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Episode 123: Dana Gourrier

Episode 123: Dana Gourrier

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Dana Gourrier. Dana is an actress currently starring on The Astronaut Wives Club. Dana and I discussed how she broke in, her worst audition experience, and having the benefit of hindsight what she would do differently career wise. Dana has worked with Quentin Tarantino on two occasions (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained). She offered some ...

Episode 122: Ari Stidham

Episode 122: Ari Stidham

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Ari Stidham. Ari is an actor currently appearing on Scorpion. Ari and I discussed how he broke in, his worst audition experience, and his previous role on Huge. He also spoke about his role as Sylvester Dodd on Scorpion. He talked about how the show came together, how he got the part, and he offered some behind the scenes stories of the ...

Episode 121: Peter Mehlman

Episode 121: Peter Mehlman

Tweet   This episode of Conversations with Ross features Peter Mehlman. Peter is a writer who in addition to creating his own show (It’s Like, You Know) also was a staff writer on Seinfeld. Peter spoke in detail about how Seinfeld scripts came together. There was not a traditional writers’ room on the show, Peter explained why that worked for him. He gave a short list of his fav...

Episode 120: Vince Nappo

Episode 120: Vince Nappo

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Vince Nappo. Vince is an actor currently appearing on CW’s Reign. Vince and I discussed how he broke in, his worst audition experience, and his journey from stage to screen. He also spoke about his work as General Renaude on Reign. He talked about the challenges of doing a big period piece, how he learned to ride a horse on set, and h...

Episode 119: Jonathan Mangum

Episode 119: Jonathan Mangum

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Jonathan Mangum. Jonathan is an actor and improv comedian currently appearing on Let’s Make a Deal. Jonathan and I discussed how he broke in, his worst audition experience, and his many collaborations with Wayne Brady. He also spoke about some of his writing projects. He talked about his original pilots, his pitching process, and the pr...

Episode 118: Stephen Falk

Episode 118: Stephen Falk

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Stephen Falk. Stephen is a writer and the creator of the FX show You’re the Worst. Stephen talked about the show, running a writer’s room, and how the cast was assembled. He also spoke about how he broke in, transitioning from acting to writing, and his past job writing for Showtime’s Weeds. I hope you listen to and enjoy our conver...

Q&A with Celeste Thorson

Q&A with Celeste Thorson

Tweet Celeste Thorson is an actress and filmmaker. She answered some of my questions about her life and career. What initially attracted you to acting in the first place? When I was a child, I saw my mother play Mae West and it blew me away. She was so spot on and such a different person than the woman I knew, it was ridiculously cool. She enrolled me in community theater and I played Peter in ...

Episode 117: Shahin Sean Solimon

Episode 117: Shahin Sean Solimon

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Shahin Sean Solimon. Shahin is the writer, director, and star of Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage. Shahin spoke about breaking in, his worst audition experience, and the “three paths” actors can take. He also discussed his new movie Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage. He detailed his writing process, how he found investors, and what it was like to ...

Episode 116: Jimmy Dore

Episode 116: Jimmy Dore

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Jimmy Dore. Jimmy is comedian, radio host, and author of the book Your Country is Just Not that Into You. Jimmy spoke about breaking in as a comic, his worst moment on stage, and compared writing for radio, stand-up, and print. I hope you listen to and enjoy our conversation.  This interview is also available to download for free on iTunes a...

Q&A with Ana Isabelle

Q&A with Ana Isabelle

Tweet Ana Isabelle is an actress and singer. Her latest project is the Lifetime movie Seasons of Love. She answered some of my questions about her life and career. - Ana, what initially attracted you to singing and acting in the first place? Ana Isabelle Well I think I have that in my veins. My parents are musicians so I grew up with music as part of my life. Since I was 5 years old I was telling ...