Country Singer, Songwriter, ‘Leverage’ Actor Christian Kane Sets The Record Straight

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Christian Kane, country singer/songwriter and star of TNT’s hit show Leverage gets real with The Dr. Don Show with Rachael and Grunwald about the new season of Leverage, what’s fact or fiction and how he feels about acting classes.

During the past couple of weeks, Leverage has been in a heated battle for ratings with the 30th Olympic Games. Despite the gigantic ratings around the country, Leverage has been hanging in there quite well. Christian says, “You know we’ve been very fortunate, we’ve been battling the Olympics the whole time and that’s a horrible thing just because I love the Olympics, rooting for America, but, we’ve also kinda been rooting for us. We’ve been good. We’ve got loyal fans man, were very fortunate.”

On the show, Christian’s character, Eliot, is quite the cook and knows a thing or two about a nice fine wine. When asked how much of that is really Christian Kane, he says, “The cooking is actually me. I come up with all that stuff, well, they write for me and then I get to put in my own two cents. The wine, not so much but the cooking, definitely me.” (Scroll to the bottom to hear the complete interview)

Leverage Stars  (L-R) Actors Beth Riesgraf, Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge and Christian Kane (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Leverage Stars (L-R) Actors Beth Riesgraf, Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge and Christian Kane (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Christian, whose emergence on Leverage has been great, leaves some people to wonder if he was a trained actor or if he was just a natural. Christian always ducks the question, but he spoke very candidly with us about the topic, “Some people can go to acting class and it’s really good for them. Especially if you happen to not be working at the time, it keeps ya honed. I grew up with the best teachers in the world, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Cruise, the guys I was watching on TV, that’s my acting class.”

Continuing, Kane admits “but I gotta be honest, I’m not gonna come out to Los Angeles and pay somebody $400 a freaking week when it’s already hard enough to live in this city. And I’m not gonna pay somebody who couldn’t hack it in the business anyways.”

Here is one of our favorite episodes of Leverage, where Christian Kane, aka martial artist ‘Eliot’ got to do more than hand to hand combat. Watch as he performs the song he penned with Blair Daly “Thinking Of You” during Season 3, (Episode 6 “The Studio Job”):

In case you are new to the “Kaniac” world of fans who go crazy for Kane’s country music – check out these videos:

“The House Rules” (Official music video and behind the scenes)

“Let Me Go” (Official music video)

See photos of Christian Kane Live in concert from Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Auburn Hills, MI

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Listen to the complete interview with Christian Kane below:

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