Mike Foy has been making music and acting in TV and movies since 2006. Born in Kentucky, he grew up in Connecticut before moving to LA. He is best known for the role of Joe Jenson, The Phantom Arsonist in Showtime’s Dexter, the ONLY character Dexter didn’t eventually kill. Mike also works as a stuntman and is known for doing his own stunts on camera. If that wasn’t enough, Mike is also a prolific Hip Hop Artist, both writing and performing his own songs. He is NOT the former Marine from Michigan by the same name that attacked Capitol Hill officers with a hockey stick wrapped in a Trump flag, described by prosecutors as being “among the most violent of the defendants”.
1. Are you SURE you haven’t been a Marine?
Haha. I have not but I’ve done some marine training. I grew up in a military family.
2. Did you know that “Biography Net Worth” website shows you have a $6 million Net Worth? That has to be great for getting the ladies. Is it?
Whaaatt? I wish I had 6 million dollars. Who comes up with these numbers? I would’ve asked myself to borrow some money lol. Maybe my dating life would be a little easier then.
3. How did a rich Connecticut kid get into Hip Hop? Is this a Beastie Boys remake?
Haha, you mean a poor Connecticut kid shoveling snow with any other hustle to make money. I fell in love with hip hop at a young age and a friend introduced me to a local producer when I moved to Tennessee. Once he showed me the studio I fell in love and have been recording ever since 1998
4. You played Tyler Griggs, one of the most, ahem, memorable characters in Death In Texas.
It was a character very different from ones you have been playing of late, such as your recent lead role in the film Green Rush. What attracted you to the role?
Tyler is the most exciting character I’ve ever had the privilege of playing. What attracted me to him is how live and wild this character was. It was so meaty and a perfect role to show another side of my acting. Characters as polarizing as this don’t come along very often.
5. Do you really listen to “3 2 Short Songs, back-to-back, and drink a shot of whiskey” to get over a bitch?
Haha, never in my life. I don’t drink alcohol, but I’ve listened to quite a bit of his music over the years. Usually, to get over a breakup I go enjoy nature and do something adventurous to take my mind off things or consume myself with work.
6. You spent a lot of this “lost year” doing adventure travel. Is this the same itch as being a stuntman? When did you start doing that and what have you learned doing it?
I’ve never been hired just as a stuntman. I prefer to do my own stunts with my roles. I really like to embody every aspect of the role and I’m athletic so I can usually do the stunts required no problem. Adventure travel is amazing, it’s an itch I can never fully scratch. I need the adrenaline from these new places as much as I need oxygen. It’s creates a lot of balance in my life and makes me feel like I’m really living.
7. You are a dog lover, right? Tell me about your dog. Does (s)he adventure travel with you?
I’m a very big animal lover. My dog Styles is my world. He does a lot of adventurous stuff with me like hiking, paddle boarding, jet skiing and camping. My next step is to train my cat to join us.
8. Who is on your bucket list to act with that you haven’t yet acted with?
Christian Bale, Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio are at the top of my list. So many choices but those are the first one’s that come to mind.
9. What would be the perfect role for you? One that you would do for free (Attention, SAG, I am NOT asking this as an exec producer trolling for free talent. This is a legit question. Really).
There’s so much I would love to do. A dream role would be like some Bourne type role or John Wick where I can kick ass and do an awesome action movie. Something along the lines of Will Smith’s character in Pursuit of Happiness would be great as well seeing as that is my life story minus the kid and a different profession. Ideally the perfect role would be an underdog story with a lot of layers to him fighting for a dream.
10. Why did Dexter let you live?
Dexter let me live because my character reminded him of himself. The trauma from his childhood was the reason he became the killer. He was just like my character and he related to that in a big way. Hopefully, I get a random call to come back in this reboot and surprise everyone.
Death In Texas will be released June 4th, 2021, in selected theaters and VoD. Death In Texas is produced by AHuevo Films and Brandtone Films in partnership with Vertical Entertainment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org