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Ron Mȃsak and His Heroes
by Betty Jo Tucker

For the last Nostalgia Month show on BlogTalkRadio’s Movie Addict Headquarters, veteran movie, stage and TV star Ron Mȃsak will reveal some of the showbiz heroes and heroines included in his inspirational book I’VE MET ALL MY HEROES FROM A TO Z. Angela Lansbury is sure to be on his list! Ron worked with the beloved actress for eight seasons as Sheriff Mort Metzger on Murder, She Wrote. With 20 feature films and guest starring roles in some 350 television shows, it’s no wonder that Ron is often introduced as one of America’s most familiar faces. Trained in the classics, he’s equally at home on stage or screen -- and with Shakespeare or slapstick.  

Ron’s film credits include Ice Station Zebra, Tora! Tora! Tora!, A Time for Dying, Harper Valley PTA, Cops & Roberts and The Man from Clover Grove. Among his many TV roles, he starred at Charley Wilson in his own summer series, Love Thy Neighbor, Count Dracula on The Monkees and was submitted for an Emmy nomination for one of his ten starring roles on Police Story.

On stage, Ron has played everything from Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Sakini in Teahouse of the August Moon to Will Stockdale in No Time for Sergeants and Antony in Julius Caesar. Proving his versatility, Ron has portrayed both Ensign Pulver and Mr. Roberts in Mr.Roberts.    

Future projects include Ron starring as Mark Twain in the feature film, Mark Twain’s Greatest Adventure, which he will co-produce, and a one-man show he wrote on Twain called At Home with Mark Twain.

Ron also finds time to work with many charities. For eight years he was the LA host for the Jerry Lewis Telethon and recipient of MDA’s first Humanitarian of the Year Award. He has served as field announcer for the Special Olympics, was named Man of the Year by Volunteers Assisting Cancer Stricken Families, and hosts golf tournaments for groups like Childhelp USA, for whom he’s a worldwide ambassador. For more information about Ron Mȃsak, go to  

DATE OF SHOW: Tuesday, April 27

TIME:  1 p.m. Pacific Time (4 p.m. Eastern Time)

CALL-IN NUMBER: 646-478- 5668

HOST:  Betty Jo Tucker

CO-HOST:  Jazz Shaw

PRODUCER:  Nikki Starr

LINK TO LISTEN: Click here on or after April 27, 2010.

(Photo: book cover for  I've Met All My Heroes from A to Z, published by BearManor Media.)

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