I come from classical theater training and when I went to college it was a bunch of kids that were hand-picked from around the world. I was around such brilliant young minds and incredible artists with incredible teachers.
I grew up a misfit. I never fit in.
I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies.
I mean, everyone walks into the gym on day one skinny or fat. Arnold Schwarzenegger walked into the gym skinny at 15 or 16, and I was that way, too.
When I was growing up, it was Clint Eastwood, it was Harrison Ford and Steve McQueen - these guys were tough. They were leading men, but they were also tough and physical.
American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it's impossible for me to watch.
I had a fan make me a silver wolf-tooth necklace. That was really great.
I mean, I feel like I've been pretending I was a werewolf since I was a little kid.
When I first got out of drama school, my original manager tried to get me to change my name because people were having trouble spelling it and saying it.
I wouldn't tell anyone to study werewolves - I studied wolves, how they moved, their tendencies and sensibilities.
It's tricky when I'm constantly traveling and adjusting to new time zones and trying to also keep up with my workouts.
I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don't lift to look good; they're lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more.
Acting was the only place that I ever felt like I belonged so went for it with everything I had.
I grew up a big comic book reader, as a kid, and I love the whole fanboy crowd.
I mean 'One Tree Hill' had some rabid fans - you'd be surprised - they're almost in a class of their own.
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