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…

Super Bowl Special with Legendary Sportscaster Charley Steiner

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster, the legendary Charley Steiner, joins Mick and Mook for a special Super Bowl episode. Having seen every Super Bowl played, the three men will take a fond look back at 55 years of games – and a look ahead to what Super Bowl LVI will bring. Special observations on the gambling line from “Confessions of a Bronx Bookie” author, the Mick himself – Billy O’Connor, to insights from Steiner makes this a…

Jeff McCracken: Actor, Director, Writer & Producer to Join Mick & Mook

Jeff McCracken is an actor, director, writer and producer of feature films, television and the theater.  A major television headliner in the 80’s, having starred in Bay City Blues, Stephen Bocho’s follow up to Hill Street Blues, Running Brave – The story of Billy Mills Olympic Triumph and Hawaiian Heat, Jeff segwayed into producing and directing. Jeff co-produced Academy Award nominee Quiz Show (directed by Robert Redford) about the first lie perpetrated on the American public by…

7 Time Emmy Award Winning Sportscaster, Roy Firestone, Joins MMM on 1/26

Roy Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award Winning and seven-time cable ACE Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer and producer. As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN’s legendary Up Close, Up Close Classic and Up Close Primetime, Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers Sports Illustrated calls Firestone “The best interviewer in the business.”  As an actor, Roy was featured in the Academy Award-Winning…

Michael Elias: Actor, Writer, Director & Producer Joins Mick & Mook on 1/12

Michael Elias, the ultimate renaissance man, has been a world-renown figure in the world of show business for decades. From his early years as an actor, to becoming one of the premier writers, directors and producers in the Film and Television Industry, Elias has more credits to his name than can be listed here. In filmography, a few of Elias’ credits include: The Jerk (screenplay co-writer with Steve Martin), Lush Life (writer and director), and…

Dee Brown, Former NBA Guard, Joins Mick & Mook on Jan. 19th

Dee Brown, the first round pick of the Boston Celtics in the 1990 draft, played in the National Basketball Association for twelve years. Along with the Celtics, Brown, the 6’1” point guard, played two years for the Toronto Raptors and two years for the Orlando Magic.  For his career, Dee averaged 11.1 points per game and 3.7 assists. In 1991, Brown was named to the All-Rookie First Team and was the NBA All-Star Game Slam…

Actor Tony O’Dell (The Karate Kid & Head of the Class) Joins MM&M on 5 Jan.

Tony O’Dell, who never met a person he didn’t like, is a television and film star best known for his roles as Alan Pinkard on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class, and as Cobra Kai member, Jimmy, in the movie The Karate Kid and the subsequent hit series Cobra Kai O’Dell has also appeared in several other films including horror classics: Chopping Mall and Evils of the Night, plus sitcom’s Suddenly Susan, The George…

Basketball Hall of Famer, Dan Issel, Joins Mick & Mook on 12/22

Dan Issel is one of the hardest working players in basketball history. He played in more than 1,200 games in his professional career and, in fact, only missed 24 games for the Kentucky Colonels and Denver Nuggets. Nicknamed “The Horse,” Issel was the model of durability and consistency. His success was based largely on an old-fashioned, blue-collar work ethic. Dan had a rugged offensive game that featured strong, decisive moves in the paint and a…

Comedian ‘Big Irish’ Jay Hollingsworth with Mick & Mook on 12/15

“Big Irish” Jay Hollingsworth is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jay set out to the east coast and honed his craft on the stages of Boston, Massachusetts.  His “charmingly brutal” style has earned him first place in the March Comedy Madness Competition, The Best of Boston, and he was a finalist in the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition.  Jay’s many appearances on All Def, as well as multiple stand-up…

Actress Constance Marie Joins Mick & Mook on 12/8

Best known for her long running role as Angie Lopez in the ABC hit series, George Lopez, Constance Marie has been delighting audiences for more than 25 years.   Constance, who first broke through as Marcela Quintanilla (mother of Selena Quintanilla) in the film Selena of 1997, will soon will be starring in the upcoming Amazon Prime’s Latinx rom-com series, With Love, which premieres in December. Created and written by Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time), the five-hour-long episodes are set during…

‘Murphy Brown’ Star, Grant Shaud, Joins Mick & Mook on 12/1

Grant Shaud delighted television audiences with his portrayal of Miles Silverberg in the iconic television series, MURPHY BROWN.   A 26 year old “unknown” when the series debuted in 1986, Miles became a household name along with Murphy (Candice Bergen), Corky (Faith Ford), Frank (Joe Regalbuto), Jim (Charles Kimbrough), Phil (Pat Corley) and Elden (Robert Pastorelli) en-route to becoming the #1 Television show in the United States.  Grant revived his character when MURPHY BROWN returned…

Jeff Idelson, Longtime President of the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Joins Mick and Mook on 11/24

Jeff Idelson was President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York from 2008 through 2018, and again in 2021.  As President, Idelson oversaw the daily operation of the non-profit, educational institution, whose mission is to preserve history, honor excellence, and connect generations. Idelson joined the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on September 26, 1994, as director of public relations and promotions. In June 1999, he was promoted…