21 questions

Jeremy Sisto’s Baby Doesn’t Take Any Crap

Name: Jeremy Sisto
Age: 36
Neighborhood: West Village

Occupation: Actor. He’s is currently starring in Beau Willimon’s new play Spirit Control at Manhattan Theatre Club now through Sunday, December 5.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Charlie-Ballerina Sisto, my baby girl. She doesn’t take any crap, like most New Yorkers.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Dell’anima’s got this octopus thing that kills me (in a good way).

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Presently, I spend my time at work trying to stay out of my own way.

What was your first job in New York?
A movie called Dead Dog. Not sure if was ever finished, though. [Ed: It was.]

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
I have a baby, so it’s been a while. Time Stands Still (pre-Broadway but close enough). Great show!

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yeah. Especially if they’ve got tricks, songs, or jokes.

What’s your drink?
Don’t have a usual right now, drinking Bass beer again for some reason. I used to drink it when I was younger, then forgot it like a neglected lover, but it got in touch with me late one night like a good booty call should.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Never. I usually eat out. Sometimes I squeeze some honey into a jar of peanut butter, peel a banana, and have at it.

What’s your favorite medication?
NyQuil count?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
Window curtains.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
[Manhattan Theatre Club] is footing the bill right now and I’m sure they get a good deal, but I got a neighborhood spot that does me pretty well for twelve bucks. It’s a little smoky, but it does the trick.

When’s bedtime?
As soon as I can get there.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Can’t really tell the difference much. It’s the same sensory overload, but my baby digs the stimulation.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
He’s rich, right?

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The Mexican food.

Who is your mortal enemy?

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Couple days ago. We have a car here because my wife rides horses in Jersey.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I don’t have any money in it, so not too much directly. I got some broke friends because of it, though.

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Where do you go to be alone?
Subway from the theater. Precious moments.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
If it’s where you lay your head.

Jeremy Sisto’s Baby Doesn’t Take Any Crap