In addition to Meshach Taylor -- with whom I also co-starred in the urban cult comedy, CLASS ACT -- I've played the sitcom love interest opposite Ernie Hudson, Dennis Haysbert, Clifton Davis, Miguel Nunez and Sherman Hensley to namedrop just a few...but I turned to stand-up and performance art as a means of plying my craft after being "aged out" of Hollywood and my agent suggested that I gain 50 pounds to better my chances for character roles. My response? "Oh heellllllll, NO!"
In deference to the true practitioners of the art, I confess that I got into standup as a come-on to sit-my-ass-down on another sitcom. But except for an occasional glass of Shiraz with a nice plate of Pasta Arrabiata, I don't drink; I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, and I like to be in bed by 10:30 with my iPad...fully loaded with Netflix, xfinity TV and Kindle app. However, I hold dear the camaraderie of other comics and the chance to keep my skills sharp; the work environment, not so much. But with that being said...
Love the one you're with.
A BLAST FROM THE SITCOM PAST!