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  1. As long as I can remember, I’ve always had pets. Something about the connection you share with this entirely different species just blows my mind.
  2. Everything that Michael Fassbender touches is elevated.
  3. It’s so fun to just slip on different hats and play different characters, even if it’s just for a minute.
  4. Whether it’s soundtracking a moment in my life or just motivating me to hit the gym, I constantly have music playing. Even if it’s just in my head.
  5. I consider myself almost a Californian at this point, because I’ve been here long enough. Obviously, when I first came to the land of blond-haired, blue-eyed surfer types, I was the sardonic, sarcastic, liquor-swilling, chain-smoking, dark-haired, dark-eyed guy from New York.
  6. I am very lucky that I get to go to work and laugh all day for my day job, and then go home and torture my artistic self.
  7. One time, just passing by, I happened to see Jack White from the White Stripes. I’m a huge White Stripes fan, and I did a whole 180. It was like my jaw hit the ground.
  8. I try not to read reviews. It’s hard not to hear what the critics are saying, but as an actor, I try not to let it in and to just give the best performances I can. At the end of the day, if you’re trying to please the critics, you’re missing what’s really important: being creative and having fun.
  9. I actually started as a director, but then I saw Mark Ruffalo in ‘You Can Count on Me,’ and I thought to myself, ‘I want to do that.’
  10. Pilot season can be maddening. You’re basically putting yourself and your talent out there to be scrutinized several times a day for months by network executives who have probably never acted in anything since their junior high school production of ‘The Wiz.’
  11. I’ve always been a big fan of ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ I think Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni are just incredible.
  12. Honestly, my biggest education regarding improv comedy actually came on the job working for ‘My Boys.’
  13. Twitter’s been interesting. I’m kind of a tech geek, but I’ve never been a Facebook or Twitter guy. Surprisingly, I’ve really enjoyed Twitter because I get to connect with fans.
  14. You’ve got to have confidence and trust in your cast. You have to have confidence and trust in your director, in your editor. It’s such a team effort; I really think you have to pull yourself out of it and just trust. I think the number one thing you can do is just trust everyone around you.
  15. I’d taken some classes at UCB in New York and again at the Magnet Theater and the PIT Theater. I definitely never advanced to where I was on a team or anything like that.
  16. You’re using such different muscles and you rely on physicality in live action, but in animation, you totally throw that out the window. But somehow, they’re both as satisfying.
  17. I ski, I surf, I scuba dive… any sport that starts with an ‘s.’
  18. Nothing is better than showing up twice a week, acting like a 12 year-old for two hours, and then going home.
  19. I always go for ‘SPIN’ magazine because I’m such a music buff.
  20. I’ll always come back to comedy. Doing drama can feel satisfying, but day to day, it’s just not as fun as laughing.

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