DICK VAN DYKE HITS EASTER WHEELS AND WAVES MALIBU – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 920

DICK VAN DYKE HITS EASTER WHEELS AND WAVES MALIBU – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 920 – After a Mercedes stint in Huntington Beach with Paul Grisanti (www.malibure.com), Fireball does Easter Wheels and Waves with legend Dick Van Dyke and gives Ice Cream to his grand daughter… for the first time!

Turns out BILLY GIBBONS is a Fireball fan…

A great time at the CARS & STARS Art/Photo Exhibit with master ZZ TOPPER Billy Gibbons. Turns out he not only loves cars but some of the cars I’ve done for film. Especially the Cobra Merc.

Maybe we need to do a HOLLYWOOD MOVIE CAR Coloring Book? (We already are… 😉

Ride of the Week: Cruising along PCH with Hollywood’s Kirk Taylor

It seems that nowadays, people want to tell their stories more often. Or maybe it’s just that, thanks to the web, they now can in a variety of ways. 

Long before Jerry Seinfeld’s car show, I did a thing called 5Minute Drive where I took celebs for drives in cool cars and got their stories. It was fun, unique and in-depth. And now, there are a multitude of shows online that are doing it.

So, it’s time to evolve.

When actor Kirk Taylor’s people reached out to me to do a Vlog episode about Taylor and an article here, I jumped as I always do. It’s fun to meet new creative people who are making a difference. So, we got together and this is how it went.

Taylor has been an actor for a long time and he’s been fortunate to have worked with some amazing people over the years. His first story involved Charles Bronson, where he played a heavy opposite to the massive gun toting vigilante in “Death Wish 3.” Bronson pushed him to get intense, resulting in a rifle-powered pistol blowing a Hollywood hole on Taylor. He was fine, but the leather jacket he was wearing was blown to smithereens.

“It nearly made me sick when I looked at what had become of the jacket,” mentioned Taylor. 

As we drove his 2017 Kia Niro up PCH, the last thing on our mind was stopping for gas, as it got 51 miles per gallon. So, we kept moving. 

Next up was an audition for Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” He told a hysterical story about getting shot in the rump that, although very funny, is not appropriate for this article so you’ll have to watch my Vlog, Episode 893. Yes, he got the job. 

Taylor’s stints as an actor also included the cult hit, “The Last Dragon” in which he was pulled from an extra to a fighting roll as one of Sho’nuff’s henchmen. Yes, that was the bad guy’s name: Sho’nuff. 

But nowadays, Taylor is doing a combination of acting, teaching acting and music — all of which landed him a roll opposite Chaka Khan in the upcoming musical film “Revival,” out this Easter. 

I got the sense that Taylor was a kind, gentle soul in the mix of Hollywood’s violent realm from the past. The same goes for most of my friends who are stuntmen to Hollywood’s elite, including Jeff Jensen, Stuart Wilson, Simon Rhee and many others. 

The tough, bad guys in film are always the kindest people I’ve ever met. And maybe it’s because they love cars, eh? 

Regardless, pretty sure that Taylor is still driving that 2017 Kia and hasn’t visited a gas station in the last two weeks or more. Times are a changin’ and gas stations may become a thing of the past. Will millennials not know what it’s like to fill ’er up? 

Big thanks to Taylor for hanging out with me and cruising Malibu’s scenic PCH. We hit Latigo for some beach time and had a blast. If you’re an agent or in PR, send me your celeb peeps and we’ll do the same.

And be on the lookout for Taylor in his upcoming film, where he sings a solid tune. Sho’nuff.

Want to be featured in Ride of the Week? Send Fireball an email at askfireball@fireballtim.com.

Fireball bringing Tony Dow to Dr. George Charity Car Show Saturday…

Although the CORVAIR will not be at the Dr. George Charity Car Show, Fireball will be bringing Actor Tony Dow in the all-new 467hp 2019 LEXUS RC F.

They’ll be walking the show, Vlogging… so be on the lookout and come say hi this Saturday in Indian Wells!

Next week on the VLOG… Bad Guy, Villain, Acclaimed Actor PATRICK KILPATRICK

With a name like Patrick Kilpatrick, it seems just by adding one letter more… KILLPATRICK, it would explain in detail what this guy does.

Patrick dies… for a living. As an actor in so many films that I stopped counting, and a face that you’d recognize from just about every action film I can remember, it’s with great pleasure and gratitude that I welcome him to the Vlog World next week. We’ll be driving his Jag up PCH here in the Bu as we have so many times with others like Tony Dow and Jonathan Banks.

And as it seems to be a running trend with me nowadays that I’ve become friends with some of Hollywood’s elite Fall Guys (Jeff Jensen, Stuart Wilson, Simon Rhee, Diane Petersen and more…) it makes sense to drive with Patrick and talk dying. As they say in the world of stunts… “Fall down, pick up check.”

Plus, Pat’s got a new book out. Pick up a copy and you’ll see what I’m talkin’ about.

Stay tuned to the Vlog and don’t forget to pick up a copy of our new Hollywood-Inspired SHARKS Coloring Book!

 

Celebrity Voice Actor ROB PAULSEN Confirmed for Sunday’s WHEELS AND WAVES!!!

CONFIRMED! Amazing Voice Actor Rob Paulsen will be joining us for Sunday’s WHEELS AND WAVES in his swanky-awesome AMG MERCEDES!

If you don’t know Rob, then head on over to Wikipedia, IMDB, his Site or just listen to about every cool cartoon ever made and chances are… he’s voicing them! JOIN US!

WATCH! TONY DOW CHEVROLET CORVAIR RESTORATION – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 670

TONY DOW CHEVROLET CORVAIR RESTORATION – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 670 – Fireball heads to Actor (Leave it to Beaver) Tony Dow’s house in the hills of Topanga to see the finished 1962 Chevrolet Corvair from WIKD KUSTOMS. www.wikdkustoms.com

From WIKI… Tony Dow (born April 13, 1945) is an American film producer, director, sculptor, and television actor.

Dow is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963.

Dow played Wally Cleaver, the elder son of June (played by Barbara Billingsley) and Ward Cleaver (played by Hugh Beaumont) and the brother of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (played by Jerry Mathers).

Dow was born in Hollywood, California, to John Stevens Dow, Jr. (1908–1987), a designer and general contractor, and Muriel Virginia Dow (née Montrose) (May 27, 1906 – April 30, 2001), a stunt woman in early Westerns and Clara Bow’s movie double in Hollywood.

In his youth, Dow was a Junior Olympics diving champion. He won the role of Wally Cleaver in a casting call with almost no previous acting experience.

Dow acted in the series until it ended in 1963. After that, he appeared in the television series My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak (five episodes in three different roles), The Greatest Show on Earth, and Never Too Young. From 1965 to 1968, he served in the National Guard, interrupting his acting career.

On his return to acting, he was a guest star in the television series Adam-12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys, and Emergency!.

During the 1970s, Dow continued acting while working in the construction industry and studying journalism and filmmaking.

In 1987, he was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as Wally Cleaver.

Dow’s most recent screen appearance was in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

He has been married to his wife, Lauren, since 1980. They have one child and two grandchildren.

CAITLYN JENNER REVEALS HER BUG EYE SPRITE ON RODEO DRIVE! – FMV631

CAITLYN JENNER AT RODEO DRIVE CONCOURS! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 631 – Fireball and Kathie head with the team to The Rodeo Drive Concours, have a convo with Caitlyn Jenner about her new Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite!

About CAITLYN from WIKI… CaitlynJenner (born October 28, 1949), formerly known as #BruceJenner, is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. Jenner was a college football player for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery.

Coach L. D. Weldon, who had coached Olympic decathlete Jack Parker, convinced Jenner to try the decathlon. After intense training, Jenner won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event at the Montreal Olympic Games, gaining fame as “an all-American hero”.

Jenner set a third successive world record while winning the Olympics. The winner of the Olympic decathlon is traditionally given the unofficial title of “world’s greatest athlete”.

With that stature, Jenner subsequently established a career in television, film, writing, auto racing, business and as a Playgirl cover model.

About RODEO DRIVE… Rodeo Drive is a two-mile-long street, primarily in Beverly Hills, California, with its southern segment in the City of Los Angeles.

Its southern terminus is at Beverwil Drive, and its northern terminus is at its intersection with Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

The name is most commonly used metonymically to refer to the three-block stretch of the street north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of Little Santa Monica Boulevard, which is known for its luxury goods stores.

The larger business district surrounding Rodeo, known as the “Golden Triangle,” which extends from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard, is both a shopping district and a tourist attraction.

CELEBRITIES ON THE VLOG PLAYLIST!

Have you missed any of the Celebrity Vlogs? Well, now they’re all in one place! Check out Fireball’s all new YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS!

DICK VAN DYKE visits today’s amazing Wheels and Waves in Malibu…

Yes, master comedian and entertainer DICK VAN DYKE joined Fireball’s Wheels and Waves for 40 minutes, perusing cars, talking car stories (especially Chitty) and hanging with fans. He must have taken a thousand photos. DON’T MISS TOMORROW’S VLOG RIGHT HERE!

Also on hand was Hollywood Stuntman Stuart Wilson, LIVE Radio Show Horsepower for an Hour, Delorean Triplets and close to $20M in cars.

**Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves happens at The Malibu Country Mart every third Sunday. Next show is June 18th, Father’s Day.

From WIKI… Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, writer, and producer.

He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke; his entertainment career has spanned almost seven decades. After gaining recognition on radio and Broadway, Van Dyke became known for his role as Rob Petrie on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran from 1961 to 1966. He also gained significant popularity for roles in the musical films Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Mary Poppins (1964), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). His other prominent film appearances include roles in The Comic (1969), Dick Tracy (1990), Curious George (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014). Other prominent TV roles include the leads in: The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–74), Diagnosis: Murder (1993-2001), and Murder 101‘ (2006–08), the latter co-starring his son Barry.

Recipient of five Primetime Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy Award, Van Dyke was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995.[1] He received the Screen Actors Guild‘s highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award, in 2013.[2] Van Dyke has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard and has also been recognized as a Disney Legend.