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Martin Starr on being Hollywood's surly nerd in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Actor Martin Starr arrives at the Premiere Of HBO's
Actor Martin Starr arrives at the Premiere Of HBO's "Silicon Valley" at Paramount Studios on April 3, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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Martin Starr in "Silicon Valley" on HBO

You could say actor Martin Starr is Hollywood's surly nerd.

If you don't know his name, you might recognize him from his roles as Bill Haverchuck in "Freaks and Geeks" or as Roman DeBeers in "Party Down" on Starz. Now, he stars as Gilfoyle,  master coder and devoted Satanist , in the Emmy-nominated HBO show "Silicon Valley."

In an interview with Southern California Public's Radio's Take Two, Martin Starr talks to A Martinez about his acting career, his geek status, and whether he can really code. 

Martin Starr plays Bill in the short lived "Freaks and Geeks"

But Starr 's talents aren't just limited to TV. He raps as well, and performs with the band Common Rotation in Los Angeles.