Jake Epstein Best Quotes

Jake Epstein is a Canadian actor and singer who played Craig Manning, a bipolar musician, on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Enjoy Jake Epstein’s best quotes below.

“I did ‘Degrassi’ for five years in Toronto, and I made the decision to quit the show to go to theatre school, which a lot of people thought I was really crazy to do, but it was one of those major decisions in my life that I haven’t regretted – hopefully I won’t! I really wanted to go to school.”
“I grew up reading comics. I was primarily an ‘X-Men’ fan, but I definitely dressed up as Spider-Man for Halloween when I was, like, 12 years old. Maybe younger than that.”
“I went to an arts school as a kid. We had to take dance every other day, along with drama, music and visual arts. However, wearing black tights was something I dreaded… and still have nightmares about it to this day. I think I was a pretty good dancer. I suppose that training helped me land parts in musicals… or has just given me nightmares!”
“I won the family lottery. I come from the best family in the world.”
“I am a ordinary teenager. I fall in love like everyone else.”
“‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,’ if you go through the lyrics, is such a haunting melody, and the words are, for a pop song, pretty deep and dark.”
“I really think ‘Spring Awakening’ is unlike any other show. At the end of the day, I hope people are moved by it… whether they love it or they find it uncomfortable. I hope this show can awaken something in them, or reminds them of their childhood, or offers a bit of assurance to what teenagers are going through. It’s a great piece of theater.”
“What’s cool about Spider-Man is that it’s everybody – anyone, you put on the suit, anyone believes that you’re Spider-Man. That’s what’s charming about the character. He’s anyone. He’s a huge nerd that ends up being this huge superhero.”
“I was very spiritual as a kid. I think I felt and thought about things a lot more deeply than most of the other kids my age. I wanted to help people.”
“The dream is to originate a role in a show on Broadway. That’s the ultimate goal.”
“I try to keep my private life private.”
“I wanted to be a soccer player. And then I wanted to be a rabbi.”
“I’m always surprised at how many people remember me from ‘Degrassi.’”
“If you’d ever told me that my Broadway debut would be playing Spider-Man, I would have laughed in your face.”
“My sis, Gabi, is also an actor and singer.”
“The fact is, ‘Billy Elliot’ is an incredible show, for any age and any gender. ‘Degrassi’ fans would absolutely fall in love with ‘Billy Elliot.’”
“I am definitely someone who needs to take a second by myself and stretch and breathe before a show.”
“I came from a huge extended family of musicians.”
“I grew up in Canada and was a huge Spider-Man fan, and never thought of Spider-Man as an American hero.”
“I played the drums, and I was in a band called Funkasaurus Rex in Toronto. When I left for school, it became hard to play as frequently.”
“I’m at the National Theatre School, which is like the Juilliard of Canada.”
“For those that don’t know much about ‘American Idiot’ or Green Day, just know that it’s my generation’s The Who’s ‘Tommy’ or Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall.’ It was an album that really spoke to a generation. The theatrical show encapsulates that feeling and brings it to an even wider audience.”
“I love singing, but I feel very naked and very vulnerable when I’m singing sometimes. With acting, I always think that it doesn’t matter what you are as long as you’re truthful in that moment. But with singing, you always have to hit the note. It’s not like you can just go, ‘Oh, it doesn’t really matter what note you sing!’”
“I really love young Tom Hanks. He’s just one of my favorites. He’s a great, quirky every-man. I also love Zach Braff. I really love actors that are quirky and interesting, that sort of try to portray ‘normal’ people.”
“I was a jock, hardcore sports all the way down the line, but I heard that if you auditioned for this arts school, you got time off school, and that sounded good to me.”

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