This is extraordinary." And Sir Anthony Hopkins, upon learning that Lipton knew the exact address where the former had been born and raised in Wales, turned to the audience and remarked, "He's a detective, you know." In May 2005, the contract between the Actors Studio and New School University was not renewed.
Beginning with the 12th season, in the fall of 2005, the program has been taped at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University's New York City campus.
On one such occasion, Billy Crystal told Lipton, "You know you're scary, don't you?
" On another occasion, Martin Sheen asked Lipton, "How do you know all this?
The first episode's guest was Paul Newman (Alec Baldwin was the first guest, but his interview was broadcast after Newman's).