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Household Faces with John Ross Bowie


John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory, Speechless) takes you inside the minds of Hollywood’s most recognizable character actors for in-depth interviews about their iconic roles, the ones that got away, and the secrets of show business longevity. You know their faces. Now know their names and theirRead more

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Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911, Speechless)

Dec 1 • 57:53

On this episode, old friend, Minnesota native, comedic genius, and fellow Sondheim fan Cedric Yarbrough discusses musicals, Speechless and why he almost quit Reno 911. Cedric talks about his upbringing, how he's making up for it, and how he hustled in Los Angeles to get his big break. All that and more on this week's episode of Household Faces!...

Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Deadwood, Breaking Bad)

Nov 24 • 01:18:44

Today's Household Face is Jim Beaver! You've seen Jim on Supernatural, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, The Boys, and in so many more TV shows and films. But did you know that Jim is a writer and film historian, having written a book about Golden Age actor John Garfield? That he was the only actual Vietnam marine vet performing in Norman Jewison's In Country alongside Bruce Willis?...

Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery, What We Do in the Shadows, The Shape of Water)

Nov 17 • 56:16

On this episode, creature actor and actor-actor Doug Jones. You know him as the chameleon (who's probably already played a chameleon) who frequently shows up in your favorite movies as your favorite monsters. (When in doubt, it's probably Doug Jones under there.) Doug talks about being the first alien captain of a named starship on Star Trek: Discovery, his love of mime, a...

Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Mare of Easttown)

Nov 10 • 57:23

On this episode, Gordon Clapp talks New England accents, all things Robert Frost, and the real sign that you've "arrived": you get to show your butt on NYPD Blue. All that and more on this week's episode of Household Faces!...

Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls, Prodigal Son)

Nov 3 • 57:39

On this episode, Keiko Agena talks about learning to play drums for her role as Lane Kim (Gilmore Girls), growing up in Hawaii, the terrifying pressure of nailing single-shot takes, and her addiction to improv. All that and more on this week's episode of Household Faces!...

John Astin (The Addams Family, Murder She Wrote, West Side Story)

Oct 27 • 01:04:58

On this episode, John Astin, the original Gomez Addams, the original Readmoney Matt in Threepenny Opera, he was in the original West Side Story, and is an original himself. Plus he was a replacement Riddler on TV’s Batman. Six decades in the business plus two decades as a distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University. What else could you ask for? All that and more on...

Mackenzie Astin (The Facts of Life, Scandal, You)

Oct 27 • 01:14:32

On this episode, Mackenzie Astin talks about landing a high-stakes gig at the tender age of eleven, sibling rivalry, the ups and downs of the industry, sobriety, and, yes, The Garbage Pail Kids. (Also his famous parents.) All that and more on this week's episode of Household Faces!...

Brooke Smith (Big Sky, The Silence of the Lambs)

Oct 20 • 58:23

On this episode, John sits down with Brooke Smith, a fellow theater and punk kid who actually got to see the Clash open for The Who (right???). You might know Brooke as "the girl in the well" in Silence of the Lambs, you've probably seen her on any number of television's biggest shows (hello, Grey's Anatomy fans). Brooke talks candidly about all facets of "the business" an...

Derek Mears (Swamp Thing, Friday the 13th, Alita: Battle Angel )

Oct 13 • 01:09:22

On this episode, John nerds out over D&D, improv, and techniques to help one act "through the mask" - in this case, an iconic hockey mask. Derek Mears (Swamp Thing, Jason Voorhees) presents as a "big tough actor dude;" get to know the fun-loving comedy fan inside. All that and more on this week's episode of Household Faces!...

John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac, American Horror Story, The Drew Carey Show)

Oct 6 • 01:20:39

On this episode, John sits down with master of stage and screen, John Carroll Lynch. Lynch has successfully swung from lovable sitcom goof to terrifying murderer and back. He has worked with some of the most decorated living directors, including the Coen Brothers, David Fincher, and Martin Scorsese. A fascinating and philosophical conversation to say the least. All that an...

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