Craig Wolfley Podcast | Q&A with “The Chief” | 08-28-2014

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August 28, 2014

Craig’s guests this episode are actor Tom Atkins, who portrays the iconic Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr. in the play and film “The Chief” written by Gene Collier and Rob Zellers, who are also guests on the program.


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Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and now broadcaster Craig Wolfley podcasts on news from the Steelers, the NFL and the sports world at large, with the occasional odd story thrown in.  Craig and his co-host/producer Frank Murgia are often joined by current and former NFL players and other guests.


  • The origins of “The Chief”
  • How Tom prepared to play The Chief
  • Art Rooney’s respect for and from his players
  • How Gene and Rob collected stories from the Rooney family to write the script
  • Reactions to “The Chief” from audiences & the Rooneys
  • Life lessons from The Chief, making everyone feel important
  • The longevity of the stage production of The Chief
Tom Atkins as Art Rooney, Sr. in "The Chief", making it's television premiere Sat, August 30 at 8 p.m. on WPXI-TV (Channel 11). Photo Courtesy

Tom Atkins as Art Rooney, Sr. in “The Chief”, making its television premiere Saturday, August 30 at 8 p.m. on WPXI-TV Pittsburgh (Channel 11).
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Gene Collier



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