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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Okay, so first off, THANK YOU! So many people wrote and tweeted and emailed… all the modern communication channels, to tell me they voted and told others to vote… it was just like being bathed in pure love.  I am so grateful and so amazed!  Thank you, thank you, thank you! The other thing is…

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The Day Before THE DAY

The Day Before THE DAY

So, what did I do on my “day off” before I go on TV tomorrow night on America’s Got Talent at Radio City? After a brief, somewhat perfunctory hair appointment, I had lunch with my very old friend from elementary school, Coleman Gregory, and we had a good New York kibitz in a diner on

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Onstage At Last

Onstage At Last

Today I finally got to step onstage at Radio City Music Hall. We blocked my set for the cameras, lighting and sound, and I got to see the view from up there.  Big hall!  This magnificent theater really is a monument to the era of spectacular, pre-rock arena, live entertainment, an era that still clings

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WHAT’S TAKING SO LONG?

WHAT'S TAKING SO LONG?

DAY FIVE IN NEW YORK CITY: You might wonder, what the heck takes so long that you have to be in New York City an entire week prior to the broadcast of America’s Got Talent? Well, it’s a BIG show.  I’m just a tiny, tiny part of it, but on the night all elements have

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The Rain Must Come

The Rain Must Come

My memories of New York City in the summer always includes big, loud, wet thunderstorms.  It gets monstrously hot and humid, then finally the clouds just LET GO.  I got caught in many when we lived here, soaked deliciously through and through. Especially great when you are heading to an audition in a suit and

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BUSTING OUT

BUSTING OUT

I was on a plane most of today, traveling to New York, so I’m taking a day off from reportage on America’s Got Talent to share an essay about voice acting. I have been interested in voice acting, narration, voiceover and of course, impressions, since I was a little guy.  I was exposed to wonderful

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Getting Out the Vote

Getting Out the Vote

Okay, here’s the whole deal on the America’s Got Talent voting: My act will be presented live on NBC on Tuesday, August 6th; the show starts at 9 pm/8 Central time. I’ll be attempting to do something with impressions that I have never done before.  (I don’t think anyone ever has… and lived to tell

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My Other Biggest Fan

My Other Biggest Fan

My mom, actress Marion Ross, has been a fan of mine for a long time.  Since I used to dance around our house in the Valley in my pajamas to Gaîté Parisienne. The photo above is from breakfast this morning; Tamra made some waffes and mom popped by to visit and to wish me luck

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LATE BLOOMER

LATE BLOOMER

If there is anything you could criticize about me and my career, it’s that I’ve taken SO LONG to get known… That’s the main reason that I entered the America’s Got Talent competition, so that I could finally  get properly introduced to the population and move up and out of the category of “I’ve seen

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