Garett Maggart

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Garett Maggart

Born

5/24/1969, Darien, Conneticut

Birth Name

Garett Carter Maggart

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Garett Maggart starred for four seasons as Blair Sandburg, alongside Richard Burgi in "The Sentinel", a one-hour action drama series from Pet Fly Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for UPN. The show occasionally runs in syndication on the Sci-Fi Network and is currently airing in Canada…more

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  • Trivia

    • Garett had an uncredited walk on appearance in the Robin Williams film The World According to Garp. Garett's dad Brandon played the wrestling coach and Garett had been watching the filming the day the kids walked up the stairs and into the locker room, so the director told Garett to walk as well. You only get a glimpse of 9 year old Garett as he waves to his dad from the top of the stairs. You can see a clip on his official website.

    • Garett and actress Sarah Michelle Geller (Buffy) were named the #1 votegetters in the UPN online poll for "Who Do You Imagine to be the Ultimate Love Boat Couple?" in 1999.

    • Garett is 5'8", 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes and is single.

    • Garett was listed in the top ten in the People Magazine Online poll "The 97 Most Intriguing People of 1997". He was also in the top twenty in the poll "The Third Annual 50 Most Beautiful People in the World."

    • Garett's father is actor Brandon Maggart and his brother is Spencer Maggart, who recently directed their half-sister Fiona Apple's music video "Parting Gift". Garett also has another half-sister, Cabaret star Maude Maggart as well as two sisters not in show business.

  • Quotes

    • Garett: Actually, it consists of getting up at six o'clock in the morning, six or seven o'clock in the morning, working for twelve to fifteen hours, sixteen hours, going home, sleeping, waking up and doing it again. Weekends are spent sleeping and studying.

    • Garett: I went to high school, I graduated high school in Darien. Darien High School. And then I moved out to Los Angeles, and then to come up here was actually almost somewhat of a throwback to the east coast because it's a little bit colder and it's rainier and there's snow and so it took me a little while to adjust but it's beautiful up here. In Vancouver. This is where we're shooting.

    • Garett: For me, it (his favorite episode) was the pilot, just getting it all started. It was my first big part in terms of being the second lead, so it was a lot of pressure and it was so much fun. The production was so big, I couldn't tell you amount wise what they spent on the pilot. Just the explosions alone and flying to Canada to do it, the whole experience, not only the script itself, the actual experience of shooting was my favorite.

    • Garett: My mother actually had to go in for a parent teacher conference because my kindergarten teacher thought I was a little crazy, because I kept telling her that my father lived in the television set. She thought a vivid imagination was good, but that might be going a little too far. (on his father Brandon being on Sesame Street)

    • Garett: I was a little upset that if that's the way the show was going to end, that I was dead. I mean, that's a drag.

    • Garett: I heard through the grapevine that virtually every fax machine and e-mail bank at UPN was inundated and almost stopped from fans begging for the last eight episodes, and for more. I think we were on the cliff, on the brink heading out, before we did those last eight. I actually think that the fans had a great deal to do with being able to finish those last eight.

    • Garett: I did have a very good time in high school other than studying, and in college it was the same way. He (Blair) was a complete departure from who I was in school, and what he represented was somebody that I always, in the back of my head, wanted to be. I wanted to be the better student and wanted to be more excited about book knowledge, but it never really came to me that easily, so it was always a point of frustration for me. Just playing someone who was, basically, an exact opposite of what I was, was a huge draw.

    • Garett: For me it was great... They poured a lot of money into the show and they banked a lot of the success of the network within the show. They also had their flagship with Star Trek: Voyager, which remained after us. Then when the new regime came in, I think they wanted to put their own stamp on it and that was the ultimate deciding factor of why we left. They wanted to keep the UPN flagship, Voyager, but I think we did them well, they kept us on for 3 to 4 seasons.

    • Garett: It was wonderful, I loved the experience up there. I thought it was great. I thought the crews were wonderful, very professional, and they knew what they were doing. For me, I had a blast and just being in Vancouver was great, because it lent itself to what I like to do. I used to go fly fishing all of the time and then I'd go play a round of golf in the afternoon. It was wonderful. It's hard to do that down here in L.A.

    • Garett: Thank you so much for all of your support throughout the years. I really appreciate it and I am sure everyone else involved with the show does too. I think the fans themselves had a large part in it going for as long as it did. So, I would just say thank you so much for watching the show and please enjoy.

    • Garett: I think it's a show that doesn't follow the same patterns as other shows, it's a really fun ride. There are a lot of interesting twists and turns and there are great characters in it. I can speak for the other people, I think that they are all wonderful actors, and I'll let them speak for me! If you like chases and excitement and explosions and also some real personal character develop then this could be the show for you.

    • Garett: He (Richard Burgi) and I as individuals did not know each other prior to this. So, it actually went very well in terms of our personal relationship and the character relationship because it was growing simultaneously. I don't know if it would have the same dynamic if we worked together prior, earlier in our careers. Our personal relationship was wonderful and it still is, I am great friends with his family. I love his wife and his kids and the same with Bruce.

    • Garett: Blair's an academic, and the desire to study book knowledge - that's not like me. What I drew on was the people around school that I noticed, the characteristics they were displaying when they were in class or when they were in a social environment, and how they were interacting with other people. What I like about Blair is he's sort of like me - he's very outgoing, kind of nosy, [asks] a lot of questions - always wanting the information and to know what's going on, but not really a gossipper.

    • Garett: Before I went to network, I went out and bought a couple of anthropological books. It was a little difficult, it was a lot of reading - there wasn't just a general terminology. Myself personally, I'm dyslexic, and I was horrible in school, and there wasn't an Anthropology 101.

    • Garett: I have fond feelings about [The Sentinel]. It was a great time. It was a huge part of my life. It's not something I want to get rid of. I don't think I was typecast from it or anything. I don't have any negative memories at all. It was a wonderful experience, and I don't regret a moment of it. And I don't mind going back and talking about it.

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