Interview with John Kassir

VIDEO: Mark Beachy interviews John Kassir at the Monster Mania Convention in Hunt Valley, MD.  Best known as the voice of “The Crypt Keeper” from Tales from the Crypt. He originated the role of Kenny in Three Guys Naked From The Waist Down  for which he was nominated for both a Drama Desk and an Outer Critics Circle award. Kassir also originated the role of Ralph in the musical Reefer Madness for stage and in the film version. Taped September 28, 2012.


About Mark Beachy

Mark Beachy is the publisher and video producer of the MD Theatre Guide and the NY Theatre Guide.

In 1997 he wrote the play, music, and lyrics in a musical called, “’Bout Baltimore.” This musical won the WMAR TV Channel 2 and Pumpkin Theatre Baltimore Bicentennial Playwriting contest and was produced as a 1-hour television special.

He has directed over 40 productions, including shows for Pumpkin Theatre, Timonium Dinner Theatre, Howard County Center for the Arts, and the Baltimore Children's Theatre where he was the founder and producer for 7 years.

Before starting the MTG in March of 2010, Mark was the performing arts reporter for the Baltimore Examiner.

As a professional actor he has appeared on TV nationally, including on Discovery Health as "Jerry Baldwin" on I Was Dead, “Officer Nunham” on America’s Most Wanted’s Top Cops 2009 and “Alexander T. Crane” in a Japanese TV documentary about Edgar Allan Poe.