'Days of Our Lives' Star James Reynolds Loves Fantasy Football
Much to the delight of fans, daytime TV actors tend to stay on shows a long time, but actor James Reynolds's 22 years of playing Commissioner Abe Carver on 'Days of Our Lives' is a record. The Emmy-winning Reynolds has logged more hours on television than any other African-American actor on any show, much less a soap. Of course, all that time on the away from home on the set means he's succumbed to the pleasures and conveniences that portable gadgets such as cell phones, iPods, and computers can offer (he's a particularly big fan of online fantasy sports leagues). Reynolds recently underwent heart valve replacement surgery, but he's better now, thank goodness, and was kind enough to answer our latest Switched Questionnaire.
What gadgets do you always bring with you to the set?
Although I have a TV in my room. I take an iPod and a book. I never go anywhere without a book.
What cell phone do you have right now and what do you love/hate about it?
I have a Palm phone that gets e-mail and does a lot of stuff. I don't like that their software is so much on the phone that I can't learn it all.
Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?
One more feature I don't use. I am the last living American that doesn't text.
Where do you go pretty much every time you get online?
I love my online fantasy sports teams. I play basketball, football, and baseball. I check out eBay and Amazon.
What annoys you most about your iPod, cell phone, or laptop (or any other gadget)?
I get annoyed anytime they don't work. Then I find out it's my fault.
Name one thing you wish your iPod/cellphone/laptop (any gadget) could do that it doesn't do now?
In 1879 it was suggested the patent department be abolished so nothing new could "possibly" be invented. I consider so much of what I take for granted as magic that I can't think of anything new.
You're stranded on a desert island: What gadget do you bring?
An iPod, charger, and a really long extension cord.
What's the most-played song or artist on your iPod?
Actually podcasts of NPR's 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' and 'A Prairie Home Companion.'
BlackBerry, Sidekick, or Treo?
I believe a BlackBerry works around the world so I would have to say a BlackBerry.
Did you get an iPhone?
No, and getting an iPhone is not in my immediate plans, but down the road for sure. I say it out loud because I have a birthday coming up soon.
What's the longest time you've ever spent playing a video game in one sitting and what game was it?
I have spent several hours playing 'Warlord.' It is very involving and hard to tear myself away from.
Mac or PC?
I have a Mac, which I love. It is colorful, fast, and just fun to work on.
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