Actor Spencer Garrett talks Time Management and NBC’s Aquarius [Exclusive]
Actor Spencer Garrett’s a man who doesn’t have a lot of free time on his hands. He’s too busy appearing on a ton of your favorite primetime shows. Let’s do a role call of where and when you can find him:
Who: Hal Banyin
When: Tonight’s the S1 finale on NBC
Who: Dr. Frank Rentman
What: Murder in the First
When: Mondays on TNT
Who: Victor O’Connell
When: Season 2 starts on USA Network Oct. 16
Who: Clay Beckwith
What: Survivor’s Remorse
When: His first appearance is Saturday, August 29 on Starz
Who: Myron Stipple
What: Blood &Â Oil
When: The series premiere is Sunday, Sept. 27 on ABC
A couple of hisÂ other credits include Netflix’s House of Cards and CBS’ Scorpion. Plus, he recently signed on to appear in the HBO movie, All the Way, which stars Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as LBJ. I recently got the chance to talk to him about several of his projects but for this feature, the focus is on Aquarius and the craziness of his schedule. Shockingly,Â there are no Spencer Garrett clones out there a la Orphan Black.
Garrett’sÂ various roles take himÂ all around the country. “I’m doing Blood & Oil in Salt Lake City and Satisfaction and Survivor’s Remorse in Atlanta and House of Cards in Baltimore. Yeah, it’s nuts. My girlfriend lives in Washington D.C. and I go there every other weekend. So it’s crazy. It’s crazy. I don’t know what I’m doing.”
Sounds like he leads an amazing and exhausting life, right? Must mean he needsÂ to stay organized. Well, according to the character actor, his time management skills aren’t what you’dÂ consider top notch. In fact, he actually calls them poor. “Very, very poor. So far I’m winging it with a lot of luck. I’m going state to state, airplane to airplane,” he explains. “I’m also an insomniac. Like a big time insomniac. I sleep about three or four hours a night.”
Where you can see GarrettÂ sooner rather than later is tonight’s Aquarius. It’s the Season 1 finale:
NBC Synopsis for “Old Ego is a Too Much Thing”: HODIAK MUST MOVE ON THE PLEA DEAL FOR WALT BEFORE WALT CAN CHANGE HIS MIND-Hodiak (David Duchovny) continues to deal with the repercussions of his son Walt’s (Chris Sheffield, “The Last Ship”) rebellion. Emma’s (Emma Dumont) confrontation with Sadie (Ambyr Childers) is interrupted when Mary (Abby Miller, “Justified”) and her baby have complications. Meanwhile, Karn (BrÃan F. O’Byrne) falls back under Manson’s (Gethin Anthony) spell. Grey Damon and Claire Holt also star. Michaela McManus, Chance Kelly, Jodi Harris, Spencer Garrett and Xander Berkeley (“Salem,” “24”) guest star.
Spencer Garrett: Saturday night is the finale episode of Aquarius. It’s the final episode which is largely about my character, Hal Banyin, and you find out…he’s this sort of prominent Beverly Hills Republican attorney who you find out through the slow unpeeling of the crazy onion that is this show Aquarius, you find out that Hal Banyin is not who he seems. Nobody on the show is who they seem and you find out just how far down the dark and effed up rabbit hole my character’s gone. It’s all revealed in the final episode.
Spencer: It’s a big one for me and it’s a piece of work that I’m extraordinarily proud of and I’m glad I got to share it with my partner — with Brian O’Byrne — who plays my law partner. I’ve had sort of an actor crush on him for a long time and he’s one of the best theater actors we have in this country. And he’s from Ireland and I spent a lot of summers in Ireland growing up there and so to get to play scenes opposite him was a real treat.
Spencer: The Saturday night episode is a big deal for me in terms of the quality of work that I got to do and the extraordinary writing that I was able to enact so I’m really proud of the finale episode of Aquarius.
Keep checking back here for more of our cool conversation with Garrett. We talkedÂ Satisfaction, Survivor’s Remorse,Â Supernatural and more.
Until then, you can catch the actor in the Season 1 finale of Aquarius tonight at 9/8c on NBC.
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