It’s so cool when I get to interview such creative and multi-talented people for my season finales, don’t you think? Billy Van Zandt certainly fits the bill. His publicist Jian, who was also a HUGE help in setting up the interview, sent me a copy of his book, Get In The Car, Jane, which I read off my computer, so I can’t call it a page-turner, legally…maybe a slow-computer screen scroll down, so you can enjoy all of the chapters? It’s a fun read, regardless. The writing style of the book is like how Billy was in the interview-straightforward, funny, interesting, and entertaining. All of this made him an ideal guest for the podcast, too. It’s chock full of stories that give you a great insight on the life of a tv writer. Trust me, you’ll enjoy it. Maybe Billy will make a play out of it? Whatever he does next, I’m sure will be something to keep the masses entertained. Much thanks for coming on the show, sir!
Billy talks Jaws 2, Star Trek and Newhart on The Fancounters Celebrity Podcast.
Ever wonder what it takes to make a television show? Playwright, actor and producer, Billy Van Zandt joins me on this episode to explain the process. Billy has developed many well-known TV shows, such as Martin, Suddenly Susan and many others. Billy is also an accomplished playwright, writing and producing dozens of off-Broadway shows. We chat about these aspects to his career, as well as his acting roles and his longtime partnership with the late Jane Milmore. Pop in your ear buds and join us on this sensational edition of The PVDcast!
The ESO Book Club returns to discuss Larry Niven’s celebrated science fiction classic. Mike, Mike, and Kirby Bartlett-Sloan embark on the Lying Bastard to investigate the secrets behind one of the largest technological wonders of Known Space. Plus, writer/playwright/actor Billy Van Zandt shares some stimulating and side-splitting sitcom stories. All this, along with Angela’s A Geek Girl’s Take, Ashley’s Box Office Buzz, Michelle’s Iconic Rock Moment, and Shout Outs!
Listen to Billy’s interview with Jeff Dwoskin
Interview: Jeff is joined by Actor/Writer/Producer Billy Van Zandt. We discuss Billy’s obsession and time with Lucille Ball including being part of the rediscovery of the lost original ‘I Love Lucy’ pilot episode. We also discuss Jaws 2, Star Trek, Taps and his adventures with Sean Penn and Tom Cruise. We also go deep into Billy’s book ‘GET IN THE CAR, JANE! Adventures In the TV Wasteland’ which chronicles the amazing TV work he and his writing partner Jane Milmore worked on together. We discuss their time together on ‘Newhart’ (including that incredible series finale!), ‘Martin’, with Martin Lawrence, ‘Anything but Love’ and ‘Daddy Dearest’ with Richard Lewis and a series of amazing stories with Penny Marshall, Andrew Dice Clay, Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles and and one Jeff Dwoskin Show exclusive story!!
Billy guests with Jason and Justin on the 3 Geeks Network discussing his new book “Get in the Car, Jane”
Billy’s signing a limited supply of hardcover copies of “Get in the Car, Jane” Exclusively available here. (USA only, sorry). To order, go to our BOOK page.
Billy’s on Middle-Age Warriors new podcast. Listen here
Kat Lively interviews Billy Van Zandt
Jaws 2 fans! Billy will hold a FB live “Jaws 2” Q & A with the Amity Jaws Group Saturday, September 12, at 2pm CST. That’s 12pm PST and 3pm EST. Europe and Asia, you’re on your own to figure it out!