Making his New York City debut in 2010 with Signature's Orphans Cycle, Bryce Pinkham has since been seen in Blood Bloody Andrew Jackson, Ghost, and most recently in Love's Labour's Lost this past summer at the Delacorte. He can currently be seen on your TV starring as Paul Revere in “The Italians Are Coming” Fiat commercial. Bryce is starting to make his mark on the NYC theater scene, and will be slashing the stage across from Jefferson Mays in the upcoming musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which begins performances October 22nd at the Walter Kerr Theater. Find out what in the world thrills him most as we get him On The Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
What, you mean, other than my cyber-interview skills? I consider myself a pretty good diplomat. I think if I wasn't an actor I'd want to help diffuse arguments for a living.
What was your proudest moment?
I gave my sister the Heimlich maneuver when I was a kid.
What is your favorite drink?
Judging by what I drink the most? Coffee. If we're talking brunch, I'll usually find my way to a nice'n'spicy Bloody Mary. If we're at the bar after the show and you want to buy me a drink? Daddy will take an Old-Fashioned please.
What is your favorite food?
Brazilian Food. Brazil is one of my favorite places in the world and the food is half the reason why.
What is your favorite condiment?
Chipotle Mayo and/or hot sauce. (Please note: Brazilian food is so good it doesn't usually require either of these)
What is your current obsession?
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
I'd like to give up sleeping in…having an amazing job that you want to get out of bed for really helps with that. I feel like I haven't slept-in in weeks.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
I'd like to create my own physical comedy show.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Student loan payments.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Worrying. About student loan payments.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
My student loan payments.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My parents have an adventurous generosity that I strive to emulate everyday.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
I've inherited, from both my grandfather and my father, an embarrassing enjoyment of puns.
What in the world most thrills you?
Strangers helping each other. And going very fast on a snowboard.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Social Media. I used to like Facebook, but lately it's starting to feel like a depressing, abusive relationship I can't get out of. I will totally be tweeting this article though.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
This summer I was performing with children in Madagascar. In one remote village I contracted a stomach bug and had to keep leaving the stage to run to the “commode.” Not pretty.
What is your favorite place in the world?
The mountains on the South Island of New Zealand. Or Brazil. Or Madagascar. Or the Sierra Nevadas. I like the outdoors ok? Back off.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Sense of humor. My girlfriend makes me laugh like no one else can. That's hot.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs. Growing up, my family raised Guide Dog puppies for the blind, so we always had dogs around. And c'mon, cats are divas. Do they even like people? Nobody “keeps company” with cats, cat relationships are one-way streets. No thanks.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Somebody would have to pay off my students loans.
What is your personal motto?
How you do anything is how you do everything.