Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Michael Chiklis:
Michael Chiklis is an actor and a musician best known for his work on FX’s The Shield and Gotham. He has a new album coming out called Influence, which you can pre-order by clicking here. Today, Michael talks about the commencement speech he gave at his daughter’s graduation this past spring (5:00), growing up in New England with a working-class father and a mother who aspired to be in the opera (12:00), and why he became filled with rage when he auditioned for the lead role in The Shield (24:00). Plus, Michael discusses the performance aspect of performance art and how he channels his energy like an athlete to live completely in the moment (38:00). The two round out their conversation by discussing Michael’s latest venture, a new album called Influence, and why the theatrical bands of the ’70s and ’80s made an impression on him as a young actor (45:00).
University of Southern California commencement speech, Spring 2016
Defending the Caveman
The Mike Douglas Show
The Three Stooges
Difficult Men by Brett Martin
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Podcast production by Jayson De Leon.