Catch Up With Your Favorite "Army Wives" Cast Members! This Week: Terry Serpico (Frank)
Ever wonder what your favorite cast members wanted to be when they grew up, or how close they are with the rest of the cast? Well, we've got just what you're looking for!
The crew at Ft. Marshall opens up to Lifetime Moms, who knew Terry Serpico (Frank) had such a great sense of humor!
What did you want to be when you “grew up”? Did you always want to be an actor/actress?
Terry Serpico (TS): I wanted to be a psychiatrist and an artist. Acting didn't come til High School
Is there a piece of advice that your mom or dad gave you as a child/teen that still rings true today?
TS: Always choose spinach. Never ignore a liquor store
Does playing a father give you any insights into what parenting is really about?
TS: No. Being a father does that
What are some of your guilty pleasures?
TS: TV show, Spartacus. Chocolate! No willpower whatsoever.
Do you ever have to deal with negative feedback from “fans”? Maybe some Army Wives who don’t appreciate your portrayal (or other characters) on the show?
TS: I'm still dragged over the coals for having Denise on a 'Sex Schedule'!! That was Season 1! Early on I don't think people understood Frank. Now they seem to like him much more since he's "softened up" I prefer to think of it as "grown"
Would you/did you ever consider a life in the military? How would you do as a true Army Spouse or Soldier?
TS: Having grown up in the Army, I did not consider it. Since working on the show and visiting the places and soldiers I have, I'm very taken with the integrity and honor of our soldiers. I'm too old!
With such a busy schedule, how do make time for yourself?
TS: You kidding? This is a working vacation!
Do you support/participate in any non-profits or charities in any way?
TS: I've travelled to Afghanistan twice. (Once with the USO, once with ProSports MVP) And Guantanamo with the USO. I will always respond to the Red Cross, VA or USO. I do local events. Recently in support of Zonta and the Charleston Co. School District
How hard is it to start working with a new cast member, especially in a show where you’ve been working together with the same people for quite some time.
TS: Not hard at all. We love welcoming new guests. It's a very embracing group. We want what's best for the show and want everyone to feel the family that we have here.
How hard is it saying goodbye to someone you’ve worked with for so long?
TS: Sucks. We've got so many shared experiences but you take heart in the possibility of working with them again. Like the Army, saying goodbye to friends is part of the job.
Do you get close with the other cast members? Do you see each other once filming is over?
TS: Most of the others live in LA, so I don't see them.
If you found out the spouse/partner of a friend was having an affair, would you tell your friend?
TS: Not sure. Would have to weigh the pros and cons and examine my motivations.
How much does technology play a role in your life? Are you addicted to twitter, Facebook? Do you read any blogs regularly?
TS: Can't get away from it. Technology has become such a ubiquitous part of life. Yes I do pay attention. I Tweet and FB. My skills are lacking but I try.
Read what other cast members had to say!
- Catch Up With Your Favorite "Army Wives" Cast Members! This Week: Kim Delaney (Claudia Joy)
- Catch Up With Your Favorite "Army Wives" Cast Members! This Week: Kellie Martin (Nicole Galassini)
- Catch Up With Your Favorite "Army Wives" Cast Members! This Week: Sterling K. Brown (Roland)