Tag Archives: Acting

Tab Hunter—All-American Actor (“Damn Yankees”), Singer, and Author—11/05/2015

Tab Hunter
Tab Hunter

The unforgettable Tab Hunter is our next Ken Boxer Live guest. For a full biography of this great actor, please visit his IMDb page.

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, November 2nd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

Tab Hunter
“Island of Desire”

(This episode first airs Thursday, 11/05/2015, 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.)

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Louis Gossett Jr, Oscar Winner, “An Officer and a Gentleman”—Guest 07/02/2015

Louis  Gossett, Jr
Louis Gossett, Jr

For this week’s Ken Boxer Live episode we have as our guest a truly great American actor—Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. The breadth of his talent is wide, which includes film, television, and theatre. But many of us remember him best from his Academy Award-winning— and spectacularly convincing—role as Gunnery Sergeant Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and from his Emmy Award-winning roll in the ABC television miniseries Roots.

Although the year 1982, when An Officer and a Gentleman hit the screen, is relatively recent, and especially today after the normalcy of seven years of an African-American president, it’s somewhat amazing to consider that when Gossett won his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he was the first African-American to do so.

Louis Gossett Jr,
“An Officer and a Gentleman”

Gossett had his stage debut at 17 in a school play after a sports injury had spurred his decision to take his first acting class. Later while attending New York University, Gossett, standing at 6’4″, declined an athletic scholarship offered him to play varsity basketball so that he could concentrate fully on theatre.

This great actor will sit with us for a full 30-minute interview, and we cannot be more pleased. So join Ken and Tai for what will surely be an exciting and informative show.

To read more of Gossett’s biography, please visit his Wikipedia Page.

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 29th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 07/02/2015, 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.)

Ted Lange, Played Issac the Bartender in Television Series “The Love Boat”—Guest 06/18/2015

Ted Lange
Ted Lange

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.

Ted Lange
From “The Love Boat”

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.)

Rex Smith, Legendary Singer and Actor—Guest 03/26/2015

Rex Smith
Rex Smith

We have an incredible show in store for you.  We are proud to have as our guest the legendary Rex Smith—the hugely talented singer and actor (both on screen and on stage).

Many remember Smith from his huge 1979 hit single, “You Take My Breath Away.” (Perhaps we could coax him into performing it live for us!) Also, Smith is well remembered for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk.

Rex Smith
Rex Smith (1970s)

Always busy and active entertaining, Smith regularly creates new music albums and performs in new acting roles, many on Broadway. For more Rex Smith biographical information, please visit his official website.

Ken and Tai have loads of questions to ask this most talented performer and look forward to a personal and in-depth interview. Please join the fun with us.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, March 23rd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/26/2015, 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.)

Denise Nicholas from “Room 222″—Guest 03/12/2015

Denise Nicholas
Denise Nicholas

Ken and Tai welcome veteran actress, writer, and civil rights activist Denise Nicholas to Ken Boxer Live as their next guest.

Nicholas is best known for her role as high school guidance counselor Liz McIntyre in the ABC comedy-drama series Room 222, and for her role as Councilwoman Harriet DeLong in the NBC/CBS drama series In the Heat of the Night, for which she wrote six episodes.

After In the Heat of the Night, Nicholas began a second career as a writer, eventually working under her mentor, author Janet Fitch, with whom she worked for five years. Her first novel Freshwater Road was published in 2005 and received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Additionally, it was selected as of one the best books of 2005, while also accumulating many other notable awards.

Lloyd Haynes & Denise Nicholas from "Room 222"
Lloyd Haynes & Denise Nicholas from “Room 222”

Ken and Tai look forward to interviewing this most talented and versatile personality. So mark your calendar.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, March 9th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/12/2015, 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.)

Paul Carafotes from “Knots Landing”—Guest 02/26/2015

Paul Carafotes
Paul Carafotes

Ken Boxer Live welcomes its next guest, actor and director Paul Carafotes. Carafotes is best known for playing Harold Dyer in the television drama Knots Landing from 1988 through 1990. Additionally, Carafotes is well known for directing the short film Club Soda, later edited into Stories USA.

Early in his career at age 20 Carafotes portrayed Ralph Morrelli in Headin’ for Broadway, a performance Variety called “amazing.” Later he starred with Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves as Vinnie Salvucci.

Beyond his movie roles, Carafotes has had many notable television parts in addition to Knots Landing, such as Beyond the Ring, a story about a father and son, for which he won an LA Drama Critics award. Recently he has returned to acting, appearing as a series regular in Damages where he played the charming and dark character “Man in overcoat,” aka Ben de Falco.

Ken and Tai look forward to an interesting and lively interview with Carafotes, and you surely will not want to miss this episode.

Paul Carafotes
Paul Carafotes

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, February 23rd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 02/26/2015, 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.)