Thu, 18 April 2013
Stan Rizzo from Mad Men, Jay Ferguson: On acting, romance, his love of trivia and his dad on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
Mark Thompson and Heather Ankeny welcome Jay Ferguson from Mad Men.
You may never guess that Jay Ferguson, Stan Rizzo from the hit TV series Mad Men, is a huge trivia hound. Mark tosses him a few trivia questions on the fly.
You also may never have guessed that Jay fell into a deep decline and considered leaving his craft of acting and show business....Mad Men arrived just as he was building it back.
It's a useful story for anyone in a struggle to maintain or regain what they had. Jay tells the story of the fall from success at television series work as a young actor and the way he stopped that fall.
Fans of romance will love the way Jay met his wife...And you may be surprised the way cigarette lighters enter the story as a mark of attraction in this case.
Jay tells the story of "WRONG ANSWER KENT" and WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE....Jay's father had always obsessed with being on the original Who Wants to be a Millionaire with Regis. One day, he finally makes it. Jay shares the tale of why at the last second he can't be his father's "phone a friend" lifeline but connects him with his buddy Kent. Jay's actually able to be there at the last second---sort of. When his Dad calls while on "Millionaire" to get help from his trivia buff son and his friend Kent, it all doesn't go as planned.
Josh Weinstein (Freaks and Geeks and Mystery Science Theater 3000) sits in with Heather and Mark and is already a show favorite as he's irrepressibly funny and even reveals that he was the answer to a Jeopardy question. Oh, and by the way, he's a trivia monster also.