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MICHAEL CARUSO & KYLE LOWDER
On Thursday, 06/14/18 Take 2 Radio Soaps in Review spoke with actor, producer, writer, Michael Caruso, and actor, producer, Kyle Lowder about the upcoming digital series Ladies of the Lake: Return to Avalon due out on Amazon June 19th! (Be sure to watch Season 1 if you haven't yet!)
About Michael: He is an actor and producer, known for DeVanity (2011), Winterthorne (2015) Ladies of the Lake (2016) and the upcoming Ladies of the Lake: Return to Avalon (2018)
About Kyle: Kyle Lowder is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning actor and singer. He's known for his role as Brady Black on Days of Our Lives, Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, Andrew Regis on DeVanity, Detective Shawn Daniels on Ladies of the Lake, and much more!
BARBIE CASTRO, JORDI VILASUSO, & BRIAN PATRICK CLARKE
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Take 2 Radio Soaps in Review spoke with actress, producer, writer, Barbie Castro, actor Jordi Vilasuso, and actor Brian Patrick Clarke about their movie Killer Island which debuted on VOD & Amazon May 25, 2018!
About Killer Island: About Killer Island: While on a dream vacation with her husband, a woman becomes a target after she starts to suspect one of the island's locals may have committed multiple murders.
KEVIN SPIRTAS & MICHAEL SLADE
On Thursday, 05/10/18 Take 2 Radio spoke with actor, writer, producer, Kevin Spirtas & emmy nominated television writer, playwright, award winning children's author, Michael Slade. We discussed their Amazon series "After Forever" which debuted on April 24th. (You can listen to the previous interview we did with Kevin Spirtas & Mitchell Anderson, the 2 leads in the series.)
KEVIN SPIRTAS & MITCHELL ANDERSON
On Thursday, 04/12/18 Take 2 Radio welcomed actor, writer, & producer Kevin Spirtas & actor Mitchell Anderson to discuss their upcoming Amazon series, "AFTER FOREVER", debuting on April 24, 2018!
KEVIN: is known for his role on Days of Our Lives as Dr. Craig Wesley, Winterthorne, One Life to Live, and more!
MITCHELL: is known for his role on Party of Five as Ross Werkman, Jaws: The Revenge, more on his IMDB!
Take 2 Radio welcomed award winning actor Austin Peck on Thursday, Feb. /08, 2018
AUSTIN: is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live and As the World Turns. He joined the cast of the Emmy nominated series Tainted Dreams as the character of Max. Catch Tainted Dreams on Amazon. Season 2 just started!
ROGER HOWARTH & MICHAEL EASTON
TAKE 2 RADIO WELCOMED AWARD WINNING ACTORS - ROGER HOWARTH & MICHAEL EASTON FROM GENERAL HOSPITAL THURS. 10/19/17 7:30PM EASTERN!
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ROGER: He played character Todd Manning on the daytime drama One Life to Live; the character earned Howarth a Daytime Emmy Award in 1994 and is cited as an icon in the soap opera genre He left the series in 2003 and joined soap opera As the World Turns, where he played the character of Paul Ryan until the series final episode in 2010. Howarth returned to OLTL in May 2011, eventually continued the role on General Hospital in March 2012 He now portrays Franco on General Hospital, the character formerly created and portrayed by James Franco. In addition to his soap opera work, Howarth has guest starred in television shows such as Prey, Dawson's Creek, and The Flash.
MICHAEL: Easton has made appearances on television shows such as Ally McBeal and The Practice, had a recurring role on the science fiction television series Mutant X. played the dual lead role in the 1996 thriller series Two, starring in science fiction series: VR.5 & Total Recall 2070 Easton has appeared on soap operas, first starting out in the role of Tanner Scofield on NBC's Days of Our Lives. He went on to a two-year stint as vampire Caleb Morley on Port Charles until its cancellation in 2003. Easton portrayed John McBain on the One Life to Live from 2003 until the series ended in 2012. Michael can now be seen on General Hospital as Dr. Hamilton Finn.
DAYTIME STARS & STRIKES ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT - CALL INS FROM CRYSTAL CHAPPELL, JERRY VER DERN, LAUREN B. MARTIN & WENDY MADORE!
DAYTIME STARS & STRIKES ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA
On Sept. 27, 2017 We spoke with Crystal Chappell, Jerry VerDorn, Lauren B. Martin, and Wendy Madore. Unfortunately Liz Keifer & Michael O'Leary were unable to call in due to being on the road.
ABOUT DAYTIME STARS AND STRIKES: Daytime Stars and Strikes is a charity event established by a dedicated group of volunteers with Daytime Emmy Winner actor Jerry verDorn and Elizabeth Keifer-Convertino (Ross/Blake on Guiding Light) to raise awareness and funds for Autism. In 2004 we started with the American Cancer Society and after 10 years decided to focus on the Austism Society of America. Spend an afternoon/evening in Secausus, NJ with actors from our daytime soaps, with volunteers and fans from all over the globe. The individuals (actors and event crew) who put these events together are strictly volunteers. Every dollar sponsored, donated, raffled, auctioned goes to The Autism Society. In 2016, the volunteers branched out and created two additional events, all for Autism. The 2017 weekend is a further expanded extravaganza: Karaoke, Meet and Greets, Autograph Sessions, Photo Sessions, and a good old fashioned BBQ. (Bowling is no longer a part of the event. There are now 4 special events with the actors!)
KEVIN L. JOHNSON
Kevin joined Take 2 Radio on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
ABOUT KEVIN: Kevin made his first television debut on the WB's "One Tree Hill" before going on to secure roles in several films including "Careful What You Wish For" opposite Nick Jonas. His most recent film "American Made" starring Tom Cruise, will release on September 29, 2017. In the film, Kevin's character Agent Wainwright shares the screen with pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), as Barry navigates working with the CIA and operating as a drug runner during the 1980's "War on Drugs".
Ozark chronicles the life of financial advisor Marty Byrd (Jason Bateman), who moves with his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) and their children from Chicago to a tucked away resort on Lake Ozark in hopes of escaping conflict with a drug cartel. It's not long before trouble finds it's way to their doorstep. Kevin plays Sam Dermody, the local real estate agent who owns Dermody Realty where Wendy Byrd is employed. The show serves as Kevin's first major role on television. Ozark premiered on Netflix on July 21st. You can watch the first season (10 episodes) now!
BARBIE AND TAYLOR CASTRO
Barbie and Taylor Castro joined Take 2 Radio on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
BARBIE CASTRO: Actress/producer Barbie Castro formed Concord Films in 2011. She produced her first film, Conduit, a short in which she also starred. The film was shown at several film festivals across the country and Barbie was recognized as Best Actress at the New York City International Film Festival, Buffalo Niagara Film Festival and FMPTA Crystal Reel Awards.
Her first full-length feature film, Assumed Killer was released in 2013 both internationally and in the US on Lifetime Television. The film starred Barbie, Casper Van Dien, Armand Assante and Eric Roberts.
She has since gone on to produce and star in seven other films including the most recent, Girlfriend Killer, which will premiere on Lifetime this Sunday, June 18th at 8pm EST.
TAYLOR CASTRO: 17-year-old Taylor Castro is an up and coming young actress who has a co-starring role in Girlfriend Killer. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter who has just released BE STRONG from the feature film, Boyfriend Killer and I GOT YOU from Girlfriend Killer.
LAWRENCE SAINT VICTOR AND KARLA MOSLEY
Lawrence and Karla joined Take 2 Radio on Monday, June 12, 2017
Lawrence founded SaintVictor Productions (SVP). SVP's focus and mission is to create content that is diverse, uplifting, and to challenge the way we all see the world. Through SVP, Lawrence has written, produced and directed several short films and web series, including The Forgiven a short film that was an official selection at the Urban World Film Festival and Wed-Locked in 2009 which received rave reviews from BET and Uptown Magazine. Lawrence landed a role on the number one Soap Opera in the world, The Bold and the Beautiful. Lawrence has not only acted on the show, but has also written episodes. Brad Bell (Executive Producer of Bold and Beautiful) loved the original Wed-Locked series created in 2009 so much that he hired Lawrence and the co-creator of Wed-Locked Karla Mosley to create CBS's first sitcom for the web (Room 8), which is distributed through CBS.com. Lawrence is excited to jump back into the world of Wed-Locked.
Karla, co-founder of 1:1 Productions, LLC., currently portrays 'Maya Avant Forrester', the first transgender lead character on broadcast TV (NAACP Image Award Nomination, GLAAD Award for the story). Co-creator and star of Room 8 for CBS.com Other TV/Film: Angel From Hell, Hart of Dixie, TLC-Discovery Kids’ Hi-5, Law & Order: CI, Gossip Girl, Guiding Light and Burn After Reading. Theater: Expatriate (Culture Project), Travlin' (NYMPH), Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday (TUTS, The MUNY), Sophisticated Ladies with Maurice Hines (Arena Stage).
Lawrence and Karla are currently raising funds for their series Wed-Locked! Help by donating! Watch the teaser below:
Kevin is probably most familiar to audiences for his numerous television appearances. His credits include recurring, guest-starring, and co-starring roles on about 80 television shows. In addition, he has had several leads in made-for-television movies. Feature film-wise; Kevin has had lead roles in many independent/low budget movies, and smaller roles in major studio films. Kevin's face and voice are also familiar from his work in a several hundred TV & radio commercials. Among them a Super Bowl commercial for Career Builder in 2008.
Kevin recently portrayed the role of Karl an informant on Days of Our LIves alongside Stephen Nichols, Drake Hogestyn, & MaryBeth Evans
Kevin joined Take 2 Radio on Tuesday, June 21st 2016
Greg spoke with Take 2 Radio about his career and his upcoming movie "The Christmas Note" which airs this Sunday, November 29th at 9pm eastern time on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel!
In 1996, Vaughan made his television series debut as Josh Walker in the popular Aaron Spelling series Malibu Shores which soon spun off into Beverly Hills, 90210 where Vaughan played Cliff Yeager Trying his hand at a few small independent films, he was cast in the popular cult films Poison Ivy and The Last Seduction .
Vaughan spent his time between projects in a number of guest-starring television appearances in series that included Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Any Day Now, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Nash Bridges before shooting a controversial "dramody" pilot, Student Affairs for Imagine Television.
Spelling Entertainment soon created a role for Vaughan as a series regular, boy-next-door Dan Gordon, on Charmed After the series ended, Vaughan quickly landed the role of Milo Mosley in Glory Days, the highly anticipated Kevin Williamson series. Vaughan began his foray into daytime drama as Diego on CBS's #1 The Young and the Restless With rave reviews and notoriety, a Daytime Best Newcomer nomination followed, with People Magazine naming Greg Vaughan as "One of the Sexiest Men Alive" in 2002. He appeared in guest roles on both Will & Grace and Still Standing Vaughan's landed the highly acclaimed role of Lucky Spencer on General Hospital. Greg can now be seen on NBC's Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady.
TOMMY MIKAL FORD
We are truly grateful we had the chance to speak with this amazing man before he passed. RIP Tommy
Tommy Ford joined Take 2 Radio on Tuesday, October 20th to talk about his career on television as well as his award winning webseries "The Club"
About Tommy: is an actor and producer, known for Martin (1992), Harlem Nights (1989) and Across the Tracks (1990) He recently completed four seasons on TV One's hit show, Who's Got Jokes hosted by Bill Bellemy, as the hilarious Pope of Comedy.
In the past few years Tommy has starred in more than fifteen films: First Impression; Hillbilly Highway; Ivy League; Who Did I Marry; unspoken Word; Douglass U; Dreams (the Movie); No More Games; Switching the Script; Hard Lessons; 4 Play; Mississippi Blues, Back Court And others. in Addition to a New Tv Series Called Basketball Wives. (Tommy has many more credits to his name so check out his IMDB by clicking on his name above in blue)
Martha Byrne joins Take 2 Radio on Thursday, Oct. 29th at 7pm Eastern She is an actress and producer, best known for As the World Turns where she played Lily Snyder for over 20 years.
Martha plays lead character Claire in Weight a new comedy series about life after extreme reality TV weight loss.created by Writer's Guild Award nominee Daryn Strauss.
Weight follows Claire, a middle class mom who returns home from a reality weight loss competition 100 pounds lighter but finds she’s gained some extra baggage due to the complicated reactions of her dysfunctional family and friends.
The series also stars Allison Smith, best known as Mallory O’Brien on The West Wing and Jane Curtin’s daughter Jennie on Kate & Allie, Bradley White, most recently seen on ABC’s Revenge and Showtime’s Masters of Sex, Peyton Ella, who made her TV debut as the youngest Von Trapp in The Sound of Music Live with Carrie Underwood on NBC, and Kate West, daughter of three-time Emmy Winner Maura West and Scott DeFreitas, with special guest stars Trent Dawson (As The World Turns, Homeland), Dee Freeman (The Hughleys), and Maitely Weismann (Masters of Sex).
The pilot is directed by veteran primetime television producer/director Frederick King Keller, most recently serving as the Supervising Producer of the hit drama Blue Bloods for CBS.
Emmy winning producer Anne Clements produced, along with award-winning producers Steve Silverman and Maitely Weismann. Byrne also executive produces.
ALANA STEWART is an actress and producer, known for Farrah's Story (2009), George & Alana (1995) and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2003). She was previously married to Rod Stewart and George Hamilton.
In the early 1990s, she discovered that she had the Epstein-Barr virus after having suffered from symptoms caused by the virus for two decades. In 1994, she began speaking out about her illness and revealed that she removed her breast implants because she felt that they contributed to her illness.
She grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas before heading to New York to become a model. She signed with Ford Models and traveled to Los Angeles for many television and commercial appearances.
President of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation for Cancer Research, opened on June 25, 2010.
Gave Elizabeth Taylor lingerie as a wedding present when Taylor married Larry Fortensky in 1991.
Revealed in her memoir, "Rearview Mirror", that she was raped at age 18, grew up poor, lived with her religious grandmother, was a bulimic and had a problem with alcohol.
Release of her book, "My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love and Friendship". [August 2009]
2015 brings Alana Stewart, George Hamilton, Ashley Hamilton, Kimberly Stewart, Sean Stewart, and George Hamilton Jr. together in the E! Channel series "Stewarts & Hamiltons"!
BRIAN HURWITZ, JOSHUA CALDWELL, & JORDI VILASUSO
TAKE 2 RADIO SPOKE WITH: BRIAN, JOSHUA, & JORDI
SOUTH BEACH ON HULU: CREATED/WRITTERN BY:
ABOUT SOUTH BEACH:
ALSO STARRING: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Manny Montana, Deniz Akdeniz
South Beach is set in the midst of an escalating rivalry between the two most powerful record labels in Miami. Long-time leader Donovan Lear Entertainment represents Carmen Suarez, a gorgeous pop star who tops the charts in both English and Spanish. As Carmen prepares to embark on a world tour behind her latest #1 single, her life is complicated when she falls for Michael Bell, the up-and-coming DJ from ADLV Music Group, Donovan Lears hated rival run by his former flame, Antigone de la Vega. Antigone's life is turned upside down when her fiancé, Gus Garcia, the beloved Mayor of Miami Beach, is murdered under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, the most dangerous member of Miami's criminal underworld, Isaac Santero, is plotting a bold move that will shake the foundations of South Beach.
DAVID A. GREGORY, JOHN WESLEY SHIPP
CREATED/WRITTEN BY & AS EXEC. PRODUCER
DAVID A. GREGORY
JOHN WESLEY SHIPP
POWDER BURNS is an original Western Audio Drama about a blind sheriff - the audience "sees" the West as he does: Without sight.
John Wesley Shipp (The Flash, Dawson's Creek) takes on the title role as Emmett Burns, a Confederate General turned Texas Lawman.
Featuring a modern rock Western score by Benjamin James of Pluto Revolts in Cincinnati, OH; announced by Bill Burrows of Phoenix, AZ.
The show is recorded in New York City.
Tommy Gooch was born in Brooklyn, & was raised and still resides in Staten Island, NY.
He has performed on all the major stages in New York City.
His comedy has traveled & succeeded in places such as the Catskills, Poconos, Ocean City Maryland, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and numerous areas in the Northeast.
His ranting self-deprecating, family-oriented style of comedy always makes him a loveable favorite for a Feature Act & Headliner.
Tommy's specialization in audience interaction, makes him a popular Emcee & Host.
Successful Fundraisers, Corporate Functions & various Private Events have lead to many return engagements.
Tommy and our recent guest - actor/comedian Eric Jacob are starring in a prank webseries called "What's It Gonna Take"
Eric Jacob called in during Tommy's interview too.
Eric Jacob is an actor and comedian who’s always thinking — and always writing.
An observation in a store, a conversation with a friend, or even a text might spark Eric’s next joke, and once he writes that joke, he can’t wait to share it with an audience.
In 2014 he was told about a comedy competition at a Princeton's "Catch a Rising Star." Eric entered, and won! His victory earned him a spot opening for nationally known comic Bobby Collins. He continued opening for other comics such as Eddie Brill, Sherry Davey, Mike Gafney and Paul Bond.
Since then, the floodgates have opened. Eric shot a pilot in December, called Surviving Sam starring Alicia Minshew (All My Children) and the director liked him so much that they created a web series for him to star in, a prankster show called What’s It Gonna Take that is produced by Plin-Mar Productions and streams on the Silvertree Entertainment platform. He stars with fellow comedian Tommy Gooch.
International Model/Actor Isaac J. Sullivan (couldn't make the interview due to travel)
Rap & Hip Hop Artist Reyn
International model and actor Isaac J. Sullivan and rapper Reyn will be talking about the new indie teen dramedy "At the Top of the Pyramid". Directed by award winning director Lawrence Jordan.
The movie "At the Top of the Pyramid" is about:
A look at courage and friendship, set in the world of passionate young adults.
Rapper/Hip Hop Artist Reyn provided the soundtrack for the film.
COMEDIAN, IMPRESSIONIST, & ACTOR ROB MAGNOTTI
ACTRESS ALICIA MINSHEW
Rob Magnotti is a multi-talented comedian and actor who infuses his stand-up comedy with a vast range of on the money celebrity impressions and characters. Rob made a “tremendous” appearance on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman, which garnered him over three million hits on YouTube.
Rob filmed a scene opposite Kevin James in Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, and is currently working with Alicia Minshew from All my Children, on the dramedy “ Surviving Sam".
Known for his “rock the house performances”, Rob’s love of acting, improv, and dance add special dimension to his show! He completely transforms his voice, face, and body into Al Pacino, Nicholas Cage, Charlie Sheen, President Obama, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Armand Assante, Andy Garcia, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, DWS’s Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and many more.
Alicia Minshew’s big break came when she was cast in the leading role of Kendall Hart on “All My Children,” filling the shoes of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Minshew’s portrayal of Kendall soon became a fan-favorite, earning her more screen time with a pivotal storyline. Her portrayal of Kendall earned her two Daytime Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Awards nominations, as well as a huge fan base. Minshew has become a holistic living, fitness, and healthy food advocate. To date, she has been featured in Allure, TV Guide, Soap Opera Digest, People, Soap Opera Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, CelebrityBabyScoop, and the cover of Pregnancy, to name a few. She has also appeared on “The View,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “E! Online,” and “Gayle King.”
Now that “All My Children” is off the air, Minshew is entering the next phase of her career. She will next be seen with an appearance on a popular Oxygen show and is shooting an independent film this spring.
Minshew is also a philanthropist and has recently committed a great deal of her time, energy, and resources to charities that help children, including the AmeriCorps program City Year.
Watch the very funny video below of Rob's impressions of Ray Romano, Brad Garrett (their characters from Everybody Loves Raymond), Al Pacino, Nicholas Cage, and more! His body and face actually transform to the characters too!
ROCK STAR PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL STRIDER
SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER MARK CASTRILLON
Odds are, you’ve seen some of Michael Strider’s photos. Rather than channeling his passion for rock music into a guitar, Strider chose the camera, and for the past twenty years he has been shooting the likes of KISS, Bruce Springsteen, and Rihanna. Strider has found a way to capture the lifeblood of a rock star in the climax of his/her performance. Now he incorporates the same style in his ever-expanding portfolio of actors, musicians, and dignitaries, and as an employee of Getty Images. “Rock ‘n Roll is an essence that can be incorporated into any shoot, whether it is a rock star, supermodel or an actor,” Strider says. His singular aesthetic, and discerning method of photography has guaranteed him a lasting authority in the industry.
You can pretty much catch me playing somewhere around Southern California on any given night of the week. Diversity is the name of the game. From swanky Hotel Bars like the BEVERLY-WILSHIRE FOUR SEASONS, FOUR SEASONS (BEVERLY HILLS) or the “Famous” Polo Lounge inside the BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL, to beautiful Fashion Island in Newport Beach, I am what some would call the Acoustic Troubadour, a dying breed, with nothing but guitar and voice in hand. I have been requested and had the pleasure of performing for such such artists as; Johnny Depp, Jon Bon Jovi, Pat Monahan (Train), Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Kenny Chesney, Whitney Houston, Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Katherine Heigl, and Paula Abdul.