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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 24, 2014 Page 7 Mike Di Stasio never real- ized a simple lifelong interest of films would tuna towards an acting career and hosting his own radio show. The self- proclaimed movie buffs ap- peal in film grew in high school while watching mov- ies from the 1930s and '40s. "Acting during the Golden Age of Hollywood (1930s and '40s) was far better than today. Story lines were basic, llke Cary Grant building a log cabin in the woods with Lana Turner," MiRe said. Nicknamed "The Hollywood Kid" by neighborhood friends while growing up in South Medford, it became his moni- ker, even into adulthood by card:playing buddies. "When- ever kids in the neighbor- hood would be at a loss to recall a movie, I nailed it every time. Still do." Born to Italian immigrant parents, who both arrived in the U.S. in 1952 from the Province of Avellino in south- ern Italy, Mike grasped their work ethic early on. "My parents didn't speak English. They knew nothing about America," Mike ex- "plained. *My mother worked for years at Schraft's Candy Company in Charlestown and my dad became a cabi- netmaker and master car- penter. They came to attain the American .Dream." Mike graduated from Medford High School in 1987. "I grew up around mostly Italian and Irish ki.ds. We'd play hockey out in front of our houses until the. street lights came on," says Mike. A penchant to be active led him to work in food stores and car shops. "My mother wanted me to work in a bank because I came home clean, but I wanted to learn various trades so I could al- ways have a job when it came my time to raise a family. I'll never make much money working in a bank, I'd tell my mother." As the years passed; Mike set out on his joumey in film and the craft of acting by start- ing a monthly radio show, titled REEL :TALK with The Ho//yuxxxl K/d, he is both host and producer. The show airs the third Saturday of each month on WNTN-AM 1550 at 11:30 am. WNTN is a Newton- based radio station where Howard Stem landed his first job as an intern before enter- ing Boston University. "I seek out actors filming movies in Boston to interview for my show," Mike said A recent show featured author Casey Sherman, who wrote a book about the Boston Stran- gler. Sherman's aunt, Mary Sullivan, was the last of the 13 victims murdered by the infamous Boston Strangler, who lurked Boston's streets from 1962 to 1964. Each February, Mike de- .votes the radio show to the annual Academy Awards. He's even stood alongside a few Oscar winning actors as a background extra, appearing in 15 movies and 4 television pilots in Bos- ton. One stint occurred in The Sopranos. Another with Oscar winninh Director Martin Scorsese in The Departed. And his latest act- ing gig Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, who plays notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulgar, which will hit movie the- aters in the-spring. "Anybody can apply to be an extra," adds Mike. The back- ground extra gigs are found at Boston Casting, a casting company owned by Angela Peri, in Allston. Peri seeks local talent to audition for bit parts in movies produced in Boston." The criteria starts by sending a head shot (photo.) Then Peri must see height, weight, age, and nationality to determine whether one's background is the best fit for a film's theme. While he talks up his pas- sion for playing bit parts in movies, along with his ear- ndst efforts to host and pro- duce the radio show, Mike's true sentiment shone brightest as he spoke about his parents and the family's Italian rituals. "My parents still make their homemade wine and sauce. My father makes homemade sausages in his garage and he keeps large, vegetable and herb gar- dens." Mike and his two older brothers ass along the Ital- ian traditions to their chil-. dren. "I still look forward to my mom's Christmas Eve dinner every year. We eat in shifts. First the pasta. Sec- ond course is the meats and the 'seven fishes' is the main course." Harboring an intense in- texest in the first two Godfa- ther films, Mike shared a unique insight. "We Godfa- ther aficionados don't recog- nize Godfather HI." Mike's highlight as a background: extra was meeting James Caan in the Adam Sandler film I Hate You, Dad. Mike vividly recalls that momen- tous moment. "I said to my- self: 'Oh my God, there's Sonny Corleone.'" Mike quotes The Godfather feed on his Twitter account: @MikeDiStasio. Reach him also on Facebook at: facebook/ di Stasio. And read much more about Mike in a Google search as l'he Holly- wood Kid.' You must be fast afoot if you see Mike and want to toss a few questions about films. He Can be found walk- ing quickly in his full-time job as. mail carrier in the sprawling neighborhoods of Newton. The Federal Trade Commission works for the consumer to prevent fraud and deception. Call 1-877-FTC-H ELP (1-877-382-4357) i or log on to ] Mrs. Murphy... As I See It "Dance with to benefit the Boston stand to benefit by.a casino Deney" is Children's- Hospital. Pro- are Everett and Charles- coming to Suf- duced by David Oriola Man- town. The Mass Lottery folk Downs, agement. The "Dance with Commission has issued a Club 2, this Saturday, October 25 th. Don't miss the excitement of Deney Terrio dancing to Disco music from the seven- ties, and very special guest, The Queen of Disco, France Joli. The event will begin at 7:30 pm and end at mid- night. For ticket information call 617-567-4600. Proceeds LEGAL NOTICE- Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (017) 7=.r0o Docket No. MI14P5266EA Estate of DOUGLAS D. PORRELL Date of Death July 12, 2014 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested pemons: A Pef has been Bed by Elba P. Kumar of SadhU, I requeeng that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of. tesfacy and for such other rslief as rsqueated in the Pe$icn. And also requesting that Eliee P. Kumar of Sudbury, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Wifhout Surety on the bend. You have the dgM to obtaln a copy of tbe Patltlon from lhe PatIonor or at tho Court. You have e rlgM to.o to tl pro. To do so, you or your attome/muat file a wdt. fee  and o at tt Court before: 10.'00 a.m. on November 4, 2014, This is NOT a hearing data, but e deediino by which you most file a written appearance arKI objectJen if you object to this prncead:- Ing. If you fall to fde a timaty wdttan appeer- anee and objection followed by an Affidavit of ObjecUons within iidrty (30) day. of the return date, action may be taken without furth notice to you. The estate is being administered under m preeedum by tho Pemonat R,Weeee- taUve under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not requed to be mad tth the Co. but rsoild- enta are entitled to notice regarding the administxa'don from Iho Per Repnmen- tatlve and can petition the Court In eny melter relating to the estate, Including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, lION. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., Rret Justice of thle Court Date: October 7, 2014 Tam E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 10/24/14 Deney" could possibly be the last party at Suffolk Downs, which is really sad ... The recently deceased Anthony Albano's co-worker Ryan Conway said, "I miss him already, whoever takes his place at the high school will have big shoes to fill." He was a mentor to so many, he ran sports programs, was a good athlete among so many other achievements." Diane Ingemi long-time East Bos- ton'. resident said, "People came from afar and waited over four hours in line to pay their respects to the "Leg- end," adding no other person or politician has ever com- manded a send off llke this." As a tribute to Mr. Albano, high school kids marched in the Columbus Day Parade holding a banner "THANK YOU MR. ALBANO," pretty touching ... What many people are saying about the casino license awarded to the City of Everett, with all its corruption involving the land and it's Mayor. =It was a done deal; it was in the bag from t/e beginning." The pub- lic wants the casino license revoked ASAP." People sus- pect Steve Crosby of the Mass Gaming Commission's vote in favor of Steve Wynn was in the bag.because Gov. Deval Patrick's wife Diane's law firm represented Wynn Entertainment. Another said, "Massachusetts politic, is as dirty as the land Steve Wynn is proposing to build a casino on." Those are pretty harsh words coming from the public ... Speaking of a new casino, the only cities who warning, if a casino is built in Everett or anywhere in Massachusetts it will bring a decline in lottery sales that provide extra funding to all cities and towns in Mas- sachusetts used for repairs and services including po- lice and-fire departments. On the contrary, a casino will only provide benefits to the city and host city they are inl ... The body of Thomas Eric Dunkin wasn't cold yet when the Old Buzzard {Jekse Jack- son} came buzzing around his family in Texas. Dunkin is one of the first to bring the Ebola strain into this coun- try. The Old Buzzard:is an ambulance chaser and insti- gator for the black commu- nity. This is how Jesse Jack- son and Al Sharpton make a living. They capitalize on other people's miseries. This country should be suing Dunkin for knowingly bring- ing it herel ... You know Halloween is drawing near when you pass Elite Donut in Day Square. They never miss a chance to decorate their window for the holi- days. You might also want to stop in and enjoy one of their fabulous break- fastsl ... If Attorney General Martha Coakley comes in, it will be four more years of NOTHING but welfare handouts, like the Deval Patrick administration. Many Massachusetts homeowners are threatening to cross the border into New Hampshire to live if Scott Brown wins against Jean Shaheen, an- other liberal looney. Don't forget to votel .... LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The .Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208-Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617).768-5800 . Docket No. MI14P5390EA Estate of LAWRENCE J. HENDRICKEN Date of Death December 15, 2003 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all. interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Lawrence Henddcken of Worcester, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.. You have tho right to oldain a copy of the Pelion from the PatJgoner or at the Court You have a right to objnct to ifds proceeding. To do so, you or yourettorney must file a writ. len &opeerence and objsolion at this Court before 10:00m. on November 13, 2014. This is NOT a heedng date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceed- ing. If you fail to file a timely written appear- ance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. 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