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Rolling out the Red Carpet for MY AMERICAN FAMILY 

By Ethlie Ann Vare

BEVERY HILLS, California, (The Hollywood Times)  03/27/2021 –

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It’s back! The red carpet is back! Sort of. Almost. The reception for the new Amazon Prime series MY AMERICAN FAMILY did have real people dressed up in their sparkliest face masks gathered at Studio in Beverly Hills — a sort of WeWork-meets-Soho House space in the Maple Drive complex — eating Trejo’s tacos and smizing for the camera. But maintaining social distance between the talent and the photographers, plus bringing everyone in the ensemble cast out one by one, was more time consuming than the PR team at Jolson Creative ever expected, and the Q&A panel still had to take place over Zoom.

Even so, for the socially starved press — okay, me — it was heaven.

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Local legend Danny Trejo (MACHETE, BREAKING BAD, THE MASKED SINGER) is the name above the title in this six-episode sitcom, but the star is 35-year-old creator/writer/producer Victor Migalchan. Migalchan is a globetrotting Ukrainian/Austrian/ Romanian business tycoon who speaks five languages, is an expert martial artist and holds multiple advanced degrees in international business relations. You’d think the kid had better things to do than write himself a sitcom. But, no, everyone wants to be in show biz.

My American Family stars Danny Trejo
& show creator Victor Migalchan

 

“I was in Harbin, China, which is basically Siberia,” says Migalchan. “It was minus 40 celsius and I was just waiting for people to come pick me up, so I started writing this story about the experience of how I came to America.”

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Migalchan’s version of himself is called Alex Ramonovych; his new family is the Martinez clan, headed by Magi Avila and Steve Jacques. They thought they were taking in a Chinese exchange student, but ended up with a six-and-a-half foot tall Russian pushing 30 who just happened to be at school in China. It’s an interesting premise, and maybe someday someone professional will tell it. For now, its main pleasures are listening to Avila speak Spanish faster than a tobacco auctioneer and watching the generally menacing Trejo, as Martinez’ boss at a car dealership, get to be silly.

That Migalchan actually got his series up on Amazon Prime with no studio backing, no Hollywood resume and no acting experience is a remarkable feat of perseverance and business acumen. “He knows people everywhere,” says Jacques. “He knows people in Ukraine and China and he’s a very savvy businessman.”

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Am I crazy to think that the/re’s a behind-the-scenes tale here of /international intrigue and dark, dirty money that’s far more interesting than a sitcom about a guy who sells cars?

@movieverse_entertainment presents My American Family TV Series on Amazon Prime

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Danny Trejo & show creator Victor Migalchan

Also staring: Ego Mikitas, Alex Flash, Eli Revivo, Janet Lopez, Michelle Waterson, Marilyn Flores and Kory Getman

The Martinez family hosts a young martial artist who isn’t quite what they were expecting.

  •  November 2019 to present

Episodes

S1 Ep5

When it’s time for the star to be born … and the secret to be almost revealed

Feb 22, 2021
S1 Ep4
Life events, are they unexpected or inevitable?
Feb 16, 2021
S1 Ep3
Dreams come true if you are dedicated, persistent and disciplined
Feb 16, 2021
S1 Ep2
Things are not what they seem
Feb 06, 2021
S1 Ep1
Asian Martial Artist
Nov 30, 2019

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