9:30AM (PST) – Jillian Rose Reed & Beau Mirchoff, “Awkward.”
Jillian and Beau star together in AWKWARD. – Tuesdays at 10/9c on MTV
Raised in Northville, Michigan, Jillian Rose Reed was bitten by the acting bug at age seven. She began acting in children’s theater, first starring as Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web. By the time she was twelve, she had performed in a total of 27 musicals and plays in her home state of Michigan. Reed later stepped outside of the theater to do commercial work. After shooting an ad for Ford Motor Company, she realized she wanted to pursue acting as a career and made the move to California. Reed acted in California while continuing to travel back and forth to Michigan.
She is best known for playing the sassy and fun-loving Tamara on MTV’s #1 scripted and critically acclaimed series, “Awkward”. Reed’s character stands out with her delivery of witty one-liners. She and the series have been praised by critics and fans alike. Reed was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series and was also named one of Buddy TV’s Best Summer Performances. The series along with the cast was recently nominated for Bingeworthy Television Show at the Young Hollywood Awards, where she was also a presenter. “Awkward.” is also a three time People’s Choice Award nominee, securing nods for both Favorite Dramedy and Favorite Cable TV Comedy, which they won in 2013. The show has been recognized with other accolades including the TV Guide’s Hot List. It has also been featured on numerous “Best of” TV Lists including: Variety, USA Today, Huffington Post, New York Times, and Time, to just name a few. The show is set to return for its anticipated fifth season this year and was recently nominated for a 2015 Teen Choice Award for Choice Favorite TV Comedy.
Though Reed is best known for her role on “Awkward.”, she has made numerous memorable appearances on the small screen. Reed had a recurring role on Showtime’s hit television series “Weeds” as Shane’s dark and rebellious friend, Simone. She has also been seen on popular shows including ABC’s “The Middle”, NBC’s “Community”, HBO’s “Hung”, and most recently Disney’s “Jessie”. These roles have allowed Reed to perfect her comedic chops. She further expanded her repertoire with a large guest role in the Jack Blackhelmed web comedy series “Ghost Ghirls”, as well as a lead in a Funny or Die short with Kurtwood Smith of That 70’s Show, where she showed off her dark comedic talents. Reed has also been generating a lot of buzz with national guest appearances on E! “Fashion Police”, “The Soup”, “Hello Ross”, “On With Mario Lopez”, and “The Arsenio Hall Show”. Things haven’t slowed down for Reed. She recently started production “off the record” on a new show with Maker Studios and Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets. She’ll be diving in headfirst to different aspects of our culture that relate to social issues, activism and gender. Reed is also entering a new phase of her career as she lends her voice to the upcoming Disney Junior series “Elena Of Avalor”. The story centers on Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy-tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. In order to make her way back to her rightful throne, Elena needs the help of her best friend, Naomi, played by Reed. The series is a spinoff of “Sofia the First” which has delivered the two highest rated telecasts in cable TV history.
Outside of acting, one of Reed’s biggest passions is giving back. She is a passionate spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles Chapter and was recently named to the Celebrity Cabinet for the national organization. She also serves as the official celebrity spokesperson and producer of Breaking The Chains, a global non-profit artistic-based charity that aims to provide awareness, understanding and support for those affected by eating disorders. The nonprofit personally hits home for her as her older brother lives with Type 1 Diabetes. Reed resides in Burbank, CA and in her spare time enjoys reading, hiking, listening to music, shopping at vintage stores, going out to eat, exploring new places with her friends. Jillian is the older sister to actor Robbie Tucker.
Beau Mirchoff always knew he wanted to be an actor. Born in Seattle, Washington, just two days later, his family moved home to Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. Beau started his training as an actor at thirteen years old while living in Vancouver which required for him to take a two hour ferry-boat venture from his home on Vancouver Island to the mainland of British Columbia. He did this every week until moving to Los Angeles in 2009 where Beau began training at the Michael Woolson Studio where he still trains to this day. That same year he moved to Los Angeles, he landed the role of Danny Bolen on “Desperate Housewives”. Continuing his stardom on the small screen, Mirchoff starred opposite of Selena Gomez in a one hour special episode of “Wizards of Waverly Place”. He also played Rick Zondervan, alongside David Duchovny in NBC’s “Aquarius”. He also recently starred in the Lifetime movie “The Murder Pact”, alongside Renee Olstead, Alexa PenaVega, Michael J. Willett, John Heard and Sean Patrick Thomas.
Mirchoff can currently be seen on MTV’s #1 scripted and critically-acclaimed show, “Awkward”. He plays the heartthrob and leading male, Matty McKibben. The role earned him a Teen Choice Award in 2012 for “Choice TV Breakthrough Performance Male”. The series along with the cast was nominated for “Bingeworthy Television Show” at the Young Hollywood Awards. “Awkward.” is also a three-time People’s Choice Award nominee, securing nods for both “Favorite Dramedy” and “Favorite Cable TV Comedy”, which the cast won in 2013. The show has been recognized with other accolades including in TV Guide’s Hot List. It has also been featured on numerous “Best of” TV Lists including: Variety, USA Today, Huffington Post, New York Times, and Time, just to name a few. The show is currently airing its highly-anticipated second half of the fifth season and was recently nominated for a 2015 Teen Choice Award for “Choice Favorite TV Comedy”.
As his rise to the top continues, Mirchoff is currently working on the Comedy NBC Pilot “Good Fortune”. Mirchoff plays Dave, the best friend to June, a hyper-structured young woman who, after a fortune teller predicts she’ll die in 3 days, decides she’s finally going to live her life with no regrets. When she doesn’t die but realize how great it felt to take risks, she adopts a new life policy along with a new full-time fortune teller. While taking a step away from the small screen, Mirchoff continued to focus on theatre. In 2012 he portrayed Treat in a production of Lyle Kessler’s “Orphans” at the Hudson Theatre. The following year he played Kent in Neil Labute’s “Reason’s to be Pretty” at the MW Theatre. Aside from theater his other notable films include: “Scary Movie 4”, “The Grudge 3”, “I am Number 4”, and “Poker Night” alongside Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Titus Welliver, and Ron Eldard.
Mirchoff is well accomplished outside of acting as well. He is the co-director with the Creative Works Theater Company. The group performs monthly staged reading of contemporary plays with the objective of introducing the public to current works, while also creating an environment for actors to get on stage. Mirchoff has a pet labradoodle and plays in a band called Jimmy’s Sound Cart. He is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan and loves scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, snowboarding and hiking. He is currently taking classes at Santa Monica College and UCLA Extension and will be transferring to UCLA next year for a degree in English.
10:15AM (PST) – Ashley Gold, TRUtv’s “Hardcore Pawn”
To Ashley Gold, managing a pawnshop has always felt like home. With her first loan at age seven and her first sale at eight, she was born — and raised — a pawnbroker. After high school, Ashley went to Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business. First obtaining a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from MSU, then earned her Certification in Diamonds from the Gemological Institute of America. With her education behind her, Ashley returned to American Jewelry and Loan as the Manager of a 50-employee team and 50,000 sq. feet of retail. The excitement of her business attracted the interest of many in the media — especially those in the reality television industry. Many were excited about the prospects of showcasing the in’s and out’s of Detroit’s biggest and baddest pawnshop. That excitement spawned TRUtv’s most successful and highly rated show, “Hardcore Pawn”.
Ashley follows passionately the hottest trends in jewelry and fashion, a topic that she frequently blogs or speaks about in the media. And of course, she never skips a beat interviewing the who’s who in Hollywood on her weekly radio show, Pawn Chick Radio. Ashley travels the world doing appearances, appraising items, and spends time helping clients through her social media consulting practice.
10:30AM (PST) – Captains Wild Bill & Keith Colburn, “Deadliest Catch” on Discovery
The 12th season ‘DEADLIEST CATCH‘ premieres Tuesday, March 29 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery
Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski‘s motto is “hard work and honesty”, though he has been known to use unconventional methods — that partly explain the nickname “Wild” — to keep his crew going strong. While he has a potentially intimidating reputation, Bill can back up his words with the skills to get the job done. He has extensive experience as a naval engineer, boat electrician, and commercial fisherman. He is keenly aware of the risk inherent in his profession, one widely recognized as the world’s most dangerous job.
Absent for much of his son Zack’s childhood, Bill has spent the last few years cultivating a relationship with his boy. Passing life lessons to Zack may even take priority over fishing. Bill feels Zack improved dramatically last year and has the potential to move up to the wheelhouse, but not any time soon. That said, Wild Bill often favors deckhand, Nick McGlashan, who Bill feels is the epitome of a true crabber but cares deeply about Nicks struggle with alcoholism. After many years plying the Bering Sea in search of crab, Wild Bill is nearing the end of his fishing career. This season the captain needs to make sure he finishes strong and more importantly that he gets Zack prepared to fish when dad’s not around.
Bill is originally from Irwin, Pennsylvania, east of Pittsburgh. In the off-season, he and his wife, Karen Gillis, make their home in Sonora, San Carlos, Mexico. Bill enjoys sport fishing, travel, horseback riding, NASCAR and golf. He supports nonprofit projects including Wounded Warriors and breast cancer charities. In addition to Zack, Bill has a younger son, Jake Wichrowski, and a daughter, Delia Wichrowski.
As a first generation crabber, Captain Keith Colburn fishes with a desire to prove himself and the constant stress of maintaining a round-the-clock costly operation. At the age of 22, Keith left behind his life as a Lake Tahoe ski bum to seek his fortune up north. He jumped on a plane with his best friend and landed in Kodiak, Alaska with no experience, a tent and $50. With only a hazy, but romantic vision of working at sea and the rumor of big paydays, Keith was determined to try something new and exciting. He started as a true greenhorn on the crabber Alaska Trader. Keith was instantly hooked by the fishing lifestyle and the camaraderie of being part of a crew working together against the elements. While initially looking only for adventure in Alaskan waters, Keith decided to make it a career. In 1988, three years after he arrived, he became a full-share deckhand on the Wizard. He earned his U. S. Coast Guard license in 1990 and moved from the deck to the pilothouse. Two years later, he received his masters (captain) license and has remained there as the skipper.
Keith trusts and loves his crew though he doesn’t always show it. This is Keith’s boat and he is the undisputed leader. Whatever the cause, someone or something is bound to set this ticking time bomb of a skipper off — though the veteran captain is trying to be more even-keeled. Now returning to the boat, Keith may need to temper his dogged work ethic (and his temper too) or hand over more control to his veteran crew — neither of which are appealing options to the skipper. The fleet often receives him with mixed fanfare, but whether the captains love him or hate him, everyone respects his ability to fish.
11:15AM (PST) – Matt Haig, author of “Reasons to Stay Alive”
Photo credit: Clive Doyle
Reasons to Stay Alive
Matt Haig is the internationally bestselling writer of five novels, including The Dead Father’s Club, The Humans and The Radleys. He has also written award-winning children’s books. His work has been translated into thirty languages. REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, a runaway bestseller in the UK, is his first work of nonfiction. He lives in England.
11:30AM (PST) – Joe Mantegna, actor, “Kill Me, Deadly”
The 11th season of ”Criminal Minds” premiered in 2015 on CBS. Joe plays FBI special agent, David Rossi
Joe Mantegna has received critical acclaim for his award-winning and highly praised performances on the stage and in numerous film and television productions. He was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Awards for his role in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Glengarry Glen Ross”. His long-standing association with Mamet includes the premieres of “A Life in the Theatre”, “The Disappearance of the Jews” and “Speed The Plow” on Broadway. Mantegna has also directed a highly lauded production of Mamet’s “Lakeboat”, which enjoyed a successful theatrical run in Los Angeles and he later directed the film version starring Peter Falk, Robert Forester, Andy Garcia, Charles Durning, Denis Leary and George Wendt.
In the world of film, he has starred in over 100 films. Among them “The Godfather III”, “Alice”, “Celebrity”, “Liberty Heights”, “Bugsy”, “Forget Paris”, “Uncle Nino”, “Nine Lives”, “Searching for Bobby Fisher” and “Baby’s Day Out”. He starred in the critically acclaimed Mamet films “House of Games”, “Homicide”, and “Things Change”, for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. Always the baseball fan, Joe conceived and co-wrote the Off-Broadway play “Bleacher Bums”, which earned him an Emmy when it was subsequently produced for television. Joe is a three-time Emmy nominee, first for his work in the HBO special “The Rat Pack”, where he was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Dean Martin. For his role of Pippi De Lena in the CBS mini-series, “The Last Don” and finally in 2007 for his work in the USA network series, “The Starter Wife”. In 2008 Joe won the Best Actor Award for his work in “Elvis and Annabelle” from the Newport Beach Film Festival.
In recent years Joe has stared in the critically acclaimed CBS series’ “First Monday”, “Joan of Arcadia”. For the last 22 years, he has been the voice of Fat Tony on the Fox series “The Simpsons”. Joe also lent his voice to Disney/Pixars 2011 smash hit “CARS 2”. April 2011 Joe received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to his childhood idol Errol Flynn. In May of 2012 Joe was appointed the National Spokesperson for The U.S. Army Museum, to lead the fundraising campaign to build the long-planned National Museum of the United States Army. In 2014 Joe received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the community and craft of acting.
He currently stars as David Rossi on the CBS hit drama “Criminal Minds” as well as hosting and producing duties on “Gun Stories” for the Outdoor Channel. Current film projects include, “Bronx Bull”, “Kill Me Deadly” and “10 Cent Pistol”.