The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul

Disney Star Kimberly J Brown (Halloweentown) on the Magic of Kindness

October 04, 2021 Robert Peterpaul / Kimberly J. Brown Season 1 Episode 17
The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul
Disney Star Kimberly J Brown (Halloweentown) on the Magic of Kindness
Show Notes Transcript

Disney's Halloweentown star Kimberly J. Brown kicks off the Art of Kindness podcast's No Tricks, Only Treats - a Halloween spooktacular with Robert Peterpaul featuring giveaways, ghoulishly good interviews, and more. The actress talks all things kindness, growing up in the spotlight, working with the legendary Debbie Reynolds and, of course, shares behind-the-scenes treats from the Halloweentown franchise.

While Kimberly J. Brown is perhaps most known for Halloweentown, she is an award-winning powerhouse who’s rocked every medium. By age 9 she had appeared on Broadway in shows like: “Les Miserables” and the Tony-winning revival of “Showboat.” She went then on to rock TV, earning an Emmy nomination for “Marah Lewis,”on TV’s longest running daytime drama, “Guiding Light,” which she played from 1993-1998 and in 2006. Other TV credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “Touched By An Angel,” “Two of a Kind,” and more. More recently, she was seen in her recurring roles in the popular ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” the “Crossword Mysteries” movie series on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.

On the feature film side, right out of the gate Kimberly earned rave reviews and an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the indie film Tumbleweeds. Some other film highlights include playing John Travolta and Uma Thurman’s assistant in Be Cool, she starred opposite Steven Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down the House.

Though she was also in the Disney Channel Original Movie Quints, she is stitched onto the fabric of pop culture for her magical turn as Marnie in Halloweentown 1, 2 and 3!

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Hello and welcome to the AOK’s No, Tricks, Only Treats special… your host Robert is, well… possessed… EVIL LAUGH…

Woo - wow. You don’t realize how high your voice is until you go into that low register. It is October which means I’ve officially been celebrating Halloween for months now. Not gonna lie, one of the reasons I wanted to make a podcast was so I could do a spooktacular month of episodes. Honestly, I started planning this back in July and now that it’s finally here - I cannot contain my excitement!!

We’re calling our first AOK Halloween “No Tricks, Only Treats,” a positively spooktacular monthly of celebrity interviews, giveaways and fa-boo-las kindness and wellness tips. The “treats” are literal as you, our listeners, will have a chance to win prizes on social media all month long. Mums the word on what the giveaways are, but you can follow along on our insta @artofkindnesspod or @robpeterpaul.

We’re also going to be supporting “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” which this year is working to help deliver 1.4 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses around the world—along with masks, hygiene supplies, treatment, and diagnostic kits. The whole family can get involved in this by heading to unicefusa.org/trick-or-treat/join.

When I was thinking of dream guests to kick-off our spooktacular celebration, I obviously went to the classics, which for me are Disney’s Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown.

The first person I reached out to, was also the first person who said YES. Kimberly J. Brown! That’s right, Marnie herself is on the podcast today to launch our No Tricks, Only Treats month! 

While Kimberly J. Brown is perhaps most known for Halloweentown, she is an award-winning powerhouse who’s rocked every medium. She first began charming the world with her art at the age of 5. By age 9 she had appeared on Broadway in shows like: “Les Miserables” and the Tony-winning revival of “Showboat.” She went then on to rock TV, earning an Emmy nomination for “Marah Lewis,”on TV’s longest running daytime drama, “Guiding Light,” which she played from 1993-1998 and in 2006. Other TV credits include “Law & Order:SVU,” “Touched By An Angel,” “Two of a Kind,” and more. More recently, she was seen in her recurring roles in the popular ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” the “Crossword Mysteries” movie series on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.

She’s also had some really big voiceover work. YES. BOOK IT! Fun fact: Brown actually lent her voice to the iconic line “Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids.” Which I totally wish I had her say to me. 

On the feature film side, right out of the gate Kimberly earned rave reviews and an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the indie film Tumbleweeds. Some other film highlights include playing John Travolta and Uma Thurman’s assistant in Be Cool, she starred opposite Steven Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down the House - which is such a fun movie!

Of course, as a 90s Disney Channel kid, I became a fan after seeing her magical turn as Marnie in Halloweentown 1, 2 and three! She starred with the legendary Debbie Reyonds (who we talk a lot about) as a teenager who finds out she’s a witch. Speaking of DCOMs, you also may remember her juggling all those babies in Quints! 

So, without further adieu, hop on that broomstick and fly with us to Halloweentown as we chat with the wickedly talented Kimberly J. Brown…


Not gonna lie, I tried to play it cool, but I was totally fan-boying over Kimberly. She was nothing short of magical.

And speaking of magical… our first No Tricks, Only Treats kindness tip is to just that. Your kindness tip of the week is to make a bag of kindness. A bag of kindness is basically a bag you keep in your car or backpack or purse that’s filled with essential items, so if you happen to encounter someone in need you have it on hand to give. This can even be a giant ziplock bag you fill up with things like: a mini water bottle, granola bar, hand sanitizer, wet ones (or wipees as I call them which cassie doesn’t like haha), first aid kit, toothbrush kit, travel items… really anything you’d like to give to someone need!

In the spirit of trick or treating, I think having this bag ready is the ultimate way to give this Halloween. Thank you to Cassie for giving me this idea!

And thank you all for listening! There’s lots more ghoulishly good things to come this month and beyond. Make sure you follow us on social media so you’re the first to know about our exciting giveaways and announcements!

Until next time remember, everything's gonna be AOK...