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Jason Priestley: My Character Is A Loveable Scam

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Jason Priestley rose to fame playing the smart and honorable Brandon Walsh on "Beverly Hills, 90210," but his latest role as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick couldn't be any more opposite.

In the DirecTV series "Call Me Fitz," which is now in its fourth season, Priestley plays a drug-addicted used car salesman who now has a child to look after. "He's not hamstrung by any moral bounds," Priestley tells TVGuide.com about his character.

The show is already a hit in Canada, and Priestley says he believes U.S. audiences will embrace the show as well.

"The themes and the comedy in the show are universal," he says. "At the center of the show is an incredibly dysfunctional family. Everyone's got a dysfunctional family!"

Jason Priestly joins Steve Edwards and Maria Quiban on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Jason Priestley (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Priestley first started his television career guest-starring as Bobby Conrad a.k.a. Roberto Coronado Jr., a mobster's grandson, in the early 1987 episode "A Piece of Cake" from the final 4th season of the television series Airwolf, and appeared in two episodes of 21 Jump Street in 1987-8, then moved onto the 1989 short-lived sitcom Sister Kate which starred Stephanie Beacham. He played Todd, one of the fosterchildren under the care of Sister Kate, an English nun. In 1990, Priestley was chosen as Brandon Walsh on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210.
  • He also directed nineteen of the show's episodes. He remained on the show until 1998, when Brandon moved to Washington, DC. Brandon was the last Walsh to leave the show; however, Priestley would continue to serve as an executive producer until the show's cancellation in 2000.
  • Priestley's feature film directorial debut was the independent road trip comedy Cas & Dylan starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany about an ailing man in his sixties who goes on the lam with a young woman.
  • He became a naturalized American citizen in 2007.

‘Call Me Fitz' airs tomorrow night at 10:00pm on DirecTV's Audience Network.

Website: callmefitz.tv

Facebook: Call Me Fitz

Twitter: @CallMeFitzTV

Youtube: Call Me Fitz

 

 

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