“I’ve had very few projects in my career that I would say are charmed, but this was a charmed experience from the beginning,” he continues.
“In fact, I’m still hesitant to believe it.” That cautious optimism and history of humility is a large reason why D’Agosto meshes so well with his character on Jeff Astrof and Matthew Miller’s genius mock-doc.
He’s passionate and funny, but if you think of all the character traits of Nick, his earnestness is the first thing to come to mind. This really is his perfect role.”) Part of D’Agosto’s intense instant connection to the series, which gingerly celebrates a certain kind of parochial innocence, is that the actor grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was nurtured in comedy by Steve Martin and and in humanity by a “very pure” Catholic upbringing.
“My parents are generous and hard-working people who have a genuine belief that they make a difference in the world — and they really do — and so my siblings and I were raised with that same feeling, which I think is the core of everything Josh does,” says the middle child of a “very chatty, very funny” five.
“I’ve probably only had this happen on maybe two or three roles before, but sometimes a part comes across your plate and you just know when it’s yours,” says the 36-year-old.
being that the former were at least trying to be clever and subversively feminist in their adaptations, and neither of them starred Wilmer Valderrama as the love interest. But there was at least one redeeming quality of this riches-to-rags story, and that was hunky Nicholas D'Agosto as the swarthy, blue-collar Edward. Only after his move back to the states did the Omaha native go to Hollywood to start taking on TV roles.“If is working, it’s because the audience trusts in that aspect of Josh, despite the fact that he’s running into failure at every turn, and that’s one of the gifts my parents gave me: A sort of genuine faith that, ‘We’re down nine to nothing in a game to 10, but damn it, we could score 10 in a row.'” Optimism aside, the best comedy writers will tell you that failure is funny, and D’Agosto’s unlucky Josh is subject to scores of comically charmed set-backs that offer real character-defining opportunities for the actor.“One of the greatest things about this format is that you get 15 to 20 takes, which allows me to take lots of weird chances, and thankfully the editors are so good at sculpting the performance,” he says of Josh’s endless exasperation.That experience helped influence how I approached my scenes. Then we’ll look for something in the summer for me to do and hopefully the show will renew in the fall!There's no word yet on where FOX plans to take his character in the new season, but if DC Comics lore is any indication, there's a good chance the troubled district attorney will be known as Two-Face soon enough.