Celebrity Interview: Marina Sirtis


WROM Radio Detroit is honored to have Marina on with our very own Patrick Phillips on Pop Culture Tonight show. We all remember Star Trek the Next Generation every week. She has had a awesome and a amazing career, hope to have her back on again soon.

Born in London to Greek parents, Marina began her passion for acting at the Royal Shakespeare Company affiliated Guild Hall of Music and Drama School. The Worthington Repertory Theatre company’s production of Hamlet was Marina’s entre into the theatre world. She went on to appear with a variety of European companies such as Coventry Rep’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the role of Esmerelda and in The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Magenta.

Once Marina distinguished herself in theatre, she began to expand her acting career into television. She appeared in several popular British television series such as Minder & Hazel and starred in the critically acclaimed made for British television film One Last Chance. Marina also appeared in feature films produced on both sides of the Atlantic including: The Wicked Lady with Faye Dunaway; Death Wish III opposite Charles Bronson; Blind Date with Bruce Willis and Richard Donner’s The Thief of Baghdad.

But it was Marina’s riveting portrayal of Deana Troi, the psychic counselor, for seven years on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as her co-starring role with Patrick Stewart in the feature films Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and in the most recently released, Star Trek: Insurrection that has brought her legions of fans throughout the galaxy.

Ms. Sirtis made her American theatre debut in Hartford Stage’s production of Loot and then starred in the world premiere of Neil Simon’s Hotel Suite at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, both of which won her exceptional praise for her performances.

Her Official Website: http://http://www.marinasirtis.tv/

Celebrity Interview: Dawn Wells


WROM Radio was honored to have Dawn Wells on with our very own Patrick Phillips. Dawn is amazing, we can’t wait to have her back on again.

There is so much more to Dawn Wells than Mary Ann of GILLIGAN’S ISLAND (the longest running sitcom still showing worldwide in over 30 languages!)

She is an actress, producer, author, spokesperson, journalist, motivational speaker, teacher, and chairwoman of the Terry Lee Wells Foundation–focusing on women and children in Northern Nevada.

She has starred in over 150 tv shows, and 7 motion pictures, including WINTERHAWK (which she also narrated), THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (with Andrew Prine), SUPER SUCKER (with Jeff Daniels), THE NEW INTERNS, IT’S OUR TIME, and most recently, SILENT BUT DEADLY.

She has starred in 60+ theatrical productions from Noel Coward to Neil Simon, as well as the National Tours of CHAPTER TWO and THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. Favorite productions include FATAL ATTRACTION with Ken Howard, THE ODD COUPLE with Marcia Wallace, THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Ouiser), and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.

Dawn has starred as Gingy in LOVE. LOSS AND WHAT I WORE (by Nora and Delia Ephron) in New York, Chicago, Delaware, Scottsdale, and San Jose.

She was the “castaway correspondent” for Channel 9 (Sydney, Australia) interviewing such actors and directors as Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Julia Roberts, Rene Russo, Mel Gibson, Ron Howard, and Richard Donner.
And recently just presented Sandra Bullock with a Coconut Cream Pie, as the two women both knew what it is like to be stranded, for the
premiere of GRAVITY

As a producer, she brought two Movies of the Week to CBS; SURVIVING GILLIGAN’S ISLAND, and RETURN TO THE BAT CAVE, with Adam West. She ran her Film Actors Boot Camp for 7 years in Idaho.

In September of 2014, Gilligan’s Island celebrates 50 years; Dawn is writing her memoirs and developing a documentary.
She is also developing a couple of television projects

She is delighted, to have brought to life Eleanor of Aquitaine to life in Kentucky.

Celebrity Interview: Colin Quinn

FOR PULSE: Colin Quinn Long Story Short .  Photo Credit: Carol Rosseg

WROM Radio wants to Thank Colin Quinn for being on with us and for being a huge supporter of WROM Radio the past few years, we want to hank him for being on with our own Spud Goodman.

Colin Quinn was born on June 6, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY. He’s an actor, comedian and writer known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live” from 1995-2000, “Grown Ups” in 2010 and “Grown Ups 2” in 2013. Quinn hosted TV shows like “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”, “The Colin Quinn Show”, and even starred as the sidekick announcer of the MTV game show “Remote Control.” Other films Quinn has been featured in include “Harold” in 2008, “A Night at the Roxbury” in 1998, and “Who’s the Man” in 1993. He wrote for the show “In Living Color”, and was the co-writer and producer of the movie “Celtic Pride.” On July 9 – August 16, Quinn will star in his very own Broadway show called “The New York Story” based on his best-selling book The Coloring Book that was released in 2015. The show will take aim at the prejudices, paranoia’s and peculiarities that make New York City the crossroads of the world. Quinn performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar in New York City, and continues to grow as a comedian, writer and actor. He will be featured here on WROM Radio to discuss his past and newest ventures.

Celebrity Interview: Derry Grehan


WROM Radio wants to thank Derry for being on with our very own Patrick Phillips, stellar career and a awesome band Honeymoon Suite, Derry played a huge part in there success. Loved having him on with ous.

Dermot Fergus “Derry” Grehan

Grehan began playing piano and switched to guitar at age 11. His early influences included Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix and Santana. Grehan recorded his first single at 17, with a band known as Stytch.[1]

Grehan attended Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, and received a diploma in Recorded Music Production. During this time he wrote “New Girl Now” which would later become one of Honeymoon Suite’s biggest hits. After moving to Toronto he hooked up with singer Johnnie Dee in 1982 and together they recruited the other members to form Honeymoon Suite. Their subsequent demo recording of “New Girl Now” was entered into a contest sponsored by radio station Q107 and they won first prize. This exposure led to a record deal with Warner Music and the band released their first self-titled album in 1984.[2]

Honeymoon Suite (named after the band members’ hometown of Niagara Falls, Ontario) sold over 300,000 copies of their debut in Canada and toured North America and Europe extensively. They were the opening act for many touring acts including Heart, ZZ Top and Journey. The band released two more albums during the 1980s (The Big Prize and Racing After Midnight) and received much exposure when their songs were featured in the hit TV show Miami Vice. Grehan even played the lead role in a 1986 Pepsi commercial, air-guitaring a solo originally done by Vinnie Moore.

Honeymoon suite released three more albums in the 1990s and continued to tour. Into the 2000s, the band remained active with more releases including 2008’s Clifton Hill with Grehan on lead guitar.

Grehan relocated to Illinois with wife and children, and besides working with Honeymoon Suite, was involved locally with 2 side projects: The Dexrays, with Dexter Hebert (drums) and Rich Leigh (bass); and LoveJunk.

Celebrity Interview: Taylor Dayne


WROM Radio wants to thank Taylor for being on with our very own Frank MacKay. She had one heck of a career with many top hits, Still has one opf those powerful voices that is timeless. Hope to have her back on with us again.

From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats.

With the release of her first two albums, 1988’s Tell It to My Heart and 1989’s Can’t Fight Fate, Dayne racked up three number 1 singles: “Tell It to My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me.” Her Grammy-nominated songs could be heard across the radio dial, from Top 40 pop stations to adult contemporary channels. Meanwhile, Dayne sang in front of audiences across the world, even joining Michael Jackson for the European leg of his sold-out “Bad” tour.

As the ’80s gave way to the ’90s, she began establishing herself as a film, television and stage actress, too, appearing alongside Warren Beatty in the movie “Love Affair,” starring in Elton John’s Broadway award-winning production of Aida, and playing Grizzabella in the 2013 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s production of “CATS.” She also gained notice not only for her singing ability, but her songwriting skills, as well. Several of Dayne’s gold and platinum-selling solo albums featured her own compositions, and “Whatever You Want,” a song she co-wrote for Tina Turner, became a Top 40 hit in 10 different countries in 1996.

After taking a break from music to raise her two children, Dayne made a highly publicized return with her 2008 release, Satisfied. She co-wrote the album’s lead single, “Beautiful,” which climbed to number 1 on the dance charts. It was her 17th time cracking the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. Two years later, Dayne performed the official theme song of the 2010 Gay Games, “Facing a Miracle.” She followed that song’s release with her 18th Top 10 hit, “Floor on Fire,” and continued making appearances on film and TV. Fans of “American Idol” even chose her as the top candidate to replace former judge Paula Abdul in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone, proof that Dayne was still a household name.

More than 25 years after the release of her single, Taylor Dayne continues to tour the world. She was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2012, joining other time-tested luminaries like Billy Joel and Joan Jett.

Celebrity Interview: Ray Romano


WROM Radio wants to thank Ray for being on with Michele Lafong, Ray had a awesome career and i loved Everybody Loves Raymond. Hope to have Ray back on again soon with us.

Actor and comedian Ray Romano is best known for his CBS hit Everybody Loves Raymond in which Raymond plays a father and husband.  Born on December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York.  After stints at odd jobs, including delivering futon mattresses, he decided to pursue comedy full time in 1987. After nearly a decade, his career finally took off when he won a stand-up comedy competition sponsored by a major New York City radio station.

Following that success, he hired a manager and landed an appearance onThe Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and later with Jay Leno. In 1995, after appearing on Late Night with David Letterman, the host offered him a development deal with his production company, Worldwide Pants. Through that association, the CBS hit Everybody Loves Raymond was born.

Premiering in September 1996, Everybody Loves Raymond starred Romano as a father and husband whose parents live next door. His offbeat domestic observations struck a chord with both audiences and critics, earning him an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2002 and the series an Emmy for Best Comedy in 2003. The show ended in May 2005 after nine seasons.

Romano performed at a White House Correspondents Dinner for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, as well as headlined the Toyota Comedy Festival at Carnegie Hall. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Everything And a Kite. In 2003, Romano made his film debut with Winona Ryder in Eulogy, a black comedy about three generations who come together to mourn the family patriarch.

In 2009, Romano returned to television with Men of a Certain Age, a “dramedy” he co-wrote and produced. He stars with Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher.

He married his wife, Anna (née Scarpulla), in 1987. They have a daughter Alexandra, twin sons Matthew and Gregory, and a third son, Joseph.


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