Iconic Sportscaster, Lesley Visser, Joins M&M on 8/24

Lesley Visser is the most highly acclaimed female sportscaster of all time. Lesley was the first women recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as she was the 2006 recipient of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. The award is given annually by the Hall of Fame to recognize “long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” In six Halls of Fame, Visser is often recognized as the…

Actor Phil Morris, of Seinfeld Fame, Joins Mick & Mook on 817

Actor Phil Morris will join Mick and Mook on the August 17th podcast. The talented Morris played Jackie Chiles on Seinfeld, John Jones on The CW series Smallville and Silas Stone in Doom Patrol. He also played Zendaya’s, Dad, Dr, Rocky Blue in the hit Disney Channel series, Shake It Up.  Phil can currently be seen in the streaming series, Bosch Legacy.. Morris’s first acting role was as a child when he appeared in the…

The Pump Brothers

Basketball is their passion. Indentical twins with with the bright red hair, Dana and David Pump, started their first basketball camp for neighborhood kids at the age of 16 in Northridge, CA. Soon thereafter, you could find them sitting in the bleachers of high school gyms throughout Southern California, logging thousands of hours watching games. They quickly established themselves as the go-to resource for college coaches. If a kid was from the West Coast, chances…

William Russ, Actor and Director, Joins M&M on 8/3

William “Rusty” Russ is an actor and television director who is best known for playing Alan Matthews on the sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000). He also appeared in the television series Wiseguy, the soap operas Another World and The Young and the Restless, and the feature films The Right Stuff (1983), Pastime (1990), and American History X (1998). Son of a naval officer, he was born in Portsmouth, VA. He enjoys thrill sports and is…

Glenn Hirsch, Nationally known Stand-Up Comedian, Joins M&M on 7/27

With the perception of a streetwise New Yorker and the delivery of a charming court jester, Glenn Hirsch raises stand-up comedy to a refreshing level of hilarity. An articulate, intelligent performer. Hirsch’s routines find ridiculous twists and turns in the most banal daily events, expressing those absurdities in spontaneous, off-the-cuff monologues uncontaminated by the usual peppering of profanity. Graduating from Queen’s College in New York with a drama degree, he took on the city’s renowned…

Peppy Castro, a Multi-talented Rock Legend, Joins Mick & Mook on 7/20

Peppy Castro is considered to be one of the early pioneers of the Psychedelic Garage band rock era. He has done it all! Peppy is a successful, seasoned professional with great variety in his music. His fame and first hit record began at the age of 17, as he was one of the founders of the legendary rock group, The Blues Magoos.  Peppy’s rock ‘n roll status led him to a starring role in the…

Russ Ortiz, MLB’s Winningest Pitcher in 2003, Joins Mick & Mook on 7/13

To celebrate baseball’s All Star game, Russ Ortiz, a 21-game winner for the Atlanta Braves in 2003, will join Mick and Mook on the July 13th episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic. Ortiz’s 12-year career in Major League Baseball saw him garner 113 wins, with only 89 loses. In his 2003 season of 21-wins, he was fourth in the Cy Young Award voting. From 1999 through 2004, Russ won a minimum of…

John Boggs, Iconic Baseball Agent, Joins Mick & Mook on 7/6

John Boggs is the President & CEO of John Boggs & Associates (JBA Sports), a full-service Athlete Representation & Sports Marketing company which focuses exclusively on baseball. Based in San Diego, CA, Boggs has been representing Athletes and Field Managers in baseball for over 35 years.  He and his company have negotiated over $900M in playing contracts and marketing deals. The prestigious JBA client list has included: Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn, Alan Trammel and…

Dan Frischman: Actor, Writer, Director, Joins M&M on 6/15

Dan Frischman is an actor, comedian, writer, director and magician. Born in Whippany, New Jersey, he is best known for his roles as TV’s first nerd ,Arvid Engen, on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class, and Chris Potter on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel.  Dan is also a member of The Magic Castle and belongs to the Academy of Magic Arts in Hollywood.  As a precursor to his television career, he worked as…

Alex Boylan, Producer & TV Host and Winner of CBS “Amazing Race,” Joins M&M on 6/8

Alex Boylan is known around the world for his award-winning TV producing and TV hosting ability.  After winning The Amazing Race at 23 years old, he’s been blessed to have an amazing career both in front and behind the camera.​ Above all else, Alex is an adventurer, traveler, and storyteller.  He’s filmed in every state in America and over 60 countries around the world.  Alex’s passion for producing won him an Emmy nomination for his work on The Steve Harvey…

Emmy Award-Winner Khrystyne Haje Joins M&M on 6/29

An Emmy Award winning actress, Khrystyne Haje started as a fashion model at age 14, appearing on magazine covers and billboards world-wide. Soon after she progressed to commercials, and starring roles in Network TV movies & series. Named one of People Magazine’s “The 50 Most Beautiful People in The World,” Khrystyne is best known for the role of Simone, on ABC’s 5-year top 20 hit Head of the Class.  Recently, Khrystyne was selected as one of…

D.W. Moffett, Actor & Director, Visits Mick & Mook on June 1st

Donald Warren (D.W.) Moffett has had a long and illustrious career in show business with over 100 movies and TV credits, including starring roles in Friday Night Lights, For Your Love, Switched at Birth, Chicago Med & How To Commit Murder. Born in Highland Park, Illinois and a graduate of Stanford University, D.W. originally had no inclination to become an actor, as he actually set out on a career as a diplomat. A chance meeting with…

Marc Blatte, Music Producer, Composer & Author, Joins MMM on 5/25

Marc Blatte is an accomplished composer, commercial song writer and author. He is a Grammy Nominee for Writer of Best R+B Song, “When She Was My Girl,” the #1 record by The Four Tops. Blatte is also a winner of The ASCAP Award for Most Performed Country Music Song for “Read My Lips,” the #3 record by Marie Osmond. In addition, he was the recipient of The Ralph Peer Music Publishing Company’s Lifetime Achievement Award for…

Donnie Hammond, 2x PGA Tour Winner, Joins M&M on 5/18

Donnie Hammond is a two-time winner on the Professional Golf Association Tour. He will be joining Mick & Mook on May 18th. Donnie will recap the Masters Tournament for Billy and Frank and preview the remaining three upcoming majors starting with the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club. Hammond was born in Fredrick, Maryland and attended Jacksonville University where he was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1979 and joined…

Fred Claire, Former Dodgers’ VP & General Manager, Joins M&M 5/11  

Fred Claire is a former long-time executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He served numerous roles with the Dodgers from 1969-1998, including his position as Vice President/General Manager from ’87 to ‘98. Fred began his career with the Dodgers as an assistant in public relations – and in 1975, he became the VP of Public Relations.  During this term, he was instrumental in creating the team branding that became known as the ‘Dodger Blue’ campaign.…

John Filo, Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer (Kent St. Photo), Joins MMM on 5/4

John Filo’s iconic picture of 14-year-old Mary Ann Vecchio screaming while kneeling over the dead body of 20-year-old Jeffrey Miller, one of the four victims of the Kent State shootings in 1970, won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1971. The shooting by members of the Ohio National Guard occurred at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970. The massacre, which resulted in the deaths of four students and wounding of nine others,…

Rod Carew, Legendary Baseball HOFer, Joins ‘MMM’ on April 30th

Rodney Cline Carew was born on a train in Gatun, Panama on October 1, 1945. He moved with his family to New York when he was fourteen years old, and signed with the Minnesota Twins on the day he graduated from high school. Rod Carew is one of the most talented players to ever don a major league uniform. During his illustrious nineteen-year career he was selected to eighteen All-Star teams. He is the all-time…

John Vallely, 2x UCLA Basketball Champion, Joins Mick & Mook on 4/13

 Frank & Billy are looking forward to a visit from the legendary UCLA basketball star and a first round pick in the NBA draft, John Vallely, on the April 13th episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic.  Vallely, a former NBA player and 2x NCAA Basketball Champion, was a star and All-American for the John Wooden led UCLA Bruins. He won his two NCAA championships in 1969 and 1970, and was a teammate…

Steve Papazian, Retired President of Warner Bros. Films, Joins MMM 4/6

Prolific author Horatio Alger never met Steve Papazian.  He is the epitome of an American success story. A Los Angeles native and graduate of Cal State Northridge, Steve started in the mail room at Warner’s after having served a tour in Viet Nam.  For the next nearly 50-years, Steve rose through the ranks to become the President of Physical Production for Warner Bros Worldwide. Steve worked on some of the studios biggest films during his…

Mel Damski, Acclaimed Film Director & Columnist, Joins Mick & Mook on 3/30

Few people in the entertainment business have achieved the level of success of Mel Damski.   The versatile New York born director has helmed some of America’s finest work in television;   M* A*S*H, LOU GRANT, BOSTON LEGAL and PYSCHE …to MOW’s, BADGE OF THE ASSASIAN, A WINNER NEVER QUITS (starring Keith Carradine and Ed O’Neil) … to AMERICA’S BABY: THE RESUCE OF JESSICA MC CLURE. Mel’s feature films include YELLOWBEARD, starring the lads from…

Olympic Gold Medalist & Sportscaster, Donna de Varona, Joins MMM on 3/23

One of America’s greatest female swimmers of all time, Donna de Varona, will be the featured guest on A Mick A Mook and A Mic on March 16th.   At the age of 17, Donna appeared on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, becoming the youngest and one of the first women sportscasters for a national network. Her groundbreaking career has earned her an Emmy, two Gracies, and the opportunity to cover a wide variety of…

T.J. Simers, LA Times Sports Columnist & ESPN Panelist, Joins MMM on 3/16

A Mick a Mook and A Mic may have more than it can handle when they welcome long-time Los Angeles Sportswriter and ESPN panelist on Around The Horn, T.J. SIMERS, into the studio on March 16. Know for his caustic humor and acerbic wit, T.J was the Page 2 columnist for the LA Times for nearly 25 years.  During that time you either loved him (John Wooden & Vin Scully) or hated him (too many…

Kenny Anderson, NFL MVP, Joins Mick & Mook on 3/9

Cincinnati Bengals Hall of Fame quarterback and NFL MVP in 1981, Kenny Anderson, spent his entire professional career playing for the Bengals of the National Football League.  Anderson was selected in the third round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the Bengals. Over the course of his 16-season career, Anderson led the NFL in passer rating four times, completion percentage three times and passing yards twice.   In 1981, Kenny was named the Offensive Player of the Year and won the NFL Most Valuable Player…

Songwriter J.T. Harding Joins MMM February 23rd

John Thomas “J.T.” Harding is a songwriter whohas written many chart-topping hits, including: the three-million-copy–selling “Smile” with Uncle Kracker; “Somewhere In My Car” with Keith Urban; “Somewhere With You,” “Bar at the End of the World” for Kenny Chesney; Dierks Bentley’s “Different For Girls”; Jake Owen’s “Alone With You”; and superstar Blake Shelton’s number-one song “Sangria.”   J.T was born in the south and was given up for adoption at birth. He was raised in South Detroit…

Actress & Director, Joanna Kerns, Joins Mick & Mook on February 16th

The multi-talented Joanna Kerns will be joining Frank and Billy on the February 16 episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic. Joanna played Maggie Seaver for seven seasons in the iconic ABC Television Series, Growing Pains.  She starred alongside Alan Thicke, Kirk Cameron, Tracy Gold, Jeremy Miller and, for one season, a very young Leonardo DiCaprio.   Joanna has continued her career as an actress, but more so behind the camera as the…