Episode 12

Actor Don Most (Happy Days, Glee) has gone from playing Ralph Malph to directing, to finally living out his passion of singing big band swing. But he hasn’t forgotten the memories of the experimental film he and Ron Howard never made, or Jerry Paris’s attempt to mentor to the young Happy Days cast. He also shares why he’s involved in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, why he went from Donny Most to Don Most to D Most, and how perseverance will make your dreams a reality.


  1. It is never too late to pursue your dreams.

  2. Whenever you hit a wall, find another way around.

  3. Perseverance, perseverance, perseverance.

  4. Vaudeville is making a comeback.






Learn about Don Most’s work in music, film & TV, and directing on his website

Follow Don on Facebook and Twitter

Listen to D Most Mostly Swinging on Amazon, iTunes

The Jolson StoryDon's inspiration

William B. Williamsa DJ on WNEW

Nelson Riddle music


Screenshot of Ed’s appearance on the Happy Days episode “The Deadly Dares”

Read Don’s homage to director Garry Marshall

Other Happy Days cast members - Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Ron Howard

Watch the trailer for Moola

La La Land, the movie

LA Times’s article about Phoenix’s future as an uninhabitable city

Famous alumni from Erasmus Hall High School (including Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond)

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Learn about Happy Days softball team and watch a clip of their game

A tribute to director & actor Jerry Paris (Dick Van Dyke Show)


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