Bob McCullough & Suzanne Herrera McCullough, creators of www.WhereHollywoodHides.com, host this one-of-a-kind intimate behind-the-scenes podcast conversation about the best years Classic TV, movies and music. They have plenty to tell you about how they broke into Hollywood and have survived in the most exciting and challenging business in the world!
Bob & Suzanne are showbiz industry veterans with more than 200 primetime television and film credits who openly share their stories from inside places like Paramount Studios, MGM, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Disney Studios, and Universal Studios , where they worked their way up the Hollywood ladder. You’ll hear about their experiences in the gritty world of Rock-and-Roll working alongside iconic bands performing at The Whiskey A-go-go, The Starwood, and The Palamino Club...as well as the backstage concert fun with Van Halen and David Lee Roth. Listen in and learn how they got into The Writers’ Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and The Directors Guild of America, had agents from CAA and ICM on their side, worked with producers like Lew Wasserman, Jerry Bruckheimer, Glen Larson, Stephen J. Cannell, and Aaron Spelling... navigated among networks like ABC, NBC, and CBS, and became intimate collaborators with celebrities like Lana Turner, Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Jackie Collins, Bill Murray, Peter Boyle, and even Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura. You’ll hear how they worked with and rubbed shoulders with movie and TV stars like Kirk Douglas, Goldie Hawn, Sammie Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Jonathan Winters, Rick Springfield, Lee Majors, Farrah Fawcett, Robert Loggia, Joe Pesci, Robert deNiro, and hundreds of other fabulous actors and actresses. Bob’s career started with “Mission: Impossible” and “Mannix”, and came to include writing, producing, and directing on hit television series like “BJ & The Bear”, “Six Million Dollar Man”, “Bionic Woman”, “Eight Is Enough”, “Galactica”, “Falcon Crest”, “Hollywood Wives”, “Airport”, “Star Trek”, “Highlander”, “Kung Fu”, “JAG”, “Baywatch”, and dozens more, while Suzanne was cast in shows like “Fantasy Island”, “Falcon Crest”, “The Young and The Restless”, “Magnum, P.I.”, “Kojak”, “Barreta” and “The Incredible Hulk”. From writing, directing, producing, and acting in some of the most well-known TV shows and films of a generation—as well as working overseas on international television series hits like “High Tide” and “Zorro”--they hold nothing back as you hear what life in Hollywood is really all about. Hear about their latest career moves, their movies and TV pilots currently in development, and the opportunities everyone has in new media, internet video programming, cable and broadcast television, and in foreign co-productions.
If you want to know how to get your own showbiz career off the ground, these Hollywood stories and practical tips just might give you the inside track to "breaking in and moving up" from that first job to a creative and rewarding career in Hollywood.
It's an entertaining and educational trip into the world of classic television, film, and music, so join the party!
Episode #65 - Duncan Regehr: Actor, Artist, Author
With an athletic background as a competitive figure skater, Duncan Regehr became a classically-trained Shakespearean stage actor before venturing to Hollywood. Once there, it didn't take him long to win roles in major films and TV series.
After appearing in Wizards and Warriors, Duncan snagged lead roles in The Last Days of Pompeii, and My Wicked, Wicked Ways...all of which lead to his most iconic role as "Don Diego de la Vega" in 88 episodes of Zorro.
Regehr has since appeared in dozens of shows, drawing a huge following for his Star Trek: TNG performances, but in this interview with Bob & Suzanne McCullough, you'll learn the source of his true creative passion.
No mere "dabbler" as an artist or writer, is written works and paintings are found in collections worldwide, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Jilin Collection of China, the Kunstallen in Copenhagen, Focus on the Masters Archives for the Getty Museum and the Syllavethy Collection of Scotland. His books The Dragon’s Eye, Corvus Rex, Chrysalid, Scarecrow and Presence combine prose, poetry and visual imagery...a true experience and insight into the man.
He is a Royal Canadian Artist, a recipient of the American Vision Award of Distinction in the Arts and holds a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria.
A creative force to be reckoned with since early childhood, Duncan Regehr defines the 21st Century "Renaissance Man."
This is a conversation not to be missed!
Ruta Lee...Act Two!
Ruta Lee is back for another sizzling, no-hold-barred conversation in which she "dishes" about her incredible Hollywood career.
Ruta is the star of more than 200 TV shows, dozens of feature films. This up-close-and-personal interview features tales about her friends like Rona Barrett, Phyllis Diller, Julie Newmar, Lucille Ball, Sally Fields, Gypsy Rose Lee (no relation) and her best friend and founder of Thalians, Debbie Reynolds.
You'll hear all about Ruta's new memoir "Consider Your Ass Kissed"...a true treasure trove of wonderful personal stories and anecdotes with outrageous memories of the entertainment industry.
If you want to know just how hard-to-get Clint Eastwood was and what Lucille Ball had in her fridge, this is a conversation not to be missed!
#63 - Oscar Winner George Chakiris
Here's an intimate conversation with Academy Award winner George Chakiris...truly a triple threat as an actor, dancer, and singer. Chakiris has won multiple awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for his dynamic role as Bernardo in the film classic, West Side Story.
This legendary star has worked with showbiz icons like Cyd Charisse, Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Rosemary Clooney, and Marilyn Monroe.
In this not-to-be-missed interview, Chakiris discusses his new book "My Westside Story," shares some amazing personal stories, and gives priceless advice for anyone with the dream of making it big in Hollywood!
Mark Stouffer Film Financier
In this free-ranging interview, you'll hear the incredible story of Mark Stouffer, winner of multiple Emmy Awards and more than 75 International Awards as a filmmaker.
As the producer-director of nearly two dozen feature films, television specials, and hit TV series, Mark Stouffer's inspiring story is unique in all of show business.
Still in his teens, Mark rode his motorcycle from his backwoods Arkansas hometown to California where--through fierce determination and talent, he established himself as an innovative writer-producer-director. He created his own unique projects and was soon working with the full spectrum of Hollywood stars like Kurt Russell, Robert Redford, Henry Fonda, and John Denver.
Early in his career, Mark realized that the key to success as a filmmaker is to control every element of production financing. He then developed his proprietary system for funding his movies through independent investor sources.
That system became widely known and is now available to all independent filmmakers as Money for Your Movie Guaranteed.
If you have the dream of making your own movies...this is an interview not to be missed.
Actress-singer Linda Purl
Here’s an inspiring, free-flowing conversation with this generation’s most gifted and dynamic actress-singer.
Linda Purl grew up in Japan and when she returned to the U.S. in her late teens as a trained actress, she quickly came to the attention of audiences nationwide in the long-running TV soap The Secret Storm.
That was the beginning of an incomparable career that has earned her hundreds of film and television credits including iconic roles in classic TV series (“Happy Days,” “The Waltons,” “Matlock”) and starring gigs in prime-time network series like “The Oath,” and “The Office."
In this interview, you'll hear Linda laugh and moan as Bob reminds her that he wrote and produced "another failed pilot,", as well as the series "Robin's Hoods," both starring Linda.
When she wasn’t in front of the cameras, Linda has been a regular on- and off-Broadway appearing in everything from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Merchant of Venice to The Year of Magical Thinking and The King and I.
Linda’s latest career moves have her making big waves as a recording artist and cabaret singer. With multiple solo concert appearances in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, her CDs Midnight Caravan, Taking a Chance on Love, and Up Jumped Spring are destined to become classics.
Television Director Alan J. Levi
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Alan J. Levi began his filmmaking career at age 15 when he produced and directed a half-hour 16mm black-and-white comedy entitled "Keep Your Spirits High" while a sophomore in high school. Finding no one who would hire this aspiring director, he organized his own company, "Petite Productions," which was financed entirely by his fellow schoolmates, and with a grand total of $256 in operating costs, he began his career as a Director/Producer.
Since those humble beginnings, Alan has directed over 350 hours of prime-time network television over the past nearly 30 years. This informal interview is a living lesson on how to build an incredible career as a Hollywood Television Director.
A great inside look at show business!! Need more episodes please!