At my house, it's an, 'If dad says it, you can say it' kind of deal, so a lot of my slang words come off very childish at this point in my career.
I always tell my dad he was training me to be a pro before he even knew it.
My dad's paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show.
My dad is a chemical engineer, and my mom was a teacher. They were pretty serious about education, but I always thought about things a little bit differently.
I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don't think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.
I get on fine with my mum and dad, but if they want to see the grandchildren, they come to me.
I'm one of five kids and we lived on a massive farm in New South Wales with my mum and dad.
My dad was so much fun growing up.
Luckily, my dad doesn't sing.
Growing up, dad coached my footy and cricket teams, but that's all he could do for me.
My dad was a big car guy. If you wanted to spend time with my dad, he was working on the car.
I dug up my dad's old Fred Astaire tapes, and now I find him super-inspiring. He's, like, one of the best dancers.
I love all kinds of music. My dad's from London, so he loves David Bowie, the Stones, The Clash. I grew up with that influence while loving poetry and loving all kinds of current music.
I went to the Hall of Fame with my dad. I can't say I really remember too much about it.
I got into circuses and put on circuses in the backyard. My dad had horses and he'd bring them and we'd do horse tricks. I was 6 or 7 years old putting on circuses for the family or whoever in the backyard.
I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect.
Feels good to try, but playing a father, I'm getting a little older. I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
Mum snuck me into speech and drama classes and into the National Youth Theatre and said I was going on a summer camp if Dad asked.
Adrian Leon LeBlanc, my dad and my namesake, his keen joy in observing people and the world is the reason I became a journalist.
My dad taught me that language was a powerful tool.