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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Feb 20, 2018

Today Ken welcomes actor Amanda Wyss (Nightmare on Elm St., Better Off Dead, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) to the show.

Ken and Amanda discuss growing up in Manhattan (beach), sea side towns, a childhood of commercials, getting rides into Hollywood for auditions, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, working with Loni Anderson, Made for-TV movies, Better Off Dead, how great Curtis Armstrong's book is, being a film or a TV actor, Westerns, Silverado, watching old movies, The Brady Bunch, Shaun and David Cassidy, This House Possessed, Otherworld, Buck Rogers, Erin Gray, Star Trek, variety shows, watching a TV placed on top of a broken TV, Streets of San Francisco, Yvonne DeCarlo, John Wayne, Great Scott and Cathouse Thursday, the comprehensive credits in TV Guide, Planet of the Insects, the pace of television, playing Sharon Gless's niece of Cagney and Lacey, Eva Marie Saint, being a stage actor, the importance of rehearsal, the double edged sword of digital cinema, Wes Craven, Nightmare on Elm St, losing memorabilia when you sell a car, and the mystery of the "Beth" coat hangers from Better off Dead.