Lea in 2013
|Born||Nicholas Christopher Herbert
June 22, 1962
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
|Known for||The X-Files, Kyle XY|
Certainly, when I walk into an audition, a lot of people already know who I am.
That's sort of what I like about this character is that he's not the good guy, he's not truly the bad guy.
When I'm on my deathbed, I'll hopefully be able to count more friends than parts that I had.
We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books – pages and pages on it.
I don't care what TV show you work on, even a movie for that matter, it's all about time and money eventually.
It seems there's a sliding scale between the money they spend on a movie and its creativity.
I think somebody who speaks the language is going to notice immediately that I'm not Russian.
It changed my life in a lot of ways – before I got that role I was just going from job to job, not really having enough money to be able to do what I wanted to do.
You can be in an acting class all you want, but you don't fully learn until you get off that stage and in front of a camera.
When you're doing a series like this, you're constantly looking for new ways to excite your audience.
I'm trying to do the kind of projects that I want to see in the theatre.
Supporting characters add depth to a story, and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.
It's certainly more interesting for me as an actor, but I think it's also more interesting for the audience to see three-dimensional characters, rather than just a bad guy or a good guy.
So, I completely and utterly support David and Gillian's decision to go to Los Angeles, but I think that Vancouver is the perfect location for the show.
At Christmas, 'It's a Wonderful Life' makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it's coming.
I've spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favourite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life.
And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years.
There's one site where you can buy pictures of me for five bucks a pop.
My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can, hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands.
I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence. It's a constant journey to find the truth.
We both have a great loyalty to it, and I think that it's important to give it our best shot.