On Oct. 21, the San Antonio TV Examiner had the pleasure of having an exclusive interview with actor Vincent Martella. While he is best known for “Phineas & Ferb” and “Everybody Hates Chris,” he recently played Patrick on “The Walking Dead.” Unfortunately, his character died on the season 4 premiere and then was put down permanently by Norman Reedus in the following episode. Vincent opened up about the zombie television series and other projects he is working on.
Many actors don't like to watch themselves on television. Martella feels the same way, but since he is a huge fan of “The Walking Dead,” he says he did watch himself this time because he never misses an episode. He said that he was also curious how he portrayed a walker and wanted to make sure that it came out looking as it should. He was happy with the outcome and fans can definitely agree that he was completely believable as a walker and did a great job.
“The Walking Dead” is a bit different than other shows he has been on. He said that the sets are massive and the make-up is incredible – that it's unlike anything else.
As far as him revealing any spoilers, the actor is unable to reveal any details, but it turns out that he does read the theories that fans come up with. He finds that their ideas on what might happen next are definitely interesting and a lot of fun to read.
Vincent Martella attends the University of Florida, but just like anyone else that works and goes to school, it can be a challenge to juggle both. Sometimes there is a bit of bouncing around, but he has learned that scheduling is so important to make it work. He says, “I just do the best that I can.”
For viewers of “The Walking Dead” who are unfamiliar with Vincent's work, he is not a newcomer to the screen. He is best known for “Everybody Hates Chris,” which he says was his “big intro into TV in a way.” He is also the voice of Phineas on “Phineas & Ferb” and anyone who has not seen it should check it out because he says they have a lot of fun stuff coming up.
There are a lot of actors that he would like to work with in the future, but Leonardo DeCaprio and Ryan Gosling top his list. He said that the Gosling makes great and interesting choices and he would love to work with an actor of that caliber.
As for when viewers can see him on the screen again, he just finished a horror movie this past summer that will be coming out sometime next year. More details will be released once production wraps up.
Vincent appreciates all of his fans, so make sure you follow him on Twitter (@VinMan17.)