Height: 6 feet, 1 inch

Weight: 225 pounds

Marital Status: Single but attached

My sense of humor is best compared to: Steve Martin, Gary Larson and the guy who does those Doodie cartoons.

Blondes, redheads or brunettes?: Brunettes

My brushes with fame: I saw Buddy Rich play at a nightclub in the early 1980's. I didn't meet him personally but during a break in the performance, I met his bus driver and was allowed on the tour bus for a few minutes. I ran into Jeremy Irons at the Venice airport in 2006; brushed past Stephen King on a street in Manhattan; and have exchanged emails with Wil Wheaton.

My idols and influences: Mike Royko, Lewis Grizzard, John Bonham, Steve Martin and Edward Packard

Famous women I dig: Marisa Tomei, Janeane Garofalo, Asia Argento, Kate Beckinsale, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore and Diane Lane

Favorite ethnic food: Mexican

Favorite fast food: Taco Bell, Qdoba, Chipotle and Popeyes.

Favorite pizza: Cassano's

Favorite beverage: "Southern Style" Sweet Tea

Favorite soda: Coca-Cola

Favorite band: Led Zeppelin

Favorite books: Ivanhoe, The Cave of Time, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, A Tale of Two Cities

Favorite movie: Too many to choose from, but here are some of my all-time favorites.

Last movie I watched in a theater: The International *** stars

Last movie I watched at a drive-in: Mission Impossible III ** 1/2 stars

Last movie I watched on DVD/Blu-ray: The Dark Knight **** stars

When I watch TV I usually watch: Top Chef, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, House, M.D., The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Spike TV, and any of the cool retrospectives or reality shows on VH1.

What are my pet peeves: Blowing your nose at the dinner table; using your cell phone while driving or in a publicly disruptive fashion (movie theater, etc.)

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