I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. I lived in Grand Blanc, Michigan for a year and that's when I got involved in acting and took classes there. A manager who saw me at the agency I was at in Michigan wanted me to come out to L.A.
I was a big fan of Shia LaBeouf and 'Even Stevens' and was like, 'Oh, man. I would love to be on Disney Channel and have a show,' because it was what I watched.
I'm not the best actor I can be, so I'm just working on it. I'm not the quickest reader in the world but when I get an acting book I can read it in two days.
I'm goofy. I'm silly. I like to have fun.
I don't like to yell and scream. I actually hate it.
I actually watch 'The Walking Dead.' I like 'The Walking Dead' a lot.
But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.
I'm trying to learn classical piano, Mozart and Beethoven and stuff. I took lessons when I was younger and now I sort of sight read the music and play it by ear. It's fun. It takes up a lot of time. I practice a couple of hours a day, but I find it soothing.
I did a Sour Patch Kids commercial. First they're sour, then they're sweet. The Sour Patch Kid throws eggs at me, at my front door, and then comes over and gives me a hug at the end. I also did a Sony PlayStation commercial. They don't give you anything. I thought I was gonna get Sour Patch Kids; I thought I was gonna get a PlayStation.
It all started in Michigan. My dad got a job in Michigan, so we all moved up there from St. Louis. I kind of hung out in the summer and had nothing to do, so I sort of got into acting. And then I was going to Grand Blanc High, doing the acting thing and hoping it would pan out.
I think it's harder to go from comedy to drama than from drama to comedy. Seeing you dramatic all the time, they crave to see you being silly or funny. But, seeing you in comedy all the time, it's hard to see that person go be serious, for some reason.
I would love to do a romantic comedy.
I would love to do comedy. I think I'm funny and that comedy is my strong suit, at least in real life. I have yet to prove myself in the movies, but I'd love to get the opportunity to do that.
As a kid, I was more scared of the supernatural stuff and ghosts and goblins and the Crypt Keeper from 'Tales from the Crypt.' I was always scared he would chase me up the stairs, as a kid.
Jessica Lange is a sweetheart, the nicest lady in the world. She has a Poodle named Jack.
My favorite actors are Jim Carrey and Chris Farley, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams. Robin Williams is the best - to be able to do all that comedy but also be heartbreaking.
I actually put peanut butter on my bagel. I really like peanut butter and I like to ruin the bagel. You know what's even crazier that I do sometimes? I do cinnamon raisin bagels with peanut butter. It is really, really out there.
I think comedy and horror are very similar in that there's a very direct intention. So you're trying to be funny, or you're trying to be creepy, and that literalness - I take to that.
A lot of people don't know that I'm really a silly guy. I don't take anything seriously. It takes a lot of energy for me to take something seriously.
If you get an audition and you're out of work, you just say, 'I've gotta go on this.'
I guess creepy comes natural to me - I hate to say that.
I used to look at horror movies as being really real and it would totally freak me out and give me nightmares. Now I watch and think, 'whoa how'd they do that?'
I was a big fan of all the 'X-Men' films growing up.
Just thinking about that, if that were to really happen, if an alien were to come down and really abduct you, how terrifying and how earth-shattering would that be? Your whole world is just destroyed. God is destroyed. It's kind of a fascinating thing to think about.
I'm a worrier.
And I love Jennifer Lawrence. She's a total fox. And such a good actress. It's ridiculous.
I like to watch comedies; the most dramatic that I used to get was 'Forrest Gump.'
I think you get less takes on TV than in movies.
There's something that's sexy about a guy who has the strength to kill somebody, but is also vulnerable enough to be in love. It's just those two sides - like, I don't know why, but women for some reason aren't attracted to normal guys, like, guys who are in between.
Well, television is grueling. The hours are grueling, it's hard work, and there's a lot of pressure to get it done without a lot of rehearsal time.
I have knitted before, but I gave that up.
I love the book 'Devil in the White City.'
My older sister showed me 'Hellraiser' when I was, like, 4, and 'Friday the 13th.' She kind of scarred me, but I like watching scary movies with people because you're together in this scary situation. It makes all that more fun.
I started acting, when I was 15, in commercials and guest roles. I was definitely a working actor, so I was thankful for that. But I never had to work at a store, although I would have liked to.
I'm not very good at dating.
Usually, I'm an over-thinker.
Elvis is this thing, this commodity, and people forget that he was a real person.
It's scary how effective movies can be. It's a very powerful medium that I think is sometimes abused.
Hotels are really scary. There are a lot of haunted ones in L.A. that I want to check out. So many people come in and out, and a lot of them can be dark. That dark gets locked in the hotel and stays there.
I tried to - I wanted to work at Blockbuster.
The roles on 'American Horror Story' are so complicated.
I love acting classes. I think they're great. It's like working out in the gym. It's a great place to figure out everything that's working and what isn't working.