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George Merrick

George Merrick has more than a few credits to his name.  Whether performing on Broadway or off, Merrick has the rare ability to control the room and thrill audiences with his versatility and charm. Most recently, Merrick performed beside Tony Danza in last season’s Honeymoon in Vegas. He also appeared in Lincoln Center’s South Pacific and the original Broadway production of High Fidelity. This season, Mr. Merrick is the son of Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Marlo Thomas in Clever Little Lies at the Westside Theatre.  We’re thrilled to get him On the Couch! 

What do you consider to be your best asset?

Refusal to quit

What was your proudest moment?

My son's birth

What is your favorite drink?

Jack Daniels (neat)

What is your favorite food?

Linguini with clams

What is your favorite condiment?


What is your current obsession?

The New York Mets

If you could give up one of your vices what would it be?


What is the one professional accomplishment you long for the most? 

To do a play in London

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

Ballpark food

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?


What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

Ballpark food

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Love of music

What is the single worst trait you inherited from your parents?

My temper

What in the world most thrills you?

Watching my son grow

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Cell phone addiction

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

A prop pistol didn't go off and the Stage Manager clapped two boards together to simulate the gunshot. 

What is your favorite place in the world?

My house in mountains of New Hampshire

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

A great laugh

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

Dogs hands down

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

I'm already there

What is your personal motto?

Imagination creates reality