EW Staff
May 23, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

5 YEARS AGO ”I was a dog walker for an exclusive agency on [Manhattan’s] Upper West Side that only allowed you to walk one dog at a time. Which means that even in the dog-walking world, I was at the bottom of the food chain.”

NOW ”I guess I was hoping that the shower scenes in Take Me Out might be concealed. I was worried that my parents might be freaked out. I warned them in advance. My mother said, ‘I didn’t look down ever. I focused on the chest up.”’

5 YEARS FROM NOW ”I want to play guitar and sing for the world’s first Tom Waits tribute band. I need the gravelly voice, which is a problem. So I’m either going to take up smoking again or spend the next five years doing a lot of shouting.”


AGE 36 HOMETOWN New Orleans

EDUCATION University of North Carolina

CURRENT The Shape of Things, Broadway’s Take Me Out

EXPERIENCE The Beach Boys: An American Family, The Business of Strangers

INFLUENCE Christopher Walken

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