‘Conversations’ Ep. 77- Shree and Greg Crooks

On Wednesday, March 22nd, at 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific, Actors and father/daughter duo Shree and Greg Crooks join Brett and Mike for ‘Conversations’ Episode 77!

Shree and Greg Crooks

Shree Crooks

Shree Crooks is an American television and film actress. She began her career doing commercials, including the beautiful 2012 Olympic spot for Proctor and Gamble, “Best Job”, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. She was also featured in a commercial for the Google Tablet when it was first being released.

Her big break was getting cast in “Captain Fantastic”, written and directed by Matt Ross, and starring Viggo Mortensen. For this performance she was nominated for a Screen Actors Award and brought to Cannes and Sundance Film Festival. She has had reoccurring roles on Ray Donovan (Season Three) and American Horror Story: Hotel. She currently has two movies that will be out sometime this year or next.

Shree is the lead and title character in a Blumhouse film titled, “Stephanie”, and plays a young Maureen in Brie Larson’s future flick, “Glass Castle”. Most recently, Shree was in Sweden filming the title role in a short of Hans Christian Andersen’s, “Little Match Girl”.

Shree enjoys hiking, biking, reading, walking to the mall with friends, and going to the spa with her mom. She’ll still endure making videos with her dad, which they’ve been doing since she was a baby. Their most successful video to date is called, “dope dad/cool kid” and can be found on YouTube.

Shree can play the violin and guitar, and is an aspiring singer-songwriter. She is also an artist. Shree is almost 12 years old and is getting pimples and argues with her parents more than she used to.

Greg Crooks

Greg Crooks is the funniest guy that he’s ever met. He’s pretty moody and has a bad temper. He sometimes skips too many days between showers. Greg is an actor, writer, and singer. He also dabbles in making short videos and posting them on YouTube.

Here’s an EXCLUSIVE look at their latest video, “The Interview”:

Greg Crooks has been on TV and has been in jail. He graduated from The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, (PCPA), and received a BFA from Marymount Manhattan University. These accomplishments have lead to Greg being a successful barista and waiter.

Greg has acted in plays and had plays that he’s written acted by other people. For many years he performed his own One Man Show – “A Crooks Cabaret”, all around Los Angeles. He likes to hike in the hills, bicycle, cook, watch documentaries, and ride motorcycles. His heroes are Michael Landon, John Lennon and most cats.

Greg Crooks is currently studying at UCLA to be a mindfulness meditation facilitator. He is 41 years old and weights about 150 lbs. He could stand to bulk up and lose some belly fat…just sayin’.

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‘Conversations’ Episode 76- Mateus Ward

Mateus Ward

On Thursday, March 9th, Brett and Mike were excited to welcome actor Mateus Ward to ‘Conversations’!

Mateus Ward

Mateus Ward was born in Burbank, California, but was raised on the island of Maui in Hawaii. He is the son of an American father, producer/director/filmmaker Justin Ward, and an Italian immigrant mother, Laura Di Nardo (Laura Ward). His first role was in a live musical theater production where he impersonated Elvis, and then was offered the role of Winfield Joad in the stage production of “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. In 2009, his family moved back to Los Angeles, where Mateus pursued acting in television and film. In 2010, he appeared in several short films and national commercials. His television debut was on the CBS network’s dramatic police procedural “Criminal Minds.”

We talked with Mateus about everything from his time in Hawaii, how he got his start in acting, his collections, comics, his new film, ‘The Meanest Man in Texas’ and a whole lot more! Check out the show below:

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‘Conversations’ Episode 75- Matteo Molinari

Matteo Molinari

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Brett had the week off so Mike ran solo and talked with writer and author Matteo Molinari!

Matteo Molinari

Matteo Molinari was born on March 14, 1966 in Genova, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Drive in (1983), The Silence of the Hams (1994) and Potluck (2012).  He co-wrote the books “The Horror Movie Survival Guide” and “Oops! Movie Mistakes That Made The Cut”, “Oops! They did it again! More Movie Mistakes That Made the Cut,” all with Jim Kamm.

Currently, Matteo is translating shows from English to Italian for subtitles for Netflix.

Mike and Matteo talked about filmmaking and those silly mistakes that most don’t notice, like shadows of Mike booms, reflections of the camera’s in different surfaces, and inconsistencies between takes, as well as the process of translating from English to Italian, and much more!

Matteo Molinari

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Snubby J on Tedx!

Kent Jenkins aka Snubby J was invited to do a Tedx Talk! Congratulations Kent! You can also check out our interview with Kent on “Conversations” Ep. 19 by clicking on the player below the video!