Brendon in San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
|Born||Nicholas Brendon Schultz
April 12, 1971
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Tressa di Figlia (m.2001-2007)
Moonda Tee (m. 2014-2015)
When I first started auditioning I would stutter a lot because I was so terribly frightened.
I always wanted to be an actor, but with a speech impediment it's kind of tough. I decided to roll the dice and take an acting class, which was very, very nerve-wracking… my stomach would just be in knots.
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.
It's funny, when you become an actor and you're successful, they don't want to talk about acting any more. 'Hey let's talk about that stuff you were fired from.'
I played baseball in college but I didn't identify with the jocks, I was in my own little world .
I would like to have the superpower of being able to touch a book and then gain all the knowledge out of that book without spending hours and days reading it.
Look, I know what it feels like to believe you're 'different' in a bad way.
No one escapes being haunted by something that absolutely terrifies them to the core, but very few feel it's okay to admit what it is that haunts us.
I couldn't help feeling people thought I was a moron, and my self-imposed insecurity constantly bedeviled me.
As an actor, it's more interesting to play a nerd than anything else. It's a lot more fun – you don't worry about 'what's my hair like?' in the morning or 'which is my great angle?'
It was nice to make things right, and I went to prom and actually had a good time in the TV world – the real world wasn't so much fun.
I had a stutter 'till… I still do today. I just work on it a lot. I obsess, if you will, with it, but I stuttered throughout my childhood.