Star of countless films, the superhero to nerds everywhere, and Beatles fan: Eddie Deezen.
KP: Thanks for letting me interview you! You're swell! Are you feeling better?
ED: No, I still am having a very hard time falling asleep. It is bad.
KP: Iím sorry.
ED: Thank you for asking.
KP: You know, I hate to start out with the all-too familiar territory of nerd characters (I'm sure you get this a lot), but it really should be addressed. You're like, the quintessential nerd actor of the 80's (and beyond). And of course, I mean that in a good way. What's that like?
ED: It is actually very nice, but every once in a while you can meet a cruel person. I have met tens of thousands of nice and great and sweet people and ninety nine and a half per cent are very nice. But I guess that is the story of life.
KP: I guess you are best known as "Eugene" in GREASE (I & II). What's been your favorite nerd to play?
ED: Eugene is the most famous because of GREASE, but my favorite is definitely Ringo Klaus of I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND.
KP: Who's your favorite nerd played by another actor?
ED: Jerry Lewis in THATS MY BOY, and Buster Keaton in many of his early films, actually Charles Martin Smith in AMERICAN GRAFITTI was the first real nerd of the new batch, I just took the ball and ran with it.