By Zach Van Norman - @TheZachVan
Lee Arenberg has had a long, colorful career in Hollywood. From Tales from the Crypt to Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean to Once Upon A Time, his roles have ran the gauntlet in terms of scope. And while he plays Grumpy on ABC's hit fairy tale show, in actuality he is a funny, easy-going man with a love of his craft and his fans. He shared many interesting insights during our recent conversation, all of which are revealed below in our exclusive interview!
Lee Arenberg on His Role in Once Upon a Time, the Acting Profession, and Keeping Things Real
It’s impossible to remain nervous for long while interviewing Lee Arenberg, who plays Leroy/Grumpy on the hit show Once Upon a Time. He’s so warm and generous, and he has a real gift for putting others at ease as well as making them laugh.
Turns out that’s no accident—Lee endeavors to live by his own creed of respect (“What you give is what you get”, and he naturally takes the lead in cultivating heart to heart communication. As a result, my phone interview with him was a total joy and often quite inspiring. We’re so grateful he granted this exclusive May 2012 interview for the Once Upon A Fan website: