It's not every day you get to interview Spider-Man, the Phantom, and a Star Trek alumni.
I bring to your attention Peter Mark Richman.
In Peter's long career he has played many roles, and also taken voice-over roles for animated shows such as Spider-Man, and Defenders Of The Earth.
Starring in TV shows such as Threes Company as well as films like Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear, Peter certainly has some interesting things to say.
I'm glad to bring to you my interview with Peter Mark Richman.
1. What was the appeal of acting?
I'VE ALWAYS HAD THE DESIRE TO BE OTHER PEOPLE. TO LIVE OUT MY FANTASIES. ACTING HAS DONE THAT FOR ME. AND I AM AN ACTOR , WRITER AND PAINTER...SO MY TALENTS ALL COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER -- THE CREATIVE PURSUIT.
2. Which do you prefer, TV or film?
WHATEVER MEDIUM I AM WORKING IN IS THE ONE I DEVOTE MY CONCENTRATION ON. HOWEVER, I WAS TRAINED FOR THE STAGE WHERE ALL OF YOU IS PUT TO USE, FROM THE TOES TO THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD...AND IT SEPARATES THE MEN FROM THE BOYS. ACTING ON STAGE TAKES A TRAINED ACTOR. NOT A CLOSE-UP! BUT ALL OF YOU.
3. What was it like on the set of Three’s Company?
DOING THREE'S COMPANY WAS A JOY. NICE PEOPLE.
4. Are there any funny stories you can tell us about working on the set of Three’s Company?
I WAS BEING THOUGHT ABOUT FOR A CONTINUAL ROLE, BUT MY DAUGHTER ACTED UP FOR MORE MONEY AND THEY FIRED HER!
5. Please describe your time filming Naked gun 2 ½.
NAKED GUN WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNITE WITH LESLIE NIELSEN WHO WAS AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE FROM THE ACTORS STUDIO IN N.Y. WE HAD FUN AND A LOT OF LAUGHS.
6. What was Leslie Neilsen like?
HE WAS A DEAR GUY (HE RECENTLY PASSED AWAY) AND I WILL MISS HIM. HE HAD A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOR, BUT WAS REALLY A VERY SERIOUS ACTOR.AS A YOUNG MAN I WAS IN RADIO PLAYING DIFFERENT VOICES WAY BEFORE I EVER DREAMED OF COMING TO HOLLYWOOD. SO VOICE-OVER WORK INTRIGUES ME. I DO ENJOY IT IMMENSELY.
7. Beverly Hills 90210 was a phenomenal success. What did you think of the episodes you filmed?
BEVERLY HILLS 90210 WAS JUST A JOB AND A RECURRING ROLE. NOTHING TOO THRILLING THAT I REMEMBER.
8. What’s coming up next for you?
IF YOU LOOK ON MY WEBSITE YOU WILL SEE EXCERPTS OF 4 FACES, A FILM I WROTE, PRODUCED AND STAR IN. I HOPE TO GET IT RELEASED THIS YEAR. ALSO A SHORT FILM I STAR IN CALLED THE DESPERATE HAS WON 19 FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS SO FAR THIS YEAR, AND I HAVE WON BEST ACTOR. A 2 MINUTE EXCERPT IS ON THE WEBSITE ALSO. I AM WORKING ON MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND HOPE IT WILL BE PUBLISHED SOONER THAN LATER.
I sincerely thank Peter for his time with this interview.
I hope you all enjoyed reading it. I know I sure did!
Until next time.