We are Joe Mantegna and Esai Morales. You probably know us from the show Criminal Minds. We are honoring America’s heroes this Memorial Day - AUA!
Hi everyone! Joe Mantegna here along with my co-star Esai Morales from Criminal Minds. We are honored to be part of this year’s National Memorial Day Concert at our nation’s Capitol. The concert will pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, servicemen and women who have been disabled in service, the Gold Star Children who have lost a parent to war and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Be sure to tune in this Sunday, May 24, 8pm EST on PBS (but check local listings).
Victoria's helping us out over Skype today to try to get to as many of your questions as possible. Go ahead and AUA!
EDIT: Thank you all for asking us questions. Check us out on the Memorial Day Concert on Sunday night, so you understand why we have this holiday, and thank you for following us on that and following us both on Criminal Minds! (Joe)
And I will echo Joe and be a shameless plugger of a couple projects that I'm working on, one that's about to premiere - I just finished working on the second season of FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN (I'm actually wrapping it up this upcoming week, in Texas with Robert Rodriguez) and I want everyone to tune into HBO to watch "The Brink" premiering June 21st, on which I play the President of the United States! I describe him as the "next FIRST Latino President" because it was Jimmy Smits on the West Wing, and there have been a few actors that have played the first Latino President on other shows. But he's the POTUS - I've been talking to Joe so much I was about to say "the next Italian President of the United States" - my character's name is Julian Navarro - they don't specify what he is, so I say he's Mexican, Cuban, Argentinian, and Puerto Rican!
JOE: You should mention the Criminal Minds spinoff is gonna be on, too! It's called Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. It won't be on until mid-season. It'll air starting in January. But they're going to shoot all 13 at the same time we shoot in July. And i bet there'll be a good chance you're on that as well. Because you led them off in the pilot. It'll make sense. I will mention that when I get back.
ESAI: We have to work 3 times as hard to make half the earning power we did in the 80's! Kids are expensive!
And thank you for your support!