Nicholas Leais a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of Alex Krycek on The X-Files and of Tom Foss on Kyle XY...
Supporting characters add depth to a story, and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
At Christmas, 'It's a Wonderful Life' makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it's coming.
My sister is a nurse and saves people's lives.
It makes you realise that people are the same wherever you go.
I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence. It's a constant journey to find the truth.
I don't care what TV show you work on, even a movie for that matter, it's all about time and money eventually.
I felt that K wasn't getting a fair shake anyway.
It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.
My heritage is English, so I'm proud to be back here.
Two shows at once is crazy, but I love it.
We both have a great loyalty to it, and I think that it's important to give it our best shot.
I've spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favourite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life.
And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years.
Certainly, when I walk into an audition, a lot of people already know who I am.
Comedy and drama are both challenging to me.
I just wanted to act. I didn't want to do anything else.
I really enjoy the people. I find them to be better educated and wittier.
I think somebody who speaks the language is going to notice immediately that I'm not Russian.
I wanted more in depth ideas about the character and it never came.
I would like to look back on my career and be proud of what I've done.
I'm trying to do the kind of projects that I want to see in the theatre.
It seems there's a sliding scale between the money they spend on a movie and its creativity.
My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can, hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands.
That's sort of what I like about this character is that he's not the good guy, he's not truly the bad guy.
There's one site where you can buy pictures of me for five bucks a pop.
We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books - pages and pages on it.
When I'm on my deathbed, I'll hopefully be able to count more friends than parts that I had.
When you're doing a series like this, you're constantly looking for new ways to excite your audience.
You can be in an acting class all you want, but you don't fully learn until you get off that stage and in front of a camera.
It changed my life in a lot of ways - before I got that role I was just going from job to job, not really having enough money to be able to do what I wanted to do.
It's certainly more interesting for me as an actor, but I think it's also more interesting for the audience to see three-dimensional characters, rather than just a bad guy or a good guy.
So, I completely and utterly support David and Gillian's decision to go to Los Angeles, but I think that Vancouver is the perfect location for the show.
I think that one of benefits of being on a critically acclaimed show is that people have an understanding that maybe you can act.
L.A. to me is not really an attractive place.
The programme's evolving constantly, and it may well go back into more psychological horror - these things tend to go in cycles in long-running shows.
They're still keeping up the wonderfully inventive storylines, but for instance that movie, SEVEN, it's fairly graphic, but still very good.
I'm living in L.A. but my heart's in Vancouver.
Ive spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favourite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life.
It changed my life in a lot of ways - before I got that role I was just going form job to job, not really having enough money to be able to do what I wanted to do.
Everything has an end.
It makes you realize that people are the same wherever you go.