Brian Avers

Brian Avers Headshot Pro 1 lo resYes we’ve been away for a while but we have a darn good reason: Prepping the amazing last two episodes of this season of the Actor’s Grind! The first of the two, which we are proud to present here, boasts the incredibly talented actor Brian Avers AND a huge announcement from English Kieran.

Brian’s directorial debut, celebrated indie comedy The Weekend is now available on iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon Instant.  (Watch that sucker, it’s awesome!)
 
As an actor, Brian has regularly performed on & off Broadway, including The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Tom Stoppard’s Rock N Roll, King Lear at the Public opposite Kevin Kline, Becky Shaw at South Coast Rep, and originated roles in Completeness by Itamar Moses at Playwright’s Horizons and The Explorer’s Club by Nell Benjamin at Manhattan Theater Club. TV & film appearances include Julie/Julia, Gigantic, In Lieu of Flowers, “Castle”, “The Closer”, “Person of Interest”, “Blue Bloods”, “Golden Boy”, “Medium”, and recurring character Agent Renko on “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
 
Brian is also the producer and co-host of a profane and passionate Ohio State football podcast, The Buckeye Brothers, which can be found on iTunes or podbean.com.

As for the second episode, our grand season finale, stay tuned it will be out before the New Year!

Julia Grob

Julia GrobJulia Grob is the co-creator and lead actor of “East WillyB,” an original web series named the “Latino Show for the New Generation” by the New York Times.  Named one of 25 emerging theater artists by Kevin Spacey, Julia has appeared on screen opposite Rosie Perez, Andre Royo (“The Wire”), and Jaime Tirelli (“Girl Fight”) and onstage opposite Kathy Najimy, Billy Crudup, and Jason Biggs. If that weren’t enough to keep her plate full, she’s also a Fellow of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Latino Producers Academy and Latino Artist Mentoring Program. In short, a kick-ass guest who has taken her career into her own hands and is here to share her story.  Listen in!

Carl Bishop

Carl BishopThe worlds of acting and music have been intertwined for as long as they’ve existed. High time we made this an episode theme!  With music as our through-line, join us and guest Carl Bishop as we as we hear his amazing journey from drummer to opera singer to radio DJ to voice artist back to drummer again.  Plus!  We present musical submissions from our three finalists for the Katherine Heller jingle contest!  (Spoiler alert: one’s from a former host of the podcast) Later, we explore a serious question: how does the industry’s lingering, unfortunate reputation as a boys club affect gay actors?  And, finally, Kieran turns the tables on Dan during our Fishing for Tips segment.

Please enjoy!

Jessica DiGiovanni

Jessica DiGiovanniJessica DiGiovani is a multi-talented actress who hails from Chicago but always knew she’d take New York by storm one day. And that day is here! Listen in as she shares everything from premiering a play with David Hyde Pierce, to shooting an award-winning music video to how she’s keeping herself atop every casting director’s short list.

Plus! More insight into typecasting by agent Robert Slavin. All this, Katherine Heller’s latest report, PLUS we discover what American word makes English Kieran blush like a shy schoolgirl.  An podcast for the ages!

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Tim Cain

Tim Cain

Mazel! Another episode of Actor’s Grind Podcast has been born! And it’s jam-packed with insight into this week’s theme: TYPECASTING.

First up, super-agent Robert Slavin stops by to dispense industry wisdom and winds up playing English Kieran in “Type/Anti-type,” our new Hollywood typecasting game.

Then, the charming, venerable, jack of all trades TIM CAIN is here to share his inspiring road to success, what it takes to stay fulfilled in this crazy business, and basically make us all fall in love with him.  Yes, even English Kieran.

Plus: A grown man channels Jesse Spano and shows us why that Saved by the Bell “Caffeine Pill Addition” episode is Emmy-worthy, a hilarious new installment from our roving reporter Katherine Heller, and our producer reveals what type of fish is best for summer grilling.  Enjoy and please share with strangers!