Take Five
Soap Opera Digest Magazine
June 11, 2002

What was your childhood like?
"[I lived in a] small Oregon town with unlocked doors and windows, Little League baseball and pushing girls on the swing, picking strawberries and hops and trying to figure out why I couldn't fly."

What makes you laugh?
"Something funny, of course. The other morning in a drugstore around 9 a.m., I was standing in line behind two very strange-looking hauntingly thin, wig-wearing, middle-aged women whose only purchase was a fifth of Jack Daniels. The clerk rolled her eyes in my direction as if to say, 'I've seen it all.' I watched them get into a car, and it had a PETA bumper sticker with a pig on it proclaiming, 'No, I don't have a spare rib.' Absurd moments like that make me laugh."

How do you relax?
"This has always been a problem for me. I always seem to be waiting for the next disaster to happen. I suppose listening to classical music with the occasional glass of claret does calm one's nerves between the storms."

If you could play any role, what would it be and why?
"To be completely honest, I don't care anymore about playing roles other than the drunken, skirt-chasing, egotistical, dishonest, spineless, three-faced, dashingly handsome Julian Crane."

What is the most important lesson you've learned?
"Always keep the shower curtain inside the shower."