Memories From the Set

Memories From the Set: Legit's DJ Qualls Recalls Roles on Lost, Scrubs, Breaking Bad and More

dj qualls gettyA recurring feature in which we ask your favorite stars to reminisce about past gigs

DJ Qualls‘ copious number of guest spots over the past 12 years isn’t just a way to make a living – it’s a means of keeping him out of trouble.

Legit only shoots three months a year,” the actor says, referencing the FXX comedy on which he plays a 31-year-old with muscular dystrophy who’s getting his first taste of living in the real world.

“And I am so self-destructive when I’m idle. I’ll just sit and eat Cheetos and buy things on eBay. I need to get out of the house.”

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That drive has resulted in a slew of jobs over the past 12 years, including roles on Emmy favorites like Breaking Bad and crowd-pleasers like Criminal Minds. 

“The beautiful thing about being a character actor is that you plug into so many different moments in pop culture over the course of a career,” he says.

On the eve of Legit‘s Season 2 premiere (Wednesday at 10/9c), Qualls looked back at some of his more memorable roles – including a Lost fried-chicken slinger and a Supernatural Winchester sidekick. Click through the gallery below for his take on some pivotal gigs.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Thank you for posting this! I am loving this recurring feature. It’s really fun to walk down memory lane with a character actor and go “oh yeah… he was THAT guy!”

  2. Pat says:

    Awesome idea and a good trip down memory lane. If you ever rope Glenn Morshower into one, you’d need 500 pages.

  3. Katie_Mead says:

    There’s just not enough of DJ Qualls on our telly boxes.

    Please, sir, can we have some more?

  4. Meredith says:

    Hot pockets and Xena tapes! Love this article, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  5. I loved Qualls on ‘Memphis Beat’. That was a cool show, wish it hadn’t been cancelled!

  6. Lisa says:

    Such a great character actor! Always good to see him try a new role.

  7. Steven says:

    He’ll always be The New Guy to me, I love that movie, it’s always nice to see him pop up on TV shows.

  8. side3 says:

    I was really hoping that the Supernatural spin-off would be based on Garth.

  9. I loved him so much on Memphis Beat, that was one show that really wasn’t given a chance to grow.

  10. wordsmith says:

    DJ Qualls as Sheldon… intriguing.

  11. Isaac says:

    to me he’ll always be the guy who was in Road Trip.