About the Cast

bert-sqBert Weiss

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I was absolutely certain at a very young what I wanted to do for a living. There was never a doubt in my mind. Being a sportscaster was my focus in high school and college and nothing could change that course! Except when a country radio station in San Diego offered me…wait for it….$16,500…. to assist in the promotions department, run the research department and be a small part of the station’s morning show. At 20 years old, I immediately abandoned my life journey to dabble in morning radio and live the life of the rich and famous on $16,500.

My passion is traveling. I want to see it all. I’ve hiked in Venezuela, surfed in Costa Rica, almost drowned in Hawaii, driven beach buggies in Brazil, danced at midnight on a rooftop in Colombia, got caught in a sea storm off Capri, crashed a scooter in Greece, sailed around the Caribbean for Christmas…I am the most interesting man in the world, now that I think of it.

What else? I’m a gym rat, but no meathead. I can’t jump rope. My favorite comedy is either The Hangover or Bridesmaids. I’m not ashamed to say I cried at the end of reading The Notebook. I hate running. I’m quite sure I have ADD. I’m conflicted about my religion. My biggest accomplishment is being the father to incredible boys, Hayden and Hollis. My biggest frustration is that I can’t get good at surfing and I can’t grasp anything but basic Spanish. I’m a germaphobe.

I have a nonprofit called Bert’s Big Adventure. We take children that have chronic and terminal illnesses down to Disney World on an all expenses paid, five-day trip and we bring everybody in their family! Pure magic!

Thanks for listening.

 

kristin-sqKristin Klingshirn

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Hey! I’m Kristin and I’m a proud member of The Hollywood 5.

I’m a graduate of the University of Kentucky, which of course make me a Wildcats fan through and through. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, I’m southern in my roots and appreciate good hospitality and a perfect glass of sweet tea.

Coming from a military family, (my brother is a Marine and my father is a Vietnam Veteran), I will always support the men and women of our Armed Forces. I’m also a big supporter of rescue shelters thanks to my two dogs, Parker Jones and Leeroy Brown. The unconditional love from a dog simply makes life more joyful.

No kids, but I do have a fiance that’s been committed to my craziness for 10 years.

A self proclaimed TV junkie, my DVR is always filled with Real Housewives or Dancing with the Stars episodes. That’s on top of the other umpteen million shows I watch. I enjoy getting caught up in the fashion and the glamour of the stars, while not taking it too seriously.

In all my years in radio I’ve managed to be shocked by cattle prods, attacked by dogs, and tackled by rugby players. I’m a tough enough chick to where I can certainly hang with the boys and I’m extremely competitive. I attribute that to my high school basketball coach.

I still have a sensitive side, and being a part of Bert’s Big Adventure and raising funds for pediatric brain tumor research is what gives me purpose. I have a strong sense of family, friends, and female independence. And besides Johnny Depp, the only other thing that makes me weak in the knees is a fabulous pair of shoes. Which reminds me…I think I’m due for a new pair…

 

brian-sqBrian Moote

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I grew up on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington in the Northwest corner of the country, just about as far away from the South that you can get… Literally and figuratively. I grew up on a farm in the woods that raised horses, pigs and chickens and I have two younger brothers who helped me break just about every bone that I had in my body… Sorry mom and dad, we were expensive little guys and I am sure your health insurance deductible was ridiculous.

I went to college in southern California where I was supposed to play basketball, but instead I mainly worked on making my teammates laugh at jokes while sitting on the end of the bench. Oh, I was also missing slam dunks in practice, which is a skill. After I graduated from college, I started working in special education and with at-risk youth in foster care in Seattle, WA. I also began performing stand up comedy every night and soon after started touring comedy clubs and colleges across the country. After Seattle, I moved to Boston to get a master’s degree in social work with an emphasis in legislative advocacy… Oh and also to tell jokes in comedy clubs until the wee hours of the morning. No matter what career I am in though, a huge piece of my heart is always in fighting for at-risk youth and people with disabilities.

After Boston, I moved to Los Angeles where I did a bunch of comedy shows, hosted radio and did some TV stuff including making appearances as a stand up on AXS TV’s Gotham Live, Nickelodeon’s Nickmom’s Nite Out and Laughs on FOX. I was also a cast member on MTV’s prank show Money From Strangers… I also lived in a bunk bed for a while in a studio with my brother who is an actor because that is what is called “living the dream” aka broke.

Now I live in Atlanta with my wife Katie who is a ridiculously talented singer and song writer from London and our two small dogs Moxie and Norman, who I completely don’t look like a weirdo walking given that I am 6’4″ and they are the size of cats. We have an apartment that has a pool and I have already found out the hard way that winters in Atlanta mean that the pool is just for looks and that hypothermia is real. We don’t have any children because we have a one bedroom apartment with a ton of breakable stuff. I look forward to getting to hang out every morning and try to make you all laugh and sharing stories from my life.