Zach Gilford sits down with Dan Fienberg to talk playing Doctor Brett Robinson on Fox's suspense drama The Mob Doctor. Gilford opens up about coming out of the glow of critic favorite and ratings monster Friday Night Lights.
I did not call Zach Gilford "Matt Saracen" or "QB-1" when we sat down two weeks ago to chat about the actor's new FOX series "Mob Doctor."
I did, however, work "Friday Night Lights" into my very first question with Gilford, who plays Brett Robinson on the Monday drama, which airs its second episode tonight.
In the conversation, Gilford discusses the uncertainty of choosing pilot scripts, his hope that his "Mob Doctor" character won't just be The Nice Guy Boyfriend and whether his own Chicago roots drew him to this project.
I also learned what skills Gilford has acquired from his recent run of TV doctor roles. You may be surprised to discover his not-so-hidden medical talent.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.