Let’s start with a little bit on your background…
-I see you are a published poet! Are you currently working on any new poems or perhaps a short story? Is any of your work available online to view or elsewhere to purchase?
I am currently working on more poetry. It’s something that’s on my back burner all the time. I’m not writing any short stories, but I do like to read them if you have any recommendations for me. So far, my poems have been published in three literary magazines and journals: Columbia Poetry Review, Pearl Magazine and The California Quarterly. As far as I know, none of these are available online.
-You worked for NPR at one time. You have the perfect, soothing NPR voice! What was the most enjoyable part of that job?
When I worked at NPR I was a huge fan of public radio and I was a bit star struck when I saw all of the hosts and reporters walking in the corridors. It was very cool to put faces to all the voices. I worked there in 1995, just before they converted to digital recording. We were still editing on reel-to-reel audio tape with a razor blade and adhesive tape.
-You were in seven episodes of 24. Could you talk a bit about that experience? What was Kiefer like?
It was a great experience. Apparently I had a pretty convincing dialect because we had already shot four of my episodes when the producer of the show came to the set and asked me what Eastern European country I was from. (I’m from Boston.)
Moving on to Supernatural…
-What was your initial impression of the cast and crew when you arrived for your first day of filming, and how does that impression compare to your experience thus far?
When you work as a guest star on Supernatural, you fly into Vancouver and they pick you up at the airport and they have a “welcome binder” for you and it has your name on it and it lists places to eat and there’s a script in there and then they whisk you off to set and introduce you to the production staff and the director and it’s all very well organized and everyone is incredibly friendly and accommodating.
So the first impression is, “Wow, this is great.” Honestly, that pretty much sets the tone for how the show really works. Of course, after a little while they stop calling you “sir” and start calling you “loser.” But that always seems to happen as I get to know people.
-I read that you are all caught up on every episode of Supernatural. Besides the episodes you’ve starred in, can you name a few that are stand out episodes for you?
I think my favorite episode so far was “GhostFacers.” That was just so bizarre and so well executed and risky and funny.
-If you were Dean, how would you feel about Castiel?
“Oh God. Not this tight-ass again.”
-Can you give us any previews of what is to come in the second half of season four of Supernatural (without Kripke scolding you)?
Judgment day is either coming or going to be narrowly averted.
And a few questions about YOU…
-What are some of your favorite tunes playing on your iPod lately?
I’m liking Fanny Pack and Santo Gold and Sam Sparro.
-I see that you are attending some conventions in the near future for Supernatural! Are you excited / nervous / scared about it? Have you asked Jared and Jensen how to handle them?
I am more curious than anything. I don’t really know what to expect, but I’m always game for something new. Actually, just last night I asked Jensen about it on set. Suffice to say he didn’t scare me away. I think they sound fun.
Thank you for your time, Misha! We speak for all Supernatural fans when we say that we cannot wait to see more of you in season four!