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Barry Watson: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

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Barry Watson, the 7th Heaven alum, whose new UPtv show, Date My Dad, premieres Friday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET, reveals his likes, dislikes and secret talent in the kitchen.

1. I make one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Venice.

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2.I had no say in naming my daughter, Clover Clementyne.

3.I met my wife, Natasha Gregson Wagner, while getting my hair cut.

4. I give presents to my three children and my wife on my birthday. (l proposed to my wife on my birthday.)

5. I am a big fan of ferns.

6. I very much appreciate Mario Batali.

7. I am a huge fan and supporter of University of Michigan. Go Blue.

8. I have a 4.5 pound chihuahua named John Wayne.

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9. I am an air-cooled Porsche enthusiast.

10. When I was younger I could have been a professional soccer player.

11. I have Factor 5 Leiden mutation (a blood-clotting disorder).

12. My little brother is in the army.

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13. That I do a great impersonation of my father-in-law, Robert Wagner.

14. I have a special formula to load the dishwasher.

15. I taught all three of my children how to swim.

16. I stopped growing when I was 15.

17. Before I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2002 I had virtually no body hair. After I had cancer I am like the Geico caveman.

18. My father ran over my leg in fifth grade with my mom’s station wagon.

19. When I was 6 years old I was a pyromaniac.

20.I wore a patch over my eye at my high school graduation because I got sucker-punched.

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21. I make really good pancakes.

22. I do not like sitting in carpool lines.

23. My kids’ friends miss me more than they do when I go out of town.

24. I do not like mushrooms.

25. My daughter thinks I wear the same pants every day.

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