Dan Amboyer is starring as ‘Thad’ on TV Land’s critic favorite, “Younger” which prior to the season 2 premiere, was already picked up for season 3.
As Hilary Duff’s love interest on TV Land’s #1 comedy series “Younger,” this ruggedly handsome actor, is starring as ‘Thad Steadman,’ the hunky but always difficult boyfriend. The couple has a turbulent relationship and Season 2 will deliver even more drama between the two lovebirds with some unexpected surprises.
In addition, Amboyer most recently was seen in the silver screen holiday comedy, LOVE THE COOPERS, alongside Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton and John Goodman (in theaters Friday, November 13th). Amboyer can also be seen starring alongside Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg and Gal Gadot BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!!
Check out what this hot former Studio54 Bartender has to say.
Chilled: Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on or have coming up.
Dan Amboyer: I’ve been co-starring on TV Land’s comedy “Younger” as Thad Weber for the past two years, opposite the effulgent Hilary Duff, who played my fiancé. Unfortunately, a crane just dropped a massive beam on poor Thad in a freak construction accident. So, I’m currently mourning my loss. The good news is that my twin brother showed up for my funeral. And in even better news, I just also happen to play twin Chad Weber! So, we’ll see where that takes us for season 3, which will start filming early this summer. Other than “Younger,” I’ve been performing in some concerts and work-shopping a couple new plays here in NYC!
Chilled:With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your down time?
DA: Luckily I live in New York, one of the greatest cities in the world, and there is always something new to get your heart pumping a little faster. I keep a pretty awesome core group of friends who keep me on my toes with all of their happenings, they are so wonderfully diverse and talented. Last night I went to go see my college friend Kara Lindsay (of Broadway’s Wicked, Newsies) in her solo debut at the cabaret space below the old Studio54. A few days before, I was at a friend’s big fundraising event for at-risk LGBT youth. I’m always seeing theatre and exploring new restaurants. I am also so lucky to have a private backyard in Manhattan! I love cultivating my garden and hanging outside sunbathing with my cats and parrot. Barbecues can be pretty magical out there. Summer night air, some twinkly lights and lanterns in my trees, great friends over–it’s my favorite place to be!
Chilled: When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
DA: Thai and sushi are my favorites for dining out. Just the presentation alone for sushi gets me excited, it’s so beautiful. There’s an infinite number of sushi restaurants in NYC, so I enjoy trying new spots and their trademark dishes. I found myself eating jellyfish the other week! Hey, why not give it a go! But I think my favorite dining experience as of late was a little restaurant down on the Lower East Side that my friend took me to. An intimate oyster spot. The secret is, and only if you know to ask, you can request to sit in the private atrium area at the back of the restaurant that is only accessible by crossing through the kitchen. Seating is extremely limited. It’s very experiential–an eclectic and vintage vibe coupled with some great food and oysters. I love happening upon unique little oddities like that!
Chilled: What types of dishes do you usually order?
DA: I love great food, but I am also very health conscious and have specific physique goals. So, I tend to consume a lot of protein and vegetables. I eat a lot of chicken, fish and salivate for a great steak, but if I check my healthy boxes off, I often will grant myself a little allowance to indulge and explore more exciting options. Maybe even some truffle fries here and there.
Chilled: Do you cook?
DA: I do! I mostly cook the essentials. A whole lot of chicken, fish, and eggs. My friends call me an egg eating dinosaur. I never met an egg I didn’t like. Scrambled, poached, omelettes–I can put away an extreme amount of eggs without batting an eye. I also really enjoy using my backyard smoker for barbecue dishes. Just change the flavor of the wood, and all of a sudden that chicken becomes much more exciting!
Chilled: What types of drinks do you order when out?
DA: I really like trying new beers. But it all depends on what the vibe of the evening is. If it’s a casual drink with a friend, I’ll likely order some kind of local draft beer. If we’re getting “turnt” as it were, I’ll probably order some kind of rum or whiskey.
Chilled: Do you own a home bar?
DA: I have a multi-purpose bar area, which has bar stools, yes.
Chilled: What is it stocked with?
DA: I like to keep a leaner and meaner offering, but always a few whiskeys, some scotches, gin, vodka and wines. Bourbon on the rocks is my go to for winding down after a long day. My favorite right now is Blanton’s – love that flavor.
Chilled: What is your favorite drink/cocktail?
DA: A great old fashioned, cause that’s just the kind of guy I am. But say I’m on a tropical beach vacation? You know I’m gonna try a piña colada everywhere I go. But never a mix, it’s gotta be homemade!
Chilled: Have you ever been a bartender?
DA: One of my first jobs upon arriving to the city after college was as a bartender at Studio54, which is now used as a theatre. I had no clue what I was doing! At all! They weren’t so concerned about any experience when I got hired. I didn’t drink at all in college, so it was very much a learn on the job situation. I didn’t even know how to pronounce Dewar’s when I began (how they didn’t immediately fire the kid saying Dee-Wares to customers I don’t know!) I made a lot of bad drinks those first few weeks for sure! I still laugh about trying to frantically Google drink recipes on my Treo discretely behind the bar. I’m sure a few people clocked it!