum clinics. He also has a side project, the band KXM that also includes dUg Pinnick of King's X and George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame.

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Shadoe Stevens - Episode 241

• April 1st, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with radio host/voiceover actor/television personality Shadoe Stevens. Shadoe was the first program director of World Famous KROQ-FM. He created one of the first Alternative Rock formats in the country. As Vice President of Programming, he created a new music format that consisted of nothing but "cutting edge, exciting new music. Within 6 months it became a number one station. As a radio personality during this period, he won the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award. After leaving radio for the worlds of television and film, in 1988, he was offered the position of hosting American Top Forty. Casey Kasem left the show, and Shadoe became the new host for the next 6 years. During this time, it became the most successful and widely syndicated radio show in the world. It was broadcast in 120 countries to an estimated 1 billion listeners every week. At the same time, he appeared on Hollywood Squares, which for three years was a top 5 syndicated show. As a regular on the show, he became a household name. The show continued in successful syndication for another three years. He starred in two network series for CBS, Loose Cannon and for four years the Top 20 series Dave's World. He has frequently been a guest star on a wide range of hit TV series including: Beverly Hills 90210, Baywatch, The Larry Sanders Show, Caroline in the City, Clueless, Burke's Law, Fast Track, and Sonny Spoon. As a voice-over artist, he has been the voice of Hollywood Squares, Comic Relief, the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and countless commercials. He is currently announcer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS.

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Jeremy Ratchford - Episode 240

• March 29th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Jeremy Ratchford. Jeremy is best known for playing Detective Nick Vera and the series Cold Case for 7 years. Originally from Canada he was also the lead in the series Blue Murder and has been seen in shows such as Night Heat, The Campbells, NYPD Blue, The Kids in the Hall, Fly Away Home, The Practice, JAG, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI: Crime Investigation Scene, Hawaii Five-0, Shameless and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He was also in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award winning movie Unforgiven and will appear in Jersey Boys.

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Mike Hagerty - Episode 239

• March 26th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Mike Hagerty. Mike is known for playing comedic blue-collared workers, including recurring roles as building superintendent Mr. Treeger on Friends and the manager of the muffler shop on HBO's Lucky Louie. He was a regular on The George Carlin Show and Mob City and has had roles in many shows including The Wonder Years, Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Grey's Anatomy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Entourage, Monk and Community. He has also been in a handful of movies including Wayne's World, Speed 2, Doctor Detroit, One Good Cop, Nothing in Common and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

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Joel Murray - Episode 238

• March 22nd, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Joel Murray. Joel followed his older brothers, Brian Doyle Murray and Bill Murray's footsteps into the improv world of Chicago. He quickly booked a co-starring role in the movie One Crazy Summer and has been working ever since. He was a series regular in the shows Grand, Pacific Station, Love & War, Dharma & Greg and Still Standing. He has been a recurring character on Shameless and Mad Men as well as appearing on shows such as Cold Case, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Criminal Minds, My Boys, Desperate Housewives and Two and a Half Men. His also does voice work on many projects including the TV series Beethoven, the movie Monsters University and was Chester Cheetah for Cheetos for 12 years.

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Sam Polk - Episode 237

• March 20th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with writer/philanthropist Sam Polk. Sam left Wall Street to do something more meaningful. He founded Groceryships, a non-profit that helps low-income families struggling with obesity, and is at work on a memoir and a documentary on restorative justice. He gained national attention for his essay in the New York Times, For the Love of Money about his money addiction and walking away from millions.

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Annabelle Gurwitch - Episode 236

• March 17th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor/host/writer Annabelle Gurwitch. As an actor Annabelle has appeared in over 50 TV series including Seinfeld, Dexter, Boston Legal and the Medium and also starred in the world premier of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Marguiles, A Coney Island Christmas. As a host she has been seen on the shows Dinner and a Movie and Wa$ted and was an anchor for HBO's Not Necessarily the News. She has also been a panelist on such shows as Real Time with Bill Maher, Anderson Cooper, Fox and Friends, Show Biz Tonight and The Oprah Winfrey show. She has written essays for the Huffington Post, L.A. Magazine, Men's health and many more and she just released her third book, I See You Made An Effort. 

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Tai Babilonia - Episode 235

• March 10th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with figure skater Tai Babilonia. Tai is a figure skating legend. With her partner Randy Gardner the duet were 5 time U.S. National Champs and were World Champions in 1979. They qualified for the Olympics in 1976 and 1980 and were the odds on favorite for the Gold in the latter until they had to pull out from competition due to an injury to Gardner. They later went on to headline the Ice Capades and many other shows worldwide. She has also had a TV movie produced about her and appeared in the reality show Skating with Celebrities. She currently still skates for charity events, makes many personal appearances and has her own line of chocolates. 

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Pete Gardner - Episode 234

• March 5th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Pete Gardner. Pete got his start in Chicago being involved with Improv Olympic and Second City. After also doing theatre projects he moved to LA and started booking a lot of work. His movie credits include The Hangover, Project X, Fun With Dick And Jane, Anchorman, Evan Almighty and Transformers. As for TV he co-starred in Eagleheart and Full Circle and has made appearances on Workaholics, Cold Case, CSI: New York, Psych, CSI, ER, Bones, Perception, Malcolm in the Middle and Perception to name a few. He has also been seen in many national commercials including playing the role of Bacon Neck in the Michael Jordan Hane's underwear campaign. 

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Amy Pietz - Episode 233

• March 1st, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Amy Pietz. Amy is best known for her role as Annie Spadaro on the sitcom Caroline in the City, a role which earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild award an has co-starred in the series Rodney, Aliens in America and The Nine Lives of Chloe King. She has also made guest appearances on numerous shows including Ally McBeal, Burn Notice, The Drew Carey Show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Bones, Dexter, The Closer, The Office, The Mentalist and Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

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John Kapelos - Episode 232

• February 26th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor John Kapelos. John is best known for his role as Carl the janitor in The Breakfast Club however his resume doesn't stop there. He has appeared in other movies such as The Boost, Sixteen Candles, Internal Affairs, Nothing in Common, Weird Science and Roxanne. He is also a familiar face to TV where he has been a regular on series such as Forever Knight, Desperate Housewives and Queer as Folk and has guest starred in Seinfeld, Psych, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, iCarly, The Mentalist, Monk, House: MD and CSI: New York just to name a few. He can currently be seen on Fx's Justified and his working on his third CD Too Hip for the Room.

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Brian Stepanek - Episode 231

• February 23rd, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Brian Stepanek. Brian may be best known for his role as Arwin in The Suite Life of Zach and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck but his resume reaches beyond that. He has appeared on TV shows such as The Crazy Ones, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, JAG, Six Feet Under, CSI: Miami, Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men Major Crimes and has been seen in movies such as The Island, Pain & Gain, Transformers and Kissing Jessica Stein. He has also lent his voice to many projects including Kick Buttkowski: Suburban Daredevil, Father of the Pride, Phineas and Ferb, Kim Possible, Charlotte's Web and Over the Hedge and has been in numerous national commercials.

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Peter Hulne - Episode 230

• February 20th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Peter Hulne. Peter started doing improv in Chicago which led him to a role in the movie Celtic Pride. Since then he has appeared in features such as Elf, Employee of the Month and Anchorman. He is a familiar face to TV where he has been seen on numerous shows including The Bernie Mac Show, The Office, Scrubs, All of Us, The Middle, Zeke and Luther and Two and a Half Men and he was one of the stars of Comedy Central's American Body Shop. He has also done many commercials both on camera and via voice over and does a tremendous Bruce Springsteen impression which is a hit on YouTube.

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Clint Culp - Episode 229

• February 17th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Clint Culp. Clint moved to LA from Texas and very quickly starting booking commercials. Over the span of his career he has booked over 200 of them. He has also appeared in countless TV shows such as dramas like Knots Landing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, FlashForward, CSI: NY, True Blood and Sons of Anarchy and sitcoms including Workaholics, Yes Dear, Up All Night, Glee, The Neighbors, Two and a Half Men, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Enlisted and Growing Up Fisher.

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Nia Vardalos - Episode 228

• February 12th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor/writer/director Nia Vardalos. Nia is best know for the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She starred in it which led to her being nominated for a Golden Globe and she wrote it which led to her being nominated for an Academy Award. She wrote and starred in Connie and Carla and I Hate Valentine's Day which she directed too and starred in My Life in Ruins. For strictly acting roles has appeared in various TV shows such as My Big Fat Greek Life, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grey's Anatomy, Cougar Town and My Boys. She also co-wrote the screenplay for Larry Crowne with Tom Hanks and currently has a best selling autobiography called Instant Book. 

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Carmen Argenziano - Episode 227

• February 9th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Carmen Argenziano. Carmen has been seen in films and on TV for over 40 years. His long list of movies include The Godfather II, When a Stranger Calls, Sudden Impact, Into the Night, Stand and Deliver, The Accused, Broken Arrow, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Swordfish, and many others. On TV he has been a regular in various shows including Booker, Sisters, L.A. Law, CSI: New York, House M.D., Stargate SG-1 and Melrose Place and has guest starred in over 50 series including hits such as The Mentalist, Castle, Ally McBeal, The Rockford Files and many, many more.

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Ben Weber - Episode 226

• February 4th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor Ben Weber. Ben has been a recurring character in the shows Sex and the City, Everwood, The West Wing and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He has also been a guest star on such shows as ER, Law & Order, Medium and Six Feet Under and been in various movies including Twister, Kissing Jessica Stein, Coach Carter and The Christmas Card. He has appeared in numerous commercials the most notable being one of the Caveman for Geico and the father on the Oscar Mayer cutting board campaign and has been seen on many Funny or Die shorts.

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Timothy Stack - Episode 225

• February 1st, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor/writer Timothy Stack. Timothy is best known for his roles as Notch Johnson on Son of the Beach, the father on Parker Lewis Can't Lose and the host of the talk show spoof Night Stand with Dick Dietrick. He has appeared in shows such as Benson, Laverne & Shirley, Night Court, The Wonder Years, Seinfeld, Wings, Malcolm in the Middle, The Golden Girls and had a recurring character in Punky Brewster. He also starred in the skits Pumpcast News on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and played a fictional version of himself on My Name is Earl which he also wrote for. Currently he is a staff writer on Raising Hope and recently sold a movie to Lifetime. 

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Mo Collins - Episode 224

• January 29th, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with actor/comedian Mo Collins. Mo is best known for being on MADtv for 6 seasons. She did a multitude of impressions and developed the extremely popular character, Lorraine Swanson. Some of her other TV appearances include the shows Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, According to Jim, Men of a Certain Age and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. She has also lent her voice to the shows Family Guy, The Fairly Oddparents, Invader ZIM and Pound Puppies and was in the hit movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

 
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Gilby Clarke - Episode 223

• January 23rd, 2014

Steve Cooper talks with guitarist/singer Gilby Clarke. Gilby is best know for his 3 years playing with Guns N' Roses. After moving to LA he joined the band Candy which he left later to form Kills for Thrills. He then joined G N' R and after their breakup he started his solo career. Besides fronting his own band he has played in the bands such as Rock Star Supernova, Slash's Snakepit and Colonel Parker. He has also toured with Nancy Sinatra and Heart.

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