I don`t know what to do with myself between films. I end up doing unhealthy things like shopping or drinking. I`m pretty schizophrenic about it.
Right now, I`m very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course.
(On appearing in Don Roos`s edgy dark comedy The Opposite of Sex (1998)): "I wanted to do a bigger movie with a broader audience. I realized there are people between the coasts that have no idea I`ve worked since "Roseanne" (1988).
(On co-starring in NBC`s A Family Torn Apart (1993) (TV) which co-stars Neil Patrick Harris): "I wanted to do something a little diverse from that people were used to seeing me do. I`m just a big fan of true-life crime stories. I`m not a violent person".
Johnny: I do theatre as often as possible; basically when I can afford to do theatre, whenever they’ll have me
Johnny: (sweetly, when asked about the possible unrest on the set of ‘Roseanne’) Honestly, it’s really nothing more than a very comfortable workplace
Johnny: (about the homosexually-themed Broadway satire, ‘The Little Dog Laughed’, in which he performed) At its core, the play is about what we all sacrifice to be successful, whatever our careers or goals.
Johnny: (about his co-starring role in the television drama, ‘A Family Torn Apart’) I wanted to do something a little diverse from that people were use to seeing me doing. I’m just a big fan of true-life crime stories. I’m not a violent person.
Johnny: (about society’s fascination with celebrity life) There’s an interesting dynamic of people wanting to know all the details, but also wanting to be part of this fantasy world
Johnny: (about back-to-back homosexual roles in the movies, ‘The Opposite of Sex’ and ‘Bounce’) As far as typecasting, I’d played the same character on TV for five years (David on Roseanne), so I wasn’t concerned about playing two consecutive gay characters. And, they were well-written and very different gay characters. There were more interesting aspects to the characters than their sexuality
Johnny: (talking about stage vs. screen work) As a Chicago boy who can’t dance or sing, I didn’t have many Broadway ambitions
Johnny: I absolutely love what I do, and it can become troublesome because I enjoy immersing myself entirely in my work, when I have an opportunity. It’s at times probably annoying at best to those around me, but they understand it’s what I love doing and that I’m happiest when I’m doing it. I’m pathetically early everyday.
Johnny: I’m usually the guy who, after I wrap a movie or close a play, will punch the steering wheel and say, ‘That’s what I should have done there!’
Johnny: So many people– and I, myself, am guilty of this– are interested in the lives of actors and other people we have no personal investment in. It’s just curiosity, I suppose. But, it’s something I’m not proud of
Johnny: (about accepting a role in the romantic comedy-drama, ‘Bounce’) I wanted to do a bigger movie with a broader audience. I realized there are people between coasts that have no idea I’ve worked since Roseanne
Johnny: (about what he learned from Roseanne Barr while working on the sitcom, ‘Roseanne’) Don’t be afraid to do it your way, to speak up, to say ‘no’ to anyone.
Johnny: Right now, I’m very healthy, I have no vices left– except sugary breakfast cereal, and absinthe, of course
Johnny: I once had a gay producer tell me I had to do something about my eyebrows
Johnny: I don’t know what to do with myself between films. I end up doing unhealthy things like shopping and drinking. I’m pretty schizophrenic about it
Johnny: I am still pretty shy when it comes to autographs, sometimes I am riding the subway after a show, and no one notices me. I will sit there the whole ride, making eye contact, and nothing. That is why I still ride the subway, if it were to change, I`d have to spring for a taxi, who wants that?
Johnny: I am still close to my friends from the cast of Roseanne. It was hard when Glenn died, I took it hard, we were close. We knew that he had demons, but thought that he was getting better. Hey, maybe he was, and had one weak moment. I think either way, He is in Heaven now, looking down on us, wishing things were different.
Johnny: Eventually, I plan to do it all. Write, act, direct, and produce my own vehicle to star in. It`s something that I have been wanting to do for years now
Johnny: I like all kinds of music, even country. I say that, because whenever you ask someone what they like to listen to, everyone says `everything but rap and country`. Come to think of it, I like rap too.
Johnny: It was funny be considered a poster boy for teenage girl crushes, I never thought THAT could happen! It was embarassing, but it was also a big boost to the ego
johnny: I am so much more than just `David` on Roseanne. I am a film star, a stage actor, a screen writer, and a aspiring director. David is so 90`s, lets move on now