You learn from things that don't go well, and you try to capitalize when they do. You build on those strengths and try to make your weaknesses stronger.
Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.
I think you're lucky if you discover what you really love at a young age. College wasn't something I was going to do. I wanted to keep acting, and I didn't want to go to New York or California and pound the pavement.
Wherever I go for the military, they always call me Lt. Dan. They just can't help it.
It's always been my dream to do a dance scene with Anthony Hopkins.
I started a theater called Steppenwolf. We've been very supportive of the veterans there.
Being able to act for a living is a blessing. I have a great theater company that's almost 40 years old.
I have a band that I started with a buddy of mine, a Vietnam veteran pal named Kimo Williams from Chicago.
I have veterans in my family. But I didn't know anything about DAV, Disabled American Veterans.
If you're missing three or four limbs, you have special challenges going forward. And the last thing you want is to not be independent in your home.
My wife's a loving, funny, Irish-spirited person, and I'm still surprised at some of the things she says. She makes me laugh every day.
Well, I've been to Iraq twice now. I was in Baghdad in June and then north of Baghdad in November.
Yeah, I volunteered to support the troops, and get out there and show them that we care about them.
Before discovering theater, I was sloughing off and didn't have any passion for school. Then I couldn't get enough. All of a sudden, I was getting good parts in all of these plays. I just loved it. I started getting A's in acting, directing and technical theater. I found something that clicked.
I've worked with a lot of really fine actors, both on stage and on screen. The level of their game lifts me up and brings the level of my game up to theirs. Always. It's like a constant upgrade.
For un-subscribe please check the mail footer.