Actors

An Evening With The Waltons’ Judy Norton…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Judy Norton. Judy is best known as “Mary Ellen Walton” from the TV show The Waltons. She has also appeared on TV shows like The Love Boat, Battle of the Network Stars, Stargate SG-1, and has performed in countless theater productions over the years. During the show she discussed her days as part of the Walton family, the difficulties of shaking the wholesome image of “Mary Ellen” after the show, and the various injuries one incurs battling network stars. Christmastime is near!

An Evening With Comedian Judy Tenuta & Saturday Night Live’s Victoria Jackson…

This was another two-hour installment of The Five Count. During the first hour we warned the listeners about the country’s downward spiral, went on an adventure with The Goonies, and whined up a storm gathering pledge dollars. God bless America!  The second hour featured two exclusive interviews with Hollywood bombshells.

First up was an interview with Victoria Jackson. Victoria is best known as a former cast member of Saturday Night Live. She has also appeared in films like The Pick-Up Artist, Casual Sex?, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s UHF, and has made 20 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. During the show she discussed how she joined the SNL cast, her relationship with “Weird Al” Yankovic, and why Barack Obama is a communist. It was eye opening!

We were also joined by the accordion-wielding comedienne Judy Tenuta. Known as “The Love Goddess”, Judy has released many comedy albums and starred in several of her own specials for HBO and Showtime. She has also appeared on The Weird Al Show and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. During the show she gave us some love advice, made fun of our Minnesota accents, and converted us to the religion of Judyism. It was like a drive-by Judying!

An Evening With Peter Spellos & The Circle Jerks’ Keith Morris…

This was another two-hour blowout from The Five Count. The first hour featured an exclusive interview with actor Peter Spellos. Peter is best known for his role as “Orville Ketchum” in the films Sorority House Massacre II and Hard To Die. He has also appeared in the films Men In Black II, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and the TV shows Married… With Children, ER, The Wonder Years, and American Dreams. During the show he discussed how he started in the business, the origins of the “Orville Ketchum” character, and what it’s like eating donuts with Freddy Krueger. There was no honey for daddy during the entire interview.

The second hour of the show featured an exclusive interview with Keith Morris. Keith is best known as the singer for the band Circle Jerks, performing on classic albums like Group Sex, Wild In The Streets, and Golden Shower Of Hits. He has also been a member of the bands Black Flag, Bug Lamp, Midget Handjob, and Off! During the show he discussed how Black Flag was formed, the life and times of the Circle Jerks, and why everyone thought he was a jerk on the set of the film Repo Man. We found him to be quite charming. To top off all this madness, we also gave away tickets to see Vince Gill. We bet you didn’t see that coming!

An Evening With Jesse “The Body” Ventura…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jesse “The Body” Ventura. Jesse served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He’s also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and has appeared in several films including Predator, The Running Man, Demolition Man, Batman & Robin, No Holds Barred, and Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe. During the show he discussed his days in professional wrestling, recording his numerous hit records, and why the United States ain’t what it used to be. We didn’t have time to bleed the entire show!

An Evening With Henry Rollins & Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier…

This was a two-hour, jam-packed episode of The Five Count. The first hour featured an exclusive interview with Greg Saunier. Greg is best known as the drummer for the band Deerhoof. Known for albums like Friend Opportunity, Apple O’, and Deerhoof vs. Evil, Deerhoof has been releasing exciting and innovative albums since 1994. During the show he discussed what it’s like being in Deerhoof, playing in the 3rd grade marching band, and why a mother’s womb is the best place to practice drumming. It was an eye-opening discussion.

The second hour included an exclusive interview with Henry Rollins. Henry is best known as the former singer for Black Flag and The Rollins Band. He’s also written several books, released several spoken-word albums, and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows including Sons Of Anarchy, Lost Highway, Johnny Mnemonic, MTV’s Jackass, and The Henry Rollins Show. During the show he discussed his days with Black Flag, the reason bands should skip major labels when releasing albums, and why The Henry Rollins Show should return for another season. We even managed to give away tickets for Ben Folds Five during all this excitement. The Five Count is always full of surprises!

An Evening With Mojo Nixon…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mojo Nixon. Mojo is a musician best known for his hits Elvis Is EverywhereJesus at McDonald’s, Don Henley Must Die, and Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child. Has also appeared in several films including Super Mario Bros., Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever, Great Balls of Fire!, and Buttcrack. During the show he discussed how he got started in the music business, his foray into the world of acting, his upcoming reunion with Skid Roper, and how Elvis Presley’s go-kart brought him to tears. We were brought to tears by the power of Mojo!

An Evening With Commando’s Vernon Wells…

This was a special two-hour edition of The Five Count. During the first hour we reminisced about our days as the Barbarian Brothers, professed our love for the band Blackfoot, and Ton ate half a bag of salt water taffy and lit his head on fire. It was hipper than a Jandek concert!

The second hour featured an exclusive interview with Vernon Wells. Vernon is an Australian actor best known for his roles as “Wez” from the film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and “Bennett” from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando. He also appeared in films like Weird Science, Innerspace, The Shrimp on the Barbie, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. During the show he discussed how he made his way from Australia to Hollywood, recalled his time on the set of Commando, and shared stories about beating up Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Steam was let off by all! If Matrix was here, he’d listen!

An Evening With Howard The Duck’s Ed Gale…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ed Gale. Ed is best known for his role as “Howard” in the film Howard the Duck and “Chucky” in the film Child’s Play. During the show Ed discussed how he got started in the business, some of the dangerous stunts he’s performed in films, embarrassing himself in front of Michael Jackson, and why the frequent use of CGI in the film industry is taking away jobs from little people in Hollywood. It was the duckiest!

The Five Count’s 400th Show – An Evening With American Movie’s Mike Schank…

This show marked the 400th episode of The Five Count. We were joined by Mike Schank to help us celebrate. Mike is best known as Mark Borchardt’s sidekick and the co-star of the film American Movie. He’s also an accomplished guitar player, made a cameo on the TV show Family Guy, and appeared in the films Storytelling and Britney Baby, One More Time. During the show we discussed his rise to stardom after American Movie was released, his current music career, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. We also gave away tickets to see Primus. It doesn’t get much better than that!

An Evening With E.G. Daily…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with E.G. Daily. E.G. is best know for her role as “Dottie” in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. She is also a successful musician and has provided the voices for several animated shows, including “Tommy Pickles” in Rugrats and “Buttercup” in The Powerpuff Girls. During the show she discussed how she got started in showbiz, what it’s like working for Nickelodeon, and her time on the set of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. The entire show was adorable!