Just to be part of a process where you hit no professional speed bumps and you're just sort of going on and on. I'm surrounded by these people that are all so collaborative and all bring things of their own to the process. For them to be alive in the scenes so you don't have to worry.
When your body is your instrument, it needs maintenance and it needs to be held in a certain way. That's a universal thread, whether you're an athlete, a dancer, an actor or a singer. It's all about maintaining your body because that allows you to do what you do.
Sometimes I don't want to go out and socialize; I just want to watch my favorite shows and comedians. But then I have to remember that it is important to participate in life if you want to portray real life on screen.
I love the phrase, 'Somebody's going to have a good day today, so it might as well be me.' I feel like you bring everything to the character, I hope.
I have never seen any of my work, I can't watch it because I am ultra critical. We all have little mannerisms that people may love about us, but can be embarrassing. Perhaps we got teased about them as kids and we may not like them ourselves. That is what it is like for me, I can't look at myself on
I play a lot of basketball.
Sometimes, you run into trouble as an actor when you're not working with someone who is collaborative or doesn't bring themselves to the piece, and you sort of have to start worrying about yourself and protecting what works for you in the scene. I never had to do that in this movie because it was so
In life, I'd much rather have people laughing at me than booing me.
I was raised by a single mother.
My favorite actor is Sir Ben Kingsley - nobody is as good as him, in my opinion. I think he's so good as an artist.
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art.
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art. Josh Peck
I'm forever in debt to Nickelodeon. It made me who I am today.
I may be Jewish, but my religion is hip-hop.
I am happiest when I am working though, when I am being creative. I realized at a very young age what I loved doing. I think it is so important for people to pursue the things that they love and not give up on their dreams.
I always had a weight issue since I was a young kid. Josh
With drama, you need to be laughing, in between takes, 'cause you're going to those recesses of your soul and those dangerous parts. Normally, if you're not an actor or some crazy artist, you don't feel the need to run around in those areas. You keep them separate because it's painful.
Method Man, for him to offer me the spot as the first Jewish member of the Wu Tang Clan, you know, was an honor.
When you're an actor or any kind of artist, you use your life as something to draw from in every experience.
In life, I'd much rather have people laughing at me than booing me. Josh
I'm not built for war. I'm built for entertainment. I'm built for jokes - either telling them or being the butt of them.
I do work too hard sometimes, but my mom is such an inspiration. She tells me to 'chill out' and not take things so seriously. She will say: 'Go and have a massage.
I think as working actors, it's like sales. You're only as good as your last sale, so you put your all into something and you just hope that from that you can get your next job.
Anytime where you're challenged, physically or mentally, you rise to the occasion in different ways.
I mean, the great thing about being an actor is you can investigate parts of your brain that might have otherwise gone dormant.
I don't think it's very difficult to bring a virginal, angst-ridden, hip-hop grunting white boy to the screen. Not that I have any experience with that. I don't know man. I understood where his head was at, because he was this 18-year-old cat that thought he was a man, but didn't really know what it
You can bring truth to anything, whether it's a dance movie or an incredibly poignant indie drama or a really broad comedy. As long as you show up to play, I don't think you can go wrong.
I grew up as a really sick kid; I had really bad childhood asthma and was at home all the time in New York.
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art. Josh
I know about hip-hop culture, whether it's graffiti writing or DJ-ing or being an MC.