Theatre or theater?
Strangest theatre or theater-related job?
I played a zombie Elvis in a haunted hayride during college. I don't sing, so I was frequently booed and heckled for my "Elvis". The last night I decided to take some mushrooms, seeing as how it was Halloween and all. I didn't factor in that for the majority of the night I would be laying in a coffin, in the woods, with the echoes of screams and chainsaws as my only company. I did not make it through the night.
What experience made you want to become an actor?
I grew up in a house with a lot of fighting, child of divorce, etc., and being the youngest, I assumed the role of tension relief. Like a lot of comedians, I had to make my family laugh, so I had a lot of practice before I ever got on stage. Then I lost my virginity in my high school theater on the set of Plaza Suite, and that pretty much sealed the deal.
Very first role on stage?
I played the tree who narrated the story of Chicken Little in kindergarten. I was the only kid who could learn the lines.
Inattention to detail, or as my girlfriend puts it, "You're a hot mess!"
If you were a 1980s television show sidekick, who would you be?
Jazz from the Fresh Prince – goofy, great taste in music and made a habit of being thrown out of houses.