Media Guests

PETER LAIRD

PETER LAIRD

Peter Laird is a writer and artist best known for co-creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with writer and artist Kevin Eastman and will be appearing Saturday and Sunday ONLY alongside his fellow Mirage Studios alumnus Steve Lavigne.

AKIRA TAKARADA

AKIRA TAKARADA

Born on April 29, 1934, in Harbin, China, Akira Takarada rose from the Tôhô New Face program (with Yû Fujiki and Momoko Kôchi) to become one of the most recognizable men associated with the original Godzilla (Gojira) series, even though he appeared in only six installments. He began in 1949 with a small role in "When the Liberty Bell Rang" and after several small roles, his big break came as navy diver Hideto Ogata in the original Godzilla (1954). He soon became recognizable for his persona as the cocky, slightly cynical urban male and that made him a very successful actor. Today he is still a celebrity in Japan through his appearances in TV dramas, quiz shows, and commercials.

BILLY WEST

BILLY WEST

Man of a Million Voices, voice actor well known as the voices of Ren, Stimpy, Doug, Red M&M, Fry, Zoidberg, Zapp Branigan, Professor and others.

JEROME ST. JOHN BLAKE

JEROME ST. JOHN BLAKE

Jerome Blake debuted as an actor with a part as one of the knights guarding Sean Connery in First Knight (1995). After playing a succession of roles, Nick Dudman Creature effects supremo called him to say: "I'm doing Star Wars now". After Jerome congratulated him, Nick simply said "Do you want to be in it?" Blake - a Star Wars fan since he saw the first movie on its opening day back in 1977- immediately said yes. A year later he had Seven different characters in "Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace". And reprised several of those roles in "Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones" and "Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith"

TONY V

TONY V

Tony V is famous as the Umbrella Guy on Seinfeld, the guy in the gorilla suit from the American Tourister ads and for numerous dramatic and comedic appearance on TV shows such as Conan O’Brian, Boston Common and Dr. Katz, and in movies such as Celtic Pride, Shakes The Clown and One Crazy Summer. Tony also co-hosts a podcast “Two Boston Guys Whack Up a Pie” with Jimmy Dunn. Performing Saturday Nov. 24 at the TV Stars of Comedy show at 7:00 pm.

FRANK SANTORELLI

FRANK SANTORELLI

Frank Santorelli is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos and starring in numerous movies, including “No Reservations,” “Meet the Parents” and “Crooked Lines.” Performing Saturday Nov. 24 at the TV Stars of Comedy show at 7:00 pm.

JIMMY DUNN

JIMMY DUNN

Jimmy Dunn, actor and comedian who is most recognized from the CBS sitcom, The McCarthys, where he co-starred as Sean McCarthy. Jimmy has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, CONAN, and Comics Come Home with Denis Leary. Boston Sports fans know Jimmy from his many appearances on NESN, (The New England Sports Network) when he was the co-host of Fan Attic. Performing Saturday Nov. 24 at the TV Stars of Comedy show at 7:00 pm.

MYQ KAPLAN

MYQ KAPLAN

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 "Last Comic Standing" Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and all the other places he’s been. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and his one-hour Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome in 2014.

WILL MURRAY

WILL MURRAY

Will Murray is the author of more than 70 novels, including 20 posthumous Doc Savage collaborations with Lester Dent under the name Kenneth Robeson, as well as 40 entries in the long-running Destroyer series. He has pitted the Man of Bronze against King Kong in Skull Island and teamed him up with The Shadow in The Sinister Shadow and Empire of Doom. His first Tarzan novel is titled Return to Pal-ul-don. His second is King Kong vs. Tarzan, a project first envisioned by film producer Merian C. Cooper back in 1935. Other Murray novels star Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mack Bolan and the Martians of the Mars Attacks! franchise. For various anthologies, Murray has written the adventures of such classic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, The Hulk, The Spider, The Avenger, The Green Hornet, Sherlock Holmes, Cthulhu, Herbert West, Honey West, The Secret 6, Sky Captain and Lee Falk¹s immortal Ghost Who Walks, The Phantom. He also contributed to the Planet of the Apes franchise and co-created The Unbeatable SquirrelGirl for Marvel Comics with Jack Kirby.

PETER BERNARD

PETER BERNARD

Peter Bernard is creator of an entire stable of imaginary cartoon rock bands, including Those American Girls. He also writes and reads the Scary Stories NYC podcast and internet video show. Peter will be shooting segments at the convention for Debbie American's new cartoon talk show, which will co-star YOU!

GARY SOHMERS

GARY SOHMERS

Gary appeared on "Antiques Roadshow" as an appraiser of Pop Culture, Toys, Collectibles and Memorabilia for 13 seasons and hosts his radio program "Calling All Collectors." Gary will be doing free verbal appraisals of collectibles at the show.

KADROLSHA ONA

KADROLSHA ONA

Queen of the Paranormal