‘SEAL Team’ Star Max Thieriot Reveals the ‘Most Fun’ Part of Portraying Clay Spenser

by Shelby Scott

“SEAL Team” holds the title of one of CBS‘s most intense dramas as it portrays our military’s most elite team of service members. As such, the characters’ roles surely present difficulty in portraying intense and emotional plotlines. However, in a moment of downtime, Clay Spenser actor Max Thieriot revealed the “most fun” part about starring on “SEAL Team.”

You can watch the full Clay Spenser scoop below. However, we pulled the actor’s favorite features from starring in “SEAL Team” for you to read.

Of his surreal job, Theiriot said the most fun part is that he “get[s] to play pretend and get paid to do it.” In addition, he revealed the action-packed show enables him to see and explore some “awesome places and [have] a lot of fun with great people.”

Overall, it sounds like our kind of job. However, there’s no doubt acting comes with its own set of workplace struggles and problems. For me, one of the scariest aspects of the job would simply be the requirement to memorize one’s lines.

As such, acting comes as a big N-O for me. But, for those with the talent and passion, I hope you’re afforded the same opportunities Theiriot has over on “SEAL Team.”

‘SEAL Team’ Star Shares Advice for Aspiring Actors

For those aspiring actors I mentioned above, another “SEAL Team” star has shared insight in securing a career in acting. And as far as we’re concerned, the actor, AJ Buckley, who’s played Sonny Quinn since 2017, has some sound advice.

“You’ve got to create your own path,” the “SEAL Team” star began. “You have to put the work in.”

The fact is true, as with any career. However, Buckley added that in the world of acting, “There’s no easy way, you have to commit and go after it.”

But, what the actor believes is most important is that aspiring actors need to believe.

“There’s going to be hard days but the hard days make you stronger,” Buckley concluded.

Interestingly, while we now recognize Buckley for his role on “SEAL Team,” he shared he’d previously been iconic for what could be deemed as “nerdy” roles. However, in contrast, a lack of fulfillment in these rolls led the “SEAL Team” star to put in the physical and mental work to recreate his bodily physique to fit the role of less traditionally nerdy guys.

The result? Three years later, the actor revealed a friend had written a part with him in mind on the set of “SEAL Team.” After so much hard work, Buckley said, “I got this role of a lifetime.”