Monthly Archives: March 2016

#196 – Ron Darling



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 196 - Ron Darling

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy break the internet with some EXCLUSIVE news that they received from this week’s guest.

What happens when Tommy Riles, who has been a Mets fan since he was seven years old, gets to talk to one of the heroes from the 1986 World Series Mets team? You will find out in the interview that Tommy and Art had with former New York Mets pitcher, Ron Darling.

Thanks to the good folks over at St. Martin’s Press, we were able to chat with Ron about his new book, Game 7, 1986 Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life, fatherhood, and playing in the big leagues. Ron even shares something very cool with us that is definitely a Life of Dad moment! Recently, Ron and his wife were blessed with a baby boy. You can read all about it in the interview below!

Ron Darling is an Emmy Award-winning baseball analyst for TBS, the MLB Network, SNY, and WPIX-TV, and author of The Complete Game. He was a starting pitcher for the New York Mets from 1983 to 1991 and the first Mets pitcher to be awarded a Gold Glove.

Follow Ron Darling on Twitter @RonDarlingJr and purchase his book from St. Martin’s Press.


#195 – Curtis Armstrong



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 195 - Curtis Armstrong

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about March Madness and the cool way Tommy’s father in law watches the games. Then the guys bring on actor Curtis Armstrong.

Believe it or not, actor Curtis Armstrong has been in the entertainment business for over thirty years. Fans of his work know him from his roles in Ray to his most iconic and memorable role as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds.

Did you know that Armstrong has been acting before he got his big break in Risky Business? Curtis got his taste of acting when he lived in Geneva, Switzerland with his family as a young boy. He would visit a little theater in the old town where they showed unabridged versions of old, silent films and he began to look to the actors of the 20s and 30s as inspiration. He co-founded a theater company after attending Oakland University Academy of Dramatic Arts and later moved to New York to pursue theater and film full time. For the past 30 years, in between filming television and movies, he continued to go back to his original love and could be seen on the stage.

Along with his fantastic career Curtis is a loving father. He was able to be the primary caregiver when his daughter was young. Curtis talks with us about that along with his other thoughts on fatherhood, acting, and more.

Follow Curtis Armstrong on Twitter @curtisisbooger and Facebook.


#194 – Steve Blum



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 194 - Steve Blum

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about how their Lee X-Treme Comfort pants give them the opportunity to look great, while wearing the most comfortable pants around. One of them can actually dunk while wearing them. They have found their #LeeEdge. They also talk some college hoops and Art tries his talents as a voice actor.

Speaking of voice acting the guys bring on someone who is a real pro in that world. They bring on Steve Blum. Steve voices the character Zeb Orrelios who is on the fantastic series Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD.

Some of his other credits include Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, Wolverine from different X-Men shows and video games, Green Goblin from the Spectacular Spiderman series, and Grunt from Mass Effect 2 and 3. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games.

We had the great fortune to chat with Steve Blum about Star Wars: Rebels, voice acting, and fatherhood. We loved Steve‘s take on fatherhood and we are guessing you will too!

Follow Steve Blum on Twitter @blumspew, Facebook, and SteveBlumVoices.com.


#193 – Dee Bradley Baker



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 193 - Dee Bradley Baker

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about Tom‘s recipe called Stuffed Pepper Cinderellas, which he made for Life of Dad’s #TurkeyMadness campaign with Shady Brook Farms and Honeysuckle White turkey. They also talk about Tom‘s family’s reaction to the very unusual thunderstorm that happened over the weekend.

Then, they go in a different direction when they talk about when Tom took voice acting classes, especially since they bring on voice actor extraordinaire, Dee Bradley Baker.

If you enjoy watching American Dad, you are more than likely a fan of Dee Bradley Baker. He is the voice of many loveable characters we see on American Dad, including the East German goldfish named Klaus.

Baker is one of the most versatile and sought after A-list voice actors working today. His voice is seemingly everywhere, featured in literally hundreds of television shows, movies and top video games.

Over the past two decades, Dee has earned an extraordinary reputation among show creators and fans alike with his chameleon-like acting skills and his wide range of realistic creature sounds, from tiny birds and insects to gigantic monsters.

Thanks to TBS, the guys were able to chat with Dee Bradley Baker about his work on American Dad, voice acting, and fatherhood. Make sure you check out Dee‘s parenting site, WhatIHaveLearnedAsAParent.com, where he shares his experiences as a father.

Follow Dee Bradley Baker on Twitter@deebradleybaker and visit his other sites DeeBaker.com and IWantToBeAVoiceActor.com. Plus check out the American Dad website here.