By Jamie Ruby
James Roday is probably best known for his role of Shawn Spencer on the television series, Psych
, which he has also written and directed for, but he has also previously worked on other series such as First Years
, and more recently Love Bites
. He has also done work in film, starring in Rolling Kansas
, and appearing in other movies such as The Dukes of Hazzard
. He also cowrote the screenplay for the movie Skin Walkers
Roday recently sat down with the digital media to discuss season six of Psych
, as well as his upcoming part on USA Network's reality series, WWE Tough Enough
Roday first studied theater in college and was lucky to get a break quickly after. "I went to NYU and studied theater. Somehow I made it through all four years and, you know, started the thing that you do when you’re done with college and horrified that real life is starting. I had a bartending job in New York, I got an agent a very tiny agency, and - that mostly represented opera singers, if I remember correctly.
"And started getting sent out, mostly television stuff, and you know I have one of those 1 in 100,000 stories where I actually got the first job that I auditioned for, which you know it was a TV Pilot, which sent me to L.A., which you know ultimately got me a much bigger agent, and then I was sort of off and running.
"It’s not the most popular story to tell in a room full of actors, but the truth is I got really, really lucky and I was very blessed and, you know, after about a year of living the life of a struggling actor in New York, I was in L.A. with a job. So...it kind of worked out for me."