We had a miscommunication for the show so Larry Wilcox and I will be chatting on April 19 at 1 pm eastern the new link is at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2013/04/19/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes
Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with the veteran, actor, producer, and director Larry Wilcox April 18, 2013 at 1 pm eastern as he talks about what’s next for himself and the industry.
Larry Wilcox has seen show business from all sides – as an actor, producer, writer and director. He notonly survived his fame as co-star of one of the most popular television shows of the early 1980s, but he has turned his five year stint on CHiP’s into an enduring professional career on both sides of the camera, finding solutions both in and out of show business.
Nearly thirty years after CHiP’s debuted on NBC, Wilcox is still an articulate, intelligent talent with a gravelly Wyoming accent. Wilcox’s portrayal of CHP Officer Jon Baker drew from his own background;like Wilcox, Jon was a quiet but driven country boy making good in the big city. In fact, Wilcox was born in California but moved to Wyoming as an infant. Raised by a single mother (along with two brothers and a sister), he remembers that the family had to work hard to make ends meet.
Moving out to California after his freshman year of college, Wilcox contemplated a career in music until an acting coach encouraged him to try performing. Soon, however, Wilcox joined the best, the Marines (like his older brother). Although he was offered a stint as a Marine Officer it required a 6-year additional enlistment and Wilcox decided not to accept Marine Officer Training School and to pursue foreign languages and embassy duty as an enlisted man. The day of his departure, his orders were fouled up and he was sent to Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, where he was part of a recon team inserted with a T-16 survey piece of equipment mapping the mountain tops and jungle for future fire bases where he also worked his math and slide rule magic in a Fire Direction Control Center.
Wilcox is presently is working on multiple TV projects including a documentary on at-risk youth titled Flowers and Gardeners. He just completed shooting for Mitsubishi in April of 2012 and began shooting immediately a documentary about Land Grabs and Civil Liberties. He also just shot a Pilot and Sizzle Reel (wrote, produced and Directed) called GOLD DIGGERS and is in discussions with Networks. He is also producing and directing a CHIPS Special in September 2012.
He is also on the fore front of providing a very unique cross platform digital distribution management solution for all verticals including the entertainment business. Wilcox states that ingesting all protocols and then selecting the screen they will be delivered to, and then optimizing the content for that screen is where distribution is going. Video production is taking up the majority of all online business and will continue to grow in sales in double digits. Retail, Medical, Education, Manufacturing and Entertainment are primed to utilize cross platform solutions. Creating a content marketing strategy and distributing that content will define longevity for most businesses in the next five years.
Wilcox, a solid family man indulges in a myriad of hobbies, including basketball, rodeo, WW II aircraft, reading philosophy, psychology, guitar, and biographies of American business icons while being a life long student of parenting and psychology.
Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on April 18, 2013 at 1 pm eastern to learn more about the entrainment industry from Larry Wilcox. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.
The interview will be available in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2013/04/18/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it