'Crimebusters' sophomore episode...
The second episode of 'Crimebusters' was released on Tuesday, June 13th via CBC's Comedy website. Michael stars as the clueless Sheriff Hardigee who attempts to put drunken offenders on ice..
'Crimebusters' hits CBC Comedy website.
Third Ring productions has teamed up with CBC Comedy to bring you a series of shorts under the 'Crimebusters' title. 'Crimebusters' is a hilarious look at some seriously Canadian criminology. Michael Coughlan stars as Sheriff Hardigee in this first of three episodes.
'Crimebusters' also stars CBC media darling Matt Chin (CBC's 'Matt Learns', Nickelodeon's 'Splatalot') and fellow producer/actor Sean Stanley.
"Working with Sean and Matt was amazing. We seemed to be on the same page from the audition and onward through production. We hope to explore some more comedic concepts in the future," Coughlan stated when reached by phone.
Coughlan appears in CBC's Canada: The Story of Us
Michael Coughlan will appear in the CBC's highly touted docudrama series 'Canada: The Story of Us' playing the role of Charles de Salaberry. De Salaberry was a pivotal figure in the series of events that led to the conclusion of the War of 1812. Episode 3 of the series, 'War of Independence (1812 -1813) airs on Sunday, April 9th (9pm EDT).
Coughlan cracks top 50,000 on imdb.com
Largely due to the anticipated release of the CBC's 'Canada: The Story of Us', Michael has cracked imdb.com's top 50,000 actors list. Coughlan was listed at 37,664 out of almost 7.7 million personalities.
"It undoubtedly has something to do with 'Canada: The Story of Us'" Coughlan said when reached early Monday morning. "I'm just happy to be working and Toronto seems to be a hotbed for production these days. The 'Canada: The Story of Us' piece I did was a War of 1812 scene as Charles de Salaberry. A pivotal figure in that conflict."
Coughlan has been a principal or lead actor in a number of popular docudrama series this year and some yet to be released film and television projects including a small appearance in Kiefer Sutherland's new music video for the single (country and western) 'Shirley Jean'.
"Being directed by Kiefer was pretty sweet. He's a humble guy. I gave him a copy of my own album on set. Who knows if he'll listen to it?" Coughlan joked.
"But I'm really pumped for a new series of comedy shorts on CBC Comedy's website. I can't say anything about it other than I'm working with a great team at Third Ring Productions. There's also an interesting film noir project I've been cast in that I'm very much looking forward to."
Learn more about Coughlan's acting career at imdb.com.
Michael's 'Throwback Chevy Episode 6: Find Your Moment' featuring Jimmy Byron!
The latest episode of 'Throwback Chevy' sees Michael driving into the Junction to discuss music and acting with Jimmy Byron.
TSAV featured on 'A Feedback Loop'
The Sixth Avenue Verses is examined and reviewed on Toronto's popular 'A Feedback Loop' hosted by Jesse Daly and Dylan Zimmerman. The two had some high praise for the record despite their self professed dislike of the country genre.
A Foothold in Germany...
"Der erste act aus Kanada bei CACTUS ROCK RECORDS - straighter country-rock wunderbar verwoben mit den licks der alten blues und country-heroen."
"CACTUS ROCK RECORDS first Canadian Act - straight country rock wonderfully interwoven with the licks of old blues and country heroes."
New distribution in Germany and Europe...
Michael is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement in Germany and Europe with Cactus Rock Records. The two year deal will see 'The Sixth Avenue Verses' sold and promoted by the German independent label under the stewardship of founder Holger J. Schubert.
"I'm excited by the grassroots interest that led me to this deal, and beyond that the dedication Cactus Rock Records has to promoting North American roots music to the tremendous fans of Germany and the rest of Europe," Coughlan said in a statement on February 27th.