Hard-working, super-talented Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan eats Byron’s hot dogs, talks movies/TV (Episode 207)

Actor Mickey O’Sullivan (“The Chi”) comes back to the podcast to talk about his TV and film career over hot dogs at┬áByron’s (1701 W. Lawrence). Also joining us is another return guest: Mike Payne, owner of Byron’s!

As we get ready to watch Mickey return to Chicago P.D. on 1/30, we discuss:

  • Mickey’s old days of walking down the Ravenswood area talking to himself.
  • The Byron’s delivery to the White House several years back (for real).
  • The Byron’s spin on the classic “Chicago dog.”
  • Season One of “The Chi” – Not enough Mickey O’Sullivan.
  • Showtime shoots their shows on a cell phone. I think.
  • Mickey’s upcoming appearance on “Chicago P.D.” on 1/30. Mickey says it’s going to be a controversial episode.
  • Mickey is like the Stan Lee of “Chicago P.D.”
  • Mickey used to sharpen skates at Johnny’s Ice House.
  • Netflix as a distribution point: “We’re going through a content boom.”
  • The overwhelming business of buying a ring.
  • I surprised Mickey with some of the worst movie scripts ever made, which resulted in him reading from “Leprechaun in the Hood.” It was glorious. And it starts at the 23:40-ish mark.
  • What was the shittiest audition Mickey’s ever been on?

Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.

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