J.Michael Trautmann

Iggy Milkovich - Shameless (TV Show)

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  1. What is your favorite thing about your chosen career?   ~   StarsQA Team
    So many things, but my favorite? The joy/excitement to have a new cast & crew each project! I meet so many awesome, hard working people in this industry & it is so adventurous for me to splash down my personality onto a set & gauge the response. The sets that roll are the ones that remember that we're all there to do good work, but there's a new to enjoy it, in order to do great work!


  2. What is your least favorite thing about your chosen career?   ~   StarsQA Team
    Travel time, no doubt. I always enjoy seeing other parts of the country & globe, but the time it takes to get from place to place is just highly uncomfortable. Private jets soon though, so I'm not stressing too hard. Minor Con to a wonderful list of Pros.


  3. What stereotype about the entertainment industry or its workers have you found to be true or not true?   ~   StarsQA Team
    It's about who you know, yes, but the more professional & consistently on point, the more different people will WANT to get to know you. Word of mouth is huge, in any business. My reputation has started preceding me & I've found it amazing to connect the dots back to which person/interaction pushed praise for me forward. Appreciation is always appreciated. I do my best work, by valuing everyone on set, higher than my place as an actor. It makes everything easier & puts forth my grounded authenticity that is highly regarded in Hollywood.


  4. What advice would you give to someone trying to make it in the entertainment industry?   ~   StarsQA Team
    Work smarter, not harder. Find a photographer to do some head shots & go ACT! Short films, student films, YOUR OWN STUFF! Keep pushing your imagination & allow your creativity to catch fire! Rejection is gonna happen. Thicken your skin, but don't allow it to make you cynical. Treat each endeavor like your first time out. Stay honest, stay open, stay smart.


  5. Have you got any current/upcoming projects that you would like to tell us about?   ~   StarsQA Team
    Just wrapped on an amazing Indy Film, called "Juveniles" starring Stephen Moyer & I play his eldest son, Junior. Think Shameless meets 8 Mile meets Never Back Down meets an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Loved this set & project! And acting along side Bill Compton was a fucking treat! I saw an acting style that mirrors my own & it was awesome to see how his magnetism not only commanded the camera, but then, immediately after "Cut!" - he was back at commanding the set with such an affable energy & explosive wonderment, that no one could deny! Dude's hilarious & I'm extremely excited to see the finished film!Shameless is rolling hard & this season is CRAY! We're half way through season 5 & so much has happened so far! Iggy Milkovich has a few more episodes & I am IN LOVE with all of you guys & your outpouring of love & support! I'm glad y'all enjoy Iggy, because I sure as hell enjoy bringing him to life for y'all! Still love the idea of a MILKOVICH SPIN-OFF! See y'all online!


  1. Who has been your favorite actor or actress to work with so far? And who would you die to work with??   ~   Michelle
  2. Hollywood must be competitive. How do you get your edge? Any big things you tried out for, but someone else got it? Keep going, you've got it!!   ~   Nicole
  3. Saw you at the TMNT premiere with Noel!! You 2 were soooo cute! Milkovich Love!! What's it like for you actors to walk on those red carpets & take pics for paparazzi?? Thank you!!!   ~   Kendra
  4. What are your top 5 goals for your career? I hope they give us more Iggy in season5!! <80|D 143   ~   Randy
  5. Do you like playing the hero or the villain better??   ~   Stacy
  6. What's the most SHAMELESS thing you've ever done?   ~   Deandra
  7. When things go BUMP in the night, you think it is a ... ?   ~   StarsQA Team
  8. What is your favourite scary movie?   ~   StarsQA Team
  9. What are you going to be dressed up as for Halloween this year?   ~   StarsQA Team
  10. Your 1st interview is SOOOOO GREAT!!! I saw your Criminal Minds episode will be on October 29th! Just in time for Halloween!! What is your fav Halloween "Trick" And "Treat"?   ~   Melissa F
  11. What have been your FAVOURITE past Halloween costumes?   ~   Amber Malone
  12. What has been your most embarrassing Halloween costume & story?   ~   Kendra


  1. How many episodes of season 5 will be graced by your presence as IGGY MILKOVICH????? We love you in Holland!!!   ~   Dian Carter
  2. How do you like working on Shameless?   ~   Samuli
  3. What do you drive?   ~   Person that is plagued by this question and needs answers
  4. would you like to work in a Marvel movie? Which character would you like to play?   ~   Syrus Zuviel
  5. Is it harder to act in a violent scene or a sex scene?   ~   LaToya
  6. My sister & I would like to know your 3 celebrity crushes? =D You are in both of ours!! We love you & Iggy so much!! Glad he's back for sason 5 - WE CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!   ~   Katie and Rachel
  7. What were your favorite cartoons growing up?   ~   Kayla
  8. J.Michael!!! Which season is your favorite of Shameless? Which episode too? OMG - you're so perfect!! <3   ~   Natalie
  9. Your drawings are so great!! Your incredibly talented! What is your favorite thing to draw?   ~   Anna
  10. Do you have any pets?   ~   Sheila
  11. Growing up, you always reminded me of Robin Williams... you were so alive and constantly entertaining, and then we'd see you do Romeo on stage & saw you go dramatic... it always reminded me of how funny Robin always was, but then he would excel in the dramatic roles, like in Good Will Hunting. How do you handle the Hollywood life & do you yourself see any similarities between you and the late Robin Williams? RIP   ~   Tara