We sat down with “Skater Guy”during our fall film shoot to chat about moving from Kentucky to LA, being typecast as the “Hippie/Stoner” and of course, getting beat up by a supermodel….
JC: What was it like to work with Karlie Kloss?
KC: Not a lot of dudes get to be kicked in the chest by a supermodel, unless it’s by their bodyguard! She was sweet to work with. Inez and Vinoodh were also amazing, as always.
JC: Is this the first time you’ve been beaten up by a girl?
KC: I wish I could say no. My sister was a gymnast and soccer player, so the combination of those talents resulted in having Chun-Li from Street Fighter around the house. It hurt from time to time.
JC: Ha! Ouch. Girls kicking ass…we love it! So, we know you model and act. Is this type of stunt work also a regular gig for you?
KC: I did a stunt in a Shaun White video game commercial where I had to fall about 20 feet. Believe it or not that hurt less than my sister’s back flip kick.
JC: Nice work in that Shaun White video. Do you play the “Skater/Surfer/Snowboarder” guy a lot?
KC: I play the Skater Guy, the Surfer Guy, the Hippie Guy A LOT! I have no problem with that. Sean Penn did it. I’m down for making a career out of it.
JC: So, we heard you’re a Kentucky boy. Do you ever get star-struck in LA?
KC: The only time I have ever been star-struck was when I saw Dave Grohl at the mall. I’m a diehard Nirvana fan. So the fact that I was in the presence of someone who watched TV with Kurt Cobain almost made me faint. I literally sat on the ground when he walked by. My friend thought I broke my ankle and passed out cause I was having trouble breathing. My buddy tried to help me up. When I pointed at Dave, he shook his head and said, “You’re embarrassing.”
JC: That does sounds a little embarrassing. What do you like to do when you’re not acting?
KC: Writing. Writing. Writing. I’m in the process of creating a sitcom with my manager. I’m done writing, so now come the phone calls and pitching process and hearing the word “no” until I hear “yes.” I don’t give up easy.
JC: Awesome. We look forward to seeing more of you…
KC: I played the “Laguna/Hippie/Stoner” in Oliver Stone’s Savages. It’s a small part but I got to be directed by Mr. Stone and he’s an icon to me.