Thanks to John (from my previous David DeLuise post), he pointed us out as to where we could find some shirtless scenes of David DeLuise. That collage is taken from the Disney Original Movie, Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie. I have never watched the series before, but after watching the film, I have become an instant fan. Of course, it helps that daddy bear eye candy David DeLuise is in it… Here are some video clips of his shirtless scene as well as his adorably cute dancing scene…
Now let me go back. I just called David DeLuise a “daddy bear.” I am like 1 year younger than him yet for some reason, I have no issues calling him a “daddy bear.” While researching for further info about him, I stumbled upon this article:
David DeLuise works his magic in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’
By Rick Bentley | McClatchy Newspapers
At a recent New York autograph signing by the cast of the Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” David DeLuise kept hearing the same thing from young fans: “I wish you were my dad.”
“I tell them that we can write a script and then their dad will act just like me,” says DeLuise in a telephone inter-view. “Of course my real daughter is standing behind me just rolling her eyes.”
What has caught the admiration of so many young fans is DeLuise’s fun-loving and caring portrayal of Jerry Russo, the dad to wizards played by Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin on the cable series. Maria Canals-Barrera plays their mom, Theresa.
The fans will see a different side of DeLuise’s character in the Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.”
As the story goes on the series, Jerry gave up his magical abilities when he decided to marry a mortal. A miscast spell turns back the romance clock to the time before Jerry and Theresa met, which means Jerry gets the old magic back.
While the children run around trying to reverse the spell to get back their parents, Jerry gets some use out of his magic.
“It was really fun to have my own wand. It was really cool because it had a handle. I am sure it’ll be in a toy store one day and I’ll have to buy one,” DeLuise says.
He uses the wand a lot because the movie has more than 300 special effects, more than the series.
Another change between the TV show and the movie: The series is shot entirely on a soundstage in front of a stu-dio audience but the two-hour movie was produced during six weeks in Puerto Rico, as if it were a feature film.
The switch from the TV style of shooting to a feature film approach was not that difficult for DeLuise, who has been in the movies “Dracula, Dead and Loving It,” “Kicking and Screaming” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.”
DeLuise, 37, began his career at the age of 8 when he played the son to his real father, Dom DeLuise, in the television movie “Happy.” He jokes that he had to audition for the role. Now it is his turn to be the veteran actor surrounded by youngsters.
“We have exceptional kids who are all super funny and super nice,” DeLuise says. “We got lucky. Selena has something you are just born with that is magical.”
(c) 2009, The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.).
“I wish you were my dad.”
Oddly enough, I have that same wish yet at the same time I want a different type of “dad.” Again, this brings me to my theory that closeted gay men are basically missing (give or take) 15 years of their actual sexual lives. Let’s see, I’m currently 36, so subtract 15 and that makes me 21 years old. Yup, that’s about right. I should be looking for a partner and not a “daddy figure” but, hey, them’s the breaks. 😉
Alrighty then. -_^ With that tangent out of the way, here are further handsome photos of Mr. David DeLuise…