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October 14, 2019 99 min

This episode originally aired in June 2019.

 

Jay Mohr, aka Jon Mohr, aka JJ Mohr, is here!

This is an episode like no other.

He's funny. He's serious. It's light. It's deep. We go off the rails. Repeatedly. I analyze him. He analyzes me.

You'll love it. Or you'll hate it. Savor the whole thing. Or shake it off as soon as you decide this episode's not for yo... Read more

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October 7, 2019 61 min

 

Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye) is an icon! A living legend! Disco queen! Force of nature!

We sit down at her New Jersey home (it's for sale -- check it out!) and share stories.

Plus she gave me a couple of songs to share with you on the podcast ( Read more

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September 30, 2019 95 min

This episode originally aired in June 2019.

Yes, it's Peter Brady!

From The Brady Bunch.

I met Chris at his beautiful beach home in Southern California (check it out here).

I met his wife, Cara, and his cat, Titus. Then Chris and I sat down for a long time. He told me about how he got into show business, how the Brady... Read more

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September 23, 2019 39 min

Last episode's cliffhanger re: Marlon Brando is now resolved. Get ready. But that's NOT ALL. There's a very surprising story (to me, at least) in this part of our talk.

Don't forget about Danny's a brand-new film from Deirdre O'Connor called One Moment (coming soon!).

Danny and I talk + talk + talk ... about things like:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
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  • September 16, 2019 61 min

    Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing + The Godfather Part 2 actor Danny Aiello and I can't stop talking. And it's GREAT FUN.

    We sit down in Long Island, as he's shooting a brand-new film from Deirdre O'Connor called One Moment (coming soon!).

    We talk + talk + talk ... about things like:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Spike Lee
  • Jam... Read more

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  • September 9, 2019 89 min

    National Lampoon's Vacation turned actress Beverly D'Angelo into an American icon. She played Ellen Griswold, Chevy Chase's wife, of course. But that's just part of the story.

    I sit down with Bev at her Los Angeles home to talk about all the other things in her life.

    (And let's not forget Annie Hall, Any Which Way But Loose, Coal Miner's Daughter, Entourage, Shooter, Ins... Read more

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    August 28, 2019 83 min

    Actor + director Timothy Busfield stops by to have a chat about, oh, EVERYTHING. Like:

  • The West Wing
  • Designated Survivor
  • This Is Us
  • thirtysomething
  • Field of Dreams
  • His wife, Melissa Gilbert
  • Acting and directing
  • Going to the movies
  • Growing up
  • Parenting
  • Alcoholism
  • And so much more... Read more

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  • August 19, 2019 32 min

    Iconic actor Joe Mantegna drops by for a sit-down with me to discuss:

  • Criminal Minds
  • The Simpsons - 27 years as the voice of Fat Tony
  • The Godfather Part 3
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Al Pacino's best and worst movies
  • Why Joe is Ricky and his wife is Lucy
  • His daughters, Mia and Gia
  • Italy, LA, Chicago
  • Ca... Read more

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  • August 19, 2019 32 min

    Iconic actor Joe Mantegna drops by for a sit-down with me to discuss: Criminal Minds The Simpsons - 27 years as the voice of Fat Tony The Godfather Part 3 Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino's best and worst movies Why Joe is Ricky and his wife is Lucy His daughters, Mia and Gia Italy, LA, Chicago Carroll O'Connor Seinfeld reruns Why people think he was in The Usual Suspects   # EXTRAS! Bonus video #1 - Watch Joe Mantegna's Quickfire ... Read more

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    August 12, 2019 51 min

    Project Runway model Liris Crosse comes by Sofitel New York to chat with me about:

  • Meeting Tim Gunn
  • Working on Project Runway
  • Family and her coming-of-age story
  • Being homeless
  • Family and mental illness
  • Reading library books
  • Breaking into the modeling business
  • Networking
  • Uncomfy shoes
  • Style secrets and tips
  • Signing wi... Read more

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  • August 5, 2019 67 min

    Hollywood icon and quintessential New Yorker Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects, Analyze This) invites me to sit down and talk at his Italian restaurant in New York City.

    The super-cool actor and writer shares stories behind A Bronx Tale, his classic film and Broadway play.

    You'll hear about:

  • the night Robert De Niro showed up in his dressing room
  • how he... Read more

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  • July 29, 2019 57 min

    Alan Cumming has an FAQ page on his website. That's because he's been interviewed soooo many times and he's done with the same ol' questions. That's actually perfect for me because I can't stand same ol' questions either.

    But!

    He has done so many things (mastered theater, won a Tony, starred in hit TV series like The Good Wife -- he played Eli Gold -- an... Read more

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    July 22, 2019 67 min

    Tony Goldwyn (actor, director, writer, who you may know as President Fitz Grant on Scandal or Patrick Swayze's so-called friend on Ghost) is super authentic, honest + deep.

    Listen in and you'll see...

    You'll hear about:

  • Hollywood, showbiz, lies, smoke and mirrors
  • Tony's Broadway show, Network Read more

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  • July 15, 2019 54 min

    Tony-nominated actress Jessica Hecht always brings the goods! Remember her on Friends? She was Ross's ex-wife's wife, Susan.

    And Breaking Bad? She played Walter White's wealthy ex-partner, Gretchen.

    A View from the Bridge? Seriously.

    And now ... The 24 Hour Musicals and the sweet new Netflix series Special.

    Jessica popped over to the Read more

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    Steve Zahn + I do a funny Q&A after the podcast. He gets REALLY FUN when the camera turned on. This is the result.

    Then!

    Filmmaker + actor Rick Gomez breaks down the process of making their short film, I'm No Holiday, and the concept of "beautiful, strange, funny, sad" in film and television.

    Have fun.

    EXTRAS

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  • July 8, 2019 62 min

    Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, Friends, That Thing You Do, Sahara, Saving Silverman, Dallas Buyers Club, Suburbia...) is so fun onscreen that he's kinda the best thing about every movie he's in. Or at least every scene.

    Steve was in town for the Brooklyn Film Festival, where his short film, I'm No Holiday, written and directed by his friend and fellow actor Rick Gomez, was screening.

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    July 1, 2019 66 min

    In this classic Really Famous conversation with actor Tim Daly, who you know from Madam Secretary, Wings, The Sopranos, Private Practice, Diner ...

    Tim Daly dishes on life, love, acting, being famous-ish, going from a country kid to a film and TV actor, and important people in his life: his kids, grandson, sister Tyne Daly and co-star Tea Leoni.

    Want more Henry M... Read more

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    June 24, 2019 73 min

    Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, Goodfellas, Summer of Sam) and I do an impromptu podcast - and it's so relaxed that you'll have a 100% different experience than when you listened to his original episode of Really Famous.

    You'll hear:

  • Who he based Christopher Moltisanti on (a real-life person! who has no idea!)
  • Why he said "F that" about David ... Read more

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  • June 17, 2019 85 min

    Younger and Law & Order: SVU actor Peter Hermann and I get into the groove!

    You'll hear:

  • Peter and I hit it off big time. You'll laugh + smile (a lot!)
  • We gush about our favorite movies.
  • Digressions! Tangents! We go majorly off-topic.
  • Then he flips it on me.
  • Suddenly it's The Peter Hermann Show and I'm his first gue... Read more

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  • June 10, 2019 56 min

    Comedian and celebrity impressionist Nicky Petito does a SPOT-ON Tony Soprano. (You won't believe it.)

    Spike Lee loves him.

    Michael Rapaport helped him go viral.

    Danny Aiello is his favorite - and he says my interview with Danny is the only podcast he's ever listened to straight through.

    I invited him on the show specifically to entertain YOU! Get ready.

    You'll hear impressi... Read more

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