“I Love An Underdog:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Michael Sun Lee

Michael Sun Lee

Michael Sun Lee

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with actor Michael Sun Lee. Michael spoke to us about his role on the Netflix series, “Fuller House,” how his work in theater has influenced him and what motivated him to get into show business. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with actor Michael Sun Lee: 

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.”

Harry Takayama on “Fuller House”

Michael Sun Lee playing Harry Takayama on Fuller House.

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.

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“I Feel Blessed To Have A Career Where I Never Stop Learning:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor/Director Oscar Torre

Oscar TorreThis week’s TDQ Q&A is with actor/director Oscar Torre. Oscar spoke to us about his upcoming role in “The Hangover 3,” what it was like directing his wife in a movie and how he discovered acting. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Oscar Torre:

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actor growing up?

Oscar Torre: Sylvester Stallone. I wanted to be every character he ever played. My younger brother and I would go to the movies to watch the “Rocky” films, and then we’d go 15 rounds in the lobby of the theater, both claiming that we were Rocky. Later, when I started acting, it was Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. I really admired their dedication and commitment to their roles.

TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?

OT: The first three “Rocky” films.

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

OT: I kind of fell into it. I took drama as an elective in college, with no ambition of pursuing it as a career. I just needed 3 more credits to graduate and thought it would be an easy class. I quickly fell in love with acting but didn’t tell anyone for fear of being ridiculed. Once I started getting work, I felt a little more comfortable letting other people know. Continue reading