Category Archives: Interviews

How Lester – With A Little Help From Willie Tyler – Helped Save David Letterman’s Career

How’s that for a grabber of a headline? Okay, so let’s start with the back story: while I was compiling an oral history of Battle of the Network Stars – which, hand to heart, you’ll see on the A.V. Club … Continue reading

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Sam Elliott Probably Still Isn’t Amused By His Evel Knievel Pilot Being On YouTube

When Sam Elliott made his first appearance on NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Ron Swanson’s doppelganger from Pawnee’s neighboring town of Eagleton, he was kind enough to hop on the phone with me to do a Random Roles interview for the AV … Continue reading

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Rickles Recollects | Recollections of Rickles

When I heard the news that Don Rickles had died, the first thought that entered my mind was this: “Well, I guess I can finally post my interview.” If you follow me on social media, then it probably won’t be … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Alan Thicke

2016 sucks. I was fortunate enough to chat with the late Alan Thicke on three occasions – twice on the phone, once in person – and on each occasion he was absolutely just as nice as you’d want the man … Continue reading

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After failing to secure an interview, one can sometimes find solace in past successes

A few weeks ago, I got an email that thrilled me to no end. It was an invite to a junket for the new Warren Beatty film, Rules Don’t Apply, where I would’ve had the opportunity to screen the film … Continue reading

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Late Night with Kevin Curran

The man you see before you is Kevin Curran. If that sentence seems familiar, it’s because it’s the same one I used to open the piece I wrote for this site upon learning of his death during the last week … Continue reading

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Boldly Going Where I’ve Gone Before for Star Trek’s 50th

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek, and while I may not have the same budget available to me as CBS-Paramount, I nonetheless wanted to mark the occasion somehow. As such, I decided to delve … Continue reading

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Curtis Armstrong’s love of Lindsay Anderson’s “O Lucky Man!” is no laughing matter

INTRODUCTORY CAVEAT: This interview was originally intended to run elsewhere, but as the elsewhere in question has, shall we say, dissolved, you’re reading it here instead. Still, my biggest concern is just that you get read it, period, mostly because … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Campbell Scott loves Jennifer Beals, too

If you frequent the Onion A.V. Club and thrill to the latest installment of the site’s ongoing feature known as Random Roles, then you probably caught my interview with Jennifer Beals, which went live on Monday. During the course of … Continue reading

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Looking Back at My Favorite Anecdotes, Articles, and Interviews from 2014

Okay, so here’s the thing about me, and if you haven’t already picked up on it, I’d be surprised, but…I really like doing interviews. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I love doing them. Because of … Continue reading

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