Geek To Me Radio #239: Actor/Magician Gene Silvers of Amazon’s “Them” and Apple TV’s “Mosquito Coast”

Jul 16, 2021

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Gene Silvers (https://www.facebook.com/gene.silvers) talks about his life as a working actor, and appearing in “Mosquito Coast” (https://tv.apple.com/us/show/the-mosquito-coast/umc.cmc.5nghmxp88xe0qxhtlhfiu5r2h), “Them” (https://www.amazon.com/THEM-Season-1/dp/B08XXDRJKH), and Law and Order.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Gene Silvers (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0799005/bio) talks about moving from New York to LA and coincidentally having his biggest year ever during COVID, adapting the “Mosquito Coast” novel for the Apple TV series, acting after having a gigantic skiing accident, and losing his father.

12:35 SEGMENT 2: Gene Silvers talks about his character from Amazon Prime’s “Them” being absolutely terrible and what he has learned from playing villains.

23:17 SEGMENT 3: Gene Silvers talks about being a professional magician with Rick Rubin and performing for Henry Winkler, getting a role on “Guiding Light” as a magician, his favorite tricks, and playing a priest with X-ray vision on “SuperZeroes”.

35:40 SEGMENT 4: Gene Silvers talks about how appearing on “Law and Order” is a rite of passage for NY actors and how he differentiated his performance each time he appeared on the show.

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