40Q with Craig Erickson

Date posted: January 24, 2018

Craig Erickson from Forget About Tomorrow tackles our 40 Q Questionnaire. Highlights – What he’s most proud of. Low points – his choice of cars.

Where were you born?
Moosomin Sask
What did / do your parents do?
Dad was a farmer
Siblings?
2 younger sisters
Where do you live now?
East Vancouver
Favourite colour?
Purple
Favourite book?
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Favourite movie?
Raising Arizona
Favourite piece of clothing?
well-worn boots
Favourite Quote?
Kick at the darkness til it bleeds daylight – Bruce Cockburn
Favourite food?
Thai
Favourite dish to make?
Steak and Vegetables
Favourite word?
snafu
Favourite piece of music?
With or Without You – U2
Favourite character (real or fictional)?
Bugs Bunny
Dream car?
Kia Sorrento (it’s a sad dream)
Current car?
Kia Rondo
What do you do after a show?
Smile, walk home, see my family, smile again
What do you do in your downtime?
Hiking, movies, writing, coach soccer
First paid acting gig?
Demetrius in Midsummer Night’s Dream – Fort Worth Shakespeare Festival
First acting gig?
Bobby in The Boyfriend – Valleyview Junior Secondary, Kamloops, BC
Your most terrifying backstage incident?
Of Mice and Men – Diarrhea
Your most terrifying onstage incident?
See above
Strangest job you’ve ever had?
Treeplanting – one starts to go crazy out in the woods
If I wasn’t an actor (designer / director / playwright) I would be?
Maybe a counsellor/teacher/priest
Best advice someone has given you?
Don’t move unless you feel compelled to.
Best meal ever?
Russian Tea Room
Best show you’ve seen?
Waiting for Godot – Stratford
Any Cirque du Soleil show
Best concert you’ve attended?
Prince
Most inspiring person you know?
The Edge
Pet Peeve(s)?
Radio DJs who talk right up until the vocals start.
Five people (real or fictional / dead or alive) that you would invite to a dinner party? Why?
My three kids and my dad, who they never got to meet.
Plus Jesus ’cause, why not?
Celebrity Crush?
Jen Lines/Helen Mirren
What are you most proud of?
Having three kids and a wife who all appear to like me.
The quality you most like in a man?
kindness
The quality you most like in a woman?
a hearty laugh
Your greatest fear?
Boredom
When do you lie?
only on questionnaires
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
when I’m receiving and giving in equal measure