Celebrity Interviews

A Chat With Reno 911!’s Kerri Kenney-Silver & Cedric Yarbrough…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actors Kerri Kenney-Silver & Cedric Yarbrough. Kerri is best known for her role as “Deputy Trudy Wiegel” on the TV show Reno 911! She’s also appeared on TV shows like The State, The Ellen Show and 2 Broke Girls. Cedric is best known for his role as “Deputy Sergeant Class II Sven Jones” on the TV show Reno 911! He’s also appeared on TV shows like The Goldbergs, Arrested Development and Speechless. The new season of Reno 911! is available now on Quibi!

An Evening With Don McLean & Firewind’s Gus G….

This edition of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with legendary guitarists. First we were joined by guitarist Gus G. Gus is best known as the guitarist and founder of the band Firewind. He’s also played with Ozzy Osbourne, Rotting Christ and Arch Enemy. During the show he discussed what his memories of playing with Ozzy, what he plans to do with his free time thanks to COVID-19 canceling live shows, and the new self-titled Firewind album. Get your copy today!

Next we were joined by legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean. Don is best known for hits like Vincent, And I Love You So and American Pie. He’s also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his music finally being available for streaming, the 50th anniversary of his American Pie album, and his upcoming album Still Playin’ Favorites. Get your copy soon!

During the rest of the show we brainstormed ideas for new Five Count instructional VHS tapes, discussed great soundtracks to bad movies, Ton announced he will soon be an ordained minister, and we played your mom’s favorite songs. Happy Mother’s Day!

A Chat With Empire Records’ Debi Mazar…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress Debi Mazar. Debi is best known for her roles as “Jane” in the film Empire Records and “Shauna Roberts” on the TV show Entourage. She’s also appeared in films like Beethoven’s 2nd, Goodfellas, Batman Forever, Malcolm X and The Doors. Her new series Arde Madrid: Burn Madrid Burn is available now on MHz Choice!

An Evening With That ’70s Show’s Laura Prepon…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actress Laura Prepon. Laura is best known for her roles as “Donna Pinciotti” on the TV show That ‘70s Show and “Alex Vause” on the TV show Orange Is the New Black. She’s also appeared on TV shows like How I Met Your Mother, October Road and Are You There, Chelsea? During the show she discussed her portrayal of “Donna” and “Alex” and how different they are, balancing her career with motherhood, and her new book “You and I, As Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood.” Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we imagined what a Five Count TV show for children would be like, Ton explained how he balances his sensitive side with his prison-hardened side, and we discussed setting up a 1-800 number for the show. Get your parents’ permission before calling!

Av Evening With The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine & Freaks And Geeks’ Kathy Ann Baker…

This episode of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with women who are veterans of the entertainment field. First we were joined by musician Kathy Valentine. Kathy is best known as the bassist for The Go-Go’s. She’s also played with bands like The Textones, The Delphines and The BlueBonnets. During the show she discussed her early years in the music business, the recent reunion of The Go-Go’s, and her new book “All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir.” Get your copy now!

We were also joined by actress Becky Ann Baker. Becky is best known for her roles as “Jean Weir” on the TV show Freaks and Geeks and “Loreen Horvath” on the TV show Girls. She’s also appeared in films like Men in Black, Spider-Man 3, Jacob’s Ladder, and TV shows like Oz and Star Trek: Voyager. During the show she discussed her memories of filming Freak and Geeks, sharing the screen with her husband Dylan Baker, and her new film Nightfire. It’s available for streaming May 1, 2020!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite Sega games, considered starting a TikTok account to increase our teen demographics, and tried to figure out why Ton has never seen Space Jam. Stay safe and remain socially distant!

A Chat With Actor Ed Begley Jr….

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Ed Begley Jr. Ed is best known for appearing in films like This Is Spinal Tap, Batman Forever, Santa With Muscles, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and the TV shows St. Elsewhere and Bless This Mess. He’s also an environmental activist dating back to the 1970s. Celebrate Earth Day with Ed Begley Jr. and The Five Count!

An Evening With Twisted Sisters’ Dee Snider…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dee Snider. Dee is best known as the singer for the band Twisted Sister. He’s also appeared in films like Strangeland, Private Parts, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and is the longtime host of the radio show The House of Hair. During the show he discussed the process he went through to get his daughter home from Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic, the longevity of his House of Hair radio show, and his memories of appearing in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Rock!

During the rest of the show we went wild with ALF, admitted to watching hour-long blocks of old commercials on YouTube, Ton explained how to make face masks out of old Harley-Davidson shirts, and we paid tribute to Bill Withers. Stay safe, gentle listeners!

An Evening With Gordon Lightfoot…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot. Known for songs like Rainy Day People, If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon has been making music for more than 60 years. He’s also a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received 16 Juno Awards. During the show he discussed why health issues haven’t stopped him from performing, how he keeps touring in his 80s, and his new album Solo. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Kenny Rogers, Ton bragged about all the expensive gifts his fans send him, and we discussed how we’re recording new shows during Minnesota’s state-at-home order. The sound quality might not be up to our usual standards, but the love is still there!

An Evening With The Outlaws’ Henry Paul…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Henry Paul. Henry is best known as the singer and guitarist for the band The Outlaws. Known for hits like There Goes Another Love Song and Green Grass and High Tides, The Outlaws have been making music for more than 50 years. During the show he discussed being one of the last Southern rock bands of the ’70s to still be touring, his other band Blackhawk, and The Outlaws’ new album Dixie Highway. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we discussed our recent banishment from the KMSU studios because of the coronavirus, Ton explained how he recently discovered the music of Cyndi Lauper, and we heard the tale of John Rambo’s trip to Vietnam to rescue prisoners of war. The Five Count will be recording new shows as POWs in our own homes until COVID-19 runs its course!

A Chat With Best Of The Best’s Eric Roberts…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Eric Roberts. Eric is an Academy Award-nominated actor who has appeared in films like The Expendables, The Dark Knight, The Pope of Greenwich Village and Best of the Best I & II. According to IMDB, he has more acting credits than any other actor since the 1970s. His new film Inside the Rain is out now!