Don’t forget to catch an all new episode of The Cleaner on A&E on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (10:00PM ET/PT).
In the episode entitled, “Last American Casualty,” William (Benjamin Bratt) tries to save two longtime alcoholics, an old military officer and the father of a deceased soldier. When Ben (Brett DelBuono) comes to spend the weekend at the shop, William struggles with exposing his son to his work.
Benjamin reads “The Wolf Queen” in a collection of 32 traditional tales from Africa, compiled by Nelson Mandela.
The audiobook “Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales” benefits children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa and is set for publication on July 1, 2009.
Apart from Benjamin, the book features performers like Gillian Anderson, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker and Alfre Woodard, a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Original Music by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela.
Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales
Those (like me) interested in an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of a TV show, A&E launched a Production Blog about “The Cleaner.”
The Cleaner – Prodution Blog – A&E TV – Production Office
The Cleaner – Production Blog – A&E TV – Post Production Supervisor
Benjamin Bratt and Warren Boyd – the star and the inspiration for the show, respectively – talk about “The Cleaner” new season in a feature for Movie Web.
Benjamin Bratt and Warren Boyd Talk The Cleaner
I’d like to point out that “The Cleaner” page on A&E’s website features a deleted scene from “Hello America” as well as the whole episode.
Deleted Scene from “Hello America”
Benjamin made the rounds yesterday (Tuesday, June 23) to promote the second season of “The Cleaner” and appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and The View along with Warren Boyd. Those who missed the shows can watch clips of his interviews at
GMA – ‘The Cleaner’ Kicks Habits
The View – Benjamin Bratt
A nice behind-the-scene clip from The View can be watched here:
An Inside View: Whoopi & Benjamin
Besides, Benjamin appeared on WRAL TV to talk about “The Cleaner” as well as “La Mission.”
Bratt talks about movie, hit show
Starpulse.com features an interesting interview with Benjamin. To read it, visit
Exclusive: Benjamin Bratt Gives Insight On ‘The Cleaner’
Benjamin will be on ABC’s
- Good Morning America, and
- The View
on Tuesday, June 23, 2008.
Don’t forget to watch the Season 2 premiere (Hello America) of “The Cleaner” at 10/9C tomorrow.
“The Cleaner” Season 2 Premiere: 10 Minute Preview