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Need mom and a spirited debate on or rain well for nearly ten years Gavin MacLeod played the stoic but humble captain there -- -- on the the TV series but Love Boat but after the show's final docking Gavin MacLeod took -- another fantastic journey and that is that -- fantastic journey of one of faith.
He writes about that and more in his new book this is your captain speaking my fantastic voyage to Hollywood faith and life.
And get -- McCloud joins me now welcome.
You know we talked a few years ago about your faith I was really supplies because I watched Love Boat religiously the when I was younger -- -- back home are young but anyway.
But you write this book.
What what -- you need to write this book.
I didn't need the riot of my of my managers suggest that I -- it because I worked for princess cruises and one of the things I do the show will be in my life that won an award.
And I got out and tell stories about my life and all and answer questions things like that.
And the people really seem to enjoy it and so citizens that.
What did you do a book I -- who wants to read the book she should go by you can tell about what Jesus -- doesn't feel like -- There's a purpose all right excellent book and that's why does -- -- was a motive they get this book done.
You know that he's dedicated to the captain of your life which I -- -- we you know who that is can begin realizing given more abundantly and has -- alive.
That we you know you've been -- clock more than what six decades as an actor when you started.
And but he started the book talking about.
And yet the book has what highs and lows but you start a label does what I look with the with the lowest which is one of the things in it was is getting fired.
Why did you start out with getting fired.
I got fired because I wasn't given the chance I got five and looking back -- identified because.
The leading man in the style how much what does somebody else for the part he lived in New York I was -- in California by the real director of the show.
And I go to work for general working there and I mean I've I've rented a car they get out that a work our political sweat out this is going to be a big thing women and I get there and -- that we missing for a couple of minutes they said cut it was lunchtime.
I going to have some -- of the women die -- I would stubby Kaye that great New York saying a lot when the -- lactic.
I -- -- that look -- let's get together assistant comes and -- at Ebenezer the casting illnesses they realize that okay.
He says what did you take you -- as a blues everybody's an album going to a different set -- okay.
What is a bunch of previous script as an OK he's that I want to bring us whether to realize OK so I -- walking down to the office among them -- -- -- in my twenties that's it.
Why did -- tell -- did too.
Might be fired him -- people would find your thing I thought I could do was act that life like funny get out of the office is that.
Yeah -- you being replaced its.
He said these together he's getting his friend the job always always wanted to give the job to realize that you're gonna get paid anyway I think I don't care about the money I have to go and tell my wife -- info -- -- -- -- -- -- I went to my -- at some crying all over the place.
As I'm gonna bring the car back earlier though that's the rental car everything was a disaster and I got -- when I tell my wife I said.
Look I think we're going back to New York of -- like this out here I don't wanna live in this that this environment very same day that very same day I got a phone call from my agent.
He said you know break it was nice that I know who he is he said it was the C -- 4 o'clock for a new pilot.
As an out whereas in these eyes that I can drive that I got the -- now I said tonight been my hair I always tried my hair and a box to go -- -- -- you opposed that's what.
It what it was like is that yet bring -- -- so I went there and I met Blake and he took a liking to me and he said look man he said.
-- -- in this was going to be Italian gonna make -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and that was the beginning of a career with him.
I did a movie would carry grant and Tony Curtis this opera already you'll never -- -- is monitoring it draws behind time Olympian is sell as the party.
And putt and no more more television shows all over the bump like Edwards.
Big a big champion of -- and I just love them so what turned out to be the worst -- my life turned out to be the best -- my life and that's why tell young actors.
Never give up.
-- -- door closes and no one's gonna open.
To a more -- -- open.
This book is also about your walk of faith and you didn't really sort of become a full fledged Christian until much later and.
The -- -- September 15 1984.
Yet I would I was raised a Catholic an -- -- -- go to church when I was on the road -- church and the guys abuse throwing a million girls and stuff like that but I always found a lot of come -- Knowing that covers -- but I was brought up to where I was -- -- town in my indoctrination.
Was the fear of god.
Not to love him.
And so I've come to know that I love him more than anything it's about happened I I use I went into -- new -- taking what's what I did everything for myself I just.
Said out loud it was gonna happen you know and I messed things up but what I tell my -- all but -- Jesus and knowing that he is.
King of my life he came that I would have life and have a more abundantly.
And give liberals to have my father -- when I was there a team that wasn't used to going to a father's father figure -- thought it would Jesus was young you still listening.
I met with a hands out saying give it to me I'll help you -- help you.
You know and -- You know this because it's wonderful admitted that explains a lot of your conversion and it's very -- and I -- Also reports this book but I want -- ask you budgets are giving advice to young actresses and actors and -- talk about Miley Cyrus and the whole working thing even if you've given us in the points to someone like that what what what would it.
I would tell him to.
What it took me to learn years.
Should know that god is in control if you recognize him as -- And he will direct Japan.
And because of him directing your path and you going to him fresh and having that dialogue them having a relationship.
And he will guide you went to the right kind of -- to -- below which was the -- and which ones to do.
And you'll have a security in the you'll have a happen as and the joy of the load interest rates that have started to go on day after day after day.
And you'll be happy fulfilled person that's in the most important thing is a baby steps down any of those life we're going through an -- on maybe to.
And you know I don't have been few and say that's it thank you web if you want -- -- -- let's you play is left at.
About I know what I'm going after this life experience.
I'm going to be in heaven but my -- -- while -- -- this call -- -- captain student all the time many many many people.
Many and it's so nice because some of the pots I've played.
I don't wanna be called by those people know this has been over a really wonderful gift from god they made a pilot twice before with other captains a lot of hair never sold.
Got me to play -- who went through the roof became an international success.
While -- of the book is called this is your captain speaking.
My fantastic voyage through Hollywood faith and life it is really fascinating is released Wiki and a lot of stories now not a really.
Great kinds of things that we could relate to -- -- thank you very much for being a spirit of it thank you willing god bless you have websites.
And thank you.
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