Best known to fans of The Monkees' TV series as "Junior Pinter" from the first season episode, "Captain Crocodile," actor Joey Baio also appeared in television shows such as The Edge of Night, The Doctors, and The Hero in the 1960s. The cousin of Scott Baio (Happy Days, Charles in Charge), he had worked with Davy Jones before The Monkees as a cast member of Oliver!, eventually taking the role of The Artful Dodger, the character that Davy played and had been nominated for a Tony Award in 1963.
In this 1989 interview with Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio on the Headquarters radio program, Baio discusses his early career jobs, working with Davy during his Oliver! days, appearing on The Monkees, and more.
(Note: You will hear gaps between each track while listening to this particular episode of 'Headquarters.' For reasons unbeknownst to me, I'm unable to get the "Join CD Tracks" option in iTunes to work this time around, which allows me to upload as one continuous file without gaps. This feature has always worked in past uploads. Anyone have any tips?)