Lou Antonio: Next on
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As an actor, Lou Antonio has performed in more than seventy plays, both on and off Broadway, as well as more than sixty films and television shows, including Cool Hand Luke, Splendor in the Grass, America America, The Phynx, Star Trek, I Dream of Jeannie, Gunsmoke, Naked City, The Fugitive, The F.B.I., Route 66, The Monkees, and three series of his own, The Snoop Sisters, Dog and Cat and Makin’ It. As a director, Lou has helmed more than 200 hours of television, including such acclaimed made-for-TV movies as Something for Joey and Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II, as well as episodes of such popular shows as Boston Legal, Felicity, Picket Fences, Gentle Ben, The Flying Nun, McCloud, C.S.I., The Guardian and The Rockford Files. Along the way he worked with many of the biggest names in stage, film and television, including Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Eli Wallach, Julie Andrews, Julie Harris, Edward Albee, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Burnett, George C. Scott, Michael J. Fox, Dennis Weaver, Jaclyn Smith, Elizabeth Montgomery, Heath Ledger, Louis Gossett Jr., Candice Bergen, Renee Zellweger, Lee Remick, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier, David Janssen and James Garner.
Lou is also co-artistic director of the Los Angeles Actors Studio, where he continues to teach acting and directing. His recently released memoir, Cool Hand Lou: My Fifty Years in Hollywood and on Broadway, not only shares some of the wisdom he has attained throughout his career, but provides a window into the ups and downs of an artist’s life. Lou Antonio will join us in our second hour.
Actor, director, screenwriter and author Lou Antonio will join us this weekend on TELEVISION CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 23-26
Cool Hand Lou is available in softcover and as an eBook through McFarland Books. You can also order it by calling (800) 253-2187. If you’d like an autographed edition of Cool Hand Lou from Lou Antonio himself, you can contact Lou through his website, LouAntonio.com.