Celebrity Interview: Greg Grunberg


WROM Radio wants to thank Greg for being on with our very own Spud Goodman. Greg had some awesome roles in acting and will be a force in acting for many years to come, in my opinion. He is one of our biggest fans here at the station and we love him as well, we love to have him on at anytime.

American actor Greg Grunberg was born on July 11, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. He started his acting career as early as 1990, appearing in multiple guest roles on television. His screen debut saw him play a minor role in the television movie Stolen: One Husband. He had several guest appearances afterwards; these include roles in Melrose Place, Flying Blind, Baywatch, Ned and Stacey, Murphy Brown, Alright Already, Relativity and Mike Hammer, Private Eye. He made his film debut in 1993, playing a bit role in the sci-fi horror flick Future Shock. His other films during the time include Headless!, The Pallbearer, Dinner and Driving, Picture Perfect and BASEketball.

His first major television role came in 1998, when he played the role of business-minded Sean Blumber in the television series Felicity. This marked the first of his numerous collaborations with producer J.J. Abrams, who he is a close friend of; they knew each other since kindergarten. Grunberg starred in another Abrams project in 2002 in which he played CIA field agent Eric Weiss in the spy drama Alias. Abrams also cast him for a proposed series, The Catch, where he plays the lead role of a bounty hunter. The series was never picked up by networks, although a pilot was shot. His most recent collaboration with Abrams was in Lost, where he was given a small role as the pilot of the ill-fated Oceanic Flight 815.

Grunberg continued playing guest roles on television during the time, including stints in Diagnosis Murder, Pacific Blue, VIP, NYPD Blue, House and What About Brian. He also starred in films such as Hollow Man, The Ladykillers, Mission: Impossible III and Connie and Carla. In 2006, he earned another major television role, in the series Heroes. He played Matt Parkman, a police officer who can read minds and, later, manipulate them. In 2008, he signed on to portray characters in Magic, Fast Glass and Group Sex.

In 2010, Greg was cast as Judd on Love Bites. He is currently on Heroes Reborn and the new Star Wars films.

Celebrity Interview: Michael Dorn


WROM Radio wants to thank Michael for being on with our very own Patrick Phillips on Pop Culture Tonight. I have always been a huge fan of Star Trek the Next generation, love to have him back on sometime soon.

Born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, Michael Dorn is an actor best known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. The son of a Allie Lee and Fentress Dorn, Jr. Dorn grew up in Pasadena, California. He attended the Pasadena City College, where he studied radio and television production. He then pursued a career in music as a performing with several different rock music bands. Dorn made his television debut as a guest on the television show WEB in 1978. The producer was so impressed with his work that he introduced him to an agent who in turn introduced him to acting teacher Charles Conrad, under which he studied acting for a total of six months. This bore fruit pretty fast, as he immediately landed a regular role on the long-running series CHiPs. Meanwhile, he performed a little-known role in Rocky in 1976 as Apollo Creed’s bodyguard. Dorn’s most notable role, however, was that of Kingon Starfleet officer Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. According to him, he got the role by coming into his interview prepared. Like the stereotypical Klingon warrior, he did not smile or speak. He stood in a corner in a rigid posture and marched into the room while scowling, when he was called. After reading, he grumpily thanked the director and walked out. As for his character, Dorn has appeared in more Star Trek episodes and movies than anyone else.

He only missed three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and four on Deep Space Nine, plus five Star Trek movies. Colm Meaney is the only other cast who has made over 200 episodes. Dorn likewise appeared in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as Colonel Worf. Dorn’s other credits include The Santa Clause 2 and 3, Superman: The Animated Series, and voice roles in several animated series such as I Am Weasel, Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and Danny Phantom.

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.

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