Actor, comedian and lifelong sports fan will talk fantasy baseball, entertainment, current events and more
NEW YORK – February 6, 2013 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Robert Wuhl – the actor well known for his sports-related roles in Arli$$, Bull Durham and Cobb – will host a new weekly fantasy baseball show on SiriusXM’s 24/7 channel dedicated to fantasy sports.
Off the Wuhl, hosted by Wuhl and SiriusXM’s Casey Stern, will debut tonight and air live every Wednesday night (9:00-11:00 pm ET / 6:00-8:00 pm PT) on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210 with Sirius Premier). The show will also be available to subscribers through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com. Following each week’s live broadcast, each episode will be available on SiriusXM On Demand.
The program will primarily focus on fantasy baseball, which Wuhl has played avidly for 25 years, and will also delve into other areas of sports, entertainment and current events. Off the Wuhl will feature a weekly discussion on Major League Baseball news, roster moves, pitching matchups and other fantasy baseball matters. Wuhl and Stern, who also hosts a daily show on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel and brings a wealth of baseball knowledge to the program, will talk with players and other personalities from the big leagues, plus celebrities, journalists and fellow fantasy baseball players around the country who can call in to be a part of the weekly dialogue.
Wuhl and Stern are scheduled to be joined on tonight’s premiere episode by actor Jeff Garlin, from the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, who has played in the same fantasy baseball league as Wuhl.
“Anytime I can talk baseball I’m a happy man,” said Wuhl. “I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for 25 years, and both understand and appreciate the passion and fanaticism of the people that do. I’m one of them.”
Wuhl, who grew up in Union, NJ and now lives in Los Angeles and Manhattan, has worked as an actor, comedian and writer since the late 1970s. A lifelong sports fan, he has integrated his love of sports into his Hollywood career in many successful instances. He is perhaps best known for his role as the high powered sports agent in the long-running HBO series Arli$$, which he wrote and starred in from 1996 to 2002. In 1988 he played baseball-lifer/bench coach Larry Hockett in what many consider the greatest sports movie ever made, Bull Durham, and in 1994 he starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones as sportswriter Al Stump in Cobb. He played roles in several other high profile films including Batman, Good Morning, Vietnam and Blue Chips and he currently plays Judge Maxwell Nulis in the TV series Franklin & Bash.
In March, his play Hit-Lit will have its World Premiere at Queens Theatre in New York, which is in the shadow of Citi Field.
Wuhl won two Emmy Awards as a co-writer for the Academy Awards in 1990 and 1991 with Billy Crystal. In 2006 and 2007 he starred on HBO in two one-man comedy shows, Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl and Assume the Position 201 with Mr. Wuhl. He also hosted a nationally syndicated sports and entertainment radio show in 2011.
SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio debuted in 2010 and has become a trusted source of news and advice for fantasy sports fans nationwide. The 24/7 channel features a roster of hosts that includes industry experts, former athletes and team executives, and celebrities who offer an exceptional level of guidance and analysis and an entertaining take on the world of fantasy sports. For more info visit www.siriusxm.com/