johnnysboots: I started out as a guitarist in…

johnnysboots:

I started out as a guitarist in the early ’80s. I hooked up with a guy who idolized James Dean and he gave me a copy of the Dean biography, “The Mutant King”, which I thought was really interesting. While reading the book I watched “Rebel Without a Cause”, and I thought, “Wow, this guy really has something”, and I was hooked. I wasn’t really into acting at the time – but James Dean was the catalyst.