Aaron Stanford

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James Cole on 12 Monkeys


12/27/1976, Westford, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Aaron Stanford grew up in Westford, Massachusetts, a small town about 30 minutes away from Boston. He got his first serious theatre role playing Alan Strang in the 1995 production of "Equus" directed by Michael Towers at the Roudenbush Community Center in Westford. Stanford was never too interested in the Westford Academy theatre department but he performed in community and college productions before being chosen for the lead role of Oscar in "Tadpole" five months after graduating magna cum laude from Rutgers University in 2000. He has most recently been seen in X2 (2003) where he plays John Allerdyce (Pyro).



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    Westford, Massachusetts, USA

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    • Aaron: Well, he is indeed a two-faced sonuvabitch, there's no getting around that. But it is more complicated than that. And the character, well, I don't want to reveal too much about it. For one reason because [ABC] told me not to, and another reason because I think it's going to be interesting for people watching as the show unfolds to be able to discover how this character develops on their own. But there's a lot more to Will Traveler than meets the eye

    • Aaron: (Describes working with the cast of the show, Traveler) The cast was fantastic. Viola Davis, she does have a lot of TV acting jobs and she's also a very, very accomplished stage actress. Steven Culp is great and the young guys opposite me--Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green--were also just fantastic. Both Logan and Matt are out of New York. Both of them have training and both of them have done a good bit of theater. So I think when they were casting the show they really did look to get people who had the chops to get it done, so it was nice to work with them.

    • Aaron: (Describes the network's attitude with the show, Traveler) They seem to be backing it heavily at this point. I say that because of just the number of spots they've been running and when they've been running them. And they also have decided to air the pilot twice--once on May 10 after Grey's Anatomy and then again on May 30--to begin it. So I think they're getting behind it. I hope they are.

    • Aaron: (Describes the show and how he was attracted to Traveler) I read the initial script--the pilot was written by this guy Dave Digillio who's very talented--and it was different from a lot of TV that I've read. It had a lot more detail to it and it was much more character driven. It was nuanced. And I just thought it would be something that would be interesting to get involved in. And the story itself...it's a very engaging story. It's sort of a classic cloak-and-dagger conspiracy-driven drama, and honestly, that's not something that I personally get to do very often. So, I thought it would be interesting to jump on board.

    • Aaron:(Describes his character’s situation in the movie, Hills Have Eyes) I think that I’d analyze it through. It’s such a shocking situation to be in. You know, I don’t want to give too much away but it’s such an extreme, unexpected situation that I think you’d have to think for a couple of seconds, which is what Doug does and then he does react. When he reacts it’s with an incredible amount of rage and brutality. It’s not that he’s weak, it’s just that he’s in a world that he’s never experienced before. It takes a minute to find your bearings.

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    • Aaron is a Capricorn.

    • Runaway Boys, a movie in which Aaron starred in and produced, was an official selection at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.

    • Aaron received the Rising Star of Tomorrow award from the 2004 Hamptons Film Festival for his performance in Winter Solstice.

    • Aaron Stanford wrote a play tittled Arles.

    • In 2003, Aaron was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for the motion picture, Tadpole.

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