‘NCIS’ Star Barrett Foa on Spending His Summer Break Doing an Off-Broadway Play: “This is my vacation”

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After shooting 24 episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles a season, most actors would take a break once production has wrapped. A few might do a small movie role or a commercial, but nothing that would take up too much into their off-time. Not many would do what Barrett Foa is doing though — spending his break performing a one-man show in New York, Buyer & Cellar, at the Barrow Street Theatre. But as he tells the Associated Press, there isn’t any other way he’d rather be spending his summer.

Foa has a long history of acting on stage, but Buyer & Cellar marks his first New York stage role since 2008. Though the New York native and Broadway vet has performed in productions in much bigger venues than the 199-seat theater, he is looking forward to testing his skills as an actor. He points out, “This is my vacation. It’s a huge challenge and nothing like anything I’ve ever gotten or probably ever will do.”

Naturally, his NCIS co-stars thought he was crazy. He says, “LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell both said, ‘What are you thinking?’ It’s such a crazy challenge and that’s how you grow.”

However, Foa has a particular television actor in mind whose career choices he is trying to mirror. He reveals, “Basically my goal in life is to be David Hyde Pierce — go to Hollywood, make some money, come back and just win some Tony Awards. This is part of the whole steppingstone process.”

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