Air Date: May 11, 2014
James Rosin who was born and raised in Philadelphia, James graduated from Temple University’s School of Communications with a degree in broadcasting. In New York, he studied acting with Bobby Lewis, and appeared in plays off-off Broadway, in New England summer stock, and on the ABC daytime drama Edge of Night. In Los Angeles, he appeared on General Hospital, and in addition played featured and co-starring roles in episodic TV series such as Mike Hammer, T.J. Hooker, Quincy M.E., The Powers of Matthew Star, Cannon, Mannix, Banacek, Adam-12, Love American Style, and two mini series: Once An Eagle, and Loose Change. He has written stories and teleplays for network television series including Quincy M.E. (NBC), Capitol (CBS), and Loving Friends and Perfect Couples (Showtime). His full-length play, Michael in Beverly Hills, a comedy-drama, premiered at American Theater Arts in Los Angeles and was later presented off-off Broadway, at the American Musical Dramatic Academy’s Studio One Theater.
James has written and produced two one-hour sports documentaries, which have aired on public television: Philly Hoops: The SPHAS and Warriors (about the first two professional basketball teams in Philadelphia) and The Philadelphia Athletics 1901 – 1954 (about the former American League franchise). His first book, Philly Hoops: The SPHAS and Warriors, was published in October of 2003, followed by Rock, Rhythm & Blues, in 2004, and Philadelphia: City of Music, (2006). In recent years, he began to author books about classic TV series, revisiting shows he felt were unique, entertaining, and enjoyed by millions of viewers: Route 66 The Television Series 1960 – 1964, (2007) (Revised Edition 2011), Naked City: The Television Series, (2008), Wagon Train: The Television Series, (2008), Adventures in Paradise: The Television Series, Quincy ME: The Television Series (both released in 2009), The Invaders: A Quinn Martin TV Series, and Peyton Place The Television Series (both released in 2010) and The Streets of San Francisco: A Quinn Martin TV Series.(2011). He has also been a contributing writer to Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age Magazine. Check out: James Rosin Website