Curtis Armstrong is one of those spectacular actors who has appeared in many of your favourite films and TV shows, but due to his side roles, doesn't demand you attention. However, that trend was changed with The CW's "Supernatural", in which he plays the witty and conniving archangel Metatron.
Metatron is the angel hand-picked by God to scribe his words, making him the Scribe of God. He became disappointed at what his Father's creation has become, and decided to "make things right". Like most not-so-good characters of "Supernatural", Metatron too has had the privilege of some of the smartest, funniest and wittiest lines written for TV.
In celebration of Curtis Armstrong's 62nd birthday – which falls on Fridday, 27 November – here are some of the best quotes of Metatron from "Supernatural":
Metatron To Castiel: You have been around since scaly things crawled out of the muck, would it have killed you to read a book?
Gadreel: You intend to be the ruler of this new heaven, am I correct?
Metatron: It is a burden I feel I must accept.
Metaron enjoys a three-deck breakfast waffle topped with whipped cream, fruits and syrup
Metatron: O-M-Me! Food, glorious food. All the countless descriptions in so many books. But those are just words. Oh! The taste – the actual taste – I had no idea. And, the process.. Goes in here [points to mouth], comes out here [points to the rear]. Sorcery!
Metatron: We really do make a good team. Kind of like a buddy comedy, without the comedy.
Castiel: Or the buddies.
Metatron: Oh now, come on! Back at the diner that was some pretty awesome dynamic duo action.
Metatron To Castiel: They want their God to be a finger-snapping, all-powerful creator.. They want magic.. Mary Poppins. But what he did.. creation.. That took work. It took sacrifice. In order to create the world, God has to give up the only thing he had ever known. He had to betray and sacrifice his only kin, the Darkness; his sister.