So I had no concept that there was this whole culture of memos, supervisors, meetings, casual Fridays and lame birthday parties.
You need someone to tell you how to do things like hitting your marks, or driving a car so it looks right or getting out of a car so it doesn`t take a million years of screen time.
Being able to fantasize for a couple of days at being a rock singer surpassed most things I`ve done on stage.
A lot of actors in my age bracket look at being still standing as pretty good.
You always know when something works it`s a result of everything firing on all cylinders.
Karl Malden was quite a mentor. He taught me things he had learned from being in front of a camera so long.
I was a little nervous coming in mostly because my first scene was with Martin Sheen, who I`m a huge fan of.
I just don`t eat too much. That`s never been my problem.
I like the fact that this kind of family has been seen in a movie a million times: teenage kids, the family is a bit strained and they don`t have enough money, but in the background the guy used to be a Gene Simmons type.
When you make a movie, it`s up to so many things and so many people.
You can go out in a good movie and look bad as well.
I will confess I did none of my own singing. I did all my own costume and makeup, though.
I don`t think anyone sets out to do something bad, it`s just that it`s very difficult.
Then, at some point, you get identified with certain things.
I still like to listen to the people that I came of age on.
Yes, I`ve already done a couple of guest voices.
I messed around in high school, but I pretty much put it away until I did a television show in San Francisco.
I grew up with Apocalypse Now and Badlands, so I had a real awe thing going.
I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.
There is no handbook about how a career is going to go.
I think it had something to do with my love of music, especially rock music.
I was initially a leading man, but only on television.
I am also a drummer of sorts. I`ve got an electronic set sitting in my bedroom.
If someone comes up to me, 90 percent of the time it`s about Office Space.
I love going to concerts, so that whole environment is something that intrigues me anyway.