Part of the ’hood
comedies ... I didn’t come with any baggage for him.’’
Playing Crosby Braverman, Shepard has been able to convince audiences that, like his character, he can be responsible for some heavy stuff.
After discovering he is a father to five-year-old Jabbar (Tyree Brown), Crosby’s carefree life suddenly calls for accountability.
‘‘ Tyree is seven and does get bored quite soon after he hears action, so that part is tricky, but I think it’s the perfect combo. Half my scenes with him, half with adults.’’
Engaged to Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Kristen Bell, has signing on for a family show made Shepard clucky?
Always the joker, he says he can practise on his TV kid before the real thing.
‘‘ I can screw up Tyree, ruin him, turn him into a drug addict and then start over. It’s like (brushing his hands together), ‘ Well that didn’t go so well’. What not to do, by Crosby.’’ Parenthood, Channel 7, Tuesday, 9.30pm Family matters: Lauren Graham (above) and Dax Shepard (left).