Cast Trivia - Jeremy Davies
- His given birth name is Jeremy Davies Boring. Davies is his mother’s maiden name.
- He’s the second of four children. His dad (well-known childrens’ book author Mel Boring) split from his mother when he was very young, and he lived with his mother. But, at age 9, he moved to his father and step-mother’s home in California, after his mother died of Lupus.
- He’s never married, but he’s been romantically linked with Drew Barrymore and Milla Jovovich.
- He’s appeared on The Wonder Years, Melrose Place and General Hospital.
- In 1993, he was in a car commercial for Subaru television commercial. It was a memorable spot that made many casting executives contact him for big auditions.
- He starred in the 2000 film The Laramie Project, with Michael Emerson and Nestor Carbonell.
- He dropped over thirty pounds, from his already thin frame, to play a Vietnam War prisoner in the 2007 film Rescue Dawn.
- He was extremely interested in auditioning for Lost, because it was one of the few shows currently on television that he knew well and admired.
- Faraday was originally conceived as just an occasional guest star, but Jeremy was promoted to the regular cast before season 4 premiered.
- Damon Lindelof has said that he and Cartlon “never had a more awesome exit interview with somebody on the show” after Jeremy was told that Faraday would soon die. He was quite saddened by the news, but understood the importance of his character’s death to the plot.
- Terry O’Quinn once said that Jeremy “would walk around holding a miniature boom box. He always wanted to provide music for everyone — whether they wanted it or not.”
- He told Jimmy Kimmel that he kept Faraday’s thin black tie.
- He’s often referred to himself as a “misfit.”
- He’s said that he’s always been “pathologically skinny.”
- Like his Lost character, he enjoys reading about quantum mechanics. He had this interest for a few years before the show.
“The creators of Lost are endowed with some seriously certified, god-size talent. For a misfit like me, an offer to make coffee for those gentlemen is one I’d find terribly difficult to pass up.”
“There have been so many compelling synchronicities between my life and Faraday’s story line. I’d be in a lot more trouble, personally, if I didn’t have this opportunity to channel these energies within me.”
“If I have a page of dialogue, with ten lines on it, to arrive on the set thinking that’s all I should offer, that would make me feel like I was insulting the director. I like to have so much more underneath. Each line I say is the consideration of a heartbeat.”