What can you tell me about Larry Black, the jovial host of Larry's Country Diner on RFD-TV? He looks familiar.
-Brad Devine, Camden, Ark.
Black, 68, grew up in Mobile, Ala., the son of an Assemblies of God pastor, and worked a disc jockey for decades. At one point, his Larry Black Show aired on 125 radio stations. As an actor, he has appeared in the films and TV movies Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Scared Stupid, October Sky and Pure Country 2: The Gift, and in the TV series I'll Fly Away and In the Heat of the Night. Based nowadays in Nashville, Tenn., he's the TV producer behind Country's Family Reunions as well as his own Country Diner, a down-home variety show that features Black, Keith Bilbrey, "Sheriff" Jimmy Capps, waitress Renae and church lady Nadine, and country music stars of yesteryear and today.