Peter Dobson - Episode 361

Steve Cooper talks with actor Peter Dobson. Peter was 21 when he landed his first starring role - after being chosen from a nation wide search - in the Tri-Star Pictures musical, Sing, from the producers of Fame and Footloose. This was followed by the critically acclaimed adaptation of Hubert Selby's Last Exit To Brooklyn, and Neil Simon's The Marrying Man. Director Robert Zemeckis cast him in the title role of the short lived but highly acclaimed comedy TV series CBS's Johnny Bago, which led to starring roles in numerous TV series and TV movies, including Michael Mann's Miami Vice. Other notable series include CBS's Lenny, FOX's Party of Five, HBO's Tales From The Crypt and Norma Jean and Marilyn. He portrayed young Elvis Presley in Academy Award winning Forrest Gump. Following that were Peter Jackson's cult classic The Frighteners, and Drowning Mona. With his growing popularity, he was then offered the title role in the USA Network series Cover Me: The True Life of an FBI Family. Following the series-run of Cover Me, he moved behind the camera. He wrote and produced the hilarious Sundance Film Festival favorite, his first film, Choose Life. (A story about two hit men obsessed with the 80's pop group Wham!). He then went on to produce his first feature Double Down starring himself and Jason Priestley. His second short film White Mule, proved that he is a force behind the camera as a Writer/Director, and was selected at 2013's Cannes Film Festival, among many others. And this has led to his upcoming feature film in Development, Exit 102: Asbury Park, attracting the great Robert Evans as Producer. Most recently, Dobson is executive producing and starring in new TV Series in development Dirty Dead Con Men.

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