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The first show of its kind to delve into all aspects of fatherhood, “My Life As A Dad” is designed for dads at all stages – expectant, new, active and experienced, and features revealing interviews with celebrity and professional athlete dads. Produced and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tommy Reid of the independent hit film “Kill the Irishman” and the 2014 Annie-Award-winning documentary “I Know That Voice,” “My Life As A Dad” was created to reach the estimated 70 million-plus dads in the U.S., with nearly two million of these being single dads. Referred to as the “Daddy Expert,” Robert “Daddy” Nickell is the host and executive producer. The father of seven is the author of hundreds of syndicated articles read across the US and Canada and is the founder of Daddy N Company, the hub for daddy gift ideas and home of his renowned ‘Daddy Scrubs.’
Nickell said he created the show to fill the void in support and guidance material for dads. “There are countless resources for moms at their disposal – from books and blogs to podcasts and shows, but dads are lacking the same resources geared toward their fathering needs,” Nickell said. “We wanted to create a lighthearted, man-to-man show where dads and parents can tune in and see how celebrities and professional athletes whom they look up to handle the trials, tribulations and thrills of fatherhood at every stage.”
The show seeks to discover its guests’ parenting philosophies, uncovering how they balance demanding professional lives with the responsibilities of being a dad as well as activities that strengthen their relationships with their kids.
Celebrity guests include 2014 Daddy & Co. ‘Daddy of the year” Eddie George, Nomar Garciiaparra, Hank Baskett, American Idol James Durbin, Tom Arnold of “True Lies,” Eric Christian Olson of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” AJ Calloway, “Extra” correspondent, Kevin Frazier, co-host of “The Insider,” Chris Paul of the LA Clippers and USA Olympic basketball team and the “90120” and “Sharknado” star and 2013 Daddy N Company “Daddy of the Year,” Ian Ziering, all of whom have shared everything from their own parenting tips to their first thoughts following their child’s birth.
“We’re excited to become the support system for dads,” producer/director Tommy Reid said. “Our show is a refuge for fathers who can kick back, relax and tune in each week to hear from real dads who have advice to help guide them on their journey through fatherhood.”
Guests include Shawshank Redemption’s Clancy Brown, Dancing With The Stars Helio Castroneves, NFL player Delanie Walker, NFL Pro Bowl tight end Marcedes Lewis of the Jacksonville Jaguars, actors Shadoe Stevens and Brian White, and AVP stars/Olympians Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb. “I think a lot of dads will particularly enjoy finding out how their favorite pro athletes and celebrities feel about parenthood,” Reid concludes.
My Life As A Dad is filmed in the Parent Family Network Studios in the South Bay area of Southern California. The set is designed for the expectant, new, active, and experienced dad. To get a behind-the-scenes look at the sets including the admired ‘Man Cave,’ check out the show’s trailer, and press ‘Subscribe’ to catch the latest episodes. Nickell, the “Daddy Expert,” can also be heard on his podcast found here.