Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that thinks Raising Hope is a sequel to Raising Arizona? in the NEW new media capital of the world, St. Petersburg, Florida!
By Bob Andelman
Gregg Binkley has waited and waited for his breakthrough opportunity and this may well be the year.
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Binkley was a recurring character in the first season of the Fox sitcom, ?Raising Hope.? He played Barney, the supermarket boss of Jimmy, the baby daddy of Hope, the show?s title character.
He apparently struck a nerve in season one, because Binkley has been elevated to series regular going into season two.
Gregg Binkley interview by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman
You can LISTEN to this interview with GREGG BINKLEY, co-star of Fox’s RAISING HOPE, by clicking the audio player above!
In Gregg Binkley we find a character actor who has paid his dues for many years. He was ?Randy? in an episode of ?Wizards of Waverly Place.? And ?Street Person #3? in an episode of CSI. He was even ?Dale? in an episode of ?The Michael Richards Show.? (And yes, there really was a ?Michael Richards Show.?)
But his best run to date was as ?Kenny James? in 18 or so episodes of ?My Name Is Earl? on NBC. In fact, it was thanks to ?Earl? showrunner Greg Garcia ? now occupying the same role on ?Raising Hope? ? that Binkley attracted the new gig in the first place.
Guys like Binkley show up for one unglamorous, somewhat anonymous acting job after another hoping for the moment he finally earned on ?Raising Hope.? On the eve of his first season as a series regular, it?s no doubt a good time to be him.
Gregg Binkley Website ? Order Raising Hope Season One on DVD
GREGG BINKLEY audio excerpt: “When they were casting the store manager for ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ Bryan Cranston said, ‘Why don’t you bring in Dan, the Del Taco guy?’ He gave me a chance to show another side of myself.”
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).
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