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At his peak, Hamlin was making an estimated $1.3 million per year for his role on "L.A. Law"
Hamlin has seized the chance to personalize and develop his "L.A. Law" character: for example, having Michael Kuzak wear a gorilla suit or drop his trousers, both of which came from Hamlin's experiences. ("Great stuff, huh? Real highbrow," noted Hamlin wryly.) Besides that, however, writer Jacob Epstein has observed a certain reserve and cautiousness that Hamlin brings to the role. "People say, 'Well, what's he got to be cautious about?' And that creates an appealing vulnerability. Kuzak is the dark prince of the ensemble. There's a potential for explosiveness. It's his emotional remoteness that's compelling." (Anecdotes and quotations from TV GUIDE, April 9, 1988)
"The [theater] audience informs [me] much more than any other process. I live for that, you know. I get so focused when there's an audience out there. It's a very calming effect somehow." --Hamlin in THEATERWEEK, December 25-31, 1997
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