Listen to Seamus & Jon give an interview on The Steve Gill Show! – Starts at about 29 minutes in.
…but will he sing on-screen?
Castle recently tapped into the musical talents of one of its stars — Tamala Jones — during their special noir episode, but it is another one of its stars that is actively pursuing music on the side from his acting day job. Jon Huertas has released original music through a dedicated YouTube channel, and now that he has seen first-hand just what his co-stars can do, he is roping them into his passion project, too
Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever play the roles of Detectives Javier Esposito and Kevin Ryan on the ABC series, CASTLE. The two stopped by for a quick visit to the podcast the day after the Superbowl (Coincidentally, Huertas was on the show last year the day after Superbowl) to talk about the latest episode where the gang goes back in time to the 1940s:
If you can’t wait to see Nathan Fillion and co. decked out in their finest suits and slicked-back hair, ABC has already released the first 11 minutes of the episode. Spoiler alert: It’s awesome. If you still can’t wait, Jon Huertas stopped by the Zap2it offices a few weeks ago and gave us some scoop on the outing, which sees the gang take on new personas during flashback scenes.
…Following success of Picture This: Veteran Mental Health Challenges forum in Washington, DC
Jon Huertas, Air Force Veteran and “Castle” star, moderated the panel. “As a Veteran it was a true honor to moderate this EIC briefing on Veteran Mental Health Challenges. I feel that it’s important that we, as creators of content, do everything we can to increase awareness about the mental health challenges that some of our returning Veterans and their families may deal with and can overcome,” remarked Huertas. “As an example, my character on “Castle,” Javier Esposito, is an OIF Veteran and this season we felt it was important to have an episode that addressed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is an example of how the entertainment community can contribute to the accurate portrayal of Veterans and their experiences.”
The newest episode of “Castle” continues in the ABC show’s grand tradition of lovingly skewering a prevalent aspect of pop culture.
Up next? Reality stars famous for being famous, a la Kim Kardashian. Jon Huertas, who plays Det. Esposito, recently stopped by the Zap2it offices to talk all things “Castle.” He says the episode is about a bit more than reality TV.
Andy and Brian welcome actor Jon Huertas, star of ABC’s Castle, and HBO’s Generation Kill, talking about his role on Castle, working with David Simon, being a muscial theatre major in the military, and more.
-1:00- What makes ‘Castle’ work? Why has that show succeeded where others have failed?
-5:45- On being a musical theatre major while serving in the Air Force, attending school through the G.I. Bill.
-8:45- On the portrayal of the military in Hollywood. What they get right, what they get wrong.
-10:30- On working with David Simon on HBO’s ‘Generation Kill,’ which received 11 Emmy nominations, including three wins.
-14:00- Huertas works with a great charity called Puppies Behind Bars, in which inmates train service dogs for wounded servicemen.
Jon is going to be appearing on radio show ‘On The Set with Jasper Cole’ this Friday at 6PM PST!
Don’t miss it! Make sure that you tune in here when the time comes!
Jon’s radio interview on The D-Hour Show was actually an hour earlier than originally scheduled so if you missed it, there’s a recording of it on the radio show’s BlogTalkRadio site here! (or below)
Jon talked about his music, influences, acting, Castle and had the radio debut of new song: “Waste Of Your Time” (with Roc$tedy).