The surf is up on The N this summer with its new drama Beyond the Break (premiering June 2 at 8 pm/ET). But while the teen-skewed show may feature a slew of young girls and guys in the surf community, there is an adult (of sorts) around. Baywatch alum David Chokachi stars as Justin, a coach and a mentor to a group of up-and-coming surfer girls. TVGuide.com caught up with Chokachi to ask him what it's like to be back at the beach.
TVGuide.com: How was it filming Beyond the Break in Oahu?
Although David Chokachi calls his 1995-99 stint as bronze-skinned golden-boy Cody Madison on Baywatch the time of his life, he wryly admits to TVGuide.com that there is a down side to being a onetime hunk in trunks — and he isn't referring to the ribbing he takes from his weight-watching buddies, either.
"Once I was swimming in South Beach with my manager, and I thought this girl had recognized me from the show," he explains. "She was screaming kind of like she was having trouble in the water, but I was like, 'No way! This is BS!' I was sure she was going to make me swim out to her, then say, 'Ha ha! You idiot! You're from Baywatch!' Well, it turned out she really was in trouble, so I felt like a jerk."
Luckily for the 37-year-old alumnus of TNT's Witchblade series, he is less likely to be called upon to reenact the feats of derring-do performed in his latest project: Sci Fi Channel's pre-War of the Worlds outer-space