I’ve been 45 years in this business … and it seems like I’ve been relaunched so many times I’ve lost count. I have tenacity and joy and passion for what I do. I don’t think about it in terms of relaunching anything. I don’t think in terms of acquisitions or money.
Part of what defines my career, I think, is that moments presented themselves, and I make the choice in the moment to do it or not to do it. And if you choose to do it, you DO IT. That has opened the doors for directing for writing for acting, and for doing documentary work.
I will tell you that I’m very proud of the body of work I have done over the years, including Starsky & Hutch, especially if it has entertained people, which is my job.
Paul and I started out as actors and eventually became directors as well. This meant that we were taught on the job – pretty neat to be taught on the job, you know, to have a crew so supportive. We each of us directed several of the Starsky and Hutch episodes. I have done a little amount of it, but I’ve been more of a documentary filmmaker, which is my passion. When Starsky & Hutch finished, that’s what I did, documentaries.
In any case, I’m not ready for the shelf yet … and … I don’t have any icons. I like real people.
I never set out to be an actor. After Starsky & Hutch, I went back into music because it was my life, and I was driven by my love for music. I also still do a lot of theatre. I love it.
A career is a life. … I’m glad that I can have a whole life.
I’ve been around now for a long time, and I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve managed to hang in there.
If you can do one thing or two things in your life that people remember and that bring joy to people, you should count yourself lucky.