Tyrone Power Jr., star of The Extra, belongs to an acting dynasty. He’s the great-great grandson of the original theatrical great Tyrone Power, grandson of the American matinee idol and silent film star known today as Tyrone Power Sr., and son of the famed leading man of sound pictures Tyrone Power, who wowed moviegoers in such swashbucklers as The Black Swan and The Mark of Zorro (before Antonio Banderas!).
Extremely handsome like his father, Ty has appeared in numerous films. Despite actually being Tyrone Power IV, he acts under the name Tyrone Power Jr., the same name his father began his career under. Born two months after the death of his father, Ty knows the pros and cons of having the same name as a very famous person -- and he will talk about this during this interview.
Ty will also discuss his upcoming film, The Extra, which is now in post-production, as well as his acting experience on stage, television, and in such movies as Cocoon, Cocoon: The Return, Shag, Healer, Love and Honor, Leaving the Land and The Beautiful Illusion. Ty’s television credits include appearances in Cheers and The Bold & the Beautiful.
Film critic Diana Saenger, founder/editor of Classic Movie Guide, will join in the the discussion.