Today’s Jewvangelist of the Day is the multi-talented Christian Ayers, who both wrote the series and appears in Episode One. Learn about his life and times below.
1. Tell us about yourself. Where are you from and what is your background?
In a nutshell, I’m a 6’6” claustrophobe from the Coastal Plains region of South Texas. I have a background in little league baseball and an unrivaled list of academic achievements, including time spent at four separate middle schools. As a child, I wanted nothing more than to play 1st base for the Astros, take untold quantities of steroids, revolutionize the game and die by my own hand, but life, as it turns out, had other plans.
2. Tell us about your acting/writing career so far.
The first word I ever spoke was when I stupidly blurted out “ball!” as a toddler, and I’ve been telling stories ever since. Sometimes people love my stories because my writing touches them on a personal level, and other times they just want to pay me ungodly sums of money. That’s life, though. I shouldn’t complain.
3. What is your dream job/project?
I’d still like to play 1st base for the Astros, but my dream job is to be a showrunner for my own television show, which would ideally cover the life and times of Jeff Bagwell.
4. Who inspires you most in your field?
My top ten most inspirational people in my field include: Billy Wilder, Louis C.K., Martin McDonagh, Charlie Chaplin, Tina Fey, Conan O’Brien, Mark Dacascos, Sly Stallone, Vince Gilligan and Jeff Bagwell.
1. Who do you play in Jewvangelist? Tell us about him or her.
I play a construction worker, affectionately known as “Construction Worker #1.” He’s a working glass guy that wears Warby Parker glasses. In his entire life he’s spoken only one sentence, and it so happens to be the line he delivers in the script, so it was a big moment for him.
2. Which aspect of your character’s personality is closest to your own? Which is the furthest?
Well, Construction Worker #1 really likes to work with his hands, and I do things with my hands all the time, so there you go. We differ a bit, however. Construction Worker #1 is still grieving over the death of his wife, affectionately known as “Waitress #4.” Pretty sure he’ll get over it by next season, though.
3. What drew you to Jewvangelist?
I grew up evangelizing, and my all-time favorite food is bagels and lox, so it seemed natural.
4. Tell us a story about something that happened on set.
Well, I don’t want to get anyone in trouble, but I once saw a guy whose name rhymed with Billem Dan Ver Degt just outright steal some finger sandwiches on set and then, like the coward he is, blame me. I forgive, Billem, but I’ll never forget.
5. What makes Jewvangelist a must-see?
The Shakespearean writing, the inner sadness of Construction Worker #1, and of course the all around fantastic work done by our amazing producer, director, crew and actors. Seriously, if you end up liking this web series, about 97% of it is due to them.
THE WILD CARD:
1) What do you look for in a significant other?
5+ years experience, strong communicator, exceptional writing skills, organized and proficient in MS Office programs.
2) What would you pick as your last meal on earth?
Bagel and lox.
3) What is your spirit animal?
A cow being lowered by a crane into a pen filled with hungry Velociraptors.
4) What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
5) Do you ever feel like the universe might be telling you something? If so, what?
Move to Paris and never speak of my past.