Steve Cooper talks with singer Terri Nunn. Terry joined the new wave techno-pop band for good in 1981. Their greatest success was the top-selling 1986 single Take My Breath Away, the love theme in the film Top Gun. It reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. She also sang the other hits, Sex (I'm A...), The Metro, No More Words and Masquerade. In 1985 she left Berlin to embark on a solo career that included recording a song for the movie Better Off Dead and performing a duet with Paul Carrack. She also sang with the bands The Sisters of Mercy and Sin City. She reformed Berlin in 1996 and they have been performing live in the US and around the world and recording albums since then including their latest Animal.
Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic/writer Bill Dawes. Bill has been in several award-winning independent films, including Evenhand, Fiona and Adam and has had starring roles in two MGM Studio's children's movies - Just for Kicks and Recipe for Disaster as well as being in the cult classic I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. On TV he has been seen on Law & Order, OZ, Sex and the City, Criminal Intent and Rizzoli & Isles. As a stage actor he was on Broadway playing Paul Hornung in the critically acclaimed Lombardi and will return as Mickey Mantle and Thurman Munson is Bronx Bombers. Through his comedy he has performed all over the US and the world, including tours of Canada, Hong Kong, the Philippines and South Africa. In 2012 he was the only American invited to the New Zealand Comedy Festival.
Steve Cooper talk with actor Maggie Wheeler. Maggie is best known for her recurring characters Janice in Friends, Linda in Everybody Loves Raymond and most recently Ophelia in Californication. She has had roles in a plethora shows including Ellen, Curb Your Enthusiasm, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace, Without a Trace, ER, Friday Night Lights, The X-Files and Perception and starred in the movie The Parent Trap. She also has lent her voice to various series such as Silverhawks, The New Batman Adventures and Archer. When not acting she teaches vocal workshops and performs a capella with the Golden Bridge Community Choir which she is one of the founders of.
Steve Cooper talks with writer/comic/actor Rick Najera. Rick has credits in film, television, theatre and Broadway. Early in his career he was inspired and mentored by Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, Keenen Ivory Wayans and comic legend Cheech Marin. He has written for the shows In Living Color, Townsend TV and MADtv to name a few. He has also penned the screenplays Taco Shop and Nothing Like the Holidays. He has acted in various projects from the West Wing to Spin City to the movie A Day Without a Mexican. He made his Broadway debut with his show Latinologues in 2005 which he still performs all over the country. In September 2013 he released his fourth book, the thought-provoking and comedic memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of Latino in Hollywood.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Cory Jacob. Cory is very recognizable from his popular NFL commercial currently airing where he plays Gary, a huge Seattle Seahawks fan and has appeared in commercials for Big Lots!, StubHub, Quelf!, Fazolis, San Diego Tourism, E. Milione to name a few and co-starred with Celeb Chef Robert Irvine in a spot for EasyIce. He was also the spokesman for the GolfNow campaign on The Golf Channel and has starred in multiple indie feature films and filmed the lead in a pilot for The Travel Channel this year. He currently stays busy by booking gigs and performing in one of his three Improv troops that perform all over the Los Angeles area.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Peter Onorati. Peter has amassed quite the resume over his years in the business. He has starred in the TV series Cop Rock, Civil Wars, Murder One and Joe's Life and has appeared in shows that include Kate & Allie, Tales from the Crypt, The Pretender, NYPD Blue, Nash Bridges, Walker Texas Ranger, ER, Sex and the City, Everybody Hates Chris, Monk, NCIS, CSI:NY, Cold Case, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, The Mentalist, Glades, Rizzoli & Isles, Sons of Anarchy, Blue Bloods and Castle. He also lends his voice to many different projects including Teen Titans, Justice League and Batman Beyond. Currently he is working on two television pilots that are being pitched around town and will be one of the stars of a new TBS series coming out in 2014.
Steve Cooper talks with actor/singer-songwriter Kathleen Wilhoite. Kathleen is best known for her recurring roles in the TV shows ER and Gilmore Girls. She has also appeared on Cop Rock, Twin Peaks, Ally McBeal, Mad About You, 24, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds and The Mentalist to name a few. Her movie appearances include Pay It Forward, Road House, Lorenzo's Oil, Color of Night and Angel Heart. On the music front she has recorded two albums and her songs have appeared in many films and television series including Murphy's Law and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Kate Flannery. Kate is best known for playing Meredith Palmer on all the seasons of The Office. She's a former member of The Second City's national touring company and an original member of Chicago's Annoyance Theatre and performed in the stage hit Valley of the Dolls in both New York City and Los Angeles. She also was a member of the band Mono Puff and toured with the band. Some of her other TV credits include The Bernie Mac Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, The Jay Leno Show and Chelsea Lately to name a few. She currently hosts Standup in Stilettos and performs in the popular fake lounge act The Lampshades.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Louis Lombardi. Louis co-starred in the 1993 Sundance Film Festival Amongst Friends that led him to a role in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. After that he hasn't looked back. He has appeared in the movies Beer League, The Usual Suspects, Suicide Kings, Beverly Hills Cop III, The Animal and Deuces Wild just to name a few and on TV he starred in the remake of Fantasy Island and in EZ Streets. His guest roles include Las Vegas, Entourage and CSI, however he is best known for playing Agent Skip Lipari in The Sopranos and Edgar Stiles on 24. He currently has a line of Italian food products that will be in store's soon and was just featured in Clint Eastwood's film, Jersey Boys.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Mindy Sterling. Mindy is best known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers movies. She is very active with the LA based comedy group The Groundlings and her film rolls include Drop Dead Gorgeous and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. On the TV front she has been one of the stars or recurring characters on A.N.T. Farm, My Own Worst Enemy, iCarly, Desperate Housewives and Legit to name a few. She also does voice work where some of her credits include The Legend of Korra, Chowder, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Robot Chicken, Kick Buttowski, Mars Needs Moms and The Looney Tunes Show.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Paul Carafotes. Paul is possibly known for playing Wayne Dyer in Knots Landing from 1988 to 1990. He was a hit at the age 20 in the independent movie Headin' for Broadway. Since then he has appeared in movies such as All the Right Moves, Clan of the Cave Bear, Blind Date and Fight Club to name a few. He also has been seen on TV shows like Castle, ER, CSI, Without a Trace and played the Man in Overcoat on Damages. He wrote and directed the short movie Club Soda which starred James Gandolfini, Lou Gosset, Joe Mantegna and Michael Rispoli. He currently just finished writing his second children's book in the Charlie Bubbles series.
Steve Cooper talks with comic ANT. ANT was a regular cast member on the WB series Unhappily Ever After and was on Last Comic Standing and appeared on six of the show's seven seasons being a contestant, a guest and a judge. He was the host of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club and was a regular judge on Steve Harvey's Big Time. His television series, U.S. of Ant was on the Logo network and he has appeared on Best Week Ever, CNBC's Dennis Miller, The Tyra Banks Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Howard Stone. Currently he performs stand-up comedy across the country and gives anti-bullying speeches to college students.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Dean Cameron. Dean is best known for his role as Francis "Chainsaw" Gremp in the movie Summer School and co-starred in Ski School and Ski School II. On television he starred in the series Spencer, Fast Times, They Came from Outer Space and Mister Sterling and has appeared on The Facts of Life, ALF, Felicity, ER, Newsroom and Psych to name a few. He recently toured with a two-person show that he wrote called The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival and the Upright Citizens Brigade. He also wrote and directed the short film Glutton Falls and directed the video Fat Girl for the heavy metal band Steel Panther.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/author John Wing. John, hailing from Canada has appeared in the Montreal Comedy Festival 7 times and the Just For Laughs National Comedy tour twice. He has performed at every Winnipeg Comedy Festival since it started in 2000 and has done the Halifax Comedy Festival four times and the Edmonton Comedy Festival twice. Since moving to LA in 1988 he has done The Tonight Show six times and has also appeared on Evening at the Improv, Comic Strip Live, MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour and VH1's Stand-Up Spotlight to name a few. He recently was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent and is about to publish his eighth book of Poetry.
Steve Cooper talks with actor/comedian Brian Huskey. Brian has been an improviser and sketch comedy performer at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in New York and Los Angeles for years. He was a correspondent on The Onion News Network and early in his television career performed in sketches for Late Night with Conan O'Brien and was a regular on VH1's Best Week Ever. He has been seen in many comedy programs such as Community, Parks & Recreation, Happy Endings, Animal Practice, Workaholics and Veep and has acted in the movies including Superbad, Step Brothers, Semi-Pro, Meet Dave and This is the End. He has also appeared in numerous commercials for the products Sonic, Wendy's, T-Mobile and Toyota. He currently has a recurring role on Adult Swim's Children's Hospital.
Steve Cooper talks with actor/voice actor Spike Spencer. Spike an accomplished on-camera actor, has worked with such notable stars as Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Frank Langella, Tia Carrere, and Scott Glenn and has been on set with many other stars. Spike has lent his voice to numerous radio and TV commercials and in the world of animation, he has been voices in Peter Rabbit, Space Dogs, Supa Pirate Booty Hunt, DrugBunny, and more. He has also voiced hundreds of episodes of Anime, including such notable titles as Evangelion, Bleach, Vampire Knight, Durarara!, Battle Angel, Suikoden, Orphen, Spriggan, Nadesico, Mar, PreTear, Buso Renkin, Gundam, Code Geass 2, and Kekkaishi. As an author, Spike has penned several titles including, How to Be A Frickin Genius Voice Actor, Step One, What Happens At The Con, Stays At The Con?, and soon to be released Don’t Kill Your Date (and Other Cooking Tips).
Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic/host Christine Blackburn. Christine has performed stand-up, wrote, produced and acted in her own one-woman show The Big Picture and has appeared in over 60 national commercials throughout the years. She spent two years as the co-host of the USA Network series Ready For The Weekend Movie and on the acting front‚ has starred in three feature films, Halloween Party, Interviewing Norman and the Wedding Video. Currently her podcast, Story Worthy just celebrated it's 3rd anniversary and is going strong and her game show Shotgun Story Worthy - the first Storytelling Game Show! is performed around LA frequently.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/musician Joe Sib. Joe spent the 90's playing in punk rock bands with a relentless touring around the world, then moved behind the scenes as co-owner as Side One Dummy Records where he signed and released albums from Flogging Molly, The Gaslight Anthem, Anti-Flag and many more. Ever the music enthusiast with a wealth of stories only a touring musician could boast, he started to host the Complete Control radio show in 2004, which airs in seven cities across the country. Instead of abating his energy, the show added more fuel to fire and spawned not only his one-man show called California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rock, but also an unexpected leap into stand-up comedy.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Ammar Daraiseh. Ammar received his Master's Degree in Acting from The Theatre School of DePaul University. After that he performed in many stage productions throughout Chicago including Anna Karenina, Major Barbara and MacBeth. He has been seen on TV in the shows The Shield, Early Edition, Lost, West Wing, Alias, Without a Trace, Flash Forward and Jag to name a few and can also be seen in many movies including The Guardian, Saving Jessica Lynch, The Princess & The Marine, Jarhead, US Marshalls and Bad Company. He currently is starring and producing the web series The Devil's Interview that will be out later this year.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor/writer Ron Lynch. Ron started his career in Boston as part of a comedy team. After awhile he broke off on his own and moved West. He has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows. He has worked as a voice actor for numerous shows including Home Movies, Bob's Burgers and Tom Goes to Mayor and has made appearances on Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, The Sarah Silverman Program, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Adventure Time to name a few. He currently hosts a weekly music and comedic variety show called Tomorrow! every Saturday night in Hollywood at the Steve Allen Theater.
Steve Cooper talks with magician Jason Latimer. Jason is an American Illusionist best known for starring in the six live British television specials on the BBC One's Magicians and winning the competition overall. His notoriety as an artist comes from his designs and performances in the United Kingdom, France and the United States as well as the World Championships of Magic. He is the third American in history to be awarded magic's highest honor of being titled The Grand Prix World Champion of Magic which he won in 2003. In 2009 his contributions in illusion, science and technology earned him an invite to be a presenter and performer at The Origins Symposium at Arizona State University. He also has degrees and fields of study in Mathematics, Economics and Applied Physics with research in multiple fields in Psychology of perception and attention from University California Santa Barbara.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Mike Ivy. Mike was a mainstay in New York City during the comedy boom of the early 90s. During that time he appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 and A&E. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and has been seen in shows and movies such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 2 Broke Girls, Fred & Vinnie and Children's Hospital. He was also a regular cast member on The Sarah Silverman Program. A familiar face to commercials he can currently be seen in a few national spots including one for Old Spice.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Jade Catta-Preta. Jade is a young an upcoming comedian and actress that performs all over. She can be seen at The Improv, The Laugh Factory and The World Famous Comedy Store several nights a week. She was the host of National Lampoon's college humor network, hosted/wrote on Break.com's Newsfeed and currently is writing on Adult Swim's China, IL. She was one of the writer/performers in the NBC Diversity Showcase and you can watch her on Oxygen's 25iest New Jersey Celebrities, TV Guide's Men We Would Like to Kick in the B*lls, TBS's Sullivan & Son and CBS's Two Broke Girls. Recently she debuted her stand-up on TV Guide's Standup in Stilettos and can be seen on the new season of Californication.
Steve Cooper talks with comic Roy Wood Jr. Roy is one of the stars of the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son and has been featured on the Late Show with David Letterman, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, TV One’s The Funny Spot with Tony Rock’, BBC’s The World Stands up - London, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s Bob & Tom Comedy Tour to name a few. He’s also showcased at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival and is a regular guest on Chelsea Lately. He's about to release his second comedy CD and headlines at clubs across the country.
Steve Cooper talks with actor/writer/comic Joe Dalo. Joe knew Steve back in the Philadelphia comedy scene. He is a veteran entertainer who has performed all over the
world and was the Hollywood FX expert on Disney's CODE:9.
He has been seen nationally in a Boring to Brilliant commercial and also has been working
in Hollywood for over a decade, both behind and in front of the camera. He has
spent over 25 years performing as an Actor, Director, Stand-up Comic, Art
Director, Writer, FX and Host. He can currently be seen on a national commercial for Vitamin Water and is part of the cast of the hugely popular play All About Walken.
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