updated 11/13/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/13/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST
Do you miss the farm?
I miss clean air. [On weekends] I take the kids outside of town, and Naiia rides a four-wheeler, and Jakob rides a dirt bike. It's a great escape.
What about your trademark goatee?
I got tired of trimming it. The good thing about getting out of [Hollywood] was I became less aware of what I looked like.
If there was a mushroom cloud over Los Angeles, how could you help?
I would have skills to lend. I build furniture—I could build shelter.
Make anything lately?
I built an easel for the kids' preschool. It's 10 feet, so four kids can paint at once. It's redwood and jarrah [an Australian tree]. It makes mahogany look weak.
Do the kids know Dad's famous?
They come on set. They've been around it a long time, so it's nothing unusual. They get latched onto [things like], "What is radiation?"
How's your cooking?
They love it when I cook Pizza Hut! No, they love my spaghetti.
Are you finding time for romance?
I haven't been on a date yet. I haven't met anybody that has struck my fancy in that way. There's certainly a mourning period. Sometimes I get lonely, but I'm having fun on my own. Work is great. Fatherhood is great.
So no Saturday night dates?
Usually I sleep. It's the one time I can!
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