21 questions

Tom Cavanagh Would Prefer That You Not Block the Box

Name: Tom Cavanagh
Occupation: Actor
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
The Gray’s Papaya Recession Special.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
We’ve been through this, Mom.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Just been doing Off Broadway, so yeah, I’d take the raise.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
In the Heights.

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
Whatever Charlie is serving at the Emerald Inn.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I support the New York City Restaurant Union.

What’s your favorite medication?
Pick-up hoops.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A photo of Carl Furillo of the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1955 World Series against the Yankees at Ebbets Field, taken by Hy Peskin of Sports Illustrated.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?

When’s bedtime?
That’s a pretty lame pick-up line by New York standards.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Which one is Naked Cowboy a part of?

What do you think of Donald Trump?
He’s no Hy Peskin.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
When people block the box.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Reality TV.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Yesterday. Man, now THAT was one angry cab driver.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
Not at all, apart from the whole “getting bled dry” thing.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Post first 

Where do you go to be alone?
I see no upside to answering this question.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Stab wounds.

Tom Cavanagh Would Prefer That You Not Block the Box