Interview: I am joined by actor, author, and TAPS historian Billy Van Zandt. Billy was one of the stars of TAPS. We spend our time together doing a deep dive of the Tim Hutton-George C Scott movie that lauched Sean Penn and Tom Cruise to super stardom.

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TX Boomers!

Tickets are selling fast for The Boomer Boys Musical.  April 22, 2022.  One night only at the Brauntex Performing Arts Center!



Interview: I am joined by actor and author and JAWS 2 historian Billy Van Zandt. Billy was one of the stars of JAWS 2. We spend our time together discussing what it was like to be a part of the biggest sequel of all time. Billy guides us through his audition process, the many directors, the script changes, the location changes, the complete cast changes… everything that culminated in the movie we all know and love, JAWS 2.

This episode is a fun trip down memory lane for Billy Van Zandt and a joy ride for fans of the film. Billy shares stories about all his castmates, learning to sail, doing his stunts, his almost gruesome death, Roy Scheider, Carl Gottlieb, Joe Alves, Lorraine Gary, Jeannot Szwarc and so much more!

Our Guest, Billy Van Zandt

Memorial Service for Jane

On July 24, 2021, a memorial service was held for Jane Milmore, on the NJ stage where she and Billy debuted so many of their plays.

Here’s a link.  The service starts around 45:00.


News to drop soon:

Between performances touring in “The Boomer Boys Musical,” Billy will be guest-starring in two great upcoming comedies.  More info, when both shows give us permission!  Stay tuned…

Billy Meets Harvey

Billy speaks with best-selling author Harvey Brownstone about “Get in the Car, Jane; Lucy; Jaws 2; and much more!

Billy on Trek Untold

Billy talks “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” with Mathew Kaplowitz on Trek Untold

Billy on the Sherpa Screening Room Podcast

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!