I didn't feel compromised as an actor, and allowed other people's fingerprints all over that aspect.
Suddenly Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus, and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series, where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship.
So I got interested in singing and I have always used my voice. Not professionally as much, but around the living room, the campfire, that kind of thing.
I directed an episode of Touched by an Angel a couple of months ago, and I will be doing more of that. I just like to keep a bit of variety going; it keeps things interesting.
I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying.
I got a series with the WB next year. We start shooting in July. It's going to be called Safe Harbor, and it's an hour show. It's a Spelling show and will follow 7th Heaven.
I had done a lot of plays, particularly at my own theater in LA, and it was the first time in my theatrical life where I didn't feel that my role was also to keep everybody else working hard.
I have four kids; three girls and a boy. The oldest girl is 13, and has her own social life now, so there's a bit of begrudging cooperation there. It's tough.
Actually I have been singing since I was a kid.
Brian and I got cast out of that show into Trapper John, M. D.
Honestly, when I got to Hollywood I was trying to sell my songs.
I have kept a part of Catalina Productions going, through which I develop a few projects just for me.
I have to be very careful about how often I drag my family to places. They need some stability in their lives.
I learned to play guitar at a young age and converted poems and stuff that I had written to songs.
It was the first time that I was on Broadway, and I got to run as fast as I could to keep up. And I loved it!
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