On this episode of Roger The Wild Child Show: Hollyweird we are joined by actor Eric Roberts and Ted Nugents drummer, Jason Hartless!
Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in Runaway Train, and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80, and King of the Gypsies.
In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and It's My Party. He also starred in La Cucaracha, which won Best Film at the Austin Film Festival, and for which Roberts won Best Actor at the New York Independent Film Festival that same year. Other notable performances include his roles in The Dark Knight, Final Analysis, and Paul Thoman Anderson's Inherent Vice for Warner Bros., Millennium Films' Lovelace and The Expendables for Lionsgate.
On television, Roberts' memorable recurring roles include USA's Suits, CSI and Code Black for CBS, NBC's Heroes, and Crash for Starz. He has appeared in guest star roles on ABC's Greys Anatomy, NBC's Will & Grace, Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, CBS' Hawaii Five-O, HBO's Entourage, and so much more.
Upcoming, Roberts plays Matt Dillon's doctor in Head Full of Honey, a Warner Bros. Germany production that is directed by Til Schweiger. Emily Mortimer and Nick Nolte also star. He also has a supporting role in the independent Hard Luck Love Song directed by Justin Corsbie. Roberts will play "Skip," a grizzled doorman whom offers advice to characters played by Michael Dorman and Sophia Bush. The film also stars Dermott Mulroney, and American rapper, RZA. Finally, Roberts is set to recur as DEA boss "Erick Sheldon" in La Reina del Sur for Telemundo Global Studio and Netflix.
Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and grew up in and around the Atlanta area. He began his career in theatre in New York City where he won the Theatre World Award for his role on Broadway in Burn This.
Jason Hartless is a 23 year old Touring/Session drummer that has performed with legendary artists such as Ted Nugent, Joe Lynn Turner & Mitch Ryder.
Jason has over the years toured as the support act with Motley Crue, God Smack, Ted Nugent, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Mountain and Warrior Soul just to name a few. Worked in some of the finest recording studios in North America while working with world renowned producers such as, Dale Penner (Nickelback), Paul Orofino (Millbrook Recording Studios), Tom Morris (Kamelot, Less Than Jake, Destiny's Child) and Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Soundgarden).
Jason has been mentored by drummers such as Corky Laing (Mountain), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie), Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Anton Fig (Renown Session Drummer) and many more.
Jason started drumming at the tender age of 6 months. He created a buzz in the music industry when at age 8 years old he recorded his first album with rock legends Corky Laing (Mountain), Richie Scarlet (Ace Frehley) and Jim McCarty (Cactus, The Rockets, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels).
In 2007 at the age of 12, Jason started touring with former Uncle Kracker guitarist, Brian Schram, with whom in 2009 he toured on Motley Crue’s Crue Fest II Tour. While with Brian Schram, Jason also performed on the opening theme song on ESPN's "John Gillespie's Great Outdoors" and the Versus Television's "The Next Bite." These studio recordings were done while he was 12 years old. In 2011, Jason released an instructional DVD titled "Learn To Rock Drums with Jason Hartless & Friends." The DVD is distributed through DrumFun/Hal Leonard. Jason took an active role in production of the film, including editing and co-directing.
In the Summer of 2012, Jason attended the Berklee College of Music's week long Percussion Festival on a Full Tuition Scholarship. He also toured around the Guitar Centers' doing drum clinics to support the release of his educational DVD in Guitar Center Stores nationwide.
In the summer of 2014, Jason toured as direct support for Ted Nugent with the band, Pistol Day Parade, who hit #19 on the mainstream charts with their song "Rockstars Girlfriend".
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