As a newspaper boy, Bill Vigars once almost set a school on fire -- which, in a bizarre way, eventually led to him running half-way across Canada with Terry Fox.
That's just one of the amazing true tales you'll hear from a master storyteller who truly has a million of 'em.
When I first met Bill, in the late '80s, he was the publicist for Night Heat, a CTV cop show that shot on an overnight schedule. It starred Scott Hylands and Jeff Wincott and was a rare, early example of a Canada-US cross border success, airing in both late night and prime time on the CBS schedule.
That series was co-produced by Sonny Grosso, one of the legendary NYPD cops whose multi-million dollar heroin bust inspired the movie "The French Connection." Vigars once pulled a toy gun on Grosso and lived to tell about it.
He tells other stories, too, about Donald Sutherland, Peter O'Toole, Kyra Sedgwick, David Foster and many others -- including Robert Duval, who played Vigars in a movie!
We also talk about a fundraising effort currently underway on behalf of Hylands, an actor's actor in need after a challenging diagnosis. Vigars, still very involved in the Terry Fox Foundation, has always been ready and eager to help spread the word for a friend or a cause.