Michael Shippy – Jason
What should we know about you?
Let’s not mince words: I am a geek, through and through. I love Star Wars and am a Stormtrooper in the 501st Legion (TK-4802, reporting!). I have been very happily married for almost twelve years, and we have one daughter and a son who is schedule for arrival in June. Since moving to Florida I have officially been bitten by the Disney bug and would gladly spend 19 hours a day there if I could (I do need to get in my 5 hours of beauty sleep).
What do you do when you aren’t playing a part on Peculiar?
You will probably find me doing one of four things: (1) working as a CG artist, which is my “real job”; (2) spending time with my family doing whatever comes to mind that day; (3) doing something at First Baptist Church of Orlando, be it Life Groups, drama, volunteering in the media ministry, etc.; (4) playing an MMORPG once everyone else has gone to bed.
What’s your favorite scene on the show?
The confrontation with the Shirt Guys. I’m friends with all three of those actors, so being in that scene with them was a great time. It’s the stuff that ended up on the cutting room floor that really made the scene so memorable. I don’t think I laughed harder at any other point in the production!
Aside from yours, who is your favorite character, and why?
Joe the Wizard. The mystery. The intimidation. The hat. Everything.
Why did you want to be a part of the show?
The premise of the show sounded great to me, and I am good friends with many of the cast and crew. Plus, I have never done any acting outside of stage productions, so I was curious to see how the process worked for the small screen.
Why should people watch?
There’s very little on television or the Internet these days that you can watch that fits the dual criteria of being entertaining and edifying. Peculiar is one of those rare gems.