He’s the hapless principal on New Girl, the evil scientist on Supernatural, the voice of misfit teen Snot on American Dad, and the host of TBS’s top-rated reality show King of the Nerds. Curtis Armstrong is the definition of a working actor. But though he’s appeared in over 50 films and TV shows, most people know him as Booger, the gross-out Lambda Lambda Lambda hero from Revenge of the Nerds. HUSTLER caught up with the actor to discuss his four decades in show business – sharing girls with Tom Cruise, seeing Daryl Hannah naked, working with Zooey Deschanel – and to discern the true difference between nerd and geek.
HUSTLER: Have you heard of our magazine?
CURTIS ARMSTRONG: I’ve heard rumor of it. [Laughs.] Not a publication that would usually have me on their radar. It’s great. Thank you.
Do you remember the first time you read HUSTLER?
To be honest, I was a book nerd. When I was a kid, if I needed to whack off, I didn’t have access to magazines, so I would buy stuff like Lady Chatterley’s Lover. My way around getting caught was I would say, “It’s a classic.” There were pages that were particularly hot. It was easier to deal with back then than trying to find porn.
Do you remember your first time?