News Talk 1290 KOIL


Not since Orson Wells or Frank Sinatra has there been a talent so unique that he brings together theatrics, culture, politics and music into a nexus of sheer on-air brilliance. Unique, unpredictable and powerful: This is Robert Davi, a man born for radio, with a deep faith and love for America.


A veteran actor, screenwriter, director, producer and world-class jazz vocalist, Davi is one of the film industry’s most recognizable “tough guys,” from the opera-singing baddie in “The Goonies,” to one of the most popular James Bond villains, Colombian drug lord Franz Sanchez in “Licence to Kill.”


Ironically, considering his ubiquitous tough-guy image, Davi is also a consummate musician. In 2011, his debut album, “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance,” reached Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Jazz Chart and inspired jazz legend Quincy Jones to remark: “I have never heard anyone come this close to Sinatra’s sound – and still be himself. Many try, but Robert Davi has the voice, tone, the flavor and the swagger. What a surprise. He absolutely touched me down to my soul and brought back the essence and soul of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.”