An actor who’s appeared in movies such as War of the Worlds and Dragon-ball Evolution, on Showtime’s Shame-less, and the Netflix Sci-Fi series ‘Another Life’.
Why I Ride
I rode dirt bikes as a kid, but eventually gave it up. Then, 10 years ago, after renting a scooter on vacation in Italy I decided I needed to get back onto two wheels.
I’d just been cast on Shameless, with William H Macy, who always rode to the set on his motorcycle. We talked about bikes a lot, he convinced me to buy a bike and we decided to plan a trip.
After several long rides, including one from Vancouver to the bottom of Argentina, I started track racing. After a chance meeting with Roland Sands at the Wild One in Castle Rock, I went to the Moto Beach Classic. He loaned me a Scout 60 Flat Tracker. It was really impressive, great fun.
The following year I went to the ‘Wild One’ event again, but this time racing my own Scout. I got stuck in. I had a crash, but got back out in the next race and loved it.
Where I Ride
Some people like scenery. For me it’s the road. The actual road. One of my favorites is Kelbaker Road in the Mojave Desert. I also like the Old Dale Road, an old mining road that crosses the eastern part of Joshua Tree.
I find new rides by buying a map from AAA or Butler. I just look for two-lane roads. Highways will put you to sleep. The other thing I do is ship my bike to wherever my job is. Then my reward after we wrap is that I get to ride home and camp along the way. It’s how I motivate myself to get work.
Photograph by DEAN BRADSHAW