Jonathan Schmock – Actor / Director / Producer / Political Cartoonist
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Jonathan Schmock. While we all know him best as the snarky maitre d’ from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; he has brought us so much more! In this episode we chat about his comedy duo (The Funny Boys) being on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson TWICE and subsequently banned FOR LIFE from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno! We also talk about some of his other acting roles, his transition into directing, producing, and developing shows for television. Jonathan is responsible for developing Sabrina the Teenage Witch, for television, among other shows. Jonathan shares some stories of his experiences working with the legendary Stella Adler, working on Blossom, developing Brotherly Love for Joey Lawrence, working with Aaron Spelling on The New Love Boat, his arc on the US version of Showtime’s Shameless, and OF COURSE we get into what his experience was with John Hughes and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Finally, we chat about why he became a political cartoonist, and how some presidents are less fun to make cartoons about. Jonathan was a delight to speak with, and kinder than I could ever have imagined. Thank you so much Jonathan.
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