Is there anything better than a reunion of good friends who haven't seen each other in a long time? On the most recent episode of my web series, The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, actor and director, Joel Murray, and actor, Curtis Armstrong, join me for Tequila Old Fashioned cocktails, some delicious dishes from Cavatina Restaurant and some nerd snacks befitting of the King of the Nerds.
Joel, Curtis and I dish on everything from what it means to be a nerd, acting, directing, Wrigley Field, advice for young actors, their first movie together, reinventing your career later in life, marriage tips and favorite snacks. Of course, Joel also does some great impressions of his brothers Bill and Brian.
Enjoy these two quick bites from The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano wherein Joel and Curtis play a quiz game of 'Does This Make Me a Nerd?' in Clip 1 and Joel and Curtis reminisce on starting out and give advice for young actors, plus a marriage tip or two in Clip 2. To view the entire show, click here. For more information about Joel and Curtis, see below.
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Joel Murray is an actor and director, and the youngest of nine Murrays, including his brothers Bill and Brian. Perhaps best known for playing Freddie Rumsen on Mad Men, Joel has been on many TV shows with longstanding roles including Dharma and Greg and Shameless. He also starred in the film God Bless America, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, in 2011, and has been in several films with his brother Bill, including Scrooged. However, it was his very first film in 1986, One Crazy Summer, in which he starred opposite Curtis Armstrong.
Curtis Armstrong is an actor who has built a reputation around playing the role of Booger in the movies Revenge of the Nerds, Revenge of the Nerds Part II and the television movies that followed. He has been in many cult classics including One Crazy Summer, Better Off Dead and DodgeBall: An Underdog Story. The first movie he was ever in was Risky Business, playing Miles opposite Tom Cruise. Other noted movies have been Akeelah and the Bee and Ray, along with the longstanding TV shows, Moonlighting and, of course, King of the Nerds. Curtis is currently starring in the show, New Girl, as Principle Foster, and Supernatural, as the evil Metatron.