Adam Goldberg on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Adam Goldberg

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Adam can currently be seen starring on the hit CBS series “The Equalizer.” The show, a reimagining of the classic series and films, follows Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah), an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Adam is a standout as the gruffly endearing, eccentric and fiercely loyal computer hacker Harry Keshegian, who is like a brother to McCall. “The Equalizer” had a massive debut to over 23 million viewers in 2021 and is currently airing its third season.  Brand new episodes will return February 19, 2023, on CBS.

Adam is often recognized for his impressive body of work in film, being hand-picked by Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard for memorable roles in their Academy Award winning projects.  A career-changing moment was landing the role of tough, wise-cracking infantryman Private Mellish in Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” opposite Tom Hanks. The film went on to receive 5 Academy Awards while also being nominated for Best Picture. From there, Adam starred in major blockbusters including Academy Award winner “A Beautiful Mind” from director Ron Howard opposite Russell Crowe. In 2003 he showcased his talent in comedy, appearing opposite Matthew McConaughey in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Other major film roles include “Déjà Vu” with Denzel Washington and “Zodiac” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Cox, and Robert Downey Jr. Adam’s debut in the entertainment industry came with supporting film roles in Billy Crystal’s “Mr. Saturday Night” and Richard Linklater’s classic feature “Dazed and Confused” alongside Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, and Ben Affleck.

In television, Adam starred as Mr. Numbers in the critically acclaimed, crime drama “Fargo” (FX) opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks, which was inspired by the 1996 film of the same name. The series was nominated for a slew of awards, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film.  Additional TV credits include starring on “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Taken” (NBC), appearing as Chandler Bing’s crazy roommate Eddie on “Friends” (NBC), “The Unusuals” (ABC), “NYC 22” (CBS), “The $treet” (FOX), “Entourage” (HBO), and “God Friended Me” (CBS).

While working in film and television has been a huge part of Adam’s life, his personal passion for photography and music have garnered their own cult following over the years, fully establishing him as a renaissance man. As a photographer Adam’s signature dreamy, double exposures shot on film (oftentimes posted on his Instagram) document and explore people, landscapes, and create a scene where viewers can draw their own interpretations from his art.

As a musician Adam has recorded four albums under his moniker The GoldbergSisters, a collaboration with his mythical twin sister and alter ego “Celeste.” In 2018 he released a 14-track album entitled “HOME: A Nice Place to Visit” where he sang and played every musical instrument, apart from the trumpet and violin. In conjunction to the music Adamreleased a stunning large-format photo book, marrying his love for soundscapes and photography, while he also starred and directed videos to accompany the album.  The Goldberg Sisters discography also includes Stranger’s Morning (2013), The Goldberg Sisters (2011), and Landy (2009).




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Neil Sandilands on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Neil Sandilands

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In 2021, award-winning actor Neil Sandilands can be seen starring in Netflix’s highly anticipated, sci-fi/fantasy drama series “Sweet Tooth.” Based on the beloved DC Vertigo comics by Jeff Lemire and executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., the show follows a boy who is half human and half deer, and is searching for a new beginning in a post-apocalyptic world. Sandilands shines as General Abbot, (opposite Dania Ramirez, Christian Convery, and Nonso Anozie) a self-appointed general who leads through wit, intimidation, and quirkiness. “Sweet Tooth” is slated to premiere on June 4, 2021.

In film, Sandilands was most recently seen starring as Wilhelm Leonberger opposite Tom Hanks in Universal Pictures’ Academy Award nominated feature “News of the World” (2020) directed by Paul Greengrass. A master of disguise, Sandilands recently starred as super villain “Big Bad” Clifford Devoe/The Thinker on The CW’s hit show “The Flash.” Additional television credits include starring as the contentious, mythological character Titus in “The 100” for The CW, AMC/Sundance TV’s “Hap and Leonard” opposite James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams, Christina Hendricks, Jimmi Simpson and Bill Sage, “House MD,” “The Americans” and “NCIS: LA.” In 2018, Sandilands starred opposite Eric Roberts in an indie biopic about Frank Sinatra entitled “Frank and Ava” as famed Hollywood director, Fred Zinneman. 2019 featured his portrayal as The Violator in Lionsgate’s “The Drone” – a contemporary homage to the film “Child’s Play.” Also in 2019, “Coyote Lake” introduced Sandilands to the Latin market, as he starred alongside Oscar nominee Adriana Barrazza, as well as Manny Perez and Camilla Mendez.

Born in the mining town of Randfontein, South Africa, Sandilands is arguably one of the country’s most versatile actors, bringing characters to life in film and television for over three decades, having started his professional acting career at just fourteen years old. Sandilands is the eldest of three children, his father having been a mining professional and his mother a teacher. He attended boarding school in neighboring town Krugersdorp and with the help of an encouraging teacher, booked his first television acting gig in “Meester” (The Master) in 1989. Sandilands received his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Rand Afrikaans University. He received an honorary award for his contribution to Arts & Culture from the University, having won its Theatre Festival three years consecutively with plays that he had written and starred in, as well as initiating an International Film Festival.

Sandilands crossed the international divide in 2003 with the arthouse film “Proteus” by Canadian director John Greyson, and by 2007 he was a household name in South Africa. He is well known for his portrayal of Bart Kruger in the South African soap opera “7de Laan.” However, Sandilands had his sights on an international career, and has made the transition seamlessly. While Sandilands can currently be seen appearing in projects with a global reach, he still works often in South Africa where he performs in his native tongue, Afrikaans (English is his second language).

In May of 2021, Sandilands released his debut album “Sangoma Sandilands & Jou Pa se Posse – Maanskyn”, in his native tongue, Afrikaans. The album leaped to Number 1 on iTunes South Africa’s charts in 24 hours. Sandilands considers this album an artistic and literary contribution to his country of birth. He collaborated with the cream of South African musicians to produce this 10 track album, writing and composing 7 of the tracks, performing lead vocals and playing the ukulele. He had two previous #1 hits with renowned South African performer Karen Zoid.

Accolades for Sandilands include being a recipient of the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences award for his directorial work on “Impresario” – a 21-episode documentary. In 2014 he received a Clio, also as a documentary director. Sandilands is most proud of the fact that he played rugby in South Africa, America, England, Wales and Ireland, and regards the South African Rugby World Cup victory in 2019, for the 3rd time, a miraculous anomaly. He enjoys fishing and cites his philosophical development as being most influenced by Camus, Wittgenstein, Deleuze and Nietzsche, in reverse order. He would love to portray Nietzsche or the character Meursault from Camus’ “L’Étranger” in the future.

Sandilands currently splits his time between South Africa, and Los Angeles, California.



“I am first a human being and then I’m an actor.”

“I think your most valuable auditions are probably the ones that you don’t book.”

“Make every breath [in life] count.”



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043: Eve

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You can put EVE on an arena stage, a movie set, a sitcom soundstage, a talk show panel, even in a rap battle with a bunch of dudes. This fearless female will waste no time showing you she can’t be contained. From the Philly streets to Dr. Dre’s “castle” in Calabasas to the world’s stage, this guest shares with us how you can be a truth teller and a storyteller without sacrificing your authenticity or your instincts. She also lets us in on how she wound up taking the entertainment industry by storm despite her biggest fear: public speaking. Eve dishes on everything, starting from the first audition with Dr. Dre to being dropped and her journey to writing music and not being put in a box. This interview gives all the insight to becoming the entertainment industry’s “It” woman.

Eve Jeffers Cooper is a GRAMMY Award-winning musician and actress. She serves as host of THE TALK, CBS’ Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show that examines topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of five female hosts, alongside Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.

As a musician, Eve is best known for her music hits “What Y’all Want,” “Gangsta Lovin,” “Who’s that Girl,” “Satisfaction,” “Tambourine” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani, which won the inaugural GRAMMY Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002. In 2016 she reunited with Stefani for the “This Is What the Truth Feels Like” tour and hosted the “VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens.” Eve has released four multi-million selling albums and 32 singles, and throughout her career she has collaborated with many prominent artists, including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jill Scott, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre, Juicy J, The Roots and Missy Elliott.

Among Eve’s film credits are “xXx” with Vin Diesel, “Barbershop,” “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” and “Barbershop: The Next Cut” with Ice Cube, “The Cookout” with Queen Latifah and Meagan Good, “The Woodsman” and “Flashbacks.” On television she is best known for starring in her own self-titled UPN sitcom, “Eve,” and she also had a recurring role on “Glee” and appeared on four episodes of the Oxygen series “Sisterhood of Hip Hop.” IG: @therealeve

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

Eve on That One Audition podcast with Alyshia Ochse



“I’m grateful for being dropped by Dr. Dre because I learned how to survive the industry.”

“Music videos tell a story. Back in the 2000s music videos told a story and I played the character.”

“I feel most comfortable on stage. It’s a meditation for me.”

“I read scripts melodically. When you have a great script it flows like music.”

“I wanted people to know me more than my music and The Talk has been a wonderful platform to do just that.”

“Energetically trying something new that is not inside the box or in your comfort zone helps you grow as a person and an artist, there is always a lesson to be learned.”

“Fear has always been in my life, its a constant, if I feel it…I run towards.”

“Music is my true love. It’s the diary of my life.”

“I just want to contribute, that is my goal in life. I just want to make sure I’m not wasting my platforming.”


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