Kieran ‘English Kieran’ Kaye

Kieran KayeOur beloved English Kieran is leaving us for the verdant pastures of his homeland and we are dedicating this entire final episode of our season to giving him a proper send off. Prodigal son Matty Blake returns to join Dan as host and manages to not make a single Benedict Arnold joke! Tune in for multiple special guests, highlights from Grinds past, heartfelt goodbyes, and other surprises.  We love you Kieran and miss you already.  Long live the queen!

Henry Strozier

Henry StrozierThis heart-warming interview discusses a lifetime of acting from our guest Henry Strozier. From being in the army to featuring in huge blockbuster movies, this man has done it all. A very genuine interview from a true southern gentleman. Dan also talks Puppy Bowl and English Kieran has some stories from Nashville! Enjoy.

Natalie Knepp

Natalie KneppFresh off shooting her latest feature – in which she stars opposite Anna Kendrick – the beautiful and talented Natalie Knepp is here to talk about her extraordinary career.  Natalie credits so much of her success to the support of her mom that it inspired our theme for the day: the role of family in an actor’s career.  Don’t miss this very special and emotional interview.
Plus! Find out why this podcast begins in Kieran’s bedroom with him and Dan sweating profusely. (Hint: it’s not because they had sex, you dirty bird) Plus a new Katherine Heller segment, Kieran earns another $20, and the most entertaining trip to pickup Chinese takeout ever recorded.

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!