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JASON STUART ("Kindergarten Cop" and "The Birth of a Nation") Joining us on the show this week is our Special Guest - actor and comedian - Jason Stuart! Born in the Bronx and raised in Los Angeles, Jason Stuart was a self-described insecure Jewish kid who turned to theatre and performing to mask his emerging sexual identity - he jokes about going to see Barbra Streisand in "Funny Girl" as a youth and falling in love with Omar Sharif. His talent and determination got him some early professional work in films like "Kindergarten Cop," "Vegas Vacation," and TV shows like "Murder, She Wrote" and "The Drew Carey Show." But by the early-90s, frustrated by years of living in the closet, Stuart chose to come out publicly on an episode of Geraldo Rivera's talk show focused on "Unconventional Comedians." With nearly 150 credits however, it was acting alongside Armie Hammer and Jackie Earle Haley as one of the brutal plantation owners in Nate Parker's searing drama "The Birth of a Nation" that showed the world Stuart's formidable talent. Jason keeps evolving as a performer and as a human being hoping to make the world a better place.


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