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Episode 8: Featuring Kate Micucci

Episode 8: Featuring Kate Micucci

Tweet One of the stars of When in Rome, ‘Til Death, Scrubs, Raising Hope, and the musical/comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates, Kate Micucci, was my eighth guest on the conversations with Ross podcast.  Kate discussed working with Kristen Bell, Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman, Brad Garrett, and Bill Lawrence.  She also talked about collaborating with Riki Lindhome on Garfunkel and Oates and ho...

Episode 7: Featuring Jessie McCormack

Episode 7: Featuring Jessie McCormack

Tweet The writer, director and star of The Antagonist, Jessie McCormack was my seventh guest on the Conversations with Ross podcast.  The Antagonist recently won best short at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.  Jessie discussed why she wrote this movie as a short, and how Ken Marino was cast in it.  She compared the differences between writing for TV, stage and film.  She talked abo...

Episode 6: Featuring Adam Bowers

Episode 6: Featuring Adam Bowers

Tweet The writer, director and star of the independent film New Low, Adam Bowers, was my sixth guest on the Conversations with Ross podcast.  Among the festivals New Low has screened at are Sundance and the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.  Adam discussed the festival circuit and  how he made New Low for such a small budget.  He also spoke about his writing process, casting his friend...

Episode 5: Featuring Christopher Cousins

Episode 5: Featuring Christopher Cousins

Tweet One of the stars of Breaking Bad on AMC, Christopher Cousins, was my fifth guest on the Conversations with Ross podcast.  Christopher discussed how he became a  regular on Breaking Bad.  He also spoke about playing darker characters.  Christopher shared some stories on working with Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Shawn Ryan, Sam Raimi and why he was cut from Spider-Man Three.   Christopher...

Episode 4: Featuring Parvesh Cheena

Episode 4: Featuring Parvesh Cheena

Tweet One of the stars on the new sitcom Outsourced on NBC, Parvesh Cheena, was my fourth guest on the Conversations with Ross podcast.  Parvesh discussed how he became a series regular on Outsourced.  He also spoke about his improv and theater background.  Parvesh shared some stories on working with Ted Danson, Alan Alda and about doing guest spots on E.R. and the West Wing.  Parvesh and I s...

My thoughts on the 2010 Emmy awards

My thoughts on the 2010 Emmy awards

Tweet Despite the emergence of Jersey Shore and two more Real Housewife shows, The 09-10 TV season was a good one.  Several new shows added a refreshing tone to the norm and some already great shows got better.  Overall I think the Emmy telecast was pretty solid, Fallon kept things moving along , the show ended on time and several deserving actors, writers, directors and producers were rewarded...

Episode 3: Featuring Jason Antoon

Episode 3: Featuring Jason Antoon

Tweet The co-creator and star of the Web Series Vamped Out, Jason Antoon, was my third guest on the Conversations with Ross podcast.  Jason offered his thoughts on working with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise in Minority Report.  He compared the differences of acting for stage versus acting for film. Jason discussed his writing process, how social media is changing things for actors, and his ne...

Episode 2: Featuring Myq Kaplan

Episode 2: Featuring Myq Kaplan

Tweet One of the finalists on season seven of Last Comic Standing, Myq Kaplan, was my second guest on the Conversations with Ross podcast.  Myq offered his thoughts on Last Comic Standing both before and after doing the show.  He talked about his joke writing process, bombing, and when he decided to pursue stand up comedy as a full time job.  Myq discussed his set on Conan O’Brien, who s...

Episode 1: Featuring Samm Levine

Episode 1: Featuring Samm Levine

Tweet One of the stars of Freaks and Geeks and Inglourious Basterds, Samm Levine, was my first guest on the Conversations with Ross podcast.  Samm talked in depth about working with Judd Apatow, Quentin Tarantino, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Kevin Pollak and more.  Samm described his favorite roles, worst auditions, The Cannes film festival, being confused for Frankie Muniz, and his new web series V...

My Commercial Acting Debut

My Commercial Acting Debut

Tweet I taped this commercial last year for the CT state lottery. It was an 8 hour shoot for a 30 second spot. It was a great time and an amazing learning experience however it made me realize why so many actors prefer live theater. They actually called me back to shoot an additional day because the original ending apparently had “Weird Santa Claus hands” that were later cut. I donR...