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Mike “Bad Boy” Marino On His Start In The Business

New Jersey comedian Mike “Bad Boy” Marino sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss his start in the business and how his New Jersey accent got him some of his first roles.

“I didn’t ever really set out to be a comedian,” the Jersey City native said. “All my life, I wanted to be an actor. I grew up doing plays in school.” He recalls imitating television commercials.

When he was around sixteen or seventeen, he started going to New York and doing television commercials. “I never really wanted to be funny. I thought I was going to be the next Robert De Niro.”

Then, when he was around twenty-five, he moved to California where he was told that his Jersey accent was funny. So, he started doing stand-up at clubs which led to acting jobs. “There’s no greater high than a live performance,” the comedian says.

To learn more about Mike “Bad Boy” Marino, head over to his website.

Alisyn Camerota on Growing Up In New Jersey

Alisyn Camerota, CNN’s New Day co-anchor, sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how growing up in New Jersey has influenced her career and life.

Camerota, a Monmouth County native, describes the Jersey Shore as the “best place in the world to grow up.”

“I don’t know who I would’ve been, or what I would’ve been like,” she says at the thought of growing up somewhere other than Jersey.

While in high school, she discovered that she wanted to be a reporter and a TV journalist. When she was about 15 years old, she would watch The Phil Donahue Show, wondering if she could do that herself. “He would be running around his studio audience with a microphone asking people questions,” she explains. This led her to thinking, “Can I do that?”

To learn more about Alisyn Camerota, check out her official Facebook page.

Orange Is the New Black’s Dale Soules on New Jersey Upbringing

Dale Soules, actress from Orange Is the New Black, sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how she was ostracized as a child because of her poor upbringing.

Soules was born in Jersey City, and moved to Greenwood Lake with her family when she was about five. The NJ Native did not have a typical upbringing.

“I grew up in a house that, for some years, had no running water.” She goes on to say that she and her family carried water that ran by the brook on the side of the house.

While Soules did not see a problem with this, her classmates perceived her as “dirty” and began to exclude her. “I didn’t have the right consumer goods, I didn’t have the right clothing, so I was pretty much an outcast.”

At that time, Soules decided that she wanted to be known for who she was, what she had to say, and how she treated people.

She has been doing just that. In 2014, she won “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series” at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance in the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black.

To learn more about Dale Soules, head over to her website.