Television fame is an interesting thing. Actors who have worked for years in theatre are suddenly “discovered” and cast in a high-profile role in a ground-breaking series and a “new” career is launched.
Such was the case of established actor Robert Mandan when he was cast as Chester Tate in the controversial, new 1977 comedy series “Soap.”
I was a big fan of the show. Way back in 1977, before moving to Los Angeles, I got to interview series creator and producer Susan Harris for my WBZ Radio/Boston interview show.
Then, in 1992, we were lucky enough to have series star Robert Mandan pay us a visit on “Lemack & Company Live,” our little Beverly Hills-based coffee shop chat show. We talked about his life before, during and after his role as Chester Tate.
We just added that interview to our RerunIt.com collection; we also just uploaded a short promo onto YouTube. If you, too, were a “Soap” fan, I think you will find what Robert had to say, particularly about the TV casting process, quite interesting.
Thanks for giving it a look!
Los Angeles, CA