Tuesday, March 24, 2009

‘Love Boat’ Captain Sets Sail Again

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Former Love Boat actor Gavin MacLeod is setting sail once again.

MacLeod – who played Captain Stubing on the classic cruise series – guest stars as a “cranky old guy” on The Suite Life On Deck, March 27 on the Disney Channel.

Though MacLeod has been a spokesperson for Princess Cruises for the past 23 years, Suite Life was the first time he’s filmed something for TV on a boat sound stage since his Love Boat days.

He says the fake boat was so realistic, his bosses over at Princess Cruises almost didn’t let him take the job because it looked too much like a competing cruise liner.

MacLeod laughs, “I showed them pictures and they couldn’t believe it was a make-believe ship. That’s how good the set looked!”

He eventually sold his case and landed the job, much to his grandkids’ content – who happen to love Suite Life.

He explains, “My grandkids are too young to see the other things I’ve done, but this time, they’ll all be watching!”

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