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Special Edition: Talking Antaeus with Harry Groener

Special Edition: Talking Antaeus with Harry Groener

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Harry Groener is a classically trained actor who has 83 credits on IMDB, has performed in Broadway classics like Crazy For You, Oklahoma, Cats and Spamalot and has been nominated for three Tony awards. That’s not to mention the countless plays and musicals he has done around the country. He is also a founding member of the Anteaues Theater Company. You remember them right? We did a story about the Antaeus Theatre Company not too long ago.

Groener would excuse you though if you didn’t know him for his illustrious theater career or even his 68 episodes on the sitcom Dear John, which was a top ten show in its late eighties/early nineties hay day. No, he knows full well you probably know him for one of three things:


  1. Mayor Richard Wilkins II: Buffy the Vampire Slayerbuffy-mayor-richard-wilkins-harry-groener
  2. Tam Elbrun in Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s “Tin Man“.TamElbrun
  3. Ted’s eccentric step-dad Clint: How I Met Your Mother stage_teaser_620x348

As you will hear in the interview Harry doesn’t mind this one bit. He embraces it and he feels honored to have worked on shows that people remember so fondly.  When I spoke with Mr. Groener the 64 year old actor was giving with him time and his passion for live theater shown through bright and clear.

I hope you will give the interview a listen and head over to the Antaeus Kickstarter page and give whatever you can. They have 5 days left to raise money for their new home which will bring live theater to their community.


The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (www.talkingcomicbooks.com), a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in comic book releases. The editorial staff is composed of Editor-in-Chief Bobby Shortle (Fanboy Remix, Doctor Whocast), Stephanie Cooke (Misfortune Cookie), Steve Seigh (JoBlo.com contributor), Bob Reyer (Fanboy Remix) and Joey Braccino who weekly dissect the releases and give you, the consumer, a simple Roman yay or nay regarding them. Our Twitter handle is @TalkingComics and you can email us at info@talkingcomicbooks.com.

Bobby Shortle is founder and Editor in Chief of Talking Comics as well as the host of the weekly Talking Comics Podcast. When he's not writing about comics he's making short films which can be found at http://vimeo.com/bobbyshortle and talking…

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