(CBS Native)– Hawaii is now house for actor Zachary Knighton because of his function at the hit CBS display “Magnum P.I.” Knighton performs Rick at the CBS reboot starring Jay Hernandez and the staff is gearing as much as start capturing season 3 in a while. Taking pictures a season of “Magnum P.I.” takes virtually a complete yr and the actor enjoys residing in Hawaii as a result of he’s an lively surfer and diver.
Whilst Knighton had an ideal run at the TV display “Glad Endings,” being at the CBS gave him the chance to flex his comedic and dramatic muscle tissue.
“I used to be an enormous fan of the unique and I grew up browsing and crusing and I’m a diver,” mentioned Knighton in an interview with CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith. “I like the outside facets of the tropical local weather. In fact, the enchantment of transferring to Hawaii used to be nice. I like the display and I like Larry Manetti, who used to be the unique Rick. I used to be keen on him, even pre-Magnum P.I. days. It simply felt like a call that made sense. I had long past down this highway of numerous pilots and issues I were doing since Glad Endings were given cancelled. This felt like a certain factor and one thing that might keep at the air for some time. I like the staff concerned and it’s been a blast. We’re in reality lucky that folks love the display.”
Knighton likes that the display didn’t attempt to reflect what used to be executed within the authentic collection. He sought after to be free, loose and amusing when it got here to taking part in Rick.
“It used to be necessary to me that he now not handiest be the funnier man at the display, but in addition that there used to be numerous center,” mentioned Knighton. “There’s numerous comedian reduction on Magnum, however we care for numerous storylines which are necessary to me like stuff that we do with PTSD and veterans. We’re looking to convey honor to people who served and we wish to do them proper. We wish to painting eventualities and issues our veterans come upon in existence post-military.”
Along with his function on “Magnum P.I., Knighton is likely one of the stars of a brand new film popping out on August 21 known as “The Light Door.” The film is a mixture of a western and horror movie and that is the kind of film that Knighton has been ready to do for a very long time.
“I’ve at all times had this dream to be in a western,” mentioned Knighton. “I’ve at all times driven my brokers and my supervisor to seek out me this western. I don’t know what it’s or the place it’s and I’ve at all times been on the lookout for it. My occupation has kind of taken me down a comedy trail and it’s more or less exhausting to get taken critically to do the rest like that. Aaron Koontz used to be keen on Glad Endings. He’s additionally keen on turning positive stereotypes on their head a bit of. His considered having a comedy man in a horror movie used to be lovely interesting to him and the manufacturers of the film.”