I remember working on movies like Gettysburg and feeling that Jeff Daniels was kind of a mentor.
(About "Grounded for life"): Well Bill Martin and Mike Schiff were the creators and they knew we had to do a family show. Everybody came at it from the angle of having been a kid and a teenager.
Follow your deepest dream, the one you had as a kid...but stay focused.
There were a lot of reasons I chose "Grounded for Life": my family was close by and I didn't have to travel, and I loved the cast so much.
Ultimately, it has been a struggle - but I was in Minneapolis and Austin a couple of weeks ago - sitting in theaters with complete strangers watching this weird movie that Kirk and I thought up and I was excited to be making.
I'm not a comic book guy. I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film.
Once a film is made and it exists, someone somewhere is going to watch it and that is kind of the magic of it all.
My Mom, she's from Ireland, coached tennis in Nigeria when she was a Missionary and turned me on to it when I was young.
With acting, you gotta wait until someone gives you a role in a play or movie. With writing, you're not dependent on others, you don't have to wait. You can sit down and just create.
I think in a weird way that the entertainment industry is strangely more brutally honest than any other.
Fair or not, it always sucks when everyone wanders back from Sundance talking about how bad the movies were.
Young actors are pretty fantastic. I can't even imagine doing stuff like that when I was a kid.