AlthoughManhattan Love Storyhad a shelf life equal to most relationships on Tinder,there was no doubting the staying power of lead actorsJake McDormanandAnaleigh Tipton.They met on the show,fell in love in real life,and have gone on to red-hot career projects that promises you'll be hearing a lot more of them in the coming months and years.For McDorman,29,that next project is the CBS dramaLimitless,based off the 2011 feature film withBradley Cooper(who also guest stars on the TV version).We caught up with the dashing McDorman to talk his first big hit (Greek),his adorable feline companion,and his recent vacation with Tipton.Listen in.
1.Your full name is John Allen McDorman IV.When did you start going by Jake,and why?"I was a baby when my dad started calling me Jake.When I'd cry or get upset,he'd say 'Relax,Jake.It's Chinatown.' He was quoting the movieChinatown.I'm named after Chinatown.I guess it stuck way back then because I've never gone by John.Except at airports."
2.Which past show of yours do you miss the most:Are You There,Chelsea?orManhattan Love Story?"That's impossible.I love them both equally.Honestly,I still keep in touch with everyone from both shows.I had been friends with Laura [Prepon] for years before doingChelsea,so to hang out with her and make people laugh was a blast.ButManhattan Love Storyhas a very special place in my heart for many reasons.We were very sad to see it go.It brought me to New York,and there's nothing better than getting to go to work and fall forAnaleigh Tiptonevery day."
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3.YourTwitter biosays "Will act for food." If you had to be the spokesman for one national food chain for the rest of your life,which one would it be and why?And what's your favorite food of choice on the menu?"Not that I endorse this,but I live across the street from an In-N-Out Burger in L.A.that's open until like 3 A.M.Classic burger.Protein style.Animal style.I regret nothing."
4.Per yourInstagram page,you have a cat.Tell us about him."His name is Mr.Boo.I grew up with both cats and dogs.I love dogs.But I'd want a big dog,and I'd like to have a yard before I get one.Mr.Boo is plenty right now.He's not slight.He's 20 pounds,so he's bigger than a lot of dogs.He's about 12 years old,and I've had him about as long as I've been acting professionally.So he's been there through all of it.He's lived in L.A.,Texas,NYC.It's a package deal with us.Nonnegotiable.You hire me,he's coming with.For moral support."