Zach McGowan Quotes.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I was cooking with two guys who became celebrity chefs, if you will. I became their sous chef for awhile. We’d go to all the big names in Hollywood.
I pack on mass quickly when I lift.
My father is a Marine. My brother is a Marine. I almost became a Marine. I’m no stranger to fight training. I used to do jujitsu and boxing as a kid. I was a running back in football for my high school and my college. I played ice hockey as well as did theater. So, there’s always been a physical nature to me.
When you play a character, there are choices you have to make about the past, the present, the future, etc. You have to make those choices on your own a lot.
Every time you do a big sword fight surrounded by a couple of hundred extras, it’s a fun day at work.
‘Cold Case’ was fun. It was a fun experience. That was right when I was cutting my teeth as a TV actor. It was a great learning experience to work on really fast-paced television shows that are very high quality. It was a place where I learned that I had to keep up and I could keep up.
In reality, in the history of it, the captains are only really in charge during an engagement. The rest of the time, everyone had got the same vote. It’s been very interesting finding that.
Acting is equal parts talent and perseverance.
In reality, I’ve always been an actor – since I was a kid. I did theater growing up in New York. I was always in the plays in school. I was either going to be an actor or an athlete or a soldier. Those were kind of the three paths that I always kind of embarked on.
Fight scenes are hard, no matter what you do. You’re trying to make it look like you’re hurting someone without hurting them. It doesn’t matter how big and strong the guy is that you’re fighting or how small and feeble someone is that you’re fighting. You don’t want to hurt them. You’re working with them.