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The Monday Morning Critic Podcast is a labor of love for all things Cinema, Television and specific hand selected guests who've moved me in their life's work. Genuine, Interesting Analysis, Well researched Opinions and Interviews.

The Monday Morning Critic Podcast is a labor of love for all things Cinema, Television and specific hand selected guests who've moved me in their life's work. Genuine, Interesting Analysis, Well researched Opinions and Interviews.
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The Monday Morning Critic Podcast is a labor of love for all things Cinema, Television and specific hand selected guests who've moved me in their life's work. Genuine, Interesting Analysis, Well researched Opinions and Interviews.




(Episode 111) "The A-Team" Actor: Dirk Benedict.

Dirk Benedict was born in Montana on March 1st, 1945. He was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of "Showboat" where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk was 18, which was hard for him to take. While working on Georgia Georgia(1972) in Sweden, he made the first contact with a macrobiotic diet and changed his eating habits drastically. He was 26 at...


(Episode 110) Actor/Director: Fulvio Cecere

Fulvio is a Canadian born Actor/Director. His amazing filmography includes Watchman, Cinderella Man and over 200 other titles! His directorial skills shine in "350 Days" a documentary about life on the road as a professional wrestler. Meet: Fulvio Cecere.


(Episode 109) "The Haunting of Hill House" Actor: Catherine Parker.

Catherine Parker was born in Virginia. She is an actress, known for Absentia (2011) and her Emmy worthy and amazing performance as Poppy Hill in The Haunting of Hill House. Catherine plays the amazing "Silent Sarey" in Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep", released in January 2020. Meet the funny, beautiful, supremely talented- Catherine Parker.


(Episode 108) "Napoleon Dynamite" Actor: Trevor Snarr

Trevor Snarr was born on April 29, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for the iconic Napoleon Dynamite (2004). Trevor served honorably in the Air Force and attended the University of Utah, where he lives today. Trevor continues to act, and is very passionate about family and his craft. Meet the very cool and kind: Trevor Snarr.


(Episode 107) "Braveheart" Actor: Angus Macfadyen

Angus Macfadyen is a phenomenal actor who has shined in such movies as Braveheart, The Lost City of Z and We Bought a Zoo and in theater and TV (see below). Meet the incredible: Angus Macfadyen. Educated in France, fluent in French. International Baccalaureate, Copenhagen. MA (Hons) in French and English, University of Edinburgh. Trained at CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA, London. STAGE: Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Faculty Of RatsThe TempestHessThe Beautiful And DamnedCloud...


(Episode 106) "Green Book" Nick Vallelonga.

The film Green Book (2018) is the true story of Nick Vallelonga's father Tony Lip, who went on a tour of the segregated south in the early 1960s with pianist Dr. Shirley Green Book is written and produced by Nick Vallelonga, Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie. It is directed by Peter Farrelly. It stars Viggo Mortensen as Tony Lip, Mahershala Ali as Donald Shirley and Linda Cardellini as Nick's mother, Dolores. Director Peter Farrelly cast real family members to play roles in the film. Nick's...


(Episode 105) Actor: Jeff Kober.

Jeff Kober, a native of Billings, Montana, was born on December 18, 1953. Not satisfied with being a rancher, Kober relocated to the L.A. area in his twenties with the desire to become an actor. His first appearance on the small screen was a non-billed role in the 1980s series V (1984). Kober went on to supporting roles in the highly acclaimed Vietnam War drama China Beach (1988) and the short-lived, but now-cult horror series Kindred: The Embraced (1996). Following these series, Kober has...


(Episode 104) "The Walking Dead" Actor: Nadine Marissa.

Nadine Marissa was born on July 4th in Houston, Texas . She moved to Dallas to study Theater and Film. She is an Actor Known for role of Nabila in The Walking Dead ( 2017), Better Call Saul ( 2015-16) ,Dawn ( 2014) and Ritechus Cry (2013). She has one son EJ and extreme lover of teas. Meet: Nadine Marissa.


(Episode 103) Actor: Larry Hankin.

Larry Michael Hankin is an American actor, performer, director, comedian and producer. He is known for his major film roles as Charley Butts in Escape from Alcatraz, Ace in Running Scared, and Carl Alphonse in Billy Madison. His TV roles include Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, Friends and so many more. Larry is one of the original members of prestigious "The Second City" Meet the very Funny: Larry Hankin.


(Episode 102) "The Haunting of Hill House" Actor: Jordane Christie.

Jordane Christie is an actor born in Syracuse, NY, the 4th of 5 children to two high-standard Jamaican parents. Raised in Atlanta, GA he spent his early years involved in sports, participating throughout high school. He eventually got into modeling after scout recommendation. This segued into the courage to try acting. From there, he set his limits to the sky. Jordane moved to New York City, to attend the BFA Acting program at Brooklyn College. He pursued further classical studies at the...


(Episode 101) "Trouble with the Curve" Actor: Jay Galloway.

Jay Galloway born in Asunción, Paraguay and was raised as an only child in Atlanta, Georgia. Jay was primarily an athlete in high school and college. In high school, he was standout player on both Varsity football and baseball teams. He was also involved in the Acapella Choir in high school for 3 years, as well as host of his school talent show called "Regal Eagle." He made his acting debut when the movie "Trouble with the Curve" premiered in September of 2012. He also attended Samford...


(Episode 100) "A Beautiful Mind" Actor and Director: Austin Pendleton.

Actor Austin Pendleton was born March 27, 1940 in Warren, Ohio to Frances and Thorn Pendleton. He graduated from Yale University. He later became an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, and acted in several of the theater's productions. His first film appearance in Petulia (1968), a minor and uncredited role. Since, he has made over 100 appearances in television and film. Meet: Austin Pendleton.


(Episode 99) "The World's Fastest Indian" Director: Roger Donaldson.

Cocktail, No Way Out, The Bounty, Species, The World’s Fastest Indian, Dante’s Peak - director Roger Donaldson’s resume is brimming with crowd-pleasing Hollywood movies, some of them seminal. It all started with his first feature film, Sleeping Dogs, a tour de force action thriller from 1977 that starred then newcomer Sam Neill. That movie, which is finally getting a Blu-ray release, not only kicked off Donaldson's film career after years of making commercials, it also changed the face of...


(Episode 98) "Alpha" Film Score Composer: Joseph S. DeBeasi

Joseph is a film composer and conductor whose recent work includes original underscore for Oscar nominated, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. Earlier that year, he composed the music for the award-winning feature documentary, Kidnapped for Christ. His score for Judges won Best Soundtrack at the Miami Sci-fi Film Festival in 2016. He is also known for his work as a music editor in more than 50 feature films, including The Revenant, Sicario, Book of Eli, Prisoners, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape...


(Episode 97) "Cinderella Man" Actor: Nicholas Campbell.

Nicholas Campbell's mother was a Russian woman who escaped a Nazi concentration camp, and his father was a Canadian of Scots descent. Grew up in Montreal. Studied pre-law when he entered college, but then switched his focus to English and drama.Was the original portrayer of the title character in The Hitchhiker, an HBO anthology series, but the role was recast after the first season.Has written and directed several films, including the 1992 documentary Stepping Razor: Red X.Has won several...


(Episode 96) "The Walking Dead" Actor: Josh Mikel.

Josh Mikel is an actor, playwright, director, and musician from Conyers, GA. A graduate of Florida State University's Theatre and Creative Writing programs, he honed his craft on the stage at FSU's School of Theatre. There, he developed a love for film and TV working on both sides of the camera, with the acclaimed Florida State Film School. A published playwright, Josh is known particularly for his theatre for young audiences works, "The Monster Hunters," and "Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad...


(Episode 95) "Leave it to Beaver" Actor: Jerry Mathers.

Gerald Patrick "Jerry" Mathers is an American actor. Mathers is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, originally broadcast from 1957 to 1963, in which he played Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver, the younger son of the suburban couple June and Ward Cleaver and the brother of Wally Cleaver. An actor, a veteran, an entrepreneur and a fantastic human being... Meet Jerry Mathers.


(Episode 94) "Cop and a ½". Actor: Norman Golden II

Norman D. Golden II AKA Enormus was born in Racine Wisconsin. He moved to California with his family when he was 3 years old. He grew up in the South Bay Area of California. Norman is best known for his co-starring role as Devon Butler in the movie "Cop and a half" with Burt Reynolds. Norman has starred and co-starred in several movies such as, his portrayal of Pharaoh Rivers in the made for television movie "There Are No Children Here" starring Oprah Winfrey, Jim Jam Ween in "On Promised...


(Episode 93) "The Shawshank Redemption" Actor: Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston is an American actor, known for his major roles in well-known films such as Aliens, Lethal Weapon 2, The Shawshank Redemption, The Departed and the Saw film series. Meet: Mark Rolston.


(Episode 92) NBA Analyst: Peter Vecsey

NBA Analyst and Friend of the show Peter Vecsey is back! Peter Vecsey has been one of the most prominent basketball columnists in the world for more than 40 years. He has covered the NBA and ABA for decades and been an expert analyst on both network and cable television in the United States. He is best known for his exclusives and biting commentary in his “Hoop du Jour” column that ran for years in the New York Post. Vecsey’s inside information and access to the league’s top players,...