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Afraid of Movies, Magic and Mysticism

Afraid of Movies, Magic and Mysticism

Actor Gene Silvers talks about the yin yang of 2020 from personal loss, a near death skiing accident and breakthrough acting roles in THEM and THE MOSQUITO COAST, as well as his starring role in Bob Heske's indie film BLESSID. Plus Gene shares a personal paranormal experience that's not to be missed.


And ... Action! Tonight we step outside the paranormal box. Sometimes co-host Cuyle Carvin rejoins me to interview actor friend Gene Silvers about a crazy year in 2020 that had personal lows and career highs. In part 1, Gene talks about what its like being a controversial character on the supernatural series "Them" on Amazon - and why he almost refused the part. Gene also talks about his other big break - a role on "Mosquito Coast" on Apple plus TV - which he almost lost due to a near-fatal skiing accident. Finally Gene shares a personal paranormal encounter that's not to miss. In part 2 (soon to be released), we dive deep into Gene's spiritual journey into India and his mind-bending experiences with mysticism. 

About Gene Silvers

Gene was born and raised in Long Beach, NY.  After an epiphany on stage, Gene decided he wanted to be an actor. Years later he was working on TV and on stage in NYC. Several appearances on Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Third Watch, Guiding Light, and then on Broadway in 2009 for “Irena’s Vow” - a play about the Holocaust starring Tovah Feldshuh.

Most recently he booked two big roles: Elder Luther in Amazon Prime's “Them” which was the number 1 show on Amazon for several weeks, as well as Sheriff “Gene Silvers” on Apple plus TVs “Mosquito Coast.

A magician, photographer and avid skier, Gene also has an interest in mysticism and has lived in India in an Ashram for long periods of time.

Contact Gene Silvers

To get in touch with actor Gene Silvers, find him on Facebook!

Dramatic musical sting and profanity beep from Zapsplat.com. Audio clip from Gene's demo video from Emmy-submitted Law and Order (DRk-1-102) . Gag reel outtake from Blessid movie.

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Cuyle Carvin

Actor, Seeker and Afraid of Nothing Podcast Co-Host

A product of upstate NY, Cuyle has spent time living and working in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Most recently wrapping a significant role in 2019 Academy Award Winner, Kevin Willmott's next film, The 24th. Carvin also recently worked alongside Tom Cruise in American Made, and his character on The Walking Dead holds the dubious record on the show for "most kills by a non main character" with 34 victims. Cuyle has guest starred and appeared in more than thirty prime time and network television shows and recently made his big screen debut alongside of Tom Cruise in American Made.

He was a coveted athlete throughout his schooling years, although he rarely spent much time on any one team, rather choosing to switch the sports he played each year.

Cuyle is a passionate activist for the environment and also animal rights. He's also deeply interested in the world of the paranormal - making time for investigations whenever possible. He's an avid adventurer, with plans to hike the entirety of the Appalachian trail in the near future. He's also a major nerd at heart. He loves playing Magic the Gathering, Catan, and any fantasy or adventure table top game, or especially RPG video games. He has an affinity for all things horror and the macabre.

Gene Silvers

Actor / Magician / Photographer / Spiritualist

Born by the ocean, in Long Beach NY, Gene Silvers started his performing career at a very young age as a professional magician , eventually performing for such celebrities as Robert DeNiro and Julia Roberts. This led to an interest in acting. After booking many prime-time TV parts, Gene landed a breakthrough role as the misunderstood, Raymond Hobbs , the guest lead in an Emmy Submitted Law and Order, which became an all time favorite episode (called "DR-1-102"). Many TV and indie roles followed, including being directed by Oscar winner Juan Campanella in Law and Order; SVU. Another breakthrough came on a Broadway stage in 2009 where he played Lazar Haller, the tortured Jewish leader in the critically lauded "Irena's Vow", with Tony-nominated Tovah Feldshuh. He also was nominated as "Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role" by the New York Innovative Theater Awards for his work as the lead character in Dan Gordon's "Murder in the First".

On an another note, Gene's interest in mysticism led him to live in India for a while to become immersed in the great spiritual traditions of that country. He spent much time there studying meditation and photographing that incredible place. Photography another of his interests, can be seen at www.genesilversphotography.com ,