Cast Trivia - Harold Perrinaeu Jr.
- He received a dance scholarship to the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York.
- He played a yoga teacher on the season finale of Dead Like Me, where he saluted a starring character with a “Namaste.” (video)
- He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and appeared briefly in Will.I.Am’s “Yes We Can” video.
- On December 2007, he released a song on iTunes called “Stay Strong”, as a tribute to overseas troops. The video was directed by Daniel Dae Kim and featured a cameo appearance by Josh Holloway.
- His wife Brittany is a model/actress who played a minor character in Lost as Mary Jo - the girl who announces Hurley’s winning lotto numbers and was briefly seen about to sleep with Sawyer. The couple have two daughters - Aurora Robinson Perrineau and Wynter Aria Perrineau.
- He played the role of Mercutio, Romeo’s cross-dressing best friend, in the 1995 modern day adaption of Romeo and Juliet. (hilarious videos 1, 2 and 3)
- He originally turned down the audition for Michael Dawson, since it would require leaving the two-man play he was doing two weeks before its end. Fortunately, the auditions were changed and he was able to attend.
Q: Name your three favorite moments on the Lost set.
Harold: The top, top, top, top moment is in the very first season when Hurley introduces us to golf. We had been working so hard that it really was a breath of fresh air to shoot that kind of light scene. Me and Matthew Fox giggled almost through the whole thing. It was like, “We’re playing golf, dude—it’s crazy!”. My second favorite wasn’t funny in the moment, but it’s funny now. When I got the script at the end of season 1, I went “What? They’re on the raft and he’s screaming ‘Walt!’? The boat blows up? Wait a minute! I don’t know how to swim! I don’t swim!” They all looked at me like, “What do you mean you don’t swim?” Suddenly there was a rush of calls because nobody had thought to ask, “Do you swim?” We took care of that because we had a really great water team, so I just went, “Listen, if I die, I die. Here we go.” Third favorite moment is in the second season — me, Daniel Dae Kim, and Josh Holloway wind up getting thrown into a pit when we get caught by the Tailies. It was just a day of boys-in-a-pit humor, and if you understand boys in a crowded, tiny little room, you understand that the humor was, you know, smelly.