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I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really, really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums.
My ultimate is Peter Sellers - his ability to go broad and somehow humanize that and be hilarious at the same time. He was just relatable, real at the same time as insane. I find Ricky Gervais absolutely hilarious. Steve Martin is another hero of mine - he's a genius.
When you mimic everyone, sometimes authority figures really don't appreciate it which is not an original story. And pretty much every comedian has some tale of that.
I had kind of sworn off network TV a while ago.
I love acting, but I want to explore other things.
I would love to do Broadway again.
I'm very happy I get to keep working - it's an insanely fortunate thing.
I've done literally 100, 150 different characters.
It's not really difficult to go from one voice into the next.
Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.
When you do well in a movie that's seen as really great, you're revitalized for six weeks.
When you're on a series that's been cancelled, there's a little bit of a stink on you.
You have to always physicalize, when you do animation recording. Otherwise, you won't get the performance right.
A lot of times, when I record with a group, I'll stay after class for another hour or two and go, 'Let me try a bunch of things I was thinking of, as you were doing that.'
I've done literally 100, 150 different characters. Some of them have only appeared for a line or three. But the point is, every sound I can make has been harvested.
The 'Family Ties' role was the first of many gay roles that I've ended up playing. I remember that I made them laugh, and it made me feel good, 'cause it really cracked them up.
You know, I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor.
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