Geeking Out With Jon Gries of Napoleon Dynamite, DreamCorp LLC, The White Lotus, & more! PART 2

On part 2 of this extra special episode of On The Rocks Podcast, Actor/Musician/Director/Solid Dude Jon Gries and Nate geek out about music, debut four of Gries’ songs, and chat about some of the many roles he’s played on TV and in movies over the years. It was a super fun chat, dear listener! If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, be sure to go back and start with that one!

SOME of the topics include:
• How he got his bird, Pablo, to come home when he got out
• How he got his first role at age 12 in his dad’s movie (it’s not how you think)
• Being a lifelong musician
• Playing Red Rocks with Ryan Bingham
• Debuting FOUR songs of his on the podcast
• Teaching Keith Moon how to sing the Beach Boys classic “Don’t Worry Baby” at The Record Plant while Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, Alice Cooper, & Mickey Dolenz are all in the building
• Being a werewolf
• Borrowing (not stealing!) cars as a teenager
• “There’s tennis courts in Fargo, ND?!”
• A dishwasher at Paw Paw Smith’s club that went on to be a Grammy-nominated musician
• Bands mentioned: Bon Iver, Patti Smith, Joan Jett, Talk Talk, David Bowie, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, & more!
• Name drops that aren’t name drops: Liam Neeson, Joe Pantoliano, Danny Trejo, Connie Britton, Mo Collins, Bobby Lee, Mark Ronson, Eddie Griffin, Jon Favreau, & Garrett Morris
• Becoming Uncle Rico
• The White Lotus – Watch it on HBO Max!
• DreamCorp LLC – Watch it on Hulu!
• The Pretender – Watch it on Amazon Prime!
• Rescuing and rehabilitating his sweet cat who couldn’t walk (who can now walk!)

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Nate is a graphic designer as well as an avid appreciator of live music, pop culture of most kinds, and cats. Devon Rexes to be exact. He lives in Fargo, ND with his pop culture-loving wife Melissa Vosen Callens and 3 Devon Rexes: Huey Lewis, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks. They're pretty rad. Send your questions, comments, concerns, swag, and music to [email protected]. Follow Nate on Twitter @natecallens and Instagram @fargonate. Cheers!

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