PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Blood and Gifts and "Pan Am" Star Jeremy Davidson

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Blood and Gifts and "Pan Am" Star Jeremy Davidson
 
Jeremy Davidson, currently appearing in the Lincoln Center Theater production of J.T. Rogers' Blood and Gifts, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Jeremy Davidson
Jeremy Davidson

Davidson has appeared onstage in Epic Proportions on Broadway, Back Back Back, La Terrasse, Cyclone, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the one-man play Nijinsky's Last Dance and Quills.

Screen work includes "SALT," "Little Chenier," "Deprivation," "Army Wives," "Brothers & Sisters," "Kill Point," "White Collar," "The Practice," "Roswell," "Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal," "Without a Trace," "Cold Case," "Century City," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Hate" and "Strangers with Candy."

He plays the role of Richard Parks on the ABC series "Pan Am."

Full given name: Jeremy Michael Greenberg. Davidson is my grandmother's maiden name.
Where you were born/where you were raised: Vestal, NY
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
What your parents did/do for a living: My dad was a high school English teacher and basketball coach. My mom taught French at a middle school.
Special skills: Breakdancing
Something you're REALLY bad at: Breakdancing
First Broadway show you ever saw: Les Miserables
If you could go back in time and catch any performance, what would it be? The premiere of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: We've got 3 babies under age 2, so I really haven't seen anything in months... sorry!
Some favorite plays: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
Quills by Doug Wright
The Seafarer by Conor McPherson
Some favorite playwrights: Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Conor McPherson, Sebastian Barry
Stage or screen star of the past you would most have loved to perform with: Jimmy Stewart
Your personal acting idols, living or dead: Stephen Dillane, Mark Rylance, George Grizzard, Eli Wallach, Judi Dench
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Chekhov's Platonov, directed by Brian Mertes and Melissa Kievman at Lake Lucille
Music that makes you cry, any genre: "Riceboy Sleeps" by Jonsi and Alex
MAC or PC? MAC
Most played song on your iPod: "Little Jack Frost" by Kate Rusby
Most-visited website: ESPN
diapers.com
Last book you read: "The Good Soldiers" by David Finkel
Must-see TV shows: "HBO Real Sports"
"PBS Frontline"
"Parenthood"
"Pan Am" grin
Last good movie you saw: Hsia-Hsien Hou's "Flight of the Red Balloon"
Some films you consider classics: "Fried Green Tomatoes"
"Benny and Joon"
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Frank Sinatra
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "American Idol"
Favorite cities: Charleston, SC
Washington, DC
Brooklyn
Favorite sport/team/player: Basketball, Knicks, John Stockton
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living: Still not so sure about it!
How you got your Equity card: The Virginia Stage Company production of The Foreigner
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: Pre-show: Witchcraft Chickpea Sandwich with a cup of soup and Gingerberry Kombucha
Post-show: PBJ on my couch
Favorite liquid refreshment: Pre-show: Grande Americano at Starbucks
Post-show: Blue Moon Summer Ale with an orange slice, on my couch.
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: Anything that gets me breathing
Most challenging role you have ever played: Vaslav Nijinsky
Worst job you have ever had: Working at a pipe factory, shoveling PVC out of a silo wearing a Hazmat suit.
Some favorite screen/commercial gigs: Directing "Tickling Leo"
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? What editions? Three different killers on the mothership series, and one white supremacist rapist on "SVU."
Leading man role you've been dying to play: Stay-at-home father
Career you would want if not a performer: Sportswriter
Three things you can't live without: Phineas, Wilder and Clio
"I'll never understand why…" ... my wife has let me do this play at this time in our lives.
Words of advice for aspiring performers: Be prepared for an opportunity when it shows itself!
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