Horror movie legend Kane Hodder called in to talk about the surprise 4th installment of the “Hatchet” series, “Victor Crowley,” which is available on digital and on demand on February 6th. We talked about where the story picks up, why he still does his own stunts, what’s it like to literally rip someone’s head apart, and the immortal sleeping bag scene from Friday the 13th Part VII.
Harry Lloyd called in to discuss his role in”Counterpart,” premiering Sunday night (1/21) at 8/7c on Starz. We discussed the challenge of playing an espionage agent in two different worlds, working with the amazing J.K. Simmons, and why British actors can sound more American than actual Americans.
Erik Estrada called in to talk about his returning gig hosting The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, airing this Friday (12/15) at 8/7c on the CW. We also discussed why the “Chips” merchandise when I was a kid only kind of sort of looked like him.
Tom Cavanagh called in to the show to talk about his role as Dr. Harrison Wells on CW’s “The Flash,” now in its fourth season. Tom directed an episode that will air on Halloween night. We discussed time travel, alternate universes, crossover episodes, the Chicago Cubs, and why he’s very impatient with himself as an actor when he’s also the director.
Comedian and actor John Fugelsang called in to discuss his new tv show Page Six TV, shared stories of interviewing George Harrison and Paul McCartney, and talked about his upcoming appearance in Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre as part of the “Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour.”
Dennis Quaid called in to talk about his band “Dennis Quaid and the Sharks,” who are coming to the Chicago area for a show at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on September 30.
John C. McGinley called in to talk about his new film The Good Catholic, which is in theaters and on demand today (9/8/17). After going over his entire resume (including his work with Oliver Stone), we discussed his role in the film, how his Catholic education prepared him to take on the role, and when he first knew he’d “made it” as an actor.
It was a pleasure to chat with Bruce Campbell about his new book, “Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor” (which Bruce reveals in our interview is part 2 of a planned trilogy). We discussed elocution, investing in Detroit, why you should never stop working, how he prepares for Q&A sessions at conventions, and what’s happening on his book tour (which comes to The Music Box Theatre in Chicago on September 1).
Andrew McCarthy called in to talk about his debut novel, “Just Fly Away,”which is out now. We discussed his choice to tell the story from the perspective of a 15-year-old girl, how he found the voice of the narrator, and how writing is similar to acting, but on a more personal level.
Ralph Macchio joined us after a three-year absence to talk about his new movie “Lost Cat Corona,” out today in select theaters and next Tuesday on iTunes. We discussed the making of the film, working with a writer-director, and the impressive veteran cast. Plus: early call times and getting a new QB for his beloved New York Jets.