Checking in With Bradford Anderson Outside of General Hospital
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General Hospital actor’s podcasting passion.
General Hospital viewers saw Bradford Anderson return as Damian Spinelli last week, and by the actor’s Instagram post teasing another script, we can expect to see more appearances from him in the near future. Soaps.com thought it would be nice to catch up with Anderson and what he’s doing when he’s not acting. Anderson along with his on-screen and off-screen friend Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) host their own podcast, That’s Awesome. Recently the duo had Leslie Charleson (Monica Quartermaine) and actor, writer, director, and producer Ronnie Marmo (Ronnie Dimestico) on the show. Other recent guests have included Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), Inga Cadranel (Harmony/Lauraine Miller) and Coby Ryan McLaughlin (Shiloh Archer).
Charleson, who plays Burton’s mother on General Hospital, revealed she went to an all-girls’ school in Connecticut where she was bitten by the acting bug. Her school teamed up with the local boys’ school to put on productions. She goes on to discuss her very job in the theater, A Time For Us, and other acting jobs before General Hospital. During the podcast, she jokingly sends her television son to his room. Anderson was eager to learn from her how to discipline Burton. Charleson and Burton revealed it was Charleson who helped Burton break a terrible habit of gum chewing on set. Chewing gum on set, Charleson reveals, “Is to me and quite a few people a real big no-no.” She also admitted, “I can’t chew gum, I kill gum and it gives me a headache,” to which Burton joked, “So you were jealous!”
Marmo appeared on General Hospital from 2009 until 2012 as Ronnie Dimestico, a member of the PCPD who worked with Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) in trying to bring down the crime families of Port Charles. Marmo reflected on his past, including being a troublesome kid in New Jersey and that he has been sober for twenty-nine years. He turned his life around when he found acting and auditioned for a local play at the age of twenty-four. They reminisced about his time on the soap, his passion for the theater, and his new one-man show tour, I’m Not a Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce.
Fans of Anderson and Burton can also catch them live for a number of shows this fall when they take their two-man show, Stone Cold and The Jackal on the road. The duo has a number of performances lined up from September through the end of November across the country.
YO! We got Ronnie Marmo over here! We caught up with Ronnie just as he’s about to embark on a national tour of his one-man show “I’m Not A Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce”. Fascinating actor talk and a lot of laughs. Listen here: https://t.co/Mu71TGGLpd #GH #ThatsAwesome @1SteveBurton pic.twitter.com/OVj37weNOc
— Bradford Anderson (@BfordAnderson) September 11, 2019
GO TO YOUR ROOM STEVE!!! We’ve got LESLIE CHARLESON!!! We hear amazing stories from her incredible career, and learn how she cured Steve of a terrible on-stage habit:) Part 2 next week!
Listen here: https://t.co/szQCmdYGqU @1SteveBurton @lesliecharleson #thatsawesome pic.twitter.com/28T5FkAsQJ
— Bradford Anderson (@BfordAnderson) September 18, 2019