16 episodes

Celebrity Interviews | Jay Menez hosts revealing conversations with the most fascinating people in entertainment and sports. Visit HollywoodReal.com 

Hollywood Real with Jay Menez Jay Menez

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Celebrity Interviews | Jay Menez hosts revealing conversations with the most fascinating people in entertainment and sports. Visit HollywoodReal.com 

    Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley: How I Became a NIKE Athlete

    Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley: How I Became a NIKE Athlete

    Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley shares his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and helping others achieve their dreams. Join us as we dive deep into the incredible journey of this former hip-hop music industry mogul, NIKE athlete, and dream maker. Discover how he overcame a life-threatening brain tumor and transformed himself into an Ironman, all while manifesting his dreams using the principles of quantum physics.

    🚀 In this captivating conversation, we explore:

    The Turning Point: Charlie's remarkable journey from managing a music empire to receiving a devastating brain tumor diagnosis and weighing over 300 pounds. Learn how this life-altering moment ignited the spark to chase his childhood dream of becoming an athlete.

    Nike Athlete: Dive into the exhilarating world of Charlie's partnership with Nike, including his incredible appearance in Nike's historic Super Bowl commercial "Dream Crazy" alongside Colin Kaepernick. Discover how he went from struggling with health to becoming a symbol of inspiration.

    Quantum Manifestation: Uncover how Charlie incorporates quantum physics principles into his daily life to manifest his wildest dreams. Explore the mindset and practices that have helped him turn dreams into reality.

    The Dream Machine Foundation: Join us in celebrating Charlie's dedication to making dreams come true for others through his non-profit organization, The Dream Machine Foundation. Learn about his incredible impact and how you can participate in this transformative movement.

    Prepare to be inspired and motivated as Charlie Rocket shares his incredible story of resilience, determination, and the power of turning dreams into reality. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true dream maker who is changing lives and rewriting the rules of success.

    👉🏻 Hit that "SUBSCRIBE" button, click the notification bell, and share this video with anyone needing inspiration and motivation. Together, we can all become dream makers! 🌟

    📺 WATCH the full Charlie Rocket interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube

    IG @charlie @dreammachineusa
    YT @CharlieRocketOfficial
    website: charlierocket.com

    Special thanks to Charlie's Manager & CMO, Niamh Kavanaugh @_niamhkavanagh_


    🎙 Jay Menez hosts revealing conversations with the most fascinating people in entertainment and sports. SUBSCRIBE now for more celebrity interviews.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Robert Parks Valletta of Vanderpump Rules on Achieving Hollywood Success

    Robert Parks Valletta of Vanderpump Rules on Achieving Hollywood Success

    Robert Parks Valletta, the Emmy award-winning producer, actor, and author, joins host Jay Menez to catch up on his career and to share his advice on how to make it in Hollywood.

    He's appeared on over 30 tv shows and films, including The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, True Blood, Melrose Place, Hawaii Five-O, CSI, NCIS, and Vanderpump Rules.

    Rob Valletta successfully created and hosted his first tv show, This is LA, and replicated it in San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Denver, and other cities. Today, he's the founder and CEO of Making It Media.

    As Executive Producer of Staycation, he won an Emmy award in 2021. Other key titles include Wonderful Places, The Recruit, and Destination LA, Dallas, and SF.

    We talk about getting his first manager, Aaron Sacks, modeling Bradley Cooper's career, Michael B Jordan, soap acting, social media, casting influencers, and how Logan Paul tapped into his audience.

    And there’s more...

    • Creating a personal brand and telling your story like Gary Vaynerchuk.

    • Almost giving up and why Rob also made the heartbreaking decision to let go of a valuable relationship.

    • The simple method Rob uses to hack his brain out of depression, inspired by his sister, actress/supermodel Amber Valletta.

    • Why you must be kind to others and how actor Dante Basco sets the example.

    • Appearing on the reality show, Vanderpump Rules, with his then-girlfriend, Scheana Marie Shay, and what the experience taught him.

    • The healthy way to think about public criticism and negativity.

    • Preparation meets opportunity - pitching Matt Eisenberg at CBS and bootstrapping the first show.

    • Changing the perception about how to "make it" as an artist, and how this mindset leads to success. (He later wrote a book about it)

    📺 WATCH the full Robert Parks Valletta interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube
    🎙 Jay Menez hosts revealing conversations with the most fascinating people in entertainment and sports. SUBSCRIBE now for more celebrity interviews.

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    • 55 min
    Rich Ting Interview | How a Yale Lawyer Became "Bolo" in Bruce Lee's WARRIOR

    Rich Ting Interview | How a Yale Lawyer Became "Bolo" in Bruce Lee's WARRIOR

    Actor Rich Ting stars as "Bolo" in Bruce Lee's Warrior on HBO Max. He was honored as Grand Marshall of the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade for 2023.

    Directed by Justin Lin of the Fast & Furious movie franchise, the Warrior television series was inspired by the writings and work of Bruce Lee and brought Rich's career full circle by connecting him to the childhood icon he idolized.

    Rich joined Warrior castmates Andrew Koji, Dianne Doan, Olivia Cheng, Joe Taslim, Perry Young, Jason Tobin, Dustin Nguyen, Hoon Lee, Kieran Bew, Tom Weston-Jones, Dean Jagger, and Joanna Vanderham.

    Other screen credits include Magnum P.I., The Old Man, Lone Survivor, The Man in the High Castle, Salt, Supergirl, and NCIS: Los Angeles, among many other appearances in popular films and tv series. He recently appeared at Carter Min in Partner Track on Netflix.

    A fourth-generation Asian American of mixed descent born in Los Angeles, Rich has been a martial artist and multi-sport athlete from a young age. He played college football at Yale University and earned a dual JD/MBA degree. Coincidentally, Rich's character in Partner Track is also an Ivy League lawyer opposite the series lead, Arden Cho.

    Rich was headed for a lucrative career in corporate law when his ambitions turned to Hollywood. Solid parental grounding, relentless work ethic, and a healthy dose of self-belief and fearlessness gave Rich the edge he needed to launch himself into Hollywood stardom.

    We dive into how Rich turned his biggest hurdle into his most significant opportunity, staying gooey and embracing your fear of the unknown.

    Among the life lessons that guide him, Rich shares his core values of accountability, responsibility, and being a good person — and what Bruce Lee once said that keeps Rich in perpetual motion.

    📺 WATCH the full Rich Ting interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube

    Connect with Rich Ting:
    Instagram | @richtingworld
    Facebook | @richtingworldofficial
    Twitter | @richtingworld
    IMDb | @RichTing
    Website | RichTingWorld.com



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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ryan Carnes of General Hospital and Desperate Housewives

    Ryan Carnes of General Hospital and Desperate Housewives

    Actor Ryan Carnes is a tv and film veteran best known for his roles as Lucas Jones on General Hospital and Justin on Desperate Housewives.

    Ryan shares about the charities he supports, This is About Humanity, Operation Underground Rescue, and the Change Foundation, and what simple actions we can all take in the name of unity.

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    Ryan’s also an accomplished drummer who enjoys creating music and writing lyrics when he's not filming. We talk about his current collaboration with singer/songwriter, Vanessa Silberman.

    Our discussion wraps with some advice for aspiring actors and the single most important mindset to achieving success in any field.

    Some of Ryan's other screen credits include NCIS, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Blackout, Bones, Doctor Who, The Phantom, Surf School, Letters from Iwo Jima, and the upcoming holiday feature, Cupid for Christmas.

    📺  WATCH the full Ryan Carnes interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube.
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    Connect with Ryan Carnes:
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/ryancarnes1
    Twitter | https://twitter.com/ryancarnes1
    IMDb | https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1408453/
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    • 58 min
    Master Sri Akarshana Interview | The Yogi With a Lamborghini on How to Manifest Anything

    Master Sri Akarshana Interview | The Yogi With a Lamborghini on How to Manifest Anything

    Master Sri Akarshana shares his secrets on how to manifest anything – and how you can too. Formerly known as the Yogi with a Lamborghini, Eric Ho, he rose from troubled beginnings to self-made success. In his quest to create more impact, he undertook a Himalayan journey of deep enlightenment that transformed his life and mission forever.

    Once a spiritual gangster, he emerged a spiritual master and today leads a following of millions of people seeking inspiration, guidance, and ultimate happiness in their lives.

    Master Sri credits his hard-working parents as the strong role models who provided the foundation of leadership and entrepreneurial instinct that drives him today.

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    In today's in-depth interview, we learn about how it all began for young Eric Ho, his dreams and early challenges, finding purpose, a pivotal moment that rocked his soul, discovering spirituality, and the mindset that can help you achieve greater success in every part of your life.

    Master Sri simplifies the Law of Attraction and how manifestation practices work and explains how we should think about money and charitable giving.

    He also reveals what to expect in his 2021 predictions and for the coming years, with specific advice about what to do now so you don't miss the biggest wealth-building opportunity of our lifetimes.

    ▶︎ WATCH the full Master Sri Akarshana interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube.

    #MasterSriAkarshana #HollywoodReal #JayMenez
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    Connect with Master Sri Akarshana:

    YouTube |  https://youtu.be/NVNbE8hDW-w
    Instagram |  https://www.instagram.com/master_sri_akarshana/
    Clubhouse | https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@sriakarshana
    Facebook |  https://www.facebook.com/MasterSriAkarshana
    Twitter | https://twitter.com/SriAkarshana
    Website | https://www.iamcreator.com/
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    Connect with Jay Menez:

    YouTube | https://bit.ly/hollywoodreal
    Instagram | http://instagram.com/jaymeneztv
    Clubhouse | https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@jaymenez
    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/jaymeneztv
    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaymenez
    Twitter | https://twitter.com/thejaymenez
    Website | https://jaymenez.com
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Mark Dacascos of John Wick 3, Hawaii Five-0, and Iron Chef America | Be Like Water

    Mark Dacascos of John Wick 3, Hawaii Five-0, and Iron Chef America | Be Like Water

    Actor Mark Dacascos of John Wick 3, Hawaii Five-0, and Iron Chef America is a world champion martial artist who once had ambitions of becoming a monk. He reveals why he chose acting as a noble career, the key life lesson his father taught him, and the values that define his personal brand.

    Mark's latest big-screen role is as the lead villain, Zero, in John Wick 3 featuring Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry.

    ▶︎ WATCH the full Mark Dacascos interview at Hollywood Real with Jay Menez on YouTube

    Mark's appeared in over 40 feature films including the haunting French film and box office success, Brotherhood of the Wolf, nemesis to Jet Li in Cradle to the Grave, and cult classic action film, Drive. He has also reprised the iconic role of Wo Fat in the hit CBS series Hawaii 5-0, Mr. Giyera on the hit television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as the star of the series The Crow. Mark has appeared in numerous television shows such as Chicago P.D., Lucifer, and the hugely popular Hallmark franchise, The Perfect Bride and its follow up The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells.

    Mark's turn as The Chairman of the Food Network's hit show, Iron Chef America launched him into pop icon status with over 200 episodes and counting on the Food Network. He also took his turn on the dance floor transforming his martial arts moves into dancing magic on ABC's hit show, Dancing With the Stars. Many millions have also enjoyed watching Mark in the hugely popular and uber-successful web series Mortal Kombat Legacy and the international web series The Way.

    Besides starring in television and films, Mark achieved a career milestone by directing his first feature film titled Showdown in Manilla starring Casper Van Dien and Tia Carrere.

    The darkly exotic, multi-lingual, multi-skilled Dacascos is a mix of Japanese, Filipino, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese heritages. He was born in Hawaii and attended school in Germany. He is married to actress, Julie Condra, and the proud father of 3 children.

    IG @DacascosMark
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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A gem podcast

I love listening to this podcast on my commute. It makes my day better.

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A great podcast to unwind and relax listening to motivational speakers.

Elevating, Motivational, great listening to Jay Menez interviewing inspirational people that strives to be a better version of themselves! Positive, uplifting podcast!! Thank you!

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Amazing!

Jay is such a positive and engaging host. A master of the craft and a true artist when it comes to diving into the heart of things. Love it!

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