Q&A

Q: Did Robin Williams ever guest star in "The Simpsons"? He was the best voice actor and it seems like everyone who was anyone was in "The Simpsons."

It does seem a little surprising that Robin Williams, one of the most prominent comic actors of his generation, never appeared in the show that made use of just about every comic voice actor available (and quite a few non-comic actors to boot). Of course, there's more than one way to appear in "The Simpsons." Though the show couldn't land him a...

Q: Is it true Jason Statham was an Olympic swimmer before he started acting?

No on two points, and it's a good thing you're asking me and not him because it's "a bit of a sore point." British big-screen tough guy Jason Statham did compete in the Commonwealth Games -- which are largely seen as warm-ups for the Olympics -- but it was in diving, not swimming. And he didn't bring home any hardware. He was selected to repre...

Q: I know the main agent in "Get Smart" is Maxwell Smart, but do they ever say the name of Agent 99?

This was a matter of confusion for decades, until Agent 99 herself came out of retirement to clear it up in 2016. Barbara Feldon, who played the oh-so-'60s super spy on all five seasons of "Get Smart," did an interview with Forbes magazine in 2016 in which she spoke with great fondness about the role for which she's best remembered. Most import...