You know him from such dramatic films as Casino and The Usual Suspects, but actor Kevin Pollack is going back to his roots in comedy for a guest role on the new hit sitcom Mom on CBS tonight.
Kevin checked in with the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show to talk about his appearance as the grandfather on the show, plus give listeners a quick lesson in celebrity impersonations. He tells that his career started out in comedy, but after scoring a few big-time dramatic roles, he shifted gears.
“It’s sort of the sweet irony of my career, I started out as a standup comedian in San Francisco and worked my way to L.A. about thirty years ago with the idea of doing comedy films,” he explained.. “After ‘A Few Good Men,’ ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘Casino’ that fantasy was over, I was a dramatic actor.”
“I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like ‘Mom’ where I could be funny live in front of an audience,” he added.
In tonight’s episode of Mom titled “Toilet Wine and the Earl of Sandwich,” Christy and Bonnie help Regina tie up loose ends on the way to drop her off at prison. Meanwhile, Alvin spends the day getting to know his grandkids. Catch the episode Monday, March 17 at 9:30PM, ET/PT on CBS.
Kevin also gave the Morning Show a quick and easy guide on doing an impression of British action star Jason Statham. He told us the “key” to sounding like Statham comes down to him saying “six particular words in a row faster than any human being on the planet.”
Those six words are “do you know what I mean?” which gets Statham-ized down to just two syllables that sounds a little something like “chow mein.”
Listen to our complete conversation with Kevin and hear his hilarious celebrity impressions of Jason Statham and Johnny Carson in the clip below.