Patrick sits down for a chat with “American Ninja Warrior” Lance Pekus, “Superboy” star Stacy Haiduk, and Guitarist/Songwriter Derry Grehan!
Lance Pekus Lance Pekus is known as the ‘Ninja Cowboy’ in the extreme obstacle course competition American Ninja Warrior. The former University of Great Falls wrestler works on his father-in-law’s ranch, where he has built his own obstacle course to prepare for the competition each year. Having qualified in Kansas City, Lance is currently still competing on American Ninja Warrior.
Stacy Haiduk Stacy Haiduk began studying dance at the age of four. So accomplished were her skills at the age of fourteen, she toured nationally with a Michigan based Broadway/Vaudevillian dance company for a year. As a senior in high school, she was deemed to have the prettiest eyes and best figure in her class. During this time, she also appeared in local theatrical productions such as “The Music Man” and “The Merry Widow.” She moved to New Your City, after high school, where she continued her dance studies with the prestigious Joffery Ballet and at Steps.
Her studies also included acting, and she trained at the Warren Robertson Studio. She appeared in a production of “Snow Leopard” at the Warren Robertson Theatre in NYC during her studies As her career began to grow, she danced in music videos with such artists as the late Laura Branigan and country group Sawyer Brown, appeared in various commercials, and appeared on the NBC daytime drama “Another World.”
After an appearance in the comedy film “Magic Sticks” in 1988, Ms. Haiduk landed the role of Lana Lang in the series “Superboy,” which ran from 1988-1992, relocating from New York City to Orlando, Florida. During her stint on “Superboy,” she continued to act outside of the show, performing in movies and a guest role on “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.” After the cancellation of “Superboy,” she portrayed FBI agent-in-training Rhea McPherson in the short-lived drama, “Round Table.” In 1993, she landed the role of Lt. Katie Hitchcock on “Seaquest DSV.” However, due to lack-luster ratings, the show was retooled to be more sci-fi than science, and moved to Orlando, Florida for filming.
Unhappy with the character’s lack of growth, Ms. Haiduk requested to be dropped from her contract. Further acting roles followed…