The Game's Jay Ellis Reveals His Pop Culture Obsessions, First TV Crushes, Hidden Talent and More

Exclusive! The BET hit series air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and we're helping fans get to know star Jay Ellis a bit better by having him fill out a fun questionnaire

By Tierney Bricker Mar 18, 2014 5:00 PMTags
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Prepare to swoon!

After making his debut as Bryce "Blue" Westbrook in season six, Jay Ellis has quickly become a fan favorite on BET's hit series The Game, which recently kicked off its seventh season. Prior to tackling the role of the Sabers' superstar, Ellis made appearances on Grey's Anatomy, NCIS: LA and Hart of Dixie.

To help you get to know Jay Ellis better, we asked The Game standout to fill out a questionnaire revealing his favorite shows, pop culture obsessions and his hidden talent. And guess what? He has awesome taste.

Again, we repeat: prepare to swoon!

Nicknames: Jay actually is a nickname but besides that Hollywood, Jmoney, dubs, JE

Website You Check Every Day: CNN, LAist, Tulsa World, NY/LA Times, Curbed, Hypebeast, Vulture, huff post, thecoolhunter, thisiscolossal, JayEllis.com

Current Pop Culture Obsessions: Instagram, Walking Dead, Super Hero Movies (The Avengers, Batman, X-Men), Jimmy Fallon Hashtag videos with Justin and Jonah Hill, Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers," Deepak Chopra ‘s "Seven Spiritual Laws of Success," True Detective, juicing - do it daily, Pharrell's new album "Girl," San Francisco 49ers - since I was a kid, Kale, don't know if I'll ever let go of Breaking Bad.

Hidden Talent: Not sure if it's a talent, but I've done a lot of work remodeling houses...floors, drywall, electrical, etc. Guess I'm pretty handy. Play the guitar too.

Top Five Most Played Songs On Your iPod: "Brand New" by Pharrell/JT, "Latch" by Disclosure, "Sanctified" by Rick Ross, "Lay Lady Lay" by Magnet, "Gods Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash and "Love Hate Thing" by Wale

Your First TV Crush: Tatyana Ali from Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Winnie from Wonder Years was a strong second place.

Which Other TV Character Could You See Your Character Dating: Daenerys Targaryen (Khalessi) from Game of Thrones, Cece from New Girl, Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries, Abbie Mills from Sleepy Hollow, Santana Lopez from Glee, Detective Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Kensi Blye from NCIS: LA.

Favorite TV Snack: Haha, a full meal! I eat a lot....but drink a lot of protein shakes.

If My Costars Had to Describe Me In One Word, It Would Probably Be: Eclectic

Fill in the Blank: I'm Most Excited For [Coachella, surfing in Malibu, Game of Thrones, season 7 of The Game] This Spring

The Game airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on BET.

—Reporting by Jennifer Cooper and Alicia Quarles