David Denman

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David Denman

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7/25/1973, Brooklyn, New York, USA

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David Denman is an American film and television actor most known for his role as Skip on Angel and Roy in The Office. Most of his work on television and film began in the late '90s. He has had several guest-starring and recurring roles on television shows and…more

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    • David: Man it's so much fun doing a studio movie, I can't tell you. They put you up, and you're taken care of so well, and when you're in it, you can't help but think that it's going to last forever. But it doesn't always work out that way.

    • David: (On super-sized episodes) I think it was so helpful for all the shows. But why it was so important to ours? I think we really needed that extra 10 minutes. The show definitely works in the half hour format, but there's so much that we do, and we shoot, that we never show, because there's not enough time, that you miss even more things. Having the supersized finale was so important to us.

    • David: (On making the commentarys for The Office DVDs) It's really strange and funny to have 8 people in a room watching an episode and talking about it. We ended up going off on these weird tangents, but it was all so funny. And it's definitely insightful and I think that's what people are hoping for.

    • David: (On fan support) It's really incredible when people like you, and other fans get involved in the show, and help us promote it by offering content and information. You all really become part of the whole package. The Office just isn't The Office without the bloggers, and the online fans who have really become such a strong part of this great show.

    • David: (On his character Roy's relationship on The Office) To me, in their relationship, they don't know anything different. Roy has gotten really complacent and just not really at all paying attention to nurturing that relationship. He was like the football jock in high school, and things have just not gone the way he thought they were going to, but I don't think he realizes that. And Pam, she's just always been there so he's never had to try. He's never had to put forth the effort, because she's always been somewhat happy about what's been going on, so he has kind of taken advantage of that situation. Not that he's trying to, but come on, he's a bit of a knucklehead.

    • David: (On the love triangle between Pam, Roy, and Jim on The Office) You're not supposed to like Roy. You can't possibly watch the show and think 'gee, I think Roy and Pam should really be together'..ha ha. It doesn't make any sense on any planet. There is no way in the world you could not want her to be with Jim. That's a big part of the show…that's what everyone wants to happen.

    • David: (On filming movies as opposed to television) You have other jobs and your own lives. But when you're away on location it feels like summer camp for three and half months. So the people you hang out with are the people you work with, and you become very close very fast. It's kind of wild.

    • David: Being on the set of The Office is not that dissimilar to a real office. We are on set sometimes 12 or more hours a day, and it's like you're stuck in a real office. There's not a lot of other things going on or outside stimulus, but I think that really adds to the show. And most of those guys have to deal with it a lot more than I do. I just come up from the warehouse, do my bit, and then go. I don't have to sit around in the office all day. But we do take our breaks. Sometimes we head to John's trailer to play video games in between takes, or at lunchtime, just to veg out a little, and get a little break time, but when we come back we are refreshed and ready to go.

    • David: The Office gets better and better everytime you watch it. The first time you watch it, you don't necessarily see everything and so when you watch it again, you can pick up on all these little things, and it becomes really intoxicating to watch. I think it's why we are getting more and more fans. You know…the season finale I probably watched at least 5 or 6 times. I had friends coming in from out of town, and family coming in, and everyone wanted to watch it. So I watched it over and over and over again but I didn't get bored, I ended up finding new things each time that I just loved.

    • David: (On his character Roy) By the time I got in, all the other parts had been cast! I think it's pretty funny that he isn't likable in the original. And he wasn't likable for our first season. It wasn't until [season 3] that [executive producer] Greg [Daniels] had the idea that he wanted to make Roy more of a viable option for Pam. When he said that, I said, "Are you crazy? I think that's a great idea, but how are we going to do that?" We spent the whole season making him such a knucklehead. I said that the only way that would work is if he realizes that he's been such an idiot and has some sort of cathartic experience. So they came up with the DUI. I don't think Roy's a bad guy. He just never had to work at that relationship.

    • David: (on fan feedback) You get a lot of mail. And you can't respond back to everybody as much as you want to. But it's been really cool, and I have been extremely lucky that everyone has been awesome. I haven't had any negative comments or anything like that.

    • David: (on his "Office" co-stars) It's one of those things where it's such a pleasure to go to work everyday and work with these people, and it's so much fun to be on a show that people are talking about. It's really the best of both worlds.

    • David: (in a 2007 interview) I just spent three years on The Office. I made enough money that I can take five weeks out and do a play. But you're also taking time out from all those auditions. So you're not just taking five weeks off, you're taking a few months off.

    • David: I had seen the original British version [of The Office] and was a huge fan. I heard they were doing an American version, so I called my agent. He said, 'You really want to do that?' Everyone thought [the American version] was not going to be good, that it wouldn't translate well.

    • David: (on moving up from a guest star to a recurring character then to a regular cast member in "The Office") That was really great because it's nice to know that you put so much time and energy into a show that you really believe in, and then have it work out like that…it was great.

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