2014 INTERVIEWS - PODCASTS
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MATTHEW MODINE & ADAM RACKOFF
Golden Globe winner - Actor/Producer/Director Matthew Modine and Producer Adam Rackoff
About Matthew: For nearly four decades Matthew has partnered and worked with many of the film industry’s most respected directors, including Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Alan Rudolph, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles. Matthew has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and is the recipient of one, Altman’s multiple award-winning Short Cuts. Modine is well remembered for the title character in Alan Parker’s Birdy which won the Cannes Film Festival’s Gran Prix Award. His work in Rudolph’s Equinox helped earn the film four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Film and Best Actor for Modine. He’s also the recipient of two acting awards from the Venice Film Festival, the Volpi Cup and Golden Lion.
About Adam: He's known for award winning films and new media projects such as, Bill Plympton's Cheatin', Jesus Was a Commie, and the Full Metal Jacket Diary app.
They joined Take 2 Radio on Dec. 17th. We talked about the newly released audio book for Full Metal Jacket Diary produced by Adam and narrated by Matthew and the award winning iPad app!
Click on the photo of FMJ Diary to the left to check out the audiobook and buy it as a Christmas gift for yourself or a loved one!
Paul directing James Gandolfini in the award winning short film "Club Soda" Paul also wrote this film.
Paul Carafotes is an actor, possibly best known for playing Harold Dyer in the television drama Knots Landing from 1988 to 1990. In 2006 Carafotes directed his first short film Club Soda edited into Stories USA. Carafotes has starred in many films as well as lots of TV and commercials and stage.
Beginning with a performance at the age of 20 that Variety called, "amazing" for his portrayal of Ralph Morrelli in 20th Century Fox film Headin' for Broadway. He then went on to star alongside Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves as Vinnie Salvucci. A memorable performance in the industry short film Scriptfellas. He has had many television appearances as well as stage. He won LA drama critics for writing "Beyond the Ring", nominated for best actor for that as well. A beautiful story of father and son. He has won several awards and film festivals, including the audience award at the Beverly Hills film festival for Directing and writing Club Soda, which starred James Gandolfini, Lou Gossset, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rispoli. Most recently in 2010 he was back to acting in the Emmy award winning series Damages, where he was a series regular as the very charming and dark character "Man In overcoat", aka Ben De Falco.
Paul joined Take 2 Radio on Nov. 7th
This was a very fun interview! Paul told lots of stories about his career in acting & about working with a being friends with Joe Mantegna, James Gandolfini, Dean Martin, a very sweet story how his book series "THE ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE BUBBLES" came to be for his son Charlie & more! His book series can be found on this website under "Authors"
RETIRED LAPD SGT CHERYL DORSEY
Ms. Dorsey is a Los Angeles native. In 1978, she began a career in law enforcement where she worked for the State of California, Department of Justice. In 1980, Cheryl joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During (LAPD) her twenty year career, she worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units such as traffic, vice and the infamous gang unit known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.)
As an LAPD insider, Ms. Dorsey's autobiography, The Creation of a Manifesto, Black & Blue, provides an unfiltered look into the LAPD's internal processes with a level of credibility that is undeniable and irrefutable. Today, she serves as a speaker, free-lance writer, community advocate and police expert, educating the public in the areas of police policy and procedures as well as understanding police culture and deciphering police code talk. She has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show as a guest expert and is also a regular commentator on syndicated radio show, The Hutchinson Report in Los Angeles.
Ms. Dorsey is a speaker, free-lance writer and much sought after police expert on important issues making national headlines, regarding abuse under the color of authority – that is, racial profiling, use of force, deadly force and women’s work place issues. Ms. Dorsey enlightens and empowers audiences with her candid and honest approach to surviving police encounters.
Cheryl joined Take 2 Radio to discuss her career in law enforcement, her autobiography, and discussed various subjects such as Spouse Abuse, NFL Abuse, and more on Nov. 4th
Keith Keller is now well known internationally as "The Global Twitter Marketing Specialist"
He has appeared on numerous radio shows, teleseminars, webinars and Google hangouts across the US & Canada, UK & Europe, as well as Australia.
In addition, Keith offers "One On One" coaching about Twitter Marketing to clients around the world via SKYPE and now has an ever growing list of Social Media training products available.
(Musicians, Actors, Authors, anyone in business/publicity that is promoting a product/project/or themselves needs to listen to this show!)
Keith joined Take 2 Radio on Oct. 7th
Check out TWITTER4PERFORMERS and find out why you should be using TWITTER as your GREATEST marketing tool!
BY: ERICA CHESTNUT AND KEITH KELLER
Rick Hearst is an actor, known for General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, Guiding Light, The Young and the Restless, and the film Brain Damage.
Hearst also had a recurring guest-star role on Beverly Hills, 90210, and has guest-starred on other TV series such as Jenny and Pacific Blue. In 2000, he starred as "Rocky" in the theater production of Aven'U Boys with Danica McKellar.
Hearst has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award seven times, winning for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2004 and 2007 for his General Hospital role, after previously winning "Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series" for Guiding Light in 1991. He has also been nominated for four Soap Opera Digest Awards, winning "Outstanding Villain" for The Young and the Restless in 2001.
In 2005 Hearst filmed the lead role in Carpool Guy, directed by Corbin Bernsen.
As of 2012, Hearst holds the distinction of being the only living actor to have appeared on all four remaining soap operas.
In 2014 Rick returned to General Hospital for short stint.
Rick Hearst joined Take 2 Radio on Sept. 25th
Adria Tennor's grandfather, Sam Tannenbaum, was a song-plugger for Irving Berlin who changed his German surname to Tennor to sound more American. Her grandmother taught her all these songs as she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She studied acting and directing at New York University's Tisch School for the Arts. Her first role was as a 12-year-old boy talking about porn in Tompkins Square Park with an amnesiac in Hal Hartley's movie, Amateur (1994). With a few more film roles under her belt, Tennor moved to Los Angeles to work in television. There, she also performs her one-woman shows regularly around town, There's Not a Lot of Coat Check Work in LA, Electro Magnetic Stripper, and most recently Strip Search, inspired by her studies in pole dancing withSheila Kelley at The S Factor Studio. She lives with her restaurateur husband, Claudio Blotta.
Adria's acting credits include You Don't Mess With the Zohan, The Artist and AMC' s Mad Men.
Adria joined us to talk about her career and upcoming projects on Sept. 23rd
A REALITY STAR - A MOTHER - A WIFE - A SURVIVOR
Blessed and beautiful! Brandi Maxiell may be known for her dueling arguments as a reality star on VH1’s “Basketball Wives LA,” but she’s battled a much tougher
opponent and won – that is, ovarian cancer. Today, she’s a wife. A mother. A cancer survivor.
In the prime of her life, Brandi was stricken with ovarian cancer. After months of surgery and treatment, her cancer is now in remission. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
In August 2009, Brandi had her dream wedding to NBA player Jason Maxiell. The couple immediately began trying to start a family, but Brandi discovered that she had fertility issues. She went through various IVF fertility treatments that failed. Eventually, she’d give birth to a miracle baby in 2011. And now, she’s working on baby #2.
Despite being married to a basketball player, money can’t buy good health! Brandi is a real woman with real health issues that affect millions of women around the globe. Cancer and infertility are the top health concern for women, and Brandi will share her story with all of you.
Brandi joined Take 2 Radio for a chat on Sept. 16th we talked about her time on Basketball Wives L.A. & her fight with ovarian cancer she overcame.
CHLOE BRIDGES (UNABLE TO CALL IN) INSTEAD PRODUCER GATO & ACTOR NICK ROUX JOINED US
UNFORTUNATELY CHLOE was not able to join us on the show today BUT we did have Gato the Producer of Mantervention call in as well as actor Nick Roux. We talked about the movie and his character, Spencer. (Nick Roux was on Jane by Design, Pretty Little Liars, Jennifer Falls, Lemonade Mouth, & more!)
Chloe Bridges is known for her roles as Zoey in the sitcom Freddie and as Dana Turner in the 2010 television film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Bridges originally auditioned for the role of Mitchie Torres in the first Camp Rock film, but it ultimately went to Demi Lovato. She also appeared in the 2009 films Legally Blonde and Forget Me Not.
In March 2012, Bridges was cast as Donna LaDonna in The CW's Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, which premiered January 2013. In April 2014, she landed a recurring role in the fifth season of the ABC Family teen drama series Pretty Little Liars as Sydney Driscoll, the newest member of the swim team, who befriends Emily (Shay Mitchell).
Gato & Nick joined Take 2 Radio to talk about their new movie Mantervention on Sept. 11th
Watch the trailer for Mantervention & then see it in select theaters as well as on VOD. Click the Mantervention pic to the left and go to their website to see what theaters it will be in and what dates.
Alaina Huffman is a Canadian film and television actress, also known professionally as Alaina Kalanj.
She is known for the Canadian television series Painkiller Jane, where she played the character Maureen Bowers. She also played Dinah Lance/Black Canary on Smallville, as well as 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen in Stargate Universe, where she was a regular cast member. She recently played Abaddon in Supernatural.
Alaina joined Take 2 Radio to talk about her career, new projects, and upcoming Comic Con events on Sept. 9th
At age of 11, Lark Voorhies appeared on Small Wonder. Lark later starred as Lisa Turtle in Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the predecessor to NBC's popular teen series Saved by the Bell. She later had roles in Days of Our Lives and In the House, and starred as Jasmine Malone in The Bold and the Beautiful.
Lark also appeared in several music videos, such as Kenny Lattimore's "Never Too Busy," Dru Hill's "These are The Times," and Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee." She also appeared in commercials for Head and Shoulders shampoo and Oxy 10. She continues to act and manage her production company.
Lark joined Take 2 Radio on Sept. 5th to talk about her upcoming projects including movies, music, and more!
Tracey Birdsall is an accomplished actor, producer, and vocalist.
Tracey has several films she has been cast in this year, including the up-coming "Dawn of the Crescent Moon" in the role of "Tracey" which was specifically written with her casting in mind, and in the coveted role of Mrs. Astor in "Deadline II."
She has been onstage alongside TV greats such as Eileen Davidson and Judi Evans at The Malibu Stage Company in the role of Ann Sams in the production The Malibu Ladies Sewing Bee, written by Nancy J. Isaak.
Her most recent projects include "Do You Like Your Balls?" Directed by Reza Riazi - in the role of Francesa, a trophy wife with un insatiable appetite, and a force to be reckoned with. She also appeared on “The Young & The Restless” daytime drama opposite Stephen Nichols.
Recently released “The Etiquette Show,” stars Tracey alongside a comedic ensemble cast where her zany character “Lucille” tackles traditional etiquette in modern Los Angeles. Producer and Director of “The Etiquette Show” (soon to be released), Mildred Lewis and Adam Fox state: "Tracey ... channeling Lucille Ball ... with a level of sexy-classy-powerful that is a blast to watch!"
She also stars in the comedy feature “Grounded” as Cathy Lee Peterson. Producer of the Feature Film "Grounded", Julian Phillips states: "Tracey's character is delightfully wicked-mean-sexy and she gives it more than was ever on the page!"
Tracey joined Take 2 Radio on August 26th
Celebrated screenwriter & actor: David Hayter 's new film and his return to acting - in "Devil's Mile", which is released on DVD this August.
Hayter, also known for his voice work on the Metal Gear Solid video games, is best known as the screenwriter behind such hits as X-MEN, X-MEN 2, WATCHMEN and THE SCORPION KING. He has also written a script based on Marvel superheroine BLACK WIDOW.
DEVIL'S MILE : Official Synopsis : A gang of psychotic convicts take a dangerous and ill-advised detour after brutally kidnapping two young girls. As the captors speed away, events quickly turn out to be much more dangerous and gruesome than they had planned for. While driving down a long and dark stretch of deserted highway, the car becomes surrounded by mysterious sinister spirits, forcing the captors and young girls to work together in hopes of surviving the deadly evil force.
David joined Take 2 Radio for a chat about his career and upcoming projects on August 19th
JAMES C. BURNS
AFTER SHOW WITH PAUL FROM STARSTRUCK FAN EVENTS, ERIC MARTSOLF, AND JOHN DRISCOLL
James C. Burns is no stranger to acting. He's starred on the big screen in movies such as Dead Season, Transformers, & Mob Rules to name a few. He's made numerous television appearances; starring in recurring and guest roles on, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, CSI:NY, & Burn Notice, as well as the daytime dramas, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, & Passions. The video gaming community knows him best as Sgt. Frank Woods in Call of Duty: Black Ops I & II.
James stopped by Take 2 Radio on August 14th, at 7pm EST to chat about his vast career in movies, being Sgt Frank Woods in Black Ops: Call of Duty 1&2, his new movie "Coldwater" playing Col. Frank Reichert, and lots more new movie roles! ****
****We had an "after show" with Paul from Starstruck Fan Events, DAYS (Brady) Eric Martsolf, and Y&R (Chance) John Driscoll! It started after the interview with James C. Burns at 8pm EDT so click on the orange button above to hear both interviews!****
ACTING DEAD WITH BRIAN BEACOCK, JILLIAN CLARE, CAROLYN HENNESY, AND PATRIKA DARBO
ActingDead.com has launched and so has the trailer for the star-studded ZomCom set to make it's online premiere April 22nd! Be sure to watch the premiere episode and then join Take 2 Radio for a chat with creator Brian Beacock (McCracken Live!) and actress (DAYS) Jillian Clare on April 23rd at 8pm eastern time!
Besides Beacock and Clare, the series boasts an impressive group of talent including series regulars Chris Galya, Patrika Darbo, Paul Nygro and John Yelvington plus Season One guest stars Debbie Gibson, Eric Martsolf, Carolyn Hennesy, Sean Kanan, John J. York, Cocoa Brown, Christine Lakin, Lori Alan, Erin Matthews, Gary and Larry Lane, Peter Allen Vogt, Sheila Sheila, Mitch Silpa and Jacee Jule.
Creator Brian Beacock aka "Tate Blodgett", actress Jillian Clare aka "Alex Carboneaux", Carolyn Hennesy aka "Dr. Ivana Wurshter", and Patrika Darbo aka "Margo Mullen" called in to talk about Acting Dead on April 23rd! It was great fun! Be sure to click on the photo to watch Acting Dead on JTS.TV!
You can watch the trailer below:
CASSIDY MCMILLAN - BULLIES AND FRIENDS DOCUMENTARY
Cassidy McMillan is an award-winning Filmmaker/Actress and Advocate. She's a Member of the Screen Actors Guild, and Director/Producer/Writer of the highly anticipated acclaimed Documentary Film on Bullying and Youth Suicide Prevention, "BULLIES AND FRIENDS", of which her independent film company produced. The film offers solutions to bullying.
Through her working with thousands of students, teachers, parents, at schools and organizations she's spoken at across the U.S. for the upcoming Documentary Film, where focus group preview versions were shown, Cassidy is now a recognized Speaker/Expert on the topics of Bullying, Bullycide, Mental Health relating to Bullying, and Bullying Prevention.
Due to critical acclaim, and grass roots movement for the film, BULLIES AND FRIENDS has been selected for worldwide release with a distribution company. The Film's just launched a global Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.com to Raise the Required Funds for the many film finishing costs of post-production including FCC requirements, multi-platforms of distribution: Netflix, iTunes, VOD, DVD, so the film can be set for distribution to get to schools and audiences worldwide in its bullying prevention work!
The Campaign's offering Gift Rewards at every level of donation starting at $1.00 and up, where people can pre-order the DVD; Get an Official Film Crew T-Shirt, Be Listed in the Film's Credits, Be a Corporate Sponsor and More! Everyone can Donate to Make a Difference to help Stop Bullying through the Film BULLIES AND FRIENDS!
BULLIES AND FRIENDS Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bullies-and-friends
Film's Website: www.BulliesAndFriends.com
LIKE Film at www.facebook.com/BulliesAndFriendsFilm
Cassidy's Website: www.CassidyMcMillan.com
FOLLOW Film on Twitter www.twitter.com/BulliesnFriends
Follow Cassidy McMillan on Twitter! www.twitter.com/CassidyMcM
RHONDA MEDINA - CELEBRITY ENTERTAINER
Rhonda Medina is not just any impersonator or as she calls it a Variety Entertainer. She uses her talent as Mae West, Ethel Mertz, Lucy Riccardo, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, and many other famous faces to bring laughter to those in real need of it. She performs at the Encore Day Stay for patients with Alzheimers and Dementia. She also performs at other facilities on a weekly basis both locally and nationally.
Rhonda joined Take 2 Radio on March 24th
Open Book Productions and Bella Books have partnered to bring you BEACON HILL, a Web Series Drama that centers around the world of Politics in Boston, Massachusetts. Politics and Romance may never be the same...
Executive Producer: Crystal Chappell and Christa Morris, Producers: Hillary Bailey Smith and Ricky Paull Goldin
Joining Take 2 Radio on Tuesday, March 11th at 7pm eastern time are Crystal Chappell, Ricky Paull Goldin, Alicia Minshew, and Sarah Brown.
Renée Lawless performed in many stage productions, most notable national tour of Wicked and Beauty and the Beast.
On television, she was cast as Katheryn Cryer opposite John Schneider in the OWN prime-time soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots in 2013
Renee joined Take 2 Radio on March 1st and she sang for us!
Actor and Singer
His love for music led him to the discovery of theatre.
He appeared and produced several small theatre productions in New York City. From the stage, Michael quickly segued to the screen, making his first television appearance on Saturday Night Live.
He gained widespread attention playing a young firefighter in the critically acclaimed FX series Rescue Me for seven seasons.
Aside from Rescue Me, Lombardi's credits include guest stars on CSI: Miami (CBS), Six Degrees (ABC), and The Job (ABC).
Michael will next be seen in the forthcoming feature The Last Knights, opposite Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman. Michael also starred in the independent feature Caymen Went and the MOW Banshee (Oxygen).
Michael joined Take 2 Radio to chat about his career and brand new EP on Feb. 24th. We played 3 songs from the new EP!
Born Sharon Forsmoe, now Sharon Farrell, made her acting debut in the 1959 film Kiss Her Goodbye. From the 1960s through the 1980s, Sharon appeared in such films as The Reivers, Marlowe, It's Alive, Night of the Comet, The Stunt Man, Out of the Blue, and Can't Buy Me Love.
In addition to film work, Sharon also appeared in guest starring roles on various television shows including, Death Valley Days, The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Ben Casy, Doctor Kildare, and Hawaii Five-O.
Sharon's career was interrupted when her heart stopped beating for four minutes during childbirth. She incurred brain damage, and was virtually unable to read, write, walk or talk. After extensive sessions of re-learning, Sharon returned to acting in the early 1970s, her work load increasing as her recovery progressed. In 1991, she joined the cast of the long-running soap, The Young and the Restless, to prove to Hollywood that she could memorize, hit her marks and show up on time! She remained with the show until 1996. Sharon's most recent role was on a 1999 episode of JAG.
Sharon joined Take 2 Radio on Feb. 17th
Sharon just released her memoir: "Sharon Farrell, Hollywood Princess From Sioux City, Iowa"
AFTERSHOW WITH PAUL, JEN LILLEY, BLAKE BERRIS & JACOB YOUNG
Cameron Moir is an British actor whose professional work includes performances on stage, television, and in feature films. He was born on Jersey, Channel Islands (UK). He is best known for his role in Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Morre as well as Tom Dingle in the Web Series Englishman In LA starring Ashley Fink (Glee) and Eddie Jemison.
Cameron joined Take 2 Radio on Feb. 11th
The aftershow was with event coordinator, Paul. He talked about the soap stars event in Las Vegas this March. The stars included in this event are Jacob Young, Darin Brooks, Blake Berris, Jen Lilley, and Eric Martsolf.
Buy your tickets at starstruckfanevents.com
Follow Paul & Keith (event planners) on twitter: @soapfanclubprez
We were very happy to have Blake Berris, Jacob Young, and Jen Lilley to call in that show too!
Twitter: @BlakeBerris @Jacob_W_Young @Jen_Lilley
Michael Swan started in local theater and was part of an improvisational company in the late 70's known as The Illegitimate Theater. He moved to Los Angeles and worked as a wine consultant at Wally's Liquors in Westwood. Still pursing an acting career, he studied with David Alexander, a teacher and mentor to actors like Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ross Martin.
Swan landed two recurring roles at MGM Television on Bronk with Jack Palance and Medical Center with Chad Everett. He appeared in over 100 shows for MGM, Universal, Spelling, Cannell, Columbia Pictures Television, Warner Bros. Television and 20th Century Fox TV throughout the 70's and 80's.
In 1986, Swan landed a contract role on As the World Turns, playing Scottish adventurer Duncan McKechnie for 10 years. In 1998, Swan joined a second soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful where he played the role of Adam Alexander, the long-lost ex-husband of Sally Spectra. He appeared as a contract player in 1998 and 1999, and made guest appearances in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
After his soap appearances, Swan has starred in several films by director Roger Corman, and has also done commercial work, both in on-camera appearances and in voice-over work.
Michael joined Take 2 Radio on Jan. 15th
Gavin MacLeod's career spans over fifty years in TV, Film, and Broadway. He continues to act on and off the screen. His most recent movie, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry isa heart-warming tale that leads three young boys to understanding what "loving thy neighbor" is all about.
Gavin has been an Ambassador for Princess Cruises since 1986.
Gavin just released his new book "This is Your Captain Speaking"
(click the pic to purchase on Amazon)
Gavin joined Take 2 Radio on Jan. 7th to chat about his new book and career!