I’m interested in villainy.
People think I should be a multi-millionaire if I had gotten the right contract. I’m not getting anything for all that commercial stuff they do. But I would have had to pay for that.
I’m constantly watching people. Watching their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself going into theater less and less, let alone horror. I gave that up when I was seven or eight years old.
The best theatre I’ve done, I’ve done right here in this living room.
It took so much of the tension out of me that my friends and family won’t see me on this show.
If you have millions of dollars you are not going to get to continue doing what you want. You are into a world of commitment to that money and all the people that helped you get that money.
Twice I had been stopped by these jobs, and I thought the role on Dark Shadows would go on for about three or four weeks. And then, the phenomenon began, the role caught on, the mail started to flood in.
I’m an old curmudgeon and I know it.
I have this cozy house here and I get three pensions from the States. I’ve done nicely.
All fame ever does for you is get attention for the work you really want to do.
To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he’s telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there’s something that gives them away. They’re not telling me the truth.
I toured Ontario in the winter of ’48, in a touring company of The Drunkard, in which I played the bartender.