Seth Green's Robin Williams love

October 7th, 2010

Seth Green is inspired by Robin Williams.

The 'Austin Powers in Goldmember' actor confesses he has been "heavily influenced" by the comedic actor because they have had "similar opportunities" and enjoy versatile roles.

He said: "There were people that were heavily influential to me. I just got to work with Robin Williams. He was a guy that I always grew up looking at because I felt like we had similar opportunities.

"He was a heavily comedic actor who made a huge splash as a dramatic actor and has enjoyed that versatility. Even though his style of comedy is broader than mine, I've always felt like we had similar paths."

The 36-year-old star also admits he has never been "the kind of actor" to wait around for more work because no one casts him in enough roles.

He told Chortle.co.uk: "It's really impossible in today's climate to just be an actor waiting for the next gig. Plus I'm not that kind of actor. I've never really been the guy everyone's like, 'Get me him for this lead in this romantic comedy'.

"That's just not what I really do. I put way more emphasis on self-generation and just collaborating with superior talent and trying to find things that are appropriate for me to perform and also finding ways to actualise these crazy ideas that my friends and I have."

Seth will next be heard in a voice role for upcoming animated comedy 'Gnomeo and Juliet'.