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" By all standards, except for 'Star Trek' standards, 98 episodes of any television show is a wildly successful run. "
" You want to try and bring a character to life in an honest a way as you possibly can. It doesn't matter whether he's a doctor, an actor, a car salesman or a captain of a starship. If you can bring truth and honesty to that character, then your audience will believe you. "
" The reality of our business is that for every actor who's rolled up his tent and given up and gone home, the next day you hear about some shoe salesman at Macy's who had this audition and now he's Harrison Ford. There's always that carrot out there in our business. "
" I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity - it is not a level playing field. "
" These sci-fi fans are phenomenal in the standards that they hold you to. "
" For a long-running TV show, you're looking for a character who is interesting and vibrant and you can imagine going into all kinds of different areas. "
" And I've always felt comfortable certainly in a courtroom because you're just performing. And there was a time in my life when I thought when I grew up I'd be a trial lawyer myself. "
" I love 'White Christmas.' That's one of my favorites just because I love the music. I love the story, Bing Crosby. It's just one of my all time favorites. And it's hard to have a Christmas without seeing a little bit of Jimmy Stewart and angels running around town. "
" I was a huge fan of the original 'Star Trek,' and I'd never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship. "
" The 'NCIS' franchise is beyond successful. "
" On the whole, show business is a hard business in which to be married. "
" I'm a runner from sports. I've been a runner, but I wasn't a cross-country runner or anything like that. I played a lot of soccer growing up. "
" I grew up in St. Louis, and I don't know if you've ever been to St. Louis in the middle of summer. There are days in the summer sometimes, weeks in the summer, where the temperature can be over 100 degrees and the humidity can be 100 percent. "
" In the fantasy, sci-fi world, the fans are so discerning and they're so tough and they're so intelligent, and they're so critical. "
" Liberace was a miracle. You talk about who he was and what he did, and then you look at who he inspired, from Elton John to Cher to Michael Jackson to Bette Midler. There are so many people that came to see him. Elvis was there, watching his shows. "
" The end of shows are a nightmare for everybody because there is so much pressure to satisfy everyone, which of course you can't do. "
" The movies are about big tent pole movies and big action and effects. "
" To be quite honest, I find that it's easier to do parts that are wrapped up in different hair and wardrobe and eras, and different period behavior, than it is to play closer to the present. "
" I've done great theatre, great films and had a lot of opportunities in television. I also love to sing, and I've been able to do that once or twice in the television shows. "
" The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie. "
" The further away you can get away from yourself as an actor, the more fun you have. "
" To do something for other people when they need it most just feels good. "
" The longest show I've ever done was four and a half years, so I can only imagine what ending an eight year show is like. "
" My favorite thing about running is running when it's as hot as it can be, which is a little odd. "
" I've shot a lot of places, and I've produced. I always thought, 'Gosh, when you shoot in a big city, it's so difficult.' And New York, I always think, 'Where are you going to park the trucks? How are you going to stop the traffic?' "
" It's a joyful, humbling feeling to be in different places around the planet, and people have seen shows that I'm proud of being a part of, that do have things to say about the human condition, the planet, and who we are and where we've come from, that will sustain. "
" The guy that picked me up at the airport in 1985 when I was out in L.A. for my first audition was selling a script. I was a nobody coming off a plane to read for a new show. "
" I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused. "
" I've always been told I had an old face. So when I was in my 20s, I never got to play a teenager. "
" Well, I'm... first and foremost I'm a theater guy and everything that I know comes from the theater. "
" Running for me has always been a great place to get away. It's a great stress reliever for me. It's great if I need to be working on something in my mind, whether it's things I need to be memorizing or thinking about, or I have some presentation coming up. "