Each month, Coast Monthly poses 10 questions to an intriguing resident of the Texas Coast.
Kevin Daugherty is a barista at Starbucks on Harborside Drive in Galveston and an accomplished actor by night.
Daugherty was one of five people who founded the island’s East-End Theatre Company and is the resident set builder. He’s a transplant from Ohio and moved to Galveston in 1980.
Daugherty can be seen performing in “The Break of Noon” at the Queensbury Theatre in Houston through Dec. 6. In that performance, Daugherty portrays the sole survivor of a mass office shooting.
Who is your hero? My mom. For the perseverance she showed in raising three children from nothing.
What are you most proud of? My ability to make people smile. I believe humor is vital to our lives.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d like to be more patient. I get very antsy way too often and, as an actor, that isn’t good.
Where would you like to grow old? In the mountains, probably Colorado, although Paris has always been a place I’d like to visit.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Häagen-Dazs chocolate ice cream. OMG.
What skills would you like to possess? To be more tech savvy. My 4-year-old nephew can work my phone better than I can, and that’s not a joke.
Something no one knows about you? I’m pretty much an open book. I don’t like secrets as they get in the way of reality. However, few people know that I was a ballet dancer once.
What song is your personal anthem? ‘Cabaret’ from the musical ‘Cabaret.’ Life is what you make it.
Last meal you made: I’ve been on the Nutrisystem plan for 16 months, so my last dish was Tuscan pasta and broccoli.
Describe a favorite memory in 10 words: Every smile of my two nephews, Evan and Grayson.