UPROXX 20: Kurt Yaeger From ‘Quarry’ Just Wants A Motorcycle And Thanksgiving Dinner

By: 09.23.16


Kurt Yaeger is a man of many talents. An actor, director, and top-ranked Adaptive BMXer, Yaeger is perhaps best known for his role as “Greg the Peg” on Kurt Sutter’s recently concluded FX series, Sons of Anarchy. Now Yaeger has a role in the new Cinemax show Quarry as Suggs, a tough local private eye.

Kurt took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of our questions and stress the importance of Thanksgiving dinner.

1. You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?

If they have it, High West Rye with one rock.

2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter and/or Instagram?

It goes back to my roots… @ridebmx is my favorite. Of course I enjoy Chris Salgardo, too. He’s papa bear.

3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR?

I ditched cable a couple years ago. A series I’m just finishing is Stranger Things, and all I can say is WOW.

4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?

Thanksgiving!!! Turkey, stuffing, honey baked ham, cranberry sauce, etc!!! Is there any other choice?

5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?

I enjoy Rider Magazine‘s page. I’m a long time motor-head and love reading about up coming motorcycle news and events.

6. What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?

Oh boy, that’s a hard one. Since being on Quarry, and it being set in the 1970’s, I’ve been listening to Booker T. and the MG’s or Sam Cooke, stuff my character Ricky Suggs listens to.

7. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice what would it be?

The wrongs set upon you when you were younger, are not your fault.

8. What’s the last thing you Googled?

Besides using the maps (which I do daily), I just looked up the woman I’m starring with on NCIS LA, Daniela Ruah on Twitter to tweet her a response.

9. Dogs or cats?

Cats in a small environment, dogs in the country or with property where they can play.

10. Best concert of your life was…?

David Gray. I didn’t know much about him at the time, but his concert was electrifying, moving and full of passion.

11. What book are you most likely to give as a gift?

Porn For Women. A comedic book about what women really want, and I’m one of the featured models, so my friends laugh a lot.

12. What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

After meeting with Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy, a role was created for me in his show. I was blown away! It helped me get to where I am today.

13. South Park or Family Guy?

South Park.

14. You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?

I would love to go on TV to host a 24-hour news show about the good things happening on our planet. A good news show.

15. What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?

Lawrence Of Arabia. After that, Shawshank Redemption, Gladiator, or Braveheart will suck me in.

16. The sports team or teams you’re most passionate about?

The 49ers. Born and raised three miles from Candlestick park in SSF. NorCal proud here!

17. Where did you eat the best meal of your life?

Wow, that is a hard one. It has to be the last meal I had with my father before his passing. We met at Harris Ranch Steakhouse, halfway between SF and LA for lunch. Afterwards we illegally drag raced Corvettes on a back country two lane road through an orange grove. He was the best man I ever knew, and he happened to also be my father.

18. The last movie you saw in a theater?

The latest Star Wars.

19. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Punky Brewster, Soleil Moon Frye. After that it was Winnie from The Wonder Years.

20. What would you cook if Nic Cage was coming to your house for dinner?


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