Ten Years of Overheard: Entertainers

To celebrate ten seasons of Overheard with Evan Smith, this special episode takes a look back at some of our favorite entertainers – actors, musicians and directors – who have been guests on the show and gave us a behind-the-scenes look at their careers.

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito talks about his film, “This is Your Death,” finding one’s passion and his experience on “Breaking Bad.”

Giancarlo Esposito is an Emmy-nominated actor best known for playing Gustavo “Gus” Fring on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Esposito starred in movies and TV shows such as “The Usual Suspects,” “The Jungle Book” and “Revolution.” He won the 2012 Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of “Gus” in “Breaking Bad.”

 

Thomas Haden Church

Actor Thomas Haden Church talks about his acting career and his role in the HBO series “Divorce.”

Thomas Haden Church is an actor who first gained attention for six seasons on NBC’s sitcom “Wings,” followed by two seasons starring opposite Debra Messing on Fox’s “Ned & Stacey.” Other film and television roles have included parts in “Spider-Man 3,” “Easy A” and “Divorce.”

 

Diane Guerrero

Actor Diane Guerrero talks about her book, “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.” The book chronicles her childhood experience — the deportation of her undocumented parents at the age of 14.

Diane Guerrero appeared in the hit shows “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin.” She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. Her first book, “In the Country We Love,” was released in 2016.

 

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning, he’d been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Film credits include “Trumbo,” “Argo” and the HBO film, “All the Way,” in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in “All the Way” on Broadway and earned a Tony Award for the role.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke is an Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter. He’s also an author of three novels, including “Rules for a Knight,” which The New Yorker called “a hybrid parenting guide and self-help book.” Hawke was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in 2015 for his performance in “Boyhood.” In his 2015 film “Born to be Blue,” he plays legendary jazz musician Chet Baker.

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce is an actor, producer and author, best known for playing Detective Bunk Moreland on HBO’s “The Wire.” A New Orleans native, he starred as Antoine Batiste in “Treme,” the HBO series about the city after Hurricane Katrina. Pierce is a three-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for best actor in a television drama and won the 2008 Image Award for best actor in a television movie. His memoir, “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken,” was published in 2015.

Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor is a six-time Emmy-nominated actor best known for playing two of the greatest characters ever to grace a television screen: Hank Kingsley in “The Larry Sanders Show” and George Bluth Sr. in “Arrested Development.” He is also starred in the Amazon series “Transparent,” which earned him two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman is an actor and musician whose credits include the HBO series “Bored to Death” and the films “Rushmore,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Funny People,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Michael McKean

Actor Michael McKean was introduced to TV audiences as Lenny on “Laverne & Shirley.” McKean is probably best known for his role in “This Is Spinal Tap,” which he also helped write. He starred in “The Best Man” on Broadway in 2012.

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