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EJ Podcast #063 with Charlie Cox

Published on February 1, 2015 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today Daredevil’s Charlie Cox.

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Charlie Cox and EJ Scott

Charlie Cox can be seen this April 10, 2015 as the title character of Marvel’s “Daredevil” for Netflix.

Daredevil is a 13 episode show that starts a 60 episode arc crossing over some of Marvel’s more street level heroes. Daredevil is a blind superhero with special abilities. Charlie was also on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” for two seasons, in the Oscar nominated “The Theory of Everything,” he has worked with Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Clare Danes, Ricky Gervais, Steve Buscemi, and Kelly MacDonald.

I bring in my girlfriend, Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Karen Page in Daredevil and they both talk about working on the show and with each other.

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Charlie Cox, EJ Scott and Deborah Ann Woll

Ej and Charlie talk about:

  • his start in acting at boarding school,
  • his terrible singing,
  • whether or not he is from distinguished lineage,
  • his audition process for getting on Daredevil.
  • why he is hesitant to being on social media,
  • how he’s handing the spotlight of leading a show
  • and so much more!!

 

LISTEN, SHARE and ENJOY!!!

Also, be sure to listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are pretty amazing too.

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Deborah Ann Woll True Blood Outfit Raffled for Charity

EJ Scott and Deborah Ann Woll, vampire Jessica Hamby for seven seasons on True Blood is raffling off an outfit Deborah wore on the show.

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This outfit was used in multiple episodes of True Blood. The outfit was used in an episode where Jessica saved Jason and buries him to heal his wounds. So there is blood and dirt still on the outfit. The outfit comes with pants, jacket and shirt.

Any one of these items on their own could go a great deal, but EJ and Deborah Ann are offering them as a package.

  • $10 = 1 entry
  • $50 = 6 entries
  • $100 = 13 entries

This is a chance to have a piece of television history and for a great cause.  

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN THE RAFFLE

The winner of the raffle can decide:

  • if they want it signed (one signature)
  • and placement of the signature.
  • They can also opt for no signature.

Watch Deborah Ann model and talk about the items below:

The winner will be chosen at random by DEBORAH on video and posted on Facebook and Twitter. We will write all the entries names on tickets and put them in a hat or a bowl, mix them up and choose at random.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!! We will ship for FREE up to $50. That should cover most of the world.

Please enter often and tell your friends and family on social media. The winner will be chosen sometime in February.

 
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EJ Podcast #062 Remembering Jason Chin

Published on January 30, 2015 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guests today Craig Cacowski, Joe Canale, Tim Baltz who remember Jason Chin.

Jason Chin wasn’t very well known outside of the Chicago comedy scene but he meant a lot to the hundreds or thousands of lives he touched. Jason passed away at the age of 46 on January 8, 2015. Jason was a teacher, an improvisor, a director, a friend, a son and a brother.

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For this podcast, I bring in some Chicago improvisors that knew Jason to talk about their memories of him. Craig Cacowski, Joe Canale and Tim Baltz join me in the kitchen to remember a great man and a great nerd.

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Left to right – Craig Cackowski, Joe Canale, Tim Baltz, me and a pic of Jason performing on my iPad.

We talk about:

  • his appearance on an early Cosby Show episode,
  • his start at iO in Chicago,
  • his controversy with Star Wars,
  • how he was an improvisor and director,
  • we also talk about improv guru Del Close and the connection between them and much more.

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Please share with your friends on social media or any other way.

Also, be sure to listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are pretty amazing too.

I didn’t know Jason very well. But I knew him and liked him very much. He was always good to me and kind and supportive. Rest in Peace, Jason. You are missed.

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This is a pic that might be the only one I have with Jason. I ran into these three at a comic book convention in Chicago when I still lived there.

I tweeted Malcolm Jamal Warner about Jason and he responded, see his response to my tweet below:

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Jason Chin links 

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EJ Podcast #061 with Joel Murray

Published on January 26, 2015 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today Joel Murray.

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Joel Murray has developed a nice resume over the years in film and television. Racking up credits on Mad Men, Shameless, Dharma and Greg, One Crazy Summer, The Artist and many more. He also happens to be the little brother of comedy legend Bill Murray.

We talk about:

  • his family, parents, brothers, sisters (one has polio and other is a nun),
  • his father passing away when Joel was only 5 years old,
  • growing up in a full house,
  • growing up in Chicago area,
  • getting into acting and comedy,
  • following the footsteps of his older brothers,
  • meeting the Grateful Dead,
  • Joel does a dead on Dan Aykroyd impression,
  • talks about hanging out with Chris Farley,
  • being directed under Del Close,
  • performing at The Second City Mainstage,
  • opening a restaurant called Caddyshacks in Florida and possibly soon another locale,
  • what advice Bill Murray gave him when Joel started acting,
  • meeting his wife of 26 years,
  • having 4 kids,
  • what he told SNL when they were showing interest in having him as a cast member,
  • golf,
  • John Belushi,
  • Bobcat Goldthwaite,
  • Jay Leggett,
  • Dave Pasquesi and so much more!!!

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!


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Also, be sure to listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are pretty amazing also.

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EJ Podcast #060 with Janina Gavankar

Published on January 21, 2015 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #060. EJ has as his guest today Janina Gavankar who is known for her role as  the shapeshifter, Luna on True Blood, but also for her many roles on shows such as Vampire Diaries, Arrow, her current show, “The Mysteries of Laura,” and so much more.

EJ writes:

Janina Gavankar did two podcasts with me that nobody has ever heard due to my only two major technical issues doing all these podcasts. She was kind enough to come back for a third time and I’m happy to report there were no issues. 

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Ej and Janina talk about:

  • race,
  • crazy auditions,
  • working on True Blood,
  • being a Gamer and working on a video game as an actor (not a voice),
  • getting advice from Jennifer Beals,
  • New Years Eve,
  • New York City,
  • her admiration for Mindy Kaling and auditioning to be Mindy against Mindy and so much more!!
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EJ and his girlfriend, True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll with Janina

LISTEN, and ENJOY!!!

Please share with your friends on social media or any other way.

Alberto Belli: Its Not Porn - As discussed in the podcast, below is a video of various actors booking their first major role in L.A.

Also, be sure to listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are pretty amazing also.

Please consider giving to EJ’s charity, The Choroideremia Foundation by donating using the button below:

 
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