Gino Salomone has loved movies and entertainment since he was a boy on Milwaukee's Northwest Side. He squinted from the glare of the movie lights that his family shot as a child, and his proudest high school accomplishment was a 30-minute "feature" he made for John Marshall High School.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Mass Communication.
Salomone created a business called Rerun Reunions through which he booked personal appearances for actors from "Gilligan's Island," "The Brady Bunch," "MASH," and from "Saturday Night Live."
Salomone has one screen credit, the Lab Technician in "Naked Gun 2 1/2." He was cut out of two other movies. Hollywood has not called since.
He is also the movie critic for WISN-TV where his feature, "Gino Goes to the Movies" airs on the weekend newscasts. He also reviews movies for the Dave and Carole Show on 96.5 WKLH radio. His interviews have been used by E! as well as the TV Guide Channel.
|Movies & TV - November 29, 2010|
|Making Leslie Nielsen laugh|
|Gino Salomone and Leslie Nielsen knew each other for a long time, and every time they saw each other, they worked hard to make each other laugh. Nielsen died this weekend at 84, and Salomone reflects on their friendship.|
|Movies & TV - November 15, 2010|
|OnHollywood: Gino talks to "Jackass" stars Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O|
|It all started back in 1999. Johnny Knoxville was a struggling actor who wanted to write for Big Brother Magazine, a skateboarding publication. Jeff Tremaine from the magazine liked Knoxville and suggested that he videotape his exploits. The rest is history.|
|Movies & TV - September 30, 2010|
|"Catfish" surrounded in intentional secrecy|
|There is a reason you haven't heard much about "Catfish," which opens in theaters Friday.|
|Movies & TV - September 21, 2010|
|OnHollywood: Jon Hamm talks "The Town" and his Milwaukee connection|
|Jon Hamm is no overnight sensation. He was working as a teacher in Missouri and decided to go to L.A. to pursue his dream. That dream has taken over 10 years to come to fruition and "Mad Men" was the reason. As the mysterious Don Draper, Hamm has finally become a star. Gino Salomone caught up with him at the Toronto Film Festival.|
|Movies & TV - August 13, 2010|
|On Hollywood: Julia Roberts talks "Eat Pray Love"|
|Julia Roberts is back on the big screen in the adaptation of the very popular book "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. OnMilwaukee.com's Gino Salomone caught up with her recently.|
|Movies & TV - July 29, 2010|
|OnHollywood: Angelina Jolie talks "Salt"|
|Being one of the most famous women in the world with paparazzi chasing you at every moment must be a difficult way to live your life but that's what Angelina Jolie must deal with. Gino Salomone caught up with the actress in Washington, D.C.|
|Arts & Entertainment - July 27, 2010|
|The Mr. Warmth Room|
|A momentous occasion took place last night at the Northern Lights Theater in the Potawatomi Bingo Casino.|
|Movies & TV - June 25, 2010|
|Five minutes with Kate Flannery|
|Gino Salmone spent a few minutes chatting with "The Office's" Kate Flannery.|
|Movies & TV - February 4, 2010|
|Pee Wee Herman doesn't skip a beat|
|Paul Reubens decided to stage a live Pee Wee Herman Show to show studios that Pee Wee is still relevant and hopefully then convince a studio to green-light another Pee Wee movie that Reubens has written. Here's a review of his L.A. show.|
|Movies & TV - December 4, 2009|
|OnHollywood: Robert Pattinson talks "Twilight"|
|Fresh off a huge opening weekend at the box office, "Twilight: New Moon" star Robert Pattinson sat down with OnMilwaukee.com film expert Gino Salomone to discuss the huge success of the "Twilight" series, working with new director Chris Weitz, and the relationship with the cast.|
|Entertainment - June 25, 2010|
|Five minutes with Kate Flannery|
|Kate Flannery, known for her role as Meredith on "The Office," is in Chicago this weekend with her comedy act, "The Lampshades." Prior to the show, she talked with Gino Salomone.|