Barry Livingston Set for THEATRE CHAT, 10/30
Tune in this Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with "Mr. Showbusiness" on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's guest is TV and film star Barry Livingston, best known as 'Ernie' from MY THREE SONS.
Livingston became instantly recognizable for his horn-rimmed glasses and goofy charm - America's prototype Nerd.
Five decades later, after working on hits like Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, and The Social Network, this one time child star beat the odds and survived the dark side of the Hollywood dream factory-with charm, wit, determination and big horn-rimmed glasses.
Within days of being spotted, Barry was cast as one of Paul Newman's children in the 1958 comedy Rally Round the Flag, Boys.
At the age of eight, Barry was suddenly in demand as the "kid next door" and was featured on such popular situation comedies as The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and The Dick Van Dyke Show and in such movies as My Six Loves with Debbie Reynolds.
He also appeared on two episodes of The Lucy Show 1963, starring America's favorite redhead, Lucille Ball.
Now, he has firmly established himself as a hard-working and always reliable character actor. He has appeared on such TV shows as Mad Men, Two and Half Men, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Monk, Big Love, Crossing Jordan, Will and Grace, the West Wing, and many others. He had a featured role in the box office smash The Social Network. Adam Sandler, also a fan, cast Barry in Don't Mess With the Zohan.
Barry has recently been cast in the highly anticipated movie, "JERSEY BOYS", directed by Clint Eastwood.
In his new book, "The Importance of Being Ernie": he tells his story, about being A true Hollywood survivor, one of the few child stars who turned early success into a lifelong career.
THEATER CHAT broadcasts LIVE every Wednesday, 12:35 -1:30 PM Eastern from WWJB in beautiful, downtown, Brooksville, Florida: a small southern town, with a big appetite for the arts! AM 1450 and FM 103.9 and NATIONALLY online at: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php.