Get to Know...DAVID LAVINE
Questions For And Answers From David Lavine (Davis)
1. When did you know you wanted to be an actor?
There was no single galvanizing moment. I would say it slowly grew on me, like a fungus.
2. What are some of your career highlights?
In the theatre world, it was the Off Broadway production of The Peccadillo Theater Company's Counsellor-At-Law, a sparkling, crackling show with a killer ensemble led by John Rubinstein. And my first feature film role in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock" was an indelible experience, when arriving on set amidst the traffic jam of period cars and scores of background hippies I felt like I had been transported back in time.
3. What has acting taught you?
Nothing is certain.
4. Do you prefer one medium to another?
Lately TV is my bright shiny object.
5. What are your passion projects or hobbies outside of acting?
I'm a writer of screenplays and plays and an artist, often working with little bits of paper.
6. Is there a teacher, acting or otherwise, who has inspired you?
My high school art teacher Susan Jewett will forever have a place in my heart. She taught me how to look at something and see it for what it really is. Decades later I might just be getting the hang of it.
7. Do you have any particularly distinctive special skills?
Withering looks and icy retorts.
8. Do you have a favorite blog/site where you like to learn about what's going on in the entertainment industry?
I inexplicably have little appetite for showbiz current events. I manage to absorb what I know through my own gigs, nighttime viewing habits and the chatter of friends.
9. Have you ever taken on another position besides acting in the entertainment business?
Writer, producer, casting director, script doctor, pitch writer.
10. Do you have a dream role?