Inspirational Quotes by James Wolk

You can find old Jewish newspapers from Detroit that have my promotional ad in them. It was a totally insane time in my life. Paul Rudd was also a bar mitzvah emcee, you know? It was like being a local rock star in Detroit.

James Wolk

When you feel moved by the story, you want to tell that story.

James Wolk

I emceed in metro Detroit throughout college, and even when I moved to New York, I would actually fly back on a Friday, emcee on a Saturday, and fly back on Sunday so that I could audition during the week. It was a big part of my life.

James Wolk

Often in television, you read a script and you’re amazed that you get the scene given to you.

James Wolk

As an actor, you’re tied to the writing. You live and die by what’s written for you. And you can elevate that to a certain extent, but really, that’s your blueprint.

James Wolk

No one ever judges their own self.

James Wolk

In my everyday life, I’m a jeans and button-up shirt kind of guy.

James Wolk

I just grew up loving acting and loving entertainment.

James Wolk

In Michigan, if you want to act, it’s local theater, it’s high school theater and it’s going to camp and putting on plays in the summer, and I always loved doing that. There was something that just drew me to it.

James Wolk

My dad used to put me in front of the TV screen and made me watch old Jimmy Durante and Dean Martin movies. I just always loved entertainment.

James Wolk

My mom is an art teacher and my dad owns a women’s shoe store, so they’re not actors by any means. Well, I guess to sell women’s shoes, you have to be an actor.

James Wolk

The ‘Lone Star’ experience was tough at the time, but it really allowed me to look at things from a 3,000-foot high view. You can think something is the greatest thing in the world, but, as we know, anything can happen. It really taught me that I always want to make choices that I believe in artistically. No one can take that away from you.

James Wolk

I started in theater. I would liken sitcom work more to theater work than I would, perhaps, to dramatic television. It’s so quick. It kind of feels like the pace of a play.

James Wolk

I think you always want to be open to things… it’s just the matter of finding something I believe in, finding a character I believe in, and I think that’s the way it should always be. I’m looking for things that excite me.

James Wolk

Anytime you get to join a group of people you admire and respect, you want to keep those doors open.

James Wolk

I had just finished working on a play, and we started to talk to the ‘Happy Endings’ folks. There was interest from both sides, which was exciting, because I thought it was very fresh. Adam Pally’s just a really funny, talented dude. I thought I’d be great to jump on and do some comedy.

James Wolk

There’s a certain rhythm to comedy that is almost like you’re dancing and you just go on autopilot, so to speak. There’s something just beautifully enjoyable about comedy in that respect. It’s a joy to be able to do that. Drama, you get to go to depths that you haven’t gone to before.

James Wolk

There’s a film I did called ‘Front of the Class’, about a teacher who had Tourette’s. That was a beautiful blend of drama and comedy. There’s some great moments of levity in the script.

James Wolk

I like ‘Homeland’ a lot.

James Wolk

When I was young, my parents made me listen to old music and watch Jimmy Durante. I fell in love with the whole mystique of acting and entertainment.

James Wolk

I always feel like hard work leads the way, and from there, I leave it up to the powers that be.

James Wolk

I try to stay away from the more schmaltzy side of things. That can backfire quickly.

James Wolk

I personally am not a shorts-wearing guy. That goes for any form of shorts, beside sports shorts, that I have to wear.

James Wolk