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Which 'Chicago Fire' star binges on YouTube fail videos?

Sep. 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM ET

Image: Actors Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney
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Cheers! Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney drink, chat and chill out in the Orange Room.

Actors Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney joined TODAY on Tuesday to chat about the new season of "Chicago Fire," and they also made time to grab a drink in the Orange Room. Here's what we learned about the faux firefighters during their stay:

Jesse Spencer wanted to be a Park Ranger when he was a kid: "I wanted to have a wilderness area that I could look after and be the master of. I just wanted to be kind of like Gandalf."

Taylor Kinney likes to watch people fall: "I'm a YouTube guy, so when I can't sleep, I just go there and type in 'idiots' or 'people falling down' or 'fail compilations' and it just makes me laugh and then I can go to sleep. I like silly, stupid, really quick videos of mishaps." 

Video: Actors Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney join the TODAY anchors to talk about the next season of their hit show “Chicago Fire,” where the firehouse has come under bureaucratic scrutiny and is under threat of being shut down.

"The Goonies" recently inspired Jesse Spencer to learn about currency: "I didn't know what a Doubloon was. I had to look it up on Wikipedia. We were talking about pirate treasure in 'The Goonies,' and someone brought up a doubloon, and I had actually never heard of that."

Taylor Kinney stole a book in the name of motorcycles: "I remember I was always enamored by and loved motorcycles as a kid. My grandfather had motorcycles and I remember going for a ride and then after that I was hooked. And then in first or second grade, I ganked (stole) a book from the library just because it had a dirt bike with trails. It was one of those things where as a kid, the world is your oyster as far as what you can do, and you don't associate jobs and things with making money."

Video: Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney play two tough firemen in the NBC hit drama “Chicago Fire,” but is their bark worse than their bite? The two actors play with heroic firehouse dogs as they discuss the “Chicago Fire” Top Dog contest.


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