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7 Questions With Kelsey Grammer

After nearly 500 episodes on Cheers and Frasier as good doctor Frasier Crane, most people think of Kelsey Grammer as the pontificating psychiatrist. But beyond the droll, effete therapist, Grammer has played dozens of roles on TV, in movies, and on stage. He’s been on Broadway five times, three of those in Shakespeare’s plays. Grammer, 63, has done plenty before and since the sitcoms that made him a star. Now he’s back on TV in a serious role as a Cook County state’s attorney with a name — Gore Bellows — that just about screams “blowhard.” Though Bellows comes across […]

Marvel's Runaways
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7 Questions With Rhenzy Feliz of Hulu’s “Marvel’s Runaways”

In the few years Rhenzy Feliz has been acting, he’s worked on the popular series Casual and Teen Wolf, and now is back as Alex in Runaways. All of this has left him with financial security unimaginable when he was a child. Only 21, those years of struggle are still fresh. Feliz lived in the Bronx until he was about 5, when his single mother moved them to Florida. They lived in sketchy neighborhoods, but she was determined that her son experience the world beyond. He recalls how she somehow got him into another, better school district, and drove him […]

Richard Schiff The Good Doctor
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7 Questions With Richard Schiff of ABC’s “The Good Doctor”

Richard Schiff may well be the face of exasperation. Maybe because even in rooms crammed with smart folks, one gets the feeling he is a bit more intelligent. As Dr. Aaron Glassman on The Good Doctor, ABC’s Monday night drama about a brilliant young doctor with savant syndrome, Schiff plays a physician, former hospital president and cancer patient. Schiff chatted about growing up in New York City, where he was an elite student. He attended a top public school, the Bronx High School of Science, but dropped out and later earned his degree. Always a math whiz, he put that […]

Tyler Labine New Amsterdam
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5 Questions With Tyler Labine of NBC’s “New Amsterdam”

Wildfires were ravaging swaths of California as Tyler Labine was leaving his wife and three children and trying to get to the airport. He needed to be in New York, on the set of NBC’s drama New Amsterdam, by morning. After a series of mishaps including a no-show shuttle and the highway shutting down, Labine made it to the Santa Barbara Airport to take a rescheduled red-eye. Once in New York he was immersed in another drama — thankfully this one fictionalized — where he plays a very patient psychologist. Labine is one of those reliable character actors, a face […]

Steven Schirripa
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7 Questions With Steven Schirripa of CBS’ “Blue Bloods”

Whether playing a mobster as he did on The Sopranos or a cop as he does on CBS’ Blue Bloods, Steve Schiripa gives off a vibe of a guy who gets the job done with a minimal amount of nonsense. Schirripa continued to work in Las Vegas as the entertainment director at the Riviera Hotel even during his first year on the hit HBO mob drama. He reflects on his acting career taking off at the age of 40 and answers our “7 Questions.” What were a few of your first jobs before you got into acting? I was an […]

Brooke Satchwell
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7 Questions With Brooke Satchwell of FX’s “Mr Inbetween”

In Mr Inbetween, FX’s gritty half-hour drama premiering tonight, Brooke Satchwell plays Ally, a good woman who falls for a bad guy. To be fair, just because Ray (Scott Ryan) is a hitman doesn’t mean he’s evil. Satchwell’s character, however, works for the greater good as an EMT. “What appeals to Ally is his integrity,” she says. “That unspoken resonance — you know that they are your kind of person.” When the two meet at a dog park, the electricity is undeniable. “Those kind of moments are so isolated and out of the norm,” Satchwell says. “In the early stages […]

Eddie Cibrian
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7 Questions With Eddie Cibrian of ABC’s “Take Two”

Eddie Cibrian’s dimples flash even when his Take Two character, a grumpy and defeated private investigator, is exasperated with costar Rachel Bilson’s ditsy Sam Swift. Off-camera, though, Cibrian is quite an optimist. He shares that this latest summer series feels as if it could last for seasons. Then again, when he was on the doomed The Playboy Club, he also thought that had legs. Cibrian, 45, has reason to be hopeful now. Take Two, from the creator of Castle (which ran for eight seasons), has the same playful vibe, and he’s hoping for that sort of run from the procedural. […]

Margo Martindale
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7 Questions With Margo Martindale

Say Margo Martindale’s name and people automatically say: “I love her!” Then an interesting response kicks in. Which show will they cite? When answering our “7 Questions,” Martindale was on three shows: The Americans on FX (the series finale was in May), Sneaky Pete, streaming on Amazon, and The Good Fight on CBS All Access. Martindale had also just finished shooting a movie and was starting another the next day with Tiffany Haddish. “I have never been this busy,” says Martindale, who has won three Emmys. To those who have said a woman, especially one in Hollywood, can’t get hired […]