A.J. Buckley


A.J. Buckley Trivia


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    • A.J. Buckley: (on CSI: NY co-star Gary Sinise) Gary's someone that prior to being on the show I looked up to so much, and I'm getting to know him now. He's just such an outstanding actor. Gary Sinise is Gary Sinise--he's just such a well-respected man. He's a family guy--family is so important to him--and yet he's so successful and always on point and always has a smile on his face. For the longest time I was so intimidated just being around him. He's such an intense guy when he's working because that's the character, and I was like, "Oh god, he hates me!" There's stuff he's done on stage in Chicago and stuff he's done as a director--I started renting all of his movies and just watching all of his stuff. They're just such great films.

    • A.J. Buckley: (on the 3rd season finale of CSI: NY, "Snow Day") It was great to do intense scenes with Carmine; I think he's such a great actor so to get to work with him on a script like that was really fun. And I actually had a lot of fun doing that. We both just said let's go for it.

    • A.J. Buckley: (on doing other projects, besides CSI: NY) CSI: NY has just been so great the producers have just been so amazing with allowing me to go and do [other things]. Right now I'm not in every episode. CBS has just been so cool to allow me to go to these other shows and films, which is great because it builds the profile of one of their cast members on the show. It works out for everybody.

    • A.J. Buckley: (on his visit to Thailand in early 2008) Thailand is the most beautiful place in the world. It's really spiritual. You can't put into words how beautiful parts of Thailand are. It's just unbelievable; you're just in constant awe of what's around you.

    • A.J. Buckley : (asked on which is his favourite TV or movie role) I like to disappear into characters, and in film you can disappear into a roll much more than television. I really enjoyed The Box. In The Last Sin Eater, I played a father for the first time, which was cool. I had so much fun playing the bad guy in Walking Tall 2. My favorite roles are anything that's going to push me to go deep inside myself to delve into a character. I get so excited when I find out who a character is. Even with Adam, I change my voice a little, [make it higher], I'm always tense with sweaty palms around people, but when I'm in the lab I'm in my element.

    • A.J. Buckley: (on dealing with the technical terms) I made the character nervous and stuttering, and when you do that, it makes you kind of nervous too. I put a lot of pressure on myself in the walk and talks, which usually finish with a big scientific term. All you're thinking about is to get the best pronunciation.

    • A.J. Buckley: (on life on the set) In the episode where I was wearing the vest, Carmine stuck a note to my chest that said "tighter" in big black letters so when the camera pulled out you could see it. Then Carmine stuck another thing behind the skeleton [in the lab] that said something about me. We're always joking around!

    • A.J. Buckley: (on his character on CSI:NY) I'm kinda like this in real life, always cracking jokes. I like that he's the character that comes in and puts smiles on people's faces. It's a dark show, so I come in and try to be funny and attempt to bring humor to it. I like that he can try to crack a smile on Mac.

    • A.J. Buckley: (on his inspiration for Adam) I remember getting the script and thinking about what I could do that would be interesting. The comedy came out of him being socially awkward and the only way I could get through the science jargon was for him to be really enthusiastic about everything he finds and for him to want to be part of the team and to bring the CSIs the clues to help them solve the murders.

    • A.J. Buckley: My friend came into town, we call him Moose, and Derek Hamilton, who's in the movie [Extreme Days] and we drove to Las Vegas. We were there for 25 minutes and we won $17,000. It was me and Moose at the table. Derek had gone up to the room to change. We gone up to the room later and he had passes out on the couch and I had $10,000 in my hand and I smacked him in the head and said, "Hey man, let's go party."

    • A.J. Buckley: Last year I did a movie called The Last Sin Eater where I played a Scottish mountain man in the 17th century. I showed up to [the CSI: NY] set while I was still filming it, and I had a huge beard and really long hair. I couldn't cut my hair so everybody freaked out. I still had one more day on the film, but luckily everything worked out.

    • A.J. Buckley: (on being a recurring character) I'll get a call that I'm on hold for an episode, but it doesn't necessarily mean I'll end up doing it -- just that I'm in the first draft of the script. You never know with recurring characters and I go into each episode thinking it could be my last. I know the writers have really responded. I dig this character; I do have a lot of fun with it and I enjoy seeing what they come up with for me to do. It's cool when they go into Adam's character.

    • A.J.Buckley: (on support from his family) When I first got the part in CSI, I was playing the killer [in "Crow's Feet"]. I had actually just gone home to Vancouver to visit my family and when I got off the plane, I got the call that I had gotten the role on CSI, so I had to go back [to L.A.]. I was thankful that I got that role because my parents are such huge fans [of CSI]. I've got a great family -- I'm really lucky because they're so supportive and really helped me out.

    • A.J. Buckley (on playing Adam Ross on CSI NY): He's a fun character to play. I'm used to playing really dark characters; I've done a few comedic bits here and there, but in my career I've usually been the bad guy. So it's fun to play Adam. They give you these really huge words and Anthony [Zuiker] will say, make it funny.

    • A.J. Buckley (on landing his recurring role on CSI:NY): It was a random thing. I worked with Pam Veasey on The District, years ago. I didn't know they had me in mind over on CSI: NY for the role of the tech guy. I had auditioned for CSI: Miami and booked it but before I actually did it, CSI: NY called and said they wanted me for a possible recurring role on CSI: NY. So I had to tell Miami no, and then I did NY and didn't hear anything, and then I booked another episode and it grew from there.