Shawn Hatosy is one of those actors who can do anything, play anyone and continuously audiences whether on the big screen, the small screen or onstage. Catch him in the gritty cop drama Southland, which starts its third season in January on TNT. (Hatosy also landed a coveted—and memorable—character role on Showtime’s Dexter this season.) These days he may call Los Angeles home, but Hatosy’s not one to forget his Frederick, Maryland, roots. We took a minute to get the latest from this star on the rise.
IF I WEREN’T ACTING: I would be teaching theater.
MY DREAM COSTAR IS: Sean Penn.
IF I COULD MOVE BACK TO THE DC AREA, I WOULD LIVE IN: Downtown Frederick (Maryland), Georgetown or Annapolis.
WHEN I HAVE A NIGHT OFF AND WANT TO DO SOMETHING FUN, I: Take my four-year-old son to Benihana. He is a big fan of the place.
WHEN THE CONVERSATION TURNS TO POLITICS, I: Turn to professional sports. Exciting things are happening in the DC area with the Redskins and the Wizards.
IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE, I’D HEAD TO: Maui.
THE BEST THING ABOUT STARRING IN SOUTHLAND IS: The schedule. We don’t typically shoot long days, which is a blessing.