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Ep. 140 | Jason Gann

Aussie Writer/Producer/Actor Jason Gann (Wilfred) joins us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Wednesday (2/13) afternoon as we broadcast LIVE from Taste Chicago in Burbank, CA starting at 4pm PT.

Jason joins us to discuss his career as well as his hit FX series WILFRED which he created and stars in along side Elijah Wood. He'll explain how it originated as a short film, then a successful Australian TV series before making the jump to US airwaves. Wilfred returns for a third season on FX this summer.

The gorgeous and talented Actress Kate Kelton (Haven, Bullet in the Face, Harold & Kumar go to White Castle) joins in the fun as our special guest co-host.

Show starts at 4pm PT (6pm CT / 7pm ET). Stop on by Taste Chicago and experience the show in person, otherwise you can stream it live from our website or subscribe for free and download the show on iTunes. You can also listen on the go on your Android/iPhone/iPad device via Stitcher.


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Gann

JASON GANN co-created and starred in the Australian series of Wilfred beginning in 2005. For the U.S. version on FX, Jason serves as executive producer, writer and as the title character "Wilfred."

The first season of FX’s Wilfred (U.S.) was met with glowing reviews garnering Jason The Screaming Banshee Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy and GQ Australia’s Comedian of the Year.

Jason’s acclaimed performance in the Australian Wilfred earned him a myriad of awards including nominations for The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award (AFI) for Best Male Performance in a Comedy and a Logie Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy. Jason’s writing on Wilfred earned him an AFI for Best Screenplay in Television.

Prior to Wilfred, Jason, based in Australia, wrote and starred in the television series The Wedge on Network Ten, in which he created the character of “Mark Wary.” Jason’s performance was a sensation, and he produced a spin-off series for Network Ten called Mark Loves Sharon. Jason served as creator, executive producer, writer and lead actor.

Jason’s feature-film work includes Rats and Cats, The Illustrated Family Doctor, Thunderstruck and Gettin’ Square.

Jason currently lives in Los Angeles.


Kelton

KATE KELTON's unforgettable turn in cult-classic, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004), cemented her love of the craft after her print and commercials beginnings in Toronto, Canada.

She was the world's first non-blond "Tic Tac Girl", in an enormously popular campaign that aired for almost a decade.

Kelton made her big-screen debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, in a brief cameo in Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta's, The Republic of Love (2000).

Alongside several indie films and TV guest spots, it was Shaggy's hit music video for, "It Wasn't Me", that first exposed her to the global audience Tic Tac would later reach. 

She was born in Bamberg, Germany, and grew up traveling across Europe with her artist mother. By the age of 7, they had moved to Canada, and after attending performing arts high school, Etobicoke School of the Arts, she went on to study Film at Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Kelton minored in philosophy and psychology, graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree.

Besides exhibiting her artwork internationally, Kelton was also published as a contributing author in 'Making It in High Heels: Inspiring Stories by Women for Women of All Ages' (BurmanBooks Inc.).