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    Sept 2002

    A Fun 'Fastlane'is accelerating Facinelli's career
    Peter Facinelli, star of Fox's new Fastlane, has sped back into the spotlight.

    By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY

     
    Why now: Having appeared on the big screen in such films as The Scorpion King and Riding in Cars with Boys - and most memorably on television as a teenage male hustler in the 1995 movie The Price of Love - the actor has sped back to TV as the star of Fox's new undercover-cop fantasy Fastlane (tonight 9 ET/PT). Think fast cars, fast girls and Facinelli in various stages of undress.

    The buzz: Facinelli may not be living in the fast lane. But with his first starring role in a TV series, his career might be about to zoom there.

    For his day job, Peter Facinelli gets to be L.A. cop Van Ray, a younger, fitter, happier version of Miami Vice's Sonny Crockett. In an average hour, he test-drives a sports car, test-drives a mysterious blonde, falls out of a window, trades quips and punches with his new partner (comic Bill Bellamy) and has a half-naked gunfight on a beach at dawn.

    "How can it not be fun, with the action, getting the girls, getting the things that I get to say and get away with?" Facinelli asks. "I'd love to be Van. He's like the coolest guy in the world. He's a fun guy to be around."

    Around home, Facinelli, 28, is a different guy. He and his wife, Jennie Garth (who has a new series of her own this fall, What I Like About You), have a 5-year-old daughter and another child on the way. (Garth is six months pregnant.) No longer wild and single, Facinelli says he's happy to leave the fast life to Van.

    "I'm trying to stay away from all that stuff. I've seen it and done it. I grew up in New York, and I was going to clubs when I was 16, so I grew up fast. I don't need to continue to do that. ... I don't choose to partake in it. It doesn't mean that I can't play it on TV. If I play a murderer, it doesn't mean that I have to go out and commit murders."

    Actually, those family ties are part of what led him to TV. He was tired of leaving his wife and daughter for long location shoots, and he was ready to accept a series that he feels will allow him to combine drama, comedy and action.

    The action, though, could be a problem. Facinelli had planned to do as many of his own stunts as possible. ("You don't want to be in a baseball game and not play.") Then he kicked a chair and almost broke his foot, which persuaded him - for the time being - to leave things like jumping out of a building into a swimming pool to the pros.

    Besides, he has other physical demands to fulfill: He's out of his clothes so often you'd think the series didn't have a costume budget. "Eye candy," Facinelli concedes, is part of Fastlane's appeal - which means actual candy is now out of bounds.

    "I want to look good. Why let yourself go and be eating tons of doughnuts at the craft service table? I think there is a certain responsibility."

    You can't be fat in the Fastlane - unless you're just watching it on TV. In which case, pass the doughnuts.



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