(This story was published May 3, 2013, in the Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.)
“Grimm” actor David Giuntoli, 32, says he enjoys the diversity of storylines on the hit NBC series, and he’s especially fond of the comedic aspect.
“Well, I do appreciate the variety. Though I will say it is a dark show, and I really love when we get to squeeze in some more comedic elements,” said Giuntoli, who plays Portland, Ore., homicide detective/Grimm creature profiler Nick Burkhardt.
Giuntoli, who grew up in St. Louis, shared information about “Grimm” during a media conference call this week. The series, which has recently been picked up for a third season, airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays on NBC.
The show, inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales, also stars Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner and Reggie Lee.
Giuntoli also demonstrated his affinity for comedy when he gave a fun answer explaining the reason he thought “Grimm” has caught on when other similar kinds of shows haven’t.
“I’d say the roguish good looks of its lead David Giuntoli (laughter). We have writers and creators who are seasoned and excited, and that’s a really great combination.
“They know what they’re doing. They have found the sweet spot. David Greenwalt has this gallows humor about him as does Jim Kouf — our two main writers/executive producers. And they balance this story well with a lot of darkness and a little bit of levity. And, you know, there’s some very lovable characters. And, that’s what it takes. They just know their stuff.”