By Playbill Staff
12 Feb 2013
I got to play John the Baptist in a church play when I was 7. I never looked back.
My sophomore year in college, I performed in a Moliere one-act called The Flying Doctor and later that year as Valere in La Bete.
I've never had more fun or done anything as physically exhausting as those performances. I remember thinking at that time that I would regret it if I didn't at least take a shot at turning my serious hobby into my profession.
I had been accepted to medical school, but also wanted to act. I overheard a colleague of my father's ask him what I was going to do. My dad said I would either be a doctor or an actor. His friend asked him which he'd prefer, and he said actor. I was astonished and asked him why. He said because I'd be happier.