SPEECHLESS: Creator Scott Silveri talks about Season 3 and John Cleese – Exclusive Interview

Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy DiMeo, Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth and Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo in SPEECHLESS - Season 3 | ©2019/Bob D'Amico

SPEECHLESS, now on ABC Friday nights in its third season, follows the adventures of the DiMeo family. Mom Maya (Minnie Driver) is fiercely protective of teen son JJ (Micah Fowler, who like his character has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair), so much so that other son Ray (Mason Cook) sometimes feels neglected. Daughter Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) is trying to navigate her own way through puberty. Dad Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) wants to be supportive, and JJ’s aide Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) works to stand up for JJ and for himself. SPEECHLESS creator/executive producer Scott Silveri (a writer/producer on FRIENDS, co-creator […]Read On »

COMMENTS (1)

SPEECHLESS: Actor Cedric Yarbrough Talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Cedric Yarbrough in SPEECHLESS | © 2018 ABC/Eric McCandless

SPEECHLESS, now in its third season on ABC, is airing its Christmas episode on Friday, December 14. The half-hour comedy series has won a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming. SPEECHLESS has also earned acclaim from many quarters for its simultaneously humorous and realistic depiction of the way every member of the DiMeo family, including teen J.J. (Micah Fowler), deals with life, including the fact that J.J. uses a wheelchair. Cedric Yarbrough plays Kenneth Clements, J.J.’s aide. Like his character, actor Fowler uses a wheelchair; Fowler can speak, but J.J. cannot, so Kenneth speaks for […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

SPEECHLESS: Actor Cedric Yarbrough talks year two of the ABC sitcom – exclusive interview

Cedric Yabrough as Kenneth in SPEECHLESS | © 2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC’s SPEECHLESS, now in its second season on Wednesday nights, revolves around the DiMeo family. There are three kids in the family – Ray (Mason Cook), Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) and JJ (Micah Fowler) – but mom Maya’s energies are mainly spent on making sure the world treats JJ right. This is because JJ, now in high school, has cerebral palsy. He uses a wheelchair and requires someone else to voice his words for him. (Actor Fowler, who also has cerebral palsy, is able to speak on his own, but because JJ does not speak in SPEECHLESS, neither does the actor.) […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

SPEECHLESS: Actress Kyla Kenedy discusses the new ABC series – exclusive interview

Kyla Kenedy as Dylan in ABC's SPEECHLESS | © 2017 ABC/Kevin Foley

In ABC’s Wednesday-night comedy SPEECHLESS, Kyla Kenedy plays Dylan DiMeo. Dylan is the athletic sole girl in a family that also includes high school students Ray (Mason Cook) and JJ (Micah Fowler). JJ has cerebral palsy, which means that he gets a lot more attention from mom Maya (Minnie Driver) than his siblings; dad Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) mostly tries to keep the peace. Prior to SPEECHLESS, Kenedy has also had arcs on THE NEW NORMAL and THE NIGHT SHIFT. The young actress from Charleston, SC, was also in six episodes of THE WALKING DEAD, where she memorably portrayed Mika […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

SPEECHLESS: Actor Mason Cook talks ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Mason Cook stars in SPEECHLESS | © 2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Mason Cook plays Ray DiMeo in ABC’s Wednesday night half-hour comedy SPEECHLESS. The series has won acclaim – and a Writers Guild of America nomination – for its humorous, insightful portrayal of a family with a special needs member. Ray is new in his high school, experiencing first love and astronomy. Ray is also trying to get a little more recognition from his parents, played by Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie. It’s not that Mom and Dad don’t love Ray and his sister Dylan (Kyla Kenedy), but their attention is primarily focused on their other son JJ, played by […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

ABOUT A BOY star Benjamin Stockham talks Season 2- exclusive interview

Benjamin Stockham as Marcus and David Walton as Will Freeman in ABOUT A BOY | © 2015 Isabella Vosmikova/NBC

In NBC’s ABOUT A BOY, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Benjamin Stockham plays Marcus, the boy in question. Marcus is a tween whose life is forever changed when carefree Will (David Walton) moves in next door to Marcus and his overly protective single Mom Fiona (Minnie Driver) in San Francisco. The series, now in its second season, is adapted by show runner Jason Katims from Nick Hornsby’s novel (which was also made into a 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult). Stockham, now age 14, has been acting since he was five years old, with plenty of film (QUARANTINE, SIMON […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Exclusive Interview: Benjamin Stockham puts the boy in ABOUT A BOY

Benjamin Stockham in ABOUT A BOY - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Chris Haston

Actor Benjamin Stockham is only thirteen years old, but he’s been acting since he was five. Not only is he a film (QUARANTINE, SIMON SAYS) and television (1600 PENN, SONS OF TUCSON) veteran, he’s also remarkably quick with ad-libbed one-liners. At a Q&A panel with the Television Critics Association for NBC’s new series ABOUT A BOY, adapted for television by Jason Katims from Nick Hornsby’s novel, Stockham is seated with Katims and cast mates Minnie Driver, David Walton and Al Madrigal. When someone says to Stockham, “You’re either an exceptional young actor or you’re just like your character. Which is […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Exclusive Interview: Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS

Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS | (c) 2013 Vivian Zink/NBC

On NBC’s half-hour comedy GUYS WITH KIDS, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Anthony Anderson plays Gary, a stay-at-home father who tends to the family brood while his wife Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) works for the family income.Gary spends a fair amount of time hanging out with his baby, while in the company of fellow dads Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Nick (Zach Cregger) and their own offspring. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anderson is no stranger to comedy, having created and starred in the series ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS, playing a fictionalized version of himself. Among many other comedy credits, he has […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Movie Review: CONVICTION

CONVICTION movie poster | ©2010 Fox Searchlight

Although parts of CONVICTION have no doubt been fictionalized to make a better story, the heart of the film is what in fact happened. When Kenneth (Sam Rockwell) was convicted of a vicious murder and lost his first appeal, his sister, small-town barmaid Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) put herself through law school for the purpose of becoming a lawyer so she could re-open her brother’s case and exonerate him. The entire process took eighteen years.

COMMENTS (0)
Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com
bottom round