‘Band of Brothers’ changed my life. That project changed or effected greatly everyone’s life who took part in it.
Michael Cudlitz said as he returned to Philly, the home of World War II heroes “Babe” Heffron and Bill Guarnere. It was a very emotional turn in our conversation which began with zombies, ‘Lost’ and secrets about ‘90210’. Cudlitz walked us through the intense timeline the project took from beginning to end; starting with a group of talented guys excited to work on a Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced series, then into the deep connections each actor made as they researched the lives of each solider they were playing on screen and got to know their friends and family. In the end, the actors realized the importance of their job: to tell the story of these brave men.
Did you know that Sgt Abraham Ford‘s first appearance with a cigar was a nod to the real life Sgt. Denver “Bull” Randleman? Without telling the ‘The Walking Dead’ production team, Cudlitz used the scene to pay homage his ‘Band of Brothers’ character by recreating his final appearance in the mini-series, “it’s almost the same shot.”
Michael Cudlitz is just the coolest. He continues to pay it forward by hosting the Bisquick Challenge which collects pancake batter in honor of Abraham’s famous line: “When you were, uh, pouring the Bisquick, were you trying to make pancakes?” and other non-perishable food items for food banks in the city where he is visiting.
Listen to our full interview chock full of cool stories, crazy moments and a well deserved F-bomb, then go meet Michael Cudlitz and his cast mates during Walker Stalker Con this weekend at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks: