Craig Fitzpatrick has been described as the bastard love child between Henry Rollins and Robin Williams. Craig considers this the kindest compliment of his entire life (the second best compliment was when a gang of Drag Queens whistled and cat called him “Leg Boy.”)
Craig has been doing some fun shows here in Portland, including the role of Ming The Merciless in FLASH AH-AHHH! with Stageworks Inc. Other shows have included Looking for Olivia with Twilight Theater Company and several musical cabarets with Torchsong Entertainment. He also enjoys getting super nervous before doing a MOTH Story SLAM.
Before he came to Portland in 2015, he was doing plays, stand up, and story telling in New York City.
Favorite roles have included Richard the Lion Hearted in Lion in Winter, Ali, PJ, and King Carlisle in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, and Matthew in Private Eyes. He can been seen throughout the city riding on his adult kick scooter, looking like a nine-year-old boy with a serious thyroid problem. He is also a personal trainer and a Chiropractic Assistant, but don’t
judge him too harshly for that.
Now it's time to meet the guy behind the VIDEO MAN and the STRIPPER - both, you will never, ever forget:
1. Which of your two characters did you enjoy most?
Well, who the hell are you to ask me such a question? Lawrence Fishburne from THE MATRIX? Why ya gotta make me pick one? Alright, alright, I'll tell ya. Probably the Stripper, only because it would make my Grandma Fitzpatrick proud.
2. Which episode of Adventures in #Adulting do you feel will appeal the most to audiences?
What is this? TRAINSPOTTING with Ewen McGregor? Why ya gotta make me choose? I would say Episode 8. Out of all the shoots I've ever been on, that was the most fun. If we captured even a 1/4 of the fun we had at that shoot, it's gonna be the bee's knees. It's got everything from big laughs to some nice, delicate moments. It's cool to see where the characters have ended up, and I like the hints of where this roller coaster is about to go.
3. What is your favorite 90's movie?
Who are you? Robert Redford from INDECENT PROPOSAL?! Why ya gotta make me-ok, never mind. If we're talking about movies filmed in the 90's, I would say SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. If we are talking about movies both filmed and set in the 90's...PULP FICTION.
4. Which full album from the 90's would be the first you'd add to a playlist?
GAH! You're killin' me, Smalls. JUST ONE ALBUM?! I would say THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL by Nine Inch Nails.
5. What was it like being painted gold?
What ever do you mean? That's...that's my natural skin color. I mean, OK, the glitter was added...but the gold...that's (ahem) all me...
It was actually pretty awesome! The amazing Heidi Davis and I were cracking up during the application. It was all sparkles and giggles...until I tried to eat. Holy crap on a crap cracker. I love me some Cheetos, but Not GOLD DUST SPARKLEY FLAVORED CHEETOS.
And yet it didn't want to come off anywhere else...It was fun trying to explain to my boss on Monday the sparkles I could still not loofah off. "Oh, see, I'm playing a stripper who was covered in gold and glitter last night..."
6. What brought you to Portland, Oregon?
LOBSTER! I LOVE to eat -wait, what? Oregon- oh god. I thought this was Maine...
7. In Portland, name your favorite place to grab some grub?
CULTURED CAVEMAN! In Downtown Kenton!
8. Who is the one actor/actress you'd love to work with?
Mark Rylance. Anytime you get to see this man act, I think you become a better actor. I can only imagine what working with him would be like.
9. Which of the 7 deadly sins are you most guilty of?
Murder. Definitely murder. If the cops ever come to my crawl space, let's just say you won't be seeing me for a few lifetimes - Wait - What's that? Murder is not one of the 7 Deadly sins?! VINDICATION! Thank you, God!
I guess then I would say it's a tie between lust and sloth. My wife says I've managed to combine the 2...
10. Why should people watch Adventures in #Adulting?
Did you not read the above part about me being painted in gold?! Wake up people! Seriously though, the characters in ADVENTURES IN #ADULTING will make you laugh out loud one moment, cringe at the next. However, the coolest thing is that no mater how crazy the situation is, you can relate to them. That is rare. And wonderful.
Photo credit: Garry Bastian Photography