Ben: You grew up in Modesto, California. What was that like? Was that like a rural area?

Jeremy: Yeah, kind of a small town. It's a great place to grow up and a better place to leave. Not to dis on it, but when you're 19 as a young actor, I didn't have a lot of influences. So I had to get out. And now it's one of my favorite places because all of my family's there.

Ben: So you go back much?

Jeremy: Yeah, yeah, a lot.

Ben: And you were the scarecrow in the [1990 Modesto Junior College performance of] The Wizard of Oz. How were you in that show?

Jeremy: [Laughs] I think I was pretty good. It was fun. You get to sing and dance. Playing for 1,500 kids, it was great. It made me want to be a dad and realizing that that's not going to happen for a long time.

Ben: For a long time, really?

Jeremy: Yeah, a couple steps would have to happen. But you're a daddy now.

Ben: I am a daddy. Do you want to be a father? Do you want to have kids?

Jeremy: Tell me, how does it work with two kids?

Ben: It's great, but don't do it if you're not ready. It's a full-time job, it's a lot of work. But kids make it worth the whole thing.


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