21 questions

Danny Masterson Gets Paid to Wait

Name: Daniel Masterson
Age: 33
Neighborhood: Tribeca
Occupation: Actor. His film The Brooklyn Heist is playing through December 13 at Theater 80 on St. Marks Place.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Don Draper of Mad Men.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Steak sandwich at Café Habana, or the polpettone at Frank on Second.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Get paid to wait.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Where? NYC? Hahahaha, very funny.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Journey’s End. Stark Sands got a nomination for a Tony. He was amazing.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Depends on their manners.

What’s your drink?
Don Julio 1942 on the rocks.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I don’t, but I make a turkey sando if I’m starving before I go out.

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
Paintings by Bryten Goss.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I’ve been cutting my own for twelve years. I charge myself twenty bucks. Out of the left pocket and into the right.

When’s bedtime?
4 a.m.-ish.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Old … new looks like Tokyo.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I think I’d have fun drinking Guinness with him and making fun of his comb-over. He should slick that puppy back like Pat Riley.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The smell of Soho in the summer … like a baby’s diaper that hasn’t been changed in four days. Every block, a new smell makes me throw up just a little in my mouth.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Psychiatrists who administer drugs to minors should be dropped in the Hudson wearing cement boots.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Last time it rained.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
Hard to find money for independent films these days.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Newsday (I’m from Long Island).

Where do you go to be alone?
Irish Hunger Memorial Garden in Battery Park. It’s close to my house. Sad and beautiful to me.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
They say coffee correctly. “AW” not “AA.” Since Girardi is teaching Sanchez how to slide, let’s see if he can teach the Knicks how to score 

Danny Masterson Gets Paid to Wait