Frank Wood is an actors’ actor. Protean and idiosyncratic, he uses his full breadth of skill and to transition seamlessly between genres and mediums. Frank has performed on HBO’s hit series Flight of the Concords, Wes Anderson’s most recent film Isle of Dogs, and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. On the stage, his credits include a blistering, Tony Award-winning performance in Side Man, and back-to-back Eugene O’Neill – Hughie with Forrest Whitaker in 2016 and currently, the Tony-nominated The Iceman Cometh with Denzel Washington. Mr. Wood has always been a busy man, so repose is not really his style. That’s why we’re extra thrilled that this week he is On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
What was your proudest moment?
Sharing marriage vows with Kay Gayner.
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
Sticky date pudding.
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Regretting something I said to someone three years ago.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Butting in on other people’s conversations.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Being Cory Stoll, Michael Stuhlbarg or Claire Danes.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Interest payments and cookies.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Telling Colbert (in my fantasy interview) that actors are not liars.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Distractions on the bike path/ cookies.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Talking with people as if they were family.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
That people always want to know what I think.
What in the world most thrills you?
My wife, Kay, laughing at me.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Full wi-fi access.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
I was once undone on a movie set when a background player told me I reminded him of Colonel Klink from Hogan’s Heroes just before the director called “action”. I couldn’t find my way back to the scene that required some type A bravado.
What is your favorite place in the world?
Little Compton, Rhode Island.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
We have cats. They are in the room. I like cats.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
I would receive a grant to produce my version of Three Sisters.
What is your personal motto?
” Why did I say that?!”