Hollywood Real with Jay Menez

Hollywood Real with Jay Menez

Celebrity Interviews | Jay Menez hosts revealing conversations with the most fascinating people in entertainment and sports. Visit HollywoodReal.com


December 5, 2023 62 mins

Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley shares his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and helping others achieve their dreams. Join us as we dive deep into the incredible journey of this former hip-hop music industry mogul, NIKE athlete, and dream maker. Discover how he overcame a life-threatening brain tumor and transformed himself into an Ironman, all while manifesting his dreams using the principles of quantum physics.


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Robert Parks Valletta, the Emmy award-winning producer, actor, and author, joins host Jay Menez to catch up on his career and to share his advice on how to make it in Hollywood.

He's appeared on over 30 tv shows and films, including The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, True Blood, Melrose Place, Hawaii Five-O, CSI, NCIS, and Vanderpump Rules.

Rob Valletta successfully created and hosted his first t...

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Actor Rich Ting stars as "Bolo" in Bruce Lee's Warrior on HBO Max. He was honored as Grand Marshall of the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade for 2023.

Directed by Justin Lin of the Fast & Furious movie franchise, the Warrior television series was inspired by the writings and work of Bruce Lee and brought Rich's career full circle by connecting him to the childhood icon he idolized. ...

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Actor Ryan Carnes is a tv and film veteran best known for his roles as Lucas Jones on General Hospital and Justin on Desperate Housewives.

Ryan shares about the charities he supports, This is About Humanity, Operation Underground Rescue, and the Change Foundation, and what simple actions we can all take in the name of unity.

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Master Sri Akarshana shares his secrets on how to manifest anything – and how you can too. Formerly known as the Yogi with a Lamborghini, Eric Ho, he rose from troubled beginnings to self-made success. In his quest to create more impact, he undertook a Himalayan journey of deep enlightenment that transformed his life and mission forever.

Once a spiritual gangster, he emerged a spiritual master and today leads a following o...

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Actor Mark Dacascos of John Wick 3, Hawaii Five-0, and Iron Chef America is a world champion martial artist who once had ambitions of becoming a monk. He reveals why he chose acting as a noble career, the key life lesson his father taught him, and the values that define his personal brand.

Mark's latest big-screen role is as the lead villain, Zero, in John Wick 3 featuring Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry.

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In today's Chef André Rush interview, the jacked White House Chef talks about mental health advocacy, defeating negative energy, and surrounding ourselves with people who uplift us.

Chef Rush starts every morning by doing 2,222 pushups and consumes 10,000 calories per day. He thrives on staying productive, expanding positivity, charity work, and role-modeling what it means to be a leader.

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Actor Gilles Marini of Sex and the City and Dancing with the Stars joins me to talk about life as a young man in France, his role as a special forces soldier,  modeling, acting, raising his children, and the need for education to affect change.

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A former French Army firefighter, Gilles migrated to Miami to pursue modeling. He soo...

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Michael Chaturantabut (aka Mike Chat), a 7-time World Forms and Weapons Champion, shares how the same steps and attitude it takes to be an action hero, world champion, coach, and role model are those that can be used to achieve your biggest dreams.

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After making a name for himself in martial arts tournaments, Mike was cast in Power R...

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Actor Dante Basco is a 30+ year Filipino Asian-American Hollywood veteran, best known as RUFIO, the leader of the Lost Boys, in Stephen Spielberg’s “HOOK” where he was featured alongside Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, and Dustin Hoffman. 

Dante shares his perspective on the business of acting, competing, recognizing greatness, staying creative, and more. 

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Thought leaders Sri Akarshana, Annie Bardonski, Preston Smiles, and Marisa Peer offer timeless advice in today's interview about how to create your best year ever. Whenever you need a reset and fresh perspectives for your life, these four remarkable individuals made helping others their life's mission.

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Actor Matt Lanter of 90210, Timeless, Pitch Perfect 3, and Jupiter’s Legacy, talks about how he broke into Hollywood, staying sharp, podcasting with his wife, YouTuber Angela Lanter, and much more.

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You know Matt as Liam Court in 90210, Wyatt Logan in Timeless, the voice of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Clone Wars, and as Skyfox i...

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Join me in honoring the life and legacy of Eric Fleishman, renowned Hollywood Physique Expert, host of Celebrity Sweat, and affectionately known as Eric the Trainer. In this heartfelt episode, we delve into how to construct a superhero's physique and mindset, reflecting Eric’s larger-than-life persona and outlook on life.

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Steve D. Sims, the man who Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines call, "The Real-Life Wizard of Oz," and author of "Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen," talks about the finer points of his craft including some trade secrets not even revealed in his book.

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Steve started as a bricklayer/biker from the tenement...

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Michelle Waterson, the UFC’s Karate Hottie, shares why she competes so fiercely, the values she hopes to teach her daughter, how self-talk is key to a winning mindset, and how she gets into the zone with a single word.

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Michelle is a veteran mixed martial arts fighter, formerly ranked #1 in the Invicta FC Atom-weight division,...

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Neil Brown, Jr of Seal Team CBS and Insecure HBO joins host Jay Menez to catch up and reflect on becoming mission-ready for life's obstacles.  Neil shares the step-by-step process that transformed his career after struggling to get booked.  Today, Neil finds fulfillment by uplifting audiences with impactful performances.

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