We’re going to start doing some throwbacks on Thursdays — why not, right? Let’s kick it off with BP’s first visit to Seattle. Northwest Afternoon was a local talk show on Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO TV. This was about July 1990 because Dick Foley mentions the Goodwill Games (‘memba those?) which were played there that year. Anyway, there’s a kilt, some late ’80s graphics, and fun hair. Also, people still dress like this in the PNW. Enjoy!
As always, big thanks to Linda Kay and her extensive archives! Check out her YouTube channel and for all things Perfect Strangers visit her website P.S. I Love You!
While BP was in Boston for Super Mega Fest in November, he took a tour of Kittredge House — a 19th-century mansion in Roxbury’s Highland Park neighborhood that is being renovated into apartments by Historic Boston Inc. Check out the articles here and here!
Here’s a wonderful interview Bronson gave to his friend Aaron Stipkovich in February, when the first season of The Bronson Pinchot Project was premiering. It’s wonderfully long and filled with great moments, check it out here: http://www.andmagazine.com/content/phoenix/12293.html
The video has been made private for the second time. Hope everyone got to watch it while it was public!
Yay, October Q&A’s! Can you believe we’re in October already? 🙂
Here are Bronson’s answers to questions sent by you throughout September! Enjoy and send us your questions for the next one!
Q: Do you ever see your old castmates from Perfect Strangers? A: I am in touch with Melanie and Mark and we have a million laughs.
Q: I loved you in True Romance, did you like going on the rollercoaster? It looked fun! A: I fear and loathe rollercoasters and at the end when I am dry-heaving and whimpering that is not acting.
Q: What did you do over the summer? A: Shot a TV pilot and then obsessed about whether it would be picked up. It was.
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Q: Do you get to see your mom or your siblings often? A: Very, very often.
Q: Have you watched any Charlie Chaplin movies and if so, what if your favourite? A: I’ve seen them all, as I was briefly in the running to play him in the biopic from many years ago. I love The Gold Rush and The Kid.
Q: Can you tell us how you came to have the scar that is sometimes visible on your arm? It’s seen in certain episodes of Perfect Strangers and more noticeable in a photo from Second Sight. A: My big brother wouldn’t let me in the house and we wrestled over the front door and my arm went through the glass. I was in fifth grade and they had just taken away the lead in the school play from me because I had had it the year before. So unfair. A wretched day.
Q: Have you ever been to or heard of Prince Edward Island in Canada? A: No and yes in that order.
Q: How tall are you? A: Five nine and three quarters inches.
Q: Do you have an Ipod or Iphone? A: iPhone and I wish I knew how to make the buttons stop doing things.
Q: Do you do the Dance of Joy about real-life good things that happen? Or did you during the years you were playing Balki? A: When my generator first was hooked up and worked, I did the Dance of Joy in the snow for the workers, as promised.
Q: You’re well-known as a Wizard of Oz fan: have you read the book Wicked, or seen the musical? A: No. I politely and discreetly avoid any Oz material not by L. Frank Baum.
Q: Do you know if there is an equivalent of bronsonpinchot.org for Mark Linn-Baker? A: No idea. It would not be very like him.
Blackstone Audio’s Studio Director and award-winning narrator Grover Gardner conducted a fabulous interview with Bronson recently, in which they discuss Bronson’s work with audiobooks and with Blackstone, focusing on his award-winning reading of “Matterhorn” and more recently, Karl Marlantes’ memoir What It Is Like to Go to War.
You can read AND hear this great interview here!