Q&A with Barry Floyd, Star of BET’s hit show “The Game.”

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When BET’s hit show “The Game” returned this week for its seventh season, viewers knew they could count on Terrence “Tee-Tee” Carter to bring the laughs. Tee-Tee is just one of the tricks Actor Barry Floyd has in his toolbox. Floyd took time out of the hype around the return of “The Game” to talk with Hidden Remote about what we can expect from the new season, the actor he’s always admired, the TV shows he thinks are must see, and some insight into the life of a Philadelphia sports fan.

1. “The Game” returns to BET on March 4th for its seventh season, what can we expect from “Tee-Tee” this year?  

This season Tee Tee gets into some financial trouble with the Cluck Truck. We will get to see him at his lowest point, which is very exciting for me because it gave me some opportunities to show my skill as a dramatic actor. To this point, the industry mostly views me as a comedic actor and it’s nice to be able to show that I am capable of doing both

2. What’s the best part of being on “The Game”?
 

The best part of being on The Game would have to be the longevity of the show. We are going in to our seventh season. In this business, having a steady job for seven years is a blessing and I don’t take it for granted.

3. What actors do you think had the most influence on your career?
 

Without a doubt, the actor who has had the most influence on my career so far is Samuel L. Jackson. He’s a pop culture icon and his IMDB page is a mile long because he is always working. I don’t need to be a household name like him, but I would love to work just as consistently.

4. What’s the funniest comment you’ve received from fans about “Tee-Tee’s Cluck Truck”?
 

People are always asking me where it is. LOL. I should rent a food truck one of these days and just drive around in it taking pictures with people.

5. Excluding “Tee-Tee”, who is your favorite character on “The Game”?

Excluding myself, my favorite character on The Game is Jason Pitts. I love watching Coby (Bell) do his thing as Jason. His comedic timing is spot on and he’s great at ad libbing in the moment.
 

6. What TV shows are on your can’t miss list right now?

Almost anything airing on HBO or AMC right now. My top three are Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Mad Men. Honorable mention goes to, my guilty pleasure, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon, because it takes me back to my childhood.
 

7. Besides “The Game” we can still get our laughs with “Purple Stuff TV”, your online sketch comedy channel. What one sketch do you think is your favorite?

My favorite Purple Stuff TV sketch is the Asstrologist Gemini,  which was also my directorial debut.

The PSTV team has put Purple Stuff on the shelf in the past couple of years to work on some other projects, but we are in talks for financing on an Asstologist movie so fans of the Asstrologist might have something to look forward to if things work out the right way.
 

8. You grew up in the City of Brotherly Love. What’s your favorite Philadelphia sports memory?

My favorite Philly sports memory would definitely have to be the 2008 Phillies winning the World Series and breaking the Curse of Willie Penn (look it up if you’re not a Philly sports fan). My only regret is that I had been waiting so long for a Philadelphia team to win a title and it didn’t happen until after I’d moved to LA.
Catch Barry Floyd each week on BET’s “The Game”, Tuesday’s at 10pm.

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