The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be in show business?
Michael Sun Lee: My basic need for Self-Expression.
TDQ: Who was your favorite actor growing up?
MSL: Sylvester Stallone. I love an underdog.
TDQ: What was your favorite TV show growing up?
MSL: “Magnum P.I.”
TDQ: Who are your influences?
MSL: All of my acting teachers, directors, writers I have gotten to work with – particularly in theater.
TDQ: What was the best advice you ever got?
MSL: “Embrace The Unknown”
TDQ: What was the worst advice you ever got?
MSL: “Proceed with Caution.”TDQ: Tell us about your role as the grown up Harry Takayama on “Fuller House”
MSL: We see Harry all grown up, find out what he does for a living, and why he is back to see Stephanie.
TDQ: How was it fitting in with the main cast of the show, who have known each other for nearly 30 years?
MSL: All of the “Fuller House” people were amazing to me – I felt welcome, supported and part of something great.
TDQ: You’ve played police officers and detectives in a lot of the projects you’ve work on, including “NCIS Los Angeles” and “Hawaii Five-0.” What do you think casting directors see in you that would make a good cop?
MSL: I think because have a very straight foward, no-nonsense sensibility and carry myself with a certain integrity and authenticity.
And I look like a cop.
TDQ: Where do you see yourself in five years?
MSL: I see myself as a more present, patient, loving and authentic person.