Ziering says he took one for the team
We can be honest in the fact that actor Ian Ziering hasn’t been a household name since the 90's when he played a lead character on the popular teen drama Beverly Hills 90210. None of those actors have gone on to do big things in the years since the show ended.
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Recently Ian Ziering was in an incredibly and purposefully cheesy made for TV movie on SyFy channel called Sharknado. The premise of the film was that sharks get caught in a tornado and flop out of the sky to eat people on the land.
If you are wondering why Ziering did the movie, it is a simple answer. His wife is pregnant and he needed to keep his health insurance reports UPI. Ziering said, "I was really apprehensive, but as an actor I get my insurance from the Screen Actors Guild ... and you have to make so much every year to get that type 1 insurance. Halfway through the script, I said to my wife, 'Honey, I don't know about this.' She didn't miss a beat, she said, 'Look, you're going to have two babies [by] this spring, you need to go to work.'"
He continued saying, ""'Wow, I am going to have to take one for the team' and I probably would have passed on it. But now it's not just me. I'm providing for a wife and two kids."
"I continued reading the script and saw I got to chainsaw my way out of the belly of a shark and said, 'Hey this may not be so bad,'" the actor said. "I have so much fun doing what I'm doing, I forget sometimes, I do this for a living."
Apparently, the movie was popular enough that Syfy has ordered a sequel.