Kahnversations Podcast

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Lisa Linke.

Lisa Linke is a Midwesterner to the core, she will pick up litter wherever she goes, delivers casseroles after births and funerals, and already loves your pets.

An improv veteran, she moved to Los Angeles from Chicago, five and a half years ago and hit the ground running at Lesly Kahn & Co. In the last sixteen months, she has shot costars and guest stars in LOVE on Netflix, THIS IS US, MODERN FAMILY, Disney’s BUNK’D, TEACHERS, GREY’S ANATOMY, FOR THE PEOPLE and upcoming projects for Apple TV and Hulu. 

She currently teaches a Comedy Intensive at Lesly Kahn & Co. and co-teaches an ongoing class with the delightful, dreamy, hilarious Tiffany Elle. 

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Lisa_Linke.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Olivia Applegate.

Olivia Applegate is an actor multi-hyphenate based in Los Angeles. Originally from Austin, TX, Olivia got her start when she landed a role in Terrence Malick’s feature, SONG TO SONG, alongside heavy hitters such as Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Rooney Mara She continued as an Indie Darling, starring in several critically acclaimed features including KRISHA, which won the Audience and Grand Jury Prizes at SXSW and was an official selection at the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. Her indie film success combined with her star turn singing on NBC’s AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, garnered her representation in LA. Since moving West, Olivia has booked roles on NBC’s REVOLUTION, Fox’s THE GIFTED and the upcoming shows EUPHORIA, for HBO starring Zendaya, and Bravo’s limited series, DIRTY JOHN, starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. She’s also the lead in streaming site Passionflix’s new series, DRIVEN, acting opposite fellow Kahn student, Casey Deidrick. Olivia enjoys working behind the camera as a writer, producer and director as well. Her most recent collaboration, PINK LEMONADE, is on the festival circuit this year. When Olivia isn’t acting, she loves performing as a singer and cellist and has even helped compose and perform songs for several of her film projects. She also loves cooking (AKA throwing random ingredients in a pan and hoping for the best).

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Olivia_Applegate.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Madeline Zima.

Madeline Zima is a filmmaker and actress with over three decades of experience in the film and television industry. Her first short film, WARM HUMAN MAGIC, premiered this year at Dances With Films, and was also programmed at the Female Eye Film Fest and the Madrid International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best New Filmmaker and Best Actress. As an actress, Madeline was recently hand-picked by David Lynch for Showtime's TWIN PEAKS reboot and was a series regular on CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME). Madeline, a former child actor, made her debut in the film THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE as well as the 90's sitcom THE NANNY (CBS). She's recurred and guest starred on dozens of TV shows, most notably HEROES (NBC), THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CW), Amazon's BETAS, GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC), and ROYAL PAINS (USA). Her favorite film role was starring in MY OWN LOVE SONG alongside Renée Zellwegger and Forrest Whitaker in Oliver Dahan's follow up to his Oscar winning film LA VIE EN ROSE.

Madeline regularly performs onstage in the UCB My Diary Show as well as charitable outreach performances to raise money for the housing crisis in Los Angeles. A native of Los Angeles, Madeline has grown up on film sets and is currently developing a TV show with her two sisters, who are also actresses and screenwriters, Yvonne Zima and Vanessa Zima.

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Madeline_Zima.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Neil Flynn.

Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. He is best known for his role as Mike Heck in the ABC comedy series, THE MIDDLE (2009–2018).

Flynn has had notable appearances in many prolific television programs, such as THAT '70s SHOW, SEINFELD, CSI and SMALLVILLE and the television films, IT'S A VERY MERRY MUPPET CHRISTMAS MOVIE and WAKE UP, RON BURGUNDY: THE LOST MOVIE.

His film career includes performances in THE FUGITIVE, HOME ALONE 3, MEAN GIRLS, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE.

Flynn's credits also extend to voice-acting work with roles in movies including CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, prime-time TV shows KING OF THE HILL, BOB'S BURGERS, BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR COMMAND and CLONE HIGH.

In 2015, he joined The CW's ARROWVERSE with a starring role in the DC web series VIXEN (2015–present). He is also set to appear alongside Natalie Morales in the NBC sitcom ABBY'S in 2019.

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Neil_Flynn.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Alex Quijano.

A northern California native, Alex attended The University of California @ Davis and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology while also pitching for the Aggie baseball team…the perfect beginning for every actor. After graduation, he crushed his parents “Our son is going to be a doctor!” dreams and moved to LA to become an actor.

After grinding his way through serving jobs and substitute teaching Algebra, Geometry, and Art, Alex finally broke into the commercial world with the never award winning, Spanish market only Tecate beer commercial as...a baseball player (no dialogue). Thankfully this crumb of hope led him to quitting all other jobs and fully pursuing acting. That lasted 4 months and he returned to the serving world. After that kick of reality to the face, he became more driven and 3 short years later actually began working commercially (union only people).

This string of success led him to getting hip pocketed by a theatrical agent and finally making his theatrical debut on the award winning C.S.I. as SEXUAL MALE NEIGHBOR #2 (neighbor #1 has never been identified). Since then, he began the slower than normal climb to success. Thankfully it’s started to work out. You can now catch Alex in recurring roles on FRESH OFF THE BOAT, THE FOSTERS, KEVIN “PROBABLY” SAVES THE WORLD and 13 REASONS WHY as well as other shows and movies over the years. He has a super cute dog, Marlon, a smoking hot bod, and is 100% Colombian (looks white).

Alex recently broke his hand…in acting class…on a sofa. A sofa.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Alex_Quijano.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Benjamin Schrader!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Benjamin Schrader.

A Seattle native, Benjamin attended Cornish College of the Arts and began his professional acting career at The Village Theatre and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. In New York, he was part of the original 2007 workshopping team for Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Broadway mega-hit THE BOOK OF MORMON, and went on to be a member of the original TONY winning Broadway cast. Benjamin received a Grammy nod for THE BOOK OF MORMON Grammy Award-winning cast album.

Schrader also starred on Broadway in AVENUE Q, the 2009 revival of RAGTIME, the 2004 Broadway revival of Deaf West’s BIG RIVER, and was instrumental in the development of the character Gabe in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL. In 2013, Benjamin toured the country with the TONY Award-winning Broadway production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, directed by the legendary actor/director Roger Rees. In Los Angeles, Benjamin recently won the Stage Scene LA award for the role of Freddy in Musical Theatre West’s DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.

Other recent highlights include the Walt Disney Academy Award-winning animated feature FROZEN, where he can be heard as Brother Troll, and appearances on television in HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE and ABC’s REVENGE, among many others. 

For three years, Benjamin served as the Executive Producer and Host of THE STAGE DOOR SUPPER CLUB, a nationally broadcast in-depth Broadway educational series for the “On Broadway” channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 

Benjamin is a prolific director having helmed PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for Raw Sills Productions at the Whitmore-Lindley, and the SiriusXM concert series at Rockwell Table and Stage. He is also a headlining magician at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, where he recently completed his one man magic play LESSONS IN DISHONESTY by magic legend Jim Steinmeyer. He also freelances as a director for other professional magicians.

Outside of performing, for the past few years Benjamin has been a creative consultant for various high end bars and speakeasies in California. He designed the tiki cocktail program for Clifton’s Pacific Seas Room in downtown LA, Encino’s famed Sushi|Bar for celeb chef Philip Frankland Lee, and most recently he designed Magic|Bar, San Fernando Valley’s only magic and cocktail saloon. 

Benjamin lives in Los Angeles.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

 

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Benjamin_Schrader.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Jolie Jenkins!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Jolie Jenkins. Jolie currently stars in the new Netflix multi-camera comedy ALEXA & KATIE, premiering in early 2018. Her most recent credits also include a recurring role on Netflix’s ONE DAY AT A TIME, and as many commercials as she is lucky enough to book. Jenkins grew up singing and dancing in Boulder, Colorado and San Diego, California before attending Occidental College. She then headed to New York, performing on Broadway in THE WHO’S TOMMY, and in numerous Off-Broadway and Regional theatre productions, including THE FANTASTICKS at the original Sullivan Street Playhouse, and at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. She made the move to Los Angeles, and has been busy working in television ever since. Her 20 years of credits include 2 BROKE GIRLS, LIV AND MADDIE, HOUSE OF LIES, DEVIOUS MAIDS, PRIVATE PRACTICE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, PSYCH, SHASTA MCNASTY, THE WEST WING, THE X-FILES, CSI:MIAMI, GOOD MORNING MIAMI, and a bunch of other shows that do not feature ‘Miami' in the title. She wishes she could name all the shows and roles she *almost* got because that should count for something, right? When not acting, Jolie writes a blog called Joeycake, a chronicle of her adventures in food, motherhood, and being an actor in the ridiculous city of Los Angeles. Many of her (mostly) comedic essays have also been published in The Huffington Post. Jolie has been a proud senior faculty member of Lesly Kahn & Company for more than a decade. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 3-year-old son. You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh. In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: jolie_jenkins.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

 

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Alanna Ubach!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Alanna Ubach.

Alanna Noël Ubach was born in Downey, California, USA and is of Puerto Rican and Mexican decent. A chameleon-like actress and voice over talent, she is best known for her roles in MEET THE FOCKERS, RANGO, the Peabody Award- winning MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, HUNG, LEGALLY BLONDE, WAITING, and her portrayal of Jo Frumpkis in Bravo's first scripted series,  GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE. She was recently seen in the Netflix film TO THE BONE, alongside Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves, and has a voiceover role in Pixar's upcoming COCO. She has voiced several cartoon roles on series such as EL TIGRE, WELCOME TO THE WAYNE, TEAMO SUPREMO and HANDY MANDY!  

Ubach is hardly recognizable from one character to the next, leveraging her broad width of versatility on stage, screen, and animation. She began acting professionally at the age of five. Quoted as "an exceptionally talented and protean actress" by The New York Times and Variety, Ubach made her Off-Broadway debut at the age of fifteen in CLUB SODA. She later starred in KINDERTRANSPORT at the Manhattan Theater Club and PATRIOTIC BITCH, a one woman show at New York's Harold Clurman Theater.

Alanna resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Thomas Russo.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Alanna_Ubach.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Writer/Comedian Dani Fernandez!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Dani Fernandez.

Dani is a writer, comedian, and host whose work can be seen on Fullscreen, New Form, HyperRPG, Valiant Digital Comics, Epic Meal Time, Geek & Sundry, Funimation, Sourcefed, Screen Junkies, Cracked.com, and VH1. She has written and performed at Tournament of Nerds at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Cracked.com LIVE, The Comedy Store’s ROAST BATTLE and THE HISTORICAL ROAST at Meltdown. Dani has also been a panelist and moderator discussing the importance of diversity in television & film at San Diego Comic Con, WonderCon, and Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. She is currently in a serious relationship with her dog. Wait, that sounds weird. 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Dani_Fernandez.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Jessica Lu.

Jessica Lu grew up in a northwest suburb of Chicago, IL and started in the business with commercials and print work. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a Musical Theatre degree, she moved to Los Angeles to not do musicals. 

Lu is currently filming the first season of NBC’s Reverie, starring alongside Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Kathryn Morris, which will premiere early 2018. She is supes excited.

Past notable credits include Ming Huang on MTV’s Awkward, Mae on FOX’s Red Band Society, and that annoying hipster chick who had it coming on FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel.

Lu talks fast without breathing properly, loves Taco Bell, and is living her best life in Los Angeles with her partner and their two fur babies, Oprah and Lucky Beyonce.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

 

 

 

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Jessica_Lu.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor/Writer/Producer Katy Colloton!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Katy Colloton.

Katy stars as the narcissistic Ms. Chelsea Snap on TV Land's hit comedy series, TEACHERS. Katy. along with "The Katydids," writes, acts and executive produces TEACHERS alongside Alison Brie (COMMUNITY) and showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel (KEY AND PEELE). Katy received her B.A. in Theater and Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  After college, she moved to Chicago, where she performed improv and sketch with the Second City House Ensemble, iO Chicago, The Playground Theater and The Annoyance Theatre. She was selected to perform her solo material at Just For Laughs Chicago, appeared in the award-winning Vimeo series, BREAK-UPS, and TimeOut Chicago called her the "breakout" performer at the 2013 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Additionally Katy has developed TV for NBC Universal and a feature with Bluegrass Films and Scott Stuber.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Katy_Colloton1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

 

New Podcast with Actor Angelique Cabral!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Angelique Cabral.

Angelique currently stars as Colleen on CBS’ hit comedy, LIFE IN PIECES, which will return for its third season this fall. Most recently, Cabral was seen in BAND AID, directed by her LIFE IN PIECES co-star, Zoe Lister-Jones.

Cabral graduated from high school as valedictorian, summa cum laude and was recruited to Indiana University with a prestigious academic Wells Scholarship. While there, she double majored in French and Musical Theater, studied abroad for a semester in London, attending the British American Dramatic Academy, and then lived in Paris for a summer where she attended the Institute of European Studies. After graduation she moved to New York City, where she taught Montessori preschool & worked as a nanny, while she pursued her dream of becoming an actress.

On television, she starred as the female lead in the FOX comedy series ENLISTED and had a recurring role on DON'T TRUST THE B IN APARTMENT 23. Some additional television credits include GREY'S ANATOMY, TRANSPARENT, THE ODD COUPLE, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, TWO & A HALF MEN, CRIMINAL MINDS, CHICAGO P.D., BACKSTROM, STATE OF AFFAIRS, and BAD JUDGE. 

Her feature film credits include FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, the newly released FAT CAMP on BET, and a leading role opposite Emily Deschanel in the independent feature THE PERFECT FAMILY. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened as the main attraction at Outfest in 2011.

Angelique came to Lesly Kahn & Co. in 2010 and never left. She currently teaches 2 classes when she's not shooting, and eats all the goldfish crackers.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

 

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Angelique_Cabral2.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

 

New Podcast with Actor Matt Czuchry!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Matt Czuchry.

After graduating college in May of 1999 with B.A. degrees in History and Political Science from College of Charleston, Matt was set on law school as his next life path.  But when thinking of his true passion, he was brought back to the indelible memories of his childhood.  Moments etched on his heart such as exiting a dilapidated movie theatre crying inconsolably after experiencing E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, or running around in his purple dyed underwear smashing couches while watching THE INCREDIBLE HULK on TV.  When thinking of his adult life, Czuchry could not ignore the magical moments captured through story, imagination, and character that had impacted his youth with such pure happiness.

This childlike love of movies and television, combined with his horrible Law School Admission Test scores, pushed Matt’s gut towards an unexpected career choice.  In September of 1999, Czuchry took one of the most important risks of his life and decided to pursue a profession in acting.  On a perfectly nondescript Wednesday morning, Matt filled his car with everything he owned and left his hometown in Tennessee for a new life in California.  Since completing that life changing drive from Johnson City to Los Angeles, Czuchry has worked with Oscar® winners, Emmy® winners, and Tony Award® winners, while establishing himself as a leading man through credits spanning theatre, television, and film.

Just one month after arriving on the West Coast, Matt found himself working with actor James Franco and writers Paul Feig, Mike White, and Judd Apatow in a small role on the critical darling FREAKS AND GEEKS.  Czuchry’s work on the classic fan favorite would turn into a major guest starring arc in the DAWSON'S CREEK spinoff series titled YOUNG AMERICANS, starring actress Kate Bosworth.  Although this show itself was short lived, Matt’s work on the project would garner the necessary attention to further his early career with the best creative minds in the business on television shows such as David E. Kelley’s THE PRACTICE and films like EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS, starring Scarlett Johansson.

Two key television series, HACK and GILMORE GIRLS, would propel Czuchry’s early career towards leading man status.  While playing swindling thief Jamie Farrel on the series HACK from 2003-2004, Matt was able to hone his craft by learning from the show’s stars, Drama Desk Award winner David Morse and Emmy® winner Andre Braugher.  His work on HACK readied Czuchry for his breakout performance on the critically acclaimed hit GILMORE GIRLS.  From 2005-2007 Matt embodied the role of billionaire newspaper heir Logan Huntzberger.  For his work on the beloved series, Czuchry would go on to be nominated for three Teen Choice awards while gaining press in countless magazines and popularity on television sets across the globe.

After completing his three year run on GILMORE GIRLS in 2007, Czuchry matured in his craft by choosing work in different genres spanning theatre, television, and film.  In September of 2007, Czuchry was on stage in the title role of Third, alongside Oscar® winner Christine Lahti, in Wendy Wasserstein’s West Coast premier of the play by the same name.  He followed this performance at the Geffen Theatre with a recurring arc on the Emmy® winning series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.  In 2008, Matt took on the controversial lead character of Tucker Max in the movie adaptation of the New York Times best selling book, I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL.  Although the public’s response to the comedy was divisive, Czuchry’s performance was lauded by critics such as Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly who wrote, “Matt Czuchry, in a star performance, plays Tucker like a Ferris Bueller who bloomed into a charming sociopath.” Czuchry’s varied performances and choices across all genres in different mediums from 2007-2008 led to an offer to play the role of a manipulative lawyer in the two-time Emmy® nominated THE GOOD WIFE.

Matt's seven seasons as Cary Agos on CBS Television’s THE GOOD WIFE (2009-2016) firmly established him as a leading man and a rising star while also earning him prestigious recognition from both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety’s annual Emmy® Contenders lists in 2015. Prior to these honors Czuchry won the Entertainment Weekly Best Supporting Actor EWwy Award (2011), received nominations for three consecutive SAG Ensemble Awards (2009-2011), and also garnered the highest praises from numerous critics such as David Hiltbrand of The Philadelphia Inquirer who wrote “Czuchry may be the best young actor on TV.”  Matt Richenthal of TV Fanatic further affirmed those sentiments by stating, “Cary is played brilliantly by Czuchry with the right combination of swagger, confidence, and vulnerability.”  Matt’s tireless dedication to his craft on THE GOOD WIFE, and over the course of his career, led to a defining performance on one of TV’s best shows while working alongside multiple-award winners Archie Panjabi, Christine Baranski, Julianna Margulies, Chis Noth, Josh Charles, Alan Cumming, Michael J. Fox, Matthew Perry, and F. Murray Abraham.

In 1999, Matt Czuchry took a life changing risk by following his passion and gut to pursue his love of story, imagination, and character.  Today, Czuchry surrounds himself with the great talents of stage, television, and film on some of the most desirable projects in the entertainment industry, in an effort to make his own indelible mark on the hearts of others.  As Matt continues to tirelessly study his craft, he sets his sights on even greater career heights.  Knowing that his past work has laid the groundwork for future success, but each new performance and project choice demands an even better excellence.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

 

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: MattCzuchry.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:56pm EST

 

 

New Podcast with Actor Beth Dover!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Beth Dover.  

Beth can currently be seen as “Linda from Purchasing” on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK for Netflix, “Blanche” the long suffering maid on Comedy Central's ANOTHER PERIOD, “Shari” on the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER series for Netflix, and the upcoming sitcom LA TO VEGAS for FOX. 

Some other credits include CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, BURNING LOVE, NEWSREADERS, DIFFICULT PEOPLE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, CHASING LIFE, BOB'S BURGERS, SON OF ZORN, COMEDY BANG BANG, BROOKLYN NINE NINE, DADS, NEW GIRL, DICE, GARFUNKLE AND OATES, PARTY DOWN, the movie LIFE PARTNERS, and some other stuff.

Beth currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Joe Lo Truglio, their son Eli, and their dog Floyd.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

 

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Beth_Dover.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

 

 

 

 

New Podcast with Actor Angel Parker!

 

 

 

 

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Angel Parker.  

Sophisticated, hard-working, and an undeniable talent, Angel has brought to life some of the most dynamic and diverse characters on screen today.  She was most recently seen starring on FX’s critically acclaimed Emmy Award winning series THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY. Angel was a scene stealer as famed celebrity attorney Shawn Chapman, one of Simpson’s “Dream Team” lawyers. 

Angel can be seen recurring on NBC’s highly anticipated series TRIAL & ERROR, opposite John Lithgow.  TRIAL & ERROR takes a comedic turn on a murder trial similar to the recent documentary, MAKING A MURDERER.  Angel joins the cast as Heidi Baker, a perky Carolina newscaster who is following the Larry Henderson [Lithgow] murder case and reports on the case’s many unexpected twists and turns. The series premiered on March 14, 2017. 

Angel can also be seen recurring on BET’s REBEL, which follows Rebecca “Rebel” Cole (Danielle Moné Truitt), a diligent African-American police officer turned rogue private investigator after her brother is slain by the police. Angel plays Stella Parker, Rebel’s union-appointed attorney who tries to do her best “lawyering” when Internal Affairs is tasked with investigating Rebel’s shooting of a fellow officer. In addition, Angel will recur as Alex Green on the final season of FX’s horror series, THE STRAIN, airing later in 2017.

Angel has already been cast as Catherine Wilder in Marvel’s RUNAWAYS, which will air on HULU in 2018. 

Angel’s first acting gig was on Joss Whedon’s television show ANGEL. Since then, she has appeared on some of the most buzzed about series including: ER, CASTLE, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE CLOSER, THE SOUL MAN, and SEAN SAVES THE WORLD.  Angel is also well known for her role as the intrepid and vivacious Tasha Davenport on five seasons of Disney XD’s live-action comedy series LAB RATS.    

At only 16 years old, Angel was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. There, she immersed herself in performing, and went on to study Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy; work with the Independent Shakespeare Company, Will & Company; and perform with The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival for more than 10 years. She continues to hone her craft at Lesly Kahn & Co., where she is a proud member of the professional class and serves on the faculty. 

Angel currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.    

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

 

 

 

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Angel_Parker2.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

New Podcast with Actor India de Beaufort!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview India de Beaufort.

India was born in a small suburb on the outskirts of London, England. It’s called Surbiton. If you’ve heard of Wimbledon, where the tennis happens, you still haven’t heard of Surbiton. It’s one town over. India’s mum, dancer/choreographer Karen de Beaufort, tried her darnedest to deter India from the entertainment industry at a very young age, but India completely ignored her mother and pulled out the jazz hands anyway, receiving her first (background acting) credit at 9 years old.

At the age of 15, India joined the BAFTA-nominated BASIL BRUSH SHOW, where she made a ton of mistakes and expected to be fired daily. She miraculously held on to the gig until she was cast in David Schwimmer’s feature RUN FAT BOY RUN, at 18, not long after she made the move from London to Los Angeles, and consequently began hoarding British tea bags. With no formal training, India’s godsend of a manager Tom Drumm (thank the heavens) sent her to miracle worker Lesly Kahn, who got her on her first US series, and has been screaming at her ever since (thanks Les). Since landing in LA, India has jumped around as a regular, recurring and guest star on multiple live action and animated series, most recently shooting the pilot GOSPEL OF KEVIN for ABC, and wrapping up season 6 of Netflix’s ALL HAIL KING JULIEN. However, the best thing she got from Lesly Kahn (slash all of America) is her husband, fellow LK&Co. client Todd Grinnell, who can currently be seen crushing the role of Schneider on Netflix’s ONE DAY AT A TIME. #Proud.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: India.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

New Podcast with Actor/Writer Briana Lane!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Briana Lane.

An LA native, Briana was raised by two psychologist parents (it’s not what you think!). While in high school, she was accepted to NYU Tisch School's musical theater program for high school students, which led to her majoring in musical theater at UCLA’s School of Film, Theater and Television for college. Right before graduating, she got her first job as a writer at CBS. She then went on to write, host and produce several shows for CBS’s new media platforms, CBS Mobile and CBS.com. She has hosted for E! News, MSN and Lionsgate to name a few, and most recently can be seen on a satirical news show on Uproxx called THE DESK.

After a few years of hosting and writing, she decided to pursue acting full time and booked a role in her first pilot, ABC's CANNED opposite Amanda Bynes. This year, Briana can be seen in Amazon’s THE LAST TYCOON opposite Kelsey Grammar and Matt Bomer. She is known for her recurring roles on Freeform’s YOUNG AND HUNGRY, NBC's THE NEW NORMAL, Freeform’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH and the lead role in Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 3.

When she’s not acting, she enjoys walking her dog Foxy, writing her series COUCH PEOPLE opposite Sterling Sulieman (STILL STAR CROSSED) and Sunkrish Bala (CASTLE), and making music in her new band FIDELITY INN with actress/musician Kate Miner from the band MINER.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Briana_Lane.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

New Podcast with Actor/Writer Tyler Poelle!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Tyler Poelle.

Tyler was born and raised in Northern California. He enrolled at Occidental College as a pre-med student, but quickly learned that he wanted to be on the TV show ‘ER,’ not in an ER. Tyler corrected his course and graduated with a BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University, where he developed a love for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the art of Andy Warhol.

After doing classical, regional and avant-garde-downtown-super-weird theater in New York City, he moved to Los Angeles. He’s told jokes on many network multi and single camera sitcoms, he’s cried and been terrified on many network and cable dramas. He’s even made out with a bunch of folks in indie movies! One of his favorite weeks on set was working with and befriending the incomparable Betty White, a childhood hero and true genius. Having played a ‘doctor’ and getting to ‘be on a spaceship,’ the only thing left in his boyhood acting-trifecta-dream is to play a ‘cowboy.’ Yes, he can ride a horse. And no, nobody has asked... yet.

Commercially, Tyler has been seen pitching products for Liberty Mutual, Schwab, Audi, Wendy's, Dunkin' Donuts, Budweiser, AT&T, Progresso, Nature Valley, Amazon, Applebees, Yahoo, and many more. He's keeping his eyes out for a pharmaceutical company that wants someone who can tell jokes and then bring a hint of sadness. Fingers crossed.

Tyler’s first feature film script to be produced and theatrically released as a writer was PRICELESS, a dark tale set inside the sex trafficking business in the Southwest. Two other feature scripts, A WOLF AT THE DOOR, a father’s story of recovery and redemption, and BROTHER’S KEEPER, a multi-generational betrayal story, are currently being shopped around.

As the proud single father to his daughter, Aurora, Tyler spends an enormous amount of time pretending to be any number of various princesses. An independent panel of scientists has agreed that Aurora is the smartest and most captivating little girl on planet Earth.

Tyler writes and records music in the band, "Petrov, the Hero," loves origami, and has a mild obsession with lemon bars. If you spend enough time with Tyler, you'll surely hear him say, "Everything will always be okay, forever." And not for nothing, it's totally true. He'll also be drinking sparkling water out of a rocks glass with a lime during that conversation.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Tyler_Poelle.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Director/Actor/Writer Richie Keen Director of FIST FIGHT with Chariie Day and Ice Cube!!!

New Podcast with Director/Actor/Writer Richie Keen!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Richie Keen.

Richie is a WGA award winning writer and director whose work is diversified across the comedy landscape. Richie directed the feature film FIST FIGHT (New Line/Warner Bros), starring Ice Cube, Charlie Day and Tracy Morgan, which will be released February 17th. Richie is also one of the resident directors on IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, having directed multiple episodes. Other recent directing credits include the TV Land pilot for TEACHERS (now going into it’s second season), SHAMELESS for Showtime, multiple episodes of the Billy Crystal half hour show THE COMEDIANS for FX, and multiple episodes of the new Netflix comedy DISJOINTED, from Chuck Lorre, starring Kathy Bates as the owner of a marijuana dispensary. Richie also directed an award winning ESPN 30 FOR 30 short on “Tommy John surgery," entitled TOMMY AND FRANK, as well as numerous other network and cable series.

After a very successful career as an actor and stand up comedian, starring in dozens of sitcoms and national commercials, Richie became one of Hollywood’s top acting coaches under Lesly Kahn & Co. Working with the famous, infamous and soon to be famous, Richie quickly became the go-to guy for comedy, which taught him to be a true actor’s director.

Richie won the Writer’s Guild award for “Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media” for AIM HIGH, a show about a high school aged hit-man, which was produced by Warner Premiere and McG. He also executive produced, co-wrote and co-created the show, which was the first Facebook series from a Hollywood studio. In addition, Richie was awarded the “Digital Luminary Award” at the NATPE convention for AIM HIGH. Richie has also written pilots for CBS, Fox and NBC, collaborating with producers such as Greg Daniels and The Tannenbaums.

Currently, Richie is attached to direct the feature PARTNERS, starring Mark Wahlberg, for New Line Cinema.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!


There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Richie_Keen_1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

NETFLIX'S ONE DAY AT A TIME Set Visit Featuring Actor Todd Grinnell!!!!

New Podcast with Actor Todd Grinnell

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Todd Grinnell. Todd is a die hard Red Sox fan from the suburbs of Boston. He graduated from Pitzer College in 1998 and since then has appeared in numerous TV shows and films including THE YOUNG POPE, GRACE AND FRANKIE, REVENGE, NIKITA, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, CRIMINAL MINDS, and THE MENTALIST.

He is currently starring as “Schneider" in the new critically acclaimed Netflix series, ONE DAY AT A TIME, a re-imagining of the Norman Lear TV classic in which a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the help of her old-school mom. Rolling Stone called it "one of the best shows of the new year," while the Washington Post went so far as so call the new series a "perfect revival... hope for the future of sitcoms."

In his spare time, Todd is also co-founder of THIS BAR SAVES LIVES, a one-for-one company that gives life-saving food to a child in need for every delicious granola bar sold (www.thisbarsaveslives.com).

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: One_Day_At_A_Time.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

Actor Matty Cardarople from Netflix's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, JURASSIC WORLD, SELFIE, AND DUMB AND DUMBER TOO!!!!

New Podcast with Actor Matty Cardarople!

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Matty Cardarople. A laid-back, quirky comedic actor, East Coast-born Matthew Cardarople grew up entertaining friends and family in Exeter, New Hampshire. After settling in Los Angeles, he studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and has been studying with Lesly Kahn & Co. for several years. Discovered by actor Owen Wilson, Cardarople has appeared in several TV shows, including the Netflix original series A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (to be released this month) and SELFIE, as well as the films DRILLBIT TAYLOR, DUMB AND DUMBER TO, THE BIG SICK, and JURASSIC WORLD.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Matty_Cardarople_.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

Actor/Producer Jay Ellis from BET's THE GAME and HBO's INSECURE!!!

New Podcast with Actor Jay Ellis!

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Jay Ellis. Jay is a charismatic television and film actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He can currently be seen as one of the stars of HBO’s new comedy series INSECURE, alongside Issa Rae. Ellis plays Lawrence, Issa’s depressed and unemployed boyfriend, who has been getting his act together for four years.

Previously, Jay starred on BET’s hit series THE GAME, which ended after its 9th season. He portrayed Bryce ‘Blue’ Westbrook, the highly educated, first round wide receiver draft pick from Stanford University in the series that follows professional athletes, agents and managers as they navigate their way through fame, money and betrayal. Recently, Ellis was featured on the second season of the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series MASTERS OF SEX with Michael Sheen.

Born in Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Ellis spent the majority of his childhood traveling with his military family. His father completed over 20 years of service in the Air Force while his mother was an accomplished finance executive and instilled in her son the importance of community service and education at an early age.

Ellis attended Concordia University, where he played basketball and held the position of student body president. He interned briefly with the Portland Trailblazers and also joined AmeriCorps to provide care and resources to disadvantaged citizens in Portland. He then traveled the world as a model and was afforded the opportunity to live in such exotic territories as Milan, Tokyo, Sidney and London, appearing in campaigns for Abercrombie and Fitch, Nike and Adidas, to name a few.

In 2007, Ellis made the decision to move to Los Angeles to try his hand at acting and worked tirelessly at perfecting his craft, taking classes day and night. His debut feature role came in the Elizabeth Banks directed, star studded comedy MOVIE 43, starring alongside Terrence Howard. Ellis has also appeared in numerous primetime television series including GRACE AND FRANKIE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, GREY’S ANATOMY and NCIS.

When not in front of the camera, he enjoys cooking, being outdoors, boxing, traveling and shooting photography. Ellis is an ambassador of amfAR and is also an active volunteer at Inside Out Writers, an organization that teaches creative writing classes in Los Angeles County Juvenile Detention Centers.

Ellis can be found on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat (@JayREllis) and also has a photography Instagram account (@theworldaroundje).

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: Episode_1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

Actor/Producer Glenn Powell from EVERYBODY WANTS SOME, SCREAM QUEENS, RIDE ALONG 2 and THE EXPENDABLES 3!!!

New Podcast with Actor Glen Powell!



In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Glen Powell. Recently described by The Hollywood Reporter as the “Next Big Thing,” Glen Powell is well on his way to becoming one of tinsel towns’ most sought after actors.

Glen just finished filming the FOX feature HIDDEN FIGURES. Powell will star as famed astronaut John Glenn in the historically focused film. The plot centers on a group of women responsible for providing NASA with important statistical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space mission. Powell will share the screen with Kevin Costner, Kristen Dunst, Jim Parsons, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer. The film is currently slated for a January 2017 release.

Up next for Powell is the second season of the FOX hit SCREAM QUEENS. Powell will reprise his fan favorite role of Chad Radwell, President of the Dickie Dollars Scholars. The Ryan Murphy show proved to be a critic and fan favorite among the Fall 2015 freshman class. Also upcoming for Powell is THE SET UP, starring opposite Emilia Clarke. The MGM film is currently in pre-production but slated for a 2017 release.

This past December, Powell wrapped production on the Iraq War drama SAND CASTLE. Further proving his acting chops, Powell will star opposite action heavy weights Henry Cavil, Nicholas Holt and Luke Evans. The film follows an American military unit on a mission to repair a water system in the turbulent Iraqi village of Baqubah. Powell plays Sgt. Falvy, a tough-minded and foul-mouthed solider hailing from the south. The film is slated for a late 2016 release.

2016 is proving to be the year of Powell as he has been featured in two major motion pictures including April’s critically acclaimed film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME, directed by Richard Linklater. The Paramount Pictures’ film, set in the '80’s, follows a college freshman who rolls with some colorful baseball players. The highly anticipated film is being referred to as the spiritual sequel to Linklater’s cult classic film “Dazed And Confused.” Additionally, Glen was seen in January’s comedy RIDE ALONG 2, opposite funnyman Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, portraying a lethal drug-lord on the streets of Atlanta. Powell will be seen in BEYOND DECEIT, alongside silver screen royalty Sir Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino. The independent film is slated for a late 2016 release.

In 2014, Glen co-starred with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham and Harrison Ford in THE EXPENDABLES 3. He joined the ranks as an expert hacker and drone pilot named Thron, singular to none in his intensity and agility. Powell was also seen in the independent thriller, WIND WALKERS, from director Russell Friendenberg. Other film credits include the independent comedy SEX ED, opposite Hayley Joel Osment, RED WING, starring alongside Bill Paxton, as well as the final installment of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, opposite Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway.

This November, he will be honored as a rising star at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

When not in production, Glen resides in Los Angeles.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: My_Song_2.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

Actor, Writer, Director Brian Stepanek from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn and the upcoming LBJ!!!

New Podcast with Actor Brian Stepanek!

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Brian Stepanek. Brian has done a lot of stuff. Go to IMDB. They list all of it. Even the stuff he wishes they didn’t. For example, he’s worked extensively for The Disney Channel, appearing as Arwin Hawkhauser on the original series THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY. He also played Brian in BRIAN O’BRIAN. In film, he appeared in THE ISLAND, Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS, and recently played the role of Rufus Youngblood in the film LBJ, directed by Rob Reiner. He currently plays Tom Harper, the father of quadruplets on Nickelodeon's NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN. He has directed two episodes of that show as well. Brian lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. He is exhausted but really happy.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: STE-006_copy.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

Actor/Writer/Producer John Lehr from Hulu's Quickdraw, TBS's 10 Items or Less and a Geico Caveman!!!

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview John Lehr. John is a comedic performer, writer and producer working in television, film and theater. Lehr starred as Leslie Pool in 10 ITEMS OR LESS, the half-hour improvisational comedy series from Sony on TBS. Lehr also co-created and executive produced the series, which ran for three seasons.

Lehr is one of the original Geico Cavemen from the wildly successful commercial campaign. He appeared in dozens of spots, including the first commercial as a caveman boom operator, the caveman in therapy with Talia Shire, the tennis spot with Billy Jean King, Superbowl spots with Phil Simms, and many more.

Under their banner Howler Productions, Lehr and Hower have created multiple projects, most involving their unique improvisationally-based “hybrid” style found in QUICKDRAW (Hulu) 10 ITEMS (TBS) and MEMRON (a Slamdance award-winning mockumentary). With Lehr starring and Hower directing, the team recently completed LET IT RIDE, a half-hour comedy pilot set in Las Vegas for Comedy Central; RETREAT!, a half-hour comedy pilot set in a corporate retreat for NBC; KING OF BEERS, a half-hour comedy set in a brewery for EUE/Screengem; and JAILBAIT, a web series for Sony and Crackle.com.

In addition, Howler Productions created the pilots TEAM MCPHEARSON, an animated series inhabiting the world of Nascar for Fox starring Jeff Foxworthy; and JOHN LEHR MOVIE CLUB for TBS. Recently Lehr and Hower completed a pilot script for Sony Television in association with the BBC; finished a pilot script, THE LOOP, for HBO; and are currently developing a show with MTV.

As an actor, John has appeared in numerous television series, including FRIENDS, and was a series regular on JESSE, both for Warner Brothers/NBC. His feature film roles include THE SWEETEST THING and three Noah Baumbach films, KICKING AND SCREAMING, MR. JEALOUSY, and HIGHBALL.

Lehr’s critically acclaimed Comedic Lecture solo performances have had sold out runs in LA and New York. He is also a respected improvisational performer, having worked at the Organic Theater and Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, The Montreal Comedy Festival, Chicago Improvisational Festival, and multiple venues in Los Angeles and New York.

John’s hosting credits include NEWS WEASELS for E!; I'M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE for ABC; CBS’ special CLASH OF THE COMMERCIALS with co-host Heidi Klum; and JOHN LEHR'S MOVIE CLUB for TBS.

John is married to author Jennifer Lehr, with whom he has two children. The Lehrs reside in Los Angeles.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!



There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: My_Song.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

Actor Jesse Lee Soffer from NBC's CHICAGO P.D.!!!




New "Kahnversations Podcast with Actor Jesse Lee Soffer!

 


In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Jesse Lee Soffer. Excelling past an ‘up-and-comer’, Jesse has firmly rooted himself in Hollywood soil, capturing the attention of audiences through his work in both television and film.

Jesse currently stars in the NBC drama CHICAGO P.D., which premiers its 4th season in September, where he plays the brash, young detective, Jay Halstead, a character which he also portrayed in the companion series, CHICAGO FIRE and crossed over into a third show, LAW AND ORDER: SVU. Stemming from a long history in television, Soffer got his start on the small screen in 1995, starring in the TV Movie, FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF BASIL E. FRANKWEILER, opposite the legendary Lauren Bacall, before being cast by director Richard Shepard in AMC’s long-form presentation THE ROYALE.

Soffer’s recent television appearances include a co-starring role on THE MOB DOCTOR for FOX, RIZZOLI & ISLES for TNT, and the CBS series’ THE MENTALIST and CSI MIAMI, Jesse also landed major roles in the TV Movies, JODI ARIES: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET and NBC's HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS” opposite Virginia Madsen and Sophia Bush, and was cast as a series regular on the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen sitcom, TWO OF A KIND.

Not limited to only primetime, Jesse made a successful run on daytime television as well, being cast on both CBS serials GUIDING LIGHT and AS THE WORLD TURNS. His portrayal of troubled youth Will Munson earned him three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor in 2005.

Soffer has been able to transition to features as well, in fact, beginning his acting career at the age of 8, starring alongside John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty in the film MATINEE for Universal. Jesse can also be seen in the films, IN TIME, alongside Justin Timberlake, Davis Guggenheim’s GRACIE, opposite Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney, SAFE PASSAGE, where he plays the son of Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard, and starred as Bobby Brady in both THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE, and A VERY BRADY SEQUEL.

When he is not filming, Jesse resides in Los Angeles.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

Direct download: Kahnversations-Jesse_Soffer.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Producer/Actor Ross Kohn From Funny or Die, Lifetime, and Indy Entertainment!!!

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Producer
Ross Kohn!


In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Ross Kohn. Ross grew up in Westchester, New York. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. After graduation, Ross moved to Los Angeles and spent 6 years in the entertainment industry, working alongside Emmy-nominated producers, actors and directors. In 2006, he formed the media production company BackEast Entertainment. The company specialized in creating short-form viral content which garnered millions of views. As the brand built momentum, the company was approached by several Fortune 500 companies, including Pepsi Co and Blockbuster, to create and produce viral advertising campaigns.

In 2008 Ross packed his bags and moved to New York City to learn the ins and outs of high-level finance. Starting as a runner on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, Ross quickly worked his way up to become a licensed Institutional Sales Trader. Working on Wall Street by day, he was moonlighting as a film producer, raising capital for his first feature film Duke staring Carmine Giovinazzi and Vanessa Ferlito. It was on this project that he met his now business partner Nancy Leopardi.

On Wall Street, Ross transitioned to the buy side when he joined Balcony Partners, a $125,000,000 hedge fund, serving as their Trader and helping to raise capital.

In 2013, Nancy convinced Ross it was time to return to Hollywood to make movies full time.

Since joining Indy Entertainment, Ross and Nancy have produced 9 feature films together.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

 

Direct download: STE-001_1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Actor Jay Hayden from ABC's new Shonda Rhimes Show THE CATCH, BATTLEGROUND, and CRIMINAL MINDS!!!

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor
Jay Hayden!

 In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Jay Hayden. He is currently filming the ABC series The Catch, for executive producers Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Allan Heinberg and Julie Anne Robinson. He can next be seen on screen in the film Wild Oats, opposite Jessica Lange, Demi Moore and Shirley Maclaine. He is also well known from his role on the Hulu dramedy series Battleground. Jay currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!


Please watch ABC's The Catch premiering
Thursday, March 24th, 10/9c.

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

Lesly Kahn & Company, Actor Training
1720 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.969.9900
www.leslykahn.com

Direct download: STE-004_1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor
Ginifer King!

 


In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Ginifer King. For the past few years, Ginifer has played the frazzled, big city in a small town single mother Michelle Hathaway on Nickelodeon’s THE HAUNTED HATHAWAYS. She began her career at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she was discovered by NYC casting director Jim Carnahan who cast her in the upcoming Broadway revival of GYPSY, starring Bernadette Peters and directed by Sam Mendes. Ginifer went on to play the title role of Gypsy Rose Lee numerous times opposite Ms. Peters. Other Broadway credits include Shelby in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, opposite Delta Burke and Christine Ebersole, and as Sister Claire in CYRANO DE BERGERAC with Kevin Kline, who also, incidentally, was her Secret Santa that year. She’s done Off-Broadway, she’s done 29-hour readings, she’s done all the LAW & ORDERs – basically, she did NYC. After moving to LA, she guest starred on numerous network procedurals as mistresses, embezzling secretaries and, of course, serial killers. For the past five years she has simultaneously been a part of the LA based company “For the Record”, a live - 360 degree theatrical experience bringing the movies of such directors as Tarantino, Baz Lurhmann, the Coen Brothers, and Scorsese to life through their soundtracks. She spent this past summer performing the FOR THE RECORD: BAZ show, partnered with Cirque de Soleil. She entered from the ceiling on a swing and there was glitter involved – she was in heaven.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

 

Direct download: STE-000_5.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Actor Victoria Garica-Kelleher from THE NEWSROOM, FRIENDS, and every major commercial EVER!!!

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor
Victoria Garcia-Kelleher!

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor
Victoria Garcia-Kelleher!

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Victoria Garcia-Kelleher. Leaving Saint Paul, Minnesota, Victoria moved to Los Angeles to follow her passion for acting. In no time, she landed her first guest appearance opposite Jennifer Aniston on the hit NBC show FRIENDS. Since then, she has worked with such powerhouses as Mel Gibson, Steven Spielberg, Sally Fields, and Patricia Heaton.

Sometime during all of this, Vikki managed to marry her college sweetheart and have two wonderful children, but she didn’t settle down. She continued to hone her skills through the ever-challenging craft of improvisation at the renowned ImprovOlympic West and Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as remaining committed to exploring her craft through stage work, studying, and teaching alongside her amazing acting teacher, Lesly Kahn .

Most recently, Vikki had a recurring role working with Aaron Sorkin on NEWSROOM, and she shot a Super Bowl commercial for THE WALKING DEAD. Backstage West has called her “adorable,” The L.A. Times raved that she’s a “blissfully comic actor,” and The Beverly Hills Courier stated that she is an “incredibly talented actor.”

She has also been blessed with a wonderful commercial career, where she has worked with the likes of Charles Barkley, Richard Simmons, and the sexy Liquid Plumbr guy.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.



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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.




 

Direct download: STE-002_1_1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

Actor Jeff Meacham from BLACK-ISH and THE THUNDERMANS!!!

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Jeff Meacham!

In this installment of "Kahnversations," we interview Jeff Meacham. Jeff was born in Connecticut but raised on the mean streets/beaches of Sarasota, Florida. After High School he moved to New York and received a BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase. While in NYC he met his beautiful wife Christy Meyers, got married in 2008, had their son Jack in 2012 and now live happily ever after in a duplex south of Olympic. Currently Jeff plays Josh on the ABC comedy BLACK-ISH, and Principal Bradford on Nickelodeon's THE THUNDERMANS. He's also still proud to be recognized as the ShaveEveryWhere guy from the 2006 Phillips Norelco Bodygroom viral campaign. If you're into podcasts, check out The OpenSky Fitness Podcast he hosts with Rob Dionne. You can find it on iTunes. What else? He loves the Red Sox, fishing with his old man, tennis, and Netflix.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: STE-004.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

Actor Lilah Richcreek from Cougar Town, Two And A Half Men, Criminal Minds and the upcoming Gorgeous Morons!!!

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In this installment of "Kahnversations," we interview Lilah Richcreek. A proud LA native, Lilah attended LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts) and received the equivalent of 2 years of prestigious conservatory training in theatre. Upon graduating, she attended the University of Life, which consisted of being thrown into the deep end of the acting world and learning real life lessons. In 2010 she came to Lesly Kahn & Co. at the ripe old age of 20, and never left. In 2013 she started teaching the Technique Clinic and 2 Ongoing classes, making her the youngest teacher at LK & Co. Her credits include the 2013 ABC Family pilot WORK MOM, The 2014 ABC pilot FAMILY REUNION, and more recently, the 2015 pilot GORGEOUS MORONS, where she got to play a character who only wears sweatpants. Her literal dream.

When she's not acting she's most likely spending all her money at Whole Foods.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

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Direct download: STE-002_1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Angel Parker!

 

 

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Angel Parker. A proud LA native, Angel is a conservatory-trained actress, mother of two beautiful children, and a tireless do-gooder who has somehow never learned to ride a bicycle. She serves on the board of The Blank Theatre Company and is an active member of The New Hollywood, a women's philanthropic goal group. Since graduating from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and almost a decade with Lesly Kahn, she’s amassed numerous television, stage, voice, and commercial credits, with roles ranging from Coochi Snorcher in THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHTbut most younger fans will know her as Tasha Davenport from Disney XD’s LAB RATS. In her upcoming project, Ryan Murphy's AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON, she plays 'Dream Team' lawyer Shawn Chapman. Angel spends as much time as possible mentoring young women and children, as well as aspiring actors, helping them to set and achieve their goals through hard work, passion, and positivity. She absolutely plans to learn to ride a bike one day, and perhaps to swim as well. 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page! 

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

 

 

 
Direct download: STE-001.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Todd Stashwick!

 

 

In this special, post Comi-Con installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Todd Stashwick, star of Syfy Channel's 12 MONKEYS. Todd’s first professional dream was realized at a young age when he was hired to tour the country with Chicago’s famous The Second City.

Following productions at The Second City Detroit and The Second City Northwest, Todd moved to New York. There, he formed a company of improvisers and began staging the underground critically acclaimed BURN MANHATTAN all over the city. Other performers often included Kate Walsh and Jeremy Piven.

Work in television and film drew him to Los Angeles where he shot several pilots, series and recurring work. Todd has been seen in such films as the Blumhouse Thriller, MOCKINGBIRD; YOU, ME AND DUPREE; SURFER DUDE; THE AIR I BREATHE; and LIVE!. In addition, he starred in the independent film TO BE FRIENDS, written and directed by Jim Eckhart and produced by Aaron Eckhart, which opened The Boston Film Festival. He will soon be seen in JANE GOT A GUN opposite Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor.

Most notably, Todd is known for his role as Dale in the FX series THE RICHES opposite Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard. Other favorites include SUPERNATURAL, portraying Bela Lugosi's Dracula, and roles in such shows as GOTHAM (recurring), ORIGINALS (recurring), HEROES (recurring), WEEDS (recurring), TEEN WOLF (recurring), JUSTIFIED (recurring), BURN NOTICE (recurring), as well as comedies like THE EXES, DHARMA AND GREG and WILL AND GRACE. He was excited to be part of the Seinfeld reunion episodes of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM where he played NBC president Sandy Goodman.

In addition to acting Todd has launched several writing projects over the last few years, including the web-comic strip DEVIL INSIDE (a collaboration with writer/artist Dennis Calero). He also sold and developed a pilot for Syfy that he wrote with Dennis Calero. Realizing another dream, he is currently co-writer on the STAR WARS video game for Visceral games and Electronic Arts, headed by the influential game developer and director, Amy Hennig.

Todd enjoys surfing, is a vicious cinefile and loves to travel. He has a minor obsession with turn of the century Coney Island. A shameless geek, he’s an avid gamer and lover of comic books, sci-fi and horror. His love of improv remains strong and he continues to perform and teach at festivals, both at home and abroad. He lives with his family and too many pets in the Los Angeles area.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page! 

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

 

Direct download: 4CH075M.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor/Writer/Producer 
Gloria Calderon Kellett!

 

 

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Gloria Calderon Kellett. Gloria is a writer and producer (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHERRULES OF ENGAGEMENTDEVIOUS MAIDS, MIXOLOGY, IZOMBIE), actress, and mother of two. She drinks a lot of coffee. She can next be seen this summer as a drunk narrator on DRUNK HISTORY and as a mom on the new ABC sitcom THE REAL O'NEILL'S. On stage you can see her in the popular annual benefit Snapshots (July 24-26July 31-Aug 2 @ The Stella Adler Theatre (www.snapshotsbenefit.com) and in New York at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival on August 7th at 8pm (http://oob.samuelfrench.com/index.php/schedule/).

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page! 

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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

 

Direct download: STE-021.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

Actor Crista Flanagan from MAD TV, HELLO LADIES, MARRY ME, and the upcoming CLIPPED!!!

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Crista Flanagan!

 

 

So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh. If you like it please rate us or leave a review on Itunes!

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Crista FlanaganCrista was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and earned a Bachelor of Science from The University of Evansville and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of California, Irvine.

Crista made her major television debut when she starred on FOX’s late night sketch show MAD TV as a series regular for five seasons. Crista then joined the cast of MAD MEN for their first three seasons as tractor-riding secretary, Lois Sadler. 

Other notable television credits include HELLO LADIES, MOM, MARRY ME, TROPHY WIFE, 2 BROKE GIRLS, LAST MAN STANDING, and COUGAR TOWN. Crista is currently recurring on TBS’ new comedy, CLIPPED.

For more bio info, pictures and news, visit cristaflanagan.com.  

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 

Direct download: STE-006_1.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Eyal Podell!

 

 

So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Eyal Podell. Over the past 17 years, Eyal has worked steadily in Hollywood. His credits include more than 50 episodes on prime time television series as a series regular, recurring character, or guest star, and 150 episodes on the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. On the feature side, he's worked with legendary actors and directors, including Al Pacino, Gene Hackman and Michael Mann. In addition to acting, Eyal has just begun gaining momentum as a writer. In 2012 his feature spec "SEUSS", co-authored with writing partner Jonathon E. Stewart, topped the Hollywood Blacklist, leading to jobs at Paramount, Pixar, STX and more. Currently, he is recurring on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS while writing a feature for Paramount Animation.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 

 

 

Direct download: Eyal_Podell.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Actor/Comedian Esther Povitsky from PARKS AND RECREATION, KEY & PEELE, and THE NEW GIRL!!!

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Standup Comedian/Actor Esther Povitsky!

 

 

So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Esther Povitsky. Esther, more commonly known as Little Esther, is a comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer. She is a regular at numerous comedy clubs, has her own podcast, "Weird Adults with Little Esther," and has been seen on Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, KEY & PEELE, Adam Devine’s HOUSE PARTY, Brody Steven’s ENJOY IT, PARKS AND RECREATION, and THE NEW GIRL. She was most recently named by Entertainment Weekly and KEY & PEELE as part of their “Ones To Watch” list. Check her out at @littleesther (she’s verified).

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 

 

Direct download: Kahnversations-Esther_Povitsky.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Actor Trisha LaFache from Mad Men, Garden State, and God Is Not Dead!!!

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Trisha LaFache!

 

 

So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Trisha LaFache. Trisha is an actor hailing from New York who has been seen in GARDEN STATE, MAD MEN, CRIMINAL MINDS, and last year's hit film GOD'S NOT DEAD. She will soon begin shooting the sequel to GOD'S NOT DEAD this Spring and is one of our senior faculty at Lesly Kahn & Company. Did we mention she’s from New York?... 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 

 

Direct download: Kahnversations-Trisha_LaFache.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Amy Landecker!

 

 

So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Amy Landecker, who currently stars as Sarah in Jill Soloway's ensemble drama TRANSPARENT on Amazon. She is also currently developing a 1/2 hour for FX called ANGRY MILF, with Nicole Holofcener directing and producing.

Recent feature credits include Nicole Holofcener's ENOUGH SAID, Phil Morrison's ALL IS BRIGHT, and The Coen Bros' A SERIOUS MAN. On TV, credits include a recurring on FX’s LOUIE, ABC's SCANDAL, and HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. 

In 2015, Amy will be seen in Michael Bay's Paramount feature WELCOME TO YESTERDAY. 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 

Direct download: Kahnversations-Amy_Landecker.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast with Actor

Eric Nenninger!

So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name?  What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain?  Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner????  How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?

We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Eric Nenninger, who will be starring in the NBC sitcom MISSION CONTROL, which will begin airing in January 2015. Eric graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA. He first appeared on the FOX comedy MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE and the feature film JEEPERS CREEPERS 2. He was in the HBO mini-series GENERATION KILL, and recurred on WEEDS, GLORY DAZE, and Disney's KICKIN' IT. He has guest starred on ER, THE X FILES, CASTLE, BONES, NCIS, 24, CSI, RAISING HOPE, and SULLIVAN & SON. He currently teaches and coaches acting at Lesly Kahn & Company in Hollywood, CA, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 12 years, actress Angel Parker, and their two children.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

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In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers. 

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Alison Haislip, who will appear in the season premiere of NCIS. While Alison is most well known from her past duties on G4’s ATTACK OF THE SHOW and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, she garnered a lot of attention when she took upon the innovative role of the first ever on-air Social Media Correspondent on NBC’s hit show THE VOICE during its first season. Alison can also be seen as a series lead in Hulu’s first original series, BATTLEGROUND, produced by Marc Webb, and she recently starred in the heartfelt indie film, SATURN RETURNS. She also hosted what was dubbed as the “Chelsea Lately” for nerds: FOUR POINTS, with Alex Albrecht on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Channel, and was Hardwick’s correspondent for his show THE NERDIST on BBCA. She is also the correspondent for Zac Levi’s innovative company, The Nerd Machine, who has partnered with Spike to cover all things geek, and co-hosted Hulu’s daily show, THE MORNING AFTER. Alison's other television credits include Showtime’s SHAMELESS, TNT’s FRANKLIN & BASH, MTV’s ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS, VH1's I HATE MY 30'S and Comedy Central's RENO 911!. Her film credits include FRESHWATER, DIVISION III: FOOTBALL'S FINEST, THE DONNER PARTY, WASTED, and THE INDIAN. And soon to be seen on the fall premiere of NCIS!

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Matt Knudsen

Matt has appeared in the Warner Brothers feature GANGSTER SQUAD, as well as guest spots on BIG LOVE, BOSTON LEGAL, and Matt’s personal favorite, playing Jesus Christ the Therapist on MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. As a stand up, Matt has performed on CONAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW, and LAST CALL. He released his latest comedy album, AMERICAN, on April 29th, and his podcast GRABBING LUNCH is close to hitting 600k followers on Soundcloud.

There are so many inspiring and educational podcasts out there that provide us with the opportunity to hear how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills? Because whatever they did, we can do it too! “Kahnversations,” is a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got their start in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds; as well as to dish out some crazy stories! Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their path, process, and experiences, and about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers. 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 


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Andrew Leeds

Andrew has most recently been seen recurring on BONES and NCIS LA. He also just finished shooting a pilot for ABC called CRISTELA, which was just picked up by ABC. Long before all of that he appeared on Broadway in the musical FALSETTOS and in the national touring company of LES MISERABLES. Leeds is also a writer and has written and executive produced three pilots for NBC, including last season's BRENDA FOREVER. Andrew is a beloved member of the LK&Co. faculty.

There are so many inspiring and educational podcasts out there that provide us with the opportunity to hear how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills? Because whatever they did, we can do it too! “Kahnversations,” is a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got their start in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds; as well as to dish out some crazy stories! Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their path, process, and experiences, and about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers. 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 

 


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NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast with Actors

Angelique Cabral and Geoff Stults!

 

 

“Kahnversations,” interviews with some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors and writers, in which they talk about how they got started in Hollywood, their challenges and hurdles, and how they overcame the odds. You’ll hear crazy stories and their thoughts about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installment of “Kahnversations,” the amazing Ryan Bailey interviews actors Angelique Cabral and Geoff Stults (Kahnstitute alumni). Angelique and Geoff star as Jill Perez and Sgt. Pete Hill, respectively, in Fox's upcoming "Enlisted," an irreverent and heartfelt single-camera comedy about an older sibling who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers and a lead group of misfits on a small Florida Army base. The show premieres this Friday, January 10th at 9:30pm!!!  Please watch, DVR, and tell your friends!!!

Angelique has been seen in guest starring-roles on such television series as "Free Agents," "Happy Endings," "The Glades," and "Two and a Half Men" (in Ashton Kutcher's first episode). She most recently played the recurring role of Fox Paris on ABC's "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23."

Geoff is known for his regular roles on television series such as "7th Heaven," "October Road," and "Happy Town;" and in movies such as "Wedding Crashers" and "The Break Up." He most recently starred as Major Walter Sherman in Fox's "The Finder" and on Fox's "Ben and Kate." 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 


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Twelve Days of the New Year Song by Lesly Kahn & Company!!! Verse 1!

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NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast

with Actor Joel Johnstone!

 

 

“Kahnversations” are interviews with some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors and writers in which they talk about how they got started in Hollywood, their challenges and hurdles, and how they overcame the odds. You’ll hear crazy stories and their thoughts about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute influenced and shaped their careers.

 

In this installment of “Kahnversations,” the amazing Ryan Bailey interviews Actor/Director/Writer/Producer Joel Johnstone (a Kahnstituent since 2007). Joel plays Cameron in the second season of HBO's The Newsroom, and will appear in the HBO comedy Getting On with Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash. His short filmThe Pilgrim & The Private Eye is currently on the festival circuit and is  development as a TV series.

 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

 

 

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Actor Adam Korson From CW's New Sitcom Seed!

NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast

with Actor Adam Korson!

 

 

“Kahnversations” are interviews with some of our working actors, directors and writers about their experiences in Hollywood. They talk about how they got started, their challenges and hurdles, and how they overcame the odds. You’ll hear some crazy stories and reflections upon how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installment of “Kahnversations,” Ryan Bailey interviews actor Adam Korson(Kahnstituent since 2009).

Adam stars in Canada’s new hit series SEED, which just got picked up in the US by the CW as part of the 2013 fall lineup! SEED “follows Harry, a likable bachelor and bartender whose previous foray into sperm donation has resulted in offspring he was unaware of - until now.”

 

 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like "Kahnversations," feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page. Thanks so much for listening!

Enjoy!

 

 

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Actor Kate Miner From TV's Necessary Roughness, Scandal, And The Campaign With Will Ferrell!!!

NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast

with Actor Kate Miner!

 

 

“Kahnversations” are interviews with some of our working actors, directors and writers about their experiences in Hollywood. They talk about how they got started, their challenges and hurdles, and how they overcame the odds. You’ll hear some crazy stories and reflections upon how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installment of “Kahnversations,” actor 
Ryan Bailey interviews amazing actor Kate Miner (aka Kate Johnson, Kate Banister, Kate Lang Johnson . . . etc.) (Kahnstituent since 2008).

Kate’s resume includes PHYS ED (ABC Family’s 2013 multi-cam comedy series) and HOLDING PATTERNS (NBC’s 2013 multi-cam comedy pilot), as well as recurring roles on USA’s NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (2013) and PERSONS UNKNOWN (2010). She also was in the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis comedic feature THE CAMPAIGN (2012).

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a rating or review on our iTunes page. Thanks so much for listening!

Enjoy!

 

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Actor Eric Ladin from TV's The Killing, Mad Men, and Boardwalk Empire!!!

NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast

with Actor Eric Ladin!

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“Kanversations” are interviews with some of our more notorious actors about their experiences in Hollywood. They talk about how they got started, their challenges and hurdles, and how they overcame the odds. You’ll hear some crazy stories and reflections upon how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installment of “Kahnversations,” the amazing Ryan Bailey interviews incredible actor Eric Ladin(Kahnstituent since 2002). Eric’s vast body of work includes HBO’s GENERATION KILL, AMC’s MAD MEN, and THE KILLING. Also, he will soon be seen on HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE as J. Edgar Hoover!

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” feel free to leave a positive rating or review on our iTunes page!

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Kahnversations with Special Guest Casey Wilson!!!

We’ve posted a NEW
“Kahnversations” Podcast
with Actor and Writer 
Casey Wilson!

 

 

“Kanversations” are interviews with some of our more notorious actors about their experiences in Hollywood. They talk about how they got started, their challenges and hurdles, and how they overcame the odds. You’ll hear some crazy stories and reflections upon how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

In this installment of “Kahnversations,” the fabulous Ryan Bailey interviews amazing actor and writer Casey Wilson (HAPPY ENDINGS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and Kahnstituent since 2005). Among other things, Casey talks about one of her latest comic writing and acting projects, ASS BACKWARDS (written by and co-starring KahnstituentJune Diane Raphael and directed by Chris Nelson. ASS BACKWARDS will be coming to theaters and video-on-demand on November 8, 2013 and is an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival! To watch a clip of the film click here).

 

 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below!

 

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Kahnversations with Special Guest Richie Keen!!!

NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast

with Actor/Director Richie Keen!

 

 

Thank you all so much for listening and landing “Kahnversations” on the Top Ten List on iTunes for Arts & Entertainment-Themed Podcasts! We are so thrilled by all the positive feedback we have received from you, and are hard at work recording more episodes for your enjoyment. We hope to bring you a new episode every two weeks.

 

Our own, brilliant Ryan Bailey continues to interview our more notorious actors about their experiences acting in Hollywood and their time training with our beloved Lesly Kahn. They talk about how they got their start, their challenges and hurdles, and how they overcame the odds, tell some crazy on-set stories, and discuss how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

Today’s podcast features actor/director Richie Keen (director of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, FRANKLIN & BASH, and IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN among other things, brilliant actor, writer and Kahnstituent since 1998).

 

We hope you enjoy it!

If you like it please pass on to your friends and rate us on Itunes.  Thanks!

 

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Have you been listening to the inspiring and educational podcasts from the likes of Mark Maron and Jimmy Carrane (among others)? They interview wildly successful performers like Jon Favreau and Carl Reiner. And they're great. But sometimes it feels like their careers are so faaaaaaar away and out of reach. It would be so cool to have heard them speak like right after they got their first big break - to connect the dots and figure out how they did it. But those podcasts aren't out there yet. Or are they?

 

Yup! They are! Our own, brilliant Ryan Bailey has begun interviewing our own success stories! They talk about how they got their start, their challenges and hurdles, how they overcame the odds, their crazy on-set stories, and sometimes how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

Kahnversations is an informal podcast that asks a handful of our more notorious actors about their experiences acting in Hollywood and their time training with the one and only Lesly Kahn.

 

Listen in as these actors dish it all, in a casual interview format. Follow along and enjoy a loose conversation about the actor and their process and how one small, yet mighty, lady influenced them through her non-method and lots of tough love.

 

The first of this podcast series is an interview with actors Angelique Cabral (2013 half-hour comedy pilot ENLISTED, Kahnstituent since 2009) and Jesse Soffer (2013 one-hour dramatic pilot HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, 2012 series regular MOB DOCTOR, Kahnstituent since 2008).

  

 

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Kahnversations with Special Guest Sally Pressman!!!

Have you been listening to the inspiring and educational podcasts from the likes of Mark Maron and Jimmy Carrane (among others)? They interview wildly successful performers like Jon Favreau and Carl Reiner. And they’re great. But sometimes it feels like their careers are so faaaaaaar away and out of reach. It would be so cool to have heard them speak like right after they got their first big break – to connect the dots and figure out how they did it. But those podcasts aren’t out there yet. Or are they?

 

Yup! They are! Our own, brilliant Ryan Bailey has begun interviewing our own success stories! They talk about how they got their start, their challenges and hurdles, how they overcame the odds, their crazy on-set stories, and sometimes how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

 

Kahnversations is an informal podcast that asks a handful of our more notorious actors about their experiences acting in Hollywood and their time training with the one and only Lesly Kahn.

 

Listen in as these actors dish it all, in a casual interview format. Follow along and enjoy a loose conversation about the actor and their process and how one small, yet mighty, lady influenced them through her non-method and lots of tough love.

 

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The first of this podcast series is an interview with actor Sally Pressman (ARMY WIVES and this year’s high profile pilot, JOE, JOE, AND JANE), a Kahnstituent since 2005.

 

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