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NYC Life Presents PROFILES




 Sheila Jaffe
Host Mickey Burns sits down with Sheila Jaffe, one of Hollywood’s most successful casting directors. Her work includes casting for a number of HBO hit series such as “The Sopranos,” “Entourage,” and “How to Make It In America.” She has also served as casting director on over 100 feature films.

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 Morgan Frazier
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews 17 year old singer and songwriter Morgan Frazier, who has taken the country music scene by storm. Her latest single “Hey Bully” has received critical acclaim. Morgan recently partnered with the national organization “Stand for the Silent” that brings awareness to the issue of bullying.

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 Melissa Manchester
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with Grammy Award winning singer Melissa Manchester. Discovered by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow in the 70s and 80s Manchester cranked out hit after hit that included: “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Midnight Blue,” and “You Should Hear How She Talks About You,” among others. Today, Manchester continues to perform sold out audiences around the world.

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 Hilary Kole
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews jazz singer Hilary Kole. Hailed by critics as a "musical marvel" (Rex Reed, NY Observer). Kole continues to engage audiences throughout the world since the beginning of her professional career at the legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer to ever grace that stage.

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 Stacy Keach
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews award winning actor Stacy Keach, beloved by millions for his portrayal of 80s detective Mike Hammer and Sergeant Stadanko in the Cheech and Chong films. Versatility embodies the essence of Keach's career in film and television as well as on stage. He is revered by industry insiders as a master of his craft.

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 Big Kenny of 'Big & Rich'
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with Big Kenny of “Big and Rich,” country music’s “Duo of the Year” nominees at this year’s CMA awards. Always on the cutting edge of country music, “Big and Rich” continue to push boundaries with the release of their latest album titled, “Electro Shine.”

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 Tim Conway
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews six-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Tim Conway, best known for his roles with Carol Burnett and in McHales Navy. Conway is currently celebrating the release of his hilarious memoir about his life on and off the stage titled “What’s So Funny?”

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 Rich Little
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with master mimic Rich Little. His career spans over 50 years including impersonations of over 200 people. Rich has often been dubbed, “The Best Impressionist in the World.” In the 70s he starred on “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts,” honoring most of the celebrities he impersonated.

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 Tamera Mowry-Housley
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews TV personality Tamera Mowry who grew up on television with her twin sister Tia on their hit show, “Sister, Sister,” and their reality show “Tia & Tamera.” Today, Tamera shares with us the challenges of managing motherhood, marriage, and a new show.

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 Lara Parker
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews actress and author Lara Parker, who starred in over 1000 episodes as the beautiful witch "Angelic" in the cult classic ABC series "Dark Shadows". As an author, Lara is currently celebrating the release of her third novel titled "Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising".

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 Lea Salonga
Profiles Host Mickey Burns sits down with Award winning actress and singer Lea Salonga who starred in the lead role of Kim in the musical "Miss Saigon" for which she won a Tony Award. She would go on to become the first Asian to play the roles of Eponine and Fantine in the musical "Les Miserables" on Broadway.

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 Claudia Christian
Profiles Host Mickey Burns interviews actress and author Claudia Christian a veteran of over 50 films and dozens of TV shows. Claudia is currently celebrating the release of her candid memoir, "Babylon Confidential: a Memoir of Love, Sex & Addiction".

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 Steve Tyrell
Profiles Host Mickey Burns sits down with Grammy Award Winner Steve Tyrell who is currently celebrating the release of his latest album, "It's Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn". Since 2005, Tyrell has continued to perform at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City succeeding the legendary Bobby Short.

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 Megan Massacre
Profiles Host Mickey Burns sits down with tattoo artist and TV personality Megan Massacre who is currently starring on the TLC Reality series "NY Ink" now in its third season. Megan can also be seen in the tattoo cover-up series "America's Worst Tattoos" also on TLC.

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 Jaime Murray
Profiles Host Mickey Burns interviews beautiful British actress Jaime Murray who is currently starring in SyFy's latest series "Defiance." Other recent roles have included: "Dexter" on Showtime, "Spartacus" on Starz and SyFy's "Warehouse 13."

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 Helen Reddy
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with Australian American Singer, Actress and Activist Helen Reddy. She is often referred to as the "Queen of 70's Pop". A Grammy Award winner, Reddy is credited with writing and singing one of the most iconic and culturally significant songs of the 1970's, "I Am Woman".

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 Darwin Shaw
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews actor Darwin Shaw who recently starred in the role of Saint Peter on the History Channel's critically acclaimed mini-series "The Bible" which averaged more than 10 million viewers per episode. In 2006, Shaw appeared opposite Daniel Craig in the James Bond film, "Casino Royale".

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 Lenny Krayzelburg
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with swimming champion Lenny Krayzelburg, a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former world record holder in the backstroke. He currently operates a number of "Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academies" nationwide, the latest one recently established in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

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 Charles Grodin
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with actor, author and former talk show host Charles Grodin who became a familiar face for his roles in such films as, "The Heartbreak Kid", "Taking Care of Business" and "Ishtar". In the 90's, Grodin's popularity soared for his role as Geroge Newton in the comedy franchise "Beethoven".

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 Gloria Loring
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with actress, singer and author Gloria Loring. Best known for her role as Liz Chandler on the hit soap, "Days of our Lives." Gloria is also the mother of R&B recording star Robin Thicke. She is currently celebrating the release of her autobiography titled, "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous."

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 Lulu
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews singer, actress and entrepreneur Lulu who has carved out a show business career that few can rival. She’s worked with the likes of "The Beatles," "The Rolling Stones," and "Tom Jones"; made a hit film with Sidney Poitier (To Sir, With Love) and has produced numerous hit records over her accomplished career.

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 Best Of
Profiles celebrates its 300th Episode milestone featuring highlights from the series. Over the course of its 300 episodes, Profiles has featured actors, comedians, singers, models, musicians and authors; all of whom have made an indelible mark on the world of show business and entertainment.

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 Mateo Messina
Profiles Host Mickey Burns interviews Grammy Award Winning Composer Mateo Massina who has scored 9 films, 2 documentaries and 2 Television shows in the past two years. As one of today's most innovative composers, since the age of 23 Messina has also written, produced and premiered 15 symphonies.

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 Scott Cohen
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with veteran actor Scott Cohen who has appeared in over 80 TV programs and films. Currently Scott is gearing up for the premiere of the third season of "Necessary Roughness" on the USA Network where he stars as "Nico" the fixer.

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 Vincent Irizarry
Profiles Host Mickey Burns sits down with Emmy Award Winning actor Vincent Irizarry, probably best known for his portrayal of Dr. David Hayward on the daytime drama series "All My Children", which recently completed a 41-year run on ABC. Irizarry is also an accomplished musician, writer and photographer.

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 Samantha Fox
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews former Glamour Model and British recording artist Samantha Fox. In 1998 she launched her pop music career with her debut single "Touch Me", which became a no.1 hit in 17 countries. Samantha has since sold over 30 million albums worlwide.

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 Joan Osborne
Profiles host Mickey Burns sits down with Grammy nominated singer Joan Osborne. Her first major label release "Relish" stands as one of the top soul/rock albums of the 90's, on the strength of the single "One of Us." Joan is currently celebrating her latest CD titled, "Bring It On Home."

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 Johnny Rivers
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews legendary singer, songwriter and record producer Johnny Rivers. From 1964 through 1977 Rivers had seventeen Top 40 hits that included, "Secret Agent Man," "Summer Rain" and "Poor Side of Town."

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 Taylor Dayne
Multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Dayne joins host Mickey Burns to discuss her life and career. A native of Baldwin, Long Island, Dayne’s first seven singles hit the Top 10. Overall, she has 17 individual Top Ten’s on Billboard Charts.

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 Don McLean
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews singer and songwriter Don McLean. His iconic, classic "American Pie" was recently selected as one of the Five Greatest Songs of the 20th Century. After 40 years in the music business, in 2004 McLean was elected in the "Songwriters Hall if Fame".

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 Richard Belzer
Profile host Mickey Burns sits down with comedian and actor Richard Belzer, best known for his ongoing role Sgt. John Munch on "Law & Order: SVU". Belzer was also the audience warm-up comedian for Saturday Night Live in its premiere season.

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 Adam Ant
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews singer Adam Ant, one of Pop Music's most vibrant figures in the last 25 years. In the 80's "Adam and The Ants" had three No.1 hits while Adam was voted as the "Sexiest Man in America" by viewers of MTV. After a 15-year period away from the music business he's back with a new band: "The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse".

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 Kristi Yamaguchi
Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi sits down with host Mickey Burns to discuss her life and career. In 2008, Kristi once again made headlines when she became the celebrity champion in the 6th Season of "Dancing With The Stars".

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 Frank McKinney
Profiles Host Mickey Burns interviews best-selling author, Real Estate Artist and philanthropist Frank McKinney. His "Caring House Project Foundation" has impacted the lives of the poorest of the poor in countries around the world. As of 2012, CHPF has built seventeen villages in Haiti, sheltering over 7,500 people in need.

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 Mayim Bialik
Profiles Host Mickey Burns sits down with award winning actress Mayim Bialik about her role as Amy Fowler on CBS's hottest sitcom "The Big Bang Theory". Mayim also discusses growing up on television as "Blossom" on NBC, and her new book titled: "Beyond The Sling: A Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children".

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 KC (KC and the Sunshine Band)
Profiles Host Mickey Burns sits down with Harry Wayne Casey, simply known as KC, the founder and lead singer of KC & The Sunshine Band. Currently, KC is on a national tour celebrating the Band's 40th Anniversary as one of the most popular pop & disco bands of all time.

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 Tom Wopat
Profiles Host Mickey Burns interviews actor and singer Tom Wopat who first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running TV Series "The Dukes of Hazard". Over the last three decades, Wopat has starred on Broadway in various musical productions such as: "Guys and Dolls", "42nd Street", "Chicago" and "Annie Get Your Gun".

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 Dominique Moceanu
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews Dominique Moceanu, a member of the Olympic Gold Medal winning 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team in Atlanta known as the "Magnificent Seven". Dominique is currently celebrating the release of her memoir titled "Off Balance" where she chronicles her life and Olympic experience.

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 Patricia Velasquez
Profiles host Mickey Burns interviews beautiful Venezuelan actress and model Patricia Velasquez, fresh off competing in this season's "Celebrity Apprentice" where she made it through Week 6. Patricia is also well known for her role as "Anck-Su-Namun" in the film "The Mummy" and for her several appearances in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues.

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 Ronnie Milsap
Profiles Host Mickey Burns sits down with music legend Ronnie Milsap who became country music's first well known blind singers. He was also one of the most successful "crossover" singers of his time. During his incredible career - he is credited with six Grammy Awards and 40 number one country hits.

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 Patti Austin
Singer Patti Austin sits down with host Mickey Burns to discuss her incredible over four-decade career in the music business. In 1983, Patti was nominated for an Oscar for her debut with James Ingram in, "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," and in 2008 she won her first Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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 Best of Profiles
Profiles celebrates its 300th Episode milestone featuring highlights from the series. Over the course of its 300 episodes, Profiles has featured actors, comedians, singers, models, musicians and authors; all of whom have made an indelible mark on the world of show business and entertainment.

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 Smokey Robinson (part 1)
Join host Mickey Burns in this Telly Award winning episode of Profiles. In this episode, Mickey is joined by Motown legend Smokey Robinson who discusses his decades long career in music. Part 1 of 2.

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 Smokey Robinson (part 2)
Join host Mickey Burns in this Telly Award winning episode of Profiles. In this episode, Mickey is joined by Motown legend Smokey Robinson who discusses his decades long career in music. Part 2 of 2.

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 Tony Orlando (part 1)
Join host Mickey Burns in this Telly Award winning episode of Profiles. In this episode, Mickey sits with 70's music and television star Tony Orlando to look at his long and eclectic career. Part 1 of 2.

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 Tony Orlando (part 2)
Join host Mickey Burns in this Telly Award winning episode of Profiles. In this episode, Mickey sits with 70's music and television star Tony Orlando to look at his long and eclectic career. Part 2 of 2.

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 Chris Harrison
Join host Mickey Burns as he sits with television host Chris Harrison in one of Profiles' 'Best of' episodes.

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 Kathy Ireland
Join host Mickey Burns as he sits with former model, actress, and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland in one of Profiles' 'Best of' episodes.

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 George Foreman
Join host Mickey Burns as he sits with former boxer, personality, and entrepreneur George Foreman in one of Profiles' 'Best of' episodes.

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 Jesse Ventura
Join host Mickey Burns as he sits with former Minnesota Governor, actor, and wrestling personality Jesse Ventura in one of Profiles' 'Best of' episodes.

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