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" My parents tried to convince me that school won't always be there, but auditions will. I said, 'Really? Are they tearing down NYU?' "
" I generally don't feel the need to do more research than is necessary to play the part for me, to inform me. "
" I do have sometimes a difficult time watching myself. "
" I actually didn't finish NYU. I would have, but I was lucky enough to get my foot in the door before I graduated. "
" I wouldn't wear turtlenecks. That I'm not envious of. But who knows? I might sneak out a few things and hope and pray that no one says, 'Hey, didn't you wear that when you were playing an enormous geek on TV?' "
" I think working for the audience, for me, is the most fun. It's really a chance for something to work towards. It's where everything kind of comes together, and you have to make it work. You have all these people who are sitting there, wanting to have a good time and wanting to laugh. You really have no choice but to pull it out. "
" My dad was one of the original members of the Groundlings, and I watched him as an actor have ups and downs, and I watched my mom as a casting director have ups and downs. "
" I've learned over time that human beings tend to want to do more than they have the courage to do or that the social contract will allow them to do. "
" Playing piano well is one thing, but attempting to play at concert level accompanying Meryl Streep while Stephen Frears is filming you in front of hundreds of people is - well - psychotic. "
" Working with the Coens was a dream come true. "
" I'm obviously more known for being on television, and that's where most people see me. "
" I grew up around the business quite a bit; I saw a little bit of the underbelly of it. "
" I grew up surrounded by sketch comedy. "
" Until I was about 16 years old, my dream was to be a musician. I played in rock bands and jazz bands. Then I decided to be an actor and kept the stable career of 'jazz pianist' as my safety net. "
" I play piano, and I was really, really obsessive about playing piano in high school. I don't know if that's nerdy, but I definitely locked myself in the room and was playing jazz. I was 14. I guess that's kind of cool, actually. "
" I'm deeply insecure. I ask my wife all the time, 'Was that OK? Are people lying?' I'm not as happily oblivious as I'd like. "
" Every time we do anything artistic, the way it's perceived is always going to be different from the way that we had intended it to be because it's subjective. "
" As actors, we tend to usually have some issues with self-esteem and some need for validation, and it takes awhile for that fear of not having a job to go away. "
" Getting to know where we come from is a really profound way of getting to look at who we are. "
" Personally, I'm not into 'Star Trek' or physics or comic books, but I know I might be in the minority. "
" Everyone feels at times like they're missing a page or two out of the handbook that tells you how to live your life. "
" It's not the coolest thing in the world to be walking around humming the Taylor Swift song. It's not as cool to be singing along with the number one song in the country as it is to be the jaded, indifferent hipster who wants to turn you on to something that nobody else is talking about. "
" I love Jerry Lewis. I loved Jim Carrey when I was younger, and Mike Myers and Phil Hartman, all the 'Saturday Night Live' people in the late '80s. "
" I'd say I'm really, really good for a 16-year-old, which is where I peaked. I'm impressive, but not classically trained, not a concert pianist. "
" I'm married, so I tend not to hit on every girl. "
" Things are loud in a Jewish household. Conversations are up here; they're pitched pretty high. That's just the way we talk. "
" I walked into the wrong examination room. I'm bad enough at facial recognition... I saw more that day than I cared to. Fortunately, I didn't recognize her from that angle, whoever it was, and I didn't ask. I'm off to a rocky start on the road to fatherhood, but I got a free view. "
" I am fairly physically aware and agile, and I imbue that into the characters I play. "
" I'm happy to try on as many characters as I can. "
" I'm interested in character and people and motivations and things like that. "
" I thought it was going to be a hut in Topanga and Janis Joplin was going to come out, but it's a real doctor... I went to Beverly Hills to meet this midwife; you'd think they'd be in nature. "