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Q: Has any movie ever made you cry?

A: Oh sure, plenty. I’m kind of a sap, really. I cried at the end of Toy Story 3.

If you want to steal my lunch money, I’ll totally understand.

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You’re on Death Row, and it’s the night before you’re executed. What do you request for your last meal?

That’s easy. A meal of desserts: ice cream, apple pie, brownies, cookies, cake. And water with a curly bendy straw.

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Who is your favorite superhero and your favorite supervillain?

My real favorites are pretty obscure, which is probably one of the reasons why I love them. The New Warriors were what sold me on superhero comics, so I would go with one of them – probably Namorita because of her sarcasm and political activism but also maybe Speedball because of his outright goofiness.
Of the recognizable characters, I would probably go with Spider-Man. If I could pick a superhero team instead of individual superhero, I would go with the X-Men – such a brilliant concept for reader identification.
Favorite supervillain would probably be Magneto.

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Who is your favorite actor and actress?

I’ve been agonizing over this question for days. After therapy bills, counseling, support groups, 12-step programs and self-help books, I guess I just have to cop to the fact that I just don’t have a favorite. It fees like weaseling out but it’s the truth. There’s no one actor or actress that I just love to no end.

But as an actor and performer, there are plenty that I enjoy and are or have been either influenced or inspired by, usually based on specific performances. So, I’ll list some of those, although this is by no means exhaustive.

Peter Sellers (Pink Panther series, Dr. Strangelove, and his appearance on The Muppet Show), Gene Wilder (Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Jim Henson (Kermit & other characters in various Muppet shows and movies), Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny & other characters in various Looney Tunes/Warner Bros. cartoons), Robert Hays (Airplane! and Airplane II), Leslie Nielson (Police Squad, Airplane! and Airplane II), Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs), Jim Carrey (physical comedy from early to mid ’90s stuff), Steve Carell (Little Miss Sunshine), Andy Samberg (SNL Digital Shorts). And Optimus Prime.

Gilda Radner (Saturday Night Live), Carol Burnett (The Carol Burnett Show, Annie), Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein), Julie Hagerty (Airplane! & Airplane II), Cheetara, Lily Tomlin (9 to 5, Saturday Night Live), Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy), Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development, Better Off Ted), Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl).

What are your favorites?

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Betty or Veronica?

Questions don’t get much more epic than this. This is the biggie, people.

Look, if Archie can’t decide after 60 years…

Actually, this one is pretty easy to me. Betty Cooper. I mean, her mom is named Alice Cooper. Alice Cooper! How could you pass up that opportunity? Every time we visited their parents, I would see how many song references and references to biting the head of a chicken I could work into casual conversation.

Plus, who needs Veronica’s drama? Too spoiled.

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Q: If you discovered a Djinn (Genie) who offered to grant you three wishes (and, no, you can’t wish for more wishes, smartypants), what would you wish for?

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A: Is this one of those trick genies where your wish backfires because you weren’t incredibly specific enough? Pretending for a moment it’s not, I would probably be pretty standard in the wish department:

1. Greater empathy and understanding among humans (world peace, etc.).
2. A bottomless bin of money (like Scrooge McDuck).
3. A tail. Yes, an actual tail like a cat’s tail. I have no idea why but they fascinate me and seem like fun. But now I sound like a furry, so maybe that’s a bad idea. Plus it would probably get in the way a lot and all of my pants would have to be modified. Maybe a detachable tail. But it has to actually move around and stuff. Pinning to my butt a long string that does nothing wouldn’t cut it.

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