Eric Christian Olsen on NCIS: LA, Community, and Sexual Chemistry
Eric Christian Olsen: peripatetic funny guy, newly minted goofy cop, culinary school student. Olsen might look familiar from one of his dozen or so TV roles — Community, Brothers & Sisters, The Loop, Get Real, Tru Calling, etc. — but these days he's Deeks, a mysterious and occasionally silly investigator on NCIS: LA. Deeks is the subject of tonight's backstory-heavy episode, so Vulture caught up with the actor to ask him how one goes from playing a perpetually bare-chested skeaze on Community to a gun-toting ex-undercover cop on a show with 17 million viewers a week.