TV Fact #300 – August 19th, 2015:

During the second season of “Wiseguy” (1987-1990), lead actor Ken Wahl, who played the lead character Vincent Terranova, once injured himself in a brutal way on an episode of the show directed by Jan Eliasberg. As Wahl recalled in 2004 about the incident, “She had me walking into my own POV shot, and … I was stepping up, and the [camera] wheel caught my right heel and it just ripped out the Achilles tendon. … But she wanted to do it again, so I said, ‘Okay, you’re the boss.'” 

Series creator Steven J. Cannell said the camera ran over Wahl a second time too. In fact, Wahl was then left in such pain that Cannell replaced him for three episodes while Wahl healed.

Oh the things we do for our careers.

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