Martin Starr

This week Sam sits down with actor Martin Starr. Starr got an early start to acting with his role as Bill Haverchuck on the cult-classic, Freaks and Geeks. After this he went on to star in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and Superbad, and can now be seen on the hit HBO show Silicon Valley. Throughout all of his work, Martin has managed to execute the delicate balance between dry wit and empathy. He most recently exhibits those qualities in Infinity Baby, the latest from director Bob Byington. In their conversation, he and Sam talk about his experience on Freaks and Geeks (13:08), his struggles with depression (17:52), Silicon Valley (44:03), and falling in love (1:03:30).

Show Notes

  • You can watch the Silicon Valley clip used in the show here.
  • Keep an eye out for the release date of Martin’s most recent film, Infinity Baby.
  • Season 4 of Silicon Valley is out now! It airs Sundays 10pm EST/1Am PST.

Music by Jinsang and Vanilla. Original illustration by Krishna Shenoi.

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