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Interview with Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine
of "King of the Nerds" on TBS 12/18/12
This was a great interview. It flew by and I had so many
other questions I could have asked! These guys are so funny.
Their new show is good, too.
Here are the sound clips of the interview. I hope to have
a transcript of it soon, too!
of the show
More Information about the actors:
About Robert Carradine
Robert Carradine is one of Hollywood’s busiest
actors. He just wrapped up Quentin Tarantino’s Django
Unchained and was last seen with Tom Selleck in Jesse
Stone for CBS. In addition to shooting the Hallmark
Channel’s Jane Doe, making the feature film, Deep
Winter in Utah and appearing in the national tour of the
award-winning play The Exonerated, he has lately kept
busy with some notable performances in several independent
films, including a standout turn opposite Ryan O’Neal in
Slumber Party Slaughter. Carradine is still seen daily
on the Disney Channel as bemused dad to Hilary Duff in the
highly successful Lizzie McGuire TV series and movie.
Over his 38-year career as an actor, writer, producer and
director, he has more than 100 film, television and theatre
credits to his name. In 1984, Robert Carradine became a
household name and icon to millions of teenagers and
20-somethings when he perfected the role of Lewis Skolnick
in the four-film Revenge of the Nerds comedy
franchise, including the original blockbuster and Revenge
of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, which earned him a
Carradine's film debut came in 1972, when he starred
alongside John Wayne in The Cowboys. Later he
appeared in notable features such as Martin Scorsese’s
Mean Streets, Hal Ashby's OscarÒ-winning
Coming Home, Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One,
Walter Hill's The Long Riders and John Carpenter’s
Escape from LA, Body Bags and The Ghosts of Mars.
He has also appeared in numerous television films, including
Monte Walsh, with Tom Selleck; Mom’s Got a Date
with a Vampire; Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers;
the critically acclaimed The Trial of the Chicago
Eight; Double Crossed, with Dennis Hopper; and
Showtime’s As Is, for which he earned a CableACE
nomination. Carradine enjoyed a recurring role as Dr. Bruce
Hartman in Nash Bridges and has a long list of
guest-star credits on such TV hits as Law & Order,
The Practice, ER, Kung Fu, NYPD Blue, Alfred
Hitchcock Presents, The Pretender and The
Carradine was literally born into acting as the youngest son
of legendary character actor John Carradine. A
dynasty was born with brothers Keith and David, niece Martha
Plimpton and daughter Ever Carradine. In his spare time,
Carradine races cars and plays the guitar professionally.
About Curtis Armstrong
Curtis Armstrong made his
film debut as Tom Cruise’s best friend in Risky Business
and went on to appear in nearly 50 films, including
Revenge of the Nerds, Better off Dead,
Dodgeball, Akeelah and the Bee, Ray and
most recently, Sparkle.
Armstrong has also appeared in many
stage and television productions and is well known for
recurring roles on The Closer, Boston Legal and
The Game, as well as a memorable series regular
role on ABC’s Moonlighting as Herbert Viola, opposite
Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. His numerous guest
appearances include Scandal, Rules of Engagement,
Hot in Cleveland, House M.D., Curb Your
Enthusiasm, Grey’s Anatomy and C.S.I. As a
voice actor, he can be heard as a series regular on FOX’s
American Dad, Nickelodeon’s Robot and Monster and
as the ever-irritated Dan in The Hub’s Dan Vs.
A Detroit native, Armstrong
graduated from Oakland University’s Academy of Dramatic Art
in Michigan. He co-founded Ann Arbor's Roadside Attractions,
which later moved to Detroit as the Attic Theatre.
Additionally, Armstrong is an ardent
bibliophile (read: nerd) who collects – and occasionally
writes – articles about authors such as P. G. Wodehouse,
Washington Irving and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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