Ken Boxer Live is quite honored to welcome as our upcoming guest well-known actor Ted Lange, whom we all remember as the bartender Issac from the 1970s television series The Love Boat. His toothy smile and iconic hand greeting from the show are both well-seeped into our television collective memory. Not a day goes by, Lange has said, when he isn’t either given the “hand” greeting or asked to perform it.
After the series ended after ten successful seasons, Lange appeared in various films and guest roles, which include 227, The Cleaveland Show, Glitch, and the The King of Queens.
In addition to his on-screen work, Lange has an extensive career in theater. In 1968 he debuted on Broadway in Hair, a pivotal and culturally consequential play that summed up the then-Aquarian age of “love, peace, and understanding,” presaging both Woodstock and the inner-focused 1970s generation right around the corner—as the 1960s drew its final gasps. We will be sure to ask Lange about his memories of this time, not only as an actor, but, in particular, as a black actor.
More recently (2006) Lange co-wrote a sex and advice column for the (now defunct) American edition of FHM (For Him Magazine) entitled “Ask Issac.” His co-writer was adult actress Jenna Jameson.
You can read more about Ted Lange’s biography at this site.
We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, June 15th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.
(This episode first airs Thursday, 06/18/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)