......You were working in finance before you decided that you wanted to act. What made you want to be an actor?
I didn't know what I was doing. I was never one of those people who knew what they wanted to do right away. I was working in finance, but it really wasn't what I wanted to do. I didn't know acting was an option. When I was in college, I was in a bar and someone asked me if I wanted to go to the South Pacific for three months, and I was like, 'Absolutely!' That ended up being MTV's "Road Rules," so I did that, and it was really fun. I won some money on that show, and it allowed me to take some time before finding a job. That's when I started to get interested in theater, and it all went from there.
Are you still a fan of MTV?
I wouldn't say that I was ever a fan of MTV. I was a guy on MTV. I don't think I was ever in the demographic of people who watch MTV. I never really watched MTV, so I'm definitely not a fan of "Jersey Shore" or anything. Fame for fame's sake is never a good road to go down. For me, it was just a fun experience. I traveled around the world when I was 21 years old -- on somebody else's dime. It doesn't get any better.
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