Actors

An Evening With Mario Van Peebles…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Mario Van Peebles. Mario is best known for his roles in films like New Jack City, Rappin’, Heartbreak Ridge, and Jaws: The Revenge. During the show he discussed why he enjoys working on independent films, how making the film Rappin’ led to directing his own films, and his new movie Armed. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we announced our new line of T-shirts, discussed the similarities between us and Insane Clown Posse, and played the entire soundtrack to Rappin’. Afterwards, we decided to join the U.S. Air Force!

A Chat With Dean “Superman” Cain…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Dean Cain. Dean is best known for his role as “Superman” on the TV show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He’s also appeared on shows like A Different World, Beverly Hills 90210, Supergirl, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! His new film, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, is in theaters Oct. 12!

An Evening With Miami Connection’s Angelo Jannotti & Kathee Collier…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two of Miami’s biggest heroes. First we were joined by Angelo Jannotti. Angelo is best known for his role as “Tom” in the classic film Miami Connection. In addition to being the singer and guitarist in the band Dragon Sound, he’s also a member of the band Skin Deep. During the show he discussed his memories of working on the film, the process of writing the music for Dragon Sound, and the future of his band Skin Deep. We are now friends for eternity!

Next we were joined by Kathee Collier. Kathee is best known for her role as “Jane” in the classic film Miami Connection. She’s also a singer for the band Dragon Sound. During the show she discussed her memories of working on the film, her reaction when Miami Connection was reintroduced to the world, and her daughter’s music career. Hear Kathee’s daughter, Emily Lucas, at www.emilylucasmusic.com!

During the rest of the show we discussed out favorite one-hit wonders, Ton explained why he started incorporating dental bibs into his regular wardrobe, and we explained our spotty Taekwando records. There’s a good chance we wouldn’t fare well against the ninja!

An Evening With The MC5’s Wayne Kramer & UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two legends in their respective fields. First we were joined by Wayne Kramer. Wayne is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band MC5. He’s also played with the likes of Johnny Thunders, Axis of Justice, Was (Not Was), and Mudhoney. During the show he discussed the 50th anniversary tour for MC5, his memories of working with GG Allin, and his new book “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities.” See Wayne with the MC50 tour on Oct. 23 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis!

Next we were joined by Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. Known for fights with the likes of Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture, Chuck is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed transitioning from MMA to acting, his new film Silencer, and coming out of retirement to once again face Tito Ortiz. See “Liddell vs. Ortiz III” on Nov. 24 from Golden Boy Promotions!

During the rest of the show we argued over who should be in charge of The Five Count’s social media presence, Ton discussed his former “working” relationship with Reba McEntire, and we paid tribute to Burt Reynolds. R.I.P. Burt!

An Evening With Comic Book Men’s Ming Chen…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ming Chen. Ming is best known as a cast member of the TV show Comic Book Men. Set in Kevin Smith’s comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, Comic Book Men aired on the AMC network for seven seasons. During the show he discussed his favorite celebrity encounters at the Secret Stash, how the show Comic Book Men helped resurrect comic collecting, and his upcoming appearance at the Nerdin’ Out Con in Rochester. Meet Ming Chen at Nerdin Out’ on Sept. 8 & 9!

During the rest of the show we discussed the most expensive dates we’ve been on, argued over which Predator film is the best, and regretted our decision to miss the Taylor Swift concert. Happy Labor Day!

An Evening With The Meteor Man’s Robert Townsend…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor/comedian Robert Townsend. Robert is best known for directing and starring in films like Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats, and The Meteor Man. He also directed the film Eddie Murphy Raw and starred in the TV show The Parent ‘Hood. During the show he discussed his thoughts on Hollywood’s portrayal of black actors, his film The Meteor Man paving the way for the success of films like Black Panther, and his new documentary Making The Five Heartbeats. See it in theaters Aug. 27!

During the rest of the show we discussed the pros and cons of going to high school reunions, celebrated the 20-year anniversary of Godsmack’s debut album, and gave away tickets to see Boy George & The B-52’s at the Minnesota State Fair. Next to The Five Count, it’s the other great Minnesota get-together!

An Evening With Sharknado’s Anthony C. Ferrante and Rifftrax’s Mike Nelson & Kevin Murphy…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three TV favorites. First we were joined by filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante. Anthony is best known as the creator and director of the Sharknado film series. He’s also directed films like Headless Horseman, Boo, and Hansel & Gretel. During the show he discussed the success of the Sharknado films, the various actors who have made guest appearances over the series, and the sixth Sharnado film The Last Sharknado: It’s Abut Time! It premiers Aug. 19th on the Syfy channel!

Next we were joined by Five Count alumni Mike Nelson & Kevin Murphy. Mike and Kevin are best known as the men behind both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax. Mike was the head-writer for MST3K and the on-screen host. Kevin was also a writer for MST3K and the voice of the “Tom Servo” robot. During the show they discussed their favorite films they’ve “riffed” over the years, how they feel when they receive backlash from fans over making fun of films, and their upcoming presentation of the film Krull. Check out the upcoming event RiffTrax Live: Krull at a theater near you!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, Ton explained why his moving to New Ulm, Minn. would overwhelm the city’s infrastructure, and decided whose likeness we would like to airbrush on our tights. We also drank an entire case of Mike’s Half-Staff Lemonade!

An Evening With The Simpsons’ Mike Reiss…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mike Reiss. Mike is best known as a longtime writer and producer for the TV show The Simpsons. He’s also written for shows like ALF, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and co-created The Critic. During the show he discussed the longevity of The Simpsons, what it’s like behind the scenes when writing the show, and his new book “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons.” Find it at a bookstore near you!

During the rest of the show we argued the pros and cons of the fanny pack making a comeback, spoke with local celebrity Stunt Monkey about Harley Davidson moving production overseas, discussed the tips and tricks of competitive hot dog eating, and did The Bartman! Whoa, mama!

A Chat With GLOW’s Rebekka Johnson…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress Rebekka Johnson. Rebekka is best known for her role as “Dawn Rivecca” on the Netflix series GLOW. She’s also appeared in TV shows like Arrested Development, Prankville, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The latest season of GLOW is available now on Netflix!

An Evening With Batman’s Burt Ward…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Burt Ward. Burt as best known for his role as “Robin” on the TV show Batman. He also appeared in films like Virgin High, Karate Raider, Robot Ninja, and High School U.S.A. During the show he discussed the ongoing popularity of the Batman TV show, his memories of recording music with Frank Zappa, and the details of his company Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions. His new Gentle Giants Dog Food is available now!

During the rest of the show we received a call from “Benny” from the film Total Recall, Dustin explained why gluten-free baked goods are awful, and we discussed the origins the term “redonkulous” and why people should never use it. Of course, Ton says it all the time.