"I was waiting for the calls to come in," he says. "I thought I'd be offered a movie of the week, my own show. I finally got a call. It was for Circus of the Stars. I ate fire and laid on a bed of nails."
"This is a new league for me," [Jay Thomas] says. "Married People was a good show, but this show has really been ballyhooed. It's already been sold in Europe. It's a little scary."
"People always mistake my New Orleans accent for New York," he says. "My dad's a WASP, my mother's Italian, and I was raised a Catholic. I have little formal theater training."