The Cameo Handshake

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Will Friedle aka Plays With Squirrels (real fans know) sits down with Southside Jake. Famously known as Eric Matthews in Boy Meets World, he’s also voiced dozens of iconic animated characters such as Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond and Ron Stoppable in Kim Possible.  Hear him talk about how he got started in acting as a child (1:10). Hosting Nickelodeon originals leading him to the “untitled” Ben Savage project (5:10). Getting on the job training from voice over icons like Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill (13:50). His background as a writer on multiple projects in Hollywood (20:00). Battling anxiety and how it has affected his career onscreen and off (27:10). Closes with his favorite episode of Boy Meets World (44:26).
Actors/siblings Dylan and Ellery Sprayberry both join Southside Jake in the studio. No sibling rivalry here. Listen to them talk about supporting each other as artists (1:40). The good and bad of not being born into the industry (11:30). Dylan’s passion for music and desire to be a renaissance man with multiple creative pursuits (14:50). What artists inspire them (18:14). Hear Ellery’s elevator pitch of her most recent writing project (21:00). How Teen Wolf came about for Dylan and Ellery’s voice acting work (26:40). The duo’s entrepreneurial endeavors and the recently released Wild Child Vegan Lip Balm and their expansion into creating digital content (39:15).
The Bachelor Colton Underwood sits down with Southside Jake out in LA. He talks about growing up on a farm up in Washington, IL (:55). Discusses his charity work to raise money for cystic fibrosis and the variety of ways he does so including raffling off custom jeeps and more (3:50). Football consuming his life in college and pursuing the NFL (10:05). What it was like entering the world of The Bachelorette and the craziness of becoming The Bachelor (15:40). Finishes talking about pursuing new opportunities in TV/Film (33:44).
Lance Bass welcomes Southside Jake into his studio. The former NSYNC star is not only a well known singer but also an actor, film and television producer, author, an entrepreneur. They start the conversation with how Lance uses Cameo to give back to charities he is passionate about (2:40). His transition from Southern Baptist choir boy to German pop superstar (7:12). How NSYNC found their sound and got their big break (12:30). How his creativity led him to entrepreneurship and getting involved in a ton of different business projects (17:36). Getting behind the camera to produce movies and television. (26:00). How he trained to be an astronaut and nearly went to space. (32:30). Don't forget to check out Lance’s NEW entertainment podcast “The Daily Popcast.”
Bangerang! Lost boy Dante Basco is an actor, writer, director, and voice actor known for such iconic roles as Rufio in Hook and the voice of Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender. He chats with us about growing up in the golden era of Hip-Hop as a breakdancer and moving to LA to pursue acting with his family (2:40). The pursuit and difficulty of sustained success in Hollywood as an Asian-American Actor (12:07). Growing up in Paramount, CA and attending Orange County School of the Arts (18:00). Mentoring and creating opportunities for young Asian-American talent   (22:40). The interconnectedness of the Hip-Hop and Acting communities in the 90’s (24:14). His directorial debut and working with his siblings on his new film (35:56). Making a name for himself as a voice actor as Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender (40:36) The difference of being rich, famous, and successful in Hollywood and how being authentic can make an impact (45:50). Being a student of new media and the distinction between different types of entertainment (48:50). Check out his new book from “Rufio to Zuko” available now!
Mod Sun brings his energy into the studio with Kyle and Southside Jake. He is an artist that dabbles in a bit of everything but is most well known for being a rapper, musician, artist, and poet. Hear him talk about how he has shifted his focus to living in the present and influences on his POV (2:10). Becoming more honest and vulnerable through sobriety (8:50). The struggle of recovery and the work it takes to find what works (19:11). Growing up an outcast in the suburbs of Minnesota and moving to Hollywood (21:37). Pushing himself into different places creatively with a clear mind (26:50). What’s on his bucket list including growing his career, supporting his family, and creating platforms for other artists (38:10). Answering some Q&A from the hosts (45:50).
Drew Seeley hangs out with Southisde Jake in this episode of TCH. Drew is a songwriter, musician, and actor. Hear them chop it up about his experience performing in Jersey Boys and the difference in performing theater vs. TV/Film (2:40). What his creative process is for songwriting (8:08). Some early success in theater and his Orlando based boy band “Nu Ground” (12:00). Moving to LA and getting his big break with High School Musical (19:01). Acting in a range of different types of movies from Horror to Hallmark (26:40). Hear about his new Hallmark Christmas movie coming out on November 17th and other projects he’s working on (43:00).
Sinbad steps into the studio with Kyle and Southside Jake. Sinbad is a comedian and actor whose presence has been known and felt by multiple generations. His style, personality, and energy has helped him stand-out and embed himself in our collective conscience. Hear him talk about growing up a musician and athlete (2:07). His approach to comedy and how Miles Davis likened it to Jazz (8:24). His idea of the golden age of comedy to his appreciation for Dave Chapelle’s recent special (16:00) His experience on The Apprentice with Donald Trump (20:22). Behind the scenes of one of the hosts personal favorite movies Unnecessary Roughness and balancing comedy with his early acting career (24:44). Why he’s never retiring (32:28). And what he does differently than everyone else (40:16).
Daryn Carp joins Kyle and Southside Jake for this week’s Cameo Handshake. You may recognize her as creator, producer, and host of the digital series "Ask Andy" or be familiar with her as host of the popular podcast "Martinis & Murder." Learn about her journey from psychology major to NBC Page (7:15). Her first serendipitous moment in her path to future game show host (10:50). Interviewing for her job with Andy Cohen (18:00). Interacting with celebrities and learning a valuable lesson from Hillary Clinton (31:00). Her love of NYC (37:00). And listen to her dominate our own game show “Name that Housewife” (45:00).
Kyle and Southside Jake chat with actress and musician Taryn Manning. You’ve seen her in such favorites as Hustle & Flow, Crossroads, and most recently Orange Is The New Black. Taryn starts by talking about following her brother’s path into music, forming their band KAT, and how that led to her being signed at an early age.  Transitioning to acting and her experience on the set of Hustle & Flow along with her process of preparing for a role(6:20).  Her experience with OTNB and what she is focused on next (12:37). Talks about pitching her own projects in Hollywood (24:00). How her own interests and knowledge seeking take her down some conspiracy theory rabbit holes(40:00). Finishing up the podcast with some random Q&A (44:12).
For our pilot episode, Kyle and Southside Jake have a conversation with Senior Executive of The Action Network, Darren Rovell. Dive into his career through being a former ESPN Sports writer, CNBC reporter, and theater major starting with his Chicago ties (7:07). Explore how he became one of the youngest people to work at ESPN at 21 (9:00). Learn about being an early adopter of Twitter and its relevancy while watching games (14:20). Hear how he got into gambling (23:00). Wrapping up the conversation by learning more personal aspects of Rovell’s life like his wife’s affinity for Adam Levine (31:24)
Kyle and Southside Jake sit down with the world NBA Champion, former Boston Celtic and Chicago Bull, Brian Scalabrine aka “White Mamba.” Brian discusses his college career and transitions he made out of the Pacific Northwest through his dedication to Basketball (6:17). How going to the finals and losing the Championship shaped him has a person versus winning shaping his career (10:55). What made The Chicago Bulls America’s Team in 2010 (13:35). His commitment to learning new perspectives and engagement in his successful TV career (23:36). Social media’s impact on athlete’s career and interaction with fans (33:32). Closing things off with “The White Mamba Rapid Fire Questions” game segment (39:28).
Taking the tech world by storm, Cameo is a celebrity messaging platform where you can get a personalized video from your favorite talent. Kyle Singles and Southside Jake bring on our Cameo talent- interview style- to explore their careers, talk about their passions, and learn more on why their fans have helped make Cameo a great experience. This season's talent include but are not limited to: Darren Rovell, Brian Scalabrine, Taryn Manning, Daryn Carp, Dante Basco, Sinbad, and Mod Sun.
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Oct 9th, 2019
Latest Episode
Feb 4th, 2020
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