Today’s Guest: Billy Campbell, actor, The Rocketeer, “Once and Again,” Meteor
No movie I can recommend captures the pure summertime wonderment of films better than The Rocketeer. It’s got action, adventure, a man with a jetpack strapped to his back and the spectacular Jennifer Connelly as Betty Page.
I can watch The Rocketeer a hundred times and never get tired of it.
Which brings us to today’s guest, Billy Campbell.
There are two actors that Mr. Media believes cannot work enough and Billy Campbell is one of them. (Bruce Campbell—no relation—is the other.)
He recently appeared opposite Ricky Gervais in Ghost Town—my 12-year-old daughter’s favorite DVD of the moment. And, of course, he co-starred for too few seasons in the ABC drama, “Once and Again.”
Now Campbell is starring in NBC’s new miniseries “Meteor” as Jack Crowe, a Los Angeles police officer who tries to protect his family fromhis crazy and corrupt ex-partner—as well as from those darn meteors falling from the sky.
Jason Alexander—playing a far more serious person than he ever did as George Costanza on “Seinfeld”—introduces the advancing catastrophe that begins the NBC mini-series. “Meteor” begins on Sunday, July 12 from 9-11 p.m. and concludes next Sunday, July 19.