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…

Emmy Award Winning Director, Shelly Jenson, Joins ‘MMM’ 11/17

A Mick A Mick and A Mic is proud to welcome EMMY Award winning director Shelley Jensen on the episode scheduled to air November 17. Shelley has directed many of TV’s most iconic series.  Best known for introducing the world to Will Smith’s acting talents as the Director of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Shelley has gone on to direct multiple episodes of Friends, Suddenly Susan, Drew Carey, Hot in Cleveland and Shake It Up…

Dr. Tom Monahan, a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War, Salutes Vietnam Vets with Mick & Mook on 11/10

Dr. Tom Monaghan, who holds a Doctorate in Education, was a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He, Frank and Billy will honor Vietnam Veterans in a special episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic on November 10th. Born in the Bronx, New York, he went to college in Syracuse and earned a degree in history.  After graduating in 1968, he enlisted in the Army. Tom did his basic training and AIT at…

Songwriter Hall of Famer, Steve Dorff, Joins Mick & Mook on 11/3

Steve Dorff, a 3-time Grammy and 6-time Emmy nominated songwriter, will join Frank and Billy on the November 3rd episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic.  Honored as a 2018 Inductee to the prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in NYC, Dorff has written songs sung by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Anne Murray, George Strait, Garth Brooks and countless others, while also establishing himself as a gifted…

Frank Sinatra Confidant, Tony O, Joins Mick and Mook on 10/27

Tony Oppedisano, aka “Tony O”, is a former musician and singer who went on to become an award-winning producer. He served as a member of Frank Sinatra’s management team, and also managed comedian Don Rickles.   Tony was only twenty-one when he first met and befriended Frank Sinatra.  Tony later became the singer’s confidante, best friend and road manager. He was a contributor to two of Sinatra’s platinum albums and a producer of the documentary…

Brett Butler, MLB All-Star, Joins ‘MMM’ on 10/20

Former Major League Baseball All Star centerfielder, Brett Butler, joins Mick and Mook on Wednesday, October 20th. Butler played 17-years in MLB with the Braves, Indians, Giants, Dodgers and Mets. He played in 2,213 games and accumulating 2,375 hits with a career batting average of .290. He was a National League All-Star in 1991, while playing with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Post his playing career, Brett managed in the Minor Leagues for five years and…

Faith Ford, 5x Emmy Award Nominee, Joins Mick & Mook on 10/13

The October 13th episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic will feature multi-talented actress, Faith Ford. Faith is a recipient of five Emmy Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations for eleven season portrayal of reporter ‘Corky Sherwood’ on the CBS series “Murphy Brown.”  She also starred in the ABC hit comedy series “Hope & Faith” with Kelly Ripa for three seasons and later on “Norn” opposite Norm Mc Donald and Laurie…

Jim Maloney, Reds HOF Pitcher, Joins ‘MMM’ on October 6th

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Pitcher, Jim Maloney, joins ‘A Mick A Mook and A Mic’ on Wednesday, October 6th.  The former Reds right-hander was one of the premier pitchers in Major League Baseball during the 1960s, when he threw two no-hitters and was a two-time 20-game winner. During the 60s, Jim was one of the hardest throwers in Major League Baseball, as he was ‘clocked’ at 99 miles-per-hour!  In his shortened career, due to…

Perry Rogers, CEO of a Sports Mgmt. Firm (That Manages Shaq), Joins ‘MMM’ on 9/29

Perry Rogers is the CEO and founder of PRP, a sports management and corporate consulting company with a client roster including NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal, Boston Celtic Jayson Tatum and Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic. He is also an investor and part owner of HEXX Kitchen + Bar and BEER PARK, located at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas. Rogers has aligned O’Neal with brands such as American Express, Icy Hot, Gold Bond, Zales,…

Commander David Scott: Astronaut Who Walked on the Moon Joins Mick & Mook on 9/22

  Colonel David Scott was the Commander of Apollo 15 Moon mission in 1971.  Col Scott was the first man to drive the Lunar Rover on the Moon and is one of only four surviving astronauts to have walked on the Moon’s surface. Col Scott flew to space three times in this illustrious career.  His maiden voyage was on Gemini 8 with Neil Armstrong, when he became the second man to walk in space.  The…

Actress, Singer and Author, Adrienne Barbeau, Joins Mick & Mook 9/15

The multi-talented Adrienne Barbeau will be featured on the September 15th podcast of A Mick A Mook and A Mic. Barbeau, a highly acclaimed actress, is also a singer and author of three books. She came to prominence in the 1970s as Broadway’s original Rizzo in the musical Grease, and as Carol Traynor in the sitcom, Maude, featuring Bea Arthur. In 1978, Barbeau’s ‘hot’ poster confirmed her status as a Hollywood sex symbol. Her first…

Chief Richard Picciotto, 9/11 First Responder, Joins Mick & Mook on 9/8

Chief Richard Picciotto is the highest ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse. On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard “Pitch” Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes, he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn–and then to buckle.    Trapped in Stairwell B when the North Tower collapsed, Chief Picciotto and the…

NFL Media Content Editor, Grant Gordon Joins Mick and Mook on 9/1

Grant Gordon is a longtime sports writer who has written columns, features, game stories and previews on just about every sport – with a little news mixed in. In addition, Grant is an editor whose tasks involve designing, posting stories online and social media.  Currently, Grant is the Digital Content Editor for NFL Media.  He is the former sports editor for Los Angeles Times Community Newspapers North and a trio of its subsidiaries (the Burbank…

Submit Your Question for an Upcoming ‘MMM’ Guest

Have you ever wished Mick or Mook would ask a specific question to one of their iconic guests on the A Mick A Mook and A Mic podcast?  Well, now your wish can come true! Check out our Upcoming Guest list on the website, www.aMickaMookandaMic.com, and submit a question for a guest. To submit your question, just log on to our site and click ‘Contact’ in the top navigation bar.  When you get to the…

Lesley Visser: #1 Female Sportscaster Talks with Mick and Mook on 8/25

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…

Rob Nelson: Inventor of ‘Big League Chew’ and Former Minor League Pitcher Joins Mick and Mook on 8/18

Entrepreneur and former left-handed minor league pitcher Rob “Nellie” Nelson, the inventor of Big League Chew, discusses his bubble gum company’s history and success in the marketplace with Mick and Mook in the upcoming episode of ‘A Mick A Mook and A Mic’ slated for August 18th. Starting from humble beginnings in the Portland Mavericks bullpen (an independent Class A minor league baseball team) in 1977, Nelson developed Big League Chew into the preferred chewing…