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NOVEMBER 30, 2009 9:34AM

Takin' 5 with "30 Rock's" Grizz

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30 Rock's character "Grizz" is Tracy's money manager.  He sat on Tracy when he was too neurotic and overstimulated.  Grizz is known for his priceless facial expressions. People " never see it coming" when Grizz cites his emotional observations.  Grizz runs Griswold Talent Agency, with its star client, Adam West.  West starred as Batman back in the 60's.

Grizz "the Man" shares a little of his private life outside of "30 Rock".



Where are you from?  Brooklyn East New York

Who is your hero?   My mother is my hero because she did it all alone with no help, and she raised me to be a strong man.

What are you listening to on your iPOD?   "Trey Songz", (his last album every song is hot), "Jay Z", love all of "50 cent", and "The Fray" to name a few. Over 7000+ tunes.

What song can't you get out of your head?   Biggie Smalls "Who Shot ya"?

What are your current obsessions?  Video games; I like to draw anything I see, it does not matter, but I like to use pastel colors.  Watch any and all NBA games. I work on my music part-time. I manage  music artist Producer Ion http://www.mocospace.com/producerion and http://www.youtube.com/user/oryan2487.

Favorite NBA team? The NBA champions "The Los Angeles Lakers"

Favorite NBA player?
  Shaq


Tina Fey and Grizz

Because of your height, do people think you are a basketball player?   I get that question a lot.

Who do people think you are?  Nobody really, they just think I play basketball.

What is your favorite movie?  " The Color Purple", "Scarface", and " the Star Wars franchise"  

Color Purple- novel written about Black life in Georgia by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker.

Movie was directed by Steven Spielberg starring Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey

Scarface was a 1983 epic directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana

Star Wars initially concieved by George Lucas

Did you see the stage play "The  Color Purple"?   I saw both the movie and the stage play but I loved the movie better. The movie is a classic.  It opened my eyes to how things were back then and also that people will try to hold you back every chance they get.

iPhone or Blackberry?  Blackberry

Twitter or Facebook?   Both

What path lead you to television?   Music videos with artists i.e "Nas","Wu-Tang", "Bon Jovi", "Shaggy" and others,  commercials and  the show "I want to work for Diddy".

Last movie you saw?  " Funny People" with Adam Sandler and "Spread" with Ashton Kutcher

What is your favorite spring thing to do?  Play basketball at the park, barbeque and spend time with family.

What's for dinner?  Plain pizza from "Famous Original Rays Pizza" the best in the city and  Frankies pizza near the Bronx.

What is your guilty pleasure?   Love " Cold Stone Creamery" ice cream

Cold Stone Creamery

What is the best thing you ate or drank?  My ice tea and German chocolate cake. 

Favorite television show (s)?   ESPN and the news, V, Trauma and Flash Forward

Next vacation destination?  Hawaii

What's your greatest fear at the moment?   Dying and not being able to complete what I am here to do.

What is the greatest lesson you learned from your children?  Not sure, need to think about that.

Who or what makes you laugh?   "Kevin Hart', actor and comedian



Upcoming Commercials?  Vitamin water and the New York Lottery Master Card Monster.com

Do you watch 30 Rock?  At the end of the season

Why at the end of the season?  Because I can sit and go over my work  and see where I can do better.   Sometimes I miss them so I can sit and watch them all. 

How different is your "30 Rock" character " Grizz" than you?
I think Grizz on the show is a lot softer than me, sillier and more adventurous.

Grizz's "Churchillian" advice for pursuing acting is "Don't take "no" for an answer. If they say you can't, do not stop.   Keep pushing thru the hate because if you are getting hate you are doing the right thing.

Congrats on your web exclusive Livin' XL with Grizz and Dotcom!! 

2nd episode of Grizz and Dotcom http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/clips/sleeping-on-the-job/1181716/

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