My family is like a sanctuary to me. I always turn to them for support and strength. I take comfort in knowing no matter which path I choose, my family stands behind me.
I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work.
I'm on a real roll. Since I left Law and Order, I've made six films. The whole reason I left Law and Order was I wanted to have a life. That show is a huge commitment.
I don't think that there is any longer a dark shadow cast over actors who work in television, so I would readily go back.
I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style. My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful and honest in that particular portrayal. I don't have a particular methodology from any one school of thought or training.
As far as I know, you only get one shot at this life. It only goes round once and time is precious. When I'm not working, you'd better spend that time with someone important.
The whole thing about acting, the draw for me, is the opportunity to do things you don't get to do in real life.
I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
My mother was born in Lima, Peru, and my father is American of primarily German and English descent. And as I understand it, Bratt is of English origin. People often ask me if it's a stage name. In fact, it is not.
I'm oftentimes called away from my family... it's rather hard for me to be away from them. We're very close.
I come from a large family so you can count on the fact that I'm going to have more kids.
I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly in the union with my wife. It makes everything else, including work, which is one of the things I'm most passionate about, pale by comparison.