Baio known for his squeaky clean roles on Happy Days and Charles In Charge stars in the new Spike TV movie Finish Line, in which he plays a shady, dangerous millionaire who runs an illegal arms operation.
Baio was attracted to the role because he wanted to be the bad guy for once, and believes he lived up to the evil expectations.
He explains, Im more New York than people think, and a little more street than people think, so it wasnt that difficult playing a bad guy. It was actually a lot of fun.
Baio had no problem looking tough throughout the film until one point.
He had to get in and out of a tiny Pantera racecar while keeping his characters bad boy stance a task Baio says was no picnic.
He says, That car was so uncomfortable! It was tough for me to look cool trying to get out of that thing.
Finish Line premieres Monday (Apr. 21) on Spike TV.
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