11/7: Meet the Cast 2: Del Marsh, aka Adam Weakley

Adam Weakley plays Del Marsh: “Claire and I have been misunderstanding each other for 15 years now.”

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Your character in a sentence or 2:
Del Marsh is a no good, drunken, philandering, lay about, but in an endearing sort of way.

How are you most like him?
Like Del, Adam is devastatingly handsome and modest.

Least?
I love my wife, and I’d rather be at home.

What you like most about the 30s:
One word: fedoras.

Favorite drink:
Makers Mark with a splash of coke.

What famous guy would play Del?
Cary Grant.

Previous experience:
I played the corpse in Arsenic and Old Lace. It was my greatest role to date.

How’d you get into theater?
In first grade I played one of the witches from McBeth in our school’s halloween show, and I’ve been in a theater ever since.

Any special training?
I never got a degree in performance, but I’ve taken classes in acting, directing, auditioning, vocal music, dance, stage craft, rigging, and temporary structures. I’ve also spent many years on and off stage in schools, churches, big theaters, little theaters, traveling shows, convention centers, TV, and film.

Got a good theater story?
I once had an audition for Days of our Lives, and found myself 384th in a line of 500 guys that all looked like me.

Where are you from?
I was born in Kingeville TX, home of largest cattle ranch on earth. I used to think of myself as a bit of a cowboy until I realized that I’m very allergic to horses. Unfortunately I did not realize this until I was on a horse in a comercial for a bank in N Carolina. After a lunch break and a bunch of Benadryl I finished the shoot on a bicycle.

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