Random Roles: Curtis Armstrong on Supernatural, Nerds movies, and being hated on Moonlighting

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: At the very beginning of his movie career, Curtis Armstrong played three small but memorable supporting roles in classic ’80s movies: He uttered “sometimes you gotta say, ‘what the fuck’” to a young Tom Cruise in Risky Business, was John Cusack’s buddy who spoke of the street value of a ski slope’s “pure snow” in Better Off Dead, and was the very unclean dork Booger in Revenge Of The Nerds. Those roles launched a three-decade career for the character actor, playing roles as big as the much-maligned Bert Viola on Moonlighting to the much-maligned (but in a good way) Metatron on Supernatural.

Grounded For Life (2003)—“Curtis”

Curtis Armstrong: Most things, I usually feel …

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