Toonzone Interviews Michael Gross & Meredith Baxter on Returning to "Dan Vs."
Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter are probably best known as the parents to Michael J. Fox’s Alex P. Keaton on the classic 1980’s sitcom Family Ties. Gross is also well-known for his role as Burt Gummer in the Tremors series of movies, and animation fans may have caught his name as Lloyd Ventris in the “See No Evil” episode of Batman the Animated Series or as Warren McGinnis, father to Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond.
Meredith Baxter’s first big TV role was in the series Family, for which she garnered two Emmy nominations. After Family Ties ended, Baxter began producing and starring in TV films, earning another Emmy nomination for her role in A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story. Baxter also created a line of skin-care products called Meredith Baxter Simple Works, which raised funds for her breast cancer research foundation.
Toonzone News was able to speak with Gross and Baxter via e-mail about their recurring roles as Elise’s parents on the Hub Network show Dan Vs.
TOONZONE NEWS: How did you two get the original call to be Elise’s parents in Dan Vs.? I assume the two of you were approached for the job rather than having to audition?
MICHAEL GROSS: Various things: I will be a part of the eight season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which premieres again in July, and I will be in a film shooting in Oklahoma later this summer. I enjoy the variety.
Toonzone News would like to thank Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross for taking the time to speak with us, and to Crystal Williams of the Hub PR team for setting it up. Dan Vs. The Family Camping Trip will premiere on the Hub on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 8:00 PM (Eastern). Check out the Hubworld Dan Vs. website for more details.