Rick Overton is an actor, screenwriter, and comedian. Best known for roles on The Office, Kroll Show, and Childrens Hospital, and the films Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. Overton’s writing credits include Dennis Miller Live.
November 6, 2017
Comedian, actor and Emmy-winning writer Rick Overton (“Willow,” Groundhog Day,” “Seinfeld”) joins Gilbert and Frank for a free form discussion of everything from incidental sitcom music to the Beatles’ animated series to the underrated mimicry of Frank Gorshin. Also, Barney Fife screws up his courage, Ian McKellen prank calls Patrick Stewart, Rick hangs with Kurt Vonnegut and Captain Nemo meets the Prince of *$#@* Darkness! PLUS: Burns & Carlin! “Million Dollar Mystery”! Otis the Drunk cleans up! The return of the Lee Marvin story! And Rick remembers his friend Jonathan Winters!
August 31, 2016
Rick Overton walked into his audition for Beverly Hills Cop and director Martin Brest asked him about a prophylactic. Why? He’s still not sure. Rick joins Matt to talk about doing martial arts with Eddie Murphy on set, preparing for his role of Bonded Warehouse Night Manager with mirror douche work, and getting to improvise in the film. Then, we hear of Rick’s experience playing Franjean, a brownie who serves as comic relief in Willow’s journey, why Million Dollar Mystery fell apart, and getting squibbed in Blind Fury.
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July 4, 2014
Character actor, standup comedian, and legendary improvisor, Rick Overton joins Randy and Jason on this week’s Sklarbro Country. On this episode, Rick and the brothers talk about how cool the Setlist standup show is, why nerves are a gift for performers, and reminisce about the 80s comedy boom. Later, Rick talks about doing Jonathan Winters’ last interview, and spills the the secrets of Krav Maga. Plus the brothers recap handling a heckler at their Florida show, and Jesse Thorn gives us a fantasy report update.