1. Car 54, Where are You and Hank Garrett? Jeff Dwoskin 44:15

Living on the streets as a youth spiraling towards a dark path until an intervention with Sammy Davis, Jr. changed Hank’s life forever. Hank went on to have an amazing career and we discuss it as well as his memoir, “From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight”

My guest, Hank Garrett and I discuss:

  • Hank’s memoir: “From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight”
  • Living on the streets of Harlem
  • How Sammy Davis, Jr. changed his life forever
  • Becoming a stand-up comedian and Tony Bennett’s opener for 4 years
  • Learning gibberish from Sid Caesar
  • Working on the David Frost program, “That Was The Week That Was”
  • Playing a killer mailman in Three Days of the Condor
  • How Robert Redford saved Hank from going blind
  • Hank’s life-threatening car accident and meeting Jerry Lewis
  • Sparring (Karate) with Elvis Presley
  • Starring in “Paris” with James Earl Jones
  • Becoming an actual police officer
  • Auditioning and landing the role of Officer Ed Nicholson on the classic sitcom “Car 54, Where Are You?”
  • The brilliance of Nat Hiken
  • Hank’s Kids – how Hank gives back and changes the lives of young children headed down the wrong path like he was
  • and much more!

You’re going to love my conversation with Hank Garrett

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I'm a tech entrepreneur, podcaster, and professional stand-up comedian. I started my journey in the tech industry back in 1997 when I founded my own website development company, which was one of the pioneering companies in the country at the time. While working in technology, my comedic talents couldn't be contained, and I eventually took to the stage as a stand-up comedian.

My passion for comedy led me to create Hashtag Roundup (@hashtagroundup on Twitter), a platform that has contributed to over 8000 top 10 USA trends on Twitter. With the growth of social media, particularly Instagram, I founded Stampede Social, a company aimed at helping creators drive traffic to their content without relying solely on a link in their bio.