“ The idea of doing stand-up is terrifying to me. ”
Thinking of Plan B muddies up your chances of succeeding at Plan A.
Actors put ourselves in awkward positions all the time.
As an actor, sometimes you feel a pressure to change yourself from time to time.
Both of my parents are actually music teachers.
Growing up in Rhode Island, my friends would have strung me up if I had been a Yankees fan.
I am a Patsy Cline fan.
I never saw myself as a comedian. I saw myself as a guy who can act funny.
I waited tables in New York, and when you're in that line of work, you often have a horrible boss.
My parents are more likely to know who Franz Liszt is than Snooki.
Still when I go on talk shows, I worry that I have to live up to a comedic persona.
Technically, I'm a New Yorker.
The idea of doing stand-up is terrifying to me.
Yeah, I've always considered myself a musical person.
Knowing that I'm not a model and I'm never going to be has relieved me of the pressure of looking good. If you don't establish yourself as McDreamy then you don't have to live up to it.
Starting out, I bet I didn't get a lot of parts because of my strange voice. I'm not consciously thinking, 'Hey, sound like a squeaky dog toy mixed with a bagful of rusty nails.' It's just what my voice has done.