Alex Winter Talks with Henry Rollins for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

The two longtime friends and multi-hyphenates sit down for an entertaining, wide-ranging and story-filled conversation about their creative pursuits.

On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, musician, actor, writer and broadcaster Henry Rollins sits down with longtime friend and collaborator Alex Winter, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker also known for playing Bill in the Bill and Ted movies. In an inspiring, wide-ranging discussion touching on their many creative pursuits, the two talk about numerous subjects, including: how Crispin Glover encouraged Rollins to pursue acting, Winter’s classic response to MTV’s request for him to VJ in character as Bill, Rollins’ story about taking a bus to a catastrophic audition for The Lion King, his planned documentary which was nixed in record time by National Geographic. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at

Henry Rollins’ new film, The Last Heist, is out now in theaters and on VOD.

The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink

Episode engineered by Derek Olds and edited by Elia Einhorn

Alex Winter is a writer-director whose new documentary, The YouTube Effect, is out now in theaters and whose other non-fiction films include Zappa, The Panama Papers, Trust Machine, Deep Web and Downloaded. A former child actor on Broadway, he found fame playing Bill S. Preston, Esquire in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and Bill & Ted Face the Music. The co-creator of the MTV show The Idiot Box, he made his directorial debut in 1993 with Freaked. Learn more at his official website. (Photograph by Rick Wenner.)