Josh Kessler- Blake Goodman
What do you do when not on set with Peculiar?
When I’m not filming Peculiar I’m a pretty busy guy, lol. I’m an actor at Universal about three days a week. I’m currently a full time student at Reformation Bible College in Sanford where I take classes three days a week as well. On top of that, I lead worship on Wednesday nights for a youth group in Apopka and for a church in Ocoee on Sundays.
What’s your favorite scene from the show?
My favorite scene has to be the Jason flash where he and Blake are in a therapist setting and Jason is crying on the couch while Blake is telling him to “get his big boy pants on.” I was on the verge of cracking up (you can probably tell if you watch me closely) almost every take. Too much fun!
Besides the one you play, who is your favorite character?
I would say the Coach is my favorite character. For me personally, my father never led anything spiritual or taught me how to be a man. Maybe that’s too personal, but that’s why I appreciate the character of the coach.
Why did you want to be a part of Peculiar?
I see a real opportunity for change to take place in Christian television through this show because I think the show targets a completely ignored age group (younger to middle age adults). Also within its own genre, I don’t believe there is anything comedy related that handles the topics Peculiar tackles. I just see so many opportunities to reach people with this show.
Why should people watch?
People need to watch for several reasons. But if I had to boil it down I would say watch it because we need your help. The only way to change Christian television is if we can get people behind us. It’s difficult for us to get the word out any other way than for people to watch and then tell their friends. It’s pretty obvious that most of Christian TV is geared toward the older generation. So if Christians want new content geared toward younger generations, we need them to watch the show and then tell their friends to watch.