Where Hollywood Hides: Television | Movies | Music | Show Business | Writing | Producing | Directing | Acting
Where Hollywood Hides: Television | Movies | Music | Show Business | Writing | Producing | Directing | Acting
Bob McCullough & Suzanne Herrera McCullough: Hollywood Film and Television
Bob McCullough & Suzanne Herrera McCullough, creators of www.WhereHollywoodHides.com, host this one-of-a-kind intimate behind-the-scenes podcast conversation about the best years Classic TV, movies and music. They have plenty to tell you about how they broke into Hollywood and have survived in the most exciting and challenging business in the world! Bob & Suzanne are showbiz industry veterans with more than 200 primetime television and film credits who openly share their stories from inside places like Paramount Studios, MGM, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Disney Studios, and Universal Studios , where they worked their way up the Hollywood ladder. You’ll hear about their experiences in the gritty world of Rock-and-Roll working alongside iconic bands performing at The Whiskey A-go-go, The Starwood, and The Palamino Club...as well as the backstage concert fun with Van Halen and David Lee Roth. Listen in and learn how they got into The Writers’ Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and The Directors Guild of America, had agents from CAA and ICM on their side, worked with producers like Lew Wasserman, Jerry Bruckheimer, Glen Larson, Stephen J. Cannell, and Aaron Spelling... navigated among networks like ABC, NBC, and CBS, and became intimate collaborators with celebrities like Lana Turner, Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Jackie Collins, Bill Murray, Peter Boyle, and even Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura. You’ll hear how they worked with and rubbed shoulders with movie and TV stars like Kirk Douglas, Goldie Hawn, Sammie Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Jonathan Winters, Rick Springfield, Lee Majors, Farrah Fawcett, Robert Loggia, Joe Pesci, Robert deNiro, and hundreds of other fabulous actors and actresses. Bob’s career started with “Mission: Impossible” and “Mannix”, and came to include writing, producing, and directing on hit television series like “BJ & The Bear”, “Six Million Dollar Man”, “Bionic Woman”, “Eight Is Enough”, “Galactica”, “Falcon Crest”, “Hollywood Wives”, “Airport”, “Star Trek”, “Highlander”, “Kung Fu”, “JAG”, “Baywatch”, and dozens more, while Suzanne was cast in shows like “Fantasy Island”, “Falcon Crest”, “The Young and The Restless”, “Magnum, P.I.”, “Kojak”, “Barreta” and “The Incredible Hulk”. From writing, directing, producing, and acting in some of the most well-known TV shows and films of a generation—as well as working overseas on international television series hits like “High Tide” and “Zorro”--they hold nothing back as you hear what life in Hollywood is really all about. Hear about their latest career moves, their movies and TV pilots currently in development, and the opportunities everyone has in new media, internet video programming, cable and broadcast television, and in foreign co-productions. If you want to know how to get your own showbiz career off the ground, these Hollywood stories and practical tips just might give you the inside track to "breaking in and moving up" from that first job to a creative and rewarding career in Hollywood. It's an entertaining and educational trip into the world of classic television, film, and music, so join the party!
Ruta Lee - Act Two!
Ruta Lee is back for another sizzling, no-hold-barred conversation in which she "dishes" about her incredible Hollywood career. You'll hear all about Ruta's new memoir "Consider Your Ass Kissed"...a true treasure trove of wonderful personal stories and anecdotes with outrageous memories of the entertainment industry. If you want to know just how hard-to-get Clint Eastwood was and what Lucille Ball had in her fridge, this is a conversation not to be missed!
Jun 8
1 hr 7 min
# 63 - Oscar Winner George Chakiris
Here's an intimate conversation with Academy Award winner George Chakiris...truly a triple threat as an actor, dancer, and singer. Chakiris has won multiple awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for his dynamic role as Bernardo in the film classic, West Side Story. In this not-to-be-missed interview, Chakiris discusses his new book "My Westside Story," shares some amazing personal stories, and gives priceless advice for anyone with the dream of making it big in Hollywood!
Apr 13
1 hr 7 min
#62 - Financing Movies with Mark Stouffer
Mark Stouffer's inspiring story is unique in all of show business. Mark left the backwoods of Arkansas to establish himself as an innovative writer-producer-director. Mark realized that the key to success as a filmmaker is to control every element of production financing. He created a unique proprietary system for funding his movies.  If you have the dream of making your own movies...this is an interview not to be missed.
Mar 7
1 hr 7 min
#61 - Actress-Singer Linda Purl
Linda Purl has earned hundreds of film and television credits including iconic roles in classic TV series (“Happy Days,” “The Waltons,” “Matlock”) and starring gigs in prime-time network series like “The Oath,” and “The Office." Linda’s latest career move is as a recording artist and cabaret singer.  With multiple solo concert appearances in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, her CDs Midnight Caravan, Taking a Chance on Love, and Up Jumped Spring are destined to become classics.
Dec 1, 2020
1 hr 7 min
Television's Most Prolific Director: Alan J. Levi
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Alan J. Levi began his filmmaking career while a sophomore in high school. Finding no one who would hire this aspiring director, he organized his own company financed entirely by his fellow schoolmates.  Since those humble beginnings, Alan has directed over 350 hours of prime-time network television over the past nearly 30 years.  This informal interview is a living lesson on how to build an incredible career as a Hollywood Television Director.
Oct 16, 2020
1 hr 7 min
#59 - Actress Ruta Lee
Show business legend Ruta Lee shares stories about how she broke into Hollywood in movies like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Witness for the Prosecution. She describes her 40-year career as a guest star on shows like Perry Mason, Rawhide, and The Twilight Zone...while co-hosting quiz shows with Alex Trebek. This is a truly inspiring interview with a living legend. If you want to know what it takes to have a lasting show business career, this is one conversation you can’t miss.
Feb 5, 2020
28 min
#58 - Producer Hawk Koch, Part II
Chinatown, Marathon Man, Rosemary’s Baby and Wayne’s World are just the tip of the iceberg on the list of this star producer's credits. Starting at the bottom rung of the Hollywood ladder as a lowly production assistant, eventually becoming President of the Producers Guild of America and the Motion Picture Academy, the story and career of Hawk Koch is is the stuff of showbiz legend.
Nov 10, 2019
43 min
#57 - Dee Wallace
Legendary actress Dee Wallace has more than 200 feature film credits that include Blake Edwards' 10, The Howling, Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes...and her iconic performance in Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. In this fast-paced interview, Dee talks about working with major Hollywood directors like Peter Jackson, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Rob Zombie, and Steven Spielberg...and reveals the one director who truly inspired her career. It's a conversation you won't soon forget.
Sep 18, 2019
32 min
#56 - Broadway and Television Star Ilene Graff
Here's a high-energy conversation with Ilene Graff, the Grammy-nominated recording artist best known as the co-star of the long-running ABC-TV series Mr. Belvedere. Ilene describes her appearances on the big screen in Ladybugs, The Things We Carry, and Loving Annabelle, all while maintaining a nationwide schedule of live vocal performances.   It's a lively interview with a genuine Hollywood and Broadway star...not to be missed for anyone working toward their own showbiz career!
Aug 24, 2019
42 min
#55 - Rich Little: "The Man of a Thousand Voices"
This entertaining, joke-filled interview with comedian and impersonator Rich Little has Bob and Suzanne breaking up in laughter throughout the conversation. Known as “the Man of a Thousand Voices,” Rich Little’s television career is the stuff of legend. He reveals his debt to singer Mel Tormé for getting him his first gig on The Judy Garland Show and how that lead to his appearances on hundreds of TV shows as guest star, host, and series regular over the past thirty years.
Apr 16, 2019
30 min
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