Bobby Can­navale

The ac­tor, 48, who plays a con­trol­ling boss on Home­com­ing, sur­prises Us

US Weekly - - INSIDE - Bobby Can­navale BY

(with love Rose

Byrne on Oct. 18) shares 25 cool facts about him­self

with Us.

1. I eat a bowl of ce­real pretty much ev­ery night be­fore go­ing to sleep.

2. I was raised pri­mar­ily by my Cuban mother.

3. I hosted an overnight shift on an all-mo­ti­va­tional ra­dio sta­tion in 1990.

4. I at­tended the Lee Stras­berg Theatre and Film In­sti­tute for three months, but I left af­ter dis­cov­er­ing my teacher, who con­stantly gave me a hard time, was try­ing to steal my girl­friend.

5. I watched the Su­per

Bowl last year with Bruce Spring­steen and the E Street Band in a ho­tel room in Syd­ney.

6. I’m a morn­ing per­son. I love a 6:30 a.m. wake-up.

7. I have three sons: Jake, 23, [with ex Jenny Lumet, 51], and Rocco and Rafael [with wife Rose Byrne, 39]. Rocco is cur­rently my fa­vorite.

8. I love to read books aloud to my chil­dren.

9. I read all seven Harry Pot­ter books aloud to Jake — who used to be my fa­vorite. 10. I’m a die-hard New York Yan­kees, Jets and Knicks fan. 11. I hate to dress up.

12. I’ve never had a pet.

13. I don’t want a pet.

14. I love sit­ting in my car for an hour and a half on al­ter­nate-side street park­ing days.

15. I’ve played in a weekly poker game with the same group of guys in Hell’s Kitchen [NYC] for 20 years.

16. I went to high school with and acted in ev­ery play with

Brook­lyn Nine-Nine’s Joe Lo


17. I got sin­gled out by Jay Leno on his show in 1987 when Joe and I heck­led him from our front-row seats. Pretty sure it was the first time we smoked pot.

18. I used to au­di­tion as Sergeant Barnes from [1986’s] Pla­toon: “Y’all know about killing?”

19. Be­fore fully sup­port­ing my­self as an ac­tor, I worked as an au­di­tion reader. I got three parts that way.

20. I got to sing and dance with the late, great Jim Gan­dolfini in what might be my fa­vorite movie I’m in, [2007’s] Ro­mance & Ci­garettes.

21. I worked at a night­club in the early ’90s with shoe de­signer Brian At­wood.

22. I’d eas­ily eat pizza ev­ery day of my life if I didn’t care (a lit­tle) about my weight.

23. I won my high school tal­ent show singing an orig­i­nal com­po­si­tion called “Please Come Back to Me,” which I wrote for my ex-girl­friend, Marcy Lan­dreth. She didn’t come back to me.

24. I also won the next year singing OMD’s “If You Leave” with my two-man band Hu-Man Style. (We were awe­some.)

25. I’m fear­less about act­ing in front of thou­sands, but ter­ri­fied about danc­ing in front of one.

Stream the Ama­zon se­ries Home­com­ing on Nov. 2.

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