Monthly Archives: October 2016

#221 – Brian Urlacher



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 221 - Brian Urlacher

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what hobby or sport they would pick up if they had more time. Then they bring on Chicago Bears great, Brian Urlacher.

Brian Urlacher not only played for the Chicago Bears, but he carried on the tradition of the great linebackers before him. He won the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2000, elected to eight Pro Bowls, and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005. Since his time in the NFL, Brian has kept himself busy and fueled his spirit of competition with the game of golf.

When he is not hanging out with his family, Brian can be found on the golf course. Now he is on the Golf Channel‘s new show called Driver vs. Driver. Driver vs. Driver will follow the trials and tribulations of aspiring golf equipment designers as they compete for the chance to win $500,000 and the opportunity to have their driver concept brought to life and sold under the Wilson Staff name. Each design team will work with Wilson Labs engineers to evaluate, critique, refine and test their ideas and concepts, all while trying to stave off elimination by the panel of golf expert judges.

We were able to speak with Brian about his new show, football, and fatherhood.

Follow Brian Urlacher on Twitter @BUrlacher54 and Facebook, and go to GolfChannel.com for more on the show Driver vs. Driver.


#220 – Ken Jeong



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 220 - Ken Jeong

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about Halloween and what each of their kids are dressing up as for the upcoming holiday. Then they bring on actor, producer and writer, Ken Jeong, to talk about fatherhood, his show Dr. Ken, and much more.

Ken Jeong has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian mobster Mr. Chow in the sleeper-hit comedy The Hangover, also starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, which earned him three Teen Choice nominations and an MTV Movie Award. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, with over $467 million worldwide, only to be trumped by The Hangover 2, which grossed $581 million worldwide.

Jeong spends a lot of his off time volunteering with Stand Up 2 Cancer, which is a cause very dear to his heart. Jeong currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters.

Follow Ken Jeong on Twitter @kenjeong, Facebook, and DrKen.net, and watch Dr. Ken Fridays 8:30p/7:30c on ABC.


#219 – Barry Alvarez



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 219 - Barry Alvarez

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what they learned from their coaches in school and now apply those lessons as parents. Then they bring the University of Wisconsin Athletic Director, Barry Alvarez.

Barry Alvarez knows a thing or two about what it takes to win. Alvarez started out as a high school coach before he became the head coach at the University of Wisconsin. Now Barry is the athletic director at the same university. Before college, Alvarez led the 1978 Mason City, Iowa, high school football team to a state championship. He applied the things he learned at Mason City to each of his following positions in football. Now he is teaming up with U.S. Cellular to find another outstanding high school coach.

At U.S. Cellular, they know how important it is to have a strong connection in the “Middle of Anywhere.” That’s why they have built our network to work where others don’t, and that’s also why they are proud to honor these local coaches through our Most Valuable Coach program. The Top 50 coaches and Final 15 coaches will be featured and voted for at TheMostValuableCoach.com and the top two will be honored at the Under Armour All-America Game live on ESPN, plus earn $5,000 for their schools.

We chat with Barry about the work he is doing with U.S. Cellular, football, and fatherhood.


#218 – Sterling K. Brown



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 218 - Sterling K. Brown

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Emmy Award-winning actor, Sterling K. Brown.

Veteran stage and screen actor Sterling K. Brown most recently starred as prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX’s highly-rated television event series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for which he won an Emmy Award. His performance was praised as riveting by Deadline.com and excellent by The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this year, Brown co-starred alongside Tiny Fey in the feature film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. He recently wrapped production on Open Road’s drama Marshall.

Now he stars in NBC’s new dramedy series This Is Us with Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. A lover of theater, Brown has performed in a variety of staged shows, including the off-Broadway Father Comes Home From the Wars, for which he reprised his role at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles this spring.

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Follow Sterling K. Brown on Twitter @sterlingkb1 and Facebook, and watch him on NBC’s This Is Us every Tuesday night at 10/9c.