I was something of a prankster. One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake gun on the school secretary so that I could get some of my friends out of detention.
It's hard and sometimes it's scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn, hoping to see me.
When I was a kid, I just devoured TV 24 hours a day. Now that it's actually available 24 hours a day, I'm usually busy doing other stuff. But I do watch TV when I can.
I'm lucky: I always wanted to be an actor. But I never felt the need to be in with the crowd. I didn't mind being on the outside. I was always looking forward or upwards, not in.
There's a big difference between me and a real, legitimate working hand, or a world-champion rodeo cowboy. I play 'em, and I aspire to be like that, but those guys are tough.
'Twin Peaks' is so phenomenal. And it worked because they struck the right tone: they brought intelligence to it, and the mystery itself was compelling.
I don't think that's a fair representation of life, that you have to go to college and do well to get anywhere.
I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping off point for talking about things with their parents.
I'm not James Dean. And no one else is, either.
I love where I come from. The people there are good people. When they say, 'Thank you,' they mean it.
I open to anything... just about anything.
I always felt like something of an outsider. But I identified with people up on the screen. That made me feel like I wanted to be up on the screen too. I felt like eventually I would get there.
It was a fun film. I had a great time doing it. I was looking for a role just like that for my first movie role. I didn't want to have a starring role, because I wanted a chance to learn. I didn't want the whole thing riding on me.
My high school was nothing like West Beverly High, let me tell you. I grew up in Fredericktown, Ohio.
Growing up in the Midwest, people don't drive Porsches and Ferraris. They drive Fords and Chevys. And so even if you have the opportunity to buy a more expensive car, it doesn't occur to you because it's not what you relate to.
My job stays the same, whether we're acting by candlelight, against a green screen, or on a stage somewhere. Which is just as well, because I really couldn't do anything else.
I've had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there's not a fire anymore.
I have a girlfriend, but I don't really want to talk about her. I won't name her. She isn't in show business, has nothing to do with it. So I'd rather just keep her out of it.
When I was a kid, I was at a bowling alley and I ran into a soda machine. I still have the scar on my right eyebrow obviously.
I go four- wheeling in my truck. I also like to fish, cook, do stuff around my house. I even studied fencing for awhile.
For me as an actor, I oftentimes wish producers would take a chance and cast me against type, and they often don't, so when you get a chance, you do it. At least I do.
I knew that I was going to do Westerns. I like 'em.
So many people could save a life if they just go and have a colonoscopy, but you've got to do something about that.
At one point or another, everybody gets called 'the new James Dean.'
I'm not worried about being a big star.
Why doesn't Apple stop for a year and make medical devices? When people talk about technology, that's where I start to get a little hot under the collar because I know that it's the key to solving some of the world's biggest problems. Having a faster, thinner telephone is not one of the world's biggest problems.
The role model thing gets imposed on you by someone else. I don't think that's fair.
It's always great when you get a chance to give someone an opportunity to step outside his envelope and show people that he can do it.
I don't think what I have to say is that important.
I'm not much of a matchmaker. I think people have to make their own choices and mistakes and all that stuff.
I'm all for education.
I don't need a whole lot.
I have significantly cut down on the amount of red meat I eat.
I'm a country boy.
I don't even watch my own actual self on TV.
For me, high school was the one place where I knew my friends were gonna be, so I was there. I didn't like it, I wasn't involved in things, and they didn't teach me anything that I needed to know. But my mom said I had to go, and so I went.
I'm a simple guy.
As an actor, you strive to show versatility.
I used to be a steak and potatoes kind of guy - now it's just for special occasions. I eat a lot more fish, natural grains, and fiber.
I loved television. 'Starsky and Hutch' was my show. 'SWAT.' Both Aaron Spelling shows. Loved 'em.
Half-hour comedy shows are like a play, one night a week.
Porsches are glorified Volkswagens, man.
Comedy is really exciting to me.