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Thursday, December 17, 2015
ARTIST WALTER HOYT (BEST ROLE I EVER HAD)
Not my favorite shot from the show, but "Walter Hoyt"—the downtown Manhattan artist I played on two episodes of NYPD BLUE ("UnAmerican Graffiti" 1995 and "My Wild Irish Nose" 1997) was the best role I ever had (great writing in the creation of the character by Leonard Gardner and David Milch and Stephen Bochco, and great director in the creating of the role on "UnAmerican Graffiti" Joe Ann Fogle—first day on the set she hugged me, which no other director had ever done or ever would, and when I mentioned that to my best friend in L.A., Hubert Selby Jr., he said "Isn't that wonderful Michael, she's not afraid," and I knew he was right). I loved playing that guy.