Information Diet: Hank Azaria

The actor and voice artist is a total TV junkie

What’s the first information you consume in the morning?

The very first thing when I get up is I check my emails and text messages.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

Usually some combination of the sports section of the New York Post, the Mets website, the Huffington Post, and Rotten Tomatoes. Then occasionally, for fun, I throw in paying attention to my son.

What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train, or bus?

I like to read in the car . . . No, I’ve got the XM Radio, so I’ve usually got either the ‘70s or ‘80s stations going because I’m old, or sports talk radio. Sometimes I’ll listen to the stand-up comedy station, too.

Are you a TV junkie, or on an airtime-restricted diet?

I’m a full-blown TV junkie. With a son and with a job or two, it gets limited to whatever I DVR at the end of the day, but the playlist on my DVR is extensive.

If you’re a couch potato, what do you watch, and how: TV, laptop or tablet?

It runs the gamut from “I’m proud of it” to “I’m completely embarrassed by it.” I really got into Game of Thrones, and I love Naked Science and Through the Wormhole. But then I’ll totally go Jersey Shore and Big Brother, and my girlfriend dragged me into The Bachelorette. To catch up on episodes you’ve missed, the computer is great.

Before bed, do you: Bite into a novel; graze on Twitter; or fast until morning?

I fall asleep to the TV, and then I wake up in the middle of the night and watch another hour or two of TV. There’s definitely ESPN involved in some way, shape, or form.

Which is more nutritious: print or Web?

It depends. With print, you stay more focused on what’s in front of you, but the Web offers you literally the world and everything in it, which you can either use to gain more information or completely distract yourself. But ultimately, I have to say the Web.

Give us the skinny on your favorite app.

My favorite app is, by far, RunPee. For every single movie that’s in theaters, it’ll tell you exactly when to go to the bathroom and fill you in on what you’re missing in the movie.

What’s your biggest digital indulgence?

As a huge moviegoer, ordering my tickets and picking my seats online makes me so happy every time. I don’t know if I’d call it an indulgence, but I never fail to appreciate how easy that is.

With such a bloated media universe, how do you cut out the fat?

That’s not a problem for me, because it’s not my inclination to go chasing after technology. In fact, it’s the opposite. I need to force myself to stay current. If it were up to me, I’d still be using rotary phones.

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