Thursday, July 5, 2012

Actor Spotlight: Erik Moody, Deputy Dan

Erik Moody as Deputy Dan Therrien
If we were to look you up on a dating profile, what would your bio read?

You can find this guy in his astrological prime during the transitional months of spring to summer, in which I exercise my ability to adapt to the changing demands of my environment. To all those Mainers, you know that versatility is a necessary quality. I'll fulfill your twin fantasy, but don't be surprised if this extrovert can't focus on one idea for too long. Yes, I may be a human puzzle, but if you take the time to put me together I promise you'll be happy with the picture. (All information noted here is from Wikipedia.)

Tell us about you character in this season (in this same format)

Deputy Dan is a moral guy with a great head of hair who is known to keep his hands in his pockets and his nose out of trouble. When he's not thinking about the law or about the demands of his stomach, he can use his disposition to his advantage when it comes to wooing the ladies. With a heartfelt inquisitive glance and a slight shuffle, you could find his iconic mode of transportation in the local bike repair shop being fitted with an extra seat. If you're lucky, when he's not helping lock up the bad guys, you could be locked down by this sincere sweetheart.

How did watching season one impact your performance in season two?

I decided to part my hair on the opposite side and tame it a bit. I also decided that I look great in a uniform.

What projects are you currently working on or have you been working on since Ragged Isle wrapped shooting?

Collecting wine corks for my cork-board, and kazoo lessons.

What is your favorite behind the scenes moment during the production of Ragged Isle?

I took a glorious nap on the dock of the island towards the end of the Episode Eleven shoot.  The sandwiches were a highlight as well.

What is your favorite thing about your character?

His posture.

What do you and your character have in common?

Expressive eyebrows and a soft touch.

What do you and your character have least in common?

Aside from my lack of law enforcement experience, I can't skip a rock nearly as well as Deputy Dan.

If you could play any other character on Ragged Isle who would it be and why?

The lobster boat because I know a great catch when I see one.

We’re not sure who survives the second and third seasons of Ragged Isle... any last words just in case your character doesn’t make it?

Bury me on my bicycle.


  1. Cool interview. Thanks for being part of the show, Erik. We're a better project with your talent included.

  2. That Erik, he's one of a kind, that's for sure! We're lucky to have him on the island.

  3. Love the famous last words!! Too funny... nice job Erik!